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post #16396 of 32903
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post


Either you have a bad pair or you're not getting a good seal. They have really nice and deep bass. They're not very hard to drive so that shouldn't be the problem. The distortion makes me worried though. Also try playing around with different tips, I find them to be very sensitive to different tips/fit.


Volume was not even that high either. I will do some more experimenting when I get home. If they continue to distort would you say they are a bad set?

post #16397 of 32903
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

For people who have heard all 3; Monster Gratitudes, RHA MA750 or Sony XBA H1. Which one is the best out of those 3? Looking for a true upgrade on my CKN70's.
MA750 would be for me. Gratitude come close second.
post #16398 of 32903
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Volume was not even that high either. I will do some more experimenting when I get home. If they continue to distort would you say they are a bad set?

I'm afraid that would be the only explanation....

You should definitely try other sources and files as well.
Edited by peter123 - 11/5/13 at 12:27pm
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Burning in the Gratitudes now. Not bad, not bad at all.

 

Try the smaller pair of triple flanges. The default tip wasn't very good. After I shoved these triple flanges in I got a great seal and all the bass came back.

 

Tame the peak at 8000hz a bit with EQ, and these rock.

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Haven't heard the new Sony, have the Gratitude and the 750, my take is different, like the Gratitudes better, but I have fit issues with the 750's.

 

As far as DAC's go, I haven't upgraded to the new firmware yet or followed too closely, but I'm under the impression the Fiio X3 can be used as a USB DAC since the firmware upgrade. If that's so, what a great purchase if you need better sound from a computer, and get the added benefit of having a great portable player, all without breaking the bank. Can always upgrade different parts later, still have the DAP

post #16401 of 32903
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Haven't heard the new Sony, have the Gratitude and the 750, my take is different, like the Gratitudes better, but I have fit issues with the 750's.

As far as DAC's go, I haven't upgraded to the new firmware yet or followed too closely, but I'm under the impression the Fiio X3 can be used as a USB DAC since the firmware upgrade. If that's so, what a great purchase if you need better sound from a computer, and get the added benefit of having a great portable player, all without breaking the bank. Can always upgrade different parts later, still have the DAP

Fiio X3 is another thing that is on my Wishlist for this Christmas. Hoping to see some kind-of Black Friday deal on it but that's a pipe dream.
post #16402 of 32903

Oh hell! I'm done! I was pushing the AX-60 in too deep. I was like why am I'm getting all this (beautiful) deep bass and mids are suffering, although I could hear the potential. Well, problem solved! The AX-60 demands a shallow fit, not deep fit. I feel like I've been smacked in the face with full lushness and a balanced hybrid (but with some hella bass). Nice!

post #16403 of 32903
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Originally Posted by theto3 View Post

Oh god...Point me in the right direction y'all. I currently am using onboard sound from my motherboard and it sucks pretty bad. I have no amp or DAC. HELP!  What do you guys recommend?

FiiO E07K?
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post #16404 of 32903
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Originally Posted by theto3 View Post


Volume was not even that high either. I will do some more experimenting when I get home. If they continue to distort would you say they are a bad set?

Could it be a bad contact? Are these headphones only or are they headsets? (sorry haven't been following this thread closely) Try wiping the plug a bit with a bit of tissue?
post #16405 of 32903
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Originally Posted by theto3 View Post

Wow..So I got 3 out of 4 in today. The fx40's, 101's, and the gratitudes..

Keep in mind I have no amp/dac and am using an iphone for a source. Both JVC's sound awesome. I'm really surprised to be honest. The fx40's excellent detail..wow. Almost too much, and the treble can be harsh, but as I understand this gets better with burn in. The FX101's up the bass! I am losing just a little of that detail that the fx40's have. The 101's have good clarity as well, but the bass just takes over..I love it. Both sound awesome though and I'm glad I got both.

The gratitudes, i just dont know what to think. They sounded super thin to my ears. Bass had absolutely no slam whatsoever. I was even hearing some distortion at high volumes. Perhaps the gratitudes need an amp? I dunno, but they are breaking in now. We'll see what happens.
It's definitely the seal. Play around with different tips. I promise you it will be worth it.
post #16406 of 32903
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Looks moe.

 

I think it looks novel and endearing, I saw tomscy2000 link it on another thread (can't remember which one), and the pictures on the main site look a heck of a lot better than the Headfonics one.

 

Did you try emailing them, they were on my backlog for inquiries so I was about to myself.

 

Fear not, I've come to the rescue!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689069/mini-review-moe-audio-ss01-warning-tongue-in-cheek-and-tacky

post #16407 of 32903

So I'm listening to my new Gratitudes, and they sound flippin great. They definitely don't sound like $60 earphones, in fact I rate them as my new favorite IEM under any reasonable price point :) Simply because thy strike a fantastic balance, they are very resolving iems, detail is everywhere, nothing being smoothed over here, yet they provide a very satisfying bass. With the triple flange tips they sound best to me, increased sound stage, extended bass response and very extended treble yet not sibilant, not to mention awesome isolation. Simply loving these, so much so that I simply don't feel like buying any more iems, which is weird for me :P

post #16408 of 32903
Think that I found the solution for portable use of my ue600 last night:
I put on the gel tips from the Gratitude's and put bass at +3 on my Fiio x3. Now the bass is there and they sound really great with a lot of different music.
post #16409 of 32903
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Burning in the Gratitudes now. Not bad, not bad at all.

 

Try the smaller pair of triple flanges. The default tip wasn't very good. After I shoved these triple flanges in I got a great seal and all the bass came back.

 

Tame the peak at 8000hz a bit with EQ, and these rock.

How's the Gratitudes Vs. QuadBeat 2? 

Which one you like more from early impressions?

post #16410 of 32903
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

Fear not, I've come to the rescue!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689069/mini-review-moe-audio-ss01-warning-tongue-in-cheek-and-tacky

In the case of the people here, you've rendered their wallets unrescuable. 

 

You guys want to read this, I was snorting my yogurt all throughout the piece.

 

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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
 

With what source do you prefer the UE600 the most? I just got them last week and while I really enjoy them mids and the overall soundsignature on them I felt they were lacking to much in the bass department to be a good allrounder. Yesterday I was listening on music from my laptop connencted to the udac2 (love this combo with my modded T50RP)  and just for fun I put on the UE600 and all of a sudden the bass was much more present. I don't meen basshead levels at all but much more satisfying than with any other source I've tried them with. I'm thinking it has to have something to do that they're so extremly easy to drive (impendance at 13 ohms and sensetivity at 115 db). They are the most sensitiv phones I've ever tried. I don't know much about all the technichal reasons for what source should be best given the sesitivity but I would love to find a good portable source for these.

 

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I hadn't the hindsight nor the resources to try them out with anything other than the Walkman/Discman at the time, so my impressions were of a slight U-shape (even then, the midrange was rather good). They are ridiculously sensitive, I'm not sure what the impedance curve looks like myself.

 

I'm positive that they'd sound radically different if I had the Clip Zip available (they were out because the 64GB microSD I had in there got corrupted and it took a month before I got out of my stupor and replaced it), the DAC1 had been gone for months so Walkman it had been.

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