Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs
I demoed the 1p2s briefly today, maybe for about 15 mins. I tested them with the silver/gold cable used my iphone 4 and also the 1p2 owner's dx50. Short impressions : in the first few minutes, I was rather unimpressed. They sounded as boring as my R2Ls sometimes and I struggled to understand why these were so highly praised. However, upon further inspection, I realised, if they have the same presentation as my R2Ls, shouldn't I bump up the volume to above normal listening levels on my R2Ls? I did that and, wow. The soundstage is airy and I can clearly distinct between many many instruments in the songs I tested them with. I discovered new instruments like bass guitars and the gentle strum of the guitar in the background. This is what really astounded me, the capability of just 3 drivers to be able to reproduce the whole frequency range without missing any instruments at all and at the same time creating a clear void in between instruments. They also had the characteristic clarity of TWFKs that i admire so much . In short, they were great. However, as a 15 year old overweight boy trying to redirect the focus of my allowance from food to IEMs, I'm trying to convince myself that it's steep price tag is worth it and that I shouldn't go for something like a jh13pro as a cheaper alternative or even as my endgame iem. Ymmv though as not everyone is me haha
I spent about two weeks with them during our Australian tour, (silver/gold cable) there's still some tracks that simply won't/can't sound the same to me since.
Is not hearing those songs the same going to make me reach for my sock and fork over the price tag? Hmm not instantly, but maybe....eventually.
My problem is I like looking at my money in the bank more than spending it, something I'll have to overcome if I ever want to make the purchase.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/17/13 at 6:37am
Gintaras brings up a good point though, may as well just pay once and be happy, because often you'll spend the amount of a 1plus2 unit in a few months here in dribbles, without really obtaining the same sound the Tralucents can reproduce. I'm glad you got to hear them....