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post #76 of 168
are the mids recessed with these?

tthanks
post #77 of 168
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are the mids recessed with these?

tthanks
I would suggest reading the reviews in the first and 2nd posts. And no, the mids are not recessed.
post #78 of 168
I just need to say that the soundstage on the rain opens up significantly with burn in.
post #79 of 168
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I just need to say that the soundstage on the rain opens up significantly with burn in.
Sounds like you are liking them. What source are you using and how do you think the soundstage compares with your other IEMs? I didn't do much listening to the Rains before burn in, so I can't comment much on how much the soundstage opens up.
post #80 of 168
I'm running Apple Lossless files through a 3G 64GB iPod Touch, not the best I know, but they suit my needs. I think that the soundstage is only slightly smaller than the TF10s, much larger than the ER6i's. The soundstage gets wider and slightly deeper. Its my current headphone of choice.
post #81 of 168
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Glad you are liking them. I personally do prefer them over the TF10 due to the fuller mids and smoother treble. IMO, while the Rain soundstage is good, the Thunder is even better! thinksound has added some great IEMs to the sub $100 market!
post #82 of 168
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Glad you are liking them. I personally do prefer them over the TF10 due to the fuller mids and smoother treble. IMO, while the Rain soundstage is good, the Thunder is even better! thinksound has added some great IEMs to the sub $100 market!
i agree this is a nice iem.
The fuller mids give them an interesting sound signature (different from the RE0s sound signature).
Im waiting for the bass to open up a bit, but i do enjoy the warm mids.
Wouldnt it be good to have 2 IEMs with different sound signatures that i like depending on how i feel or what i want to listen to ?
post #83 of 168
I just got the rains in earlier today and now there burning in, I listened to them for about half an hour and out of the box I am impressed.
post #84 of 168
I got the rain because of the thunder's enhanced bass. how much extra bass is there really?
post #85 of 168
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I got the rain because of the thunder's enhanced bass. how much extra bass is there really?
Im hoping as much as the RE0s once they are burnt in.
Then i will be quite happy
post #86 of 168
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i agree this is a nice iem.
The fuller mids give them an interesting sound signature (different from the RE0s sound signature).
Im waiting for the bass to open up a bit, but i do enjoy the warm mids.
Wouldnt it be good to have 2 IEMs with different sound signatures that i like depending on how i feel or what i want to listen to ?
What do you mean by the bass opening up a bit?

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I just got the rains in earlier today and now there burning in, I listened to them for about half an hour and out of the box I am impressed.
Yes, very impressive IMO out of the box!

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Originally Posted by bbryann View Post
I got the rain because of the thunder's enhanced bass. how much extra bass is there really?
From my Rain review in the 2nd post:
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thinksound Thunder: The Thunder has a slightly more laid back, wider presentation with more warmth and deep bass oomph. The treble of the Rain is more extended and smoother, and the detail levels of the Rain are higher than the Thunder, but both share similar qualities that include a nice, full midrange, cohesive presentation, and great tone and timbre.
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Im hoping as much as the RE0s once they are burnt in.
Then i will be quite happy
The Rain has a lot more bass for me than the RE0.
post #87 of 168
The Bass on the RE0s certainly extends further down for me than the Rain.
Ive tried the Rain with 3 tips. medium stock, RE0 Bi Flange & Comply T400.
And the Bass is the same on them all (I want a little more on the bottom end).
"tstarn06" sold his because he had a problem with the fit, I hope I'm not experiencing something similar to that.
The fit feels ok but I do find the isolation not so good.
post #88 of 168
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I hear ya on fit issues, as I do run into that from time to time, but since I now have so many different tip options, usually something works eventually. How are you wearing them, cables down, or cables over the ears? I find that most IEMs can be inserted in a better position for my natural canal shape with the cables over my ears. And, I do get better sound with the Rain inserted a little deeper than many other IEMs.

Now, as far as isolation, they are open backed IEMs, which will allow some sound in from the rear, but for me, when inserted deeper, that somewhat alleviates that issue.
post #89 of 168
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I hear ya on fit issues, as I do run into that from time to time, but since I now have so many different tip options, usually something works eventually. How are you wearing them, cables down, or cables over the ears? I find that most IEMs can be inserted in a better position for my natural canal shape with the cables over my ears. And, I do get better sound with the Rain inserted a little deeper than many other IEMs.

Now, as far as isolation, they are open backed IEMs, which will allow some sound in from the rear, but for me, when inserted deeper, that somewhat alleviates that issue.
The Rain i am wearing straight down, The RE0s are up and over the ears.
I cant push the Rains in like i can with the klipsch X5s (they'll go right in until i loose then, ha ha).
The Rains fit are fairly shallow, they get to a point and thats it.
I'l have another go with the different tips
post #90 of 168
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The Rain i am wearing straight down, The RE0s are up and over the ears.
I cant push the Rains in like i can with the klipsch X5s (they'll go right in until i loose then, ha ha).
The Rains fit are fairly shallow, they get to a point and thats it.
I'l have another go with the different tips
You may want to try them with the cables over your ears like the RE0 and see if you can insert them deeper that way. Works for me, hope it works for you
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