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post #256 of 765

You can quote Marco Rämisch, it were 500 ears and they said their universal fit 497 of them.

However, fit is one thing. We are not on stage performers. We think of in-ears more than just a tool or even a necessity. I imagine that some of those will say "yes, it fits" but that does not mean that they are comfortable for extended use or even mean that there are no sound issues because of a weird ear canal. So I am guessing that we enthusiasts are a lot pickier.

In case your ears are weird, you can still go for the LivePro 3 (CIEM version of StageDiver 3).

post #257 of 765
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

I would not go for Complys. They protrude too far. It is best to get a short tip that allows really deep insertion. Of course every ear is shaped differently, but I definitely get the best out of both StageDivers when they are sucked onto the inside of the auricle (which makes sense since the aim is to mimic a custom). With my ear canal this is not possible with Complys or most regular tips.

 

The default tips are soft and hardly protrude. They are a good start, though I use UE900 tips but a smaller size than I usually choose (because the StageDiver goes really deep).

Moved back to the stock silicone again last night and although the tsx tips are excellent the silicone tips do take the engaging edge when sucked in.

Either way these just sound incredible now, defined from top to bottom and easily the best purchase I have made. Killed a chunk out of this hobby.

 

How did you remove the guides btw?

post #258 of 765
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How did you remove the guides btw?

 

I used a sharp knife to cut the plastic off and cut the wire with side-cuttting pliers. It now looks like this:

 

 

As you can see, the cable is not braided underneath the ear guides. So I can't say I recommend it although I'm doing quite well so far.

post #259 of 765
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

 

I used a sharp knife to cut the plastic off and cut the wire with side-cuttting pliers. It now looks like this:

 

 

As you can see, the cable is not braided underneath the ear guides. So I can't say I recommend it although I'm doing quite well so far.


What I wish I'd done on a similar set of cables for another iem is to trim it right back but not remove it entirely, then it wouldn't become undone.

 

Thanks

post #260 of 765
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

I used a sharp knife to cut the plastic off and cut the wire with side-cuttting pliers. It now looks like this:




As you can see, the cable is not braided underneath the ear guides. So I can't say I recommend it although I'm doing quite well so far.

Ahh ok nice though. Didn't realise you had the E17, nice too!
post #261 of 765
Finally got my set after chasing the local side for delivery. Initial impression is that it has awesome clarity. I am hearing certain tiny details that I didnt pick up even with the v6s. The highs (treble?) tends to get a bit too much for me depending on the instrument eg cymbals. Mids and Lows have more substance as compared to the W4 when listening to Les Miserable. When using stock AK100, the sound gets distorted too much which is strange as the SD3 has about the same impedance as W4. I will check again on this one when I put in more hours with the set. Currently using my iPhone 4/E12 stack to use as reference.
Edited by tm.chen - 7/8/13 at 10:12pm
post #262 of 765
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Originally Posted by tm.chen View Post

Finally got my set after chasing the local side for delivery. Initial impression is that it has awesome clarity. I am hearing certain tiny details that I didnt pick up even with the v6s. The highs (treble?) tends to get a bit too much for me depending on the instrument eg cymbals. Mids and Lows have more substance as compared to the W4 when listening to Les Miserable. When using stock AK100, the sound gets distorted too much which is strange as the SD3 has about the same impedance as W4. I will check again on this one when I put in more hours with the set. Currently using my iPhone 4/E12 stack to use as reference.

 

Even the TG!334 sounds got distorted too much (lack of bass, more pronounce high) when using stock AK100.

post #263 of 765
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Originally Posted by tm.chen View Post

Finally got my set after chasing the local side for delivery. Initial impression is that it has awesome clarity. I am hearing certain tiny details that I didnt pick up even with the v6s. The highs (treble?) tends to get a bit too much for me depending on the instrument eg cymbals. Mids and Lows have more substance as compared to the W4 when listening to Les Miserable. When using stock AK100, the sound gets distorted too much which is strange as the SD3 has about the same impedance as W4. I will check again on this one when I put in more hours with the set. Currently using my iPhone 4/E12 stack to use as reference.

 

Distortion?! The only time this happened was when I didn`t realise the E17 was on gain +6. For some reason this little boost with the FiiO did make the sound distort but with high gain on the C&C BH it doesn`t.

Never hear any distortion here even when at ear busting levels. If these were going to fall over then Noisia would certainly make them but far from it.

post #264 of 765
To tm.chen: treble too much? From which inear are you coming from? Certainly not from an ultimate ears. biggrin.gif

What makes the sd3 so excellent is the fact that they are not simply bassy and fun, the depth is amazing(today: bohren und der club of gore-black earth, song: vigilante crusade) and it's easy to get lost in the music with these, like mentioned before: you can literally hear how much effort they have put in their products.

Grats.
Edited by Nestroit - 7/9/13 at 9:21am
post #265 of 765
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Even the TG!334 sounds got distorted too much (lack of bass, more pronounce high) when using stock AK100.

how about trying AK100 with amp?

post #266 of 765
I love it, you buy a $700 DAP and it needs an amp. Not for amping mind you.
Edited by vwinter - 7/9/13 at 10:02am
post #267 of 765
winter, save on amp and buy RWAK in this case.
post #268 of 765
Thread Starter 

Can we have an image showing your new SD3 please as stated before? Just to keep things on the straight and narrow. 

post #269 of 765
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Can we have an image showing your new SD3 please as stated before? Just to keep things on the straight and narrow. 

 

Mine? Let me get a few pics after I get back home. When using the iphone with and without the amp, the SD3 performs very well. The shrilliness of some instruments is not so pronounced anymore. I will try out with the AK100 over the weekend with a select few files to find out the cause of harsh treble.
Edited by tm.chen - 7/9/13 at 7:51pm
post #270 of 765
I am really tempted by this iem based on the fit and soundstage but it seems like there is a lot of bass based on the description. Dont know if any of you have comparisons but I like my beyerdynamic dt1350 and yuin pk1s. Would the SD-3 signature be good or if anyone can compare, the ASG-2 be better? Im currently on borderline between the two.Thanks.
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