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I think I found my favourite custom IEM...(and not UE)

post #1 of 25
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It's located in Thailand, from a company Full Circle. I'm lucky enough to be able to purchase one of prototype products. I bought the top-notch model from its product line along with my apuresound's ER-4 custom cable. It uses 3 drivers instead of 4 or 5 like "the more, the merrier" game. However, they said 3 drivers set costed them more than UE11Pro's drivers set.

My initial impressions (I've just received this for about 2 days), it's so transparent. I couldn't even tell its signature. It just varies upon player and music you put in. Even with the same player, if you listen to warm kind of music, it'll be warm. But if it's soft and cold, it'll be as that... I could say it's the most natural and transparent so far since I still could find strong & weak points from most IEMs. But for this, it varies from songs to songs, players to players. It's just like there's no IEM to listen with since I couldn't tell which exactly is. However, it yields more realistic, stronger dynamic and punchy but yet deep bass that is so natural like real thing. The treble isn't edgy but yet revealing and compromise with various kinds of genres. I think it sounds well with any genre you play, from classical up to heavy metal. It sounds unbelievable but it actually is now. It's too colorless to be biased with specific genres.

If you amped this with well home amps, you'll be surprised at fideability it gains from amplification. Generally, IEM with "easy-driving" from portable player will have spreaded and not matured sound making home amplification unpleasure to IEM. But for this, it sounds way less loudness compared to UE11Pro and I need to increase significant volume to make volume matching. When amped with good transport set, I feel the airy similar to what I feel with my k701, simply amazing.

The company said they'll launch this product along with other 5 product lines in next year. I hope they'll success the sound signature like what I'm hearing now. It's truely most favorited IEM I've heard so far (Judging from Skylab's parameters from his amp reviews). I was told the price isn't set yet but shouldn't be as expensive as current custom IEMs since they're new to the market and they want to make it well good first.

I know you want to see pictures but too bad I'm not allowed to do that (I think). Anyway, it's not like this ones sounds better than another since not everyone like transparent, natural or tasteless IEM like this.
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by WindowsX View Post
It's located in Thailand, from a company Full Circle. I'm lucky enough to be able to purchase one of prototype products. I bought the top-notch model from its product line along with my apuresound's ER-4 custom cable. It uses 3 drivers instead of 4 or 5 like "the more, the merrier" game. However, they said 3 drivers set costed them more than UE11Pro's drivers set (about $400 or little more while UE11Pro is about $300).

*snip*
You make them sound really neat. Its gotta be a nice feeling to find a semi-local company that puts out a great product.
Find out if you can post some pics!
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post #4 of 25
Unfortunately I cannot find this company online. It does sound intriguing...
post #5 of 25
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Unfortunately I cannot find this company online. It does sound intriguing...
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post #6 of 25
The IEMs he's speaking of come from a company called Full Circle, pretty sure its not the same thing as the FreQ.
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Originally Posted by mrdeadfolx View Post
The IEMs he's speaking of come from a company called Full Circle, pretty sure its not the same thing as the FreQ.
That's what I get for trying to read head-fi for two days on a tiny pda phone screen...
post #8 of 25
windows any company URL for us to look around?

and what's the pricing like?
post #9 of 25
WindowsX, pics would be very helpful.
post #10 of 25
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I found some pics from another person who got ones before me (though his prototype isn't completed like serial bass,mid shallowing transparency and no crossover installed)

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Rough spec from my build:
Input Sensitivity: 108db @ 1mw
Frequency Response: 20 to 18,500 Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Internal Speaker Configuration: 3 balanced armatures with an integrated passive 3-ways crossover (20ohm for bass, 4.7uF cap for mid and 1.5uF for high)
Noise Isolation: -26dB

With apuresound er-4 cable (which $200 from alex might be snake oil threat lol. dont visit cable forum), it appears to make sound little warmer and bass is slightly focused. But well, trading with quality doesn't make it less transparent.
post #11 of 25
there really is no point in pic in my opinion, because as far as i can tell, all cf IEMs look the same. but, i think thats a detachable cable, no?
post #12 of 25
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I was told the commercial product will have detachable cable but mine isn't because I wanted them to hard-wire it with apuresound er-4 cable to make the sound comes best (no loss from connector).

P.S. it appears the use crossover for my model similar to FreQ's MM line (can be improved when amped and balanced for headphone out)
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there really is no point in pic in my opinion, because as far as i can tell, all cf IEMs look the same.
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post #14 of 25
Nice pics!
post #15 of 25
Any address? I am going to Thailand next week and would like to have a try there.
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