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i am just waiting for UE to get a review sample in and i will get one to compare. Should not be long!

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Lool me too. Such a hard decision...I'm leaning heavily towards the 4ai but still not sure...

 

Looks like I'll be getting a pair of 4s sent to me soon :)  Hopefully they'll be here sometime in the next week or so :)  Which makes 2 comparisons :)

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Looks like I'll be getting a pair of 4s sent to me soon :)  Hopefully they'll be here sometime in the next week or so :)  Which makes 2 comparisons :)

Awesome!

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My 900s ship out Monday. Happy days.
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My 900s ship out Monday. Happy days.

 

Waiting for your comparison! biggrin.gif

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I was a big fan of TF10.

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Waiting for your comparison! biggrin.gif
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Will get on ASAP. Won't rush though, make sure I have got to know it.
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Just got mine in today at the office. I'll wait until I get home to open it up. I won't do a review or anything like that(I'll leave that up to the professionals ;)), but I'll post my first impressions.

 

~6 hours left. Now, I can't do anything productive at the office biggrin.gif

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Had some time to listen to these, and I must say I am very impressed!
 
I decided on using ME-Electronic's triflange tips. Comply tips have always given me problems
 
Initial Impressions(please keep in mind that I've never been too good at describing what I'm hearing with words :p) :
 
Very light and comfortable. I don't see any problems arising from wearing these for extended periods of time
Swivel cable-plugs will take some time to get used to for me
Sound is very smooth and non-fatiguing. Clarity is exceptional. Mids are a little forward. I have not run into any problems with sibilance as of yet
Bass quality is tight and excellent, but quantity is somewhat low in my opinion. Though, I have been using "basshead" headphones/IEMs in the past, so I may be spoiled biggrin.gif
I have never heard the TripleFi 10s but, these seem very neutral to me. I guess, going by the terms that most use around here, I would not call these "fun".
 
I'll post some more thoughts after I've had some more time to listen to them if anyone's interested
 
 
Couple pictures:

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Final updates on my impressions.  Not much has changed though.  But the midrange is getting where I want it to be.  IDK if it's the bass nozzle getting clogged up with fluids, or if it's driver change.  Regardless, the clarity in general have increased as has the vocal sweetness (helping overall dynamics).  I haven't heard any change in the last week, so I'll leave it at that. Lower highs are helped a bit by this as well, but it's still not perfect. 

 

Also, 4.Ai updates should be coming in early to mid-way next week as my loaner pair from Heir Audio is coming :) 


Edited by tinyman392 - 11/14/12 at 8:55am
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Ditched the triflanges and went with the comply foam(took some getting used to). These IEM's are a joy when it comes to vocals and acoustics. It's missing a bit of "sparkle" at the top which is something I really liked about the A151's and A161's by MEELEC. 

 

I haven't had any other IEMs around this price region, so I can't tell you whether or not these are currently worth the $400 price tag, but I will say that to my ears they sound abosolutely fantastic.

 

tinyman, what tips are you using on these if you don't mind me asking?

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Ditched the triflanges and went with the comply foam(took some getting used to). These IEM's are a joy when it comes to vocals and acoustics. It's missing a bit of "sparkle" at the top which is something I really liked about the A151's and A161's by MEELEC. 

 

I haven't had any other IEMs around this price region, so I can't tell you whether or not these are currently worth the $400 price tag, but I will say that to my ears they sound abosolutely fantastic.

 

tinyman, what tips are you using on these if you don't mind me asking?

 

Stock XXS silicone.  UE tips seal very well with my ears, they always have :p (I use them on my Aurisonics ASG-1 as well, XXS).  In my opinion, they could do a little better for their price (definitely not a bang for the buck).


Edited by tinyman392 - 11/14/12 at 9:38am
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Ah, I see. I really like the sound that silicon tips produce but they get uncomfortable after awhile. Comply foam sounds a bit muffled in my opinion. Either way, looking forward to both yours and swim's impressions on these soon, as you would both have had the opportunity to try the 4.ai as well. Interested to see how they compare. 

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I also got the 4.Ai now. Will post some impressions in 2-3 days. Too early now.

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I also got the 4.Ai now. Will post some impressions in 2-3 days. Too early now.

 

I normally burn them in for 2-3 days :p 

 

Also to add to my previous post about the final update, I reread it and it does sound like I say that the change fixes everything with vocal dynamics in the 900s.  It does not, it helps it greatly, but there are still some singers that aren't represented to their full potential on the 900s (Ryan Key from Yellowcard being an example of one such singer).

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