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post #226 of 268

When will they have a 75% discount sale? biggrin.gif

Thanks for another nice read chief :)

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When will they have a 75% discount sale? biggrin.gif

Thanks for another nice read chief :)



You're welcome dogears, and I'm all for that 75 percent sale...lol

post #228 of 268

If indeed the FI-BA-SS is a bright (sort of) version of SM3, I am very afraid that the FI-BA-SS is for me biggrin.gif And if the K3003 is indeed very (sort of) similar to the K701, then I am doomed biggrin.gif

 

edit: I sold the EM3pro just because I didn't want to reshell it anymore and I was playing it with a boosted treble on a RockBoxedFuze.

I sold my K701 because it was still lacking in the mids for my taste.


Edited by dogears - 1/16/12 at 7:13pm
post #229 of 268

I don't hear SM3 in the FAD SS really much or at all.  Very different sigs to me.  I thought the EM3Pro was the brighter SM3 already.

post #230 of 268

^In any case, I still wanted more treble from the EM3 (fit not mine).

It was very unfortunate that I was not able to audition the K3003 from the nearest JBL shop yesterday. Still hoping that the dealer will make it available.

Auditioning the FI-BA-SS is very remote :P

post #231 of 268
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I don't hear SM3 in the FAD SS really much or at all.  Very different sigs to me.


x2.

post #232 of 268

What about Sm2?

 

@Anax, have you posted any impressions on the FI-BA-SS? Close to T50RP perhaps?

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@Anax, have you posted any impressions on the FI-BA-SS? Close to T50RP perhaps?


Some minor ramblings here and there.  Not a T50RP, closer to a Beyer 880 sig I'd say.  I'm sure James would be more qualified to confirm or deny that.

 

post #234 of 268

Oh no, not another Beyer 880 sound sig :P

Thanks

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Some minor ramblings here and there.  Not a T50RP, closer to a Beyer 880 sig I'd say.  I'm sure James would be more qualified to confirm or deny that.


Can't help I'm afraid, never heard the T50RP or 880.

 

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Oh no, not another Beyer 880 sound sig :P

Thanks


Tell me what's wrong with the 880's sound sig and I tell you whether the FI-BA-SS are like that.

post #236 of 268

I want it warmer but not like K701 mids which sounds 'clinical' to me. I sold my K701 and K501 but retained the T50RP and now have the T40RP. HD650's warmness is ok to me but sounds rolled-off on the highs - I can live with its bass but would like Beyer bass.

This headfonia review could help: http://www.headfonia.com/old-school-trio-akg-k701-beyer-dt880-sennheiser-hd650/2/

 

K701 bass; HD650 mids but maybe toned down juuust a little bit - something to the K701 level I guess; and Beyer highs - maybe that will fit my taste. If its not too much to ask biggrin.gif  Or have I just described the K3003? Wild guess only biggrin.gif

post #237 of 268
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Judging by the headfonia review, I agree with Anaxilus that the FI-BA-SS would be closest to the dt880. The K3003 sound definitely more like what you're looking for. Or maybe the PFE232, if you prefer the leaner and less textured armature bass.

post #238 of 268

^Thanks a lot. I would really love to have the FI-BA-SS added to my single driver collection but if it's not for my taste, that's a lot of wasted money biggrin.gif I'll try to audition the K3003 and report back on the other thread. Cheers!

post #239 of 268

@james444

 

since i already own a um3x and w4, do you think there's still a need for the sm3 v2's?

 

i'm just really curious to it's surround soundstage.. sometimes ilean more on the um3x than the w4 because of how intimate and emotional it is to me..

post #240 of 268
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Haven't heard the UM3X, but the SM3s are quite different from the W4, most notably in mids density and spatial presentation. Vocals are more dense and forward than on the W4, yet the SM3's unique presentation still conveys a good sense of spaciousness, just not forward projected, but rather surrounding you. You may end up loving or hating it, but they're at least different enough to give them a try.

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