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Originally Posted by Grimtuth View Post

Tape mode already applied :C
On another note, do cables need burn-in?

Yes cable need burn. As far as i know silver with gold is more bassy than pure silver. Correct me if im wrong
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Yes cable need burn. As far as i know silver with gold is more bassy than pure silver. Correct me if im wrong


Yes but not in a bad way IMO. It's very well controlled still. It has more texture and depth to the sound. More upfront and personal. The sound staging is smaller. The mids are closer as well as vocals. Treble also seems to have more quantity yet it is smoother. A very nice sound on the 8A and brings the 8As up to my expectations. Otherwise it sounds too dull and smoothed out on the mangus....

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Originally Posted by Grimtuth View Post

Tape mode already applied :C
On another note, do cables need burn-in?

 

 

they do need some degree of burn in... around 40Hrs
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Oh thank god. Lee's deacription was spot on. Hopefully the overpowering bass will die down.
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Well I never did use it on the IE80s though? So you have silver/gold cable for your IE80s? Where did you get them (Toxic cables?). They tend to be quite pricey depending on the purity as well as the amount of cable you get.... Not so sure if gold will suite the IE80 as much as pure silver cable though. YMWV.
 

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Got them on plussoundaudio. 99% silver, 1% gold. Didnt shell out onthe 8-strand as it woyld cost me around 500. My only gripe is the low freq. and the soundstage ( it sounds very different from the stock, which i love. Cant properly describe it). Toxic looked nice, but i prefer the cables sleeved.
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Well as I said the presentation is more intimate more closed in, with good depth & layering yet lacking in width :).
 

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Just got the Studio V couple of hours ago.

Hiss is there, but not very distracting at my preferred volume levels ( 5 - 7).

I have been AB~ing between the iPhone4s flac player and the Studio, and TBH, i couldn't tell the diferrence. (>.<)

Probably needs burn in as well, since the thing has only been used <10hours by the original owner.

 

Is it wrong for me to expect marginal, yet satisfactory, change in sound quality from the Studio?

 

** The thing looks beautiful, but to preserve it... Lee do  you use a case on your 3rdANV Studio?

post #4344 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Grimtuth View Post

Just got the Studio V couple of hours ago.
Hiss is there, but not very distracting at my preferred volume levels ( 5 - 7).
I have been AB~ing between the iPhone4s flac player and the Studio, and TBH, i couldn't tell the diferrence. (>.<)
Probably needs burn in as well, since the thing has only been used <10hours by the original owner.

Is it wrong for me to expect marginal, yet satisfactory, change in sound quality from the Studio?

** The thing looks beautiful, but to preserve it... Lee do  you use a case on your 3rdANV Studio?

I never heard the iphone but the studio v is better than my ipod video 5.5 and ipod touch when paired with my ie80. The soundstage and imaging is far better on the studio v in my opinion
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+1 as lightning said. The sound staging, imaging, separation, clarity, micro-detailing, treble articulation/airiness, bass,mid/vocal quality. You name it, it's better on the Studio V hands down. Not sure if burn in will change your mind or not but it wasn't a subtle difference to my ears. Burn in of course helps but I think burn if of your brain will account for the differences more so in this case. The units are clearly different sounding. While my iphone4 is nice (supposedly the best sounding apple product) it doesn't hold a candle to my 3rd ANV.
 

post #4346 of 5567
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** The thing looks beautiful, but to preserve it... Lee do you use a case on your 3rdANV Studio?

 

This case fits perfectly: you can close zipper with phones plugged in, and work controls through the case.

 

 

 
 
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Thank you sir!

 

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This case fits perfectly: you can close zipper with phones plugged in, and work controls through the case.

 

 

 
 
post #4348 of 5567

Finally got the Comply TX 500's back home. Little bigger than what I thought, I thought the large would be comparable to the large supplied silicon tips. I think maybe medium would be more like it.

 

Anyway, they fit and seal well. Any advice for EQ settings with the Comply tips?

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Does anyone know how long Sennheiser´s RMA takes? My broken IE8 (still under warranty) was received at their office on Tuesday. I heard that they replace broken IE8's with the IE80.

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Originally Posted by sjondenon View Post

Does anyone know how long Sennheiser´s RMA takes? My broken IE8 (still under warranty) was received at their office on Tuesday. I heard that they replace broken IE8's with the IE80.

i dont knw will they replace the broken ie8 witha ie80 since they still have a crap load of Ie8's in there stock... may be with a extra fee they would give ya... and for the RMA i sent my IE80 yesterday( took a bit of time since college work)  and they promised me to send a replacement unit within a week,,,, expecting my IE80's to arrive next week end :) 

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