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post #4411 of 4469

Been lurking on this site for quite a while. Nice review - thanks. I think I've arrived at the point with my Westone 3's that I'm ready to try something else. I just can't seem to get a great fit with the Westones, and am looking for something a little more balanced with a nice open high-end. These would seem to fit the bill nicely. Are these currently only available through MusicaAcoustics? I've e-mailed them an inquiry. I also found them on noisymotel.com, but I don't think they ship out of Australia. Interestingly, I couldn't find these listed on the Fischer Audio website - just the dba-02, and dba-04 (?), which didn't have any info or photos - and to find those, you have to do a search, as they don't come up under the "Products" link.

WK

post #4412 of 4469
Great review. Thanks. I've bought some of these, based on this review and the one at http://www.head-fi.org/t/497262/review-fischer-audio-dba-02, and I'm very happy with them.
post #4413 of 4469

Did any of you guys try the DBA-02 with a Audio-Gd Sparrow or a similar amp?

post #4414 of 4469
Just got my DBA-02 bare (no accessories). How can I clean the nozzle, and which tips are recommended?
Thanks.
post #4415 of 4469

I like Klipsch double flanges oval gel tips.

post #4416 of 4469

The cable on my Dba-02 is stiff and will break soon (I can feel it). Is there a guide on how to remove the plastic shell and solder a new cable?

 

Where can i buy good quality cables in Europe (Sweden)??

 

Thank you!

post #4417 of 4469
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Originally Posted by Fantoon View Post

The cable on my Dba-02 is stiff and will break soon (I can feel it). Is there a guide on how to remove the plastic shell and solder a new cable?

 

Where can i buy good quality cables in Europe (Sweden)??

 

Thank you!

There's a photo somewhere in this monster thread showing the clear cover removed.

 

I'm one of several who had Brian at BTG Audio modify my DBA-02's with Westone-type sockets. Brian does a beautiful, quick job, and these now can be used with readily available and very high quality Westone cables. If you aren't interested in removable cables, Brian can also rebuild them with a new cable.

post #4418 of 4469

I've had mine for quite a while now and I've had no problems at all. 

post #4419 of 4469

@dfrost, I think that's (edit:)a very cool mod!


Edited by dogears - 7/4/12 at 7:09pm
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O crap. I accidentally removed the filter... now it sounds treble happy :P

3M tape to the rescue...

 

I tried listening to these IEMs again and coming from the ASG1s, they are really sounding bright... So I tried playing with some DIY filters and ended up with 2 layers of 3M Micropore tape on the nozzle. Am now headbanging with Metallica's Black album biggrin.gif

post #4421 of 4469

... sorry, please delete this.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Edited by jadawgis732 - 7/12/12 at 6:52pm
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I don't know whether the 'blown out' bass effect is indicative of a fault or if it's just the DBA's sig. I find that I can 'hear' significant bass extension without noticeable roll-off but I don't 'feel' it through the DBAs. I think it's a remarkable phone but doesn't suit my preference for all types of music.

 

For something like Animal Collective's Sung Tongs, all acoustic guitars and harmonies, lots of space with the only 'bass' coming from hand drums, you can hear every plucked string and exhalation in a very wide almost 3D soundstage which I've never experienced with another IEM (or full-size phone, for that matter). If I switch to a record with a fuller body, like Panda Bear's Tomboy, where it's all about thick low-mids and driving kick drums, the vocals sound fantastic but the overall recording sounds emasculated.

 

Since you do 'hear' the bass, and the separation is so good, jazz and classical will certainly work well through them but I probably prefer a dynamic phone for regular listening.

post #4423 of 4469
Devoured Metallica's Black Album on the way home, no issue with that awesome bass response. Could be a defect on your pair?
post #4424 of 4469

There's no crossover in DBA-02. Check a few more tracks. Or perhaps it's the seal?

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There's no crossover in DBA-02. Check a few more tracks. Or perhaps it's the seal?

According to the chart of balanced armature driver IEMs that I have, which another member posted, it does have a 2-way crossover.

 

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Edited by jadawgis732 - 7/12/12 at 6:52pm
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