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post #1831 of 7980
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Originally Posted by sunninho View Post

Well, I think something that isolates well (maybe 4Ai) and allows you to fall asleep to goodnight music may solve that problem ;)

 

My problem is solved because I moved out a long time ago. And no, I fear even my 4.A wouldn't have solved the problem, not with the walls actually shaking. Trying to talk to my neighbor didn't work either. One of them told me to call the cop if I wasn't happy. I did. The cops came and made them stop. Then all packages sent to me started to disappear (as delivery companies just left them in front of the door, where I lived, where an unscrupulous neighbor could easily pick them up).

 

Back to topic: the 4.A isolate great from street noise and the the such. But noise transmitted through the whole body can't be stopped that way. :ó(

post #1832 of 7980

I'm enjoying the 3.Ai right now with the album "Audio, Video, Disco" by Justice. Their particular style of electronic music sounds awesome on the 3.Ai - deeeep, punchy bass while maintaining nice mids and sparkly highs. Looks like my 8.A's are staying in their box today.

post #1833 of 7980

Despite reading many reviews, I'm still not able to wrap my head around the 3.Ai's treble tone & presentation..

post #1834 of 7980
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Despite reading many reviews, I'm still not able to wrap my head around the 3.Ai's treble tone & presentation..

 

 

Me too. I'm affraid their highs will be a bit too agressive for me, as I'm very sensible to harsh and/or overpowering highs! I'm still not sure that the 3.Ai's aren't a typical V-shapped sounding IEM, with better bass response...

post #1835 of 7980

If any of you have heard the Ultrasone Pro 2900, I'd say that's the closest sonic equivalent to the 3.Ai I've heard.

post #1836 of 7980
Originally Posted by putente View Post

Me too. I'm affraid their highs will be a bit too agressive for me, as I'm very sensible to harsh and/or overpowering highs! I'm still not sure that the 3.Ai's aren't a typical V-shapped sounding IEM, with better bass response...

See, that's just it.. I'm afraid the treble will be too laid back!  ph34r.gif

 

I doubt the 3.Ai possess a v-shaped freq response, though.  I sense the bass is gently, evenly lifted.. the mids are more neutral than anything, if not slightly forward and a touch warm.. and the treble is smooth.  But I don't feel entirely comfortable with knowing the treble is just smooth.  I'm interested in how it balances & is positioned relative to the mids.

 

I'm part of the Heir 3.Ai/4.Ai tour, so I'll find out soon enough.

post #1837 of 7980
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

See, that's just it.. I'm afraid the treble will be too laid back!  ph34r.gif

Trust me, treble on the 3.Ai is anything but laid back!

post #1838 of 7980
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

I'm part of the Heir 3.Ai/4.Ai tour, so I'll find out soon enough.

What is this tour you speak of?

post #1839 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Trust me, treble on the 3.Ai is anything but laid back!

have to agree with that statement haha. first 1 or 2 days of using it the signature of the 3.Ai was a bit hard to adjust to for me after using more neutral or brighter IEMs for so long. Treble on the 3.Ai is nice haha. I like what Heir decided to do with it. It brings out the detail well without piercing your ears. I feel like an overly bright treble wont be a problem for most people.

post #1840 of 7980

There's a part of me that really wants to buy a set of 8.A woodies now. You people are cruel.

post #1841 of 7980
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

 You people are cruel.

That's not the real you, Doug - That's just the credit card talking.

 

The 8.A are pure sonic bliss. Imagine the LCD-2, The He-500 and the D7000 all in one. If you like those (or any of them) you'll love the 8.A. 


Edited by Sorensiim - 8/21/12 at 11:27am
post #1842 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

That's not the real you, Doug - That's just the credit card talking.

 

The 8.A are pure sonic bliss. Imagine the LCD-2, The He-500 and the D7000 all in one. If you like those (or any of them) you'll love the 8.A. 

 

Oh, I know. That's the problem. Oddly enough, I'm actually looking at the HE-500 as a home headphone. However, I know I need a better headphone AMP for that than I'm currently rocking. I just wish I could find a solid AMP that didn't cost a fortune but worked well with IEMs and power-hungry headphones. But nothing has lept out at me yet.

 

That being said, I don't think I'd use my Heirs at home if I had a pair of HE-500's.

 

Sorry if this slightly derails the thread a bit, but do you guys find yourself going exclusively with CIEMs when you get them or do you mix and match them with another full-sized headphone depending on the situation?

 

I have a pair of Denon AH-D2000's that I love but they just can't keep up sonically to my Heir 4.A's. Which, you know, makes sense given one is a $225 headphone and the other is about 2-3 times that.

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At home, I'll use the HE-6 or CD-3000, but some days I'll have the 4.A connected to the home system and listen on that instead. (Well, I can't connect the 4.A to my home system right now because I have its cable terminated to work with the SR-71B, but I've frequently used it with full-sized amps in the past and intend to do in the future.)

post #1844 of 7980
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

Oh, I know. That's the problem. Oddly enough, I'm actually looking at the HE-500 as a home headphone. However, I know I need a better headphone AMP for that than I'm currently rocking. I just wish I could find a solid AMP that didn't cost a fortune but worked well with IEMs and power-hungry headphones. But nothing has lept out at me yet.

 

I've been looking for a portable-amp solution... the link below might help you with regard to the Neco-Soundlab V3.

 

this little amp has a fantastic reputation and is meant to be able to drive most power hungry headphones(?)... it's under the radar so to speak... it's upgradable and I've even asked for a stepped volume control (digital?) instead of the analogue one for IEM's (fully upgraded it's £135  approx), I'm trying to make my mind up going for the new Pico amp or this UK made amp... could do with some thoughts on this also as I intend to pair with the 4.Ai & Grado RS2i

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513233/neco-soundlabs-portable-v-2-amp/120#post_8596515

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/new-V3-DUAL-AMP-portable-headphone-amplifier-/140813535612?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item20c924097c


Edited by OK-Guy - 8/21/12 at 1:29pm
post #1845 of 7980

So I got my impressions made today and I plan on ordering a set of 4.A's tonight!  I'm getting really excited but my wife thinks I'm nuts for spending so much on headphones. 

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