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post #691 of 907

Were soft canal option available when you guys ordered it?  I had the option when I ordered it in January, and that was the deciding factor for me.  It's no longer available, and I was told by 1964 that they had to reject a lot of orders from customers because of it.

post #692 of 907
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Originally Posted by lyin116 View Post

Were soft canal option available when you guys ordered it?  I had the option when I ordered it in January, and that was the deciding factor for me.  It's no longer available, and I was told by 1964 that they had to reject a lot of orders from customers because of it.

It's possible that due to the higher driver count that more usable space was needed in most cases for fitting everything inside of the hard acrylic shell and thus the soft canal was inviable.

 

For instance I have a slightly malformed "ear bowl" on my one side, and from what I see one of the 3 drivers in my 10X3 needed to be fitted higher into the canal in order to work. Had I wanted soft canals, this wouldn't have worked as the driver would be sitting in the soft material and would have been subject to sound alteration by even the slightest adjustment in my ear. 

post #693 of 907

True.  I am just glad that I got the soft canal.  Would have bought JH13 otherwise.

post #694 of 907

How much difference does an amp make?  Will these drive well off an iPhone, or will I need more? 
 

post #695 of 907
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Originally Posted by Serenitty View Post

How much difference does an amp make?  Will these drive well off an iPhone, or will I need more? 
 


Follow up on that...  Will the Fiio E17 drive the V6?  The V6 is rates as a 15Ohm impedence, the E17 is rated for 16-300Ohm.  Is is close enough?  Or will there be a noise issue?

post #696 of 907
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Follow up on that...  Will the Fiio E17 drive the V6?  The V6 is rates as a 15Ohm impedence, the E17 is rated for 16-300Ohm.  Is is close enough?  Or will there be a noise issue?

 

I'm using X3 as source for my V6, and it drives it easily. It sounds really good with the X3. (X3's DAC and amp comes from the E17 if i'm not mistaken)

post #697 of 907

15 ohms makes it very easy to drive with almost all players. Having an amp might help but how much better would it sound differs from individual,
 

post #698 of 907
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15 ohms makes it very easy to drive with almost all players. Having an amp might help but how much better would it sound differs from individual,
 


I guess I'm asking the question wrong.  The V6 has a lower ohm rating than the Fiio E17 is rated to drive, does anyone have this combination and are there any problems using the V6 on the E17?

 

Thanks

post #699 of 907

I am using the E12 with no problems and it is rated for 16ohm~300ohm.

post #700 of 907
I'm using a X3 that uses the E17 amp, no problem at all. It handles the V6 very well.
post #701 of 907
So I haven't used IEMs in a few months and I popped my V6s back in my ears today. I have been re-blown away. One of my best purchases of all time.
post #702 of 907
I just bought my first IEM's and decided to go with 1964 ears. I have seen some comments on getting replacement cords that are of better quality (as far as sound) but I haven't been able to find a company.

What are the best cords I can get for these IEM's. and by best I mean best (gold tips, etc.).

Thanks!
post #703 of 907
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I just bought my first IEM's and decided to go with 1964 ears. I have seen some comments on getting replacement cords that are of better quality (as far as sound) but I haven't been able to find a company.

What are the best cords I can get for these IEM's. and by best I mean best (gold tips, etc.).

Thanks!

BTG Audio, PlusSound Audio, Double Helix Cables, Beat Audio, Headphone Lounge, are the first few that come to mind.

In regards to sonic issues (brace for impact) I would say that's the wrong reason to buy a new cable.

Cables should be bought for ergonomic and comfort issues, as well as functionality. If you hear a difference... that's for another thread.

post #704 of 907

I placed my order today and shipped my impressions Friday.  Now the waiting game begins...
 

post #705 of 907
I recently took delivery of my HD800s and have fallen completely on love with them--I don't detect the hot treble and anemic bass many head-fiers frequently complain about. Keep in mind that I am coming from the LCD-2 rev 2.5, which I found to have recessed treble and boosted bass response. My measly 4.Ai has great difficulty in remaining a viable choice for my daily listening due to its technical limitations. Of course, the obvious solution to my needs is a good CIEM, hence my post in this thread. My doctor has recommended that I wait until I am 17 before purchasing any CIEMs, as the ear supposedly is still changing significantly until then. So, with roughly 9 months remaining, I've set out to find my ideal CIEM. Having read through multiple comparison threads and articles, I've come to the conclusion that, at a mere $650, the V6 presents itself as the best value out there. Could anyone draw a quick comparison between the V6 and HD800 with regards to treble and mids?

-Kenneth
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