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post #3766 of 8603
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

You're going to love the gr07 BE.

The GR07 BE arrived just as I was out the door to the airport. Stuffed them in my carry on and listened while on the plane. Not the best situation nor any burn time. First impression however was very good.
Now that I have arrived, I will burn, listen and compare to the others.

Thanks,
R
post #3767 of 8603
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post


go with the havi if you want flat. Just make sure that you're driving it properly.

The original kc06 is flatter and more neutral than most budget IEMs, however, the b3 is about as flat and neutral as their is, and is an amazing iem if driven right.

Huh. Well, I don't have an amp, so the B3s might be a more expensive purchase than it is.

 

Have you heard the Dolphins? I'd really like to know how they perform in detail retrieval and soundstage.

Thanks for all the help so far!

post #3768 of 8603
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Huh. Well, I don't have an amp, so the B3s might be a more expensive purchase than it is.

Have you heard the Dolphins? I'd really like to know how they perform in detail retrieval and soundstage.
Thanks for all the help so far!
I'm not a big fan of cans, more of any iem guy. I love the sound of my m50s mh-839 but they make my ears sweat. This would be a good question for others, as I've never heard the Dolphins.
post #3769 of 8603
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Originally Posted by r2muchstuff View Post


The GR07 BE arrived just as I was out the door to the airport. Stuffed them in my carry on and listened while on the plane. Not the best situation nor any burn time. First impression however was very good.
Now that I have arrived, I will burn, listen and compare to the others.

Thanks,
R

 

Nothing better in order to look for a perfect sealing. I really like my GR07be, I use them when traveling by bus or car

post #3770 of 8603
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Huh. Well, I don't have an amp, so the B3s might be a more expensive purchase than it is.

 

Have you heard the Dolphins? I'd really like to know how they perform in detail retrieval and soundstage.

Thanks for all the help so far!

I got the kc06a, havi b3 pro I and the dolphins and performed the foam mod on it. The ostry in general are super efficient, easy to get a seal, and I personally love the metal build quality. The ostry though with the kc06 and kc06a both have a rather noticeable noise floor and the kc06a has some cable memory issues for me though that may go away in due time.

 

The havi b3 while more power hungry than the ostry hasn't been too power hungry for me and I usually don't use them with an amp for convenience sake though I think I listen to my music at a moderate loudness. The kc06a certainly have the edge in terms of bass quantity and how deep the bass goes but it is a different sound signature then the havi. The havi was a bit fickle with me in the beginning as I had some issues getting the right seal until I went and got some sennheiser double flanges and now they work absolutely fantastically to where a few havi sellers now include senn double flanges.

 

The dolphins are great and my pair that I took out the foam has greatly improved the soundstage but pushed the treble a bit forward. Detail retrieval is great, among my closed cans I would say the dolphins perform the best.

post #3771 of 8603
@Netforce

I think you're spot on with the description of the Dolphin's. I also rank them on top of my closed cans. They're really really good smily_headphones1.gif
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^ Netforce, what are you using to drive your headphones?  Regarding KC06/A noise floor, sounds like they have high sensitivity which results in background noise floor amplification.  Consider you have no issues driving B3 pro, I'm just guessing you have a strong signal source to begin with.  I'm experiencing the same using Hidizs AP100 and the best way to fix it is to use 75 ohm or 100 ohm impedance adapter - the noise will be gone.

 

I'm thinking about getting both KC06 and 06A, but heard 06A just a bass enhanced version rather than v-shaped with recessed mids.  Others think otherwise?

 

Regarding Dolphins, even with a mod, they have a very powerful bass response, but I still find their upper mids to sound rather unnatural.  Don't get me wrong, they have a fun sound and fun look, but after listening to all my Audio Technica (M50x, IM03, IM50) and Zero Audio (Tenore and Doppio) where you get excellent balanced mids with natural rendering of vocals, Dolphin sounds a bit off to me.

post #3773 of 8603
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Originally Posted by Don Lehrer View Post

Nothing better in order to look for a perfect sealing. I really like my GR07be, I use them when traveling by bus or car
Ya, getting a good seal is vital for these to bringing out their amazing sound. I ended up using the medium Sony hybrids with the green innards.

Not getting a seal makes them annoyingly sibilant. A good comfortable seal makes them one of the best IEMs I've ever heard.
post #3774 of 8603
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post

 

Regarding Dolphins, even with a mod, they have a very powerful bass response, but I still find their upper mids to sound rather unnatural.

Dolphins are good with half of modification (instead of removing all the foam, remove only half). Without this upper mids are just unnatural, and the bass too sloppy. The sound stage in both cases is poor, so ther's no need to worry about it.
 

post #3775 of 8603
I was farting around with my kc06 last night, getting a feel for them before my kc06a comes in, and decided to give them a good run through my Walkman f806 and fiio e18. I never really put much thought into amping these as it is so sensitive to begin with. But I have to say that amping them makes them sound fantastic. Everything is tighter and faster, and the bass layer is great.

If you have kc06 drive them with a warm amp and post impressions. I think many will be very happy with results.
post #3776 of 8603
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

^ Netforce, what are you using to drive your headphones?  Regarding KC06/A noise floor, sounds like they have high sensitivity which results in background noise floor amplification.  Consider you have no issues driving B3 pro, I'm just guessing you have a strong signal source to begin with.  I'm experiencing the same using Hidizs AP100 and the best way to fix it is to use 75 ohm or 100 ohm impedance adapter - the noise will be gone.

 

I'm thinking about getting both KC06 and 06A, but heard 06A just a bass enhanced version rather than v-shaped with recessed mids.  Others think otherwise?

 

Regarding Dolphins, even with a mod, they have a very powerful bass response, but I still find their upper mids to sound rather unnatural.  Don't get me wrong, they have a fun sound and fun look, but after listening to all my Audio Technica (M50x, IM03, IM50) and Zero Audio (Tenore and Doppio) where you get excellent balanced mids with natural rendering of vocals, Dolphin sounds a bit off to me.

Usually my dragonfly v1.0, fiio x5, or just the galaxy s3. I'll try the impedance adapter, thanks.

 

Pretty accurate description of the kc06a, find it a bit darker than the vanilla kc06.

post #3777 of 8603
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Originally Posted by r2muchstuff View Post


I am on a trip and do not have the KSC75 with me, anyway the Dunu need some burn time. I will get to this in a couple of weeks.

Thanks,
R


that'd be nice :D

post #3778 of 8603
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

So, does the original KC06 have a more neutral frequency response? I would really like a pair with a flat, smooth frequency response for recording.

Havi B3 pro 1 is the way to go!

post #3779 of 8603
@Twister6 and @Inszy I respectfully disagree about the Dolphin's. I really love their sound signature and doesn't think they sound unnatural and I definitely don't find their bass sloppy. I don't doubt that this is what you guys hear I just want to say that there's other opinions as well. As always in this hobby personal preference is everyting .
post #3780 of 8603
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

@Twister6 and @Inszy I respectfully disagree about the Dolphin's. I really love their sound signature and doesn't think they sound unnatural and I definitely don't find their bass sloppy. I don't doubt that this is what you guys hear I just want to say that there's other opinions as well. As always in this hobby personal preference is everyting .

Negative opinions like these or others will not deter me from purchasing the Dolphins, and that is my opinion.:beerchug:

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