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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

I'd never—ever—describe the Parterres as boring—FAR from it. Smooth, delicate, refined yet tremendously exciting, engaging and, dare I say, powerful.

 

 

 

Completely agree there.  I almost pulled the trigger on the one of the first batch of only 5 pairs brought to Hong Kong by Suyama-san himself.  To qualify, "boring", was in the sense it won't necessary wow casual listeners.....  :)

post #332 of 637
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post  Thought the Parterres deserved this:

 

 

Would've been nice if you placed them east of the sun and west of the moon... wink.gif

post #333 of 637

^   Not if my intention was to irritate Mr 2000.  ;)

post #334 of 637
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post ^   Not if my intention was to irritate Mr 2000.  ;)


Mr. 2000 is already quite impressed with the picture. They appear to be two satellites in orbital opposition and conjunction.

post #335 of 637
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Mr. 2000 is already quite impressed with the picture. They appear to be two satellites in orbital opposition and conjunction.

 

In that case Mr 4321 can say "mission most definitely not accomplished!"

post #336 of 637
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Same here, I had no fit issues with the 334s. Now, the Parterres don't sit flush, no, but they're still quite comfy and remain firmly in place once in your ears (much like the F111s did / do). They do stick out a bit, but they do look much nicer than the 334s, if that's what's really troubling you.  wink.gif

Promising. Must confess that although I'm no fan of the 334/1P2's looks, they both are among the most comfy phones I've ever worn. I like that the Parterre is more similar lookin to the 111, I just love that titanium nozzle biggrin.gif 

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I was really jazzed to hear about a FitEar phone that allegedly delivered a wider stage, less forward mids, and better treble reproduction, but was consequently dismayed to find that a number of FitEar fans declared the phones as perhaps unworthy of their price tag, if gauged only on performance (we all know that divorced of its technical abilities, the cost is derived from fancy pants materials and hand assembled artisanry anyhow). And thus, my enthusiasm sank like the Seine. It seems to be the divisive FE entry so far at least. Anyways... Really lookin forward to a little mini comparison against the new FA-4E...
post #337 of 637
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

I was really jazzed to hear about a FitEar phone that allegedly delivered a wider stage, less forward mids, and better treble reproduction, but was consequently dismayed to find that a number of FitEar fans declared the phones as perhaps unworthy of their price tag, if gauged only on performance (we all know that divorced of its technical abilities, the cost is derived from fancy pants materials and hand assembled artisanry anyhow). And thus, my enthusiasm sank like the Seine. It seems to be the divisive FE entry so far at least. Anyways... Really lookin forward to a little mini comparison against the new FA-4E...

 

To me, the Parterre is quite the performer. Seriously, just an impressive IEM that sounds like a high-end full-size headphone. I have to say the KAEDE, which you know I like a lot, just isn't technically on the level of the Parterres, and the tonal balance clearly goes to the FitEar here, without a doubt.

 

As for the FA-4E, I've only spent about 2 hrs with them, and for the price (385€, and cheaper possibly if you live outside the EU) they are a pretty impressive IEM, and at half the price of the Parterres, made in Germany, with excellent ergonomics and very good build quality, the FA-4E is a no brainer in my book—so far, at least sonically, that's what my ears tell me, too. But, but, BUT, you know how crazy things get in our so-called hobby, where some of us are prepared to pay a high premium for minimal SQ improvements; bottom line: the Parterres are a more refined and sophisticated phone, with a better tonal balance. Really, words such as "delicate, "smooth", and "sophisticated" are quite fitting to describe this IEM. Again, this is what my ears keep telling me (have spent about 7 hrs with them already).


Edited by music_4321 - 8/17/13 at 12:23pm
post #338 of 637

How well does the Parterre handle vocals and rock? I kind of like vocals to be quite forward, will this be suitable for me?

post #339 of 637

i personally wouldn't reccomend it for rock or vocals

post #340 of 637
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

How well does the Parterre handle vocals and rock? I kind of like vocals to be quite forward, will this be suitable for me?

 

Very, very well, IMO, but vocals are not forward... nor recessed, for that matter.

post #341 of 637
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I have a silly question to ask but nevertheless it is a question, how comparable is the Parterre to the K3003?

 


I would say the Parterre is more delicate, refined, exquisite sounding...........presentation is all about finesse. 

 

It lacks the note weight of the of the K3003. 

 

After over 50 hrs' burn-in on the Parterres, some 12 hours of listening time, and having done a bit of A/B'ing between it and the K3003, I'm not so sure I'd agree with the above differences (bolded text). Well, in fact, I don't, but for now I'll keep my comments to myself or else we may pretty soon have another maligned TOTL IEM. I will say this again, though: I find both K3003 & Parterre to be exceptionally good sounding phones—the best two IEMs I've ever heard, in fact.

 


Edited by music_4321 - 8/18/13 at 12:00pm
post #342 of 637

FitEar Parterre (

Better than the amps?

I mean technically or only its your sound preference?
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 8/18/13 at 12:16pm
post #343 of 637
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Better than the amps?

I mean technically or only its your sound preference?

 

They're both better technically, as well as sonically.

post #344 of 637

FitEar Parterre (

They should be extraordinary then. do you feel the fischer amps are keepers anyway?
post #345 of 637
Hi music,

Kindly ask, if you try the parterre with the 000 or 001 cable?

I am juat wondering if it is worth to own 3003 and parterre. Try the 334 but fatigue after a short while.

I love my 3003 and consider it my go-to iem.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

After over 50 hrs' burn-in on the Parterres, some 12 hours of listening time, and having done a bit of A/B'ing between it and the K3003, I'm not so sure I'd agree with the above differences (bolded text). Well, in fact, I don't, but for now I'll keep my comments to myself or else we may pretty soon have another maligned TOTL IEM. I will say this again, though: I find both K3003 & Parterre to be exceptionally good sounding phones—the best two IEMs I've ever heard, in fact.


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