shotgunshane’s IEM (custom and universal) recommendations, favorites and classics

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  1. shotgunshane

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    I believe most of the issues were due to the metal plate in front of the driver. The plate blocks the driver, except for a tiny hole. People were using them in sweatty environment were getting a bead of sweat to cover that hole and temporarily reducing volume. Some people put a tiny bit of cotton behind the mesh screen to prevent that problem. I never experienced it myself. But something to consider.
     
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    I've read good things about the Final E2000 but never heard them.
     
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    I heard them at RMAF and was actually impressed. They were really solid for the price.

    And they literally were the thing I thought sounded best regardless of price at the Final booth. Not because they're that amazing but because I thought the other stuff was horrible.

    This thing: http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/10/tokyos-final-audio-in-house-and-out-of-time/

    Was like 4000 dollars and terrible, the soundstage was large but nothing else was positive about it... They don't have tips either you just stick that metal in your ear.

    Then their 4000 dollar planar magnetic over ear flagship was there too... Really just a joke compared to the other contenders in that price range. There was detail retrieval maybe on pay with like HD600 if that... The only possible excuse would be if the DAVE wasn't strong enough to power it, but I have no idea why the only amp they'd bring is a DAVE if that was true. To be honest I don't remember much else about it, just that I thought it sounded way too muddy for 4,000 dollars.

    /rant
    Those 50 dollar ones were seriously good though.

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    @DigMe Yes those I'll update my link
     
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    That link is broken for me but I assume you’re talking about these things:

    http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/10/tokyos-final-audio-in-house-and-out-of-time/
     
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    EtyDave on the HF thread said they were half way between the HF5 and ER4P, leaning closer to the P. It won’t have the diffuse field target accuracy or driver matching of the 4 series. However they are more sensitive, so I’m really interested to see some competitive distortion measurements.
     
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    final e3000 and e2k are really good vfm e3k being more porta-pro like in as much its warm and downtilted but musical (coherent and tonally dense in the lower mids-mid bass), e2k is more tonally light, more U shaped but nothing extreme.

    both are rather spacious but that's because they are semi open which makes them good office iems but less suited for the outside world.
     
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    Here's Lachlan's video review, in which he compares the Final E2000 and E3000 to the Zero Audio Tenores:



    Made me order an E3000, to see whether the bass level can be lowered with a front vent mod. The rest of the FR seems very nice, so it's worth a try.
    The stock E2000 has an overall flatter FR, but with a mid-bass hump. Unfortunately, the latter is almost impossible to get rid of via modding.
     
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