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post #1291 of 1355
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Originally Posted by dfrost View Post


I have both JVC FXT90 and Fischer DBA-02 MkI (same as the B2). The FXT90 are much bassier, and don't have the startlingly clear treble of the DBA/B2. The JVC's do have a nice clarity, and are much more of a "mainstream" sound quality. But my old ears prefer the DBA balance, especially with better tips (Shure grey single flange or large dual flange) that improve the DBA bass quality. I haven't used the FXT90's for a while, but I've been using the DBA's nearly every day since I first bought a pair in 2010. I'm on my second pair now, and BTG Audio put in Westone-type connectors, so they are essentially recabled.

Have you tried Shure Olive tips with B2? Would you recommend dual flange tips over olives?

post #1292 of 1355
I did try Shure Olives, but really didn't like the amount if force required to install and remove them. They did not give me any audible benefits. I keep coming back to Shure grey "soft flex" tips as my favorites, and recall that joker often prefers them on IEMs that they fit.

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post #1293 of 1355

Yeah, the foamies are a bitch to get on and off... but I can't use anything else.

I love the Comply P-series (foam overhang trimmed back). It's my 100% go-to tip.

Secure, silent, no bone-conduction or microphonics of the cable. Best noise isolation possible.

post #1294 of 1355

+1 on the trimmed comply P foamies, although recently I've been using the westone star tips with my B2.

post #1295 of 1355

Hey all

 

Whats the word on sibilance on the B2? I can't really stand sibilance. A few report they are very sibilant.

 

I managed to buy them for 60 quid

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brainwavz-B2-Balanced-Armature-Earphones/dp/B00573S3RC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388132955&sr=8-1&keywords=brainwavz+b2

 

Offer seems to still stand.

post #1296 of 1355
Use tx100 comply tips to reduce sibilance
post #1297 of 1355
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Originally Posted by Mahdi8 View Post

Use tx100 comply tips to reduce sibilance


Yes... or the P-Series.
Any Comply (having foam overhang) will slightly attenuate the highs.

Shure Olives do not do so as much regardless of their foam overhang. The foam on them is more sonically transparent (for better or worse).

post #1298 of 1355
uber pro useless tip 2014:
for anything with foam, to remove you just press them from around your ear a little to reduce the space the foam occupies and you can immediatly take them out with no resistance at all. \o/
post #1299 of 1355

got these over rock-it sounds r50, did i make a bad choice?

post #1300 of 1355
For the price you'll probably struggle to do better assuming the sound sig is your thing. Never noticed sibilance personally using foamies (or even with silicone tips during the very brief listen I had with them), though that might depend on the music/quality I guess.
post #1301 of 1355
after reading up on them more it seems they aren't as great as they're cracked up to be, and i was a bit hasty in my decision.
the only other ba i've tried was an addiem, and i miss the clean surgical precision, but my god the SILLIBANCE with the small tips! the complys kind of relieved that and brought the bass out a smidge, but even then they're by far the brightest headphones i've ever had. i am liking the detail though.
guess it's important that i like them, but on another thread ranking ba iems most had it towards the bottom, and one rated the addiems quite a bit above these. i do remember the addiems having more bass, but these have better top end and soundstage. plus i hated the cable on the addiems, and the tips repeatedly came off in my ears (guess time will tell on that for the b2s). sorry for the buyer's remorse rant but i'll give these some time and they may grow on me/impress me more.
post #1302 of 1355
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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

after reading up on them more it seems they aren't as great as they're cracked up to be, and i was a bit hasty in my decision.
the only other ba i've tried was an addiem, and i miss the clean surgical precision, but my god the SILLIBANCE with the small tips! the complys kind of relieved that and brought the bass out a smidge, but even then they're by far the brightest headphones i've ever had. i am liking the detail though.
guess it's important that i like them, but on another thread ranking ba iems most had it towards the bottom, and one rated the addiems quite a bit above these. i do remember the addiems having more bass, but these have better top end and soundstage. plus i hated the cable on the addiems, and the tips repeatedly came off in my ears (guess time will tell on that for the b2s). sorry for the buyer's remorse rant but i'll give these some time and they may grow on me/impress me more.

I suggest giving them more time.  Unless you want to spend significantly more you are not going to get much better than the b2.  Diminishing returns really becomes a factor when you get to $200 and up.

post #1303 of 1355
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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

after reading up on them more it seems they aren't as great as they're cracked up to be, and i was a bit hasty in my decision.
the only other ba i've tried was an addiem, and i miss the clean surgical precision, but my god the SILLIBANCE with the small tips! the complys kind of relieved that and brought the bass out a smidge, but even then they're by far the brightest headphones i've ever had. i am liking the detail though.
guess it's important that i like them, but on another thread ranking ba iems most had it towards the bottom, and one rated the addiems quite a bit above these. i do remember the addiems having more bass, but these have better top end and soundstage. plus i hated the cable on the addiems, and the tips repeatedly came off in my ears (guess time will tell on that for the b2s). sorry for the buyer's remorse rant but i'll give these some time and they may grow on me/impress me more.


the sound is not typical of BA driver, but it's typical of the knowles twfk. a lot of IEMs have been made based on those drivers, mainly because they are so small and most single BA are not enough to cover all the frequencies.

the main problem I believe is the 10khz spike. it's what makes us believe details are great, but really it's just cymbals and stuff overshooting and I find it very harsh.

if the immediate effect of foam tips is to save us a little in the treble, on the long run I found it was not that great because the IEM tends to be pushed back out a little when foam is expending. try going deeper in the canal, it really does a lot to calm the trebles.

 

you can also EQ down all the 3khz to 10khz range.

 

I really don't like the B2 I got them after I killed my Q-jays and realized they had more of what I didn't like in the Q-jays. but as said above in its price range it does a lot of things right. other choices at this price will usually force you to give up some comfort or isolation or both. but there are a lot of choices if you're looking for a different signature.

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I got Brainwavz B2 today, but immediately I notice very aggressive treble, causing tiredness to my ears. I really feel the trebles peaked in some manner, don't know if my unit is defective or not, but I cannot handle such treble. I have also Hifiman RE-0 and I am very satisfied with them, so dont get me wrong I like detailed and extended trebles, but B2 is too harsh. Does it get better after burn-in or should I return them?

post #1305 of 1355
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Originally Posted by Bananiq View Post
 

I got Brainwavz B2 today, but immediately I notice very aggressive treble, causing tiredness to my ears. I really feel the trebles peaked in some manner, don't know if my unit is defective or not, but I cannot handle such treble. I have also Hifiman RE-0 and I am very satisfied with them, so dont get me wrong I like detailed and extended trebles, but B2 is too harsh. Does it get better after burn-in or should I return them?

i'm asuming you also tried with the Comply tips.

i think you're hearing it right. they;re aggressive with Hot treble. not for everyone. 

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