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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/15/14 at 3:00pm
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awesome thanks. im really aiming for that balanced sound though, so maybe the mc5 would suite me. as for this superfi4 vs addiem you are right, the superfi4 is a overall better sounding headphone (and it doesnt slip out of your ear, which kills the presence of treble on the addiem). the superfi4 have a fuller sound in both the bass and mids, treble sounds about equal to the addiems, but the superfi4 have a much better soundstage and much better at placing things in the correct spots

 

the only thing the addiem have going for them is that they sound smoother, but i think thats just because the mids are so foward on the superfi4 that it cause minor sibilance, which constantly causes me to make sure the superfi4 are not ever too loud, they only sound good at a certain volume. thought im not sure what causes the mild harshness with the superfi4, and the addiem dont hiss horribly like the superfi4, which really doesnt bother me but just thought id add



That's one of the odd things about the SuperFi4 - it's the only sibilant earphone based around an SR driver that I've heard. The PL50 and A151 are not sibilant at all. Hissing is common to all of them, though - the driver is quite sensitive. The A151 just sounds dreadful out of my phone as a result, not that I would dream of using an armature-based IEM with a phone on a daily basis. Also, ADDIEM stock tips are quite poor. They shouldn't give any fit trouble with decent tips.

 

As for the MC5, I could definitely listen to it and appreciate what it can do but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much. It is possible to do balanced sound and still keep it involving - the RE-ZERO manages just fine, for example, as do sets from Xears, Maximo, ECCI, Soundmagic, etc. Even Etymotic's own HF5 is difficult to put down for me. The MC5 is not.

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That's one of the odd things about the SuperFi4 - it's the only sibilant earphone based around an SR driver that I've heard. The PL50 and A151 are not sibilant at all. Hissing is common to all of them, though - the driver is quite sensitive. The A151 just sounds dreadful out of my phone as a result, not that I would dream of using an armature-based IEM with a phone on a daily basis. Also, ADDIEM stock tips are quite poor. They shouldn't give any fit trouble with decent tips.

 

why not?

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Also, ADDIEM stock tips are quite poor. They shouldn't give any fit trouble with decent tips.

There is a whole thread somewhere dedicated to finding the right tips for ADDIEMS. Sony Hybrids worked quite well for me. I walked around all day yesterday listening to the ADDIEMS and never was fatigued by the sound or the fit.

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why not?



Armatures are generally more sensitive and phones are generally noisy (with a number of exceptions like the iPhone).

post #4821 of 16802

void


Edited by bmeat - 8/15/14 at 3:00pm
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I ordered the Fiio E6 about 30 minutes ago. It'll be in my hands by Next Tuesday.

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does the ue600 have a mild harshness that the superfi4 does, or is the sound more refined? also why doesnt the addiem place things as well, what does that have to do with in a headphone, the tuning of what?

 



The UE600 is more refined than the SF4. As for presentation, there are many things that go into getting it right. Mvw2 had a lot of very lengthy posts explaining it in his many review threads - I'd look those up.

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Ordered one as well just for curiosity's sake. 

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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/15/14 at 3:01pm
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Hi joker, I'm back with my GR07s!

 

Right out of the box, I'm already enjoying them! So much more detailed than the Pro Coppers, and with better soundstage/imaging to boot.

 

The only thing is that sibilance is pretty bothersome right now, and the lower treble is spikey. Hopefully they change with burn in.

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void


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so i got my ue600. is it normal that when i push on them in my ear the sound cuts out and in, none of my other headphones do this, but both ear pieces do this. also it says it should have an angled plug, and the picture on the ue website shows an angled plug. mine is a straight plug like the superfi5. think they are just boxing the superfi5 and selling them as ue600 till they run out of stock?


yes some earphones can have driver flex, although I also had the UE600 before and they didn't have them. The UE600 is just another name for the SuperFi 5, it was renamed. 

 

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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/15/14 at 3:01pm
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Would you say that out of the M6 and the M9, which one has a better value? Even though the prices are almost the same, I wonder which ends up being better. Especially in terms of comfort, i've heard many mixed reviews. 

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