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post #1291 of 1411
Or in your case 14.5 different sounds ^_^
post #1292 of 1411
crap, that a bits excessive isnt it

i keep thinking should sell some but i cant bring myself to decide which or to actually go though with it.

that was infact why i started listeing to the c751 again, haddent listen to in so long i thought well maybe they should go. seeing as i remmebr them as being not that great and me likeing the senns much more, the denons had been my indoor IEM's, which the senns have mostly now replaced them as.

clearly not selling them now
post #1293 of 1411
I have to agree. Sixteen in my case and I haven't even built my SFI orthos yet... Different horses for different courses and sometimes the 50-to-1 long shot wins The Kentucky Derby too.

Switching to the Koss tips was the secret for my happiness with the C700s, that and inserting them upside down with the wires exiting out he top and around the back of the ear. They match so well unamped with the Sony A816 with no EQ or just one tick lower in the bass on a few songs.

I now have Ety 4Ps that are essentially brand new and they're my second pair of armature IEMs, but I'm realizing I must be very sensitive to armatures as they start to grate on me after a while. The volume isn't too high, but they make my eardrums hurt if that makes sense. I'll definitely be sticking with dynamic drivers for canal phones in the future and I don't see any need to part with the C700s, unless AKG releases high end canal phones!
post #1294 of 1411
have you tried some softer BA IEM's? etys are known for being overly sharp and clear, and have very crisp highs. ie they are fatigeing as hell for some.

try a shure, they have much calmer highs and and much gentler on the ears
post #1295 of 1411
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
have you tried some softer BA IEM's? etys are known for being overly sharp and clear, and have very crisp highs. ie they are fatigeing as hell for some.

try a shure, they have much calmer highs and and much gentler on the ears
I own E2Gs and they're ok. Great for when I want the isolation and background music on a plane so I can sleep as they are really rolled off on the bass and upper highs on flat EQ, even though the "G" designator was intended to note a built-in boost to the bass and treble... Listened to SE530s briefly, but honestly, for that price point, I decided to get the ESW9s. Less isolation, but much better SQ, IMHO.
post #1296 of 1411
i need the isolation, thats why things like the C751's are an indoor IEM only for me (well occasionally also to the supermarket across the road IEM too )
post #1297 of 1411
How come you people like this IEM ? Denon C700 were the worst $100 I've ever spent.
- Poor isolation
- Absolutely no soundstage
- Very sibilant
post #1298 of 1411
did you burn it in?

sound stage is quite large i find particularly so since i change tips and no sibilance whatsoever
post #1299 of 1411
No I didn't. They just sounded too bad to my ears I had to resell them quickly. I don't think any burn-in would have done the trick.
post #1300 of 1411
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No I didn't. They just sounded too bad to my ears I had to resell them quickly. I don't think any burn-in would have done the trick.
I just recently put 150 hours of burn in on my C751's and it did the trick. A little more patience and you might have liked how it sounded.
post #1301 of 1411
actually yeah burn in makes a huge difference, i really didint like them at all when i first got them. as they were my first good dynamic IEM burn in was new to me so i didint believe in it either.

out of the box they had such sharp harsh highs it felt like they were stabbing my ears with tiny little needles
post #1302 of 1411
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No I didn't. They just sounded too bad to my ears I had to resell them quickly. I don't think any burn-in would have done the trick.
Heh heh heh... Don't buy AKG K601s, K701s, or K702s then. The 150 hours to burn in the C700s was nothing. The K6-7 series needs 300-500 hours! I'm up to about 180 hours of listening burn-in on my K601s and they just keep getting better. The treble smoothed out around 90-100s and the bass is starting to show up now.

I'm hoping my ER-4Ps burn in... Otherwise they'll be going up for trade soon.
post #1303 of 1411
Hey Mark, how do the Klipsch compare to the Denon's and Ety's? They're really the only other IEMs I'm interested in ATM.
post #1304 of 1411
which klipsch?
post #1305 of 1411
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The treble smoothed out around 90-100s and the bass is starting to show up now.
That's quick! Mine took at least 90-100h
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