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post #1321 of 1805
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Is it much better than the fiio only in sq?
post #1322 of 1805
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Is it much better than the fiio only in sq?

What is even much better? I think it sounds cleaner, clearer and tighter. Feels better build quality wise. Don't expect wonders but it's better. For the ASG-2 it's actually significantly better. But for the FA-4E it's only slightly better. I generally don't believe in cables and I'm very sceptical until I try the cable in question. With the Fiio cable I'd say I'm 65% sure I'd pick right in a blind test vs stock. 93Spec maybe 80% sure and I'd say that I'm >80% sure I'd pick the right one of NA Hydra 4 and stock in a blind test. Which is hard to do because they all differ in volume. So volume matching would seriously have to be considered. Anyway. I'm quite sure that there is a difference and that it's for the better.
post #1323 of 1805
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Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post

With monster tri flange tips soundstage is monstrous with insane separation definitely these iems have more than average soundstage

I will try these out, I like the use of the word monstrous to describe soundstage.

 

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Haha I love how you constantly keep changing tips and having new favourites all the time ^^

I thought he had custom tips made negating the need for generic fare.

 

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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.

I will consider getting this cable, it 'sounds' nice by description, looks nice and is well priced.

 

It has been brought to my attention that I have mixed my tips up. My bad experience with the bass blow out is not due to the Meelecs at all. (Thanks MoonYeol).

I have yet to try the Meelec Biflange and will report back when done. Everything else still stands, so far best sound out of the 'Green Coloured' pair supplied my MoonYeol. I have since pushed the tip a bit further up the shaft and this has made a noticeable upgrade to sound quality. I have long canals so deeper insertion in my case helps.


Edited by Cecala - 4/16/14 at 12:47am
post #1324 of 1805
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Thanks Moon maybe today i put the trigger on the hydra, I'll report it and then i'll hide my credit card on a safe place tongue.gif, how much is shipping to europe in btw?

Cecala my left custom tip is broken so they have to build me a new one and I'm still thinking about it; whitgout a doubt best soundstage is with the monster tri flanges but I find the sound to be a little veiled with them again I recommend the sensorcom bi flanges if you don't care a bit decrease in the bass impact although resolution and clarity with these tips are outstanding. Anyway if the cable can improve transparency and detail with that monster tri flanges sound should be outstanding due the bass and soundstage proportions.

I don't like the sound of the green sony hybrids though
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/16/14 at 3:41am
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Oh good Cecala, I was getting worried. And I find the hybrids to be about as good as the sensorcoms, pretty similar, maybe there is more bass with the hybrids. I suspect I also have longer canals as I prefer a bit deeper insertion and I use comply stems on UE900 and FA-4E to get an extra mm in length. The added diameter makes the seal better as well. Meelec balanced biflanges are also better when used a bit because the seal depends a bit on lubrication or ear wax. My ears are dry so sometimes I put a drop of olive oil on them and rub it in on the sleeve. If you're using large hybrids (which seal incredibly well) I would suggest removing the foam from a comply tip and putting the stem on the nozzle and putting the tip on the stem. That combination is my favorite.

In my opinion the Hydra is worth the added cost compared to a new stock cable or a Fiio cable. Besides I've had some issues with a cable that Zack made before he started up NocturnaL Audio. He's a great guy, very friendly to deal with and helpful in every way. Since the cable he made me (the hydra 4) is such a great product to use ergonomically AND sounds good, I'm more than happy to recommend his products.

(Because I'm a sceptic person in general who believes in science and evidence, I don't want to hype up the sound quality if it turns out it's all just placebo and everybody hears it differently from the way I do. I can live with making someone pay $5 for postage of a few tips that I recommend or even $10 to buy a couple of pairs of meelec balanced tips. But to make someone buy a cable priced at $79 not including shipping that they end up hating, is not something I want to do.)
post #1326 of 1805
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Maybe I'm wrong but aren't the hybrids the same as ex 1000 silicone tips? I'm going to give them a second try to the green ones as I've found them rather sibilant the first attempt

I'll check the shipping cost if it is not too much maybe I'll put the trigger cause we have more or less the same opinion with the fa 4e and the fiio cable or sensorcom tips xD,

edited: shipping cost is 59 dollars frown.gif
Tried the hybrids the green ones i find the sound of the mh1c large tips similar than the hybrids but with wider stage
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/16/14 at 8:38am
post #1327 of 1805
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Maybe I'm wrong but aren't the hybrids the same as ex 1000 silicone tips? I'm going to give them a second try to the green ones as I've found them rather sibilant the first attempt

I'll check the shipping cost if it is not too much maybe I'll put the trigger cause we have more or less the same opinion with the fa 4e and the fiio cable or sensorcom tips xD,

edited: shipping cost is 59 dollars frown.gif
Tried the hybrids the green ones i find the sound of the mh1c large tips similar than the hybrids but with wider stage

EX1000 hybrids are the old ones. MH1C are the new ones. Slightly different. Too bad about the shipping...
post #1328 of 1805
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Just bought this cable instead as I've read sounds better than the Lune with a bit worst ergonomics but shipping was 4 euros http://www.null-audio.com/products/arete-series-mkii-replacement-cable-for-earphones and after this cable and the dx 50 won't buy any gear for a long period of time :ph34r:


Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/16/14 at 9:27am
post #1329 of 1805
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Just bought this cable instead as I've read sounds better than the Lune with a bit worst ergonomics but shipping was 4 euros http://www.null-audio.com/products/arete-series-mkii-replacement-cable-for-earphones and after this cable and the dx 50 won't buy any gear for a long period of time :ph34r:


If postage for the Hydra cable for me comes anywhere near $59.00 then I shall pass. I am getting sick of being ripped off for postage.

It was bad enough paying all that money for the FA-4's postage and then it took almost 3.5 weeks to get to me for a parcel that was very light and small.

Three days ago I received a biggish parcel with total weight of 2kgs from Amazon for the tidy sum of $12.5 postage.

BTW Kurdt-bada, that cable looks premium all the way. Report back with findings when done please.


Edited by Cecala - 4/16/14 at 11:22pm
post #1330 of 1805
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Sure I've read very good things about it
post #1331 of 1805
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Bad news my right fa 4e have some kind of issue with the drivers as I'm missing detail and they don't sound as loud
post #1332 of 1805

Hmm, could be wax blockage.

post #1333 of 1805
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Could be but the nozzle seems clear, yesterday also i couldn't hear some voices in a movie i think is that a part of the frequency is missing more than the whole sound is muffled frown.gif

I'll give them some rest till tomorrow maybe it's earwax

Edit: they are working now it was ear wax or sweat!!
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/17/14 at 5:01pm
post #1334 of 1805
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Could be but the nozzle seems clear, yesterday also i couldn't hear some voices in a movie i think is that a part of the frequency is missing more than the whole sound is muffled frown.gif

I'll give them some rest till tomorrow maybe it's earwax

Edit: they are working now it was ear wax or sweat!!


Kurdt-bada, it clearly states in the user manual. No sex while wearing the FA-4's. :devil_face:

post #1335 of 1805
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Haha that was fun smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/18/14 at 4:06am
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