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Originally Posted by oblanc-usa View Post

I am cheap. Purchased and tested many low end in-ear headphones. Not all name brands are good. And, few low ends sound alomst as good as my BOSE in-ear.
If I am going to spend real money for a good in-ear headphones, I would go with the BOSE in-ear headphones. Not just the sound.

I love the StayHear tips. It really secure the in-ear headphones inside my ears no matter if I am running or jumping.
The cable is strong. Looks very fine and thin. But, so far, few pulls and roll over by chair, still functioning.
Very loud. No matter the sources, a low power input can sound great/loud in the BOSE in-ear headphones.

My experience is, you have to test every in-ear headphones. Don't just buy it because the brand. Sometimes, low cost, no name brands sound better than big names.

I fail to see how this post relates to the SD3 confused_face_2.gif
post #602 of 767
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

I fail to see how this post relates to the SD3 confused_face_2.gif
Or to reality.
post #603 of 767
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

I fail to see how this post relates to the SD3 confused_face_2.gif

very simple, sell your SD3 and buy a truckload of junkie :-P
Edited by Gintaras - 8/14/13 at 11:04am
post #604 of 767
Thread Starter 
Never saw an X10 mention coming in this thread. Comical.
post #605 of 767
Sinth, x10 is not a bad IEM after its price dropped to realistic level. This is not high calibre but is a honest workhorse which will do things well but without glory :-)

I also can assume a lemon copy can be the case too or source is not well up to powering SD3. I still wish audition SD3, now have got hold ASG2 and first impressions positive, this will not kill big competitors but sounds very good and right on the money.
post #606 of 767
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I know the X10 well and yes a good iem but Noisia would have left them in pieces. Remember this is a soundscape.
post #607 of 767
Sinth, who is Noisia? Is this a bigger brother of Godzilla? :-D
post #608 of 767
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

@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 wink.gif

 

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...

 

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Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32 View Post

@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. biggrin.gif

 

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
post #609 of 767
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post

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...

 

 

Maybe it's only the cerumen filters that have to be changed ?

 

 

http://www.inear-monitoring.eu/en/produkte/pflege/monitoring-zubehoer.htm

 

They are not analytical IEM but as OMS said, level details is decent and instrument separation is good, better than my others IEM.

post #610 of 767
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

 

Maybe it's only the cerumen filters that have to be changed ?

 

 

http://www.inear-monitoring.eu/en/produkte/pflege/monitoring-zubehoer.htm

 

They are not analytical IEM but as OMS said, level details is decent and instrument separation is good, better than my others IEM.

 

Possible!  I expect better detail and separation from SD-3, maybe it's the filter... I let my brother know about it, and will ask him to check.

Thanks for the info!

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I second Migou67's guess. I put all of my IEMs regularly into a drying box.

 

From my experience, the SD3 is tighter and more detailed than ANY in-ear I have tried in the price range, including W4, UE900, etc, and on-par with IE800.

Treble is recessed, but this should not be a surprise. You can bring it out a lot with DIY foams cut short so that they hardly extend above the nozzle. But even then, the SD-3 does not have a peak at 8-10 kHz. (Unlike W4 and T1.) Could be a personal preference, but I don't know.

 

You are not the first to question bass extension, so you probably have a valid point there.

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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

I second Migou67's guess. I put all of my IEMs regularly into a drying box.

From my experience, the SD3 is tighter and more detailed than ANY in-ear I have tried in the price range, including W4, UE900, etc, and on-par with IE800.
Treble is recessed, but this should not be a surprise. You can bring it out a lot with DIY foams cut short so that they hardly extend above the nozzle. But even then, the SD-3 does not have a peak at 8-10 kHz. (Unlike W4 and T1.) Could be a personal preference, but I don't know.

You are not the first to question bass extension, so you probably have a valid point there.

Totally agree but I will take the SD3 slam in a huge soundscape before any technical extension debate.

Stunning edm iem, oh hang on, that is what they were designed to do. Weird hey .
post #613 of 767
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post


Totally agree but I will take the SD3 slam in a huge soundscape before any technical extension debate.

Stunning edm iem, oh hang on, that is what they were designed to do. Weird hey .

 

SD3 has a quick attack, works very well with rock and especially industrial rock as well. 

post #614 of 767
Ask someone else and he would tell you the opposite, not good for rock and metal, blabla..


The only answer is: you don't like the sd3?fine.
post #615 of 767
@Nestroit I think Carlsan want just say that they are also good for rock, he wrote a very good and positive review for the SD3. 
 
As you say everyone can not have the same tastes and a lot of people will not like the SD3, in the same way I do not like clear and bright sounding IEM and it's fine wink.gif
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