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Old 07-06-2007, 07:28 PM
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You could get the XB's instead of the X3's then - enhanced bass version (but a bit less clarity, from what I heard).
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:37 PM
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well as long as the clarity is better than the EP's im good with that.. now to save up to get them lol. thanks for the info
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:39 PM
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Enzo got the XB's - he said they're still less muddy than the V-Moda Vibes, even.

The X3's are almost upper Shure/Etymotic level of clarity, so there shouldn't be much to complain about the XB's.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:53 PM
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dfkt, thanks for the info about Ultimate Ears - That may sway my decision - I just need to justify spending that much on IEMs...
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:52 AM
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Actually a bit old news, but look at this:

That looks wonderful! 4 different to choose from...
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:21 PM
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wow nice.
i found this on the site that sells those, does that mean that you get both of the iems?
Bundle: Audio Technica ATH-CK5 + CrossRoads MylarOne X3 Earphone
[US$67.00] - Free International Shipping
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:23 PM
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Yep, that's how I would read it. Nice deal!
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:56 PM
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Are the Audio-Technica's good? I mean, should I give the extra $10 for them?
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:10 PM
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I've been using the Audio Technica's (CK7) for more than a year now, and they're great IEMs. Don't know how they compare to the X3s, but they're really very good. I'm going to order a pair of X3s to make a comparison between them.

I would say the CK7s are true to the source. People with overcompressed music files (128 kbits/s and below) won't like them much. However, if you give them 192+ kbits/s VBR files and a good DAP, they will really shine. It works flawlessly with my players from Creative, and even better with my Meizus (better bass response).

Edit: where did you see them for $67? Does this price include shipping & handling?
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http://www.jaben.net/shopping.html
right here.

wow the MylarOne are a dollar more,i wonder if they are better.
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Edit: where did you see them for $67? Does this price include shipping & handling?
It is not the CK-7 I'm talking about, it is the CK-5

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A bit Off Topic, but what software do you use for ripping CDs to VBR? WMP11 won't do...
Please keep this sticky thread on topic. Search the forums for EAC - Exact Audio Copy or CDex. There are many threads concerning CD ripping.
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It is not the CK-7 I'm talking about, it is the CK-5
Ooops! My bad!!
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:22 PM
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i've been a big fan of iems for 4-5 year now. However, i am afraid to buy any that are on the expensive side because i seem to either a) always break the wire, or b) lose the sillicone. It seems that the wires for many of the iems that i have bought are extremely thin and made of a silicone-like material. Unfortunetly, i am not too good at taking care of my earphones. I just bought a pair of the koss iems for 20 bucks. they are the sh----est things i've ever put in my ears.

can anyone comment on the quality of their iems? By quality, i mean physical, not aural. the most important thing to me is the thickness of the cords.

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Old 07-15-2007, 09:30 PM
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If you can see your way clear to spend around $180, you might like the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro. The cord is pretty high quality so it should last a while, plus it's replaceable. It just plugs into the ear pieces so, if you do manage to chew it up, you can get another.

As for the silicones, all better quality IEM manufacturers sell replacements. Even if you have a cheap pair of IEMs, you should be able to find some that will fit. Many are interchangeable.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:29 PM
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thanks. darogl.

I have to find a way to justify spending 180... it will be tough. most likely tell myself that i will eat ramen for 2 weeks, buy it, and then probably not do it.
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You can vary your meals a little bit -- I can find boxes of store-brand macaroni and cheese for just over a quarter a box!
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I bought the jvc marshmallows and I'm very happy with them. Get the job done on the cheap.
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:47 AM
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I just saw this thread. Why omit Sony canalphones?

Some of the lower end ones are pretty crappy, but I've read good comments on the newer EX85/90 on headfi.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:07 AM
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I got a pair from the source by circuit city and they sound pretty good and are only $20 cnd(about $15 usd), im happy i bought them. I had previously bought some Maxell eb-425's and i returned cuz i was getting some really bad "scratchy" souns ONTOP of my music UGH
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