Originally Posted by MuppetFace
If you want to go the multiple driver route, you may want to also consider hybrids: they tend to use a dynamic driver for the bass and BAs for mids and highs. So in theory you get the strengths of both worlds, provided it's implemented correctly. I tend to be of the mind that the more ingredients you have, the more chances you have to screwing up something.
Don't I know that's true. You should have seen when I tried adding saffron to random recipes. Scratch that. No one should ever have seen that; it resulted in some truly horrid food.
Originally Posted by lee730
I think it's more to it than just the bass although bass is generally a soar point for BA in general. The timbre is also another contributor as well as the speed of the IEMs themselves (prat).
It's definitely more than the bass. In fact if I had to pick one bass presentation over the other, I'd probably take my 4R back over the IE80. I'm definitely not what you'd call a "bass head". As someone who played a lot of trombone, I think there's just something off in the way BA's reproduce horns.
Originally Posted by MuppetFace
Yeah, I know a lot of folks say that BAs sound "artificial" or something. When I said people find them unnatural I sort of meant it in an all inclusive sense. Asked about bass as a specific possibility because if he thinks the IE80s don't sound artificial I don't think it's a timbre issue myself.
Really though this stuff ("unnatural," "not musical," "artificial") is pretty vague and personal. I myself think it's more an implementation thing than a problem inherent with BAs, as I can think of plenty of dynamics that sound just as weird or unnatural---if not moreso---than many BAs.
PRaT... ugh. Right up there with "wire with gain." Don't get me started on that. I think that's more of a BS issue than a BA issue. LOL.
It's definitely vague and personal and something I'm sure no one hears in exactly the same way as I. My issues with BA's are definitely something I've stuggled to put into words.
Originally Posted by Coq de Combat
Hey guys, got some good news
This weekend was actually the worst of the bunch. Saturday was more or less feverish sleep/awake while having that cough that hurt and those blisters and all that. Yesterday wasn't a lot better, but it was better and today I went to the doctors: he basically said that he could see several viral infections in my body at the same time, and while it's bad luck, there isn't much else to do except to wait it out. So, it's just a matter of waiting it out. Also, it means that it isn't streptococcus or some other bacterial infection, which would've been a bit harder to get rid of. Oh well.
Good luck waiting it out. It kinda sucks when they don't just say "here, take this, and you'll feel better in two days", but at least your doctor thinks you'll get better. Plus they didn't give you anti-biotics mistakenly and create some super-mega-ultra bug.
Originally Posted by warrenpchi
Okay, but I didn't want to just assume that everyone's been listening to her all this time.
Not that it helps much, but I haven't "been listening to her all this time" or at all in fact. Perhaps I'll check her out.
Originally Posted by eke2k6
I hate to be the sole voice in the wilderness crying out the same thing over and over, but I think the Vsonic GR07 would really suit you. Of all the iems that I've tried, I feel like it does the least amount of things wrong,while doing so many things right. There are technically better and more exciting iems out there, but the gr07 is a solid, do no wrong kind of earphone. I wrote a review of it (in my sig) comparing it to other top tier dynamics to give a sort of reference.
FWIW, the last triple dynamic I heard (fxz-100) relatively sucked. The review is also in my sig.
Thanks. I might try a pair.