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post #1306 of 1805
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Nope here in Madrid there aren't too many headfi meets smily_headphones1.gif
post #1307 of 1805
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Umm.. Don't want to start any hype but I do find some improvals on the FA-4E with a NocturnaL Audio Hydra 4 braided silver/copper hybrid cable. Way better on the ASG-2 but it does also improve the performance of the FA-4E. I'm not really any cable believer but this is really something. Opens up the sound a bit and clears up the mids. A bit less floppy bass compared to Fiio cable which is already pretty good. It's even slightly ahead of my 93spec silver cable. I really like it and the build quality is just superb.

 

 

For $79.00 this is reasonable. How flexible is the cable and what about microphonics?

post #1308 of 1805
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Umm.. Don't want to start any hype but I do find some improvals on the FA-4E with a NocturnaL Audio Hydra 4 braided silver/copper hybrid cable. Way better on the ASG-2 but it does also improve the performance of the FA-4E. I'm not really any cable believer but this is really something. Opens up the sound a bit and clears up the mids. A bit less floppy bass compared to Fiio cable which is already pretty good. It's even slightly ahead of my 93spec silver cable. I really like it and the build quality is just superb.


For $79.00 this is reasonable. How flexible is the cable and what about microphonics?

Superb build quality (can't comment on durability but I don't think that will be an issue), very flexible and so far less prone to coiling than the Fiio cable. So overall very flexible and well built.
post #1309 of 1805
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Cecala did Moonyeol's set of tips arrived?
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/12/14 at 1:23pm
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Cecala did Moonyeol's set of tips arrived?


Yes they have, Moonyeol sent 1 pair of Meelec balanced and 2 pairs of large hybrids + 1 pair of medium hybrids.

So far the Meelec are not for me, they blow the bass all over the place and it bleeds into the midrange, awful sound. I am at the moment enjoying the Green coloured large hybrid (Moonyeol can state what they are). Good seal and no addition to the music. Next I will try the bi-flange and see what develops.

I am liking the result. It has a slight V signature that's very tastefully implemented. You almost miss it if you blink. The soundstage is above average in width and IMO very lacking in depth. That's the one thing I miss from my IE8's, that gigantic soundstage. You needed a compass to get around. The treble is nice and extended, much much better here compared to the above. The bass I feel could hit harder in the lower registers and I suppose it's a function of having Balanced armatures although some manufacturers are now introducing 4 bass units! The upper bass does provide a satisfying amount of body to the music just that under that level it lacks that punch to the gut that Dynamic drivers furnish. I will continue to explore the tip microcosm.

I am looking at the new Unique Melody Mentor and Noble K10. Big step up in price and performance although will do serious research before venturing down this path.


Edited by Cecala - 4/13/14 at 5:32am
post #1311 of 1805
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I am looking at the new Unique Melody Mentor and Noble K10. Big step up in price and performance although will do serious research before venturing down this path.

I'm not sure if a multiple balanced armature will provide you that dymanic and soundstage effect that you are missing I'll look into something like high end hybrids instead as I've read soundstage on the mentors isn't the widest.

post #1312 of 1805
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I'm not sure if a multiple balanced armature will provide you that dymanic and soundstage effect that you are missing I'll look into something like high end hybrids instead as I've read soundstage on the mentors isn't the widest.

I don't think driver type has any causational effect on soundstage presentation. For example, to me, the three BA's in the UERM throw out a soundstage around the same width as the EX1000, give or take.

If only it was that simple haha.
post #1313 of 1805
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Yeah but most of the time dynamic iems have wider stage than ba, it's rare to see ba iems with that ex1000 stage
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/13/14 at 1:29pm
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Yeah but most of the time dynamic iems have wider stage than ba, it's rare to see ba iems with that ex1000 stage

It's rare to see any IEM with the EX1000 stage smile.gif
post #1315 of 1805
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It's rare to see any IEM with the EX1000 stage smile.gif


Another option is the 1Plus2, best of both worlds.

post #1316 of 1805
Dynamics tend to be vented as well. That adds to the ambience. Part of what makes the IE8 so big. No seal at all.

So you find the meelec biflanges blow up the bass? How odd. For me they're the only tips that reduce bass. That's consistent on the UE900, ASG-2 and FA-4E. Very weird. I do think the lack in depth might be because of the hybrids. They do sound a bit too closed in and directed compared to some other tips like comply Ts, meelec balanced or auvios.

But seriously, the grey biflanges blow up the bass?
post #1317 of 1805
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With monster tri flange tips soundstage is monstrous with insane separation definitely these iems have more than average soundstage
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/15/14 at 8:00am
post #1318 of 1805
Haha I love how you constantly keep changing tips and having new favourites all the time ^^
post #1319 of 1805
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I love brain burning if that term is correct haha, jokes apart believe me that soundstage with this tips is much improved

Others try iems i try tips meanwhile tongue.gif

Anyway yesterday bought an ibasso dx 50 to replace my android phone hope it improve it a lot and hope also the dx 50 will improve with my amp but a friend told me that i wont hear much difference with the dx 50 amped with iems, is this true? I'm also thinking about the cable you recommended the 79$ one and i have an eye on the w60 release
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/15/14 at 12:25pm
post #1320 of 1805
Haha well you seem to know what to do with your money. The cable is superb. Very flexible and just feels and sounds great. Very little memory effect so far. Much less than the Fiio cable. Almost as good as the stock cable which is pretty wonderful to handle but sounds quite terrible.
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