Originally Posted by Migou67
@earfonia Can be impedance? paring? fit? tips?
Maybe you just have to listen on it for more longtime, who knows !
Finally we all have different ears and that the reason we have so many IEM's in the market and also many discussions about it
Maybe the pairing,... I only have it for a day, not long enough to properly evaluate it.
About different ears, this is a very interesting topic. For long I'm curious of how different our ears hear things... need to check scientific test on it :)
I think we do hear things differently, by how far, I don't know...
Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32
@Earfonia Looks like the SD-3 aren't your type of IEM. I suggest you play around with your sources and make sure your insertion is deep. I would have to agree the SD-3 isnt very very detailed but decent. However, I found the imaging very good but like Migou said we all have different ears and different sound sig. Would like to know how your brother felt about the SD-3.
Right! Tonal balance wise SD-3 is not for me. My daily main course compose of roughly 50% classical music + 50% modern music (mostly pop, jazz, and audiophile recordings). So treble and detail is crucial for me. On SD-3 cymbals sound rather dull, lack of high extension. But I understand some people like dark signature, and I don't merely judge IEM base on bright or dark sound signature. Again, the level of detail that left me disappointed. I know the tonal balance is not my type, but as long as other characteristics are good, I would still say it is a good IEM for those who like dark signature. For example the Westone 4 I had for about a year, it is rather dark, pleasant tonal balance, with very good detail. Although not the type of IEM with high clarity, but W4 do have good detail, IMHO better than SD-3 (for detail).
Maybe I'm spoiled by highly revealing cans such as my T1 and HD800, driven from Mytek 192 DSD DAC. But those micro drivers I mentioned, which cost much less than SD-3, clearly have better detail and instrument separation than SD-3, regardless their tonal balance. I don't think it is the seal, because I can hear good bass from SD-3, tonal balance considered ok, just the detail that left me disappointed.
Again maybe the pairing... or maybe my brother's SD-3 is not a good one...., I don't know. I just share my 1 day experience with SD-3. No intention to make any fuss here...
A little bit about X10, It's like a chameleon, it's sound signature changes drastically with different source. For example, with iPod, it is rather mid centric, lack of high and low extension, but with HifimeDIY USB Saber DAC (UAE23), it is neutral bright sounding, not mid centric at all. And the detail when driven from the USB DAC, increases by a lot of margin, like hearing totally different IEM. So, I think people will have different opinion about X10, due to it's chameleon like sound signature, really depending on the source. Sorry OOT a bit :)
Edited by earfonia - 8/14/13 at 9:22pm