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post #20506 of 32858
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer 
~~10 mins in to these Dun Dun Duns, and they are alright, mind wasn't blown by them. Bass is kinda weak sauce, esp. the sub bass, highs are a bit happy pants, hence gets peaky at tymes. More 3D in presentation than the gr07 BEs, but the BEs are more tactile/ visceral cuz it is better textured and more natural in it's presentation. Sub bass/ overall bass is fo' sho better on the BEs. Hmmm now that i think of it the KEF M200s does have a leg up on these DN1000s as in a much fuller sound overall. These Dun Dun Duns kinda sound a bit lean, though not as artificial as BA iems, the timbre still sounds a bit unnatural. Hmmmm......

 

Thanks for the quick comparison. I was planning to get one for a big sale (maybe) when the DN2000 release. I think I'll pass for now. I value naturalness more than 3D. Of course would love an IEM that combine naturalness of voice and instruments with a nice 3D presentation. The other IEMs that I'm looking forward is the Nuforce Primo 8 with their own balanced BA driver and  VSonic's VSD line.

post #20507 of 32858
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

One good Ray Charles song deserves another...less well known, but great, track from Brother Ray (Humble Pie did a great cover)

Great tunes so far, :beerchug:

 

Went through half of your pm'd music, Lovely songs that I wish I heard before.

 

I don't know what's up with Hank William's voice, but I somehow enjoy that awkward ahhh he creates. It's hilarious, but also touching to be honest, it's pretty compassionate as his lyrics are as well.

 

And that 11th commandment was written in stone...

 

Hallelujah!

post #20508 of 32858
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

 I'm more interested int he martin logans though...

 

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IF the martins go down to $80 however, I'm insta ordering it..

 

For $100, I need to wait just a bit more....

 

Yup, a few punks are getting those martin logan mikros 90's. They look to be pretty good, and for the price they have been going for, stupid good.

 

I'm not sure how reputable these guys are, but here's a mikros 90 review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/martin-logan-mikros-90-review/

 

And an m500 review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/kef-m500-review/

 

My biggest concern with the 90's would be the clamping factor. But again, for the prices they are going for, it might be a worthy experiment!

post #20509 of 32858

Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Yup, a few punks are getting those martin logan mikros 90's. They look to be pretty good, and for the price they have been going for, stupid good.

I do agree, the prices on these headphones made me regret purchasing the re700s, more so with the fidelo's previously priced sale...

 

BUT IT IS GOOD! Since these headphones have the warmth in my music that I enjoy. The martins lack it? Well..maybe they're right, but I'll figure that out when I get it...hopefully.

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I'm not sure how reputable these guys are, but here's a mikros 90 review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/martin-logan-mikros-90-review/

 

They're decent in reliability, I think their impressions would be accurate, people were going crazy about the treble and bass on those martins. Wait till they hear my comparo, hohoho...when I get them..

 

Clamping force is also my big concern, but my ears are ready for punishment. 
 

 

from digital trend's reviews, it seems that either...

 

get the martins for highs and lows

 

and from my impressions

 

get the re700s for mids and lows.

 

The highs are pretty good and they never become silibant, but I dont' know if it is accurate...


Edited by vlenbo - 1/26/14 at 2:19pm
post #20510 of 32858
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Originally Posted by magi44ken View Post
 

 

Thanks for the quick comparison. I was planning to get one for a big sale (maybe) when the DN2000 release. I think I'll pass for now. I value naturalness more than 3D. Of course would love an IEM that combine naturalness of voice and instruments with a nice 3D presentation. The other IEMs that I'm looking forward is the Nuforce Primo 8 with their own balanced BA driver and  VSonic's VSD line.

^ No problemo meng, glad my troll drivel was helpful but these DN1Ks really are good and sure bests the Sony XBA-3 that i have heard. If you can i would wait a lil when the dust settles a bit cuz this hybrid/ iem race is just warming up and it seems we are in for crazy roller coaster ride of many many mo' eargasmicnesses.:evil: If you can't waits no mores these DN1Ks is a really good safe choice esp. if you can get them on sale for like $150 or so. But like you i am waiting for the new VSonic lineup as well. Best to do mo' research if you are not in a rush. :)

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Yup, a few punks are getting those martin logan mikros 90's. They look to be pretty good, and for the price they have been going for, stupid good.

 

I'm not sure how reputable these guys are, but here's a mikros 90 review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/martin-logan-mikros-90-review/

 

And an m500 review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/kef-m500-review/

 

My biggest concern with the 90's would be the clamping factor. But again, for the prices they are going for, it might be a worthy experiment!

^ Wonder who that be???

post #20511 of 32858
Clamping force on the MLs is a lot at first...found that to be a negative when I wrote them up. However, the band is metal, and designd to be stretched to fit comfortably. I don't find clamping to be a problem any more. The main problem with fit on these is that they are very finicky as to how you place them on your ears, like an iem that you have trouble getting a good seal/fit on. The slightest shift forward or back change the sound, particularly the bass. When you learn to get them on right, however, they do sound great.
post #20512 of 32858
Has anyone heard of Tye Tribbet, he's a gospel singer, from what I can tell on 1st listen to random tracks)? Got the CD based on some review or other, been playing since the dog walk on my rig (in random play, of course), think he'll be on one of my upcoming posts, WOW!!
post #20513 of 32858
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They do look real nice..I have to give em that. I am very much considering the IM04 or the new Nuforce Primo 8 as an upgrade to my in ears..I keep on saying I will chill with the purchases but new stuff just keeps on rolling into the threads..

Sometimes I envy those guys who leave head-fi for a few years to happily enjoy what they have. Then when it's time, they come back and have a whole new level of audio goodies to choose from and get blown away by. And, they didn't have to spend the years in between in a constant state of lust lol.

I feel your pain...
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^ Pisssssh!!! Where's the fun in that??? :deadhorse:

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You've got a point!!!
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OK, try to make this the last one, didn't post no jazz, this is great jazz that you don't have to be a jazz afficianato to appreciate (the thread/posting is helping me avoid many things I really should be doing...)

post #20517 of 32858
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Beautifully clear and smooth, and then the treble augments everything up the wazoo. Even if people are adverse to treble for that reason it's still worth a try if not for the absolutely polarizing experience of a hallmark phone intended for that particular sound signature. Just wonderful clarity. Everything technicality-wise is pretty good but gets overshadowed by the clarity. Definitely a strong love-it-or-hate it phone.

 

If under any other guise of perfection, the upper-mid and lower treble peaks would be unacceptable, but if you don't perceive it as a live-at-home-with phone and just accept the experience for what it is, it rewards you greatly. Also two peaks - very easy to EQ out, still very clear without them. I can't suspect the THD to be very high. I'd still try EQ even if one's adverse to that sort of stuff, just to understand how it is with and without.

 

Of course the asian/chinese earphone community gushes over them (those who have them) but then again they're trained to be resilent to all things treble I swear. This is one of those cases where I appreciate them too, but from a different perspective.

 

The build is aces, too. My first pair was a bit abrasive near where the cable enters the strain relief - but then again, that was an used unit.

^ But why i gots this feeling that the "Brand Name" worship/ fan boism is A LOT more crazy in those Asian/Chinese earphone communities??? Kinda ironic esp. in China where anti-jpn sentiments are pretty strong yet, peps thinks they have more status cuz they own some fancy Jpn brand names and such same goes for other foreign brands.... Interesting consumerism psychology there, but since i don't read those Asian forums i am just basing this on my personal biases/ past experiences against my own peps is all. :tongue_smile:

 

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 


Have you put them up against the all mighty and conquering K3K's though?

 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Obviously no comparison - those schiit on everything and make flatulent birds out of all of us. The pinnacle of human engineering.

 

But no, not directly.

 

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Well then off you go to HB or wherever. We will expect a 1000 word essay on why mere mortals should not even be allowed to set eyes on them.

 

^ QUOTED!!! I expect dat 1000 word write-up by the end of the day.  IS A THANG NOW. ;)

post #20518 of 32858
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

I'm listening to onkyo's new BT headphone and find it quite delightful

The Voxoa is a pretty good BT 4.0 headphone with aptX. $79 this week in that newegg link. Original price $150

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA21U12U4123

 

This is the OEM for $52

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Super-Deal-wireless-Bluetooth-v4-0-HiFi-stereo-headsets-with-mic-music-bass-noise-cancelling-headphones/315487_932595734.html?spm=5261.7049941.1996153261.169&promotionId=251087006

post #20519 of 32858
I generally have little interest in BT, but I have to admit I've been growing more and more curious about Onkyo's venture into headphones
post #20520 of 32858
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

I didn't unfortunately, but from what dsnuts stated, the yamahas are a bit better than the es700s that I own, but they're about equal to each other in terms of quality. So I can safely assume that these headphones also kick the butt of the yamaha's, but if you want, I'll buy one of those headphones. I'm more interested int he martin logans though...

 

and the 900x...the a900x? Or something else?

Because these already kick the butt of the a900x as well. The mids are smoother, just as lush, and aren't thin sounding or analytical as the a900x. Yet, the a900x has this captivating mid section that sometimes makes me pick it over my other headphones. the bass is tighter on the  re700s, and the highs have more weight to the re700s than the a900x. I'll do a proper comparo against the a900x and es700s later on.

 

IF the martins go down to $80 however, I'm insta ordering it..

 

For $100, I need to wait just a bit more....

looking forward to your comparison of the a900x and if you can get one an ad900x and the new ath re700s you love.  i don't have any of the ath 900 series but have always been curious about them.

DS recommended the es700s to me and i love my used set.  always looking for that upgrade, the holy grail of phones (in that 200 range)

Martin Logan 90s have been available for 60$ on sale at several sources over the holidays   after about 90 hours of burn in mine sound great, definitely not a bass head phone. but nicely balanced and musical!

not electrostatic, and not flat, but tuned for musical enjoyment. highly worthy esp at that price.  leather construction  a plus.  but unique sound sig. not at all like the eph200s or ath phones. 

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