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Disagree!!!


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LMAO ...Join the club! LOL... buddy!!


Edited by ericp10 - 10/8/10 at 11:11am
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I am also thinking about buying these, but I am really worried about the treble part. Can anybody please compare the treble of the DDMs with Brainwavz M1?

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I am also thinking about buying these, but I am really worried about the treble part. Can anybody please compare the treble of the DDMs with Brainwavz M1?


The treble on DDM is definitely more revealing than that of M1.

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The treble on DDM is definitely more revealing than that of M1.



Thanks ClieOS.

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  Thanks for a really nice review ClieOS . Your impressions certainly reflect mine for the most part, i disagree about the string reproduction though. The violin produces a very complex sound that is hard to reproduce to perfection. The DDM does indeed lack some sparkle, but it's very good at reproducing both the proper texture and the proper volume/fullness to make it sound natural. To be fair, i wear them using smaller flanges that tend to bring the treble up a little and calm the bass. Isolation is even poorer though.

 

  Anyway, have you tried burning them in with pink sound? It did wonders with my pair. 

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  Thanks for a really nice review ClieOS . Your impressions certainly reflect mine for the most part, i disagree about the string reproduction though. The violin produces a very complex sound that is hard to reproduce to perfection. The DDM does indeed lack some sparkle, but it's very good at reproducing both the proper texture and the proper volume/fullness to make it sound natural. To be fair, i wear them using smaller flanges that tend to bring the treble up a little and calm the bass. Isolation is even poorer though.

 

  Anyway, have you tried burning them in with pink sound? It did wonders with my pair. 

 

What you mean "BURNING with PINK SOUND?
 

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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post

  Thanks for a really nice review ClieOS . Your impressions certainly reflect mine for the most part, i disagree about the string reproduction though. The violin produces a very complex sound that is hard to reproduce to perfection. The DDM does indeed lack some sparkle, but it's very good at reproducing both the proper texture and the proper volume/fullness to make it sound natural. To be fair, i wear them using smaller flanges that tend to bring the treble up a little and calm the bass. Isolation is even poorer though.

 

  Anyway, have you tried burning them in with pink sound? It did wonders with my pair. 


Perhaps you are right, but I m particularly nitpicking when it comes to violin and guitar. DDM is fine on both, but nothing really stand out. Given than I have been using RE0 for a while, it just makes most other IEM look inadequate in these instrument reproduction. I burnt all my IEM with random songs in loop.

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What you mean "BURNING with PINK SOUND?
 



Pink noise is an artificially generated sound that has the same energy in all of the frequency range, so it's very good at stretching new phones. 20 hours of burn in with pink noise at moderate volumes, helped control the bass and make the sound allot cleaner. The difference was very noticeable.
 

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Perhaps you are right, but I m particularly nitpicking when it comes to violin and guitar. DDM is fine on both, but nothing really stand out. Given than I have been using RE0 for a while, it just makes most other IEM look inadequate in these instrument reproduction. I burnt all my IEM with random songs in loop.



  To each his own then . I am not saying that i'd mind some more treble detail, i certainly wouldn't  and indeed solo violin needs the treble to shine. I just value tonality more in general, and in that respect the DDM is one of the best i've heard. Electric guitar and piano sound amazing to my ears through the DDM. Not super detailed in so far as treble goes, but natural and extremely textured.

 

  I have to admit that i usually avoid purely analytical phones like the re0, since they tend to sacrifice timbre and low end to make everything clearly audible, not to mention that they create artificial detailing by boosting the treble (i like my sound flat). Still, i am not good at fending off temptations, and newer offerings from the analytical camp, like the dba-02, seem very interesting. So who knows, maybe in a month or two i will be singing a different tune .

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 Still, i am not good at fending off temptations, and newer offerings from the analytical camp, like the dba-02, seem very interesting. So who knows, maybe in a month or two i will be singing a different tune .


You know, with the right fit I don't think the DBAs really fall into the analytical camp.  The attack, energy and engagement has a similar fun factor to the D7000 presentation for me.  Not talking about FR here.

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You know, with the right fit I don't think the DBAs really fall into the analytical camp.  The attack, energy and engagement has a similar fun factor to the D7000 presentation for me.  Not talking about FR here.


As long as they don't sound piercing or thin i will probably enjoy them. How is decay and reverb on them? I don't expect them to top the DDMs there, but i would really like to get a good compromise between timbre, speed and treble, along with a flat and balanced sound signature. If not the dba-02 maybe a moving armature like the upcoming eq-5 will probably do the job (and destroy my wallet in the process).

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I personally found the reverb a tad thin for my taste, in  the same vein as the RE0. You'll get a lot of other things such as good transparency  and clarity but it's still a tad too fast imo.  I think the EQ-5 may be a better choice for that kind of compromise you're looking for.

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I personally found the reverb a tad thin for my taste, in  the same vein as the RE0. You'll get a lot of other things such as good transparency  and clarity but it's still a tad too fast imo.  I think the EQ-5 may be a better choice for that kind of compromise you're looking for.



Arrg, you just stabbed my wallet ... I am looking for a compromise (monitoring sound is only good for ... monitoring IMO) but i do have priorities, like natural timbre and a flat FR. I will wait to hear some first impressions of the eq-5 since the dba-02 isn't available anyway. The new DDMs will also be available in December and i have to get them as well (less bass, more treble, even better mids according to reports). The pannies have also been calling my name lately, but i couldn't take advantage of the J&R offer since they don't ship to Europe. You Americans have all the fun ... Damn, this is an expensive hobby.


Edited by SkiesOfAzel - 10/14/10 at 3:37pm
post #29 of 34

Hey Azel, you might also want to consider the A1's. I haven't had time to write up my review yet, but if you are willing to sacrifice a bit of the DDM's bass extension for a lusher (and at the same time clearer) sound they are definately worth a listen. The A1's aren't quite as natural with guitars and lower bass register instruments, but they come pretty darn close, and for things like violins and brass instruments they are far more natural in timbre. Violins in particular just sound exciting and emotive in the same way that acoustic guitar and piano does on the DDM. I don't know about the EQ-5 but speaking to Dmitri from musica acoustics he felt that the A1's were a bit better than the EQ-5s, which they should be given their respective prices.

 

I'm looking forward to the new DDMs as well however, even though I told myself that my A1's should be my last purchase in a long time... >_< I'm getting a free pair of B&W P5's, which should also be excitin.

 

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 The A1 cable scares me allot, i have been known to abuse my gear... Besides, for that kind of money i would probably be better of with some nice HD600, i will be restricted to using them at home of course, but at least i've listened to them and i know i really like their sound.

 

 I know i will get the new DDM for similar reasons. I already like their sound, but if they manage to improve resolution and treble and reduce the bass quantity without losing tonality in the mids and low end, they will be a must for me. Dynamic range will also improve with the treble, and this is a good thing, as the CKM70 can make the DDM sometimes sound a little constricted in comparison.

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