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post #601 of 4916
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

You have made my decision for me....I have been deliberating over the JH 13&16 for a long long time but I have decided to order the C435 next week. So the 13 & 16 will wait longer...

I am very, VERY much interested in impressions on these apparently understated gems. Do keep us updated!

post #602 of 4916
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Ace8888

They are very easy to put on too....Like a few secs.....they only reach up to the second bend plus the stem is lose fitting........

Good to hear that. I think I'm getting one very soon :-p
post #603 of 4916

Finally got some little head time with my 335s, and I'd like to concurr to most of what MP has said here. It also mirrors the impressions from my initial listening session. This is some serious music machine there.

 

As said earlier in the thread, FitEAR has their own way of creating the seal in the concha, and while I had doubts about the sound isolation it could provide, I am delighted to say it's very effective AND extremely comfortable. I have a been partial to silicon CIEMs for both these reasons and I still think silicon is better than acrylic in that regard, but FitEAR's finish is so good that I get an equivalent, if not better, seal. Besides, I have a finicky left ear's canal, and FitEAR's special build is very elegantly going around that problem, since I don't have to insert the 335's past the second bent, getting me a reliable seal every single time.

 

I don't think I need to elaborate much more on what's been already said on the sound sig. However, I'd nitpick a little about MP's comment about the 335 having a dark sound signature. While I do agree that the double woofer construction is producing some serious bass, the 335 doesn't seem to me like it's using it all the time (not litterally speaking here, obviously). I'd describe it as an addition to an otherwise rather flat signature. A little example might help everyone to understand : 

"Eye in the sky" from Allan Parson's Project is a rather treble happy recording, and it's quite easy to get sibilance with HPs/IEMs that are a little tipped up in the highs. With a dark HPs/IEMs one would get a sound that could be a little muffled, or at least missing the sparkle. The 335 are not missing the sparkle at all, and the sound is pristine. But throw in a track with a heavy bass line, and you're sure to hear it first thing. It's really impressive to see how these monitors manage to stay in line whatever you're throwing at them, they are there to deliver the music, and not just clean beautiful music, but respecting the style of the music itself as well.

 

I know it's a PITA to get these, on top of the price, but they're well worth it IMHO.

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

The fit is perfect. These are extremely comfortable, almost like a hybrid between customs and universals, but tailored to my ears like a glove. Sound is really nice. Just a quick comparo to the TO GO! 334 before I head out the door:

 

~> More focused sound, slightly more intimate presentation compared to TG! 334. Wont impress soundstage addicts. Imaging is phenomenal however.

~> Sound is clean, clean, clean. Wow. Not detecting any grain or roughness... smooth as can be, without sacrificing any detail.

~> Bass is much faster and better controlled compared to the TG! 334. Some people have described the bass as too much, but I'm not getting that. It's not a matter of my being more used to bass either I think, because I have other monitors to compare as a reference.

~> Dark signature, even more than the TG! 334, but not quite shelved LCD-2 level. Still sounds natural.

~> Mids are simply gorgeous as per FitEar.

~> I'm getting a better sense of space around me compared to the TG! 334 despite the tighter proximity, especially in front of me.

~> Some of the most effortless monitors I've ever heard.

 

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Originally Posted by frenchbat View Post

The 334's amount of bass isn't that far off from the 335's, however there's a slight upper/mid-bass bump that gets in the way of the mids. By contrast, the 335's double bass driver configuration gives a better delineated bass contour. My comment to Mr. Suyama was "bass is definitely there, but doesn't get in the way when not necessary". As a consequence, the mids are also cleaner on the 335, while sharing a common voicing with the 334. My test tracks for treble gave me more sparkles on the 335, but I have more tolerance for that kind of things than most, I think. As a reference, the 335 reminded a lot of the HE500 which I was using with velours pads at the time. I made myself some Jergpads which I like a lot, and I think the results are even closer now.


Edited by frenchbat - 4/19/13 at 1:26am
post #604 of 4916

Nice impressions, FB!

 

Just to clarify my use of the term "dark," I actually don't use that term to describe bass. For me dark speaks more about the treble level. I personally find the treble is less emphasized on the MH335DW than what I'd consider neutral. Like I said though, it's not shelved like the LCD-2 or anything. "Neutral" is a moving target anyway.

post #605 of 4916

I couldn't help myself..........

 

My pair of MH335DW was lonely and needed companynormal_smile%20.gif

 

 

 

The Hong Kong limited edition AK100

post #606 of 4916
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I couldn't help myself..........

 

My pair of MH335DW was lonely and needed companynormal_smile%20.gif

 

 

 

Warning: May be costly to look at! (Click to show)

 

 

The Hong Kong limited edition AK100

Wow, that looked so good you made me have to go change underwear!

post #607 of 4916
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Nice impressions, FB!

 

Just to clarify my use of the term "dark," I actually don't use that term to describe bass. For me dark speaks more about the treble level. I personally find the treble is less emphasized on the MH335DW than what I'd consider neutral. Like I said though, it's not shelved like the LCD-2 or anything. "Neutral" is a moving target anyway.

sry wrong thread

post #608 of 4916
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Nice impressions, FB!

 

Just to clarify my use of the term "dark," I actually don't use that term to describe bass. For me dark speaks more about the treble level. I personally find the treble is less emphasized on the MH335DW than what I'd consider neutral. Like I said though, it's not shelved like the LCD-2 or anything. "Neutral" is a moving target anyway.

 

that's weird. i feel MH335 DW slightly brighter than 334 and a bit more analytic than 334, treble has more sparkle and shimmer than 334 , just more than 334 and still have smooth sound ........ i'm using cable 000 and i found it significant improve from cable 001 especially vaster soundstage and extend more treble ..............

have just ordered the monet ......... another month waiting :(

 

@sprk01: golden ak100 look great :)) , i'm looking for the red one


Edited by LyPForever - 4/19/13 at 12:05pm
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Originally Posted by Rakan View Post

sry wrong thread

 

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Originally Posted by LyPForever View Post

 

that's weird. i feel MH335 DW slightly brighter than 334 and a bit more analytic than 334, treble has more sparkle and shimmer than 334 , just more than 334 and still have smooth sound ........ i'm using cable 000 and i found it significant improve from cable 001 especially vaster soundstage and extend more treble ..............

have just ordered the monet ......... another month waiting :(


Not so weird. I'm using the stock cable, and others have reported the 000 cable gives them more sparkle. Sources also play a huge role with the MH335DW's sound I'm finding.

post #610 of 4916

Thanks MP.

 

And got you, different side of the same coin I guess biggrin.gif. 

 

Edit : Taking the "Billie Jean" test right now (1982 version), I can see where you could be expecting a tiny little bit more treble.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Nice impressions, FB!

 

Just to clarify my use of the term "dark," I actually don't use that term to describe bass. For me dark speaks more about the treble level. I personally find the treble is less emphasized on the MH335DW than what I'd consider neutral. Like I said though, it's not shelved like the LCD-2 or anything. "Neutral" is a moving target anyway.


Edited by frenchbat - 4/19/13 at 1:24pm
post #611 of 4916

Whenever I listen to my pair of MH335DW with the AK100, I am instantly transported to a large wood paneled room with high ceilings and heavy furnishings. The reason for this is the way the 335 portrays treble which I am growing to really appreciate and adore!

 

There is a lot of weight to the treble on the MH335DW which is actually a very difficult feat to achieve. I gave the above description of the listening location because the MH335DW does not possess a sparkly treble nor have pinpoint accuracy, as all this is absorbed by the wood paneling and the heavy furnishings.

 

It has this eerie ability to suspend and create this halo effect around the instrument for a fraction of a second more. For example, with cymbals you hear the strike, the weight/body followed by the shimmer which hangs in the soundstage to the point that you can actually visualize the physical size and shape of the cymbal and the shimmer coming off a round shape floating in space. This is so uncanny.

 

So many beautiful qualities are making themselves apparent slowly but surelynormal_smile%20.gif

post #612 of 4916
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Whenever I listen to my pair of MH335DW with the AK100, I am instantly transported to a large wood paneled room with high ceilings and heavy furnishings. The reason for this is the way the 335 portrays treble which I am growing to really appreciate and adore!

 

There is a lot of weight to the treble on the MH335DW which is actually a very difficult feat to achieve. I gave the above description of the listening location because the MH335DW does not possess a sparkly treble nor have pinpoint accuracy, as all this is absorbed by the wood paneling and the heavy furnishings.

 

It has this eerie ability to suspend and create this halo effect around the instrument for a fraction of a second more. For example, with cymbals you hear the strike, the weight/body followed by the shimmer which hangs in the soundstage to the point that you can actually visualize the physical size and shape of the cymbal and the shimmer coming off a round shape floating in space. This is so uncanny.

 

So many beautiful qualities are making themselves apparent slowly but surelynormal_smile%20.gif

 

And slowly but surely you'll be handing me your 335s, somehow, someway, someday. 

post #613 of 4916
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I think you've pretty much nailed it with the MH335DW. Despite no sparkle to the treble, it's not rolled off either & at least to me the treble is there but very natural.

I've actually slept with my 335s for the past two nights - absolutely non-fatiguing.
post #614 of 4916

I'll be trying out the MH335DW with the 00 cable and AK100 very soon, so I'll report back with my findings. I suspect this will open the top end up a bit for me.

 

Compared the fit of both the MH335DW and JH16Pro this morning. Comfort on the JH16Pro isn't bad, but it takes longer for my ears to relax around them. The FitEars are almost instantaneous. Same with taking them off. As a result I find  the FitEar is a good "on the go" device whereas the JH takes time to dial in and get right. Too much of a hassle to use while at work or just walking around campus as a result.

post #615 of 4916
The more i read the posts here, the more i am convinced that i have to have it.
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