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I would also like to know what your thoughts are on the RE 600 in terms of SQ and value, since the introduction of newer iem's in its price range.
Edited by BubbaDubBub - 8/26/15 at 2:16pm
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Joker, how do you feel the DUNU Titan 1 stands compared to the DN 2000 in terms of overall sound quality and soundstage? I ask this because to my knowledge they both deliver a very similar sound signature, and some believe the Titan 1 to surpass the DN 2000 in certain aspects.

 

I don't feel these IEMs have the same sound signature based on my listening so far and I can't say one is better than the other in all cases. The DN-2000 has a v/u-shaped sound signature with bass emphasis that increases towards the sub-bass region (it definitely has more sub bass than the Titan 1, and I feel like it usually has more bass overall) and more recessed mids. The Titan 1 is maybe a tiny bit v-shaped but I struggle to think of it as mid-recessed because there's so much presence in the upper midrange. It's pretty bright because there's a lot of energy in the upper mid and treble region, but not particularly harsh. Kind of reminds me of the Ostry KC06 in that way. 

 

If you're looking for a more v-shaped sound, the DN-2000 is definitely better. If you're looking for more balance, and maybe are worried about the pricier model's bass being too heavy or mids being too recessed (and also don't care about noise isolation), the Titan 1 may well be better than the pricier model. As for soundstage, I think they're both well above average. The DN-2000 benefits from its u-shaped tuning while the Titan 1 seems to just naturally have an airy and pretty open soundstage. I haven't reviewed the Titan 1 in full yet but if you put a gun to my head right now and made me pick one purely for soundstaging I'd probably pick the Titan. 

 

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I would also like to know what your thoughts are on the RE 600 in terms of SQ and value, since the introduction of newer iem's in its price range.

 

I've never really recommended the RE-600 over the less expensive RE-400 in the first place so just on that basis I don't think it's value is that high. There are IEMs near $200 that I prefer to the RE-600, such as the TDK BA200.


Edited by ljokerl - 8/27/15 at 11:44pm
post #16188 of 16199
Thanks! Do you find the Titan to deliver on sound quality rivaling the DN 2000 as well? An estimation on your x/10 scale would help. (Even if its subjective)
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Thanks! Do you find the Titan to deliver on sound quality rivaling the DN 2000 as well? An estimation on your x/10 scale would help. (Even if its subjective)

 

The Titan 1 is competitive with the DN-2000 keeping in mind the tuning differences.

 

I know I wouldn't rank the Titan below the Philips Fidelio S1, which puts it at an 8.9/10 or higher. There's a lot of other stuff on this (high) performance tier that I'm playing around with right now - the Audio-Technica IM02, Aurisonics Rockets, potentially the RHA T20 and LIFE in-ear, and some others. Need more time and A:Bs to get all of them straight in my head.

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The Titan 1 is competitive with the DN-2000 keeping in mind the tuning differences.

I know I wouldn't rank the Titan below the Philips Fidelio S1, which puts it at an 8.9/10 or higher. There's a lot of other stuff on this (high) performance tier that I'm playing around with right now - the Audio-Technica IM02, Aurisonics Rockets, potentially the RHA T20 and LIFE in-ear, and some others. Need more time and A:Bs to get all of them straight in my head.

Exciting times! I too thought that the Titans could give the dn2000 a run for its money! I must admit though that the smooth mids and superb separation/layering of the dn2000 is hard to top.
post #16191 of 16199
Joker, if you have a chance to get hold of some new Micro driver JVC FXH30s I'd be very interested to read your views on them.
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Has anyone used the "Schiit Valhalla2"? What IEM would be good to use with it?
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Joker, if you have a chance to get hold of some new Micro driver JVC FXH30s I'd be very interested to read your views on them.

 

Yeah, these were just recommended a page or two back. As a big fan of JVC microdriver IEMs, I'll keep an eye out for them. 

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Yeah, these were just recommended a page or two back. As a big fan of JVC microdriver IEMs, I'll keep an eye out for them. 

I thought you were mate.

Hopefully I should be ordering some on the 1st, if I do and whenever I get them I'll post some views here.
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Joker have you ever tried the Legend Omega? I have a hunch that you're going to love them a lot! At least i know my Omegas are getting much, much more playtime than my JH13! :etysmile:

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Joker have you ever tried the Legend Omega? I have a hunch that you're going to love them a lot! At least i know my Omegas are getting much, much more playtime than my JH13! :etysmile:

 

Is that an Earwerkz model? I never found time to try the Legend R, which I regret. If this is a new one I will make time for it. 

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Is that an Earwerkz model? I never found time to try the Legend R, which I regret. If this is a new one I will make time for it. 

Yes it is a variant of Legend R that utilizes a unique Onyx Chamber that serves as a sort of dampener for the LOWs for natural, taut bass.

And i have to say it works really well, the texturing is mind-blowing and goes really low, yet has actually lesser mid bass hump compared to the JH13s and JH16s

Overall it's one of if not the best Bass reproduction (along with the nicely forward midrange) that i have heard from a BA-setup. =)
post #16198 of 16199
Order placed for the new micro driver JVC FXH30. biggrin.gif

Really looking forward to hearing these, hope you manage to get hold of some soon too joker.

This is where I bought mine:

http://www.valuebasket.com/en_GB/JVC-HA-FXH30-Titanium-Micro-HD-Headset-(Black)/mainproduct/view/17723-AA-BK
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Since they are not JVC USA the only way he will get one to review is when you loan them to him :wink_face:

 

Hoping JVC does decide to do an offshoot American version, ala the FXC80, again with one of the FXH's. The FXD's never came here in any form either original or reworked for the American market. I liked the bigger housing idea they did there but the Tri-shape was not quite the right way to fit very well. A better shape and the new better behaved treble and JVC USA could have a really good earphone. FXC80 has been it till now and the blah-tastic FX300. Be nice if they gave USA something but they are stingy bastards infavor of the home crowd. Sony hybrids wouldn't be here if it was JVC, AT wouldn't have the CKR9 and 10 selling here if they were JVC. Lucky we got the HAS-400 and the FX40. Hopefully they decide to rise up above the Elation and the $60 earphone level and thinking(wrongly) we are the Xtreme Xplosives crowd as ~75% of there models are XX's here.

 

Give us something good and it will sell here!!

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