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post #31 of 4142
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Originally Posted by discretesound View Post

This is a response from cosmic ears regarding the sound signature.
Hi
Thank you for your kind comments.
In summary I would class the following sound signatures:
Pure with dynamic driver: Bassy (lows boosted, mids and treble recessed)
HY3 or Flex with Triple Hybrid: Balanced (treble and bass boosted, mids recessed)
We have a priority task to add the sound signatures on the website for all our models as this seems to be a common request.
The limited edition red is not currently available, we are however going to introduce a similar limited edition red model this month, we may get a post up this week to show the red model as we will also have a similar limited edition blue model. I will try and remember to let you know when we put the post up.
I hope this answers your questions.
Regards
Phil

 

I would like to have a flat sound signature.  Maybe have blue as stock color, rather than purple. 

 

Comparison to similarly-priced universals would be highly appreciated.

post #32 of 4142

interesting
not sure their hybrid is
single dynamic with dual ba or twin ba

post #33 of 4142

I thought I had a pretty good idea what was going on in my own country, but this comes as a big surprise to me. I have to try this ASAP. I'm glad they don't use the TWFK also. Not a big fan as well...

One of the most interesting things to happen to the in-ear market. Cross my fingers it will sound good too.


Edited by Sweden - 9/10/12 at 11:19am
post #34 of 4142
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

I thought I had a pretty good idea what was going on in my own country, but this comes as a big surprise to me. I have to try this ASAP. I'm glad they don't use the TWFK also. Not a big fan as well...

One of the most interesting things to happen to the in-ear market. Cross my fingers it will sound go too.

post review soon.

waiting for more review before purchasing this =D

post #35 of 4142
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Originally Posted by planx View Post

Amazing prices. I wonder if they will do a Re-shelling service like Fisher and UM. And seeing how they are experienced with Hybrid designs, maybe I can get my CIEM re-shelled with a Dynamic driver from them biggrin.gif but I won't be sad if they don't do that service.. too sad...

 

So far no plans for reshelling service that I'm aware of. I know there are a lot of variables involved and I can see why they might want to avoid that, though if enough people ask maybe they would change their mind.

 

Honestly I don't know if there is enough profit in it compared to the amount of work involved. But obviously Fisher is able to do it at a low price so maybe it is possible. 

 
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Originally Posted by miragez View Post

To project86,

 

Hi, thanks for posting such interesting article, I will wait for your reviews on all of them. The cost is really low.

 

Somethings I need to know

 

# where do they made this ciem ? ( example china / or made in Sweden )

# Do update the article a little regarding with protective case

it very different from the others ciem who offer protective shock/crash proof case.

 # I want to know is the protective case interior good for the ciem ( example, does it take shock / crash ? )

 

thanks

 

 

1) I believe they have their own lab there in Sweden. 

2) I'll let you know about the case when I receive it, including some pictures.

 

 

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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

 

I would like to have a flat sound signature.  Maybe have blue as stock color, rather than purple. 

 

Comparison to similarly-priced universals would be highly appreciated.

 

I did mention to them recently that I thought blue was a better "default" color. The purple actually looks surprisingly good, but still - I suspect blue is more universally liked. We'll see if they decide to make that change. 

 

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Originally Posted by nekatrall View Post

interesting
not sure their hybrid is
single dynamic with dual ba or twin ba

 

The hybrid should be a dual BA - as in separate mid and high drivers. I think. Now I'm wondering if they actually told me that or if I just inferred it. I'll double check.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

I thought I had a pretty good idea what was going on in my own country, but this comes as a big surprise to me. I have to try this ASAP. I'm glad they don't use the TWFK also. Not a big fan as well...

One of the most interesting things to happen to the in-ear market. Cross my fingers it will sound good too.

 

Phil from Cosmic Ears was always careful to say - TWFK is a great driver, and many have used it with good results. But it doesn't quite fit his personal preferences, and he is pleased with his alternative. 

 

I don't know what driver he ended up using, but it definitely is not the TWFK or the Sonion 4400. 

post #36 of 4142
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Originally Posted by nekatrall View Post

interesting
not sure their hybrid is
single dynamic with dual ba or twin ba

 Quoted from their official page

"Our HY3 model is our top line hybrid model combining twin balanced armatures for clear highs and mids along with a single dynamic driver for lows."

 

They use twin ba with a single dynamic.

 

And as mentioned in their facebook page,

The sound of the twin ba can be described as analytical and detailed.
The sound of the dual ba is similar to the twin but a little warmer.

post #37 of 4142

is this already asked?...

 

regarding model Flex..they have these 3 short statements for the Features part:

Features

  • Full, medium of micro shell
  • Many cable options
  • 6 different driver setup options

 

 

could not get the 3rd one..anyone? does it mean 6 different sound  options too?

post #38 of 4142
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Originally Posted by plasmoic View Post

is this already asked?...

regarding model Flex..they have these 3 short statements for the Features part:

Features


  • Full, medium of micro shell
  • Many cable options
  • 6 different driver setup options


could not get the 3rd one..anyone? does it mean 6 different sound  options too?
On the order page for the Flex there's a drop down list of all the driver setups you can pick.
post #39 of 4142
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post


On the order page for the Flex there's a drop down list of all the driver setups you can pick.


thank you Chiman

post #40 of 4142

Although some said blue was a better "default" color, I personally love their purple more. LOL

Purple feels more like a grand design (for me).

post #41 of 4142
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by IAmSoCheap View Post

 Quoted from their official page

"Our HY3 model is our top line hybrid model combining twin balanced armatures for clear highs and mids along with a single dynamic driver for lows."

 

They use twin ba with a single dynamic.

 

And as mentioned in their facebook page,

The sound of the twin ba can be described as analytical and detailed.
The sound of the dual ba is similar to the twin but a little warmer.

 

I confirmed that the HY3 triple driver hybrid is in fact the "twin" BA driver rather than separate BA drivers for mids/highs. So I was wrong and you are right. The twin driver is custom made for Cosmic Ears - it doesn't have a common name (like TWFK or Sonion 4400) and nobody else has it.

 

EDIT - forgot to mention, the lab is in Stokholm Sweden, to be more specific about an earlier question.  


Edited by project86 - 9/10/12 at 2:42pm
post #42 of 4142
When I asked about the BA sound signature:

"It all depends on the ba configuration. We try to keep the sound signatures fairly analytical and neutral, everyone has their own preferred sound signature and it is impossible to meet everyones requirements which is why we focus on this type of signature. We add a dynamic driver in our hybrid models to give some added low end and soundstage to those who prefer it.

If you have a preference we can always try to give you our opinion on what we feel would best suit you."
Edited by SpartanD63 - 9/10/12 at 8:07pm
post #43 of 4142

Thanks project86.

 

They may have a lab in Sweden but will they outsource their labor to other countries ? Just for that cheap price ? It kinda shocked for me to see price this low and made in Sweden ?

 

Any news from them coming out 4 drivers or 6 drivers or even 5 ba 1 dynamic concepts ?

 

I kinda looking forward to your reviews now especially the Flex

post #44 of 4142
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Originally Posted by miragez View Post

Thanks project86.

They may have a lab in Sweden but will they outsource their labor to other countries ? Just for that cheap price ? It kinda shocked for me to see price this low and made in Sweden ?

Any news from them coming out 4 drivers or 6 drivers or even 5 ba 1 dynamic concepts ?

I kinda looking forward to your reviews now especially the Flex

I think what he meant by lab is the actual "manufacturing plant". Many ciem companies manufacture their ciem in labs such as heir audio, jh audio, ue etc.
The cheap price is due to the limits in colours (save materials costs) and lack of personalisation (equipment costs)
post #45 of 4142

This sounds like a good deal, might be a good option as gifts in the future. About lack of custom options to keep cost down I wonder why clear is not an option should cost less for them right?

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