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  1. hawkfire

    Microphonics/Comfort: Shure E5 vs. Westone UM2

    http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showp...1&postcount=35
  2. hawkfire

    Microphonics/Comfort: Shure E5 vs. Westone UM2

    hello, Well, I strongly disagree with DJGeorgeT and I have both the Shure E5 and the Westone UM2. I have used the Shure E5 from April 03 and the Westone UM2 since June 03 so I do have a little experience with both IEMS. The Shures have been returned only once for an unusual cord issue...
  3. hawkfire

    my good old E747

    hello, Don't know what release MZ-1 you had, but the US version came with the MDR-34D as the stock supplied earphones which was superceded by the MDR-24 Earbuds were not included in the US release.
  4. hawkfire

    Shure E4C - Reviews, Opinions & Ramblings Thread

    hello, I have a very good sense of context, but why people even bother to post an opinion without having even heard or tried the earphones they are commenting about is beyond me.
  5. hawkfire

    No Way Shure E4 Replaces E5

    hello, My assessment is based on owning and currently possessing the Shure IEM models from E1 to E5 along with various other IEMS. The Shure E4C seems to be the first balanced single armature design meant for studio mastered music or portable use. The Shure E5 is designed for live...
  6. hawkfire

    Shure E4C - Reviews, Opinions & Ramblings Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by bobeau Just got mine a couple of hours ago. In relation to the Ety ER4p/s, initial impressions (granted my ears are still relatively new to this stuff) Pros - Full bodied sound, they do in fact have quite a bit more bass + midrange. Things definitely...
  7. hawkfire

    No Way Shure E4 Replaces E5

    Quote: Originally Posted by bobeau Just a hunch from reading hundreds of posts in this forum. I did not mean everyone interested in these phones (or the new UE offerings) are attempting a defect from the Ety camp, just a sizable portion. Hello, Defect from the ety camp? Are...
  8. hawkfire

    Help, brandnew E5 cracks

    hello, Perhaps a wiser choice would be for you to contact the vendor in the US and see if arrangements cannot be made for replacement from a Shure authorized centre in the UK.
  9. hawkfire

    "HEARYOURSELF.COM" anyone heard of them?

    hello, I havent dealt with that particular website, but I have indeed purchased from the seller once before and to be honest, the sound is very similar to the shure e1 westone um1. nothing impressive and very much overpriced.
  10. hawkfire

    Is e5c perfect for classical music and jazz?

    hello, This is a sorta loaded question to answer, but as to the "best phones" I would say no such animal exists as it all boils down to personal preferences, sound sources, quality of recording etc etc. Depending on your source and quality of sound recording with jazz vocals, the E5 is...
  11. hawkfire

    Are um2 sibilant ?

    hello, Actually the Shure E5 and Westone UM2s are live performance monitors and have a different sonic signature than prerecorded mastered sound monitors such as the Ety Er4S. Comparing dual driver units with passsive crossovers to single driver units IMO such as the ETY ER6 or the Shure...
  12. hawkfire

    What happened to the Shure E4 group buy thread?

    hello, How's about lets get back to PRODUCTIVE discussion about headphones and leave the site administration and policy up to the admin yes? In reality, it's not like anyone but Jude has any say in the matter anyhow so buck up and toe the line or if you are unhappy about how things are...
  13. hawkfire

    Are um2 sibilant ?

    hello, The UM2s are indeed midrange sibilant and that pretty much is the difference between the sound of the UM2 and the E5 imo whereas sibilance is found on the high side of the Etys. None of the current canalphones do accurate sound rendering, but then the same can be said of any...
  14. hawkfire

    Future Sonics EARS EM3 or ER6i

    hello, If you like tha AKG type sound, the ER6i is your best bet. I know you wont like the shure sound at all if the AKG is what you are used to.
  15. hawkfire

    Best sound : Shure e3c vs. Future Sonics EM3 ?

    hello, Not a fair comparison in you ask me. better to compare the shure e1 or the westone um1 to the iem3. The iem3 has fatiguing highs and the sound is very much similar to the koss plugs. The shure e1/e3 has a better balance in my opinion, but tends to have a high rolloff pushed...
  16. hawkfire

    canalphones: good seal=bass, no seal=no bass! why?

    hello, The answer is called resonance.
  17. hawkfire

    microphonics in md33 and hj350 and canalphones in general

    helllo, The earhugger mod works, but before you even bother with it, there is a much simpler and faster solution to the wire noise. wear the earphones shure style by running the wire over your ears and use a cable tie or a trashbag tie to make a loop around the earpiece wire above the y...
  18. hawkfire

    Sennheisser IEM3 = Future Sonics Ears EM3?

    hello, IMO, three days of use isnt even enough to burn the IEM3s in, let alone form a subjective opinion as to thier overall performance. You might not like them after they burn in or you just might like them all the same. Point being you might change your mind after your ears become...
  19. hawkfire

    Sennheisser IEM3 = Future Sonics Ears EM3?

    hello, My opinion on the varying differences of opinion are simple. The people who like them are coming from el cheapo buds and headphones and just havent heard anything better to thier ears over a length of time. I guess thier ears are attuned and acclimated to that particular sound...
  20. hawkfire

    You Can't 'Unhear' Sibilance - Why I'm re-Ordering Shure E5s

    hello, bLue_oNioN, I have no idea if vranswer does or doesnt have an sr71. Just following the thread and the info provided in it.
  21. hawkfire

    microphonics in md33 and hj350 and canalphones in general

    hello, headphones dont have microphonics in terms of audio reproduction unless you are using them as either a tube amp or a microphone.
  22. hawkfire

    Sennheisser IEM3 = Future Sonics Ears EM3?

    hello, Actually, you are incorrect cgdef when you say sennhiesser IEMS arent even rebranded. The 4 OEM pairs I received WIth a ew300 wireless rack setup were indeed labeled sennheisser the same way the koss plugs are labeled right around the driver housing. Also, the model number IEM3...
  23. hawkfire

    You Can't 'Unhear' Sibilance - Why I'm re-Ordering Shure E5s

    hello, Well it would depend on what vranswer intends to use these for. In all honesty, the prophonics I have owned since late 03 I wont take out on the road or use with portables on the go simply bacause of the cost of the prophonics. I would much rather use the E5 on the road. The...
  24. hawkfire

    Sennheisser IEM3 = Future Sonics Ears EM3?

    http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108072
  25. hawkfire

    You Can't 'Unhear' Sibilance - Why I'm re-Ordering Shure E5s

    hello, This is what I was trying to describe earlier in another thread when I refer to forced highs in regards to canalphones. I wholeheartedly with vranswer. Once your ears attune themselves to sibilance, one can no longer ignore its presence no matter how hard one tries as it is...
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