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Head-Fi Basshead IEM thread (lists page 1)

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  1. snellemin
     
    Thanks for posting the difference.  I wasn't too sure which one to choose.  So the cheaper one can be used longer without fatigue.  I'll get that one then.  
     
  2. jayaudio116
    this dose not apply to the se846 the bass is even better then the roxanne 
     
  3. comfortPlox
    Beats?
     
  4. GrandNagus50
    I have the JVC HA-FZX-200's. They are really ugly [​IMG] and make you look like Mickey Mouse when you use them. I had a tough time getting a good fit/seal with them (ended up settling on ear tips that are smaller than what I would normally use). And at first listen, they don't emit all that much bass, really. The early impression I got was that the highs and lows were very separated, not well integrated. The highs sounded a bit tinny.
     
    But when I (finally) tried using these very much as I would the HA-SZ2000's, things got a whole lot better. I used my recently acquired Cayin C5 and then EQ'd for added bass (mostly). What impresses me about the results of doing this is not the quantity of bass, but its quality. The bass is smooth and clear and satisfying, not muddy, not bloated, not colored in any way. On tracks with a lot of sub bass, like Trentmoller's "Evil Dub" and "Chameleon," the effect is fantastic. 
     
    For more powerful bass without particular need for amplification or EQ, I think the old FutureSonics Atrio MG7's (still available at Amazon) are about as good as it gets.  I also favor another discontinued earphone, the Sony MDR- XB90EB. 
     
    I would love to test out some of the pricier IEM's like the Shure 846 and the Sennheiser IE800. 
     
    Nagus
     
  5. quadkiller
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  6. Luckbad
    I've used the Yamaha a fair amount and would classify it as a warm earphone with satisfying--but not basshead level--bass. Are the 3DD from UniqueMelody similar bass level? The Yamaha sounds good, mind you, but isn't in the top 10 for sheer bass quantity.
     
  7. Luckbad
    I forgot my new JVC HA-FXZ200 at work but had similar impressions. Not very bassy out of the box, but they respond very well to EQ and get really bass-heavy if you push them just like their full size sibling (SZ2000). On the plus side, I did start the JLab burn file earlier Friday and they'll have lots of burn-in by Monday.
     
  8. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
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    Got the budget bass bombers a few days ago but was so wrapped up in an X5 theme mod I have not opened it yet
     
    Will do a vid and compare with the XBA-A2....my fave's
     
  9. quadkiller
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  10. WhatToChoose
    Those the T1Es? Nice! I still have my box, but lost the IEMs lol

    I wouldn't classify those as basshead IEMs, but they do sound quite awesome I must say. There is a thread dedicated to them, as they are extremely good in their own right. Fit takes a bit of getting used to though, and I wouldnt wear them in public with girls around :)

    Also, to whomever posted it, the original Mg7s are no longer available anywhere. Only the mg5 with mg7 transducers, which aren't quite the same. Kinda unfortunate how the old legendary IEMs can't be bought (not sure why they can't produce them anymore either), but oh well.
     
  11. hqssui
    Sony XB90EX, Fidue A71 and Tekfusion Twinwoofers - they are bassy as well , XB90Ex being the bassiest among them ..
     
  12. Luckbad
    I just got my Cayin C5 today after debating with myself for a few weeks about it. "I don't need that," I said to myself. "I have parametric EQ and a good dac and amp," I told me.
     
    Nope.
     
    Cayin C5.
     
    The hype is real. I need to test pretty much everything again at this point. I'm using Sennheiser HD650s through the Cayin C5 right now and these things sound like basshead cans through it (I can actually get my HD650s to SHAKE. I didn't know they could even do that (using X-Fi Titanium HD EQ/Bass Boost + Cayin C5 Bass Boost). Can't wait to test my basshead IEMs and JVC SZ2000s.
     
    The only IEM I have in front of me are the Xiaomi Piston 3.0. How about a little first impression typing here?
     
    Yep, Xiaomi Piston 3.0s are now shaking in my ear canals. They weren't doing that without the Cayin C5. The Piston 3.0 is not a basshead IEM, however. They actually sound pretty incredible for the price, but are mostly warm/v-shaped and don't extend or hit as hard as a true basshead IEM. I have the Piston 2.1 running around somewhere, but my sister is in town so I can't linger here for long.
     
  13. Hawaiibadboy Contributor

     I am a huge fan of the Cayin C5. The e12 hits good but the Cayin is harder with a better cut and snap to the hit and the whole thing sounds wider and deeper. It makes everything it touches sound better. Good stuff!!
     
  14. WhatToChoose
    Dang, another Sony IEM that looks awesome....why can't sony make high end IEMs that don't make people look like Dumbo :/
     
  15. B9Scrambler
    Sooooo...was doing some testing with the NarMoo B2M. Holy snap ballz on a stick!!! Where the XB50 ran out of juice and became a flabby mess, the B2M just dug deeper and rumbled harder. My ears gave up before I reached a volume where they would distort. This was completely unexpected and totally tubular, brah. I think I found my new bass head iem...
     
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