Hey Flavio, good review!
I echo your feelings re the soundstage of the Yuins, but I feel this is due to the phones' nature, being an earbud. To get rid of the SS, just gently press the Yuins into
your ears slightly = little to no soundstage. I think it's an inherent advantage open
has over closed
in both in-ear and fullsize HP's. Hell, my old KSC75 has more soundstage
than any IEM I've
heard...I'd still take IEMs tho
I do agree that the Yuins appear to have great separation & treble detail, judging by my OK1. Where I most disagree (for my ears) is over the sibilance issue...I've tried like heck to hear bad sibilance on Triples but I just don't hear it as you describe. Occasionally, yes, but nothing painful or consistent. Page & Krauss 'Raising Sand' (FLAC/iRiverH140/RSA Hornet) for example, (& dear old Robert can record as a very sibilant singer IMO):
I hear clear 's' sounds etc, but not sibilant 'sSS
occasional emphasis on some s's, but nothing that worries my dull old ears. In fact, the above album on the above set-up sounded absolutely wonderful
on Triple Fi. I don't really listen to GnR or their genre of rawk music ('Knockin...' was good tho!), but I tried also with Black Sabbath (Paranoid CD), again ,despite Ozzy's, er, vocal talent, couldn't hear bad sibilance....didn't hear it at all, in fact.
I do think the OK1 is a marvellous performer & a definite keeper, but it just doesn't have as many uses for me as my IEMs -it's no good in bed (steady..... I mean the 'chk chk chk' leakage, drives my wife nuts, understandably), no good on bus/train (nil isolation plus that annoying leakage) etc. Where I want to contrast OK1, is with my full size cans for listening at home. Out of a Linn system. That could be very educational.
And I do agree = drums!
OK1's do give a great feeling of acoustic space to each instrument, but I find you have to listen in a quiet environment to get the benefit of this quality. When I wear them out on the street, or on the bike, nix. I tend to not listen at loud levels, maybe if I did....but then I'd be mutton n jeff in a year.
I am happy, very happy
to have both Triple Fi and OK1 for the many situatuons I listen to music in. And I'd recommend either without a doubt!
EDIT\ @ Faichu -I wouldn't hold out much hope for an in-ear for PK1, if the OK1-as-canalphone is anything to go by. It makes a great
earbud merely an okayish IEM.
Edit\ sorry -disjointed: hit the wrong button and posted too early. Doh.