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Originally Posted by SpringBiscuit View Post

Yes, FAD designs their own driver, it is the second company beside Sony who self design their very own BA driver.

How would i know it? Well, i asked Mr Takai =D

Lol, no no, I thought coop was saying he was skeptical so I was responding to him. But I just misunderstood.
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

Nice find! So this is the Heaven II or IV? Hmmm... but let's not forget the Piano Forte II

 

MSRP would suggest it's the Heaven II. But interestingly, sensitivity is rated lower than the Heaven line (could be a typo though).

 

Yep, looks like a PF II descendant, I've never been a fan of these.

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HP_buehne.png 

Apparently these are made by FAD/S'NEXT too? The strain reliefs certainly confirm that...

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I can see why people like em :beyersmile:

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

HP_buehne.png 
Apparently these are made by FAD/S'NEXT too? The strain reliefs certainly confirm that...

There probably isn't enough WAT for that :l

Just... Why. That flat cable is the one thing that I just can't stand about certain Heaven models :/
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I can see why people like em :beyersmile:

 

  :)

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

There probably isn't enough WAT for that :l

Just... Why. That flat cable is the one thing that I just can't stand about certain Heaven models :/

The micro phonics of the flat cable are my only criticism.
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Some crude impressions of the PF IX:

 

I really do like the feel of steel in my ears. Very comfortable air too.

 

Also, it seems that I have to turn up the volume up pretty high to get a decent sound from it. Is this due to the little isolation, or are the PFs hard to drive?

 

 

The sonics are pretty hard to describe...

 

I guess it's easiest if I provide a metaphor:

 

The TG!334 is like a good steak. Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Delicious and filling.

 

The Piano Fortes are a bit finicky. They're like a good dessert. If you overindulge with them, you end up feeling sick. But when you don't use them, there's a constant craving that digs at you. And when you finally use them after a refractory period, you forget all about the discomfort that you had when you overate(listened). So far, I dig it!

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

Some crude impressions of the PF IX:

 

Also, it seems that I have to turn up the volume up pretty high to get a decent sound from it. Is this due to the little isolation, or are the PFs hard to drive?

 

That's very odd because the PFs (as well as the 1601s, FIBASS & FIBASB) are very sensitive phones, very, very easily driven. I'd say they're as sensitive as, or very close to, the 334s in that respect. Now, if you're wearing he IXs in a loud environment, then that might explain things... somehow, anyway, as they provide zero isolation.

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Do you want to hate the PF IX? Spend a few days with the ER4S and you will.

 

Do you want to hate the ER4S? Spend a few days with the PF IX and you will.

 

Do you want to love both IEMs? You've got to have harman/karboard sparrow's ears for that.

 

Here's a track that sounds great through both IEMs—a track I'm quite sure Mr spkrs01 likes quite a bit (or will like quite a bit); a track our good old MF would find utterly unpalatable; a track our sleazy VH loving friend, Mr SGS, would never ever listen to unless, err… he was forced to while attempting to get lucky: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/03+Life+For+Rent/4kK0s7?src=5

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Do you want to hate the PF IX? Spend a few days with the ER4S and you will.

Do you want to hate the ER4S? Spend a few days with the PF IX and you will.

Do you want to love both IEMs? You've got to have harman/karboard sparrow's ears for that.

Here's a track that sounds great through both IEMs—a track I'm quite sure Mr spkrs01 likes quite a bit (or will like quite a bit); a track our good old MF would find utterly unpalatable; a track our sleazy VH loving friend, Mr SGS, would never ever listen to unless, err… he was forced to while attempting to get lucky: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/03+Life+For+Rent/4kK0s7?src=5
And if we want to hate music_4321, who should we spend the day with?smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
 

Do you want to hate the PF IX? Spend a few days with the ER4S and you will.

 

Do you want to hate the ER4S? Spend a few days with the PF IX and you will.

 

Do you want to love both IEMs? You've got to have harman/karboard sparrow's ears for that.

 

Here's a track that sounds great through both IEMs—a track I'm quite sure Mr spkrs01 likes quite a bit (or will like quite a bit); a track our good old MF would find utterly unpalatable; a track our sleazy VH loving friend, Mr SGS, would never ever listen to unless, err… he was forced to while attempting to get lucky: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/03+Life+For+Rent/4kK0s7?src=5

 

 
I know a VH fan who listens to that song even when not trying to get lucky.
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And if we want to hate music_4321, who should we spend the day with?smily_headphones1.gif

 

No need to spend a day with anyone or anything, just spend a few minutes reading a few of his posts and that should do the trick. You can start here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/posts/by_user/id/104361

 

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I know a VH fan who listens to that song even when not trying to get lucky.

 

I guess you could say there's still hope for Mr SGS, then.

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Snap (in and) out of it.

 

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In case anyone is interested, i'm selling my pair of FI-BA-SS here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/682513/final-audio-fi-ba-ss-for-sale-mint-condition

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