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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone.

 

I was wondering what all is out there regarding some really good sound quality when it comes to in-ears? I've been reading around on what's good, and I've came across these in-ears so far... Well, they sound interestingly good according to people.

 

     - Etymotic HF5's (Initially came across the MC5's, but I soon stumbled upon the HF5's and read that they're much clearer)

     - Rockit Sounds R-50

 

I can't remember any other notable in-ears I came across. That's all I can remember for now.

 

About Me: I really don't know how to accurately word what I like to hear when it comes to headphones, but I don't like muddy and unclear sound. I don't like thin sound either, but that's not to get it confused with sound clarity because I love having top-notch clarity and detail. I don't like a lot of bass, and I don't like the absence of bass either. I like hearing bass, but I don't listen to music for the "heavy bass effect". This is from someone who listens to a pair of HD 380 PROs nearly every day. I like my HD 380 PROs because they sound neutral, clear, crisp, and full.

 

I would also like to ask how to get the most sound clarity and performance out of my computer. I'm on a Windows 7 PC with an EVGA X58 SLI3 motherboard. Any, and/or all known tips will be greatly appreciated! If you have any tips on enhancing audio quality out my phone it would be nice as well. HTC EVO 4G LTE with Android 4.1.1. Thanks people.

post #2 of 25

You should also consider:

 

VSonic GR07 Bass Edition

VSonic GR07

Yamaha EPH-100

DUNU-DN1000

 

You can find info about some of this IEMs here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-309-iems-compared-ces-impressions-part-4-added-01-27-14-p-852

 

Best Luck!

post #3 of 25

I would also recommend the VSonic GR07 Bass Edition. They are good for all music genres and has good lows, mids and highs.

post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 

Okay. I was looking around at reviews regarding the earphones you guys recommended, and I ended up deciding that the EPH's are best for me. Could you guys describe what they sound like? I'd like to get some accurate information from people here.

 

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/459873.html?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=googleps&gclid=CLz_1tOFtrwCFWYaOgod6nIA2Q

 

^ They're cheap here! Is this true, and reasonable? I found them on Google's Shopping tab. They're the EPH-100S though, I don't know if there's a difference between those and the EPH-100.

post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hero of Time View Post
 

Okay. I was looking around at reviews regarding the earphones you guys recommended, and I ended up deciding that the EPH's are best for me. Could you guys describe what they sound like? I'd like to get some accurate information from people here.

 

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/459873.html?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=googleps&gclid=CLz_1tOFtrwCFWYaOgod6nIA2Q

 

^ They're cheap here! Is this true, and reasonable? I found them on Google's Shopping tab. They're the EPH-100S though, I don't know if there's a difference between those and the EPH-100.

I think the extra 's' stands for Silver.

 

They sound warm and detailed, with very nice bass and sub bass. The overall sound signature is still pretty natural. This are definitely very 'musical' IEMs. Great all rounders (IMO). They provide good isolation due to their double flange eartips.
Build quality is also very nice (metal made), they come with 5 different sized earpads and a carrying case.

 

Best Luck!

post #6 of 25
The hf5's are an amazing pair of iem's. I have the hf2's, which is an hf5 but with a mic, and they sound amazing. I have honestly heard few sounds in my music which I didn't hear in my westone3s. Clear, neutral, and accurate is how I would describe these iems. Ur gonna like the way sound, I guarantee it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hero of Time View Post

Hey everyone.

I was wondering what all is out there regarding some really good sound quality when it comes to in-ears? I've been reading around on what's good, and I've came across these in-ears so far... Well, they sound interestingly good according to people.

     - Etymotic HF5's (Initially came across the MC5's, but I soon stumbled upon the HF5's and read that they're much clearer)
     - Rockit Sounds R-50

I can't remember any other notable in-ears I came across. That's all I can remember for now.

About Me: I really don't know how to accurately word what I like to hear when it comes to headphones, but I don't like muddy and unclear sound. I don't like thin sound either, but that's not to get it confused with sound clarity because I love having top-notch clarity and detail. I don't like a lot of bass, and I don't like the absence of bass either. I like hearing bass, but I don't listen to music for the "heavy bass effect". This is from someone who listens to a pair of HD 380 PROs nearly every day. I like my HD 380 PROs because they sound neutral, clear, crisp, and full.

I would also like to ask how to get the most sound clarity and performance out of my computer. I'm on a Windows 7 PC with an EVGA X58 SLI3 motherboard. Any, and/or all known tips will be greatly appreciated! If you have any tips on enhancing audio quality out my phone it would be nice as well. HTC EVO 4G LTE with Android 4.1.1. Thanks people.

Hello,

Feel free to look into the Jabra Vox as well http://www.jabra.com/products/mobile_corded/jabra_vox/jabra_vox it's warmth and music sounds crystal clear. It may suit you but it's underrated here >.<<br />
Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 

God bless you all for the responses so far. I'm really intending to buy a solid set of earphones. I'm looking into reviews regarding the earphones that have been recommended so far. DUNU & VSonic haven't pleased my taste from what I have read due to their origin of Chinese manufacturing. Nothing against Chinese people, but the quality of products from there are infamously known as being low quality. I also looked into the Jabra Vox set of earphones, and I read more than once that they have overpowering bass. I like to have bass that isn't so overpowering, and instead is just there where it should be. I want something durable, and something that will easily last me ~5 years of careful use. I have OCD, so I tend to take care of my belongings very well (most of the time). I am convinced that I should acquire the EPH-100 set of earphones from Yamaha, but I will gladly take any other recommendations.

 

Anyone know anything about the R-50 set from Rockit Sounds? Also, I stated earlier that I was looking into the HF5 earphone set, but I'm worried about their lack of bass as many have stated. I'm really wanting to jump to get the EPH-100 set, but I want to make sure that I see the whole picture regarding other choices. I can't do that without you guys though!

post #9 of 25
lol - I hope you do realize that EVERYTHING is electronic now has at least some parts that are manufactured in China. The very best products in the world will have internal components that are made in China. I suggest you try entering the 21st century - this is a global economy.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hero of Time View Post

God bless you all for the responses so far. I'm really intending to buy a solid set of earphones. I'm looking into reviews regarding the earphones that have been recommended so far. DUNU & VSonic haven't pleased my taste from what I have read due to their origin of Chinese manufacturing. Nothing against Chinese people, but the quality of products from there are infamously known as being low quality. I also looked into the Jabra Vox set of earphones, and I read more than once that they have overpowering bass. I like to have bass that isn't so overpowering, and instead is just there where it should be. I want something durable, and something that will easily last me ~5 years of careful use. I have OCD, so I tend to take care of my belongings very well (most of the time). I am convinced that I should acquire the EPH-100 set of earphones from Yamaha, but I will gladly take any other recommendations.

Anyone know anything about the R-50 set from Rockit Sounds? Also, I stated earlier that I was looking into the HF5 earphone set, but I'm worried about their lack of bass as many have stated. I'm really wanting to jump to get the EPH-100 set, but I want to make sure that I see the whole picture regarding other choices. I can't do that without you guys though!

You can always EQ though ~ the Vox is very durable from head to toe xD how about the A-Jays? http://www.jays.se/a-jays

Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 

Yes I do realize that many things around us are made in China, and that not all of them are bad products. Like I said, some things from China have been known to have bad quality. In my opinion their QC (quality control) isn't so good. Whether or not it's a global economy, I choose not to participate in buying infamous products unless if someone can convince me otherwise regarding DUNU & VSonic.

 

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Originally Posted by Hero of Time View Post
 

Anyone know anything about the R-50 set from Rockit Sounds? Also, I stated earlier that I was looking into the HF5 earphone set, but I'm worried about their lack of bass as many have stated. I'm really wanting to jump to get the EPH-100 set, but I want to make sure that I see the whole picture regarding other choices. I can't do that without you guys though!

post #12 of 25

The R-50 is made in China as well I think. The Dunu has some of the best build quality I've experienced. 

post #13 of 25
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Our beloved FiiO are from China as well. Their products are well made. IMO China is no longer as bad as before eh?
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 

Well, I have nothing more to say then about Chinese quality. :rolleyes:

 

I actually considered the DUNU DN-1000 set after lin0003's comment. I was about to start reading up on them again, and I noticed their high price of almost $200. It turned me off nearly right away, sadly. I actually just read the review, and they're kind of what I'd like in an earphone. I actually read about the R-50 set as well and they don't have much bass from what I read. I may just jump on the EPH-100 set and give some feedback on them considering that they're all-rounders.

 

Have you guys ever heard the HD 380 PRO monitors? Any idea if the EPH-100 set will sound somewhat similar? <--- (Last question and I'm done bothering you all... For now :ph34r:)


Edited by Hero of Time - 2/6/14 at 10:31pm
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 

I went and bought the EPH-100's today! Guitar Center price matched them at $120 from somewhere else online that I had found, and they're shipping it home next week. I'm just afraid of the left ear going out like some Amazon reviewers have stated. Some issues with the cord and all. Time will tell.

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