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Crafty...

 

Where in London are you? - if near to Kings Cross / City Thameslink, am happy to meet up after work (Mon-Fri) for you to have an audition for yourself :)

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That would be fantastic Duncan. I'm based in North London, but can easily pop over that way, I'm 20 minutes from Kings Cross.

 

Thank you for the kind offer sir :)

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I should just keep eating minimum level and put money aside maximum level smily_headphones1.gif

 

Eat healthy and everything sounds good. wink_face.gif

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That would be fantastic Duncan. I'm based in North London, but can easily pop over that way, I'm 20 minutes from Kings Cross.

 

Thank you for the kind offer sir :)

...On the condition that I can hear the AK100, to see how the One fairs ;o) - Oh, and the Rendition vs the Fiio E12!!

 

Sounds a fair exchange of information haha!

 

Drop me a PM on Monday with what days work for you, and - we'll sort out a micro meet at Kings X or somewhere near by :)

post #6935 of 7980

Sounds perfect :)

 

I think you'll like the Rendition. Dr Moulton designed it with the Tzars in mind.

 

The AK100 with it's high output impedance is suited to Tzars as well, so cracking pair ups all round.

 

Thanks again Duncan. I'll PM you during the week.

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...On the condition that I can hear the AK100, to see how the One fairs ;o) - Oh, and the Rendition vs the Fiio E12!!

 

Sounds a fair exchange of information haha!

 

Drop me a PM on Monday with what days work for you, and - we'll sort out a micro meet at Kings X or somewhere near by :)

What genre of music do you listen to the tzar350 with?

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What genre of music do you listen to the tzar350 with?

Right this second, some opera, earlier some classic rock, pretty much anything goes...

 

The only (logical) genre that doesn't fair so well is things such as thrash metal, where these just don't have the oomph... but, as I don't really go there anyway, am not too concerned by that (and, if I ever do decide to go down that avenue, I still have the Sony's)

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Right this second, some opera, earlier some classic rock, pretty much anything goes...

 

The only (logical) genre that doesn't fair so well is things such as thrash metal, where these just don't have the oomph... but, as I don't really go there anyway, am not too concerned by that (and, if I ever do decide to go down that avenue, I still have the Sony's)

 

Don't quote me on this, but I would also assume the 350's may not fare too well with rap or hip hop either :p 

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Well who really listens to those genres anyway? Isn't that what beats are for? wink.gif
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Well who really listens to those genres anyway? Isn't that what beats are for? wink.gif

 

Beats aren't good for anything.  I've got plenty of friends that listen to rap.  I actually used to listen to rap (note, OLDER rap, before it earned itself a 'c' before it) and R&B a lot when I was younger. 

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Well who really listens to those genres anyway? Isn't that what beats are for? wink.gif


I listen to rap, hip-hop and R&B. Although most of it is old school stuff. It's nice to have IEMs that can handle them all :).

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I can't stand it hence is why I made the beats comment.
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Their flagship headphone is actually pretty decent. Everythingelse well... lets just not go there :p

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Wow, I never realised a cable upgrade could make this much difference - I wasn't exactly a sceptic, but wasn't a true believer either...

 

Despite being mis-sold this cable, it has still impressed me enough with the Tzar's that I think its a keeper :)

 

The Tzar's just keep getting better and better :)

Told you should of listened to my Whiplash cables at the meet, I can personally never go back to stock cables after what a good custom can do to squeeze the most out of a iem or headphone. I would never buy a Aston Martin and then fill it up with supermarket fuel.  

 

Good to hear you have found the next logical progression to happiness.  TZar's are very naturally rendering with a got balanced presentation, mids at the fore with nice detailed analytical treble which is not over harsh with a Bass that is more kept in the mid bass region but is quite punchy and tight sounding lending to a good fast paced timing to proceeding's, never sounds sluggish at all.  

 

But if the source is not adequate enough I find the bass control goes out of the window along with the treble sounding over bright/ harsh on the ears and tiny shifting the over all balance of the spectrum range out of keel.  Cannot stress enough to anyone with one eye on the 350's these need a good source, amp/dac with a bloody good recording, ideally a HD track will really show you what these where made for.  

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Don't quote me on this, but I would also assume the 350's may not fare too well with rap or hip hop either :p 

Did not really try them with this genre apart from a P.Diiddy track from an album a year or so ago with all those female guest vocals on there (nice deep shuddering bass which 350's will never quite go to) but as I said in above statement they need a good source well as recording to shine but with lack of sub low range bass a rap/ hip hop song might just loose that impact atmosphere in the track, unlike say thrash metal or congested heavy rock music may loose it's balance in the treble department especially with a lot of that latter genre not been recorded as well as it could be. 

post #6945 of 7980

 

 

All of this talk about the Tzar 350, inspired me to pull my out, as the 5.0 has been my "go to" for a while now as I am travelling a lot lately. Due to that, I tend to not swap out my IEMs...

 

So I pulled out my Tzar 350

 

 

 

Added some Brendan James on my DAP.....  and chuckled....  

 

Thanks for the refreshing reminder


Edited by FullCircle - 5/4/13 at 4:23am

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