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Edited by Leonard - 8/8/11 at 10:14am
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Based on this thread and all the high praise, I have placed an order for the Radius DDM through accessoryjack.com.

These will  be my first 'high SQ' headphones. Prior to these, I had the Sennheiser IE6 which are being serviced right now. Currently using standard Monster Turbines while I wait for my IE6 and these DDMs to arrive. I am tremendously excited. Thank you all for your well written impressions and reviews. 



You should have gotten them though Dimitri at Musica Acoustics. MA is official Radius distributor;  offer warranty support if something goes wrong  with the unit and they are cheaper over there as well then AccesoryJackdeadhorse.gif..

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Please give your brain time to adjust to them. When I first heard them they didn't sound anything like I imagined they would and I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. I almost hated them for the first ten days but on the tenth day something suddenly clicked in my brain and I really started liking them. Now I love them.

 

When I first purchased them I owned the Denon C751, the Atrio M5, the Hippo VB, the Pioneer CLX60, the UE Super-Fi 5 EB and the Shure E5. After getting used to the DDMs the highs on the Denons, Pioneers, UEs and Shures sounded harsh and the Atrios, and to a much lesser extent the Hippos, were 'hollow' sounding.

 

I listen to a lot of electronic music and sometimes the bass does overwhelm the rest of the spectrum but the overall sound is so rich and luscious that I can forgive them that one small flaw. What I own very little of but which sounds excellent on them is acoustic music.

 

I did order a second pair in black just in case anything happened to the red ones and to my surprise they sounded just like the fully burnt-in red pair so I guess that most of my burn-in was mental.

 

I really hope that you enjoy them.

 

P.S. AccessoryJack is wonderful.
 

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Originally Posted by fizzle View Post

Based on this thread and all the high praise, I have placed an order for the Radius DDM through accessoryjack.com.

These will  be my first 'high SQ' headphones. Prior to these, I had the Sennheiser IE6 which are being serviced right now. Currently using standard Monster Turbines while I wait for my IE6 and these DDMs to arrive. I am tremendously excited. Thank you all for your well written impressions and reviews. 

@ Leonard, Musica Acoustics is even more wonderful, If you place more then once from them, you get discounts!

You got two DDM?, that is crazy!
 

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Yes I'm tremendously excited! I mean you guys are buying 2 pairs as back-ups that is pretty indicative of their value lol. I didn't really do too much research, accessoryjack just happened to be mentioned in a post earlier and so I pulled the trigger. Does anyone have any experience with both the DDM and the IE6? I am really curious as to how different the two sound. I was starting to tire from the over-emphasized bass from the IE6 and from what I gather the DDM's are more or less neutral in their sound signature, dynamic and reproduce music closely to the way its been recorded. That is very, very exciting. Also, this community is quite wonderful, I lurked here every once in a while in the past but never had the money to buy high-end IEMs and I was always tempted so I stayed away haha. But now that I've graduated from uni, I'm getting paid for grad school so I have some extra cash to spend on stuff I like. 

 

And I got them in black :) I will post impressions when they arrive. Although my inexperienced ears probably won't add much. 

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I listen to a lot of electronic music and sometimes the bass does overwhelm the rest of the spectrum but the overall sound is so rich and luscious that I can forgive them that one small flaw.


If you feel the bass is too much, it's worth trying smaller tips. With the DDMs I use tips that are 2 sizes smaller than my usual size. They provide only a very light seal and make the DDMs sound much better balanced. Needless to say, you'll lose some isolation.

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I listen to a lot of electronic music and sometimes the bass does overwhelm the rest of the spectrum but the overall sound is so rich and luscious that I can forgive them that one small flaw.


If you feel the bass is too much, it's worth trying smaller tips. With the DDMs I use tips that are 2 sizes smaller than my usual size. They provide only a very light seal and make the DDMs sound much better balanced. Needless to say, you'll lose some isolation.

I also felt that the DDMs were "better balanced" when worn that way. I enjoyed their textured bass but it was a bit too much. I also wear the IE8 in a similar fashion to reduce the impact of their salient  bass.
 

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Ok, My DDM's just arrived. 

 

I just played Radiohead-Reckoner and here are my impressions:

 

I got lost in the music, closed my eyes, got goosebumps, teary eyed, and when the song was over it took a little while for me to recover from the experience. I don't understand how these work, but it sounds as though the music is be performed right in front of me. I've got Radiohead, perfected, in front of me. 

 

This is exactly what I had hoped for. 

 

Thanks, head-fi for recommending these. 

 

Only bad part: no isolation. 

 

More detailed impressions and pictures, if requested, soon. 

 

Edit: omfg bass hits so LOW -- lil wayne-lollipop


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Glad you are enjoying them @ fizzle. Radiohead sounds wonderful through the DDM

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Ok, My DDM's just arrived. 

 

I just played Radiohead-Reckoner and here are my impressions:

 

I got lost in the music, closed my eyes, got goosebumps, teary eyed, and when the song was over it took a little while for me to recover from the experience. I don't understand how these work, but it sounds as though the music is be performed right in front of me. I've got Radiohead, perfected, in front of me. 

 

This is exactly what I had hoped for. 

 

Thanks, head-fi for recommending these. 

 

Only bad part: no isolation. 

 

More detailed impressions and pictures, if requested, soon. 

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Got my TWF11r about five months ago and have been loving it. Only thing is, I suspect my copy of the DDM might be faulty; bass is stronger on one side, while the highs are clearer on the other. Is this the characteristic of the DDM or is it faulty? 

 

Anyone have any clue?

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Got my TWF11r about five months ago and have been loving it. Only thing is, I suspect my copy of the DDM might be faulty; bass is stronger on one side, while the highs are clearer on the other. Is this the characteristic of the DDM or is it faulty? 

 

Anyone have any clue?



Could also be your ears. You should swap side and listen to them again. If it is indeed a faulty pair and not your ears, send it back for warranty.

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Originally Posted by signorekai View Post

Got my TWF11r about five months ago and have been loving it. Only thing is, I suspect my copy of the DDM might be faulty; bass is stronger on one side, while the highs are clearer on the other. Is this the characteristic of the DDM or is it faulty? 

 

Anyone have any clue?



Could also be your ears. You should swap side and listen to them again. If it is indeed a faulty pair and not your ears, send it back for warranty.


Yeah I've swapped sides and listened to them, and the problem's the same. Same with using my macbook instead of my PMP. Guess I'll send it back for warranty. Thanks anyway. :)

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I suspect it could be a faulty pair... I'm actually dealing with the same issue right now. I bought a second pair in black (like that color much better than the red, and intended to sell the red ones second-hand), but I noticed they have a channel imbalance where the right side is stronger than the left. Thankfully I have the red pair to compare directly with, and I noticed clearly how off the black pair is...and likewise how right the red pair is.

 

The retailer I bought from is being totally cool about the return and immediately issued an RMA #. They're going to refund my shipping to send them back to my Paypal as well. 

 

I suggest pursuing a return, and trying out another pair. It's the only way to be certain.

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Wanna know how to improve your DDM's isolation? Read this! wink.gif

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For my 300th post on Head-Fi, I'd just like to sum up my opinion of the Radius DDM:

 

Best value IEM on the market.

 

I'm a huge fan, and probably like them more than the average IEM user will do purely because they fit me so well, and I like the signature. My pair doggedly perform day after day, on buses, trains, and planes, and please me endlessly. "Fatigue" just isn't a word they understand. They've also, remarkably, seen off challenges from pairs of FX-700, UM3X, RE-262 and CK-100 to remain my daily go-to pair, despite the disparity in price and reputation.

 

If you twisted my arm and forced me to list a minus, it would be a very slight wooliness in the bass, and a suspicion that said bass doesn't descend to the very deepest depths. Throw them a decent recording however, and you won't be complaining. Throw them a 24 bit vinyl rip from the HM-602 and you'll forget you're wearing headphones altogether. No other universal IEM that I've heard can compete in terms of musicality, instrument separation, or involvement.

 

Yes, I like them

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^ nice

i hope the newer version has better treble while retaining the oh so yummy bass

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