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Anybody have any thoughts with these compared to a Shure SE215 and a TFZ Exclusive 5?
At this price, if the KC09's are anywhere near as good and comfortable as the KC06's, instant-buy.
Hate the twisted cable design of the TFZ's. Was never a fan of Shure's, but sound and comfort is pretty subjective.
Although, I doubt I'll ever buy plastic-housing headphones again.
They sound better then the TFZ i wear, but I do prefer the TFZ Kings due to its weight and cable.
I agree about the TFZ cables, they look interesting but tangle way too often compared to the SE215m+ cable in my experience.
How is the SQ compared to either the SE215 or Ex5?
The Ex5's aren't as heavy than the Kings but much heavier than my SE215, which I don't particularly mind. Do you have any input on the SQ of the KC09's? Like the bass/mids/highs?
This is the first I've noticed the KC09's, and wasn't really in the market for another pair of headphones. Am attempting to cancel/return an unnecessary Amazon (Amp) order to fit it into the budget.
The KC06A's are potentially the best IEM's I've owned, which previously I would of said my favorites were the headphones included with the Sony NWZ-S738F mp3 player (2008) and I can't compare the two now.
With a Fiio E17K paired with the KC06A's, I sometimes scale the treble back a few steps. But back in the day I would use a Sandisk Sansa E280 with an inverted equalizer (e.g. like a batman joker-smile), with the bass close to 0/+1, with most other frequencies below 0, and the tail near 0/+1.
I would use a similar EQ inverted-smile setup on a Xiaomi Redmi 3s Pro Prime phone within the last few years, but my current music device's sound-chip (Motorola X-Force) doesn't support that.
I always preferred Sony's Mega-Bass (tm).
I prefer music like Tom Cochrane, John Newman, Apocolyptica, Calvin Harris, Kongos, Lorde, M83, Ella Eyre, Megadeath
(*glances through Google Play Music downloaded artists*)
I'm not going to comment on Mid/Lows/Highs/Bass/whatever, when I hear ppl talking about that, it sounds like pretentious bullshit to me -- sorry :-)
Additional Caveat, am not interested in paying hundred's for IEM's for marginal acoustic improvements, and find most Over-the-Ear studio headphones more fatiguing than IEM's - hurts my outer ear, and pressure on my skull after not many hours.
Lately I've switched to surrounding myself with speakers of mid-level cost, like these, (when I can)
--> Pioneer TS-X200 Surface Mount 3-Way Bass-Reflex Speakers <-- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009QOQB/
Which I plan to power with: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/smsl-ad18-bluetooth-stereo-and-usb-power-amplifier
-- was able to setup my backyard-office speaker system on Dec.20th, Sounds F'n Great :-) Now to hook up a sub-woofer.
Well I'm sure the audiophiles would shoot me... but I'm using a discontinued 20W Comiso tube speaker as a sub-woofer hehehe.