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post #421 of 2359
I don't know anything about pink noise burn-in, but I have read it makes sibilance worse, because the sound is more bright after it. (but it does have a lot of pro's too).
Anyway I have a D2 also and it's quite sibilant, I am trying to sell mine because of it and try to get a kenwood dap.
post #422 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Moody View Post
I also have the M5 and played them for about 20 hours (pink noise and random music), but I find them quite harsh at the high end. The treble is a bit too bright for my taste.

Is this improving in time or just a part of the signature of these earphones??
Hi Moody, could perhaps be that you have a particular auditry sensitivity to highs (my friend suffers from this and he can't use any iems) .If your source has a tendency to be sibilant then obviously this would not help things either. As others have mentioned , the Atrios shouldn't be giving you any problems at all in this area and it certainly isn't a feature of their sound signature , so it does sound a bit odd. I would also be curious to know if you have had any problems like this with other iems/headphones perhaps?
post #423 of 2359
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post
For anyone who's interested, here's my Future Sonics Atrio M5 Review on AnythingButiPod.com.

Nice, real nice. Very well done.
post #424 of 2359
The Atrio definitely goes through a phase of fairly sibilant highs, but it tones down after burn-in. 20 hours is not going to be enough, even with pink noise. I'd say give them at least 100 hours before you try to judge them. Also, make sure you have a good enough seal that you're getting good bass response. Once fully burned-in, the Atrio is definitely detailed, but NOT sibilant.

-Packgrog
post #425 of 2359
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post
For anyone who's interested, here's my Future Sonics Atrio M5 Review on AnythingButiPod.com.

Nice one dfkt , thats a really good balanced review, enjoyed reading that a lot. Hopefully a lot more people will discover these little beauties after reading that.
post #426 of 2359
After reading about these I decided to pick up a pair. At first I thought they were a little too bright compared to my Westone UM2s but after a couple weeks of everyday use they have seemed to settle down or maybe I've just grown accustomed to them. If you were to look at a graph of their frequency response I would guess it would be a smiley face with a bump at the bottom and at top. After a couple of weeks they have really grown on me and I think they are an excellent IEM. They have more detail than the Westone's overall but I do like the smoothness of the Westones. These let a little more outside noise in than the UM2s. The UM2s are dead quite once the music starts while these tend to let sound in even if you're playing music, at lower volumes anyway. I've been playing the heck out of the new Chile Peppers album "Stadium Arcadium" and with the M5s I've noticed some things that the UM2s seem to gloss over. The M5s are a fun listen if not totally accurate. The bump in the bottom can shake your head while the detail in the top makes things pop out more. I don't think they would be a good match for Metal fans but if you're mostly into softer Rock/Pop than I think they are a good match. Without knowing the price I would guess they would go for around $250 to $300. You can pick them up for much less.
post #427 of 2359
Again, they start out with sibilant highs, boomy lows, and recessed mids but they settle down a lot and even out after burn-in. Give them a good 50-100 hours before you judge! It's not your ears! The Atrio drivers need burn-in!
post #428 of 2359
Yeah, my initial impressions upon receiving them yesterday were:

A bit heavy on the bass. It's got serious presence and sometimes good detail, but it's just a bit boomy and broad.

Mids are a bit recessed, especially since I'm coming from Shures most recently.

Highs are hit and miss, very peaky. Some stuff sounds great, some stuff sounds lifeless. Doesn't sound really harsh to me yet, but I think that's because I'm still getting used to all that bass.

In general, they seemed VERY recording-dependent in the first couple of hours. I left them going with music all night, now I'm doing my standard burn-in process (sliding random frequencies spread across the spectrum intermixed with 30 sec bouts of pink noise through my Go-Vibe 6 set at high volume). Will report back in a couple of days.
post #429 of 2359
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Originally Posted by acidtripwow View Post
I don't think they would be a good match for Metal fans ....
As a metal fan, the M5's most definately do metal justice. But as other reviewers have stated, the M5's handle all genres of music equally great.
post #430 of 2359
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I don't think they would be a good match for Metal fans...
LOL! Are you kidding? Umm... Look at my playlists in my signature. I'm most definitely a metal fan (it's most of what I listen to, I'm even listening to Agalloch right now). Nothing else I've ever heard handles metal as well as the Atrio.

One last time: LET THEM BURN IN BEFORE YOU JUDGE!

-Packgrog

NP: Dream Evil - The Prophecy (power metal, baby!)
post #431 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Packgrog View Post
Again, they start out with sibilant highs, boomy lows, and recessed mids but they settle down a lot and even out after burn-in. Give them a good 50-100 hours before you judge! It's not your ears! The Atrio drivers need burn-in!
Oh, right...my pair came with about 50 hours of pre-listening, so I must have completely missed the "sibilant highs" stage. Like Packgrog says, keep on burnin'!
post #432 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Trager View Post
Yeah, my initial impressions upon receiving them yesterday were:

A bit heavy on the bass. It's got serious presence and sometimes good detail, but it's just a bit boomy and broad.

Mids are a bit recessed, especially since I'm coming from Shures most recently.

Highs are hit and miss, very peaky. Some stuff sounds great, some stuff sounds lifeless. Doesn't sound really harsh to me yet, but I think that's because I'm still getting used to all that bass.

In general, they seemed VERY recording-dependent in the first couple of hours. I left them going with music all night, now I'm doing my standard burn-in process (sliding random frequencies spread across the spectrum intermixed with 30 sec bouts of pink noise through my Go-Vibe 6 set at high volume). Will report back in a couple of days.
Excatly my experience coming fra E4C. They have now burned in for about 50 hours and are setteling nicely, Have just listened to the Salzburg production of Marriage of Figaro and they also do classical very nicely. My main problem is that I cant get a really good fit with any of the supplied tips, nor with what was left over from my Shure's. I have now ordered medium and larg Shure black olives and hope they will do it.
post #433 of 2359
Yeah, I tend to use small tips, but I can't get a good fit with any of the Atrio tips either. Am waiting (im)patiently for some more burn-in time before xferring my Shure olive foamies.
post #434 of 2359
Is it still possible to secure a pair of these for less than $200 from Futuresonics? I currently own a pair of v-moda vibes and I am seriously thinking of making the jump to the M5's as soon as my budget allows.
post #435 of 2359
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Is it still possible to secure a pair of these for less than $200 from Futuresonics? I currently own a pair of v-moda vibes and I am seriously thinking of making the jump to the M5's as soon as my budget allows.
http://cgi.ebay.com/FutureSonics-Atr...QQcmdZViewItem

I think most everybody here got theirs from this guy, including me (should be here tomorrow). He generally accepts offers in the $130 range.
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