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NuForce HEM2 & HEM4 IEMs

NuForce HEM2 & HEM4 IEMs

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Oh, look! It's the Nuforce HEMs AGAIN. What a surprise... Let's see, a total of 134 have been sold so what does that come out to be? Something like one or two sales each time it has dropped? Massdrop should be changing their name to Nuforce (or SMSL) Direct sometime before the end of the year because that's just about all they're offering these days.
Is there any way of getting a replacement inline cable? I am losing sound in the ears because cable has come loose at point before mic.
HEM2 or HEM4 for EDM/POP?
Edduh
I´d say HEM2. Warmer sounding.
- Jyri/NuForce
Nu force hem4 or nuforce primo 8 vs ue900 any preferece.adv thanks plz tell
Just got HEM1
Packaging and build quality is great but sound quality isnt. Sounds warm and dark. Can't drive them hard either. Spend more money and get HEM2 or other brand. Disappointed.
I just received my HEM2's. I'm using the braided cable and the large silicone eartips. Isolation is very good and they sound fantastic OTB. Listening to some classical (Von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker) on Tidal HiFi quality through my phone and Dragonfly Black. I find them very smooth sounding and warm. Highs sound pleasant and not piercing. Mids are very present with the sub bass kicking in when called for. Overall, they seem very balanced with neither one dominating the other. Sound stage is pretty wide. I feel like I'm sitting in the audience and can locate instruments as well as pick out different strings with ease as they present. Next I'll try some Jazz (Hiromi, as suggested - I like her a lot), and some contemporary pop and hip hop. I'm very glad I got these and am very happy with results just with my mobile setup. I'll try them through my MD 02 amp and CTH Tube Hybrid as well. These are great!
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My SE215s need a replacement. I find myself replacing the cables too often and the mmcx connectors in the IEM have started coming loose.
Would you recommend these as an upgrade?
B3H1NDu
For me these were an incredible upgrade from the SE215's. I would recommend them. My only complaint is with the braided cable. Going from the plug to the LR split it is tightly braided. From the split up to the monitors the braid is very loose. I don't know if that is by design or just mine. That being said, I haven't had any sound problems.
FWIW, drop price for this week's drop was $95 for HEM2, or +$85 more for the HEM4.
This review helped me decide on joining this drop for the HEM2s: https://www.headfonia.com/review-nuforce-hem2-bizarre-love-triangle/ tl;dr: great sound for EDM and such. Twisted cable is utter crap; instead use the other included cable that has a mic.
The other factor is that these come with XL tips whereas the EDC drops did not. Poor seal = poor bass and I seem to have caverns for ear canal openings...
EDIT: XL sized ear tips were still too small and I couldn't get a good seal which degraded the sound quality. Returned.
Are there third part cable makers for these?
SirAxioM
If there are they're really good at hiding
How would the HEM2 compare to the 1More Triple Driver. I'm not looking for much bass more of a balanced signature or leaning on the highs.
L1ght
Way more warm and bass/mid centered than the 1More, they're more well-built, the right-earphone cable of my 1More broke after 2-3 months
Nuforce hem2 or nuforce edc3
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Ok so how do they do with EDM and drum n bass genres? Some people say they're good with bass heavy music. Which is it? And most of the Jazz I listen to has very powerful bass sounds. Hiromi Trio Project, Joshua Redman...that type of stuff. Lots of well recorded fretless bass and even old school stuff with upright bass needs to convey the power in the low octaves.
Assimilator702
The EDC3? I think they would pair better with trance or house since they're so neutral. They'd be OK for some EDM but may not sound as dynamic or punchy as the HEM2. They would have more clarity and detail than the HEM2 so it depends on which you favor more.
I still think the EDC3would go well for jazz but may lack the impact/punch. Tonally, I think they'd match well. I listened to the jazz bands you mentioned and they're a bit different than what I normally listen to, female jazz musicians: Etta James, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, etc. and think the EDC3 do a wonderful job with their voices.
-needs earbud/iem suggestions under $200
Hey people, I could use some help finding a good pair of headphones to fit my needs. I am open to any suggestions really. Out of the options here currently I’m looking at these or the Massdrop/Mee Audio pinnacle px, but I’m sure there are more and better options out there. I don’t like too much base honestly and my preference leans toward a clear well balanced sound with maybe a little emphasis on the vocals. I guess I’m looking for something that has a good build quality and is under 200 dollars that fits that description
ItsAeolus
I'd suggest a pair of TFZ Exclusive Kings if you are NOT necessarily looking for bass. They lean a bit towards the high end with a real emphases on the treble. You'll get really good sounding vocals with these, however be warned, they could get a little fatiguing in prolonged sessions. Overall, they are not the most neutral IEMs, but have adequate bass, clean and balanced mids and treble for days. Plus the build quality is good. I got mine at a drop last year and I'm really pleased at what I got for the price. I'd strongly suggest you also got a pair of foam tips or two.
TLDR; TFZ Exclusive King - good build, balanced mids, super awesome treble, not too expensive https://penonaudio.com/tfz-exclusive-king.html hope this helps.
ItsAeolus
You might want to check out the TFZ King Pro, iBasso IT01 or the Vsonic GR07. I am still looking into which one to get
I have hem6 for sale if any one is interested. I am selling for $210 and only shipping to US. let me know your email if interested thank you.
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I have a set to sell. Still sealed 230 + shipping?
yes i have already sold it.
How do the nuforce hem2 compare to the Fiio FH1? I just bought the FH1 but I really like the look of the nuforce hem2
RobKM
The HEM2 is much smoother and coherent. The FH1 has boomy bass that bleeds into other frequencies. Even compared to the the Fiio F9, I would choose the HEM2 just because it's balance is better. It has the least amount of bass between the Fiio units but its bass doesn't interfere with any other part of the frequency range. Also comfort and weight goes to the HEM2. The Fiio's, especially the F9, felt larger and heavier and have thicker nozzles.
How are these quality wise?
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Thanks!
Thanks these seem quite ok then
If a dual/quad armature is unnecessary for you, the white HEM1's are for sale on amazon for $80... Link: http://a.co/bV5keh8
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Have you read the spec sheet they aren't close to being the same.
christiank24
He linked the dynamic HEM which is the same specs-wise as the EDC, but refered to them as the HEM 1 which uses a BA driver.
Anybody here who knows how these sound compared to the NuForce x Massdrop Edc Iems?
TStafflinger
Yeah. So I would argue that the nuforce EDC is actually slightly more natural sounding than the HEM2 and HEM4. The HEM4's bass is a little bit lacking in my opinion. They voiced the HEM2 to have more bass it seems like. But I actually think the EDC has better bass then either due to it being a dynamic driver and all. If you have the EDC and you're happy with it then don't bother with either honestly unless you're looking for something different than the EDC. The wide soundstage of the EDC isn't replicated in either the HEM2 or the HEM4.
HEM2 is an interesting balanced armature execution. They definitely tried to make it sound different from the slightly treble forward sound you might expect from a single BA. A bit warmer. HEM4 I would argue executes well on the mids to upper mids, thus vocals sound good on it to me. If you've never tried a BA before, these certainly will show you what that technology can do. But if you're happy with the EDC/dynamic driver sound....save your dollars.
TStafflinger
see my prior comments comparing these here: https://www.massdrop.com/profile/jersey_boy/comments/1836380
I've owned most of the entire line. hem2 is a better headphone than edc + it comes with the pelican case. hem2 can periodically be found on amazon and newegg for well under 100$. when prices get that low, its a no brainer. check camelcamelcamel. until i went and dropped 1300$ on a pair of campfire vega, my daily edc headphones were hem2's because i liked tonality, fit of the shell, and staging width relative to price.
newegg.com Hem4 100$ & 80 for Hem3
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I own ue triple.fi 10, etymotic et4s, tfz king, zero audio dx200, dx220, final audio e2100. I like the dx200 most, the sound is silk, sound very similar to er4, but has much more reasonable base. the final audio e2100 if there is not enough push power from player , the sound is very dark. triple.fi 10 bright, and nature, tfz king too bright, too much detail.
scottlu
impressive i had triple-fi also which i ruined by reshell. I thought one of the zero audio had good bass i might be interested in that one
Feels like a punch in the gut if you received the HEM2s in the blue box.
DeathShr00m
How so?
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the NuForce HEM2 and HEM4 IEMs and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/24.
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im new to the high res world, planning to use these with my iphone 6s and a portable DAC, does anyone knows if they also require an amp? thx
HEM2 is one of my favorite single-BA IEM, with a warm lower end and slightly rolled-off top end. For reference, I've also got the following single-BA IEM: Brainwavz B100, Campfire Audio Orion, and MEE A161. HEM2 gets the most listening time from me. They're not a reference IEM, but they certainly are a relaxed, enjoyable listen. When I first got them, I felt they sounded almost like a baby FLC8S in the red-grey-gold tuning configuration. Not bad for a single-BA IEM. Besides sounding good, HEM2 are very comfortable and come with a nice accessories kit. An easy recommendation from me!
i think all the people who took their place in the nuforce HEM bluebox that dropped a few weeks ago that got the HEM 2 or 4 are pretty pissed off right now..
$199 value bluebox my ass.
Berpin
was thinking the same.. all people who got the HEM 2 or 4 in that bluebox a few weeks ago might be pretty pissed off right now =D
SidMusic
sold out on amazon from the seller that was offering HEM4 for 162
SidMusic
too bad
HEM4 at a shocking $162.72 on amazon right now, cheaper than the HEM2 which is sitting at $189.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 7/21.
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