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post #196 of 3561
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

funny how any little comment starts getting blown outta proportionsmile.gif

 

LOL, I'll admit this is true XD  It happens I guess.  I think they normally just stem from lack of understanding (reasoning of a different/new viewpoint). 

post #197 of 3561
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

He made a statement slightly V...  TF10 is normally regarded as a deep V.  I haven't heard the TF10, but heard the SuperDarts were similar in the depth of the V.  It's a very deep V.  From his words alone, I would interpret that not as having a TF10 V, but a slight one like a Dunu Trident (I know, different price range entirely; used as an example).  We'll see with time though smily_headphones1.gif  Please note I won't give impressions until I give them at least a days burn in or until the new toy feeling goes away XD whichever comes last

I would say TF10 is slightly mildly lightly curved deepened V. smile.gif Having heard them, that is...
post #198 of 3561
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I would say TF10 is slightly mildly lightly curved deepened V. smile.gif Having heard them, that is...

 

I'll accept that.  I just normally hear everyone talking about a very deep V in the TF10.  Which is what I go with when I look at subjective impressions (majority over the minority).  I trust that you hear it that way though :)

post #199 of 3561
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

I'll accept that.  I just normally hear everyone talking about a very deep V in the TF10.  Which is what I go with when I look at subjective impressions (majority over the minority).  I trust that you hear it that way though smily_headphones1.gif

It's a very good V! Just the right amount of Vness. wink.gif
post #200 of 3561
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


It's a very good V! Just the right amount of Vness. wink.gif

 

LOL, this gave me a good chuckle, thanks for it XD 

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Maybe I did blow it all out of proportion, sorry about that. It's just based on what joe_average said I was surprised by the first review. I was expecting comments more along the line of very neutral with tight very deep controlled detailed bass. I own the Tri-Fi's and even though I like them I'll be the first to say their bass can sound a little muddy and I'm hoping that's not the case with the UE900 .By the way maybe I'm mistaken in my jargon but to me a mild V sounds more like a U shape then a mild V.  Does that make any sense to anyone?

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Very nice H20Fidelitybiggrin.gif.

post #203 of 3561
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Maybe I did blow it all out of proportion, sorry about that. It's just based on what joe_average said I was surprised by the first review. I was expecting comments more along the line of very neutral with tight very deep controlled detailed bass. I own the Tri-Fi's and even though I like them I'll be the first to say their bass can sound a little muddy and I'm hoping that's not the case with the UE900 .By the way maybe I'm mistaken in my jargon but to me a mild V sounds more like a U shape then a mild V.  Does that make any sense to anyone?

 

I understand what you're saying ;)  The words mild, slight, deep, etc normally detail the extent of the descriptor (in this case V).  A V vs a U can only be determined by reading other things (clarity, sound stage, detailing, etc). This is from my understanding anyways :)

post #204 of 3561
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Things only drop from msrp if they can't sell at msrp. We are comparing street price to street price here. It's just coincidence that right now street price=msrp for one of them. If it becomes a runaway bestseller it may well stay at msrp forever.


Then everyone don't buy them so we can all reap the benefit of a cheaper price ;) Lets have a vote lol.

post #205 of 3561
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I would say TF10 is slightly mildly lightly curved deepened V. smile.gif Having heard them, that is...


Slightly? ;) My FX700s mids were upfront in comparison lol. The mids tend to be hiding on the TF10s :P.

post #206 of 3561
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Slightly? ;) My FX700s mids were upfront in comparison lol. The mids tend to be hiding on the TF10s :P.


Very true, when I go from my Sony EX600 to the Tri-Fi it takes me a few songs before my brain adjusts to how recessed the mids are. Still rather fun sounding though. I sometimes wonder why Harvey chose a V for the Tri-Fi.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/31/12 at 11:06pm
post #207 of 3561

That was his goodbye present to UE (lump of coal), joking lol. very_evil_smiley.gif


Edited by lee730 - 8/31/12 at 11:25pm
post #208 of 3561
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Things only drop from msrp if they can't sell at msrp. We are comparing street price to street price here. It's just coincidence that right now street price=msrp for one of them. If it becomes a runaway bestseller it may well stay at msrp forever.


Then everyone don't buy them so we can all reap the benefit of a cheaper price wink.gif Lets have a vote lol.


If you don't mind waiting a few years down the line, go for it XD
post #209 of 3561

I think $400 is a bit high for the street price, especially if it has a V-signature....
 

post #210 of 3561
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Originally Posted by archercat View Post

Got them... I can't really take pics here, but the box has a similar to Beats... LOL...  There is a cardboard sleeve... then a nice black hard box that has a blue ribbon to open the flap to reveal the earphones and their jewelry type box.  

 

The earphones themselves look just as nice as the pictures... The black faceplates are glossy and attract fingerprints easily enough.  The main body is that same color blue but more translucent than the triples.  you can see the drivers etc... The body and faceplates are glued or epoxied together, hopefully they don't decide to split.  The bore is totally different, one larger hole with a metal sound tube flush up to the tip and then a second super small hole next to it.  The connectors are as similar to what I had on my Shure's as they can be.  They are difficult but not impossible to snap off and can spin around.  When I first put them in there was some static when I moved the right earpiece around, but after a unsnap and a re-snap I have not been able to reproduce it. The little curve they have where they connect is nice, similar to the new design of the UE Customs.  

 

To me, and I'm just listening to 256 through my iphone, it sounds similar to the triple.fi.  In terms of bass, I'd say it's about the same from what I've heard, the treble is there too... maybe a tiny tiny bit less, and I can hear more mids, which may explain why I think there might be less treble?  I've never heard the reference monitors, but these sound more energetic than the se425's from what I can remember.  I think they extend farther at both sides of the spectrum against both the se425 and 535 for that matter.  Everything is crystal clear and the soundstage seems as good as the triples if not better.  I'd still say they are slightly V shaped in sound signature for my ears, which is what I like.  I listen to a decent amount of techno/dance and dubstep, along with classical, rock and hiphop and these seem to handle everything well so far.  They are not as bass heavy as the she3580's I have, but when the song calls for it I think the bass is very satisfying.  They also pick up the plucking of an acoustic guitar or the chirp of a finger running the fretboard with every little detail.  I think the tf's did that well, but these do it better if that makes sense...  I don't know if there's a category; "How well it picks up random noises"lol.

 

My favorite part is the fit.  I didn't have that much trouble getting a good seal with the triples, but these are in another league.  They are pretty tiny compared to the triples, and still smaller than I remember any of the shures to be.  They fit flush to the ear, so sleeping on your side or something won't be an issue.  They are also much lighter, I can barely tell they are in there. The memory wire isn't as stiff, so getting it to curve closely around my ear still takes a bit of work, I'm sure over a bit of time I'll get it to follow my ear better.  They don't fit any deeper than my tf's did, but I was able to get them in pretty deep before... they do create more of a seal for me, and I actually have to work harder to remove them form my ear, lol.

 

So far I am happy with my purchase.  

 

I know I don't a ton of info, but I can try to answer anything you guys want.  They are the best I have heard without a doubt for my tastes. 

 

Awesome review! The UE900 sounds like the perfect IEM and possibly the next FOTM! 

 

Bumping up your post!! smile.gif

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