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Check out Ethan's pic of him wearing them over-the-ear in post 133 to give you a better idea. The fit can vary a little bit based on ear anatomy and preference of angle of insertion.

 

If you prefer them cable-down then that's what you should go with though. You should go with what you prefer. If the swapped channels bother you, you can see if your mp3 players have an option to swap the channels. If there isn't such an option, you could build a tiny extension cable with the tip and ring wires wired backwards to correct the channels when wearing them cable-down.





I actually reviewed the pictures posted by dogears previously and noted that the markings are similar to mine. The reason why I brought this up is because I previously was using the UE Superfi 5 pros before the cord broke and noted that the nozzle on the superfi's were directed anteriorly which was the exact opposite of the DBA's. I also can get a more secure fit and better sound when putting the DBA's in reverse. So it's either the markings are in reverse or my ears are.
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Took this just now:

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Well I gotta tell you dogears... that's the oddest manner of wearing these I've ever seen.

But if it works for you... that's really all that matters.

 

Have you tried the Comply's or Olives (worn in a more 'conventional' manner?)

 

shane

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The trimmed Comply T100s didn't tame the highs enough for me but 'my way' did :D

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Sorry, included a note below but it didnt show up. This is just to illustrate the difference between the nozzle angulation of the DBA-02 compared with the SF 5 pro. This is a picture of the right earphones taken from above...
 

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And this is how i prefer wearing them...note that the markings ("Fischer Audio") cant be seen since they're on the back, in other words, worn reversed. They just fit and sound better to me this way

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I think the UEs are designed to stick out, so that would be why.
Well, they're supposed to be worn Frankenstein style but with the flip mod you can get them nearly flat (how you have illustrated).

Wearing the DBA how you wear them is perfectly fine, too. There may be more microphonics, but that's to be expected.
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I think the UEs are designed to stick out, so that would be why.

Well, they're supposed to be worn Frankenstein style but with the flip mod you can get them nearly flat (how you have illustrated).



Wearing the DBA how you wear them is perfectly fine, too. There may be more microphonics, but that's to be expected.




@dogears, are you using the large tips for the core or are they keeping the IEMs in place? One could always trim the core off and use it as a spacer for your other tips.
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It makes them wearing the DBAs more comfortable plus I can flip the large tip back to a reversed tip (reversed double tips --- haha!) for more bass :D --- I think. Have to verify. It feels awkward though :P

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In terms of SQ how far are DBA02 from RE0/RE-ZERO ?Do they worth the higher price?

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They DBAs are better in every aspect of SQ, imo.  Even at their full retail price they are WAYY worth it!
 

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In terms of SQ how far are DBA02 from RE0/RE-ZERO ?Do they worth the higher price?

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Depends on what sound characteristics you seek.  The RE-ZERO and DBA-02 offer different sound signatures.  In a raw SQ sense, they aren't all that far from each other, yet both do bring different things to the table.  It'll come down to preference.  For example, my own preference prefers the RE-ZERO over the DBA-02, but that's based on what I seek for my preferences.  I understand what both offer in sound reproduction and more importantly I know what I seek in sound reproduction.  I know the DBA-02 doesn't fit me as well as the RE-ZERO.  However, it would be inaccurate to call the RE-ZERO better than the DBA-02 either.  As a total package, I think they are on similar ground.  Holistically there really isn't a significant step up or down between the two.  The worth of the DBA-02 over the RE-ZERO will be a matter of how much the different sound is worth to you.  If the DBA-02 is closer to your own ideal than the RE-ZERO, then there is added worth for you in the DBA-02.  If not, then the price difference can't really be justified.


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Haha, I understand why you're doing it, but frequency response just isn't the issue.  It's just that the treble has an aggressiveness that is rather uncommon among earphones.    When I ran pink noise and EQed the DBA-02, the treble was actually quite flat through the top end.  For as strong as the treble is presented, it actually isn't a sensitivity issue.  There isn't a treble peak or cut or anything.  It's all in how the note is presented.  You'll have to figure out how you want to deal with that.

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^It's really unfortunate for dogs like me :D Good thing I found a workaround
 

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Haha, I understand why you're doing it, but frequency response just isn't the issue.  It's just that the treble has an aggressiveness that is rather uncommon among earphones.    When I ran pink noise and EQed the DBA-02, the treble was actually quite flat through the top end.  For as strong as the treble is presented, it actually isn't a sensitivity issue.  There isn't a treble peak or cut or anything.  It's all in how the note is presented.  You'll have to figure out how you want to deal with that.

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