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Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)

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  1. RollerBall
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    I'd use them for 5 minute walks between tubes/buses and 5-10 minute walks either side. My perception of microphonics has dissapeared after using these J-corded ones for so long where there is essentially no microphonics. The headphones I had before them were the Klipsch X1/S2s and I never had a problem with microphonics with those (they were Y corded) that I can remember so a comparison to those would be fantastic.
     
  2. ljokerl Contributor
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    I haven't heard the BA200. The W4 doesn't seem like as good a match as the UE 900 to me. 
     
     
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    Oddly they seem to un-break some number of hours after I make an edit. Not very convenient. 
     
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    It's been a while since I had the S2 but I would say its cable noise was no better than that of the VSonics. 
     
  3. Joe Bloggs Contributor
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    A $1 shirt clip helps eliminate microphonics almost entirely.
     
  4. Love Music
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    Thanks Joker [​IMG]
     
  5. FrequencyBlue
    I am going to grab the HA-FX40 mostly because of the clarity, but I listen to Rock most of the time, is it worth the purchase?
     
    edit: I am currently using SHE3580 and I love them to death <3
     
  6. ljokerl Contributor
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    Depends on budget, I suppose. I actually prefer the SHE3580 to the FX40. If you really want clarity spend a little more and get a VC02 
     
  7. FrequencyBlue
    Well I am more into v-shaped signature now, and I only have $26 (enough to get the FX40), but I will consider the VC02
     
  8. zerocoolhifi

    Save for another $10 and get the GR02 BE for that V shape.
     
  9. ljokerl Contributor
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    Agreed, for a v-shape the GR02 BE is a great choice. 
     
  10. veryhumble
    hi all and thanks for a great  forum,  and joker  especially thanks to you and this great thread! fantastic job youre doing.
     
    thought that i could get some help in choosing my next iem here! am a very happy owner of Vsonic gr02Be, great earphone but now I'm looking for an upgrade (and another pair of Iems as i often forget whete I put things).The gr 02be fits me great, as did crestive labs ep30 but never Meelec M9, I love the strong mid-bass and the lack of boomines (too much bass annoyes me, f.e Meelecs M9:s was a bit to bassy I felt) , but feel the middle section of my current Vsonics are a bit to recessed and a tad to influenced by the warm bass. - also I would like a little more spark in the high notes, ex. the sound of an hi-hat. As I gather the gr 07 fit this description but is sadly over my budget. I have read your reviews, though Vsonic Gr04fe is not included (but hey, the list is impressive either way!!!). I have narrowed my choises down to these contenders: Vsonic gr 06 Vsonic gr 04 flagship Vsonic vc 02 Brainvaws m5 (I have trouble finding out the main diferences between gr 04fe   and 06 though- some say 04 actually is closer to gr 07 than gr 06!) I think (my guess) is that the M5 is a bit to recessed in the mid for me? I was very thrilled by your (joker) review of vc02 but wonder if they are to flat (as I like the warmt of 02be even if I can loose a tiny bit without problem), and then there is the 06 and 04.... Kind regards 
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  11. Phosphenetre
    Any early impressions on the HiFiMan RE-400, Joker? Specifically in terms of neutrality, detailing and transparency?
     
  12. ljokerl Contributor
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    Hmm... you don't mention a budget but you can currently get a JVC FXT90 right around the $100 mark on ebay. That would be a good choice. The VC02 sounds like it may be too flat for you and the M5 has no treble sparkle. The GR06 is fuller-sounding and has more bass than the VC02, but less than the GR02BE. It's a good earphone but it's not a huge upgrade over the GR02.
     
    The FXT90 has plentiful bass and a milder overall v-shape for more forward mids compared to the GR02BE. It also has good treble presence. One reservation would be that it still has some bass bleed and warmth, but because the midrange is not as recessed as that of the GR02BE it might still work better for you in that respect.
     
    Fit-wise it has an unusual shape, but the angled nozzles help in my experience.
     
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    Yeah, it's all top notch. I was listening to them all day today and not once did I think about the earphones, which is about the biggest compliment I can give. Normally I'll find myself distracted from my music reflecting on this flaw or that, even during casual listening. I was using the ATH-CKM500 a few days ago and all I could hear was that big ol' mid-bass hump. The RE-400 is pretty darn transparent.
     
  13. Phosphenetre
    Wow! This is one review I cannot wait for. Sounds like it might be the perfect IEM for me, at the moment. The only thing that's making me hesitate is the top-end of the RE-400, some putting the IEM in the 'warm' camp.
     
  14. raisedbywolves
    i realize getting questions like this might be annoying, but i hope you can help me out. my vsonic gr07 mk1's just broke and i plan to buy a replacement pair and probably get them recabled. but i'm also looking at potentially getting the mk2's or the be's, and i'm also considering just going for a different style phone like the mid-centric tdk ie800 (which i'm not sure if you've heard yet or not) or the hifiman re-400's. i listen to a large variety of genres, and i found the gr07's were great for that, and i was wondering what you'd recommend. i really like the gr07 sound, and from what i've read, the re-400's definitely have less bass but i don't think it'd bug me too much. and the build quality and looks are really superb to me. i'm also thinking of just buying a super cheap pair like the vsonic vc02's. i have had the sony mh1c's and gave them to my brother because i found them a little bloated bass-wise, but i know they're both small driver phones. anyway, i'm rambling, so i'll wrap this up now. thanks for the help.
     
  15. OmarCCX
    I'm intrigued too about how the RE 400 compares to the GR07. Still contemplating selling my GR06 and getting those. :p
     
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