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post #61 of 211

Ultrazino you are the man !!!

Please just before you go one more question:

from 1 to 10 how much bass SD3 have vs SD2

from 1 to 10 what is the soundstage on those

from 1 to 10 how is the details on both?

Your answers much appreciated.I have an SD2 on order and I listen to rap,pop, rocknroll, classical, blues and jazz, so shall I cancel my order and get the SD3 instead?

Do they have a big synergy with players with 3 ohm AKA AK120?

Many many thanks,

Levi

post #62 of 211
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OK guys, I hope that helps and will spare me some PMs. I won't be easily available in the coming days so I hope I have addressed all your questions and concerns.

Cheers for the info, most helpful!

post #63 of 211
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Ultrazino you are the man !!!

Please just before you go one more question:

from 1 to 10 how much bass SD3 have vs SD2

from 1 to 10 what is the soundstage on those

from 1 to 10 how is the details on both?

Your answers much appreciated.I have an SD2 on order and I listen to rap,pop, rocknroll, classical, blues and jazz, so shall I cancel my order and get the SD3 instead?

Do they have a big synergy with players with 3 ohm AKA AK120?

Many many thanks,

Levi

 

Hi Levi,

 

SD3 will work well with AK120. Somebody measured their reaction to higher impedance (I think it were 3 ohms) and they lose but very little bass, something that you should not even notice.

 

In case you are willing to use an EQ, SD3 is more versatile. I pull the bass down a bit with SD3 and then I prefer it over SD2.

A rating of 1 to 10 would not be helpful because I haven't rated any other IEMs like that and it would just be some meaningless numbers.

post #64 of 211

Thanks a lot for that, I don't like to use the EQ but even so I heard that SD3 has more soundstage and detail but SD2 more clarity over all.

The will be back in stock in 4 weeks wich is a long time.

At least shipping is free.

Regards

post #65 of 211

If anybody is  interested the SD3 are in stock, grab a pair at the low price before they go up, on the 1.07.

Just placed a order for mine.

post #66 of 211

Added my my review of the SD3 to this page:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/668727/review-inear-stage-diver-3-an-experience/120

 

used jazz, classical, and vocal sources.

post #67 of 211
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Added my my review of the SD3 to this page:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/668727/review-inear-stage-diver-3-an-experience/120

 

used jazz, classical, and vocal sources.

Thank you for the wonderful review.Can't wait to receive mine.

Have you tried them with AK120?

By the way we both joined Headfi on march 2009wink.gif

post #68 of 211
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Thank you for the wonderful review.Can't wait to receive mine.

Have you tried them with AK120?

By the way we both joined Headfi on march 2009wink.gif

 

And boy has my wallet hurt since then! Let's just say it's much lighter! beerchug.gif

 

As for the AK120, I don't own one, my portable sources  that I currently use are my Galaxy 3, a Cowon J3, and a Cowon Z2. The SD3 sounds excellent out of the portables with a C&C BH2 Portable Headphone AMP, and okay out of the phone.

post #69 of 211

http://www.head-fi.org/t/668727/review-inear-stage-diver-3-an-experience/120

These are my impression of the AK120 with Inear Stagedriver SD3.

post #70 of 211

What do we expect the SD4 to sound like? I'm hoping for something in between the SD 2 and SD 3.

post #71 of 211

not sure about SD4 but the SD3 is getting really close to perfect for me. After a week of listening, it seems to have opened up and became less veiled compared to my impressions.
 

post #72 of 211
Thread Starter 
In the other threads I notice that people quickly jump to conclusions based on fit. So I will give a detailed explanation on how to insert the StageDiver correctly:

The aim is to mimic a custom in-ear. The design is different to Shure or Westone.
Remove the tips completely and hold the naked acrylic housing against your auricle. Move it around a little so you can get a feel on how the universal shell is designed and hopefully you will find a position in which it really feels like a custom.
Then try to pick the smallest tip that allows this fit yet still providing a seal. When inserting, do exactly like with hearing protection. Pull up your ear while pushing the inear into the ear canal. Readjust by pulling your ear lap down and continue to push the shell as close as possible. You should notice how the IEM continues to suck itself closer.
Caution: Negative pressure might occur. In that case the music will sound like it's under water. Just pull down your ear laps some more and allow air to come in.

I am writing this because after spending a lot of time with these inears, I am surprised people claim that Complys or large tips sound best. The SD was designed to sit as deep as possible. Bass has lower quantity and is tighter, and highs should be more linear.

Finally, the treble of both StageDivers is very refined. You should try to bring it out some more with tips that have a larger opening than the default ones.
Edited by Ultrazino - 7/30/13 at 12:27am
post #73 of 211

Many thanks for the explanation, I have to give a try to the JVC, they do a very good job for me with the IE80 and they have a larger opening. With my ears I can only use large tips to get the best fit, for me the SD3 sound awesome wink.gif

post #74 of 211
Thread Starter 

Sonic bliss!

 

 

 

Upgradetitis finally cured.

post #75 of 211

I need an amp rolleyes.gif

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