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post #121 of 4469
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post
Woot! Thx for the incoming Monster MD, Copper, Ortofon, FX700, DBA-02 review!! You the man Eric. Haha!!
You misunderstood, eric won't be getting the DBA-02.........well not for a bit, he's trying to kick the habit.....lol
post #122 of 4469
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Originally Posted by koonhua90 View Post
I'd be interested to see how these FA DBA-02 compete with the top tier IEMs that cost twice to three times the price...
Well, I haven't listened to my UE-10's in days. Take that for what it's worth.

Also, the SE530's cost $450 new. I think the DBA-02 wipes the floor with the SE530's.
post #123 of 4469
argh looks like I will be trading in my TF10s for these O.o
post #124 of 4469
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
Well, I haven't listened to my UE-10's in days. Take that for what it's worth.

Also, the SE530's cost $450 new. I think the DBA-02 wipes the floor with the SE530's.
"Wipes the floor"...that's pretty convincing. Thanks for your reply, just wondering, have you ever heard the demo version of JH-13, or any other IEMs long enough to give impression? There's a flood of new IEMs on the market nowadays...really bad for the wallet, so to say
post #125 of 4469
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Originally Posted by koonhua90 View Post
"Wipes the floor"...that's pretty convincing. Thanks for your reply, just wondering, have you ever heard the demo version of JH-13, or any other IEMs long enough to give impression? There's a flood of new IEMs on the market nowadays...really bad for the wallet, so to say
Yes, I heard the demo version of the JH-13. I own UE-10's and many other IEM's and headphones that aren't listed in my profile. That's the baggage you get when you're in this hobby for such a long time. Granted...it's nice baggage.
post #126 of 4469
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
I think the DBA-02 wipes the floor with the SE530's.
Thank you, I won't sleep tonight

Btw. how are drum recording? Are they like you were there and actually feels the vibration of it in your ears? I don't mind quantity so much, but the accuracy.
post #127 of 4469
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
Yes, I heard the demo version of the JH-13. I own UE-10's and many other IEM's and headphones that aren't listed in my profile. That's the baggage you get when you're in this hobby for such a long time. Granted...it's nice baggage.
Oh, so how does the DBA-02 fare against those IEMs? How natural is the timbre on it? I have been thinking to get the new JVC FX-700, but this DBA-02 at half the price really got my attention right now.
post #128 of 4469
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Originally Posted by marcello View Post
Thank you, I won't sleep tonight

Btw. how are drum recording? Are they like you were there and actually feels the vibration of it in your ears? I don't mind quantity so much, but the accuracy.
Good question and a hard one to answer. Drum recordings differ by mic'ing techniques as well as the processing and mastering they have received.

I have a custom remastered recording of a fantastic drum solo that builds into the songs intro. The sound on the DBA-02 is nothing short of fantastic. You can clearly hear each individual drum and it's own specific reverberation and decay. The clicks from the rim shots are fast and accurate. The kick drum really kicks as well.

However, as I said before, the drum sound really depends on how the kit was mic'd, processed and mastered.
post #129 of 4469
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Originally Posted by syn_fx View Post
That Russian site that someone linked to has a lot of interesting info and comparisons to triple-fis, sa6, etc, but it's pretty colloquial, so those not fluent in Russian will have a hard time using google translate on it, shame really.
Russian is my first language and I visit that forum pretty often. I would take that review at the beginning of the thread with a large grain of salt because the reviewer (also known as Spanish on head-fi) thinks that Sleeks SA6 is the best IEM - better than Triple.fi, SE530, Westone 3, etc. And by better he doesn't just mean that he prefers their sound signature, but that they are actually technically superior. He likes the DBA-2 about as much as the SA6, but still prefers his SA6, because he thinks that SA6 has better, more detailed mids and highs and also better bass after you add 56 Ohm resistor to them. Not that I have anything against the SA6 - they are wonderful IEMs, and personally I also prefer their sound over some higher end IEMs like Westone 3 and Triple.fi. But saying that they actually sound better than those IEMs technically is just wrong IMO. SA6 very obviously has a less dynamic sound than the higher end IEMs with less depth and less detail to my ears.
post #130 of 4469
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Originally Posted by koonhua90 View Post
Oh, so how does the DBA-02 fare against those IEMs? How natural is the timbre on it? I have been thinking to get the new JVC FX-700, but this DBA-02 at half the price really got my attention right now.
The timbre is very accurate. Timbre is often mistaken for tone. Timbre is the distinctive property of a complex sound. I find that the track "Homeless" on Paul Simon's Graceland album is a perfect test for this because of all the voices on the track. See my comment on that track.
post #131 of 4469
Can you elaborate more on the comfort of these? DBA 02 housing looks pretty small, but you still can't tell much from pictures. You said that they were "more comfortable than others"
Others being? And just generally, how comfortable?
post #132 of 4469
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Originally Posted by rymd View Post
Can you elaborate more on the comfort of these? DBA 02 housing looks pretty small, but you still can't tell much from pictures. You said that they were "more comfortable than others"
Others being? And just generally, how comfortable?
The housing is small and that's a huge factor for me in what makes them so comfortable. They don't protrude as much as other designs and I can lay my head down sideways without them pushing into my ear further. Also, they barely weigh anything so there is little fatigue from wearing them for extended periods of time.

As for other IEM's, check my profile.
post #133 of 4469
Here are a couple pictures I took for josesol07 when he inquired via e-mail about the fit.
One is of the DBA-02 in my ear, and one of the Westone 2. That should give people a good idea of the fit.
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/y...1/DSCF4840.jpg
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/y...1/DSCF4853.jpg
Kudos to all people who take good pictures of something in their own ear, I know those took me a good 30-35 tries to get the right lighting, focus, and positioning, and they still aren't perfect!
post #134 of 4469
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post
Russian is my first language and I visit that forum pretty often. I would take that review at the beginning of the thread with a large grain of salt because the reviewer (also known as Spanish on head-fi) thinks that Sleeks SA6 is the best IEM - better than Triple.fi, SE530, Westone 3, etc.
You can't really blame them, unlike first world nations.. their economy doesn't have the means to sustain their everyday folks to own either of the above mentioned IEMs unlike America/Singapore, where everyone else is using them lol.

But thats what headfi is here for..
post #135 of 4469
Well, it seems like these will be my next IEM, once my paycheck comes in. I'm kind of worried. Though I haven't tried any BA IEMs, I always saw myself as a dynamic kind of guy, and anything with "low" bass and/or impact didn't seem like it would suit me. Not that these have low bass, I haven't heard em to know, but it's kind of the general consensus with BA drives(unless you have four of them for bass only *coughjh16cough*) The physicality of dynamics is what I appreciate I guess. My first foray into the BA world should be interesting.
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