Yamaha EPH-100
Jan 15, 2012 at 5:43 AM Post #106 of 4,671

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On another note, if any of you EPH-100 owners happen to have a Cowon, please try the "BBE Viva" setting with your Yamahas. I rarely EQ my IEMs unless it's necessary (*cough* IE8 *cough* :wink:, but BBE Viva sounds really nice with the EPH-100. It's essentially a v-shaped setting and you'll loose a little bit of midrange presence and smoothness, but gain better soundstage, bass peak shifts toward deep bass and treble clears up nicely.


Nice finding, sounds really nice with classical and any music in need of a large soundstage, but I still prefer to retain the solid mids for progressive and metal (forward drums/guitar, yumi!) so I let the EQ relatively flat for those (just a little touch up in the treble since I'm still used to the FX700).
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Jan 15, 2012 at 6:28 AM Post #107 of 4,671

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Has anyone tried the Monster Miles Davis Trumpet ?  The design of the housing looks somewhat similar with the long protruded housing body that goes deeper into your ear, also the metallic mesh grille (or w/e its called) is alost identical. My friend has a pair and I immediately noticed the similarities but did not get a chance to try them out. 
 
Jan 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM Post #108 of 4,671

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Can't say i have, but i had a nose through the reviews a while back, and can easily imagine the yamahas being better.
 
Folks, give this song a try, sounds incredible with those phones.
 

 
Jan 15, 2012 at 3:46 PM Post #109 of 4,671

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Just fired up my S9. Not bad, bit light on punch but it has good detail, useful for anything vocal or classical.
 
I have a better manual eq set, might be some sibilance but soundstage and punch is much better.
 
10 80hz wide
9 385hz narrow
10 780hz wide
10 3khz wide
5 13khz wide
 
Bbe 3
Mach bass off
3d surround off
Mp enhance on
 
Stereo enhance 1
Reverb off
 
Give that a try, might be a bit bright for some folk.

 
Too extreme for my taste, I tend to be rather conservative with EQing. Plus, the Yamahas have already enough bass punch on flat EQ imo, I really don't need any more than from BBE Viva.
 
Anyway, it's nice that these micro drivers seem to respond pretty well to EQing.
 
Jan 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM Post #112 of 4,671

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And I've heard these isolate well, but how well? As well as a BA IEM?

As well as UM3X or SE420 for example in my case, thanks to the close design and relatively deep insertion.
Much more more than FX700 or IE8 of course.
 
But as usual, different ears = different fit/seal. I have trouble achieving perfect seal with Westones for example (even with triple flange, other tips don't work at all), while I have it easy with Shures (with foam tips).
With the EPH-100 small cylinder design, it is WAY easier to achieve a good seal because you can turn them as you want.
 
Jan 16, 2012 at 4:30 AM Post #113 of 4,671

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Tienbasse put on 100 hours burn-in before doing his second testing of the EPH100 & seeing a noticeable improvement. From Mehh to wowww.
 
How many hours did rest of owners put in before seeing improvements - if any ? What point did improvement level off ?
 
Also is the EPH100 sound quality still evolving on the EPH100 after 100 hour burn-in ?
 
 
 
 
Jan 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM Post #114 of 4,671

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Has anyone tried the Monster Miles Davis Trumpet ?  The design of the housing looks somewhat similar with the long protruded housing body that goes deeper into your ear, also the metallic mesh grille (or w/e its called) is alost identical. My friend has a pair and I immediately noticed the similarities but did not get a chance to try them out. 


Ok, so I got my hands on them for an additional 15 minutes the other day. Below are some pics. The similarities are too close to be a coincidence, so either one stole from the other, or the design r&d was performed by an outside source and sold ?
 
The brief listening session revealed that the Monsters are indeed good sounding, a bit more high end, more bass (mid bass), mids felt a bit recessed compared to the yamms. The EPH-100 had better instument separation and imagining, then again the Trumpets had the supertips and the yamms the doubleflanges, did not have time to swap around. Looks like these supertips are special made for the Trumpets, as they are bit longer and will definitely fit the EPH (but didn not have stock "assortment" pack of supertips on me, so don't take my word for it). Also tried out the T and TS-400 complys on the Trumpets, and was able to squeeze them on, but because the inside was so streched out, they would no longer expand and lost all of the memory foam capabilities. I believe the 500's would fit, I will order a pack and will provide feedback. Again, not sure if is because of the tips but the monster's isolation is ridiculous, as in you cant hear crap with them in your ears and nothing playing, and unlike the yamaha the vents are in the back as can been seen from the pics.
So in conclusion, the monsters do sound pretty good, but not $300 good, however, if they were $200, I would consider them over the EPH because they are (IMO) gorgeous and construction/finish is top notch. My only complaint is the flat wire, as that may prove problematic wearing over the ear instead of down, but that is a personal comfort preference, and the monster's flat wire has absolutely no microphonics.
 
 

 

 

 

 
Jan 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM Post #115 of 4,671

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Technically that design was first made by JVC but it has become a sort of norm now for microdrivers. They look different enough that I don't think one got a design idea from the other. 
 
Jan 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM Post #117 of 4,671

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The design is the top mounting driver, placed right at the very tip with a firm metal shell surrounding it. FXC50 was the first to use this. The FXC50 doesn't seem competent, but the FXC51 and 71 have their fans. 
 
Jan 17, 2012 at 9:55 AM Post #118 of 4,671

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silly question : if i really like the phonak audeo pfe with grey filters and the grado gr8 would i like this?
 
Jan 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM Post #119 of 4,671

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Got them on the burn !
 
Initial impressions - Build quality is very good,  separation is amazing, bass is BIG & isolation is perfect for me with standard tips.
 
Proper impressions after at least 50 hours
 
 

 
Jan 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM Post #120 of 4,671

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are these sibilant? even a tiny bit? 
 

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