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post #16 of 22

I've owned the Copper, and of course have the DDM. They're different. You can't go wrong either way. 

post #17 of 22
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Wow, have been reading impressions of the DDM, including Ericp10's comment saying that he preferred the DDM to the Turbine MD, so that's the Copper question almost answered.  I paid particular attention to comfort and ergonomics.  I have fairly large ears, so I suspect they'd be okay for comfort, and generally get good fits even with single-flange tips.  The case would clearly be good for travel, but that raises the question: how are they for flying?  Air travel is a sad reality for me, and represents a fair proportion of my listening time.  Microphonics, not-so-great isolation, etc... are these deal-breakers for a traveler? 

post #18 of 22
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Wow, have been reading impressions of the DDM, including Ericp10's comment saying that he preferred the DDM to the Turbine MD, so that's the Copper question almost answered.  I paid particular attention to comfort and ergonomics.  I have fairly large ears, so I suspect they'd be okay for comfort, and generally get good fits even with single-flange tips.  The case would clearly be good for travel, but that raises the question: how are they for flying?  Air travel is a sad reality for me, and represents a fair proportion of my listening time.  Microphonics, not-so-great isolation, etc... are these deal-breakers for a traveler? 

 

Just remember that the MD and the Coppers do not sound the same and are quite different in sound.

 

For traveling isolation can be a deal breaker depending on how much isolation you need. The times you would want isolation is mostly if there is a crying baby on board or if you do not like hearing the sound of an engine. I'm not going to comment on the Radius phones since I have not heard it but with the MD's or Coppers isolation will not be an issue here. Microphonics should not matter since you will be sitting down just about the entire time.
 

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Elladan View Post

Wow, have been reading impressions of the DDM, including Ericp10's comment saying that he preferred the DDM to the Turbine MD, so that's the Copper question almost answered.  I paid particular attention to comfort and ergonomics.  I have fairly large ears, so I suspect they'd be okay for comfort, and generally get good fits even with single-flange tips.  The case would clearly be good for travel, but that raises the question: how are they for flying?  Air travel is a sad reality for me, and represents a fair proportion of my listening time.  Microphonics, not-so-great isolation, etc... are these deal-breakers for a traveler? 


I would say that these are NOT the idea IEMs for air travel. I don't believe it will give you enough isolation. From an isolation standpoint and considering you like the Monsters' sound sig, I would select them for air travel over the DDM. I do where my DDM on the bus and el-traing system here in Chi-town. And while the sound is fine for me, outside noises definitely gets in. The DDM is at its best in a quiet room. In that setting, it's exceptional!!

post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thank for the timely replies!  Seeing more fitting pictures has definitely put to rest some of my concerns about the Radii (?), and the descriptions I've read of the their sound signature are making me pretty interested, especially at a price that's $70+ cheaper than the Coppers.  Since the proportion of my travel that's done by air is about  to decrease (and an increased proportion of my listening time will be coming in reasonably quiet offices), I need not view the isolation as a deal breaker, especially since some situational awareness is required in airports.

 

Of course, I worry that the the extra money for the Coppers represents the price of having an IEM I won't need to upgrade from, not to mention the Coppers' build quality and replacement warranty.  Argh! 


Edited by Elladan - 5/24/10 at 9:10am
post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 

I just got the Radius DDMs today, and had a listen.  I posted my impressions in the Radius Impression and Review thread at http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/486541/radius-hp-twf11r-review-and-impressions-thread/315#post_6695531

 

In short, nice!

post #22 of 22

Just listening Radiohead thru k702 and its sounds damn good. Every time I listen to this combination Im stunned  , real quality production, band and the 'phones - perfect match !

Congrats on your purchase , hope you will enjoy them.

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