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Thanks.. posted a tech support/bug thread. Seems to be all better now. 
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Do you think you'll give the DN-1000 a substantially higher rating than the MA750?

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You can try Dunu DN-1000.

Can you tell us more how DN-1000 sounds better than DBA02-MKII in term of bass & treble?

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Do you think you'll give the DN-1000 a substantially higher rating than the MA750?
Yes, definitely. Tighter, more detailed bass, clearer, colder mids and a more emphasized treble makes the DN-1000 a much better IEM IMO. To be fair it does cost almost twice as much.
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Can you tell us more how DN-1000 sounds better than DBA02-MKII in term of bass & treble?
The bass is much better, having much more impact and veing very fast. From memory, the mids are a bit warmer and the treble less bright. Vocals are a bit more upfront on the DN 1000 if I remember correctly.
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Gotcha. Well I've got the SM2 now and definitely don't want less bass; I'm after more aggressive upper mids and treble for rock/metal. Even without the filters they still sound unnatural with "real" music; you're right to compare them to the UM3X, I'd say they are basically the same but with a slightly more blended sound and bigger soundstage. Luckily I got them for $100 so I'm not too disappointed :P

 

I've been delaying a GR07 purchase for ages on principle due to their lack of replaceable cable...*whine* I refuse to give in though! I've heard rumors so I'm holding out.

 

Can't wait to hear your take on the InEar SD3, it's been tickling my fancy for some time.

 

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I would have a tough time labeling the SE535 as "fun". It doesn't have as much as the SM2, that's for sure. In general I think of "fun" as more of a v-shaped signature (think "rock" EQ present) which in this is case is closest to the GR07 (or better yet GR07 BE). The SM2 has a warmer sound with more relaxed upper mids. Again, not really "fun" for me, personally at this stage - more of a UM3X competitor in the musician's monitor space. 

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Do you think you'll give the DN-1000 a substantially higher rating than the MA750?

 

Not sure of the rating for the DN-1000 yet. I like it quite a lot but its treble is not entirely smooth and can be a little excessive. For example it's more prone towards sibilance than the MA750. Different sound signatures, with the DN-1000 being more v-shaped.

 

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Can't wait to hear your take on the InEar SD3, it's been tickling my fancy for some time.

 

It's a very good earphone. I prefer the less bassy SD-2, though. Reviews should be up soon. 

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Is it possible to improve the bass tighter and to reduce the brightness in DBA02-MKII by different type of the ear buds tips?

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Could you do a review on the Audio Technica IM-50? Thanks man, I'm glad to have such a knowledgeable source to look to for IEM advice.
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Is it possible to improve the bass tighter and to reduce the brightness in DBA02-MKII by different type of the ear buds tips?

Why do you want a tighter bass on something thay already has tight bass? Comply tips soften the sound but they don't tighten the bass.
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Is it possible to improve the bass tighter and to reduce the brightness in DBA02-MKII by different type of the ear buds tips?

I like Shure Olive tips, they take away just a bit of the bright edge without effecting the overall sound as much as Complys - plus they're more durable and more comfortable. Don't know what you mean about the bass, it's very tight already.

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I like Shure Olive tips, they take away just a bit of the bright edge without effecting the overall sound as much as Complys - plus they're more durable and more comfortable. Don't know what you mean about the bass, it's very tight already.
Sorry I misunderstood the bass in DBA02-MKII. It is tight.

Does the Shure Olive tip fit well on the nozzle of DBA02-MKII ?
Does it make the bass more punchy and deeper?
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I don't think foam tips make the bass deeper and more punchy. From my experience single flange silicone tips (this is a VERY diverse category) tend to give the punchiest and deepest bass. But I haven't used any olives, just comply and vsonic foams. I did however love comply tips on my R-50 because they do add some kind of texture to the bass. Like the soft reverberations of a finger plucked bass guitar. You can almost see the string vibrate.

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I don't think foam tips make the bass deeper and more punchy. From my experience single flange silicone tips (this is a VERY diverse category) tend to give the punchiest and deepest bass. But I haven't used any olives, just comply and vsonic foams. I did however love comply tips on my R-50 because they do add some kind of texture to the bass. Like the soft reverberations of a finger plucked bass guitar. You can almost see the string vibrate.

After changing to Shure's olive tip, I found it cuts down a bit of brightness of the original sound of DBA02-MKII.

I feel DBA02-MKII is no so good for song that emphasize heavy bass like dance/rock music. :(

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Could you do a review on the Audio Technica IM-50? Thanks man, I'm glad to have such a knowledgeable source to look to for IEM advice.

 

Don't have one at this time. Maybe (hopefully) next year, especially if ATH decides to release these in the US...

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