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post #91 of 108
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Just curious for I never knew of the CD 3000 in the first place. The best headphones I have are my MDR V6's.
If you get a chance to listen to a pair do so,but be aware that they have an addictive sound signature.

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post #92 of 108
^Agreed, totally addictive
post #93 of 108
Its bad when you have to keep a spare pair in case anything happens to the others.
post #94 of 108
In fact, my Creative Aurvana Life has a very pleasant sound. It too is very detailed in SQ but a bit softer and less harsh after a long listen for the ears. I prefer a balanced sound with maximum detail.

The MDR V6 can cause a good headache after a long listen, even though I like the sound.
post #95 of 108
I wanted this headphone because of its bio-cellulose diaphragm which was on the (I thought) phenomenal sony 888 earbud. It had a smooth hard natural sound with just the right amount of bass to mid-treble ratio. I had such a great time with that headphone before I got into the bassy fun transparent sound of the Etymotic 4P. I hope bio-cellulose comes back one day in a more expensive form...
post #96 of 108
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I wanted this headphone because of its bio-cellulose diaphragm which was on the (I thought) phenomenal sony 888 earbud. It had a smooth hard natural sound with just the right amount of bass to mid-treble ratio. I had such a great time with that headphone before I got into the bassy fun transparent sound of the Etymotic 4P. I hope bio-cellulose comes back one day in a more expensive form...



The Sony 888 earbud is the reason I'm interested in the CD1000/3000 as well.

 

I listened to the Vsonic GR07 and it didn't sound like the magic of the 888, or 'hard natural' sound as you depict it.

 

I'm a bit confused why the bio-cellulose drivers are sometimes watery and transparent (such as on the 888) or solid white and fuzzy.

 

 

Your hope has been fulfilled, bio-cellulose is back today in a more expensive form it's called the Fostex HP900.

 

fostex bio-cellulose.jpg

 

Fostex TH900.jpg

 

Fostex TH900 50mm driver picture.jpg

 

 

 

There is also the 10 times cheaper bio-cellulose Kotori 201, which shares the same driver as the Creative Aurvana Live/CAL, D1001 and Halko, however it's supposed to be less V-shaped and more silky sounding.

Fostex Kotori 201 black.jpg

 

It also comes in 1 million different colours.

 

Fostex Kotori 201 pure snow white.jpgFostex Kotori 201 black white yellow.jpg

 

 

A collection of reviews and colour schemes > http://kotori.fostex.jp/review/201?page=3

 

Fostex Kotori 201 case.jpg

 

 

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Design > http://kotori.fostex.jp/201/set

 

post #97 of 108

 

On the topic of CD3000 >

 

 

post #98 of 108
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On the topic of CD3000 >

 

 



Yes, you can tell from the pro 900 vs the 680 that he is on the right path. My vote will go the GMP 8.35, Pro/PL-650 ( same drivers as the 680).

 

 

post #99 of 108

Interesting...

post #100 of 108
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Interesting...


 

Indeed, but there are a range of other factors to take into consideration...as the instruments separation, sound stage, driver resolution and size. Not to mention a possible number of mods that can be applied to improve the sound quality.

post #101 of 108

I still have a CD1700 that is already impressive. Tiemen was right about that headphone...

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I still have a CD1700 that is already impressive. Tiemen was right about that headphone...


 

Thanks, But I'll take back the sibilant part.

With the new stuffed ear pads, the treble is amazingly clean and there's no sibilance to speak off.

 

 


Edited by Tiemen - 11/25/11 at 4:08pm
post #103 of 108

If anything, you get what is on the source being that the midrange sounds quite clinical. Even the K500 sounds a tad more involving. Tonight the CD1700 then...

post #104 of 108
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Indeed, but there are a range of other factors to take into consideration...as the instruments separation, sound stage, driver resolution and size. Not to mention a possible number of mods that can be applied to improve the sound quality.


Yes, with an equalizer you can make any two headphones look identical on a frequency graph, even a Skullcandy Ink'd next to a Tesla T1.
 

 

post #105 of 108

I will ignore the CD3000 for sale right now. I cannot imagine buying another headphone that I might not use again despite the fact I am still quite curious. 

 

My priorities are changing...

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