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post #1066 of 1070
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Originally Posted by thedude22 View Post
 

Did yours come packaged with scotch tape covering the drivers/filters. Mine came and it was sealed ect., same packaging but the earbuds are taped to the back of the cardboard insert. Never seen scotch tape used in any sort of factory packaging let alone $400+ earphones. I'm guessing maybe they had to make a quick fix at the factory because the buds kept falling down into the packaging? But I'm still kind of wondering if I got used earphones from the 3rd party. 


Mine was the same, I guess they wanted to prevent any kind of dirt to get into the filter.

The more I listen to these earphones, the more I can appreciate them. I`m getting used to the sound (which is simply perfect for me) and can now concentrate on all the little things, I love it. Just wanted to say something about watching movies with them (didn`t see anyone recommending them for that), I watched a bit of Inception and I love them for movies, huge soundstage and the bass destroys atleast in Inception. Not to mention the soundtrack in generall...

 

 

Greets,

Michael


Edited by nudlebam - 1/30/15 at 6:44am
post #1067 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
 

FWIW, I liked the 132 better than the 232, which was a bit piercing sounding to me.

 

Tyll are u listening thru the IOS/smartphone cable or the normal cable? if its with the smartphone cable, can u do me a favor & try out the 232s thru the normal straight cable?

 

i got the itchy bug lastnight & remembered there's another cable that came with the 232 so i did the swap (which btw is super easy & took me all of a minute or so). all i have to say is WOWWW! most (more likely all) of my concerns with the 232s have vanished leaving me with just...music. though the 232s have great bass depth, speed & definition, i will never call it dark but while seeminly very extended & detailed up top, the slightly piercing or edginess is now gone or atleast insignificant. sure its still bright but bright in a very good way. if i had to nitpick, i'd  have to say that its on the cusp of edginess but not quite crossing that line (at worse, it could straddle that line but it does not impact me negatively)

 

soundstage is huge (for an iem) & to my ears rivals open cans like eg grado ps500. sure a hd800 stil holds the advantage in this dept but com'on, nothing much can rival an hd800 in soundstage. indeed my 232s reminds me of a mini hd800 with a similar sound siggy - soundstage depth/width, air, separation, micro/macro details, extension, et al but better! the 232s have a slightly meatier overall tonality which makes it more compatible with most genres. all this off an (relatively) inexpensive chiDAP (Hidizs)

 

this is definitely the best iem i've ever tried. color me incredibly impressed....& stoked!

 

on a sidenote, does this mean that cables do make a difference :etysmile: 

 

edit: on closer listening, im thinking my 232 sounds inbtwn a hd800 &  aT1 (both driven with a SE Dynahi) with the Senn being ever so slighly drier/leaner & the Beyer lusher. but its close...so darn close. its likely the 232s scale with a better source.


Edited by scottiebabie - 2/2/15 at 10:55am
post #1068 of 1070
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Originally Posted by scottiebabie View Post
 

 

Tyll are u listening thru the IOS/smartphone cable or the normal cable? if its with the smartphone cable, can u do me a favor & try out the 232s thru the normal straight cable?

 

i got the itchy bug lastnight & remembered there's another cable that came with the 232 so i did the swap (which btw is super easy & took me all of a minute or so). all i have to say is WOWWW! most (more likely all) of my concerns with the 232s have vanished leaving me with just...music. though the 232s have great bass depth, speed & definition, i will never call it dark but while seeminly very extended & detailed up top, the slightly piercing or edginess is now gone or atleast insignificant. sure its still bright but bright in a very good way. if i had to nitpick, i'd  have to say that its on the cusp of edginess but not quite crossing that line (at worse, it could straddle that line but it does not impact me negatively)

 

soundstage is huge (for an iem) & to my ears rivals open cans like eg grado ps500. sure a hd800 stil holds the advantage in this dept but com'on, nothing much can rival an hd800 in soundstage. indeed my 232s reminds me of a mini hd800 with a similar sound siggy - soundstage depth/width, air, separation, micro/macro details, extension, et al but better! the 232s have a slightly meatier overall tonality which makes it more compatible with most genres. all this off an (relatively) inexpensive chiDAP (Hidizs)

 

this is definitely the best iem i've ever tried. color me incredibly impressed....& stoked!

 

on a sidenote, does this mean that cables do make a difference :etysmile: 

 

edit: on closer listening, im thinking my 232 sounds inbtwn a hd800 &  aT1 (both driven with a SE Dynahi) with the Senn being ever so slighly drier/leaner & the Beyer lusher. but its close...so darn close. its likely the 232s scale with a better source.

Is it still smoothening out the sound? Can anyone else confirm this with the cable? I love these headphones but sometimes they are piercing. It's weird though, sometimes they're on point and other times they're extremely bright. 

post #1069 of 1070

yes to my ears, the non-mic cable diminished the "hot" treble to point that i enjoy it alot. dont get me wrong, the treble hotness does still rear its head depending on source & volume.

 

try it & let us know

post #1070 of 1070

Funny - I took off the iPhone cable and swapped it for the standard cable before I ever listened to it - I may go back and try the mic cable to see if there is a difference. The treble is sharp, but I haven't had an issue with sibilance - just great extension. 

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