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Is it already in the making? biggrin.gif Because i'm just going to take the risk if it's not. I don't feel like waiting much longer. It can't Possibly be worse smily_headphones1.gif
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SECT            Special Edition Smoke with Carbon Faceplate Twin Balanced Armature            £165  (Otterbox included)

 

^From the review page; I want the smoky onebiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Thanks for the reviews Swimsonny.

 

Edit:  Are all the special edition models being released on Nov. 12?

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yeh or the pure plus if that is still around. I am getting the twin BA soon so i will comment if it has more bass, better bass etc!

 

Just want to say, thanks for the reviews, Sonny. Helps in making decisions.

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The list of models in the review are subject to change and that's just. Template for Phil. These have a unknown release date and nothing to do with the big release on the 12th.
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Got my Flex twin BA today. Medium shell, fixed bottom exit cable.

First impressions are positive, but will post thoughts and comparisons with Westone 3 and Klipsch X10's in the next day or so.

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Got my Flex twin BA today. Medium shell, fixed bottom exit cable.

First impressions are positive, but will post thoughts and comparisons with Westone 3 and Klipsch X10's in the next day or so.


That would be handy for me at least!  Any chance of some pics to liven up the thread?

 

If I had to guess I'd say the flex would be a bit more balanced than the W3 and a bit more to the bottom bass of the klipsch, but we all know it won't be that simple!

 

Cheers


Edited by davidcotton - 11/2/12 at 10:12am
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Thread Starter 

Just want to apologize to everyone waiting for my further detailed reviews on these. Like Phil/Cosmic Ears, I've been crazy, unexpectedly busy recently. I promise to work on the initial post and get more info up soon. But thanks to Sonny for being much faster than I am and giving people something to read!

 

I continue to be impressed by the Pure Plus (single BA) and even more so by the Flex twin. The Pure Plus is just a solid entry level unit all around - competitive with any single driver BA unit I've ever heard. It might give up a few things here and there - some top end sparkle to the (much more expensive) Etymotic ER4 models, and perhaps the slightest bit of low end impact to the Phonak PFE 121 with black filters. But overall, when taken as a whole, the Pure Plus gives them all a good run for the money in SQ. Add in the custom molded aspect and a similar (or lower!) price and it seems like a no brainer.

 

The Flex twin is more of the same but improved by another step. I prefer it to my $399 Westone AC2 dual driver customs if that tells you anything. The AC2 does bass in a more spectacular fashion but the Flex twin has a far more natural, believable sound to it. For a lot of folks, I think this is the sweet spot between price and performance in the Cosmic Ears line. But of course I haven't yet heard the triple Hybrid in any of its incarnations so we'll see how I feel after that.

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When will they be back in stock?
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Just want to apologize to everyone waiting for my further detailed reviews on these. Like Phil/Cosmic Ears, I've been crazy, unexpectedly busy recently. I promise to work on the initial post and get more info up soon. But thanks to Sonny for being much faster than I am and giving people something to read!

 

I continue to be impressed by the Pure Plus (single BA) and even more so by the Flex twin. The Pure Plus is just a solid entry level unit all around - competitive with any single driver BA unit I've ever heard. It might give up a few things here and there - some top end sparkle to the (much more expensive) Etymotic ER4 models, and perhaps the slightest bit of low end impact to the Phonak PFE 121 with black filters. But overall, when taken as a whole, the Pure Plus gives them all a good run for the money in SQ. Add in the custom molded aspect and a similar (or lower!) price and it seems like a no brainer.

 

The Flex twin is more of the same but improved by another step. I prefer it to my $399 Westone AC2 dual driver customs if that tells you anything. The AC2 does bass in a more spectacular fashion but the Flex twin has a far more natural, believable sound to it. For a lot of folks, I think this is the sweet spot between price and performance in the Cosmic Ears line. But of course I haven't yet heard the triple Hybrid in any of its incarnations so we'll see how I feel after that.


Which shells do you have? Mico, medium or full?

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Which shells do you have? Mico, medium or full?

Sorry, should have mentioned. My Pure models are the medium, my Flex twin is in micro.
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Which shells do you have? Mico, medium or full?

Sorry, should have mentioned. My Pure models are the medium, my Flex twin is in micro.


The company claims there is a slight drop in performance between the medium and mini. I know that yours have different drivers, so you can't compare performance, but how does the isolation compare?

 

I'm really excited about the Twins, so I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. What other IEMs do you have for comparison? My experience with IEMs is limited, so I'm hoping you have something I've heard.

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The company claims there is a slight drop in performance between the medium and mini. I know that yours have different drivers, so you can't compare performance, but how does the isolation compare?

 

I'm really excited about the Twins, so I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. What other IEMs do you have for comparison? My experience with IEMs is limited, so I'm hoping you have something I've heard.

 

Don't ask project for a list of IEM's he owns! The thread will FLOOOD!!

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The company claims there is a slight drop in performance between the medium and mini. I know that yours have different drivers, so you can't compare performance, but how does the isolation compare?

 

I'm really excited about the Twins, so I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. What other IEMs do you have for comparison? My experience with IEMs is limited, so I'm hoping you have something I've heard.

 

Don't ask project for a list of IEM's he owns! The thread will FLOOOD!!


Okay, that just about answers my question, sounds like if I've heard it, he's heard it! Great, then I VERY eagerly await your thoughts!

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Or if you are really curious take a look at projects profile (by clicking the little blue triangle next to his name).

 

Cheers

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Or if you are really curious take a look at projects profile (by clicking the little blue triangle next to his name).

 

Cheers


I actually did that after I posted, but was too lazy to edit my comment....sorry :(

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