actually , i had a chance to get both K3003 and Fitear 334 and i find they own totally different sound signature . AKG K3003 is much brighter than fitear 334
3003 sound more analytical than 334 , but the fitear 334 is smoother than 3003 and better coherance just like nhat_thanh said however ............ i prefer fitear334 than 3003 because 334 is really smooth , i rarely find any flaw during whole song ......Fitear 334 is really the best universal IEM i ever heard
Is that really what nhat_thanh said? Looking back at nhat_thanh's post again, all he said about the K3003 was: "The K3003 is nice, but they have flaws to my ears"
But, hey, like I said only a couple of days ago in a different thread:
"...although both K3003 pairs I've owned have had a wonderful and distinct DD bass type sound --with excellent extension, BTW-- I did not then, and do not now, hear the coherence issues described by some people, an issue that, curiously enough ---as is VERY often seen on Head-fi--- only seemed to become apparent once a single member happened to mention it, a member who is quite influential on HF (and seems to have a rather strong following, not unlike that of Joker), with plenty of credibility, but someone who, in my view, clearly did not test the K3003s properly, and in less than ideal circumstances, coupled with what I personally found to be a (strong) bias against AKG, which is now owned by Harman. From that point onwards, it seems that almost everyone who now listens to this IEM --and has come across such views-- has got to say that there are so-called coherence issues. Perhaps there really is some kind of coherence issue after all, but I can't help thinking that the way it's been 'discovered'/'detected' AND described by some in the last few months is not only far from accurate, but often rather exaggerated. It's as if ---and I'm sorry to be so blunt--- mentioning such issues one gained more credibility, much like those who tend to use plenty of audio terms to appear credible, knowledgeable & experienced."
In case anyone is wondering, I have no issues whatsoever with anyone finding flaws with the K3003s. I have issues with those who are too easily influenced by other members and who will spread someone else's views or try to make them their own. I did not get that impression from nhat_thanh, hence my asking him to post his honest take on the AKGs on one of the active K3003 threads.
And then to have a Member of the Trade (from Musica Acoustics) tell us "The TG334 is the best currently earphone that is in existence now" when they obviously have a vested interest in selling this product --and obviously have not tried all top-tier phones themselves-- is a bit TOO much for my liking, and something I strongly object to and feel should not be allowed on HeadFi, at least not on a dedicated IEM thread --- this is NOT the Sponsors' forum. This is a disservice not just to other ordinary HF'ers, but to visitors of this site, those who do not register but keep an eye on these forum threads.
For those who don't know, no, the K3003 is not my favourite IEM, nor am I wanting to sell my pair. My favourite IEM currently is the Piano Forte IX. I personally was more interested in the TO GO! 111 than the To Go! 334 even when I can afford the latter, but that's not the point of this post.
Apologies for the rant and apologies to cutieboy1428 if he feels this was directed at him personally -- it was NOT.
Edited by music_4321 - 7/20/12 at 2:17pm