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post #7096 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

 

Again misinterpreting what I'm trying to say. You are referring to natural as what the track is meant to sound like. I'm saying, EQ'ing the 350 would be making the sound of the 350 unnatural, meaning the original sound of the 350 is taken away. Anyways, it wasn't a serious comment. No need for back and forth debate, it is totally irrelevant to what DF said and what elnero further said. I'm just giving him a hard time. 

 

Your use of language has gone past abuse, that is all. 

post #7097 of 7980
Oh man, maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut. Can we please just move along?
post #7098 of 7980
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Oh man, maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut. Can we please just move along?

+1.

 

1 second after Edit: +1 to move along part mate, not about keeping the mouth shut. Sorry if I did sound negative about your comments and thoughts.

post #7099 of 7980
I am hearing some cracking in the left ear piece sometimes when I listen to rock. Is this normal?? I hadn't heard it before
post #7100 of 7980
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post


4.Ai is not neutral...


Nor is the EX1000.

post #7101 of 7980
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Originally Posted by charpi View Post

Haha thanks for your recommendation. Hmmm, maybe I'm not looking for that portable (I mean, since the Rendition 1 isn't that small). Maybe another DAC the size of the Rendition 1 would be fine? I guess I should say "transportable".

 

Thanks :)


Consider the UHA6 MKII. Very good value for the money and it has Cirrus Logics flagship DAC. The amp sections is top notch.

post #7102 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

 

I think you misinterpreted what I said. I'm saying unnatural meaning that you are making the Tzar350's intended sound signature different. That is much different than not neutral, which I assume you are talking about. I'm not talking about how the music sounds natural or unnatural, simply talking about the IEM itself.

 

Hey Greed there is a difference between "natural sound" as in a more realistic presentation and the IEMs "intended sound" which is how the manufacturer tuned the IEM to sound. I get where you are coming from though.


Edited by lee730 - 5/10/13 at 11:50am
post #7103 of 7980
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

Hey Greed there is a difference between "natural sound" as in a more realistic presentation and the IEMs "intended sound" which is how the manufacturer tuned the IEM to sound. I get where you are coming from though.


Indeed, my word usage may have been wrong. Thanks for the correction. 

post #7104 of 7980
Thread Starter 
It's always the little guys that have an axe to grind...;p
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In general terms I don't like EQ'ing, I want to hear an audio product the way the designer intended, but I recognize that there's a bit of a flaw in this thinking as well because the designer has no idea how the associated equipment I'm going to use, the tips I use, or how the physiology of my ears will ultimately color the sound of the product. Even without using EQ my equipment and my ears themselves are "EQ'ing" them anyway.

 

As I said though, I've never been a fan of EQ and I'm still not, if a product requires EQ'ing I end up selling it. In 99.9% of the cases I never even touch EQ, the Tzar 350 was an exception born out of curiosity. I ended up leaving them EQ'd because it didn't effect the rest of the spectrum, it just reigned in the exaggerated sibilance and glare, of which I'm particularly sensitive to, without really affecting anything else. In this case it took the Tzar 350 from being used only for selected recordings to one used much more universally. In the end though I don't particularly like having to rely on EQ so I expect my Tzar 350's will be going up for sale soon, I've been keeping them around mainly because I wanted to hear the 4.Ai's, Tzar 350's and 5.0's side by side.

post #7106 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

It's always the little guys that have an axe to grind...;p


It also takes fan-boys to blatantly disregard that others can have issues in contrast to their very own experiences ;).


Edited by lee730 - 5/10/13 at 1:26pm
post #7107 of 7980

I have a question for Wizard, yes once again (shame on me).

 

Wizard, are you thinking about another bundle with AK120? It can be with Tzar's again or any other iem/ciem you currently have or you will produce in the future.

post #7108 of 7980

I officially give up, sorry for polluting the thread with my thoughts. In hindsight, maybe I should have just left well enough alone posted my customs fit well and been on my way. I was half way through writing a complete review, recently I've started doing it more and more because I find it rather fun, but after reading the argument involving tinyman's and lee's honest opinion, which I agree with, I've decided to trash it and just post the following.

 

Final impressions:

 

My fit is alright and considering I bought my customs for 40% off my 4A I would rank as worth it.

 

End of review.

 

There was more I wanted to say both in the positive and negative but after reading the last few posts there's really no reason for me to add anymore. It's time for me to just quietly move along and see what else is out there in this crazy hobby. It's been a slice ladies and gentlemen. To everyone on this thread I leave you with the following, I'm glad you all enjoy your purchases and hope you all continue to enjoy them for years to come.

 

@ tinyman

@AmberOzL

@lee

A big huge thumbs up goes out to all 3 of you for speaking your minds, especially you tinyman. Bravo gentlemen, I look forward to seeing you guys on the other threads and reading your future thoughts on other products. It's to bad all 4 of us are all living in different parts of the globe. If we lived close to one another I'd be PMing you guys and setting up a meet for beer and chicken wings at the local lounge.

 

Bless


Edited by DigitalFreak - 5/10/13 at 1:46pm
post #7109 of 7980
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

I officially give up, sorry for polluting the thread with my thoughts. In hindsight, maybe I should have just left well enough alone posted my customs fit well and been on my way. I was half way through writing a complete review, recently I've started doing it more and more because I find it rather fun, but after reading the argument involving tinyman's and lee's honest opinion, which I agree with, I've decided to trash it and just post the following.

 

Final impressions:

 

My fit is alright and considering I bought my customs for 40% off my 4A I would rank as worth it.

 

End of review.

 

There was more I wanted to say both in the positive and negative but after reading the last few posts there's really no reason for me to add anymore. It's time for me to just quietly move along and see what else is out there in this crazy hobby. It's been a slice ladies and gentlemen. To everyone on this thread I leave you with the following, I'm glad you all enjoy your purchases and hope you all continue to enjoy them for years to come.

 

@ tinyman

@AmberOzL

@lee

A big huge thumbs up goes out to all 3 of you for speaking your minds, especially you tinyman. Bravo gentlemen, I look forward to seeing you guys on the other threads and reading your future thoughts on other products. It's to bad all 4 of us are all living in different parts of the globe. If we lived close to one another I'd be PMing you guys and setting up a meet for beer and chicken wings at the local lounge.

 

Bless

Maybe when I finish my master here I can come to Canada for PhD wink.gif I would kindly remind you your promises about beer, chicken wings and all beerchug.gif

post #7110 of 7980
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post

In general terms I don't like EQ'ing, I want to hear an audio product the way the designer intended, but I recognize that there's a bit of a flaw in this thinking as well because the designer has no idea how the associated equipment I'm going to use, the tips I use, or how the physiology of my ears will ultimately color the sound of the product. Even without using EQ my equipment and my ears themselves are "EQ'ing" them anyway.

 

As I said though, I've never been a fan of EQ and I'm still not, if a product requires EQ'ing I end up selling it. In 99.9% of the cases I never even touch EQ, the Tzar 350 was an exception born out of curiosity. I ended up leaving them EQ'd because it didn't effect the rest of the spectrum, it just reigned in the exaggerated sibilance and glare, of which I'm particularly sensitive to, without really affecting anything else. In this case it took the Tzar 350 from being used only for selected recordings to one used much more universally. In the end though I don't particularly like having to rely on EQ so I expect my Tzar 350's will be going up for sale soon, I've been keeping them around mainly because I wanted to hear the 4.Ai's, Tzar 350's and 5.0's side by side.

What was your impression for the Tzar350 vs Heir Audio 4Ai?

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