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post #871 of 1096

Even more confusing is DijitalFix listing their TMA-1s without mics as V3 as well.

I'm assuming those still only have the one coiled cord?

 

Oh and I was planning to get a Griffin 3' Flat Cord for the TMA-1s.

Lookie: http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-GC17103-Auxiliary-Audio-Cable/dp/B003CK70VC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310088609&sr=8-1

 

Theres also a red version, but hmm.

post #872 of 1096

Mine only came with the one coil cord but they are clearly the newest made ones based on unbelievably quick customer service response from AC Gears and me confirming my second set of pads are the leather ones and not foam.  AC Gears does not list them as V3 as others have stated.  Seems the version numbers are just made upbased on production date and the minor qulaity control issues and changes to included accessories. 

 

Not sure if AC Gears is a sponsor but very happy with their customer service!


Edited by mpkelley20 - 7/7/11 at 7:28pm
post #873 of 1096

Technically used to be. Audio Cubes was a sponsor, and AC Gears is their US front. Why they ceased I'm not sure, but I've been going to them for a while, along with J&R and B&H.
 

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Originally Posted by mpkelley20 View Post

Mine only came with the one coil cord but they are clearly the newest made ones based on unbelievably quick customer service response from AC Gears and me confirming my second set of pads are the leather ones and not foam.  AC Gears does not list them as V3 as others have stated.  Seems the version numbers are just made upbased on production date and the minor qulaity control issues and changes to included accessories. 

 

Not sure if AC Gears is a sponsor but very happy with their customer service!



 

post #874 of 1096

That cable is gorgeous. I love flat cables. I wish it were longer though... D:
 

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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

Even more confusing is DijitalFix listing their TMA-1s without mics as V3 as well.

I'm assuming those still only have the one coiled cord?

 

Oh and I was planning to get a Griffin 3' Flat Cord for the TMA-1s.

Lookie: http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-GC17103-Auxiliary-Audio-Cable/dp/B003CK70VC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310088609&sr=8-1

 

Theres also a red version, but hmm.



 

 

post #875 of 1096
post #876 of 1096

Yes, it is.

 

I want 5' cables. And they all jump from 3' to 6'. ;~;

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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-GC17094-Auxiliary-Audio-Cable/dp/B003KZ45RG/ref=pd_cp_e_2

 

6ft version, too long? lol



 

 

post #877 of 1096

Aw I see lol.

Hm now that I think about it, I wonder if 3ft is enough for me from head to pocket? I'm 5'10 but I think my upper body is longer than average lol.

 

Also another idea... since the V3s come with spare leather pads, I want to try dying the spare to another color just to see how it would look.

Opinions? lol

post #878 of 1096

3 ft was not long enough for me. I need either 4 or 5. I found that 5 was a good length that left me with a few options for bags and what not.

 

I'm 6' 2", by the way.
 

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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

Aw I see lol.

Hm now that I think about it, I wonder if 3ft is enough for me from head to pocket? I'm 5'10 but I think my upper body is longer than average lol.

 

Also another idea... since the V3s come with spare leather pads, I want to try dying the spare to another color just to see how it would look.

Opinions? lol



 

 

post #879 of 1096

Guys, I just listened to the TMA-1s at a local audio store yesterday and man did they impress me. I am pretty sure I will be buying these. What caught my attention first were wonderful, rich, smooth, clear mids. I couldn't believe how good the mids are on these things considering their price, closed back design and size. I think these just might have the best mids I've heard in closed headphones, although I only listened for maybe 5 minutes so definitely not enough time to make any real judgments. What struck me next was wonderful soundstage and dynamics. There seemed to be a lot of depth to the sound and everything sounded very lively. Also, I preferred the bass on these to that on the Ultrasone DJ1 Pros and even the $400 Sony MDR-7520s I listened to in the same store at the time. The low end struck me as really deep, tight, detailed and just super accurate. Finally, the highs, while definitely recessed, retained a fantastic level of clarity and refinement. One of the salespeople in the store whose favorite headphone is the ATH-M50 looked at me like I was insane when I told him that the TMA-1s have excellent highs. He was like "I found these have no treble at all - they are muffled and lifeless!" Oh well - different strokes for different folks - but personally I think the highs on TMA-1 are way better than the thin, metallic upper end of the M50.

 

Oh and a few words regarding TMA-1 presentation: I found them really analog sounding. There is just something really special about the sound of these that makes me think of, well... vintage stuff. lol I find that most modern headphones and speakers seem to be tuned more for bass and treble and leave the mids behind somewhat, but the TMA-1s really do midrange justice and bring it to life. I heard something similar in vintage Orthodynamic headphones like Yamaha YH-100. There are also some fairly modern dynamic headphones that focus on midrange, although not quite to the same extent as the TMA-1, like German Maestro GMP 8.35D and the Mb Quart QP805.

post #880 of 1096

Hi guys, I recently purchased a pair of these little beasts at my job (it´s a headphones shop, but we only sell Skullcandy, Zumreed and finally AIAIAI xD), they sound totally amazing. I´m new to this forum but i´ve been reading a lot of threads (i read this one completely), so i don´t really know a lot, just enough to know how terribly Skullcandy sounds (except for the Aviators IMO :P). I wanted to know of an amp that really improves the sound of these babies, I was thinking in buying a Fiio E7 because besides a portable is also a DAC por my laptop, however the main use i´m gonna give it is for my ipod touch (3rd gen). Any other suggestions and were on internet can i buy it? I´m from México, so this kind of equipment is difficult to find around here.

 

Also I must say that I got my TMA-1 for $92 USD ($1100 mexican pesos) because of my employee discount and a productivity bonus :D

post #881 of 1096

Just about any amp should work well with it. I was powering mine with just a bsg cMoy and it was amping enough so I didn't have to EQ the highs and left everything flat. You should look into an E11 if you want something slightly more portable than the E7.

post #882 of 1096

you shouldnt really need to amp them. they get plenty loud as is. However, a DAC will help if your laptop suffers from line noise.

from my experience, the e7 doesnt work too well with the TMA's since it introduces a faint hiss; where my laptop is dead silent

post #883 of 1096

I never amped mine because of volume but for tightening the bass and brightening the highs a bit more. They sounded much better out of my cmoy than directly out of my zune.

post #884 of 1096

Nice, i just ordered my pair and should arrive this monday. How does the sounds, more specifically the bass, compare to the Pro 700 MK2? I had a hard time choosing between both but ended up going with the TMA 1

post #885 of 1096

The E7 is a bad pair with the TMA-1s (IMO). I tried it and used them unamped until I got my Arrow (which was loads better).

 

I think the Icon Mobile would be a better pairing if you could deal with the cheap build quality...or give the E11 a shot.
 

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Originally Posted by aleki View Post

you shouldnt really need to amp them. they get plenty loud as is. However, a DAC will help if your laptop suffers from line noise.

from my experience, the e7 doesnt work too well with the TMA's since it introduces a faint hiss; where my laptop is dead silent
 

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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

Just about any amp should work well with it. I was powering mine with just a bsg cMoy and it was amping enough so I didn't have to EQ the highs and left everything flat. You should look into an E11 if you want something slightly more portable than the E7.



 

 

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