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post #61 of 126
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Thank you sir, super helpful! I will give the M200 a shot and hope I can get a good fit.

 

 

No problem. The M200 is simply amazing with a great  fit. The AX-60 still has a sound that outshines its little more than $300 price (which you can find it for $330 if you look hard enough). Both shoot above their price points, but the M200 is the greater value sound-wise (again, if you can get a great fit).

post #62 of 126
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No problem. The M200 is simply amazing with a great  fit. The AX-60 still has a sound that outshines its little more than $300 price (which you can find it for $330 if you look hard enough). Both shoot above their price points, but the M200 is the greater value sound-wise (again, if you can get a great fit).

Can you advise on a good silicone tip to use with the AX-60? Im finding the ones that come with it sound fine, but there not that comfortable for me.

 

Also got me interested in the KEF's. Do you think the weird rubber ear hook is necessary to hold them in place, or could they be modded to do away with them?

post #63 of 126
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

Can you advise on a good silicone tip to use with the AX-60? Im finding the ones that come with it sound fine, but there not that comfortable for me.

Also got me interested in the KEF's. Do you think the weird rubber ear hook is necessary to hold them in place, or could they be modded to do away with them?


I use UE900 silicon tips. Wide for a good seal and suits me the best. Very comfortable.


The KEF HOOKS ARE NOT DETACHABLE. It's part of the body of the earphone. No way you keep that thick wide body earphone in your ear without those hooks. I think the hooks are a marvel for the earphone as it's very adjustable.
post #64 of 126
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post


I use UE900 silicon tips. Wide for a good seal and suits me the best. Very comfortable.


The KEF HOOKS ARE NOT DETACHABLE. It's part of the body of the earphone. No way you keep that thick wide body earphone in your ear without those hooks. I think the hooks are a marvel for the earphone as it's very adjustable.

I ordered some replacement TF10 tips with the intention of using them on the AX-60. Are the stems on the UE900 the same diameter do you know?

 

I didn't think they KEF hooks were detachable. I had something a bit more permanent and drastic in mind. But, I have not seen them in person, so it would probably have become evident in the flesh.

post #65 of 126

As it turns out, the other filters were in-fact, the same. I received two pairs of filters that were identical. 

 

I tried the REAL second pair of filters today, and was very impressed. It neatly dulled down the sibilance for me. It's quite neat being able to swap filters depending on the mood you're in - almost like having two EQ settings for them. 

post #66 of 126

Would love to see how these compare to the RE600!

post #67 of 126
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Originally Posted by iso300and8 View Post  Would love to see how these compare to the RE600!


Not sure what you hope to understand from a comparison --- the two are about as different as they come... the general gist is that the RE-600 is more mid-centric and laid-back, while the AX60 is U-shaped and more energetic. The two really are very different, though, with the only real similarity being price.

post #68 of 126

Guys, can you please let me know which one is better Dunu Dn-1000 or Astrotec AX60? I've still have some time to pick, it is going to be 100 $ difference for me. The source is planned to be iBasso dx50. I mostly listen to some energetic music like ost's from movies and games/ music from trailers which mean I like chorus + electro + instrumental music. So the main goal is to make the epic songs sound epic. Also I sometime enjoy only vocal/chorus music and the least is classical. All the other time it is just random songs from different genres. Can you please let me know which one of this 2 is going to be better for this type of music? I've had Earsonics SM3, Triple fi 10, Klipsch x10 and though I like Triple fi 10 more than others, the soundstage on Earsonics was awesome and klipsch had great fit. However, I do not looking at those earphones because they lack thickness which I assume I'd like to had which lead me to hybrids area. I am looking forward to your suggestions and you are my only hope towards the right decision :) Also I must notice that I do not really like sibilance - it makes my ears hurt :)

post #69 of 126
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Originally Posted by LMka View Post
 

Guys, can you please let me know which one is better Dunu Dn-1000 or Astrotec AX60? I've still have some time to pick, it is going to be 100 $ difference for me. The source is planned to be iBasso dx50. I mostly listen to some energetic music like ost's from movies and games/ music from trailers which mean I like chorus + electro + instrumental music. So the main goal is to make the epic songs sound epic. Also I sometime enjoy only vocal/chorus music and the least is classical. All the other time it is just random songs from different genres. Can you please let me know which one of this 2 is going to be better for this type of music? I've had Earsonics SM3, Triple fi 10, Klipsch x10 and though I like Triple fi 10 more than others, the soundstage on Earsonics was awesome and klipsch had great fit. However, I do not looking at those earphones because they lack thickness which I assume I'd like to had which lead me to hybrids area. I am looking forward to your suggestions and you are my only hope towards the right decision :) Also I must notice that I do not really like sibilance - it makes my ears hurt :)

 

@H20Fidelity might be able to help with make that decision! 

post #70 of 126
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Originally Posted by LMka View Post
 

Guys, can you please let me know which one is better Dunu Dn-1000 or Astrotec AX60? I've still have some time to pick, it is going to be 100 $ difference for me. The source is planned to be iBasso dx50. I mostly listen to some energetic music like ost's from movies and games/ music from trailers which mean I like chorus + electro + instrumental music. So the main goal is to make the epic songs sound epic. Also I sometime enjoy only vocal/chorus music and the least is classical. All the other time it is just random songs from different genres. Can you please let me know which one of this 2 is going to be better for this type of music? I've had Earsonics SM3, Triple fi 10, Klipsch x10 and though I like Triple fi 10 more than others, the soundstage on Earsonics was awesome and klipsch had great fit. However, I do not looking at those earphones because they lack thickness which I assume I'd like to had which lead me to hybrids area. I am looking forward to your suggestions and you are my only hope towards the right decision :) Also I must notice that I do not really like sibilance - it makes my ears hurt :)

 


I'm sure we can accomplish the main goal!

What do you mean by thickness? Do you mean bass or mid range (note weight)? I don't remember SM3 being to thin sounding like you mentioned. Between them AX60 has a thicker note weight but it's also warmer overall, so to some won't be as clear sounding. While the Dunu has little less weight to the mid range but shows more transparency. Personally I was going to buy AX60, until.....I heard the Dunu, I figured because of my preferences the extra $100 wasn't worth it to me. They both sound nice and will be upgrades from what you've heard but arguably against the SM3. They both show sibilance in vocals, but they're not terrible in that regard.  If I was going to say buy one, I'd say get the DN-1000, and buy something nice with the extra $100. ;)

post #71 of 126

How did you find the differences with fit/comfort?

post #72 of 126
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

How did you find the differences with fit/comfort?


AX60 was a bit iffy in fit and comfort, none of the provided tips fitted me, I used 'Heir tips' and they would try to come out often, mind you I never took them on the go, even laying down they came out. The Dunu are more comfortable and easier to fit. I particularly like the Dunu tips provided with a reinforcement design inside, they just plop on like wearing a set of Turbines with a little lift on the ear while inserting.  Excellent thinking on Dunu's behalf and a first I've seen.

Let me show you.

 




Upstairs for thinking, downstairs for dancing.  :wink_face:

post #73 of 126

I see, thank you for your advice :) So you guess that Dunu Dn-1000 would be a better decision pricewise? By the way do you think it is going to sound good with iBasso dx50? I also had the possibility to grab the Westone 3 for 180 dollars, are Westones worser that Dunu or Astrotec? Also you guess that Easronics SM3 would sound overall better than both of these? If I remember correctly they were not really energetic but more calm.

post #74 of 126
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Originally Posted by LMka View Post
 

I see, thank you for your advice :) So you guess that Dunu Dn-1000 would be a better decision pricewise? By the way do you think it is going to sound good with iBasso dx50? I also had the possibility to grab the Westone 3 for 180 dollars, are Westones worser that Dunu or Astrotec? Also you guess that Easronics SM3 would sound overall better than both of these? If I remember correctly they were not really energetic but more calm.


From a price to performance ratio yes, I find the Dunu better value, you're not going to missing terribly much and the extra $100 to me wasn't worth it.
I sold my DX50 so never tried with Dunu, but if you contact Lin he owns that pairing.
SM3 would be arguably equal, but again it sounds much thicker creamer compared in the mid range. The Dunu is more exciting. 

Lins profile: http://www.head-fi.org/u/353936/lin0003

I already know he's going to tell you the same thing regarding AX60 vs DN-1000 because we have spoken about the two. 

I have no problems in recommending the Dunu over AX60 because I think DN-1000 is absolute gem of a hybrid. A sure sign technology in audio is moving forward IMO. 


 

post #75 of 126

Okay, thanks. I'll follow your suggestion then and stick with Dunu. Now the 20-30 day waiting begins :)

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