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post #3856 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


If you treasure transparency, balance and soundstage for your classical music , then the 435 is it. I believe cosmic holy ghost who listens to loads of classical music loves his 435 for this genre. smily_headphones1.gif


I'm not trying to trigger an earthquake but would you find among all the impressive IEMs or CIEMs list included in your signature one comparable to the Abyss ?? Perhaps one driven by the AK240 in BA mode ?

Or those two worlds lie into two different Galaxies ??

post #3857 of 3870
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Originally Posted by cladane View Post
 


I'm not trying to trigger an earthquake but would you find among all the impressive IEMs or CIEMs list included in your signature one comparable to the Abyss ?? Perhaps one driven by the AK240 in BA mode ?

Or those two worlds lie into two different Galaxies ??


For the overall 3D soundstage with visceral bass while maintaining details, without the doubt the Tralucent Ref 1 is the one which comes close. If you are looking for a wide soundstage and neutral and detailed sound, the 435 and Tralucent 1Plus2.

 

All that being said, in my view, the Abyss blows even the other TOTL cans out of the water with the overall experience. And you can only expect so much from IEMS or customs. :atsmile:

post #3858 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


For the overall 3D soundstage with visceral bass while maintaining details, without the doubt the Tralucent Ref 1 is the one which comes close. If you are looking for a wide soundstage and neutral and detailed sound, the 435 and Tralucent 1Plus2.

All that being said, in my view, the Abyss blows even the other TOTL cans out of the water with the overall experience. And you can only expect so much from IEMS or customs. atsmile.gif

if only i have ordered ref.1 instead, i would have been enjoying myself.
post #3859 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 


For the overall 3D soundstage with visceral bass while maintaining details, without the doubt the Tralucent Ref 1 is the one which comes close. If you are looking for a wide soundstage and neutral and detailed sound, the 435 and Tralucent 1Plus2.

 

All that being said, in my view, the Abyss blows even the other TOTL cans out of the water with the overall experience. And you can only expect so much from IEMS or customs. :atsmile:


How does the MH334 compare with the 435 and 1Plus2 ?? Reading different comments the 334 aren't darker ? Mr Suyama advises to get the MH334 but you are more C435 focused for Classical.

 

Answer of Mr Suyama to the French representative:

"MH335DW Studio Reference is not a product. It's a update service for the client who own nomal MH335DW. Currently this servece is available for Japanese market only. And it's not applicable to the order of nomal MH335DW.

 

We swap nomal vinyl sound tube to titanium tube for tweeter unit and replace the network. But it takes space (in addition 335DW has 5 receivers inside). An application is limited by size and shape of ear canal (external auditory canal and cavum conchae). We can't apply this servece for small and nallow ear canal.

 

In the future we hope to release MH335DW Studio Reference as our "product". But at this time we have to consider the possibility of application before taking order with the shell that has been built."

 

"We recommend MH334 the most. It's our reference model and our best seller. It will be fit with all category of music"

post #3860 of 3870
The MH 334 is a good jack of all trades: see his last line. smily_headphones1.gif

The 1p2 and 435 are more specialists: larger soundstage, detailed and extended trebles. wink.gif
post #3861 of 3870

Wow.

 

At least I know now that the MH334's FitEar's best-seller. :)

 

I wonder if Suyama can give us a breakdown on each model's sale numbers, perhaps on a quarterly basis, so we could get a rough idea on how FitEar's orders have grown since the past year or so.

post #3862 of 3870
I totally agree with MH334 being silly versatile. Not only with music genre and quailty differences. I found my MH334 very relaxing and lay back at lower volume but when pushed up everything seems to sharpen up. Somewhat like a VTEC kicking in at high rev, it's like having 2 IEM at the same time.

Low volume brings out the sweetness in the vocals better than at higher volume and unlike many other IEMs I heard, it doesn't sound wooly and dull either.

At higher volume, it sounds even better overall. Detail and definition improves but it comes out less smooth due to that.

Mind you, I listen to my MH334 at below average volume level, so it might not apply to you. YMMV.
post #3863 of 3870
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Originally Posted by ATSCODE View Post

Wow.

At least I know now that the MH334's FitEar's best-seller. smily_headphones1.gif

I wonder if Suyama can give us a breakdown on each model's sale numbers, perhaps on a quarterly basis, so we could get a rough idea on how FitEar's orders have grown since the past year or so.
Why would Suyama-San give that information?
post #3864 of 3870

True, Mr Suyama has no need to detail Fitear's numbers.

Perhaps the MH334 more bassy fits better US or Soul/Rock/Metal lovers which are willing more buying DAPs...???:confused:

In my case, Classical Music, I understand that the C435 suits better but we are perhaps a small percentage, thus letting thinking Mr Suyama that the C435 is an aging product.

I prefer a larger soundstage than extended basses, going more to the C435.

post #3865 of 3870

I believe the basses of the c435 and 334 have the same extension. But there is more quantity and articulation in the 334 and more speed in the 435.

I personnaly prefer 334 for classical as the soundstage feels more 3d and timbre more acurate.

post #3866 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Marshal Banana View Post
 

I believe the basses of the c435 and 334 have the same extension. But there is more quantity and articulation in the 334 and more speed in the 435.

I personnaly prefer 334 for classical as the soundstage feels more 3d and timbre more acurate.

Comments in opposition to Kiats'.

Could you tell how the MH334 differ from the TG334 ?? I own the formers and is it Worth for me to order the MH334 considering my Classical tastes ?


Edited by cladane - Today at 6:40 am
post #3867 of 3870

To my ears the togo 334 and MH334 are very close in sound signature. MH334 has slightly tighter bass, and slightly less trebles (so slightly more relax sound, but micro detail are a little bit less forward). The separation might be a little be better on the MH334 while the Togo 334 let you feel the orchestra more like one group of musicians.

 

So if you like your Togo 334 with classic music, the MH334 should not disapoint you. But while you already own the TG334, if you intend to keep them, you'd better try something more different than your Togo 334. The C435 are a great complement to them (or 335).

post #3868 of 3870

Ah! Very important comment!! C435 OR MH335DW ?? Seems 335 too bassy, better C435 for Classical ? Is it your advice also ?

post #3869 of 3870

335 are definitely dark, but 334 too but not in the same way. The 335 have more sub bass (tighter bass in general) and less mid bass than the 334 (or Togo 334). I'm more a 334 and 335 guy than 435 because I feel they have more accurate timbre annd I don't mind some darkish sound. But the 335 have a quiet intimist soundstage. It works great for solo piano or chamber orchestra but you might want some more space with symphonical stuff. So it depends what you are looking for and what are your preferences. The best thing you can do is to demo the 334, 335 and 435 if you have the opportunity in France because it's a lot of money.

post #3870 of 3870
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Originally Posted by cladane View Post

Ah! Very important comment!! C435 OR MH335DW ?? Seems 335 too bassy, better C435 for Classical ? Is it your advice also ?

Cladane, at the end of the day, if your primary genre is classical, the 435 will serve you best. That is what I turn to amongst the Fitears I own. I don't bother with my MH334 and 335 for classical music. The 435 is neutral, balanced and transparent. Of course, do note that it will show through the weaknesses in your chain, be it the music, the source or even the cable.

I think we have taken this discussion as far as we can. Now is the time to get a listen to the demo unit with classical recordings you are familiar with. Good luck and hope you find what you are looking for. smily_headphones1.gif
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