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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Well just been to the audiologist for my impressions to be done, photos below.  Thirty pounds.

 

700

 

 

 

Sweet! Where did you go for the impressions?

post #722 of 4393
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Originally Posted by rubick View Post

gosh. i am thinking the hy3 or um merlin >.<</div>

I understand that the Merlins are vented so they leak and don't isolate that well.
post #723 of 4393
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

Sweet! Where did you go for the impressions?


Leightons Hearing.  Nice and friendly staff (phoned the day before to remind you of the appointment).  Quite funny really.  Audiologist asked for a bag from the staff to put them in, sees one on the counter, pops them in there and hands them over.  I'm half way up the street back to the car when I hear someone calling me.  Turns out she'd used the wrong bag and put my impressions in with someone else contact lenses!

 

Cheers

post #724 of 4393
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Well just been to the audiologist for my impressions to be done, photos below.  Thirty pounds.

 

700

 

 

 

 

Wow. You must have ENORMOUS ears for your impressions to be so heavy

post #725 of 4393
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Wow. You must have ENORMOUS ears for your impressions to be so heavy

Damn you almost made me spill my drink!

post #726 of 4393
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

HY3 are getting better after my lil check in with them.

 

 

With some friends (4.Ai)

 

 

 

 

How do the HY3's compare to your Heir 4.Ai's? I'm trying to decide between the two.

post #727 of 4393
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Wow. You must have ENORMOUS ears for your impressions to be so heavy

LOL!

post #728 of 4393
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Originally Posted by Nixon View Post

How do the HY3's compare to your Heir 4.Ai's? I'm trying to decide between the two.

Will do a full comparison later but simply,

Want and care only for bass = HY3

Want the full sound package and pure awesomeness and class in sound quality = 4.Ai
post #729 of 4393
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post


Will do a full comparison later but simply,
Want and care only for bass = HY3
Want the full sound package and pure awesomeness and class in sound quality = 4.Ai

Hmmm. Dont think the HY3 are for me then.

post #730 of 4393
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

Hmmm. Dont think the HY3 are for me then.

You found the 4.Ai to stray a little from neutral, this is not even close. So not for you but some people indeed.

post #731 of 4393
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

You found the 4.Ai to stray a little from neutral, this is not even close. So not for you but some people indeed.

Indeed I did - only very slightly, but yes. Wonder what a triple BA would sound like?....

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How's the twin/dual compare to the Ai4? I've decided i want something that has an ety-esque signature with just a smidge more focus on the bass and real good comfort factor. 

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Originally Posted by Keller1 View Post

How's the twin/dual compare to the Ai4? I've decided i want something that has an ety-esque signature with just a smidge more focus on the bass and real good comfort factor. 

You just described the 4.Ai ;)

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Originally Posted by Keller1 View Post

How's the twin/dual compare to the Ai4? I've decided i want something that has an ety-esque signature with just a smidge more focus on the bass and real good comfort factor. 

 

Not exactly the comparison you were looking for, but close enough - the real 4.A versus the Flex twin in the micro shell (which may or may not impact SQ compared to the bigger shells): The Flex actually has slightly more perceived punchiness. The 4.A extends deeper but it tends to require an amp or nicer DAP to bring that out of it. The Flex twin has more punch to it straight from an iPad or similar and doesn't really change much when amped. But the Flex can't compete in terms of clarity or top end sparkle. Out of a lesser source, the Flex is actually somewhat more forgiving, which can be a good thing at times. 

 

I think the Flex twin is a really good value for the price, and I'd be happy with it for daily use. Yet it can't compete with the more expensive, more-driver-having 4.A, and I assume the 4.Ai would be the same story. But for your purposes the Flex twin might just be the better choice. 

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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

You just described the 4.Ai ;)

I see.

I guess it's time to rob a bank then :P

 

 

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

Not exactly the comparison you were looking for, but close enough - the real 4.A versus the Flex twin in the micro shell (which may or may not impact SQ compared to the bigger shells): The Flex actually has slightly more perceived punchiness. The 4.A extends deeper but it tends to require an amp or nicer DAP to bring that out of it. The Flex twin has more punch to it straight from an iPad or similar and doesn't really change much when amped. But the Flex can't compete in terms of clarity or top end sparkle. Out of a lesser source, the Flex is actually somewhat more forgiving, which can be a good thing at times. 

 

I think the Flex twin is a really good value for the price, and I'd be happy with it for daily use. Yet it can't compete with the more expensive, more-driver-having 4.A, and I assume the 4.Ai would be the same story. But for your purposes the Flex twin might just be the better choice. 

 

 

 

Sounds Good. might just go for a larger shell though. I just want that instrument seperation and detail that BA's do so well.


Edited by Keller1 - 10/27/12 at 2:00pm
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