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Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

Recently got my endgame cans......

What is this out of curiosity?

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What is this out of curiosity?

 

HiFiMAN HE-400. They're "only" $400, but they're supposed to be one of the best values out there. From what I can telll, beyond the HE-400 there's too little improvement for the extra cost and preferences begin to play a big part.

 

The HE-400 blows away my Triple Fi, and I'm looking for an IEM that's as close to it as possible. At least something with more clarity than the Triple Fi.

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W4 owners,  reading this and this is a must. Add a 33ohm adapter and use Phonak tips and you've got yourself a very flat treble that extends up to 20hz. 

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W4 owners,  reading this and this is a must. Add a 33ohm adapter and use Phonak tips and you've got yourself a very flat treble that extends up to 20hz. 

 

I'll test this when I get back :p  Except, I have no 33 ohm adapter, only 0 or 100 (I think it's 100 :p).

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Today I received earsonics SM3 tips and they significantly made my W4s brighter. They also provide better isolation than the stock grey mushrooms since SM3 tips are longer and they extend slightly deeper inside the ear. I think the treble extension has something to do with the large hole opening on the tips. Phonak tips, similiar to SM3 tips, seem to have a large hole openings too.


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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

I have both ES5 and JH13. One with 350 dollars Stefan audio cable, one with 650 dollars TWag v3 cable. Guess what, for listening to music, I prefer my W4r to ES5 in every way and only prefer jh13 for non-vocal.
Es5's vocal is too in ur face, highs are not as extended. Jh13's vocal is too transparent sounding, not enough weight, but better highs and much better bass on JH13 than w4. But as a package, W4 wins.

X2. Have w4r n es5, n always find myself preferring e more extended highs on w4 n overall "clearer" sounding signature. Es5s mids reveal more detail cos of their forwardness, but sadly i cant get used to their "thick" sound. Not to mention better comfort using e w4s
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

W4 owners,  reading this and this is a must. Add a 33ohm adapter and use Phonak tips and you've got yourself a very flat treble that extends up to 20hz. 


Cool but err, where do i get a 33 ohm adapter?

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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post


Cool but err, where do i get a 33 ohm adapter?

Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

I'll test this when I get back :p  Except, I have no 33 ohm adapter, only 0 or 100 (I think it's 100 :p).

100ohm adapter is fine, but you will need an amp. I recommend 33ohms because it won't make them that hard to drive. Here is an ebay link to a 33ohm adapter, but Brian at BTG may be able to make one for you for a lower price. 

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100ohm adapter is fine, but you will need an amp. I recommend 33ohms because it won't make them that hard to drive. Here is an ebay link to a 33ohm adapter, but Brian at BTG may be able to make one for you for a lower price. 

 

LOL, I'll test it out.  Don't have an amp for my 5G Touch though :(  Hopefully it can drive it (I don't listen that loud anyways).

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100ohm adapter is fine, but you will need an amp. I recommend 33ohms because it won't make them that hard to drive. Here is an ebay link to a 33ohm adapter, but Brian at BTG may be able to make one for you for a lower price. 


XD damn, i just put in an order for the starlight cable before reading this

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Cool but err, where do i get a 33 ohm adapter?

Just get yourself a Sony Z or the new iRiver AK100 and you won't need an adapter. Slightly more expansive options though....rolleyes.gif

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Just get yourself a Sony Z or the new iRiver AK100 and you won't need an adapter. Slightly more expansive options though....rolleyes.gif


I was considering the Sony F805/806 actually or the cowon Z2 but indecisions...indecisions (actually more than anything i need a DAP for on the go and a DAC at home to complete my setup)

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I was considering the Sony F805/806 actually or the cowon Z2 but indecisions...indecisions (actually more than anything i need a DAP for on the go and a DAC at home to complete my setup)
I went with the Sony because of the MicroHDMI out which I can plug into my home theater setup. However the Cowon has MicroSD which gives more storage space. Sound quality is about the same, so pick whichever you prefer.
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I miss my W4R, anyone know roughly how long it takes for 1964 to make molds?

What threw me off completely was the 3 weeks it took for my impressions to get to them (stupid Australia Post, and to think from US to Australia it took thinkgeek 4 days to get me my stuff).

Been (almost) 2 weeks since 1964 sent me the invoice

TBH I've almost completely forgotten what the W4 sounds like frown.gif

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
Just get yourself a Sony Z or the new iRiver AK100 and you won't need an adapter. Slightly more expansive options though....rolleyes.gif

Because those have an output impedance of 33ohms? Otherwise, I don't see the reasoning. 

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