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post #31 of 597
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Great! How long was the waiting for you?

I placed the order 16th last month, and it's being delivered this Friday.
post #32 of 597
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I placed the order 16th last month, and it's being delivered this Friday.

 

That's not too bad... I guess. I'm not going to wait that long though.

post #33 of 597
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

I will always have My Preciousssss....

 

 

Eh, is it really that good?

post #34 of 597
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

Eh, is it really that good?

 

ljokerl's rating does not inspire confidence, but it was pretty good when I tried it. However I could not justify it's massive price tag. 

post #35 of 597

I guess it's the more... "normal" of FAD's models? 

 

Who knows, I may trade off my PF IX... we'll see.

post #36 of 597

It's a love or hate thing. Those that love it, turn into Golum.

post #37 of 597
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It's a love or hate thing. Those that love it, turn into Golum.

 

What's so unique about them?

post #38 of 597

Here is my little setup.  Been listening for about a month now, and I think I've found my portable end state.  I even listen to it over my HD700's at home sometimes.  Really enjoy the Shadow amp, and the battery life is amazing.  Now, if that new Sony DAP has the battery life it claims, it will be perfect.  (F series battery life is pretty disappointing to me)

 

post #39 of 597


UERM + dx50 = win

 

 

post #40 of 597
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post  What's so unique about them?

 

It's so shiny! My precioussssss... You filthy, tricksy hobbitses keep away from my preciousssss!

 

Theater aside, there's just something very special about the way it presents treble, at least to my ears. The way it's tuned will actually make some tracks sound absolutely terrible; you'll hear harshness, that famed FAD distortion characteristic, and more --- but the spacing in the treble is unique. It feels open, spacious, and has an intricate sparkle that no other IEM seems to possess. I've heard the UERM --- it has effortless treble. The TO GO! 334 has gentle, subdued treble. The 1Plus2 has powerful, intense treble. There are no real words to describe the FI-BA-SS's treble except that it's unprecedented.

 

In terms of pure transparency, I think some people will be disappointed, but to me, it still manages to make music feel transcendent. It's not like I haven't heard really transparent universals/CIEMs before --- I know what they sound like. The FI-BA-SS is not like the others in that regard. The midrange almost feels deliberately fuzzied out, but it feels good to hear it (others might not agree with me).

 

There are lots of practical issues with it: it's extremely picky about tips and insertion depth/angle, extremely hiss sensitive (it's the IEM I use to test noise/hum on amps; it manages to pick up periodic group loop noise on units that normally suppress that to inaudible levels). Never mind about the chrome polish --- it's one of those IEMs that I never wear outside, and I'm sure people with the Piano Fortes don't either.

 

But it's my precioussss...

post #41 of 597
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

Never mind about the chrome polish --- it's one of those IEMs that I never wear outside, and I'm sure people with the Piano Fortes don't either.

 

But it's my precioussss...

Piano Forte permanently mated to a pillow. 

 

No way I'm going to risk scratching it :P.

post #42 of 597
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What's so unique about them?

They transmorgify treble peaks into paintings. They implode planets with the drop of a dime. 

 

They absentmindedly stop time and inverse the root-mean-square velocity of air particles: moving through each aural vibration.

 

They hark haunting sonatas, which bleed and pour out like knives on a platter.

 

They moan in ecstasy as odd-order distortion shred each and every eighth note into sixteenth notes, each and every sixteenth note into thirty-second notes.

 

They bend matter with warmth, having forcefully imploded the continents on which only horses reside, congregating them into planetary ectoplasmic adhesives, melding each note back into whole notes

 

They are then chewed up and excreted as eighth notes right back into your palms.

 

They bend and shape the noodle soup and wallpaper, in between, outside, and all around the walls as the standing waves of the bass pulls the toaster upright, the oven upside-down.

 

They mash static with propaganda, set afterimages lingering on the television screen, grow antennas from out the back panel, wired into an alien binary channel.

 

0b101010. Hitchhiker's Guide.

 

Made in Japan. Get yours today. Limited supplies may not last.

 

...

 

They were pretty.

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post #44 of 597

Here's my Current and for now Final Portable Setup:

 

AK120 -> DreamEarz AUD-8x -> Whiplash TWag V2 OM Cable

 

post #45 of 597
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