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post #16 of 83

Educated guess. They're essentially identical with respect to drivers (in fact, the BA driver is identical, both are confirmed to be using the ED-29689), except the AX30/35 is quite a bit less expensive (399 RMB, or ~$65 USD, give them an international markup, and it's probably still <$80), and there are two tuning choices with the AX30 or AX35. Also, the shell of the AX30/35 is very similar to the AX60, which is near K3003 in quality. The one thing I can see the DN-900 having an advantage is the Pelican case and the cable, which looks better, though I actually think the AX30's cable is improved over the AX60's.


Edited by tomscy2000 - 12/10/13 at 5:13am
post #17 of 83
I thought the AX35 was more expensive than the AX30?
post #18 of 83
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post  I thought the AX35 was more expensive than the AX30?


You might know more than me, but last time I checked, they were just two different sides of the same coin...

post #19 of 83

Just given this a listen. If DN-1K is for detail and airiness in soundstage, then DN-900 is for warm and texture in vocal. DUNU is definitely hitting another one out of the park.

post #20 of 83
AX35 appears to have a different cable to the AX30, but that's just going by pictures. So that's possibly reason for the price difference between those two.

I don't think that the Astrotecs have tuning rings while the Dunus do, so that along with the large amount of accessories is probably (part of) the reason for the higher price of the Dunus.
Edited by hatefulsandwich - 12/10/13 at 11:06am
post #21 of 83
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AX35 appears to have a different cable to the AX30, but that's just going by pictures. So that's possibly reason for the price difference between those two.

I don't think that the Astrotecs have tuning rings while the Dunus do, so that along with the large amount of accessories is probably (part of) the reason for the higher price of the Dunus.
I think the Astrotec might have filters though...
post #22 of 83
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You might know more than me, but last time I checked, they were just two different sides of the same coin...

 

I just checked a couple of days ago. The 30 is $50(299) and the 35 is $65(399) IIRC.

 

I didn't get the impression that these lower models have the filters. I think the 30 is one sound and the 35 is the other. Seems you have a bassier AX30 and slightly more refined AX 35 with more treble presence.

 

Need more impressions, I guess, but doesn't sound like the DN-900 is for me.


Edited by jant71 - 12/10/13 at 3:15pm
post #23 of 83
Thread Starter 

Holy crap!!!

 

OK so is it possible for one company to completely capture the <$200 IEM market - well based on a few hours last night with my DN-900, it certainly is possible!!

 

So I was planning just to listen for an hour or so, then write my short impression, then going to bed, I'm normally in bed by about 11pm, so after I'm done for the day last night about 9pm, I grabbed my 900, unpacked, tried all the included tips and thought "hmmm...this is not bad" but deep down I think something still doesn't sound right...so then I grabbed my trusty 2 tips which I love the most on my DN-1000, which are Comply Ts-500 and MEE's black double-flange, then put them on....

 

...then BAAMMM!!!! --- I ended up going to bed at 3am...

 

Bass - as good as 1000, no rings = biggest bass, and red rings = the most balanced - I can't differentiate the bass between 900 and 1000

 

Mids - 900's mid is forward, certainly more forward than 1000, superb texture, as Tai mentioned above, and clean, no harshness, no spike, I ran this through a variety of different vocalist last night, Emma Hewitt, Lana Del Rey, Emily Sande, Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Barnes, absolutely magnificent, listening to Flame Trees by Cold Chisel was just a bliss...

 

Treble - the biggest difference with 1000 is right here, 900 has a laid back, warm, non-fatiguing treble, though extension is still excellent. It is not as sparkly and energetic as the 1000, perfect for people who are sensitive to hot treble.

 

I believe Rocky mentioned that MSRP will be around USD$115 - I have no doubt whatsoever that even on that price that this is one of the best, if not the best <$150 IEM

 

The case is a nice touch too by the way...

 

Back to more listening now...

post #24 of 83

I'm a little swept away by Dunu's packaging and accessories,  now both DN-1000 and DN-900 have I seen so many extras included. If anyone was wondering why a rather large hard case is needed you'll soon understand why after seeing how much Dunu give you in the way of tips and little toys to store away, makes total sense. When I opened the case it was absolutely chock a block with little bags of extras and the case itself is going to last you a while as it's thick and build well.

They're a touch warm and to me the mids a touch forward, switching between H-100J it's immediately  apparent how recessed the T-Peos mids are compared. DN-900 also has rather  strong soundstaging coming straight out of a  clip+ for this price, bass has good speed and texture. Best of all they're smooth and non fatiguing, there's no harshness. 

 


 




 

 




 

post #25 of 83

nice impressions....how would you compare them with GR07 and RE400?


Edited by airomjosh - 12/10/13 at 5:41pm
post #26 of 83
Is the case a pelican 1010 or a case made by Dunu?
post #27 of 83
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nice impressions....how would you compare them with GR07 and RE400?

 

Haven't heard RE-400, but so far I'd say this is better than GR07

post #28 of 83
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Is the case a pelican 1010 or a case made by Dunu?


Looks to be made by Dunu. :smile:

post #29 of 83
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Is the case a pelican 1010 or a case made by Dunu?

 

I think it is made by Dunu, though I am not 100% sure, I only own 1 real Pelican case that came with my Heir 3.Ai, and I compared both cases last night and feel that Heir's Pelican has a little bit more weight to it, but nonetheless, Dunu's one is as solid as Heir's - I dropped Dunu's case down to my concrete floor and there is a nice, solid, 'thump' sound when it hit the floor

post #30 of 83
Ok, cool. Dunu should make some foam for the case.
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