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post #481 of 713
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If you are looking for UERM level flatness, you won't get that from Viento. Viento are more mellow sounding. Probably the most colored sounding of all Hidition Line. I loved it though.

It was quite fun to be honest.


It seems like Viento-R could be a good choice for me, I am looking for a musical monitors like that.

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It seems like Viento-R could be a good choice for me, I am looking for a musical monitors like that.

Oh yeah. You were looking for SE846 kind of sound with extended treble, right? Viento-R sounds like it. Even one of their own employee admitted that Viento sounds very close to SE846.

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Oh yeah. You were looking for SE846 kind of sound with extended treble, right? Viento-R sounds like it. Even one of their own employee admitted that Viento sounds very close to SE846.


....and they don't happen to produce it in universal form right? Like Lear's latest iem?

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....and they don't happen to produce it in universal form right? Like Lear's latest iem?

Nope. I asked them if they did, but they said no. They only want to offer the best quality, and they said making an universal mold would go against their philosophy.

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Using the Hugo with my NT6 Pro, the music doesn't really engage and draw me in. While it doesn't sound bad, the sound is rather boring and flat. I'm hoping the upcoming LH Wave dap will be a better match.

What was the best match with your pro?

post #486 of 713
Just got my ref1. A very non typical iem sound to them.
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And how is the sound to you? I'm jelly lol smily_headphones1.gif
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And how is the sound to you? I'm jelly lol smily_headphones1.gif

 

So far so good.  Waiting to burn in a bit more since it has dynamic driver.  Been a while since I dealt with universal IEM.  Sound really changes with good fit.  Cable is a bit microphonic.  But the sound seems great.  Last IEM I dealt with was SE535.  My wife has UE900.  In comparison to my memories and her UE900, it seems significantly better overall sound.  Sounds more like closed full sized headphone than IEM.  Bass/treble/mids are all present and presented in grand fashion.  Not sure yet how extended bass or treble is yet.  Nice thing about universal is that I can actually share the sound with others.  Need to play with tips to get the consistent sound still.

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Benchmark DAC2 D -> Hidition NT-6

 

The most realistic sound I've ever heard.  Previously I had doubts that NT6 could get close to accuracy of cans, I was wrong.  I don't know what the Benchmark is doing, but the sound is the most perfect I've ever heard.  Let's say it's better than Hugo, and realizing the DAC2 is just real and accurate sound with the detailing of Hugo.  Benchmark pushes every detail without being dry like the textured setups which makes it really accurate and real.  Unfortunately, the DAC2 is not portable for what a CIEM is great for, for portable purposes.


Edited by SilverEars - 8/3/14 at 3:21pm
post #490 of 713
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Benchmark DAC2 D -> Hidition NT-6

 

The most realistic sound I've ever heard.  Previously I had doubts that NT6 could get close to accuracy of cans, I was wrong.  I don't know what the Benchmark is doing, but the sound is the most perfect I've ever heard.  Let's say it's better than Hugo, and realizing the DAC2 is just real and accurate sound with the detailing of Hugo.  Benchmark pushes every detail without being dry like the textured setups which makes it really accurate and real.  Unfortunately, the DAC2 is not portable for what a CIEM is great for, for portable purposes.

DAMN....:gs1000smile:

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DAMN....:gs1000smile:

Yeah, it doesn't have the treble glare(I believe this the term used for ES9018's typical dry treble characteristic). So far what I've run into was either smooth or dry, and this the most accurate treble I've run into so far.  It proves if implementation is done right with this chip, the treble will not be dry and be transparent to the recording and not lose details.

post #492 of 713
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Yeah, it doesn't have the treble glare(I believe this the term used for ES9018's typical dry treble characteristic). So far what I've run into was either smooth or dry, and this the most accurate treble I've run into so far.  It proves if implementation is done right with this chip, the treble will not be dry and be transparent to the recording and not lose details.

I thought it can be overcome by the right amplification? ;)

 

Yes, NT6's treble is like walking on stilts, when it does it right. It sounds almost perfect! When it's off, it's either lacking or harsh. 

Luckily, with the right cable and source, it can be perfect :)

 

By the way, NT6+ v3 hybrid has slowly become my favorite CIEM, even over SE5 (which has always been my favorite) sometimes.


Edited by tupac0306 - 8/3/14 at 4:00pm
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I bought a pair of used UE11's that I need to get reshelled. It's my first time and I've always been interested in doing this but I would like to know some steps on exactly how to get to the finished product smily_headphones1.gif

I'm going to call a local audiologist and schedule a meeting to get impressions done on Saturday. Does anyone know how long it usually takes for the impressions to get back to me?

After I get them back, I believe I need to send them to a resheller, but this is the part I'm not sure about. Who are the available reshellers? All I see is http://www.inearcentral.com/product/cany-ciem-reshell/ and I trust it a bit more because of Currawong's name, but they estimate it'll take 6-8 weeks. Any others, or any thoughts?

I'm only in SF/California for the next 3 weeks at which point I'll be flying back to Toronto. I think it's going to be much more effort to do all of this in Toronto, so I want to send the impressions and monitors to a resheller as soon as possible, and have them ship it crossborder back to Canada. Does that make sense?

Thank you for your help! smily_headphones1.gif Hopefully I'll join you guys soon.
post #494 of 713
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Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

I bought a pair of used UE11's that I need to get reshelled. It's my first time and I've always been interested in doing this but I would like to know some steps on exactly how to get to the finished product smily_headphones1.gif

I'm going to call a local audiologist and schedule a meeting to get impressions done on Saturday. Does anyone know how long it usually takes for the impressions to get back to me?

After I get them back, I believe I need to send them to a resheller, but this is the part I'm not sure about. Who are the available reshellers? All I see is http://www.inearcentral.com/product/cany-ciem-reshell/ and I trust it a bit more because of Currawong's name, but they estimate it'll take 6-8 weeks. Any others, or any thoughts?

I'm only in SF/California for the next 3 weeks at which point I'll be flying back to Toronto. I think it's going to be much more effort to do all of this in Toronto, so I want to send the impressions and monitors to a resheller as soon as possible, and have them ship it crossborder back to Canada. Does that make sense?

Thank you for your help! smily_headphones1.gif Hopefully I'll join you guys soon.


Try CustomArt. Peter has excellent skills as well as customer service. The only downside I can say is that you need to send your ciems and ear impressions to Europe/Poland.

post #495 of 713
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post
 

I thought it can be overcome by the right amplification? ;)

 

Yes, NT6's treble is like walking on stilts, when it does it right. It sounds almost perfect! When it's off, it's either lacking or harsh. 

Luckily, with the right cable and source, it can be perfect :)

 

By the way, NT6+ v3 hybrid has slowly become my favorite CIEM, even over SE5 (which has always been my favorite) sometimes.

Implementation is analog so, it could be the amplification.  I realized with the right source, it does get much detailed and clearer, but at the same time bass does get better.  I'm listing to Stravinsky and realized it will hit the bass hard when it needs to.  The bass sounds more accurate than I imagined.  It's not just bass, bass varies with different instruments that are outputting it.  LIke somebody mentioned of their pro, also the NT6 puts out the intensity of bass when needed.  Bass definition is very good.

 

It's amazing how it scales.  Wondering if it can scale more.


Edited by SilverEars - 8/5/14 at 6:17pm
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