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post #3466 of 3933
Heaven II also change a lot with amping and fit. I've got custom tips for my heaven II and they work well out of a warmer source or with an amp
I use them out of the Fiio X3
post #3467 of 3933
Dropping by on this thread since I have found very little mentions of FAD Pandora Hope VI which is in stock even here in France, only one review so far by Roger Gnaw (http://headfijourney.blogspot.fr/2013/11/final-audio-design-pandora-hope-vi.html)

It seems strange that there is little to no press and that no one among headfiers would have had a listen to those hybrid driver headphones (are there any other company trying this setup?). A dedicated thread will probably happen, eager to read some feedback!

I know I am really tempted!
post #3468 of 3933
I'll be borrowing the Pandora VI for a week to review smily_headphones1.gif
post #3469 of 3933
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Originally Posted by davidmolliere View Post

Dropping by on this thread since I have found very little mentions of FAD Pandora Hope VI which is in stock even here in France, only one review so far by Roger Gnaw (http://headfijourney.blogspot.fr/2013/11/final-audio-design-pandora-hope-vi.html)

It seems strange that there is little to no press and that no one among headfiers would have had a listen to those hybrid driver headphones (are there any other company trying this setup?). A dedicated thread will probably happen, eager to read some feedback!

I know I am really tempted!

 

In due time I'm sure more reviews will pop up here. Most places around the world don't have the Pandora models in stock yet.

post #3470 of 3933

Thanks!

 

I guess it's mostly available in Europe and Asia for now, aside from the few reviews I am surprised that there was not more buzz around the product, given its driver design it should make people curious :)

post #3471 of 3933
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
 

 

 

 

The Parterre's mids are actually the most recessed sounding to me of any of the FitEar models. It was voiced to have more of a classic "U shaped" signature. I'd also consider the Heaven VI to be U-shaped as well, but not in as overt a way. Both have bass that I wouldn't call neutral in a strict sense, more north of neutral, but I wouldn't really call either a "basshead" signature. The Parterre sounds a bit clearer to me, whereas the Heaven VI has a warmth to its timbre and thickness imparted by the copper housing, though both sound crisp and have a lot of detail. Imaging is great on both, but the Parterre sounds relatively more grandiose and large-scale. Extension on the Parterre is a bit better as well. Keep in mind however that the Parterre is more than double the price of the Heaven VI. Also personally I find the mids on the FADs to be a little more seductive.

Thanks MuppetFace and autumnholy for the reply.

 

MuppetFace: How would you describe the distance between the listener and the vocalist for the Heaven VI and Parterre (first row of a concert, middle row etc.) Which one would you say has more bass?

Also how big is the soundstage on the Heaven VI's and how is the fit, comfort and isolation on them (the housing looks quite long).

 

Is there any differences between the Heaven V and VI in terms of clarity, detail and soundstage? Kind of thinking about them as well since it's cheaper and has less bass.


Edited by Love Music - 12/15/13 at 1:17am
post #3472 of 3933

Build your own Heaven:

 

http://final-audio-design.com/archives/2399

 

With a stainless steel body, it might be like IV or maybe the II.

post #3473 of 3933
It looks really cool, how you can change dampers for different sound and such.
post #3474 of 3933
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Build your own Heaven:

 

http://final-audio-design.com/archives/2399

 

With a stainless steel body, it might be like IV or maybe the II.

 

 

Yeah, FAD has been hosting IEM-building workshops off and on over the last year, which is really cool IMHO. The most interesting one for me was one where they let participants play with their alloy powder:

 

http://final-audio-design.com/archives/2358

 

That metal sand is what FAD uses inside the chambers to tune their earphones. Isn't that cool? I imagine you could use it to shape all sorts of acoustic chambers. A metal sandcastle inside you IEMs...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post
 

 

MuppetFace: How would you describe the distance between the listener and the vocalist for the Heaven VI and Parterre (first row of a concert, middle row etc.) Which one would you say has more bass?

Also how big is the soundstage on the Heaven VI's and how is the fit, comfort and isolation on them (the housing looks quite long).

 

Is there any differences between the Heaven V and VI in terms of clarity, detail and soundstage? Kind of thinking about them as well since it's cheaper and has less bass.

 

Vocals on the Heavens will sound more up-front, whereas the Parterre is relatively more recessed in that regard. I don't want to get too specific with regard to how it might sound if I were in the audience, as I think that kind of thing is very subjective and will depend largely on the listener and what tracks are being used. That being said I think the Parterre will give you more of an impression of vocals being "on stage" whereas the Heavens are relatively more intimate, like you're on stage with the singer (but again, it largely depends on a number of other factors I think).

 

The Parterre sounds slightly bassier in overall quantity, though the Heaven VI has a very punchy low end for a BA in my opinion. Soundstage on the Parterre is airier and more expansive, which is one of the primary goals of its design: most other FitEar models by comparison are more intimate and less airy, so the Parterre is kind of unique. I find the Heaven VI and V have a very well defined sense of space however, and it could be argued that the presentation on the Parterre is a bit artificial.

 

The fit on both of them is so-so for me personally. When I insert earphones like this, I get a lot of vacuum-type pressure, which I find bothersome. The Parterre is similarly elongated like the barrel of the Heaven models, and it's less form fitting like the FitEar To Go 334 or 1Plus2 or EarSonics.

post #3475 of 3933
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
 

 

 

Yeah, FAD has been hosting IEM-building workshops off and on over the last year, which is really cool IMHO. The most interesting one for me was one where they let participants play with their alloy powder:

 

http://final-audio-design.com/archives/2358

 

That metal sand is what FAD uses inside the chambers to tune their earphones. Isn't that cool? I imagine you could use it to shape all sorts of acoustic chambers. A metal sandcastle inside you IEMs...

 

 

 

Vocals on the Heavens will sound more up-front, whereas the Parterre is relatively more recessed in that regard. I don't want to get too specific with regard to how it might sound if I were in the audience, as I think that kind of thing is very subjective and will depend largely on the listener and what tracks are being used. That being said I think the Parterre will give you more of an impression of vocals being "on stage" whereas the Heavens are relatively more intimate, like you're on stage with the singer (but again, it largely depends on a number of other factors I think).

 

The Parterre sounds slightly bassier in overall quantity, though the Heaven VI has a very punchy low end for a BA in my opinion. Soundstage on the Parterre is airier and more expansive, which is one of the primary goals of its design: most other FitEar models by comparison are more intimate and less airy, so the Parterre is kind of unique. I find the Heaven VI and V have a very well defined sense of space however, and it could be argued that the presentation on the Parterre is a bit artificial.

 

The fit on both of them is so-so for me personally. When I insert earphones like this, I get a lot of vacuum-type pressure, which I find bothersome. The Parterre is similarly elongated like the barrel of the Heaven models, and it's less form fitting like the FitEar To Go 334 or 1Plus2 or EarSonics.

I see. Thanks MuppetFace that really helped a lot. 

post #3476 of 3933
I have the Pandora VI on me to review smily_headphones1.gif

Also got my PF X-G back.

Hoping to get the Heaven Kit one day, looks really cool.
post #3477 of 3933

Can't wait for your review to come out! Been waiting for so long for a full review of the PHVI. At this point, I'm more worried about comfort issues more than anything so I hope that you don't find it to be a problem.

post #3478 of 3933
They are heavy, and the pads are quite shallow. Not good in my books, but the sound... I'll leave that till later
post #3479 of 3933
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

I have the Pandora VI on me to review smily_headphones1.gif

Also got my PF X-G back.

Hoping to get the Heaven Kit one day, looks really cool.

I went to penang last week and left my pfx inside my cabinet with the case

But after i came back, i found the case had a "flex" small black dot and i cannot clean it
Do you ever have the same problem?
How to clean the "brass case"?

Thanks
post #3480 of 3933
My case has a few marks, it is odd and I dont know how to clean it.
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