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Had a pair of UE900 arrive today. I find them to sound quite different on my sources, more than just a little.

Sony NWZ-F806 - almost no bass.
Sony NWZ-Z1050 - ok, but rather vieled.
iRiver E100 - very good.

They must have some wild impedance curve to be reacting like this. Has anyone else found these kind of obvious differences between sources?
post #3707 of 3715
I have also found them very source dependent, they sound fantastic on the e12diy, and have found the baldur m3 cable has turned them into incredible iem's


http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=251390052177&alt=web
Edited by audioxxx - Yesterday at 2:30 am
post #3708 of 3715
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I have also found them very source dependent, they sound fantastic on the e12diy, and have found the baldur m3 cable has turned them into incredible iem's


http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=251390052177&alt=web



These will need to earn a little more respect before my wallet ventures down cable lane for them. :wink:

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They are very good iem the u900, unfortunately the cables supplied in the original early batch have very poorly designed mmcx plugs and will fail under normal usage (well mine did).
The original ue900 cable also sound muddy , I tried using the black one on my shure se530, now they sound very average.
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Oh no problems there, I think they're ok, what I meant was I've only had them about 5 hours.
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Oh ok, enjoy them, their my main iem's for now I think they need a good 100hr's to bed in,
Their also good for bed because you can lay on your side.
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I just received mine - bought them from an Ebay seller, "brand new, bulk packaging, no retail box" for about 50% off retail. I've been playing around with them at work for about an hour and holy compounded earwax, Batman! These things are freaking awesome! I can't wait to get them home and put them through their paces, but color me impressed. 


Edited by Funambulistic - Today at 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Had a pair of UE900 arrive today. I find them to sound quite different on my sources, more than just a little.

Sony NWZ-F806 - almost no bass.
Sony NWZ-Z1050 - ok, but rather vieled.
iRiver E100 - very good.

They must have some wild impedance curve to be reacting like this. Has anyone else found these kind of obvious differences between sources?
At first using my Note 2 as a source I noticed bass low, especially when upgrading from the tf10. If I plug them into any of my apple sources (iphone, ipod or ipad) the bass is immediately improved which led me to conclude they were tuned for Apple devices. I've kind of got used to them know and still enjoy them on my upgraded Note 3.
Edited by lawrecedent - Today at 1:04 pm
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At first using my Note 2 as a source I noticed bass low, especially when upgrading from the tf10. If I plug them into any of my apple sources (iphone, ipod or ipad) the bass is immediately improved which led me to conclude they were tuned for Apple devices. I've kind of got used to them know and still enjoy them on my upgraded Note 3.



Thanks for the info.

Certainly a difference between sources here like you've described. My Sony NWZ-F806 Walkman they almost have no bass, big roll-off in the low end. Mids and highs sound decent though, I found similar to yourself using an iPod Video, they sounded quite good. I've decided to use mine with an iRiver E100 running FLAC files, I quite enjoy my UE900 with the right genres.

At first I was a little underwhelmed but we're working things out now.

post #3715 of 3715

You need a warm / bassy source for UE900, UE900 is not depend on output impedance as TF10.
Apple's latest «cirrus» dac chips is warm source.
You will be also little disappointed with FiiO X5 if you like a bass.

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