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post #16 of 121
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I have listened to nearly the full range of the demo Canal Works and if it wasn't the salesperson who said to me "you will need an ear impression for your right ear and one for your left ear" to the question poised by me, which was, "if I order a few pairs, would one set of ear impressions do?"

I would have bought a few pairs.....................blink.gif  
You should have told him you have a very rare case of identical ears. Your ears are strictly the same.
post #17 of 121

Tom

 

You are too kind and understanding, basically................BTW when are you back in Taiwan?

 

 

Michael

 

If only:normal_smile :

post #18 of 121
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

I don't know if only JM-Plus is the only one taking overseas impressions; my guess is that Null will probably accept them too, but I assume they won't be able to take orders for a while, as I know JM-Plus was under gag-and-ball for a while by CW until they were allowed to officially take orders. Mingo will probably accept international orders as well if you ask nicely? (Hopefully, dealing with a more informed individual than the one Gavin encountered, however...) As for Null, 2000 SGD is quite a bit. Then again, Mingo's margins are pretty high too. JM-Plus may possibly be the most affordable, but I don't actually know their official price for international customers; I do know, locally, they're pricing the QD around 42000 NTD, which is approx. $1400 USD? They have a Facebook page where they list their prices out...
After calculating it's almost the same amount , just a 50 SGD difference though . The 2000 SGD includes shipping and taking of impressions(in their shop, though they're not certified audiologist and you can also provide your own impressions if you don't feel safe with them)

Does Canal Works accept international orders ? redface.gif
Edited by hilosxdd - 9/10/13 at 9:37am
post #19 of 121
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post  BTW when are you back in Taiwan?

 

Got back this past week... I've been tired/busy/etc. today was the first day I went to try out new stuff.

 

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Originally Posted by hilosxdd View Post  After calculating it's almost the same amount , just a 50 SGD difference though . The 2000 SGD includes shipping and taking of impressions(in their shop, though they're not certified audiologist and you can also provide your own impressions if you don't feel safe with them)

 

Well, if you're in SG, then going with them is the right choice, as anyone in HK should probably go with Mingo (even with their personnel). I'm just talking about other people who don't have a local point of sale...

post #20 of 121

I am hoping to buy when I travel to Tokyo in October, the CW-L51a & CW-L05QD..............:normal_smile :


Edited by spkrs01 - 9/10/13 at 10:08am
post #21 of 121
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Well, if you're in SG, then going with them is the right choice, as anyone in HK should probably go with Mingo (even with their personnel). I'm just talking about other people who don't have a local point of sale...
Have you ever thought of getting it ? These look really great, especially a Japanese ciem maker at such a price which is not very often found for their flagship very_evil_smiley.gif

YMMV smily_headphones1.gif
post #22 of 121
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Originally Posted by hilosxdd View Post

Does Canal Works accept international orders ? redface.gif

Unfortunately the fact they don't is primarily why we have to deal with the distributors.

 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

I am hoping to buy when I travel to Tokyo in October, the CW-L51a & CW-L05QD..............:normal_smile :

Okay. That's just not fair. 

 

You have the 333 and the C435. Now these? Why must you hog all that is good and interesting? :mad:

I think you might need to relinquish some of your possessions for...charitable purposes.:veryevil:

post #23 of 121

I guess Canal Works can no longer be considered one of the Diary Thread's best kept secrets.*

Maybe we'll see a thread soon for K[redacted] or the W[redacted].

 

I'll most likely be getting an L05QD soon-ish, as it seems it's more or less what I originally expected the UERM to be, before I actually heard the UERM.**

 


 

* Apparently it was such a well kept secret, Lee who posts in the Diary Thread thought it was a new discovery.

** I still really like the UERM, so I'll probably end up getting both oh geez.


Edited by MuppetFace - 9/12/13 at 5:57pm
post #24 of 121
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

... what I originally expected the UERM to be, before I actually heard the UERM.**

** I still really like the UERM, so I'll probably end up getting both oh geez.

Answers my question. biggrin.gif

Though you are are a confusing one. tongue.gif
post #25 of 121

I have the UERM and also listened to the L51 and the L05QD. Not sure what ohm the resistor is on the L51, but the sound was too muffled for my likings (..well many things sound muffled after listening to the UERM). The L05QD sounds like a flagship from the demos alone! It has less bass than the UERM (hopefully the real thing has more bass, but from my memories, the UERM demo has much more bass than the real thing), but they have a surprisingly similar sound signature, which I would call both a "ER4 on steroids". However, UERM actually has more weight in each note, and L05QD is what I would call a more "electrostatic" sound. Both soundstage, imaging, and details are amazing.

post #26 of 121

So it seems the L05QD is the best of the bunch? Really they should have a different naming scheme, all those model codes just go over my head, not to mention they're hard to pronounce as well.  

 

Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

On a technical level, it essentially improves headroom on the 2354 driver by linking two groups of two 2354s in series and parallel, with what appears to be a voltage divider of some sort or some type of circuit that counteracts driver inductance.

  Actually that kind of wiring is to make use of the heavily inductive nature of the transducers. Generally speaking in the case of the 2 2354s in series, each 2354 'sees' the other 2354 as a low-pass filter, though I'm not sure why they chose the 2354s as woofers.

 

The voltage divider you're talking about might be some sort of dampening circuit for the other 2 2354s in parallel to dampen the highs (and to improve its sonic quality at the same time). 


Edited by tranhieu - 9/12/13 at 9:04pm
post #27 of 121
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
 

Maybe we'll see a thread soon for K[redacted]

I would have but thought against it. Nobody'd likely be interested. Abalone shells and MMCX connectors are just boring.

 

What's W[redacted]? :confused:

post #28 of 121

Curious about comparisons between canalworks earphones and hidition nt6 pro :popcorn:  nt6 pro is also supposed to have crazy clarity.

post #29 of 121
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post  Maybe we'll see a thread soon for K[redacted] or the W[redacted].

 

I call dibs on that!

 

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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post  I have the UERM and also listened to the L51 and the L05QD. Not sure what ohm the resistor is on the L51, but the sound was too muffled for my likings (..well many things sound muffled after listening to the UERM). The L05QD sounds like a flagship from the demos alone! It has less bass than the UERM (hopefully the real thing has more bass, but from my memories, the UERM demo has much more bass than the real thing), but they have a surprisingly similar sound signature, which I would call both a "ER4 on steroids". However, UERM actually has more weight in each note, and L05QD is what I would call a more "electrostatic" sound. Both soundstage, imaging, and details are amazing.

 

That's similar to how I heard it between the UERM and QD. I think some people would complain about a lack of bass depth on the QD, but not necessarily with the UERM, whereas the QD has the slight edge in imaging and the sheer "open" feel. I'd be absolutely torn between either one, though.

 

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Originally Posted by tranhieu View Post
 

Actually that kind of wiring is to make use of the heavily inductive nature of the transducers. Generally speaking in the case of the 2 2354s in series, each 2354 'sees' the other 2354 as a low-pass filter, though I'm not sure why they chose the 2354s as woofers.

 

The voltage divider you're talking about might be some sort of dampening circuit for the other 2 2354s in parallel to dampen the highs (and to improve its sonic quality at the same time). 

 

Ah, I see --- from what I've seen, however, series hookup in 2300 drivers is not that heavily inductive and both drivers end up with good bandwidth. Well, honestly, I don't really know what's going on in there; it's tough to examine that stuff closely when the wires overlap each other, but it does somewhat resemble what you mean. To me, it looks most like this, but might be another resistor in place of the capacitor:

 

 

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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post  Curious about comparisons between canalworks earphones and hidition nt6 pro :popcorn:  nt6 pro is also supposed to have crazy clarity.

 

Haven't heard Hidition stuff, but AFAIK the NT6 Pro is supposed to have a clear U-shaped response but with a clear midrange. The QD is not that way; it is more akin to an Ety-type response with a more open, expansive presentation and very slightly better bass depth.

post #30 of 121
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

Haven't heard Hidition stuff, but AFAIK the NT6 Pro is supposed to have a clear U-shaped response but with a clear midrange. The QD is not that way; it is more akin to an Ety-type response with a more open, expansive presentation and very slightly better bass depth.

 

Oh I meant the CW-L51a flagship

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