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post #961 of 1342
The impedance stabilizer is in the Y-Split.
post #962 of 1342
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Originally Posted by FarCry View Post

you know what makes a difference?  when you put the silicone tips and then you lower the outer ear flap with your hands. that makes perfect seal! LOL

 

I was thinking that you're going to say,

make sure you open your mouth widely, before doing the silicon tips insertion.

 

Imaging at that particular moment or everytime you're doing it, something flying into..

Well use your imagination, it can be anything flying into. LOL

wink_face.gif

post #963 of 1342
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

 

Does that assume that ear geometry, i.e. curvature and length, is identical enough for people beyond the second bend?

 

 

lol, whatever works is a good thing.

 

How are they sounding?

 

 

well you cannot do anything more than that i would say. the ear simulator takes average values of human ears i think. i dont know the technical stuff.

 

 

that was just a test. i am fiddling around in order to get a good seal that will last going for a long walk and i think i found it. i am not inserting the silicone tips as they suppose to. i am turning the head of the tip in an upper direction that you hit the upper ear canal while the body of the earphone reaches the other side. that way there is pressure in both ends and that keeps the canal sealed.  otherwise they just dont stay in my ear properly sealed for long and they also make me feel that i want to pull them out. i will post a picture to show you what i have found as a good seal and comfortable too.

 

 

 

sidenote: electronic music sounds so much different that with the dynamic drivers i have (CK7). other songs/music sound similar in terms of tonality.

 

 

try listening this song with the BA200 and with a dynamic driver that you have

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qxRQ63khE

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by NewForce View Post

 

Imaging at that particular moment or everytime you're doing it, something flying into..

Well use your imagination, it can be anything flying into. LOL

wink_face.gif

 

 

 

duckkkkkk tongue.gif


Edited by FarCry - 5/18/13 at 7:45pm
post #964 of 1342
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Originally Posted by FarCry View Post


well you cannot do anything more than that i would say. the ear simulator takes average values of human ears i think. i dont know the technical stuff.



sidenote: electronic music sounds so much different that with the dynamic drivers i have (CK7). other songs/music sound similar in terms of tonality.


try listening this song with the BA200 and with a dynamic driver that you have

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qxRQ63khE

Thats kind of my point. People should understand that a constant is being used as the only sane way to test something that is pretty much subject to near infinite variation, i.e. the test is making a educated approximation. The testing language using words like reference can be misleading.

Don't get me wrong, I actually really like and am interested in measurements =)
Might send some stuff to Rin in the future if he's interested.


By the way, its hard to make an assessment other than, yea it does/could sound different using different drivers without context of what you're hearing.
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


By the way, its hard to make an assessment other than, yea it does/could sound different using different drivers without context of what you're hearing.

 

 

 

i will try to make a more specific comparison. the problem is that i am not sure if i can properly describe the differences tongue.gif

but i will give it a try

post #966 of 1342

ok the golden ring in one of the drivers got loose !!!!

 

 

WTF???   what can i do to stick it in place? Do i need to use an adhesive tape, glue or something else? Do i actually need it? Should i contact imation? Is this covered by the warranty? The last thing i want is for the IEMs to start falling apart! Its not even a month of use!

 

ok durability maybe an issue here while definitely doesnt seem to be in the first place tongue.gif

 

 

on the other hand i am getting better and better everyday with the silicone tips. now i found a better way to fit them in order to reduce itching.

 

i really like the bass decay. it may not rumble but its soooo smooth. CSD definitely shows the right picture in the decay process!

post #967 of 1342

I always wondered if it was a separate piece or just painted. Send it back if you want lol. They turn it around pretty quick. I got mine back today.

 

They sound dark relative the Heaven V lol. Never thought I'd say they sounded dark. But they're still lovely, a real sweet spot.

 

 

Edit: I get a decent amount of rumble, I'd say. The overall weight isn't like an ASG-1 or anything but its pretty palpable and a great compromise to keep their clarity.


Edited by vwinter - 5/20/13 at 9:11pm
post #968 of 1342
sounds like it has the most bass quantity of all ba iems out there. am i right?
post #969 of 1342

XBA-4 (and probably XBA-40) have more off the top of my head, but its a very different sound.

post #970 of 1342
i owned the xba-4 and was disappointed by there bass quantity. it was only as much as in the addiems.
post #971 of 1342

If you don't mind me saying so, that sounds kind of odd (especially from what I've read about the addiems nevermind I have no idea how the new addiem sounds like. Rin's FR graph makes it look pretty bassy but I have my doubts)... what do you mean by quantity exactly? Weight, texture, impact, rumble, depth, balance vs the mids and highs, a combination of those, or something else? I just want to be sure we're on the same page first.


Edited by vwinter - 5/20/13 at 11:01pm
post #972 of 1342
rumble and impact
post #973 of 1342

My XBA-4 rumbles almost as much and goes just as low as my ASG-1 which by most accounts is pretty strong on the bass. The bass of the XBA-4 I guess can be seen as a softer quality bass not having as much envelopment and weight as something like the ASG-1...

 

I need to get it back from my gf, who likes her bass a lot and indefinitely borrowed my XBA-4, to have another listen but I'm sure it has more than the BA200. The character of the BA200 bass is closer to the enveloping, weighty, bass of the ASG-1 than the XBA-4 though.

 

Edit: give me a track you feel would be a good test for this and I'll give them a run through for you.


Edited by vwinter - 5/20/13 at 11:10pm
post #974 of 1342
carbon based lifeforms "central plains" at 5:20 the bass starts, and you need to feel it more than hear it.
post #975 of 1342
I took a quick look at the track. Unless there's a bass line below 20Hz starting there at 5:20 that I can't hear, the bass starts like a minute before that. And the bass in that song is pretty relaxed in character. You're not going to get strong impact or tons of rumble on that anyway.

I'll check it out tonight though.
Edited by vwinter - 5/21/13 at 7:22am
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