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post #1651 of 1662
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I stand corrected sir.:confused_face_2:


I'm curious mullos. Do you use any of the spacers with yours? I haven't really given them a chance and was wondering what others thought about them?

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I'm curious mullos. Do you use any of the spacers with yours? I haven't really given them a chance and was wondering what others thought about them?

I use the silver spacers with Monster Foam Tips and I'm getting what I consider to be awesome sound with this configuration. Really nice impactful smooth bass. I should probably try no spacers at all as according to the 1st page as you graciously pointed out and I should have read that may give me more bass. I need to spend some more time trying out different configurations but I'm a lazy SOB!!


Edited by mullos - 10/19/14 at 7:00pm
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I'm curious mullos. Do you use any of the spacers with yours? I haven't really given them a chance and was wondering what others thought about them?

 

Here's my take - a tad controversial - but based on my own experience and an open mind.

 

Whilst the idea is good and may affect overall insertion depth, I found that they didn't really alter the sound as much as everyone claimed (you know the usual 'X tips for bass', night and day, blah, blah, blah). What I did notice was that the difference between spacer widths is literally mm.  And I don't know about you guys - but I doubt I ever get (consistently)the same depth using the spacers.  Sometimes depending on day, temp, angle etc - they'll go deeper than others.

 

So in the end I just removed the spacers altogether. Didn't notice any real difference overall, and saves me losing the little suckers.

 

Of course YMMV.

post #1654 of 1662
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Here's my take - a tad controversial - but based on my own experience and an open mind.

 

Whilst the idea is good and may affect overall insertion depth, I found that they didn't really alter the sound as much as everyone claimed (you know the usual 'X tips for bass', night and day, blah, blah, blah). What I did notice was that the difference between spacer widths is literally mm.  And I don't know about you guys - but I doubt I ever get (consistently)the same depth using the spacers.  Sometimes depending on day, temp, angle etc - they'll go deeper than others.

 

So in the end I just removed the spacers altogether. Didn't notice any real difference overall, and saves me losing the little suckers.

 

Of course YMMV.

Yeah, that makes sense to me. Going to remove the silver spacers when I get home. Not controversial at all. Had you called them a gimmick :basshead:, that might have been. 

 

Curious as to what tips you are using Brooko. The ones supplied?? If so your thoughts and what you think are the best. I did not like any of them and went 3rd party. Just read your review on the Fidue A81 and wish I had not!! May have to sell the Pro Coppers and give them a try.

 

Listened to some Roger Waters and SRV DSF files via X5/E12 last night. Man these DN1K's are good. I'm finding a little amplification really opens them up.


Edited by mullos - 10/19/14 at 8:23pm
post #1655 of 1662

Eventually ended up with Comply T400s.  A lot of the other foam type tips would come off in my ears.

 

The one think I'd like to see Dunu do is put a lip on the end of the nozzle.  They could then adopt a screw type mechanism to adjust the length (if they wanted to), and just get rid of the spacers).  By screw type - I'm thinking threaded nozzle = screw out for more length, screw in for less. Makes sense when you think about it.

 

Either that or use a replaceable filter system (ie nozzles are removable/exchangeable)

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What is the difference between the T400 and the T500?
post #1657 of 1662

Width of the nozzle hole I think.  According to Comply - the T500 is the ideal fit for that nozzle - so they should be even better.

post #1658 of 1662
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Here's my take - a tad controversial - but based on my own experience and an open mind.

 

Whilst the idea is good and may affect overall insertion depth, I found that they didn't really alter the sound as much as everyone claimed (you know the usual 'X tips for bass', night and day, blah, blah, blah). What I did notice was that the difference between spacer widths is literally mm.  And I don't know about you guys - but I doubt I ever get (consistently)the same depth using the spacers.  Sometimes depending on day, temp, angle etc - they'll go deeper than others.

 

So in the end I just removed the spacers altogether. Didn't notice any real difference overall, and saves me losing the little suckers.

 

Of course YMMV.


Good thoughts guys. I appreciate it.  I just enjoyed them so much out of the box I figured why mess with the spacers.  I may give them a chance at some point. I've got small ears and so fit is often a struggle with many IEMs.

post #1659 of 1662
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Here's my take - a tad controversial - but based on my own experience and an open mind.

 

Whilst the idea is good and may affect overall insertion depth, I found that they didn't really alter the sound as much as everyone claimed (you know the usual 'X tips for bass', night and day, blah, blah, blah). What I did notice was that the difference between spacer widths is literally mm.  And I don't know about you guys - but I doubt I ever get (consistently)the same depth using the spacers.  Sometimes depending on day, temp, angle etc - they'll go deeper than others.

 

So in the end I just removed the spacers altogether. Didn't notice any real difference overall, and saves me losing the little suckers.

 

Of course YMMV.


I had the same impressions!
Actually, more often than not, my tips would be totally on top of the rings, negating the purpose of the rings. So, I too do not use them!

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The cable for my DN1000 is stiffening near the housing. I asked DUNU about a solution. They said that they could swap in a PVC material cable instead of the original TPE cable. However, there may be a little stethoscope effect which would happen on all PVC cables, but it won't be getting stiff.

 

What do you guys think? Would you do the cable swap? I don't think it's time for warranty service yet, but it's something that I should think about just in case.

 

edit: I got another reply. I was told that they tested many kinds of cable material, and they found that TPE gives the best sound performance. The only problem is that it stiffens more easily than PVC. PVC feels softer, but has more noise transmission.

 

I was also told that they sold around 8000 pairs, but only 1% were found to have stiff cables.

 

For warranty service, I would only have to send the earphones in. No need to send the packaging, eartips, or accessories.


Edited by earplug - Today at 12:11 am
post #1661 of 1662
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The cable for my DN1000 is stiffening near the housing. I asked DUNU about a solution. They said that they could swap in a PVC material cable instead of the original TPE cable. However, there may be a little stethoscope effect which would happen on all PVC cables, but it won't be getting stiff.

 

What do you guys think? Would you do the cable swap? I don't think it's time for warranty service yet, but it's something that I should think about just in case.

Good question. I guess it depends on how long you would be without them and how bad the cable microphonics would be after replacement. If it were me and the stiffening was becoming an issue I would return them. For the price of these it's disappointing to see this cable issue. How long had you owned them for??

 

I have owned mine for a few weeks and no stiffening as yet although I do hang them as opposed to storing in the supplied case.


Edited by mullos - Yesterday at 9:26 pm
post #1662 of 1662
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Good question. I guess it depends on how long you would be without them and how bad the cable microphonics would be after replacement. If it were me and the stiffening was becoming an issue I would return them. For the price of these it's disappointing to see this cable issue. How long had you owned them for??

 

I have owned mine for a few weeks and no stiffening as yet although I do hang them as opposed to storing in the supplied case.

 

I've had mine since March, so the return window closed on me long ago.

 

I made sure that the cables were kept clean and free of dirt and oils. I never used them when I was sweating or anything like that, and they still stiffened. I store mine in a 6-inch wide container, so they're not wrapped tightly.

 

Also, I updated my last post with more info.

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