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Yes, totally agree with you there gnarlsagan....My DBA-02 MkII has been stashed in my drawer for a while now and I just stumbled on them again while I was clearing the drawer, so I decided to spend some quality time with it. EDM stuff sounds pretty good on it especially after putting on the Ety triple flange tips but I wish the subs could be a few dB higher. Yes, high mid is pretty shouty around the 5kHz region....Anyway deep insertion does actually bring out the bottom end quite a bit.

Btw, what ear tips are you using for the DBA? I actually plan to sell it off but after spending some quality time with it, I think I'm going to keep it anyway biggrin.gif

I don't spend much time listening to the DBA anymore, but I settled on the stock tips after a while. I can get a deeper fit depending on what size I use. Small goes deep while large stays shallow.

I'll never sell them though, since they were my first major iem purchase. According to joker's rating chart they were the best performing iem for the cost, with a 9.2 rating or something like that. Bought them for like $170 which was huge at the time. I was sure I'd never have to upgrade, and I was really content with them for long time. But then the CK10 blew everyone's mind, and things quickly spiraled out of control lol.
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Haha....as always....we all get caught on the upgrade bug on HeadFi.....lol. My ears are very happy....not my wallet though :tongue_smile: 

 

Like you....I have a soft spot for stuff that I like before so I'm not letting the DBA go :etysmile:


Edited by Francisk - 8/13/14 at 12:34pm
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In fact it's so good I am looking for a used pair in the market for 'backup'.

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Just a question, I´m between these ones and the Ety HF5 (actually, Im replacing another HF5s because I lost´em). Is the $80 USD diference in the price tag really worth it? I´m seeing you´re placing the dba-02 above the HF5 in bang-for-the-buck, so I´m very intrigued, since my plan was to just get another pair of the etys, and in most of the direct comparisons I´ve seen, people seem to place the HF5 as the best choice, so I´m only wondering what I´m getting for the extra in the pricetag.
I really like the precision in the response of my last pair, but I think a warmer sound would be a good fit for me (I don´t know abour the soundstage, because I don´t have a way to compare, but I think that would be rather good).
My listening goes from classical to death metal, so flexibility is also appreciated (if it helps, Pink Floyd´s WYWH SACD is my favorite and ultimate listening reference).

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Comparing these to my B2. Think overall I have to favour the B2, I really dislike the MKII cable, it's quite 'sticky' for want of a better word, wraps around itself easily. The smaller form factor of the housing is nice but not a big deal to me.


Sound wise I think they're very similar, never found the B2 all that bright with the comply tips so that's not an issue.

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The smaller form factor of the MKII is important to me because I'm using Etymotic's tri flange tips and in order to have deep insertion for a more linear response, the smaller form factor of the MKII really helps.

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The smaller form factor of the MKII is important to me because I'm using Etymotic's tri flange tips and in order to have deep insertion for a more linear response, the smaller form factor of the MKII really helps.

 

I have changed my mind since that post, prefer the MKII now, hah. I use the comply foam tips, can't use the tri flange tips that came with it because they slide off too easy... used them and the tips got stuck in my ears on removal :S


Etymotic ones different?

 

-edit- found some in a draw, they indeed have a tighter grip on the tip. Seems strange they would include the ones that don't. Still prefer the comply slightly, tame the highs just a bit more.


Edited by marts30 - 10/27/14 at 4:37am
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Yes, Etymotic's triple flange is stiffer and doesn't get stuck in the ear like the Fischer Audio's triple flange. The best part of the Etymotic triple flange is that it doesn't cut any treble but it allows a deep insertion which then will give the MkII a more linear frequency response and a tinge of warmth at the same time. Honestly I've never really enjoyed the MkII until after pairing it with Etymoic's triple flange
Edited by Francisk - 10/27/14 at 7:22am
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Just replaced my Ety triple flange with the Comply T-100 and I must say it sounds amazing....but of course I need a veeeryyyy deeeeeep insertion to make the DBA-02 MkII sing. After finding the sweet spot....it's truly audio bliss all the way.

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