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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

Mongo 

 

Those are really good impressions. Thank you for contributing to the community. However I would like to add one thing to your review and the equation. 

 

Usually I find it less useful to compare headphones side by side by A-B'ing them. In some cases it is useful and necessary but here's my point. I think the interpretation of what we hear is heavily influenced by what our ears-brain used to hear. So what I would recommend is to listen to the Quads for an extended period of time and then listen to the V6 for an extended period of time. Long enough to getting used to its sound signature and then go back to Quads to evaluate the differences. I remember doing this with full size cans back in the day and I've had better results than comparing them side by side. The phones that I thought were amazing and performed better actually ended up not being so after I gave the new phones the same period of listening time. 

 

Just my two cents. 

 

I too agree.

My review was just a brief first impression.

 

I listened to the V6's for a couple of hours before switching back to the Quads. I'm going to give these around a week to acclimate to them. Give myself time to adjust to them. I did the same with the V3's and Quads. Taking them to work, listening to just one for a week on my commute and then using them live on the weekend. Switching back and forth each week over a month period allowed me to recognize their personality, sound spectrum, individual characteristics...

 

I hope my opinion has more depth over the next couple of weeks.

post #362 of 866
A word for those that are interested in getting new custom IEMs.
Please keep in mind that reviews only go as far as giving you a general idea, what matters is how you will hear, not how other people hear. Everyone has something different called "taste." My "sweet" might be too plain for you and might be too much for others. Take reviews for what they are, others' opinions. But don't buy something based entirely on how someone else hears it. Do as much research as you can and make your own decision.
Edited by Han Bao Quan - 11/21/12 at 11:27pm
post #363 of 866
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Originally Posted by Han Bao Quan View Post

A word for those that are interested in getting new custom IEMs.
Please keep in mind that reviews only go as far as giving you a general idea, what matters is how will hear, not how other people hear. Everyone has something different called "taste." My "sweet" might be too plain for you and might be too much for others. Take reviews for what they are, others' opinions. But don't buy something based entirely on how someone else hears it. Do as much research as you can and make your own decision.

+1
post #364 of 866

Such is the life buying customs. Very difficult if not impossible to try before you buy. 


Edited by anoxy - 11/21/12 at 9:05pm
post #365 of 866
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Originally Posted by Han Bao Quan View Post

A word for those that are interested in getting new custom IEMs.
Please keep in mind that reviews only go as far as giving you a general idea, what matters is how will hear, not how other people hear. Everyone has something different called "taste." My "sweet" might be too plain for you and might be too much for others. Take reviews for what they are, others' opinions. But don't buy something based entirely on how someone else hears it. Do as much research as you can and make your own decision.

Very true. I am too sensitive to overly bright phones like Grados and back in the day people were saying that Hifiman HE-5s are extremely bright. So I decided to listen to them with my own setup and they ended up being one of the best headphones I've ever had. The same thing about Stax. People say their bass is anemic but now that I've had them for a while I think they have the best bass I've ever heard on a pair of headphones. So it all comes down to pulling the trigger yourself but I understand it's a different game for customs as you have to sell them way less than what you paid for if you end up not liking them. 

 

So sometimes reading others' impressions can be really useful and sometimes very detrimental. Just doing reading here I had thought that Audez'e LCD-2 were the best thing after peanut butter but I figured it out that they were far from my liking when I actually had them for a while. 


Edited by Yuceka - 11/21/12 at 11:24pm
post #366 of 866
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Such is the life buying customs. Very difficult if not impossible to try before you buy. 

That's the very reason I asked about demo's.
post #367 of 866
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Originally Posted by 28980 View Post

For the people who have tried v3s and the 4A's would you say the 4A's are better? Heir's having a 40% off sale this BF that makes them less than the v3s so I might jump on that...

 

I covered it a bit in my review of the V3, but they are indeed very different animals. Seems like the 4.A would be closer to what we've heard so far about the V6. So while the pricing is similar due to the sale, I can't imagine someone being torn between them based on sound. It's like an LCD-2 compared to an HD800 - both good, but with very different focus.

 

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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

Very true. I am too sensitive to overly bright phones like Grados and back in the day people were saying that Hifiman HE-5s are extremely bright. So I decided to listen to them with my own setup and they ended up being one of the best headphones I've ever had. The same thing about Stax. People say their bass is anemic but now that I've had them for a while I think they have the best bass I've ever heard on a pair of headphones. So it all comes down to pulling the trigger yourself but I understand it's a different game for customs as you have to sell them way less than what you paid for if you end up not liking them. 

 

So sometimes reading others' impressions can be really useful and sometimes very detrimental. Just doing reading here I had thought that Audez'e LCD-2 were the best thing after peanut butter but I figured it out that they were far from my liking when I actually had them for a while. 

 

Great post. It's always important to remember that even the most long winded review (mine for example) is really just an expanded version of someone saying "I like it - good bass, solid mids, rolled of highs but not too bad" or that sort of thing. The idea is that over time, people come to identify with a reviewer and know whether their preferences line up with yours or not. There are plenty of reviewers who I highly respect for their listening and writing skills - but I completely disagree with their conclusions. Nothing wrong with that and I can still enjoy their stuff despite not taking recommendations from them.

post #368 of 866
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That's the very reason I asked about demo's.

Remember even demos often do not bring CIEMs full justice. On the other hand they're great for getting a taste of the sound signature.

post #369 of 866

After like a month+ of looking into ciems... I bought LCD-2's.

 

wut.

 

Anyways thanks for all the insight you guys have posted. Atleast when I fill my wallet back up again for a portable purchase I'll be much more informed.

post #370 of 866
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That's the very reason I asked about demo's.

Yeah, I live in Portland, about 10 minutes from 1964ears office. So I could easily drop by and listen to their demos. I just haven't had the time with school =/

post #371 of 866
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Remember even demos often do not bring CIEMs full justice. On the other hand they're great for getting a taste of the sound signature.

I agree. I have noticed unique characteristics even with the demos. What type of differences might I expect?

 

I figure a CIEM will seal better and deliver the sound deeper in the ear canal.

Will there be a pronounced difference in the SPL's possibly accentuating the low end?

 

I spent several hours enjoying the V6's tonight. I'll go a couple more days before giving the Quads another listen to see what the transition back is like. On their own they really are excellent. At this level we probably are splitting hairs betwen sonic preferences rather than any distinctions regarding quality.

post #372 of 866
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Originally Posted by 28980 View Post

After like a month+ of looking into ciems... I bought LCD-2's.

 

wut.

 

Anyways thanks for all the insight you guys have posted. Atleast when I fill my wallet back up again for a portable purchase I'll be much more informed.

Audible!...Enjoy the new cans!

post #373 of 866
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Originally Posted by Mongo2112 View Post

I agree. I have noticed unique characteristics even with the demos. What type of differences might I expect?

 

I figure a CIEM will seal better and deliver the sound deeper in the ear canal.

Will there be a pronounced difference in the SPL's possibly accentuating the low end?

 

I spent several hours enjoying the V6's tonight. I'll go a couple more days before giving the Quads another listen to see what the transition back is like. On their own they really are excellent. At this level we probably are splitting hairs betwen sonic preferences rather than any distinctions regarding quality.

Spend a whole week with the V6s before putting the Quads back into your ears (if you can, that is). Several hours are not enough :)

post #374 of 866
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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

Spend a whole week with the V6s before putting the Quads back into your ears (if you can, that is). Several hours are not enough :)

You don't seem to miss the Quads very much !Lol

post #375 of 866
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You don't seem to miss the Quads very much !Lol

Quite the contrary :) I listened to them whole day yesterday and appreciated what they can uniquely offer. 

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