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post #136 of 1092
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

If I'm in Japan how would I get one?

Shoot an email to Mr. Yamagishi. Head to his contact page to do it. You'll probably get yours faster than I get mine. I'm getting way behind in audio stuff because of my bloody day job.

post #137 of 1092

Me too, just got my Ocharaku Flat-4 Sui from PriceJapan. Overall I really like it, although the high could be a little "too hot". However I am hearing some distortion from my right earphone, especially if I play tracks with a lot of low frequency at mid to high volume. Does anybody else face this kind of issue?

 

Thanks
 

post #138 of 1092
Nope I dont have those issues but I notice with tracks that a poorly mastered these just butcher them. Especially in the treble.
post #139 of 1092

No distortion here either. They just have strong bass that may overpower with some tracks. Though if your issue is only on one side, it's most likely the earpiece to blame.

post #140 of 1092

Thing is I really don't consider them overpowering even on the bass.... I mean the sound is actually quite balanced across the board. The mids/vocals may appear a bit recessed but nothing major at all. For the most part I feel the presentation is rather balanced. I'd say the TF10s wished they sounded like this lol.

 

The treble can be a tad hot at times but that is really dependent on tracks and on tracks that are poorly mastered especially. On certain tracks I was surprised at how high the treble extends. Seems with burn in though the treble has settled down quite nicely and the presentation is smooth yet not dull. That dual dynamic design really does wonders for those peaks. It's a very cohesive and detailed sound.
 


Edited by lee730 - 3/23/13 at 12:06am
post #141 of 1092
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Thing is I really don't consider them overpowering even on the bass.... I mean the sound is actually quite balanced across the board.

 

Thing is, you're a well-known basshead. wink.gif

 

No, seriously, I agree these have a rather well-balanced U-shape overall, but that doesn't keep their bass from becoming a bit much with bass-heavy tracks at mid to high volume.

 

(Warning: bad youtube quality)

 

 

post #142 of 1092
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

No distortion here either. They just have strong bass that may overpower with some tracks.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Thing is I really don't consider them overpowering even on the bass.... I mean the sound is actually quite balanced across the board.
 

Could very well be your sources playing different roles here, of course preferences is the probable cause.
post #143 of 1092

Thanks for the inputs guys!

 

Also notice that the Ocharaku is not that sensitive compared to other earphones (TF10, JH16) that I have. Directly driven by Ipod touch, I need almost 80-85% level to get decent volume. With Rocco BA, I need to adjust volume to almost 30. My preference is to use my ALO RXmk2 + ipod touch which gives me better lows.

post #144 of 1092
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Nope I dont have those issues but I notice with tracks that a poorly mastered these just butcher them. Especially in the treble.


Lee

 

I see you also have an AK100, have you tried it with the Ocharaku? Can you share some impressions?

 

Thanks

post #145 of 1092
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Lee

 

I see you also have an AK100, have you tried it with the Ocharaku? Can you share some impressions?

 

Thanks


Sorry I haven't tried it on the RWA AK100. I sold it off before I got the SUI. It wasn't up to my standards so I sold it. Personally the treble was a bit aggressive/fatiguing on the RWA AK100 and the bass was a bit bloated for my tastes...

post #146 of 1092
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Thing is, you're a well-known basshead. wink.gif

 

No, seriously, I agree these have a rather well-balanced U-shape overall, but that doesn't keep their bass from becoming a bit much with bass-heavy tracks at mid to high volume.

 


Well I can see that being bass heavy tracks and at high volumes ;)...

 

I tend to listen to them at around medium volume, maybe slightly more. That is the thing about these IEMs, I'm tempted to turn it up a bit more since the presentation is quite expansive and vocals are a bit further away. Still a very nice IEM for its price that is.

post #147 of 1092

I am getting a loaner Kaede for a whole month ! Can't wait to try them...

post #148 of 1092
Hey James! You planning on reviewing these?
post #149 of 1092

Judging from what I've read so far, it seems like either of the Ocharakus would be a good complement to the TG!334s :P

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