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post #241 of 3760
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Originally Posted by bmiamihk View Post

Then from what you are saying is that you cannot handle bass.


Perhaps!

post #242 of 3760

I've pulled the trigger on those, so in about 3 weeks I'll give my impressions

now, the hard long waiting

post #243 of 3760

JFYI, photos of the FitEar MH335DW are now out in public:

 

http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle/articles/1205/12/news009.html

 

If you can read Japanese, you can see the MSRP. I'm not printing it here for fear of heart attacks.

post #244 of 3760

One hundred sixty eight thousand dollars what the ****?

post #245 of 3760

It's in Japanese Yen, 168k yen is about 2.1k dollar.

post #246 of 3760
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Originally Posted by koonhua90 View Post

It's in Japanese Yen, 168k yen is about 2.1k dollar.

 

Which is still a metric f***ton of money. : P

 

Still, I hope FitEar opens up more to the idea of selling their custom IEMs abroad. I know several head-fiers who would order them over any other company's stuff. Their quality is just off-the-charts.

post #247 of 3760
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

Which is still a metric f***ton of money. : P

 

Still, I hope FitEar opens up more to the idea of selling their custom IEMs abroad. I know several head-fiers who would order them over any other company's stuff. Their quality is just off-the-charts.


I'm sure price would be tamed if FitEar decides to sell it abroad. Well, I would pay for them even if they are even more overpriced in my country, but just lack the funds... 

post #248 of 3760

At the Tokyo Fujiya Headphone Festival, I bought the TG334's (apologies I mis-labeled them as MH334 universals). After a 3 hr listening session to them today, I take back what I said about it not suiting the Kenny Login's Footloose soundtrack. It handled it rather well. Other comments remain. Although the treble peaks aren't as high as Merlin's I'm actually liking the more mellowed trebles now. Almost sounds more "realistic".

 

I think Muppet said it was like the Stax SR-009's of IEMs and I do somewhat agree.

 

My setup today was off the iPad3+CLAS+Rx Mk3 :-

 

TG334.jpg

 

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Hi all, I must say that I've not followed this thread much as when I first got into CIEMs last year, I couldn't understand why FitEar would charge so much in comparison to UE, UM, etc. & just assumed that it was typical overpriced Japanese brand. I didn't pay any attention to it till now that the Fujiya Avic Headphone May Festival is round the corner and heard there may be some sales on the MH334 universals.
So today (an hr ago, & I'm still in the vicinity typing this away at the closest Starbucks before I forget!!), I popped my head into Fujiya to have a listen at these UIEMs to see what the fuss is all about.
Whilst commuting to Fujiya, I was pretty much listening to my UM Merlins off my DX100 most of the day. I asked for the MH334 universals & spent a short but good 20-25 mins listening to them. For the immediate reaction (i.e. first 10 seconds), it was like, meh...these are warm and somewhat treble recessed. But of course judging within 10 sec is the silliest thing anyone would do & I had just popped the Merlin's off my ears.
What cam after was a jaw dropping awe. So the treble extensions aren't what I'm personally used to (Merlin's & Ed8's for a start) but then the soundstage, the imaging, & the detail all 3 hit me at the same time! The soundstage was not just w-i-d-e but deep too! And instrument separation & placement also clearly defined. I closed my eyes & I felt like I was in a hall with the stage something like 10 row in front of me. The vocals were coming from the front rather than inside my head.
Ok,my noobness about to show here but I felt like I was listening from a tube amp - warm, natural. But this is off my DX100 & I didn't think earphones could even present such kind of sound since usually it's the amp that does it.
The bass was pretty much approaching the Merlin's; which I highly respect, but didn't think BA's could get to that level. So that impressed me too.
One thing though, I will say that at least to me, these IEMs aren't all genre. I listened to Bill Joel's The Stranger & Just The Way You Are (24/192 FLAC ripped off my recently purchased SACD), Buena Vista Social Cub (24/96), & Dave Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk (24/192) & they sounded brilliant. Switching over to Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow & Kenny Login's Footloose, the MH334 didn't do too well in my ears. But I think the MH334's are most comfortable with Jazz & some rock (if you classify Billy Joel as Rock). I wished I tried some Classical but didn't have time.
I should say something aout the fit. These things are big. But their isolation was better than my CIEM Merlin's. In fact for my left ear I was a little concerned it was sucked into my ear canal. I actually tried putting it on 3 times. But once in,they were comfortable. The workmanship was impeccable (but that's to be expected from Japan wink.gif). To be honest, I probably prefer to save some ¥¥¥ & dispense of the Pelican-like durable case.
I usually try not to get too excited & try to present what I hear more calmly but with theMH334 off the DX100, it was hard not to get excited - especially as presented initially, I had no enthusiasm with FitEar at all. This has been a surprising but pleasant trip. Now I'm curious if they will have these on some kind of sale in the Headphone Festival in May.
post #249 of 3760
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

At the Tokyo Fujiya Headphone Festival, I bought the TG334's (apologies I mis-labeled them as MH334 universals). After a 3 hr listening session to them today, I take back what I said about it not suiting the Kenny Login's Footloose soundtrack. It handled it rather well. Other comments remain. Although the treble peaks aren't as high as Merlin's I'm actually liking the more mellowed trebles now. Almost sounds more "realistic".

 

I think Muppet said it was like the Stax SR-009's of IEMs and I do somewhat agree.

 

My setup today was off the iPad3+CLAS+Rx Mk3 :-

 

TG334.jpg

 


Seeing the Merlin's extension isn't really the most there is, do you consider the MH334 to be somewhat dark sounding? Or somewhat similar to something like the W4 or IE80's extension? 

post #250 of 3760
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Originally Posted by Jeremypsp View Post


Seeing the Merlin's extension isn't really the most there is, do you consider the MH334 to be somewhat dark sounding? Or somewhat similar to something like the W4 or IE80's extension? 

 

It's not the Merlin's extensions aren't really there. You meant to say the 334's extensions aren't there instead? In my 1st impressions I wrote few weeks back, yes I did think the 334's sounded dark somewhat. Now purchasing them and listening to them for about 3 hrs, I'm probably more inclined to think they're more neutral. I don't really know what the W4's and IE80's sound like to be honest, I've not tried those.

 

I feel the TG334's are more "true" and less "glitzy". But still the detail and imaging is fantastic. 

post #251 of 3760
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

It's not the Merlin's extensions aren't really there. You meant to say the 334's extensions aren't there instead? In my 1st impressions I wrote few weeks back, yes I did think the 334's sounded dark somewhat. Now purchasing them and listening to them for about 3 hrs, I'm probably more inclined to think they're more neutral. I don't really know what the W4's and IE80's sound like to be honest, I've not tried those.

 

I feel the TG334's are more "true" and less "glitzy". But still the detail and imaging is fantastic. 


I meant to say the Merlin's extension isn't quite like the ER-4, DBA-02, Mage etc. I see, thanks for the opinion! 

post #252 of 3760
@AnakChan, how would you compare the vocal presentation of the FitEar's versus the Merlin? Which has more forward or intimate vocals?
post #253 of 3760

I'd say vocal on the FitEar's TG334 definitely has more dimension. Especially jazz like Diana Krall's, Jacintha, etc.

post #254 of 3760

You guys have got me asking people I know in Japan if they can buy these and ship them over for me.  I'll report back if someone can!

 

I really need to stop ******* up my money.

post #255 of 3760
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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

One hundred sixty eight thousand dollars what the ****?

 

I Google Translated because the page was filled with Japanese and it translated it to 168,000 USD and I assumed it was correct.

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