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post #586 of 1068
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EMS is really fast.

 

So how are you liking the Kaede so far? You like them over your 334?

post #587 of 1068
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So how are you liking the Kaede so far? You like them over your 334?

I like them equally, 334 is still better for vocals and Kaede is good for instruments. I found the Kaede has better detail over high range. I also have Kuro in hand right now. Imo these two are of the same base design but tuned differently. SQ wise the only thing Kaede can do significantly better is smoothness, otherwise the Kuro is similarly capable. Signature wise they are both on the bright side but Kuro is relatively darker on highs with better bass quantity. Personally I like the Kaede better but I would recommend the Kuro equally.

 

I am keeping the Ocharaku just because it is a limited item, I can get another 334 anytime in the future.

post #588 of 1068

That makes sense. One reason why I opted for the Kaede is because I won't be able to do so at a later date. Although I'm sure they will have other versions down the road. That doesn't mean this version will be available still :).
 

@Cooper: It's good to hear they are growing on you. I noticed with usage the Suis did smooth out for me in the treble region and became noticeably more agreeable with my ears. I can easily use them for well over an hour without issue. The fact that their treble extends so high is very intriguing for me. It's like hearing new nuances in that region that generally aren't so cut and dry on other IEMs. But I liked them for the general sound as a whole. Just a very special IEM IMO. As a matter of fact since the Sui had a slight U-shape to the sound I would actually listen to them a bit louder due to this. Considering the treble nor bass became an issue at these volumes goes to show how smooth the sound is.


Edited by lee730 - 6/29/13 at 1:53am
post #589 of 1068
Lee, I think that you will like the KAEDE. I am looking forward to hearing your impressions.
post #590 of 1068
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Lee, I think that you will like the KAEDE. I am looking forward to hearing your impressions.

 

If I'm lucky I may have them much later today. They went into Customs in Honolulu yesterday. So maybe I'll get them today :P. Crossing fingers!

post #591 of 1068
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Would be funny if I got the last unit (200) :P.

 
I think the chances of that are gonna be quite slim cos I just heard Fujiya's going to be getting the last batch in next week. I know they already received one batch in the past week or so, but looks like they're getting one final batch. But before anyone starts questioning if the Kaede's are truly limited edition if retailers keep announcing about getting the last batches, it seems the batches are quite small in the single digits.

P.S. I asked about reserving serial 200 but they don't know what numbers they'll get. I have no interest in this IEM at all so I blame EveTan entirely for tickling my curiosity for this IEM.
P.P.S. on another topic, yes the TG!334 is quite different from the Kaede's in today's demo. Different signatures altogether.
post #592 of 1068
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I think the chances of that are gonna be quite slim cos I just heard Fujiya's going to be getting the last batch in next week. I know they already received one batch in the past week or so, but looks like they're getting one final batch. But before anyone starts questioning if the Kaede's are truly limited edition if retailers keep announcing about getting the last batches, it seems the batches are quite small in the single digits.

P.S. I asked about reserving serial 200 but they don't know what numbers they'll get. I have no interest in this IEM at all so I blame EveTan entirely for tickling my curiosity for this IEM.
P.P.S. on another topic, yes the TG!334 is quite different from the Kaede's in today's demo. Different signatures altogether.

 

Ahh you had to spoil my party ;)... Well at least that gives Shigzeo a little more time to pull funds together ;-).


Edited by lee730 - 6/29/13 at 11:44pm
post #593 of 1068
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I have no interest in this IEM at all so I blame EveTan entirely for tickling my curiosity for this IEM.
 

No problem :). Glad to tickle you. (wow that came out awkward)

post #594 of 1068

I will just say blame shigzeobeerchug.gif

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And I'd blame Gavin and Shigzeo for hooking me in :). We're all in this together~

post #596 of 1068
I tried 334 with 0 and Kaede side by side.
The wow factor for 334 waa definitely there. Smoothness, lots of body and soundstage was amazing
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I like them equally, 334 is still better for vocals and Kaede is good for instruments. I found the Kaede has better detail over high range. I also have Kuro in hand right now. Imo these two are of the same base design but tuned differently. SQ wise the only thing Kaede can do significantly better is smoothness, otherwise the Kuro is similarly capable. Signature wise they are both on the bright side but Kuro is relatively darker on highs with better bass quantity. Personally I like the Kaede better but I would recommend the Kuro equally.

I am keeping the Ocharaku just because it is a limited item, I can get another 334 anytime in the future.
post #597 of 1068
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And I'd blame Gavin and Shigzeo for hooking me in :). We're all in this together~

 

lol I also blame Gavin and Shigzeo. Gavin initially because his opinion persuaded me into the Sui. I blame Shigzeo because he feels the Sui is meh against the Kaede ;).

post #598 of 1068

I throw out the blame evenly and blame all of head-fi.

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I throw out the blame evenly and blame all of head-fi.

There's an even interpretation.

post #600 of 1068

I'm in Montreal for four days and left the KAEDE back in Toronto. It was a reasonable practical decision - I don't need two IEMs on a short trip and the Heaven VI is the better rough and tumble choice - but I am quite missing them. 

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