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post #691 of 2528

Heir was the volunteer. 

 

Keep up with this blog as I may go over to Rin's place so he can measure them once I have them. I will also post impressions before my final review. 

post #692 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Heir was the volunteer. 

 

Keep up with this blog as I may go over to Rin's place so he can measure them once I have them. I will also post impressions before my final review. 

Oh thats awesome!

 

Look forward to impressions and i would love it if you go over to rins place so that they can me measured, i want to see how flat they really are and how much they actually have a bass boost which i have accepted now but this allows my ears to perceive it has perfectly neutral.

post #693 of 2528
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I 'll have to confess I am slightly disappointed by the wood on my 4A.i. frown.gif  It looks quite plain and uniform, I even wondered if it was real wood. The iem still look better than most but my wood is not as good looking as others people's wood wink.gif

 

@zloy loup,

Yours look soooo pretty. I am very jealous 

The wood on my left one is quite boring and 2d, but i like it as it contrasts with the wood on the right as that one is very 'burly' and 3d.

post #694 of 2528

We all have different ideas of what neutral means but for me it sounds like it from bass to mids but treble is slighlty north of neutral and might be an issue with some people. Overall I thinks it is quite bright or lit up as an iem, but that also what makes them sound so  clear and revealing. 

post #695 of 2528

Don't get me wrong, the wood looks yaw-droppingly beautiful but if I could choose between carbon and wood, I'd go with carbon.

 

Come to think of it... The organic sound of the Ai's goes better with wood. Maybe clear shells with ebony face plates? Aw man, now I want more customs! Anybody need a kidney?

 

All that aside, the difference in cost per kilo of the raw materials has little to do with the final price. Manufacturing and stocking different versions is what adds up.


Edited by Sorensiim - 10/4/12 at 1:27pm
post #696 of 2528
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Don't get me wrong, the wood looks yaw-droppingly beautiful but if I could choose between carbon and wood, I'd go with carbon.

 

Come to think of it... The organic sound of the Ai's goes better with wood. Maybe clear shells with ebony face plates? Aw man, now I want more customs! Anybody need a kidney?

 

All that aside, the difference in cost per kilo of the raw materials has little to do with the final price. Manufacturing and stocking different versions is what adds up.

Whats another kidney, its not like my other 4 are doing anything!

post #697 of 2528
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

I 'll have to confess I am slightly disappointed by the wood on my 4A.i. frown.gif  It looks quite plain and uniform, I even wondered if it was real wood. The iem still look better than most but my wood is not as good looking as others people's wood wink.gif

 

@zloy loup,

Yours look soooo pretty. I am very jealous 

 

Unfortunately, that's how it is with wood. When I got my Denon D7000's a while back, the wood on the cups were incredibly beautiful, and I almost didn't want to sell them, because I doubt I'd get wood like that ever again. lol.

post #698 of 2528

Truth be known I don't even know for sure how the wood will turn out until the lacquer is applied...   and when it is applied it is always a surprise.  Some are like "Sha Zam" and some are like....  that is pretty cool.

 

But at the end of the day, it is 100% real wood.

 

 

Wizard

Dr. John Moulton

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

post #699 of 2528
Just bought a pair. Coming from SE425s I hope these do a better job, especially in the build quality department. I had tried the IE80's for a couple days and I couldn't get over how muddy they made everything sound to me. From what I read it sounds like these will be better suited for my taste.
post #700 of 2528
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I found the IE8s very muddy and these even destroy the Shure SE535 in clearness so yes i think you'll be very happy.
post #701 of 2528
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@zloy loup,

Yours look soooo pretty. I am very jealous 

The ones with the Jesus statuette? Those aren't mine, haha. redface.gif

post #702 of 2528
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I found the IE8s very muddy and these even destroy the Shure SE535 in clearness so yes i think you'll be very happy.

Yeah hearing this makes me happy, because I've had people tell me the IE80's sounded clear to them and I'm honestly just baffled by a statement like that. I listen to mostly metal, progressive, death, etc and I prefer clarity and depth over a muddy and "fun" sound or whatever. 

 

Plus these things look awesome with the wood and all. 

post #703 of 2528

Heir Audio News:

 

 

There has been a lot of discussion in regards customization options for the Ai Series, so I thought I should share what is brewing, and will be initiated as soon as the web site is up-dated.

 

 

Introduction of the 4.Ai - P and 3.Ai - P

 

P = Premium Package  (or "pimped" as Sorensiim would call it)

 

The Premim Package Ai products will come with the following:

 

1) Magnus 1 cable

2) Engraved Carrying case

3) "Wizard" Engraved Shell

4) Choice of 3 Face plate options

 

 A) Standard Face plate (burl currently used)

 B) Buck Eye Burl

 C) Black Mamba Face Plate with engrave Heir Audio Logo

 

Premium Package Fee is an Additional $199

 

Buck Eye Burl Photo Below

 

Dr. John Moulton

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

post #704 of 2528
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

Heir Audio News:

 

Premium Package Fee is an Additional $199

 

Buck Eye Burl Photo Below

 

I do not know what to say to this......... Thats just *SIGH* (in a shocked, awe jaw dropped (good) way)!

 

You are amazing Heir!


Edited by Swimsonny - 10/5/12 at 9:35am
post #705 of 2528
Thread Starter 

So guys......

 

 

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