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Those 4.Ai's are sure fabulous looking phones. Little works of art!


And they sound as good as they look!

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Monet details are out: http://fitear.jp/monet/profile/index.html

 

She's (Yes, it's actually a she) a girl who enjoys playing the guitar. No, really. Read her profile. wink.gif

 

Anyways, this is a 4 driver, 3-way, 3 unit CIEM, but it's a little different from the MH334; from the simple pictures on the FitEar site (may change when I see clearer pictures), it looks like it loses the CI low driver (which I like), retains the Sonion 3300 which I also like, and puts in two (instead of one) ED drivers, with separate crossover frequencies and/or possible differences in acoustic impedance. I really like this design approach. It's yet to be known how well it'll work in real life, however, though with the amount of hype FitEar is putting into the Monet, I'm going to go by their track record and say that it'll sound pretty darn good.

 

Monet Sakamoto


Edited by tomscy2000 - 10/23/12 at 3:45am
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Monet details are out: http://fitear.jp/monet/profile/index.html

 

Oooh. You should get me these for my birthday (which happens to be the very day they come out).


Edited by Sinocelt - 10/23/12 at 3:46am
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Monet details are out: http://fitear.jp/monet/profile/index.html

 

She's (Yes, it's actually a she) a girl who enjoys playing the guitar. No, really. Read her profile. wink.gif

 

Anyways, this is a 4 driver, 3-way, 3 unit CIEM, but it's a little different from the MH334; from the simple pictures on the FitEar site (may change when I see clearer pictures), it looks like it loses the CI low driver (which I like), retains the Sonion 3300 which I also like, and puts in two (instead of one) ED drivers, with separate crossover frequencies and/or possible differences in acoustic impedance. I really like this design approach. It's yet to be known how well it'll work in real life, however, though with the amount of hype FitEar is putting into the Monet, I'm going to go by their track record and say that it'll sound pretty darn good.

 

Monet Sakamoto

Where does it say there are 2 EDs inside? the dual mid/low is probably the 3300 though.

 

on the side note, what is jingisukan? I know takoyaki but can't recall any non-japanese dish pronounced similar to jigisukan.

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Where does it say there are 2 EDs inside? the dual mid/low is probably the 3300 though.

 

on the side note, what is jingisukan? I know takoyaki but can't recall any non-japanese dish pronounced similar to jigisukan.

 

Well, of course they won't say that explicitly, but I guessed from the picture here: http://fitear.jp/monet/iem/iem2.html

 

That thing is ED-sized, and from the custom FitEar serial numbers, I know it's the same as the EDs they use in their other products.

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Originally Posted by tranhieu View Post

Where does it say there are 2 EDs inside? the dual mid/low is probably the 3300 though.

 

on the side note, what is jingisukan? I know takoyaki but can't recall any non-japanese dish pronounced similar to jigisukan.

 

Jingisukan -> Genghis Khan. It's something like Korean BBQ with lamb instead of beef (hence the Monglian reference).

 

On a side note, I've been using UE medium tips on my 334s and they're working very nicely. They have a large bore similar to the stock tips but the material is a bit different and they fit me better. They're a good alternative to the stock tips if you don't want the reduced bore size of most other tips.

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Jingisukan -> Genghis Khan. It's something like Korean BBQ with lamb instead of beef (hence the Monglian reference).

 

On a side note, I've been using UE medium tips on my 334s and they're working very nicely. They have a large bore similar to the stock tips but the material is a bit different and they fit me better. They're a good alternative to the stock tips if you don't want the reduced bore size of most other tips.

Thanks biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

 

Well, of course they won't say that explicitly, but I guessed from the picture here: http://fitear.jp/monet/iem/iem2.html

 

That thing is ED-sized, and from the custom FitEar serial numbers, I know it's the same as the EDs they use in their other products.


Can you give a bit info on how they label their drivers? From what I've heard so far FitEar only uses 3300 and ED for their iems?

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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Oooh. You should get me these for my birthday (which happens to be the very day they come out).

 

Not unless he plans to buy one for me too! (it comes out on the 27th, right?)

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On a side note, I've been using UE medium tips on my 334s and they're working very nicely. They have a large bore similar to the stock tips but the material is a bit different and they fit me better. They're a good alternative to the stock tips if you don't want the reduced bore size of most other tips.

 

I'm thinking about ordering some new UE tips to try but I don't see them on their new site.  Got a link or a part number?

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Hi~

So anyone mind filling me in what exactly IS the Fitear Monet?

like a new model similar the the 334 and has a character to go with it?

(I can't read Japanese >.<)

 

Also, you guys referring to the Knowles ED and CL balanced armature drivers?

 

Thanks.

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Okay. I'm getting the Monet. I've already decided. LOL.

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Okay. I'm getting Sinocelt the Monet. I've already decided. LOL.

 

Thank you! So sweet! biggrin.gif

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Okay. I'm getting the Monet. I've already decided. LOL.

That's what I thought when I first saw it.

*Looks at wallet*

Nevermind....frown.gif

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I'm thinking about ordering some new UE tips to try but I don't see them on their new site.  Got a link or a part number?

 

I picked these up at my local shop. The little bag they came in just says "TF10 Eartips". If you look up the TripleFi 10 on Amazon these are the second tips from the right in the tip picture.

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Originally Posted by tranhieu View Post  Can you give a bit info on how they label their drivers? From what I've heard so far FitEar only uses 3300 and ED for their iems?

 

Well, I can only tell you that, prior to their getting custom labels (which was before they introduced the TO GO! line), they clearly used the ED-29689, 33A007, and CI-22955 for their drivers. Once they introduced the TO GO! 334, those drivers were relabeled 122X, denoting that those particular drivers belonged to a particular model. For example, the 335DW uses the model number 1225, the Monet, from what it looks like uses 1221. High drivers (always the ED, except for the C435, which uses the TWFK) are denoted FITEAR-1, mid-low drivers are FITEAR-2. I think they don't use special labels for the CI, and it remains the CI-22955. From what I've seen, the FITEAR-1 has always been the same size as the ED driver. It's possible that they use ED drivers with custom internal damping values and coils to give different impedances, but it shouldn't be too far away from the ED-29689, if at all. They've always used the Sonion 33A007 for mid-lows, so there's no reason to believe that they've changed otherwise with the FITEAR-2. Notice that the typeface on the two drivers in the link are of differing quality etching, meaning they're probably from different companies, namely Knowles and Sonion. I have a 33A007 in my Frankenstein IEM right now, and I can tell you it looks exactly the same as the FITEAR-2, except for the lettering, of course. While the 3300 and DTEC look very similar, they're not exactly alike, and the FITEAR-2 looks more like a 3300 than a DTEC. The only Knowles driver that is the same size as the FITEAR-1 is the ED. Notice, however, that it's a little different from the stock ED-29689, as it has the option for a center vent hole, which is plugged up by solder in the picture.

 

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post  Not unless he plans to buy one for me too! (it comes out on the 27th, right?)

 

Sorry, I don't love you as much I do Sinocelt. Guess that means I'm not getting one for either of you? tongue_smile.gif

 

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Hi~

So anyone mind filling me in what exactly IS the Fitear Monet?

like a new model similar the the 334 and has a character to go with it?

(I can't read Japanese >.<)

 

Also, you guys referring to the Knowles ED and CL balanced armature drivers?

 

Thanks.

 

I don't read Japanese either, but Google Translate goes a long way. wink.gif I translate the text into both English and Chinese (which I find helps fill some of the holes that Google Translate botches in English), and I find that I get about 85% of what most Japanese text is trying to say.

 

As I understand, Monet Sakamoto is a anime character commissioned by FitEar to be the personification of their Monet CIEM. The reason for having that is probably that the folks at FitEar like manga/anime. Figures. The MH334 is designed to be a studio mixing/mastering monitor, and not specifically designed for personal listening use, although FitEar opened it up for consumer purchase. The Monet is designed solely for consumer consumption, and thus is supposed to be tuned to be more emotionally involving. I think anime music was used as an inspiration for its tuning, but I can't be sure of that, as there are limitations to my liberal interpretation of Google Translate. redface.gif

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