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Headphones. The last tidbit was just informative. I've never had the opportunity to try the GR8's.

Ah yes that's a different story all-together.
GR8's...were disappointing really. Another friend of mine, who's heard quite a few earphones, had the same thoughts.
Great mids, but odd-sounding when compared to the likes of the PFE232's

TF10's are very nice indeed, especially their deep bass that they offer - however the mids take quite a dip - this is especially helped with a custom cable.
I couldn't really listen tot he TF10's without a custom cable, after listening to the TF10's WITH a custom cable. The difference, for me, was quite substantial.
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Ah yes that's a different story all-together.
GR8's...were disappointing really. Another friend of mine, who's heard quite a few earphones, had the same thoughts.
Great mids, but odd-sounding when compared to the likes of the PFE232's
TF10's are very nice indeed, especially their deep bass that they offer - however the mids take quite a dip - this is especially helped with a custom cable.
I couldn't really listen tot he TF10's without a custom cable, after listening to the TF10's WITH a custom cable. The difference, for me, was quite substantial.

I have yet to try them with a custom cable (open to recommendations wink.gif). I have heard great things about it, though. Even people saying the Westone cables are even a good leap.

And yeah, biggest mistake I ever made in the IEM world was severely downgrade from UE TF 10's to SE530's once. I tried to give them a fighting chance, but they just...meh. Glad to have my TF 10's back, nonetheless.
 
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I have yet to try them with a custom cable (open to recommendations wink.gif). I have heard great things about it, though. Even people saying the Westone cables are even a good leap.
And yeah, biggest mistake I ever made in the IEM world was severely downgrade from UE TF 10's to SE530's once. I tried to give them a fighting chance, but they just...meh. Glad to have my TF 10's back, nonetheless.

I don't want to be punished, but:
EDITED

There's my review on my website of the TF10's.
You'll be able to see that I loaned the TF10's for a while, and had 3 cables.

The one that came up on top for me was Chris Himself Silver Ray cable.
However with that said, it wasn't really "comfortable" to wear, and was a little annoying, especially with its over-the-top wooden cable management - of course I think this was done "on order" so that can be customised.

Long story short, a custom cable was better than the stock cable for me.
Brought out the mids a bit, and that's EXACTLY what the TF10's could do with (without any EQ)


As for the SE530's, they are equivalent tot he SE535's (without removable cables)
I found the SE535's basically the beasts of mids, however they were a bit too "piercing" for my liking, and a bit too analytical.
Great earphones, but the SE535's didn't really pack any punch for me. Their bass was almost non-existent - especially when you compare it to something like the TF10's.
Just to add the icing on the cake the SE535's were about 2x more expensive than the TF10's and other earphones I had at the time.
When you are paying almost double, you expect to have a bit less of a "oh I can do without it, at this price".

That in mind though, I have the PFE 232's and absolutely love them.
Similarly the Denon C400's are really good too.

I think the C400's although new on the market, should be a good reference for "flat sounding" earphones.
For once, I agree with a manufacturer's description of the earphones.
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 12/22/12 at 5:24am
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My sister bought me these for my Bday. biggrin.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106508

Nothing compared to my HD535's, but it's as close as I can get.
    
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I'd like in!

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Re-cabled some old HD570 that I have had for years. The were only getting sound out of one side, so I decided to mess with them. Unfortunately I didn't calculate the length of wire that was going to be used inside and now the cord is too short. I also can't use them with my amp frown.gif.

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Hello, I'd like to be part of the club :-)

Current: HD201
Xmas: Sony MDR-7506

Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
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I don't want to be punished, but:
*snip*
There's my review on my website of the TF10's.
You'll be able to see that I loaned the TF10's for a while, and had 3 cables.
The one that came up on top for me was Chris Himself Silver Ray cable.
However with that said, it wasn't really "comfortable" to wear, and was a little annoying, especially with its over-the-top wooden cable management - of course I think this was done "on order" so that can be customised.
Long story short, a custom cable was better than the stock cable for me.
Brought out the mids a bit, and that's EXACTLY what the TF10's could do with (without any EQ)
As for the SE530's, they are equivalent tot he SE535's (without removable cables)
I found the SE535's basically the beasts of mids, however they were a bit too "piercing" for my liking, and a bit too analytical.
Great earphones, but the SE535's didn't really pack any punch for me. Their bass was almost non-existent - especially when you compare it to something like the TF10's.
Just to add the icing on the cake the SE535's were about 2x more expensive than the TF10's and other earphones I had at the time.
When you are paying almost double, you expect to have a bit less of a "oh I can do without it, at this price".
That in mind though, I have the PFE 232's and absolutely love them.
Similarly the Denon C400's are really good too.
I think the C400's although new on the market, should be a good reference for "flat sounding" earphones.
For once, I agree with a manufacturer's description of the earphones.

I bookmarked the link, so you can take it down smile.gif. I've seen that they have apparently been getting a little antsy with that kind of thing lately. I will give it a full read later, but I really appreciate the link.

Also, I found the SE530's to be nearly the exact opposite of what you said wth.gif.

I used them with the black olive tips and they just felt so dark, muddy, and cloudy that I just couldn't see ANY type of music being enjoyable on them. I will agree that the mids were great, but I tried nearly every genre that I liked and couldn't find a use for them. Even electronic music was unenjoyable. I eventually had to get rid of them. Thankfully the next Christmas I found a pair of UE TF 10's on Amazon for around $90 during a lightning deal.
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I bookmarked the link, so you can take it down smile.gif. I've seen that they have apparently been getting a little antsy with that kind of thing lately. I will give it a full read later, but I really appreciate the link.
Also, I found the SE530's to be nearly the exact opposite of what you said wth.gif.
I used them with the black olive tips and they just felt so dark, muddy, and cloudy that I just couldn't see ANY type of music being enjoyable on them. I will agree that the mids were great, but I tried nearly every genre that I liked and couldn't find a use for them. Even electronic music was unenjoyable. I eventually had to get rid of them. Thankfully the next Christmas I found a pair of UE TF 10's on Amazon for around $90 during a lightning deal.

Cheers buddy!
If you could edit my reply in your embedded reply, that would be appreciated too smile.gif!

As for the SE530's -> interesting! They do indeed have a different sound signature, but would have thought you would have gotten used to them a little. They are vastly different from the TF10's IMO.
TF10 = High and deep bass, low mids, good highs
SE535/530 = No bass, High mids, excellent highs

In other news, I received my custom 7cm interconnect from Epiphany Acoustics, after my last one from Toxic Cables failed.
I have to say, loving the sound of the MJ2 cable!

Pics to follow.

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Edited by Totally Dubbed - 12/22/12 at 5:58am
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Cheers buddy!
If you could edit my reply in your embedded reply, that would be appreciated too smile.gif!
As for the SE530's -> interesting! They do indeed have a different sound signature, but would have thought you would have gotten used to them a little. They are vastly different from the TF10's IMO.
TF10 = High and deep bass, low mids, good highs
SE535/530 = No bass, High mids, excellent highs
In other news, I received my custom 7cm interconnect from Epiphany Acoustics, after my last one from Toxic Cables failed.
I have to say, loving the sound of the MJ2 cable!
Pics to follow.
EDIT:





Done smile.gif. And where exactly did you get it from? Price? I have a FiiO amp that I need to utilize more tongue.gif. It's just fine with the cable I have already, though, as I don't think it will see that much of an improvement.
 
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