Wow, lucky to have gotten to test that many CIEMS before buying, I was very worried when I went to buy I wouldn't enjoy the sound.
Thankfully I did!
Where do you guys get your information? This is straight from the cosmic ears post:
Our linum cables are all totally waterproof.
N.B. Our monitors aren't, this is a one off special so don't try this at home folks!!!
That ambiguous meaning though :x
It could also mean that this situation is special, it is never explicitly said that the monitor itself is waterproof.
Not that it matters too much, because that second part of the last sentence is not ambiguous at all "Don't try this at home".
Also curious how the new CE4P/E differ from the BA4R/F. I was led to believe that the two were the same, but I saw recent photos, and the CE4E looks like it uses completely different drivers from the original BA4R/F.
It's a pretty dynamic situation at Cosmic Ears (no pun about hybrids intended!) and Phil is constantly tweaking stuff, redesigning, etc. Once the lab situation is finalized, I suspect he will settle down a bit and nail down the actual line up. Until then, who knows?
That's interesting, on my quest to decide if I am going for the CE6P or CE6E I asked for a demo of the BA4 to check bass as I don't want something too bass heavy so now I am wondering if that comparison is even relevant.
Having said that, both Headfonia (that reviewed the BA4F and the CE6E) and Phil seemed to pass on the same message, that the CE6 has similar signature to the BA4 but does everything a bit better.
So I was browsing the CE website and I clicked the BA5 page to find it stated as in stock and being able to select design options. Upon further enquiry I'm told that drivers for the BA5 are due in on the 28th of this month and it will be available from then!
So, chatting about the BA5 availability and Phil sends me a photo, it's of my BA4 reshell, a little glimpse into the tough job that steampunk and steamjunk must be. It must require one crazy steady hand!
Indeed they are. My reshelled TF10's were the prototype for this design. Photos do not do the Steampunk/junk designs justice. When you see them in the flesh you are going to be really pleased. As you say, it's intricate, time consuming work and I think looks great when it's done. It's Philtastic ! :-)