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post #1171 of 1299
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

So are you running filterless, or have you installed filters of a different value?

Also, what is your source?

I'm going footloose and filter free straight of out of an X3. Hopefully tomorrow it will be an X5!
post #1172 of 1299
I'm running filterless (au naturale...), sounds better, very nice, have a number of sources, ipod touch, Fiio X3 into Ray Samuels HR-2, also PC through JRiver/Geek Out 1000, others but these are the main sources.
post #1173 of 1299
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

For anyone interested, this cheap cable from Luna Shops arrived this week and it'll be an excellent backup!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261400258237?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

No microphonics, great build quality, good length, heavy duty nylon sleeving. All for under $20.


Just got this cable in the mail today. It'll make do as a cheap backup but is a definite downgrade over the stock cable to my ears. I've only given it a quick test so far but there seems to be a loss of clarity and sparkle in the top end to my ears.

post #1174 of 1299
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Originally Posted by chailee80 View Post


Just got this cable in the mail today. It'll make do as a cheap backup but is a definite downgrade over the stock cable to my ears. I've only given it a quick test so far but there seems to be a loss of clarity and sparkle in the top end to my ears.

You've got better ears than me!

At the very least it should last a while as a backup, very durable,
post #1175 of 1299

I normally take 'tweaks' with a grain of salt but I went ahead and removed the filters from my SM64 v2's and in a word: IT DESTROYS THE SOUND! Without the filters in place it sounds bright and shrilly. The bass response is GONE. Sounds like a $5 cheap IEM. I put them right back in place and they now sound as they should, wonderful. If you love your SM64's don't fall for this bogus 'tweak'. You might end up physically harming them too.

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I would like to know how they sound with different filters but going completely without them is a no-no for me.
post #1177 of 1299
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Originally Posted by RatFarm View Post
 

I normally take 'tweaks' with a grain of salt but I went ahead and removed the filters from my SM64 v2's and in a word: IT DESTROYS THE SOUND! Without the filters in place it sounds bright and shrilly. The bass response is GONE. Sounds like a $5 cheap IEM. I put them right back in place and they now sound as they should, wonderful. If you love your SM64's don't fall for this bogus 'tweak'. You might end up physically harming them too.

That may be a stretch my friend. At the very least you could say something like "well the sound certainly wasn't for me." But to say that a triple armature audiophilic IEM sounds like $5 because it's filter was removed is a little ridiculous. That's like saying a Ferrari drives like a Civic because it's window is rolled down...

 

There are multiple users with good reputations on this thread who enjoy the filter mod, myself included.  

post #1178 of 1299
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

That may be a stretch my friend. At the very least you could say something like "well the sound certainly wasn't for me." But to say that a triple armature audiophilic IEM sounds like $5 because it's filter was removed is a little ridiculous. That's like saying a Ferrari drives like a Civic because it's window is rolled down...

 

There are multiple users with good reputations on this thread who enjoy the filter mod, myself included.  


I have had these for some time and really enjoy them. Just not sure of an easy way to pull the filter.

post #1179 of 1299

Hi all,

 

new owner of the SM64 here.

 

Curious about what will happen to the sound if I decided to pull out the filter.

 

Will it enhance the treble/highs while decreasing the bass punch ? Have read the entire thread but haven't really understand what will happen to the SQ with filter gone.

 

Oh and about the whole 5Khz dip/suck out thing about a year back, what kind of sounds are usually found in that region anyway ? Tried to to google it but haven't found any real answer yet.

 

Thanks :)

post #1180 of 1299
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Originally Posted by KepinCemit View Post

Hi all,

new owner of the SM64 here.

Curious about what will happen to the sound if I decided to pull out the filter.

Will it enhance the treble/highs while decreasing the bass punch ? Have read the entire thread but haven't really understand what will happen to the SQ with filter gone.

Oh and about the whole 5Khz dip/suck out thing about a year back, what kind of sounds are usually found in that region anyway ? Tried to to google it but haven't found any real answer yet.

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

I think for most of us, the change in sound quality has to do with opening up the treble more than anything else. Idk about changes in bass response.

No comment on the 5khz bit
post #1181 of 1299

dx90, sm64 v2 no filters with shure olives sounds much better than with the filters to my ears.

post #1182 of 1299
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Originally Posted by KepinCemit View Post

Hi all,

new owner of the SM64 here.

Curious about what will happen to the sound if I decided to pull out the filter.

Will it enhance the treble/highs while decreasing the bass punch ? Have read the entire thread but haven't really understand what will happen to the SQ with filter gone.

Oh and about the whole 5Khz dip/suck out thing about a year back, what kind of sounds are usually found in that region anyway ? Tried to to google it but haven't found any real answer yet.

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

If I can offer you some advice... Enjoy them as they are for now. The filters aren't going anywhere. I read all about the 5khz dip and watched the Godzilla like panic ensue. Even people on previous pages touting how good they sound jumping ship. They are a great sounding iem, good enough I sold a UM3X and W4R. So just enjoy them and when boredom sets in pull filters if you want.
post #1183 of 1299
Thread Starter 

Wow!  I can't believe how long ago I started this thread!  Anyways, I sold my SM64 like 6 months ago and I think I want back in the club, I have missed them ever since.  What a great IEM, it's what I wished the UM3x was.

 

Does pulling the filter do anything that you can do with EQ?

post #1184 of 1299
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Originally Posted by zach915m View Post

Wow!  I can't believe how long ago I started this thread!  Anyways, I sold my SM64 like 6 months ago and I think I want back in the club, I have missed them ever since.  What a great IEM, it's what I wished the UM3x was.

Does pulling the filter do anything that you can do with EQ?

I feel they are a great iem for listening to music. I enjoyed my UM3X and I enjoyed my W4R more but the SM64 replaced both. I will admit I have wanted to try a 1000.00 iem like the Shure 846 just to see if I get twice the sound for twice the price, but I bet no.
post #1185 of 1299
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

I'm going footloose and filter free straight of out of an X3. Hopefully tomorrow it will be an X5!

Curious, how did you pull them?
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