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post #646 of 722
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Originally Posted by superachromat View Post
 

 

Hi Chester,

 

Thats great. Actually, I am quite confused with Rhapsodio products. Anywhere that I can take a look on the listing of current products?

 

Regards,

Superachromat

 

Hi!! you can look at the rhapsodio Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rhapsodiohk

Rhapsodio is currently upgrading their webpage and will be up estimated end this month. I will post the link here for everyone to know about it. =)

 

 

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Originally Posted by svyr View Post

possibly http://customisears.wix.com/sounds (dealer)
possibly also under redesign. ask chester.

 

Thanks for the link! =)

The website is quite updated except for a few latest items not inserted in yet. but you could drop me a PM if you have any questions =)

post #647 of 722

Hi,

 

I'm looking for a new cable for my RDB+v1 IEM.

Which one would you recommend me for less 200$ ?

 

For now, I use the one below.

 

post #648 of 722
what you do not like about your cable?
post #649 of 722
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Originally Posted by adhara View Post
 

Hi,

 

I'm looking for a new cable for my RDB+v1 IEM.

Which one would you recommend me for less 200$ ?

 

For now, I use the one below.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


I will recommend one of these two cables.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6N-OFHC-Silver-Plated-Westone-UM2-W3RC-W4R-CM-Upgrade-Cable-/221301113469?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item338693027d

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5N-OCC-Silver-Plated-Westone-4R-W4R-Upgrade-Cable-/321228648816?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4acab83170

I have owned two pairs of RDB (v1) series, the second with me presently being RDB v1 Mini. I have used these cables on both with impressive results, just be aware they have some cable noise present, but the quality of wires used is rather good. Here's the cable on my v1 Mini.


 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 11/10/13 at 4:36pm
post #650 of 722
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


I will recommend one of these two cables.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6N-OFHC-Silver-Plated-Westone-UM2-W3RC-W4R-CM-Upgrade-Cable-/221301113469?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item338693027d

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5N-OCC-Silver-Plated-Westone-4R-W4R-Upgrade-Cable-/321228648816?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4acab83170

I have owned two pairs of RDB (v1) series, the second with me presently being RDB v1 Mini. I have used these cables on both with impressive results, just be aware they have some cable noise present, but the quality of wires used is rather good. Here's the cable on my v1 Mini.


 

 

 

Thanks !!

I bought the one at 89$ for testing.

 

An other option I'll test is the "Chris Himself Cable"   http://www.head-fi.org/t/564978/19-custom-iem-tf10-shure-ie8-cables-reviewed-effect-pearl-apollo-odin-added-3-20-13

post #651 of 722

Hey all,

 

It's my first review here, just wanna apologise in advance for my limited vocab, but I really wanna share some of my thoughts with u all about this new pair of iem from Rhapsodio - Ref One.

First of all i know Sammy from few years back, before Rhapsodio was even established, but I never got to get my hands on any of his products. Last time when I spoke to him he mentioned he will be introducing this new series of monitors which caught my interest, and thats where it all began...

 

 

Gears used:

Topping TP30

 

iPod Classic 80GB

5N OCC Copper custom-made interconnect cable

Fiio E11

 

All files were .WAV

 

 

Build Quality:

Ref One uses a pair of 8mm Carbon-fiber diaphragm driver, one on each side placed in an acrylic housing. At a glance they look great, fits well, but if you pick it up and look closely there are still room for improvements. Mainly because there are some very minor scratches on the edge of the carbon fibre face plate, they r so fine I could not really feel it when I go over them with my fingers (may be because I got thick skins...) so it does not affect the comfort, however I could see them if I observe under the lights.

 

The tips that came with the earphones did not work out very well for me, they were a bit too soft. I prefer using tips that are a little bit firmer, so I used the ones from my TF10pro, once I changed to my own tips they fit comfortably with a great seal, problem solved. I received an 7N OCC cable which comes with the earphones as a package, they were amazingly soft and they sound GREAT!!! It is so light I could not really feel it, the only trouble I had was straightening the cable when they were  first out of the box, but after 2 days of use the cable straighten itself out anyways and no problem at all, just impressive.

 

 

Sound Quality:

Now this is the part we are all waiting for and this is the meat of this review, just want to let you all know before I go into the sound quality that these gems need an amp, having said that, they are not extremely difficult to drive, just a decent amp should do the trick quite well. I guess an amp of better quality would help pushing it further, but E11/TP30 went well for me. And I am just gonna break this off into four sections:

 

Bass:

The bass from Ref One is not overwhelming, it is controlled and it is quite accurate too. It is extremely detail and filled with texture, I could imagine and feel the vibration of the bass drum when the pedal hits the surface of the drumhead; it is very tight however, it does not keep on ringing and remain "boom"ing like the 11pro. As a drummer I would say this is quite accurate. The bass is deep enough to feel it going down your chest where the sub-bass should exist, e.g) Why So Serious? from The Dark Knight (2008) - Hans Zimmer, but it does not over shadowing the mids and high.

 

Mids:

I enjoy the mids from Ref One very much too, Like other dynamic drivers they offer a warm and rich tone but does not blur a bit of the music, when listening to Unplugged (1992)- Eric Clapton, I could not only hear the strings from the guitar, I was almost able to "feel" them and "see" them! It is how expressive they are and once again The sound is very detail, I almost went over all tracks of my library just because I seems to be hearing something new from every track. The transition from bass to mids and from mids to highs are very smooth.

 

Highs:

I am not really a fan of treble, but I think they add the shines and glimmers to the track by filling in the little bits and pieces of details. They are not harsh at all, but at this stage they do seem a bit tensed and do not sound all that extended yet. I have a feeling after further burning in it would loosen up and improve a bit more, however I am quite happy with it, the only thing I would pick on is the sound from reproducing cymbals, but so far I did not really find a pair of earphones I am satisfied with this issue.

 

Sound Stage/Imaging:

The sound stage is big and as I have mentioned numerous times, the imaging of Ref One is just amazing! The first impression from these earphones is that they are so natural and realistic, but at that time I did not find this a really "wow" feature. I just thought they were quite decent, very balanced, very clear and detail, but I did not find them as entertaining as 11pro as they are not exaggerating, but I was wrong. I switched between my ES3, 11pro and Ref One and did some AB test, I quickly notice how attractive the details and the clean warm tone Ref One is producing, the way how it projects the stage with all the details naturally and expressively without exaggeration. The tone of dynamic driver adds a gentle touch of warmth and the placement and positioning of instruments is just spot on, separation is accurate and very precise too.

 

 

Conclusion:

Across my collection of earphones these are the earphones i listen to the most, mainly because of the fact that it shows me something new every time I revisit a track. If you are looking for a really artificial, fun sounding pair of earphones, Ref One may not be your cup of tea, but if balanced, clean, accurate detailed sound and precision is what you are searching for, you could give them a try and I am sure they will not disappoint you. I hope this review may sheds some light for those who are interested in these earphones.

 

Peace out  :etysmile:

 

 

 

 


Edited by kuenkuen13 - 11/17/13 at 1:02am
post #652 of 722
What's the price of the Ref One?
post #653 of 722

kuenkuen13, nice impressions. can you tell Ref One is all dynamic driver or hybrid? i heard V1 was the last hybrid Rhapsodio made.

post #654 of 722
Chiman >>> according to sammy the discounted price for now is usd 600

Gintaras >>> i am not sure if V1 was the last hybrid, but Ref One is single dynamic driver as far as i know
post #655 of 722
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

What's the price of the Ref One?
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

kuenkuen13, nice impressions. can you tell Ref One is all dynamic driver or hybrid? i heard V1 was the last hybrid Rhapsodio made.

by the looks of it - dynamic
http://rhapsodio.com/earphones/dynamic-drivers/ the prices are there...in HKD I presume. Soooo roughly 1100 USD (nvm that's the titanium one) :O (I think chester's distributor site might've had the range there too)
(also - oh look their site is up. but say the hybrid section isn't fully up yet biggrin.gif )

>i heard V1 was the last hybrid Rhapsodio made.

didn't someone post a review of RDB+V3 (dd+3ba)?
Edited by svyr - 11/16/13 at 6:46pm
post #656 of 722

yeah~~ i posted a review on the rhapsodio v3 from a while ago
link:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/676595/review-rhapsodio-v3#post_9945984

post #657 of 722
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post



by the looks of it - dynamic
http://rhapsodio.com/earphones/dynamic-drivers/ the prices are there...in HKD I presume. Soooo roughly 1100 USD (nvm that's the titanium one) :O (I think chester's distributor site might've had the range there too)
(also - oh look their site is up. but say the hybrid section isn't fully up yet biggrin.gif )

>i heard V1 was the last hybrid Rhapsodio made.

didn't someone post a review of RDB+V3 (dd+3ba)?

 

Hi everyone!! nice review there!!

 

The site will be updated soon. The v1 mini is still available for purchase =)

post #658 of 722
Rhapsodio...A Unique Pair of Pants Indeed.. tongue.gif
Everyone! Drop your dacks! Its Rhapsodio time!
post #659 of 722

u forgot about the pouch! =P

post #660 of 722
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Originally Posted by chesterljh View Post
 

 

Hi everyone!! nice review there!!

 

The site will be updated soon. The v1 mini is still available for purchase =)


The V1 Mini are quite decent sounding hybrids, may sound a little thin/bright to some people (think like B2 / DBA-02) though has a great amount of detail for the price, also really high levels of clarity that blends in with their timbre giving them a high end sound. They can be a little sibilant with certain sources, mostly vocal sibilance but considering their tonality and edginess they behave rather well unless you push them to hard.  It would be better if they could tame the sibilance further and maybe just turn the brightness down a few notches (just mildly) because they lean out rather quick if you want to listen loud and the highs heat up.

 I like pairing them up recently with a slightly warmer source like my Xuelin IHIFI 760, as it's rather thick mid range compliments them, they seem to counter balance each other. Far as a "clear/ detailed' mid range is concerned they're one of the best I've heard, just a little more note weight would be appreciated and slightly boost the low end as it's rather neutral (again like B2/ DBA-02), needs a little more quantity and extension, They certainly have a unique sound to them and I have no regrets purchasing my pair. 


 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 11/29/13 at 10:44pm
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