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i been listening to them straight for almost 10 hours...its the longest record to me for any IEm that doesnt leave my ears sore and tired. I can barely feel them on, im gonna sleep with them now...sweet sweet they are...
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Originally Posted by oarnura View Post
As are the Grey filters ... That's why they come with both because different strokes for different folks.

The Grey filters made me love the Phonaks. The Black filter signature is what separates the PFE from the rest for you, no?



What does that mean?
Well, I once again reverted to the gray filters, EQ'd my DAPS (all but the Zune, of course) and stuck on some small olives. Sounds pretty good, I must say. Going to give it a fair shake, across a wide variety of genres.

I meant, that I have changed filters so many times on the PFEs that I have become semi-expert at it. Lame joke.
post #228 of 2887
It really shines with details and clarity...i have numerous different soft notes popping out from various of my audition playlist as compared when i was using er4p. hmmmm...
post #229 of 2887
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
The Sony will drive the PFEs, but it does labor to do so. Clear bass is also good. I use the E5 with it, and it's great. But I see you don't want an amp. Only one way to see if it's loud enough, buy and try, and return if not.
Thanks, I just wondered if it was even remotely workable w/o an amp. Looks like it is workable indeed. Perhaps not optimal, is all. Perhaps the E5 then for me. I forgot about that low cost option.

I'd rather not muck around w/ amps but exceptions can be made when they are really warranted (and cheap!). The fiio would be a bass boost as well.
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Another ER4P user who likes the PFEs. Pretty strong. Guess they might pass that FoTM tag. Just maybe.
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Originally Posted by thwood3 View Post
Thanks, I just wondered if it was even remotely workable w/o an amp. Looks like it is workable indeed. Perhaps not optimal, is all. Perhaps the E5 then for me. I forgot about that low cost option.

I'd rather not muck around w/ amps but exceptions can be made when they are really warranted (and cheap!). The fiio would be a bass boost as well.
Yes, the FiiO has the bass boost switch. I don't think the E5 mucks up the PFE sound at all, others may disagree. You can try without an amp, and just remember you may have to crank the volume to 28-29. Again, it all depends on the track, rip, etc. Some newly mastered tracks are very loud (the new compression thing). Other, older stuff, like Zep, needs max volume it seems.

Anyway, the PFEs do sound very good with the Sony, and the FiiO is small, although there are still wires to contend with, etc.
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((Tstarn))I really am having a hard time comparing the W3s with the PFEs. I can't say the W3s are poor performers, as some have saiod. They just don't seem to deliver the same impact (in terms of clarity, detail, etc.) that I hear with the PFEs. Certanily, their bass impact is very good, but on the mids and highs, I just keep going back to the PFEs.((TsTarn))


Agreed, the W3's just lose detail wise, and clarity.



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Anyway, I keep going back and forth, trying the W3s again and again, and I just don't hear the impact a $400 pair of IEMs should deliver. I know others on here feel differently, no need to get into detail. Maybe it's just the way my ears work. I have no idea. As for fun vs. analytical, I never really view phones from that perspective. Fun to me means best sounding, and I just keep going back to the PFEs.
Could't have replied better to someone asking for a comparison....I think I'm going to put this in my signature if you object I'll take it out. Err nevermind didn't work....
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May have already been asked but where do they ship from in the US if you order through their site?
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May have already been asked but where do they ship from in the US if you order through their site?

Yes.
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I think they ship from TN. I think that's where mine came from.
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I think they ship from TN. I think that's where mine came from.
Yep.
post #237 of 2887
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Well, I once again reverted to the gray filters, EQ'd my DAPS (all but the Zune, of course) and stuck on some small olives. Sounds pretty good, I must say. Going to give it a fair shake, across a wide variety of genres.
I am really liking the Olives with Grey filters too.

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I meant, that I have changed filters so many times on the PFEs that I have become semi-expert at it. Lame joke.
Sorry, I thought your were saying I should get a job with Phonak. LOL. I feel the same way... changed filters too many times by now. Two of my black filters are busted.
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Originally Posted by oarnura View Post
I am really liking the Olives with Grey filters too.



Sorry, I thought your were saying I should get a job with Phonak. LOL. I feel the same way... changed filters too many times by now. Two of my black filters are busted.

Filters busted.....hmmmm must didn't read the manual.
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Filters busted.....hmmmm must didn't read the manual.
I read the manual.

The black filters seem to separate easily. The original grey filters that came installed have survived the exact same number of changes and are pristine. In fact, the have survived twice the number of changes because I have had to switch to using a different set. So they are a lot more robust.

One of the black filters came out of the holder separated brand new. The mesh disk separates very easily. Others have reported the same issue. Could be a bad run of production?
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Originally Posted by oarnura View Post
I read the manual.

The black filters seem to separate easily. The original grey filters that came installed have survived the exact same number of changes and are pristine. In fact, the have survived twice the number of changes because I have had to switch to using a different set. So they are a lot more robust.

One of the black filters came out of the holder separated brand new. The mesh disk separates very easily. Others have reported the same issue. Could be a bad run of production?

Hmmmm...Still did not read the manual.....might want to try it. Just kidding the manual states something like. The filters are fragile do NOT turn the filter more then one revolution I did this and suffer the consequences as have you maybe...
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