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post #466 of 1011

It's a pressure wave and not a projectile or a waveform. There isn't enough length or width in the tube etc to discuss which direction a wave travels. The half wave of 15 khz is already a centimeter long. I didn't mean to get into a physics discussion. Never mind. Somebody else compare with the more revealing gray filters and report back. Until then, Happy Holidays.bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by goodvibes - 12/22/11 at 4:54pm
post #467 of 1011

I know no one would dare spend 600 dollars just to adore the design of something, but I still have to admit, these do look purdy... 

 

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This isn't my best picture in the set...  You'll see that when you read the review.  They still look pretty though.

 

Just reviving this thread in a direction that isn't physics related :P Although simply saying bump probably would have done the same thing, I think this was a better way to do it :) 


Edited by tinyman392 - 12/23/11 at 11:11pm
post #468 of 1011

Yes they do look pretty but the price! Let's hope the price drops after the holidays because I'd like to try these.

I'm looking to replace my W4 so they need to have good isolation and comfort.

post #469 of 1011
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

I know no one would dare spend 600 dollars just to adore the design of something, but I still have to admit, these do look purdy... 

 

(Click Image for slightly larger web-sized version - 640 x 480)

Design.jpg

This isn't my best picture in the set...  You'll see that when you read the review.  They still look pretty though.

 

Just reviving this thread in a direction that isn't physics related :P Although simply saying bump probably would have done the same thing, I think this was a better way to do it :) 



Bump.

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post #470 of 1011
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Yes they do look pretty but the price! Let's hope the price drops after the holidays because I'd like to try these.

I'm looking to replace my W4 so they need to have good isolation and comfort.



A small 100-200 (OK, not really small) will definitely help these out a lot.  At that price range, I would have to change some scores on my review :p  Even now, they are worth the money due to the entire package you get (goes past audio quality and into comfort and build as well as design).



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Bump.

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That's another way to do it :)

 

post #471 of 1011

You fellas' really outta try the PFE232's with the Shure olives. Comfort is as good as it gets, while the sound still retains exceptional detail and clarity. The PFE232's are easily among the best universals I've heard, on par with the EX1000 for that matter. I don't have the EX1000's on me at the moment, but I should have them in my hands in a few weeks time, after which I'll decide which one I prefer. All things considered, and not just sound alone, the PFE232's design is far more practical. smile.gif

post #472 of 1011

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post #473 of 1011
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You fellas' really outta try the PFE232's with the Shure olives. Comfort is as good as it gets, while the sound still retains exceptional detail and clarity. The PFE232's are easily among the best universals I've heard, on par with the EX1000 for that matter. I don't have the EX1000's on me at the moment, but I should have them in my hands in a few weeks time, after which I'll decide which one I prefer. All things considered, and not just sound alone, the PFE232's design is far more practical. smile.gif



They better be at $600 a pop @ i2ehan. I will NEVER EVER pay over $400 for a pair of universals (I cam close to that bench mark when I bought the SM3 and really can't see myself going that high ever again. I try to keep under $350. Ideally, I prefer under $300). My point is that you ever read I paid $400 or more for an IEM you can be 100 percent sure it will be a custom. With that said, I'm glad you're enjoying this IEM. I really have no desire to know what it sounds like at that price point (especially if I have to purchase it to find out). beerchug.gif

post #474 of 1011

 



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You fellas' really outta try the PFE232's with the Shure olives. Comfort is as good as it gets, while the sound still retains exceptional detail and clarity. The PFE232's are easily among the best universals I've heard, on par with the EX1000 for that matter. I don't have the EX1000's on me at the moment, but I should have them in my hands in a few weeks time, after which I'll decide which one I prefer. All things considered, and not just sound alone, the PFE232's design is far more practical. smile.gif


 

I find 232 has better isolation due to better fit for my ears.

 

Comfort wise, 232 feels weightless. Beats W4/UM3X's comfort. EX1000 isn't too bad, in fact it's quiet comfortable. Just a bad isolation/seal/fit.

 

EX1000 has superb instrumental presentation, I can simply crank up the volume to around 50% without stressing my ears. Don't mean to sound like a creep or anything, I simply love listening to EX1000 in dark, confined room. It feels so magical. That being said, EX1000 isn't harsh to my ears, it is able to present everything clearly. When I mean clearly, it doesn't feel veiled. It's smooth yet crispy. Just the right amount of butter on my toast. 

 

I am going to be blunt here, 232 some what sounds bloated compared to EX1000. It's also a lot warmer and smoother, everything blends in. It's extremely fun to listen to. It certainly does have more bass than EX1000 and neither are bass-head IEMs but it's just that PFE232 pumps out more bass than EX1000. You know when you listen to some songs on EX1000 and you go "Dang, I wish there was more bass". Yeah, it has dat bass you're seeking. One thing to strongly note is that 232 lacks in clarity department, but it's okay since it's smooth. If I had to word it, it's like you've added extra cream in your mushroom soup. Yeah, it's creamy. Yeah, it's delicious. No, it's not too much. Better yet, it didn't lose any of its mushroom flavour! beerchug.gif

 

 


Edited by Bokyung - 12/24/11 at 6:22pm
post #475 of 1011
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. I really have no desire to know what it sounds like at that price point (especially if I have to purchase it to find out). beerchug.gif


Yeah ,you took the words right out of my mouth buddy .lolpopcorn.gif

post #476 of 1011

LOL, I've completed my review and it's posted and can be found here: http://www.ifans.com/blog/35434/

 

The main two problems (as stated numerous times) was the mid-range and the price (really the price is the biggest factor here).  As for the bass, it's preference that will make differences at the end, they aren't entirely 100% perfect, but nothing is.  Same goes to highs.  Overall, the main problem is the price. 

post #477 of 1011

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LOL, I've completed my review and it's posted and can be found here: http://www.ifans.com/blog/35434/

 

The main two problems (as stated numerous times) was the mid-range and the price (really the price is the biggest factor here).  As for the bass, it's preference that will make differences at the end, they aren't entirely 100% perfect, but nothing is.  Same goes to highs.  Overall, the main problem is the price. 


Excellent review, my friend. Great read! Forwarded to a few friends that were quite anxious to see an official review posted. highfive2.gif

post #478 of 1011
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Excellent review, my friend. Great read! Forwarded to a few friends that were quite anxious to see an official review posted. highfive2.gif



Thanks...  Hopefully it helps him out and clears out any questions he has :p  beerchug.gif

post #479 of 1011

Thanks for the review. What about soundstage?

Is it wide, deep and high like the IE8 or  just wide and deep like the w4 or maybe more intimate like the etymotics?

post #480 of 1011
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Thanks for the review. What about soundstage?

Is it wide, deep and high like the IE8 or  just wide and deep like the w4 or maybe more intimate like the etymotics?



OK, I haven't heard too many IEMs with a really large soundstage like the SM3s or IE8s :(  They are much wider than any Etymotic out there.  I'm going to go on a limb and say they aren't wider (or taller, or bigger) than the IE8 or SM3 (but can't say for sure since I haven't heard either).  They are bigger though (in the mid-range). 

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