Phonak or Beyerdynamic???

Discussion in 'Portable Headphones & Earphones' started by boomjunkie, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. boomjunkie

    boomjunkie New Member

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    Hi all!
    I've just joined this forum as I'm looking for peoples advice or experience on which IEM's to buy for under £100.
    I've been doing a lot of surfing the net to find a shortlist of candidates..
    I'm toying with either buying: Beyerdynamic DTX80 Earphones (What hifi winners 2010) or Phonak Audeo PFE Pefect Bass 012 Earphones (Stuff magazine winners 2010), both around £80. Shure's SE115 were also on the list, but I think the others are going to be better.
    I generally listen to Rock & metal and also electronica like The Prodigy, so I'm looking for a set of earphones that will give me plenty of bottom end, but not at the expense of losing out on clarity. I play my music via a 3rd gen ipod touch with all music ripped at 320. The only earphones I've had to date are Skullcandy's smokin buds so Im looking to buy something that will be a massive improvement over these!

    Please help, or advise, or other recommendations will be gratefully received!
     
  2. hughkk

    hughkk New Member

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    apparently phonak has very little bass, but lots of clarity
    so i think DTX80 is better
     
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    boomjunkie New Member

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    It's funny you saying that, as I'd read reviews to say it was the other way round?
     
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    So what did you end up buying and what did you think of them?
     
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    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah HughKK, would be great to hear what you chose in the end...
     
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    Well, I've decided. I've Just ordered the Beyedynamics DTX100 from Amazon, £69.99. I will update this post to let you know what I think of them once they arrive! :0)
     
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    Got the Beyerdynamic DTX100 yesterday and plugged them into my ipod touch. I listened to quite a few different styles of music, from The prodigy, some heavy Prog metal, Seal and some regular pop, anything with high production. (All at 256 bit rate). I know earphones generally take a few hours use before they 'wear in', but first impression of these Beyers is WOW! I was expecting these to show major flaws in my MP3 compression, but quite the opposite. I'm now hearing little subtleties in the music that I didnt hear before and the bass is just right, nice and warm and tight, not too overbearing.

    I'm pretty sure, I've made a cracking choice with these earphones. I cant wait for them to to get better as they loosen up in next few hours use!!

    :0)
     
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