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.
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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?
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
Thing is, you're a well-known basshead.
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.
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Could very well be your sources playing different roles here, of course preferences is the probable cause.
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.
I see you also have an AK100, have you tried it with the Ocharaku? Can you share some impressions?
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...
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.