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post #3496 of 8618
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

You should give the Flat 4 Sui a try. I bet you that would completely change your mind on Dynamics vs BA :).
 


who? me? I will if I can find one , your reccomendation is generally according to my taste lee, so I suppose i will give it a try

post #3497 of 8618
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

You should give the Flat 4 Sui a try. I bet you that would completely change your mind on Dynamics vs BA :).
 

 

Lee, i never tried DD IEMs so much $$$, hence cannot say. SE215 is much cheaper entry-level IEM IMO.

post #3498 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

 

Lee, i never tried DD IEMs so much $$$, hence cannot say. SE215 is much cheaper entry-level IEM IMO.


The Flat-4 are not entry level iems.

post #3499 of 8618

please read it again, i never said Flat-4 is entry level, but SE215 indeed is confused_face_2.gif

post #3500 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post


who? me? I will if I can find one , your recommendation is generally according to my taste lee, so I suppose i will give it a try

 

Pricejapan has the best price on them. But you can also get them from Music Acoustics. In terms of high end IEMs I think the Sui packs some serious value for the sound you get. Not that it's a cheap IEM at all but I feel it does compete with IEMs in the $1000+ range. It's definitely re-sparked my interest in dynamic IEMs and their ability to improve with time.

 

http://www.pricejapan.com/front/e_result_goods.php


Edited by lee730 - 3/28/13 at 2:55am
post #3501 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

please read it again, i never said Flat-4 is entry level, but SE215 indeed is confused_face_2.gif


lol don't take it offensively. I just meant to say don't underestimate dynamic IEMs. They have a lot of potential and the Flat 4 is a great example of it. Considering its price point I prefer it to some IEMs I've heard in the $1,300 range. I was just making a suggestion to compliment your high end player :).


Edited by lee730 - 3/28/13 at 3:14am
post #3502 of 8618

lol, i did not Lee ksc75smile.gif

 

i just have no experience with expensive DD IEMs and already piled up BAs ... so unless i want to piss my wife completely i better abstain from purchasing one more new beyersmile.png

 

right now i have RDB+ on the way, cannot wait see them in action. meanwhile EB50 despite being a single BA are fairly good too.


Edited by Gintaras - 3/28/13 at 7:43am
post #3503 of 8618

Why dont you just wait a month and not buy the AK100 for now?

post #3504 of 8618

audionewb, who you asking?

post #3505 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

audionewb, who you asking?

you :-) Unless you have already bought the AK100?

My opinion is AK100 is not a universal DAP, it is far from it. I am not too impressed about its amp section. One shouldnt go through 9 different IEM/heaphone to find something which pairs good with a DAP, that defeats the purpose of an "audiophile DAP" in my view. 

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

you :-) Unless you have already bought the AK100?

My opinion is AK100 is not a universal DAP, it is far from it. I am not too impressed about its amp section. One shouldnt go through 9 different IEM/heaphone to find something which pairs good with a DAP, that defeats the purpose of an "audiophile DAP" in my view. 

 

i bought Red Wine moded AK100 called RWAK. so far i find this player ticking many right boxes for me personally. i am not very experienced about its amp section but so far i find this fairly fine. i just believe that a good amp can lift RWAK on the whole new level, this is why i ordered Tralucent T1 which some people say achieves good synergies with many DAPs.

 

in the end for me personally RWAK is fine player, i just do not expect it to sound like tube setup with big floorstanders... so lowering my expectations lets me enjoy the music without much looking back :-)

 

yeah, waiting a month was all about RDB+ since manufacturer still has to ship them back to rhapsodio... that takes bit longer than we expected. Tralucent also will ship only after Easter. in the end i do not mind waiting if the result will be pleasing me.


Edited by Gintaras - 3/28/13 at 8:33am
post #3507 of 8618
Trying to fund AK100 synergies is proving to be rather hard. Tried Lear lCM 5 with it's monitor adapter, adds 100 ohms plus does other things, and sound was horrendous, it's much better without the adapter which is odd and the monitors sound a LOT BASSIER than usual.

I know it's 5 BA but is sounds alright, I'm more suprisef about the adapter, that I expected to work well.
Edited by Swimsonny - 3/28/13 at 9:12am
post #3508 of 8618

With my AK100, that I have bypassed the 22 resistance on, the JH13's are about perfect. A total synergy for my. Everything I would want from the 13's and the JAMAK100

post #3509 of 8618
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

With my AK100, that I have bypassed the 22 resistance on, the JH13's are about perfect. A total synergy for my. Everything I would want from the 13's and the JAMAK100
If everyone has his own johndoeak100, I am.going to get lost in the terminology and the pairings. So Jamak100 pairs well with jh13 unamped but does gabriellak100 + diy amp pair well with jh16 reshelled by UM smily_headphones1.gif
post #3510 of 8618
Mim, lol, you know we humans have different ears and music tastes, so what's a blessing for me might be a nightmare for others. :-D
Edited by Gintaras - 3/28/13 at 10:51am
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