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post #1846 of 2018
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Thank you so much for the reply
God I hate that it only ships to EU countries. I have to use a proxy shipping company GOD


Or have it shipped to a friend of yours in Eu (if you happen to know anybody I mean) and they can send it to your place.

post #1847 of 2018

I think in terms of instrument separation. It's the advantage of having 5 drivers, 5 ways vs 3 drivers, 3 ways. You will get more information with 5 drivers when it is done correctly. 

 

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Jazzyfi, in what sense SE 5way is more superior to pro330 in terms of micro details. Does the micro details are pushed forward in SE 5way and are somehow hidden in pro330 or is it something else?
post #1848 of 2018

You guys gotta listen to some Victor Wooten with SE5way. Absolutely breathtaking reproduction of the recordings. Especially with better sources like yours, the effect should be even multiple times better than what I am living right now :happy_face1:

post #1849 of 2018
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

You guys gotta listen to some Victor Wooten with SE5way. Absolutely breathtaking reproduction of the recordings. Especially with better sources like yours, the effect should be even multiple times better than what I am living right now :happy_face1:


Will check it out.

post #1850 of 2018

Pairs pretty good~ :)

post #1851 of 2018

Very good IMO. Much better than the AK120 (even with the Pico Power), DX50, X3, HM-901 (Classic Card), and only slight short of the HM-901 (Balanced Card). Not really interested in the DX100, but I'm sure that is a nice pairing and synergy. 

post #1852 of 2018

Yes, Greed! It pairs with SE5 really well~ very neutral sounding~ But sadly SE5 seems to be the only CIEM that pairs with ZX1 well lol.

post #1853 of 2018
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Yes, Greed! It pairs with SE5 really well~ very neutral sounding~ But sadly SE5 seems to be the only CIEM that pairs with ZX1 well lol.

 

Ha, yea the other IEMs I have lying around aren't a good pairing I do agree. I did try a pair of SM64 that was a good pairing. I think it is accurate to say the thicker sounding IEMs will probably pair pretty well. Some better than others. Maybe the FitEar lineup? Not sure...

 

Unfortunately I'm looking at the JH Rox for my next CIEM but I don't think that pairing will be very good. Might have to skip it because I'm really digging the fluid and functional UI of the Sony.


Edited by Greed - 1/29/14 at 8:31pm
post #1854 of 2018
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post
 

Yes, Greed! It pairs with SE5 really well~ very neutral sounding~ But sadly SE5 seems to be the only CIEM that pairs with ZX1 well lol.


Shure SE846 sounds great with it...will certainly buy it just for that.

post #1855 of 2018

I have to ZX1 pairs with SE5 so well that it even trumps over my dx100 and Rocoo BA. 

The treble control and presentation is really one of the best I have ever heard. So glad I bought the ZX1, even only for SE5.

post #1856 of 2018
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I have to ZX1 pairs with SE5 so well that it even trumps over my dx100 and Rocoo BA. 
The treble control and presentation is really one of the best I have ever heard. So glad I bought the ZX1, even only for SE5.
I agree. Only thing is that for power, I still like the 901 too.
post #1857 of 2018
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I agree. Only thing is that for power, I still like the 901 too.

Yep. I would say ZX1 has decent power to make SE5 sounds good as a portable CIEM (clear, clean, detailed, musical, smooth).  SE5 can definitely improve with more healthy power, you will feel it when you feel the energy presence in the bass/treble even when you can't actually hear it, SE5 will perform more effortlessly.

 

901 + balanced card is definitely more powerful than ZX1. However sound-signature wise, ZX1+SE5 sounds more neutral than SE5+901.


Edited by tupac0306 - 2/1/14 at 9:20am
post #1858 of 2018

What about X5? No love for FiiO's best audiophile bargain?

post #1859 of 2018
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What about X5? No love for FiiO's best audiophile bargain?
Same sig as 901, 90% of the SQ roughly.
post #1860 of 2018
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Same sig as 901, 90% of the SQ roughly.


A wonderful device then. I am gonna get it but I have to admit, your impressions have a huge influence on my decisions :happy_face1:

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