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post #61 of 1068

Yes, I guess that should be the point of getting something new from Final Audio Design because the sound would be different from what we get from Piano Forte.

 

Pandora is their 2nd full-sized cans after their discontinued Muramasa VIII

 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355152584573838.89756.116775131744919

 

By the way, did anyone pair Ocharaku with tube amps such as this one?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-paper-2-discussion-and-appreciation-thread

 

The owners of TU-05 seemed to enjoy that with Japanese IEMs very much.

post #62 of 1068
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I have the KAEDE but I don't really enjoy the sound sig atm... Maybe its fit issues as well because I'm having trouble with it...
post #63 of 1068
V0, have you try with ortofons medium/large tips? Burn them in as well for at least 100 hours.
post #64 of 1068
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

Yes, I guess that should be the point of getting something new from Final Audio Design because the sound would be different from what we get from Piano Forte.

Pandora is their 2nd full-sized cans after their discontinued Muramasa VIII

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355152584573838.89756.116775131744919

By the way, did anyone pair Ocharaku with tube amps such as this one?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-paper-2-discussion-and-appreciation-thread

The owners of TU-05 seemed to enjoy that with Japanese IEMs very much.

glad that it's full cans tongue.gif

Haven't tried that amp... But looks good!
post #65 of 1068

I've tried that amp. It is pretty damn cool. It was prototype last headphone festival, but this time it is in full tilt.

post #66 of 1068
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V0, have you try with ortofons medium/large tips? Burn them in as well for at least 100 hours.

I'll try that :)

 

EDIT:

I just tried the ortofons and it made it so much better!


Edited by VisceriousZERO - 2/17/13 at 10:00pm
post #67 of 1068
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

By the way, my review is up


nice review man. they look seriously hard to get hold of.

post #68 of 1068
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

I'll try that :)

 

EDIT:

I just tried the ortofons and it made it so much better!

Glad you found great tips. I use the ortofon tips on all of my earphones. Simply top notch.

post #69 of 1068
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I'll try that smily_headphones1.gif

EDIT:


I just tried the ortofons and it made it so much better!
How good compared to top CIEMs ?
post #70 of 1068

Remember mimouille: the KAEDE is open, does not block noise that much in comparison, and uses dynamic speakers. The sound is 100% different in presentation to CIEMs. It would be unfair to either one to compare them directly. There are certain things CIEMs to better; there are certain things the KAEDE does better. But one cannot replace the other in a setup where you rely on an earphone for its intrinsic characteristics. 

 

Here's a real-world example: 

 

You might like boxer shorts for lounging around in your house and airing out your boys. But if you go to play tennis, or any sport, wearing boxer shorts will only joggle your boys into mush. Now, I don't wear boxer shorts, and can't figure why anyone would, but some people swear by them. (Actually, they do, it's very interesting - and the reasons are completely dark to me.) I suppose if you don't move at all whilst playing sports, something like boxers might be okay, but otherwise, your floppy will turn your twins into painful gruel. Each (evidently) have their uses, but you'd never use boxers in a situation that requires cuddling, and you'd never use cuddling pants when loose balling is the order of the hour. 

post #71 of 1068
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Remember mimouille: the KAEDE is open, does not block noise that much in comparison, and uses dynamic speakers. The sound is 100% different in presentation to CIEMs. It would be unfair to either one to compare them directly. There are certain things CIEMs to better; there are certain things the KAEDE does better. But one cannot replace the other in a setup where you rely on an earphone for its intrinsic characteristics. 

Here's a real-world example: 

You might like boxer shorts for lounging around in your house and airing out your boys. But if you go to play tennis, or any sport, wearing boxer shorts will only joggle your boys into mush. Now, I don't wear boxer shorts, and can't figure why anyone would, but some people swear by them. (Actually, they do, it's very interesting - and the reasons are completely dark to me.) I suppose if you don't move at all whilst playing sports, something like boxers might be okay, but otherwise, your floppy will turn your twins into painful gruel. Each (evidently) have their uses, but you'd never use boxers in a situation that requires cuddling, and you'd never use cuddling pants when loose balling is the order of the hour. 

I LOL'ed wink.gif

I agree though, they are very much different. You just simply can't compare apples to oranges.
post #72 of 1068
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Remember mimouille: the KAEDE is open, does not block noise that much in comparison, and uses dynamic speakers. The sound is 100% different in presentation to CIEMs. It would be unfair to either one to compare them directly. There are certain things CIEMs to better; there are certain things the KAEDE does better. But one cannot replace the other in a setup where you rely on an earphone for its intrinsic characteristics. 

 

Here's a real-world example: 

 

You might like boxer shorts for lounging around in your house and airing out your boys. But if you go to play tennis, or any sport, wearing boxer shorts will only joggle your boys into mush. Now, I don't wear boxer shorts, and can't figure why anyone would, but some people swear by them. (Actually, they do, it's very interesting - and the reasons are completely dark to me.) I suppose if you don't move at all whilst playing sports, something like boxers might be okay, but otherwise, your floppy will turn your twins into painful gruel. Each (evidently) have their uses, but you'd never use boxers in a situation that requires cuddling, and you'd never use cuddling pants when loose balling is the order of the hour. 


So if I get your meaning, if I use the Kaede while doing sports, I am putting my "boys" at risk ?

More seriously, if we are talking about you, when would you rather use the Kaede vs. Ciems ?

 

Thank you for your help. Anyways, I am not sure they are for me as I really like strong isolation.

post #73 of 1068
Thread Starter 

I can't really compare them as they have different sound sigs... also I only have MH335DWs as my CIEMs :)

post #74 of 1068

Just confirmed and will be receiving my pair of the Flat 4 Maple, next Monday/Tuesday bigsmile_face.gif

post #75 of 1068
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Just confirmed and will be receiving my pair of the Flat 4 Maple, next Monday/Tuesday bigsmile_face.gif

Grats! I'm sure you'll like htem... They have a different flavor compared to the 1plus2 :)

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