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post #406 of 722
I know the 6 OFHC silver plated cable I have for mine is correct pin layout / polarity. The RDB+ v1 I have uses Westone sockets, (non recessed) I had checked the polarity with both tour cables to the one I have here using a multimeter, so I know they're firing the right way. It's really important and I think something some people might overlook.

@~ Gintaras do not worry, if I heard EB50 I might feel the same way, there is a pair of EB50 on eBay I have been watching but I have other things in mind.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/18/13 at 2:30am
post #407 of 722
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Anak, now you need to explain it, this is too much for my amateur brain... :-(

 

do you mean pins having polarity like loudspeaker wires? i wonder why Rhapsodio attaches no instruction on wiring in this case...

 

Earphones and headphones can have phase issues like speakers. Can't really blame Rhapsodio 'cos no IEM maker I'm aware of provide instructions.

 

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I know the 6 OFHC silver plated cable I have for mine is correct pin layout / polarity. The RDB+ v1 I have uses Westone sockets, (non recessed) I had checked the polarity with both tour cables to the one I have here using a multimeter, so I know they're firing the right way. It's really important and I think something some people might overlook.

@~ Gintaras do not worry, if I heard EB50 I might feel the same way, there is a pair of EB50 on eBay I have been watching but I have other things in mind.

 

That means your 6 OFHC SPC were made for Westone which suits the RDB+ v1 just fine. My CH cables must have been made for UE which works well for the 2v1 but it's flush mounted and as such has no need for grooves/channel guides.

 

What worries me is that what I measure with the multimeter is the direct opposite to the picture given to me in the other thread.

post #408 of 722
I was just reading your other thread, and went through something similar a few weeks ago with SM3 v2.

SM3 v2 does indeed use Westone sockets, you can buy an upgrade cable the plugs will fit no problem, but what Earsonics have done is reverse the + / - pin layout to what Westone uses, so indeed anything with premoulded ear hoops will be out of phase (or reverse polarity) I'm not sure if they kept the same layout for SM64 though I assume so. So, exactly, you need a cable in which you can flip the plugs around.

Example of Westone 4 layout (same for my RDB+ v1). SM3 v2 is in reverse to this.




Food for thought.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/18/13 at 3:06am
post #409 of 722

H2O, EB50 are very special IEMs and will not pass for many DAPs due to very neutral and sharp presentation.

post #410 of 722
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

H2O, EB50 are very special IEMs and will not pass for many DAPs due to very neutral and sharp presentation.

What do you mean by not pass for many DAP's? Bad Synergy?
post #411 of 722
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


What do you mean by not pass for many DAP's? Bad Synergy?

 

exactly, for instance Cowon will sound horrible with EB50, iPod will sound unexciting.... but on C3 they will sound good and clean and adding BH will produce great result... and on RWAK they will sound great too.

post #412 of 722

By middle of next week i am going to send my R-1L to few friends of mine and listen to then after two weeks. I need to listen to few other IEM and at one point solely to ER4S and than come back to them as I am not trusting my ears enough to review the R-1L right now.

I am liking the R-1L more than I expected I would. My feeling changed from "okay they sound slightly above average" in the first few hours I used them to "darn they sound as good as CK100PRO!".

 

I believe if we spend enough time with any IEM we slowly will get used to its sound signature and we will like it alot if we do not keep listening to different IEM in middle of what I call the "acquaintance period". I know opinion change with time for me this change happen way faster than I expected. It took me 2 month to appreciate my ER4S which I still love. I will not dare compare the two right now, I will do so in about a fortnight and for the next few weeks I will be using the ER4S and than A/B it with R-1L.

 

I hope I do not come across as a fan boy, I still believe they are a tad expensive and yes they need to address the distortion at loud volume ( I know I have said that before)

post #413 of 722

wait for your findings on R-1L, curious

post #414 of 722

By the way, I thought I'd recommend to RDB+ owners that Ortofon tips work very nicely. The fit of the standard tips didn't give me good seal but with the Ortofon it sits well in my ears. The Ortofon tips may exaggerate the treble forwardness though so could potentially be borderline on sibilance depending on your music track. But otherwise it's actually quite nice and airy.

 

I can't find my FitEar TG!334 spare tips at the moment as I've read that it takes the edge off the treble.

post #415 of 722

I am finalizing my final review and will update it in about 1 hours time. 

post #416 of 722
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I am finalizing my final review and will update it in about 1 hours time. 


Go get'em pro ;).

post #417 of 722

Don't know about pro but it is going be one hell of a subjective review with a tad of harshness. I think they are justified. Anyways I will post it soon, hope you guys give me some feedback :)

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Go get'em pro ;).

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post #419 of 722

Firstly, I like to commend Rhapsodio and Charles for their excellent communications and customer service.  I ordered the RBD+ v1 a while back, and Charles never fail to update me promptly on the progress with much patience.  Unfortunately, there were some delays that were beyond the control of Rhapsodio.  I informed Charles of an impending trip, and he immediately sent me a pair of R-1L and a K0 for me to listen to while waiting for the v1s.  That is some neat customer service!

 

I had the R-1L and the K0 for a few days now, and so here are some initial impressions: 

 

I am impressed by the response of the R-1L in that nothing seems to be exaggerated.  In many aspects, I agree with audionewbi's review, particularly on the good build quality.  I find that there is good extension on both ends, with bass being tight (but not as impactful as bass from a dynamic driver) and nice sparkle in the treble without being fatiguing. 

 

As for K0, it has a solid build, and it is very small (in terms of the footprint) with some thickness.  I find that it is dead silent with no hissing when operating ideally, even at maximum volume with no music playing; there is minimal "pop" when switching on with the IEM plugged in, nothing offensive here.  The K0 doesn't seem to change the sound signature as well.  I will not hesitate to recommend this amp to anyone with a small budget. 

 

Now I am just waiting for my v1s to arrive.

 

Disclaimer:  I do not have much experience, especially when it comes to describing sound; I have limited equipment to compare with; I am not affiliated to Rhapsodio, except being one of their happy customer.


Edited by taz23 - 4/20/13 at 4:44am
post #420 of 722

O yes I forgot to say how good of a customer service relation they have with us. Sometime I forget I am their customer. I just hope they keep such service as they grow bigger. That is the challenge.

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