Member of the Trade: X-Elite (Headphone mods)
- Jan 11, 2010
Well I've had my EPH-100's for 2 days and have about 15 hours on them and I'm really enjoying this IEM. The bass is very well represented with pretty good depth and a nice punch and texture especially for a 6mm driver. The mids which is my favorite part (that and the bass) right now, its very smooth and a little forward which I like as none of my other IEM's really have forward mids (well the FXT90 do to some extent). Vocals just shine with these and they really enhance the midrange melodies and other samples in my EDM that make the tracks very fun to listen to. The highs are detailed and clear at the same time they're smooth and never to bright or in your face. They do get brighter when I use them with my Fuze or Sony E-series but with my i10 they sound more laid back and really a little to dull. As for the soundstage its another strong part of the Yamahas presentation with good width and depth but like many have said they really standout with the instrument separation and the 3D effect, which I love because it makes a lot of my EDM sound very cool.
For only $115 (from Audio Affair) these are wonderful little IEM's that have me reaching form them now more than my others like the TF10, FXT90 and the like. Granted you always go for the one you just got but I'm digging the sound signature of these bad boys a lot at the moment as the never get fatiguing and are quite comfortable for long listening sessions. These makes me actually want to try the Monster Miles Davis Trumpets and I read someone say that they liked them as much or a little more than the Yamaha's but $299 seems a bit to steep of a price for them so I'll wait for that to drop some. All in all the EPH-100 is a great IEM at its price point and thanks to all the early reviews that helped me decide to go ahead and get'em.
Interesting "brief" review and they've just 15 hours.
Do you listen to any EDM? If so, grab some Deadmau5 You won't regret it, the EPH-100 are MADE for more chill house, ambient, etc: music that benefits from good bass and a mid-forward but not overly in-your-face sound.
Since you insist, I'm buying the complete discography ; )