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post #16 of 213

"I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin' bad" ♫ etysmile.gif

post #17 of 213
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

"I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin' bad" ♫ etysmile.gif

ahaha, tell me about it!

post #18 of 213

Clever, very clever. Wish I had such money to splash at something like that. Anyway UE is doing pretty good after being acquired by Logitech.

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Originally Posted by vkvedam View Post

Clever, very clever. Wish I had such money to splash at something like that. Anyway UE is doing pretty good after being acquired by Logitech.

yeh that is what i was thinking! i was also hoping that they may be thinking or about to launch a new flagship universal, the TF10 is now 6 years old!

post #20 of 213
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

I do not think it will be that bad. you will 'mess around' with the running knobs until you get the sound that you fond the best!

 Yeah probably. They only seem to have 3 knobs for each earphone. I guess you can only tune the bass,mids and highs based on the sound signature of its orginal sound signature. So it's probably not adjusting, say 10 EQ bands with different frequencies range (with different Q values)

 

really clever way to make an extra $1000 though. same like JH3A


Edited by tupac0306 - 5/31/12 at 7:37am
post #21 of 213

It'd be a more interesting proposition if there was a small breakout box and you could change levels/DSP on the fly.

post #22 of 213
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

 Yeah probably. They only seem to have 3 knobs for each earphone. I guess you can only tune the bass,mids and highs based on the sound signature of its orginal sound signature. So it's probably not adjusting, say 10 EQ bands with different frequencies range (with different Q values)

 

really clever way to make an extra $1000 though. same like JH3A

+1

post #23 of 213
Oh yeh of course but that still more customisation than any other company. Thing is it will sound a lot better than EQ and if not welcome the most expensive EQ. How many people will leave it flat ahah!
post #24 of 213
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

 Yeah probably. They only seem to have 3 knobs for each earphone. I guess you can only tune the bass,mids and highs based on the sound signature of its orginal sound signature. So it's probably not adjusting, say 10 EQ bands with different frequencies range (with different Q values)

 

really clever way to make an extra $1000 though. same like JH3A

 

Am I missing something here?

 

(If) there's only 3 bands to adjust - i.e. the bass, mid, treble, then how is it possible to adjust for 'more bloom to midband, slightly boosted bass, and extra treble sparkle'?

post #25 of 213
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

 

Am I missing something here?

 

(If) there's only 3 bands to adjust - i.e. the bass, mid, treble, then how is it possible to adjust for 'more bloom to midband, slightly boosted bass, and extra treble sparkle'?

 If it's true, I guess you have to use the term "relative" here. Also the source is iphone 4?

post #26 of 213

can you order just that cable in the pics? i need a new CIEM cable and want something overmolded like that without buying one of the fancy 3rd party ones...

 

EDIT: never mind, i found them on the website, it was just kind of hard to locate them :)


Edited by SoupRKnowva - 5/31/12 at 9:43am
post #27 of 213

What about for someone whose listening preferences differ from one genre to another? especially in terms of overall presentation

 

Personally I like a more aggressive and engaging sound for Rock, Hip Hop, and electronic music, while I would want a more mellow and intimate sound for Jazz and Country, and ultra transparent and airy presentation for classical. I'm a geek that would prefer on the fly adjustment rather than initially fixed 'configuration'. For that kind of price, I'd want a portable 'tuning box' with a neutral/balance custom-iem and attachable to my media player smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by Whizz - 5/31/12 at 10:51am
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What about for someone whose listening preferences differ from one genre to another? especially in terms of overall presentation

 

Personally I like a more aggressive and engaging sound for Rock, Hip Hop, and electronic music, while I would want a more mellow and intimate sound for Jazz and Country, and ultra transparent and airy presentation for classical. I'm a geek that would prefer on the fly adjustment rather than initially fixed 'configuration'. For that kind of price, I'd want a portable 'tuning box' with a neutral/balance custom-iem and attachable to my media player smily_headphones1.gif

 



then just use a portable player with a good EQ

post #29 of 213

wow, UE, who'd've thunk it... custom custom! personal reference! exciting stuff.

 

although my inner cynic sez: yikes, people will tune it to whatever... I have to admit, this is a very cool offering. hope it trickles down somehow too.

 

well jude, if you'd let us know you're riding through town, we could have egged your car said hello and looked over your shoulder here in the OC...

post #30 of 213

What I really appreciate is that their newest product is built on the premise of getting the sound right, deliberately without upping the "more drivers is better" ante.  I mean, to offer a 5-driver 3-way design when their previous top offering used 6 speakers (and other manufacturers use more) is pretty bold because it could in fact alienate the size queens out there.  I do wonder why it's not a 4-way design though, because at least in theory there's more specific tuning that's possible with more parameters.  I do also wonder how sales of the other UE customs will fare.  Maybe this will evolve the market into custom sound versus "off the rack" sound sigs for all the leading CIEM houses.

 

I'd be very interested in reading some owners' impressions as they come in.  Project86, average joe, Evilcalyptic, other CIEM collectors, I'm looking at you guys specifically.  Though it might be hard to get Evil in front of one of those tuning machines.


Edited by Lurkumaural - 5/31/12 at 11:26am
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