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post #121 of 14622
oohh..customs 3 That's something I'm interested in since certain people kept talkng about them for a while and they are pretty cheap now that they aren't being sold anymore outside of ebay.

^ CK10 is a good choice. They are by far my favorite iem's that I've owned of heard so far.
post #122 of 14622
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Brilliant oeuvre you got going here Joker - just wanted to add my eighteen thumbs up to you and the stunning effort you've put and are putting in. When they're handing out the medals, you'll need a wheelbarrow.

For what it's worth, your review set me off on the research trail that led me to purchasing the CK10s this week, and for that I will be eternally grateful. ******** incredible little things, and then some.

Cheers. I owe you a pint.
Thanks . Where would I need to go to collect said pint?

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oohh..customs 3 That's something I'm interested in since certain people kept talkng about them for a while and they are pretty cheap now that they aren't being sold anymore outside of ebay.
I can't say that I'm terribly impressed with the Custom 3, but I've spent the last week switching between the Ck100 and Ck90Pro, which clearly outclass it. I would say the ~$130 price point is right where they need to be to be mildly competitive, just like the other two deeply discounted Klipsch Customs.
post #123 of 14622
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I think that can be done. I'll add an approximate list to the thread with the next update. For now I'll post it here, in order of certainty:
I was hoping to see the q-jays on that list...looks like it won't be anytime soon.
post #124 of 14622
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I was hoping to see the q-jays on that list...looks like it won't be anytime soon.
The list only includes earphones currently in my possession. The Q-Jays haven't arrived yet .
post #125 of 14622
have you tried olives on the custom 3?

you know if they have a less abysmally poo cable they would be one of my favourites
post #126 of 14622
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have you tried olives on the custom 3?

you know if they have a less abysmally poo cable they would be one of my favourites
Yes, using Olives now. And I agree, the cabling is a crime against humanity, same as the Custom 1/Custom 2. I don't know, something about Klipsch Custom line doesn't jive with me. I also don't like the C1/C2 nearly as much as you. Especially the C1.
post #127 of 14622
what kind of cable is it? i've only heard that its ridiculously thin.
post #128 of 14622
well yes i can very much see the 1 as being an aquired taste, i think i wonce described it as sounding like a tiny puppy furiously trying to tear apart a pair of slippers. you know it is doing it but barely however there is just so much enthusiasm you just go, awwww. that what they they do to me.

the 3 on the other hand is pretty great. great mids, good powerfull clean bass if a little too much. and the treble is good enough and not too abundant which is how i like it to be.

have you tried amping them, i felt they did quite like it?
post #129 of 14622
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what kind of cable is it? i've only heard that its ridiculously thin.
It's a cloth cable that's pretty thin and very microphonic but that's not the biggest problem. The issue is that the cable likes to kink itself at acute angles, which is immeasurably annoying. It's actually worse than the cloth cable on my $3 Kanen MD-52.

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well yes i can very much see the 1 as being an aquired taste, i think i wonce described it as sounding like a tiny puppy furiously trying to tear apart a pair of slippers. you know it is doing it but barely however there is just so much enthusiasm you just go, awwww. that what they they do to me.

the 3 on the other hand is pretty great. great mids, good powerfull clean bass if a little too much. and the treble is good enough and not too abundant which is how i like it to be.

have you tried amping them, i felt they did quite like it?
Wow, perfect description of the C1. I guess the problem for was that this puppy's MSRP made it look like a big dog. I absolutely hate it when companies (e.g. JLabs) set a higher MSRP for their product to create an illusion of value. Same with the C3. If not for the cable it would be a great buy for the $130. However, the $400 MSRP is ridiculous. Compared to the CK10 it sounds like it's immersed in oil (very preliminary impression). I think it's a great candidate for reshelling though.

Oh and I am currently running amped (mini3 or Music Valley RC-1) because without an amp the buzz coming from the S:Flo2 when the screen is on is unbearable.
post #130 of 14622
worse than a $3 iem's cable. That's pretty impressive originally being so expensive and having such a bad cable then.
post #131 of 14622
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Updates for the week: ATH-CK6 and Jays J-Jays. More coming soon.
post #132 of 14622
Question, I noticed that in the sound quality section of the two new reviews that they're out of five now. Is that a mistake or are you switching to a 5 point system?
post #133 of 14622
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No, that's my mistake, thanks. They were both so bad I forgot how much better sounds gets.
post #134 of 14622
Ah, okay. I thought the ratings (out of five that is) were a bit high considering how negative the actual reviews were.

Keep it up by the way. This is a great reference thread and shows that you're really passionate about what you do.
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Compared to the CK10 it sounds like it's immersed in oil (very preliminary impression). I think it's a great candidate for reshelling though.
Yep. It's got thick notes. It's actually pretty nice with deep strings where you get nice, heavy reverberation and presence, but that thickness of note comes at a price, a loss of fine detail. It's noticeable when being able to directly compare to other options like the CK10. It's less noticeable when you don't. Personal preference will play a role in how you like such aspects.

I think the biggest benefit of the Custom 3 is the sound stage. The sense of size and space is great, and it has good linearity to it. It does sound stage better then a heck of a lot of other earphones.
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