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Originally Posted by GroovyBiscuits View Post

I just got my Tzar 350 and I just want to say thanks to the Heir Audio folks.  This thing excude quality, pairs great with my Hisound Audio studio v3 (greatly reduce the hiss).  Heir Audio totally get my business for my next purchase, looking at you 8.A.  Maybe Heir Audio will do another promotion around Christmas again? /nudge /nudge. 

I was never much of a fan of HiSound because of their lead amp designer but with my Tzars the Studio V just might be quite the pocketable gem. It won't beat my DX100 when I'm at my desk, but when it comes to portability and battery life HiSound has the edge.

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I was never much of a fan of HiSound because of their lead amp designer but with my Tzars the Studio V just might be quite the pocketable gem. It won't beat my DX100 when I'm at my desk, but when it comes to portability and battery life HiSound has the edge.


lmao :).

 

I agree on the hiss part. But in terms of sound quality they are among the very best in DAPs available. They are also improving upon their products which is promising. I'm actually selling off my RWA AK100 and will keep the Studio V as it still sounds better to me with my 1Plus2s. That is even over the DX100 on this pairing :).

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Folks, Heir Audio never really ever shuts down.....   as we have an office in USA, one soon to be one in Japan (a nod to our good freind in Japan) and we are working on more representation in other parts of the world as well.

 

That said, the lab will be partially open during the CNY as I will be there, and e-mails will still be replied etc. The thing that really shuts production down is shipping, as even if we could produce products all through the CNY, shipping is closed.  So yest, the CNY will impact us, but we are doing all that we can to make it as small of an impact as possible.

 

 

Thanks

 

Wizard

 

 

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+1 ^ i think its from Feb 9th - Feb 15th on the calenders http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/spring-festival

 

my impressions just reached shanghai, hopefully should reach chengdu soon. biggrin.gif

 

 

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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John,
Even before all of the expansions Heir Audio never shutdown!
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Wizard - I have my fingers crossed you open something up in Europe ;-)
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You do know theheadphonecompany.co.uk acts for heir in the uk don't you?  http://www.theheadphonecompany.co.uk/manufacturer/heir-audio.php  Theres a bit of a markup in price but if you want a uk contact, well :)

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Oh yeah forgot about them. The mark up is a bit steep though. I was rather hoping to buy at USD price on heir website and dodge the customs bullet when they arrive in blighty!
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I don't know if this has been talked about before, can the Tzar 350 be made in to a custom? Wizard may still have my molds from my 8.A, sorry if I don't do a research about this question, I'm using my cell to surf the wem and it's a pain the azz
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Oh yeah forgot about them. The mark up is a bit steep though. I was rather hoping to buy at USD price on heir website and dodge the customs bullet when they arrive in blighty!

 

Heir use UPS (so they will not play ball) and besides marking down an item means you are taking the risk that an insurance claim will not be required (ignoring you go on HMRC's hit list should they find out). The "markup" merely reflects the customs and courier fee anyway as note they still have to order from China. Presumably in future Heir will be able to ship out ready made units to the UK for sale in the UK, as is the case for USA


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I second that. e.g. I know from a friend in Germany that he got his CIEMs directly from the audiologist.

So he just went there, took the impressions, and the audiologist took care of the rest, just like for hearing aids.

Would probably good to cooperate with local audiologists, as other manufacturers do this already.

 

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Wizard - I have my fingers crossed you open something up in Europe ;-)
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

. Presumably in future Heir will be able to ship out ready made units to the UK for sale in the UK, as is the case for USA

 

      Yes, haveing a base in the UK would be ideal, like what we have in the USA, and soon to come Japan

 

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I don't know if this has been talked about before, can the Tzar 350 be made in to a custom? Wizard may still have my molds from my 8.A, sorry if I don't do a research about this question, I'm using my cell to surf the wem and it's a pain the azz

 

      No plans for that, and beyond that the IEM would be much more economical as it would be shipped from the USA location, no tax, and lower shipping fees

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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There doesn't seem to be much discussion of the Tzar 90 on here, lots of 8A and Tzar 350...can anybody sum up the 90 for me? How does it stack up to the 4Ai?
 

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In my opinion it stacks up very, very, well

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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In my opinion it stacks up very, very, well


I can't seem to find any reviews of the 90s, so what is their sound signature like and do they need amping from a J3? I know the 350 is very revealing - what's the philosophy behind the 90's sound?

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I can't seem to find any reviews of the 90s, so what is their sound signature like and do they need amping from a J3? I know the 350 is very revealing - what's the philosophy behind the 90's sound?

 

 

      I can use the Tzar 90 without an amp with the J3, and it will get sufficiently loud, loud enough to damage hearing over a period of time. 

 

     The philosophy?   Well it is a lot of what the 350 is not.  It isn't "picky" or  as finicky about the recorded music it is much more forgiving than the Tzar 350. Graph wise it looks similar to the ER4, but sound wise it is much more bass capable.  I wanted to offer two high impedance products, one for extreme detail lovers, & I'm talking about the type of drivers that tranduce the thoughts of a flea, coupled with a black background....   that sums up the Tzar 350.  It was inspired due to the AK100 (you can read that thread if you want)  But it seems to me that DAP designers are starting to develop products that can use higher impedance full size cans.   I thought, "Why not use high impedance hi quality IEMs as well, and get the best of both worlds?" 

 

Any how, the cousin Tzar 90 is suposed to be for those that want a higher impedance product, and deliver a more fun SQ over the Tzar 350.

 

 

There will be more comments about the Tzar 90 over time, but I do have faith in the product, and I think it will please many.   I would not offer it if I didn't believe in it.

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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