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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

I think the best thing you can do is find out if there are some members or a shop near you where you can go hear stuff for yourself.. It is like clock work with you. No offense but I wish I can count how many times I have read where you want an upgrade to the Bassos..I am certain every single member that reads this thread knows this already.

 

Just buy some in ears and try them out if they aren't to your liking you can sell them or send them back..Maybe, just maybe.. You will find your upgrade..

 

That being said...Don't be afraid to try a higher quality in ear like a Doppio. .They are straight down by the way and are fairly light so those meet your needs there. I am listening to them now on my media laptop using my Meridian Explorer. Hearing this tune with these in ears..Dang

 

Vittorio Grigolo..Your male vocals for the evening.

 

 

This tune

 

There's no shops nearby within a 250 mile radius that I can demo IEMs or headphone, hence why I have to order online. I already bought the XBA-H1s and found the housings overly large and obtrusive so I sent them back. I might seem like a broken record but at times the thread moves too quickly for me to keep up or the thread sometimes goes off on tangents randomly.

post #18122 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Orkboy View Post


Seems to me like you're judging these before they've even come out. My experience with razer is that they make high quality peripherals but price them too steeply. It's true that they market their headphones with wild exaggerations of sound quality but then your username is thatBeatsguy so I should think you've come across this before? So far they've been making headphones designed for gaming, and for that purpose they're good enough. They've got the materials and manufacturing down, all it takes for them to make decent headphones geared for music is a different focus in design. I expect they'll be overpriced and over hyped but I'll wait until I've heard them before I take to the internet ranting.

     Well, I have to be honest, I have been through that kind of BS. Still, there's no denying the fact that these guys haven't done anything bordering on great in the music department when it comes to their headphones. For games they work really well (I've tried the Tiamat and own a Kraken Pro), so kudos to them for that. But in my opinion, they've crossed the line. They've become a company with a popular brand name, and they decided to go all-out because of that brand name. Sure, they've made some really good stuff, and looking for their products on the street can be actually worthwhile, but it's time they take a step back and take a look at what they're trying to do. That Kraken Forged Edition really made them lose me.

     I guess you're right, though; I'll have to wait until they're released until I go nuts about them. Still, their product pages remind me a whole lot of Beats. With marketing like that, I find it hard to trust them in their audio department. I still want a Razer Blade though.

post #18123 of 32910
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

     Well, I have to be honest, I have been through that kind of BS. Still, there's no denying the fact that these guys haven't done anything bordering on great in the music department when it comes to their headphones. For games they work really well (I've tried the Tiamat and own a Kraken Pro), so kudos to them for that. But in my opinion, they've crossed the line. They've become a company with a popular brand name, and they decided to go all-out because of that brand name. Sure, they've made some really good stuff, and looking for their products on the street can be actually worthwhile, but it's time they take a step back and take a look at what they're trying to do. That Kraken Forged Edition really made them lose me.
     I guess you're right, though; I'll have to wait until they're released until I go nuts about them. Still, their product pages remind me a whole lot of Beats. With marketing like that, I find it hard to trust them in their audio department. I still want a Razer Blade though.

They haven't done anything great in the music department because they haven't tried. Sure, they might market some of their headphones for music but it's clear they're designed for gaming. This Adaro line seems to be designed for music from the ground up, so let's see how they turn out. As for the krakenn forged edition, it was clearly just a "deluxe" reskin of the original kraken. I don't know why you expected it to sound any different. The headfi world is no stranger to these reskins, for example Sennheiser's Momentum line with the David Bowie limited edition.
Edited by Orkboy - 1/3/14 at 8:06am
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Doesn't Razer have some rebranded Fischer Audio headphones? IIRC they have a variation of the HM3.
post #18125 of 32910
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

     Well, I have to be honest, I have been through that kind of BS. Still, there's no denying the fact that these guys haven't done anything bordering on great in the music department when it comes to their headphones. For games they work really well (I've tried the Tiamat and own a Kraken Pro), so kudos to them for that. But in my opinion, they've crossed the line. They've become a company with a popular brand name, and they decided to go all-out because of that brand name. Sure, they've made some really good stuff, and looking for their products on the street can be actually worthwhile, but it's time they take a step back and take a look at what they're trying to do. That Kraken Forged Edition really made them lose me.

     I guess you're right, though; I'll have to wait until they're released until I go nuts about them. Still, their product pages remind me a whole lot of Beats. With marketing like that, I find it hard to trust them in their audio department. I still want a Razer Blade though.

 

Just keep on buying there mice and you'll be fine.

post #18126 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

Just keep on buying their mice and you'll be fine.

Great idea. Thanks. ;)

 

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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post

Doesn't Razer have some rebranded Fischer Audio headphones? IIRC they have a variation of the HM3.

Dunno about that, but it might be interesting.

post #18127 of 32910
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Great idea. Thanks. wink.gif

Dunno about that, but it might be interesting.

So apparently I'm not allowed to quote any long posts here unless I follow it up with long posts, while long standing head'fiers can quote long posts with short one sentence replies like the ones above? I don't quite have the clout maybe?
post #18128 of 32910
I've never heard of Razer , but then again I'm not a gamer. My step son does, but he has Turtle Beach headphones. They seem to sound decently, but I haven't spent more than a few seconds with them.
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The first arrivals of 2014. Now, I'm just waiting for the Pistons (version 2) to come in. So I haven't heard the DN-900 yet, but I'm looking forward to hearing how it stacks up to the DN-1000. I expect it to be different more so than better or worse. 

 

I did, however, get a chance to sneak-listen to the On1, This is Thinksound's first headphone (it looks like an on-ear but fits over ear to me). This beautifully made wood headphone is Thinksound's first venture out of the wood IEM market. The wooden IEMs have been great bang for the buck and environmentally conscious audio products. The company's president and chief engineer, Aaron Fournier, seemed to reach further and deeper in tuning with each product he put out with his earphones. The specialty of the Thinksound sound always seemed to be their rich mids, with decent bass and acceptable treble for those - like me - who don't like the highs too hot. 

I will have a full review coming down the pike, but let's just say that I thought these headphones were a bit overpriced when first hearing about them and before deciding to purchase them and give them a try (I found Thinksound to be generous in the past with answering my questions on previous purchases, and even sending me a sample or two of some prototype earphones they were working on to get my opinion). So, I'm thinking the headphones were going to sound good but nothing special. BOY WAS  I WRONG!!! I don't know what Aaron did, but he really put his foot into the tuning of this headphone. In my brief listening, (without burn-in)  this is the most refined and brilliantly tuned phone of any Thinksound has ever put out. Bass is there (not a basshead headphone), highs are there, but the mids are just sweet and luscious and detailed!! And here's the telling part, I forgot to pull my X3 out of my coat pocket, so I only had my HTC One near me with music on it. The DAP in the HTC One is not my favorite at all for listening to music, but I wanted to take a quick listen to the On1. Well, the On1 made music coming out the HTC One sound beautiful. Again, I need to find out more how Aaron tuned these headphones, but it's blowing my mind! I can't say it's equal yet (need more listening and burn-in), but the sound out of the box is almost as good and as refined as the KEF M500 (KEF is more on the cooler or analytical side in its sound signature though). Anyway, that's it for now. I hope to have some initial impressions of the DN-900 when sign back in. Happy listening!


Edited by ericp10 - 1/3/14 at 9:54am
post #18130 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Female vocals on the doppios will make the hairs on the back of your head stand on end. Lol..These have a touch above neutral levels of mid bass and does not drop off in the sub bass it is just that they aren't emphasized the average 6dbs plus of bass like most consumer earphones. and I also noticed these take to EQing real well too. A bit of bass boost from the X3 or whatever your using as a source and it adds to the low end real well. Kpop is not my thang but there is no reason why these won't sound great with Kpop..

@iemMagnet. Never owned the BA-200s so I can't say..

Awesome review on the sopping dsnuts, and Happy New years to all! I can't chime in on my own impressions of the ath-im02 just yet, but I will say that dsnuts' review of the dolphin doesn't make me regret getting the im-02s.

It's not because the im- 02s are better than the doppios, but the im- 02s SQ, imo, sounds similar to how dsnuts heard the doppios! I am very happy to know that the audio technical and Carbo doppios are actually similar in sound based on my impressions of the audio technica.

The im-p2s are almost liquid smooth in quality, highs are bright, but have a certain depth to them, a great layering of sound for the treble, the bass is tight and full of quality, the spectrum blends in seamlessly. ..

I want to say more, but I need to continue burning in and listening to the beauts!
post #18131 of 32910
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post





The first arrivals of 2014. Now, I'm just waiting for the Pistons (version 2) to come in. So I haven't heard the DN-900 yet, but I'm looking forward to hearing how it stacks up to the DN-1000. I expect it to be different more so than better or worse. 

I did, however, get a chance to sneak-listen to the On1, This is Thinksound's first headphone (it looks like an on-ear but fits over ear to me). This beautifully made wood headphone is Thinksound's first venture out of the wood IEM market. The wooden IEMs have been great bang for the buck environmentally conscious audio products. The company's president and chief engineer, Aaron Fournier, seemed to reach further and deeper in tuning with each product he put out with his earphones. The specialty of the Thinksound sound always seemed to be their rich mids, with decent bass and acceptable treble for those - like me - who don't like the highs too hot. 


I will have a full review coming down the pike, but let just say that I thought these headphones were a bit overpriced when first hearing about them and before deciding to purchase them and give them a try (I found Thinksound to be generous in the past with answering my questions on previous purchases, and even sending me a sample or two of some type prototype earphones they were working on to illicit my opinion). So, I'm thinking the headphones were going to sound good but nothing special. BOY WAS  I WRONG!!! I don't know what Aaron did, but he really put his foot into the tuning of this headphone. In my brief listening, (without burn-in)  this is the most refined and brilliantly tuned phone of any Thinksound has ever put out. Bass is there (not a basshead headphone), highs are there, but the mids are just sweet and luscious and detailed!! And here's the telling part, I forgot to pull my X3 out of my coat pocket, so I only had my HTC One near me with music on it. The DAP in the HTC One is not my favorite at all for listening to music, but I wanted to take a quick listen to the On1. Well, the On1 made music coming out the HTC One sound beautiful. Again, I need to find out more how Aaron tuned these headphones, but it's blowing my mind! I can't say it's equal yet (need more listening and burn-in), but the sound out of the box is almost as good and as refined as the KEF M500 (KEF is more on the cooler or analytical side in its sound signature though). Anyway, that's it for now. I hope to have some initial impressions of the DN-900 when sign back in. Happy listening!
Great impressions, eric! It makes me want them immediately! Mostly because I never had woody headphones..

Even so, I thought the mids of the es700s were awesome, but hearing that the think sounds are awesome in the mids, I definitely want to hear the flavor you're hearing
Edited by vlenbo - 1/3/14 at 10:12am
post #18132 of 32910
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Great impressions, eric! It makes me want them immediately! Mostly because I never had woody headphones..

Even so, I thought the miss of the essays were awesome, but hearing that the think sounds are awesome in the mids, I definitely want to hear the flavor you're hearing

 

Thank you buddy. What do you mean here?

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Sounds interesting, wondering how the Thinksounds compare to some other well regarded headphones, looking forward to more info.
Got a promo from ALO, about the Premium InEar Stagedriver 2 and 3, sounded appealing, some good reviews, anyone have any experience?
Enjoying my Onkyo in ears, these have gotten less play than they should have imo.
Also spending a good amount of time with the Westone W4, some with the W3, these are really nice iems. Both being replaced by Westone with new models, W3 available in the approx $150 range, good deal. The W4 hasn't dropped that much, at least not that I've seen them in the $300 range (list about $500), used for $250 or so, probably better deals around. I think at the clearance prices, well worth getting.
Just sayin'
post #18134 of 32910
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Thank you buddy. What do you mean here?

It's my sgs4's annoying autocorrection...

I meant to say that the es700's mids were awesome, sounding natural and at the same time, lush, smooth. The Thinksound's will be an awesome upgrade from it!
post #18135 of 32910

Dsnuts, does the Doppio have more or less bass than the Tenore?

 

Mackem,

 

If you're looking for under $100 IEM, I'd try the Tenore or Gratitude.  Tenore if you want better vocals with less bass than Basso (still enough bass for me), Gratitude if you want better highs, better detail, and slightly less bass than Basso.

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