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there's a couple sets on fleabay

 

Oh waaaayyyne. Get classy and get orderin'

 

I ain't ordering nuttin' more - got some mad-magical-modded 50's on the way! :D

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You mean..those cresyns made my re700s?

 

I AM BUYING THEM!!!

 

 

wayyyyy later...

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OK, gotta get to work, back to listening/comparing the W4 and W40 (it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it)

That brings another song to mind...
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See, look what happens when you encourage me....biggrin.gif
Edited by doctorjazz - 2/11/14 at 7:54pm
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Alrighty Guys time for a first impressions/comparo on....

                                    The AKG K545






(No alcohol of any kind was consumed during this first impressions/comparo)
Anyways, I got these headphones as a lovely gift just a day ago and have decided to write a small first impressions and then a Full On super review.

General Sound



These headphones have a very nice sound sig. that I would say is semi-U/Neutral as there is a slight depression in mids when I compare it to my much fuller sounding cans, otherwise it is amazing at keeping you clutched (well more like nested) in the music as the beautiful highs and forceful lows caress your now warm ears from the absolutely mallow earpads. Otherwise The detailing is great at this stage in it's (I  guess you could say "light") burn-in process of around 60-100 hours with 20 hour check-ups before being fully reviewed. Bass is also very punchy and has great versatility, while mids have the most amazing timbre (it almost reminds me of my now dead HD 439's :[ ) and naturalness to them almost to the degree of my Sextetts (who are in need of a bit of a "remastering", If you will). The highs have great extension and are pretty airy for a closed can, they also are fairly calm. Each band of the FR is in moderation giving it the "Reference sound" that it is advertised for.

Comparison To:



BEYER DT250


I would have to say I'd rather take these with me than the DT's as the AKG's have a better kick to them, as well as a better PRAT. on the Pro. side I would say they are pretty even although the general edge goes to the 250's as they have a slightly more neutral sound to me and have the micro-detailing to back it up, which is to say the 545's do  have mounds of detail, just not in the ways that it would be good for mastering a song or a video. In terms of genre versatility the 545's win because a better edge in overall dynamics, but the 250's pull soft rock, and little bits of hip-hop incredibly well for a neutral can.
SENN. HD439


now most would know me for rallying behind these headphones for a great starter pair and there's alot there for it to work. For example these cans can serve as not only solid pair of beaters, but also as pair of experimental mod pairs, or for critical listening aswell. But, they have died and now I shall let them rest in peace as these have found every way to replace them in terms of sound and comfort (and hopefully modability)
GRADO SR-60i


Now before you say anything, it is a fair comparison because a: the two are currently completed unmodded (well a little intsy bit of modding on the Grados) and b: they both are viable candidates for portable cans. These two are like electricity (Grados) and fire (AKGs), wherein one is fast zappy (tizzy even), and the other is a bit warmer, a bit slower but more "addictive" (Pyromaniacs anyone?). 
great set of impressions and comparisons.
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

I have to say I'm not impressed at all with the pistons. Yeah, for the 21 bucks I paid they are decent but they are nowhere near the claims that they can hang with the best sub-$100 iems let alone the claims that they are better than even more expensive ones. I'll burn them in and do some tip rolling but so far I can't figure on what basis some people decided these are so good when IMO the Deltas are a lot better and the Pistons can't touch any of the vsonic models.

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Around 15th too and I chose the free shipping option on ibuygou coz I new from other people in my country that they had received theirs within 20 days from ordering with the free option.


Hmm, my country sucks. I'm from Romania and ordered the pistons on 11 Jan with free option, still didnt recieved them and I'll have to wait at least one more week as my postal office works only 2 days/week for items outside EU.

I have my VSD1S and I like them, but I think I want a little more bass. Other than that they were good for me, so how are the pistons overall compared with vsonics? I also read all Imagnet hype but I dont trust him so much, he said that pistons are running circles around VSD1S and are almost GR07 level. :)

Also I'm curious if the buttons work with Lumia wp phones, mochill can you give me some info please?

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Hmm, my country sucks. I'm from Romania and ordered the pistons on 11 Jan with free option, still didnt recieved them and I'll have to wait at least one more week as my postal office works only 2 days/week for items outside EU.

I have my VSD1S and I like them, but I think I want a little more bass. Other than that they were good for me, so how are the pistons overall compared with vsonics? I also read all Imagnet hype but I dont trust him so much, he said that pistons are running circles around VSD1S and are almost GR07 level. :)

Also I'm curious if the buttons work with Lumia wp phones, mochill can you give me some info please?

That's the first time I hear of a post office that doesn't handle international packages every day but only certain days.

The pistons aren't that bad with the right tips but definitely aren't on par with the vsonics IMO let alone run circles around them and are definitely not at or almost at gr07's level. So far the Pistons probably remind me most of the brainwavz R1 but with less sub-bass and less peaky upper mids.

Now, I don't say that it's not possible for someone to like the Pistons' presentation more but this will be down to personal preference not based on their technical performance IMO in comparison to the VSD1S.


Edited by kova4a - 2/12/14 at 4:05am
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Cheers kova4a. I think I'll like them, now to wait a little more.

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I'm wondering who stated the Pistons were as good as the GR07? I must have missed that. Or who state the Pistons beat all sub-$100 iems? Then again, it does beat some. And I fend 90 percent of the iems I own are tips dependent and rarely sound the best with its stock tips.

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But for under $30 I haven't heard anything that sounds better than the Pistons. I think it sounds better than the R1 (and I really like the R1).

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But for under $30 I haven't heard anything that sounds better than the Pistons. I think it sounds better than the R1 (and I really like the R1).

I think they are better than the VSD1 and VSD1LE honestly, and I loved my VSD1LE. Sounds awesome modded through my Bravo Ocean, and easily competes/complements with iems in the $99 and under range.

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I think they are better than the VSD1 and VSD1LE honestly, and I loved my VSD1LE. Sounds awesome modded through my Bravo Ocean, and easily competes/complements with iems in the $99 and under range.

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 
But for under $30 I haven't heard anything that sounds better than the Pistons. I think it sounds better than the R1 (and I really like the R1).
I think they are better than the VSD1 and VSD1LE honestly, and I loved my VSD1LE. Sounds awesome modded through my Bravo Ocean, and easily competes/complements with iems in the $99 and under range.
In what way are they modded? I've got a Bravo Audio Ocean and would be keen to know this mod. 😃
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In what way are they modded? I've got a Bravo Audio Ocean and would be keen to know this mod. 😃

Punch in the filter nozzle on the Piston with a paper clip, piece of plastic, etc.. and remove the grey foam inside. Tightens bass a bit and allows more treble extension. You can push the filter back in when finished, or just throw it away.


Edited by bhazard - 2/12/14 at 8:22am
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

In what way are they modded? I've got a Bravo Audio Ocean and would be keen to know this mod. 😃
Punch in the filter nozzle on the Piston with a paper clip, piece of plastic, etc.. and remove the grey foam inside. Tightens bass a bit and allows more treble extension. You can push the filter back in when finished, or just throw it away.
Thank you for the info. Something needs to be done with the bass on these things!
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