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post #946 of 3635
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Ugh, that's unfortunate if indeed the problem. It was bad enough that I quickly lost interest in picking up a 3Ai for EDM.

 

3.Ai would work great for EDM actually...  I was unaware of this problem the 4.Ai had though :p

post #947 of 3635
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I'd curious to know where you guys would rank the UE 900 among the other iems you have heard, and why.

 

Objective (= still subjective, but trying to measure technical aspects according to what I believe would be a consensus):

W4 > UE900 > UE4 > PFE232 > TF10 > JH5 > SE535 > FX700

 

Subjective (= my preference):

UE900 > W4 > FX700 > PFE232 > UE4 > TF10 > JH5 > SE535

 

W4 and UE900 are almost on par. W4 is too relaxed for my taste but has a very slight technical advantage over the UE.

FX700 is two classes below. It has boomy bass, is much too v-shaped and can have aggressive highs. But I just love its timber and airy sound. PFE 232 boasts the better fun signature but feels a bit too thin, IMO. The Audéo is better than TF10, though.

I didn't like JH5 and SE535. Not my cup of tea.

 

Didn't hear the Heir products, sadly, and I'm also missing some more top tier universals, probably.

post #948 of 3635
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That echo is maybe your perception of the poor crossover implementation of the 4ai.

 

Wait a minute...I've heard a lot of good things about the 4ai but never about poor crossover implementations...this might seriously be a deal breaker for me...

post #949 of 3635

How does the UE 900 compares to Shure SE535?

post #950 of 3635

Can anyone who notices the crossover implementation in the 4Ai comment on how much it affects the overall sound? And perhaps give it a rating from 1-10 as to how badly it affects the overall SQ and listening experience?

post #951 of 3635

Maybe 10, it sure was a deal breaker for me. The response is nice in the bass (though it doesn't extend like the UE900) and in the higher treble as well (again lacking extension compared to the UE900 though), it sounds nice at these ends. But those midhighs are simply sucked out, from 2-4k the Heirs impair details there a lot. 

post #952 of 3635
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Maybe 10, it sure was a deal breaker for me. The response is nice in the bass (though it doesn't extend like the UE900) and in the higher treble as well (again lacking extension compared to the UE900 though), it sounds nice at these ends. But those midhighs are simply sucked out, from 2-4k the Heirs impair details there a lot. 

-.- so you would recommend the ue 900 over the heirs? If it matters, I mostly listen to classical and rock and I don't care much for bass quantity or impact as long as it's accurate. I just want sparkly treble with decent extension and slightly forward placed mids.

post #953 of 3635
I only got a 30min audition of the UE900. I will say the UE900 is a league above, specially if you close it's pinhole.
post #954 of 3635
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

I only got a 30min audition of the UE900. I will say the UE900 is a league above, specially if you close it's pinhole.

Really? So can you close the pinhole with whatever you want? Also, do you own a heir 4ai?

post #955 of 3635

Yes and yes, had the 4AI for 3 weeks. 

post #956 of 3635

Wow, well doesn't that was kinda close...I was just about to get some 4ai's...*sigh*, I really liked the look of the 4ai's over the ue900 too xD. Anyways, thanks a bunch for the info!

post #957 of 3635

I can't pull the trigger on these knowing there's a crossover issue on top of the $55 dollar shipping charge from China to Vietnam...it's funny that nobody else noticed this problem before, however. 

post #958 of 3635
it comes to a matter of personal preference imo, they are definitely top of the line iem, it's just which sound signature do you prefer
post #959 of 3635

Man, it would be nice to upgrade to these from the TF10 but not for $400. If they were on sale for around $200-250, then maybe I could justify it. I paid $125 for the TF10.

post #960 of 3635
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Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

Man, it would be nice to upgrade to these from the TF10 but not for $400. If they were on sale for around $200-250, then maybe I could justify it. I paid $125 for the TF10.

I wonder if there's any chance these will go up for sale on black Friday?  I lost my TF10s at the gym about a week ago.  :(

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