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music,

 

Your descriptions of the PF IX are spot-on. I don't have the time or verbal ability to express my listening experiences as well as you have but I will try and sum up.

 

Regarding those that have called the pfix 'crap', I can only empathize as the first time I plugged mine in and listened, I thought, "Omg, I just wasted a s***load of money". 

 

However, I listened a few more times, and the more I listened, the more I liked.

 

Following prolonged listening, I have come to love the PF IX's. And going back to other IEM's and conventional headphones is difficult. The PF's sound so lifelike that I find myself listening to my loudspeakers, or the PF's. 

 

Ian, I have read your subsequent post and you really have a point. I am a bass-head, yet my favorite headphone is now the PF IX. Maybe that means I am no longer a bass-head and just enjoy the music.

 

One criticism, if you can call it that, is that when the recording is compressed, the PF IX's really let you know. Otoh, when the recording isn't compressed...awesomeness.

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Also, not to say they can't reproduce bass, they can, it is just recording and source dependent.

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Great posts Woodcans. I have been doing the same as you, rediscovering a different way to listen to music which takes me back as I said to my early years before CD.

I wish I could post the article I read, it is in the April 2013 issue, page 29
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Very interesting post, Ian!

Though I don't necessarily agree with everything you're saying, I certainly do with some of the things you say. BUT, your post is alive, passionate, and with substance, one of the reasons I've sometimes found this thread pretty unique. I'll respond in more detail at a later stage as it's already VERY late this side of the pond!

 

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woodcans, I really think people need to spend a bit of time with these PFs, else the shock after coming from 'conventional' phones can be a bit too strong. Still, the PFs are definitely not for everyone. Great posts, too, btw.

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Great posts Woodcans. I have been doing the same as you, rediscovering a different way to listen to music which takes me back as I said to my early years before CD.

I wish I could post the article I read, it is in the April 2013 issue, page 29

 

 

Thanks.

 

I will search out that article.

 

In the meantime, I really want to try out your amp with my PF's, but must free up some funds. In the meantime, if you get a chance to use a TP as your source, go for it. Pretty special little device. Would be very interested in your opinion of the 801 vs TP as source.

 

Regards,

WC

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I didn't purchase the PF, but when I heard it for the first time...

 

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Eventually I got used to what the sound was meant for, and the songs in my library that meshed well with their ridiculous coloration. When you truly hear what the Piano Fortes can do, you'll have this exact look on your face...

 

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i wish you were near hear woodcans, you could have a long listen to the amp. I have some new power tubes on the way, some NOS British Marconi's and some pre German separation Telefunkens. When I move back to Europe I will have a chance to hear the TP and am very much looking forward to it!

Eke.. You had me laughing my socks off, I love the way you described it!
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Eke,

 

Your post is actually pretty spot-on, believe it or not. Those visuals do sum up my impressions, with Benny demonstrating my initial impressions and the young guy 'getting it' after some time with the phones.

 

wc


Edited by woodcans - 4/9/13 at 7:09pm
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Ian, wish I were near as well. Would absolutely love to hear your setup first-hand.

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@Music_4321 and Ianmedium, owning the Tera, I am quite tempted by the IX, for a different flavor. Would you say that the IX's flavor works better with certain genres, I don't know, vocal jazz for instance ? Or is it more like: if you like this flavor, it works with everything !

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Very interesting post, Ian!

Though I don't necessarily agree with everything you're saying, I certainly do with some of the things you say. BUT, your post is alive, passionate, and with substance, one of the reasons I've sometimes found this thread pretty unique. I'll respond in more detail at a later stage as it's already VERY late this side of the pond!

I think there is a reason both the Tera and the PF entail very passionate reactions of various types. They are products with a strong personality. It is no wonders several Tera owners also try the PF's...I think the Kaede is also such an animal, although opposite to the IX in terms of sig :)

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Thread Starter 

Spotted new items from FAD line, it didn't announce at their official website, but it is on the back cover page of The Mook Magazine English edition.

It stated :

"Available Spring 2013, PANDORA Series.
PANDORA X : Metal Housing, 50mm DU+BA, Closed type
PANDORA VI : ABS housing, 50mm DU+BA, Closed type
PANDORA V : ABS housing, 50mm DU+BA, Open type
PANDORA IV : ABS housing, 50mm DU, Closed type
PANDORA III : ABS housing, 50mm DU, Open type"

So there are 5 new models coming soon, if DU = Dynamic and BA = Balance armature, we should be looking at new headphone and earphone, and i thought PANDORA is for their new Headphone line.

Can't wait!!!

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

@Music_4321 and Ianmedium, owning the Tera, I am quite tempted by the IX, for a different flavor. Would you say that the IX's flavor works better with certain genres, I don't know, vocal jazz for instance ? Or is it more like: if you like this flavor, it works with everything !

 

One of the FAD 1601's and 1602's (PF's) most characteristic acoustic properties is unusually long decay/reverb from their metal chambers. Thus my short description of what works best with them would be: "basically everything that sounds great in a church". For example acoustic, vocal or choral music, things like that.

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Hum...I wonder if the Wu Tang Clan sounds good in a church...
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

One of the FAD 1601's and 1602's (PF's) most characteristic acoustic properties is unusually long decay/reverb from their metal chambers. Thus my short description of what works best with them would be: "basically everything that sounds great in a church". For example acoustic, vocal or choral music, things like that.
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I don't mean any disrespect to ianmediun because this is an appreciation thread. but not liking the lX and Vlll doesn't mean that I don't get it or that I'm a treble head or a bass head who only listens to compressed music.
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