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post #3481 of 6695

Due to scheduling issues and limited units (as told by local vendor), I've to wait for the next batch of Pandora 6. Hopefully it'll be 2 weeks from now (before new year). Ah! Some of us have forked out the full payment and have been waiting for months!

post #3482 of 6695
I think the black dot mentioned above is just on the case.

Listening to the Pandora VI now, big rumbling lows that dont kick your head in with punch, mainly rumble. Then mids clean but I must say they do sound slightly distant compared to the lows, highs are sparkly and detailed. The lows never muddy the sound, because of the dynamic+BA implementation (excellently done)
The lows as not particularly fast or punchy but give great depth and body to the sound. The sound is warm and lush like the FAD house sound.
These can be easily powered with an ipod.

Please take impressions above with a pinch of salt as its my first impression, and they are being driven out of the Bravo Audio Ocean tube amp which does add its own flavour to the sound. I will use the iCan or O2 for reference and review.
post #3483 of 6695
Again they have the organic, lush realistic tone to them. The mids are very detailed and its easy to pickup on minute details in the mids.
post #3484 of 6695

There seems to be a variation to how people have been describing the lows on the PHVI. Some have said it's punchy and fast while others have said not so much. Could you compare the lows to those on the Heaven V/VI? And when you say that the mids are slightly distant, do you mean that it sounds like you're further away from the vocals or that the mids sound a bit recessed?

post #3485 of 6695
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Build your own Heaven:

 

http://final-audio-design.com/archives/2399

 

With a stainless steel body, it might be like IV or maybe the II.

 

 

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Also I don't think FAD sells kits to make your own earphones. You have to visit the workshop in person, as it's an interactive thing where they work with you.

 

Up until now they didn't but check my link. They have a limited edition home kit.

post #3486 of 6695
They sound upfront but slightly recessed compared to the lows if you get me. I wouldn't say the lows are fast and punchy, more laid back and full.
post #3487 of 6695
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They sound upfront but slightly recessed compared to the lows if you get me. I wouldn't say the lows are fast and punchy, more laid back and full.

Would you please comment on comfort and isolation of the Pandora?

post #3488 of 6695
Comfort is not great unfortunately. The pads are soft so they compress too much which means the top of you ears rest on the baffle which had hard plastic raised bits to keep the pads pushed out. Hard to explain but it causes discomfort after 20 minutes. It is probably an easy problem to fix though with simple mods.
post #3489 of 6695
Does anyone know what comply's fit the Fi Ba Ss? There is no info on the Comply site
post #3490 of 6695
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Small black dot on the finish of the earphones? In that case, it's probably a flaw in the finish itself and cannot be removed. Some of the metals develop discolorations, particularly the gold plated ones.

Also I don't think FAD sells kits to make your own earphones. You have to visit the workshop in person, as it's an interactive thing where they work with you.

No. Because before i go there is no dot
I have the picture. I took a pic before i go
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Look for a product called Brasso it's a specialize cleaning product for brass.
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Small black dot on the finish of the earphones? In that case, it's probably a flaw in the finish itself and cannot be removed. Some of the metals develop discolorations, particularly the gold plated ones.

Also I don't think FAD sells kits to make your own earphones. You have to visit the workshop in person, as it's an interactive thing where they work with you.

Brazo make the case shiny
And the case it self is not shiny
Just like heaven v aging
post #3491 of 6695
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My case has a few marks, it is odd and I dont know how to clean it.

Yes, my case also have few mark

But this mark is show up after i left it
And it was never there before

I notice the mark because it placed near the "final" in front of the case
post #3492 of 6695

Just to clarify by "case" you mean the housing of the earphones right? Dots do appear on the housings from time to time just as imperfections of the finish. Even if you didn't notice them before, they can show up over time as part of the aging process. All of the problems I've seen related to finish appear as small dots that look like discoloration. I had one just show up on one of mine when it wasn't there before, though it's a gold-plated one and not brass. Brass however can tarnish. This is what I suspect when you say it isn't coming off. My advice would be to leave it alone, since using cleaners or polishes can actually cause more damage to the finish.

 

Some of the pictures I've seen of 4+ year old FADs aren't pretty. Sad, considering how beautiful they start out in life. Maybe this is why they're experimenting with the natural "Aging" concept on the Heaven V? Gracefully getting old...

post #3493 of 6695

Happy Holidays to all, particularly those following the FAD thread!

 

post #3494 of 6695
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Just to clarify by "case" you mean the housing of the earphones right? Dots do appear on the housings from time to time just as imperfections of the finish. Even if you didn't notice them before, they can show up over time as part of the aging process. All of the problems I've seen related to finish appear as small dots that look like discoloration. I had one just show up on one of mine when it wasn't there before, though it's a gold-plated one and not brass. Brass however can tarnish. This is what I suspect when you say it isn't coming off. My advice would be to leave it alone, since using cleaners or polishes can actually cause more damage to the finish.

Some of the pictures I've seen of 4+ year old FADs aren't pretty. Sad, considering how beautiful they start out in life. Maybe this is why they're experimenting with the natural "Aging" concept on the Heaven V? Gracefully getting old...

No nio
The pfx housing is shiny glossy

Case is the pfx metal case
Yellow aging like color of heaven v aging
post #3495 of 6695
Pandora VI review coming soon.






(This one was actually an accidental long exposure when I was setting up the right settings for the photo shoot)
Edited by ostewart - 12/22/13 at 3:49pm
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