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post #301 of 577
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Originally Posted by Jetblack08 View Post
 

I own W4, SM3, SE535, SM64, Dunu Dn1000, and Noble4, but the H-300 is my current favorite.

 

that good ?

post #302 of 577
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

that good ?

Well it makes sense, the Dn-2k is a different story, I've heard it's slightly
Better than t-peos in everything but bass. It's also ~$30 more and doesn't have a removable cable though, so I'm not concerned.
post #303 of 577

w4,sm64,N4 all are 400$ iems

post #304 of 577

Well, I'd say it's better than W4, I haven't heard the the new Westone W40, but it probably has the edge on the T-Peos.

 

No idea on the N4 and SM64, didn't even know they existed.


Edited by Hapster - 5/1/14 at 5:54pm
post #305 of 577
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Originally Posted by satish89 View Post
 

Hey guys, I'm facing a dilemma - I'm tossing up between the Sony XBA-H3 and the T-Peos H-300 as my upgrade from the TF-10 that has loyally served me well the last few years, my first foray into audiophile territory. I'm expecting to be able to get the H3 for about $240 AUD free shipping (when it eventually hits the Sony Australia site), but I can get the T-Peos H-300 as @Hapster found at digital852 for $275 USD free shipping also. At those price points (or from what I read, it might not even be a battle of price points), which would you guys go for? I'm a little biased, since I have access to pretty decent Sony prices, and it's turning me into a Sony fanboy by force of value, so to help my reasoning I'm hoping someone can set me straight :smile_phones:

 

If you're happy with the TF10 sound signature, I think you'll be right at home with the H3. The H300 is technically more capable but I'm not sure you'll appreciate the peak in the upper midrange/lower treble especially coming from the smooth highs of the TF10. The H3 treble is more similar to the TF10 but the bass IMHO is a step back unless you apply the tape mod. Once the tape mod is applied, the bass on the H3 should be on par if not better than the TF10.

 

I have reviewed all three of them if you want to read more: http://www.head-fi.org/t/694003/d-marc0s-journal-my-head-fi-journey-new-sony-xba-h3-review-and-comparisons

 

'hope that helps...

post #306 of 577
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post
 

 

that good ?


Everyone hears things differently...at first they were super bright to my ears. I don't know if they are burned in or if I just got used to them, but the bass and the 3D soundstage are unbeatable...especially for the price I paid.

post #307 of 577
I owned the RE272 as well. I preferred the H300. Though H300 is brighter than RE272. But seems to portray more clarity, details and separation than the renowned RE272.
post #308 of 577
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

 

If you're happy with the TF10 sound signature, I think you'll be right at home with the H3. The H300 is technically more capable but I'm not sure you'll appreciate the peak in the upper midrange/lower treble especially coming from the smooth highs of the TF10. The H3 treble is more similar to the TF10 but the bass IMHO is a step back unless you apply the tape mod. Once the tape mod is applied, the bass on the H3 should be on par if not better than the TF10.

 

I have reviewed all three of them if you want to read more: http://www.head-fi.org/t/694003/d-marc0s-journal-my-head-fi-journey-new-sony-xba-h3-review-and-comparisons

 

'hope that helps...

Thanks mate, I'd actually looked at your review of the H3 but didn't think to check there for a H300 review, my bad! Very interesting, I'm not sure if I want to go for more of the same or a complete change with regard to sound signature... Based on your reviews in that thread it sounds like we share some taste in music (Dream Theater on the H3 review \m/), and honestly for metal I do like the V shaped sound signature of the TF10. I was hoping foam tips on the H300 would help settle the treble down a bit, but it seems it's a little harder to overcome than that based on your review? My main listening source now is a Sony ZX1, which I feel is on the bright side paired with my TF10's already (but nothing overwhelming), so maybe you're right.

 

Love your reviews man, very helpful, especially because it seems we share some taste in music! I did get a chance to try the H3 very briefly in HK, but that was just through my Xperia Z at the time, and they already sounded nice, but it was literally a 1 minute test since I was in a hurry. I've no doubt they'll really shine through the ZX1. Now to decide on whether I want to take a chance with the technically superior H300 or play it safe with the H3... Not the worst decision I've ever had to make :etysmile: 

 

Thanks again, your wisdom is infinitely helpful! :beerchug:

post #309 of 577
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Originally Posted by satish89 View Post
 

Thanks mate, I'd actually looked at your review of the H3 but didn't think to check there for a H300 review, my bad! Very interesting, I'm not sure if I want to go for more of the same or a complete change with regard to sound signature... Based on your reviews in that thread it sounds like we share some taste in music (Dream Theater on the H3 review \m/), and honestly for metal I do like the V shaped sound signature of the TF10. I was hoping foam tips on the H300 would help settle the treble down a bit, but it seems it's a little harder to overcome than that based on your review? My main listening source now is a Sony ZX1, which I feel is on the bright side paired with my TF10's already (but nothing overwhelming), so maybe you're right.

 

Love your reviews man, very helpful, especially because it seems we share some taste in music! I did get a chance to try the H3 very briefly in HK, but that was just through my Xperia Z at the time, and they already sounded nice, but it was literally a 1 minute test since I was in a hurry. I've no doubt they'll really shine through the ZX1. Now to decide on whether I want to take a chance with the technically superior H300 or play it safe with the H3... Not the worst decision I've ever had to make :etysmile: 

 

Thanks again, your wisdom is infinitely helpful! :beerchug:

 

It is my pleasure mate. :beerchug: Glad I could help.

Indeed, the H300 treble can be too bright with old school metal, especially thrash although it does sound great with Metallica's ...And Justice for All album only because of the way the album was mastered. The H3 on the other hand is really enjoyable no matter what genre IF you don't notice its flaws. I for one do, which hinders my enjoyment whenever I remember how the song was supposed to sound like with the Noble 4 for example. However, if you're not too technical about things, the H3 can be just as much fun as any other better (technically) IEMs out there. Again, I highly recommend the tape mod because it is just a different beast with it on.

 

You may want to wait it out a bit... people are just starting to listen to the DN-2000. It might just be the right pair for you.

post #310 of 577
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Originally Posted by satish89 View Post
 

Hey guys, I'm facing a dilemma - I'm tossing up between the Sony XBA-H3 and the T-Peos H-300 as my upgrade from the TF-10 that has loyally served me well the last few years, my first foray into audiophile territory. I'm expecting to be able to get the H3 for about $240 AUD free shipping (when it eventually hits the Sony Australia site), but I can get the T-Peos H-300 as @Hapster found at digital852 for $275 USD free shipping also. At those price points (or from what I read, it might not even be a battle of price points), which would you guys go for? I'm a little biased, since I have access to pretty decent Sony prices, and it's turning me into a Sony fanboy by force of value, so to help my reasoning I'm hoping someone can set me straight :smile_phones:

 

err...yeah you are day dreaming here mate, the US MSRP of H3 is $349, do you really think Sony Australia will sell for $240?

 

When (if) it hits Australian market, I think the Australian RRP will be $429

post #311 of 577
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err...yeah you are day dreaming here mate, the US MSRP of H3 is $349, do you really think Sony Australia will sell for $240?

 

When (if) it hits Australian market, I think the Australian RRP will be $429

Not so much daydreaming, just lucky - I'm a member of Sony X, currently the site has the H1 for $149, and I can get them for $89, the MDR1R Mark 2 RRP is $300, I can get them for $180. So the discount rates are usually the same across the same category. As such, I based my estimated price on $399 with the same level of discount. $429 RRP would bring me to $257, so I'm still in the same ballpark.

I completely understand why you called me out though - the ONLY reason I've become a Sony fanboy is, as I've said before, by force of value, as if I couldn't get these prices, I wouldn't even be considering their stuff.

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I read that H-300 are like Fischer dba-02. but on steroids. I currently own the dba-02 mkii. Love the sound of those little things but already made me feel bass thirsty. I wonder if the H-300 resembles the dba/b2 just treble wise or the mid-range is also similar or more recessed?

post #313 of 577
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post

I owned the RE272 as well. I preferred the H300. Though H300 is brighter than RE272. But seems to portray more clarity, details and separation than the renowned RE272.

quite a statement as 272 is my fav iem so far

post #314 of 577
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

quite a statement as 272 is my fav iem so far
Yup. The RE272 was one of my favorite and compliment to ASG2 as well. Vocals on RE272 is nothing short of fantastic with neutral frequency response and little or no coloration. Details and separation is top notch as well. The H300 took on the RE272 by besting it in bass response which the RE272 can be lacking and head to head or edging past the clarity and treble extension giving rise to slightly more apparent details and separation. But vocals and upper mids wise, RE272 takes it back home. I suppose it's a matter of personal tastes. If you're looking for flat neutral response I still will pick the RE272 anytime.
post #315 of 577
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post


Yup. The RE272 was one of my favorite and compliment to ASG2 as well. Vocals on RE272 is nothing short of fantastic with neutral frequency response and little or no coloration. Details and separation is top notch as well. The H300 took on the RE272 by besting it in bass response which the RE272 can be lacking and head to head or edging past the clarity and treble extension giving rise to slightly more apparent details and separation. But vocals and upper mids wise, RE272 takes it back home. I suppose it's a matter of personal tastes. If you're looking for flat neutral response I still will pick the RE272 anytime.

 

thanx for the thorough impressions , i concur that 272 is a bit bass-shy , but thankfully the bass boost on my arrow amp takes care of it

it's the bold statements that make me love 272 so much - yes the mids/highs of the 272 are great but H300 sounds like a great IEM also , and now that the 272 is discontinued i guess it's a great choice for people who dig this kind of sound

i think the N4 seems like a great upgrade to those wholoved 272

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