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RHA - MA750 vs. Shure SE215 vs. Yamaha EPH-100

Poll Results: Shure SE215 vs. RHA MA750 vs. Yamaha EPH-100: I'll buy whichever set gets the most votes by 2130 EDT 16APR14

 
  • 14% (4)
    Shure SE215
  • 59% (16)
    RHA MA750
  • 25% (7)
    Yamaha EPH-100
27 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Greetings, all.  My daughter accidentally broke my SE215s this morning, so I'm in the market for a new set of IEMs.  Before I defaulted to just picking up a new pair of SE215s, I wanted to see what else is out there.  The RHA MA750s caught my eye.  I've read through some other comparisons between these two sets in the forums, and there doesn't seem to be one clear winner.  I'm hoping that anyone with experience with both sets could chime in with their two cents.  To give you a better idea of my needs and my experience with the SE215s:

 

*I cannot abide by microphonics.  My old SE215s fit the bill.  How are the microphonics with the MA750s?

*I've had Dan Deacon, CHVRCHES, the new Beck album, Fever Ray, Melt Yourself Down, Dinosaur Jr., and Califone in heavy rotation recently.  Doing justice to Primus and Ellen Allien is also a must, as both of those acts are perennial favorites of mine.

*I don't like bass being pushed into my face, but it needs to be present without erasing the mids.

*Truthfully, I detested the SE215s at first because I came from having used the stock headphones from the original 80GB Zune.  Within a couple months of use, though, I really grew to appreciate what I think must be a more neutral tuning in the SE215s when compared to the Zune set.

 

Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated.  I'm looking to make a purchase in the next day or two, as I am currently without headphones.  If you need any more information from me in order to make a recommendation, just ask.  Thanks much.

post #2 of 7

Hi,

 

You should also consider Yamaha EPH-100

http://www.head-fi.org/products/yamaha-eph-100sl-inner-ear-headphone/reviews

 

Best Luck!

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Hi,

 

You should also consider Yamaha EPH-100

http://www.head-fi.org/products/yamaha-eph-100sl-inner-ear-headphone/reviews

 

Best Luck!

Good call.  I'm reading nothing but good things on the EPH-100 and jumping up to $150 won't be a problem.  So, I guess I'll put this to a vote.  I will buy whichever set has the most votes by the time I get out of class tomorrow night at 2130 EDT.

post #4 of 7
I had the yamaha for a week, not bad but the thin cable makes it shabby compared to the other two, so sent it back.
I tried the se215, so-so, for me the rha is better in every way. 3 yr guarantee, bettet build quality, better sounding, looks and feels more premium.
Get the rha and in worst case scenario u can send it back!
post #5 of 7

The shures are a lot more fun and the rhas have more clarity and detail according to the other threads...

Shure se215

More bass

Forward mids and smoother too

highs are rolled off and don't have as much sparkle

Detachable cable

More isolation

rha ma 750

More neutral overall

clarity

detail

better treble

post #6 of 7
The shure is bit muffled (because of the slow release) and bass a bit bleeds into the mids, i mean too prominent and too much in quantity and less in quality, weak highs.. I am sensitive to treble, but RHA is fine. Just try it!wink.gif
Edited by honfoglalo - 4/16/14 at 4:27pm
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by honfoglalo View Post

The shure is muffled and bass bleeds into the mids, weak highs.. I am sensitive to treble, but RHA is fine. Try it!wink.gif
Weak highs-true... It has a roll off
Muffled-?
Bass bleeds into the mids-?
The mids were pretty forward in my experience and the bass doesnt bleed much at all...
Clarity and detail certainly isnt as good as the rhas but i wouldn't call it muffled (or at least i think with the other threads. I havent heard the rhas but i have heard the shures)
Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/16/14 at 4:09pm
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