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post #1381 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
Ask for the connectors blacked. I asked for mine to be done, although it looked badl done. I will update you all on what it is like now.

If its bad i will spray them properly.

Matt
I wouldn't trust them to do the connectors, I saw a picture of someone that had them do the connectors and it didn't look very good so I just thought that I would accept the gold. The gold looks nice as is with the black, but if somewhere down the road it annoys me I can just paint it.


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Originally Posted by Yu2x View Post
Actually I like the gold connector with the black face plate and I already ordered the black face plate .
Yeah i like the gold also, good contrast, gold/black... good choice man
post #1382 of 3897
do the livewires use the same drivers as the ue5c, e5c, or se420?
post #1383 of 3897
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Originally Posted by wanderman View Post
do the livewires use the same drivers as the ue5c, e5c, or se420?

I am not sure, but even if they do....the livewires and Ue5c sound totally different.
post #1384 of 3897
filipelli, do you have a preference between your UE5c or LW? Or is it more of a mood / type of music thing?
post #1385 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Yeah the black matte looks hottttt

Argh - gotta organise an audiologist appt this week, omg!

WOW!!

Lol listening to Kylie Minogue - you got, you wow wow!
Make sure when you get your impressions done, you don't move your face at all. Just keep your mouth open and face relaxed for 10 mins! It's important that you don't change the shape when it's setting.
post #1386 of 3897
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Originally Posted by chowk View Post
filipelli, do you have a preference between your UE5c or LW? Or is it more of a mood / type of music thing?

It is definitely a mood/type of music thing.. they are just so different I can't really say which one is better at all. I mean these two are evidence in themselves, that even if you have dual driver IEMS, they can be totally different.

I pick my livewires when I want to get down to analytical listening or when I am craving some clear and crisp sounds. The UE5cs, I pick up when I just want to take the music at face value, and enjoy.
post #1387 of 3897
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
I pick my livewires when I want to get down to analytical listening or when I am craving some clear and crisp sounds.
Wow, are they THAT good? That's the usaul praise reserved for Etys. I'm thinking about a pair of these or Super Freqs.
post #1388 of 3897
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Originally Posted by KUNFUCHOPSTICKS View Post
Wow, are they THAT good? That's the usaul praise reserved for Etys. I'm thinking about a pair of these or Super Freqs.
Super FreQ's sound might be better. Yet, LW look a lot better(for sure) to me from the pictures. I chose LW because I love their black face place with the gold connector. It is pretty .
post #1389 of 3897
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Originally Posted by KUNFUCHOPSTICKS View Post
Wow, are they THAT good? That's the usaul praise reserved for Etys. I'm thinking about a pair of these or Super Freqs.
Yep, that good. I have two sets of livewires, but no more SE530 or Triple.fi 10 Pro...
post #1390 of 3897
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Originally Posted by KUNFUCHOPSTICKS View Post
Wow, are they THAT good? That's the usaul praise reserved for Etys. I'm thinking about a pair of these or Super Freqs.
Yeah i had a tough time between these or super Freq's but what it came down to me was

1. Customer Support
2. Build Quality
3. Sound


freq's are lacking a little in build quality still, customer support dissapoints me a bit from what I have been through. I am still trying to get a refund, I asked them a week ago and it never happened. Sound could be better with the tripple driver but as I said before no one knows for sure, its all opinion.

They are both decent options, but do your homework on both.
post #1391 of 3897
I've just received my SuperFreQ today.
Straight out of the box, SuperFreQ does do the job GREAT.
I mean, it's not muddy like the three driver SE530, not AT ALL.

In the field of clarity, it's on par with Livewires or even a little better >_<.

In fact, on all three range (Low, mid and high), SuperFreQ does better Livewires, though not very much.

BASS is fuller than Livewires but not muddy at all, you could hear the thump sound of JAZZ drums.

Mid is not recessed. It's ENGAGING vocal!

Treble is clear, and surprisingly, not piercing. In this regard, I used to have a pair of UE TF10 pro, they got the same level of high clarity but the TF10 pro is quite piercing, SuperFreQ doesn't
have this problem.

All right.......... If the only concern is SQ.......... I would suggest SuperFreQ. Really, they are good. It beats Universal fit Triple Drivers like TF10 pro or SE530. It betters Livewires slightly in SQ.

Though, the built quality is indeed cheap LOL.
post #1392 of 3897
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Originally Posted by killkli View Post
I've just received my SuperFreQ today.
Straight out of the box, SuperFreQ does do the job GREAT.
I mean, it's not muddy like the three driver SE530, not AT ALL.

In the field of clarity, it's on par with Livewires or even a little better >_<.

In fact, on all three range (Low, mid and high), SuperFreQ does better Livewires, though not very much.

BASS is fuller than Livewires but not muddy at all, you could hear the thump sound of JAZZ drums.

Mid is not recessed. It's ENGAGING vocal!

Treble is clear, and surprisingly, not piercing. In this regard, I used to have a pair of UE TF10 pro, they got the same level of high clarity but the TF10 pro is quite piercing, SuperFreQ doesn't
have this problem.

All right.......... If the only concern is SQ.......... I would suggest SuperFreQ. Really, they are good. It beats Universal fit Triple Drivers like TF10 pro or SE530. It betters Livewires slightly in SQ.

Though, the built quality is indeed cheap LOL.
So, you own both the Livewires AND the SuperFreQ? I'm curious about what you hear.

What headphone would you compare the sound signature to? I've felt the Livewires sound like an APureSound re-cabled RS-2. Now that I have RS-1 with the same cable, the LW sound kinda between the two.

What about headstage/soundstage? Does it appear inside you head, outside your head, to the sides or in front of you, behind you? For instance, my HD25-1 had a great frequency response but poor soundstage, yet my Livewires have a bigger soundstage than those, making them more open sounding. My LW sound like an open full size headphone, while the Triple.fi sounded like a closed headphone.

Are the mids too forward, to not project a large soundstage when required, like with classical music?

What about realism and transparency, i.e. do the SuperFreQ disappear and give a clear doorway to the music? Frequency balance being level is nice, but are there any areas of coloration like the midbass hump and boxyness of the Triple.fi 10 Pro?

Maybe some comments about specific music and what you hear, that we can relate to if we listen to the same music?

What source and amp are you using?

Thanks in advance!
post #1393 of 3897
Hmm.... I usually do not compare IEM with headphones.
The headphones I had were DT990pro, K240s, HD595, K601. I don't think livewires' sound stage would ever comparable with any one above.
(with AMB Mini3 or Ibasso D2, the two AMP I currently got.
Or mounted with a DIY CS43122 DAC with TUBE buffer.)

So, mostly I'd compare the sound stage of IEM with IEM.
For this matter, I think SuperFreQ got the same width as Livewires but with a little more depth.
The difference in quite small though.

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Are the mids too forward, to not project a large soundstage when required, like with classical music?
I just tried Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 in Chesky 20th Records. There is no such problem .
The piano sound is pretty good. Very like the sound of AKG's headphone in my memory (such as K601.)

The SupreFreQ doesn't got the problem you mentioned with Triple fi. 10 pro. It's transparent.
But with some POP music, the BASS might got a little way too much (not classical though, I tried some classical with it, such as Symphonie Fantastique, Dvorak's Symphony No.9, etc.). This should not be it's fault but the POP music records'.

As for what music I usually listen to. Mostly, I'm BIG ACG fan. I listen mostly to the OSTs of Anime or GAME.
But these music differed from each other greatly.
Symphonic, POP, Rock or JAZZ. So I listen to them too.
Recently I got struck with Happy Rhodes' voice, her records is currently playing by my player.
Hmm..... and I like the metal music played by Ronnie James Dio, and have 5 CDs of his band.

The equipment I'm using now is:
Source:
My notebook digital out-put to a DIY DAC with CS43122 & tube buffer.
Notebook USB to Ibasso D2 as source & amp.
MP3 players(got two, Rio Karma & some cheap China player XD) to Ibasso D2
post #1394 of 3897
Thanks.
post #1395 of 3897
Guess what i have in my ears?!

They've arrived.

1st song. I'll update!

All i can say for now is wow they are tiny, and smiling pushes them out, opening my mouth makes no difference, which is excellent.

My laptop is too warm, and bassy, but with m zen, the colder/natural source, they are perfect. Ety's with bass, and i can feel them there, and this is their first time in, so my canals i slightly sorer than normal. Seal is great, and with no music on i cant hear myslef type, but i can just hear the radio in the background, but again this is the firt time i have put them in, so it will improve.

Wasnt charged tax, so they only cost me £22. John is great, and i would thorougly recommend livewires!

Matt
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