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Fireworks:

 

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There is something very epic about this one. Love it!

Have you ever tried 1:1 framing btw?
Edited by vwinter - 9/12/13 at 8:23pm
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There is something very epic about this one. Love it!

Have you ever tried 1:1 framing btw?

 

Thank you very much vwinter!

 

Sunriset.

 

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This particular review caught my eye:
If they can bring out the vocals and fade out everything else, I might be seriously considering these.

 

i have the piano forte ix (stainless steel) version - it does vocals in a special aluring way.   when i first bought my piano forte -  i find the vocals sounded "dreamy"  sounding , it's like listening to someone singing within the mist..   i thought it was inaccurate representation of the vocals. I thought why in the world would i get a earphone that doesn't sound accurate and worse still it has no ioslation of any kind and hanging in my ear canal.   it defys the logic of my years of listening to dynamic / BA / MA drivers earphones.

 

After prolonged listening ... i discover that it gives me a closer personal feel to the vocal singer and the indeed the tone of the vocals was way more "human-like". perhaps it's the way that the mids were being presented and that's accompanied by the soft resonance of the charming treble and low subtle bass . Now i'm absolutely enjoying all my Adele / Faye wong albums as if they were my long lost love that i have missed out all these while.

 

now i have only 2 earphones in my collection - piano forte ix and FAD FI BA SS. 

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I might be opting for the more affordable but discontinued 1601 over the PFIX. As I really have no way to demo them before buying, I figured I'd go for the cheapest FAD house sound. Hopefully it gets close to the signature of thePFs

Oh, and why is the PFX CC more expensive than the PFX G?

http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/products/detail16187.html
http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/products/detail7008.html
Edited by EveTan - 9/13/13 at 4:01pm
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I might be opting for the more affordable but discontinued 1601 over the PFIX. As I really have no way to demo them before buying, I figured I'd go for the cheapest FAD house sound. Hopefully it gets close to the signature of thePFs

Oh, and why is the PFX CC more expensive than the PFX G?

http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/products/detail16187.html
http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/products/detail7008.html

 

if i were you , i would not go for 1601 series.  those are old design.  the 1602 piano forte went thru a revamp in the shape - non replacable tips and it's the shape housing that create the unique horn sounding resonance that marks the sound signature of the aluring mids.   If ever you wish to resell, the 1602 current model will fetch you a better price too.

 

see the picture for shape differences ** i link this to one of the older post posted by zilch0md **

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if i were you , i would not go for 1601 series.  those are old design.  the 1602 piano forte went thru a revamp in the shape - non replacable tips and it's the shape housing that create the unique horn sounding resonance that marks the sound signature of the aluring mids.   If ever you wish to resell, the 1602 current model will fetch you a better price too.

see the picture for shape differences ** i link this to one of the older post posted by zilch0md **


Too late. Already bought the 1601SS

Which model would you recommend among PF models?
Edited by EveTan - 9/14/13 at 10:50am
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Too late. Already bought the 1601s.

Which model would you recommend among PF models?

 

Don't look elsewhere! Don't compare and no regret! LOL. Just plug those FAD into your brain and let the euphonic journey sails!

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I lucked out and got a pair of Final Audio Design Piano Forte VIII's on ebay for under $450, used, like new.

Looking forward to hearing them. Hopefully they will have close to the same sound as the more high end FAD's.


Edited by Carlsan - 9/14/13 at 9:48am
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My friend Soundreaq feels the VIII is quite close to his PF IX. You can score the VIII for very little off of e-earphone/Fuijya. Maybe not $450 like Carl (amazing find man!), but $600-ish sure. The 1601 practically sounds normal next to the PF lol. Hope you like em Carl. There's nothing out there that sounds like a PF. I just wish the thing actually fit my ears without hurting, the housing is enormous
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Too late. Already bought the 1601s.


Which model would you recommend among PF models?

Eve, I have the 1601, the PFVIII &
the PFIX. I think if you listen more to vocals, the PF IX shades it for me. But I must say that the PF VIII is special. Anyway, if you are in Singapore, give me a shout and you can have a listen. Can't go wrong with either. smily_headphones1.gif
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My friend Soundreaq feels the VIII is quite close to his PF IX. You can score the VIII for very little off of e-earphone/Fuijya. Maybe not $450 like Carl (amazing find man!), but $600-ish sure. The 1601 practically sounds normal next to the PF lol. Hope you like em Carl. There's nothing out there that sounds like a PF. I just wish the thing actually fit my ears without hurting, the housing is enormous

Pretty much yea lol.
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My friend Soundreaq feels the VIII is quite close to his PF IX. You can score the VIII for very little off of e-earphone/Fuijya. Maybe not $450 like Carl (amazing find man!), but $600-ish sure. The 1601 practically sounds normal next to the PF lol. Hope you like em Carl. There's nothing out there that sounds like a PF. I just wish the thing actually fit my ears without hurting, the housing is enormous

 

Pretty much yea lol.

 

 

 

I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with both of you, gentlemen—at least as far as the 1601SS & 1602SS goes (I believe both of you are referring specifically to the 1601SB & 1602SB, but I'd imagine the same would be true for those, too). Turns out I A/B'd both phones a couple of days ago using my V200, which has two HPOs and allows me to switch phones pretty quickly. If you heard both phones that differently, it may well be due to the different fit you got with both phones.


Edited by music_4321 - 9/14/13 at 10:49am
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My friend Soundreaq feels the VIII is quite close to his PF IX. You can score the VIII for very little off of e-earphone/Fuijya. Maybe not $450 like Carl (amazing find man!), but $600-ish sure. The 1601 practically sounds normal next to the PF lol. Hope you like em Carl. There's nothing out there that sounds like a PF. I just wish the thing actually fit my ears without hurting, the housing is enormous

Yea... it's either 50k Y for the VIII or 60k for the IX. 

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Eve, I have the 1601, the PFVIII &
the PFIX. I think if you listen more to vocals, the PF IX shades it for me. But I must say that the PF VIII is special. Anyway, if you are in Singapore, give me a shout and you can have a listen. Can't go wrong with either. smily_headphones1.gif

Yea, I definitely do. Sadly not in Singapore. 

 

I just lost an auction on a 334...(disgruntled) so kinda trigger happy :(. Which has me crazy into thinking I might actually want a PF X >.<.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/678735/mint-condition-final-audio-design-piano-forte-x-cc-one-of-best-in-world-price-drop-for-a-quick-sell

 

Unless someone would like to help stop my urges and buy this before I do.

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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post
 

I lucked out and got a pair of Final Audio Design Piano Forte VIII's on ebay for under $450, used, like new.

Looking forward to hearing them. Hopefully they will have close to the same sound as the more high end FAD's.

 

Oh right, I remember that listing. I fell asleep before I could bit XD.

 

Here's his second listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-Final-Audio-Design-Piano-Forte-VIII-8-High-end-earphones-headphones-/171125685033?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item27d7e2bb29

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