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post #76 of 1102
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


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.

If you are keen on isolation, get something else. KAEDE and SUI offer good isolation, but not great isolation - they are in no way equal to any IEM or CIEM out there. If you are using them in library or at home, go ahead. Low volumes to mid volumes are where they kick arse for sure. 

 

But pitting balanced armatures vs. dynamics is asking for problems. Armatures are precise more than they are accurate. KAEDE happens to put forth a WIDE soundstage and an engaging mid-upper range that is addictive as it gets. The lows are better than Victor's FX500 series, and the high-mids engage the under side of all instruments. In terms of FEELING, you won't find the KAEDE's equal. If, however, you appreciate isolation above all, you may want to pursue CIEMS instead. Monet from FitEar, for instance, retains the underside edge, while managing isolation well. Soundstage, however, is the realm of KAEDE rather than MONET. 

 

I can't offer real opinions here. 

 

I value isolation, but honestly, I use GR8 Grado earphones whilst out and about. They are comfortable, reliable, and decently made. My 334 are better in every way. If I was into SQ above everthing (for balanced armature earphones), the 334 would take precedence. KAEDE is not easier to fit than the 334 is. It is equally finicky. But, when fit is right, so is home or solitude listening. If you are in a place where isolation is required, almost any CIEM will take precedence. Consider KAEDE, rather, a smaller, lighter, portable replacement for your home headphones. If you aren't into home headphones, consider CIEMS first. 

post #77 of 1102
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

If you are keen on isolation, get something else. KAEDE and SUI offer good isolation, but not great isolation - they are in no way equal to any IEM or CIEM out there. If you are using them in library or at home, go ahead. Low volumes to mid volumes are where they kick arse for sure. 

But pitting balanced armatures vs. dynamics is asking for problems. Armatures are precise more than they are accurate. KAEDE happens to put forth a WIDE soundstage and an engaging mid-upper range that is addictive as it gets. The lows are better than Victor's FX500 series, and the high-mids engage the under side of all instruments. In terms of FEELING, you won't find the KAEDE's equal. If, however, you appreciate isolation above all, you may want to pursue CIEMS instead. Monet from FitEar, for instance, retains the underside edge, while managing isolation well. Soundstage, however, is the realm of KAEDE rather than MONET. 

I can't offer real opinions here. 

I value isolation, but honestly, I use GR8 Grado earphones whilst out and about. They are comfortable, reliable, and decently made. My 334 are better in every way. If I was into SQ above everthing (for balanced armature earphones), the 334 would take precedence. KAEDE is not easier to fit than the 334 is. It is equally finicky. But, when fit is right, so is home or solitude listening. If you are in a place where isolation is required, almost any CIEM will take precedence. Consider KAEDE, rather, a smaller, lighter, portable replacement for your home headphones. If you aren't into home headphones, consider CIEMS first. 
Thank you so much this is very clear. I am tempted to get them for the unique sound signature and from à collectors perspective.
post #78 of 1102
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

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

Hi Spkrs01

 

would love to hear what you think about these Flat 4's

post #79 of 1102
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Hi Spkrs01

 

would love to hear what you think about these Flat 4's

 

I will PM you once I get a feel of them, end of next week/beginning of the following...........

post #80 of 1102
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Me too please Gav smily_headphones1.gif
post #81 of 1102
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Me too please Gav smily_headphones1.gif

 

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post #82 of 1102

Very cool that Gavin is getting a hold of a pair. I do hope you like them... and find your own ways to improve here and there. They make for a very interesting listen.

post #83 of 1102

shigzeo

 

You piqued my interest, I was trying to resist but..................my curiosity got the better of meksc75smile.gif

post #84 of 1102

Well, your studies in making a better dynamic earphone line up well with that of Ocharaku. I love KAEDE, but it really is a niche product. I think that you will find it a very different sort of dynamic earphone. I probably speak for all of us when I say: I can't wait to hear your opinions.

post #85 of 1102
Anyone compared the KAEDE to the Sony EX1000?
post #86 of 1102

I've not, no. The EX1000 has been in my ears only twice. And that, barely ten minutes in total. One thing for sure, they sound very different to each other.

post #87 of 1102

I just received my Kaede, there is no sibilance at all. The packaging is so simple, inside the wooden box is only a blue cloth, a set of comply and Kaede. Going to let it burn in before comparing with the Sui!!! The sound is so natural.

 

Now i am thinking of getting a BA IEM that compliments it.

post #88 of 1102

How envious I am. I'd have to sell something really really good to get one. Still thinking of doing it. Enjoy.

post #89 of 1102

Just received the tracking number today, so perhaps Friday before my pair arrives.....

post #90 of 1102
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Just received the tracking number today, so perhaps Friday before my pair arrives.....

do let us know how you like it :)

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