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post #61 of 114
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Its like I said in the review though, 1 well tuned driver is better than sheer quantity of drivers.
They managed to squeeze a hell of a lot out of 1 BA driver. That takes a lot of tuning and design.
With multi drivers you have crossovers to worry about as well.

The VI are not bang for buck iems, but for what they are, they are truely spectacular.
post #62 of 114

Well I am happy on my purchase but as a consumer i will always argue for a lower price tag. 

post #63 of 114

The bass on this has the same impact as a dynamic driver. That is truly a first for me from a balanced armature type driver. I know they are not really a balanced armature driver and I honestly do not know how they work but the impact is dynamic driver like. 

post #64 of 114
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The bass on this has the same impact as a dynamic driver. That is truly a first for me from a balanced armature type driver. I know they are not really a balanced armature driver and I honestly do not know how they work but the impact is dynamic driver like. 

 

Apparently the Musical Fidelity EB-50 is a single BA earphone that has bass that rivals the heaven VI, but is a balanced sound over the VI's lush coloration.

post #65 of 114

thx..nice review..do you think upgrading to FAD VI is worth it since here it cost 694USD and the mdr ex 1000 i bought cost me 473USD..

post #66 of 114
So you already have the EX-1000 congrats. I think best is just enjoy the ex-1000 and wait till you find a good deal on the VI. You are not missing out of anything with the EX-1000, it is simply matter of a different sound signature and for me it is a welcoming change to the current collection that I have with me. I found out that the key is variety, it is ofcourse very important to know the sound signature you like and purchase one IEM that does that signature to your liking, something that you always go back to but than it can get boring after a while and that is why I bought the VI as it is not the signature I normally go for.

It is really hard to put a price tag on sound and certainly 694 USD is the highest I have ever seen the VI go for as they normally go around for 500 USD if one is willing to search for it.

Final like is spend a good few months with ex-1000 and if you got bored or for some reason its signature is not what you want than look into the VI, the mistake I used to make and still do is buy new gear before I could get a chance to fully understand the one I bought weeks earlier.

Hope that helps and hope your wallet gets a nice break, dont rush into any purchases, wait till Christmas sales if you really have to buy the VI.
post #67 of 114

Thx for the advice..actually my mdr ex 1000 are 'broken' by my own stupid mistake.i did burn in with white noise that the sound can be heard at 2 meter away..imagine how loud it is..then after some 30 min when i listen the earphone again the sound goes WTF!!..it sounded dull,dynamic are gone,no more 3D imaging just plain 2D and really not enjoyable as before.Initially i want to do the burn in because i was annoyed by the ear piercing sibilance and a slight L and R imbalance.after the 'burn in' procedure the sibilance are reduced,the L and R imbalance gone  but the overall sound becomes mudded.i was so depressed for several days after i hear the sound becomes like that as its an expensive IEM and i just 'destroyed' it no more than 2 weeks after i bought it.i think the driver inside the phone are mulfunction.right now i dont dare to make burn in using white noise or something like that..i just let the burn in happened naturally  when listening to my phone.

post #68 of 114
Best way I burn in any gear is simply use it, not a fan of those white,pink noises anymore myself.
post #69 of 114

I tend to use Nellyville when I want to break something in quickly. Lots of energy but also conversation breaks to allow a rest and the coils to cool back down. Still give things an hour rest every 8 hours or so. Using something undynamic and sustained like pink noise or sweeps is a recipe for disaster. 

post #70 of 114
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thx..nice review..do you think upgrading to FAD VI is worth it since here it cost 694USD and the mdr ex 1000 i bought cost me 473USD..

Musica Acoustics sells them for $548 complete, and the website makes the purchase process pretty easy.

post #71 of 114
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I tend to use Nellyville when I want to break something in quickly. Lots of energy but also conversation breaks to allow a rest and the coils to cool back down. Still give things an hour rest every 8 hours or so. Using something undynamic and sustained like pink noise or sweeps is a recipe for disaster. 
+1
post #72 of 114
To audionewbi-

I was looking for the FAD VI review on the internet and stumbled on this site

http://www.inearspace.co.uk/inearspace/Final_Audio_Design_Heaven_VI_Review.html

there was this phrase that talks about instrument separation between FAD VI and other IEM including the mdr ex 1000.

"Instrument separation is nice but I do not feel that it is done with the best sense of air and black space between instruments when comparing to other top IEMs. I mean it is good but I do not think the speed is quite up to the EX1000, Heir 4.Ai, R^2 and 1plus2."

it makes me wonder how big is the different?can you put them to the test side by side to comfirm this because I love the instrument separation and the sense of space on the mdr ex 1000,and I do hope that the instrument separation and spacing are still enganging on the FAD VI.
Thx..
Edited by hertzamplifier - 11/5/13 at 8:16am
post #73 of 114
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To audionewbi-

I was looking for the FAD VI review on the internet and stumbled on this site

http://www.inearspace.co.uk/inearspace/Final_Audio_Design_Heaven_VI_Review.html

there was this phrase that talks about instrument separation between FAD VI and other IEM including the mdr ex 1000.

"Instrument separation is nice but I do not feel that it is done with the best sense of air and black space between instruments when comparing to other top IEMs. I mean it is good but I do not think the speed is quite up to the EX1000, Heir 4.Ai, R^2 and 1plus2."

it makes me wonder how big is the different?can you put them to the test side by side to comfirm this because I love the instrument separation and the sense of space on the mdr ex 1000,and I do hope that the instrument separation and spacing are still enganging on the FAD VI.
Thx..

No IEM (perhaps except for JH Audio Roxanne) will be perfect in all areas. Don't worry, instrument separation and spacing is perfectly OK on Heaven VI, it is not a weak area at all.

There may be IEMs that are even better, that's all.

post #74 of 114
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No IEM (perhaps except for JH Audio Roxanne) will be perfect in all areas. Don't worry, instrument separation and spacing is perfectly OK on Heaven VI, it is not a weak area at all.
There may be IEMs that are even better, that's all.
thx!!.that's makes me feel great again about FAD VI..btw do own any pair of these iem?
post #75 of 114
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thx!!.that's makes me feel great again about FAD VI..btw do own any pair of these iem?

I own Heaven IV, VI and soon II. See my profile for a full list.

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