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post #2596 of 4469
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Originally Posted by ethan961 View Post

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.




Yes I agree with the microphonics issue. I sometimes wear them over ear esp when I'm on the move but still in reverse fashion. Thanks for the input
post #2597 of 4469
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Originally Posted by mvw2 View Post


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.





I own both RE0 and DBA-02 and in my opinion there's not much of a difference. Most notable difference though for me is that the DBA's are more bright sounding. If pricing is the issue, I would put both in the same bracket
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I was gonna post this

 


a new would you recommend the DBA-02 to someone who has/likes RE-ZERO as his next upgrade ?

 

i am really intrigued with the DBA-02 comments here and i don't wanna go above 200$ when my next upgrade occurs...I was even thinking of acquiring a 2nd RE-ZERO but i think people should try and expand their listening experiences , so i may go for a new flavour but which one should that be ? Is the sound like RE-ZERO's but better/expanded ?

 

I really like RE-ZERO but being my first proper IEM , i don't have another reference sound...

 

(BTW I am not looking for bassy/powerful sound etc...34 years and into jazz/rock/soul...No trance etc for these ears)

 


 

but seeing the last posts by mvw2 and leonsphinx

 

kinda answered my question and at the same time didn't

 

if DBA-02 is simply brighter is getting something twice the price of RE-ZERO worthy ?

 

maybe go for a 2nd pair of RE-ZERO ?

 

Other proposals for someone digging the RE-ZERO sound ?

 

(200$ max)

post #2599 of 4469

Hi Ethan, any news on my re-cabled DBA-02? send PM please.

regards,

Jose

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Originally Posted by proedros View Post


I was gonna post this



 







a new would you recommend the DBA-02 to someone who has/likes RE-ZERO as his next upgrade ?



 



i am really intrigued with the DBA-02 comments here and i don't wanna go above 200$ when my next upgrade occurs...I was even thinking of acquiring a 2nd RE-ZERO but i think people should try and expand their listening experiences , so i may go for a new flavour but which one should that be ? Is the sound like RE-ZERO's but better/expanded ?



 



I really like RE-ZERO but being my first proper IEM , i don't have another reference sound...



 



(BTW I am not looking for bassy/powerful sound etc...34 years and into jazz/rock/soul...No trance etc for these ears)



 






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but seeing the last posts by mvw2 and leonsphinx




Have you tried reading the post by ljokerl (Multiple IEM review)? it will surely help you out on your next purchase
 



kinda answered my question and at the same time didn't



 



if DBA-02 is simply brighter is getting something twice the price of RE-ZERO worthy ?



 



maybe go for a 2nd pair of RE-ZERO ?



 



Other proposals for someone digging the RE-ZERO sound ?



 



(200$ max)

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Have u read ljokerl's Multiple IEM Review? It will surely help u on your next IEM purchase - for proedros
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Originally Posted by leonsphinx View Post

Have u read ljokerl's Multiple IEM Review? It will surely help u on your next IEM purchase - for proedros


yeah great all-around review thread

 

i picked RE-ZERO as my first <100$ IEM based on his remarks (plus reading 10-15 other threads...no point in spending your money  without first doing some thorough market research)

 

his thread is the reference thread , but i wanted to pick some other options as well...what would you suggest ? DBA-02 OR STH ELSE ?

 

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To me it doesn't make sense that a single driver can be on par with a double  driver .....i am a newbie so don't hit!!!!

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Originally Posted by leonsphinx View Post







I own both RE0 and DBA-02 and in my opinion there's not much of a difference. Most notable difference though for me is that the DBA's are more bright sounding. If pricing is the issue, I would put both in the same bracket


I don't know but when I had the re0 i didn't feel that the dbas were really any brighter. Maybe sharper in the treble but not exactly greater emphasis.

Imo the dba was an upgrade over the re0 in terms of separation and soundstage. Listening to the re0 felt slightly claustrophobic and imaging was more blurry in comparison to the dbas. The dbas are also more analytical but whether you'll like that will depend on your personal preferences.

One thing that i felt the re0 did though better was in the bass where it had more rumble. But thats only when i get a certain fit with the large  flange of the bi flanges pressing against my outer ear. Unless i get that fit the rumble is not as pronounced.

 

Of course that is with both phones unamped. I've heard good stuff about the re0 when amped but unfortunately i sold em before i had the opportunity to try amping them.

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The dynamic-driver based RE-0 with the same soundsig as a DBA? O.o Don't see that quite being entirely possible. I'd agree more with mvw2's assessment on personal preference.

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^ why not? Driver technology has nothing to do with sound signature. My IE8 and RE-252 are so different, yet use the same technology. IE8 has a beefy, warm, thick sound, and the RE-252 is very detailed, uncoloured, analytical, coldish (not completely cold however) sound. And my triple BA SM3 sounds more like a dynamic iem. So really, the number of drivers and the technology cannot be used as objective criterions.

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Originally Posted by leonsphinx View Post

Yes I agree with the microphonics issue. I sometimes wear them over ear esp when I'm on the move but still in reverse fashion. Thanks for the input


I see what you did now. I figured that since you were wearing them cable-down that you reversed them (right driver in left ear, left driver in right ear), but you actually have the drivers on the correct sides. It didn't occur to me that someone would rotate them down like that - because the insertion angle for me would be way off. It would probably cause discomfort or pain for me if wearing them like that. The driver housings would be pressed into my tragus, because they would be angled forward when inserted. That's initially why I thought that you had reversed them.

 

With them inserted like that, there's one big advantage (at least there would be for me) - insertion and removal would be a lot easier.

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Originally Posted by Beekeeper View Post

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


Far better than the RE0 overall IMO.  The RE0 is not natural sounding to me.  The only IEM I would consider them over would be my M6s.  Even then I would probably get bored w/ them and prefer the M6s eq'd.

 

If anyone hears the RE0 the same as the DBA02 there is something wrong.


Edited by Anaxilus - 9/27/10 at 10:42am
post #2609 of 4469
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Originally Posted by Nightslayer View Post

The dynamic-driver based RE-0 with the same soundsig as a DBA? O.o Don't see that quite being entirely possible. I'd agree more with mvw2's assessment on personal preference.


My observations are based from what I hear. Maybe am not yet that adept when it comes to technicalities but to me the important thing in choosing the right IEM for you is judging from what you hear. The ideal way is of course to try out as much IEM's as you can but unfortunately most of the time that's not possible. If I were to close my eyes and try out different IEMs, balanced armatures and dynamics, I honestly may not be able to distinguish one from the other. As I've said, am just trusting my ears. The DBA's may not be the same with the RE0's but to me, they just dont sound that apart from each other. They share many similarities. And am basing that from what my ears tell me


Edited by leonsphinx - 9/27/10 at 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by 8xOverMsOctober View Post


I see what you did now. I figured that since you were wearing them cable-down that you reversed them (right driver in left ear, left driver in right ear), but you actually have the drivers on the correct sides. It didn't occur to me that someone would rotate them down like that - because the insertion angle for me would be way off. It would probably cause discomfort or pain for me if wearing them like that. The driver housings would be pressed into my tragus, because they would be angled forward when inserted. That's initially why I thought that you had reversed them.

 

With them inserted like that, there's one big advantage (at least there would be for me) - insertion and removal would be a lot easier.

yes, precisely. They're definitely easier to insert and remove and they do sound better to me that way.
 

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