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post #3616 of 5222

I've been a headphone person more then iems, though ive had my share of iems, mostly mid end - tf10's , ie8 . didnt really move up the ladder from there, i've always wanted to try customs ever since i registered at head fi lol finally have round 1000$ with me.. i was really considering the 1964 since they have superb service and dont want to be stuck with um / heir as they take ages to get the customs back to you. these will be a pair that im not gonna be upgrading anytime soon.

 

 

Bass: The majority of the music I listen to is bass inclined, so I enjoy listening to bass that is good quality and a fair amount of quantity. last iems ive heard is the ie8s .. with the knob at the lowest level - i liked how the bass was. .. i prefer it to be tight and punchy .. not too bloated or boomy - should feel natural as the song intended, not overly emphasized aswell.

 

Mids: I'm looking for smooth, lush, clear, detailed mids. I do not want the mids to be laid back , what i prefer is a slightly natural, slight forward presentation.

 

Treble: For treble, I like a smooth, crisp, and sparkly presentation with good clarity, but not extended treble to the point it becomes fatiguing.

 

-Presentation: the overall presentation should be clear, detailed, punchy, balanced, most importantly just something natural and fun to listen too, this will be my first step into custom iems and i think with the v6 im definately not going wrong, considering its the most bang for the buck iem out there at the moment. i hope this helps you understand where im coming from and what i want, all recomendations and inputs are welcome, thanks alot in advance guys :)
 


Edited by toxicdrift - 1/11/13 at 6:28am
post #3617 of 5222

From your description I'd think the V6 might be the way to go.

 

 

Disclaimer, of course, is that I haven't heard any of the 1964 Ears models, so I'm just going off of their descriptions. Hopefully others will chime in as well.

post #3618 of 5222

Not to derail or slight 1964 in any way, but the way folks talk about the Heir 8As makes me think they might be worth both the wait and price...I have the Quads and they're definitely bass monsters (at least to me). The mids and highs are good - neither recessed nor fatiguing. They sound stellar with acoustic music (probably because the bass is more controlled due to the type of instruments that churn out the low frequencies).
 

post #3619 of 5222
Yeah, it really sounds like toxic and the 8.A would be a match made in heaven . . . Patience is a virtue my friend. And with the discount, you should still be able to choose the rush option and remain close to your $1000 budget.

That said, if you still want 1964, I remember Han Bo Quan comparing the bass of his Denon D7000 to that of the V6, and that's quite a statement.

Other options you might consider are Frogbeats C4 and Aurisonics AS-2
Edited by anoxy - 1/11/13 at 9:09am
post #3620 of 5222

How long does it take for them to send an invoice after impressions are delivered?  I'm anxiously waiting for an invoice so they can start the process.

post #3621 of 5222

hahahhaa u guys are gonna make my wallet run dry, but if u think its worth it. im definately gonna reconsider. reading up more on heir 8 tonight, hopefully their sale lasts a day or two more, i think i can manage.  

post #3622 of 5222

Better act quick! According to their website, it was supposed to end yesterday :O

post #3623 of 5222

i only have 700$ in my a/c right now, unless i use two different credit cards, lol.. ive mailed him about it. if he's cool then will order right away. hoping he replies quick or allows me a later order. lol it will be this or back to the v6 if they jack up the price, have mailed 1964ears a few questions aswell, waiting for them to revert back :D


Edited by toxicdrift - 1/11/13 at 1:33pm
post #3624 of 5222

Well Heir typically let's you place a non-refundable deposit of $200 (iirc) to secure the sale price. So you'd have plenty of time to save a bit more money if need be. 

post #3625 of 5222
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Well Heir typically let's you place a non-refundable deposit of $200 (iirc) to secure the sale price. So you'd have plenty of time to save a bit more money if need be. 

I can confirm that they allow a deport to lock in the sales price. Having said that the v6 looks mighty nice 2. For a portable rig you probably can not go wrong either way.

post #3626 of 5222
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Originally Posted by toxicdrift View Post

i only have 700$ in my a/c right now, unless i use two different credit cards, lol.. ive mailed him about it. if he's cool then will order right away. hoping he replies quick or allows me a later order. lol it will be this or back to the v6 if they jack up the price, have mailed 1964ears a few questions aswell, waiting for them to revert back :D

Though you should be prepared to spend over the cost of the CIEMs+Impressions+shipping. If you are unlucky and get a bad fit, the shipping back and forth will be a pain. 1964 Ears should be easier shipping wise (unless you're living outside the US, which in that case both will have this problem). Just something to consider, because it seems that you're a bit tight on money.

post #3627 of 5222
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

Though you should be prepared to spend over the cost of the CIEMs+Impressions+shipping. If you are unlucky and get a bad fit, the shipping back and forth will be a pain. 1964 Ears should be easier shipping wise (unless you're living outside the US, which in that case both will have this problem). Just something to consider, because it seems that you're a bit tight on money.

do not forget the import duties on foreign products

post #3628 of 5222

i dont mind a non refundable deposit, but how do i go about it?

 

i live in india, so its the same both ways. ive mailed both, havent got a reply yet, just pm'd heir aswell, waiting for them to revert back, ive got my impressions done already so as soon as i place the order, they will ship out, shipping is not an issue. it wont be something i cant manage, i had ordered a hd25-1 II locally which was out of stock so just waiting for the refund money to turn up into my a/c.. it should this coming week and then im good to go.

 

as for duties i hope they low value it.. if not ill get it shipped to a friend in the u.s who will then ship it out to me and mark it as a gift. i have a p.o box in the u.s so all shipments r fwd'd to me in india. cant wait to order :D
 

post #3629 of 5222

Unless EQ'ed V6 and D7000 bass have nothing in common. Just wanted to put that out there. 

post #3630 of 5222
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Originally Posted by toxicdrift View Post

i dont mind a non refundable deposit, but how do i go about it?

 

i live in india, so its the same both ways. ive mailed both, havent got a reply yet, just pm'd heir aswell, waiting for them to revert back, ive got my impressions done already so as soon as i place the order, they will ship out, shipping is not an issue. it wont be something i cant manage, i had ordered a hd25-1 II locally which was out of stock so just waiting for the refund money to turn up into my a/c.. it should this coming week and then im good to go.

 

as for duties i hope they low value it.. if not ill get it shipped to a friend in the u.s who will then ship it out to me and mark it as a gift. i have a p.o box in the u.s so all shipments r fwd'd to me in india. cant wait to order :D
 

I think having it shipped to your friend is the best bet. There may be some legal issues if they were to lowball the value.

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