Hi elfary I think I know you from reproductormp3 anyway these are very easy to drive and play louder than most of other phones at low volumes
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/1/14 at 2:25am
Thanks. That's nice to know. Depending on the fate of my cracked Westone 3 i might purchase this. The quality-price-warranty ratio looks like an epic win.
Now that you mention your nick sounds familiar to me as well.
They are very sturdy, you would have to be careless and rough to damage these.
I agree, they are a lot more sturdy than they look. Just as a comparison, I found that it was quite easy to damage Audio Technica's CK100 PROs when changing tips and I was careful.
I experimented with tips for the Fischer Amps while waiting for my custom tips to be made. I tried the Shure Olives which I managed to get on by melting the tubing with a soldering iron and then mounting them with Comply tubes. The sound is better to my ears than the Comply tips which I found veiled the sound. However, I found that the vocals receded although this might be a problem with the fit of the Olives.
I found the Shure triple-flanges a lot better. I expanded the tubes with a soldering iron at a low temperature so that they could fit comfortably on the FAs. The isolation is decent with the triple-flanges and it resulted in a nice clear sound. The isolation is a lot better than other triple flanges I've tried such as the Monster ones.
I'm not a big fan of anemic bass and ultra rolled off metallic highs that's all...they are also poor technically in most regards compared to the fa 4e but shure mids have their fans that's for shure :P
Maybe other users who have audtitioned both can add a bit of perspective