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Old 08-28-2009, 06:15 PM
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I'm new to abi so this might have been asked already. But what are some good iem's for metal other than the phonak pfe that don't require an amp, have good noise isolation, and under $200. And I'm using a Sony S61X with all my music in LAME, and planning to get a D2+ or S9.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:32 PM
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Would it be possible to add a column that mentions whether the headphones need an amp or not. Or does that depend more on the device one uses

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Old 08-31-2009, 12:00 AM
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Would it be possible to add a column that mentions whether the headphones need an amp or not. Or does that depend more on the device one uses
Generally IEM's doesn't need to be amped.. even a cheap mp3 player can power a 32 or 16 ohm Iem
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:30 AM
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According to the iem chart it seems that the phonak and se530 have about the same quantity of bass.

I don't know if this has been asked but which one of the two edges out the other (even if it is very slightly) in bass quantity and bass depth with relevant phonak filters?

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The SE530 have more bass quantity than the PFE. My 3-step rating isn't precise enough for those nuances, guess I'd have to update the whole spreadsheet... sometimes.

The SE530 have more bass, especially more midbass, but don't extend as deep and evenly as the PFE. The PFE have less bass quantity, but go down to the lowest octave very linear, and don't display a midbass hump.

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Generally IEM's doesn't need to be amped.. even a cheap mp3 player can power a 32 or 16 ohm Iem
Correct, you don't need an amp for any of those IEMs. Certainly not for volume boost - although some ultra-efficient IEMs might hiss less with a dedicated amp than when plugged directly into an MP3 player.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:08 PM
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The SE530 have more bass quantity than the PFE. My 3-step rating isn't precise enough for those nuances, guess I'd have to update the whole spreadsheet... sometimes.

The SE530 have more bass, especially more midbass, but don't extend as deep and evenly as the PFE. The PFE have less bass quantity, but go down to the lowest octave very linear, and don't display a midbass hump.



Correct, you don't need an amp for any of those IEMs. Certainly not for volume boost - although some ultra-efficient IEMs might hiss less with a dedicated amp than when plugged directly into an MP3 player.
Hello, I've been trying to find this information but I couldn't...

As I understand it, the Shure SE530's are currently 2 years old. I am considering buying a pair, and I'm wondering - is a new Shure model coming out that will be the successor for the se530 ? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:05 PM
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So Gizmodo ripped off my IEM comparison scheme, more or less - without mentioning they *might* have seen my list before, of course... I guess that means I'm like, totally famous, and stuff?

Not that a person that rates the Shure SE110 or Metro.Fi 2 among the best sounding phones should be taken overly seriously...
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:19 PM
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You don't do your comparisons with iPods, either.
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lol.. look at his comment: "look like space gun"
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:37 AM
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So Gizmodo ripped off my IEM comparison scheme, more or less - without mentioning they *might* have seen my list before, of course... I guess that means I'm like, totally famous, and stuff?

Not that a person that rates the Shure SE110 or Metro.Fi 2 among the best sounding phones should be taken overly seriously...
LOL If that's the case, I have one of the best sounding IEMs out there BTW theres no Metro.Fi 2, its 200.. The guy from gizmodo doesn't even know what IEMs he's talking about
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:04 AM
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So Gizmodo ripped off my IEM comparison scheme, more or less - without mentioning they *might* have seen my list before, of course... I guess that means I'm like, totally famous, and stuff?

Not that a person that rates the Shure SE110 or Metro.Fi 2 among the best sounding phones should be taken overly seriously...
There's no way they didn't plagiarise your chart, some recognition should of been awarded. He really doesn't know what he's talking about though.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:55 PM
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Added the Sennheiser IE8, Hippo VB, Hippo Boom, MylarOne Quattro, Bijou 2, Bijou 3 to the list.

The IE 8 is everything I hoped for - and it better be for that price. The real surprise is however the Hippo VB. A truly excellent sounding IEM for the price.

I also adjusted the RE0 price to the current MSRP. Now they're really a bargain.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:34 PM
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Just to let everyone know, the RE0 are 79 right now, so that makes them even better
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:38 PM
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Gaaah, I wanted to write $79, not $99 - since I still had the old MSRP of $169 in the list. Well, time to fix it again.
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Wow are the IE8 really that good?? too bad I can't afford them , would the ie7 be as good as the IE8 without the bass adjustment?? I'm just curious..
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:50 AM
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From all I read on Head-Fi, they IE7 should be similar, without the big bass. Meaning, the IE8 might have more bass even on the lowest bass setting - but I don't know if that's true.
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Lotsa people are using your reviews mate, even ipod users know who you are.

http://*ipod*room*.com/2009/11/11/cr...o-boom-review/

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Yet another scammer site that uses other people's work to make a few bucks with site ads. Sad that there's thousands of those.
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Have you had the chance to listen to the Nuforce NE-6 / 7M? I'm trying to find out the best bang-for-the-buck phones under $100, preferably with dynamic drivers. An NE-6 vs Hippo VB would be a very interesting comparison.
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Lotsa people are using your reviews mate, even ipod users know who you are.

http://*ipodroom*.com/2009/11/11/cro...o-boom-review/

They just hook up to various rss links to feed their sites content size.

example:
http://*ipod*room*.com/2009/11/10/bi...ings-at-abi-3/

They didn't even bother to copy paste stuff from other websites...
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Please stop posting/quoting such links. It only helps those sites generate more traffic. I added some censorship to them.
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