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post #166 of 632
Honesty, rather than endless speculation. Why not we just be patient and wait for somebody who can justify it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #167 of 632
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Honesty, rather than endless speculation. Why not we just be patient and wait for somebody who can justify it. smily_headphones1.gif
Or just ask Stephen. Although he's here but I haven't heard him respond.
post #168 of 632
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Or just ask Stephen. Although he's here but I haven't heard him respond.

Sure, I guess, if someone can contact him.
post #169 of 632
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Raised from the TH-900 thread as an off-topic post, an interesting question to UM is can a CIEM version of 3DD be re-shelled or will the DD's be destroyed during the process??

Edit: I apologize to the 3DD CIEM pre-order customers. Rather morbid question to ask about re-salability even before a product is released.
post #170 of 632
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Honesty, rather than endless speculation. Why not we just be patient and wait for somebody who can justify it. smily_headphones1.gif

The only problem is the promo isn't going to be forever. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to pass on the discount rather than risking the chance being disappointed with unsellable investment.

post #171 of 632
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The only problem is the promo isn't going to be forever. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to pass on the discount rather than risking the chance being disappointed with unsellable investment.

Or get an universal, like me!

post #172 of 632
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I think 7nationarmy may be right about this that it has a standard Merlin bass port at the bottom of the CIEM, rather than the big black driver in the middle. Maybe that's what UM meant when they said that it isolates just like any other CIEM.
Apparently I was wrong haha. UM just posted that the image displayed in the letter was actually the Merlin. Due to the large vent some artworks/faceplate options can't be done.
post #173 of 632
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Apparently I was wrong haha. UM just posted that the image displayed in the letter was actually the Merlin. Due to the large vent some artworks/faceplate options can't be done.

 

Woah, thats the vent! That's relatively large.

post #174 of 632
Promo for universal has already ended. Sh...
post #175 of 632

if it's an adjustable bass port, I suspect you probably rotate it to open more, which would be like separating two plates and in reality it would only separate VERY little from each other for just sufficient air flow.

Then again...tongue.gif

post #176 of 632

Where's the link to make a pre-order for Australia? I got the email saying it starts tonight but I can't actually find a link on it anywhere... 

post #177 of 632

Unique Melody really has the worst marketing I have seen in a while. From the 3DD description:

 

"The number of custom earphone/in-ear monitors makers is growing each day, and there are more and more choices for you to make. From one to many balanced armatures, the options seem to be tough, yet nothing much unique. We, Unique Melody, tried and successfully stirred interest in the audiophile community with our Unique Melody Merlin, a 5 driver hybrid model. Of course, we cannot stay dead with our product line."

 

Good products will not lose appreciation over time. They can praise the Merlin as much as they like, but if it really were ground-breaking, they would not have to replace it and watch it die. What I read is: "Our product died because the competition was too tough."

 

"After months of thinking, designing, tuning, re-thinking, re-designing, and re-tuning, we have decided to make a new custom in-ear monitor with 3 dynamic drivers per earpiece, UM 3DD!" 

 

What I read in these lines here is a lot of trial and error was experienced by making a square block fit into a circle by force. Is this how innovation is started?


"With 13mm for bass, 8mm for mids, and 5.5mm for highs, we would like to bring the dynamic fun to a whole new level. Changeable bass vents and other fun options would very likely to be included as well!"

 

"Fun" is mentioned twice and both linked to the sound signature and implementation of extras. In this context, fun equals anything but high fidelity or successful application. HiFi is not fun and if they were serious about designing an innovative and better experience, they would definitely not call it fun.

Furthermore, they are hinting that the design is not yet finished and further improvement is necessary. Bass vents are likely, but is it another square that won't fit into a circle?

 

Please, I have zero experience with Unique Melody's products and even less so do I know anything about the 3DD or it's production! I am just amused by the description and how the person responsible for marketing could let this text through.

What I read is that the 3DD is an exuberantly highly priced subwoofer ("fun") with a terribly frequency response and no technical advantage despite it's highly difficult implementation of the design. The product description is an advertisement for a joke - a product created just "because we can"!

I doubt it will really be this terrible, but any serious company would have at least claimed technical advancement/progress/improvement.

 

I am looking forward to your fun experiences. :)

post #178 of 632

Great post ultrazino. There is also the point they are not selling this as the best CIEM out there or even that this is as good as the now 'dying' Merlin. That does not install the most faith in it. 

post #179 of 632
HiFi isn't fun? It's like learning there is no Santa Claus.
post #180 of 632
Well in Hifi Santa is often a short Asian man.
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