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OK, like the Pistons, quite a bit, actually, but ain't trading anyone my W4's for a pair...
H3 sounds interesting, should get my 1540's in the next day or so, does one need an iem that reminds/has similar sound sig of the over ear? (Need is a very fluid concept around here, though...)
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(just caught up with the last day's posts, gotta go sleep, exhausting)
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OK, like the Pistons, quite a bit, actually, but ain't trading anyone my W4's for a pair...
H3 sounds interesting, should get my 1540's in the next day or so, does one need an iem that reminds/has similar sound sig of the over ear? (Need is a very fluid concept around here, though...)

All depends, is it worth forking another 300+ for that? I would say that you should wait until it hits $200 or less.

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Congratulations, meng! You're so close!

 

But anyway, I'm going to quote Peter123's quick camparison between the three earphones that I've wanted over the past year. Being the GN that I am, I'm going to correct it a bit. :evil: Nobody will suspect a thing, really, so don't mind me.

Well, I have to say, I like the comparison so far. Now I'm waiting on some pictures and the full, comprehensive review.

Hey IEMagnet, when are you going to make a comparison between the DN1k and the Pistons?

As soon as the DN-1000 get their slow ass to my doorstep from China. It's taken longer to get my DUNU than to get my Piston. Tracking has them docked in San Francisco, so I suspect they should be here by Friday at the earliest? Then it's gettin' down to business comparing time. ;)

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Last for the night, KEF has quality problems, my left channel is out. If I ever get a few minutes, have to find receipt and fight with them about it (other posters have mentioned that they are not gracious about defective headphones, tried to stonewall some).
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Last for the night, KEF has quality problems, my left channel is out. If I ever get a few minutes, have to find receipt and fight with them about it (other posters have mentioned that they are not gracious about defective headphones, tried to stonewall some).

+1

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OK, like the Pistons, quite a bit, actually, but ain't trading anyone my W4's for a pair...

H3 sounds interesting, should get my 1540's in the next day or so, does one need an iem that reminds/has similar sound sig of the over ear? (Need is a very fluid concept around here, though...)
All depends, is it worth forking another 300+ for that? I would say that you should wait until it hits $200 or less.

How much it's worth is a subjective thing, definitely get to diminishing returns as $ go up, but, hey, a $50 steak isn't 2.5 times better or more filling than a $20 one, but, if you've had one from a good place (in the NY area, Peter Lugers is a great place to do this), the experience is heavenly! That top tier that costs a ton does have rewards that, while not proportional in dollars spent, can change the subjective experience/enjoyment considerably.

(and, being Head-Fi Bargain hunter, managed to find W4, and W3, for about $125 each...W4 is for sale places in the $250 range off and on...)
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(really do have to get to bed, set up burn in on my replacement Gratitudes, since my daughter claimed the other ones...)
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I'm about ready to do a throwdown between the Piston and thr NuForce 770X. One with a Beryllium alloy dynamic driver for $20.00, and one with a wideband dynamic driver for $25.00. 

 

Sources are an unamped Sony NWZ 475, an unamped Rockbox'd Sansa Fuze, an unamped ipod Touch 4 with EQ 10, and the FiiO X3. 

 

Files will be 320 mp3's, since only two out of the four sources can play FLAC. 

 

music will be a shuffled selection of classic rock, pop music, metal, and the debut SKREW! album. 

 

Comparisons and results coming within the next hour or so...

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Looking forward to the comparisons.

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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

I'm about ready to do a throwdown between the Piston and thr NuForce 770X. One with a Beryllium alloy dynamic driver for $20.00, and one with a wideband dynamic driver for $25.00. 

 

Sources are an unamped Sony NWZ 475, an unamped Rockbox'd Sansa Fuze, an unamped ipod Touch 4 with EQ 10, and the FiiO X3. 

 

Files will be 320 mp3's, since only two out of the four sources can play FLAC. 

 

music will be a shuffled selection of classic rock, pop music, metal, and the debut SKREW! album. 

 

Comparisons and results coming within the next hour or so...

For the iPod, you could just download xrecode 2 (which is freeware) and convert them to ALAC or something.

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For the iPod, you could just download xrecode 2 (which is freeware) and convert them to ALAC or something.

There's a bunch of different apps that'll play FLAC for like under $3 on iOS.
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There's a bunch of different apps that'll play FLAC for under $3 on iOS.

Oh yeah, but I don't have the money for that. Also, my iPod Touch 4 is getting really slow and is pretty much obsolete. I might want to get a new DAP by next year...maybe a new Touch 4 again since it's now less than $200 (about $160 to be more exact) with 16GB.

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I think I might be ready to ride the hype train. I'm not expecting Piston's to come anywhere near my BB IM70's, but they probably have better fit and that non-annoying memory wire. After this I think I'm be done purchasing stuff until around my B-Day. I'll most-likely buy them when I get paid, but we'll see if I change my mind.
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There's a bunch of different apps that'll play FLAC for under $3 on iOS.
Oh yeah, but I don't have the money for that. Also, my iPod Touch 4 is getting really slow and is pretty much obsolete. I might want to get a new DAP by next year...maybe a new Touch 4 again since it's now less than $200 (about $160 to be more exact) with 16GB.

If you get one next year you'll probably be better off getting the 5th generation; which should be down in pricing by then.
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