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working on review of the ultimate bass headphone accessory BASS ALIVE

 

for those who can't get enough body slam in their phones... this may be the answer..

stay rested and ready..

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What is that thing and is it for real, lol.

It's drblue's birthday! Happy Birthday Drblue!
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That thing could be great for movies or casual gaming.
"Should we just strap a subwoofer to our backs?"...
"Sure, why not?"
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Looks so comfortable and useful :rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

just a personal discovery, but might help the guys who only heard Dynamic drivers and ar vary of balanced armatures because of alleged bass light sound. I just heard Sony XBA -1 the one with 1 BA unit and I was like - holy **** this sound bassier than some of my dynamic driver iems :/ yeah, there was no 20hz rumble, but many dynamics struggle with that. so yeah, I guess I need to get me a pair of some good BA driver iems, preferably with detachable cables...:rolleyes:

Thanks for bringing that up nihontoman.


I finally managed to get one of the rare Philips SHE9900 single BA and wow talk about bass. The box does say bass enhanced:etysmile: ( Tuned Bass System )

Funny enough dragging out the box, in two places it is pointing to the cable splitter spot  for that " Tuned Bass System ", perhaps some sort of resistor in there or????.

 

A bit source dependent for sound, that comes with the BA territory, but the bass is something else. Comparable to Dynamic type like many of the posts in the dedicated 9850 thread state, yeah that thread is weak... No idea why they did not get more traction when they came out. There's that sort of sterotype with BA's a least I had that, as ear shredders, these are nothing of the sort.

Can be worn both ways also.

The bore can flex around allowinfg for a better fit.

 

 The only comparable ones around that are easily available are the SHE9850. I may get one of them also as a spare plus to confirm 100% the same.

 

 

9850 is 12 ohms. Then the next very quick ( limited?) release bumped up the ohms on the 9900 to 16ohms for some more volume headway

 

They both look awesome also not that we can look at them while on.

Anyhow something else that got overlooked for someone to consider.

Do with it what you will.

I know what i usually grab for a walk.

 

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Edited by nick n - 6/26/14 at 6:31pm
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Thanks for bringing that up nihontoman.


I finally managed to get one of the rare Philips SHE9900 single BA and wow talk about bass. The box does say bass enhanced:etysmile: ( Tuned Bass System )

Funny enough dragging out the box, in two places it is pointing to the cable splitter spot  for that " Tuned Bass System ", perhaps some sort of resistor in there or????.

 

A bit source dependent for sound, that comes with the BA territory, but the bass is something else. Comparable to Dynamic type like many of the posts in the dedicated 9850 thread state, yeah that thread is weak... No idea why they did not get more traction when they came out. There's that sort of sterotype with BA's a least I had that, as ear shredders, these are nothing of the sort.

Can be worn both ways also.

The bore can flex around allowinfg for a better fit.

 

 The only comparable ones around that are easily available are the SHE9850. I may get one of them also as a spare plus to confirm 100% the same.

 

 

9850 is 12 ohms. Then the next very quick ( limited?) release bumped up the ohms on the 9900 to 16ohms for some more volume headway

 

They both look awesome also not that we can look at them while on.

Anyhow something else that got overlooked for someone to consider.

Do with it what you will.

I know what i usually grab for a walk.

 

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

Yeah, the she9850 was a pretty good iem sound-wise with great looks and great comfort. It was my gym iem for a couple of years and I probably would still have it if I hadn't lent it to a friend who lost it in under 2 weeks. And yeah, at a time when most BA iems were notorious for being lean in the bass department it was one of the good examples that a single BA can handle its bass.

 

As far as I know the she9900 was mostly the same sound-wise and that's why it probably didn't get much if any attention. Coz at the time it was released it was something like 200 bucks and the she9850 could be found for under 100 - I remember I bought mine for something like $65. And also the vsonic gr07 was already out at the time for like 160 bucks and was getting all the hype. Also most people on a budget would still buy something like a sennheiser cx300 or get into the overhyped klipsch s4 fad.

 

IMO aside from the sennheiser ie7, which was clearly better but way more expensive, it wasn't until the gr04 flagship that I heard something better in the sub-$100 range. Well, aside from the altec lansing im716, which had a pile of issues on its own starting from being the hardest iem to drive in existence without being moded. On the other hand, the im716 was one of my first head-fi purchases and crazy good and I still have 2-3 pairs lying around and the thing was that it made the she9850 sound veiled, muddy and congested and could be had for like 30 bucks. Anyway, the mention of she9850 and 9900 brings back a lot of memories but honestly nowadays it's full of better iems, although if you're looking for a more mid-centric sound like these philipses and the old shures there will still be only a handful contenders in this price range with the meelec a161p in the front.


Edited by kova4a - 6/26/14 at 7:51pm
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Pulled Ue900 off burn in rig, about 15 hours or so, opening up nicely (I know, my brain is opening up...bout time, is all I can say). More body, bass not the strongest ever, but adequate. Soundstage and detail are great...think these are another keeper. Think I'll sleep on it, resume burn in tomorrow. Definitely up there in the iem world IMO smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

What is that thing and is it for real, lol.

It's drblue's birthday! Happy Birthday Drblue!

 

Happy Birthday drblue!

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Happy Birthday drblue!

Aye! Happy birthday Blue! Hope your days are filled with audio bliss!
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Kova: glad I stirred up some memories:ph34r:, there's something about them driven off the Ihifi820 that does it for me. No idea how they compare sonically to the 9850 for sure as afr as subtlties but you would know more than me. Agreed though with all the newer stuff around hard to justify another spare :) but I'm an idiot sometimes.

Those damned CKR9.... better get a price drop soon.

 

Happy Birthday Mistuh Brue!


Edited by nick n - 6/26/14 at 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

Kova: glad I stirred up some memories:ph34r:, there's something about them driven off the Ihifi820 that does it for me. No idea how they compare sonically to the 9850 for sure as afr as subtlties but you would know more than me. Agreed though with all the newer stuff around hard to justify another spare :) but I'm an idiot sometimes.

Those damned CKR9.... better get a price drop soon.

 

Happy Birthday Mistuh Brue!

Yeah, lots of memories. For instance, for the newer members it will be hard to comprehend what was the iem market jus a few years ago. There weren't new bang for the bucks iems coming pretty much every week. ClieOS was the iem guru and joker was just starting his reviews of mainly cheap stuff. There was no Dsnuts and no discovery thread and even after it started it took quite some time before this thread turned from a few good cheap iems recommendations to what it is now... The Head-Fi Off-Topic and Random Chat Thread + some occasional audio gear discoveries :D . The performance you get now from the best sub-$100 iems was something that you could get for few hundred bucks. The RE-0 was considered the best $100 iem and now probably most people in this thread wouldn't like it because of its lean low end and even it originally cost like 200 bucks. The iem market has changed so much for the past couple of years it's just insane. 

 

As far as the difference between 9850 and 9900 - I just remember that at the time someone compared them and said there wasn't much difference, especially one that warrants paying more than double for it. In the end she9900 never got widely available, kept a high price and that's probably why it just never got any attention. 


Edited by kova4a - 6/26/14 at 9:33pm
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that little XBA - 1 made me open up amazon and search for BA iems :D there is this interesting Green house GH-ERC-DMS double BA iem, wonder how that sounds. I haven't seen any reviews around here...

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that little XBA - 1 made me open up amazon and search for BA iems :D there is this interesting Green house GH-ERC-DMS double BA iem, wonder how that sounds. I haven't seen any reviews around here...

Well, I remember a while ago there was this new guy praising them. Supposedly they are a dba-02/b2 OEM design, which even if partially true means that most people on this thread will probably find them a bit too analytical and unforgiving.

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, I remember a while ago there was this new guy praising them. Supposedly they are a dba-02/b2 OEM design, which even if partially true means that most people on this thread will probably find them a bit too analytical and unforgiving.

I'm kinda interested in that sound signature actually, so I might take a plunge. Just need to make suure there are no better alternatives at that price range. Also, the Final Audio Design heaven II seems inyeresting...
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The "new guy" was actually @kiteki making new accounts since s/he was banned. Just spewing out info. smily_headphones1.gif

Link to the Green house guy HERE
Edited by MrEleventy - 6/27/14 at 7:02am
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