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post #361 of 484
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

 

I think I've reached the peak of the best setup

 

I feel the same way about my portable set up.

Time to move on to the almighty SR009's! :biggrin: 

 

post #362 of 484
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I feel the same way about my portable set up.

Time to move on to the almighty SR009's! :biggrin: 

 

What is your portable setup?  Man, you are out of control.  

post #363 of 484
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What is your portable setup?  Man, you are out of control.  

LOL, this is true. I can't seem to stick with a rig for too long, but once I get a 009 rig, I can finally be at peace and chill out for a while (that is until the SR0011's come out) :biggrin:

 

My "portable" set up is:

 

iphone 4s ---> venturecraft go-dap dd limited 12v (muses02 opamp) ---> wagnus epsilon s ---> nt6 pro

 

The problem is that this rig can only be used when I sit down in one place as it really is the definition of a big *** BRICK.

I think I want to downsize to just one DAP for the nt6 pro's so I can actually use them on the go.

I might sell all my portable gears (except the nt6 pro) and then just get the FiiO x7 or LH Wave.

 

So I'm thinking 009 rig for when sitting down in one place, and simple DAP (x7 or wave) + nt6 pro for on the go.


Edited by zachchen1996 - 6/14/14 at 6:27pm
post #364 of 484
Today I did something that told me a bit more about the nt6-pros; I watched a dvd of eric clapton unplugged- something which I know particularly well as a recording and is a great test track- with my pros playing the soundtrack.

Essentially, I just synced the video to my audio player (hdp-r10 with flac recording) and watched. It was incredible. It sounded so "live" in terms of the timbre of instruments.

These iems give the closest sound to live music I've ever heard. Live music has bite and energy to treble which hi-fi equipment often smooths over. Sometimes the bite of the symbols is almost harsh, but when watching it with the guys playing, it feels far more "real". Try it, or something similar. Amazing.
post #365 of 484
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Originally Posted by smithyone1l View Post

Today I did something that told me a bit more about the nt6-pros; I watched a dvd of eric clapton unplugged- something which I know particularly well as a recording and is a great test track- with my pros playing the soundtrack.

Essentially, I just synced the video to my audio player (hdp-r10 with flac recording) and watched. It was incredible. It sounded so "live" in terms of the timbre of instruments.

These iems give the closest sound to live music I've ever heard. Live music has bite and energy to treble which hi-fi equipment often smooths over. Sometimes the bite of the symbols is almost harsh, but when watching it with the guys playing, it feels far more "real". Try it, or something similar. Amazing.

:rolleyes:  Surely, you have read my hype of HDP R10 in the respective thread.  I wrote, it sounds so damn real.  First time I heard the R10 was the same track(EC unplugged), and it was very emotional moment.  I wish I can feel that every time I use it, but my ears get used to R10 after awhile, so it's not as amazing as the fist listen.  To bad..  Anyway, I have the NT-6, not the pro.  That DAP is pretty realistic, it would be nice to A/B with with the AK240, but I don't have one, and not willing to buy one ever.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/21/14 at 5:49am
post #366 of 484

6 months with my babies and I am loving them more and more.

 

They really confirmed what I already suspected: I am not a big fan of neutrality since I find it to be tasteless sometimes.

When I eat, I like to have onions and spice in the meal (most of the time), or I feel something is missing.

With the pros I have the extra kick and extension in the bass region when needed, beautiful voices are so much sublimated.

Instruments have more than enough body (it makes me wonder how much thicker the SE5's sound is) .

All that without sacrificing the accuracy, and details.

 

The brightness is still there but it is rather light (compared to what I expected) and I really understand why some fellow head-fiers find them natural.

Brain burn-in? May be, but I do not feel like my ears need to adjust, even after one week without using them.

 

I am still impressed by the soundstage: with some left-right effects, you can "see" the effect starting from the left and "follow" it 'til the right

side. It is nothing but it still surprises me. It is one of the little things that gives me the impression to be a part of the song.

This pair is about emotion, pleasure, feeling/living the music.

post #367 of 484
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Originally Posted by Pondu View Post
 

6 months with my babies and I am loving them more and more.

 

They really confirmed what I already suspected: I am not a big fan of neutrality since I find it to be tasteless sometimes.

When I eat, I like to have onions and spice in the meal (most of the time), or I feel something is missing.

With the pros I have the extra kick and extension in the bass region when needed, beautiful voices are so much sublimated.

Instruments have more than enough body (it makes me wonder how much thicker the SE5's sound is) .

All that without sacrificing the accuracy, and details.

 

The brightness is still there but it is rather light (compared to what I expected) and I really understand why some fellow head-fiers find them natural.

Brain burn-in? May be, but I do not feel like my ears need to adjust, even after one week without using them.

 

I am still impressed by the soundstage: with some left-right effects, you can "see" the effect starting from the left and "follow" it 'til the right

side. It is nothing but it still surprises me. It is one of the little things that gives me the impression to be a part of the song.

This pair is about emotion, pleasure, feeling/living the music.

I'm glad you are liking them, I don't seem to ever get board with them either. Their synergy with my X5 is magic. I was going to get it another CIEM friend as a backup in case something happened to them and for a different signature, but I am afraid that I will be disappointed in a "lessor" CIEM. I am selling off all my IEMs as they get no use any longer. I will have to audition anything first which is not easy in Seattle. Still have my eye on the SE5, but I think I will have to get the HD800 first given all the "trade with the US" issues and additional government customs charges. 

post #368 of 484

i joined the club :))

 

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i joined the club :))

 

Welcome!  Nice looking pros, it would sound better with cables.  :)  I know Hugo is a good match for my NT6, and I'm sure your pro can hear the resolution from it.  Please post some impressions.

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i joined the club smily_headphones1.gif)


Good luck with them. Remember the quite considerable burn in time. Mine are beautiful now, but I found them bright to start with.
post #371 of 484
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Good luck with them. Remember the quite considerable burn in time. Mine are beautiful now, but I found them bright to start with.

thankx so much for your advise,comming form er4s ,i do want more bass and dynamic from ciem,nt6 pro completed my desire by all means..........i was choosing between nt6 pro and 1plus2(1plus2 failed me in getting good seal at all time).........but now i can say i like nt6 pro more than 1plus2 : better coherence high to low,better mid-range flow(smoother).........less mid-bass but thats what i want too :))

 

i did not find them bright ......but it was heavily based on my reference for loving treble,clarity..........cheer

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Welcome!  Nice looking pros, it would sound better with cables.  :)  I know Hugo is a good match for my NT6, and I'm sure your pro can hear the resolution from it.  Please post some impressions.

 

Thank yoy SilverEar........i did alot of headfi-ng and reading before purchasing nt6 pro as my last ciem's sound signature(um miracle) was a miss of my reference :(

 

nt6 pro is spot on,everything i need and want in sound

 

pairing it with hugo gave out such stunning sound quality in :

1/clarity

2/soundstage (actually ss width was behind 1plus2 but better depth make the whole ss things more round) 

3/imagine was spot on

4/very 3d presentation

5/resolution and dynamic are totl (but honestly i think the dac help alot with these lol)

 

i was looking at the graph at first and it did look very scary by the boost section of low-end,and i reconfirm this lovely ciem doesnt sound bassy or bright (slight hint of brightness but im a treble-head,so that make it closer to neutral to me lol)

 

the original cable look quite funny,so i took it out for a better photo :)

 

p/s my nextstep is finding the cable with best synergy to pair with nt6 pro..........advises are needed :)


Edited by hotfever - 8/1/14 at 8:42am
post #372 of 484
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Originally Posted by hotfever View Post

Glad to hear that you are liking the NT6pro. It is definitely something special. I got a chance to listen through the UE and 1964ears CIEM lineup this weekend at the Seattle Meet and they all sounded wonderful. But then I would compare them to the NT6pro whcih would walk all over them easily making them sound entry level. Its not that they are that bad, it is that the NT6pro is that good. That 5-way crossover is spot on providing unmatched clarity and blackness between the instruments.

 

It was also fun to hear how different the NT6pro sounded with different sources. Not only does it scale well, it changes its signature significantly too in working with the source. For example, it sounded very euphoric and had a huge almost HD800 type soundstage with the Eddie Current 2a3 tube amp.

post #373 of 484

any cable advise,plzzzzzzz.......???

 

i was thinking of toxic silver widow but i dont wanna add any warmth to its tonal.

post #374 of 484
Not a wire expert, but everyone seems to be crazy about the ridiculously expensive $600 Whiplash Audio TWag v3 & TWcu v3 Hybrid cable for the nt6 non pro. You can see averagejoe's and tupac's comments in the non pro thread, but AJ was less impressed paired with the pro version. I'm not willing to put that much into a cable so I am talking to a reasonably priced cable maker, Artemis Cables, I like to use and can get a 4 wire hybrid for around $200.

The stock wire is likely copper already so copper is unlikely to warm the sig unless you go big/thicker. Going all silver may be too bright. So I am thinking the hybrid might be just right.
Edited by Barra - 8/2/14 at 9:16am
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

Not a wire expert, but everyone seems to be crazy about the ridiculously expensive $600 Whiplash Audio TWag v3 & TWcu v3 Hybrid cable for the nt6 non pro. You can see averagejoe's and tupac's comments in the non pro thread, but AJ was less impressed paired with the pro version. I'm not willing to put that much into a cable so I am talking to a reasonably priced cable maker, Artemis Cables, I like to use and can get a 4 wire hybrid for around $200.

The stock wire is likely copper already so copper is unlikely to warm the sig unless you go big/thicker. Going all silver may be too bright. So I am thinking the hybrid might be just right.

The V3 was reported to have benefits to the NT6, not sure about the pro.  Every cable has difference resistance based on the cross sectional area and the material type, but the material type is much less of a factor. My subjective experience for my NT6 is the original copper cable sounds better than the silver westones and the new stock NT6 cable I've tried.  Power delivery is one of the issues if the impedance drops through the cable is significant enough compared to the output impedance of the DAP and the impedance at the frequencies that dips low.  I'm curious if there is an adjustable pot out there to adjust with in 1-10ohms in series to the CIEM.  I would be interesting in testing that out with the most conductive CIEM wire in series with it.  Or variable impedance(up to 10ohms) iem cable would be right up my alley.  


Edited by SilverEars - 8/2/14 at 9:56am
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