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post #526 of 5392
So they're sticking with the 1+2 name? Maybe 1+2 rev2.

More detail than an HD800? Yes please! smily_headphones1.gif
post #527 of 5392
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Yes Gavin has requested my sending back the demo pair I have. It's actually the high driver after listening to it again that failed on me. 

 

Hopefully the guys in line won't mind too much since it seems now we're dealing with even bigger monster of an IEM to put our grubby hands on. I'm impressed with what the 1+2 rev1 does, so I can't wait until I get to hear the 1+2 rev2.

 

I think you doing a good deed for those rest in line anyway so the IEMs can be enjoyed to their fullest from the get go (since it is all burnt in). 

 

So rev2 means revision 2? So in fact this is the 3rd incarnation of the IEM? I was under the impression it is the 2nd. Perhaps call it like 1Plus2 V2 (version 2s) to avoid confusion (maybe it's just me). 

post #528 of 5392

I think Peter of Double Helix modded his HD800 with solid core silver internal wiring before?

 

Anyways, it's a nice touch; perhaps not necessarily essential, but a nice touch nonetheless. Tralucent is at least showing attention to detail that they easily could ignore. For example, their cables at least have their own branding on their Y-splits and 3.5mm plugs. They're using right angle pin connectors. Normally, HK/China-based companies just use those silly "UE" connectors, and that's just ugly.

post #529 of 5392
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post

 

I think you doing a good deed for those rest in line anyway so the IEMs can be enjoyed to their fullest from the get go (since it is all burnt in). 

 

So rev2 means revision 2? So in fact this is the 3rd incarnation of the IEM? I was under the impression it is the 2nd. Perhaps call it like 1Plus2 V2 (version 2s) to avoid confusion (maybe it's just me). 


I think when they say rev2 it means its the second model made although when you really think of it from a literal term it don't make sense either lol. Second revision in a literal term should mean the third version as you said lol :). But at least from what I heard they did turn the Tralucents somewhat even before I go the first pair so it could go both ways :P.

post #530 of 5392
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

I think Peter of Double Helix modded his HD800 with solid core silver internal wiring before?

 

Anyways, it's a nice touch; perhaps not necessarily essential, but a nice touch nonetheless. Tralucent is at least showing attention to detail that they easily could ignore. For example, their cables at least have their own branding on their Y-splits and 3.5mm plugs. They're using right angle pin connectors. Normally, HK/China-based companies just use those silly "UE" connectors, and that's just ugly.


You never know tomscy silver cable does make a noticeable affect on sound to my ears at least. Now imagine them applying silver to all the internal parts and such so there is no weak link in the chain; I feel this will have an even more profound affect on the sound.

post #531 of 5392
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

You never know tomscy silver cable does make a noticeable affect on sound to my ears at least. Now imagine them applying silver to all the internal parts and such so there is no weak link in the chain; I feel this will have an even more profound affect on the sound.

 

I'm not going against you; all I'm saying is that it's not absolutely essential.

post #532 of 5392

I'd consider it a nice delicacy.

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I'm not going against you; all I'm saying is that it's not absolutely essential.

 

 

I said rev2 because the LCD2 had one revision, and people started calling it LCD2 rev1, rev2. :|

post #533 of 5392
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post


Especially if you burn it in for 300h popcorn.gif
Sorry couldn't resist.
Hypothetically speaking, if you had 2 units with 2 cables connected to a switch (to easier switch between them, or without it - plug/unplug, if you're going to say it affects sound quality). Would you be willing to tape up the cables so they're indistinguishable to touch/blindfold self and on a volume matched test (if vol matching is required) check whether you're not imagining those, and in fact can't reliably tell the difference (roughly 50/50 selection rate on multiple trials) because you form certain expectations about the sound from the cable price, look and materials used/ vendor claims biggrin.gif ?
and if you want to argue you're immune to cognitive biases, AES has a nice section on it, where even the snr engineers admit it's unconscious and only blind testing will save you (not literally blind biggrin.gif ) wink.gif
or have a hypothetical exercise in logic - if internal wiring or say not unobtainium IEM socket/plug quality is a limiting factor, that would in fact mean that people reporting cable differences are widely overstating impact of cables because of the limiting factor being the socket/plug/wiring.
Man, seriously....Just some things on this forum that people hypothesise or claim as fact ....
what's next, we're going to put thick gold core cables into IEMs for wiring and claim they're amazing?


I have done blind testing with my cables for the IE80s and gone back and forward expensively trying to find a reason to not keep the cable. I can catch the differences quite easily. Fact is when I end up going back to the regular cable I am underwhelmed by the sound. That has not changed. Also with LODs I can go back and forward between silver cable and copper wire and depending on which set up I use it with I may prefer one over the other, synergy. For instance using the T1 with the DX100 on my IE80s I much prefer using the Copper LOD. Using the Silver one gives a metallic and fatiguing sound. Just listening for a couple songs I get fatigued and tired of listening while on the Copper LOD I can listen for hours. Now if you don't believe in the cables having any affect on the sound well good for you. I think otherwise as I've experienced it for myself. I'd love to have stuck to all stock cables and kept things simple. I don't mind saving money and in that regard I am also quite critical. But it does have an impact on the sound for my IEMs and sources and I'm always looking to get that bit of extra sound quality out of my gear :).


Edited by lee730 - 11/3/12 at 10:51pm
post #534 of 5392
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post

 

I think you doing a good deed for those rest in line anyway so the IEMs can be enjoyed to their fullest from the get go (since it is all burnt in). 

 

So rev2 means revision 2? So in fact this is the 3rd incarnation of the IEM? I was under the impression it is the 2nd. Perhaps call it like 1Plus2 V2 (version 2s) to avoid confusion (maybe it's just me). 

I say someone sends an email Gavin's way and request the name of the IEM be changed to the Tralucent Beast From The East. The name has a rather nice ring to it lol. On a side note, considering this revamped IEM is all silver wiring plus upgraded drivers do I want to even dare to guess what the new MSRP could be.

post #535 of 5392
Thread Starter 

Interesting. I haven't found that out myself. I'll ask them and post it.
 

post #536 of 5392

Hi everyone,

Has anyone here tried to make a comparison between HD 650 and this IEM?

post #537 of 5392

So has anyone received their revised pairs?

post #538 of 5392
any comparisons between the fitear 334 and the newly revised 1plus2?
post #539 of 5392
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

any comparisons between the fitear 334 and the newly revised 1plus2?

 

Would be interested in a comparison as well!!

post #540 of 5392
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Originally Posted by theThirty3rd View Post

 

Would be interested in a comparison as well!!


Once I am done with the demo unit I'll have a listening session with Saraguie and he'll also be demoing the new pair for a few weeks himself so he'll be sure to leave thorough comparisons :).

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