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post #1996 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Hmm, I think a lot of the misconceptions on the miles davis is due to the fit.
My initial impressions mirrored a lot of yours, but I don't think the hate is deserved.
The mdt are amazing with tips that isolate well/seal up the canal/small sound bore preferably. Having tried them with my ms2+/o2 combo, I find them incredibly open and dynamic. Mids are their strong point, and highs are sparkly enough. If anything I think the meaty tight bass has excellent speed.
One thing I've noticed is the mdt has horrible synergy with most low/mid-fi DAPs, probably the reason why initially not so enthused.

I like these babies, but a little fatiguing signature for long term listening.

And for the last time, most foam tips including comply have a negative effect. They have a tendency to darken the signature, decreasing transparency and details, muffling things essentially.


i would agree, if I hadn't used the silicone tips and had almost the same effect.

 

 

post #1997 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Dacrazydude View Post



Yeah....I don't really get why that is? These really don't sound that great out of my sansa clip+. It actually sounds much better on the ipod touch. 

 

Strange, I guess they are a more colored iem to begin with, as expected from ...

Almost all iems sound great on my clip+, from the gr07 to the um3x. But the ie8/mdt just don't cut it anymore. Too mid-bassy and warm.
post #1998 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post



i would agree, if I hadn't used the silicone tips and had almost the same effect.


That's the thing I could never figure out with these polarizing dynamic iems, how could such a factor as .10 cent tips change the sound of a 200-300 dollar iem so drastically? It's almost as if an iem has as many detractors as supporters simply because of that inconsistency.
post #1999 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

That's the thing I could never figure out with these polarizing dynamic iems, how could such a factor as .10 cent tips change the sound of a 200-300 dollar iem so drastically? It's almost as if an iem has as many detractors as supporters simply because of that inconsistency.


Yup - tips are very important!

 

post #2000 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Hmm, I think a lot of the misconceptions on the miles davis is due to the fit.
My initial impressions mirrored a lot of yours, but I don't think the hate is deserved.
The mdt are amazing with tips that isolate well/seal up the canal/small sound bore preferably. Having tried them with my ms2+/o2 combo, I find them incredibly open and dynamic. Mids are their strong point, and highs are sparkly enough. If anything I think the meaty tight bass has excellent speed.
One thing I've noticed is the mdt has horrible synergy with most low/mid-fi DAPs, probably the reason why initially not so enthused.
I like these babies, but a little fatiguing signature for long term listening.
And for the last time, most foam tips including comply have a negative effect. They have a tendency to darken the signature, decreasing transparency and details, muffling things essentially.

Ditto.

If you look back at this thread when it was ~30 pages in, I was griping about the same thing. Using comply's seem to really mud up the sound, and for some reason, makes the midrange sound anemic.

@Totally Dubbed, I dont think they'll get any faster; it just doesnt seem like it's their forte. However, I find the midrange has a smoky/rounded presence about them when paired with the right tips (out of the entire assortment, I think the standard silicones do the best job). Just dont expect anything grado-like biggrin.gif


Edited by aleki - 4/5/12 at 5:00pm
post #2001 of 2252
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Originally Posted by aleki View Post

Ditto.
If you look back at this thread when it was ~30 pages in, I was griping about the same thing. Using comply's seem to really mud up the sound, and for some reason, makes the midrange sound anemic.
@Totally Dubbed, I dont think they'll get any faster; it just doesnt seem like it's their forte. However, I find the midrange has a smoky/rounded presence about them when paired with the right tips (out of the entire assortment, I think the standard silicones do the best job). Just dont expect anything grado-like biggrin.gif

Coincidentally, I thought the same as you as well regarding the stock silicones, they seem to present things favorably as opposed to the rest of the kit:)
post #2002 of 2252

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Originally Posted by scohen158 View Post

Ciao, Au Revoir Farewell etc etc

 

I don't get why people are so inclined to make a post that they are unsubscribing.


I don't know why people can't just find things in a thread instead of repeating things already posted.  In Anaxilus's defense, out of anybody in this thread, he's of the few that really knows the product.  There's too much of the lazy approach going on where relatively current postings of Q&A has already been said and answered in earlier posts.  I understand and empathize with his frustration.

 

post #2003 of 2252
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Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

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I don't know why people can't just find things in a thread instead of repeating things already posted.  In Anaxilus's defense, out of anybody in this thread, he's of the few that really knows the product.  There's too much of the lazy approach going on where relatively current postings of Q&A has already been said and answered in earlier posts.  I understand and empathize with his frustration.

True, and I fully support his decision to leave in a mature manner.
However, there's a big disparity between the average newcomer and frequenting headfi-er.
As to the statement of "knowing the product", I'm not sure what you mean?
Don't get me wrong, I fully support your defense of Mike.
post #2004 of 2252

The problem is that most of the creators of these so called appreciation threads pretty much just got dibs but arent dedicated enough to update the first post with useful information. In defense of the newbs, it is hard and annoying  to find useful information when theres a lot of filler comments in between. Anax should've been the creator of this thread. 

post #2005 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

The problem is that most of the creators of these so called appreciation threads pretty much just got dibs but arent dedicated enough to update the first post with useful information. In defense of the newbs, it is hard and annoying  to find useful information when theres a lot of filler comments in between. Anax should've been the creator of this thread. 

Too true, but only a few people share the sentiments, and personally I often get criticized for stating the same. For example I'm often told that I'm an "elitist no-lifer that comes in with my post counts" to look on down newcomers.

Anyways, we derail this thread.
Continue.
post #2006 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

The problem is that most of the creators of these so called appreciation threads pretty much just got dibs but arent dedicated enough to update the first post with useful information. In defense of the newbs, it is hard and annoying  to find useful information when theres a lot of filler comments in between. Anax should've been the creator of this thread. 

 

Like many of our interests, we eventually shift away from what we started, and focus on something new and exciting.

Personally, I tried keeping up with the 1964 ears appreciation thread, but after several months of repetetive gibberish, I folded and let the it run on its own..

 

On the other hand, I really wish Jude could introduce a thread wiki function, like how slickdeals has implemented; although would imagine it may require a major overhaul...

post #2007 of 2252
I'm sorry for my observation of my pair. But that shouldn't make someone leave, especially if they liked the product.
There is a difference between someone saying:
Mdt vs apple earphones

And me posting impressions, reviews, help, and then discovering an aspect of the earphones.
Ie. The decay....

You should see me on YouTube, people asking me questions when it has been covered in the video, let alone comments

FYI:
Just searched DECAY - and there isn't all that much info about it.

I cracked my mystery myself, for myself - just thought to let you guys know.
No need to rage quit...

Up to you! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 4/6/12 at 2:19am
post #2008 of 2252
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Originally Posted by lucozade View Post

Hey Dubbed Man ,so you got the MDs , how you liking them? some pretty powerful bass on these dude ! when i amp these up with my solo srg2 and Yamaha rig the mid bass is mind blowing ,i don't really like jazz music much ,even on these but heavy rock and metal they sure can pound it out happy_face1.gif, and you just gotta love that trumpet case , its so cute 


Hey brova!

 

Sorry for getting back to you late - was banned, so couldn't reply! :/

Yeah man the mid-bas sis mind-blowing, reminds u of the TFTA 1XB's doesn't it?

 

Bit over-powering at times though.

Due tot he decay, I find that these don't cope too well with all their mid-bass they have.

 

and haha yeah that trumpet case is cute!

post #2009 of 2252

Thanks for your reply ;-). I also live outside the US, will they ship it back to the EU do you think or will they charge you?... (when you send them for replacement...)
 

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post


i would say manufacturers.

If they argue, then point them to this thread...:P

 


Well no i was just going by Comply sizes.

 

as the shures were made for the shures = T100 size

Thus MDT's which take T400 size, would have a HUGE bore for the shure tips.

 

This is my assumption however :)

 

T100 has the smaller core ;)



 

post #2010 of 2252
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Originally Posted by Bralleput View Post

Thanks for your reply ;-). I also live outside the US, will they ship it back to the EU do you think or will they charge you?... (when you send them for replacement...)
 

Postage to them is on you - postage back is on them :)

 

You will probably be able to send it to the EU one, unless Monster are a little picky/annoying

 

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