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post #91 of 168
Im pretty certain the seal is good.
I find at this stage the RE0 has more grunt right down low and the Rain has good mid bass presence. I am using Clear Bass on the Walkman so maybe this is more favourable to the RE0 in that lower Bass.
On the Record I do like the warm sound signature of the Rain & I think the Soundstage is a bit better than the RE0s.
I like the RE0s because they are a little analytical, they have great clarity in mids and high and that grunty bass.
They are 2 different sound signatures IMO (both nice)
post #92 of 168
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Yes, I agree they are different, and the RE0 does extend deeper in the bass, but not by all that much to me. I guess it is another case of the same IEM sounding different to different people. But I am still curious if the Rain worn with the cable over the ear would allow a deeper insertion.
post #93 of 168
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
Yes, I agree they are different, and the RE0 does extend deeper in the bass, but not by all that much to me. I guess it is another case of the same IEM sounding different to different people. But I am still curious if the Rain worn with the cable over the ear would allow a deeper insertion.
I find on my ears there seems to be a point where the body of the IEM stops at the ear canal.
I feel the seal is good though with the bi flange tips.
The RE0s sit at about the same depth too. I use the medium stock tips with them.
post #94 of 168
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Gotcha. That sucks that the bass and isolation are not where you want them to be. I am glad that you are liking them, though!
post #95 of 168
Hey guys, these two headphones, the rain especially, seem to be the solution to my S4 or RE0 decision. It seems I can get the Rain for something more like a smoother RE0 with more present bass, or the thunder for something more like an S4 without the harsh highs. Plus the thinksounds both look prettier, especially the Silvery Cherry rains, Imo. Seeing as I'm quite the treehugger, this is awesomeness. My only concern now is soundstage, and since I wan't to go with the rain, bass. Is the bass unbearable on the rain for electronic music? I listen to all kinds of music, really just about every genre in existence, but in a sense I'd rather have big bloated bass than having to try concentrate and focus to hear it.

Can someone with the rain try listening to What goes around by justin timberlake: YouTube - Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around Comes Around [normal version]

At 4:58, the bass extends lowers and there are a couple of little bass riffs present. Unamped, can you hear any of it, or feel any of it? From a less specific perspective, is there any impact from lower drums at all?

If someone could test this for me, it would be immensely appreciated.
post #96 of 168
IMO The soundstage of the Rain is better than the RE0.
i am finding more of a sensation of not just L & R & Centre, but also with the Rain I experiencing more of the back L, back R and in betweens. In a couple of situations i have quickly looked behind me because i have heard something only to realise it was in the music.
I have not experienced this (something behind me) with the X5 or the RE0 so i am giving a thumbs up for the soundstage of the Rain.
post #97 of 168
Just started to listening to my thunders through my udac. At first i thought they were muffled, but i could still hear details . I'm guessing i'm just not used to the bass as i was using some generic sony buds for 2 weeks prior to getting the thunders.

They sound pretty good for ~$50 iem's. They are definitely not that treble extended with more focus on the mid-bass. Female voices have a tinge of being crisp which i really like.

More impressions later after some burn-in.
post #98 of 168
I tried Rain with psytrance and Prodigy, and it did just fine with levels of energy and bass.
post #99 of 168
ahh that's great news. I think the rain will be my next and first hifi IEM purchase then!
post #100 of 168
At first I was not paying much attention to thinksound, but I was looking for a balanaced non-fatiguing IEM with good mids and I ended up with Rain over RE0. I was deeply impressed with Rain's beautiful sound signature even out of the box. It's a unique IEM and I listen to a lot of music styles. Rain really worked for everything I played through it. It might become my favorite IEM. The only con was that it is not the most isolating, but I haven't played with tips.
post #101 of 168
I'm not familiar with IEM leakage. I've heard these are open back, how much sound to they leak? I'm excited to get these. I'm not terribly concerned about isolation; if they can isolate as much as my PX200IIs, then I should be fine.
post #102 of 168
Cnet has their review up. Doesn't seem like a very good review to be honest, but I guess they cater to the more typical audience. It actually makes me a bit sad for thinksound though, it seems to a be a good company with good motives, and most everyone here who's listened seems to think the rains are a good product. Of course, not so many have, but still, seeing as Cnet is probably the most mainstream site for people to read reviews from, it doesn't seem like this will do them so well =/

Thinksound Rain 9mm headphones (silver cherry) Headphone reviews - CNET Reviews
post #103 of 168
I just received my Thinksound Rain's. Right out of the box I was impressed. I have them directly connected to my Sony NWZ-818. They are definately lacking heft in the bottom end. I will continue to burn them in and will post my thoughts in the next few days. I can't wait to hook them up to my Tomahawk......
post #104 of 168
Awesome. Seeing as you have the RE0s, how do you think they compare?
post #105 of 168
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I just received my Thinksound Rain's. Right out of the box I was impressed. I have them directly connected to my Sony NWZ-818. They are definately lacking heft in the bottom end. I will continue to burn them in and will post my thoughts in the next few days. I can't wait to hook them up to my Tomahawk......
In comparison to the Rains, The RE0 after burnin extends deeper in the bass (you will notice it with clear bass on your walkman).
To me the Bass on the Rain is more mid orientated. What the Rain does have in its favour is its lush warm mids and a better soundstage than the RE0s.
These are 2 different sound signatures. On some songs I use the RE0s because the Bass can really grunt down low (and of cause the clarity of mids & highs is amazing) and on other songs (especially acoustic) the lush mids and smooth highs of the Rain are beautiful.
Its worth giving the Rains a good go with the RE0s on the shelf for a few days burning in and then after the RE0s have burnt in put the Rains on the shelf for a few days. A / B-ing these 2 IEMS is very distracting because they are both good IEMS in there own way.
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