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Did you try the other demos, Pekingduck? Yes, they do cost a pretty penny, don't they? But this far, I have no regrets in respect of any of my customs.


I usually call everything overpriced  but I would still bite the bullet for the Fitear CIEM expensive price tag if I have a chance to do over.... they are really great for outdoor use, when every little detail matters in order to enjoy music on the streets.... I walked on the busiest street of Hong Kong and I was so immersed in music (at the risk of getting ran over by cars...)...

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Did you try the other demos, Pekingduck? Yes, they do cost a pretty penny, don't they? But this far, I have no regrets in respect of any of my customs.

Yeah I also tried the C435 and the TG334.

The C435 sounded really bad, like the complete opposite of what others say. I found the shape of the demo unit really odd... I guess I just didn't get a good fit.

I kind of liked the TG334. Mids were interesting with some coloration and tiny reverberation. Mid bass was FAT! I didn't hear much sub bass though, not sure if it's supposed to be like that.

I wonder if you (or anyone) have heard the UERM? Am really curious how it fares against the 435 at half the price lol.
post #2148 of 3743
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post


Yeah I also tried the C435 and the TG334.

The C435 sounded really bad, like the complete opposite of what others say. I found the shape of the demo unit really odd... I guess I just didn't get a good fit.

I kind of liked the TG334. Mids were interesting with some coloration and tiny reverberation. Mid bass was FAT! I didn't hear much sub bass though, not sure if it's supposed to be like that.

I wonder if you (or anyone) have heard the UERM? Am really curious how it fares against the 435 at half the price lol.

 

Hmmm... that is surprising. I have heard persons trying the demo for the 435 in Singapore. Of course, I had demoed on Wilson's personal 435. So, I suspect something is wrong with the demo sets that have been sent to Jaben.

 

The one to try, in my view, is the MH 334 which is much tighter than the TG, both in the treble extension and its bass. 

 

I haven't heard the UERM myself. Sorry. :)

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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


I usually call everything overpriced  but I would still bite the bullet for the Fitear CIEM expensive price tag if I have a chance to do over.... they are really great for outdoor use, when every little detail matters in order to enjoy music on the streets.... I walked on the busiest street of Hong Kong and I was so immersed in music (at the risk of getting ran over by cars...)...

 

To add to CHG's experience, I use my Fitear CIEMs when I fly. From the 35 minute hop North all the way to 24 hour flights to NYC. Always fantastic in ensuring I experience all the nuances while allowing me to keep my music down at a safe volume.

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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

Hmmm... that is surprising. I have heard persons trying the demo for the 435 in Singapore. Of course, I had demoed on Wilson's personal 435. So, I suspect something is wrong with the demo sets that have been sent to Jaben.

 

The one to try, in my view, is the MH 334 which is much tighter than the TG, both in the treble extension and its bass. 

 

I haven't heard the UERM myself. Sorry. :)

 

I actually kinda partially agree with pekingduck about the 435's. I won't say it sounded really bad but it wasn't my taste. It's definitely more tonally balanced than the 335 but to me overall staging also sounds smaller and the tonal signature (for some strange reason??) reminds me a little bit like the 535. Last weekend was the 2nd time I heard the 435's at the Fujiya store (the first being some time last year with V0).

 

Also do you hear more treble extension in the MH334 over the TG!334? That's rather interesting 'cos to me there's less. A friend of mine has the MH334 and it kinda fits in my ear (I have to hold it in to get a perfect seal) and naturally he could try my TG!334. We both unanimously agreed that the TG!334 has a greater treble extension whilst the MH334 had better imaging. We speculate the treble extension on the TG!334 is due to the titanium tubes which the MH334 lacks.

 

This is actually one of the reasons why I'm really looking forward to the MH335DWSR - crossing my fingers that titanium tubes can be fitted into my particular CIEM.

post #2151 of 3743
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I actually kinda partially agree with pekingduck about the 435's. I won't say it sounded really bad but it wasn't my taste. It's definitely more tonally balanced than the 335 but to me overall staging also sounds smaller and the tonal signature (for some strange reason??) reminds me a little bit like the 535. Last weekend was the 2nd time I heard the 435's at the Fujiya store (the first being some time last year with V0).

Also do you hear more treble extension in the MH334 over the TG!334? That's rather interesting 'cos to me there's less. A friend of mine has the MH334 and it kinda fits in my ear (I have to hold it in to get a perfect seal) and naturally he could try my TG!334. We both unanimously agreed that the TG!334 has a greater treble extension whilst the MH334 had better imaging. We speculate the treble extension on the TG!334 is due to the titanium tubes which the MH334 lacks.

This is actually one of the reasons why I'm really looking forward to the MH335DWSR - crossing my fingers that titanium tubes can be fitted into my particular CIEM.

Agreed on the balanced sound on the 435. Yes, if you like the sound sig of the 335, the 435 may not suit you as much. That's the reason why I have not pulled the trigger on the 335: the bass does not suit me. I have listened to the 335 quite a few times at Jaben. And I have yet to be convinced. smily_headphones1.gif

As for the treble on the MH334, apologies if I was ambiguous. I do not mean the trebles are more extended. However, I do feel they are more controlled. Compared to the MH334, I felt the TG334 was more exuberant while the MH334 was more controlled.
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I think the varying impressions has to do with the different sources used.
To me, the TG334 on the iPhone sounds like a beast. Alot of fun in the bass region. Wherea its more tamed and refined on PHA-2, bass presents itself only when needed but does not have as much impact.
post #2153 of 3743
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post


Yeah I also tried the C435 and the TG334.

The C435 sounded really bad, like the complete opposite of what others say. I found the shape of the demo unit really odd... I guess I just didn't get a good fit.

I kind of liked the TG334. Mids were interesting with some coloration and tiny reverberation. Mid bass was FAT! I didn't hear much sub bass though, not sure if it's supposed to be like that.

I wonder if you (or anyone) have heard the UERM? Am really curious how it fares against the 435 at half the price lol.

Different CIEMs to me. I've tried both, though only the demo sets, a number of times.  

 

I don't normally like flat and neutral iems but I do like the UERM. Quite a lot actually. It's not as clinical as the ES3x though both are neutral iems. 

 

The 435 I think has a slight mid emphasis as well as doing treble really well? Not a flat signature. 

 

Sorry I'm not very good at describing what I hear.

post #2154 of 3743
I actually like C435 a lot because of the clariry this CIEM brings and its non-fatiguing sound signature. Right amount of everything. I would consider these as "reference" for myself.
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Different CIEMs to me. I've tried both, though only the demo sets, a number of times.  

 

I don't normally like flat and neutral iems but I do like the UERM. Quite a lot actually. It's not as clinical as the ES3x though both are neutral iems. 

 

The 435 I think has a slight mid emphasis as well as doing treble really well? Not a flat signature. 

 

Sorry I'm not very good at describing what I hear.

 

Thanks that's very useful! I liked the UERM a lot, too.

 

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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

I actually like C435 a lot because of the clariry this CIEM brings and its non-fatiguing sound signature. Right amount of everything. I would consider these as "reference" for myself.

Ok I need to find another place for another audition :cool:

post #2156 of 3743
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Hmmm... that is surprising. I have heard persons trying the demo for the 435 in Singapore. Of course, I had demoed on Wilson's personal 435. So, I suspect something is wrong with the demo sets that have been sent to Jaben.

The one to try, in my view, is the MH 334 which is much tighter than the TG, both in the treble extension and its bass. 

I haven't heard the UERM myself. Sorry. smily_headphones1.gif
Kiats, who is Uncle Wilson? I often see on Singapore board, just curious how come his custom 435 can be used for audition..
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Kiats, who is Uncle Wilson? I often see on Singapore board, just curious how come his custom 435 can be used for audition..
Uncle Wilson is Mr. Jaben himself.
post #2158 of 3743
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Ok I need to find another place for another audition cool.gif
The demo unit (C435) was a bit weird to get the right fit and do these phones justice whereas the 335 demo would often sound more impressive. to be honest, there was a leap of faith for my purchase based on my previous experience of their universals which all are high quality and good advice I've learnt from this board. I was getting a rough idea of the SS n felt these are closer to what I always look for in sound. The finished product did not disappoint me a bit.
If Suyama-san reads this board, he should consider to re-do these demo units.
post #2159 of 3743
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Uncle Wilson is Mr. Jaben himself.
Thanks, AnakChan.
post #2160 of 3743
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Thanks, AnakChan.

Historically, there wasn't a 435 demo unit in sjngapore. We hijacked Wilson's personal unit for our demo. smily_headphones1.gif
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