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post #586 of 6767

I've never gotten attacked for reviewing something without the "proper hardware" (whatever that may be).  I review everything straight out of my iPod Touch (no EQs, no special stuff).  I don't think anyone's ever attacked me for that either, IDK why :p 

post #587 of 6767
Careful tinyman392 there are priceophiles in these parts that eat iPods for breakfast.
post #588 of 6767
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

I've never gotten attacked for reviewing something without the "proper hardware" (whatever that may be).  I review everything straight out of my iPod Touch (no EQs, no special stuff).  I don't think anyone's ever attacked me for that either, IDK why tongue.gif 

No one wants to like like a jerk for picking on the tinyman smily_headphones1.gif
post #589 of 6767
Thread Starter 
Either way, my asg-2 arrives at cn11's place today. Lets all pester him after 4 pm eastern time for initial impressions.
post #590 of 6767

tinyman, gnarlsgan, sorry for going perhaps too ballistic about the issue.

 

let me explain. i liked ASG-2 review and since never heard i believe what the reviewer (Eke here) tells. fine job. actually this review inspired me to try ASG-2 may be in future as its price looks fair too.

 

fine...

 

then i scroll down and find comparisons which begin like this:

 

 

Quote:

First off, the 1Plus2 is exorbitantly expensive. If you want to get your hands on a pair, expect to pay USD $1,300 if you want to go through Musica Acoustics, and this before any any of the special cables. Furthermore, the price you pay for the 1Plus2 goes entirely towards the sound (and some profit, of course). I say this because the sound is pretty much the only impressive aspect of the 1Plus2. Ergonomics are just short of terrible, the stock cable is very stiff and has a mind of its own, and the build quality inspires zero confidence.

 

 

Quote:

Rhapsodio 2V1

 

I don't like it. I don't like it at all.

 

The whole thing sounds rather like the cheap, tinny speakers in my 1990 Lexus, plus a poorly integrated sub-woofer. I'm actually sorry for the dynamic driver because it puts out such quality bass, but was paired with something so...poor. I actually think my car speakers sound better. 

 

would you think it would be more informative and less abusive to write in cool, articulate manner pointing to faults and impression from them? would it hurt to try to keep objectivity one step above?

 

i concur, i have 1P2 and i never thought about them being uncomfortable or poorly made, ok this may be not the last word in high-tech but have you seen some mega buck gear that inspires zero confidence by the looks? i can point you easily to such, still that gear is one of the better money can buy.

 

in the end i was bit pissed because similar reviewers for once put me off from 1P2 which i could have bought straight away without wasting money on other IEMs, no this is not problem for me but now i have a bundle which will go on sale and i do not have time for silly selling my gear, sometimes i am too lazy and put this in boxes to collect dust.

 

so remembering about 1P2 made me go ballistic and appreciating my V1, not 2V1 as Eke rightfully pointed, i could not believe that Rhapsodio fell so low.... mind this i perhaps ask Rhapsodio to mail me 2V1 for audition out of curiosity after Eke's review, funny his bashing of 2V1 left me wonder and when i read AnakChan review of them i find completely opposite opinion.

 

again excuse me for this garbage talk which was for 99% waste of time since i will not agree with Eke and he will not agree with me.

 

still, i believe this forum is more about helping each other to make right choice and avoid wasting money.

 

as regards one comment here about that every IEM must work great with cheap DAP, excuse me my humble question but do you purchase a 10K speaker for 1K cheapo amp? or do you plug a 1K speaker into 20K rig? if so there is no point of going further on this topic. my belief is that when you purchase a 1K iEM you should be prepared to spend some money on decent DAP and amp. buying 1K IEM to use with 99c DAP is waste IMnsHO.

 

again i apologize for coming here. punto.


Edited by Gintaras - 6/12/13 at 10:42am
post #591 of 6767
Thread Starter 
Firstly, thanks for editing out the part where I fully go into detail about what is lacking on the RDB+. I'm pretty sure I was technical in my explanation.


Secondly, how are the cable jacks on your 1P2 holding up? I don't know if he'll appreciate me saying this, but the 1P2 owner specifically asked me not to change the cables anymore because the connectors were already starting to loosen more than he'd like.
post #592 of 6767
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

tinyman, gnarlsgan, sorry for going perhaps too ballistic about the issue.

 

let me explain. i liked ASG-1 review and since never heard i believe what the reviewer (Eke here) tells. fine job.

 

then i scroll down and find comparisons which begin like this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

would you think it would be more informative and less abusive to write in cool, articulate manner pointing to faults and impression from them? would it hurt to try to keep objectivity one step above?

 

i concur, i have 1P2 and i never thought about them being uncomfortable or poorly made, ok this may be not the last word in high-tech but have you seen some mega buck gear that inspires zero confidence by the looks? i can point you easily to such, still that gear is one of the better money can buy.

 

in the end i was bit pissed because similar reviewers for once put me off from 1P2 which i could have bought straight away without wasting money on other IEMs, no this is not problem for me but now i have a bundle which will go on sale and i do not have time for silly selling my gear, sometimes i am too lazy and put this in boxes to collect dust.

 

so remembering about 1P2 made me go ballistic and appreciating my V1, not 2V1 as Eke rightfully pointed, i could not believe that Rhapsodio fell so low.... mind this i perhaps ask Rhapsodio to mail me 2V1 for audition out of curiosity after Eke's review, funny his bashing of 2V1 left me wonder and when i read AnakChan review of them i find completely opposite opinion.

 

again excuse me for this garbage talk which was for 99% waste of time since i will not agree with Eke and he will not agree with me.

 

still, i believe this forum is more about helping each other to make right choice and avoid wasting money.

 

as regards one comment here about that every IEM must work great with cheap DAP, excuse me my humble question but do you purchase a 10K speaker for 1K cheapo amp? or do you plug a 1K speaker into 20K rig? if so there is no point of going further on this topic. my belief is that when you purchase a 1K iEM you should be prepared to spend some money on decent DAP and amp. buying 1K IEM to use with 99c DAP is waste IMnsHO.

 

again i apologize for coming here. punto.

 

Fair point about his review not being objective, but you don't seem to fall anywhere near the objective camp with your views. You guys disagree on completely subjective grounds, so nothing will be gained by arguing. The most helpful comments here have been from a_recording (who isn't actually here) that actually described the sound signature. 

post #593 of 6767

Gents,

 

I got the Silver/Gold cable upgrade in, and I have to say I am REALLY enjoying it. If you're interested in picking up the 1p2, but have some concerns, this might be a game-changer for you. 

 

More to come!

post #594 of 6767
Thread Starter 
For the record, let me paste my RDB 2 comparison here again because I hate being taken out of context:
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The most apparent thing here is the lack of note weight in the mids and highs, combined with (rather good) sub-bass. Upon further investigation I found out that it was a TWFK design, with an 8mm dynamic driver handling the bass.

I'm personally not a fan of the TWFK sound, with the exception of a few well-tuned varieties. The RDB+ is not, to my ears, well-tuned. Combine the lack of note weight with treble that becomes quite peaky at anything but lower volumes, and you get a very uninvolving experience. As for the dynamic driver, I really only hear it come in when the a song calls for heavy bass, or a solid sub-bass line. The whole thing sounds rather like the cheap, tinny speakers in my 1990 Lexus, plus a poorly integrated sub-woofer. I'm actually sorry for the dynamic driver because it puts out such quality bass, but was paired with something so...poor. I actually think my car speakers sound better.

As for songs, I tried listening to everything from acoustic rock, all the way to Celine Dion. Nothing sounded good to my ears. Distortion guitars lacked crunch, drums snaps had very little body, and vocals were distant and lacking emotion, even venturing into nasal more often than not.

Edited by eke2k6 - 6/15/13 at 6:46am
post #595 of 6767
Sure, ignore my very valid point. tongue.gif

Don't worry about it, I got you covered: biggrin.gif

Dear Mr. vwinter sir, a gentleman and a scholar, a wise winter of the V variety,

You make a very valid point. Such a point of very validness had never occurred to me. I have no response but to acknowledge your wise gentlemanly scholar-ness with this paragraph of bewilderment. Have a very classy and refined day.

Yours truly, and with the kindest and warmest regards, in awe of your varied "ness,"
G


Awesome and cool of you G.
post #596 of 6767
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Sure, ignore my very valid point. tongue.gif

Don't worry about it, I got you covered: biggrin.gif

Dear Mr. vwinter sir, a gentleman and a scholar, a wise winter of the V variety,

You make a very valid point. Such a point of very validness had never occurred to me. I have no response but to acknowledge your wise gentlemanly scholar-ness with this paragraph of bewilderment. Have a very classy and refined day.

Yours truly, and with the kindest and warmest regards, in awe of your varied "ness,"
G


Awesome and cool of you G.

 

darthsmile.gifL3000.gif agreed

post #597 of 6767

@Gintaras I see what you're trying to say now.  It's not the DAC, I think you are unhappy with the lack of explanation and the bias in the review itself. 

post #598 of 6767

Decent and well thought-out review, though the self-satisfied tone is a little off-putting at times.

post #599 of 6767
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

darthsmile.gifL3000.gif  agreed

Haha, I'm honestly glad that went over well. beerchug.gif
post #600 of 6767
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

@Gintaras I see what you're trying to say now.  It's not the DAC, I think you are unhappy with the lack of explanation and the bias in the review itself. 

Lack of explanation? I'm pretty sure I posted the RDB comparison again, on this very page, so there would be no confusion. Of course I'm biased. I'm biased towards the sound I like.
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