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post #14941 of 32906
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Oh yeah, thanks for those impressions eric.  Didn't need to know the Dunu's are that good.  I gotta hold off.  

 

Sorry DannyBai. But how is the Cardas doing for you? Like it or no?

post #14942 of 32906
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Oh crap! Dunu DN-1000 coming out on top over S2 and 750i, new gears keep getting better and better!

How about compared to the M200?

post #14943 of 32906
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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post
 

 

Oh crap! Dunu DN-1000 coming out on top over S2 and 750i, new gears keep getting better and better!

How about compared to the M200?

 

I'll try to get to that tomorrow.

post #14944 of 32906
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Okay, so back to the comparison to the S2 and 750i. Yes, the DK-1K is the clear winner in sound! The sound is spacious in a fuller more forward way than the S2 or 750i (or H-200). It's improving quickly with burn-in. Now, I only wish I could hear the K3003 to see if they sound anything alike. I will probably go to a high-end audio store in the city and take an audition soon. The DK50 and DN-1K really complement each other. I'll probably compare all three with the X3 tomorrow. 

Oh, one other thing, the DK50 makes the Cardas EM8513 a more mid-focused sounding IEM. A highly detailed  spacious mid-focus IEM with the UE900 tips. It's nice to listen to it that way, but I think the more bassy sound that I get out of the earphone with the X3 (still highly detailed with either DAP).  That's it for now. Happy listening.

 

And where does the M200 fit into all of this???

 

Btw....

 

 

:beerchug:

post #14945 of 32906
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Sorry DannyBai. But how is the Cardas doing for you? Like it or no?

 

I definitely like the Cardas.  Burn in is helping it lots.  Still going to give it another 100 hours or so to reach 200 plus.  It's one of the most spacious earphones I've heard to date and has a very unique presentation unlike any other.  

 

I'd get on that Dunu but I will hold out for that Sony instead.  

post #14946 of 32906
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

I'll try to get to that tomorrow.

 

:beerchug:

post #14947 of 32906
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

So fellas (and ladies if there are any on here), I've spent most of the evening A/Bing and tip rolling the S2, 750i, and DN-1K. I've been listening to all three earphones on the iBasso DK50, which is phenomenal! Definitely a lighter and wider soundstage than the X3 that looks slicker and more high-end (touch screen). I haven't had any UI issues and it performs like a champ with a beautiful sound, but I still love the thick sound of the X3. Both complement each other (as Dsnuts stated - I can't remember if DannyBai has both). Now back to the earphones.

 

First, for the first time ever (and after much tip rolling), I discovered that two of the earphones perform best with their stock tips when using the DX50. Those phones are the 750i and the DN-1K. The DN-1K takes a very wide bore tip (wider than the UE900 and TF10, stopping just short of the M200 in width). the S2 continues to perform well with the UE900 tips for my ears. 

 

Okay, so the S2 sucked big time when I put the DN-1K and 750i tips on it, I heard virtually no bass. But when I threw on the UE900, wow did it sing! The wide soundstage and depth and clarity we come to know with the S2. But when comparing it to the 750i (with stock large silicon tips), the RHA proved to be fuller sounding with deeper bass and a more refined sound. I've been using the UE900 tips on the 750i, but since I've gotten a good 20 hours burn-in them, the bass is a bit too much with the UE900 tips. While not having the same wide soundstage as the S2, the 750i sounds airier, fuller, and more detailed than the S2 with its stock tips. And now we come to the Dunu DN-1000.

 

The sound is quickly developing and telling the story of what it will sound compared to the other IEMs. Before I give my verdict, let me just state something that ClieOS mentioned on the DN-1K thread. He said he got word recently from DUNU that the the DN-1K has been re-tuned for a new international version that's being shipped out. ClieOS stated that he only understood that the newer version suppose to less brighter, and that I probably have the Chinese version if I order from ebay. The news almost pissed me off before hearing my DN-1K, because that sounded like to me that the Dunu would have the irritating high spike that kind of turned me off from the H-200 (although I loved its sound otherwise). So I did buy my earphone from a dealer in China on ebay, but I bought it from the authorized ebay dealer I was directed to from the Dunu website. So I really don't know if this is the original Chinese version or the retuned version (took about two and half weeks to get to me and the tracking number didn't move for a good week and a half, so I'm thinking I might have the newer version). Then again, except for some specs on the side and the words in the front, most of the box is in Chinese. So there's no telling which version I have. 

 

So, now that I got all of that out of the way, I can definitely say the Dunu DK-1K (dynamic driver and dual BA) does not have that awful spike in the high mids/low highs  like the H-200. How else is it different from the H-200? Well it has a much more fuller 3-D sound than the H-200; a better selection - and quality - of tips than the T-Peos; and those interesting sound rings I mentioned in a earlier post so that you can adjust the sound from bass heavy to a more neutral sound. I settled on the blue rings (shy of neutral with nice bass presence but now too over powering, yet you feel the bass is there). The bass doesn't obscure the mids. Another reason I'm thinking that I have newer version is because the highs don't sound too bright to me. I can't stand piercing bright highs, so would know if the highs were like that. The highs here are extended and are there, but just shy of of being too bright for me. Let me go back some. the H-200 has the DN-1k beat, of course, with the different cable options. I have no idea how the new all-silver cable developed by T-Peos affects the sound of the H-200, but I have to imagine it does. Most silver cables I've heard seem to thicken the sound. But buying that cable also pushes the H-200 from a $250 earphone to a $350 earphone (something to be mindful as the DN-1K is only $185). 

Okay, so back to the comparison to the S2 and 750i. Yes, the DK-1K is the clear winner in sound! The sound is spacious in a fuller more forward way than the S2 or 750i (or H-200). It's improving quickly with burn-in. Now, I only wish I could hear the K3003 to see if they sound anything alike. I will probably go to a high-end audio store in the city and take an audition soon. The DK50 and DN-1K really complement each other. I'll probably compare all three with the X3 tomorrow. 

Oh, one other thing, the DK50 makes the Cardas EM8513 a more mid-focused sounding IEM. A highly detailed  spacious mid-focus IEM with the UE900 tips. It's nice to listen to it that way, but I think the more bassy sound that I get out of the earphone with the X3 (still highly detailed with either DAP).  That's it for now. Happy listening.

^ Let me throw a wrench into the mix ericp, where does the M200s fit into this entire equation??? DUN DUN DUN!!! (pun intended) :veryevil: 

 

edit: Damn it WAYNE you messed it up BOOOOOOOOOOO!!! : P


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/1/13 at 9:03pm
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A new discovery......arghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

post #14949 of 32906
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edit: Damn it WAYNE you missed it up BOOOOOOOOOOO!!! : P

 

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post #14950 of 32906
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

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^ Damn WAYNE you need to seriously work out mo', those man boobs are not a good look meng. :tongue:

post #14951 of 32906
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

 

Totally understand and unnecessary when there's others that can vouch for the gear and save you some cash and get the best for your dollar.  So…that means the MA750 might be that product.  I think it'll be a sound that will be longer lasting over the 1K's.  It's fun and refined at the same time and agrees with more genres of music.  

Yep...

 

Then eric comes out with a post like that ffs man! :mad: Seriously for us folks who can't afford all these iem's at once, it is soo hard choosing which one to buy when there is more and more discoveries added each friggin' month! :etysmile: Each new discovery seems to one up the previous discovery too!

 

I think regarding the MA750; I'll let the dust settle with that one for a while as the CKN70's seemed to only be a FotM around here and was forgotten about pretty quickly!


Edited by Gee Simpson - 10/1/13 at 8:46pm
post #14952 of 32906
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post
 

Yep...

 

Then eric comes out with a post like that ffs man! :mad: Seriously for us folks who can't afford all these iem's at once, it is soo hard choosing which one to buy when there is more and more discoveries added each friggin' month! :etysmile: Each new discovery seems to one up the previous discovery too!

 

I think regarding the MA750; I'll let the dust settle with that one for a while as the CKN70's seemed to only be a FotM around here and was forgotten about pretty quickly!

 

And Gee loses it! It's about time someone did lol!

post #14953 of 32906
Thread Starter 

The Dunus being around the same cost as the M200s. I am sure many want to know which is superior.

 

The good news here is it seems all these new phones are hitting better and better sonic abilities for their respective costs so that is very encouraging actually.. The more manufacturers try n out do each other the better it will be for all of us. Exciting times indeed.

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

And Gee loses it! It's about time someone did lol!

Broken glass surrounds me, man. Broken glass mad.gif
Edited by Gee Simpson - 10/1/13 at 9:34pm
post #14955 of 32906
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

A new discovery......arghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Well. The way I see it. As many new earphones come out I suppose all of us will support great product and there will be many, many more. Who knows maybe soon. The performance level of earphones will be so great for the cost that it might not be worth spending more than a $100 for something truly high end.

 

I hope to see that one day and it very well could be a possibility.  My best advice is. There will be so many great new phones that we will uncover on this thread. You have to pick n choose what will suit you best which ones you can afford.

 

For me I wish I could afford a Cardas and some of the stupid higher end universals that seem to be popular at headfi but phones that cost 1K plus are not even thinkable. I am glad at least we discover the best money can buy at the absolute best value possible here and that is very important to me on a personal level.

 

Listening to this tune with my MA750 with a smile on my face.

 

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