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@Charliemotta

The opinions are fine, that's what head-fi is all about. I'm just saying that there's no black or white. One mans dream can is another mans worse buy.......

Hopefully you'll like them but there's no guarantee, it's the name of the game smily_headphones1.gif
post #3782 of 6627
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@Charliemotta

The opinions are fine, that's what head-fi is all about. I'm just saying that there's no black or white. One mans dream can is another mans worse buy.......

Hopefully you'll like them but there's no guarantee, it's the name of the game smily_headphones1.gif

I agree and I take that risk with each and every purchase, kinda like buying fruit, that is always a risk.

post #3783 of 6627
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

@Charliemotta

The opinions are fine, that's what head-fi is all about. I'm just saying that there's no black or white. One mans dream can is another mans worse buy.......

Hopefully you'll like them but there's no guarantee, it's the name of the game smily_headphones1.gif
One man's ho is another man's wife... That's my all time favorite analogy lol
post #3784 of 6627
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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 .

 

That's a beauty of Head-fi and our audiophile brotherhood (no offense to ladies of head-fi ;)), we can all agree to disagree in a very civilized and mutually respectful way ;)  I think after getting into Tenores, my ears adjusted to that sound signature way too quickly, and now I compare everything to their sound.  I can guarantee, if I take a break and use Dolphins exclusively for a few days, everything else going to sound like crap in comparison :)

post #3785 of 6627
Cmon guys let's all get real with each other and just admit that skullcandy are the best...

Lmao
post #3786 of 6627
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

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.

 

The KC06's are amazing imo. They sound great off of the lowly Clip Zip, and they sound awesome off of the C&C BH amp. I wouldn't say that the BH amp is warm per se, but with the LF (ie voodoo bass boost) switch engaged, they really do rock nicely. Long live the birds!

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Initial comparison, Tangmai F1(out of the box) vs Xiaomi Piston 2.1 (RE-400 filter+bi-flange tips)

 

Source: Samsung galaxy note 3 - Viper4android( playbackAGC on,moderate,2x gain) - Poweramp eq bass preset

Test track: Massive attack - Angel (16/44.1  CD Quality)

Tangmai F1 tends to be bassier

 

will try a/b using flat preset

=)


Edited by Purple07 - 6/13/14 at 10:27pm
post #3788 of 6627
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

One man's ho is another man's wife... That's my all time favorite analogy lol

Lol, that's a good one yes.

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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post

That's a beauty of Head-fi and our audiophile brotherhood (no offense to ladies of head-fi wink.gif), we can all agree to disagree in a very civilized and mutually respectful way wink.gif  I think after getting into Tenores, my ears adjusted to that sound signature way too quickly, and now I compare everything to their sound.  I can guarantee, if I take a break and use Dolphins exclusively for a few days, everything else going to sound like crap in comparison smily_headphones1.gif

That's true. I personally find the Tenores to lack some body but I still like them a lot more than the KC06 which is not my cup of tea at all.
post #3789 of 6627
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I really love their sound signature and doesn't think they sound unnatural and I definitely don't find their bass sloppy.

I compared them 1:1 - without foam mod bass is tighter and mids are more sweet.

Of course Dolphins are in no way natural sounding headphones, but they lie very nicely and they are one of the better choices in this price. Not as good as Momentum or MDR-1R, but at this moment, these are my main portable headphones (but outdoor I prefere iem).

post #3790 of 6627
@Inzy I find them to be full and nice sounding and to my ears removing the foam made the subbass deeper and definitely improved soundstage and highs. Then again I found them to be more to MY liking than both the Momentum and the MDR-1, that's just from in store comparison between the three with my phone though. Each to his own wink.gif
post #3791 of 6627

They can play worse, and even so you can enjoy them more then Momentum etc. - this is normal and healthy :)

But "definitely improved soundstage"? Definitely not. This is slight improved soundstage. I think over the past two years I havn't heard more claustrophobic headphones (CAL! probably). But it gives them some character that can captivate the listener.

post #3792 of 6627
I agree! I should have made it more clear: all changes from removing the foam are small but I find the change I soundstage to be the most apparent of them smily_headphones1.gif
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8 hrs into Tangmai F1 and it seems to grow on me, for me it outshines Piston 2.1 in bass heavy tracks. Cant wait for Peter's impression.

post #3794 of 6627
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I agree! I should have made it more clear: all changes from removing the foam are small but I find the change I soundstage to be the most apparent of them smily_headphones1.gif

I found the soundstage to not only be smaller, but a bit wonky with the foam in place. There were a few EDM songs (very few) that I listened to with a lot of panning movement to the very edges of the soundstage and back where instead of smooth panning motions, the sound would cut off and jump across the soundstage. Not surprising since that acoustical foam and then that thicker foam tape is effectively cutting off treble and much of mids from coming out of half of the driver and maybe (not sure) reflecting some frequencies back into the driver.

I guess it's possible the foam/tape might eliminate some cabinet resonance, but I doubt it would otherwise effect the bass quality much--just the quantity since without it, the frequency response is changed to emphasis some of the mids and the treble more.
post #3795 of 6627
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Originally Posted by Purple07 View Post

8 hrs into Tangmai F1 and it seems to grow on me, for me it outshines Piston 2.1 in bass heavy tracks. Cant wait for Peter's impression.

Me too wink.gif

How's the quality of the bass, boomy and loose or hard and controlled? Also do you find them to have more midbass or subbass?
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