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post #2686 of 3743
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Originally Posted by 23t23dS View Post

The 435 sounds like what you want.

 

What is the difference between the 435 and the 335 technically and tonally? 

post #2687 of 3743
^ agree!
C435 has my vote
post #2688 of 3743
I have my choice fixed on FitEar now. I have OCD so if there were any (slight) imperfections I would go mental, especially at this price point. I understand since they are hand made the fit & finish will not be perfect but I expect close to it. So far FitEar is the only manufacturer with almost immaculate build quality, plus another member told me that they are revising their connector despite it already being very durable, seems like the only way to go in my case. Will just have to figure out the right time to vacate in Japan :s.
post #2689 of 3743
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

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Originally Posted by 23t23dS View Post

The 435 sounds like what you want.

What is the difference between the 435 and the 335 technically and tonally? 

There is quite a large difference between them, 435 might sound like a HD800, the 335DW on the other hand sounds somewhat like a TH900.

I guess those some what describes their general sound direction.

Too lazy to actually write down an essay each on my phone.
post #2690 of 3743
Thats why ppl should have both..lol
(wallet still not agreeable...... Yet)
post #2691 of 3743

^ hahaha!

To me, the 335DW sounds a bit like LCD2 while the C435 is more like HD800

post #2692 of 3743
Btw, do you guys think 335DW has more clarity than Parterre while still being more forgiving than c435?
post #2693 of 3743
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

Btw, do you guys think 335DW has more clarity than Parterre while still being more forgiving than c435?

Why not give it a try, you are in Hong Kong right?

If so, reason not to.

435 and 335DW are both 5 Drivers but at different places.

4 way 3 unit 5 drivers, 2 high (1 high, 1 extra high?) 2 mid 1 bass drivers
3 way 3 unit 5 drivers, 1 high 2 mid 2 bass drivers

Not 100% certain on the 435 though.
Edited by Ra97oR - 4/22/14 at 7:58am
post #2694 of 3743
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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post

I am looking for an IEM that has the following attributes in order of importance (the fist being the most):

Detailed (+ fast)
Transparent
3D Soundstage (+ imaging)
Coherent
Analytical
Liquid
Neutral

Do any of FitEars offerings help here?

While fitears are very good, I personally don't think any of them are exactly neutral.
post #2695 of 3743
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post


While fitears are very good, I personally don't think any of them are exactly neutral.

 

Agreed, Sutjahjo. I think the most neutral is the C435, with slightly sweeter mids.

post #2696 of 3743
I suggest not getting if you have OCD.
If you read the thread, Fitear ciems have imperfections too.
post #2697 of 3743
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

Agreed, Sutjahjo. I think the most neutral is the C435, with slightly sweeter mids.

Thanks Kiats,

Since Lukalop puts "neutral" as the last of his rather demanding list, I guess Fitear will be perfect for him.

Perhaps a custom 435. Possibly also MH334 or Melomane.
post #2698 of 3743
So I have been doing some research on BA drivers. It seems to be a case of the more the merrier. What strikes me is as to why FitEar does not use multiple drivers for each frequency band. So far to my recollection they only employ the use of dual drivers for two with the remaining frequency (high, low or mid) stuck with just a single BA. Does anyone think FitEar will create IEMs that use multiple drivers for each frequency range?

I also stumbled upon an article depicting how to go about solving this. I know it is not just about shear gimmicky numbers, but implementing more BA drivers in an IEM design helps reduce the work load that each has to deal with, making the sound more effortless resulting in improved detail retrieval. I do not own any BA IEMs but am just explaining what if have researched. What are your thoughts?

Article: http://cymbacavum.com/2014/03/26/sonions-acupass-technology-making-things-easier-for-everyone/
Edited by Lukalop - 4/23/14 at 1:18pm
post #2699 of 3743
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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post

So I have been doing some research on BA drivers. It seems to be a case of the more the merrier. 

This a misconception.  UERM uses only 3 drivers, and it's reference level, and sounds fantastic.  Number of drivers does not equate to better SQ.  ER4 uses one BA, and according to lots of people it's very accurate.

 

Although roxanne uses 12 drivers, it's still 3-way crossovers.  


Edited by SilverEars - 4/23/14 at 1:27pm
post #2700 of 3743
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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post

So I have been doing some research on BA drivers. It seems to be a case of the more the merrier. What strikes me is as to why FitEar does not use multiple drivers for each frequency band. So far to my recollection they only employ the use of dual drivers for two with the remaining frequency (high, low or mid) stuck with just a single BA. Does anyone think FitEar will create IEMs that use multiple drivers for each frequency range?

I also stumbled upon an article depicting how to go about solving this. I know it is not just about shear gimmicky numbers, but implementing more BA drivers in an IEM design helps reduce the work load that each has to deal with, making the sound more effortless resulting in improved detail retrieval. I do not own any BA IEMs but am just explaining what if have researched. What are your thoughts?

Article: http://cymbacavum.com/2014/03/26/sonions-acupass-technology-making-things-easier-for-everyone/

 

Which is why, Lukalop, you have to go and listen to some IEMs. Rather than do a desktop theoretical analysis. Numbers don't always add up. Implementation is key. :atsmile:

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