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I'm finding the 1601SB to be more of a chameleon in comparison to the 1602SS and 1602SC. Trying the various tips included in the package, I find the sound changes more dramatically compared to what I was able to achieve through my experimentation with the fix-tipped 1602 models, even when using tips over their metal flanges.

65pFOd
Edited by TwoPlusone - 8/27/13 at 8:09am
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"This is New Age music before 'New Age' was invented" (Amazon review). Whatever it is, Jade Warrior's Elements Anthology has a special place in my collection.

Great stuff for the FAD 160X. smile_phones.gif

 

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post #3049 of 4523
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The reflective gold surrounded by the green grass and lit from above, nice!!

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James, fantastic music. Thanks for sharing. Seriously, wow!

 

Edit: also sounds great through the Kaedes.

post #3051 of 4523

Hitting the sack now, but, as inspired by Lou Graham, double vision:

 


Edited by woodcans - 8/28/13 at 2:31pm
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Thread Starter 

I'm really happy the increasing of FAD user in everywhere and the acceptance rate of the brand.
Comparing with last time, FAD had a very bad reputation in everywhere, usually associate with "Over price, Snake Oil", and my friend called me dumb because i bought the FAD =(

post #3053 of 4523

Just received the Heaven V and I gotta say, they are really something else. There's so much clarity and layering in the music, and I finally understand what people meant when they talked about its "stage of sound." The mids are absolutely gorgeous, even better than I had hoped for. The bass is slightly weaker at times than I'm used to, but this makes long listening sessions less fatiguing, which is what I needed for work. I don't know what it is about them, but they just let me immerse myself in the music without making me start picking out technical things in the sound. I didn't know a pair of IEMs could sound like this, really happy I decided to purchase them!  L3000.gif

 

Special thanks to vwinter for answering my questions on them  :)

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^ Glad you like them! beerchug.gif

They really do have a quality that allows you to let go. I was just talking to someone about that the other day actually.
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That awful pic of yours reminded me of Soft Machine's Facelift off their "Third" album, more properly rendered, in my view, by the FI-BA-SS: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Facelift/4rBwe3?src=5

 

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"This is New Age music before 'New Age' was invented" (Amazon review). Whatever it is, Jade Warrior's Elements Anthology has a special place in my collection.

Great stuff for the FAD 160X. smile_phones.gif

 

Edit: embedding disabled - watch on YouTube

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

That Amazon comment made me listen again—after not doing so for a while—to Brian Eno's absolutely brilliant "Discreet Music" album (1975), particularly the single track, Discreet Music, that made side one of that album, a piece of real music—music that had a subtle yet profound effect in me maaany moons ago: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Discreet+Music/2FO4zO?src=5  (this one I much prefer on the 160Xs)

Some interesting titbits about the album (from Wikipedia):

The inspiration for this album began when Eno was left bed-ridden in a hospital by an automobile accident and was given an album of eighteenth-century harp music. After struggling to put the record on the turntable and returning to bed, he realized that the volume was turned down (toward the threshold of inaudibility) but he lacked the strength to get up from the bed again and turn it up. Eno said this experience taught him a new way to perceive music:

"This presented what was for me a new way of hearing music—as part of the ambience of the environment just as the color of the light and the sound of the rain were parts of that ambience."

This album is also an experiment in algorithmic, generative composition. His intention was to explore multiple ways to create music with limited planning or intervention.


Edited by music_4321 - 8/28/13 at 10:31am
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Just received the Heaven V.... the bass is slightly weaker at times than I'm used to....

 

Try a more powerful amp. The Heaven VI responds to amplification with a thicker bassier sound. I find that too strong an amp can even overwhelm it. I think that you may find that the Heaven V is just as sensitive to amplification. 

post #3057 of 4523
Wonder if anybody try Cardas EM5813?

Seems like the approach is similar to PF series
post #3058 of 4523
^ I was quite interested but the impressions on here have been less than stellar so I'm holding off until I hear it myself. Apparently they couldn't resist getting Beats-bassy.
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Try a more powerful amp. The Heaven VI responds to amplification with a thicker bassier sound. I find that too strong an amp can even overwhelm it. I think that you may find that the Heaven V is just as sensitive to amplification. 

I've tried them with the E12. It sounds bassier but also much more congested. I'm guessing that's what you meant by a strong amp overwhelming it. They actually sound much better straight out of the Sabre DAC. I feel like bass has increased with burn in compared to open box when I wrote that brief impression and I don't find it really lacking in bass anymore, except maybe slightly for some bass-heavy tracks.

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I think it may be the E12 that makes them sound congested, as powered by the O2 the Heaven VI sounded very well separated but with excellent full bass.

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