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The last time I shed music-induced tears was exactly 4 days ago. Here's why...  wink.gif

 

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^  Ouch, ouch... OUCH!!! I think there's more hope for Mr SGS, tbh.

 

Here's another gem along the same lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQt-h753jHI (I think this one's actually pretty sweet)

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Tears of pain this time I guess...
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I never cry when listening to Van Halen. Although I do occasionally get hot for teacher.

 

 

Neither do I. Real men do not cry when listening to Van Halen.

 

Yes.

 

The last time I shed musical tears (a week or so ago), and it is quite difficult squeezing liquid out of wood and cans, was due to the PFIX's.

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Tears of pain this time I guess...

 

How'd ya guess? tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

^  Ouch, ouch... OUCH!!! I think there's more hope for Mr SGS, tbh.

 

Here's another gem along the same lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQt-h753jHI (I think this one's actually pretty sweet)

 

Well, the difference being that it wasn't just a YouTube video in my case, but a live music festival. And I had to sit through Miss Palmer's entire set to see Calexico, who were headlining. In the end it was worth it though, 'cause the latter played a tremendous concert.

 

Plus, I also got to see this young guy named Jamie N Commons, whom I hadn't known before and who turned out to be a very pleasant surprise:

 

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I dunno, I felt the comfort of the H VI was quite good, I mean, they're a heck of a lot better than the reason WHY I'm back in this thread for the time bein - which is to say that I've discovered that the PFs, to my dismay are actually pretty uncomfortable for me to wear :( It's got nothin to do with the lack of tips, but rather, the part where the phones flare out to hold contact with you ear, that part causes soreness in my ears after about 15-20 minutes. I honestly find IEMs to be rather hit or miss for me in terms of comfort, which is one of the primary reasons which drove me to seek out customs in the first place. I guess this realization and after checkin out the Heaven C, has lead me to cement the fact that a Heaven S is likely in my future. The H C I find to be supremely comfortable and superior in terms of utility, that and I'm not paranoid about them seemingly every second when they are NOT in my ears as I am with the PFs :l 

 

Haven't had much time with any phones in the last few days as I'm rather reeling from the death of one of my favorite personalities, one Ryan Davis, and tryin to focus on workin' on an ASG-2 write up at the moment. I dunno, this is more of a check in than anything really. Sorry for the non news folks. Anywho - 

 

Woodcans: Your pics are phenemonal 

SGS: Van Halen is alright man

James: You are a gentleman and a scholar in the manner of the Batman 

VWinter: You gotta at least try the PFs man 

Musick0987: This supposed back and forth is the stuff that soap operas are made of 

post #2662 of 6792

Why not the Heaven V? Same comfort as the VI. And a great FAD sound with nice soundstage and imaging. Nice texture too. 

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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

 

Neither do I. Real men do not cry when listening to Van Halen.

 

Yes.

 

The last time I shed musical tears (a week or so ago), and it is quite difficult squeezing liquid out of wood and cans, was due to the PFIX's.

 

Real men don't, but male sparrows do!

 

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

... I've discovered that the PFs, to my dismay are actually pretty uncomfortable for me to wear :( It's got nothin to do with the lack of tips, but rather, the part where the phones flare out to hold contact with you ear, that part causes soreness in my ears after about 15-20 minutes. I honestly find IEMs to be rather hit or miss for me in terms of comfort, which is one of the primary reasons which drove me to seek out customs in the first place.

 

Yes, unfortunately, one aspect of the Piano Fortes to bear in mind when considering purchasing a pair, apart from their very idiosyncratic sonics and near complete lack of isolation (and no strain reliefs at the housings), is that fit can be problematic for some (this has been mentioned a couple of times in the thread). When fit is not an issue, though, these phones can be worn for hours on end with absolutely no discomfort even with such heavy housings — the fact no tips are needed / used only adds to the natural sensation (again, obviously when there are no fit issues) — in my case, several times I've completely forgotten I have my PFs in my ears.

 

I have to say I've been quite surprised more people have not reported having fit issues as I had expected; as far as I know, it's you and MF who've been rather unlucky (though I'm sure there's got to be more people out there) — a shame if you were indeed intending to get a pair.


Edited by music_4321 - 7/10/13 at 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

I dunno, I felt the comfort of the H VI was quite good, I mean, they're a heck of a lot better than the reason WHY I'm back in this thread for the time bein - which is to say that I've discovered that the PFs, to my dismay are actually pretty uncomfortable for me to wear frown.gif It's got nothin to do with the lack of tips, but rather, the part where the phones flare out to hold contact with you ear, that part causes soreness in my ears after about 15-20 minutes. I honestly find IEMs to be rather hit or miss for me in terms of comfort, which is one of the primary reasons which drove me to seek out customs in the first place. I guess this realization and after checkin out the Heaven C, has lead me to cement the fact that a Heaven S is likely in my future. The H C I find to be supremely comfortable and superior in terms of utility, that and I'm not paranoid about them seemingly every second when they are NOT in my ears as I am with the PFs :l 

Haven't had much time with any phones in the last few days as I'm rather reeling from the death of one of my favorite personalities, one Ryan Davis, and tryin to focus on workin' on an ASG-2 write up at the moment. I dunno, this is more of a check in than anything really. Sorry for the non news folks. Anywho - 

Woodcans: Your pics are phenemonal 
SGS: Van Halen is alright man
James: You are a gentleman and a scholar in the manner of the Batman 
VWinter: You gotta at least try the PFs man 
Musick0987: This supposed back and forth is the stuff that soap operas are made of 

If anyone would like to get some good karma for life and loan me a set of PFs for a short time, PM me please. smile.gif


Sucks about the fit. I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned it too. Did you like the older Heavens more or is the comfort on those that much better?
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Real men don't, but male sparrows do!

 

 

 

 

 

I know you are a KC man - were you ever a Gentle Giant? I followed your Eno links (Haven't heard Baby's On Fire in ages) and piddled around as I hadn't heard Boys In The Band off Octopus in a while as my CD got destroyed and I haven't replaced it... Listening to Free Hand, which is one of my absolute favorite progressive albums of all time. If anyone likes progressive rock - run, don't walk to grooveshark and listen to all the cuts on "Free Hand" - amazing bit of music.... oh, and they were one hell of a live show back in the day.

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Neither do I. Real men do not cry when listening to Van Halen.

 

Yes.

 

The last time I shed musical tears (a week or so ago), and it is quite difficult squeezing liquid out of wood and cans, was due to the PFIX's.

 

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

Real men don't, but male sparrows do!

 

 

 

Real men/true birds/sparrows do not delete posts regarding crying like babies secondary to emotional outbursts brought on by sonic bliss. Especially on these forums, for crying out loud.

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Apologies in advance. I promised I was not going to post another photo this week, but, I came across AnakChan's shot of his McIntosh amp and it is just mind-bogglingly beautiful. It inspired me to light up (the sky) PF's in a (somewhat) similar fashion.

 

 

Here is the link to Anak's awesome MC shot: http://www.head-fi.org/t/545243/show-us-your-mcintosh-pictures/60#post_9595059, highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I received a pair of Piano Forte XIII earphones from the eBay gods earlier this week and am slowly getting to know their idiosyncrasies.  I am having trouble with how to handle them as the cable is prone to tangling and it just looks so fragile. Can anyone clue me in on some good housekeeping procedures?  With the XIIIs I'm carefully handling them and trying not to pick them up by the cable.  How about storing them away? Do you wind the cable up or use some other method.  I'm probably stressing out over nothing but all of my other IEMs are much cheaper, have more robust looking cables and superior looking strain relief.

post #2669 of 6792

And while I'm at it, Lava:

 

 

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Alright. I just joined the FAD club. I purchased a bundle (govibe minibox amp, large hippocase, FAD piano forte) from Jaben.

You read that right nothing on the packaging/site indicate these are the piano forte II. I can't seem to find any documentation of this headphone  earbud. Can anybody give me some sort of documentation this thing ever actually existed. I looks exactly like the piano forte II but with a yellow back. They also sound rather good, very bass light, which is to say it almost doesn't exist at all. However the mids and highs are especially good. Organic is the word I would use to describe them.

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