I've promised you guys a very thorough and detailed review and I will take what brief time I have today to just reserve this spot.
Anyone interested in asking me a general question or on the 1964-D's can feel free to pm me.
Simply put, these are the best headphones/iems that I've heard for every genre of music under 400 dollars. Not including source, amps, converters, etc. But I can tell you that a woo audio amp + hd650/600 is inferior to these in various areas. And they are so much more musical then my sr404 le electrostatic setup.
"I have received my customs.
True spatial perception and pin-point positioning/accuracy
Most realistic timbre with no deviation from the recording
Unearthly accurate treble that is not emphasized with sparkle and pop/fizz but is lucid and crisp.
Bass Impact is slightly lacking for more demanding bassheads
Not very exciting or energizing but definitely an improvement over dull analytical iems
Considering ive had the duals for over a month by now. Have to keep it short for now as im on my phone. The soundstage is not noticeably expansive or does not give a perceivable depth such as cert...ain dynamic universals do but it is a holistic presentation with the most natural balance ive heard of any iem. Instrument separation straight out of a sansa clip is on par with higher end electrostatic systems. Its amazing how well the duals do for classical or rock music. The mids are definitely not fluid or anything like the se530 which is usually typical of colored iems with a lower end emphasis. However the mids are incredibly upfront and vocals sound completely natural. But when you want them to be romantic and lush they do the job adequately. Treble sparkle can be eq'ed to sparkle even more than tf10s with the silicone tips. Treble is noticeably balanced with the flat setting with perhaps with a little more excitement with every cymbal clash or ring. Like previously mentioned bass is enough and both extension and impact are adequate. Overall plug these into a decent dap and youll be surprised.
I must apologize for my lack of attention to this particular thread. Just that I haven't been on the forum much recently due to personal issues.
The only time I have access to a computer is during school and sadly much of the time has been spent finishing up work.
When I get home, I'll put up my initial thoughts and what has since changed, as well as organize everything into one single review.
Thanks for your patience.
Edited by Sil3nce - 5/10/11 at 1:31pm