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post #571 of 752
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

 

LOL I like that compliment. +1

 

We really don't know where, if any, fault lies and no one is really saying anything, so maybe its premature to place blame on anyone/anywhere. We don't really know what's going on.

 

Sorry for this last off topic. I hope to one day have a chance to hear the SD3.

 

+1

 

Honestly at this point if I learn someone in my area has a SD3 (NYC), I'd love to meet up with them to have a listening session with our respective IEMs. I'm really having no doubt that I'd enjoy the SD3, it seems like it's right up my alley. I happened to get the ASG-2 at a great deal because of the upgrade program/winning the ASG-1 at a head-fi meet auction. I'm not sure if I'd buy it, because I have a feeling, based on impressions here, that it would fill the same niche as the ASG-2s and in a similar way. Or maybe I'd like it more and end up selling the ASG-2s. I really don't know. All I know is that I'm intrigued by the SD3. I had the benefit of knowing I'd like the ASG-2 from demoing (and subsequently knowing that I didn't think the 1+2 was worth the jump in investment, at least not at the present time, maybe some day when I have the spare cash just laying around) (I still think the 1+2 is a better performer, just not $700 better)

 

The SD3 seems like a perfect competitor though. It is headphones like these that make this hobby so interesting. 

 

(and if anyone really does live in the NYC area I'd be more than willing to meet up to listen, otherwise I might just be waiting and hoping for a chance to demo at the fall NYC meet)

post #572 of 752
People are considering the measurements are wrong and or my pair are defective...
post #573 of 752
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

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post #574 of 752

About tips, I have try the JVC with a large bore and with the shape of my ears, a lot of bass are gone, finally for me the fake Sony hybrid that I have brought on ebay are better than the orginal Sony with the SD3, because when I take them out of my ear they do not fall alone, they hold better on SD3.

 

post #575 of 752
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

About tips, I have try the JVC with a large bore and with the shape of my ears, a lot of bass are gone, finally for me the fake Sony hybrid that I have brought on ebay are better than the orginal Sony with the SD3, because when I take them out of my ear they do not fall alone, they hold better on SD3.

 

 

BRILLIANT, Bob Marley... amazing music and pretty good for testing.

post #576 of 752
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

I've deleted about 2 pages of this thread. 

 

Here are a couple of tips:

1. When you're posting about other members instead of the item in the topic, it's time to stop and take a step back.

2. Put "IMO" (In My Opinion), "IME" (In My Experience) or something like it when you post. It is ALWAYS ONLY your opinion or your experience and neither is a declaration of absolute truth. When someone posts something that contradicts it, rather than immediately assume they are wrong, consider that there might be something you don't know or haven't experienced yet and it might be the possibility for you to learn something new.

+1

 

fully agree

post #577 of 752

guys, does it matter if ASG2 falls deeper or not than SD3 OR does it matter what IEM we like? if you have SD3 and you like it so much what's the point about ASG? same goes for ASG users.

 

i have several IEMs which i love and i find every of them worth, only a question of personal preference and nothing else. for me each of them does superb job, this is just bit different but each of them is a joy to listen.

 

what i really miss in SD3 and ASG2 discussion is talk about pairing and synergy which i find very important in choosing gear.

 

for me personally this is UTMOST uninteresting watching talk about graphs, rivalry and etc... because with that i lose the sense of how this IEM sounds and what are its strongest attributes with particular type of music. there is nothing wrong that some IEMs excel more with certain type and the other is more universal, happens similar to many speakers.

 

have a great weekend, i will go to mountains for chillout as here we again having +38-39°C in town redface.gif


Edited by Gintaras - 8/3/13 at 12:53am
post #578 of 752
Thread Starter 

I think that the SD3 at the other end of the scale never touches sibilant which for me is a major thumbs up. It sounds better the louder you go but holds it together, mini hifi in your ears.

post #579 of 752
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

I think that the SD3 at the other end of the scale never touches sibilant which for me is a major thumbs up. It sounds better the louder you go but holds it together, mini hifi in your ears.

 

The SD3 improve greatly when amping (D7 for me) , whit my portable F807 I must listen louder to get an acceptable level of detail and I can not seem to have the sounstage that the D7 is providing.
 
I look forward to receive my T51 moded to know how it pair, after that it will be a DX50 or a X5 DAP for the SD3.
post #580 of 752
Still sounded good straight out of my iphone, still searching for the right amp before pulling the trigger.
post #581 of 752
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Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32 View Post

Still sounded good straight out of my iphone, still searching for the right amp before pulling the trigger.

 

Yes for me too, the SD3 sound already very well without amp and he will improve in time with better gear .wink.gif

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Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32 View Post

Still sounded good straight out of my iphone, still searching for the right amp before pulling the trigger.

 

Did you try it with the Mass Kobo 385 at the Mook Festival?

post #583 of 752
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Originally Posted by tm.chen View Post

Did you try it with the Mass Kobo 385 at the Mook Festival?
Nope, didnt went to Mook Festival.
Not a single friend free to accompany me go ( even if have, they dont appreciate such stuff).frown.gif
Edited by OmsJtmz32 - 8/4/13 at 10:00am
post #584 of 752
Thread Starter 
After multiple hours I can safely say the SD3, again is an experience with even tip rolling.

It is like a speaker, you need to feed it/them with power. When you do they respond. That is what I would expect from a custom iem, non sibilant at decent volumes.

InEar obviously know their stuff and attention to detail is a huge bonus.
post #585 of 752
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The seal,

 

A very important issue with all iem`s but with the SD3 and it`s design should be labelled as a dual seal.

 

Dual seal? A seal is a seal correct? No.

 

This may be obvious but it should be made clear that the SD3 (and SD2 for that matter) do have 2 seals. You can easily obtain seal 1 by just casually pushing them into your ear. Tapping on each shell gives a sense of a seal (dullish tone) but pulling down your lobe whilst pushing in the bottom of the iem gives the deep seal (very dull tone whilst tapping).

 

Ultrazino has already mentioned this in a post but this is really important. Regardless of tip this method ensures you have a correct seal. Again this may seem obvious but it could also be missed due to thinking you do have an easy seal, which is straight forward.

 

With the above method you have the "deep" seal but in reality it is a proper seal, not the instant "easy" seal you instantly get.

 

On with the music, Moby - Noisia (Noisia mix) 

Doesn`t sound much better than that.

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