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post #151 of 165
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I did not tried Pico Slim, but I yet to hear portable amp, which has not enough power for G1A, PK1 or OK1. All my amps were good with them - Move, iBasso D2, D3, D10, TTVJ Millet portable, Airhead, Supermicro IV, Pico. They were different on SQ, signature, synergy, but every provided enough power. So I doubt Justin made Pico Slim underpowered for top Yuins.

post #152 of 165
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Kostalex, thank you for your reviews-so helpful.  In your opinion would the pico slim be enough amp for the G1A or the PK1?  I ask because as you likely know the slim is generally considered an IEM amp and is less powerful than a pico.  Thanks in advance.



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post #153 of 165

 

So, if I want to look at clip on again and want an sq that is fairly wide and natural(or close to it), should I be look at the Sony's or which one? I didn't like something about the Koss when I tried them. I did like the ATH-EM7, but not sure how much of a difference the EW9, or metal EM7 offer. The build quality was very good. The cord was a bit short, but I am told the demo model had the retractable cords stuck, but it did offer good microphonics. I will be paring it to my Vaio TT, and Motrola Droid 2(using winamp of course). I do have a simple eq software installed on my D2, but I'm not sure if it can give the well rated sounded kost said a proper eq would bring to it. 

 

Edit: how does the Sony, or ATH compare to similarly price IEM out of curiosity? 


Edited by battleaxe - 12/15/10 at 9:19pm
post #154 of 165

That reminds me I have a pair of ATH-EM7s in a drawer somewhere.  Without question the most bizarre sounding headphones I have ever heard.  To this day I'm suspicious there is something wrong with mine, there is just no way AT intended for them to sound the way they do.

post #155 of 165
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Sony is cheap. When EQ-ed, it better than similarly priced IEMs I tried.

Regarding ATs - there are plenty of better IEMs for the price. 
 

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Edit: how does the Sony, or ATH compare to similarly price IEM out of curiosity? 

post #156 of 165

 

Has anybody tried the Fiio e7 with the G1a? Is it powerful enough?

 

And if it is, how's the sound sig? Cause sometimes my e7 sounds too dark on some phones. 

 

 

post #157 of 165

Kostalex, what prevented you from giving a higher ranking to the Yuin G1A?

What was it that failed or what was it´s most noticeable sonic limitations compared to the higher ranked ones?

And was the closed back design very noticeable? I mean could you hear that the closed enclosures were degrading, coloring or influencing the sound very dramatically?

Did you find the treble to lack refinment compared to the higher ranked headphones?

 

Thanks!

post #158 of 165
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Kostalex, what prevented you from giving a higher ranking to the Yuin G1A?

What was it that failed or what was it´s most noticeable sonic limitations compared to the higher ranked ones?

 

Higher ranked cans have better resolution, they are able to reproduce the sound more realistically with less sonic flaws. 

 

And was the closed back design very noticeable? I mean could you hear that the closed enclosures were degrading, coloring or influencing the sound very dramatically?

 

Just some subtle resonance somewhere in upper mids. Besides that, no problems were detected. Actually, G1A is not closed, it is semi-open. It has pretty large air opening between the driver and the back plate. There pads edges go, stuffing the opening with the foam.

 

Did you find the treble to lack refinment compared to the higher ranked headphones?

 

A bit.

post #159 of 165

OK, just one more thing:

 

From your experience, did you find the Yuin clip-ons as easily dismantable as the Koss?

Can the Yuins be modified as easily with different parts?

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT: And did you find the drivers in the Yuins to be the same as the Koss clip-ons? Guess I found my answer on the thread....


Edited by kkl10 - 5/21/12 at 2:38pm
post #160 of 165
Thread Starter 
I consider Yuins to have deep-modded Koss drivers, even using new coil. They have felt cover glued, so it is not easy to get inside. And I do not see why to mod these drivers. You still may play freely with clips, headband, foam, back plate, even cable.
post #161 of 165

OK I changed my mind, these are not for me...

 

Thanks anyway!

post #162 of 165

Where does the new AKG K550 stands? it it in the H1 cat. (upper than the K701) ? (next to AD2000, ...)

post #163 of 165
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I yet to try them.
post #164 of 165

Just posting to say thanks for the tips, especially for the Q68LW. Gets colder here up north and a closed, on-ear solution that's hat friendly is a little tough to come by. These fit the bill except they're not very glasses friendly :V

 

Out of the box the things were pretty anemic sounding but coming by your EQ suggestion really put some life into them. 

post #165 of 165

sorry if this is the wrong thread but to those EW9 owners:

 

to get rid most of the EW9's nasty upper midrange resonance, try to replace the two stock dampening foams with an open cell-foam like those silverstone, akasa paxmate, lian-li, or anything as long as it is an open-cell foam.

 

i noticed that the EW9 stock dampening uses a closed cell foam and a very thin piece of an accoustic foam (i think). the closed-cell foam probably bounces back the sound causing reflections and resonance.

 

as for the sound? try to see for yourself. it is very much listenable in most genres now since the upper midrange problem is about 90-95% reduced.

 

HTH

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