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post #21406 of 32903
I don't have the first pair anymore, as I had them replaced due to a cabling failure. I could perceive some difference in the bass response from my first pair but kept thinkin it might've have just been me, as after all, it'd been about a month since I last heard the first pair. I just couldn't shake the feeling and talked to ShotgunShane about it, and he too felt like there was a difference between the bass response between the two pairs he'd heard (in that it'd been attenuated, perhaps to address the "incoherence" comments).

The one caveat is that both of our conclusions are formed upon auditory memory, which tends to be shaky at best. I feel fairly convinced that there's a difference however so take that as you will. I believe Muppetface wrote up something about how AKG tends to tweak their phones, so perhaps there's some credence to it all.

I wouldn't think that there's anything substantively different between your pair and mine, and it just boils down to origin of manufacturing, and had they been stamped "made in Austria" you'd likely be none the wiser
post #21407 of 32903
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Earphones with remote like the Pistons, you have to pull the plug out slightly to get full sound with certain sources.


I have this problem with Piston on NFB-11.32, but not on any other sources.

post #21408 of 32903
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Originally Posted by journeyy View Post
 


Oh gawd are the Pistons really that ugly? They didn't look like this in other pictures :/

 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


Color temperature on that picture is off. Probably the yellow flash.

^ LoL what V man said, it was dark and my lighting was schiit so had to flash that mofo real gud. :veryevil:

 

These Pistons looks gorgeous, really well built but really light as well.

 

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Tried some pads I had laying around loose, couldn't get them to fit on the Mikros...any suggestion of pads I can try if I have to get some? Still feel I need more bass to these things, bass needs to be "felt" at least a bit imo. It's a pity as these cans do everything else so terrifically...

There ya' go doc, their pads should be the same as the one i pad over pad mod my set with. There is a like-new used set with free ship over $35, but if you have prime it's free ship regardless no??? For $5 it is worth a try tbh.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0055L6EPY/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

 

A used $10 set.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B008P8FGZ8/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

 

Don't blame me if the pads ain't the same. LoL But they are from the same brand, and judging by the pics they should be the same.

 

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Originally Posted by ebrian View Post
 


I had the same problem with certain setups when using Monster Gratitudes.  To get the full sound on my work computer, I had to hold down that button.  Same thing on my laptop.  I wonder if it's because of the 3rd stripe on the plug.  They worked normally everywhere else.

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Earphones with remote like the Pistons, you have to pull the plug out slightly to get full sound with certain sources.

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post


I've noticed this with most of my earphones with remote and my desktop source only. I don't think it's the same with daps but not positive on that.

^ What Danny said, i noticed this last night when i plugged the Pistons into the big audio jack of my Audinst with the 3.5mm adapter, when fully plugged in the sound is hollow/ very off, but when pull slightly out it then sounded normal, kinda wear but it is what it is. haha

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

 

Coming at the end of the month:  review of this new audio invention that supplements headphones with full body bass experience.

^ nuff said......

 

... hope you don't plan to fly with that thing on. LMAO :triportsad:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post


Yeah, I managed to score this pair for a little under $100, brand new, shipped on eBay. Due to some reviews I was actually kind-of worried that it wouldn't have that bass hit of some of my other headphones, but it's got bass in droves. I'm really hoping that if I leave it for a couple hours the bass will calm down because right now it's like a kid at Walmart. It doesn't really 'overshadow' the mid-range, but you can definitely tell it's creepin. On another ... I love the way Violin's sound on this. So I'm calling a V that hopefully turns into a slight U.

^ Congrats meng, seem like a sweet score for $100. :beerchug:

post #21409 of 32903
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

 

^ What Danny said, i noticed this last night when i plugged the Pistons into the big audio jack of my Audinst with the 3.5mm adapter, when fully plugged in the sound is hollow/ very off, but when pull slightly out it then sounded normal, kinda wear but it is what it is. haha

It's all Apple's fault and their stupid audio standard for smartphones and mics.

 

You need an adapter like this and it works fine on any earphone/headphone where you need to "pull the plug out a bit":

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-3ring-4pole-4conductor-3-5mm-to-3-5mm-converter-adapter-Gold-Plated-/160982292127

post #21410 of 32903
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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post


Incoming Fanboying from Eric. I'll go ahead and say, yeah.

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Yup. He's gonna say "no brainer yeah".

 

 

Nope. I'm not going to say anything but use the force (and oh, my signature says it all already)...lol

post #21411 of 32903
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

It's all Apple's fault and their stupid audio standard for smartphones and mics.

 

You need an adapter like this and it works fine on any earphone/headphone where you need to "pull the plug out a bit":

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-3ring-4pole-4conductor-3-5mm-to-3-5mm-converter-adapter-Gold-Plated-/160982292127


It works fine in all my DAP sources though, just has that problem with my desktop rig and it only affects the big plug that has the 3.5mm adapter on it, works just fine outta' the regular 3.5mm jack on my audinst MX1 strangely.

 

But yeah when it doubt BLAME APPLE for all the problems. :ksc75smile:

post #21412 of 32903
OK, latest arrival, Dunu DN1000 (box says it's the "ultimate quality hybrid"-very exciting)...my UPS guy must think I'm going into business, Actually, with everything that has come recently, I still don't have a hybrid...UNTIL NOW. Gonna unbox, listen a bit, relax, burn later (Heaven V on the burn plate now). Packaging good, lots of goodies included, tips, loops, those rings. The case seems to be a copy of the old UE TF10 case, metal, looks just like it. (side note-the case for the Heaven V is outrageous...looks like a cigarette case from the 1940's. I feel like I have to pull out a smoke on a cigarette holder when I use it. Doesn't feel big enough to hold the headphones, though).
OK, gonna chill....
post #21413 of 32903
Before I do, thanks for the links, SF! popcorn.gif
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caracara08, any initial impressions on the K3003K?

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H20 got started on a dedicated thread for the new T-PEOS:  the H-300

http://www.head-fi.org/t/704417/t-peos-h-300-3-way-hybrid-impressions-and-appreciation-thread

post #21416 of 32903
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

caracara08, any initial impressions on the K3003K?

 

I was at work this whole time and was listening through just one ear so I could answer the phone with the other.  It is brighter than what I am used to (HD650) and has more top end than the Noble 6.  It seems a little less smooth than the N6 up top but of course, has more sparkle.  Ill let it run in some more and listen before I go to sleep. 

 

:) So far it really can draw comparisons to what I think I remember of the HD800 but we all know how auditory memory is.

 

edit: I love the fit.  Its a breath of fresh air after huge monitors like the N6.  I really wish it didnt have the mic though.  I feel it weighs that side down and seems to get caught in my shirt.  


Edited by caracara08 - 2/7/14 at 7:34pm
post #21417 of 32903
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

^ Congrats meng, seem like a sweet score for $100. beerchug.gif

beerchug.gif Just trying my best to not fanboi 'dem
post #21418 of 32903
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

Nope. I'm not going to say anything but use the force (and oh, my signature says it all already)...lol

 

Good enough! The force is with you after all lol

post #21419 of 32903

HOLY CRAP who said these Piston are not bassy needs to get shot!!! I am talkin' about that IEM dood. LMAO

 

This thing is at bass cannon levels but has pretty good clarity/ micro details as well, very similar to the NuForce NE-700X like Danny said but those NuForces is less mid bassy and more sub bass oriented. These are wayyy too warm/ mellow even for my basshead liking.

 

The LQ Quadbeat 2s sounds better than these Pistons tbh cuz their bass is more balanced along with the rest of the sonic spectrum. These Piston ain't living up to their hype for me, cuz they give off that cheapo conventional bass cannon effect no matter which tips i use. 

 

Used Sony hybrids, UE tips Danny has, MH1Cs, DUNUs etc etc etc.

 

Sony MH1Cs still bests these Pistons in overall refinement despite they are kinda warm as well. These Pistons are not even close to the level of the VSonic VSD1s for me.

 

They are decent but is pretty over hyped, but should be good for exercise use, etc not for serious listening.

 

Maybe i have just gotten too uppity to appreciate cheapos. haha :bigsmile_face:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
But i doubt it. :tongue:

Edited by sfwalcer - 2/7/14 at 8:24pm
post #21420 of 32903
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

 

Used Sony hybrids, UE tips Danny has, MH1Cs, DUNUs etc etc etc.

 

Try any double flanged tips? I bet they would control/lessen the bass somewhat.

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