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post #3616 of 4695

@akarise I agree with you, especially your gripes, pretty much match what I would want improved. Thanks for sharing your impressions

post #3617 of 4695

And that's where the FAD PH8 comes... LOL

 

A local vendor has sent feedback to FAD regarding the pads. Let's hope somebody does something to improve the user experience.

 

Personally, this PH6 is less forward and I do like it for one reason: It feels less intimate and more relaxing. Just like listening to a music performance in a restaurant. Not hall-like wide, definitely not room-like narrow. Quite a remarkable surround effect it produces too.

post #3618 of 4695

If only the PHVIII didn't cost more than twice the price of the VI... I'm going to see if I can live with these for a few weeks but I'm not sure as of now if I'll keep them. They're so beautiful though that I'm almost considering to just have them on my desk as eye candy haha.

post #3619 of 4695
Sorry but I'm just starting to follow the FAD thread more in recent days. Is the older dynamic, 1350, 13mm earphone bass shy? Thanks in advance.
post #3620 of 4695
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Sorry but I'm just starting to follow the FAD thread more in recent days.

 

This thread is doomed. :p

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Is the older dynamic, 1350, 13mm earphone bass shy? Thanks in advance.

 

Joking aside, haven't heard them myself, but here's shigzeo's take:

 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
 

It depends on which product, really. The M1350 style had some very good vocals, but bass and high treble were too recessed, even with EQ. That was a pretty poor overall product, though much easier to use than the 1601 series. That 1601, heavy and hard to use as it is, has magic, that if you can coax out, is worth it for those who have no qualms about the price. Very special earphone, but it needs something like a Graham Slee Voyager. 

 

Considering that the 1601 are still mid-centric, I kinda doubt that the 1350 will be your cup of tea. But then again, I've been wrong before (*cough*W4*cough ;-)


Edited by james444 - 1/18/14 at 10:57pm
post #3621 of 4695
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This thread is doomed. tongue.gif


Joking aside, haven't heard them myself, but here's shigzeo's take:


Considering that the 1601 are still mid-centric, I kinda doubt that the 1350 will be your cup of tea. But then again, I've been wrong before (*cough*W4*cough ;-)


Doomed? All good things come to an end my friend james444. lol

Thanks for the input sir.
post #3622 of 4695

I have Adagio III and Piano Forte MSY and Heaven VI. I'm still enjoying using it from the day I bought it.

post #3623 of 4695
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I have Adagio III and Piano Forte MSY and Heaven VI. I'm still enjoying using it from the day I bought it.

 

 

I'm with you on the Heaven VI, love it, and perhaps on the PF MSY but for the life of me I cannot figure out what that is.

post #3624 of 4695

I'm going to try to get my hands on a (discontinued) Hoomia Bon 2.10, which is basically a cheapo version of the 1350M1/M2. I've heard that the transducers are actually the same, and it has the star tips too (which basically makes everything mid-centric). I've heard it before, and it sounds similar to the 1350M1 that I briefly heard years ago, but I can't confirm whether they're the same.

 

I do know that Hoomia contracted with Kanemori Takai years ago to help tune their earphones, while they designed earphones for FAD (Hoomia is mainly a design house, with a minor OEM manufacturing component). Hoomia sales reps have stated before that the 2.10 is actually the same thing as the 1350M1, just with different cable materials.

 

post #3625 of 4695

I personally will not risk it, but found them here:

 

http://global.pchome.com.tw/english/DGAF2W-A60453996

post #3626 of 4695
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post  I personally will not risk it, but found them here: http://global.pchome.com.tw/english/DGAF2W-A60453996


Oh no, there's no risk for me --- it's not a problem for me to get them; I know someone liquidating them right now, and I live in Taiwan. I just might not have time to get them before they're snatched up by someone else.

post #3627 of 4695

Finally plugged my PF IX's into my ZX1. I shouldn't have waited so long. With the right music, a beautiful, bordering on magic, combination.

post #3628 of 4695
Listening to the Hoomia Bon 2.10 as I type this on my F886. It definitely has the Piano Forte sound, and the sound is horrible with normal tips. They really need the star tips, or else the sound is like vomit. With them, it has that midcentric sound signature of FAD.
post #3629 of 4695

I remember in the brief period I owned the Heaven IV, they were a bit strident in the highs and did not impress much. 
That's possibly due to a bad seal though...

Does Heaven V rectify that?

post #3630 of 4695
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

I remember in the brief period I owned the Heaven IV, they were a bit strident in the highs and did not impress much. 
That's possibly due to a bad seal though...

Does Heaven V rectify that?


Were you using the default narrow tips? It doesn't happen to me with the wide ones, narrow ones sound worse all over the frequencies.

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