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post #3811 of 5392

Finally demoed the 1+2 with the gold+silver cable.
 

Hard to fault sound, with a dark signature yet sibilant on some songs. Great soundstage with natural imaging, mids are well detailed and never masked by the ever presence of the bass. Somewhat longer than usual bass decay, IMO.

 

I must say, my major concern is not the sound but the build and comfort. Isolation is also sub-par, maybe because of the vented design. Visible air bubbles in the shell and less than polished finish, very different the the MH334's craftsmanship. The thick and heavy cable made the non custom fitted ear tips a hassle to get a good seal. Considering a TG334! is cheaper and MH334 is not that far off if available, it just isn't competitive enough with great value IEMs like the ASG2 around.

 

YMMV

post #3812 of 5392
TG334 cheaper? where you see that?

concerning quality i find it Ok, bubbles do not worrry me, plastic looks good to me, polish is fine no edges, cable yeahhh... 1p2 is not for outdoors unless on train or plane but i mostly listen to music when seated and find no issues with fit and cable. isolation is good with right tips. as regards sound sorry ASG2 cheaper but is no competition for 1p2, i had ASG2 and did side by side audition, some other members had their experience with both as well and had similar to my conclusion. I do not know about FitEar but owners who have or had both say they are different sounding.
Edited by Gintaras - 8/26/13 at 9:36am
post #3813 of 5392
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

TG334 cheaper? where you see that?

concerning quality i find it Ok, bubbles do not worrry me, plastic looks good to me, polish is fine no edges, cable yeahhh... 1p2 is not for outdoors unless on train or plane but i mostly listen to music when seated and find no issues with fit and cable. isolation is good with right tips. as regards sound sorry ASG2 cheaper but is no competition for 1p2, i had ASG2 and did side by side audition, some other members had their experience with both as well and had similar to my conclusion. I do not know about FitEar but owners who have or had both say they are different sounding.

Well I guess tg334 is cheaper at least for us in Asia...

However as owner of all 1p2, tg334, and asg2, the headtime distribution is like 70:20:10. I prefer 1p2 enough to just loan the tg334 for a few weeks to a friend who is in-between IEMs and need a temp fix. Wouldn't even consider loaning my 1p2. Of course this is my subjective view.

Having said that, I can see if one is used to a very laid back sound that lacks treble, TG334 would sound "better". They are both great IEMs and outperform asg2, most significantly in transparency which I share David Mahler's view is a key indicator of an headphone/IEM's technical merit.
post #3814 of 5392
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Originally Posted by Sibiriak View Post

Hi all!

 

just want to ask everybody how do you fight with sibiliance? I tried 1plus2 on the different setups and everywhere I found them superfluous. I know that incredible scene, which tralucent has, its just because of perfect highs. But my last headphones was W4, so i'd prefer darker signature for the begining.

 

sorry for my english, I will be happy if somebody just understands me :-}

 

Please don't fight sibilance or you will ended up like him...

 

 

You could try changing the cables, like Twag V3 which tames it down by lifting the mid bass and use comply foams instead of silicone.. Though I don't recommend all these it as it mess up the sound a little (not what its made for), I would just sell it and go for TG334 or some other darker IEM.. recommended by Gintaras

post #3815 of 5392
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

TG334 cheaper? where you see that?

concerning quality i find it Ok, bubbles do not worrry me, plastic looks good to me, polish is fine no edges, cable yeahhh... 1p2 is not for outdoors unless on train or plane but i mostly listen to music when seated and find no issues with fit and cable. isolation is good with right tips. as regards sound sorry ASG2 cheaper but is no competition for 1p2, i had ASG2 and did side by side audition, some other members had their experience with both as well and had similar to my conclusion. I do not know about FitEar but owners who have or had both say they are different sounding.


1+2 over here is the same price as my custom MH334 not TG334! and nearly 2 times the price of the ASG-2. Maybe the silver/gold cable added a hefty amount to the price tag, not sure the silver, silver/gold and uber cable pricing.

 

My MH334 is very different sounding, especially in the bass presentation.


Edited by Ra97oR - 8/26/13 at 10:44am
post #3816 of 5392
I think Music4321 also told some good words about SD2 and SD3 IEMs, right? besides one can go for Senns but i would strongly suggest k3003 which sounds closer to 1p2 but is less aggressive in detailing and so sounds less sibiliant, ask James444 he has AKG and he also demoed 1p2.

i myself do not find 1p2 sibiliant unless with bright material where any IEM will bear some listening fatigue, but this is me.

on the rest agree with kkcc, 1p2 is one IEM i cannot miss no matter stiff price :-)
Edited by Gintaras - 8/26/13 at 10:48am
post #3817 of 5392

I must say, the IE800 is also worth try if you can get over the treble. Very comfortable as well.

post #3818 of 5392
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I must say, the IE800 is also worth try if you can get over the treble. Very comfortable as well.
The constant bass boost bothered me more than the trebble.
post #3819 of 5392
Ra97, are you asking or recommending? I thought you were askin about which IEM... i know Senns can be good but i have personal bias against Senns and never liked how they sound, perhaps because in my place too many Senns and AKGs and nothing else, so call me allergic to Senns.
post #3820 of 5392
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I must say, the IE800 is also worth try if you can get over the treble. Very comfortable as well.
The constant bass boost bothered me more than the trebble.


That bass boost is only really apparent on sub-bass, IMO. The mids are clean.

post #3821 of 5392
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

I think Music4321 also told some good words about SD2 and SD3 IEMs, right? besides one can go for Senns but i would strongly suggest k3003 which sounds closer to 1p2 but is less aggressive in detailing and so sounds less sibiliant, ask James444 he has AKG and he also demoed 1p2.

i myself do not find 1p2 sibiliant unless with bright material where any IEM will bear some listening fatigue, but this is me.

on the rest agree with kkcc, 1p2 is one IEM i cannot miss no matter stiff price :-)

 

Never heard the SD3, only the SD2.

post #3822 of 5392
ok Music, so what about SD2?
post #3823 of 5392
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ok Music, so what about SD2?
He thinks it sucks even more than the k3003 apparently.
post #3824 of 5392

Although I am "not up to scratch" with cables Audiowood has given excellent advice. You don't want to remove the    "highs" of the music signal  as that reduces the realism  and the harmonics of the instruments and voice. Many don't like sibilance at all and its one reason tube technology is popular . But I would rather hear the full band width of an orchestra so the the music "lifts you" rather than just sounding smooth. Both analog and digital equipment can remove sibilance but they cant replace the lost harmonics.

post #3825 of 5392
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He thinks it sucks even more than the k3003 apparently.

LOL smily_headphones1.gif
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