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    High end earphones with 2 year (or longer) warranty?

    How does the UM3X compare to the Westone 4?
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    High end earphones with 2 year (or longer) warranty?

    Hi. Time for me to upgrade from my Sennheiser IE8.   I'm looking for a pair of IEMs that have similar sound characteristics as the VSonic GR07 (ie strong bass, great detail, warm sounding and great isolation). My budget is $500, however the IEM *must* have a 2 year (or longer) warranty. I am...
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    Best in ears for my taste?

    Anybody have other suggestions?
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    VSONIC GR07 Impressions Thread

      I just found out why I found the GR07 sounded so dark.    The cable was the problem. If I bend the cable in a certain way (such as tilting my head up), the treble is noticeably louder.    Unfortunately I have already chosen my mind and return these as I think a for $10 more, a...
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    Best IEM's for under $150

    Oops, wrong thread. Sorry. Please delete.
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    "Best" all around trebly IEM under $200?

    Quote: My definition of build quality is it'll last more than a year (preferably 2-3) before it breaks, and so far no earphone I've owned lasted more than 1 year (and I don't abuse my earphones). Basically earphones that does not have known durability issues like my RE0 and E2c.   Can...
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    "Best" all around trebly IEM under $200?

    I'm probably gonna get the Brainwavz B2. It is on sale for $130, and at that price, I don't think I can resist.   EDIT: Nope, not $130, that's US only. Guess it is $170. At least I get a free Fiio E5.
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    VSONIC GR07 Impressions Thread

      Thank you for your response.    I see that burn in will only reduce treble. That is probably not good (for me).    I was all set to buy a DBA-02, but the DBA-02's have build quality issues (right channel imbalance) that is apparently very common and Bugden Audio's insane customer...
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    VSONIC GR07 Impressions Thread

    I just got my GR07. They have about 20 hours so far.    A little background: I am "upgrading" from a RE0. I am a "normal" person, not someone with a golden ear (nowhere near).   I am not impressed by the GR07. In fact, if I was not aware of its price and quality beforehand, I would think...
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    Shure triple flange vs Etymotic triple flange

    I just bought a DBA-02 and I want to use Etymotic's triple flange tips for maximum isolation. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get Etymotic tips in Canada, but I can get Shure's triple flange tips at my local audio store. How do they compare in terms of comfort and isolation?    I'm...
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    A few questions about RE0 -> DBA-02

    I currently have a pair of RE0, and I'm looking to upgrade. I'm thinking of upgrading to the DBA-02, and I have some questions regarding it. Right now I don't like the way the RE0 fits in my ear. It doesn't make a lasting tight seal, and the isolation isn't very good (compared to my old...
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    Worst IEM you've ever heard.

    Shure SE210.    I was shocked and aghast at the horrible sound it put out. The treble was screechy and rolled off, with a complete lack of detail. The bass was nearly non existent, and the midrange was laid back and muffled. Overall just a horrible, horrible sound. The SE110 and (especially)...
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    Where to buy right angled extension cable?

    I'd like to buy an extension cable to use with a straight jack IEM like the DBA-02. I've had way too many right angle jack IEMs that broke on me due to jack failure. With a straight jack, I can just always plug it in an extension cable and just replace the extension cable every year or so.   ...
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    Long time since last Toronto meet?

    Quote: Nope, not too late.    Accessibility by transit is quite important, so please include that information. If it is, I'll be happy to come and bring my RE0 and Shure E2c.
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    Long time since last Toronto meet?

    I'm in for Bay Bloor Radio.   Another bonus, they have all the headphones they sell on demo for you to try out. 
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    Does what I want exist on any earphone?

    Thanks for the very detailed response. I've heard the Triple Fi 10 has quality issues ever since Logitech took over. 
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    Double blind test 128Kbps vs lossless? I'll be amazed if you can tell much difference

      Depending on your views, you may think this is a biased (or not) test.    I didn't want to use a track where people just listen for the high frequency artifact, and rely on that most of the time and claim I heard a difference. I chose this track so people actually have to listen to...
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    Why do earphone cables go out?

    Interesting.   I watched multiple over under video, and I don't see the difference between over under and over over. 
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    Why do earphone cables go out?

    What's the difference between wrapping it like that in a case, and wrapping the cables around my music player?
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    Why do earphone cables go out?

    Quote: What is a up and under loop?
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    Why do earphone cables go out?

    Quote: There is no way I'd carry a case around me. I'd be very surprised if some people do that. I have a Archos 5, which is already almost 1'' thick because of the 250GB hard drive. A case is like the size of a cigarette box, which is another inch of thickness. Plus, it takes 2 seconds...
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    Why do earphone cables go out?

    Quote: I use them often enough for it to become a chore to put them in a case.    When they're unused, they're just left on the table. If I'm on the go, and I'm not using the earphones, I just shove them in my pocket.    I use my earphones very often (about an hour a day, with 7...
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    Why do earphone cables go out?

    Quote: I know. I said I only needed something that will cover the cable near the jack and prevent it from moving. A ferrite core does this job pretty well.   And guys, please stay on topic. 
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    Double blind test 128Kbps vs lossless? I'll be amazed if you can tell much difference

    Quote:   OK, since I created this test, I gotta take this challenge. I downloaded iTunes, enabled the highest quality VBR, and I encoded a 128Kbps song (the same one here), and see if I can hear a difference.   Double blind test is the ****. I couldn't tell a difference.    Sorry...
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