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post #1291 of 4815

Hey Average_Joe, 

 

First off, I want to say thanks for this invaluable thread and the plethora of information you have provided since it help me formulate which customs I would like to get. Without you I would have never known about Hidition's NT-6's.

 

Considering I am in Korea right now, this is almost a no brainer. But I still have a question about if you thought the NT-6's needed more bass or if they are right just the way they were. I am considering the pro version but want to make sure I'm just not buying into something that is not needed. 

 

Another thing that I wanted to ask is whether you have had any previous experience with Ray Samuels Shadow and if you did, do you think it would have good synergy with the NT-6's? 

 

Thanks for all your help and I really appreciate what you have done considering all the work this must have taken to help people out.

post #1292 of 4815
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Originally Posted by ptrok View Post

...I still have a question about if you thought the NT-6's needed more bass or if they are right just the way they were. I am considering the pro version but want to make sure I'm just not buying into something that is not needed. 

 



What kind of bass response do you like?

post #1293 of 4815
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What kind of bass response do you like?

I don't need anything to shake the fillings out. I have an lcd 2 for that. I'm just looking for something to compliment those headphones in a way that would make classical a little more holographic for me.

I like most genres on the LCD-2 but I really love classical music when I am preparing my classes. So a portable solution to this led me to the nt-6(pro). Since The difference in price between the two is neglible, I just wanted to know which might be the better avenue.

Thanks for your question because it helped to also analyze what I really wanted out of these ciem's.
post #1294 of 4815
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by ptrok View Post

Hey Average_Joe, 

 

First off, I want to say thanks for this invaluable thread and the plethora of information you have provided since it help me formulate which customs I would like to get. Without you I would have never known about Hidition's NT-6's.

 

Considering I am in Korea right now, this is almost a no brainer. But I still have a question about if you thought the NT-6's needed more bass or if they are right just the way they were. I am considering the pro version but want to make sure I'm just not buying into something that is not needed. 

 

Another thing that I wanted to ask is whether you have had any previous experience with Ray Samuels Shadow and if you did, do you think it would have good synergy with the NT-6's? 

 

Thanks for all your help and I really appreciate what you have done considering all the work this must have taken to help people out.

 

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

What kind of bass response do you like?


Thanks for asking that question, you read my mind ;)

 

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Originally Posted by ptrok View Post

I don't need anything to shake the fillings out. I have an lcd 2 for that. I'm just looking for something to compliment those headphones in a way that would make classical a little more holographic for me.
I like most genres on the LCD-2 but I really love classical music when I am preparing my classes. So a portable solution to this led me to the nt-6(pro). Since The difference in price between the two is neglible, I just wanted to know which might be the better avenue.
Thanks for your question because it helped to also analyze what I really wanted out of these ciem's.


The NT-6 has the least amount of bass quantity for any $1K + custom IEM I own, but it doesn't have the least capability.  It can sound very lean, similar to a lower end BA like the CK10 or DBA-02, but with bass heavy songs, the bass can kick and rumble.  Of course, everything is better with the NT-6 than the CK10 or DBA-02.  The NT-6 Pro will have more bass, but not necessarily more space.  Since you are in Korea, does Hidition offer demos?  And if you speak to them, please say hi from average_joe!

 

Edit: I listened to Beethoven from a SACD and Sergi Rachmanonoff with the NT-6 and for me it would come down to the volume level you listen at.  At very low volumes, which I often listen at (near zero on most amps and players) the bass is a little shy, mainly due to the loudness curves, while with a bit more volume, which I would consider average with background noise and a bit loud for me in a quiet room the bass was full and sounded realistic.  I have never heard a bass enhanced live classical music performance, and the NT-6 fit the bill there.  The details it brings out are amazing!


Edited by average_joe - 3/23/12 at 9:58pm
post #1295 of 4815
Hi joe, do you have any plan reviewing the stage series from compact monitor?

Nice review smily_headphones1.gif
post #1296 of 4815
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  I have some great things in for review at the moment and a growing review queue, but I would like to review the Stage 4 at some point.

post #1297 of 4815
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

Review queue:

         A surprise!

         Spiral Ear SE 5-way Reference

         Dunu Custom 4 Units



hey hey hey!! What kind of suprise are your preparing for us? :)

post #1298 of 4815

The Westone ES5?

 

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post #1299 of 4815
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

 

 


Thanks for asking that question, you read my mind ;)

 


The NT-6 has the least amount of bass quantity for any $1K + custom IEM I own, but it doesn't have the least capability.  It can sound very lean, similar to a lower end BA like the CK10 or DBA-02, but with bass heavy songs, the bass can kick and rumble.  Of course, everything is better with the NT-6 than the CK10 or DBA-02.  The NT-6 Pro will have more bass, but not necessarily more space.  Since you are in Korea, does Hidition offer demos?  And if you speak to them, please say hi from average_joe!

 

Edit: I listened to Beethoven from a SACD and Sergi Rachmanonoff with the NT-6 and for me it would come down to the volume level you listen at.  At very low volumes, which I often listen at (near zero on most amps and players) the bass is a little shy, mainly due to the loudness curves, while with a bit more volume, which I would consider average with background noise and a bit loud for me in a quiet room the bass was full and sounded realistic.  I have never heard a bass enhanced live classical music performance, and the NT-6 fit the bill there.  The details it brings out are amazing!


Thanks, when I call them on Monday I will relay the salutations on your behalf. As for the volume you listen to music, it is the same for me, I do not listen to music loudly anymore ever since my ears started to ring sporadically. (Guess my youth listening to rap music in my car full blast with big subwoofers.) So like you I would listen at low volumes, so would the pro be a better bet for me due to the low listening levels? Or does the pro still need sufficient volume before the bass kicks in as well. 

 

Rather than bother you, I should go and visit the shop and see if I can get a demo of their product. As for my other question about amps, I am going to get my ipod modded by redwine and wondered if you now of any amp that would have good synergy with this setup. Thanks again for all your help.

 

post #1300 of 4815
Depends on the battery life, eh, Joe? ;-)
post #1301 of 4815

 

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Dunu Custom 4 Units

I know I'm going kinda off topic, but I whish DUNU actually made that 4driver/4way universal. That would be first 4-way 4 driver universal on the market

post #1302 of 4815
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by SowonAoD View Post

hey hey hey!! What kind of suprise are your preparing for us? :)


If I told you it wouldn't be a surprise, now would it ;)

 

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Originally Posted by ptrok View Post

Thanks, when I call them on Monday I will relay the salutations on your behalf. As for the volume you listen to music, it is the same for me, I do not listen to music loudly anymore ever since my ears started to ring sporadically. (Guess my youth listening to rap music in my car full blast with big subwoofers.) So like you I would listen at low volumes, so would the pro be a better bet for me due to the low listening levels? Or does the pro still need sufficient volume before the bass kicks in as well. 

 

Rather than bother you, I should go and visit the shop and see if I can get a demo of their product. As for my other question about amps, I am going to get my ipod modded by redwine and wondered if you now of any amp that would have good synergy with this setup. Thanks again for all your help.


Thanks.  I am not sure how I would perceive the NT-6 Pro, and my quite may be different than your quiet (first notch on many players, for example, or minimum amp volume).  I am looking forward to hearing the NT-6 pro since I like how the NT-6 has amazing clarity that just slices right through a presentation serving up all the details.  Keep us updated on what you find out please

 

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Originally Posted by piotrus-g View Post

I know I'm going kinda off topic, but I whish DUNU actually made that 4driver/4way universal. That would be first 4-way 4 driver universal on the market


Speaking of DUNU:

 

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I guess it would be nice, if it sounded good (and based off what I have heard so far, there is a good chance of that from DUNU).  Not all 4 BA universals I have heard sound all that great to me.


Edited by average_joe - 3/24/12 at 9:47pm
post #1303 of 4815
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

If I told you it wouldn't be a surprise, now would it ;)


Oh, you can tell us, we won't repeat it. biggrin.gif

 

post #1304 of 4815

I don't get surprised by anything, so you can tell me. wink.gif

post #1305 of 4815

Hey Joe, sort of an aside here:

How do you think an SM3v2 does relative to your customs in terms of isolation ? (We're talking busy streets and loud subways). What about microphonics? Any bone conduction?

Customs are seriously being so painful for me right now.. I'm thinking of selling and just turning to top end universal and sticking to fullsize at home.

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