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post #3886 of 5523
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Hi Sibiriak, here's my humble 2 cents: first of all, take the Sensaphonics seal test to make sure you have a perfect seal. Your seal may be lacking even if you think it's perfect, and that can exacerbate sibilance.

 

If you have successfully verified that your seal is correct and you're still experiencing sibilance, then try the following: cut two small pieces out of an eyeglass cleaning cloth (or any other thin non-woven fabric) and put them between the IEM's nozzles and tips. The cloth will add acoustic resistance and dampen the highs and sibilance, which will result in an overall darker sound signature for your 1plus2.

I've got customs for my Westone4 so i thinking to make an other for 1plus2. As I understand from the doctor which made it it's very easy to make preffered sound (less highs) via customs

post #3887 of 5523
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

Maybe the Tera Player would smooth it out for you? Otherwise consider a dark IEM. Would you be willing to go down the CIEM route? Maybe the Fit Ear 334 would be more to your liking. The 5.0 and Heir 8A are also on the darker side. Not sure how dark you want to go though :P. Keep in mind the 334 is still quite upfront  and I'm not sure if that will fatigue you as well.

 

I'd like to ask - can I use the Tera and 1plus2 without any additional portable amp? Is it enough for "reference" quality?

post #3888 of 5523
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Originally Posted by Sibiriak View Post

 

I'd like to ask - can I use the Tera and 1plus2 without any additional portable amp? Is it enough for "reference" quality?

Yes

post #3889 of 5523
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sibiriak View Post

 

I'd like to ask - can I use the Tera and 1plus2 without any additional portable amp? Is it enough for "reference" quality?

 

Yep. Plus they pair pretty good together IMO. If you want a smoother sound the Tera and 1Plus2 might be the ticket. I'm saying maybe because I can't make any guarantees. That would be for you to ultimately decide.


Edited by lee730 - 8/28/13 at 3:43am
post #3890 of 5523
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Guys, 

 

 I am sorry to ask this stupid question, but.... I am trying to understand why do you buy a  1plus2   instead of a full size Headphone when for the same price than a 1plus2 ( $2000) you could get the VERY-Top-of the line Full size headphone like LCD3, TH900 or HD800 ?  

 

Is it only for portability issue or, besides portability reasons, do you consider the sonic advantage/pleasure of 1+2  better than those "dream Full size headphone" ? 

 

 

This is important for me to understand. Indeed, I have today a TH-900 that I am using for normal listening, but as you know I am looking for another headphone that do not leak sound outside for when I cannot disturb my environment (at work or in the bed when my wife sleep).   So I am looking for either a IEM or a (very) closed "non-leaking" headphone.

If I choose IEM, it is very likely that it will be the  1plus2 ,  but.... I still wonder if a  Beyerdynamic T5p, Edition 8  or Signature PRO...  will not be a better solution ?

 

thanks for your explanations

I know this is considered ancient news in this fast thread. But I guess it relates because I might be converting my TH900 into a IEM setup. (either 1P2 or 334).

So almost in the same position as you, except you probably won't be selling off the TH900s.

post #3891 of 5523
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Originally Posted by Sibiriak View Post

I'd like to ask - can I use the Tera and 1plus2

without any additional portable amp? Is it enough for "reference" quality?

The answer is an absolute YES
post #3892 of 5523

here just one problem the price of Tera suddenly jump from 450 Euro to 1600+ :-} quiet unexpcetfull

post #3893 of 5523
Thread Starter 

If you keep an eye on the forums some will become available for sale here and there.

post #3894 of 5523

the price of Tera is absolute nonsense, no GUI, no DAC, no Whatsoever and only WAV playback for 1600 euro? you must be kidding, Tera dudes must be crazy, they forgot this is portable DAP, we are not talking exclusive high-end where every component is separated and pinned with mind blowing expensive cables. Iriver, Ibasso or Hifiman will rock you for less and will offer more. why suffer with an ugly useless brick for 1600 euro only because it is made in Germany?


Edited by Gintaras - 8/28/13 at 4:15am
post #3895 of 5523
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

the price of Tera is absolute nonsense, no GUI, no DAC, no Whatsoever and only WAV playback for 1600 euro? you must be kidding, Tera dudes must be crazy.

 

lol be careful Gintiras. You're playing with fire ;). The Tera player is a very good player though. Although I agree it is not $2000+ good. Charles is either fazing it out due to lack of parts (still not a good excuse to charge that price IMO) or he's very arrogant to think he could sell at that price. 

post #3896 of 5523

Lee, if i want best of of the best i rather invest into my front end which outsings any portable i heard with ease. i saw a new Burmester (made in Germany) DAC for some 4k euros... need not i say Burmester makes state of the art gear which will give you many hours of great pleasure in your front end? i am hard core audiophile but i do not understand Tera philosophy. portable DAPs are different to normal high end CDP or DACs, you know i put my CDP screen off for playback while i wish to have GUI on DAP. also portable must mean convenient, Tera does not look like one.

 

and what you tell about Tera makes sense. i am sure this DAP will not live for long unless its price drops 2x :-)


Edited by Gintaras - 8/28/13 at 4:22am
post #3897 of 5523
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Originally Posted by Sibiriak View Post

here just one problem the price of Tera suddenly jump from 450 Euro to 1600+ :-} quiet unexpcetfull

 

500€ (not 450€) was only the introductory price for the Tera Player and that went on for just a few months. Afterwards, the official price was 840€ and it remained so for a long time. Only last month the price doubled (1,680€).

 

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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

the price of Tera is absolute nonsense, no GUI, no DAC, no Whatsoever and only WAV playback for 1600 euro? you must be kidding, Tera dudes must be crazy, they forgot this is portable DAP, we are not talking exclusive high-end where every component is separated and pinned with mind blowing expensive cables. Iriver, Ibasso or Hifiman will rock you for less and will offer more. why suffer with an ugly useless brick for 1600 euro only because it is made in Germany?



The Tera Player is not a brick, it's actually one of the smallest DAPs in the market and, irrespective of price, SQ and features, it's very solidly built, literally built like a tank.

post #3898 of 5523
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

My Uber cable that's disappeared off to Russia and my 1Plus2 should be all coming back to me tomorrow. I should be able to test the HM-901 balanced with the 1Plus2 soon. Mimoulle, remember to _switch off_ every time you want to plug the cable in/out or risk a short circuit somewhere. That's the official line from Hifiman.

 

Today I got my 1Plus2 & Uber-TRRS-balanced. Either I've forgotten how the 1Plus2 sounds like or the balancing from the HM-901 truly makes a difference but the presentation is exquisite. I'll let the whole unit burn in for tonight and will do more proper tests tomorrow.

 

Also Komkrit's TRRS->SE ViaBlue works really well too for SE amps.

post #3899 of 5523
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

The Tera Player is not a brick, it's actually one of the smallest DAPs in the market and, irrespective of price, SQ and features, it's very solidly built, literally built like a tank.

 

Music, you know i have breaking news, i do not plan to use Tera as weapon tongue.gif

 

seriously, 1600 euros for small metal brick playing only WAV and having no GUI are taboo in my book. of course this is my personal opinion and i do not ask anyone to share it.

 

i guess the reason for price increase was pure greed. the chap making Tera saw AK120 going for 1400 euros and could not resist matching up his price biggrin.gif i doubt you will hear much better sound out of this 1600 euro unit compared to 840 euro older unit mad.gif


Edited by Gintaras - 8/28/13 at 5:03am
post #3900 of 5523

Anak, curious to hear more about this combo. can you also compare this to RWAK or AK120?

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