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post #20716 of 32864
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

Eric, how does the thinksound on1 reproduce this song?

 

 

Inquiring minds would like to know. :atsmile: 

 

 

That horn, those guitar crunches, cymbals, that voice, tell us the details! (if you may).

 

 

 

 

Let you know tonight, but the On1 is my favorite headphone (right after the X1). It beats the M500 (which I love) handily. 

post #20717 of 32864
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Very good impressions on the AX35 through the first hour. I normally can't stand single BA sets, and the R-50 was way too harsh and shrill for me. This is my favorite in-ear with a BA unit to date.

 

I liked the clarity of the A161P/Somic MH407, but single BA's just don't have enough bass for me. The AX35 slaughters the Hisoundaudio BA-100 too.

 

As far as being labeled neutral, it isn't. The main review of the AX35 here on Head-Fi mentions "huge" bass. I disagree with that. It is nicely lifted, but far from being powerful. The Piston has more impact. The lift is just the right amount that I don't need to add any extra boost of my own, which is perfect.

 

The signature is a slight V. I would have preferred actual neutral, but the slight V works. Vocals are clear and present. Imaging is spot on. They scale with better recordings, and point out most of the flaws in crappier ones. Some rock music can get slightly shrill on distorted guitar parts, but I expect this to improve a little with burn in or the right tips.

 

They seem to work best using triple flanges and shoving them deep into your skull, a la Monster Gratitude style. The stock silicone is meh, and the stock foam is ok, but it dampens brightness, so treble lovers might not be into them. Going to try hybrids and bi flanges later.

 

A comparison between these and the Inearpeace or the Dunu-1k would be nice. If they are on par withe the IEP, at $68, they make the IEP irrelevant at twice the cost. Initial assessment... they are worth up to twice the cost... so far.

Nice first impressions. I hope to see the AX35 and AX30 this week.

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I'm curious how the AX30 will compare to the AX35.

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If I could update my Heaven V impressions, I'd say I'm now in love with the low end, and that synergy with the iPhone 4S is better than with the 5S. I usually don't even mention synergy unless it's really affects my desire to listen to an earphone from a particular source. It's not that it sounds bad with the 5S at all, I just feel the digital crispness of the 5S takes some of the magic away.
post #20720 of 32864
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Curse you Verizon, all Internet dead in my house, called them for mild WIFI problems, their fix crashed everything, including some electrical outage in my house. Stuck using an old cell phone that is ready to crash as well.

oh no, my condolences DOCTORJAZZ,  that is very bad service indeed.  hope they give you some bonus consolation prize for  dealing with that mess

post #20721 of 32864
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

after a few hours of playing, the BX510 Carbon Singulos are becoming smoother, better bass.  most amazing though is their SPEED on highly rhythmic music\

they drive the music and have peaks and crescendos that feel like a live concert. the soundstage is amazing and the music flows through the front of your head

like a wave...the reverb echoes through your whole head...voices come at you from the top and center of a stage....i might not get much sleep tonight.....

the merging of Tenore and Basso sound signatures in these is uncanny....

Thanks for the impressions!  Months ago I posted that I wanted to combine the vocals of the Tenore with the bass of the Basso.  Are the vocals on the Singulos as good as or better than the Tenore?  If so, sounds like a real winner!

post #20722 of 32864
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Thanks for the impressions!  Months ago I posted that I wanted to combine the vocals of the Tenore with the bass of the Basso.  Are the vocals on the Singulos as good as or better than the Tenore?  If so, sounds like a real winner!

VOCALS on Singulos not as smooth or seductive as on Tenores, but thats out of the box. more impressions after 3 day burn in.  but initial impressions of vocals on Singulos

still quite good, bold and emotional tone to vocals, quite nice.  sounded like Tenore vocals before 100 hour burn in on them. vocals layer over instruments quite nicely

post #20723 of 32864
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

VOCALS on Singulos not as smooth or seductive as on Tenores, but thats out of the box. more impressions after 3 day burn in.  but initial impressions of vocals on Singulos

still quite good, bold and emotional tone to vocals, quite nice.  sounded like Tenore vocals before 100 hour burn in on them. vocals layer over instruments quite nicely

Nice description!  After hearing the Tenore, I don't like any IEMs where the female vocal isn't smooth and seductive :D

 

Someone should start the Zero Audio Carbo Singulo and Carbo Doppio thread so that more people can know about this small company that is producing amazing earphones.

post #20724 of 32864
ML mikros90+fiio rh mh1 cable😲...but the thing I want to know about how does the bx-700 compare to the em5813?????
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The cables turn a highly detailed and resolving on ear to a ultra detailed hyper resolving natural doing on ear that has the most beautiful sound😲
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Havi B3 & Xiaomi Piston V2 impressions

 

 

 

Well I received the Piston V2 as well. So now I have the Havi B3, Piston V2 and MHC1 together to compare to my GR07, DUNU DN-19 and Hifiman RE0. First impressions on the Piston V2 are okay. Nothing like the second coming of Christ, and for me not on par with the MHC1, but I will have no problem recommending them to people looking for an ultra affordable in-ear. Build quality is adequate, packaging is very nice and the cable wrap is stylish and original. The sound reminds me of U-shaped budget in-ears like Brainwavz M2. A warm and consumer-friendly sound signature with enough treble detail. Mids are recessed, like many IEMs with this signature. The MHC1 sounds more musical to me, with more micro detail and fidelity. Included tips with the Pistons are terrible and thin, so I used olive-shaped hybrids from my own stash. That really helped to bring out the treble and tamed the boominess. 

 

 

 

The Havi B3 are a disappointment. I made sure to purchase the "Professional Edition", hyped here in this thread. They look amazing and their build quality and packaging promise a lot, but the sound is dark, veiled and low-fi compared to the MHC1 and Piston V2. Mids are very recessed and the treble roll off is significant. Vocals sound distant and the soundstage lacks depth and realism. They sound slow and muddy. I really feel I wasted $60 on these, and that there are much better values to be had out there. They are probably my worst sounding IEM right now, ranking below the Brainwavz ProAlpha, that are actually quite enjoyable. Tip rolling didn't help one bit, nor did burn-in, if you believe in urban myths like those. 

 

To rank my current IEMs:

 

1. Vsonic GR07 CCE

2. Hifiman RE0

3. Sony MHC1

4. DUNU DN-19

5. Xiaomi Piston V2 

6. Brainwavz M2

7. Teufel Fidelity

8. Brainwavz ProAlpha

9. Superlux HD381b

10. Havi B3

11. Audio Sistem E212

12. Kanen KM92


Edited by Negakinu - 1/29/14 at 11:27am
post #20727 of 32864
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
 

Havi B3 & Xiaomi Piston V2 impressions

 

The Havi B3 are a disappointment. I made sure to purchase the "Professional Edition", hyped here in this thread. They look amazing and their build quality and packaging promise a lot, but the sound is dark, veiled and low-fi compared to the MHC1 and Piston V2. Mids are very recessed and the treble roll off is significant. Vocals sound distant and the soundstage lacks depth and realism. They sound slow and muddy. I really feel I wasted $60 on these, and that there are much better values to be had out there. They are probably my worst sounding IEM right now, ranking below the Brainwavz ProAlpha, that are actually quite enjoyable. Tip rolling didn't help one bit, nor did burn-in, if you believe in urban myths like those. 

 

To rank my current IEMs:

 

1. Vsonic GR07 CCE

2. Hifiman RE0

3. Sony MHC1

4. DUNU DN-19

5. Xiaomi Piston V2 

6. Brainwavz M2

7. Teufel Fidelity

8. Brainwavz ProAlpha

9. Superlux HD381b

10. Havi B3

11. Audio Sistem E212

12. Kanen KM92

They may have said they provided the professional version B3, but they didn't. Was it from Geek Fast? They only have the non pro version.

 

You have the enhanced one which I also just got, and it is very much a disappointment.


Edited by bhazard - 1/29/14 at 12:33pm
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Happy that I gave away most of my gears😎.....now to buy new gears😃
post #20729 of 32864
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Happy that I gave away most of my gears😎.....now to buy new gears😃

 

And the award for "iem junkie of the year" goes to....

 

Just kidding mochill. But I wish I had your wallet lol! 

 

What gear do you currently have? And how long do you think the Mikros 90's will last with you?

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The FAD Heaven V (non ageing version) is on sale for $200 on amazon.jpn right now (that doesn't include about $20 shipping from tenso). If it is still at that price on Friday I might get it.

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