Originally Posted by average_joe
Thanks for the info.
Sorry to hear about your issues, but I am sure ACS will take care of you as they are a top rate company! Let us know when you get it back.
yea, they've been the best or even say fastest CIEM manufacturer at the time being, it only took them something like a week and abit to get it back to me
i sent it to the local distributor on a friday nite, they sent it back to ACS for me on monday, then its back with me on the next week's thursday, its pretty amazing :D
talking of which my experience with T1Live! being bright is mainly because the bass drives was so lacking in burn-in as it was just rite out of the box, after around 10~20hrs of burn-in its already sounding much better, balance having said that.
furthermore I've done a minor comparison:
I owned a pair of re-shelled Shure SE420 (as I’ve got the cable busted after 2.5years), and a pair of ACS T1Live!. In a way being that they sounded very similar to me, just like a bigger more capable and mature brother to a younger weaker one.
Let’s start with their trebles, in the previous generation of shure’s had a pretty roll off treble to mostly everyone. In that sense it is somewhat similar to the layback relax treble of t1Live, that shure's 420's like a smaller and weaker brother that its missing out all the details and not sounding that clear & clean being, or say lacking in clarity yet the overall presentation and more towards the lacking behind in the overall treble energy.
Therefore the presentation is very similar, but the improvement of moving over to a T1Live! is a noticeable improvement that clarity and resolution are all on the better side.
However the overall presentation is very similar in the sense being similar in tone.
Then going over to the mids, they are very similar in the mids, both are very mid centric the main difference comes from that shure's colour in shure's old rich and think creamy way. Yet that the presentation of T1Live's aint far off being creamy, as it's got abit more clarity. However its also able to present more detail, therefore it sounded more towards an improvement in quality and slightly different in tone instead of something completely different.
Going down to bass region, the difference comes for amount of bass or say quantity of bass that’s being able to be produced shure's 420 is really quite lacking in bass, its got a good bass decay that it seems to have used up the bass quantity to generate the exciting environment so it sounded very coherent and sweet, yet lacking in quantity, yet its bass quality isn’t anything surprising either, was more of an average performer that it’s enough to keep
the music going. Yet I have doubts in it will ever be enough to keep any form of bass-head even the less demanding once to be happy. However T1live can do abit more, it's got even more rich bass decay that given its ability to generate abit more thickness in the sound and a more detail presentation(aka more realistic wind noise from recordings and so on), and in combination with the rather lady back and relax presentation of treble, its capable of creating quite a realistic and large soundstage together its bass can reach much deeper , sadly speaking after all its still not anything for any means to be bass heavy enough for getting close to meet the demand of any bass demanding users
talking of which i think also got a few personal experience to share beside the SQ of T1live, i will update it to the ACS T1 impression thread in abit. and post the link back here
Edited by remielsum - 6/10/12 at 12:27am