Originally Posted by ptrok
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.
Originally Posted by Mython
What kind of bass response do you like?
Thanks for asking that question, you read my mind ;)
Originally Posted by ptrok
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