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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by kelv View Post

Impedence figures below three digits are not a good reference point. Most DAPs should drive them with no problem. 

Sensitivity should be what you are looking at. At 109±2dB, the Soundmagic PL50 are not an issue


I guess I'm more for the sound than the numbers. :) Was just a thought since the phone in question needs to be cranked up a bit more with the 27 Ohm Cresyns than with a 16 Ohm pair. Their sensitivity is in the 96dB range, I think, so that might be part of that experience.

 

Anyway, thanks for the input, everyone. I'm sure I'll pop back in here in the future even if I don't have time to hang around too much at the moment  – and following your discussions too closely might lead to a habit that doesn't go too well with my current "starving artist" situation... ;)

 

post #17 of 20
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Have now listened to the Promedia IEMs for a week, and I'd say they are more comfortable than most other dynamic IEMs I've used over longer periods.

 

They fit well, and that's probably the biggest difference over the ones with wider nozzles I've used before. With IEMs with 5mm-ish nozzles I've had to use smaller tips, but with the Klipschs as with the Cresyns I have enough room to use the medium size tips and can get the kind of tight fit that makes a gentle pop upon extraction.

 

Still wondering if the "focus" of a thinner nozzle can have some sort of benefit – relating to sounds pressure level compared to perceived volume, that is.

 

Finally, I think part of my experience is that dynamic drivers seem to need a bit more power before the sound really comes to life, but maybe that's something that could be related to me being in the lower price ranges of both phones and sources.

 

 

(And as a note on the Promedia/S4 sound quality I think my opinion is in line with many others: I'd describe them as fairly competent but lacking personality – a bit weak in the upper regions and with a strong bass that somehow both lacks a proper sub-bass thump while at the same time being too tight to warm up the bottom end of more open productions. Maybe they are tuned to funky slap-bass showboating?)

post #18 of 20

IMO the Vivanco Aircoustic SM1 are pretty comfortable and stellar bang/buck. €47 from Amazon Germany. Don't know if they ship to Sweden though.

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IMO the Vivanco Aircoustic SM1 are pretty comfortable and stellar bang/buck. €47 from Amazon Germany. Don't know if they ship to Sweden though.

Vivanco Aircoustic SM1 on Amazon.de. I checked this out last night and Amazon.de will deliver to Sweden (English link)

post #20 of 20

can anyone compare the build quality between the a151 and the westone 1

seems like sound quality is comparable but build quality/cable/isolation is more important to me 

I've had a westone 3 and loved the fit & Cable and looking for a downgrade...the a151 sounds interesting if its of the same quality

thanks

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