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post #61 of 175
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Definitely more on the fun side, without being overly wild and crazy. Still good technicalities, but not tuned in an analytical way. It would be a good counterpoint to the UM3x.

post #62 of 175

Nice!  Now I need to sell off some stuff redface.gif

post #63 of 175

1964 got my impressions, now it's just the worst part. Waiting.
 

post #64 of 175
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Definitely more on the fun side, without being overly wild and crazy. Still good technicalities, but not tuned in an analytical way. It would be a good counterpoint to the UM3x.


It definitely agree with your description of the V3's having a slightly veiled treble. However, like you said, I do not feel as though I am missing out on any detail or information when listening to music through the V3's. Nothing is excessively emphasized and the bass, while not carrying a seismic amount of weight, does extend quite deep and feels very natural and smooth. These are definitely an IEM that demands your attention when you're listening through them and are quite involving.

On another note, Vitaliy has offered to make me a new set of V3's due to a current fit and occlusion issue I have. I'll be getting new impressions and be sending them off to 1964 as soon as possible, but Vitaliy never said anything in the email about shipping the existing pair of monitors back as well... tongue.gif. Why do you do this to me Vitaliy! Just tell me I can't keep my current pair and end this sense of ambiguity!

If not for having 2 sets of IEM's, at least to have a pair to listen to while my new set is being made. frown.gif. Oh my gosh, I'm such a brat hahaha.

post #65 of 175
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Well, it's easy enough to clarify that issue with Vitaliy... or maybe you don't want to and just assume he meant it the way you want? Either way, nice of him to offer that for you.

 

I like your description - involving and "demands your attention" definitely captures the flavor of the V3. 

post #66 of 175
I heard someone's custom V3 today; it fit well, as good as someone else's CIEM will ever fit in my ears. I thought it was very nice; a great choice in its price range. Its gentle V-shape signature will be good for multiple genres, without being harsh due to its gentle treble. It's also forgiving of poor recordings. It seems like it's the MO of 1964. Well done!
post #67 of 175

Project86, sorry to bother you, but how are imaging on these? Can you hear every instrument clearly or are they mashed up together?
 

post #68 of 175
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Project86, sorry to bother you, but how are imaging on these? Can you hear every instrument clearly or are they mashed up together?

 

Not bad. The whole signature leans towards a more organic presentation where it isn't hyper detailed, but that doesn't mean it's a mush either. This is one key area where the V3 is improved significantly over it's predecessor. I'd say overall it is quite good for a triple driver design, falling short only compared to higher priced flagship models.
Edited by project86 - 12/2/12 at 7:56am
post #69 of 175
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Not bad. The whole signature leans towards a more organic presentation where it isn't hyper detailed, but that doesn't mean it's a mush either. This is one key area where the V3 is improved significantly over it's predecessor. I'd say overall it is qui good for a triple driver design, falling short only compared to higher priced flagship models.


Ok, thank you! I'm in the waiting process, so I try to gather all the info I can before I get them :)

post #70 of 175

Got them just this second. Lucky to have a great fit and the sound just sounds really good! I'll come back later to give some more impressions, but for now I'm just going to enjoy these for an hour or three! ksc75smile.gif
 

post #71 of 175
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Got them just this second. Lucky to have a great fit and the sound just sounds really good! I'll come back later to give some more impressions, but for now I'm just going to enjoy these for an hour or three! ksc75smile.gif
 

Well BleaK,i am awaiting your impressions!

 

Project,are you planning to make a review on the V6?I hope so!biggrin.gif

post #72 of 175
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It's not on the list in the immediate future, but maybe down the road a bit.
post #73 of 175

I am gonna give kudos to Project86 who have described these nearly to perfection. I can relate to everthing that he says in his review. However here are my impressions of two days of listening. I have bee driving them with the ODAC/O2 combo.

 

Bass: Extends deep. It is a bit elevated, but it is never too much. Makes them give a slight warm presentation to the overall pictures.

 

Mids: The mids are very fluid and transparent. It feel like the upper mids are a bit drawn forward, which make some of the lower mids sound a bit recessed. They are there just I feel the upper mids sometimes "take over the show". Although I say this, I never feel like I am losing any information, it is just presented in another light.

 

Treble: Cymbals and the like sounds sharp and lifelike. I never feel they are too smoothed out, and it makes the top end feel present at all time. (Disclaimer: this can be the ODAC/O2 which have reportedly said to a bright combo, I will try my ipod/phone to see if there are any different)

 

Soundstage: Not too wide or small soundstage and the 3D-landscape feels just about right.

 

The overall tone balanse seems to work out very fine. They are indeed more fun then analytical, but at the same time are transparent and have a lot of details. They feel pretty neutral to me, although with a touch of warmth to the bass/subbass area and the slightly elevated upper mids. I think this what makes them alot of fun and very enganging, but not maybe the best reference or studio monitor custom. I am typically one who looks for a pretty neutral sound with some warmth, but these have had my feet thumping and my head nodding with the music.

 

Overall I think they have a great sound for the price, and with the added accessories, isolation, portability, use for stage-monitoring and not to mention the beautiful handcraft that these were made with, I would say these are a bargain for the money, and well worth every cent.

 

I will come back and give some updates when I get to try these on the stage and while recording in the studio (I'm a drummer) which we are going to next Tuesday, but so far I love the V3's.

post #74 of 175
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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post

I am gonna give kudos to Project86 who have described these nearly to perfection. I can relate to everthing that he says in his review. However here are my impressions of two days of listening. I have bee driving them with the ODAC/O2 combo.

 

Bass: Extends deep. It is a bit elevated, but it is never too much. Makes them give a slight warm presentation to the overall pictures.

 

Mids: The mids are very fluid and transparent. It feel like the upper mids are a bit drawn forward, which make some of the lower mids sound a bit recessed. They are there just I feel the upper mids sometimes "take over the show". Although I say this, I never feel like I am losing any information, it is just presented in another light.

 

Treble: Cymbals and the like sounds sharp and lifelike. I never feel they are too smoothed out, and it makes the top end feel present at all time. (Disclaimer: this can be the ODAC/O2 which have reportedly said to a bright combo, I will try my ipod/phone to see if there are any different)

 

Soundstage: Not too wide or small soundstage and the 3D-landscape feels just about right.

 

The overall tone balanse seems to work out very fine. They are indeed more fun then analytical, but at the same time are transparent and have a lot of details. They feel pretty neutral to me, although with a touch of warmth to the bass/subbass area and the slightly elevated upper mids. I think this what makes them alot of fun and very enganging, but not maybe the best reference or studio monitor custom. I am typically one who looks for a pretty neutral sound with some warmth, but these have had my feet thumping and my head nodding with the music.

 

Overall I think they have a great sound for the price, and with the added accessories, isolation, portability, use for stage-monitoring and not to mention the beautiful handcraft that these were made with, I would say these are a bargain for the money, and well worth every cent.

 

I will come back and give some updates when I get to try these on the stage and while recording in the studio (I'm a drummer) which we are going to next Tuesday, but so far I love the V3's.

Thank you Bleak,nice one.

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It's not on the list in the immediate future, but maybe down the road a bit.

Well,there is no need to say it would be another clear and great review ,which for someone will even be useful in comparing those with some other customs ,indeed!And obviously another IEM to you to enjoy along the rest of your nice collection.

post #75 of 175

suscribed ! i just registerd on this forum a month ago. and went for ciem quite fast. first tdk ba200 now my first ciem v3.

impression shipped invoice paid.

how does the v3 compare to the tdk ba200?

i am actually a total newb on this forum.

and is it worth buying a dac or amp for this easy to drive ciem. ?

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