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post #346 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

haha mate, you know that's not wink.gif

after stock piled i am not hungry anymore, and with 1p2 i can afford carefully move on without any rush because i know how it must sound now biggrin.gif

seriously my journey with budget IEMs is over, i rather look at ASG2, FitEars, JHA and similar.

also having RWAK and DX50 amped by T1 i feel no rush too, so i wait for Calyx M to see if truly highend maker can knock out AK and iBasso.

you know my journey is well more into nirvanna and i already found great products letting me come closer to full way open rig or concert stage feel. so now carefully moving forward in small steps.

Dunu must be great IEMs but i am already past the stop at which i could consider them, way i am far ahead now, so no point spending smaller pennies when need save for bigger ideas.

and for fun i still have best budget combo c3+BH and H200 while EB50 remains the most neutral single BA i ever heard and remains with me for history wink.gif


You're far to experienced for me Gintaras.....

post #347 of 1791

H20, your comment saddens me because there was nothing meant about anyone's experience.

 

and more so my comment was lightly placed in friendly leg pulling... :o

 

actually all our experience is limited to gear we have and preferences we have. there is no magic and what is good for me might be not good for you.

 

so my comment was about my personal preferences or as i see them as regards portable gear journey. one small addition: i hate reselling gear and have not much time for trade ins and outs.

 

so for me personally i see no need to stockpile gear which admittedly will not beat what i already have. this has nothing to do with price or quality of Dunu or anything else. it just happens i bought something like 1p2 or RWAK which make cheaper offerings redundant as suggested both by their reputation and, to some extent, price tag.

 

that said i cannot see what experience i can offer besides what i have or hear :tongue: 

post #348 of 1791
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Originally Posted by canikickit1 View Post
 

Just got these and am very impressed. They sound very similar to the XBA-40s-

 

Here are the differences

 

The DN1000s

-Bass hits harder, more definition, and a tad longer decay

-No metallic highs (It was quite getting used to how high vocals should sound like)

-Very slightly less clarity

-Teeny bit wider soundstage, equal instrument seperation

-More immersive sound (best i can describe is a better refined ATHCKS1000)

-Equal imaging/3-Dness

-Sibilant(!) - Changing the tips do help however (Using red rings + DUNU Silicon)

 

 

 

Never thought I would find a successor to my 40s! I've tried the ATHCKS-1000, T-Peos H200, TDK-BA200, XBA-H1s and still the 40s won over all of them. As always, i'll see how they fare after the honeymoon period is over. My rig is a 128gb CF DIYMod iPod 5th gen with 1uf Film caps + Pure Silver LOD + JDS Labs C5.

 

I'm wondering what changes you guys heard after burn in as these impressions were 1-2 hours out of the box.

canikickit1 Sorry it took so long to reply, but I did find them to open up slightly in the treble after about 50hrs or so. They got just a bit brighter, and the sound stage got bigger. I too noticed a bit of sibilance, but on closer listening, I realized that they were only amplifying sibilance that was recorded on the track. I went back and listened to the same tracks on my RE272's and sure enough, it was there, only less pronounced. I find that a cut of 3dB at around 6.4khz evens them out, but if the track has sibilance, the DN1000 will not gloss over it. I only hear it on certain tracks and it isn't enough to change my opinion of these.

post #349 of 1791

Today I've been comparing extensively the IM70 and the three-driver hybrid, the DN-1000. This comparing was very interesting as the IM70 sounds a little bit fuller on some tracks than it does through the DN-1K. But after a good two hours of listening, one thing became very clear. The DN-1000 wins hands down in refinement, detail, clarity, layering, and staging of instruments. The IM70 is actually a fairly clear earphone for a dual-dyanmic, but those two BAs in the DN-1K just dig in a little deeper and peels back layers in the music that I just found amazing (and is revealing itself after a good burn-in). Vocals sound more natural in the IM70, but are more detailed and rich in the DN-1K. That's the word I was looking for. The DN-1K presents a richer layered sound in than the Im70.

 

For example, I was listening to a '70s - '80s r&b group called Cameo. They have a ballad called It's Over. There is a lot of rich acoustic guitar in this song, and the DN-1K renders the guitar plucking so beautifully. The IM70, on the other hand, masks the acoustic guitar somewhat behind the bass (although the bass has settled down significantly). Yes, you can hear the acoustic guitar with the IM70, but the DN-1K gives the guitar ti's own space. The DN-1K does the same for electric guitars too. It tends to push the guitars forward somewhat and gives this particular instrument it's own space with lots of air around it. The bass is beautiful and stays in its place. 

So, while I still think the IM70 is a great bang-for-the-buck, for about $80 more you get a richer more detailed and clear DN-1000 hybrid. I feel like I am discovering this earphone all over again. 

post #350 of 1791
Great to see an update from you ericp! That's exactly how I hear the DN-1000 while listening to incubus. The bass lines have their own space leaving the rest of the instruments to move around freely within the headstage! A very 3d experience...
post #351 of 1791
Nice comparison Eric, makes me want to try the IM70.

You should try the DN-900 if you can. It's really nice for its price and the mids are warmer.
post #352 of 1791

My review is up - http://www.head-fi.org/t/695577/review-dunu-dn1000-immensely-capable-hybrid-iem

 

Love these things.  Magical pairing with the Studio 3 Anniversary.

 

SE 535's might continue to sit in their case for the conceivable future .....

post #353 of 1791

Oh my! The DN-1000 and DX50 love pushing Radiohead into my cerebral cortex!! Nice!! :basshead::ksc75smile:

post #354 of 1791

How is the sound comparison between DN1000 vs DBA02-MKII in term of detail/micro detail, sound stage/3D imaging, separation, treble & bass?
 

I found DBA02-MK11 is a bit too bright (ear fatigue after listening to long time) and a loose bass. Does DN1000 better in those areas?

post #355 of 1791
Loose bass on the DBA???

The DN-1000 is better in basically every area.
post #356 of 1791
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post


So, while I still think the IM70 is a great bang-for-the-buck, for about $80 more you get a richer more detailed and clear DN-1000 hybrid. I feel like I am discovering this earphone all over again. 

 

I have been listening to DN-900 exclusively for a week, I put my 1000 back on last night and I smiled from check to check yet again, so yeah I know how you feel mate :wink_face:

post #357 of 1791
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Oh my! The DN-1000 and DX50 love pushing Radiohead into my cerebral cortex!! Nice!! :basshead::ksc75smile:

 

I haven't listened to Radiohead on my DN1000's for a while. Which track(s)?

post #358 of 1791
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

I haven't listened to Radiohead on my DN1000's for a while. Which track(s)?

Been to indulged with your Canadian home based Justin Bieber have you Wayne? ;-)

I have my Dunny's going now with Taylor Swift and the Rocco, too good for the asking price.
post #359 of 1791
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

I haven't listened to Radiohead on my DN1000's for a while. Which track(s)?

 

 

Just and Creep!

post #360 of 1791

WAit! How did I miss you owning the DN-1000, waynes world? And how does it compare to the H-200 to your ears? 

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