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post #25786 of 32862
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Wow two people with fit issues with the DJE1500! Did you use the default tips only Eric? I personally had to use different tips.

This IEM sounds much heavier out of the box, the bass does settle down with use while the rest of the signature blossoms. Were you able to give the IEM any burn in time? With UE tips I find the signature to be bassy but with very good mids and treble and as mentioned a massive sound stage.

Between you and Danny how do you compare this to the Sony XBA-H3? Personally I found that IEM to be even bassier with much less dynamics and a more neutral to recessed midrange.

 

 

 

I didn't swap tips other than what was in the package, dweaver. But to be honest, along with the fit issues the initial sound out of the box (when I got the earphones to sit right for a minute) just left me unexcited. I was like 'meh.' Bass was bloated and boomy, and I had no desire to see how it would blossom with burn-in. I think it's because I've heard so many IEMs recently around that price (costing a little bit more or less like the TE-05, Doppios, M-200, MA 750, Altone 200, IM 70, and now this Havi Pro 1) that wowed me right out of the box. It was kind of like "why even bother to see how it will develop?" 

I think agree with you that the H3 has more bass than the 1500, but the Sony bass was cleaner and more visceral to my ears right out of the box. The 1500's bass sounds bloated and kind of muddy to me. Eventually the H3's bass settled down quite a bit and blends in nicely with the mids and highs (I'm not calling it neutral now, but more balanced sounding, especially with the JVC Spiral Dot tips). You stated you hear the 1500 somewhere between the 7550 and EX1000. Well, I think the H3 is way more impressive to my ears than those two Sonys. Just a matter of preference I guess.

If I may make a suggestion, and if you haven't heard them already, may I suggest you try to get your hands on a pair of Havi Pro I. I know you have written in the past how you like a neutral sound. I generally like my earphones a little (or sometimes quite a bit) north of neutral, but some neutral earphones have been stunning to my ears (Doppios come to mine). This Havi is heading in that direction right out of the box. It has such wonderful neutral sound of clarity for dual dynamic drivers (they are mico-dynamic dual drivers if that makes any difference). The Havi impressed me out of the box. the 1500 didn't. Sorry my friend. 

post #25787 of 32862
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

Yes, Havi B3 Pro I are amazing.  Very neutral and on a borderline of analytical level without being too bright/thin/peaky.  They are slightly warmer and have a bit more bass quantity than my HP150 (similar to HP100), just not as airy sound as those Soundmagic cans.  It's also interesting how they separated 4 wires in a ribbon cable fashion instead of a typical twist/braided.  You do need a good amping to get the best out of these, though they sound excellent from LO of X5 with E11k in low gain (don't need too much power).

:beerchug:

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I have a pair of Rockets coming in and am enjoying the heck out of the DJE1500 so am planning on taking a break from buying anything else for a while. But the Havi do look interesting :-) The 1500 bass settles down with use as well but I have to admit if I had not been able to easily return the H3 I would have definitely left them to cook a good long while versus just selling them used and taking a huge loss. I really liked the MDR7550 though and as you have stated your prefer the H3 to them and the EX1000 so it stands to reason you won't like the DJE1500 then. Same for Danny, the very things he preferred the H3 over the 1500 are the reasons I prefer the DJE1500 over the H3 LOL.

 

OK, I feel better as it's clear we have 3 people who just hear things differently.

 

Eric, if you haven't shipped the 1500's back yet, try the UE tips and see what you think. They made quite a difference for me especially over the default tips balancing out the sound. Sony tips also change up the sound but would probably be way to dark especially with a brand new IEM as it would just accent and exaggerate the bass even more.

 

Finally did you both just use the default cabling? I learned to appreciate the default cable but can see where for some it would just be to big and help cause fit issues. in my case I just couldn't stand the sound loss I was getting from my UE900 cable and my first android cable so lived with the default cable for the sake of the music. But now that I have a high quality android cable that works as well (actually maybe as smidge better) than the default cable, I will likely only use that original cable when using my desktop rig.

 

Anyway, I wish you both happy listening :-).


Edited by dweaver - 8/14/14 at 1:25pm
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Very cool - @ericp10 has B3's and CKR10's on the way!

 

Now, can anyone tell me that this song (Dire Straits Water Of Love) doesn't sound awesome on whatever new headphones or iems they are enjoying???

 

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Excellent tune indeed smily_headphones1.gif. My 1500's are singing.
post #25791 of 32862
I used a few cables including spc and silver but it was the housing that I couldn't get use to. Not sure why since they have a nice shape. Sound is good and I enjoyed it.
post #25792 of 32862
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So I hooked up the E11K to my DX90.. First iem of course it has to be my Doppios. And the sound???

 

 

Fiio pulled a rabbit out of their hats. This amp sounds GREAT!. WAY better than the older E11. Like a good 2 tiers above the old E11. WOW. Call me impressed. These have nothing to do with a $60 amp. Lol.

 

Amazing what your $60 get you now a days for sound. This thing is powerful too. Will report back with some more impressions.

 

Tried it out with my SRH1540 and my L2. Both sound stupendous out of this little amp. Got my H3 in my ears..Again driven with clear authority..I wouldn't be surprised if this thing can drive 300 Ohm cans with ease..It doesn't have the stage or the transparency of my greater amps but I can't possibly see how it gets better for this price range. Props to Fiio. The value is crazy on this one.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/14/14 at 7:36pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

So I hooked up the E11K to my DX90.. First iem of course it has to be my Doppios. And the sound???

 

 

Fiio pulled a rabbit out of their hats. This amp sounds GREAT!. WAY better than the older E11. Like a good 2 tiers above the old E11. WOW. Call me impressed. These have nothing to do with a $60 amp. Lol.

 

Amazing what your $60 get you now a days for sound. This thing is powerful too. Will report back with some more impressions.

 

Tried it out with my SRH1540 and my L2. Both sound stupendous out of this little amp. Got my H3 in my ears..Again driven with clear authority..I wouldn't be surprised if this thing can drive 300 Ohm cans with ease..It doesn't have the stage or the transparency of my greater amps but I can't possibly see how it gets better for this price range. Props to Fiio. The value is crazy on this one.


How is it compared to iCan Nano, which is much more expensive?

post #25794 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

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.

I'm going to start that thread when i am ready to post my comparative review of all the Zero Audio phones (well at least five of them that are available).

probably in about a week or so. glad you are having the same idea of a Zero Audio Thread. thanks to DSnuts actually for the original idea.

I do look forward to your "comparative review of all the Zero Audio phones". When can we expect it? Thanks, and good luck! :tongue_smile:

post #25795 of 32862
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Originally Posted by pokenguyen View Post
 


How is it compared to iCan Nano, which is much more expensive?

I have a Micro. Desktop amp which is IFIs best amp so it is operating on a different level as far as sound is concerned. ICAN is my favorite amp and has more stage separation and has a reference quality of transparency, the 3Dness of sound even without the 3D eq is amazing. This being said. I loved what I was hearing from the E11K last night. I had a hard time believing it is a budget amp. The ICAN is $250 and the E11K is $60..

post #25796 of 32862

Man, they have the Philips Fidelio L1's on Amazon for $134.95.  I can't think of a headphone right now that's better at that price.

post #25797 of 32862
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Man, they have the Philips Fidelio L1's on Amazon for $134.95.  I can't think of a headphone right now that's better at that price.

How about the underrated Yamaha HPH-200 for $80? wink.gif I think they are fantastic sound wise! though the L1 are supposed to be good too. Obviously way better built.

...not on Amazon though($150 there), at sheetmusicplus.com
Edited by Ap616 - 8/15/14 at 12:33pm
post #25798 of 32862
Hmm, I paid about the same for my l1 shipped and taxed to Norway and was still underwhelmed........

Only good about them to me is build and and comfort. Soundwise they leave a lot to be desired.
Edited by peter123 - 8/15/14 at 12:34pm
post #25799 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Ap616 View Post

How about the underrated Yamaha HPH-200 for $80? wink.gif I think they are fantastic sound wise! though the L1 are supposed to be good too. Obviously way better built.

...not on Amazon though($150 there), at sheetmusicplus.com

 

Use coupon code WELCOME10 for an additional 10% off at sheetmusicplus.com.

post #25800 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

So I hooked up the E11K to my DX90.. First iem of course it has to be my Doppios. And the sound???

 

 

Fiio pulled a rabbit out of their hats. This amp sounds GREAT!. WAY better than the older E11. Like a good 2 tiers above the old E11. WOW. Call me impressed. These have nothing to do with a $60 amp. Lol.

 

Amazing what your $60 get you now a days for sound. This thing is powerful too. Will report back with some more impressions.

 

Tried it out with my SRH1540 and my L2. Both sound stupendous out of this little amp. Got my H3 in my ears..Again driven with clear authority..I wouldn't be surprised if this thing can drive 300 Ohm cans with ease..It doesn't have the stage or the transparency of my greater amps but I can't possibly see how it gets better for this price range. Props to Fiio. The value is crazy on this one.

Holy Mojo, that is great news!  i look forward to hearing how EllK sounds compared to Cayin muscle pedigree parts amp! and fee fi FO iFi,

60 bucks is way less than 260 by 200$ Filo must be saying  "I CAN do it cheaper...

 

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