Something was rattling in my ear/brain matrix....something Harvey Rosenberg might have said...The once famous tube amp maven referred to to as Dr. Gizmo.
Anyway, The Klipsch oval kiwi foam combo just wasn't quite right. Mostly it was fatiguing my ears not the sound, but rather the fit. Just irritated my ears...I found myself yanking them out
between songs while I was working out at the gym. Tonight I pulled the klipsch of and plugged my Kiwi cores into the Vmoda bliss 3.0's. Not jammed all the way but resting at the indent in
the nozzle so that the nozzle is recessed rather than flush with the end of the tip. Fit is easier doesn't feel as forced. I can leave it in my ears. Still will try complys instead of Kiwis.
Sound the bottom line...:
The klipschkiwi's were dry and slightly sweet. Bass extended and tight lots of snap. Detail excellent subtle loss of air and detail compared to my all foamie composite tip. Phenomenal seal/but physically fatiguing and irritating over time. Midrange was more even and the high's bloomed nicely with very subtle sibilance.
Vmoda bliss/kiwi's. Heaven near perfection. H20...liquid...nothing dry...dripping wet sweet and subtlely warm. Sound is completely integrated. Even more bloom, sweeter midrange. Tone baby. These are now like listening to the 2A3 triodes I used to own and love. Space and size as well...lit and illuminated...alive. Non fatiguing...lovely and emotional. Toss the Klipsch ovals. Bass is rounder, tight but unrestrained. There is bloom and air in the bass as well. Impact and power...maybe not as tight, but I think that's only because you are paying more attention to the size and
harmonic bloom down low. I threw away my highend transistors once I heard Single End Triodes for the tone and the emotion. Pure cream as Dr. Gizmo would say. Oh yeah the seal...seems just as good as the klipsch kiwis and I'm not pulling it out. Just noticed on some U2 big bass stuff there is more weight and dynamics in the bass. Sibliance is cut in half over the Klipsch.
These H-100's flat kill my TF 10 now. Amazing. Wow what happens when I have my amp dac combo in front of these?
Thanks H20 for reminding me about the Vmoda's.
Xmas is even merrier now!