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post #23176 of 26061
Its very extended and I'm not joking when I say that...the only thing missing for it to reach fx850 level is bass textures and efficiency 😁😲😜
post #23177 of 26061
Zee midrange is the best I heard as well and the sound beats the te-05 in balance.but I only have 13hrs on them and will give better comparison when they 100hrs like the te-05 and then I'll burn in the doppios also for 100hrs and compare all 3😁
post #23178 of 26061
Hey, took the JVC's off burn, >100 hours, sound quite different than it did pre break in. I'm not gonna gush, not my style, but these things are the real deal. I know the new Beck HDTracks download is controversial (gotten my earful from some angry Head-Fi'ers), but, sheesh, track 2, X3->National->JVC 850 playing a few minutes ago. Boy, if this is a bad sounding download, I don't think I could stand how beautiful the better sounding recordings of this are. At any rate, enjoying these in my frist post burn in, got the Sony H3 on the burn in station now, see how they fare (ane the ATH-IM70 up for the station after that, burn, baby, burn!!!!
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That is an incredibly expensive amount of stuffs being given some time and impressions. Thanks for doing it.

post #23180 of 26061
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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post
 

Currently I'm in Taiwan for an exchange.

They have loads of audio-stores here, and the best thing is; you can try them all!

They're just hanging there, from a few NT dollar to thousands of NT dollars.

Felt like a kid in a candy store. Got the chance to compare several much talked iems side by side (i.e. the VSD1, VSD1S, UE600 etc).

Found myself favour the VSD1, I've already got the VSD1S, but I felt like the VSD1 didn't have such a prominent midbass bump.

 

The ATH-CKM500 were on sale for around 1200 NT (30 euro), very tempted to buy them. What do you guys think?

I mainly listen to alternative/indie rock. (Radiohead, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys,Muse etc).

I've already got the Pistons here, which are great, but too V-shaped for my liking. I use an EQ to emphasize more on the guitars (midrange). 

Btw, bought a pair of Altec Lansing MZX106W because I forgot the pistons while I was travelling. They're **** (veiled with no detail whatsoever), but not as much as I expected, some average consumer basshead could actually like them.

 


(sorry for the bad picture, but you'll get the idea)


You can get them almost everywhere. I'd try out something more unique, like do they have the new radius iems?

post #23181 of 26061
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@ ericp - I've just placed an order for the IM70 from AccessoryJack. Thanks for your PM's and impressions over the past few weeks which ultimately led me to purchasing them :smile:

I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! :D

 

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

 

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?

post #23182 of 26061
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I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! :D

 

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

 

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?


Depends what you are after

IMO on a technical level they are both equals

 

X1 = more midbass, more polite treble

AD900x = less punch, more aggressive treble/female vocals

post #23183 of 26061
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You can get them almost everywhere. I'd try out something more unique, like do they have the new radius iems?

 

Ok, thanks, I'll take another look around. I usually tend to avoid everything that has written bass on it, as I'm afraid for products a la Beats.

post #23184 of 26061
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Ok, thanks, I'll take another look around. I usually tend to avoid everything that has written bass on it, as I'm afraid for products a la Beats.


They have lot's of stuff in Asian market that westerners can't get, so I'd use the chance :D

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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! biggrin.gif

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?

I'll try my best, despite being quite unfamiliar with audiophile descriptions. I had to cancel my IM70 order with Accessory Jack though, as they had none in stock. I'm going to order from Kakaku or Tenso but I need help with how to use Kakaku. I also need someone to tell me how you get Kakaku and Tenso to mark the item as a gift to reduce the chances of customs charges.
post #23186 of 26061
Playing Kanye on the main system, Yeezus, very cool, the production, samples/backgrounds as i mentioned earlier, are amazing (know I'm going to get flack...wouldn't mind getting flacs, but never mind...). I'll post Dogwalk Discoveries later, had a nice walk.
I'll do a bit more listening to JVC's later...suppose it has its own thread to post on, tend to be centered here (not that here is so centered, but that works for me, LOL)
Later...
(still to be delivered...Fostex...may take forever to come to B and H Photo, no big rush, though.
just delivered...AT IM70, in the on deck burn in circle)

Oh yeah, the reason I posted in the first place...became a Pono backer, $300 level, now wondering if I should go for those signed versions for $100 more. Not really worth it, probably, though may have more resale later (though I never do seem to resell anything, just collect junk). It would be easy if the Neil Young was still available, that disappeared really fast, so did Crosby Stills Nash (with and without Young). Not too interested in signature versions from most of the other artists who have been offered, with the exception of Herbie Hanckock, though he probably won't have the resale value of, say, Metallica. Decisions, decisions, probably leave it as is. Won't see any of this until the end of the year (if they don't fall behind schedule, which seems to be what often happens), X5 is on the way, other high end DAPs, Decisions, Decisions (repeating myself, must be having Kanye in the background doing that all the time).

OK, Kanye post, enjoy (or hate, or ignore-most likely-whatever your preference)
post #23187 of 26061
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! biggrin.gif

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?

I'll try my best, despite being quite unfamiliar with audiophile descriptions. I had to cancel my IM70 order with Accessory Jack though, as they had none in stock. I'm going to order from Kakaku or Tenso but I need help with how to use Kakaku. I also need someone to tell me how you get Kakaku and Tenso to mark the item as a gift to reduce the chances of customs charges.

Check with Accessory Jack before you cancel...I thought something was wrong, emailed last week to find out, got the IM70 2 days later, I'd contact them first.
post #23188 of 26061
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Check with Accessory Jack before you cancel...I thought something was wrong, emailed last week to find out, got the IM70 2 days later, I'd contact them first.

Nah I already have. I got them to cancel it a few days ago as they told me they sent out the last ones on Saturday and wouldn't get any in stock for around 2 weeks but they hadn't even had confirmation from audio technica yet.
post #23189 of 26061
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I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?

 

Here's some impressions I gave another via PM:

 

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They are both awesome headphones. Both are incredibly comfortable, although I might give the slight edge to the X1's in that departement (they stay firmly on the head, whereas the AD900X's can slide around a bit).

 

SQ wise, it really comes down to what is more important to you. Bass = X1. Mids = AD900X.

 

Bass: X1 by a fair margin. Great bass. Adds weight and fullness. I love the X1's for trance and electronic music, and also music like Two Steps from Hell, because that seems to have a lot of low end stuff going on as well. The bass on the AD900X is nice though, especially when paired with an amp like the Fiio E12. If I hadn't heard the X1's, I'd be happy with the bass of the AD900X.

 

Mids & Highs: mids more forward in the AD900X. Highs more elevated in the AD900X. Never gets sibilant, but can sometimes get a bit "honky". The X1's are a bit more V shaped, so the mids sound more recessed in comparison, but they don't actually sound recessed to me. The highs of the X1's are still detailed, but not as prominent (which works a bit better for me). The X1's make for a more fun and less fatiguing listen. Where I really like the AD900X though is for vocals and movies due to the mids being more forward.

 

Soundstage & imaging: AD900X seem wider. The X1's seem not as wide, but deeper and more layered, probably due to their more V-like signature. The imaging of instruments is less precise with the AD900X.

 

I would have to say that overall for the music that I listen to (trance, electronic, rock, progressive rock) and for my preferences (ie more bass, not leaning towards brighter) I prefer the X1's. I never tire of them. But when I watch TV (ie vocal shows) and movies, I love the AD900X's because of the more forward mids and also the wider soundstage.

 

A couple more points:

 

- the X1's sound good off of either my C&C BH or Fiio E12 amp. The AD900X's sound good off of my E12 amp, but a bit to "loose" off of my C&C BH amp. So the X1's seem to sound good off of anything.

 

- the AD900X has a long, thick and non-replaceable cable. I won't get another headphone that doesn't have a replaceable cable.

 

- the X1 pads are non-replaceable. Although I don't think that I will ever get another headphone with non-replaceable pads, I am glad that this didn't stop me from getting the X1's. I did the sock mods to protect that pads, so hopefully that's good enough.

 

Regarding detail/clarity from listening to the 3min mark of this song...

 

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So that was interesting. I abc'd between the AD900X, X1 and Mikros 90 (which are very resolving).

 

They all seemed to have a lot of separation, clarity and detail. The main difference is that with the X1's, the piano and guitar are quieter. The details are there, but you have to listen more for them. With the AD900X's, the piano and guitar (and vocals) are more forward, so louder and more prominent, and the guitar really seems way over to the extreme right of the stage (very wide stage). It sounded awesome on all of the headphones, but I'd have to say that for that song, I found the AD900X's to be the most engaging.

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Just my $0.02,have the ML, don't have either of the others, but I do have the A900x, closed version of the AT. I tend to like closed more than open phones (in the minority here), liked them a lot. Haven't heard them in a while, put on Mikros or Shure 1540 when I listen over/on ear,(even the mighty Senn 650 fights for head time, and only gets it occasionally), but bass good, fun sound, think they can be had for relatively little these days. Not home, try to pull them out later and update.
Edited by doctorjazz - 3/16/14 at 12:25pm
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