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post #181 of 238

I thought the Adagio II, III bass was pretty extreme, however I might be acclimatised to too little bass at times.  The Adagio V is like GR07?  Hmm...

 

I'm not sure about this whole basshead scenario, apparently the Denon DX000 series is supposed to be basshead territory and suitable for electronic music like trance or w/e, and while I find the bass volume a bit elevated I'm not very keen it's err, quality...

post #182 of 238
I would love to know what you think if the V kiteki. What are they worth!
post #183 of 238

Personally, I find the Adagio III to be an excellent bass IEM. Not sure if it's due to BAM, but I feel the bass in my ears like little puffs of air almost. It's fun... and not as fatiguing as it might seem.

 

Also yes, the Atrios are sub-bass kings. That to me makes them exceptional basshead IEMs.

post #184 of 238

IMHO, GR07 is an excellent earphone, it has everything you need, balance & neutral, but not outstandingly focus on certain spectrum.
It's kinda like Shure SRH840 & 940, they give you everything, but no extra.

While Adagio V offers more fun listening, it has more dynamic and forward treble, with good pace and impact.

post #185 of 238

To me, the Adagio V has a certain delicacy and finesse that is very unique.

post #186 of 238
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

To me, the Adagio V has a certain delicacy and finesse that is very unique.

I mean i have been offered them for $100 to review. Does that sound like a good deal?

 

I wish i had a nearby store like you were i could go demo earphones. The only opportunity i have his to buy or loan. :(

post #187 of 238
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I would love to know what you think if the V kiteki. What are they worth!


I felt the Adagio V were pretty much neutral, it also has a rather smooth signature...

post #188 of 238
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I mean i have been offered them for $100 to review. Does that sound like a good deal?

 

I wish i had a nearby store like you were i could go demo earphones. The only opportunity i have his to buy or loan. :(


get it my friend!
superb deal!

post #189 of 238
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get it my friend!
superb deal!

Hmm i may have to but the same place is offering me a review deal of SM3s for $350 now thats amazing. I think first i will finish off all my current reviews, sell all the IEMs i do not want and then hopefully afford them both as at the moment i can just about get the Vs.

post #190 of 238

I love how the Heaven IV thread is discussing everything but the Heaven IV. Cute.

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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

I would love to know what you think if the Adagio V kiteki. What are they worth!

 

I only listened in a shop, I think the value of the V depends on music style and listener, my notes which I found via email are ...

 

"in typical FAD style it seemed to shine with vocals however they were a bit feathery, like an empty vessel of vocals, the rest of the spectrum and soundspace was quite 'light' as well, I think it would suit a particular genre or listening style quite well. When I moved on to the Heaven A it just seemed more even across the spectrum and a bit more effortless, whereas with the Adagio V it seemed more niche and had potential to unlock, whereas the Heaven A's potential is already unlocked, it's just there and sounds pretty decent all around.

I like the look of the steel Adagio, and by the way Adagio means quietly in Italian, I think that somehow suits it. Unfortunatley I don't think the Heaven A and Heaven S are that 'heavenly', certainly more vivid and mortal sounding in my perception."

 

So the heaven A/C are not angelic air-conditioners and the Adagio V is a quiet piano in an Italian restaurant.

post #193 of 238
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I only listened in a shop, I think the value of the V depends on music style and listener, my notes which I found via email are ...

 

"in typical FAD style it seemed to shine with vocals however they were a bit feathery, like an empty vessel of vocals, the rest of the spectrum and soundspace was quite 'light' as well, I think it would suit a particular genre or listening style quite well. When I moved on to the Heaven A it just seemed more even across the spectrum and a bit more effortless, whereas with the Adagio V it seemed more niche and had potential to unlock, whereas the Heaven A's potential is already unlocked, it's just there and sounds pretty decent all around.

I like the look of the steel Adagio, and by the way Adagio means quietly in Italian, I think that somehow suits it. Unfortunatley I don't think the Heaven A and Heaven S are that 'heavenly', certainly more vivid and mortal sounding in my perception."

 

So the heaven A/C are not angelic air-conditioners and the Adagio V is a quiet piano in an Italian restaurant.

Thanks Kiteki! Should i make an Adagio thread as this one is therefore of topic?

 

Yeh that is with most earphones but it was more of a question of is for $100 worth a go?

 

I really just want to hear a FAD IEM as i have never heard one so yours and others comparisons leave me a bit hazed. Hwever from that they do sound enjoyable as a more pleasant earphone!

post #194 of 238
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Thanks Kiteki! Should i make an Adagio thread as this one is therefore of topic?

 

Yeh that is with most earphones but it was more of a question of is for $100 worth a go?

 

I really just want to hear a FAD IEM as i have never heard one so yours and others comparisons leave me a bit hazed. Hwever from that they do sound enjoyable as a more pleasant earphone!


One thing about Final Audio is they all have some sort of a unique signature. 

post #195 of 238
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One thing about Final Audio is they all have some sort of a unique signature. 

Yeh i think for that reason alone i will have to try one!

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