I have reached portable nirvana, have you?
Mar 18, 2005 at 1:10 AM Post #31 of 42

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You're right Sweet Spot, mine came with 2 sizes of the Comply tips. However, the only tips that fit my ears are the largest silicon ones that ship with the Shure's, so I am using them. I have a whole bag of Complys just sitting in my Pelican case unused
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Mar 18, 2005 at 1:21 AM Post #33 of 42

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If you don't use them can I buy them off of you?


PM me, I'm heading back to my apartment now from a long day on campus, I'll get back to you later
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On another note, have any Karma/UM2 owners tried the EQ settings Boodi and myself posted? I want to hear some impressions
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Mar 18, 2005 at 1:55 AM Post #34 of 42

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Good to hear Ken! Glad you're happy with the E5C's, seems like you had a rough time deciding on which ones to get.


I guess it finally got to the point that my brain said it wants "detail" but my ears just said no. The ety's are great but after a bit, they began to wear on me. Finally gave in like I did with the cd3k's and sold them. Just figured the next step would be the E5's and I must say that the sound is, indeed, "full bodied". Yeah, I know it's the EQ nut in me but I do like the bass and mids on the E5's. So far, it's been pretty nice especially now that I've figured out how to seat those suckers in my ears! Believe me, I really began to wonder.

Also thought about the Westones and some customs like the Sensas and UE models but knowing how fickle I am and how I like to swap out gear, I figured there was little need or reason to paint myself into a $1000 corner like that. There's always something newer/better that I'll want to try. So far, the Shures have found themselves a home. They don't have quite the isolation the ety's did but still, I do like their presentation. One nice thing about not having an amp is that I'm forced to spend time with the Karma/E5 combo and really get to know it.
 
Mar 18, 2005 at 2:16 AM Post #35 of 42

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I came across these settings at various sites and kinda liked them. Occasionally, I'll tweak things a bit but generally, these do the trick for me.

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Mar 18, 2005 at 2:42 AM Post #37 of 42

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Thaddy,

FWIW, the first setting is my favorite. Some guy who was into recording came up with them. Figured he'd probably have a good ear and an idea or two about eq's so I gave 'em a try. Not bad. Personally, I have zero patience for tweaking eq's so I really depend on the hard work/ears of others. Just lazy I guess.
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Mar 18, 2005 at 2:53 AM Post #38 of 42

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Thaddy,

FWIW, the first setting is my favorite. Some guy who was into recording came up with them. Figured he'd probably have a good ear and an idea or two about eq's so I gave 'em a try. Not bad. Personally, I have zero patience for tweaking eq's so I really depend on the hard work/ears of others. Just lazy I guess.
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I tried all them out, and liked the first the best as well, but it had way too much bass for my liking. I ended up tweaking the second one a bit more too (less bass) to be better for rock, with more aggressive mids.
 
Mar 18, 2005 at 3:54 AM Post #39 of 42

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I'm getting close now...

I just put money down on a used iMP-550. Shoud be here next week some time. Using the optical out I'll run that through the HeadRoom Overture DAC. That will be plugged into the XP-7 for now, or maybe the Porta Corda II. Perhaps, I'll end up using the Larocco Pocket Reference when it gets here or maybe the ugraded SuperMacro, which should arrive in a few days. If any of those amps don't do it for me, then maybe I'll sell what I have to, to get the SR-71. I know the HD 25s are sounding nice now with the HeadPhile cable.
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Now, to start testing some cables, oh, and I'm going to need a really nice bag to organize all of this so I can still get away with calling it portable. Oh and I'll also need....*walks away muttering to himself*
 
Mar 18, 2005 at 4:03 AM Post #40 of 42

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This is what I'm using for my um2's, though I haven't experimented all that much. I'll try those out soon, I'm interested in what they sound like.

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Mar 18, 2005 at 4:40 AM Post #41 of 42

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My portable audio nirvana consists of my Iriver IHP-120 and Shure E5C. I realize that with an amp the E5C will sound better, but carrying an amp will kill the purpose of portability. I like the E5c for its full bodied sound. I found the bass to be quite amazing. It also has smooth presentation with good midrange quality. The high is a little lacking to my ears. My Eq. on my iRiver is Bass of 10 and Treble of 6. I'm a bass head!!
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Mar 18, 2005 at 4:46 AM Post #42 of 42

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My Eq. on my iRiver is Bass of 10 and Treble of 6. I'm a bass head!!
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I remember pumping up the bass on my H120 with the E5C's and UM2's, you are nuts!
 

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