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post #4831 of 4839
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I feel bad, perhaps I can throw in something else? Your deal is too good. Pizza and a Noble K10?

Add a 20% premium in cash and tins of pomade and it's a deal. 

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30% and you have a deal.
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30% and you have a deal.

Done.

 

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Hi all, I am a proud new owner of a pair of FAD F1-ba-ss iems and I'm having a crisis. Firstly I have had quite a few decent pair of iems slowing progressing up the ranks from superfi10s to westone 4\4r and most recently a pair of shure 846's. My wife recently broke the westone fours so whilst out trying to find her a new paid I tried the fibass and there was just something about them that was so...different. I love my ,846's ... A truly pleasurable piece of engineering with amazing bass but listening to some jazz on the fibass made the hairs on my neck stand up... So emotional and involving...in a very different manner. Needless to say after five hours trying them in the shop and not making my mind up fully I bought them and passed the wife the 846's whilst I get her W4's converted to removable cables and repaired. Anyhow I can't decide which to keep... The 846 or the fibass. The 846 are great all around with superb base and nice treble but the fibass just have something ... Different. Can't quite put my finger on it but very curious as to hear other peoples views on the fibass....
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I think only you have the answer to your 'situation' there! Trust what you hear, and if one has to go then just make the choice. Why not keep both? 

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Hi all, I am a proud new owner of a pair of FAD F1-ba-ss iems and I'm having a crisis. Firstly I have had quite a few decent pair of iems slowing progressing up the ranks from superfi10s to westone 4\4r and most recently a pair of shure 846's. My wife recently broke the westone fours so whilst out trying to find her a new paid I tried the fibass and there was just something about them that was so...different. I love my ,846's ... A truly pleasurable piece of engineering with amazing bass but listening to some jazz on the fibass made the hairs on my neck stand up... So emotional and involving...in a very different manner. Needless to say after five hours trying them in the shop and not making my mind up fully I bought them and passed the wife the 846's whilst I get her W4's converted to removable cables and repaired. Anyhow I can't decide which to keep... The 846 or the fibass. The 846 are great all around with superb base and nice treble but the fibass just have something ... Different. Can't quite put my finger on it but very curious as to hear other peoples views on the fibass....

 

I haven't heard the 846 and agree in priciple with cn11's reply. But since you also asked for people's views on the FI-BA-SS in general, I'll gladly tell you mine:

 

I've bought these IEMs back in 2010, more than 4 years ago. Since then, I've heard a myriad of other IEMs, many cheaper and some even more expensive ones, universals and customs. A few that I'd consider more neutral, a few that I'd consider technically superior (whatever that may mean).

 

To this day, the FI-BA-SS have remained the phones that have the most power over me. They can raise the hairs on my neck, give me goosebumps, make me smile and move me to tears. On an emotional level, they're closer to a live musical experience than any other phones I know. I love them, I'll never sell them, and they'll have to pry them from my cold dead hands some day.

 

Thought I'd give you just the bare facts, without the usual gushing and such... ;) 

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So I'm not too sure, but it seems like you somewhat enjoy the FI-BA-SS?
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I've owned both the FIBASS and the SE846, and of the two, I'd have to say that the 846 is perhaps the more versatile phone by virtue of its tonal balance (it's more forgiving I guess you can say). The SS is more temperamental, but I can't deny the sheer transparency it has going for it when paired with certain music. I've once described the Heaven S as feeling like you're tapping into the 1s and 0s in your files, and the SS is no different -  it's just incredibly vivid and soaring. I'm not sure that I'd make the SS my main phone for all applications, but I've been pleasantly surprised by how accommodating it's been of less than stellar recordings. Very glad I was able to wrangle this one free of Gollum's clutches 

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To this day, the FI-BA-SS have remained the phones that have the most power over me. They can raise the hairs on my neck, give me goosebumps, make me smile and move me to tears. On an emotional level, they're closer to a live musical experience than any other phones I know. I love them, I'll never sell them, and they'll have to pry them from my cold dead hands some day.

 

"these were the same words i can describe them" :)

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