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post #16 of 23
well i can honestly tell you now im listening to DMX on my D2 with the mach3bass bass thing set to 9 and volume 42 (dont wanna go higher cuz its hurts) and the se530 is bearly breathing. bass isnt even being stretched which is odd.

in fact its doing such a poor job of testing my se530's that i want something more powerful, this just puts into perspective how good bass is on the se530.

edit: DOES TICKLE YOUR EARS THO, annoying
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by jinx20001 View Post
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edit: DOES TICKLE YOUR EARS THO, annoying

Funny. I just noticed that sensation as well last night listening to Tiesto's In Search of Sunrise 7. I've only had my SE530 since xmas day. I found the tickling vibration uncomfortable at first since it was a new feeling I had never felt with other IEMs before. Furthermore, when I use the SE530 I actually have to listen to my Zune with the volume reduced by 10 or 20% from previous settings with my UEs. So now I rarely take the volume past 6 and 'normal' listening sits at 4 or 5. Pretty impressive overall.
post #18 of 23
well that would be due to the sensitivity of the se530's. but yeh bass that tickles your ears cant exactly be described as poor performing.
post #19 of 23
So the IEM itself is actually vibrating?!
That's crazy! Balanced armatures don't move because of the sound they make, so it must be the housing vibrating due to the heavy bass!


That's actually kinda awesome
post #20 of 23
well yeh if you touch the earphone housing while its playing loud then you can feel the armatures vibrating inside ( however i actually think it might be the air being expelled from the ports on the low drivers that causes the housing to vibrate) if you put your hand over any ordinary port on a home or car sub you will find that the pressure inside the box forces air to be expelled very quickly, this improves the depth and response of the bass and has since been implemented in the se530, Q-jays, and others, this is an indication that the bass is big when the actual earphones starts vibrating, however the vibration can mean bad things for sound usually as it disturbs frequency waves, howver shure and jay's seem to have this covered because the bass is perfectly controlled.

however its not a great thing really as it can be uncomfortable, but then again you just turn the bass down if you dont like it dont ya. its nice to know if you want big bass it can be big enough to vibrate the earphones in your ears.

however the actual earphones dont cause the vibrations to be uncomfortable, its the tips! if you use the silicone tips then its just too much and you will pull them out to dig your ears! however i find if i use the foam its a much snugger fit and the vibration is only felt if you go wild with the sub control.
post #21 of 23
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So the IEM itself is actually vibrating?!
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I don't think the physical IEM is vibrating. I can place the monitors on a table while the music is playing and they remain completely still. It's the airflow for the low frequency being so strong it's causing vibration in the ear canal. But yeah, it is awesome!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Signal2Noise View Post
I don't think the physical IEM is vibrating. I can place the monitors on a table while the music is playing and they remain completely still. It's the airflow for the low frequency being so strong it's causing vibration in the ear canal. But yeah, it is awesome!
yeh i think you could be correct here, the air has nowhere to go but out through the sound tube, however the air is so small i have doubts it could be that, but your right its not like the iems make any noise on the table when you put them down due to vibration, its actually really hard to explain.
post #23 of 23
well, the IEM causes a kind of vacuum in your ear, and by pumping the bass REALLY loud, you can make the air move. But that air has nowhere to go, so it kinda shakes within your earcanal. I think that is what causes it to tickle
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