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post #256 of 438

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Paired the EM5813's with my DX100 for the first time today - seems like they were made for each other.  Really enjoying the sound this combination produces.

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Paired the EM5813's with my DX100 for the first time today - seems like they were made for each other.  Really enjoying the sound this combination produces.

 

The EM5813 pairs heavenly with the iPad 4 as compared to the DX100. Do give them a try if situation permits =)

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The EM5813 pairs heavenly with the iPad 4 as compared to the DX100. Do give them a try if situation permits =)

 

I only have the first gen iPad but I'll have to give it a try.

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I just received my EM5813 this morning. Fit is just fine for me (cable over-ear) and the synergy with my DX50 is excellent. Superb soundstage and imaging. IMO, they sound very much like over-the-ear cans. Very pleased with my purchase.
Edited by HiFlight - 10/26/13 at 11:38am
post #261 of 438

I totally agree with you that they're a great pairing with the DX50.

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Does anyone know if Joker has finished his review and where it is posted?

 

I had the chance to listen to these on the weekend at TAVES ( Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show) and I really liked them except for the fit and feel in my ear canals. If they had been more comfortable I probably would have bought them on the spot as they had a special show price.


Edited by good sound - 11/4/13 at 4:20pm
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Does anyone know if Joker has finished his review and where it is posted?

I had the chance to listen to these on the weekend at TAVES ( Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show) and I really liked them except for the fit and feel in my ear canals. If they had been more comfortable I probably would have bought them on the spot as they had a special show price.

+1 on Ljoker's review.
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Does anyone know if Joker has finished his review and where it is posted?

I had the chance to listen to these on the weekend at TAVES ( Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show) and I really liked them except for the fit and feel in my ear canals. If they had been more comfortable I probably would have bought them on the spot as they had a special show price.

I found the stock tips to be a difficult and rather uncomfortable fit for me also, but with the Sony hybrid tips, the fit is perfect, both for my ears as well as the fitment on the Cardas.
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Does anyone know if Joker has finished his review and where it is posted?

I had the chance to listen to these on the weekend at TAVES ( Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show) and I really liked them except for the fit and feel in my ear canals. If they had been more comfortable I probably would have bought them on the spot as they had a special show price.

I found the stock tips to be a difficult and rather uncomfortable fit for me also, but with the Sony hybrid tips, the fit is perfect, both for my ears as well as the fitment on the Cardas.

Thanks, that's good to know as i am still considering purchasing these. Did you feel that using tips other than the ones Cardas provides negatively affected the sound of the IEM's? 

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Thanks, that's good to know as i am still considering purchasing these. Did you feel that using tips other than the ones Cardas provides negatively affected the sound of the IEM's? 

I didn't notice any adverse affect at all. Establishing an air-tight seal is the most important thing. I get excellent seals with the Sony tips and use them on several of my IEM's. I find the isolation to be about the same with the Sony tips as with the stock tips. I also found that the real Sony tips are more flexible and provide a better seal than the non-Sony replacements (knock-offs), although they look nearly identical.
post #267 of 438
Is the official EM5813 thread? I can't seem to find it... So I'll post this here unless someone can point the way.

So I got these for audition last week. Not terribly impressed unfortunately. Unless someone really wants a small set of impressions as to why I think this, I'll just leave it at that.

For anyone interested, and willing to EQ, this small 2 point EQ did a lot for the sound IMO. Improved imaging fuzziness, treble detail presence and midrange tonality a lot. Also helped bass to have more apparent articulation, relatively by not overbearing the lower treble most likely.

Using a parametric EQ:

7000hz (Q = 1.750) 5dB
19000hz (Q = 1.250) 6dB

Hope that works out for someone.
Edited by vwinter - 11/10/13 at 4:00pm
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Is the official EM5813 thread? I can't seem to find it... So I'll post this here unless someone can point the way.

So I got these for audition last week. Not terribly impressed unfortunately. Unless someone really wants a small set of impressions as to why I think this, I'll just leave it at that.

For anyone interested, and willing to EQ, this small 2 point EQ did a lot for the sound IMO. Improved imaging fuzziness, treble detail presence and midrange tonality a lot. Also helped bass to have more apparent articulation, relatively by not overbearing the lower treble most likely.

Using a parametric EQ:

7000hz (Q = 1.750) 5dB
19000hz (Q = 1.250) 6dB

Hope that works out for someone.


I'd like to know why you didn't like them please. :smile: Just a few sentences will be enough. 

Thanks. 

post #269 of 438
6 dB at 19 kHz?!?!

Is that for you or your dog...LOL?
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I'd like to know why you didn't like them please. smile.gif  Just a few sentences will be enough. 


Thanks. 

I was hoping no one would ask lol.

There's a lot of detail masking, both because of the FR after 4khz and because of the general liquidity of the sound, it's almost an oiliness that weighs things down and won't wash off. Tonality is pretty off to my ears, especially in the midrange where some vocals almost sound squeaky and muted at the same time. Brass instruments immediately stand out as lacking... brass and crispness. Dynamics are good but bass is surprisingly soft in character for the levels and undermines the rest of it a little. Soundstage is spacious, deeper than wide, and well layered, but the images themselves are pretty fuzzy, albeit generally realistic, and details start to blend between layers (the EQ helps a lot here and you'd hopefully hear what I mean if you try it). There's also a bit of a problem with the layering being uneven, with nearer images being more compressed than those further back, relative to each other.

They're unique but I think there's a general lack of fidelity to back up the uniqueness given their market position.

And the cable I'm not a fan of. When they are pulled out of my ears as I just sit there, yea.
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