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Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
 

I have a few questions for you Rocket owners out there:

 

1) Those posts look awful wide and chunky.  Can you really get a decent, comfortable seal with these puppies?  (By decent, I mean like the kind of seal I get with my Ety ER4's, where I wouldn't hear a Saturn V rocket from 10ft away.)

2) I'm already anticipating that the included tips wouldn't work for me, but given those posts are huge and chunky, what aftermarket tips are people using? The posts look too big to accommodate Shure Olives or P-series Comply. Can you squeeze some Sony hybrids on there?  What else are people using?

3) Are people really using those tri-tab thingies?  I think they'd be the first thing I'd try to remove.  I think something would be wrong if I needed a gadget like that to create and hold a proper seal. (Of course, I'd put the tri-tabs back on once I took them out of my ears so that they could look like rockets again...)

4) Aurisonics published some video showing various IEMs being demolished with a mallet.  Can you let me know how the Rockets survive being repeatably smashed into hard concrete using a 200 lb mallet?  Please post before and after pics/videos.

5) Those of you that attempted 4), please report back on your experience with Aurisonics warranty and repair services.

6) If you had to go and live on a desert island for the rest of your life and could only take one pair of headphones with you - and it had to be either ER-4S or Rockets - which would you choose and why?

 

 

All these questions have ben answered on the previous 10 or so pages.

 

Except #4

post #1697 of 3368

And #5.

 

And the issue of the fit with the Shure Olive tips.  And Comply P-Series tips.

post #1698 of 3368
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Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
 

I have a few questions for you Rocket owners out there:

 

3) Are people really using those tri-tab thingies?  I think they'd be the first thing I'd try to remove.  I think something would be wrong if I needed a gadget like that to create and hold a proper seal. (Of course, I'd put the tri-tabs back on once I took them out of my ears so that they could look like rockets again...)

Tritabs only help relieve downward pressure on the Rockets. They're not necessary at all to create or hold the seal.

 

4) Aurisonics published some video showing various IEMs being demolished with a mallet.  Can you let me know how the Rockets survive being repeatably smashed into hard concrete using a 200 lb mallet?  Please post before and after pics/videos.

I might have a friend of mine run over my pair with his car after I get my new phone... Closest I've gotten so far is stepping on them. I've seen them playing music while fully submerged in water though.

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Thanks for the feedback on the tri-tabs.  

 

I wonder if running over them several times with a car would help the Shure Olives fit on the posts? ;-)

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Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
 

Thanks for the feedback on the tri-tabs.  

 

I wonder if running over them several times with a car would help the Shure Olives fit on the posts? ;-)

 

squeeze them in a vice clamp. really... really... really. hard. it tightens up the sound a bit too. ;)

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The tri tabs also do help keep them in place if you are doing anything that may tug on them. The only time I use them is at the gym or on runs. For just casual listening they come off. I've heard that they stay in just as well with deeper fit but I've yet to find a small tip that I can achieve that with and be comfortable.
post #1702 of 3368
Should be getting a new pair on Friday with the antiloops. Anyone else get the antiloops yet?
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Thread Starter 
I just picked up mine today. No antiloops were included. frown.gif

Sound wise, this little thing is the bomb!
Probably best mids i ever heard outside of my magnepan 3.6R with custom crossover. Especially stringed instruments sound amazing with very convincing placements and timbre.
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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post

I just picked up mine today. No antiloops were included. frown.gif

Sound wise, this little thing is the bomb!
Probably best mids i ever heard outside of my magnepan 3.6R with custom crossover. Especially stringed instruments sound amazing with very convincing placements and timbre.

I am...happy for you..

 

 

Ok fine, I submit.

 

Please shower us with more impressions (not just you tgx, but the ones who still own their rockets) please do share more info on their soundstaging depth and height. I've read it a few times and was pleased, but if you guys do not mind, can you expand on what makes the stage so spacious and 3d?

 

Let's not forget the nice bass and mids. :) The highs I can quite understand, but I would love to grit my teeth at the exponential detailing behind the mids and bass.

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The antiloops remind me of the semicircular canals of the vestibular system.

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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post

I just picked up mine today. No antiloops were included. frown.gif

Sound wise, this little thing is the bomb!
Probably best mids i ever heard outside of my magnepan 3.6R with custom crossover. Especially stringed instruments sound amazing with very convincing placements and timbre.

One of my first comments too. The imaging makes stringed instruments sound holographic.

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

I am...happy for you..


Ok fine, I submit.

Please shower us with more impressions (not just you tgx, but the ones who still own their rockets) please do share more info on their soundstaging depth and height. I've read it a few times and was pleased, but if you guys do not mind, can you expand on what makes the stage so spacious and 3d?

Let's not forget the nice bass and mids. smily_headphones1.gif The highs I can quite understand, but I would love to grit my teeth at the exponential detailing behind the mids and bass.

The key isn't how deep the stage is but how realistic the depth of the images sound. I feel like this is usually a function the imaging of sound reflections, image placement and the size of the images, the last of which creates the feeling equivalent of visual perspective that doesn't "look" off. This also create the "layering" that is so highly regarded. Height is also a combination of being able to image above and below other images at different depths and the size of images.

Rockets rock both aspects, which help it sound spacious. Then there's the horizontal plane, which given the right room to stretch, ie the track, they can throw images out very wide on the 180 degree line, while being able to stack images on the vertical plane along the 180 degree line.

Mids are very very detailed and combined with the imaging (including staging) provide a very realistic "feel" to things. Bass is incredibly tight and there is a very appropriate timing to it where it doesn't get out of place or overstays it's welcome.
Edited by vwinter - 9/18/14 at 4:37am
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


One of my first comments too. The imaging makes stringed instruments sound holographic.
The key isn't how deep the stage is but how realistic the depth of the images sound. I feel like this is usually a function the imaging of sound reflections, image placement and the size of the images, the last of which creates the feeling equivalent of visual perspective that doesn't "look" off. This also create the "layering" that is so highly regarded. Height is also a combination of being able to image above and below other images at different depths and the size of images.

Rockets rock both aspects, which help it sound spacious. Then there's the horizontal plane, which given the right room to stretch, ie the track, they can throw images out very wide on the 180 degree line, while being able to stack images on the vertical plane along the 180 degree line.

Mids are very very detailed and combined with the imaging (including staging) provide a very realistic "feel" to things. Bass is incredibly tight and there is a very appropriate timing to it where it doesn't get out of place or overstays it's welcome.

Why thank you! I feel elated to read this from the aurisonics. I should not be surprised what I hear when I purchase them when they're selling. I probably inevitably become surprised regardless, lol.

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Why can't they be released already 😞
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That mochill hype. The only tragedy in this is us not witnessing u spaz over these. I am surprised u weren't one of the first 50 backers on kickstarter.  At a mere $99 for a $250 pair of iems, it was an incredible steal.

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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Why can't they be released already 😞

Likewise. How I wish I backed aurisonics at $100.

Anyway its over, we just play the waiting game.

And of course get some entertaiment and insight on these beauts.
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