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    Sony XB500 for me; really solid bass!

    I'm thinking of getting the Klipsch Image S4i, does anyone recommend? My Sonys are good but they leak too much.
    Also I'm not much of a basshead, I just want a good sound balance and clarity.

    I'm surprised no one is talking about the Audio Technika ATH-M50s!
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    The E10s would also be my suggestion for their tastes :yy:

    Which reminds me, VSonic need to find a UK distributor now that Frogbeatz have thrown themselves wholly into the customs market. The GR06s are probably the best sub-£50 IEM on the market but it's a pain recommending them when the only way of getting them is through importing or eBay.
    I've not heard any of their offerings but I've read good things about them. I don't think people realise the market potential in the UK, they're definitely missing an opportunity.

    (Original post by SMed)
    Dammit, my step down voltage transformer for my Schiit Magni amp must have fried. Seriously hope it hasn't damaged the amp or the power supply. I just moved and it looks like the transformer was damaged, but it just stopped working mid-use.

    Just ordered another transformer, another cheap one. If this one goes, then I'll get a better quality one.
    Honestly, if possible transformers are worth avoiding when possible. Mine constantly ran hot and I always ended up unplugging it overnight as I was worried it posed a fire hazard. If you can, get a refund on the one which broke and cancel/return the new one and buy a proper adapter from Electromod for £20. If nothing else the step down can't be good for SQ.

    Edit: Electromod sorry, not Electronic.

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    (Original post by SamHedges)
    Honestly, if possible transformers are worth avoiding when possible. Mine constantly ran hot and I always ended up unplugging it overnight as I was worried it posed a fire hazard. If you can, get a refund on the one which broke and cancel/return the new one and buy a proper adapter from Electronic for £20. If nothing else the step down can't be good for SQ.
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    Yeah, it did run hot. I'll look into it. Do you have a link to what you're talking about?
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Yeah, it did run hot. I'll look into it. Do you have a link to what you're talking about?


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    I don't think they list it on their website but just email Mark from Electromod, he should be able to sort you out with one.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Nice choice, enjoy :yy: depending on the price you paid, whether you're able to return them, and if you'd rather have a removable extension, there is also a HD25 variant with a 3m coiled cable that may interest you.



    Hifiman RE-400 would be my choice :yep:



    Ouch :erm: hope it's OK!
    Are they good?
    they look cheap
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    I'm rocking a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro's.

    I also have a FiiO E10 amplifier, but rarely use it because my built in one is powerful enough.
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    (Original post by iamyoda)
    Sony XB500 for me; really solid bass!

    I'm thinking of getting the Klipsch Image S4i, does anyone recommend? My Sonys are good but they leak too much.
    Also I'm not much of a basshead, I just want a good sound balance and clarity.

    I'm surprised no one is talking about the Audio Technika ATH-M50s!
    Not much of a basshead, but you use a pair of XB500s? :ahee:

    The S4s are a bit of an ugly duckling, they're not bad but there's always better options aside from the rare times that they drop below £25. How much are you looking to spend?

    The M50s do see a bit of chatter, but recent releases like the AKG K550 and Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro have detracted from their status as universally recommended for sub-£150.

    (Original post by SamHedges)
    I've not heard any of their offerings but I've read good things about them. I don't think people realise the market potential in the UK, they're definitely missing an opportunity.

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    Me neither, I was hoping to play with a pair at the meet but couldn't find any.

    (Original post by 3mmz)
    Are they good?
    they look cheap
    Reviews have been extremely positive since their launch a few weeks ago. Pictures don't really do them justice, they're actually made from brushed aluminium.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Not much of a basshead, but you use a pair of XB500s? :ahee:

    The S4s are a bit of an ugly duckling, they're not bad but there's always better options aside from the rare times that they drop below £25. How much are you looking to spend?

    The M50s do see a bit of chatter, but recent releases like the AKG K550 and Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro have detracted from their status as universally recommended for sub-£150.



    Me neither, I was hoping to play with a pair at the meet but couldn't find any.



    Reviews have been extremely positive since their launch a few weeks ago. Pictures don't really do them justice, they're actually made from brushed aluminium.
    Do you have any more you recommend and also where do you buy those ear phones from
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    (Original post by 3mmz)
    Do you have any more you recommend and also where do you buy those ear phones from
    You can get them from Amazon. Other recommendations;

    Shure SE315: supposedly a nice balanced pair, I have the lower model and they're great for the price

    Audeo Phonak PFE 112: these IEMs, another pair I own, have different rioters to change the sound signature and sound great. They use a balanced armature driver though, so bass doesn't have the same impact or "thump" that you get from a more typical dynamic driver.

    VSonic GR07: Extremely well regarded sub-£150 IEM, if you can find them. You'll probably have to find an eBay distributor.

    Cosmic Ears BA1: These are a little different to the others. Probably not as high fidelity as the above options, but they are a well regarded entry level custom-moulded IEM. These are the other end of the "looking cheap" scale, fit precisely to your ears in a very pretty transparent purple acrylic. Customs also have the highest levels of comfort and isolation if the moulds of your ears are taken properly.

    Those are the first four the spring to mind after the RE-400. Any of the five would be a good choice for different reasons.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    You can get them from Amazon. Other recommendations;

    Shure SE315: supposedly a nice balanced pair, I have the lower model and they're great for the price

    Audeo Phonak PFE 112: these IEMs, another pair I own, have different rioters to change the sound signature and sound great. They use a balanced armature driver though, so bass doesn't have the same impact or "thump" that you get from a more typical dynamic driver.

    VSonic GR07: Extremely well regarded sub-£150 IEM, if you can find them. You'll probably have to find an eBay distributor.

    Cosmic Ears BA1: These are a little different to the others. Probably not as high fidelity as the above options, but they are a well regarded entry level custom-moulded IEM. These are the other end of the "looking cheap" scale, fit precisely to your ears in a very pretty transparent purple acrylic. Customs also have the highest levels of comfort and isolation if the moulds of your ears are taken properly.

    Those are the first four the spring to mind after the RE-400. Any of the five would be a good choice for different reasons.
    oh dont know what to get
    what about the yamaha eph 100
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    (Original post by 3mmz)
    oh dont know what to get
    what about the yamaha eph 100
    The EPH 100 are another very nice pair, one that I've recommended many times in this thread. The reason I didn't recommend them here is because by all accounts, the Hifimans I suggested initially have a similar sound signature, but just do everything a little bit better.
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    I really want to try some custom IEMs but they're not really something you can easily demo. Do you have any, Gofre?
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    (Original post by SamHedges)
    I really want to try some custom IEMs but they're not really something you can easily demo. Do you have any, Gofre?
    I have a pair that I got for my 21st last year, a pair of Minerva Mi-3 triple driver customs. To be honest I don't even remember what they sound like, I sent them back at least three times for different faults (they shipped with one of the audio channels compressed, they were silicon customs, followed by consecutive driver failures in the right ear) and problems have persisted. Tried, and failed, to get my money back, then gave up on them. Would not go for them again, needless to say!
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    Some more options where to buy earphones from:

    Advanced MP3 Players:
    http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/

    The MP3 Company:
    http://www.themp3company.co.uk/

    Both of them are great sites to buy from

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    (Original post by Gofre)
    I have a pair that I got for my 21st last year, a pair of Minerva Mi-3 triple driver customs. To be honest I don't even remember what they sound like, I sent them back at least three times for different faults (they shipped with one of the audio channels compressed, they were silicon customs, followed by consecutive driver failures in the right ear) and problems have persisted. Tried, and failed, to get my money back, then gave up on them. Would not go for them again, needless to say!
    Damn, would you be tempted to go for any others in the future? I keep seeing photos of customs and they look so good, but I've always been confused as to how they work without vents. I'd like to pick up some further down the line but I'm going to concentrate on my home rig for the time being.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    I have a pair that I got for my 21st last year, a pair of Minerva Mi-3 triple driver customs. To be honest I don't even remember what they sound like, I sent them back at least three times for different faults (they shipped with one of the audio channels compressed, they were silicon customs, followed by consecutive driver failures in the right ear) and problems have persisted. Tried, and failed, to get my money back, then gave up on them. Would not go for them again, needless to say!
    Holy ****! You didn't get any money back from those? If I remember they were pretty damn expensive!
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    I really need a new pair of headphone- currently using Sony in ear black in ear headphones (found it in my brothers room after my apple earphones died) I have a pair of skull candy hesh- but I would like a new pair of in earphones. I listen to a range of music from Queen to breaking Benjamin to birdy to the used to Florence And the machine. So I'd like a versatile pair but with really crisp sounds! Budget: £30 but flexible if they're really good :P hope you can help!


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    Bought these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Were fantastic, but now my left earpiece whispers the music, even on full blast. Such a shame. Is there any way of fixing it, or should I buy it again/different earphones?
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    (Original post by SamHedges)
    Damn, would you be tempted to go for any others in the future? I keep seeing photos of customs and they look so good, but I've always been confused as to how they work without vents. I'd like to pick up some further down the line but I'm going to concentrate on my home rig for the time being.
    I'd definitely get another pair, in fact they may well end up being my next pair now that my desktop rig is more or less done for the timebeing, I'd just be sure to be a lot more selective when choosing a brand. In my naivety I chose Minerva because they were produced in the UK and had lots of drivers for the price, I kinda pushed the fact that there was very little said about them on Head Fi to the back of my mind. Easily the worst decision I've made in this hobby. Now I'd either go for a sub-£200 pair from Cosmic, or £400+ from Unique Melody, JH Audio or Ultimate Ears.
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Holy ****! You didn't get any money back from those? If I remember they were pretty damn expensive!
    Nope :erm:

    (Original post by reemaisthinking)
    I really need a new pair of headphone- currently using Sony in ear black in ear headphones (found it in my brothers room after my apple earphones died) I have a pair of skull candy hesh- but I would like a new pair of in earphones. I listen to a range of music from Queen to breaking Benjamin to birdy to the used to Florence And the machine. So I'd like a versatile pair but with really crisp sounds! Budget: £30 but flexible if they're really good :P hope you can help!


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    Monoprice 8320 with a set of Comply T400 foam tips, or Sound magic E10 :yy:

    (Original post by Mr Faust)
    Bought these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Were fantastic, but now my left earpiece whispers the music, even on full blast. Such a shame. Is there any way of fixing it, or should I buy it again/different earphones?
    Channel imbalance normally means a wire's come loose, you're better of spending a fiver on another pair and, if you didn't do so already, make sure you unplug them and store them separately rather than leaving them plugged in when not in use.
 
 
 
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