OK, time for iem isolation test (otherwise known as "mowing the lawn")
Edited by doctorjazz - 5/4/14 at 8:49am
nah, the im50s are black, no cool red color! but apparently less intrusive bass than the im70s and
less detail, but rock for EDM... are the im70s worth 120 buckaroos to you doctor jazz or anyone else
who has them? I'm digging the re700s which after burn in are very musical and a great phone for
rock and EDM....musical with some detail...and 32ohm, sound great right out of portable sources....
by the way, you should all experience of analogue musicality of NOS dacs, non oversamplking
old style phillips chips that have less of a digital sound are more of a coherent brain friendly sound.
you can get them on ebay, but no portables currently exist other than the Muse 1543 which is only
about 60$. my buddy Ben at MOJO audio upgrades the capacitors and output stage and makes them
really sing for not much more and they really have a great sound that is different from dragonfly, GOUT
etc. worth discovering!
New Discovery.. Narmoo's newest is a doozy..
You mention some good music above. Loved the Petra Goes to the Movies album from last year. Pere Ubu, saw them a bunch of times starting in '79. You do know they started a few years after Devo in Ohio. Somewhere in my record collection I have the Datapanik In The Year Zero ep, released in '78, that was the first time I heard them. And who can't resist "Let's take the skinheads bowling" by Camper Van...
Frisell and Ornette Coleman can never go wrong.
Hahaha, that definitely persuades me to at least experiment a mac in a best buy store.
Thanks for your opinion, I might purchase one when I see no reason to use my desktop for gaming any longer.
Wow, wait, you have a 3tb hard drive that goes incredibly fast while having a beautiful screen+body?
Oh right, this is actually something I CAN buy, since I have never bought an inbuilt computer/monitor.
Thanks for the reminder eric, time for me to eye that beaut.
And how are those pandora hope VI going?
Any new insights from them, or are they burning in?
So a gracious head-fier has sent to me for an extensive listening session the highly coveted and TOTL 1Plus2 universal hybrid IEM. I've had it for a few days now (with the custom uber cable). I don't know where I will put my more extensive impressions of it yet, but I thought this would be a good spot to give some brief impressions. Where I am at with this IEM right now is that the bass is stunning to my ears. It's tight, natural sounding with an excellent timbre. The overall sound of the 1Plus2 is quite pleasing too, and I would say it is one of the best universal IEMs I've heard (and probably the best hybrid I've heard). Yet, for a $1,500 USD earphone, it falls significantly short of my expectations. In fact, sans the bass, an A/B comparison last night against my 1964 EARS V6 revealed an overall more pleasant and more detailed sound signature coming from my custom, which retails for around $600 USD. Yes, overall to my ears, the V6 equaled the 1Plus2 in sound quality, although the signatures are a bit different (i.e. the 1Plus2 is a bit warmish compared to the V6, but the V6's mids are more detailed and the overall sound stage is wider than the 1Plus2). The V6 simply has a fuller sound, and the mids are far more detailed. The bass wins in clarity and sounding more natural in the 1Plus2, but the V6 (first version) actually goes deeper in the sub bass while still maintaining a more neutral signature. Let me add that my V6 is connected to a custom silver-plated BTG cable, so that would push the cost up to about $700. What has this taught me? We read quite a bit on head-fi about the law of diminishing returns and such, but now I know what I always suspected. Paying near or over $1K for a universal or custom earphone doesn't guarantee you will are purchasing the best sound quality your money can buy. And more economically-friendly (not necessarily budget-friendly) audio companies aren't just making mid-tier sound quality products to match their friendlier prices. In fact, companies like 1964 EARS are shooting above mid-tier quality for the money, and many of these products rival some of the top tier audio products - cost wise - that are out here today. To me, that makes lower-costing products top-tier too. Yes, welcome to the age of Blurred Lines in the personal audiophile products industry. Happy Listening! :beerchug: