Originally Posted by Music_4321 in blue
And which filter is that? I personally find both "reference" & "high-boost" filters to offer two distinct options and quite good in their own particular ways -- more people seem to prefer the "reference" filter, though.
Reference filter, which already is a bit bright in the higher treble, any more will be flawed. Two options yes, but at the end users settle down to one. Same with my PFEs, don't even use the green filters of those at all.
There was also bias towards AKG, which is now owned by Harman ("Harman Cardboard").
True. Personally, Harman is quite respectable, I am a fan of Sean Olive's work.
Denied? Who by? Is that relevant, by the way?
James, it's not relevant, no, just interesting. It's not that much smoother than the B2 which James though sounded metallic, I really wonder if he inserted them deep enough to the ear's 2nd bend.
It's strange to see you use the term "fun". Can you measure fun?
I stated the specific regions, fun is the effect of that boost. It gives cymbal crashes a bit more presence, making it sound a bit more dynamic, works with some recordings, bad with others which is the trade off with colorations.
Just how important is "transient speed"?
Very important, it's the reason why serious dynamic manufacturers try to make their dynamics as stiff as they can to increase speed. Dynamics in general in the IEM world are slow, this results in blended imaging. The slower dynamic driver on the K3003 makes it sound distinctly different from the truer to the source BA in speed. I can see the "coherency" flaws due to this, but it's the trade off of the design, it's to be expected.
What does Joker's preferred choice of tips have to do with anything?
Joker had all the time in the world to compare tips, unlike I, I had no time to use my tips. Should I have not mentioned the tips at all? It would be sound to think that I may have a different tip of choice given the time, but it's a relatively shallow inserting IEM and I easily got a seal.
I hope at least you liked the colour of the housings; or perhaps the colour of the carrying case; or the packaging (if you got to see it).
Why do the colors matter (mocking?)? Anyways, the housing was much bigger than I expected, it wasn't that comfortable for me because of the weight.
You and I clearly hear things differently and have a different concept of what good sound is, and that's absolutely fine, but if I hadn't tried the K3003s myself, and only read you comments above, I would definitely NOT want to try these IEMs.
Well, you would have to see where I'm coming from and the criteria given, if price isn't a barrier these can be cool to have for their uniqueness, don't think it's a serious performer though for the reasons given.
Nice tounge-in-cheek mocking by the way. I had to change to color of your text to red because I was using my iPhone to respond and it was the fastest way to distinct it. Hope to keep things serious, no "can you measure fun" attempts.
Purrin's thoughts may not have been a proper review, but why is he at least not linked in the impressions section?
Edited by Inks - 6/8/12 at 1:39am