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post #346 of 4414
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post


Has anyone compared the two yet?

 

I think the announcement has come up as a surprise!! I was having dinner with some ppl in the industry (no names mentioned, leave it up to your investigatory skills) this evening and in the middle I received  PM from  fellow member/industry member (no names mentioned again ;-)) about the TG111's and it definitely was a surprise announcement. No doubt in preparation for the Fujiya Portable Show in July 7th. Think this is another "must demo" case.

post #347 of 4414
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post  chances are the 111 will be an uber-comfortable ER4...

 

Just to qualify my earlier statement:

 

ER-4Sカスタム、これくらいできればEtymotic Research様にもお許しいただけるかしら?... on Twitpic

 

Another interesting picture:

 

@i__t こんなん出ましたけど(笑、また怒られるな)。... on Twitpic


Edited by tomscy2000 - 6/25/12 at 8:34pm
post #348 of 4414

Thanks tomscy for those pictures! That tube looks so damn sexy!

Wonder if they are going to make more of these universal versions, having heard the TG334, I'm really looking forward to that.

 

I had some chances to try out the TG334, few weeks ago and then last week.

One of the first thing that stroke me was these have more bass than I expected! There are a lot of mid-bass, the low-bass is not quite as clear but it is there and go down pretty deep from my impression. It is fairly fast with that amount of bass, not slow at all, also very punchy, but not snappy like the K3003.

The treble is very smooth, no sibilance at all, very pleasant to listen to, I'm not sure how well it is extended up to the top though, but it is there. It doesn't have the sparkles or lively energy, but I didn't find anything missing, except for the nasty sibilance.

 

The midrange is the meat of TG334 for me, it is slightly warm, quite forward but not in-your-face type, extremely clear and still manage to have the neutrality. What also great about its midrange is the excellent imaging, pretty much all vocals (male & female) sound lovely through the TG334. To my ears the bass and treble can sound a bit flat compare to the mids (maybe because it is bassy and the treble is a bit too smooth).

 

Soundstage and imaging are aspects that custom IEM have a clear advantage over universals, or at least that is the case for me. And oh god I think the TG334 managed to overcome that, the presentation, the sense of space,... come very close to my Miracle! The Miracle has a laid-back mids, which gives a sense of the soundstage very extended horizontally, left & right, but sometimes not quite accurate in portray the layers of music. On the other hand, with more forward mids, the TG334 sound more "complete", the vocal, the instrument seems more accurately presented, it is forward when it should be (well, I need more testing to clarify this though, take it as a grain of salt). The soundstage of the TG334 feel like more rounded, the space has layers, depth, width, though not as deep as the Miracle, the height on the TG334 was better presented.

 

A big plus for TG334 is how well they can cover a large range of music, good recording of course sound amazing, but stuff like pop sound great with them as well, rock was also not bad at all. This probably because they are not very revealing, they sound very smooth yet still retain good dynamics.

 

The TG334 is definitely amazing, but I wish it has a bit tighter bass and a bit more sparkles in the treb. Is the MH333 sound anything like that?

post #349 of 4414
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Originally Posted by nhat_thanh View Post  That tube looks so damn sexy!

 

Check this out: http://lockerz.com/s/219875135

The precision of these tubes is really something else.

post #350 of 4414
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

chances are the 111 will be an uber-comfortable ER4...

 

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

 

Just to qualify my earlier statement:

 

ER-4Sカスタム、これくらいできればEtymotic Research様にもお許しいただけるかしら?... on Twitpic

 

Another interesting picture:

 

@i__t こんなん出ましたけど(笑、また怒られるな)。... on Twitpic

 

Thanks for that, looks definitely interesting. I wonder if they're meant to be worn with a similarly deep fit.

post #351 of 4414
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

 

Just to qualify my earlier statement:

 

ER-4Sカスタム、これくらいできればEtymotic Research様にもお許しいただけるかしら?... on Twitpic

 

Another interesting picture:

 

 

now I know what's inside the 111~~~

post #352 of 4414
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The caption in the picture even says that Suyama-san respects and admires the accuracy of the ER4; I think the earliest remolds FitEar ever did were of the ER4.

 

EDIT: Just saw your post, James...

 

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post  Thanks for that, looks definitely interesting. I wonder if they're meant to be worn with a similarly deep fit.

 

FitEar's mantra isn't for a deep fit; their customs are characteristically shallow-fitting, so I see no reason why this would be made for a deep fit. Of course, this issue now is whether or not the correspondence of the graphs means that the 111 has to be inserted deeply just like the ER4 in order to achieve the same response in testing, meaning that the true, shallower fit will introduce some high frequency distortion. Perhaps the titanium sound tube is meant to correct that, I don't know, but I guess there are concessions to be made for a more comfortable fit sometimes. I think the ER4 is brilliant, but I abhor its fit.


Edited by tomscy2000 - 6/26/12 at 2:23am
post #353 of 4414
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Introducing the FitEar TO GO! 111...

 

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Source: http://www.facebook.com/fitear


Looks like fitear is starting to pump out more universal ver. of their customs. I'm sure something like the TOGO! 333 will eventually be out... 

post #354 of 4414
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Originally Posted by Jeremypsp View Post


Looks like fitear is starting to pump out more universal ver. of their customs. I'm sure something like the TOGO! 333 will eventually be out... 

'cos from the recent Fujiya May Headphone Festival, there was interest from overseas.  They're on the works on having distributors in US and SE Asia. With universals it's much easier to sell to the global market.

post #355 of 4414
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

'cos from the recent Fujiya May Headphone Festival, there was interest from overseas.  They're on the works on having distributors in US and SE Asia. With universals it's much easier to sell to the global market.


So it begins.... 

post #356 of 4414

The 333 are THE earphone for the person who values a bit more treble sparkle but equal bite across all frequencies. Impact is one thing they do well, but it takes no precedence over proud details, but not the screeching kind you can get with some earphones. The 333 opened my eyes. If FitEar come out with the 333 in a universal shell, watch the sales hit the roof. ToGo334 is amazing, don't get me wrong, but it has more flavour in it for the vocal and percussion crowd, while the 333 has a slightly more easy-to-swallow presentation for most everything. The MH334 (and I assume ToGo! 334) were designed by a famous producer in Japan named Harada Mitsuharu, hence the MH designation.

 

He helped tune the MH series and I think the end product is nigh on perfect. It may be the best sound I've heard at any price for a slightly mid-tipped sound. The 333, however, is my favourite. But I can't get beyond the details in string plucks and low-voiced percussion of the ToGo!334. Floored I am, and unable to complete reviews of other earphones as I CANNOT get these out of my ears. And that is from someone who prefers a slightly higher-voiced earphone.

 

So, imagine my desire for a universal 333.

 

FitEar right now have NO competition from anyone. No one is spending the same amount of R&D to make a perfect product. I am saying strong things here, but all you have to do is plunk the thing (massive as it is) in your ears to understand it. It takes just a few seconds, that's it. Amazing. The use of metal in the pathway, and as FitEar have always done, the glueing of drivers internally, and lacquering layer by layer till the shape forms, is perfect attention to detail. 

 

I may have my full review up soon, I may not. It is so hard to write when all I want to do is listen. 

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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post

Are the 333s that good. You're the second one to say that ... Shigzeo also said they are his favorites as well.

 

By the way, Musica Acoustics will be or are selling these things. I saw them in their office (as I take photos for them recently). I don't know from when they are selling them or not. Maybe now. I'd hit up Dimitri to ask. These are worth it, though they are very very dear.


Edited by shigzeo - 6/26/12 at 6:14am
post #357 of 4414

I'd buy the TO GO! 333 in a heartbeat despite owning the TO GO! 334 already.

 

I have a contact who will help me buy Japanese customs by acting as a middle man for some of the these companies, so I'm also considering getting a full-on CIEM from FitEar. As much as I'd like to get the Private 333, I'm more drawn to the Private C435.


Edited by MuppetFace - 6/26/12 at 7:00am
post #358 of 4414
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I'd buy the TO GO! 333 in a heartbeat despite owning the TO GO! 334 already.

 

I have a contact who will help me buy Japanese customs by acting as a middle man for some of the these companies, so I'm also considering getting a full-on CIEM from FitEar. As much as I'd like to get the Private 333, I'm more drawn to the Private C435.


Come on! Don't add another one to debate, 333, 334, 435s, 111s, my head is spinning. (This is a joke)

 

I just hope they will all be there to try at the show on the 7th.

post #359 of 4414
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

The 333 are THE earphone for the person who values a bit more treble sparkle but equal bite across all frequencies. Impact is one thing they do well, but it takes no precedence over proud details, but not the screeching kind you can get with some earphones. The 333 opened my eyes. If FitEar come out with the 333 in a universal shell, watch the sales hit the roof. ToGo334 is amazing, don't get me wrong, but it has more flavour in it for the vocal and percussion crowd, while the 333 has a slightly more easy-to-swallow presentation for most everything. The MH334 (and I assume ToGo! 334) were designed by a famous producer in Japan named Harada Mitsuharu, hence the MH designation.

 

He helped tune the MH series and I think the end product is nigh on perfect. It may be the best sound I've heard at any price for a slightly mid-tipped sound. The 333, however, is my favourite. But I can't get beyond the details in string plucks and low-voiced percussion of the ToGo!334. Floored I am, and unable to complete reviews of other earphones as I CANNOT get these out of my ears. And that is from someone who prefers a slightly higher-voiced earphone.

 

So, imagine my desire for a universal 333.

 

FitEar right now have NO competition from anyone. No one is spending the same amount of R&D to make a perfect product. I am saying strong things here, but all you have to do is plunk the thing (massive as it is) in your ears to understand it. It takes just a few seconds, that's it. Amazing. The use of metal in the pathway, and as FitEar have always done, the glueing of drivers internally, and lacquering layer by layer till the shape forms, is perfect attention to detail. 

 

I may have my full review up soon, I may not. It is so hard to write when all I want to do is listen. 


So that means the 334 will perform very well for vocals and acoustic guitars? And I'm thinking the 333 has the much brighter sound? Which would you say has more bass? 

post #360 of 4414
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post


Come on! Don't add another one to debate, 333, 334, 435s, 111s, my head is spinning. (This is a joke)

 

I just hope they will all be there to try at the show on the 7th.


Just memorize all the model numbers, and you will be fine xD. 1st number for crossovers, 2nd for unit, 3rd for drivers. 

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