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post #23791 of 32868
Don't have the Basso, have the Tenores,recently got Doppios, good upgrade, but cost more, don't know the budget. (I've been told they combine the best aspects of Bassos and Tenores )
Edited by doctorjazz - 4/12/14 at 8:35pm
post #23792 of 32868
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Hmm, they don't sound like they'd be as bassy..

I'd prefer an upgrade but maybe I'll just order another pair of Bassos.

Have you auditioned the DN1000? I think they are great upgrade from the Basso. I love the Basso but after getting the Dunu, I never felt missing the Basso.
post #23793 of 32868
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Hmm, they don't sound like they'd be as bassy..

I'd prefer an upgrade but maybe I'll just order another pair of Bassos.

Maybe not quite as much bass, but...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/706595/review-ostry-kc06/615#post_10444552

http://www.head-fi.org/t/706595/review-ostry-kc06/660#post_10445329

Sounds like a pretty good upgrade to the bassos to me, yet for the same price as the bassos.
post #23794 of 32868
Good 'ol Big Wreck live. Watch for the awesome guitar solo half way through. Recorded on my lil cam, so not the utmost best sq (but pretty good for a cam!)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OjpptWQSTh4
post #23795 of 32868
OK, quick blurb for now, maybe more later, got a Samsung YP-G70 player, really cheap, about $60 (has been discontinued), added Neutron music player app. This is the equivalent of the iPod Touch (that is, an older model Galaxy phone without the phone). Y'know what? Listened on the Sunday Dog Walk (I'll bore you with the discoveries later on), really nice sounding player! Can be had cheap as is discontinued. Haven't done head on with X3, maybe later, got stuff to take care of, did compare with iPod Touch, similar SQ with stock music player, Neutron really brings it up a notch or 2, really enjoyed it through Senn Amperiors. (I was trying to Google the specs, DA chip, etc, couldn't find info in a short search, but did find options for rooting which are supposed to improve performance further. More later...)
Edited by doctorjazz - 4/13/14 at 8:32am
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CONGRATULATIONS DS on having gone on discover missions and reached the NEW WORLD of sound you really like.  

I hope your explorations continue though, cause the holy grail of sound, is always on th next fed ex truck!!! not....

I'm still listening through ancient RS Hornet for top quality class A mobile performance.....

 

Im sticking for now with my Doppios, On-1s, Singulos (on the move) and new HTC ONE M8.  THE M8 has an amazing

sound system in it and sounds wonderful as a source for an external Dac amp like the d42 Mamba.  Through Poweramp

it really sings....

 

Anyone gotten their long promised LS labs Geek Out yet?  any more e mail updates from them?  is it turning into vaporware?

post #23797 of 32868
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

My Carbo Bassos have finally died and I don't know what to replace them with.

go for the Zero Singulos or Doppios.  Singulos are faster and have wider soundstage, Doppios more texture

amazing tone and details....The Singulos are like a cross between the Tenores and Bassos. happy listening.

post #23798 of 32868
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

go for the Zero Singulos or Doppios.  Singulos are faster and have wider soundstage, Doppios more texture

amazing tone and details....The Singulos are like a cross between the Tenores and Bassos. happy listening.

I was actually looking at those but some said I'd find the bass lacking compared to the Bassos. I really like the Zero Audio stuff.

post #23799 of 32868
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

CONGRATULATIONS DS on having gone on discover missions and reached the NEW WORLD of sound you really like.  

I hope your explorations continue though, cause the holy grail of sound, is always on th next fed ex truck!!! not....

I'm still listening through ancient RS Hornet for top quality class A mobile performance.....

 

Im sticking for now with my Doppios, On-1s, Singulos (on the move) and new HTC ONE M8.  THE M8 has an amazing

sound system in it and sounds wonderful as a source for an external Dac amp like the d42 Mamba.  Through Poweramp

it really sings....

 

Anyone gotten their long promised LS labs Geek Out yet?  any more e mail updates from them?  is it turning into vaporware?

 

I agree. I am not too happy with the LHLabs..While some of the guys are getting their Geek outs. Us backers that help them start the ball rolling gets to wait even longer. That is awesome. What is another month another year in the whole scheme of things for them. In the mean while they shove yet another campaign down our throats the Geek Wave..

 

NOPE. I can't be the only one frustrated that we have to wait what seems to be a year to get what was promised us a long time ago. I know those guys had to go through some growing pains to bring out the product but I will no longer support LH in their continued efforts to squeeze as much money from me as possible.. It seems guys that have some influence ended up getting an EARLY Geek out to start the buzz on them but that does me and many others, who initially took the chance for the product, no good. They can't work fast enough for my liking. Excuse after excuse. The Geeks better be worth the long wait is what my point is. One can be patient for so long before the whole thing just ends up sucking and it is starting to suck.

 

Good to hear you found your sound nirvana in your gears Dr blue. I have as well. For a while I kept on looking at the SE846 as my end all earphone purchase but I doubt my phone purchases will stop after that. It is an addiction that I cant recoup from..Most you guys know what I am talking about.  This being said, I am extremely pleased with my mid fi trifecta being the FX850, IM03 and H3..  If any of you guys want to take the next step up from sub $100-$200 phones and want a clear upgrade, any one of these will do the job..I still think my FX850 is the best phones I own but my IM03 has been steadily growing on me and the H3 amped is one killer sounding earphone. Happy listening fellas and as always. let us know of your discoveries.  

post #23800 of 32868
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Case in point. I just bought a lightly used. L2.. 

 

If I remember correctly the L2s have amazing stage and resolution for portable can..Been looking to get a pair ever since I heard them at RMAF.. 

post #23801 of 32868
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

CONGRATULATIONS DS on having gone on discover missions and reached the NEW WORLD of sound you really like.  
I hope your explorations continue though, cause the holy grail of sound, is always on th next fed ex truck!!! not....
I'm still listening through ancient RS Hornet for top quality class A mobile performance.....

Im sticking for now with my Doppios, On-1s, Singulos (on the move) and new HTC ONE M8.  THE M8 has an amazing
sound system in it and sounds wonderful as a source for an external Dac amp like the d42 Mamba.  Through Poweramp
it really sings....

Anyone gotten their long promised LS labs Geek Out yet?  any more e mail updates from them?  is it turning into vaporware?

hey, Blue...nice to hear you've hit Audio Nirvana, but you'll be back...they always are!!! (insert evil laugh here!). I've got the On1's in my Amazon cart for a while now, haven't pulled the trigger, think I'll finally do it later today (the cart is heavily populated otherwise, have to do my "save for later" trimming before ordering, always a bit traumatic). Enjoy the ride in the meantime...
Was interested in the phone impressions...my Droid Razr Maxx is growing long in the tooth (how long does that take these days, 6 months?), and I've been considering a replacement, the 2 main candidates being the Samsung S5 and the HTC-M8. I know the M8 has "Beats Audio", but that isn't automatically a good thing biggrin.gif. Of course, the 3rd option is to root the aging Maxx, try to get a bit more performance out of it, and hold for a while (the impetus for the latter option is I'm in the small group of Verizon users who is grandfathered in to unlimited data, which I lose if I upgrade. Not sure if it's worth the effort, though, the Maxx is a pain to root. I did it before, and it took quite a few tries to get it to take. It did fine for a while, but and ota update (which I didn't get a notice about, or I wouldn't have allowed it) crashed the phone. I was able to get it replaced under insurance, but didn't root the replacement, which I still use, though it crawls when I use it, really frustrating)
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

 
CONGRATULATIONS DS on having gone on discover missions and reached the NEW WORLD of sound you really like.  
I hope your explorations continue though, cause the holy grail of sound, is always on th next fed ex truck!!! not....
I'm still listening through ancient RS Hornet for top quality class A mobile performance.....

Im sticking for now with my Doppios, On-1s, Singulos (on the move) and new HTC ONE M8.  THE M8 has an amazing
sound system in it and sounds wonderful as a source for an external Dac amp like the d42 Mamba.  Through Poweramp
it really sings....

Anyone gotten their long promised LS labs Geek Out yet?  any more e mail updates from them?  is it turning into vaporware?



I agree. I am not too happy with the LHLabs..While some of the guys are getting their Geek outs. Us backers that help them start the ball rolling gets to wait even longer. That is awesome. What is another month another year in the whole scheme of things for them. In the mean while they shove yet another campaign down our throats the Geek Wave..

NOPE. I can't be the only one frustrated that we have to wait what seems to be a year to get what was promised us a long time ago. I know those guys had to go through some growing pains to bring out the product but I will no longer support LH in their continued efforts to squeeze as much money from me as possible.. It seems guys that have some influence ended up getting an EARLY Geek out to start the buzz on them but that does me and many others, who initially took the chance for the product, no good. They can't work fast enough for my liking. Excuse after excuse. The Geeks better be worth the long wait is what my point is. One can be patient for so long before the whole thing just ends up sucking and it is starting to suck.

Good to hear you found your sound nirvana in your gears Dr blue. I have as well. For a while I kept on looking at the SE846 as my end all earphone purchase but I doubt my phone purchases will stop after that. It is an addiction that I cant recoup from..Most you guys know what I am talking about.  This being said, I am extremely pleased with my mid fi trifecta being the FX850, IM03 and H3..  If any of you guys want to take the next step up from sub $100-$200 phones and want a clear upgrade, any one of these will do the job..I still think my FX850 is the best phones I own but my IM03 has been steadily growing on me and the H3 amped is one killer sounding earphone. Happy listening fellas and as always. let us know of your discoveries.  

I agree on the Geek wait, seems like forever...I jumped in on almost all the things they were crowdfunding in the early excitement, haven't gotten anything yet, though I did get an email late in the week that SOMETHING shipped from LH labs, so maybe I can let you know how it performs (I'm guessing it's the Geek Out, but the notice wasn't specific). I'm in general agreement over the sentiment on the disorganization of the Geek sale, but I'm still leaning towards them, as I expect whatever they are producing will kill anything else in or near the price as far as sound goes...remains to be seen, of course. Pono has Ayre on board in the design department, and they're no slouches in the high end gear arena.

Got a beautiful Spring day...off on the bike, ride through Watchung Reservation with my biking buddy, later...
post #23802 of 32868
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

Good to hear you found your sound nirvana in your gears Dr blue. I have as well. For a while I kept on looking at the SE846 as my end all earphone purchase but I doubt my phone purchases will stop after that. It is an addiction that I cant recoup from..Most you guys know what I am talking about.  This being said, I am extremely pleased with my mid fi trifecta being the FX850, IM03 and H3..  If any of you guys want to take the next step up from sub $100-$200 phones and want a clear upgrade, any one of these will do the job..I still think my FX850 is the best phones I own but my IM03 has been steadily growing on me and the H3 amped is one killer sounding earphone. Happy listening fellas and as always. let us know of your discoveries.  


Agreed in the LHLabs part, i still haven't gotten any updates on my delivery. Judging by reviews and feedback on a the web, the GeekOut will be good, especially considering the price we paid for these, but the wait is just really wearing on my.

I'll be getting a pair of FX850s sometime later on. I've done a little looking(and listening) around and have found them to be my kind of IEMs: Clear with slightly boosted bass. While I did like the IM03(and 04) when I auditioned them at a local Jabens, something about their highs just doesn't sit right with me. Personal preference, but I like mine to be less.... sterile, with a little bit of extra musicality thrown in if possible. So FX850 Woodies it is. Looking forward to them already. :D

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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post
 


Agreed in the LHLabs part, i still haven't gotten any updates on my delivery. Judging by reviews and feedback on a the web, the GeekOut will be good, especially considering the price we paid for these, but the wait is just really wearing on my.

I'll be getting a pair of FX850s sometime later on. I've done a little looking(and listening) around and have found them to be my kind of IEMs: Clear with slightly boosted bass. While I did like the IM03(and 04) when I auditioned them at a local Jabens, something about their highs just doesn't sit right with me. Personal preference, but I like mine to be less.... sterile, with a little bit of extra musicality thrown in if possible. So FX850 Woodies it is. Looking forward to them already. :D

 

Good call on the FX850..Where the IM03 takes care of my detailed neutral end the FX850 takes care of the musical fluid dynamic end of my sound needs. They really are a must own for guys that are looking for music enjoyment more than sound analysis. 

 

I can see where the highs of the IM03 can be a touch forward with the wrong tips..I ditched the stock tips and started using good old Sony hybrid tips and they have balanced out really well with amazing sound layering using Sonys proprietary tips..They are no where near the sharpness of ATs phones past and have great detail in all regions of the Fr..  It is more of a balanced neutral based sound sig so they are the type that grows on a person with more use than an audition unfortunately. The FX850 will have more of a wow factor because of their large stage and big full sound..The real surprising aspect of the IM03 is their bass. Some of the best quality bass for BA I have heard. While not as stout as the FX850 it is very satisfactory, speedy and can get brawny when called for.

 

The highs on the IM03 are actually done really well, I actually like the highs BA on the IM03 more so than the H3 actually. But again it is the type of sound you have to have and go through the paces to understand more so. Tips definitely change the sound up on the IM03 so that is an important factor when hearing them especially the highs.

post #23804 of 32868
That's what I'm saying. I like my music, but unlike most in here I find dissecting it and straining to find details or lack thereof a little tedious. I love musicality and transparency above all else, and prefer to let my music perform instead of recite. As such, I find the IM series a little too away from my preference to my liking. But if I were to rank them by performance alone, I daresay they outperform any of my current phones, and definitely are one of AT's best to date.
post #23805 of 32868
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Them new ATH-CKRs being dual dynamic AT models are interesting as they use large dual drivers for the sound. If AT tuned them like the IM0X series those will be some nicely performing earphones. Look forward to some impressions of those.

 

FX850 is a must own.

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