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post #2011 of 2528
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

 

     Before you "push that button" contact them and ask if they have in "in stock" or not. Otherwise buying direct may actually even be faster.

 

 

Regards,

 

WIzard

 

 

PS: HAPPY NEW YEAR


It does say on their status page "ordered upon request" which I guess means they place an order after you do :)

post #2012 of 2528

still not sure which one of the 2 I'd like to get. I like my sennheiser hd 800 but I reckon a more neutral sound isn't really needed for outside use and I might want a more "fun" headphone for outside use. I do prefer bright voices for my jazz collection but some extra bass might be needed when I play electronic music.....choices really.

post #2013 of 2528

Tempted by the 20% sale, I finally gave in and ordered the 4ai+! I'm quite excited to see how it turns out!

post #2014 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post

Tempted by the 20% sale, I finally gave in and ordered the 4ai+! I'm quite excited to see how it turns out!

I have the almighty 8.A and the ruthlessly revealing Tzar 350... I still very, very much like the 4.Ai. They're great!

post #2015 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I have the almighty 8.A and the ruthlessly revealing Tzar 350... I still very, very much like the 4.Ai. They're great!

 

 

Viva Le Revolution!

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

post #2016 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I have the almighty 8.A and the ruthlessly revealing Tzar 350... I still very, very much like the 4.Ai. They're great!

Oh wow, that says a lot haha.. by the way, do you use the 4ai with an amp?

post #2017 of 2528
They're pretty easily driven, most DAPs wont need an amp to make them sound good but upgrading the chain never hurts :-)
post #2018 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

They're pretty easily driven, most DAPs wont need an amp to make them sound good but upgrading the chain never hurts :-)

 

I definitely agree that the 4.Ai is easily driven, the 3.Ai is too.  As for adding to the "chain", what you really want to do is bypass the weakest link.  Adding to the end of it only masks the poor audio.  Your setup is only as strong as your weakest link (unless you can get some sort of synergy between a DAC and AMP) ;)  

post #2019 of 2528

Such people are in the minority and would have - or should have - in the first instance researched the line out capabilities of potential sources. Used to own a RSA Tomahwak, sold it as too much bulk and ratio of cost / benefit better put towards headphone upgrading ;)

post #2020 of 2528
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

Such people are in the minority and would have - or should have - in the first instance researched the line out capabilities of potential sources. Used to own a RSA Tomahwak, sold it as too much bulk and ratio of cost / benefit better put towards headphone upgrading ;)

I see. Well, I have a cowon j3 and I would think that is plenty to drive the 4ai. All I need to do is EQ it to my tastes, I guess

post #2021 of 2528
Thread Starter 

for the 4.Ai to shine i think great quality lossless audio if possible! I do really think when they have an amp though! I have been perticularly loving them with my Hifi et ma9!

post #2022 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post

I see. Well, I have a cowon j3 and I would think that is plenty to drive the 4ai. All I need to do is EQ it to my tastes, I guess

 

     I have the Cowon J3, but I still use the Rendition 1.  I do so, but this does not mean you have to do so. I find the amp gives it a beter "flavor" and to be honest I am addicted to it now.

 

700

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

post #2023 of 2528
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

 

     I have the Cowon J3, but I still use the Rendition 1.  I do so, but this does not mean you have to do so. I find the amp gives it a beter "flavor" and to be honest I am addicted to it now.

 

700

Ah, the Rendition 1...I was actually strongly considering it but I didn't see it on the site. If the price is around the suggested $279, I don't think I could afford it....yet. I'll definitely be keeping a close eye on that one though, haha. By the way, do you use any specific settings on the cowon j3 that you feel allows the 4ai to truly shine?

post #2024 of 2528

For me, my fiio e11 does well to add some treble extension and bass (with the eq) on my 4.ai's. Also, I find that adding a 100ohm adapter into the mix yields an interesting result :)

post #2025 of 2528

Final question for Heir. Realise each wood sample is unique (mourns loss of ESW9, NEVER try to get younger siblings involved in headphones people, just forget and leave them behind), but generally how close is the final product to the press shots with the nice warm colour? Necessary to add a note or just leave it be and be happy with the result? :-p

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