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post #1621 of 3803

Awesome earpiece. Design is splendid!

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How do you guys enjoy these at 1 to 5 out of 16. I had to turn it up to at least 9 out of 16 before the pin hole got fully block after I put it on 11 out of 16 this is on a iPod touch 4 gen
Edited by jayaudio116 - 3/1/13 at 3:09pm
post #1623 of 3803
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Originally Posted by jayaudio116 View Post

How do you guys enjoy these at 1 to 5 out of 16. I had to turn it up to at least 9 out of 16 before the pin hole got fully block after I put it on 11 out of 16 this is on a iPod touch 4 gen

 

I feel the same way.  Why bother with such a high-end IEM?  Sort of like watching a 32" "1080" flatscreen from 25 feet away versus 6 feet away.

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How do you guys enjoy these at 1 to 5 out of 16. I had to turn it up to at least 9 out of 16 before the pin hole got fully block after I put it on 11 out of 16 this is on a iPod touch 4 gen

 

That's some loud music you're listening to.  

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How do you guys enjoy these at 1 to 5 out of 16.

 

Your ears get used to it and when you turn the volume down it raises your attention. I get more out of the music and catch more details this way. Also, I can still hear the phone ring.

post #1626 of 3803
I listen at a loud enough volume it comes across as energetic and alive. The UE900 allows me to listen at lower volumes because of it's clarity in the mids and treble and good isolation. Treble is one area I like a bit elevated due to hearing loss due to age.
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Your ears get used to it and when you turn the volume down it raises your attention. I get more out of the music and catch more details this way. Also, I can still hear the phone ring.

I guess...but 30dB is 30dB and not very engaging.

 

I usually listen 80% max Ipod volume to appreciate the full experience of the IEM's I am using.  I estimate it is about 90-100dB but I only listen for 45 minutes max (a workout) so this is very healthy.

 

I have listened this way my whole life and latest hearing test I had still shows me with perfect hearing (whatever they consider that to be).

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I guess...but 30dB is 30dB and not very engaging.

 

I usually listen 80% max Ipod volume to appreciate the full experience of the IEM's I am using.  I estimate it is about 90-100dB but I only listen for 45 minutes max (a workout) so this is very healthy.

 

I have listened this way my whole life and latest hearing test I had still shows me with perfect hearing (whatever they consider that to be).

 

Yeah, at 25% of my iPod touch, I'm at around 65-70 (eyeear-balling it).  At around 50...  Well, that's the thing, I've never been above 31.25% :p  I've calculated the volume around 25% to be about 65 as well using 10*log(Vout/R/.05) + S.

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I guess...but 30dB is 30dB and not very engaging.

 

I have no idea about the dB value but when I'm in bed I want to turn it even lower than level 1/16, which sadly is not possible without external amp.

Well, my neighbors are very quiet and I use the DT-880 on the balcony. :)

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That's some loud music you're listening to.  
The music is not that loude at 9 out of 16 I can still here some noise in my environment and I rember one time before my pin hole got fully block the left side of my Iem got coverd with wax but not clog and the volume of the left side was drastically lower then the right side when this happen after I removed it it was back to normal lv this was a time when I only listen at 8 to 9 out. Of 16 so it could be that some of you guys pin hole is not fully block
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Your ears get used to it and when you turn the volume down it raises your attention. I get more out of the music and catch more details this way. Also, I can still hear the phone ring.
I have notice this also at lv of 5 out of 16 but still 1 out of 16 is crazy
post #1632 of 3803
Is there a difference between power output between the different dap that you guys use for example is a iPod touch 5 gen louder at similar volumes as a iPod touch 4 gen 3 gen windows phone and so on
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Is there a difference between power output between the different dap that you guys use for example is a iPod touch 5 gen louder at similar volumes as a iPod touch 4 gen 3 gen windows phone and so on

 

All the iPods are around 1.11v out max.  Can't speak for anything else.

post #1634 of 3803

Pacman,

 

i have tried the 4r, 535 and the 535 SE and I completely agree that the 4r just lack that wow factor. In my opinion balance and neutrality is not necessarily beautiful. 

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Pacman,

 

i have tried the 4r, 535 and the 535 SE and I completely agree that the 4r just lack that wow factor. In my opinion balance and neutrality is not necessarily beautiful. 

But if you take that high end expensive driver(s) and add EQ to mold the sound you want, it works.

 

In about 40 IEM's in my sound sig from $40 up to $1,350...I use EQ with every single pair.  It's what it is all about...finding the sweet spot between the IEM's original sound sig and what you can do to get it closer to your liking.

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