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I always wanted a Multi BA over ear iem with detachable cables. maybe this is it? should be some improvement from XB90EX :D will wait for the black Friday sales though. I have a hunch the price may go even lower than this... 

 

never mind, I read the description :|


Edited by nihontoman - 11/24/13 at 3:20pm
post #16952 of 25590
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

I always wanted a Multi BA over ear iem with detachable cables. maybe this is it? should be some improvement from XB90EX :D will wait for the black Friday sales though. I have a hunch the price may go even lower than this... 

 

never mind, I read the description :|

Seems the cables are not the only thing detachable...

 

I think you're right though as they are probably not your sound. Maybe slightly less bass that the XB90 lol!!

post #16953 of 25590
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Seems the cables are not the only thing detachable...

 

I think you're right though as they are probably not your sound. Maybe slightly less bass that the XB90 lol!!

LOL! seems like to much BURN-IN wasn't that good...:D

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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post
 

LOL! seems like to much BURN-IN wasn't that good...:D

+1 LOL

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LOL! seems like to much BURN-IN wasn't that good...:D

Translated literally??? lol

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post #16957 of 25590
So, I told my fiancee that I was "checking the IM70's for defects" and got to get a quick impression of the sound without tip rolling/burn-in.

Sound: As my first Audio Technica IEM I am not sure what the sound signature is normally but I will say that this is a very powerful neutral. It doesn't really seem to be lacking in any field but if I had to choose something that was forward a little it would be the mid range. Voices actually work really well on these headphones. The clarity on Adele's Set Fire To The Rain (24/96) was spectacular. The bass is very impactful without being overwhelming. Instead of really choosing frequency it sounds like they tried to create a nice balance of mid and lower bass. Every, IMO, really gels well together. It's not a cold sound. It's more of a warm neutral and it's strong across the board.

Build quality wise: F*** YES! A nice thick non-flat cable! The cord seems very durable. The detachable connector actually took a little pulling to get out so it's locked in there quite well and I didn't feel any pull when I pulled it gentle. The shell is very plastic-y but it feels sturdy enough. Instead of ear guides the headphones have a flexible kind-of memory wire that is about 3/4th of my index finger long to wrap around your ear. I actually prefer that because ear-guides never worked for me.

Accessories: It's definitely no Monster but it does come with a set of Comply T500 (which means the TSX500s I use on the gratitude's will work), regular S M L silicon tips, and a regular pouch. I actually think they might benefit from the triple flange tips monster has but we'll see about that later.

Remember that this is without tip-rolling or burn-in which I won't get to do for a month. I would say I recommend these over everything I currently own and have listened to. I do not regret the money I spent on them. smily_headphones1.gif

Not to mention, and surprisingly, they drive better than the Gratitude's on my Nexus 5.
post #16958 of 25590
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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post

So, I told my fiancee that I was "checking the IM70's for defects" and got to get a quick impression of the sound without tip rolling/burn-in.

Sound: As my first Audio Technica IEM I am not sure what the sound signature is normally but I will say that this is a very powerful neutral. It doesn't really seem to be lacking in any field but if I had to choose something that was forward a little it would be the mid range. Voices actually work really well on these headphones. The clarity on Adele's Set Fire To The Rain (24/96) was spectacular. The bass is very impactful without being overwhelming. Instead of really choosing frequency it sounds like they tried to create a nice balance of mid and lower bass. Every, IMO, really gels well together. It's not a cold sound. It's more of a warm neutral and it's strong across the board.
 

Thank for the impressions! :beerchug: GO ATH!!

post #16959 of 25590
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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post

So, I told my fiancee that I was "checking the IM70's for defects" and got to get a quick impression of the sound without tip rolling/burn-in.

Sound: As my first Audio Technica IEM I am not sure what the sound signature is normally but I will say that this is a very powerful neutral. It doesn't really seem to be lacking in any field but if I had to choose something that was forward a little it would be the mid range. Voices actually work really well on these headphones. The clarity on Adele's Set Fire To The Rain (24/96) was spectacular. The bass is very impactful without being overwhelming. Instead of really choosing frequency it sounds like they tried to create a nice balance of mid and lower bass. Every, IMO, really gels well together. It's not a cold sound. It's more of a warm neutral and it's strong across the board.

Build quality wise: F*** YES! A nice thick non-flat cable! The cord seems very durable. The detachable connector actually took a little pulling to get out so it's locked in there quite well and I didn't feel any pull when I pulled it gentle. The shell is very plastic-y but it feels sturdy enough. Instead of ear guides the headphones have a flexible kind-of memory wire that is about 3/4th of my index finger long to wrap around your ear. I actually prefer that because ear-guides never worked for me.

Accessories: It's definitely no Monster but it does come with a set of Comply T500 (which means the TSX500s I use on the gratitude's will work), regular S M L silicon tips, and a regular pouch. I actually think they might benefit from the triple flange tips monster has but we'll see about that later.

Remember that this is without tip-rolling or burn-in which I won't get to do for a month. I would say I recommend these over everything I currently own and have listened to. I do not regret the money I spent on them. smily_headphones1.gif

Not to mention, and surprisingly, they drive better than the Gratitude's on my Nexus 5.

 

 

That sounds like the AT house sound to me (as of late with its earphones). It's sounds like you're describing a fuller sounding CKN70. So is the sound full and 3-D like?

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

That sounds like the AT house sound to me (as of late with its earphones). It's sounds like you're describing a fuller sounding CKN70. So is the sound full and 3-D like?

I didn't get to use any of my normal testing tracks--because I didn't want a full test done until I could tip swap--but I did listen to ᴇʀɪᴄ ᴄʟᴀᴘᴛᴏɴ & ʙ.ʙ. ᴋɪɴɢ's - ᴋᴇʏ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʜɪɢʜᴡᴀʏ FLAC 24/192 and I can say, due to the way they're recording the song, it sounds like Eric is singing to you from the left and King is singing from the right. While this isn't that great of a test for 3D sound, it is a decent enough test for spatial reference. I would say that the sound is full. I don't know if I want to use the word thick to describe it, because thick always reminds me of the word colored and the sound is quite neutral, but full is a great term; if by full you mean that the sound is filling the whole of the track like a room stuffed to the brim. The awesome thing is during my listen I also tried my hardest to distort it and I didn't get any distortion. I also didn't get any real congestion.

ᴇᴅɪᴛ: ʀᴇᴍᴏᴠᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴅ ᴅᴇғɪɴɪᴛᴇʟʏ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴜᴘʟᴇ sᴇɴᴛᴇɴᴄᴇs. I ᴜsᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴅ ᴇxᴄᴇssɪᴠᴇʟʏ ᴡʜᴇɴ I ɢᴇᴛ ᴇxᴄɪᴛᴇᴅ.
Edited by Vain III - 11/25/13 at 8:02am
post #16961 of 25590
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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post

So, I told my fiancee that I was "checking the IM70's for defects" and got to get a quick impression of the sound without tip rolling/burn-in.

Sound: As my first Audio Technica IEM I am not sure what the sound signature is normally but I will say that this is a very powerful neutral. It doesn't really seem to be lacking in any field but if I had to choose something that was forward a little it would be the mid range. Voices actually work really well on these headphones. The clarity on Adele's Set Fire To The Rain (24/96) was spectacular. The bass is very impactful without being overwhelming. Instead of really choosing frequency it sounds like they tried to create a nice balance of mid and lower bass. Every, IMO, really gels well together. It's not a cold sound. It's more of a warm neutral and it's strong across the board.

Build quality wise: F*** YES! A nice thick non-flat cable! The cord seems very durable. The detachable connector actually took a little pulling to get out so it's locked in there quite well and I didn't feel any pull when I pulled it gentle. The shell is very plastic-y but it feels sturdy enough. Instead of ear guides the headphones have a flexible kind-of memory wire that is about 3/4th of my index finger long to wrap around your ear. I actually prefer that because ear-guides never worked for me.

Accessories: It's definitely no Monster but it does come with a set of Comply T500 (which means the TSX500s I use on the gratitude's will work), regular S M L silicon tips, and a regular pouch. I actually think they might benefit from the triple flange tips monster has but we'll see about that later.

Remember that this is without tip-rolling or burn-in which I won't get to do for a month. I would say I recommend these over everything I currently own and have listened to. I do not regret the money I spent on them. smily_headphones1.gif

Not to mention, and surprisingly, they drive better than the Gratitude's on my Nexus 5.

Nice impressions man. 

 

Do/did you have the MA750? If so, how would you compare them to the IM70?

post #16962 of 25590
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

Nice impressions man. 

Do/did you have the MA750? If so, how would you compare them to the IM70?

Sorry mate but I don't currently own, nor have I listened to the MA750. I'll check around my social circle to see if anyone owns a pair for cross evaluation. biggrin.gif
post #16963 of 25590

How much was the IM70 and where did you order it from? I think I'm getting a pair.

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

How much was the IM70 and where did you order it from? I think I'm getting a pair.

http://cooljapannow.jp/detail.html?KEY=NEOACS-27943

Mine were $117.59 shipped via EMS.
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http://cooljapannow.jp/detail.html?KEY=NEOACS-27943

Mine were $117.59 shipped via EMS.

 

 

thanks a lot. it's already 111 with ems. will wait until it becomes more available and less in price and will grab them. could you please describe how higher frequencies sound? oh and how low profile it is in the ear - could I sleep with them? and one last thing - how are the filters arranged? are they metal mesh or something else?

 

 

thanks again :)

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