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post #91 of 9023
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Originally Posted by dcstep View Post
I don't agree with you, but if that's what you hear in the S.fi, then you'll hate the T.fi also.

Dave
Sure, I expect that UE lovers won't agree some people can accomodate to that sound signature others can't. Thanks for your comment, it clears things to me, if the TF sound very similar to SF then probably I won't like them. It's a pity I can't try them myself.

Rgrds.
post #92 of 9023
Hi, I've tried many IEMs. The Triple fi don't have the nasty 8kHz treble peak of the Superfi, and they aren't rolled off. They are more extended and less U shaped than the Super.fi.
Atrios have very recessed midrange, while high end is much more subdued than Superfi (no sibilance, but not much treble detail as well). The Atrios are quite muddy. I haven't heard the Westone UM2 but they shouldn't be as clear as the Triple.fi.
post #93 of 9023
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Originally Posted by antonyfirst View Post
Hi, I've tried many IEMs. The Triple fi don't have the nasty 8kHz treble peak of the Superfi, and they aren't rolled off. They are more extended and less U shaped than the Super.fi.
Atrios have very recessed midrange, while high end is much more subdued than Superfi (no sibilance, but not much treble detail as well). The Atrios are quite muddy. I haven't heard the Westone UM2 but they shouldn't be as clear as the Triple.fi.

So you suggest they sound as flat and neutral in their frequency response as HD600? If so I would give them a try over other options I'm considering. Some mates in other threads said they're "warm". Do you think of them as warm IEMs?

Rgrds
post #94 of 9023
id say the tf 10 are more neutral than the se530s, more analytical
post #95 of 9023
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Originally Posted by Cool_Torpedo View Post
So you suggest they sound as flat and neutral in their frequency response as HD600? If so I would give them a try over other options I'm considering. Some mates in other threads said they're "warm". Do you think of them as warm IEMs?

Rgrds
The Triple fi are slightly warm, just not as much as the Shure E500. I haven't heard the HD650, but these are said to be "veiled" in treble, while the Triple fi sparkle on top of a romantic presentation.
post #96 of 9023
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Originally Posted by antonyfirst View Post
The Triple fi are slightly warm, just not as much as the Shure E500. I haven't heard the HD650, but these are said to be "veiled" in treble, while the Triple fi sparkle on top of a romantic presentation.
Hi, thanks a lot for the reply Antony. I'm an Antonio too hehehe.

Oh well, the HD650 sound veiled for the response increase in the mid-upper bass. Once you use them balanced, which measurably increases treble response in the 2-4KHz range by 2-3dB, the veil is gone. OTOH the single-end HD600 don't sound veiled to me and measure flatter, but also get some gain in the treble using them balanced. That's why I specifically asked for the similitudes of the TF with the HD600. Your reply is very informative nontheless.

As much as the "spark" in treble you're describing doesn't become the kind of magnifying lens that makes all bad recordings sound horrible and gets fatiguing on the long haul, I think I could enjoy them quite a lot.

Again thanks a lot, I really appreciate when the shared information is really useful.

Regards
post #97 of 9023
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Originally Posted by Cool_Torpedo View Post
Hi, thanks a lot for the reply Antony. I'm an Antonio too hehehe.

Oh well, the HD650 sound veiled for the response increase in the mid-upper bass. Once you use them balanced, which measurably increases treble response in the 2-4KHz range by 2-3dB, the veil is gone. OTOH the single-end HD600 don't sound veiled to me and measure flatter, but also get some gain in the treble using them balanced. That's why I specifically asked for the similitudes of the TF with the HD600. Your reply is very informative nontheless.
I'm building a balanced HD650 setup, hehe.

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As much as the "spark" in treble you're describing doesn't become the kind of magnifying lens that makes all bad recordings sound horrible and gets fatiguing on the long haul, I think I could enjoy them quite a lot.
The harshness you are talking about is ER4S-like. Superfi have also some sibilance, but Triple.fi are free from it. They are actually very forgiving (for example, Neil Young, Cat Stevens and many others with sharp 's' sound very good through them).

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Again thanks a lot, I really appreciate when the shared information is really useful.
If you want to be fully loaded of information, check my huge review thread about the Triple.fi. The link is in my signature. Many people have found it helpful.

Antonino (my birth name is different from Antonio )
post #98 of 9023
Yes, Triple.Fi's are slightly warm. That is why I suggest that the iQube is a great companion to it with the iQube being very neutral.
post #99 of 9023
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Yes, Triple.Fi's are slightly warm. That is why I suggest that the iQube is a great companion to it with the iQube being very neutral.
Hehehehe, you're not missing a single one I hope you don't take my "double-checking" as unconfidence on your opinion. It's great when two different members, whose opinions I appreciate and tend to trust, say the same thing ;-)
At this moment I've contacted Quables staff to see if they can offer some nice deal for the purchase of the iQube paired with the UE Tf10. Getting both things together is "some dough"
I just hope to get used to Tf's fit, I didn't find the SF5 very comfy, but I guess I could get used to that. We'll see. Otherwise I can get the ESW9s, which I'll do anyway, but not right now. I suppose the Tf10 work well with an iPod or Sony without using the amp.

Rgrds
post #100 of 9023
Yes the Triple.fi's are very unampable headphones. I use them constantly with my iPod touch and they work very nicely. I don't really think they sound colored or anything. They sound very airy and neutral compared to the SE530's that I used to use. I used to think the SE530's were perfect but then I went around in a circle and listened to lots of different headphones. Ety's, Sennheiser's, Grado's, Beyer's, and the end of that circle, FOR ME, was the UE-Triple.fi 10 pro's. Admittedly their mids are slightly turned down, but not in detail just in volume. This is perfect though because now bands with vocals sound more natural instead of sounding like the singer is singing right in your face with a band 30 feet away.
post #101 of 9023
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Originally Posted by Joelc87 View Post
Yes the Triple.fi's are very unampable headphones. I use them constantly with my iPod touch and they work very nicely. I don't really think they sound colored or anything. They sound very airy and neutral compared to the SE530's that I used to use. I used to think the SE530's were perfect but then I went around in a circle and listened to lots of different headphones. Ety's, Sennheiser's, Grado's, Beyer's, and the end of that circle, FOR ME, was the UE-Triple.fi 10 pro's. Admittedly their mids are slightly turned down, but not in detail just in volume. This is perfect though because now bands with vocals sound more natural instead of sounding like the singer is singing right in your face with a band 30 feet away.
yep i find that as well, slightly quieter mids, which i like cause usually i dip the mid range, raise the top and the upperr bottom, just what the tf 10 seems to do naturally
post #102 of 9023
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i love them amped, they just sound like 150% better, so much more body and oomph!@
post #103 of 9023
Very interesting comments. That slight "recessing" the midrange, if slightly extended to the frequencies our ears are more sensitive at 3.5KHz, could work wonders for me since I don't listen very loud, hence bass and treble on flat devices are normally turned down a bit when I listen. I know that but I still prefer balanced sounding gear.
If voices sound believeable and pianos have some body while the attack isn't enhanced over the natural box decay, and the cymbals keep shimmering with some "airy" feel around them, I'll like those Tf10.

Let's be clear, I don't expect any IEM to sound even close to a pair of HD600, DX1000, D5000 or R10, but if I can get a nice close up to any of those cans that I enjoy for different reasons, I'll be happy.

Regards.
post #104 of 9023
I have the super fi. 5 pro, I bought them on all the hype about them. They sound pretty good but I was expecting more in terms of... everything. Maybe its just the seal but i wonder if i should have went with the T.F.10s...

I will probably never know.

Unless I sell the S.F.5 pros
post #105 of 9023
The TF10s are wonderful as i said before but for me the ESW9s do have a better soundstage, just a note as i saw them mentioned on the last page.
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