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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Okay I got this package today and wasn't quite sure what to make of it as I opened it up...


Had me going for a minute as my R3 replacement was sent in a big sheet of bubble wrap inside the HM5 case and box! Suffice to say this one made it safe and sound and now I can hear what Dsnuts is talking about. These are quite balanced and more neutral sounding but not monitor voiced or sterile in any way. Still enjoyable, just more uncolored.

 

 Grado Replacement Eartip Pack for iGi

The R3 are a great candidate for the Grado big bi-flange tips which I put on them. The fit is very easy with the black pair I put on them and they look cool. A good match, big earphones and big tips! More tip rolling needs to be done though.

 

The one phone I think of when I hear the R3 is the RE400. I wish I had a pair of those to compare since they are the choice for well balanced phones in this price range. I'm sure we will see some comparison of the two down the line.

 

I will burn this pair in and compare to my other phones and see how do match my sources which are differently voiced. So far I agree with D's that they are a unique presentation. I can hear the spacing/layers and the treble is refined and well integrated but still really distinct and served up a little more forward. Still sounds like it is coming from a different driver than the bass at this point. I hear the same bass driver needing to tighten up a bit. Unamped impression so interesting to see how that changes the low end and other things. They seem further away than most of my other phones. The drivers are back from the ear more and it sounds like it. Certainly due to the design. These are not like other dual driver designs and it shows in how they sound.

 

Ha those guys made sure nothing was gonna happen to this one. They sent it in a headphone case. Lol. These are the type of earphones that grow on a person. They don't necessarily wow a person off the bat as they have that unique sound so you kinda have to adjust to their sound signature and you do have to mess around with some tips they provide or whatever you have to get the right seal happening. It is more neutral in tonality than anything with big bass or too forward a sound like most dual dynamics we are used to.. That in of itself is unique if you think about it. I am certain most dual dynamics will have some type of emphasis on the bass region. Even the FXZs have emphasis on the bass. I believe these are the first dual dynamics I can recall that actually has more of a neutralish tilt to them, which actually makes more sense if your gonna throw in more than one driver in a housing. It is that sound layering that will impress on these.

 

Brainwavz are onto something with these earphones..These hang in there with the best of what your $100 can get you in sound yet they have more potential I can hear what these can possibly lead to and I have a feeling we will eventually get to hear that realization.

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Thanks to the head-fier who listed an open box special on the FOSTEX  PMO.4n miniature near field monitors.

They are BEST small speakers i have ever heard.  after 20 hours break in they are kind of like a

very large headphone array five feet from my head and have incredible dynamics, amazing tonal quality and depth and great resolution.  Bi amped in each speaker, they have a fabulous build also.  Highly recommended at the list price of 199.00, a steal in fact.  quality in and  quality out.  grab a pair and enjoy amazing

revelatory sound after burn in... they are great for internet radio, compressed files or high rez..but only go down to 100hz  sub anyone?

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Just got a silver LOD from Turkey, connected ipod touch to Continental, listened to some phones (M-L Mykros, UE Triple Fi 10), really nice. M-L sent me replacement pads really quickly when I emailed that one was coming apart...nice service. The Mykros do detail amazing well, bass good with this source combination. soundstage really good, like these headphones. I should start the "rediscovery thread", UE's are really nice iem's. Excellent bass, great wide stage, vocals clear. I had them sitting around for the most part, because I could never get a comfortable fit. With the trial of many tips (got cheap UE iems to have more to select from), I am managing a decent seal. Also, after trying to squeeze all sorts of monster iems into these delicate canals (S2, AT 1K, others), now the UE's feel downright dainty, no problem. Good buy if you can find them $150 or less imo.

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Thanks to the head-fier who listed an open box special on the FOSTEX  PMO.4n miniature near field monitors.

They are BEST small speakers i have ever heard.  after 20 hours break in they are kind of like a

very large headphone array five feet from my head and have incredible dynamics, amazing tonal quality and depth and great resolution.  Bi amped in each speaker, they have a fabulous build also.  Highly recommended at the list price of 199.00, a steal in fact.  quality in and  quality out.  grab a pair and enjoy amazing

revelatory sound after burn in... they are great for internet radio, compressed files or high rez..but only go down to 100hz  sub anyone?

 

Mind if I ask about the deal? See them $179 @ Full Compass. I have Audioengine A2's for my desktop, was thinking about upgrading to the A5's (they are discounted intermittnetly, list for the same $300 as the Fostex). Anyone have experience/recommendations with these 2 smallish speakers?

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The GEEK looks beautiful! Any idea when they start shipping?

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If I remember correctly, was Jan 1. Colors do look nice. Still a chance to get them discounted, referring a friend comes with discount for the buyer, and if a few are referred, a free Geek (now called Geek Out) for the referrer.

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Quick impression... I've become a neutral fiend and I'm finding the bass on the m200s a little too much. After a bit of struggling, I found that the lrg tips worked best. The sound is impressive but too much bass and not enough sparkle in the highs for me. Going to give it a week and see where I stand.
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How powerful is the Geek? Can it push planars such as the Mad Dogs?


Edited by Change is Good - 9/24/13 at 7:30pm
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WTH is going on? mp4nation says I won't get my R3 until probably mid-October. I paid for it like on Sept. 15. Not happy. Glad that Cardas is blowing me away though. I can't figure out where the DN-1K is because of poor Chinese tracking, but I should have the MA750 by Friday.

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How powerful is the Geek? Can it push planars such as the Mad Dogs?

 

There's 3 diff versions with varying levels of power.

I'm sure the Super GEEK could drive Mad Dogs without any issues

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WTH is going on? mp4nation says I won't get my R3 until probably mid-October. I paid for it like on Sept. 15. Not happy. Glad that Cardas is blowing me away though. I can't figure out where the DN-1K is because of poor Chinese tracking, but I should have the MA750 by Friday.

 

Wow so many new IEMs on my radar facing off! Exciting times ahead :popcorn: 

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Hey guys. I got a review unit of Rockit Sounds' new R-Studio, and I have to say that I'm thoroughly impressed. 

 

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The R-Studio features a good build, good sound, great soundstage, and good comfort.

The build is mostly plastic, but it has a strong aluminum part (dunno what to call it) on the side, like many Beyerdynamic headphones, such as the DT770. It feels really sturdy overall. Cable is detachable too.

The sound has an overall warm and bassy signature to it. It's a little boomy on some tracks, though. I don't really hear it it unless I'm listening to intense orchestral or something. The mids are really engaging and full-sounding. Treble is detailed and relatively well extended. Could use a bit more extension, in my opinion. Sounds fricken great for a $70 headphone though. I think we've got an intense budget competitor here.

Soundstage is gigantic for a closed headphone. Ear space is the most that I've ever had with a headphone though, so that could be why. But seriously. There's so much space for your ears. It's incredible. Makes them really comfortable, too.
According to the package, the pads are made of genuine leather. Great to see that on a headphone this cheap!

I've already given a few of my mates a listen, and they really liked them. One of them is probably going to buy a pair for himself :D

Seriously, though. These headphones are insanely good at their current price, just like other Rockit products.

:beerchug:

 

 

I've got both the Rock-It R-Studio and R-DJ coming my way soon. Going to compare them both. Rock-It says the DJ has more punch, but the Studio is "warmer" overall. Should be an interesting comparison. I have no doubt they will sound awesome.

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Happy to respond doctorjazz. i heard about an open box special on the Fostex monitors on head-fi on the deals forum.

I pressed the link and it was available for 119.00 at SHORELINE MUSIC, a Boulder Co musician sound shop.  included free shipping.

box came and indeed carton was open but all packing was intact and units looked unused. no scratches or anything on cabs.

List price at the same site was 199.00 discounted from retail price of 299.00.

Amazon has them for 179.00 to 214.00 depending on the color. (same speakers).  I had a pair of audioquest A2s which are

very good small powered speakers but these are WAY BETTER.  dont have any experience with the A5s, but those go used

for 360 in bamboo, the best cabinet reviewed for them, retrail 460.00. The Fostexs are still breaking in but already after 20 hrs are

quite listenable at any volume, some harshness in voices and fuzzy bass that im sure will disappear.  as near field monitors

they are quite amazing at imagining if you form a triangle with them with your head .  not for placement high up on wall, need to be

at head level also. but when you get position right, sound like large headphones crossed with monitors. very happy with them so far!

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I am listening to my X3 and the XBA-3.. Makes a great combo by the way..And I am imagining what the XBA-H3 might sound like..I have a real good feeling about this one..I am imagining the sound stage of my old EX600 with the precision of my XBA-3 but somehow tuned better than both combined. Time to sell off a few earphones. Lol.

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A quick search of the thread yields no results on SteelSeries. Just wanted to mention that ljokerl has a review out on their Flux In-Ears. $50? Sounds like discovery material...

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