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1964 Ears 1964-Q Quad Driver Custom IEM Reviews

benzoylmethyl

1964 Quad "Q"

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Pros: Amazing customer service, inoffensive sound, stupid bass for an IEM

Cons: A little boring for my taste

The price paid is because I had to do rushed-rush processing.  1964 delivered, with the best customer service imaginable.    The Q has great lows, very good mids, but lack a little in the highs.  I like heavily colored headphones and I knew the Q was a reference monitor going in...but that didn't keep me from being a bit disappointed by the lack of excitement to their sound.   I would say that for 90% of the people on head-fi, these would be a very good fit.  Basically, unless you're an overly sensitive little girl and think the K601/701 has too much bass or you're like me and want your headphones to lend their own character to your music, you will...
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aamefford

1964 Ears Quads

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Pros: Price / Performance, Customer Service, Sound Quality

Cons: Custom fit - Excellent when it fits, an effort to get there

The quads sound fantastic to me.  They are my preferred sound signature - all the detail, very present bass, but honestly not fatiguing or overpowering, very slightly attenuated treble.  All this leads to a detailed yet warm sound, and the slight roll off on the treble keeps them from being fatiguing.  These are concieved as a stage monitor first, and as a high end pair of headphones for musical enjoyment second, which always works well for me.  So many "audiophile" headphones have some sort of built in "wow" factor somewhere in the frequency band that eventually makes them fatiguing to me.  The accentuated bass comes closest to this in these headphones, but...
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Coasterjeffry

1964-Q

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Pros: Best bang for the buck out there....

Cons: None.....

If you want customs and don't have $1000+ this is most certainly the way to go. Not much more $ than many universals as well. I have had ER4s and MTPC and they haven't come out of the drawer one time since I got these. Great customer service as well...
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