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post #3586 of 4116
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Originally Posted by AudioJunki3 View Post
 

Yes, I am leaning toward the IE800 as I know I like those, but I'm unsure about the PF's

 

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Those are two seriously different sound signatures. The PF series are quite mid-centric, limited bass extension/slam, and certainly not an all-rounder. But when they are on, they are quite unique and involving.

I had both. IE800 is a bit boring, as every Senn, and much too expensive. For the same price, FI-BA-SS fits more the bill.  

PF is really interesting, always engaging. Plus I found PFVIII new for 450 USD.


Edited by quantx - 1/12/14 at 10:05am
post #3587 of 4116
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Originally Posted by Misterbushido- View Post
 

Hi there, I still can't decide which one to buy between Heaven II and IV.

from what I understand is Heaven II sound likely heaven VI than IV right?


Heaven II sounds too thin, both IV and VI have very lush mids in comparison.

Go for IV - it can be had for 140-150$ shipped worldwide:

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000360428

post #3588 of 4116

Mr.BenF seem like you are Big fan of heaven IV, have you ever listen to Heaven VI before ?

:confused:

 

 

post #3589 of 4116
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Mr.BenF seem like you are Big fan of heaven IV, have you ever listen to Heaven VI before ?

:confused:

 

 

 

 

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post #3590 of 4116

Heaven II sounds thin without proper amplification, give it some juice and they are great. For portable use a JDS Labs C5D is great with the lower of the 2 bass boosts on.

post #3591 of 4116

How about LOD to Fiio e6 ? :confused:

post #3592 of 4116

should work fine, they do pair better with an amp, as do all Heaven Series.

 

Also the E6 has bass boost, the Heaven II handle a little boost very well.

 

To be honest i prefer the Heaven II to my Westone UM Pro30, the UM Pro30 is good but too dark, the Heaven II is detailed and balanced.

post #3593 of 4116

Sound really promising :o, Thank you.

post #3594 of 4116
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

Heaven II sounds thin without proper amplification, give it some juice and they are great. For portable use a JDS Labs C5D is great with the lower of the 2 bass boosts on.

 

I've tried Heaven II with FIIO E12 and NFB-11.32 - doesn't sound anywhere nearly as good as Heaven IV

post #3595 of 4116

Personally, I prefer the Heaven II over the Heaven IV. The Heaven IV has a lusher, more full-bodied presentation, but the Heaven II is cleaner and still preserves the soundstage essence of FAD. The Heaven IV doesn't have enough clarity.

 

If it's the Heaven V, then I'd say the Heaven V has a leg up over the II in terms of body and presentation, but I used to own the Heaven IV, and the IV just isn't a great representative of the FAD line IMHO. If I were FAD, I'd just get rid of the Heaven IV (they can still profit from the ARK01).

 

I really like this new Molex BA.

post #3596 of 4116
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

Personally, I prefer the Heaven II over the Heaven IV. The Heaven IV has a lusher, more full-bodied presentation, but the Heaven II is cleaner and still preserves the soundstage essence of FAD. The Heaven IV doesn't have enough clarity.

 

If it's the Heaven V, then I'd say the Heaven V has a leg up over the II in terms of body and presentation, but I used to own the Heaven IV, and the IV just isn't a great representative of the FAD line IMHO. If I were FAD, I'd just get rid of the Heaven IV (they can still profit from the ARK01).

 

I really like this new Molex BA.


Heaven IV lacks clarity? IMHO, it's 85-90% up there with Heaven VI.

Could it be you used narrow eartips with Heaven IV (the ones preinstalled)? They do reduce clarity and soundstage, at least for me.

Switching to the wide bore ones made a huge difference for me.

 

Also, Heaven IV may not have as much mid-frequency magic as Heaven VI, but Heaven II has none at all.

If I would listen to Heaven II without being told it's a FAD, I would have never guessed it.


Edited by BenF - 1/13/14 at 6:57am
post #3597 of 4116

Wonder how the Heaven IV compares to something like the Dunu DN-1000.

post #3598 of 4116
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

Wonder how the Heaven IV compares to something like the Dunu DN-1000.


Heaven IV and VI are all about the magical mids, which only RE-262 can compare to.

If you are looking for the best technical performance, look elsewhere.

post #3599 of 4116
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Heaven IV lacks clarity? IMHO, it's 85-90% up there with Heaven VI.

Could it be you used narrow eartips with Heaven IV (the ones preinstalled)? They do reduce clarity and soundstage, at least for me.

Switching to the wide bore ones made a huge difference for me.

 

Also, Heaven IV may not have as much mid-frequency magic as Heaven VI, but Heaven II has none at all.

If I would listen to Heaven II without being told it's a FAD, I would have never guessed it.


I haven't heard the Heaven VI, so I can't comment. I used both types of ear tips with the IV, including third party tips. I was never impressed with the IV's clarity and sense of transparency. The Heaven V and II feel better in that regard, to me, at least. My least favorite FAD models are: Adagio II, Piano Forte VIII, and Heaven IV.

 

The Heaven II is indeed thinner than the rest of the herd, but it definitely still has a likeable sound, and I like how it's largely neutral with the bass, being bass light most of the time, but can belt out the bass when called for.

post #3600 of 4116
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 


Heaven IV and VI are all about the magical mids, which only RE-262 can compare to.

If you are looking for the best technical performance, look elsewhere.

 

I'm not sure which headphone your comment is aimed at but in my opinion properly driven the Heaven VI is a superb IEM that has no major technical defects. (The bass could be better controlled; that is the limitation of the single BA; excellent amplification is the best remedy.) To my taste the Heaven Vi is the best BA IEM that I have heard - better than the Westone ES5 which is a very well regarded multi-BA custom IEM, better than the Fitear TG334, the list goes on and on...

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