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OVERVIEW The Effect Studio Thor Silver IEM Upgrade cable is the new flagship made from quad-braided pure UPOCC silver that has been cryo treated and put together with Cardas silver solder. The...
So, I've owned the 4.A and 4.ai as well as the ER4S and wanted to try something different. In retrospect, I almost pulled the trigger on the Noble 4, but I recall that the infamous dip with the...
These hurt my head almost right away. The good sound quality is not noticeable when my ears and head hurts. Having said that, the price is low and if you don't like them then just return them.
This will be a short review based on maybe on 12-15 hours of use. If you think that's not long enough you can skip it. I was a bit worried that this would be some cheap gimmicky toy amp because...
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1964 Ears (The Appreciation Thread) - Page 298post #4456 of 447011/26/13 at 8:59amI'm not the only one who thinks the jh13 is the better ciem. I know joker feels the same and when I spoke to Steve Guttenberg from the audiophiliac he felt the same.
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #4457 of 447011/26/13 at 5:38pmpost #4458 of 447011/26/13 at 6:04pmQuote:
Im in the same boat. Trying to decide between the JH5 and V3. I think the V3 will still be more expensive (even with a discount) for the set up I want (ambient ports, aluminum face, recessed sockets). Would love to hear impressions of those that heard both or is familiar with both.post #4459 of 447011/27/13 at 12:35ampost #4460 of 447011/27/13 at 1:10ampost #4461 of 447011/27/13 at 2:13pmpost #4462 of 447011/27/13 at 5:52pmpost #4463 of 447011/27/13 at 6:09pmpost #4464 of 447011/27/13 at 6:11pmQuote:
Yeah I was hoping to pick up the v3 =\
Oh well, still a great deal for those in the market. Now, to fight the urge to stretch my budget....post #4465 of 447011/27/13 at 11:26pmpost #4466 of 447012/11/13 at 9:25am
Review of 1964 Ears V6-S (First review here so be gentle).
Just to preface this, I come from the loudspeaker review world, not headphones or in ears. So let me outline my methodology, testing equipment and some terminology.
I don’t like purely subjective tests. I like something that can be quantified. So I have created a list of 100 songs that are in both mp3 and FLAC. The key to my testing is to see if I can tell them apart. I have a program that randomly selects either the mp3 or the FLAC and plays them and I have to see if I can score them as lossy or lossless. I am blind to the selection process and only get the score when I’m done. Some of the songs are easy to tell (NIN Pretty hate machine – 1989 version), some are very hard (Any Sting album). The higher a percentage of right answers the better.
Just to give this some scale, Bose QC2’s score a 55%, my home theater rig (B&W 803D’s X7) scores a 85%, and my music system (Magnapan 3.6’s) scores a 97%. With this grading scale random guessing gets you a 50%.
Some terms I use:
Resolution – Can I hear everything.
Clarity – Can I hear it cleanly.
Accuracy – Is it flat and as the artist intended.
Direct digital source to an Emotiva UMC-200 (Great little device)
Now to the review:
First off the company has been a joy to work with, I’m newer to the in ear world and they patiently answered all of my questions and helped me through the steps. I had some fitment issues, but these were the result of a bad impression not their issue.
The work quality is amazing, the production quality is amazing and the accessories are more then adequate. But this is not what I’m reviewing here.
On to the sound –
These in ears sound rich and forward, they are crisp in their delivery and not bloated in any range that I could tell.
Resolution – I ran through the test listed above, and the first time it scored a 92%! This was surprising for something in this price range so I ran the test again and it scored a 91%! So when it comes to the "can I hear everything" these little things are beating out my 803D’s. That is quite impressive.
Clarity – There is no muddiness to these at all. They sound a bit forward but not even close to shrill. Everything you hear is just crisp and just right there. These things have a soundstage that is hard to believe.
Accuracy – These CIEM’s are not flat, they do have slightly enhanced base and the treble rolls up, not down. That said, this is also how I tune my Magnapans as this is how I like it. So if you are looking for a flat presentation of EXACTALLY what is on the recording, these will not score well. I for one love the sound profile, so I would give it high scores.
I have just sent them back in for what I hope to be the final refitting, and I miss them already.post #4467 of 447012/11/13 at 3:41pm
Hey guys, I'm new here and I'm just looking for some help and advice please.
I've just purchased a set of 1964 V3's in Wine Red with Recessed Sockets and should hopefully get them after Christmas! I'm planning on running them through an iPod Classic 7th Gen listening to a mix of Apple Lossless and Standard 256kbps tracks as well as using them for playing drums live.
I'm just curious if I will get the best sound out of my IEM's by doing this? Or will I need to get an amp like a Fiio E12 to use in conjunction with the iPod Classic?
Thanks a lot!
Edited by madbrown - Yesterday at 3:42 pmpost #4468 of 447012/11/13 at 8:17pm
You would really have to find that out for yourself. Will your V3 sound the absolutely best out of an ipod? The answer is probably no. However there is a tradeoff. Are you will to add additional bulk to your portable rig or buy a higher end dap like something from Hifiman, iBasso, Fiio, etc? For many people including myself I refuse to buy an additional amp that adds another unit with some kind of line out cable that adds more bulk. Of course you can get a better dap but that adds more money to the mix so it is something only you can answer after you get your iems.post #4469 of 447012/11/13 at 9:33pmpost #4470 of 447012/12/13 at 12:33amQuote:Originally Posted by rawrster
You would really have to find that out for yourself. Will your V3 sound the absolutely best out of an ipod? The answer is probably no. However there is a tradeoff. Are you will to add additional bulk to your portable rig or buy a higher end dap like something from Hifiman, iBasso, Fiio, etc? For many people including myself I refuse to buy an additional amp that adds another unit with some kind of line out cable that adds more bulk. Of course you can get a better dap but that adds more money to the mix so it is something only you can answer after you get your iems.Quote:
Cheers guys! I'll have a listen to them when I get them and see what i think, I'll keep the iPod as the DAC because of the huge storage space, so the most likely option will be to get an external amp most likely a Fiio!Return HomeBack to Forum: Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors
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