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post #3436 of 4469

@ iLovPieNCake.

Nice initial impressions. If you read through the thread (yeah, it can be daunting...) you'll see that there have been in-depth discussions of fit, seal, angle, tip, etc. All have an effect on highs, mids, bass, etc. The right tips with the right seal and depth of insertion is critical. It seems perhaps moreso than many other IEM's. Some like the tips that came with them, some like a variety of others. I can only use foam-type and I love the sound.

 

Source files (great that you've got FLAC), player program, DAC, Amp... also all important in the chain. (But you probably knew that).

 

You see... the DBA's are very transparent. Bad source = bad sound. Poor recording or mastering or pressing, etc., will all come through loud and clear. But this is also true in reverse. Great recordings, mastering, etc., will simply shine.

 

Keep experimenting with tips and seal. Bass should improve markedly with the right fit. These will never slam you upside the head with bass. That's just not who they are. They are pure, clean, clear and outrageously neutral.

 

Congrats on your purchase and I look forward to more thoughts.

 

shane

 

Ps. Your Englis is just fine.

 

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Ps. Your Englis is just fine.

 



Hahaha, sorry, I just had to laugh at that. biggrin.gif

 

@iLovPieNCake

 

Glad you are enjoying you DBA-02! I, on the other hand, am still waiting for mine unfortunately. Trying to think crappily of them, so I won't be disappointed by the high, high expectation that this thread has given me. rolleyes.gif

 

The lower the expectation, the better I'll be blown away by these, I am sure... wait, that's a high expectation there itself.

post #3438 of 4469

I got mine today! The RE-Zeros were my first IEMs, now I have something to compare them to.

 

First impressions - DBA-02s are better (fuller, smoother, etc). Nowhere near my full size rig but decent enough to keep me occupied when on noisy public transport.

 

 

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post #3439 of 4469
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Hahaha, sorry, I just had to laugh at that. biggrin.gif

 

 

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Yeah... once you pointed it out... so did I. Obviously, his is better than mine. ksc75smile.gif

post #3440 of 4469
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with some tips definitely sibilant, but with the right tips nothing to point a finger to.



Hmm.. It's things like this that make me nervous, as some people say they're not sibilant at all, and then some people say they definately can be.. Makes me worry about how my results would be.. 

Is it excessive? 

post #3441 of 4469
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I'm Polish so don't mind my bad grammar and spelling. 


Not at all.  You are way ahead of most of us Yanks.  Great job!

post #3442 of 4469
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with some tips definitely sibilant, but with the right tips nothing to point a finger to.


Hmm.. It's things like this that make me nervous, as some people say they're not sibilant at all, and then some people say they definately can be.. Makes me worry about how my results would be.. 

Is it excessive? 


There are more variables based on the individual user and links in the chain to possibly be able to answer that question to your satisfaction.  

post #3443 of 4469

Some are also more sensitive to highs than others... having little to do with any fault on the part of the IEM.

Everybody's ears, hearing etc. will be different. I don't find them the least bit sibilant. And as Anaxilus reiterates, everything in your source chain will effect how you perceive the highs... sibilant or not. And that is from the files to your ears and all in between.

 

The DBA’s are bright. Yes, bright. If that’s an issue for you… if you’ve had bright HP’s (K701, DT880, DT990, etc.) or IEM’s in the past and found them bothersome or sibilant, these will probably repeat that experience. If not, you’ll be fine with a good fit and seal.

 

shane

post #3444 of 4469

It is really not an issue. To say the truth I only felt it sibilant with the medium normal tips that came with it.

And may be it is not sibilance but just way more treble than what I had experienced. 

For instance it is much more tolerable than my DT990, and with the other tips I have been trying there is no sibilance or whatsoever, just balanced sound for me.

 

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Originally Posted by mcnoiserdc View Post

with some tips definitely sibilant, but with the right tips nothing to point a finger to.



Hmm.. It's things like this that make me nervous, as some people say they're not sibilant at all, and then some people say they definately can be.. Makes me worry about how my results would be.. 

Is it excessive? 

post #3445 of 4469

I need some suggestions - if the smallest included tips are a bit big for me (i.e. constant pain in my ears) what are tips should I try? I'm thinking complys.

post #3446 of 4469
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

Some are also more sensitive to highs than others... having little to do with any fault on the part of the IEM.

Everybody's ears, hearing etc. will be different. I don't find them the least bit sibilant. And as Anaxilus reiterates, everything in your source chain will effect how you perceive the highs... sibilant or not. And that is from the files to your ears and all in between.

 

The DBA’s are bright. Yes, bright. If that’s an issue for you… if you’ve had bright HP’s (K701, DT880, DT990, etc.) or IEM’s in the past and found them bothersome or sibilant, these will probably repeat that experience. If not, you’ll be fine with a good fit and seal.

 

shane



No experience with those... I can tell you I hated the hell out of my HFI780s though, which people claimed were only minorly harsh. I find them a little harsher than other people, it seems.


Edited by carnival - 12/8/10 at 10:40am
post #3447 of 4469

Hi,

question for those who use ety tri-flanged tips on DBA: which model to buy, tips for ER4 or ER6i?

thanks in advance

Jose

post #3448 of 4469

Nice pair jjinh...using my dba's with the clip too. no need for an amp as i found them to be really adequate. where did you get your casing? I have the same ones from my Hippo VB
 

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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

I got mine today! The RE-Zeros were my first IEMs, now I have something to compare them to.

 

First impressions - DBA-02s are better (fuller, smoother, etc). Nowhere near my full size rig but decent enough to keep me occupied when on noisy public transport.

 

 

IMG_0399.JPG

 


Edited by leonsphinx - 12/7/10 at 7:23pm
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Originally Posted by josesol07 View Post

Hi,

question for those who use ety tri-flanged tips on DBA: which model to buy, tips for ER4 or ER6i?

thanks in advance

Jose

 

ER4 tips are what I have and are what people have said are the correct tips. Now, I'm sure some have tried the ER6i tips - I honestly don't know what the difference is having never owned an Ety IEM or been a fan of deep insertion tips.


Edited by ethan961 - 12/7/10 at 8:03pm
post #3450 of 4469
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Originally Posted by josesol07 View Post

Hi,

question for those who use ety tri-flanged tips on DBA: which model to buy, tips for ER4 or ER6i?

thanks in advance

Jose


For the ER4.  I use them and love them, well, as much as I love anything stuffed in my ear...

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