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post #1 of 11
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Hi, everyone.

 

I am Poh, Singaporean. Nice to meet everyone on head-fi. Actually, I have been reading lots of stuff from the site for a while.

Thought I should introduce myself.

 

A little bit of myself:

Current rig = Sandisk Sansa Clip+

DAC = Don't Use

IEM = Thinksound Ms01

 

Not really sure if I am saying it correctly but I like balanced sounds with a slight preference for clarity.

Well, since "fun" doesn't mean it is not clear, I guess I can also say "Clear/Detailed Fun". My current IEM lacks the fun part :P

 

Anyway, i must say the talks on cosmic ears is really tempting me! evil_smiley.gif

I do know that BA3 has a similar or "close to" sound signature when compared to TF10.

However, do anyone here knows what iem is similar to HY3?

 

And did anyone compared between Null/Rooth, UM and CE before?

 

Current Interested Targets:

UM Aero/Marvel

CE BA3 and HY3

Rooth LS3

 

Thanks. and a pleasure meeting everyone here.

post #2 of 11

Welcome to Head-fi!  I also lurked for many months  -- there is just so much

information to digest.

 

I can't be of much help since I'm not familiar with your target earphones.

However, another brand to consider is Etymotic.  They have a very

clear delivery.  They tend to be a bit lean in the bass, but these are often

my first choice.  FWIW.

 

I'm sure other more knowledgeable folks will chime in.  Enjoy your time here.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by flatmap View Post

Welcome to Head-fi!  I also lurked for many months  -- there is just so much

information to digest.

 

I can't be of much help since I'm not familiar with your target earphones.

However, another brand to consider is Etymotic.  They have a very

clear delivery.  They tend to be a bit lean in the bass, but these are often

my first choice.  FWIW.

 

I'm sure other more knowledgeable folks will chime in.  Enjoy your time here.

Thank you. I see. Actually, I have went ahead and tested the demo sets at Null Audio for Rooth LS3 and LS4 and Stereo for UM Mage and Aero.

 

I must say all sounded really Good! Though Rooth has a more bassy side while UM has a more clear side.

UM is currently slightly too clear for my preferences.

 

However, I encounter a problem when trying the LS4. It might have been my problem of wearing the IEM properly but I got this sound block at some portion of some of the songs. It's like I can still hear sound from right piece but there is a feeling that something is getting blocked. Wonder if anyone get what I am trying to say and is able to explain it to me. I am listening to the Universal set for your information.

 

Apologies that I can't explain it too well.


Edited by yxpoh - 7/28/13 at 7:31am
post #4 of 11

Ah, you're so lucky to be able to try these out at Null Audio.  You have some

seriously wonderful options. 

 

I'm not sure on the sound block problem you mention.  Of course,

since these are demonstration models, it's possible they have gotten a lot

of use and perhaps there is a short in the cable?  

 

If sound is blocked in both ears at the same time, I'm inclined to think it is the

cable.

 

Confident there are some Rooth and UM experts about.  If they don't see

this posting you might try again with those brand name in the title of a new

post.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ah.. Thanks.. I guess I will give it a try.

 

And regarding the sound block, it only happens on the right side.

There was a person from another forum who say it could be power lacking problem... as in my source provides weak power.

Is it possible?

 

Another user was trying the LS4 but he didn't seem to find it a problem..(of course, there is that possibility that he didn't notice it or didn't know it was a flaw but that is actually quite not possible...i think..) Seems to be using his iphone as a source.

 

I am using a Sansa Clip+, could that be the problem?

And do you think a hippo box+ can provide enough "juice" if that is the case?

post #6 of 11

If underpowered, it seems to me that both channels would be affected equally.

Also, if lack of power is the problem, I would expect low volume or perhaps

"lifeless" sound.  But not complete silence in one channel.  

 

And, to clarify, do you mean that the right side goes completely silent at times?

If so, really feels like this is a connectivity problem between the music player to driver.  Either

the cable is compromised or the connection to the driver or connection to player

is not solid.  Possible that the mini-plug was not all the way in to the player?  

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Its not silent. there is still sound but there is the hollow-like feel to the right side. Like a change of pressure of something. like the lift example i have been giving or breathing out while u close your mouth and pinch your nose.

 

It does happen at times.

 

Sorry, even though i am asking for help, i can't really explain it well.

post #8 of 11

Hello!
 

Brother, why not just head to Stereo and test out the IEM at your price range there? They got sibeh much choice and the customer service is one of the best! 

 

ok... I'm not good at those language lol... Anyway, I actually like the UE900 a lot! Or if you listen to a lot of instruments, I really like the XBA-4 with the foam eartips on it as well. Other brands like Westone, Shure have pretty good IEM I must say! I heard Stereo is having this promo; pre-order SE-840 and get free UE900 or the UE9000! Maybe just go for it? Either keep the Shure or put it online and sell it? Just my suggestion

 

Hope it helps!
Billson :)

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice but i am looking into the customs rather than the universals.

 

Currently, I am asking for help as I wish to be able to know what is going on when the same thing happens in the future.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by yxpoh View Post

Its not silent. there is still sound but there is the hollow-like feel to the right side. Like a change of pressure of something. like the lift example i have been giving or breathing out while u close your mouth and pinch your nose.

I am baffled.  Does this hollowness on the right side only occurs with the LS4s and not the LS3s? 

 

Maybe this is a result of how right side demonstrator fits in your ear?  And certainly a left ear can

have different shape, size, and angle of entry compared to the right ear.  That's the only thing that comes to mind.

 

I'm still not inclined to think it is your music player, since it is working fine with the other IEMs.

 

I guess what I'd do, if possible, is return to Null Audio for another try.  And if you have the same problem,

bring it to the attention of the sales person.  Otherwise I'm at a loss.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

I was planning the same thing.

 

Was just hoping to see what are the possibilities of the problem before I test it.

You know so you can do some trial and error when you are testing it to check the problems.

 

Anyway, Thanks again for your advices.

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