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Old 01-24-2011, 11:01 AM
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He mentions cable lengths right in the first post.
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Nice review.
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He mentions cable lengths right in the first post.
Oh yeah, totally missed that. Sorry.
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@dfkt: thanks for the FP and funny you should mention the JVCs, I've had my eye on them for quite a while, but wallet says no-no ..
Maybe you can find them in the Head-Fi classifieds forum for cheap or something. They're worth it for the bass aficionado on the go, in my opinion (I loaned them from a friend for a few weeks). Their only major flaw is basically that they don't really isolate - but since they're vented so much, they deliver a bass that might be even slightly better than the VB, and the rest of the frequency range is a bit more refined as well. But yeah: as always with audio stuff, a $100-200 increase in price brings you a 10% increase in performance, if at all.
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as always with audio stuff, a $100-200 increase in price brings you a 10% increase in performance, if at all.
true...once you go past the $200 barrier, all you pay for IMO is the sound signature rather than any actual sonic improvements
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I have dropped plans of owning Klipsch.
@illusion: use Sony hybrids(it will reduce sibilance).
I only wish that Uncle wilson will improve cable quality and provide good quality earbuds in future(though received belated email from Jaben confirming warranty to be 1 year but one needs to send back defective unit to Jaben).
The good thing about Hippo is that clarity is along spectrum and vocals are clear.
Also I have heard very good views of Panasonic HJE900(Lestatar also owns this pair),so,illusion you can consider that well.
In the end nice comparative (re)view.
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@rohit: I tried the hybrids with the VBs but didnt really like how they sounded (kinda veiled) to me, so I went back to the stock ones :P.. Panas not really high on my list ATM but might consider them if i get them cheap online.. what i'm after next is the Phonak PFEs to try something relatively new with regards to sonic variety..
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The hybrids did nothing to change sibilance for my VBs.
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Contrary to various silicone tips, stuffing foam down their nozzle sure works well for sibilance.
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@rohit: I tried the hybrids with the VBs but didnt really like how they sounded (kinda veiled) to me, so I went back to the stock ones :P.. Panas not really high on my list ATM but might consider them if i get them cheap online.. what i'm after next is the Phonak PFEs to try something relatively new with regards to sonic variety..
let me know how that goes because I have had a very similar thought. I feel like between the VBs I have now and the eternas that are on the way to me as we speak, I have the bassy sound covered. I am curious to go for one of the more balanced sets, just to have an alternative.
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I want to quote something from dfkt's review of Phonak Audeo PFE:
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Bassheads have perhaps stopped reading this review already a few paragraphs above – but to reiterate: these phones are probably not for you. The PFE are the right phones for people who appreciate the sound signature of, say, the q-Jays, Etymotic ER-4, or the AKG K701. They do have a certain quantity of bass, with better quality than many other earphones, though.
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What does that have to do with the thread?
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exactly why I am interested. I am curious if the bass filters and BBE effects can help get a bit more out of them and give me a different, yet enjoyable, sound signature.
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That they(Phonak PFE) may not be for bassheads.
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i have the bassy sound covered. I am curious to go for one of the more balanced sets, just to have an alternative.
Rohit do you even read before you reply to something? Seriously.
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^ I have not replied to IDvsEgo(you assumed).
I have replied to illusion and considering the context of this thread which relates to basshead earphones.
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I am a basshead and like to have a thumping bass-line pervading my music and so, I got 3 of the better thought of 'bass heavy' IEMs....
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just a tip...if you are replying to someone other than the post immediately above yours, you should quote the post you are replying to. reduces confusion.
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I see now how that current discussion started, my bad for not reading up.

Yeah, the PFE, or the RE0 (for a lower price, and slightly less quality) should cover one's foray into the analytic fields quite well.
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^ I have not replied to IDvsEgo(you assumed).
I have replied to illusion and considering the context of this thread which relates to basshead earphones.
quote from 1st post of illusion


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what i'm after next is the Phonak PFEs to try something relatively new with regards to sonic variety..
Read before you post, you have a bad habit or posting nonsensical garbage.
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I have dropped plans of owning Klipsch.
@illusion: use Sony hybrids(it will reduce sibilance).
I only wish that Uncle wilson will improve cable quality and provide good quality earbuds in future(though received belated email from Jaben confirming warranty to be 1 year but one needs to send back defective unit to Jaben).
The good thing about Hippo is that clarity is along spectrum and vocals are clear.
Also I have heard very good views of Panasonic HJE900(Lestatar also owns this pair),so,illusion you can consider that well.
In the end nice comparative (re)view.
Yes, everyone knows I absolutely love my Panas. In the bass department, they are no slouch at all for me. Very fast, punchy, clean and capable of getting quite low to my non-expert ears.

Still, if one considers stuff like VBs as being true basshead IEMs, I would not say the Panas are ideal basshead IEMs.

Which is why I generally don't suggest them for bass thumpers

But if one can only own 1 pair of good-high quality dynamic IEMs that sound great across the board, yes IMO the Panas are a top pick.
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