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post #16 of 105
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

About 2/3s of the way through this video, she discusses the IQ:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gOFBqjhIXo

 

I think that it looks pretty nice. The pre-order price is around $900 at Fujiya Avic.

 

That is one beautiful woman! And she says Ethiopian sheep leather. :D

 

BTW, she says that the leather basically soaks up the sweat, so none comes to the driver. Isn't that going to let the pads be less hygienic?

 

Sadly the price of the IQ is so high that I cannot afford to buy it now.

post #17 of 105
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post

 

That is one beautiful woman! And she says Ethiopian sheep leather. :D

 

BTW, she says that the leather basically soaks up the sweat, so none comes to the driver. Isn't that going to let the pads be less hygienic?

 

She does not win high marks for making that sound attractive.

 

I prefer pads like these that breathe. She could say it better as I just did.  :-)

post #18 of 105
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She does not win high marks for making that sound attractive.

 

I prefer pads like these that breathe. She could say it better as I just did.  :-)

so the obvious question is who is telling the truth 'more'?

post #19 of 105
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She does not win high marks for making that sound attractive.

 

I prefer pads like these that breathe. She could say it better as I just did.  :-)

 

Yep leatherpads are very nice. One interesting fact is that the ESW10 have leatherpads and the ES10 don't, eventhough the ES10 sound a little better and are more expensive... (just some blabla as sidefact)

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Any review/impression on this thing yet?

post #22 of 105

No doubt it will have a v-shaped sound signature like most of their other headphones. Too pricey from a company not yet known to make any good iems.

post #23 of 105
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Any review/impression on this thing yet?

 

My loaner delivered (according to UPS) today.  I'll be heading home tomorrow night to test them out :)  Any requests for anything to compare to in the coming weeks...

 

Running list so far (what I'm going to do automatically)

  • Phonak PFE232
  • Westone W4R
  • Logitech Ultimate Ears UE 900
  • Heir Audio 4.Ai
  • Heir Audio 3.Ai (if they are V-shaped)

 

Let me know if there is anything else anyone wants.  As always, I will be doing a full review (on a separate blog that I write for).


Edited by tinyman392 - 11/14/12 at 10:05pm
post #24 of 105
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

My loaner delivered (according to UPS) today.  I'll be heading home tomorrow night to test them out :)  Any requests for anything to compare to in the coming weeks...

 

Running list so far (what I'm going to do automatically)

  • Phonak PFE232
  • Westone W4R
  • Logitech Ultimate Ears UE 900
  • Heir Audio 4.Ai
  • Heir Audio 3.Ai (if they are V-shaped)

 

Let me know if there is anything else anyone wants.  As always, I will be doing a full review (on a separate blog that I write for)Thanks,.


Thanks, looking forward to it!

post #25 of 105

Lookie what we have here... 

 

 

 

No detailed sound impression yet.  They are more of a V-shape though, but treble happy rather than bass heavy.  That's all for now.  Oh yeah, the housings are large, much larger than I expected.  And squares aren't really natural to the ear.  Now that's all for now ;)

post #26 of 105

V-shape, no thanks! But thank you for the insight :D

post #27 of 105

I've put my impressions in a different when I auditioned these at the Headzone from NAS'12 UK. Here's the link.

 

"These are targeted straight at IE800s in my opinion. And this is the first time Ultrasone have made their way into IEM territory. Bass is comparable to IE800s and that's about it. Mids are quite recessed and highs are terrible. If you remember other HFI/Proline range from the past these are pretty much comparable to their signature. They sound like scraping metal of some surface. I myself have the signature pros and consider them to be the only Ultrasones that could compete with other highend headphones from other manufacturers. It might sound harsh but I wouldn't even pay £100 for these. Get UE700s and save your money. If you like these then you must be a hardcore fan for the Ultrasone brand. If you really want to spend £700 then get the Signature Pros which are way more decent compared to these."

 

Best Regards

 

Ven

post #28 of 105

lmao as expected. 

post #29 of 105
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

Lookie what we have here... 

 

 

 

No detailed sound impression yet.  They are more of a V-shape though, but treble happy rather than bass heavy.  That's all for now.  Oh yeah, the housings are large, much larger than I expected.  And squares aren't really natural to the ear.  Now that's all for now ;)

 

Nailed it! Of course, it's Ultrasone's house sound signature. Sounds like an overpriced dud from other reviewers' impressions. Hmm...not the first time Ultrasone has done this.


Edited by ProjectDenz - 11/16/12 at 2:25am
post #30 of 105

Quick updates for a short first impression...  This is what the Phonak upper-midrange should have sounded like...  It's clear, dominant, and powerful.  The bass quantity is about the level of the W4 (ever so slightly less) towards the low-mid bass.  It rolls off earlier than the 4 though.  The highs...  Well, let's put it this way.  I didn't find the B2s too sibilant (for my tastes anyway)...  These are sibilant, annoyingly so. 

 

This is all I'll be saying until comparisons come early next week.

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