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post #31 of 261
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Originally Posted by PolishedLake View Post

Indeed. Although they don't have a 5 so maybe no 65. 

I shipped my W3's to SE two days ago and am currently waiting for the 64's to be in stock on SE. Unfortunately Adam doesn't know when exactly the 64's are going to arrive in Ohio from France, but it may be early next year. I'll just have to be patient until then..

 

You can get the SM64 from Earsonics web store for $427 after you convert the 345 Euros which is quite a bit cheaper than on SE.  At that price I'm tempted on selling my SM3 and Heaven IV to get them.

post #32 of 261

Super Mario 64?

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

 

You can get the SM64 from Earsonics web store for $427 after you convert the 345 Euros which is quite a bit cheaper than on SE.  At that price I'm tempted on selling my SM3 and Heaven IV to get them.

post #34 of 261
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It's $527 on earsonics.com after the conversion.

post #35 of 261

I received my SM64 last thursday :)  (Germany is a bit closer to France)

I'm still in the process of getting used to their more natural and neutral sound compared to my old TF10.

Fell free to ask some specific questions, but don't expect a full review for now....I don't have any other fancy IEM that I can compare it with and I'm still waiting for my iBasso D-Zero. The impendance is, indeed, a bit high...
 

post #36 of 261

Sounding very interesting. Unfortunately I have spent too much money on other things the last couple of weeks, and I have a massive collection of IEMs already according to non-headfi-members :).

post #37 of 261
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

I received my SM64 last thursday :)  (Germany is a bit closer to France)

I'm still in the process of getting used to their more natural and neutral sound compared to my old TF10.

Fell free to ask some specific questions, but don't expect a full review for now....I don't have any other fancy IEM that I can compare it with and I'm still waiting for my iBasso D-Zero. The impendance is, indeed, a bit high...
 

Come on! get to work wink.gif

post #38 of 261

Okay, some short, first impressions ;)
I use them with my Cowon J3. Volume seems to be a bit low (for the obvious reason) so I ordered an iBasso D-Zero to amp them.

Soundstage is just incredible! (Never had the chance to try the SM3, but I think its on the same level)
Bass is well textured, precise and has a good punch to it.
Mids are very nice too, but sometimes very distorted guitars sound slightly recessed, which is a bit irritating sometimes.
I really like the highs, but the TF10 (with its darker and not so neutral sound) made me a bit sensitive to them...they sound a little bit harsh sometimes, but this may just be my weaned (?) ears.
The transparency and the instrument seperation are amazing :) Sooo many details!

Overall they sound very natural and neutral to me (except for that dip in the upper mids).

As I mentioned before, I don't really have any other decent IEMs to compare them with (my beloved TF10 died a few weeks ago) and I received the SM64 like four or five days ago. So be a bit patient :)

I hope you can stand my not-so-proper english ;)


Edited by Tom Yum Goong - 1/1/13 at 2:33pm
post #39 of 261

Thanks for the preview. The SM64 seems to have  been designed to work with high power amp so the overall balance might change with a portable amp. Keep us updated wink.gif

post #40 of 261

I still don't have any idea what this impendance corrector is supposed to be doing. I have to crank up the volume of my J3 50% more then usual now that I have the SM64. Hmmm whatever, I'll just wait for the amp to be delivered.

So far the SM64 sounds like a fusion of the EM4 and EM6 (according to all the reviews of these two CIEMs).

post #41 of 261
Thread Starter 

Thanks Tom, your English is good. I wouldn't have been able to tell you weren't a native speaker if you didn't mention it. And a blend between EM4 and EM6 is just what we should expect! :] I wish soundearphones would have them in stock sooner.. 

post #42 of 261
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Thanks for the preview. The SM64 seems to have  been designed to work with high power amp so the overall balance might change with a portable amp. Keep us updated wink.gif


Okay that would explain this quote from the Earsonics website: "Our R&D departement worked on delivering a new audio quality reference when SM64 is coupled with a additional nomad amplifier that push forward the listening experience with a universal model".
:P

post #43 of 261

I am kind of disappointed these are not as portable (i.e. need an amp) as the SM3 :/

post #44 of 261

The high impedance suggests those will require more voltage swing than most PMP will be able provide. I do wonder why they decided to go that route? Maybe they found it provides better SQ and allows better dynamics? or is just an unfortunate consequence from the design and  choice of BA or crossover?

The new iRiver AK100 could be an ideal partner. rolleyes.gif

post #45 of 261
Even though tge impedance is higher, they are quite sensitive, so it may not rule out as many players as you assume. Will have to wait and see.
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