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post #316 of 427
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Will those cables be more expensive than the IEMs themselves?

 well, hopefully not more expensive than im70 :D 

post #317 of 427
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Looks like AT is releasing some new cables for the IM series: 

 

http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj/show_model.php?modelId=2418

 

I wish they would just make some DIY connectors. I'm super tempted to tear apart my stock cable and do it myself.

post #318 of 427
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Will those cables be more expensive than the IEMs themselves?
LOL:D what made you think so?
post #319 of 427
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LOL:D what made you think so?

 

It seems to be a general trend nowadays. :rolleyes:

post #320 of 427
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It seems to be a general trend nowadays. rolleyes.gif
True.After-market cable industry is targeting these kind of removable cable iems for sure. Precisely knowing music listener's pulse and weakness.
post #321 of 427

A single-button remote would be nice.

post #322 of 427
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A single-button remote would be nice.

 

That's available too.

http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj/show_model.php?modelId=2415

post #323 of 427

Ah, right - I thought it was only for iPhone, but it seems compatible with both, hence "i" and "S". Nice.

post #324 of 427

AT-HDC5/1.2 9450jpy from yodobashi

post #325 of 427
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AT-HDC5/1.2 9450jpy from yodobashi

ok, that's almost as much as IM70. it better be a wonder cable...

post #326 of 427

guys could any1 who owns these tellme which would be good for edm, im confused between the im03 / im70

post #327 of 427
After doing more listening i still think IM04 is not quiet in the same level as ck100pro. The bass on ck100pro has a better definition and oomph and quality.

i think ck100pro perhaps is still better value for ones money.
post #328 of 427
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After doing more listening i still think IM04 is not quiet in the same level as ck100pro. The bass on ck100pro has a better definition and oomph and quality.

i think ck100pro perhaps is still better value for ones money.

Agree with you brother that both ck100pro and im04 spot very different signature.

IMO im02 would be a much closer signature to ck100pro just that it has lesser treble extension.

While I think ck100pro is very good but the price compared to the current im04 flagship, the ck100pro still cost more I think
post #329 of 427

I recently had the opportunity to try the im02, 03 and 04 at our local store. Using the FIIO X3 as source the impressions are as follows-

 

IM02 - Very, very good. Ever so slightly on the warm side but overall pretty well balanced from top to bottom. Surprisingly good extension on the low end (I could hear tones down to 30Hz loud and clear). On most songs the bass has good presence, but it is not a bassy earphone by any means. Highs are mostly clear and smooth. Cymbals/hi hats sound very natural. Vocals can be a tiny bit sibilant at times if played at loud volumes, but I would not consider sibilance an issue with the IM02. The mids is the strong point and is a bit more forward compared to the lows and highs. It is vibrant, energetic, engaging yet smooth and devoid of any large peaks or valleys. Overall the presentation is very organic and smooth. I was quite impressed and actually the IM02 got me more excited to try the IM03 and IM04. Afterall, the higher end models should sound better right? 

 

IM03 - The beautiful balance of the IM02 is replaced by a decidedly U shaped sound signature. Next to the mid forward IM02 the IM03 sounds recessed and thin at first. The highs are quite a bit more sibilant, forcing me to lower the volume. There seems to be a large peak somewhere around the 7-8 Khz, giving cymbals which falls in that range a ringing, painful sound. The 'ssss' and 'tsss' can be very pronounced and unpleasing. Bass is more elevated than the IM02 with more mid and sub bass presence. Overall, I was not that impressed and it simply did not stay in my ears for very long. 

 

IM04- Take the highs and the lows of IM03, add slightly more mid range presence and you have the IM04. As a result the overall balance is better but the troublesome treble peak is still present, may be only to a lesser extent as the harshness was not quite as prominent as the IM03. Again, not very impressed with the sound, particularly considering its price. The lower mids/lows is not bad but the upper mids/highs simply is not up to the mark IMHO. 

 

So there you go, IM02 sounded the most impressive to my ears and I would take it over IM03 and IM04 any day.

post #330 of 427

Thanks for the impressions :) Recently there is an itch in my wallet that need scratching but I could not decide as a fan on Um3x and Ba200 sound.

 

Would you suggest im02 then?

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