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post #91 of 393

Receiving my pair Sunday......

 

Looking forward very much to hearing how they sound......my friend has high praises and says the finish is very very good on the Ear Speakers. He also mentioned that they take a few days to open up.

post #92 of 393

The detail is there, and the soundstage is fantastic particularly with live music out of the Sony. But they are not detail-centric, because while the treble is there and extends nicely, it is very smooth and somewhat under-emphasized compared to the rest of the spectrum. While I'm not going as far as to say they are similar to the Audeze signature (yet), I can say that they remind me of the EWS11LTD a bit, but with an enhanced soundstage.

 

It's hard to describe but this is becoming my favorite type of "fun" signature, slightly v-shaped with great bass impact and definition, beautiful vocals/mids, and smooth extended treble. But the provided tips are horrible so definitely don't judge these with those.


Edited by grokit - 7/10/13 at 12:57pm
post #93 of 393
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Placed my order, I guess I can only find out for myself biggrin.gif

Me too, today I order mine. Can't wait ... biggrin.gif
post #94 of 393

Received my pair yesterday morning from a friend, who stopped over in Hong Kong just to pass the Cardas on to me, and lunch.

 

Out of the box, rather bassy and dark. However, even with just 1 days playing time, they have opened up significantly. These earphones definitely scale up with better sources sounding best on my Desktop stack. It is a very musical IEM with a full and rich note weight. It is actually rather more detailed than I was led to believe. 

 

Over all I am rather happy with them.........thus farbigsmile_face.gif

 

 

 

 

 

post #95 of 393

Is that the ortofon tip?

post #96 of 393
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Is that the ortofon tip?

Yes...I use Ortofon tips on all my universal IEMs that they fit on. I am wearing the Cardas very similarly to my IE800, cable down and shallow insertion.

When are yours due in?
post #97 of 393
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Yes...I use Ortofon tips on all my universal IEMs that they fit on. I am wearing the Cardas very similarly to my IE800, cable down and shallow insertion.

When are yours due in?

Mine are due Thursday. I really hope they are not too dark, how would you compare them to IE800, a side grade or is IE800 an upgrade? Thanks in advance. 

post #98 of 393
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Mine are due Thursday. I really hope they are not too dark, how would you compare them to IE800, a side grade or is IE800 an upgrade? Thanks in advance. 

 

There is quite a reverberation coming off the shells that, god forbid, is slightly reminiscent to the PF vii, ix, x but with a lot more bass presence. It is not as refined nor as sophisticated though......but very enjoyable!!!

post #99 of 393

The piano forte comparison was mentioned earlier in this thread. Part of me thinks that i like the sound of my PFX with more bass and the other part thinks the magic all comes from the lack of bass and treble extension and it all being about the midrange. Is the treble as bad as the PF in terms of extension, like nothing past 10k?

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The piano forte comparison was mentioned earlier in this thread. Part of me thinks that i like the sound of my PFX with more bass and the other part thinks the magic all comes from the lack of bass and treble extension and it all being about the midrange. Is the treble as bad as the PF in terms of extension, like nothing past 10k?

 

Hey buddy.....Firstly, I been meaning to email you and say thanks, bit rushed off my feet atm.

 

The Cardas is burning on my stack and I have been listening intermittently and every time the highs seems to extend a little further......but beyond 10k, I need to revert say in a week or so.

 

Thanks again Swimmy!!

post #101 of 393

Alright i will keep an eye this thread and see how the course of burn in leaves these. I was hoping the highs would be better than the PF as although i am very much in love with my PF, i was hoping these were going to be a bit more versatile than the PFs. I am not a big dark IEM fan however so i am still not sure how these would treat my ears.

post #102 of 393

Can you guys report back on how many hours it takes for the IEM to open up? Is the bass going to reduce? Treble seems incredibly recessed.

 

Built is good but you need a shirt clip, the IEM cable is too heavy. 

post #103 of 393

A good solid 48 hours non stop on quite high volume......

 

But my advice would be...don't listen to your top 3 IEMs and then put these on wink_face.gif

post #104 of 393

Out of the box they sound incredibly boomy.

 

Update: Make sure to let your unit run for 300 hours, after that sound will change significantly. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604878/cardas-ear-speakers-delayed-but-worth-the-wait/120#post_9652154


Edited by audionewbi - 7/27/13 at 2:48am
post #105 of 393

HAHA....

 

Rather, especially if you like ex100, ck and er4 :)

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