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Ocharaku Flat-4 KAEDE (Maple)

post #1 of 1092
Thread Starter 

Just noticed there isn't a thread on this, nor is it listed in the Head Gear.

 

Ocharaku and Oak Village just released this IEM and I was able to see/aud them at the Tokyo Autumn Headphone Festival 2012:

 

Ocharaku Flat-4 KAEDE (Maple)

http://ocharaku.jp/sound/service/

 

(Scroll down for the english translation)

 

I really liked the maple wood midsection and just wanted to hear some ideas from you guys if you have any about the specs of these things.

 

EDIT - Fixed lacking info


Edited by VisceriousZERO - 11/5/12 at 6:20am
post #2 of 1092

did you compare this with the Flat 4 Sui? Would like to know if there is a big difference in the SQ.

post #3 of 1092
Thread Starter 
I don't own a pair of SUIs currently, all I can say is it has great highs and great bass but it can get really sibilant with certain tracks.
post #4 of 1092

The Kaede sounds like the Sui from what you said. But the price of it is more than double. I think that they are using the same 2x 10mm drivers. I own the Sui, i prefer it to Fitear F111.

post #5 of 1092

really interesting tech in those iems. I don't really get completely how mit works though - something like noise canceling? would someone explain with more details? :)

post #6 of 1092

oh wow verrry interesting, research time

Thanks for posting these

post #7 of 1092
Thread Starter 

Thanks, guys, I have them but don't really know what to say about them since I don't really know Ocharaku.

 

I like them though. Nice on the ears, at least until something sibilant comes by.

post #8 of 1092

Any review or comments and the EIM's both negative and possitive?

post #9 of 1092

Review from me coming Friday or Sunday. Comparison between the two is assumed. The Short: KAEDE: wow; SUI: hmm... I think sibilant isn't the right word. The Kaede is brighter than the SUI for sure, but sibilant it is not. There's a thick gut of music that pushes together too much in the SUI that the KAEDE renders with absolute precision and clarity (as far as dynamics go) that isn't in the game for many earphones out there. Price is a hard pill to swallow, but I don't think Ocharaku are competing on price. They are competing with the likes of Final Audio in a special niche, and owning it as far as addictive sound (not reference sound) is concerned. I just finished the photo shoot.

post #10 of 1092
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Review from me coming Friday or Sunday. Comparison between the two is assumed. The Short: KAEDE: wow; SUI: hmm... I think sibilant isn't the right word. The Kaede is brighter than the SUI for sure, but sibilant it is not. There's a thick gut of music that pushes together too much in the SUI that the KAEDE renders with absolute precision and clarity (as far as dynamics go) that isn't in the game for many earphones out there. Price is a hard pill to swallow, but I don't think Ocharaku are competing on price. They are competing with the likes of Final Audio in a special niche, and owning it as far as addictive sound (not reference sound) is concerned. I just finished the photo shoot.

looking forward to your review. / comparison. The price is indeed high for the KAEDE.

post #11 of 1092

Looking forward to your impressions. Deciding whether to sell my Sui for the Kaede.

post #12 of 1092

My impressions will follow Monday. I had to go to sudden meeting today. KAEDE went back to Ocharaku today :(

post #13 of 1092
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My impressions will follow Monday. I had to go to sudden meeting today. KAEDE went back to Ocharaku today :(

what happend?

post #14 of 1092

They are not mine. I now want a pair. I only had them on a 3-week loan. I am now thinking very hard about selling a few things as this IEM really really rocks. The layered, detailed, natural sound is absolutely killer. THe cable is great... the entire thing is on my menu. If I don't show up much after publishing the review, it's because my wife found out.

post #15 of 1092
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

They are not mine. I now want a pair. I only had them on a 3-week loan. I am now thinking very hard about selling a few things as this IEM really really rocks. The layered, detailed, natural sound is absolutely killer. THe cable is great... the entire thing is on my menu. If I don't show up much after publishing the review, it's because my wife found out.

glad to hear it. For a second I thought they malfunctioned on you.

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