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post #1051 of 2143
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Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post


Finally you'll be able to try your boxed fischer amps xD!

Take it easy, I have unboxed them at least and had a quick listen although no review until the good stuff is delivered. :tongue_smile:

post #1052 of 2143

Excellent, glad you received them. Do you have a fair selection of other manufacturers' tips to experiment with?

post #1053 of 2143
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

Excellent, glad you received them. Do you have a fair selection of other manufacturers' tips to experiment with?

No, I am what people would descibe as tip challenged. I need to try the standard 'in box' and then venture out.

Any favorites?

post #1054 of 2143

To me the Ortofon tips are the best sounding. They're pricey though. But they help eek out a tad more treble and air. 

post #1055 of 2143
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

To me the Ortofon tips are the best sounding. They're pricey though. But they help eek out a tad more treble and air. 


Are these a good price?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Triple-Flange-Replacement-in-Ear-Buds-Tips-Gels-for-iHip-Ortofon-X6-S-M-L-/290922501912?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item43bc551718
post #1056 of 2143

Those aren't the genuine tips. I would only buy the actual Ortofon made single flange silicone ones (translucent white), as there is something unique about their durometer which makes them very comfortable, and they really stay put in the ear. You can see a pic of them on my FA-4E earlier from the thread.

 

I would buy direct from Ortofon:

http://www.ortofon-shop.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_lite_pdf.tpl&product_id=261&category_id=31&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=198

 

...Or from Musicaacoutics:

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/accessories/eq5-eq7-ear-pieces/

 

Also, they run a touch small, so if you're normally a medium in single flange maybe leaning toward large, go ahead and get the large.

post #1057 of 2143

Finally arrived got them and i must say they are rather impressive ! What strikes me most is the openness and air in the sound, beautiful. Admittedly i would prefer more intimate vocals but overall incredible. I still love my phonak 232 however i can see me spending more time with the amps ! If you want to save money on the tips i used some tips from the Panasonic RP-HJE100E fit amazing. 

post #1058 of 2143
Thread Starter 
Glad to hear that, amazing that I've only met one user which didn't like their sound everybody is very pleased or rather impressed xD. I find also the soundstage to be very wide specially with some kind of drums and my last iem was the sony ex1000!
post #1059 of 2143
Lol I can't see how someone could dislike the sound in all honesty it may take some getting used to coming from something like a budget pair of iems but gosh ! The soundstage is awesome I love the atmospheric sound ! The best thing is they sound awesome straight out of the iPhone 4S not everything does phonak 232 cough cough smily_headphones1.gif
post #1060 of 2143
I got an email saying my custom tips are being added to the queue so hopefully in 2 weeks or so I'll be able to use them in the fa4 to see how that goes.
post #1061 of 2143
Thread Starter 

Cool rawster do you find your mentor's closer to your customs independently the tips are you using?

post #1062 of 2143

I just got a Fedex tracking number for my custom tips so I'll pick them up on Monday. I thought it would take longer so I had it shipped to my house since my work address will change so didn't want to take any chances but I had them hold at a local office instead.

 

As far as my Mentor I do find them closer but I am not getting the best fit with them. I'll have a better idea on Monday. The FA-4 is a good amount smaller and I'll probably use that as a gym iem for now so looking forward to getting that back.

post #1063 of 2143
Thread Starter 

cool you'll see the benefits of custom tips considering they are made of silicone maybe you'll find your iems more comfortable than your customs let's see the improvements... specially in sound.

 

dnun8086 any further impressions?

post #1064 of 2143

Well yes actually Kurdt-bada i do have a few so lets break it down.  

 

Highs: I find the highs to be fairly bright but not too much so as to become distracting or sibilant.There is a beautiful sense of timber which can be quite rare considering it's a BA based iem sounds really quite natural and effortless with a lovely hair of sparkle. 

 

Mids: I must agree if there was anything i had to pick fault with here it would be the mids, however that isn't to say they sound bad. It's more of personal preference but i do feel they can lack emotion occasionally. Overall the mids are excellent clear, detailed and well presented. Due to the v shaped sound signature i wouldn't really say the mids are recessed more not the center of attention. 

 

Bass: Hum so deep so fresh so clean :). Really love how these amp up the bass. There is hardly any mid bass bloat especially when compared to the phonak 232 which can sound slightly bloated in comparison. Sub bass seems to reach really low and gives an impressive impact to boot with the right set up it can be argued it may bit too much.

 

Soundstage sort of has a three dimensional sound in fact i haven't yet really heard an iem like it. It's not incredibly wide more depth than width but the overall effect is atmospheric like surround sound within your head. Instrument separation is nice, although i feel i need so more equipment to fully comment on this due to my sources not being entirely great for bring the best out of these wonderful iem's.  


Just a side not these are really sensitive don't need a whole lot of juice to power them i have been using under half volume on my iphone. In comparison to about 3/4  with my phonak 232.

 

 

Has anyone found an ideal source for the fischer amps yet i was thinking of trying the audio engine d3 i wont be able to comment on the c5d as the post lost it conveniently the one time i had no insurance !!! 

post #1065 of 2143
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Originally Posted by dnun8086 View Post
 

Well yes actually Kurdt-bada i do have a few so lets break it down.  

 

Highs: I find the highs to be fairly bright but not too much so as to become distracting or sibilant.There is a beautiful sense of timber which can be quite rare considering it's a BA based iem sounds really quite natural and effortless with a lovely hair of sparkle. 

 

Mids: I must agree if there was anything i had to pick fault with here it would be the mids, however that isn't to say they sound bad. It's more of personal preference but i do feel they can lack emotion occasionally. Overall the mids are excellent clear, detailed and well presented. Due to the v shaped sound signature i wouldn't really say the mids are recessed more not the center of attention. 

 

Bass: Hum so deep so fresh so clean :). Really love how these amp up the bass. There is hardly any mid bass bloat especially when compared to the phonak 232 which can sound slightly bloated in comparison. Sub bass seems to reach really low and gives an impressive impact to boot with the right set up it can be argued it may bit too much.

 

Soundstage sort of has a three dimensional sound in fact i haven't yet really heard an iem like it. It's not incredibly wide more depth than width but the overall effect is atmospheric like surround sound within your head. Instrument separation is nice, although i feel i need so more equipment to fully comment on this due to my sources not being entirely great for bring the best out of these wonderful iem's.  


Just a side not these are really sensitive don't need a whole lot of juice to power them i have been using under half volume on my iphone. In comparison to about 3/4  with my phonak 232.

 

 

Has anyone found an ideal source for the fischer amps yet i was thinking of trying the audio engine d3 i wont be able to comment on the c5d as the post lost it conveniently the one time i had no insurance !!! 


To my ears the best source was the iPod Classic with a Pico Slim or a RSA Hornet. The DX50 was cool but to more hiss for me. The X3 had too much mid-bass and too bright in the highs. The HDP-R10 was pretty perfect but too fat ^^

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