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post #196 of 1601
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

 

Hello d marc0,

 

DN-1000 has a wider soundstage, a bit more mids focused, but sometimes instruments sound a little congested in the mids. The Dunu has a nice thickness to its sound.

 

AX-60, believe it or not, has thicker sound. The sound soundstage isn't as wide as the Dunu, but there is more space between instrument and better imaging. Bass is more, thicker and cleaner (even with the neutral filters). Vocals have more air around them. Again, the mistake I made initially was trying to wear the AX-60 the way I wear the DN-1K. The Dunu required a deeper insert to shine its best. The Astrotec requires more of a shallow insert. I also think the AX-60's signature is a bit more refined than the DN-1K. Both, however, are very good sounding IEMs, I don't feel like I want to get rid of one for the other at this point. The signatures are different enough. I did feel, however, that I didn't need the H-200 once I bought the Dunu.

 

Thanks ericp! Personally, I feel the H200 and DN-1000 compliment each other really well. I'm definitely keeping both: H200 for heavy metal and other fast tempo genre; then the DN-1000 for EDMs, pop, and slow music such as RNB and slow rock.

 

I can't wait to get my hands on the AX60 for review especially now that I have read the impressions by you and the others who've tried them. What makes my wallet nervous is if I'd end up wanting them so bad...

post #197 of 1601
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

cannot believe you prefer Dunu to H200? wow :eek:

 

 

Yes I do. H-200 is a good earphone, but that harshness in the highs I couldn't adjust too. It irritated my ears. And wasn't inclined to mod it just to make it go away. And while I'm not a diehard basshead, I'm probably more of one than not. The H-200's bass was good, but I needed a little bit more. 

post #198 of 1601

Forgot to add, the AX-60 is much lighter than the DN-1K. Now, the bass filter (two sets of screw-on filters) are a bit too much and I don't care for the sound signature with those on.

post #199 of 1601
+1 in agreement with Kova, actually some Chinese and HK sellers behave much better than reputable big European brands.
post #200 of 1601
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

 

Yes I do. H-200 is a good earphone, but that harshness in the highs I couldn't adjust too. It irritated my ears. And wasn't inclined to mod it just to make it go away. And while I'm not a diehard basshead, I'm probably more of one than not. The H-200's bass was good, but I needed a little bit more. 

 

Totally agree with ericp10 here, I had a week session with H-200 when it was first released, and no mistake here it is a damn fine IEM, but that spikes absolutely irritated me to the moon and back, so much so that sometimes I feel a little bit sick after listening with a loud volume.

post #201 of 1601
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post
 

 

Totally agree with ericp10 here, I had a week session with H-200 when it was first released, and no mistake here it is a damn fine IEM, but that spikes absolutely irritated me to the moon and back, so much so that sometimes I feel a little bit sick after listening with a loud volume.

 

 

X2

post #202 of 1601

 Since the DN-2000 would be the true apples to apples comparison with the AX-60, I think they should send Eric a DN-2K!

 

...and send me one as well for suggesting it :)

post #203 of 1601
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

 Since the DN-2000 would be the true apples to apples comparison with the AX-60, I think they should send Eric a DN-2K!

 

...and send me one as well for suggesting it :)

 

 

lol... I concur. I like your thinking jant71 ... lol ... :beerchug:

post #204 of 1601
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

 Since the DN-2000 would be the true apples to apples comparison with the AX-60, I think they should send Eric a DN-2K!

 

...and send me one as well for suggesting it :)

+1 for eric

+2 for you

+3 for ME! :veryevil:

post #205 of 1601

After having a demo DN-1000 for a few days,now I gave them one last vital listen this morning before placing an order. They're just something I need in my life and at the price with a little momentum should become rather popular,  And if they don't become popular then us lucky owners in the know have one big secret of goodness here in this thread.

post #206 of 1601
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post
 

 

Totally agree with ericp10 here, I had a week session with H-200 when it was first released, and no mistake here it is a damn fine IEM, but that spikes absolutely irritated me to the moon and back, so much so that sometimes I feel a little bit sick after listening with a loud volume.

 

I'm lucky... my H200's are devoid of the dreaded spike! :D

post #207 of 1601
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

After having a demo DN-1000 for a few days,now I gave them one last vital listen this morning before placing an order. They're just something I need in my life and at the price with a little momentum should become rather popular,  And if they don't become popular then us lucky owners in the know have one big secret of goodness here in this thread.

 

Until you hear the AX-60. ...lol ... But the DN-1K stands on its own for the price. It's worth having both actually. They don't sound alike at all. Actually, the H-200, DN-1K, and AX-60 each has a distinct individual signature.

post #208 of 1601
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Until you hear the AX-60. ...lol ... But the DN-1K stands on its own for the price. It's worth having both actually. They don't sound alike at all. Actually, the H-200, DN-1K, and AX-60 each has a distinct individual signature.

I reckon you need to update your SQ preference on your signature, and also add a Best Hybrid IEM category to that too now that you have many hybrids in your collection :D

post #209 of 1601
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Until you hear the AX-60. ...lol ... But the DN-1K stands on its own for the price. It's worth having both actually. They don't sound alike at all. Actually, the H-200, DN-1K, and AX-60 each has a distinct individual signature.


I just finished my tour leg with Astrotec AX60 after one week with it in Australia, I was going to purchase a set however leaned for DN-1000 as I prefer the slightly crisper airy tonality (and it's slightly cheaper price). I agree though AX60 is a great sounding hybrid, especially how cohesive it is in the mid range, it's rather classy high 'endish' timbre. There were samples on pop tracks I was hearing through the layers on AX60  other IEM's even up in the $500 range leave partically hidden such as some of Rhapsodio's offerings.But really nothing can touch the original 1Plus2 I have here with me atm, it just leaves everything else behind. Didn't stop me purchasing DN-1000 though, as I get over dosed by 1Plus2 and RDB Mini overly rich detail. Sometimes I just want to chill out. 

If you look here I've heard all three. ;)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687252/australian-tour-impressions-astrotec-ax60-hybrid-3-way-universal-iem-2-x-ba-dynamic-driver/45#post_9954535


They're all good hybrids but I feel H-200 is quite weak some areas compared, namely soundstage which is important to me. 

post #210 of 1601
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


I just finished my tour leg with Astrotec AX60 after one week with it in Australia, I was going to purchase a set however leaned for DN-1000 as I prefer the slightly crisper airy tonality (and it's slightly cheaper price). I agree though AX60 is a great sounding hybrid, especially how cohesive it is in the mid range, it's rather classy high 'endish' timbre. There were samples on pop tracks I was hearing through the layers on AX60  other IEM's even up in the $500 range leave partically hidden such as some of Rhapsodio's offerings.But really nothing can touch the original 1Plus2 I have here with me atm, it just leaves everything else behind. Didn't stop me purchasing DN-1000 though, as I get over dosed by 1Plus2 and RDB Mini overly rich detail. Sometimes I just want to chill out. 

If you look here I've heard all three. ;)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687252/australian-tour-impressions-astrotec-ax60-hybrid-3-way-universal-iem-2-x-ba-dynamic-driver/45#post_9954535


They're all good hybrids but I feel H-200 is quite weak some areas compared, namely soundstage which is important to me. 

 

 

At that price of over $1,000, I would certainly hope that the 1Plus2 leaves the other three hybrids in the dust. That's really reassuring. lol
 

Well, I can't knock the Dunu. I enjoy it's sound signature, but I do think the AX-60 is a significant jump up, even if the Astrotec cost $100 or  a little more than the Dunu. 

Now, what I'm wondering (and maybe I missed it) is how does the H-200 stack up to the Dunu and AX-60 with that $100 pure silver cable (or the silver coated copper cable)?

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