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post #991 of 1092

:( I wish mine came with a serial number.

 

Sadly, it's just a wild Kaede.

post #992 of 1092

^ you not have the folded up instruction sheet? Amongst the Japanese is a number starting with "M".

 

(It's not like the sheet pictured above. The number is tiny.)

post #993 of 1092
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

^ you not have the folded up instruction sheet? Amongst the Japanese is a number starting with "M".

 

(It's not like the sheet pictured above. The number is tiny.)

 

Nop. E earphone didn't include it. So it's gone :).

post #994 of 1092

Must be pair number 13. :)

post #995 of 1092
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Must be pair number 13. :)

 

Or 44 

;)

post #996 of 1092
Initial impressions of the Kaede with the iPhone 5s are positive. Very positive.
post #997 of 1092

^ woodcans, I am not familiar with the iPhone 5 as a DAP but this does not surprise me. The dynamic drivers in the KAEDE are much less sensitive to impedance issues and also benefit less from amplification than many balanced armature IEMs.

 

No doubt, good amping does improve things and they will enjoy as much low impedance power as you throw at them. They are nonetheless good IEMs straight from a DAP headphone out assuming that you can get enough volume.

post #998 of 1092
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

^ woodcans, I am not familiar with the iPhone 5 as a DAP but this does not surprise me. The dynamic drivers in the KAEDE are much less sensitive to impedance issues and also benefit less from amplification than many balanced armature IEMs.

No doubt, good amping does improve things and they will enjoy as much low impedance power as you throw at them. They are nonetheless good IEMs straight from a DAP headphone out assuming that you can get enough volume.

It's the new 5S. No word on output impedance yet.
post #999 of 1092

Ah! Thanks. I seem to be error prone in this thread. Too busy listening I suppose. The KAEDE has become my reference headphone for the Lamb Lies down On Broadway, a Genesis album that I have completely rediscovered since my Ocharaku purchase.

 

My comment still applies since I have heard neither the 5 nor 5S. Generally, Apple makes pretty good DAPs.

post #1000 of 1092

Been listening to some King Crimson and Robert Fripp with the Kaede, all sounds excellent.

 

And yes, League of Gentlemen as well, great stuff.

post #1001 of 1092

I am selling my Kaede, in case anyone is interested: http://www.head-fi.org/t/684727/ocharaku-kaede-like-new

post #1002 of 1092

I am too :). Just a heads up, I think I've seen a total of 4 Kaedes on the For Sale (including mine) this week. That's definitely the most I've seen in weeks.

post #1003 of 1092

y is that? I thought these are the real deal...

post #1004 of 1092

Probably for different reasons?

 

Pesonally, I'm offloading them because they're impractical for my usage. Afraid of snagging the cords on something, it has become permanently mated to my desktop setup...which defeats my purpose of buying IEMs rather than full sized. I recently got the TG334 that avoids this problem while giving me the sound I want:lusty vocals. It's portable and durable and I don't have to worry about it. That said, I do feel that the Kaedes are my most "comfortable" in terms of sound fatigue and fit. The 334s are a bit too...they suck to much. Every insertion has so much suction power. I will miss them dearly when they are gone. But my loss will be someone's gain.

post #1005 of 1092
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Probably for different reasons?

 

Pesonally, I'm offloading them because they're impractical for my usage. Afraid of snagging the cords on something, it has become permanently mated to my desktop setup...which defeats my purpose of buying IEMs rather than full sized. I recently got the TG334 that avoids this problem while giving me the sound I want:lusty vocals. It's portable and durable and I don't have to worry about it. That said, I do feel that the Kaedes are my most "comfortable" in terms of sound fatigue and fit. The 334s are a bit too...they suck to much. Every insertion has so much suction power. I will miss them dearly when they are gone. But my loss will be someone's gain.

I also got myself a pair of Kuro and facing the exact same issue as you... although they are not as expensive and rare as the Kaede.. I also find myself reluctant to use them outside.. hope they will upgrade in the future with removable cables

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