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Old 01-29-2010, 04:58 PM
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dfkt, It could be because what they demo at shows is completely different than what you describe or they’ve cut corners to lower cost, but the ones I demoed at canjam were made very nice (build quality). I just hated the little ports to change and the sq wasn’t as great as you read like you say, although IIRC acceptable, but they're not for me.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:13 PM
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After re-testing the EP-830s vs SkullCandy Titans...
SkullCandy TiTan Advantages-
-Less Distorted Bass at high volume levels
-Higher Build quality (Can take a beating, thrown in the washer/dryer multiple times ect..)
-11mm Driver
-Moddable
-Lifetime Warranty
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EP-830 Advantages-
-Better Mids and lows
-Better Bass at low volume levels
-Driver is generally higher quality but its hit or miss
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SkullCandy TiTan Disadvantages
-Uses Inferior Drivers on Rev1
-Cable Stress Reliever is crap
-Not well known.
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EP-830 Disadvantages
-Little Useful Life, dies quickly.
-1 Year Warranty (90 Days Labor) (After which, you have to pay for shipping to and from if you want replacement) ($12.99 for return shipping for a pair of EP-830s from Creatives Oklahoma RMA facility)
-9mm Driver
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:20 AM
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How would you compare the Phonak Perfect Fit to Ultiamate Ears Super Fi 5 Pro. The cost is about the same for me. And Compared to both these phones how does the hippo VBs size up altough the sound signatures are very diffrent.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:29 AM
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The SF5 Pro are rather sub-par phones with bad comfort for the price. The newer SF5v2 are better and more comparable with the PFE. The Hippo VB really can't be compared to any of them.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:19 PM
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Hmm then Hippo Vbs should compare to the UE metrofi 100 since they both use mylar drivers. What are the mylar drivers all about
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:13 AM
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They're dynamic drivers, same principle as in big loudspeakers. 'Mylar' is just a fancy way of saying 'plastic'. Yogurt cups are often made from Mylar too.

SF5Pro and PFE use balanced armature drivers, which are a whole different technology.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:38 PM
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Then What would you recommend the SF5 Pro v2 or the PFE.
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Hey, I'm new around here. I currently own a Creative X-Fi 2 and i was wondering if the EP-630 which came with the player are good enough?

I was thinking about getting new ones, but i have no idea what to look for... A friend told me about AKG K370 but I haven't found any good reviews about it. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:55 AM
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Updated the first post of this thread... should have been done a long time ago.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:01 AM
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Then What would you recommend the SF5 Pro v2 or the PFE.
I like the general sound and isolation of the PFE more, but prefer the design, comfort, and stereo imaging of the SF5v2.

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Hey, I'm new around here. I currently own a Creative X-Fi 2 and i was wondering if the EP-630 which came with the player are good enough?
Probably they are.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:14 PM
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Dfkt, how would you rate the... wait for it... wait for it.... V-Moda Vibe Duo


Lol, in the market for a new pair and those have the nice 45 degree plug n such that would be reallllllly handy on the ZuneHD.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:41 AM
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Aren't the Vibe Duo just the normal Vibes with a microphone? If so, they're certainly nice and euphonic sounding, but in the meantime you could do better for the price.

You think a 45° plug is an advantage? Please tell me in what way, I'm honestly curious. Personally I absolutely despise 45° plugs, they just get in the way and hook on stuff in my pocket. Contrary to 90° and 0° plugs they're likely to damage the headphone jack of the player, due to the leverage they could apply. They're a major hassle in my opinion, with not really any advantages over "normal" plugs.
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Aren't the Vibe Duo just the normal Vibes with a microphone? If so, they're certainly nice and euphonic sounding, but in the meantime you could do better for the price.

You think a 45° plug is an advantage? Please tell me in what way, I'm honestly curious. Personally I absolutely despise 45° plugs, they just get in the way and hook on stuff in my pocket. Contrary to 90° and 0° plugs they're likely to damage the headphone jack of the player, due to the leverage they could apply. They're a major hassle in my opinion, with not really any advantages over "normal" plugs.

My ZuneHD is in a DLO ActionJacket. It is in a belt holster when in use. Thats why it would be useful. Also, im getting these things for $19.99 shipped.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:57 AM
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Heh, for 20 bucks they sure are worth it.
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Heh, for 20 bucks they sure are worth it.
The wonders of Ebay. (The guy I am ordering from is legit, and an authorized reseller of em' sooo..)
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Hey!
This morning my EP-630's cord somehow broke and there's no sound coming from the left side. So now, I'm looking for new In-Ear phones but I have no idea if I should get the same ones I had, or something perhaps better? My budget goes up to 50€/65$ and my player is a Creative Zen X-Fi 2.

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So what's the difference between earbuds and in-ear-monitors? Price? Semantics?
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So what's the difference between earbuds and in-ear-monitors? Price? Semantics?
Both earbuds and iem's are defined in the link below my signature "A Glossary for Newbies," and there should be some other definitions there that can help you too ...
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Ear buds (example apple buds) don't go in your ear canal.

In Ear Monitors go into your ear canal and make a seal.

edit: gah i was slow, WG posted while i was typing and i got distracted haha
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All around great earphone in my experince would be the Atrios and the Ultimate ears 5 Pro EB (not sold anymore but its a hybrid and sounds wonderful). Top end I suggest the Future Sonics MG6Pro or the Earsonics EM4.
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