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post #76 of 98
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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

What do people prefer the one above or this one? I reckon I might get bored of the earlier design even though it does look cool. But this one is so simple yet so gorgeous and the colour is so nice!

 

 

It shouldn't matter what WE like, it should matter what you like. As for getting bored with them, I don't know about anyone else, but I don't sit there looking into a mirror. Once they are being listened to, its all about good sound. Mine are done by InEarZ, they are below.

 

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Edited by Watagump - 2/19/13 at 2:04pm
post #77 of 98
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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

how is the glow generated? IT looks as if it's electrically generated!


I think its just your ordinary glow-in-the-dark chemical stuff.

post #78 of 98
And it is certainly not going to glow unless one is in a dark place *and the glow in the dark material has been charged sufficiently by an appropriate light source.
post #79 of 98
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Originally Posted by Watagump View Post


It shouldn't matter what WE like, it should matter what you like. As for getting bored with them, I don't know about anyone else, but I don't sit there looking into a mirror. Once they are being listened to, its all about good sound. Mine are done by InEarZ, they are below.

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Nice design. What inearz model is that ? Did you compare with with other Iems ? Ho do they sound ?
post #80 of 98
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Originally Posted by tkteo View Post

And it is certainly not going to glow unless one is in a dark place *and the glow in the dark material has been charged sufficiently by an appropriate light source.

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That is kind of the beauty of this set.   The issue with glow in the dark is the more glow in the dark material added to the resin, the "milkier" it becomes.  A milky looking shell is not that appealing, so when building a complete glow in the dark shell, you have to try to balance glow in the dark effect with aesthetics.

 

With the smoke and glow in the dark Heir Audio logo, the logo is supposed to appear almost white, and in order to do this, one must add a lot of glow in the dark material, thus the end result is a logo that has a better contrast with the dark shell.....    and a logo that is more sensitive to UV exposure and "charges" faster.

 

For me, this is the more logical approach with glow in the dark, as the face is exposed to light, allowing it to charge, a shell is not exposed, and I would think a glow in the dark shell only has a "cool" factor, only when they are out of the ears.

 

 

The other set that you liked, I built those around 3 years ago while in Thailand, pre-Heir Audio days.

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #81 of 98
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Nice design. What inearz model is that ? Did you compare with with other Iems ? Ho do they sound ?


They are TF10 customs, they just did my re-shells.

post #82 of 98
Thread Starter 

of course the sound matters but the design is important too!

post #83 of 98
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now finally down to mg6pro and heir 8a

post #84 of 98
You sold on a custom? You need the isolation?
post #85 of 98
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Yup
post #86 of 98
If you're listening to classical, I would highly advise against the MG6Pro. I haven't heard the 8.a, but they are both bassy IEMs. Classical is the last thing on earth I would ever listen to on the MG6. There's no air up top.

If you're open to universals, there are some that run circles around any custom for classical.
post #87 of 98
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But then I heard that MG6pro has the best timbre reproduction?

post #88 of 98
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What would be those universals out of curiosity?

post #89 of 98
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

If you're listening to classical, I would highly advise against the MG6Pro. I haven't heard the 8.a, but they are both bassy IEMs. Classical is the last thing on earth I would ever listen to on the MG6. There's no air up top.

If you're open to universals, there are some that run circles around any custom for classical.

 

Hi there! We'll have to agree to disagree. I listen to mainly classical (and go to live concerts which are the gold standard for me) and the MG6Pro are fantastic for it. If you are used to what live music sounds like, then the MG6Pro is truly special. The bass can be adjusted and the treble has very nice and realistic extension if you have a good fit. For any iem or ciem, with a vacuum fit, the ear drum doesn't move properly and you get a dark, smothered sound. Actually, the treble is plus for the MG6Pro for me, it avoids the shelved treble or the unnaturally bright treble of many BA earphones. Again, though, I'm basing it on live music, everyone has their viewpoint and that's where I'm coming from. If you are used to balanced armature iems, then that will sound great, to each their own.

 

I believe the San Francisco symphony orchestra all use MG6Pros. It's one of the California symphony orchestras, at any rate...

 

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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

But then I heard that MG6pro has the best timbre reproduction?

I would say so strongly and any reviews that point to the "natural" sound would agree.

 

Of course, the 8.A is a very well done ciem as well, I believe SoundFreaq would have the same critique. I enjoy it for classical if you like a warm sound. It's up to each person to know what they want to hear.


Edited by Kunlun - 2/20/13 at 1:25pm
post #90 of 98

Having played violin for many years and being an avid classical music listener my entire life, I can say without a doubt that a few of the Final Audio Design products are truly a revelation. They offer the most natural tone and timbre I have ever heard, while being utterly engaging and enjoyable. The transparency and detail is astounding. The FI-BA-SS is the most natural sounding earphone for classical I have ever heard. It runs circles around my customs, and even beats out my flagship full-size cans like the Fostex TH900. 

 

The Final Audio Heaven VI is priced around $650, and in my educated opinion, since I own all of these cans - and based on my experience - they will offer superior imaging and placement, greater cohesion over the sound as a whole, and superior timbre and tone than Multi-BAs, the MG6Pro, and really, most IEMs. It's just a smidgeon shy of the FI-BA-SS in transparency and texture - which is the King by my book. 

 

Kunlun, if you fancy classical, you owe it to yourself to try out some Final Audio Design products. 

 

Don't get me wrong The MG6PRO, and 8.a are very, very fine earphones. Top-flight. But for classical, there is more to be offered in my opinion. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

 It's up to each person to know what they want to hear.

 

 

That's the ultimate truth!


Edited by SoundFreaq - 2/20/13 at 3:30pm
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