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Old 11-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #106
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This thread should be everyone's first place to visit for reviews on IEM's (In-ear monitors, or "earphones" that go into your ear canal).

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/

At the moment, the thread has 265 IEM's reviewd.


This thread is for headphones. Same reviewer, but a bit "smaller". Currently at 105 headphones.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #107
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Klipsch are awesome... the sound reproduction is unparralled for the price u pay.. you can always get better, ,but for the price, they will rock your socks off
Agreed. Here's the review of |joker| from the head-fi.org forums. IIRC the S5/S5i uses the same dynamic drivers as the S4/S4i.

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After some solitary time with the S4, I think that they are interesting earphones that deliver heavy bass impact, clean mids, and decent treble. The bass can be too powerful and boomy for my liking, but that’s more of a personal issue - at least they don’t give me bass headaches. It’s not quite as tight as I would like, but can’t really be called bloated either. I can see why this bass has mass appeal – it can easily satisfy the bass junkie without offending the audiophile. There is a very small amount bleed into the midrange, which is smooth and articulate, if a little off-neutral (leaning towards warmth) and slightly thin. The treble that the S4s put out is the weak point for me – it lacks the sparkle and smoothness of the RE0 and (even after 200 hours) still sounds somewhat harsh and sibilant. Soundstaging is decent enough but can hardly be called spacious and individual instruments can sometimes be harder to pick out than I would like.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #108
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anyone have an opinion on the bose mie2i
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #109
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anyone have an opinion on the bose mie2i
"Audiophiles" will always snark at anything Beats, Bose, or Skullbroken.

At its $116.95 price on Amazon, I'm willing to bet there are other better options.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #110
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New apple earpods the best bang for the money
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:00 PM   #111
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"Audiophiles" will always snark at anything Beats, Bose, or Skullbroken.

At its $116.95 price on Amazon, I'm willing to bet there are other better options.
Lots of better options.

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New apple earpods the best bang for the money
Hope this is a joke.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #112
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New apple earpods the best bang for the money
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Hope this is a joke.
The new apple earpods that come with the iPhone 5 are not as bad as the ones all the previous iterations. When I (finally, LOL!) broke my Klipsch S5i, I couldn't find my VSonic GR07 at first, so I actually spent a good 2 weeks with these apple ear things.
- There is zero noise isolation, so it's good when you need to be aware of your surroundings, but bad if you want to hear your music in a noisy environment.
- It tends to fall of my ears easily. On the upside, no cable noise (IEM owners know this LOL!)
- They did bump up the mid-bass quite a bit here, so hip-hop and pop lovers would be very happy. Unfortunately, it's just mid-bass, so there's no lower sub-bass rumble.

Now that I found my VSonic GR07, the apple earphones definitely are lacking in the mids and instrument separation/clarity. The highs seem to be okay in the apple earphones, but it's hard to judge that right now as the VSonic GR07 is very good in high's, but sometimes can be borderline sibilant.

At the end of the day, "sound quality" will always be subjective. I do not consider myself an audiophile, at all. I'm just someone who has read a little more about and listened to a few more IEM's and headphones than the "average joe".
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #113
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At the end of the day, "sound quality" will always be subjective.
I agree with that but to say that Apple Ear buds are the best bang for the buck...that's either because they are essentially free with a new Apple product, or because the person either has never in their life listened to music through a decent pair of headphones or they really don't care about music quality. IMO, the GR07 or GR07 bass represent one of the best for the money right now. I have the GR07 Bass and they are really good earphones for the cost. I think I paid less than $30 shipped for the pair. To purchase the Apple Ear Pods, they cost the same amount. Of course for serious listening, I'm reaching for my Etymotics.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #114
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Not a joke on the earpods they are better than my skullcandys and my Sonys don't knock it til you try it again these are the new earpods not the earbuds
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #115
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Yeah, but anything is better than Skullcandy so that argument holds no water. Sorry. And punctuation is your friend.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #116
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I've used some Bose QuietComfort 2's for some four years now and have yet to use anything better. Best quality I've listened on. Noise cancellation is on point, too.

For in-ear I use the stock Apple ones.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #117
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I've used some Bose QuietComfort 2's for some four years now and have yet to use anything better. Best quality I've listened on. Noise cancellation is on point, too.

For in-ear I use the stock Apple ones.
its a shame onkyo isn't really around anymore to trump everyone.
LOL
Osaka Denki Onkyo had it right when he said it takes power to create clarity. and ima rant real quick, everyone can take their digital crap back to the store, analog amps still hit harder, have meatier mids, and crisper highs than most new digital amps today.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:50 AM   #118
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I loved my hybrid amp...best of both worlds. Power of solid state, sound of tubes. Too bad I was stupid and fried it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:10 AM   #119
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I loved my hybrid amp...best of both worlds. Power of solid state, sound of tubes. Too bad I was stupid and fried it.
Eek, how did you manage that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:47 AM   #120
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I really like my Bose noise canceling headphones. They're really pricey if you buy them new, but if you have an Unclaimed Baggage store near you, you can usually find a pair for ~$150. My sister has a pair of Beats headphones and they sound pretty good too.
+1 for Bose. Most well known speaker makers makes good headsets.so does klipsch, synheiser, JBL to name few.

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