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post #31 of 81

Got Wood?

 Heir Audio 4.Ai,

 

If you are in search for accuracy, without fatigue, you should consider the Heir Audio 4.Ai

 

Appreciation Thread:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/621602/heir-audio-4-ai-appreciation-impression-review-thread

 

World Tour thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/625466/heir-audio-world-tour

 

 


Edited by FullCircle - 9/22/12 at 6:32pm

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post #32 of 81

Got Wood... How Original, NOT !!!

 

Have a look at post 5 of this thread, and then tell us the price of the 4.AAi

 

Thanks, Jim

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Got Wood?

 Heir Audio 4.Ai,

 

If you are in search for accuracy, without fatigue, you should consider the Heir Audio 4.Ai

 

Appreciation Thread:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/621602/heir-audio-4-ai-appreciation-impression-review-thread

 

World Tour thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/625466/heir-audio-world-tour

 

 

post #33 of 81
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Got Wood... How Original, NOT !!!

 

Have a look at post 5 of this thread, and then tell us the price of the 4.AAi

 

Thanks, Jim

 

I honestly have no clue why you're acting like this.  The OP never gave an explicit price.  The IEMs being talked about in this thread lately have been the IE80 ($400-450), and an Etymotic ER4 ($300).  The 4.Ai is 400 dollars, which is actually within the price range of the IE80 that's being talked about for some reason...  It was a simple mistake if anything.  


Edited by tinyman392 - 9/22/12 at 7:17pm
post #34 of 81

Why?

 

When a sponsor is allowed to shill their product in a thread that makes no mention of their product... A part of the forum is lost.

 

Now had he posted to offer some clarification to some points made in the thread, fine.

 

Am I wrong, Jim

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I honestly have no clue why you're acting like this.  The OP never gave an explicit price.  The IEMs being talked about in this thread lately have been the IE80 ($400-450), and an Etymotic ER4 ($300).  The 4.Ai is 400 dollars, which is actually within the price range of the IE80 that's being talked about for some reason...  It was a simple mistake if anything.  

post #35 of 81

Thing is Jim I think he was well intentioned and at least to my knowledge he has a right to advertise his products since he is a direct sponsor of headfi. Not saying your point is wrong about the price constraint of the OP but how you went about it was a bit much.
 


Edited by lee730 - 9/22/12 at 7:39pm
post #36 of 81

Who cares if the guy wants to recommend a product they sale.  I think the 4. Ai is a good recommendation for what the OP might want.

 

Anyways Jim I see you pimping out Ety products to people that aren't even looking for something with that type of sound signature, when someone is looking for a good IEM with bass for hip hop the MC5, HF5, or ER-4 is not it even with the mod you talk about.

post #37 of 81
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Originally Posted by RipD View Post

 

I want good bass, but not an abundance of it. I hate the overextended and booming bass. IEMs in the Analytical is likely where I'm going to fall, perhaps Balanced. I want cymbals to sound like cymbals, voices to sound accurate, and I want to hear fingers barely sliding across guitar strings if it's on the CD. I don't want so much high end that it's fatiguing, but a little brightness is fine. Accuracy is what I'm after.  

 

 

 

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Now had he posted to offer some clarification to some points made in the thread, fine.

 

 

 

I appologize, to offer more clarification, according to the reviews, the 4.Ai fits the OP sound quality requriements, like a glove.

 

In the reviews, and there are many, (see the previously posted links) you will find descriptive words and phrases such as:

 

1) balanced

2) accurate

3) If it's in the music, it's in the music

4) non fatiguing

 

Financially speaking:

 

I am not clear as to what the budget is, as this was not clearly stated.

 

 

Wizard

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #38 of 81

Don't apologize for that, its a great recommendation for what the OP is looking for, Jim is just an Etymotic rep anyways or at least you'd think he was.

post #39 of 81

Very Nice...

 

Could you tell me what the IEMs weigh?

 

Thanks, Jim

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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

 

 

I appologize, to offer more clarification, according to the reviews, the 4.Ai fits the OP sound quality requriements, like a glove.

 

In the reviews, and there are many, (see the previously posted links) you will find descriptive words and phrases such as:

 

1) balanced

2) accurate

3) If it's in the music, it's in the music

4) non fatiguing

 

Financially speaking:

 

I am not clear as to what the budget is, as this was not clearly stated.

 

 

Wizard

post #40 of 81
Well, the OP did strike the GR07 from consideration due to cost so it stands to reason the case would be the same for the 4A since it's even more expensive.
post #41 of 81
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Well, the OP did strike the GR07 from consideration due to cost so it stands to reason the case would be the same for the 4A since it's even more expensive.

 

Which confused me when people started talking about ER4s and IE80s (go back a page).  

post #42 of 81
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Very Nice...

 

Could you tell me what the IEMs weigh?

 

Thanks, Jim

 

    No I could not, as they are different at each build. But if you read the reviews you will find comments as "surprisingly small" & "tiny." 

 

    At first blush, one may think they are heavy due to the wood, but they are not because the wood is actually about as thin as a playing card, and the shell is hollow not solid like another popular  Uni-Fit IEM on the market today. Beyond that, as they have the "over the ear design" the ear also supports them etc, once they are placed in the ear they are fairly stationary.

 

Also, The wood is directly adheared to the rim/mouth of the shell. In other words, is is not used as a veneer, it is actually functional. Now you may be worried about the strenght, but considering it has about 1mm of acrylic over the top, it is just as strong as any other shell.


Edited by FullCircle - 9/22/12 at 9:46pm

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post #43 of 81

I'm confused about the bickering. The OP hasn't even been online in 3 days.

post #44 of 81

This may help...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/terms-of-service

 

Cheers, Jim

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I'm confused about the bickering. The OP hasn't even been online in 3 days.

post #45 of 81
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Why?

 

When a sponsor is allowed to shill their product in a thread that makes no mention of their product... A part of the forum is lost.

 

Now had he posted to offer some clarification to some points made in the thread, fine.

 

Am I wrong, Jim

 

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This may help...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/terms-of-service

 

Cheers, Jim

 

 

Although I have disagreed (quite strongly) with AsdtroTurf on a couple of occasions, and it's true that his love for Etymotic products can be said to be a bit extreme, AstroTurf, as far as I know, is not an Etymotic rep, and this time I fully agree with his post. This is not the first time FullCircle does this in the main forums. From the Terms of Service:

Member of the Trade Rules

"Member of the Trade" includes (but is not limited to) manufacturers; individuals selling items he or she made for more than the cost of parts and/or actual shipping charges; individuals selling items acquired (or made by the individual and/or his associates) for the primary purpose of resale; individuals performing services (like modifications or any other service) for which the price charged is more than the cost of parts and/or actual shipping charges; dealers; distributors; manufacturer's representatives; importers; magazine and e-zine writers.
     
Main Forums" are those forums within Head-Fi not specifically designated as areas for commercial advertising by Members of the Trade.


Edited by music_4321 - 9/23/12 at 1:45pm
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