Originally Posted by Barra
After a few more hours playing with my new Hidition NT6 Pros, my ears have adjusted and the weirdness has pretty much gone away. All I can say now is WOW! I have been listening to them through my Sansa Clip+, Zip, and Fuse mainly and cannot imagine how they can sound better than they sound with them. I tried my iPhone 5 and iPod Classic for a few minutes and went right back as the Sansa's made the iProducts sound very pedestrian and lacking. Don't get me wrong, the Pros make everything sound great, but next to the Sansa sound, the iProducts sound bad. The Pros match up very nicely with the Sansa's clarity adding a base punch that they are otherwise lacking as well as widening the typically constricted sound stage so that it sounds natural. It is amazing that for the $16 I paid for the Clip+ or the $24 I paid for the Fuse through Amazon that they can make that fantastic of a high fidelity sound scape in that small and portable of a package. Apple should be ashamed.
I am starting to second guess my decision to buy the Colorfly C3 / C&C BH2 combo given the form factor. Hopefully I can hear a worthwhile difference when they arrive that justifies carrying them around when I can just clip the Clip+ to my shirt.
Although the Audeze LCD2 v2 sound awesome and are very fun headphones, given my current setup for them, the Pro's blow them away. I thought that the LCD2s sounded very resolving and natural, but they are nothing compared to the sound I am getting from this convenient setup pictured above.
Even with a better source the LCD-2 doesn't have the same level of detail or clarity as the NT-6 pro. Nothing I have heard has the clarity, and the LCD-2 is more of an organic sounding headphone that doesn't have the articulation or immediacy of detail, but that is by design. With that said, the LCD-2 does improve a lot more than the NT-6 pro with a better source.
Originally Posted by Barra
Apparently, they are now only using the standard cable in Korea. The international pricing already reflects the upgraded cable.
The upgrade cable is an upgrade and does improve the sound without a doubt.
Originally Posted by Metalboy
The sound quality increases alot with a better source/amp. More than other ciems that I have heard.
The more resolving the source, the more spacious, the better the instrument separation, the better the final sound will be. While the differences can be described as subtle, for me, it is the adding of the subtle improvements that add additional realism to the sound providing an improvement that is far more worthwhile than can be described by the actual subtle technical changes. With that said, the overall resolving power, bass capability,and dynamics are some of the reasons the NT-6 pro benefits from better sources.
Originally Posted by Nulliverse
Yes, the Clip+ is a descent little player. I started out with it, but like you gradually moved up the ranks, before settling on an iMod + amp. The improvements in sound quality, to me, were well worth the additional cost and loss of form factor. Glad you're enjoying your Pros!
On a different subject, what are peoples thoughts on using the same set of impressions 1 year later? My AUD-5X fit me perfectly one year on, so I'm considering using the same impressions for the LS8+. Is this advisable? What are peoples experiences of this?
There is a chance, depending on what the impression material was made from, that it may have shrunk a bit. Plus, if Rooth cuts the impressions down differently than Dream Earz, the fit might not be the same. While you can certainly send the previously used impressions, I personally don't think it is worth the chance as shipping costs can eclipse the cost of new impressions. Not that having new impressions will make the process foolproof. What does Rooth say? Let us know what you decide.
Originally Posted by thegunner100
Well I tried again this morning and it seems like this time i didn't notice much of a bass loss as last time. Maybe my ears were cleaner, maybe I was able to push them in better, who knows?
I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow with the audiologist who did my impressions to see if she could help me identify my fit issues. I'll see how that goes.
Let us know what your audiologist says.