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post #736 of 4159
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Sounds Good. might just go for a larger shell though. I just want that instrument seperation and detail that BA's do so well.

 

 

I'm not 100% clear as far as how the shell changer the sound. Maybe it doesn't matter, but in my head a micro-shell equates to some type of compromise, however minor. That could be totally wrong for all I know. 

 

The only thing would be if the BA driver was vented, then it would need more room to "breathe" so to speak. But not many armatures are vented, and the ones that are tend to be larger like the Sonion 2015, usually used for bass or perhaps mids. 

post #737 of 4159

HY3 Update:

 

Okay so i just took these for a quick spin before i went to bed as i have been competing all day and these have been having their dose of burn in. The mids are present now, in fact in a really nice position and listening to Under the Bridge by RHCP was nice, it is one of my favourite songs and the vocals where actually really nice and the treble a little under done but not to bad either, could do with some sparkle and extension but not horrible. However the whole time there was like a big tanky car engine rumbling in the back ground, i have heard this song in many different set ups and never really like this, the sub-bass was very big in rumbling but a bit artificial if you ask me, it was not needed in this song for example but it is till doing its thing. They have got a lot better lately but the bass is still what these are all about, everything else is not bad but a tad muffled under the bass. However when in some songs there is a huge under lying rumble or boom on the bass then these just sound awesome and really impress but that is not a lot of the time. 

 

 

More to come, burn in is coming to an end i think as they have had a fair few hours now and i will start the review soon. I think i was not so clear on some bits of that so if you need any clarifications just ask!

post #738 of 4159
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

HY3 Update:

 

Okay so i just took these for a quick spin before i went to bed as i have been competing all day and these have been having their dose of burn in. The mids are present now, in fact in a really nice position and listening to Under the Bridge by RHCP was nice, it is one of my favourite songs and the vocals where actually really nice and the treble a little under done but not to bad either, could do with some sparkle and extension but not horrible. However the whole time there was like a big tanky car engine rumbling in the back ground, i have heard this song in many different set ups and never really like this, the sub-bass was very big in rumbling but a bit artificial if you ask me, it was not needed in this song for example but it is till doing its thing. They have got a lot better lately but the bass is still what these are all about, everything else is not bad but a tad muffled under the bass. However when in some songs there is a huge under lying rumble or boom on the bass then these just sound awesome and really impress but that is not a lot of the time. 

 

 

More to come, burn in is coming to an end i think as they have had a fair few hours now and i will start the review soon. I think i was not so clear on some bits of that so if you need any clarifications just ask!

 

I have the HY3 ordered at the moment and Phil has offered to tune the bass down if required. What I was hoping for with the HY3 is the mids and trebles of something like the UE TF10' but with the dynamic providing the sub-bass reach that the TF10's cannot match. As my HY3's are currently in production, I would welcome your view as to whether the bass is just overwhelming everything else, or whether it is tight and controlled enough that it isn't swamping everything else.

 

EDIT: What source are you using btw ? I tend to use my C3 or Clip Zip with flat EQ


Edited by phlashbios - 10/27/12 at 3:01pm
post #739 of 4159
I don't ever EQ an I have been using a few set ups, my D1 DAC into my O2 on my desktop, iPod Nano 3G to CriCri and VestAmp+ and my iPhone 4. I would have the bass tuned down a touch personally as the bass is a bit to much right now, but you may like that, it has sub-bass the TF10 did not.
post #740 of 4159

Hmm sounds like the hy3's not for me then.  Might be interested in the triple ba they do.  I seem to remember the bass integration from the dynamics with the ba's is always a tricky one for hybrid designs.  Impressions all boxed up and ready to go.  Anyone got any idea how long they take to get from the uk to sweden depending on what shipping you choose?

post #741 of 4159

Well, I guess the issue with HY3 being to bassy can be simply solved by CE by reducing it's bass output. phlashbios, I'd go for that option... 

post #742 of 4159
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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

Thanks Swimsonny. Hopefully getting a second hand pair of the 4.Ai's soon. 

post #743 of 4159
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Hmm sounds like the hy3's not for me then.  Might be interested in the triple ba they do.  I seem to remember the bass integration from the dynamics with the ba's is always a tricky one for hybrid designs.  Impressions all boxed up and ready to go.  Anyone got any idea how long they take to get from the uk to sweden depending on what shipping you choose?

Approx 6 working days from UK to Sweden with first class recorded delivery.
post #744 of 4159

I was very interested about the hybrid desings, but now I'm leaning more towards the triple BA. Does anyone know if its three way or not?

And someone should order a pair so we could get some impressions biggrin.gif

post #745 of 4159
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I was very interested about the hybrid desings, but now I'm leaning more towards the triple BA. Does anyone know if its three way or not?
And someone should order a pair so we could get some impressions biggrin.gif

Someone? You?
post #746 of 4159
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post


Approx 6 working days from UK to Sweden with first class recorded delivery.

Thanks

post #747 of 4159
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Someone? You?


Well I don't have any money at the moment, but I might in the near future biggrin.gif And it would be nice to hear how it compares to other triple BA customs before ordering.

post #748 of 4159

I sure hope to see an update later that the HY3's bass doesn't drown out everything like vocals and what not, bass is important to me but clear vocals is also very important to me. May have to get a used pair of 4.Ai and get them reshelled if HY3 really isn't for me.. :(

post #749 of 4159
Vocals are far from being drowned out now. Actually in a nice position now, would say they. We're crystal clear but they are there.
post #750 of 4159

Have been in conversation with Phil today.  Cosmic Ears have, or are about to, introduce another option for the HY3. The new option will be to offer a different dynamic driver that has slightly reduced bass compared to the current offering.

 

As my HY3's are currently in production, Phil has offered to fit this to my HY3. I am hopeful that this will be just the tailoring that is required to reduce the issues Swimsonny is experiencing with the HY3.

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