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post #151 of 1964

Just a quick reminder: The sale ends tomorrow.

post #152 of 1964
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Which reminds me --- I should finish up my review! Hopefully, I'll have it done by tonight!

post #153 of 1964

Converting the current exchange rate, adding in paypal fee, shipping, and engraving, the price is actually looking better than the estimate on the first page. 

 

I know they won't blow my mind, but they seems like such a good value and entrance point into customs that It's hard to pass up. 

post #154 of 1964

I must say, the Pro100 + 64 ohm adapter + FiiO X3 is a very nice combination... etysmile.gif


Edited by tomscy2000 - 6/25/13 at 2:19am
post #155 of 1964
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I must say, the Pro100 + 68 ohm adapter + FiiO X3 is a very nice combination... etysmile.gif

 

Does the sound signature remind you of any other IEM or CIEM that you've heard/own?

post #156 of 1964
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post  Does the sound signature remind you of any other IEM or CIEM that you've heard/own?

 

Please refer to my earlier post here:

 

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Sound-wise, early impressions are positive but I've mostly been working on the pictures and other stuff, so sound impressions are very rudimentary. Very crisp and clear, good, accurate mids --- very, very subtly mid-forward (mostly because of the treble, more on that later). Bass doesn't extend as low as multi-driver CIEMs, but has a palpable punch. Bass is still tight and clean --- not gonna please bassheads, of course, but most people will find it acceptable, and even the most hardcore Ety-heads should find it good. Good, clear imaging. Treble is clean and clear, good black space in-between. However, it is a little laid-back. There's a definite recess from 10-12 kHz; other parts are fine. It keeps in line with the single-driver sound. Don't really have more time to listen; will try out resistance adapters later on. Single drivers tend to do well with electrical underdamping for a more "DF accurate" FR.

 

Of all the recent earphones that I've heard, I'd say the Pro100 sounds most like the RE-400; take this comparison with a grain of salt, however, as I last heard the RE-400 over three weeks ago.

 

It's a "do-no-wrong" signature, as in very safe for studio musicians and engineers. If you want something slightly more exciting and musical, you may want to go for the Music One. As I understand, average_joe is reviewing that model. I don't know if he's received it yet, however. Nevertheless, there should be no hesitation in ordering the Music One, as the acoustic design is quite sound, from what Peter has told me. It uses the exact same driver as the Pro100, which is a good start, as the 2356 is a solid driver. The Music One then adds venting (which should be a first in silicone CIEMs), which boosts sub-bass response, and a deeper, longer horn to boost high frequencies. Thus, you can imagine my impressions, but with a little more pizzaz up top and down below. I've never actually heard the Music One, however, so I suggest you talk it over with Peter for more details about how it sounds.

post #157 of 1964

The Music One is the model that I've been most considering.  Thanks for the response beerchug.gif

post #158 of 1964
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Nevertheless, there should be no hesitation in ordering the Music One, as the acoustic design is quite sound, from what Peter has told me. It uses the exact same driver as the Pro100, which is a good start, as the 2356 is a solid driver. The Music One then adds venting (which should be a first in silicone CIEMs), which boosts sub-bass response, and a deeper, longer horn to boost high frequencies. Thus, you can imagine my impressions, but with a little more pizzaz up top and down below.

Quite right. I will just add up that there's no dampers in Music One, so mid frequencies are being controlled with tubing length/diameter while highs with 4-stages of horn system :)

post #159 of 1964
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Please refer to my earlier post here:

 

 

It's a "do-no-wrong" signature, as in very safe for studio musicians and engineers. If you want something slightly more exciting and musical, you may want to go for the Music One. As I understand, average_joe is reviewing that model. I don't know if he's received it yet, however. Nevertheless, there should be no hesitation in ordering the Music One, as the acoustic design is quite sound, from what Peter has told me. It uses the exact same driver as the Pro100, which is a good start, as the 2356 is a solid driver. The Music One then adds venting (which should be a first in silicone CIEMs), which boosts sub-bass response, and a deeper, longer horn to boost high frequencies. Thus, you can imagine my impressions, but with a little more pizzaz up top and down below. I've never actually heard the Music One, however, so I suggest you talk it over with Peter for more details about how it sounds.


Er... what's a horn on a custom IEM? You are referring to the tubing?

post #160 of 1964
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Er... what's a horn on a custom IEM? You are referring to the tubing?


Increasing tubing diameter closer to the end of canal.

post #161 of 1964
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Increasing tubing diameter closer to the end of canal.


Oops my bad, I missed that part. Very nice implementation indeed. 

post #162 of 1964

New music one pictures are up on the Custom Art facebook page.  The driver sits very close to the end of the canal section. 

post #163 of 1964

Hey guys, really sorry for being so late about the review, but here it is: http://www.head-fi.org/t/670651/review-customart-pro-audio-series-100-single-driver-silicone-ciem

 

I'll be happy to answer any questions regarding details I missed. regular_smile%20.gif

post #164 of 1964

Would venting in the silicone affect it's isolation?  It seems I'm better off with silicone than acryllic so on the look out for a cheap ish model.  Also if I want to block out people talking (and I do, oh I so do!)what's better for isolation acryllic or silicone?

 

Either way good luck with this project, one to keep an eye on I think!

 

Cheers

post #165 of 1964
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post  Would venting in the silicone affect it's isolation?  It seems I'm better off with silicone than acryllic so on the look out for a cheap ish model.  Also if I want to block out people talking (and I do, oh I so do!)what's better for isolation acryllic or silicone?

 

Not really. The "venting" in question is just to bore out a specific (small) volume of space behind the driver for the driver to have adequate back space to reproduce bass. I don't believe it's vented to the environment like dynamic drivers are.

 

Personally, I find that silicone and acrylic are on equal terms when it comes to isolation, and that neither is better than the other when music is playing, but at very low volumes, silicone does a slightly better job. From my experience, silicone seems to be more selective about isolation, attenuating less high frequency information but more midrange information, so at lower volumes, music is less distracting with silicone CIEMs.

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