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hi joker. got a question. how would you describe the sound signature of noble 4c/s? is it closer to 1964v6(more neutral) or jh13pro(slightly bassier), or as what they put on the website "ideal pairing with vocal, acoustic, and classical music"?

 

To me it's more neutral/slightly more mid-centric than those - the V6 and JH13 and especially the JH13 elevate the bass and treble a little compared to the 4S.

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after many years as an audiogon-type  i started losing my enthusiasm for two-channel gear and started immersing myself in this head-fi realm. if i may, a few observations:

1. this thread has had over 4m views, which (paris hilton sex tapes aside) has to be some sort of a record. the obsessive, erudite and genuinely worthwhile efforts of its author is a superhuman accomplishment on a par with the painting of the Sistine chapel or construction of the great wall.

2. unlike the cranky old white guys who dominate other audio sites, there's a lot of diversity here. very cordial, as well--haven't seen any of the psycho-political bickering that inevitably kicks in on your peer pages. a good thing.

3. likewise, aside from the obligatory bose-and-beats bashing, there's very little class warfare and snobbery going on here--people are just as sincere about the <$20 recs as they are about the fancy stuff.

4. to which end, as many others have opined, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quicker in this field than elsewhere. since starting here, i've been gradually "upgrading" from the marked-down-on-amazon <$50 class to the highly touted $200 class--i'm surprised at how incrementally small the improvements have been and how, even with, say, the eph-100s or fxt90s in the drawer i still sometimes reach for the ($15)mee 9p or  ($25)portapros.

cheers and have a great weekend

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2. unlike the cranky old white guys 

 

 

Is that appropriate?


Edited by H T T - 3/1/14 at 3:31pm
post #13084 of 14362
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@loomisjohnson Thanks :beerchug:.

 

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4. to which end, as many others have opined, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quicker in this field than elsewhere. since starting here, i've been gradually "upgrading" from the marked-down-on-amazon <$50 class to the highly touted $200 class--i'm surprised at how incrementally small the improvements have been and how, even with, say, the eph-100s or fxt90s in the drawer i still sometimes reach for the ($15)mee 9p or  ($25)portapros.

cheers and have a great weekend

 

And getting smaller - nowadays there are $50 sets that sound more similar to the $200 stuff than to the M9P. Good news for audio fans everywhere ;)

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@loomisjohnson Thanks beerchug.gif .


And getting smaller - nowadays there are $50 sets that sound more similar to the $200 stuff than to the M9P. Good news for audio fans everywhere wink.gif

Making me regret those dunu dn-1000 i just ordered since i already own the vsd1. Maybe i can send those dunus back when they arrive
post #13086 of 14362
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Originally Posted by loomisjohnson View Post

 

4. to which end, as many others have opined, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quicker in this field than elsewhere. since starting here, i've been gradually "upgrading" from the marked-down-on-amazon <$50 class to the highly touted $200 class--i'm surprised at how incrementally small the improvements have been and how, even with, say, the eph-100s or fxt90s in the drawer i still sometimes reach for the ($15)mee 9p or  ($25)portapros.

cheers and have a great weekend

 

I hate my $15 ksc75's and $25 sportapros (ie portapros). And my $40 vsdle's and zero audio dx210's. They are a downer to my upgraditis. My other gear don't seem to appreciate them very much at all!

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Making me regret those dunu dn-1000 i just ordered since i already own the vsd1. Maybe i can send those dunus back when they arrive

I doubt it... I still gotta find someone who doesn't like the DN-1000 purely because of sound. If you do it's more likely because of fit issues. It's my best purchase in 2013!
post #13088 of 14362
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I doubt it... I still gotta find someone who doesn't like the DN-1000 purely because of sound. If you do it's more likely because of fit issues. It's my best purchase in 2013!

 

The man speaketh! Btw, I do realize that the dn1k's are great and worth the money. Wish I had them! (much to the chagrin of my cheapo goodies lol)

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The man speaketh! Btw, I do realize that the dn1k's are great and worth the money. Wish I had them! (much to the chagrin of my cheapo goodies lol)

Hehe you do realize you got a few items I envy too don't you?
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I doubt it... I still gotta find someone who doesn't like the DN-1000 purely because of sound. If you do it's more likely because of fit issues. It's my best purchase in 2013!


+1

post #13091 of 14362
Thread Starter 

^ and on that note, the Earphone Buyer's Guide has received a major 2014 overhaul.

 

This includes addition of the Dunu DN-1000, VSonic VSD1/S, and MOE-SS01

 

The following earphones have been retired from the Buyer's Guide: FutureSonics Atrio (discontinued). VSonic GR02 Bass Edition (replaced with VSonic VSD1), Astrotec AM-800 (replaced with MOE-SS01), VSonic VC02, MEElectronics A161P (seems to be discontinued)

 

Pricing and links have been updated. 

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I just realized I joined here when the M6s were on top of the budget class headphones (with the M1 a more better and expensive choice). Now the Meelecs can't keep up with even the Monos, Phillip SHE which are a class ahead of them.
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VC1000's are exactly what the doctor ordered, thanks ljokerl!

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

^ and on that note, the Earphone Buyer's Guide has received a major 2014 overhaul.

 

This includes addition of the Dunu DN-1000, VSonic VSD1/S, and MOE-SS01

 

The following earphones have been retired from the Buyer's Guide: FutureSonics Atrio (discontinued). VSonic GR02 Bass Edition (replaced with VSonic VSD1), Astrotec AM-800 (replaced with MOE-SS01), VSonic VC02, MEElectronics A161P (seems to be discontinued)

 

Pricing and links have been updated. 

 

Superb stuff joker, as usual, good to see DN1k made it there...

 

:beerchug:

post #13095 of 14362
Hey joker,

Finally got my JVC FXD80, and they fit! How are they supposed to compare to the AM800? And do they need burn in or anything?

edit: the astrotecs are definitely lighter and slightly more comfortable, but the JVC seem a little harsh in the highs, is this normal?
Edited by AgentJ - 3/2/14 at 10:01am
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