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post #1666 of 3602
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

a professional review...

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410118,00.asp

 

Professional as in "we get paid for ads and review accordingly."

 

I don't have your track and I just went as loud as I could on a few other tracks FiiO E17 at volume 27. I even hit the EQ with bass +4. My UE900 sounds great, the bass is incredible punchy and clean. I've tried Electro from Noisa, Alex Gopher, Gingy and Crystal Method.

 

I am guessing it's a recording error (clipping).

post #1667 of 3602
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Originally Posted by Sacman View Post

Really it sounds that good to you? Is that for just over any UIEM only or does that include CIEMs as well? The comfort and fit of the UE 900s are no issue at all for you and you would not want any improvement?
I like Ultrazino am not a fan of CIEM's my one one foray into that market left me cold as I didn't enjoy the feel of the custom IEM in my ear canal and more importantly I need to take my IEM's out often so found the process to cumbersome.

Sonically, comfort, and functionally speaking the UE900 is close to perfect in my opinion. It bests every high end IEM I have owned which include IE8, SM3, MTPC, MDR-7550, GR07(MK1/MK2), JVC FXZ100, Ety HF3, Sony XBA3, and a plethora of other lesser and greater IEM's. It also competes well against my Shure 940/1440 full size headphones.

I am not saying it's the best out there as I have not heard many of the other high end IEM's but I think it's the best I have heard and if you read my listening habits and have similar ones I think it might be right for you.
post #1668 of 3602
I will subject myself to 1 or 2 minutes of high volume listening and report my results as well.
Edited by dweaver - 3/7/13 at 9:17am
post #1669 of 3602
I have had my eq_5's pretty loud and they seemed fine..I think they are a great iem.specially for a single driver..just goes to show that you don't need multiple drivers to sound good..
post #1670 of 3602
Don't get me wrong:

- i want these to be my next iems
- i don't buy everything a professional reviewers say

But i just to want to be sure that aside from build construction issues when these babies are operative they perform as proper flagship with no obvious flaws as audible distortion.

As for build construction issues i trust Logitech customer service.


You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother
post #1671 of 3602
Sounds like your doing excellent due diligence to me smily_headphones1.gif. I will let you know my results as soon as I can...
post #1672 of 3602
Ok just tried 6 different songs all with heavy and varied sounds varying from heavy sub bass to the sharpest highs and multiple vocals all at 25/30 on my win phone with ZERO distortion or any other noise issues, not even sibilance.
post #1673 of 3602

The distortion thing may be legit.  With a slight EQ bump, even all of my TF10's would do the same thing.  For the brief time I owned UE900, it did it too.

post #1674 of 3602
Is there any difference in sound quality between the cable with mic control and the one without?
post #1675 of 3602
The non MIC cable is a bit brighter and a bit more open sounding in my opinion.
post #1676 of 3602

The black cable sounded a bit brighter and has more bass. 

post #1677 of 3602
Thanks for the quick replies! I just switched to the black cable and I prefer this sound! Initially I thought they should sound the same....guess I was wrong.
post #1678 of 3602
I prefer the black cables sound as well, but I use the other cable to help control my phone.

I hope the android cable I have on order from Shure will sound a bit more like the black cable but will live with it if it sounds lime the blue cable simply for the ability to control my phone and the microphone.
post #1679 of 3602
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Originally Posted by darenk View Post

Thanks for the quick replies! I just switched to the black cable and I prefer this sound! Initially I thought they should sound the same....guess I was wrong.

 

I also thought to hear a difference, but I have 4 cables now. 2x blue, 2x black. (One blue has a defect with the mic, that's why.)

Initially, I thought the black one sounds clearer while the blue one has more weight to it. I thought it sounded bassier and a little warmer.

 

However, I have switched cables like crazy, back and forth, trying to prove myself an audible difference. What happened was, that I always forgot which cable I was using right now. So I thought "yes, this one definitely sounds much nicer, better controlled. Must be black." But it wasn't. So I switched back again and could not make out a difference at all.

 

So effectively I have done a blind test (with open eyes but not keeping track) and after several days of switching regularly, I am 100% convinced that there is absolutely no difference in sound whatsoever. It is just your mind playing tricks because the cables feel differently. The blue one is thicker because of an additional wire for mic/controls.

post #1680 of 3602
I totally agree ..I was going to buy upgraded cables for my 535s ..I have the original cable and the iPhone/iPod cable with the controls and there is absolutely no difference in sound between the two..so going to save my money..just in your head cause maybe it looks better or feels better..just my opinion of course .
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