or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by alphaman

Are you saying you think SM3s are faster than IE8 or 530? If so, I definitely disagree. And I would not agree with remark about BA being faster than dynamic. Either can be fast, slow or at a continuum in between the two -- it depends on that specific design's implementation (reasons may include: component material, wiring, crossover design (for multi-driver elements), etc.).    I would somewhat agree that the speedier models are thinner sounding. It's almost as if you...
I've been using IE8s for over 2.5 yrs now, almost every day. The small Comply foam sound best for my ears, but they are a HUGE pain to use: (un)install (from nozzle -- see below); replace (cost, hassle of ordering); as well as the pure hassle of molding-and-holding-in-to-expand. On top of that, I snapped off BOTH the IE8's nozzle twist-fitting the tight-ass Complys. (Not a lot folks know that IEx's nozzles are break-seal fitted. But unlike a soda-bottle cap, the Senn's...
... to be continued ...   I just dug out my SE530s. Not a whole lot going for them, but they are faster than SM3s. The 530s are probably as fast as IE8s (maybe faster? shudder!). A good thing. I have upgraded electronics and amps several X since 530s were last in active use --  new gear which undoubtedly works better with the Shures along with all my other cans for that matter --  so perhaps some of my former criticism of 530s were a bit too critical.    The...
Arrg!!!! This forum's Huddler editor is just as bad as its internal SE. For Chrissake ... for all the $$ head-fi pays Huddler, you'd think we'd get something functional. What a way to run a railroad! http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/554628/akg-k3003-high-end-3-way-system-headphone http://eu.akg.com/akg-k3003-eu.htmlhttp://www.headphiles.org/index.php?topic=2763.0  
Sometimes, it's hard for us IEM-using audiophiles to accept that household brands like Sony, JVC or Panasonic can create decent IEMs. Thx for adding the Sony model to my mix of IEMs to watch for. How fast are the Sony's (or JVCs) in your opinion? This is a pretty important qualitative sonic metric for me. As noted earlier, when I use IEMs and listen to music, it is very much and interactive experience -- I like the music (with its beat, pace, rhythm) to...
Thx guys.   yello131: Saw MusicaAcoustics.com, but it's $20 more than list (+ $10 s/h after that). Not sure its worth it for that much more.   Munky: Useful comments from an actual owner (per your Sig. --  hope it's accurate ;) Any IEM faster than DBA? Have you heard IE8 (or any Senn) to compare with?   I don't necessarily want "natural" -- mostly because of my overall IEM use is in a workout/action environment. When biking/jogging, one's attn span is only so...
Agreed about putting speed adjectives -- 'fast',  ''slow', etc. -- in context. I definitely  haven't heard all from the "combined pool of universal IEMs" either. But speed and dynamics are at the top of my wish list (these characteristics also seem to be ignored in most reviews; instead, we get the usual bass/mids/treble/soundstage/balance assessment!) Maybe reviewers need to learn some relevant semantics (see Refs below). I'm surprised to hear you note the FX700's are...
How long to properly break-in the FX700s?   Not sure this is a case for  all dynamics, but IE8s are notorious for their 'extended' (= several 100 hr!!) burn-in period. Not sure Senn intended it this way (and there are a very few who feel that Senn IEx -- in some ways -- sound worse after burn-in -- see anythingbutipod review). IMO, the IE8s are best (and possibly the overall best IEM) after the extended break-in. You gotta stick with them, folks -- buy them used (and...
For cycling, dancing, raving, or any activity -- or chores! -- where you need tunes that get you to move -- motivated -- the SM3 ain't gonna cut it. Not by far. I've been criticized by many in this thread for buying (and then dissing) these cans ...guilty! But, your honor, I was partially (but perhaps not deliberately) misled: so many reviews (both here and on other sites) point to "speed" and dynamics as one of the SM3's strong points. In fact, my Teclast R8 (came free...
Couple of more Q's... Munky mentioned the DBA (Fischer DBA-02, I assume) ... forgetting the $$ difference, which of the two (FX700 vs DBA-02) is faster, more dynamic (micro-, macro-), has more "slam" (aka "slammier", slam factor)? seyo-shop.com has been down for some time now. Dunno if/when they'll come back. Where else can one order these cans (I'm USA-based)?
New Posts  All Forums: