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Old 28-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #31
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Hello fellow guru's, would like some advice on what to get

- Your rig : iPhone, PC
- What type of usage : Mostly music, occasional gaming.
- File format used in your source : MP3
- Genre of music you listen to : Most genres of Metal, Rock, Pop
- Headphone / earphone type : IEM
- Other requirements : None
- Budget : Under $100, may consider paying more but currently tight pocket and urgently need one.

Any recommendation is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Sunrise Xcape IE is a pretty good all rounder for that price range ClieOS gave it very very high rating for SQ.

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Old 28-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #32
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all the gurus...please recommend any that fit my usage/budget. thanks.

- Xperia Arc (Android)
- Music
- mp3
- pop, rock, country, R&B
- IEM (using SoundMagic PL11, Denon C551)
- mic, play/volume (good to have)
- $100-150

i like the C551, but at time a bit 'intrusive' at high - not sure if due to the source (256kbps and above, CBR/VBR), and a bit uncomfortable after a while - too big for my ear?!?!
klipsch s4a, design for android. last time i used it, very solid. i used until i was poison by the forum to get better ones.

Hello fellow guru's, would like some advice on what to get

- Your rig : iPhone, PC
- What type of usage : Mostly music, occasional gaming.
- File format used in your source : MP3
- Genre of music you listen to : Most genres of Metal, Rock, Pop
- Headphone / earphone type : IEM
- Other requirements : None
- Budget : Under $100, may consider paying more but currently tight pocket and urgently need one.

Any recommendation is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
if you willing to pay a bit more, got sennheiser cx-300 ii at 109, klipsch s4 at 129, beyerdynamic DTX101 iE at 119,

if not you can try beyerdynamic dtx71, denon ah-c360, brainwavz m2 or tdk eb-900.
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Old 28-06-2012, 11:01 PM   #33
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- Your rig : PC
- What type of usage : Gaming, Music
- File format used in your source : (Mp3)
- Genre of music you listen to : (DnB, Techno, Rock)
- Headphone / earphone type : No idea what this means :< Looking for gaming headsets that fully (almost) covers ears.
- Other requirements : Can you help me list price as well? Thanks.
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Old 28-06-2012, 11:18 PM   #34
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- Your rig : PC
- What type of usage : Gaming, Music
- File format used in your source : (Mp3)
- Genre of music you listen to : (DnB, Techno, Rock)
- Headphone / earphone type : No idea what this means :< Looking for gaming headsets that fully (almost) covers ears.
- Other requirements : Can you help me list price as well? Thanks.
Steelseries Siberia V2, 179 SGD if I'm not wrong.
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Old 28-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #35
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if you willing to pay a bit more, got sennheiser cx-300 ii at 109, klipsch s4 at 129, beyerdynamic DTX101 iE at 119,

if not you can try beyerdynamic dtx71, denon ah-c360, brainwavz m2 or tdk eb-900.
Sunrise Xcape IE is a pretty good all rounder for that price range ClieOS gave it very very high rating for SQ.
Thanks for the quick response guys! So many choices now! I've heard many great things about the VSonic GR06 and Soundmagic PL50 as well. How do they compare with the others?

I am currently leaning towards the GR06 and klipsch s4.

Btw, is this list very accurate? http://cdn.head-fi.org/3/36/36d1c459...artljokerl.png
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Old 28-06-2012, 11:55 PM   #36
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Thanks for the quick response guys! So many choices now! I've heard many great things about the VSonic GR06 and Soundmagic PL50 as well. How do they compare with the others?

I am currently leaning towards the GR06 and klipsch s4.

Btw, is this list very accurate? http://cdn.head-fi.org/3/36/36d1c459...artljokerl.png
I owned the GR06, and my roommate is using S4. I'd say GR06 is very mid forward with thick and warm vocal. Bass and treble is pretty decent. Very good if you listen to many vocal tracks. Comfortable as well. I do not like S4 though. Does not have the naturalness of sounds, or timbre. More balanced than GR06. While pretty detailed and comfortable, the sound signature just does not suit my ears. Xcape IE is better sounding than the two of those. Great detail, fairly balanced with better imaging. Warm, sweet and smooth. A better all rounder.

for sub $100 get the GR06, for 100+ get Xcape. Try them out first, cos this is only my opinion.

PS: |joker| and ClieOS are very respected in worldwide audiophile community. They are very very experienced with IEMs. I found their lists accurate, but still I will choose something I like, not something that is ranked higher by them. At least rankings give you an idea of how an IEM fares in the competition, but rankings should not be the deciding factor when buying.

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Old 29-06-2012, 12:23 AM   #37
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For the price of it, there are better alternatives. For performance with the business look, AKG K450. For performance with trendy look, Fanny Wang 1000 series or the coming AiAiAi Capital.
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Tks...any good place to get the akg ?
Do check with Stereo or HMV.
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Old 29-06-2012, 09:38 AM   #39
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iem recommendation for pop vocals (with strong bass/treble) ?

rig: x-fi3/s2 with fiio E11
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Old 29-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #40
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iem recommendation for pop vocals (with strong bass/treble) ?

rig: x-fi3/s2 with fiio E11
Price range???
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Old 29-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #41
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- Your rig - Galaxy S2
- What type of usage - frequent airplane usage (noise-cancelling)
- File format used in your source - flac and mp3
- Genre of music you listen to - pop and rock
- Headphone / earphone type - closed
- Other requirements - mic, play/volume (good to have), must be durable! (Last headphone broke in 6 months)
- Budget (in figures) - ~$400


Thanks for any recommendations
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Old 29-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #43
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ASG-1 rev 1.2 is very good in vocal and bass, but treble is decent unless you can EQ your music. 349 SGD, upgradeable to ASG-2 when it is released with some extra money (head-fi says ASG-2 is really really good) although the upgrade process will be quite troublesome.

You also can try Westone UM3x for 503 SGD at Soundwaves Studio. Super awesome price for one of the best universal IEM, promo till 06/07.

- Your rig - Galaxy S2
- What type of usage - frequent airplane usage (noise-cancelling)
- File format used in your source - flac and mp3
- Genre of music you listen to - pop and rock
- Headphone / earphone type - closed
- Other requirements - mic, play/volume (good to have), must be durable! (Last headphone broke in 6 months)
- Budget (in figures) - ~$400

Thanks for any recommendations
ATH ANC-9 maybe? Can go stereo to try out.
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Old 29-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #44
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- Your rig - Galaxy S2
- What type of usage - frequent airplane usage (noise-cancelling)
- File format used in your source - flac and mp3
- Genre of music you listen to - pop and rock
- Headphone / earphone type - closed
- Other requirements - mic, play/volume (good to have), must be durable! (Last headphone broke in 6 months)
- Budget (in figures) - ~$400


Thanks for any recommendations
Inear, AKG K390NC with mic and control (no volume).

Headphones, AKG K480NC + HA450 (comm kit) with mic and control (no volume).

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Old 29-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #45
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ATH ANC-9 maybe? Can go stereo to try out.
Inear, AKG K390NC with mic and control (no volume).

Headphones, AKG K480NC + HA450 (comm kit) with mic and control (no volume).
Thanks, will try out ATH and AKG

Does ATH or AKG compatible with android S2?

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