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post #16 of 128
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How is it compared to DBA-02?

 


It isn't.  

post #17 of 128

do any of the other Sleek cables work on these? Namely with ones with the straight plug.

post #18 of 128
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The only similarity is that they both offer a high value for your money. Other than that I find the DBA-02 on another level and with a completely different signature.

 

Also most people have been using the SA6 cable. I imagine the SA1 cable would work as well however but don't think anyone has tried it yet.

 

post #19 of 128
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@rawrster,

 

How is it compared to DBA-02?

 


Well, I know I am in the minority here, but the HJE900 is quite a better sounding IEM all around to my ears than the DBA. I don't know why, but tried as a may, I couldn't find one redeeming quality to the DBA except for excellent treble. I wish I could hear what everyone else is hearing. But then again, the SM3 was an overly hyped earphone too (although it is pretty good, just not the end all of universals).

 

By the way rawrster, thanks for the honor of ushering me in as a fellow Headphone Supremus on your thread . LOL

post #20 of 128

Thanks, I enjoyed the review.

I received mine last week, but sold it within two days.

Agreed with most points made, but it wasn't my cup of tea.

IMHO it was too bass heavy for my liking and didn't come across as particularly transparent nor musical. Maybe it needed more burn-in time. I used the proceeds to fund a pair of Yuin OK1s which I enjoy more, but finding a proper fit to be an issue.

If only the OK1s were built like the 900s!

post #21 of 128
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Well, I know I am in the minority here, but the HJE900 is quite a better sounding IEM all around to my ears than the DBA. I don't know why, but tried as a may, I couldn't find one redeeming quality to the DBA except for excellent treble. I wish I could hear what everyone else is hearing. But then again, the SM3 was an overly hyped earphone too (although it is pretty good, just not the end all of universals).

By the way rawrster, thanks for the honor of ushering me in as a fellow Headphone Supremus on your thread . LOL


Sure thing eric smily_headphones1.gif I think enough head-fi members who have talked about the DBA-02 from first hand experience make it clear that they enjoy it which is why I find your comments about them so odd. I think one thing is clear. The DBA-02 that you had were defective under your supervision and then once it left Chicago it underwent some kind of self healing process while in transit smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Thanks, I enjoyed the review.

I received mine last week, but sold it within two days.

Agreed with most points made, but it wasn't my cup of tea.

IMHO it was too bass heavy for my liking and didn't come across as particularly transparent nor musical. Maybe it needed more burn-in time. I used the proceeds to fund a pair of Yuin OK1s which I enjoy more, but finding a proper fit to be an issue.

If only the OK1s were built like the 900s!



I'll agree that these are not for everyone (but then again name me one headphone/earphone/speaker that is for everyone) but I do find them quite nice to my ears. I usually try my best to give an earphone enough time for me to adjust to their sound signature as well as SQ capability as I typically use customs these days so there is a drop in capability there. I don't know if the OK1 is better or worse than the HJE900 but I am happy that you enjoy your OK1 as earphones are just one way to get us to enjoy your music and at the end of the day that is what matters. I really expected much more bass when I first heard them. I had my Eterna then and expected something similar but those are just insane bass levels. I do find them north of neutral which is what I typically enjoy but these are still something I enjoy.

post #22 of 128
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Sure thing eric smily_headphones1.gif I think enough head-fi members who have talked about the DBA-02 from first hand experience make it clear that they enjoy it which is why I find your comments about them so odd. I think one thing is clear. The DBA-02 that you had were defective under your supervision and then once it left Chicago it underwent some kind of self healing process while in transit smily_headphones1.gif

 


Call it what you will rawrster buddy, but I deduce it to the DBA just not being my cup of tea. Many more  people love the TF10, but it's not for me either. And again, I think you're putting some weird hoodoo on the earphones @  rawrster. Fox example, I think the HJE900 can be a bass head  in-ear monitor, but you don't hear that at all. So our ears just work differently. And my ears really work differently when it comes to appreciating the DBA...lol.

post #23 of 128
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I hope you didn't take my last comment seriously smily_headphones1.gif It's already been determined it's not your cup of tea.

 

I guess bass head earphone is something that I automatically associate with a very heavy bass emphasis either on sub bass, mid bass or a combination of both. I would consider the IE8 to qualify with their mid bass emphasis as well as the Eterna in the same area. The HJE900 while it does have a mid bass emphasis it is not as much as the IE8 and no where near the Eterna. The MD would be another example as it makes everything else seem like it has no bass in comparison. The difference between the HJE900 and my Livewires in terms of bass quantity is nowhere near as much as these with the Eterna which is why I don't consider them a bass head earphone. Typically with bass head earphones it is hard to adjust to my more neutral earphones but with the HJE900 that is not the case.

post #24 of 128

It's all in humor @ rawrster. No worries buddy!!

post #25 of 128

Hey quick question.  Sound wise, how are these compared to the M6's.  My reference points are limited as I've only heard a few phones but I was rather impressed with the m6's (especially for the $23 I paid for them) and I'm curious to try other dynamic iem's.  I'm really tempted to snag a pair of the 900's even though I really don't have the money or 'need' to buy them.  Thanks

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Hey quick question.  Sound wise, how are these compared to the M6's.  My reference points are limited as I've only heard a few phones but I was rather impressed with the m6's (especially for the $23 I paid for them) and I'm curious to try other dynamic iem's.  I'm really tempted to snag a pair of the 900's even though I really don't have the money or 'need' to buy them.  Thanks


Oh, definitely worth the cost over the M6 for sure.  The M6 is a fantastic sounding bargain for a phone w/ Zero microphonics and perfect workout ergonomics (for me).  But from a SQ perspective the 900 is a no brainer.  If you have no issue w/ the V shape M6, the 900 is more U shape and really a 3 fold SQ improvement worth the 3 fold increase in price.  My 2 cents.

post #27 of 128
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Oh, definitely worth the cost over the M6 for sure.  The M6 is a fantastic sounding bargain for a phone w/ Zero microphonics and perfect workout ergonomics (for me).  But from a SQ perspective the 900 is a no brainer.  If you have no issue w/ the V shape M6, the 900 is more U shape and really a 3 fold SQ improvement worth the 3 fold increase in price.  My 2 cents.


Thanks.  I probably shouldn't buy these but at $80 the temptation is to great to resist.  

post #28 of 128
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I quite agree with what Anaxilus mentioned. I will say that at one point I did plan to do a M6 vs M9 review but never got to it as the fit of the M6 was pretty bad for me. My ears do not like memory wire at all and my first experience with the M6 memory wire was one of the most maddening experiences I've ever had in trying to get a good fit. The newer version is better but still didn't work out for me. The HJE900 is easily the superior phone in just about every way possible although I do like the MEElectronics cable better minus the memory wire.

post #29 of 128

Just pulled the trigger on these.  Depending on how things go I'll probably sell my se530's.  I've kinda grown tired with the shures.  

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Just pulled the trigger on these.  Depending on how things go I'll probably sell my se530's.  I've kinda grown tired with the shures.  


I hear ya bro.

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