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post #31 of 34

I'm surprised you say that the CKM70 makes the DDM's dynamic range seem constricted - if so then the CKM70 must be pretty special indeed. Too bad I couldn't get them on sale because they sold out. frown.gif I've found that the DDM has an amazing dynamic range - when an orchestral piece calls for it, it will really pile on the impact. 

 

It bugs me that the new DDM seems to have the same ridiculous design philosophy as the old one though. If they could make the DDM in the EX700 housing, it would be a lot more classy.

post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I'm surprised you say that the CKM70 makes the DDM's dynamic range seem constricted - if so then the CKM70 must be pretty special indeed. Too bad I couldn't get them on sale because they sold out. frown.gif I've found that the DDM has an amazing dynamic range - when an orchestral piece calls for it, it will really pile on the impact. 

 

It bugs me that the new DDM seems to have the same ridiculous design philosophy as the old one though. If they could make the DDM in the EX700 housing, it would be a lot more classy.



 It's not a big difference, it's just that the CKM70's dynamic range benefits from a superior frequency response (which is indeed impressive) to the DDM so it's more apparent. Midcentric sounds like electric guitars have excellent dynamics on the Radius, but the CKM70 has a more dynamic sound on the high and sometimes even on the low end of the FR. I really started noticing this while abing some complex metal. 

 

  I agree about the Radius design, but i usually value sound over everything else. I mean if the TWF21R can offer the same texture and tonality for vocals, guitars, pianos e.t.c as their older siblings along with similarly top notch brass instruments, cymbals and violins, i am sold, no matter how they fit . Get them first, worry latter i say .


Edited by SkiesOfAzel - 10/15/10 at 4:27pm
post #33 of 34

Well the design I think will make over the ear use almost impossible.

 

I think in general the DDM can get mushy if you push it too hard - like for instance with complex metal. It's not slow by any means, but it definitely wouldn't be the signature I would be after if I listened to a lot of metal. The Etymotic MC5's seem to be a great earphone for metal.

post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Well the design I think will make over the ear use almost impossible.

 

I think in general the DDM can get mushy if you push it too hard - like for instance with complex metal. It's not slow by any means, but it definitely wouldn't be the signature I would be after if I listened to a lot of metal. The Etymotic MC5's seem to be a great earphone for metal.


Actually the DDM does fine with good clean metal recordings, the problem is that most of them are anything but good or clean. It's more a resolution than a sound signature thing IMO. It certainly lacks the great attack speeds that go well with metal, but it loves electric and bass guitars, not to mention brutal vocals.

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