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  1. rick1970

    got a sansa e140 today

    Quote: Originally Posted by AtheisticFreedom Shuffle arguably pretty much owns/pwns ( ) any other player in the market atm, with arguably a few exceptions (iAudio X5, 5th Gen iPod?). The Shuffle is a damn good player, but I think my iAudio U3 is just a little bit better. I will...
  2. rick1970

    Creative MuVo TX FM.. SQ impressions?

    Very good SQ for a 50 buck player. I just bought one for myself a week ago after being impressed by the one I bought for my wife last month. I wanted a decent cheap drag & drop player and this does the job quite well. Sounds quite nice with the UE sf5p.
  3. rick1970

    Poll: What Is Your Age? Headphone Fan And All Of You! - Member Or Visitor!

    Quote: Originally Posted by kwitel Interesting thread, even more interesting results. Seems like most people round here are under 23!? Man am I old... BTW, if most of you are young adults, where the heck are you all getting your money from! I was broke at 21...still am...
  4. rick1970

    1 GB Nano or 1 GB Shuffle?

    Another vote for the Shuffle. I just got mine back from my wife and this thing sounds great with the sf5p (IMO real good synergy). I had a Nano for about a month and it was cool at first, but the novelty wore off after a while. SQ advantage goes to the Shuffle.
  5. rick1970

    super fi 5pros housing cracking

    No problems with mine. Purchased new from Guitar Center in Nov. 2005 and have well over 100 hours on them.
  6. rick1970

    Shure e3c vs. UE3

    E3 without a doubt. I had the sf3 studio for about a week and just couldn't force myself to be satisfied with them. I thought the sf3 were just too lacking on the bass end (especially on pre-5th gen. iPods) and the treble can get a little harsh at times. The E3 has a better overall sound if you...
  7. rick1970

    whats a fair price for a 2nd gen ipod mini mint?

    According to iLounge (2005 Holiday Buyers' Guide) the 4GB is worth about $150 and the 6GB is worth about $185. Prices I have seen on eBay seem to support their claim.
  8. rick1970

    is ebay a good way to buy E4c?

    Shop around legitimate online sellers for the best price. Froogle is a good way to start. Then e-mail Earphone Solutions (one of the sponsors of this site) and ask them for a price match. I think you will be pleased with their offer. I got a good deal on mine this way and a lot of others here...
  9. rick1970

    E3s vs E4s... I don't see the difference...

    Quote: Originally Posted by mr.karmalicious Dude... seriously? I noticed a huge difference. The mid-highs/highs are, IMO, where the E4s completely DESTROY the E3s. I totally agree. I would also say the same comparing the E4 to the super.fi 5 pro.
  10. rick1970

    I think I want IEMS... super.fi 5 pros?

    Quote: Originally Posted by BRefft rick, what is it about the shure's that you like more than the ue's? have you had a chance to see how each model changes when amped? I have not yet heard either using an amp. I am in the market for one, but still haven't decided on a...
  11. rick1970

    I think I want IEMS... super.fi 5 pros?

    I bought my E4s from Earphone Solutions. They are good company to do business with. I would definitely use them again.
  12. rick1970

    I think I want IEMS... super.fi 5 pros?

    The 5 pros should work out well for you. The size/comfort shouldn't be much of an issue if you were ok with the EX51. The bass and overall SQ are so much better that you have to experience it to appreciate the difference. Isolation will be a bit of an improvement. You can get them for about $200...
  13. rick1970

    A Curious Question Bout High-End IEMs

    I would recommend the Shure E4 if you are looking for something durable. These are well respected here and probably one of the best balanced all-purpose IEMs, at least in its price range.
  14. rick1970

    pa2v2 came today

    Has anyone used this amp with a 5G iPod and E4Cs? If so, what kind of improvement did it make?
  15. rick1970

    Shure E4C distortion and static issue

    I do not have a problem with my E4C using either my iPod or Karma. The E4C do seem to be unforgiving on poorly recorded or encoded tracks. One thing I did notice as well is the E4C seems to improve a bit after about the first 30 hours or so of use (slight bass improvement and better balance...
  16. rick1970

    AP article - U.S. Military uses Westone IEMs

    Thought this might be of interest... Air Force, Rockers Use Same Earplugs Wednesday, January 11, 2006 4:05 AM EST The Associated Press By JAMES HANNAH DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The same kind of earplugs sold to Def Leppard, the Moody Blues, Nine Inch Nails and other rock bands are starting to...
  17. rick1970

    Oh MY! I heard a shuffle for the first time today

    I have the 5th gen, mini 1st gen and the shuffle (gave that to the wife). I also think the 5th gen is slightly better than the shuffle. The mini sounds like crap by comparison. I just use the mini now as a portable drive and as a junker rig with my old Sony EX-51s.
  18. rick1970

    What would you do? E4 w/amp vs UE10 w/o amp

    Most of my listening is actually in bed later at night after my wife and son have gone to sleep. My main reason for using a DAP+IEM setup is that it doesn't require much space and is easy to put away. Also, the IEM doesn't leak sound (my wife has sensitive hearing and my Grados used to drive her...
  19. rick1970

    UE5c - Opinons/advice please...

    I would be using these (most likely) unamped out of a 5G (video) iPod. I'm currently using super.fi 5 pros, which I rather enjoy. I listen to wide range of music, but mainly Marillion, Supertramp, Moody Blues, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Ben Folds (with or without the...
  20. rick1970

    Help a NewB with IEMS!

    I'll throw in another vote for the Super.fi 5 pros. These match up great with the iPod, get a lot of praise here and at iLounge and you get a dual-driver IEM for about $200. I also like the removable/replaceable cord feature.
  21. rick1970

    E4 + G5 iPod = Disapointment

    I also think the E4s are the problem, at least in this situation. I use the sf5 pros unamped with both the 5G and Nano. SQ is excellent for both using LAME APE or 320 CBR files with EQ off. If I use my E3Cs with either, it's nothing but mids (I'm not bashing the Shures as I think they sound just...
  22. rick1970

    Next Purchase Advice - E4c, ER4 and others

    I'm also looking for better a better IEM for general use, specifically for an ipod unamped (EQ off). I currently have the following: Shure E3C - The mids are a little too forward and the lows are not punchy enough. Also, I find these a bit uncomfortable after an hour or so regardless of with...
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