Originally Posted by djvkool
Righto...fingers crossed lets hope I can get it this week, I am going away this weekend so it would be good if I can take it away with me
So anyway, I have just received my adaptor, I didn't buy them from the same place that yous bought from, but anyway, first impression...
OK so it kinda tames the bass a little, though it also tames the treble spark (which is good), and also, most importantly, it gets rid of the 'hollowness', though the mid is still a little recessed.
the downside is that, even it does improve the sound by quite a considerable margin, I have to use an amp with it (E11) because using it direct off iDevices, even if I turn up the volume to max, it is comparable roughly to 40%-50% volume without the adapter...
I have a 75ohm adapter coming this week, hopefully today actually, I can give my thoughts but honestly? I don't need one, my love is true to H-100, I don't feel it needs anything.
lol I mean switching between three different sources gives enough variation with this IEM. H-100 will reveal rather effortlessly what a source is trying to to tell you. It's strange, the best sound I can get out of this IEM, is with Colorfly CK4+, it absolutely sounds like you're at a concert, huge stage, explosive mid range detail is almost too intrusive, creams everything else. But! that's not to say I think it's tiring, unbalanced, a touch cold with back seated bass and treble. (curve shaped like this /\ imo) CK4+ not suitable for critical listening. It's like a roller coaster ride at the show, and actually measures like one too,
good for a quick blast but tiring, exhausting, fatiguing. C3 however works overly well. it may be slightly limited in detail compared though it doesn't to anything wrong and I feel it actually has better treble, bass and separation
because it's measures flat / sounds flat, which is what we want.
I'm not joking, C3 sends me into like little hypnotic trances with the right music, it grabs certain samples using them like a metronome. That's what I love about it.
Designers of C3 got it nailed (but you need H-100 to complete the transaction)
Which you have.
Originally Posted by bcallen
Want to give a big thanks to the forum contributors on this thread, especially to H20Fidelity. Over time, I've read the entire thread and everyone's thorough descriptions and opinions have been very insightful & helpful. Thank You "H20Fidelity" & "nick n" for your personal helpfulness. Apologize for the lack of contact recently due to serious family issues.
Have decided to take an educated plunge and purchase both the H-100 (awaiting response back from shinwoo) and the Colorfly C3 8GB (bigbargainsonline).
I'm a speaker/headphone person and I'm very much looking forward to my 1st experience with an IEM. My lone DAP is a Cowon D2+ I purchased a couple of years back adapting to this mobile world we live in. Don't know if an IEM will be to my liking but I'm very much looking forward to determining this for myself.
Thank you all for your contributions and assistance!
You're most welcome bcallen, there's no need to appolgize , I hope you enjoy the sound like many others are. I hope everything ok on the home front for you.
Good music needs to be listened to in a relaxed state.
Originally Posted by jgwtriode
I bought zach915's H 100's. Been tip fiddling with them. I like foams or silicone w foam inserts. My favourite on my TF 10's was those cheap Chinese blue foam kiwis from ebay. They fit the H 100's but detract from the bass. Stock yellow centered yellow foam in silicone much better but a bit too bright. vmoda bliss oval with half cut complys inserted round the post are very good. But still a touch bright on some things. Kiwis warm...touch to lossey on details and air but great upper bass midrange balance
Thanks for the mega cool impressions jgwtriode, Yet another happy camper on the H-100 bus. *toot toot*Edited by H20Fidelity - 12/11/12 at 4:41pm