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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Listening to the soulful tune on my Doppios. Don't know if it gets much better.



Those Doppios are incredible now. Only BA that gives them a run for the money is the V now.
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Burn them in for about 3 days and the treble isn't that sharp anymore

I had over 100 hours on them. Still harsh. Now, they weren't harsh for you is a good thing. We don't share the same experience.
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Those Doppios are incredible now. Only BA that gives them a run for the money is the V now.
 

So then do we get an updated impressions on how the Doppio sounds against the TE-05? Regardless of armature or dynamic they seem to be of the same approach both being straight barrel, Japanese made phones seeking a well balanced, detailed, transparent sound for a mid-level price.

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So then do we get an updated impressions on how the Doppio sounds against the TE-05? Regardless of armature or dynamic they seem to be of the same approach both being straight barrel, Japanese made phones seeking a well balanced, detailed, transparent sound for a mid-level price.

 

 

Hmmm? You ask for so much from me jant71 ...............lol 

 

 

Let's see, I just had the Doppios in my ears yesterday, and today I have the TE-05 with me. Source: DX50 as usual.

 

- TE-05 has a wider sound stage with some mega sub-bass for a balanced/reference sound earphone. 

- It takes more power to drive the TE-05

- TE-05 is one of the fastest dynamic drivers I've ever heard in an earphone. Mochill was correct when he stated awhile back its sound hybrid-ish (dynamic for lows with BAs for mids and highs). It's amazing to my ears this is just one dynamic.

- TE-05 is not recommended for those who need deep isolation. Noise will seep in on public transportation, but it can do okay. This earphone is best, however, in a quiet room and/or quiet environment.

- Doppio shine in mids (so those the Fosxtex, but the ZA is more refined...please do not take that as me saying that the TE-05 isn't refined). Vocals are very lush and liquid in the Doppios. I think only the V might beat the vocals in what I've heard from a universal BA earphone.

- Doppio has some great bass (especially sub bass), but it doesn't go as low as the TE-05. TE-05 is the clear winner.

- Doppio is the more refined between the two. The combination of aluminum, carbon fiber, and brass helps the Doppio reproduce some of the most realistic horn instruments I've ever heard coming out of an earphone. The sound is more intimate, but not up close and in your face like the SM3 was.

- Interesting that some have argued that BAs need no burn-in, but the Doppio virtually had NO bass to my ears until after about 30 hours of burn in. The difference is so blaring that it's hard to believe this is the same earphone. The BA-200 still sounds the most dynamic BA to my ears, but the Doppio is not far behind. The Doppio, however, is the most transparent, clear, and detailed earphone between the BA-200 and ZA. 

 

Now, with all that typed, the TE-05 and Doppio sound nothing alike, so it's like comparing apples and oranges. Both, however, are good to the listening palate in my opinion. The Doppio is going to isolate better though. It sit in deep (the deeper the fit the better it sounds).

 

I use small-medium UE900 tips with my Doppio to get a good deep seal. I was using the large UE900 tips with the TE-05, but since the bass has opened up I've switched back to the TE-05's large stock tips. I like the stock tips on the TE-05 and V.


Edited by ericp10 - 2/26/14 at 8:01am
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^^ nice descriptive comparison. Thanks for that!
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Sup guys,

 

Well, it looks like I'll be taking a plunge towards the XBA-H3. Can anyone guide me to where would be the best place to purchase these at? I see them on Amazon, but is there anywhere else I can get them for cheaper? I'm in the US...

 

Thanks

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Another thing is the cable is so smooth and nice it never tangles 😎...and sound still is amazing..😊
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Awesome comparisons Eric. Spot on.

H3's can be bought from Adorama for $349. I haven't seen them in stock anywhere else for cheaper.
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Awesome comparisons Eric. Spot on.

H3's can be bought from Adorama for $349. I haven't seen them in stock anywhere else for cheaper.

 

And the jvc fx850's are going for the same price on amazon japan. Which begs the question.....!

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

Sup guys,

 

Well, it looks like I'll be taking a plunge towards the XBA-H3. Can anyone guide me to where would be the best place to purchase these at? I see them on Amazon, but is there anywhere else I can get them for cheaper? I'm in the US...

 

Thanks

I did a quick search and it's $348-$350 everywhere (Amazon, Adorama, BHPhotovideo, Crutchfield)

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Awesome comparisons Eric. Spot on.

H3's can be bought from Adorama for $349. I haven't seen them in stock anywhere else for cheaper.

 

Thank you DannyBai ....
 

Did you break down and order the woodies? I probably will on Friday.

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And the jvc fx850's are going for the same price on amazon japan. Which begs the question.....!
That's a tough choice indeed.
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Thank you DannyBai ....

 
Did you break down and order the woodies? I probably will on Friday.
Not yet but I just might by Friday as well. Resistance is failing.
post #22483 of 32875

I wonder if its cheaper for tenso if 3 or 4 are ordered at one time and then when they get here, ship via usps.

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I wonder if its cheaper for tenso if 3 or 4 are ordered at one time and then when they get here, ship via usps.

 

 

Cheaper, yes, because they can consolidate the shipping, but not a huge savings.....

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I wish both the H3's and the FX850's were smaller. I like to use my iems a lot outside or at the gym, and I doubt that I would be able to do so with either one. I find lighter and smaller profile iems to be so much better for that. For instance, the vsd1's are so light that they stay in well, they do not stick out of my ears like bolts, and when not wearing them, I can leave them hanging from the shirt clip without hardly noticing them. All of my better sounding iems are huge and heavy monstrosities in comparison. So I'm waiting for one of you guys to discover something that sounds as good as the H3's and FX850's, but in smaller and lighter form factor. The AKG 3003's come to mind. The only problem is that they are $1300 lol. Edit: I just read that the 3003's don't have a replaceable cable. What were they thinking?


Edited by waynes world - 2/26/14 at 11:18am
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