Yamaha EPH-100
Jan 2, 2012 at 4:05 AM Post #46 of 4,675

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And i meant to say EPH100, stupid editor here lets me edit, but doesn't make the changes. 
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Jan 2, 2012 at 4:37 AM Post #47 of 4,675

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Agreed. From what I've been gathering, the GR07 will have more forward treble, whereas the Yamaha's treble presence is probably closer to what you're used from your cx300. Both IEMs will be a noticable upgrade in bass quality and overall detail/refinement, so the highs might actually be the deciding factor.
 
Jan 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM Post #49 of 4,675

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Thanks for the reply. This helps. Do you believe that I shortlisted the right two? To be honest, I am not sure what type of driver signature I'm into as I've always limited myself to the cheap stock buds that are shipped with mobile phones with Senn cx100 being the only decent spend within this product class. Its quite confusing to do a blind buy without being able to test out these products in person. At some point I'll have to trust my instincts and your words and pull the trigger. I guess I just need some convincing.
 
1)  I'm so now confused between sansa zip plus and fuze based on the suggestion I've received in terms of Fuze's better compatibility to an amp. Does it have a similar clip like design which is suitable for running/workouts
2) Do both GR07 and EPH-100 have to be worn over the ear or can they be worn with the cable running straight down?
3) I know that the yamaha is a dual dynamic. Is GR07 too?
4) Apart from EPH-100 and GR07, are there any ones that I need to consider? How about FXT90 or the UE triple fi 10 and Radius TWF21?
 
All your inputs are greatly appreciated. I'm new and lost in this brave new world of sound.
 
Cheers!
 
 
 
 
Jan 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM Post #50 of 4,675

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Thanks for the reply. This helps. Do you believe that I shortlisted the right two? To be honest, I am not sure what type of driver signature I'm into as I've always limited myself to the cheap stock buds that are shipped with mobile phones with Senn cx100 being the only decent spend within this product class. Its quite confusing to do a blind buy without being able to test out these products in person. At some point I'll have to trust my instincts and your words and pull the trigger. I guess I just need some convincing.
 
1)  I'm so now confused between sansa zip plus and fuze based on the suggestion I've received in terms of Fuze's better compatibility to an amp. Does it have a similar clip like design which is suitable for running/workouts
2) Do both GR07 and EPH-100 have to be worn over the ear or can they be worn with the cable running straight down?
3) I know that the yamaha is a dual dynamic. Is GR07 too?
4) Apart from EPH-100 and GR07, are there any ones that I need to consider? How about FXT90 or the UE triple fi 10 and Radius TWF21?
 
All your inputs are greatly appreciated. I'm new and lost in this brave new world of sound.
 
Cheers!


1) You don't need an amp with these IEMs, so both will be equally suited. The Fuze doesn't have a clip.
2) GR07 is designed for over-ear, EPH-100 can be worn both ways.
3) Neither of them is dual dynamic.
4) Can't really help you with that, since I've only heard the TWF21 once. Wasn't very much impressed. The others I haven't heard.
 
Jan 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM Post #51 of 4,675

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Dubeam if you're that uncertain, i should be getting mine in a day or two so can throw in my two cents.
 
And +1 on what james says, you don't need an amp the fuze just gives you an option for a line out should you wish to.
 
Id stay away from the tf10's, i have their super fi pro 5's and the competition are pretty much leaving them behind, all except their customs perhaps.
 
End of the day it's your choice bud, we all have our own sound signature. In the beginning i craved sparkle and detail, now it leaves me cold and i love a warmer sound.
 
Jan 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM Post #52 of 4,675

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My itch for IEM's started after finding myself addicted to AKG K240 Monitors with STX Essence.
 
I just had to create the same sound sensation when I was on the move & our good friend Tienbasse led me to the Yamaha's.
 
Although that was a while ago I have been keeping my eyes on this thread & look forward to your impressions Huxley.
 
I'm looking to get one high end IEMS (IE80/FX7) & something mid tier Yamaha/FXT90.
 
Ideally I rather save money & be happy with just the Yamaha - a seeming bargain price of £80.  Maybe i should start with mid tier & find i don't need to go any higher.
 
But that would be too easy & where would be the fun.
 
 
 
 
 
Jan 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM Post #53 of 4,675

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Huxley, James - Thanks! I'll wait for your buy Huxley and comments before I go ahead with my decision. I am leaning slightly towards FXT90 after reading all it's reviews. They are also available at an amazing price of 86.53£. 
 
I am just starting of and don't expect to find the perfect sound so easily, but an informed decision always helps.
 
Huxley - I searched by seller on ebay for istor, but could not find the seller selling anything. You sure I got the right id or  is there any other place to look for sansas for a good price.
 
Jan 5, 2012 at 2:48 AM Post #56 of 4,675

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Tienbasse is spot on with his review, treble is laid back still has some sparkle but nowhere in your face. There's just enough to give the music what it needs.
 
Nice and forward mids, it loves percussion, whilst vocals sit back a tiny bit. One thing this iem i noticed, it'll pick up on the background very easily,
 
I found myself noticing people moving and coughing, nothing offputting actually it added to the realism, these really sound like you are there at the event,
 
Not up front id say middle row.
 
Bass is there, it can go nice and deep but they aren't monsters, just gives everything a nice bit of punch and feel. But i do notice a slight midbass hump, nothing offputting.
 
But if you dial the bass too much, i can see this portion becoming bloated.
 
So to sum it up for dubeam, pick these if you love instruments, guitars and piano sounds great the laid back nature takes the edge off making it more enjoyable for extended periods.
 
Whilst the GR07 would be better at vocals.
 
That for me is the main difference id imagine, either way both are excellent iem's, you'll be spoilt with either.
 
Oh and to futher add, everything has a lovely texture to it, it's a great to hear it in action, keeps them from being boring i could have these in all day.
 
Actually i think i will.
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Oh and some pointers, the tips are fiddly but they will come off just take your time.
Also the l/r markers are on the body, but not obvious to see at first.
 

 
 
 

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