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post #31 of 122
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Originally Posted by omastic View Post

Had the opportunity to demo the elpis along with several other rooth ciems today. About the Elpis, I think it pretty much has the traditional V shaped sound with recessed mids. Bass is strong, very strong!!! But fortunately it is well controlled and never seemed to overshadow the rest of the spectrum. Treble is sparkly and bright, and can come across a tiny bit sibilant at times. Overall, engaging and fun sound with focus on bass and treble. I personally prefer a more balanced signature with more forward mids, but people who like an engaging V shaped sound should find this iem quite nice! Also, the custom version is likely to sound better than the universal demo. 

 

Note that the demo version did not have the bass port so presence of one will create an even powerful bass response. I am guessing it would be too much for me but bassheads will like it! :-)


Interesting, the treble of the elpis came across to me quite smooth and not very sparkly, must be cause i use jh iems quite alot so...

post #32 of 122
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post


Interesting, the treble of the elpis came across to me quite smooth and not very sparkly, must be cause i use jh iems quite alot so...

Well currently my ears are accustomed to the somewhat dark sounding XBA 40. May be that's the reason why it seemed so bright to me!

post #33 of 122
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Originally Posted by 7nationarmy View Post

Uh i assume you heard the demos via Treoo? Afaik they dont have the LSX5. Only the LS6 and LS8. In my opinion LS6 has amazing detail. Slightly more so than LS8.
More details on ls6 than ls8? For me was the other way round. Details across all frequency was clearer on ls 8 imo.
post #34 of 122
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Originally Posted by omastic View Post

Well currently my ears are accustomed to the somewhat dark sounding XBA 40. May be that's the reason why it seemed so bright to me!
yea maybe. It was sparkly but not very. What you guys think about its midrange? I didn't get the feel it was recessed at all, in fact quite forward. Its not the usual v shaped sig that I used to hear.
post #35 of 122
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Originally Posted by Jung Woo Cho View Post


yea maybe. It was sparkly but not very. What you guys think about its midrange? I didn't get the feel it was recessed at all, in fact quite forward. Its not the usual v shaped sig that I used to hear.

The mids were definitely recessed compared to ls6/ls8+/ls5x demos as well as my xba 40. They seemed to be much much further back relative to the rest of the sound spectrum. 

post #36 of 122
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Originally Posted by Jung Woo Cho View Post

More details on ls6 than ls8? For me was the other way round. Details across all frequency was clearer on ls 8 imo.
well that is my opinion as well. Ls6 i believe is more detailed but ls8 has more engaging upfront presentation which can be perceived as being more detailed when it is not. I read that average joe also mentioned that ls6 is more detailed than ls8, few days after I auditioned them.
Edited by 7nationarmy - 5/2/13 at 2:13am
post #37 of 122
Guys, ain't it interesting how we all hear differently smily_headphones1.gif
post #38 of 122

Interesting. Are they housing the demo set anywhere? 

post #39 of 122
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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post

Interesting. Are they housing the demo set anywhere? 


Yes, Null Audio Studio
#04-36 Peninsula Shopping Centre
3 Coleman Street
Singapore 179804
www.null-audio.com
sales@null-audio.com

post #40 of 122
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post


Yes, Null Audio Studio
#04-36 Peninsula Shopping Centre
3 Coleman Street
Singapore 179804
www.null-audio.com
sales@null-audio.com

 

Thanks.

 

Edit: may not pop by now that I just read on the local forums the offer is over.


Edited by cravenz - 5/2/13 at 7:45am
post #41 of 122

Treoo office also has it.

post #42 of 122
For 300 SGD sounds like something worth a try! Other than cosmic ears and the V-moda M-100. But certainly gonna stick around for some feedback from you guys first ^_^
post #43 of 122
It seems that they have modified the sound a little based on feedback from customers. Some changes include, tighter and deeper bass and the dampening of the high range vocals as apparently the monitor was considered sharp.
post #44 of 122

At a price point that's way lower than even the "entry-level" of rooth's lineup, the elpis sure is looking very promising. 

post #45 of 122
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Originally Posted by PhoenixClaw View Post  At a price point that's way lower than even the "entry-level" of rooth's lineup, the elpis sure is looking very promising. 


Well, it also sounds very different from the entry-level Rooth model, the LS2. The LS2 is probably the second-most neutral (most neutral being the LS6) model of the Rooth lineup; it's ruler-flat in the bass shelved at perhaps 2 dB above ER4P levels, and has just a bit of upper-midrange, lower treble emphasis over dead-neutral. The Elpis, by comparison, is very colored; much more like the LSX5.

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