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Painful to read as an IE7 owner - even though I got those cheap.
Are you not impressed with your IE7s then?
I most definitely am but contentment isn't a virtue common amongst AV enthusiasts.
I currently own the ultimate ears super fi 5 pros (twin driver precursors to the triple fi 10s). I enjoy their sound signature, but that said im not generally overly fussy in that department - i think you get used to the sound signature of whatever cans you use regularly, whether that be flat, bass heavy or overly trebbly. I've been considering upgrading to the 10s for a while, but i'm a bit suspicious of the multi driver trend of late. Feels a bit like the megapixel race in digital cameras. I've read a few articles espousing the virtues of a single, high quality driver over several lower quality ones. So naturally this review has piqued my interest. I listen to a really broad range of stuff, from classical to dub-step and everything in between, so it'd definitely be nice to have some 'phones that can kick out some decent bass for music that suits it. Would these be a sensible upgrade from the 5 pros?
Hi Simon,I've owned both the Super Fi 5 pros and the Triple.Fi 10s (and I reviewed the IE8i here). The Triple.Fi 10s are a big step up from the Super.Fi 5 Pros, much as I loved the 5s at the time. I personally prefer the Triple Fi to the IE8i, but they're both fantastic. The Sennheisers have more bass though, if that's a concern.
Ahhh I do love the 5 pros, so looks like it might be swinging back in the Triple fi 10s favour again ;) Many thanks for the insight!
Had the ie8 for a few years changing across from Klipsch X10's which kept failing. Very Pro feeling, well made with great carry case. Bass knob is a bit of a gimmick I feel as this just muddies the sound for me. And bass is well high enough even at lowest setting (..so who'd want more anyway?) Definately a bit weak in the treble though, so I feel that clarity is a bit of an issue with me. So I need to use the EQ setting in my player to 'brighten up' a bitMakes my ears hurt after a few hours with the large size also. Over the ear design is a bit of a pain. The stirrups dont work so well juts being plain annoying. I am for ever fiddling with them if I move around a lot (walking for the bus etc) to keep them in place. Sit still at a desk and all is fine though.
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