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Ah the Flat 4's. They have such a unique appearance. Are they actually comfortable in your ear? XD



Awesome! Ocharaku... Wow.

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post #5118 of 13923
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Ah the Flat 4's. They have such a unique appearance. Are they actually comfortable in your ear? XD


I wear them over ear with Westone Star Tips. With these tips they're very comfortable albeit they stick out of my ears a bit more then other tips I've tried. I was actually surprised I could ware them comfortablely over ear without the tube on the IEM housing jamming my surrounding ear.

post #5119 of 13923
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I would much rather put my money into a new headphone/earphone. 

 

It's not either/or proposition (TP or phones). Experts on this forum seem to suggest (and who am I to argue) that you need both high end player/dac as well as matching high end phones (and high quality recordings/files).

TP is supposedly very picky about iem's so I dropped another $399 for Hifiman Re600 which reportedly works great with TP (and I also purchased portapro's to make Charles happy biggrin.gif).

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I would much rather put my money into a new headphone/earphone. 

 

It's not either/or proposition (TP or phones). Experts on this forum seem to suggest (and who am I to argue) that you need both high end player/dac as well as matching high end phones (and high quality recordings/files).

TP is supposedly very picky about iem's so I dropped another $399 for Hifiman Re600 which reportedly works great with TP (and I also purchased portapro's to make Charles happy biggrin.gif).

Why of course they're right! Why would I ever doubt them? rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is
post #5121 of 13923

lol Apple sucks. 

post #5122 of 13923
For music..i still prefer apple..anything else...yeah..its sucks !! (Sorry for being off topic)
post #5123 of 13923
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Why of course they're right! Why would I ever doubt them? rolleyes.gif

 

Well what do you suggest us newbies do?  confused_face_2.gif

We come to this site to get educated. I initially spent good 3 weeks going through all kinds of reviews/posts by more or less experienced forum members before settling on TP.

By the way, I also considered Hifman 901 (I was almost sure I was getting that initially) and AK120. At first TP seemed so far out there (in terms of unconventional) that I did not take it seriously and only started reading about it in closed threads

because I was getting bored waiting for some 901 news (but all news you could read about it was related to some production delays/issues).

I also quickly noticed the pattern in TP threads where nearly everyone who tried TP (owners, reviewers, even people who had it but sold it) seemed to like/love the SQ and the only people who criticized it were those who have not auditioned it or could not live without a screen (or found it too expensive for lack of "features" or because of principal argument that is something is expensive it must have a million features - I think we have been brainwashed into believing that quantity of features somehow defines the product quality).

I have thought this through and decided that the fact TP is truly portable, does not overheat, has long battery life, has arguably best SQ, has very simple interface and can be operated in the pocket, does not need constant firmware updates, is hand made by inventor in Germany where labor is expensive but quality is typically higher than some mass product coming out of many places in Asia - those were all pluses in my final analysis (and I was willing to pay premium for those reasons).

Buy I completely agree that TP is not for everyone - it is truly a niche product (expensive but nothing wrong with that for those who can afford it).

post #5124 of 13923
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is

         
This is very funny stuff. Sometimes I wonder how many people actually derive enjoyment from this hobby and how many are suffering from an advanced form of shopaholicism....I guess it's none of my business.

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Not to detract from the last several posts which all include pictures of your portable rig... smily_headphones1.gif but here's my latest concoction.

IPC 120gb -> JDS cMoy -> UE TF10

Really good SQ for a package that set me back less than $400 total.
post #5126 of 13923
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks iPods are ok but only because their UI and form factor are freaking great but in everything else Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is

There, I fixed that for you Mr music_4321. Here's hoping the iPod Touch gets a much needed and long overdue bump in storage capacity. I want a 120/160 GB iPod Touch option damn it. Do I even dare to dream of seeing a 240 GB iPod touch in my lifetime.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 6/28/13 at 10:14pm
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Apple sucks? I guess that's why they're one of the most valuable companies in the world. Screw economics!
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Apple sucks? I guess that's why they're one of the most valuable companies in the world. Screw economics!


This is head-fi, we spend 1000 plus bones on IEM's and walk around with 5 lbs brick sized rigs in our backpacks. Common sense be damned

post #5129 of 13923
Apple sucks

Sucks for all , like me as apple fan boy , buy so many DAC for their I Device biggrin.gif

Until now nobody can compete apple to sell their I Device and many audio industry make many

Support product for Apple as well .

And the SQ Also very good to excellent with external DAC

I am only disappointed with LIGHTNING connection , can not use my Lod 30 PIN
In properly SQ like before.
IMO
post #5130 of 13923
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks iPods are ok but only because their UI and form factor are freaking great but in everything else Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is

There, I fixed that for you Mr music_4321. Here's hoping the iPod Touch gets a much needed and long overdue bump in storage capacity. I want a 120/160 GB iPod Touch option damn it. Do I even dare to dream of seeing a 240 GB iPod touch in my lifetime.

Nice one. :p

 

I actually don't mind being capped at 64 GB since I typically use V0 LAME MP3, but evidently a lot of people want a higher capacity *and have been for a while.*

 

But speaking of the iDevices, I recommend jailbreaking it if you can. Install Activator for free from the Cydia store and then you can have physical media buttons on your iDevices (i.e. play/pause, next track rewind/previous track). It makes in-pocket media controls a breeze without having to turn on the iDevice's screen. :)


Edited by miceblue - 6/28/13 at 11:14pm
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