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Incredibly real and full sound, with great clarity and good visceral, punchy bass.

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Pros: Isolation, Clarity, overall SQ, cable, customer service (Phil)

Cons: Bass boost extents a bit too far towards the middle region. (I'm very picky)

Copied from: http://www.head-fi.org/t/686039/cosmic-ears-ba4f-review I'm finding it hard to rate these, for the price I would give them 5 stars on every department. But I'd rather rate them, referenced with the idea of what the very best cIEM could be.      The BA4f with the Ice Blue color     Short History Before I started my journey into the cIEM world, I knew it was going to be tricky for me. My ears are very small, and there's an extreme bend in my ear canal, my ear canal basically goes straight up. After sending my impressions to Cosmic Ears headquarters in Sweden, Phil insisted that I would use the prefit option. The fit was fine, but the...
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A clear sound with a lot of bass.

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Pros: Clear sound, very big soundstage.

Cons: Bass boost.

A friend of mine needed a new headphone, which was cheap, closed and good sounding. I said to him, dream on friend it will be very tough to find a headphone with those criteria. But then after some browsing in the city, I stumbled upon the philips uptown. The first thing that struck me was the comfort. They feel much better than what you would expect for the price. I thought they felt better than the sennheiser momentum with those small ears. After I turned on some music I noticed the soundstage, it is very big for a closed headphone. I think it even rivals the Beyerdynamic DT770 pro, on that matter.   Other than that, the sound is very clear, and apart from the boosted bass...
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German Maestro GMP 8.35 D

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Pros: Fantastic sound quality, Isolation, comfort.

Cons: Heavy cable

Intro After trying a bunch of closed headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT770 pro 80 ohm, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, Shure SRH840 and also the Shure SE225 IEMs I was never really satisfied. Either the sound quality wasn't good enough, which was the case with the DT770's and the HD25-1's, or the fit was completely wrong like with the SRH840. I have the Sennheiser HD650 and a pair of Mackie MR8 mkII studio monitors, and I'm very satisfied with the sound these systems give me. I love music, and playing the drums is my passion.   Pics or it didn't happen:             Review The HD25-1 II failed to deliver which is why I started...
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Shure SE425 review

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Pros: Linear, analytic, fit, isolation

Cons: Sound signature, SQ

Coming from headphones such as the sennheiser HD25-1 ii and HD650 I was expecting much better SQ from these in ears.   They sound cold, really cold. It sounds as if you're listening to music through a tin can. They are detailed however, but it makes everything sound cheap. I haven't listened to these for long, just a day. But I'm pretty sure I will never get used to the sound signature, nor do I want to. For the price they offer little SQ, I will be going back to the headphone world...   They do fit beautifully in the ear, they look rather like customs, and the isolation is terrific. So just get the SE215 for on stage use etc.    

Satisfied

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Pros: Sound quality, Isolation, Soundstage, comfort

Cons: Siblance, floppy bass

I purchased this headphone after I returned the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II. I was not satisfied with the soundstage of the sennheiser, plus after an hour of wearing them my ears started to feel bruised.   The DT770 Pro does not have these downsides, the only downside is the siblance. In a song with a lot of S's or maybe hard t's the headphone starts to whistle. If the volume is cranked up it the whistle actually hurts my ears. Strangely enough this is not the case with all songs that have a lot of s's. Maybe it is not al the fault of the headphones, maybe the vocals are badly recorded, the singer could have used to much ssssss or the song wasn't mastered right. I have a pair...
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Not so satisfied [EDIT]

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Pros: Isolation, durability, spl

Cons: Tiny soundstage, Dark sounding, not very much detail, very uncomfortable

I have had these headphones for a couple of days, and used/tested them intensely during that period. I have a pair of mackie mr8 mk2 studio monitors, so this is the sound I am used to. The sennheiser HD25-1 II are extremely populair, and this is one of the reasons i bought them, yet I was not satisfied at all. First of all, the sound stage is extremely small, it actually sounds more like everything I was playing was in mono instead of stereo. Also the headphone lacks in treble, and really does not have a lot of detail, this headphone is everything but balanced, so to call this a studio headphone is just wrong.   Don't get me wrong, it sounds good, has a lot of tight bass,...
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