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post #211 of 1559
There is no leakage,fit is perfect as stated.....maybe It's just a question of me not being used to silicone.....don't know.....
Edited by whoever - 8/9/13 at 6:17am
post #212 of 1559
Ps, to be precise, i was talking about isolation with music turned OFF.
When listening to music i don't hear a thing from the outside world!
Sorry if that had to be obvious and stated.
post #213 of 1559

Another Pro 330 listening note: Treble... wow, a lot of extension.  I've read in numerous forums that BA drivers have trouble reaching high, but these sure as hell do.  Fortunately despite some small sibiliance there are no irritating spikes like I found in the Rockit R-50.

 

Not that this observation comes after listening to the Pro 330 using the iBasso D42, a very bright dac/amp.  Treble is more restrained out of the Sansa Clip Zip.

 

More to come.


Edited by Deviltooth - 8/10/13 at 1:01pm
post #214 of 1559
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Another Pro 330 listening note: Treble... wow, a lot of extension.  I've read in numerous forums that BA drivers have trouble reaching high, but these sure as hell do.  Fortunately despite some small sibiliance there are no irritating spikes like I found in the Rockit R-50.

 

Not that this observation comes after listening to the Pro 330 using the iBasso D42, a very bright dac/amp.  Treble is more restrained out of the Sansa Clip Zip.

 

More to come.

I personally find sibilance can be heard only when poor mastering has been done on the recording, what do you think?

post #215 of 1559
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I personally find sibilance can be heard only when poor mastering has been done on the recording, what do you think?


I think you're likely right.  The Pro 330 are more revealing than average off the shelf earphones so it will demonstrate a poor recording; though I'm not finding it difficult to enjoy even poorly mastered tracks with the 330. 


Edited by Deviltooth - 8/10/13 at 4:01pm
post #216 of 1559
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The Pro 330 are more revealing than average off the shelf earphones so it will demonstrate a poor recording. 

Well it should be it was designed as a monitoring IEM first.

post #217 of 1559
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I think you're likely right.  The Pro 330 are more revealing than average off the shelf earphones so it will demonstrate a poor recording; though I'm not finding it difficult to enjoy even poorly mastered tracks with the 330. 

+1

 

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I personally find sibilance can be heard only when poor mastering has been done on the recording, what do you think?

+ 1

post #218 of 1559

I got my Pro300 today. Great job Piotr, the fit is perfect! It has the best fit compared to my SE5 and Miracle. I never like acrylic and my SE5 is 2 years old so I guess my ear change a bit since then.

 

 

Like what Piotr mentioned before, it's truly a monitor quality. I love how accurate it sounds. I'm testing it just now with Led Zeppelin IV, Black Dog sounds fantastic, you can hear the drum stick cue clearly before every riffs start. 

My early impression: Pro330 is like a baby SE5, both of them shares similar quality and tuning. Compared to the Miracle, the Pro330 has less treble and a little less forward. I always find that Miracle has a V shaped tuning, Pro330 is flatter. I think the soundstage of the Pro330 is spot on, no fake football stadium soundstage but also not cramping everything to practice room/studio size. I'm very satisfied with it and glad that I spend my money getting it instead of SD3. My only remark is the Y spilt, I find it a bit too short.. I think 5 cm lower would be better. 

post #219 of 1559
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I got my Pro300 today. Great job Piotr, the fit is perfect! It has the best fit compared to my SE5 and Miracle. I never like acrylic and my SE5 is 2 years old so I guess my ear change a bit since then.

 

 

Like what Piotr mentioned before, it's truly a monitor quality. I love how accurate it sounds. I'm testing it just now with Led Zeppelin IV, Black Dog sounds fantastic, you can hear the drum stick cue clearly before every riffs start. 

My early impression: Pro330 is like a baby SE5, both of them shares similar quality and tuning. Compared to the Miracle, the Pro330 has less treble and a little less forward. I always find that Miracle has a V shaped tuning, Pro330 is flatter. I think the soundstage of the Pro330 is spot on, no fake football stadium soundstage but also not cramping everything to practice room/studio size. I'm very satisfied with it and glad that I spend my money getting it instead of SD3. My only remark is the Y spilt, I find it a bit too short.. I think 5 cm lower would be better. 


Wow, they really wonderful. Nice impressions also. I wish they had detachable cables though, I would order one too, I was really interested but lack of detachable cable was a bummer. Anyway piotrus promised he will do some things about it happy_face1.gif

post #220 of 1559
Nice impressions Jazz. Looks like great value for the money. Are they useful when you already have the se5?
post #221 of 1559
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

I got my Pro300 today. Great job Piotr, the fit is perfect! It has the best fit compared to my SE5 and Miracle. I never like acrylic and my SE5 is 2 years old so I guess my ear change a bit since then.

 

 

Like what Piotr mentioned before, it's truly a monitor quality. I love how accurate it sounds. I'm testing it just now with Led Zeppelin IV, Black Dog sounds fantastic, you can hear the drum stick cue clearly before every riffs start. 

My early impression: Pro330 is like a baby SE5, both of them shares similar quality and tuning. Compared to the Miracle, the Pro330 has less treble and a little less forward. I always find that Miracle has a V shaped tuning, Pro330 is flatter. I think the soundstage of the Pro330 is spot on, no fake football stadium soundstage but also not cramping everything to practice room/studio size. I'm very satisfied with it and glad that I spend my money getting it instead of SD3. My only remark is the Y spilt, I find it a bit too short.. I think 5 cm lower would be better. 

Great impressions.  Though my ears hear a lot of very clear treble extension.  I think it's matching the Jh13pro for that.

post #222 of 1559
It is for sure great value for the money! Especially with the introduction price.. I'd say the pro330 sounds like €600+ iem. I think the Pro330 sounds too similar to SE5, probably good for backup but not to complement SE5. When I ordered the Pro330, Piotr has something else in his mind but decided to change it. I'm actually glad that he change it to this final version. I'll use it as my main live stage monitor, and day to day travel. I'll save the SE5 only for studio use.
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Nice impressions Jazz. Looks like great value for the money. Are they useful when you already have the se5?
post #223 of 1559
I'm not talking about extension. It's more about forwardness.
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Great impressions.  Though my ears hear a lot of very clear treble extension.  I think it's matching the Jh13pro for that.
post #224 of 1559
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I think the Pro330 sounds too similar to SE5.

Thanks! That's big compliment for me, even though I didn't intent to copy Spiral Ear's sound as I've never heard any SE product.


Edited by piotrus-g - 8/15/13 at 1:25pm
post #225 of 1559
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It is for sure great value for the money! Especially with the introduction price.. I'd say the pro330 sounds like €600+ iem. I think the Pro330 sounds too similar to SE5, probably good for backup but not to complement SE5. When I ordered the Pro330, Piotr has something else in his mind but decided to change it. I'm actually glad that he change it to this final version. I'll use it as my main live stage monitor, and day to day travel. I'll save the SE5 only for studio use.

 

I'd like like to hear more comparisons between those two after you've had more time to spend with them.  I've been wanting to try a silicone CIEM and not go so crazy in spending.

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