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post #1081 of 1220
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post

I will say that of the 3 latest iem's I have owned the SM64 takes the most power to maximize the sq. The UM3X was the easiest to drive, W4R were in the middle and the most difficult definitely the SM64. I used to use an S3(Samsung) and clip zip to power my UM3X and as I purchased the W4R I also purchased a Fiio X3 dap to power them. With the W4R I would use low gain and 30% volume. I have found to reach the same level of sq I now use high gain and 30%. I prefer the sound signature of the SM64 the best.... But I noticed right off they took more to drive

 



exactly my experience with the sm64 and westone 4s. my dap is the dx50.
post #1082 of 1220

The SM64s surely take some juice to drive properly. The Objective2 I just got today can power them fairly well, and it sounds just astonishing with the Objective2. I can't believe that these are IEMs. When I first turned them on with the O2, I was so taken aback because of how good it sounded.

 

It really reaches the peak of what IEMs can do. Maybe the Shure 846 or AKG 3003is are a tiny bit better? Perhaps they have a little more presence and transparency? But this is pushing what IEMs can do. The diminishing returns have been hit. The only imperfections is maybe in the treble, and the bass is a little swooshier than it is punchy (I like punchy).

 

Sounds just remarkable ... I don't even think my LCD-2.2 with Mjolnir was worth it, given the price:performance ratio, knowing how amazing this sounds...

 

Listening to the legendary Miles Davis recordings from Columbia (Kind of Blue) will just blow your mind as to what this IEM can do...


Edited by Pepper - 3/3/14 at 7:55pm
post #1083 of 1220

All set then. I'm definitely getting the SM64s. Just gotta find somewhere that sells them in Singapore, or somewhere online that'll ship them.

post #1084 of 1220
check these guys

http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=868
Edited by molika - 3/3/14 at 10:06pm
post #1085 of 1220
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post


The Audeo Phonak silicone tips won out over a slew of other tips, including the stock double-flange & foam tips and the Westone Star & True Foam tips. They do wonders for the soundstage on the '64s. They have a much wider bore once.past the end.of.the nozzle which seems to make the difference.

I have stopped using silicone tips because foam wins 100% of the time on isolation for me and the stock double flange was very uncomfortable for me :(

 

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Originally Posted by molika View Post
 

i'm using the sure olive tips and find them better than the stock, westone star and true foam tips. haven't tried the Audeo Phonak silicone tips though. anyone know where i could find some in australia. cheers

Still want to try out the shure olive tips though. Unfortunately, they were out of stock when I went to the store.

post #1086 of 1220

I can't figure out which tips I like the best ...the black Comply p100 or the Star tips. I am really liking the SM64 though. I have been considering pulling the plug on some Shure 846 but i would really need to sell my SM64 to make it happen :(

post #1087 of 1220
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post
 

I can't figure out which tips I like the best ...the black Comply p100 or the Star tips. I am really liking the SM64 though. I have been considering pulling the plug on some Shure 846 but i would really need to sell my SM64 to make it happen :(


If I had to guess, just from the price and construction, the Shure 846s would be better. They're also like 3x the price, but not even close to 3x the performance. I would expect the 846s to be a little more present, transparent and tighter (since I've noticed over time that the Sm64 sound is a little loose and not as tight as I think it should be. I think a lot of that is to blame on the swooshy sounding bass; I really think it ought to be punchy bass).

 

I honestly don't think the star tips are that good; they are second-best though. I think the SM64s work better with foamy tips!

post #1088 of 1220
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post
 

I can't figure out which tips I like the best ...the black Comply p100 or the Star tips. I am really liking the SM64 though. I have been considering pulling the plug on some Shure 846 but i would really need to sell my SM64 to make it happen :(

I have been using the large size true tips and theyre working for me really well.

 

846 are totally different in every way. What makes you want to get that? Not saying that they're bad or anything. Just curious.

post #1089 of 1220
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post
 

I can't figure out which tips I like the best ...the black Comply p100 or the Star tips. I am really liking the SM64 though. I have been considering pulling the plug on some Shure 846 but i would really need to sell my SM64 to make it happen :(


 i prefer the shure olives.

post #1090 of 1220

Just received my pair of SM64s. Wow. I don't even know where to start.

post #1091 of 1220
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Just received my pair of SM64s. Wow. I don't even know where to start.
You just started!
post #1092 of 1220
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Just received my pair of SM64s. Wow. I don't even know where to start.

1) Enjoy
2) Find and buy the Audeo Phonak Silicone tips
3) Enjoy even more
post #1093 of 1220
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post


1) Enjoy
2) Find and buy the Audeo Phonak Silicone tips
3) Enjoy even more

What do these audeo phonak silicone tips do to the sound.

 

Westone star tips makes the sound slightly brighter but what what audeo phonak silicone tips do?

post #1094 of 1220
For those of you who use an aftermarket cable for yours, what do you recommend that won't break the bank?
post #1095 of 1220
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For those of you who use an aftermarket cable for yours, what do you recommend that won't break the bank?


You don't like the existing cable or having issues?

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