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Originally Posted by hockey_magnet View Post
 

I believe it's the 200 series, that's what I use and all the Sony's on Comply's site XBA 4 etc are 200's

 

The Comply TSX-200 are the one I.m  talking about. The are very comfortable with the XBA-H3 as the standard Complys hurt my ears.

post #2297 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

PS all this talk about modding them with tape...

No offense guys but rather than adjusting the bass output with tape and pinholes, use the eq setting, it's less work and more effective. It looks nicer too.

 

You may not hear the difference, but changing the signal's amplitude and changing the driver's damping don't necessarily yield the same results.

post #2298 of 3253
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post
 

 

The Comply TSX-200 are the one I.m  talking about. The are very comfortable with the XBA-H3 as the standard Complys hurt my ears.

Agree that's what I use as well but you had recommended the 400tx

post #2299 of 3253
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Originally Posted by satish89 View Post

sorry for the crappy pics, too lazy to get my dslr out, but that's what my tape mod looks like atm.
Thanks for the shots biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by hockey_magnet View Post

I believe it's the 200 series, that's what I use and all the Sony's on Comply's site XBA 4 etc are 200's
Yeap.. Using the TX-200 if I recall correctly. Awesome isolation
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

Like them for what they are, which is a powerhouse sound with sub bass qualities and great separation. Don't hate them because they don't sound like reference monitors.

Enjoy them!

PS all this talk about modding them with tape...

No offense guys but rather than adjusting the bass output with tape and pinholes, use the eq setting, it's less work and more effective. It looks nicer too.

It's more fun to do physical mod IMO
post #2300 of 3253
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Originally Posted by hockey_magnet View Post

Agree that's what I use as well but you had recommended the 400tx

Sorry mate, confused the 200 and the 400.
post #2301 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post


Any prequel impressions (even if via PM)? - I'm quite close to hitting the button on the H3 as a cheaper portable / on the go setup, but - would like to know specifically how the treble holds out on the H3 vs the IE800 (I love the IE800 treble, so clear and extended compared to any other IEM I've heard!)

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

The H3 treble is fully the equal of the IE800, but it is a better in ear in the main. The IE800 that is. The differential isn't big enough for me to warrant purchase, but it is there.

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Originally Posted by Jackson 6 View Post

The H3 treble is fully the equal of the IE800, but it is a better in ear in the main. The IE800 that is. The differential isn't big enough for me to warrant purchase, but it is there.
Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

Fingers crossed the H3 will be here in the next couple of hours, to find out for myself... looking forward to it smily_headphones1.gif

Quick general question - done a google image search, and looked on SonyStyle, and cannot find the answer - the UK version of the H3 have been 'tuned' by a Manchester based band called Hurt - is that the same for all (worldwide) H3, or - are the UK version tuned for UK 'ears'?

Thanks.
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@Duncan It's for all, Sony get the feedback from this band to finalise the tuning of the signature.

 

Edit : If this is not just marketing ...


Edited by Migou67 - 6/29/14 at 12:38am
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Okay...

For zero hour impressions (five minutes use), I can instantly say that these are the best (to these ears) TOTL IEMs that Sony has made for a while (if forever), compared at the very least to the EX1000 and XBA4...

Compared to the IE800, yes - can definitely hear that these have richer mids, A/B'ing between the two, the IE800s sound thin now (which confirms a discussion that myself and Joey were having via PM)...

I don't hear the bass being heavy, and definitely not as controlled as the IE800s - although burn-in will hopefully aid that (and if not, then seemingly the tape mod will)...

Overall, for the money, compared to the IE800s, these are a steal - quite literally...

Will enjoy getting accustomed to these...
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enjoy! I have found they get better and better after a week of use especially it's smoothness. Certainly compares well to the IE800.

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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Okay...

For zero hour impressions (five minutes use), I can instantly say that these are the best (to these ears) TOTL IEMs that Sony has made for a while (if forever), compared at the very least to the EX1000 and XBA4...

 

Allow me to reassure you that "forever" is right! Sony's still on a bit of a learning curve with TOTL IEMs, I think of them as 1980s Toyota ramping up the Lexus line, so for me it's natural that the H3 tops its predecessors. Very sweet mids for sure, even made Will Young sound good. Congrats on the purchase! :etysmile:

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Originally Posted by heatofamatch View Post

Very sweet mids for sure, even made Will Young sound good. Congrats on the purchase! etysmile.gif
Ellie Goulding's close miked version of 'Your Song' sounds very nice...

Not fully convinced on the overall tone / resolution yet, but only about 4hrs on the clock, so cannot be too judgemental lol.
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To be honest, both the XBA-4/40 and EX1000 left me wondering "is that all there is?"... But the H3 sounds properly high-end to my ears and I just like it a lot more.

 

It's also great to hear the H3 is comparable to the IE800 in at least some ways. If I didn't need so much isolation from the world I could see myself getting a pair, the prices available to me is getting cheaper all the time. We'll see...

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H3 vs Shure 846 bass

 

Still going back and forth with these. There is no doubt that H3's have deeper and heavier sub bass than the 846's (blue filter). You can really feel the H3 bass more then the 846 I'm going to try the black filter to see what this does to the Shure sound. I'm not a bass head but the H3's based is so big and smooth, even compared to the 846. As before the 846 bass seems faster and sharper, harder, just not as deep. 

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i know both iems (846, h3,) does not NEED amping, but both get a lot of benefits, like better control at all frecs

By what your are feeding your iems?

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