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Pretty furious. Got sleepy and left it somewhere behind. Probably on the bus or something... whoever found it must be enjoying it, a lot.  Now I am skeptical of taking high-end gear outside, will stick with something mid-end IEMS for outdoor use. :/


Edited by Bokyung - 12/12/12 at 10:35am
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Pretty furious. Got sleepy and left it somewhere behind. Probably on the bus or something... whoever found it must be enjoying it, a lot.  Now I am skeptical of taking high-end gear outside, will stick with something mid-end IEMS for outdoor use. :/

Oh no........so sorry.

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Oh no........so sorry.

 

It was my mistake, a silly one that is :(

 

Just don't pull what I did if you ever take your gear outside, always double and triple check :|

 

Birthday is coming up. Hopefully I can save some money and purchase another pair. It's one hell of an IEM, that's for sure.

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Picked it up from the post office maybe an hour ago; it sounds great. One of the "fullest" sounding IEM I've ever heard.

 

First time owning/listening to a hybrid IEM and I certainly can see the appeal of it.

 

At the moment I only have 4.Ai with me, but speaking from my memory 1Plus2 is another IEM that's very hard to describe; just like how many had hard time describing sound signature of TG! 334.

 

Before anyone gets misconception that 1Plus2 has overwhelming bass like IEMs such as IE80, it certainly doesn't. It's not a basshead IEM by any means. For now, 1Plus2 is neutral, yes neutral. I think some people assumed  that 1Plus2 is warm due to the highs and lows having little punch to it. It's not muddy either, very crisp and nice. It offers something none of my BA/dynamic IEM does. EX1000 sounds pretty freaking good, it has wide soundstage, but I have to focus a bit if I really want to hear all details; even more so with IE80. We all know that BA IEMs are very good with microdetails, but if it's not airy then it's muddy like PFE232.

 

As earlier, I mentioned it sounding "full", I am not sure how I would describe it. It's not "airy" like 4.Ai, but it's not bloated and loose like IE80. It's like a chimera. Detail wise it's BA. Punchiness wise it's dynamics; but very crispy and nice. Best of both worlds.

 

Vocals are very mid centric, while everything else is bit more forward. Very fun IEM, certainly isn't a studio monitor replacement (you'd want speakers that are as flat as possible) due to the nature of EQing process when you record and master tracks. But for everyday listening? I would certainly recommend it if you are seeking BA with more "natural feel" or dynamics with more "micro detail".

 

For those who are curious about fitting, it's mixture of 334 and 4.Ai. Yes, that's a good thing.

Thank you for making the waiting more difficult.

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Pretty furious. Got sleepy and left it somewhere behind. Probably on the bus or something... whoever found it must be enjoying it, a lot.  Now I am skeptical of taking high-end gear outside, will stick with something mid-end IEMS for outdoor use. :/


what...? you just lost the new set of 1+2...?!!!?

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It was my mistake, a silly one that is frown.gif

Just don't pull what I did if you ever take your gear outside, always double and triple check :|

Birthday is coming up. Hopefully I can save some money and purchase another pair. It's one hell of an IEM, that's for sure.

mad.gif Are you serious? If so, I am sorry for that...
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what...? you just lost the new set of 1+2...?!!!?

 

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mad.gif Are you serious? If so, I am sorry for that...

 

I've contacted the bus station and coffeeshop I was in earlier, no such luck. It's like having one lick of a lollipop or ice cream because I dropped it down the sewer.

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Oh wow... I was expecting it was some kind of trolling/joke.

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I've contacted the bus station and coffeeshop I was in earlier, no such luck. It's like having one lick of a lollipop or ice cream because I dropped it down the sewer.


Edited by Girls Generation - 12/12/12 at 12:31pm
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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

Picked it up from the post office maybe an hour ago; it sounds great. One of the "fullest" sounding IEM I've ever heard.

 

First time owning/listening to a hybrid IEM and I certainly can see the appeal of it.

 

At the moment I only have 4.Ai with me, but speaking from my memory 1Plus2 is another IEM that's very hard to describe; just like how many had hard time describing sound signature of TG! 334.

 

Before anyone gets misconception that 1Plus2 has overwhelming bass like IEMs such as IE80, it certainly doesn't. It's not a basshead IEM by any means. For now, 1Plus2 is neutral, yes neutral. I think some people assumed  that 1Plus2 is warm due to the highs and lows having little punch to it. It's not muddy either, very crisp and nice. It offers something none of my BA/dynamic IEM does. EX1000 sounds pretty freaking good, it has wide soundstage, but I have to focus a bit if I really want to hear all details; even more so with IE80. We all know that BA IEMs are very good with microdetails, but if it's not airy then it's muddy like PFE232.

 

As earlier, I mentioned it sounding "full", I am not sure how I would describe it. It's not "airy" like 4.Ai, but it's not bloated and loose like IE80. It's like a chimera. Detail wise it's BA. Punchiness wise it's dynamics; but very crispy and nice. Best of both worlds.

 

Vocals are very mid centric, while everything else is bit more forward. Very fun IEM, certainly isn't a studio monitor replacement (you'd want speakers that are as flat as possible) due to the nature of EQing process when you record and master tracks. But for everyday listening? I would certainly recommend it if you are seeking BA with more "natural feel" or dynamics with more "micro detail".

 

For those who are curious about fitting, it's mixture of 334 and 4.Ai. Yes, that's a good thing.

 

Yep my feelings exactly but this is on the older model. As in full sounding it is more reminiscent of full size headphones. Even over the EX1000. But it has focus on both intimacy and a huge sound stage (for and IEM). You get the best of both worlds. You get all the detail and speed of a BA with the power, presence, movement of air known to dynamic IEMs. So it flows so well together an in no way incoherent. Just flawless :).

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I've contacted the bus station and coffeeshop I was in earlier, no such luck. It's like having one lick of a lollipop or ice cream because I dropped it down the sewer.

 



OMG :(. I would die inside with that kinda lose. Actually I always make sure to double check they are in my pocket to be sure.


Edited by lee730 - 12/12/12 at 12:49pm
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Oh wow... I was expecting it was some kind of trolling/joke.

 

Haha, I don't troll on Head-Fi, have separate forum for that kind of stuff :P

 

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Yep my feelings exactly but this is on the older model. As in full sounding it is more reminiscent of full size headphones. Even over the EX1000. But it has focus on both intimacy and a huge sound stage (for and IEM). You get the best of both worlds. You get all the detail and speed of a BA with the power, presence, movement of air known to dynamic IEMs. So it flows so well together an in no way incoherent. Just flawless :).

 

Yeah, it's very similar to full sized cans. Just like how there's SFF and full sized towers, netbook and notebook. I must say, I was taken by surprised just now neutral they were.

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Haha, I don't troll on Head-Fi, have separate forum for that kind of stuff :P

 

 

Yeah, it's very similar to full sized cans. Just like how there's SFF and full sized towers, netbook and notebook. I must say, I was taken by surprised just now neutral they were.


Where they neutral yet left your surprised that they were neutral because of their ability to not sound like what neutral IEMs generally sound like (AKA thin and in your head)? While the EX1000 has a wide sound stage I still found the sound on them to be rather thin in comparison to my other IEMs (very narrow sound stage without much depth, mainly focus on width). This is even evident in comparison to the MDR-7550s which sound noticeably fuller. I also use Large V-moda bass tips on the MDR-7550s as it gives a fuller and more balanced sound. Whereas on the EX1000 I could only use a modded Sony Hybrid tip to reduce the treble spikes as much as possible or it was even worse lol. Anyways I never found the EX1000 to be 3D sounding. I need a good combination of both width and depth to really get a 3D picture. Also a fuller bass gives you that thicker/fuller sound. As long as its quality bass that is controlled I'm all game :).


Edited by lee730 - 12/12/12 at 1:04pm
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Where they neutral yet left your surprised that they were neutral because of their ability to not sound like what neutral IEMs generally sound like ( AKA thin and in your head)? While the EX1000 has a wide sound stage I still found the sound on them to be rather thin in comparison to my other IEMs (very narrow sound stage without much depth, mainly focus on width). To me that is not 3D sounding. I need a good combination of both width and depth to really get a 3D picture. Also a fuller bass gives you that thicker/fuller sound. As long as its quality bass that is controlled I'm all game :).

 

Yeah, 1Plus2 really caught me off guard. I haven't heard anything like it before. This walks all over EX1000 like it's nothing. I agree, like you said EX1000 does have 3d sounding; but after listening to 1Plus2 it redefines what 3d really should sound like for an IEM.

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Neutral is subjective, but no one can really say what is actually "neutral" since everyone hears different. I tend to lean towards saying "balanced" instead of neutral, because nothing is overpowering another, which is what we tend to classify as "neutral" a lot of the time.

 

1Plus2 is balanced in my ears, though still fun to listen to, probably due to the hybrid design, good PRaT and dynamics.

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Neutral is subjective, but no one can really say what is actually "neutral" since everyone hears different. I tend to lean towards saying "balanced" instead of neutral, because nothing is overpowering another, which is what we tend to classify as "neutral" a lot of the time.

 

1Plus2 is balanced in my ears, though still fun to listen to, probably due to the hybrid design, good PRaT and dynamics.


Yeah I agree with you. Balanced may be more "politically correct" ;). Generally when I think neutral I think of dull and boring to be honest. Akin to thin sound, lacking life. Generally overly bright (treble tends to steal the show at the expense of mids and bass). Nothing is definitive though since there are a lot of inbetweens. But the MDR-7550s for me happen to make neutrality very enjoyable at the same time.


Edited by lee730 - 12/12/12 at 1:50pm
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