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post #151 of 1136
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Originally Posted by jeremyh View Post

after demo 

tf10 6/10

merlin 9/10

miracle 8.8/10

 

i have to say  i really like the merlin better


Thanks mate.

 

post #152 of 1136

I've had the Merlin demo for the past 2 weeks and I have to say that with certain Genres they really do excel the Miracles in 'fun' - Bass is very very visceral in comparison and the mids don't seem far fetched - I'll still say I prefer the overall sound sig of the Miracles to the Merlins - As with soft Jazz music and female vocals, I still feel that the Miracles shine - Although there is not much between the two - I think the overall isolation (regarding the vent etc) means I made the right decision with the Miracles -

But If you haven't got the spare $$ to splash on the Miracles then the Merlins are definitely not a downgrade, but more of a sidestep in what you want or what music you listen to biggrin.gif (Remember this is all based on the Miracles actually being fitted to my ear, and the Merlins being a universal fit - Although I felt the tips of the Merlins provided a fantastic fit/seal)

 

I've made some notes in what time I've had, even though about half the time I've had I've been caught up in some hectic hospital visits - I'm going to be trying to piece together some impressions on both - I just need to make the Miracle notes/pictures redface.gif


Edited by Varley - 11/13/11 at 6:13am
post #153 of 1136
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Originally Posted by Acesi7 View Post

In case anyone is interested in getting a set nice and cheap. I've got a pair up for sale.

 

Check it out here


It was always going to happen cool.gif

 

post #154 of 1136

Instead of waiting for the demo I went ahead and ordered a Merlin. Going to the audiologist on Friday.

post #155 of 1136
Did you have any problems contacting UM?

Ive tried emailing them since last Sat and no reply till today

I wonder what's up..
post #156 of 1136

I know that Matt from UM was on holidays after CanJam in the US and Canada, but I'm not sure if he's back yet or not.

 

But there should be some people still at the office? Strange indeed.

post #157 of 1136

still waiting for a reply. I guess they are just really busy with a whole bunch of orders.

 

Has anyone received a reply yet?
 

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Originally Posted by Jimmy6 View Post

Did you have any problems contacting UM?
Ive tried emailing them since last Sat and no reply till today
I wonder what's up..


 

post #158 of 1136

Yep, I think they've been getting smashed with orders.

 

No email replies received as yet, but I did just receive a cable via express post, so I presume they're focusing on a backlog of operations/backend work at the moment. 

 

I think Matt's the only one running the shop at the moment (other staff on leave). 

 

It'll be worth the wait :) 

 


Edited by yobs - 11/15/11 at 6:07pm
post #159 of 1136

looks like we will miss out the chance to ship impressions this friday though, I think I have to change my plans for xmas lol. It's nice to see the promotion going so well though, UM definitely deserves this kind of attention
 

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Originally Posted by yobs View Post

Yep, I think they've been getting smashed with orders.

 

No email replies received as yet, but I did just receive a cable via express post, so I presume they're focusing on a backlog of operations/backend work at the moment. 

 

I think Matt's the only one running the shop at the moment (other staff on leave). 

 

It'll be worth the wait :) 

 



 

post #160 of 1136
Can anyone whose using w3 or w4 give me a comparison on Isolation? I'm using the gray original tip. Does Merlin have better isolation than them?
post #161 of 1136

No, with my W4 I can completely shut off from the world using the tri-flange tips plus comply on the stem. With Merlin as with any IEM with a hole in it, there is always going to be a percentage of noise that gets in - for me it only seems to be in a strong wind/heavy vehicle driving past, but others can hear more depending on the position of the vent relative to the drivers.

post #162 of 1136
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Originally Posted by phntmsmshr View Post

No, with my W4 I can completely shut off from the world using the tri-flange tips plus comply on the stem. With Merlin as with any IEM with a hole in it, there is always going to be a percentage of noise that gets in - for me it only seems to be in a strong wind/heavy vehicle driving past, but others can hear more depending on the position of the vent relative to the drivers.
Can you compare it to the isolation when gray tip was used?(the one that is on when you buy them!)
Because if Merlin has worse isolation than that, i would have to think again.
post #163 of 1136
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Originally Posted by Kejd View Post


Can you compare it to the isolation when gray tip was used?(the one that is on when you buy them!)
Because if Merlin has worse isolation than that, i would have to think again.


For me I'd say that Merlin isolates less than that. But mine seem to be among the worst isolating pairs out there, compared to what other owners are saying. Maybe it's my gigantic ears that allow for more open space inside for the sound to funnel through? 

 

post #164 of 1136

Got my impressions done today. In approximately 4 weeks I should have a pair of Merlins!

 

I hope the isolation is acceptable for public transport use.

post #165 of 1136
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Originally Posted by shamrock134 View Post

Got my impressions done today. In approximately 4 weeks I should have a pair of Merlins!

 

I hope the isolation is acceptable for public transport use.


Probably going to be a little longer than the 4 weeks =)

 

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