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I can only begin to imagine the terrible teeth clicking habbit that would form as a result of using these long-term.

Or what happens to your playlist on a very cold day.

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Dsnuts was right again>>> the CKS1000 sounds quite good with the DK50 (officially known as the DX50 >>>for my watcher...lol). The M200 and the DX50 are great together too.

 

 

hahaha good one :beerchug:

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OK, update: plugged in the RHA MA750 for burn in, about 15 hours worth yesterday, then listened through X3/ALO National (speaking of brain lock, I seem to keep wanting to call these Continentals-maybe wishful thinking?). Sounding better, less "fog" or "film" noted, good bass, still not happy with the sound. Definitely better than before break in, but I still note a slight haziness, lack of clarity or openness compared to the other iem's I listen to. The do feel nice, though something bout the construction, metal and all, reminds me of a home do-t-yourself project. Haven't seen these mentioned in a whine, FOTM stuff, I guess. Anyone with similar experience? I'm still working on good fit//seal, may have to go to Complys (generally can do it with one of those, but like to see if I can get a fit with regular tips first). Are these iem's that need 100,000 hours of break in before the drivers loosten and the sound becomes magical? They did do some improving as noted with the first bout, will rehook them and see what happens tonight or tomorrow.

 

On the dap front, I'm guessing DX50 has a better amp section than the X3, and that's why it drives some phones better...I've been using the X3 into the National most of the time, drives things like the AT 1K's very nicely, much better than the X3 alone. Had been using the silver cable that some got for X1 headphones for line out, saw Cardas mini to mini on Amazon for not much dinero, sounds better (small differences, of course, but more open/dark backgrounds, better instrument definition. Silver cable brighter, bigger but more "diffuse" sounding.)

 

Anyone listen to the Meelectonic A161? Had them with me, waiting for my wife to finish yoga class so listened to it through X3. These are nice iems. Good inexpensive buy. (my younger daughter is in love with the 151's. I try to get her to listen to "better" headphones, she likes them but always wants to go back to the 151's)

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NEVER MIND. ha  gotta get back to testing my x1s  burning in...


Edited by drbluenewmexico - 10/5/13 at 10:59am
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is there a way to use the x3 dac section only out without the x3 amp?  or are you just using it as a sac preamp into the continental?

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

Btw did you see Split http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/701992503/the-worlds-only-earbuds-with-no-strings-attached?ref=category With that UI I bet you'll have really hard time eating and listening to music at the same time

 

One thing is for sure...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Split has style....

looking good...looking good...

 

 

:rolleyes:

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The bottom has a space for a mini cable (the headphone is on top), it's labeled "line out", should skip the amp. (there's also a "coax out" on top, not sure, I believe that would let you use it as a transport to an external DAC, but could be wrong about that one). I was looking at the X3 thread earlier, seems some people don't like the line out, has high output impedence and won't get along with every amp, I love the sound through my line out, use it that way most of the time.

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Taking my daughter and her friend to "fright night" at the local Six Flags/Great Adventure, bring my X3 and iem's to keep busy while she's doing her best to scare herself!

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I was just out and about on a windy day in Boulder Co. using my MA750s and X3. Don't know Doc I don't have any clarity issues with the MA750 at all. One thing I am understanding about the MA750. Because how the housing is designed like a horn. The driver has a direct shot into your ears and that stellar graph of the MA750 is based on that direct shot. Based on how your inner ears are these can sound. Off depending on how your inner canal is shaped..I have Medium size ears but my inner canal is big so I use large tips. UE tips does the job for me every time. Rin was trying out the MA750 and was saying that to him they have a V signature which is not the case at all on these.. But he also mentioned how double flange tips would actually help to correct the sound for him.

 

In any case I would definitely try out some other tips. I usually go wider bore tips on more detailed phones..I never heard any veil at all on these from the first time I heard them to now. They do awesome out and about by the way.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/5/13 at 12:18pm
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For fun I just did an A/B between the R3 and the KEF M200 on the Colin James tune "Down in the Bottom"

The R3 has slightly more forward mids and ever so slightly more treble presence with slightly less bass presence and punch. If you want more neutrality the R3 is the more neutral of the 2 IEM's. If you want more bass impact then the KEF M200 is a better choice. Both IEM's offer similar levels of detail and refinement. This makes the R3 an excellent value considering it's quite a bit cheaper than the M200.

Comfort wise I think the R3 is also a winner. Build wise I prefer the strain reliefs and the angled jack of the R3 as well but the KEF M200 does have a lot of refinement and high end materials in their construction as well.

I will say though I like both IEM in regards to signature and can't say one is "better" than the other. They just offer slightly different signatures with similar levels of detail. But for those who are worried about the bass level of the KEF M200 or who own it and definitely find it has to much bass the R3 is an excellent alternative.
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I just pulled the trigger on the DX50S so i can hear what all of you

are hearing, research requires it.  does the MA750s provide a sound experience

unique to the recent developments of the onkyos, 1ks, S2s etc???  with either

the x3s or DX50s?  or are they just a side swipe to the best sounds or a good deal??

wondering in new mexico, thanks DS, Doctor Jazz Danni Boii and everyone else

on this amazing thread for your listening experiences....

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I was just out and about on a windy day in Boulder Co. using my MA750s and X3. Don't know Doc I don't have any clarity issues with the MA750 at all. One thing I am understanding about the MA750. Because how the housing is designed like a horn. The driver has a direct shot into your ears and that stellar graph of the MA750 is based on that direct shot. Based on how your inner ears are these can sound. Off depending on how your inner canal is shaped..I have Medium size ears but my inner canal is big so I use large tips. UE tips does the job for me every time. Rin was trying out the MA750 and was saying that to him they have a V signature which is not the case at all on these.. But he also mentioned how double flange tips would actually help to correct the sound for him.
 
In any case I would definitely try out some other tips. I usually go wider bore tips on more detailed phones..I never heard any veil at all on these from the first time I heard them to now. They do awesome out and about by the way.

I know it could be a fit issue... I prefer iems, which is ironic because I have difficulty getting a good fit, L canal is different size than the right, always have a hard time getting a seal. It's back on the ipod mini burning, I'm at Great Adventure Fright Night with my daughter and her friend. I'll play with more tips when I get home.

Anyone who follows Audiophile press, the A & K 100 and 120 for rave reviews there, just sayin'

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The Absolute Sound is the magazine, forgot to mention.

Amazes me that at points in my life, taking a car thousands of feet straight up, then dropping straight down at 150 mph would have seemed like a fun time. This is why we brought my daughter's friend along ;-)

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

I just pulled the trigger on the DX50S so i can hear what all of you

are hearing, research requires it.  does the MA750s provide a sound experience

unique to the recent developments of the onkyos, 1ks, S2s etc???  with either

the x3s or DX50s?  or are they just a side swipe to the best sounds or a good deal??

wondering in new mexico, thanks DS, Doctor Jazz Danni Boii and everyone else

on this amazing thread for your listening experiences....

I think they are more of a side dish from the S2s but excel on certain aspects over the S2 and visa versa. Are they a complete necessity? Not really but they are excellent for their entire package. I think I prefer the MA750 out an about vs the S2s. Your DX50 when you get it will give you a different sound over your X3 and phones like the CKS1K are astounding on the DX50.

 

I actually prefer using the DX50s line out over the X3s. I use it with my 2tep amp for a much higher end sound over both the x3 and the DX50 alone. Now when I have the DX50 hooked up to the 2step that is when I much prefer the S2 to bring out every bit of amping the 2step can bring to the sound.

 

The MA750 just out of my X3 or DX50 is very satisfactory when I want a simple set up and less to carry around.

 

Keep them CKS1Ks on the burn. You will see what those will do for you once you get your DX50. Lol. I think only a hand full of people will know about this combo..Ericp learned about that last night.

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While I do tend to have fit problems, usually it affects bass and isolation, and I play until I get it... This is an unusual fit issue for me, but they are shaped differently than my other iems. They don't look as unusual as iems with chambers, but they're extremely short /stubby. Looking at them, figured fit would be a cinch, but it didn't work out that way.

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