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post #16 of 86
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

I hate to be the only one posting but I thought I'd provide an update; A/B-ing against my MDT's, there is a very obvious mid-bass hump with the MDT's with apparent midrange bleed. The Atrio's on the other hands don't experience any bleed whatsoever; they're channeled more towards the sub bass, versus the mid-bass hump. While I absolutely love the punch and feel of the MDT's, in direct comparison, the Atrio's offer a much more refined listening experience to my ears, across the whole spectrum.The MDT's don't match the level of detail and clarity the Atrio's carry.



Hey I2, Thanks for the Impressions my good friend! I wanted to suggest to give the tri's some time, as I had the same problems initially, but glad you're adapting. I know the Mids are not like the Shures or your SM3's, but do you feel that the Mids are recessed at all. (Do they feel distant?) And how;s the Isolation? Do you feel that they may be better than the Sony's you had? Thanks

post #17 of 86
Fortunately, I'm well past the adapting phase, and prefer nothing but my tri-flanges, regardless of which IEM I'm listening to. While the mids are certainly not forward with respect to the rest of the spectrum, I personally don't find them recessed, with regards to the midrange in and of itself. That is to say, unless I compared them directly to say a mid-heavy IEM (ie SM3/SE535), then quite obviously, they'd seem recessed. With respect to the rest of the spectrum however, I wouldn't say the Atrio's are recessed, because I've yet to experience that in over 8 hours of consecutive listening, and mid vocals are not at all displeasing, but quite the opposite. Surprisingly, the treble is rather sharp, though not sibilant. I'm hoping that settles down to some extent post burn-in, though I don't find it fatiguing or unbearable as is, since I've only ever experienced the sharp highs at a volume slightly above what I'm used to, and with tracks that call for it. With regards to the isolation, comparing them to the EX1000 is apples and oranges IMO. Unlike the Sony's, they aren't vented, hence there's absolutely no sound leakage. And if your ears are accustomed to the tri-flanges, the seal is as good as any other IEM I've ever owned. With any other tips I initially tried, I personally found isolation average at best, and can see why this'd be an issue for some. But with the tiny red Monster eartip adapters on both earpieces, coupled with the tri-fanges, the issue is eliminated altogether. smily_headphones1.gif
post #18 of 86
Thread Starter 

Purely for bass alone, there ain't many that can match the new Atrio basshead.gifbiggrin.gif

post #19 of 86

The Atrios are definitely nice...it's just that no one else seems to give them a chance.  It's weird.

post #20 of 86
Thread Starter 

Atrio used to be the standard recommendation for basshead back in the days. But with current market so crowded and FS's low profile marketing strategy, there is no surprise why it gets so little attention.

post #21 of 86
They're definitely underrated IMO, which may owe to the fact that they aren't exactly the best looking IEM's on the market. Though they're quite fit as top tiers, and my search for bass heavy universals seem to have come to a dead end (and hopefully that won't change for quite some time since the mg7 drivers are relatively new). biggrin.gif
post #22 of 86
I agree with everything IE said except the treble.


I also agree on the mids thing the SM3 are definitely more forward which is not a bad thing just different.

Funny thing is mids is my favorite part then treble then bass. Different ears to these there not recessed.

Describing the new Atrios is hard to me they have no sound Sig. I could call the old one dark/bassy.

This one I just called balanced it does nothing wrong and nothing right.

But the fit sucks and so does the cord. There's the bad.
post #23 of 86
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Atrio used to be the standard recommendation for basshead back in the days. But with current market so crowded and FS's low profile marketing strategy, there is no surprise why it gets so little attention.


Unfortunately, I was very disheartened to hear of my first order having been cancelled by soundearphones; reason being that their (Future Sonics) warehouse was destroyed in the recent tornadoes, according to the email I received. I hope they're able to continue to provide their services, as they've definitely won my vote and recommendation.
Edited by i2ehan - 6/23/11 at 12:16pm
post #24 of 86
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Originally Posted by Confispect View Post

But the fit sucks and so does the cord. There's the bad.

I can definitely see why that'd be a problem for many, as it took me quite some time before I was able to find a proper fit and seal, but when I did, I had no further complaints. Owing to the strange tear drop shape, I can't ever manage a good seal or deep insertion if they're worn cable down. Once I wore them over the ear, the included tips still did not provide a deep enough insertion, and my Monster silicone tri-flanges seemed to be the only tips that gave me the right fit and seal. I'll post a picture a bit later, once I'm able, on how well the tri-flanges fit with the eartip adapters in place.
post #25 of 86
^ Eartip adapters......O-O
post #26 of 86

Monster makes adaptes for those thinner nozzles, which i'm guessing is the one he's referring to. 

post #27 of 86
Indeed my friend. See my ad from a while back, which thankfully someone responded to and made my life a help of a lot easier.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/555739/wtb-monster-eartip-adapters

They unfortunately can't be purchased seperate, and come included in an accessory kit that Monster sells.
post #28 of 86
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Unfortunately, I was very disheartened to hear of my first order having been cancelled by soundearphones; reason being that their (Future Sonics) warehouse was destroyed in the recent tornadoes, according to the email I received. I hope they're able to continue to provide their services, as they've definitely won my vote and recommendation.


Hello all my Head-fi friends! Am I reading the above post correct?
Whose warehouse was detsroyed in a recent tornado, SoundEarphones or Future Sonics?
 

post #29 of 86
Future Sonics. I edited the post for clarification.
Edited by i2ehan - 6/23/11 at 1:11pm
post #30 of 86
The exact message I received from soundearphones a while back:

We are unfortunately unable to process your order due to the fact that the Future Sonics warehouse was destroyed in the recent tornados. We are processing the refund and should show up in less than 48 hours.

Of course, it's not to say that there aren't vendors which currently carry any Future Sonics in stock; there's quite a few actually. Though it may have been stock from before, but who's to say.
Edited by i2ehan - 6/23/11 at 1:21pm
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