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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post  I'm sensitive to the 3-4k region, so these sound a bit bright to me. The juiced up treble and the slightly boosted midbass seems to overpower subbass. Very tip dependant as well. The included bi flanges seem to do better than the included foam and silicone tips for me.

 

Clarity is unreal however. Surpasses RE-400 clarity, but RE-400 mids I think might be slightly better, IMO.

 

The shell is much smaller than pics make it out to be, and a lot less ugly in person. I kinda like it.

 

If the 4k peak dips a bit over time, I'll have a new favorite. Definitely a winner at $60.

 

As I mentioned, the 3-4k bump is classic Audio-Technica, and is pretty much commonplace in Japanese-style IEMs. I don't think it'll go away, but perhaps you'll get used to the signature.

 

But yes, the RE-400 is still a superior earphone. It has superior bass control and articulation, more transparency across the board too. The sound signature is more laid-back and may contribute to the difference in clarity. However, for $60, I still think the SS01 is excellent overall.

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post  Ohhh these sound really nice with some low end bass boost. Pairs really nicely with my Nexus 5 and Poweramp.

 

Maybe try EQ-ing down the mid-bass --- I think the sub-bass ability is fine (bumping up the sub-bass increases chance of distortion); it's just that the mid-bass is a bit larger in amplitude.

 

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Originally Posted by EinZweiDrei View Post  ugly? i thought this was one of the better looking iems.

 

The white version is probably the best looking version. The red version I had was just not very good looking, to me, at least.

 


 

Anyway, these aren't with me anymore. jgray91 should be receiving them any day now. He'll be doing a comparison of it against the HA-FXT90.

post #47 of 72

These are great earphones at $60 for sure. I'm interested in fully EQing them tomorrow, cutting the peak and midbass, maybe slightly enhancing the mids to see how they do. I have a feeling they will do very well.

 

You're right, these distort at anything more than a +2db subbass bump. The RE-400 can handle quite a bit more.

 

You're also pretty much spot on and a great writer, and should review more of these IEMs out of China with me. I should pass along some of the ones I get to you, and vice versa. I ordered quite a few good looking unknowns in the past few weeks.

 

I'll never get used to anything but monitor flat response however, with boosted lower end bass at times. I've had a hand in building my own speakers, and any coloration whatsoever takes the realism out of the sound. It is quite something to hear a system that can do 10hz to 20khz flat at 90db with less than a 5db deviation. I've never seen any headphone achieve that.


Edited by bhazard - 11/22/13 at 9:09pm
post #48 of 72

Just cut the 2-4k region, as well as the 100-200 region, and it really shines now. Killer IEM. Love it.

post #49 of 72
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Click on the photo about to go to an imgur album for a slew of images.

Got the SS01 from tomscy. Again, thank you to tomscy for letting me do a comparison between this and the FXT90.
post #50 of 72

Looking forward to the comparison. The FXT90 were well reviewed, and I think these might be better.

post #51 of 72
Done writing my early early impressions HERE. Sorry for plugging my blog, but it's a must!! :P

Also my final impressions of the FXT90 is in my sig, to see where I'm coming from. I don't agree fully with what I wrote earlier now, but mostly it holds true to this day. I think the FXT90 is somewhat treble tilted as evidenced by perceived detail - this is based on my experience after numerous higher end audio gear with my own favourite songs, and then listening to the FXT90 after the fact. Bass is actually a tiny winy thin, but still adequate I believe, though there will be some songs that will leave you wanting. Battle soundtrack from movies, games or some such is one example, and some subgenre of electronic music would be another.

But other than that, I think that review still holds water. :P

And reiterating: early impression of the SS01 HERE. biggrin.gif
post #52 of 72

Just put the Moe on with a brand new Telefunken tube.... my first $100+ tube, and it sounds SWEEEEEEEET. The harshness up high isn't there with this Aune T1 + Telefunken combo.

post #53 of 72
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  Done writing my early early impressions...

 

Any more news? Saw this post, though.

post #54 of 72
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

  Done writing my early early impressions...

Any more news? Saw this post, though.

I'm writing a post on the build quality and general build, and going to compare it with other IEMs I have in my stable. And qill be doing a diary style posts on it, just like how I did with my MA350 review. Should make a page...

And currently there's no clear cut answer, my post not withstanding aftwr more time put into them both.
post #55 of 72
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  I'm writing a post on the build quality and general build, and going to compare it with other IEMs I have in my stable. And qill be doing a diary style posts on it, just like how I did with my MA350 review. Should make a page... And currently there's no clear cut answer, my post not withstanding aftwr more time put into them both.


Ah, okay. Thought it was gonna be simpler, e.g. Build: FXT90 >> SS01, Price: FXT90 == SS01, Midrange: FXT90 < SS01 --- that kind of thing... cool, looking forward.

post #56 of 72
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Looks like Joker has finished his review of the SS01: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-305-iems-compared-moe-audio-moe-ss01-added-12-13-13-p-822/12315#post_10064247


Edited by tomscy2000 - 12/13/13 at 11:06pm
post #57 of 72
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Looks like Joker has finished his review of the SS01: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/moe-audio-moe-ss01-review/

Not going to read that for a while. But good to know that he did his already. I'd say that his taste is quite a bit like mine.
post #58 of 72

I'm surprised it only got an 8 overall. I was thinking 8.5 ish.

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Almost a whole point behind the FXT90.

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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post
 

Almost a whole point behind the FXT90.

Which doesn't make sense, because people seem to prefer the Moe over the FXT90, and it is cheaper. It is also miles ahead of the Wooduo 2 in SQ to me, which also got an 8. I prefer the Moe over the A161P and UE600 as well, and they score over 8.5.


Edited by bhazard - 12/12/13 at 7:10am
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