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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

Haven't yet heard the Onkyos, seem to me a bit redundant...just got the cables for headphones sent today, will try them on the ML Mykros (emailed M-L, tell me the pads are user replaceable, wasn't obvious to me, and they are sending me a replacement, whew! Quick response, like dealing with good companies)

 

Long work day...just got home short while ago, brought home paperwork, but don't think I'll get to it tonight. Hope I have the energy/get out of the office on time tomorrow, concert in Brooklyn, my current faves, Valley Lodge! (Groupon has a New Jersey discount on tickets Oct 1 for my long time faves, Fountains of Wayne, may pick them up as well...live music, WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!

 

Last rambling rant, used to review jazz for a small audiophile magazine, the Audiophile Voice, had to drop it when my full time job became 2 full time jobs (still managed by me), back to one full time job again, will restart, me'thinks, keep you posted.

^ Did you get that cable for the Philips X1s doc??? Looks like the same ones Ds and Danny linked here before from some chinese ebay seller.

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I have to say, and I've said this before, but the X3, line out to a good exernal amp, goes up a notch in clarity, openess, detail (just used the cable pictured above to connect X3 to the Continental then plugged in the Mykros-bass is back, man). Of course, I know this defeats some of the purpose of a convenient, small, 1 box dap, but means to me this thing has a killer DAC, better than the amp portion (which ain't bad, btw)


Edited by doctorjazz - 9/16/13 at 8:19pm
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It's the same cable, SF, bought it for the Mykros, which has a removable cable (don't have the X1), but the sleeve the connector has to pass through on the Mykros is too small for the casing of the cables (plug is right size, but doesn't go in due to the casing fit). Still, should find other uses, and I suspect the cable M-L supplies is good anyway...

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@doctorjazz Do let us know how those cables sound once you get some time to yourself. Glad to hear about the X3 DAC performing well, though yeah, pair it with an amp is kinda redundant.

Nice to know we have a audiophile journalist in our midsts. Would appreciate it if you could recommend some new music in here, getting to know new artists/styles is always welcome. smily_headphones1.gif
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I agree, it is redundant, certainly won't use it amped regularly, but it really does sound better/cleaner when paired to a good amp (and Continental is a portable, I'm sure many desktops people use are much better. There is also coax out, haven't played with that yet, probably wait until the Geek comes, may work with that).

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Is this cute or what? Tube amp, less than $100, who's going to bite?

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/xDuoo-TA-02-Tube-HiFi-Headphone-Amplifier-/290977485903?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bf9c144f&_uhb=1

 

DS...it's calling your name.....:wink_face:


Edited by doctorjazz - 9/16/13 at 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

It's the same cable, SF, bought it for the Mykros, which has a removable cable (don't have the X1), but the sleeve the connector has to pass through on the Mykros is too small for the casing of the cables (plug is right size, but doesn't go in due to the casing fit). Still, should find other uses, and I suspect the cable M-L supplies is good anyway...

 

Yes it will... once you get an X1!  :D

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So I am sneaking in another listen. Got one of my test tracks. Earth wind and fire's. Getaway.. Oh man..It is a sound explosion. Horns, vocals, percussion explosion.

 

The very first thing I noticed about these. The cord is heavy duty. I will take a pic tomorrow of how the cord looks like but it is at least 2X or 3X as thick as most iems.. The Y splitter is heavy duty all the way up to the memory wire that bends around your ears. I tried wearing them down and I can get it to work that way but around the ear is done for a reason. While the earphones themselves are all aluminum and lighter than they look but the sheer bulk means you will need these to be secure which requires over the ears configuration to have them in place for on the go. Which I don't mind at all.. Isolation is killer on these and I am happy to report the actual build here is scaled to the price of the earphones themselves.

 

You hold these thing in your hands you know your getting a solid product..Again the Deltas have solid build. These R3s are built like tanks as far as I can tell. I think these can actually take some abuse looking at how it is made.

 

Back to the sound..I sensed that the MH1 tips while it gave me a good seal was not the most idea for the sound these emit. These have a big sound so it makes sense to keep the bore wide so I went to good old UE tips..

 

So basically what do you guys think would happen if AT used them big old air chambers and tuned their earphones to be more neutral.. That is what you get with these R3s. To be honest I was thinking to myself there is no way these are gonna sound as good as the recent discoveries on this thread. Onkyos. M200s, S2s and the like.

 

It is telling me otherwise.. Guys what I am hearing is quite stunning. Looking at this chamber design.


How the heck is sound from them 2 drivers gonna emit sound to have separation. If anything I was thinking these are gonna sound muddy or too busy. None of that is happening. They clearly did their research on this design.. These sound magical. Like well tuned speakers for your ears. Similar to how the M200 portray sound. Ericp mentioned that these guys were influenced by the FXZ100 when tuning these. I can tell a bit of that influence in the sound but to me these sound even better..The sound comes from every direction it seems..They balanced this sound just like how they balanced the Deltas but now with an added ability of a big chamber and a bigger housing to put it all in. Musical dimentiality if you can call it that comes at you in all directions. 

 

That space that was missing from the Deltas..It is here in full force. Everything has separation and distinction. Vocals have air like I have not heard before in an earphone. I didn't know what to make of it. It sounds stunning..The Deltas are a fine example of more of a conventional sound.. These. These have a full frontal 3D sound with a stupid amount of space for the sound..Sure this is not the best looking design I have ever seen but you know what. The sound is awesome because of it..Other in ears are gonna sound restricted after getting used to these..

 

They are easy to listen to as the treble is done much like how the FXZ100 and the way the M200 is done. Very natural. Zero sibilance, all control, deep, roomy, dynamics on another scale. . I have to stop listening to them now so I can go back to my study.


But no I can't because these sound too good. Lol..Brainwavz. They ain't your past Brainwavz..These are going to make owners of these very happy..These guys aren't messing around.


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/16/13 at 10:39pm
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The setup actually looks a lot like a vertical Flat-4, if you look at it one way...

It's a boring old chamber instead of an phase correction tube though...

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That was the first thing I thought of when I saw that thing the other day. I was like, God damn it, first Astrotec rips the K3003 and now BrainwavZ rips Ocharaku lol

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^ Interesting stuff Ds, since the gr07 BEs are my neutral gauge as well as the S2s, how similar or close are R3s to the technical abilities and neutralness of the Vsonics/ Philips??? 

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...Except I can't imagine why anyone would want to rip off those absolutely awful euphonic defecations.

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Out of the box, fellas, the Cardas Ear Speaker EM 5813 is on another level, but you won't hear it with the two provided double-flange tips, and without a good seal. I'm using the UE900 tips and I'm like "DAMN!" I hear no muddiness or lack of transparency, but I can tell it's only going to get better. Out of the box, however, it's another level than anything I own in a universal (yes even more so than my beloved M200). It's a true ear speaker. Weight, height, and thickness of notes are intoxicating. Treble is there, but this IEM is for those who love rich refined bass and outstanding mids, with a decent soundstage (not too wide and not too small). No, these are not basshead earphones, but the bass is freakin' strong and prominent. And this has to be one of the best well-built earphones I've ever seen. It's beautiful. The cord may be a bit too long and thick for some, but it's fine for me. But the sound! Well, let me get with the burn-in process and then more listening, but out of the box I'm very pleased. Yes, it's worth the premium price. 

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Thread Starter 

Imagine if the GR07s had a much bigger housing. Maybe them drivers in the CKS1000 housing. Then you might get the idea but even then something that is happening  with these 2 drivers that is unique to having 2 drivers in unison.  Amazing sound layering is what it is. I can tell they did an outstanding job tuning each driver to cover a certain sound.. Each tune has more dimentiality to it..No recession, no harshness, no spikiness,..

 

After hearing these going to a standard earphone will sound like you switched off the dolby surround. Lol..These might be the surprise of this year. The whole Brainwavz line actually..


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/16/13 at 11:00pm
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

...Except I can't imagine why anyone would want to rip off those absolutely awful euphonic defecations.

 

So... tempted... to quote... your tag...

 

I'm interested in both the KEF M200 and the Brainwavz delta. Gotta hear what my cashmonies can buy me these days

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