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post #871 of 1372
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Originally Posted by WCDchee View Post

I don't think they're even anywhere near in the same league. Just yesterday i had the pleasure of listening to the answer out of the resonessance invicta which, if you didn't know before this, is actually the reference dac/amp used in tuning the ditas. I also listened to the stax sr-009 out of the same invicta dac (the reference upon which the ditas were tuned) and you would be amazed at how similar they sound if you ever got the chance to try them out. Out of my portable source the ditas always sounded like they had an elevated bass, and the stax have always sounded slightly on the light side when ran through my x5 dac, but when both were properly fed with the invictas, they just came so close, almost identical tonally.

I've read reviews mentioning that the ditas dont need a great source/amplification to sound great which is true, but they also mentioned that it doesn't scale up as well as other gear, and I would like to respectfully disagree. Having heard them out of the invictas, they are simply stunning. I tried the k10s as well, and i love them too, but to be honest, the ditas are easily on the same level as them.

Honestly, I simply cannot agree with this. I have both the k10 and the truth and while the truth does scale up well, it is definitely not on the same level as the k10. I listen to both of them on both portable and my home rigs and I have to say that the k10 is amazing in the way it can both scale up and down. The ditas on the other hand can scale up a lot but are definitely not on the same level.
post #872 of 1372

I had a pleasure to test DITA Audio The Answer model (non Truth edition) and just posted my review here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/dita-audio-the-answer/reviews/11993

 

Enjoy!

post #873 of 1372
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

I had a pleasure to test DITA Audio The Answer model (non Truth edition) and just posted my review here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/dita-audio-the-answer/reviews/11993

 

Enjoy!

 

Great review.  Your experience matches mine exactly.

post #874 of 1372
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Great review, thanks. Feel free to copy and paste it into this thread.
post #875 of 1372

I'd love to revisit Dita in the future if they can release a model that's not as finicky in fitment. The short nozzles coupled with the 45 degree angle just made it difficult to seat them properly. That and the disc shape was a little too big for my ears. Interested to see what's what's next from this young company 

post #876 of 1372
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post
 

I'd love to revisit Dita in the future if they can release a model that's not as finicky in fitment. The short nozzles coupled with the 45 degree angle just made it difficult to seat them properly. That and the disc shape was a little too big for my ears. Interested to see what's what's next from this young company 

At the start I swear I had no fit issue, lately I notice that the looping around the ear has swayed and I am also having a hardtime with the secure fit.

 

I am also very keen to see what they care going to come up with next. I got to say I have been lucky with the actually body of the IEM, it seem to fit okay, at times uncomfortable.

post #877 of 1372
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

At the start I swear I had no fit issue, lately I notice that the looping around the ear has swayed and I am also having a hardtime with the secure fit.

I am also very keen to see what they care going to come up with next. I got to say I have been lucky with the actually body of the IEM, it seem to fit okay, at times uncomfortable.

What i recommend is that when you find that one side is swaying, take that side of and try to reduce any twists in the cable. The cable is pretty thick on the ditas so all it takes is a single twist that can make te cable sway. If this diesnt work i recommend twisting a single turn anticlockwise for the left piece or clockwise for the right piece. I have also found the neck cinch to help in this regard
post #878 of 1372
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Originally Posted by WCDchee View Post


What i recommend is that when you find that one side is swaying, take that side of and try to reduce any twists in the cable. The cable is pretty thick on the ditas so all it takes is a single twist that can make te cable sway. If this diesnt work i recommend twisting a single turn anticlockwise for the left piece or clockwise for the right piece. I have also found the neck cinch to help in this regard

 

^ this!  The cable cinch is very effective in keeping the wires pulled together for a better over-ear "cable management" ;)

post #879 of 1372
Where can you get a dita balanced for ak? Is it out yet?
post #880 of 1372
Hopefully kojo km-01 will far far far better than jds c5.
Ordered without ever tested it.

post #881 of 1372
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Hopefully kojo km-01 will far far far better than jds c5.
Ordered without ever tested it.

 

You are going to love it the pairing is insanely good!

post #882 of 1372

I've spent the last 3 hours playing with the following setups:

 

Setup 1)AK120->Chord Hugo

Setup 2) Lotoo PAW Gold

 

 

For my testing purposes I used the following IEM:

  • IE800
  • AKG K3003
  • Dita Truth

 

My find was as follows:

 

  • IE800: Sounded its best right out of Lotoo PAW Gold. It sounded the same out of HUGO with no improvement detected
  • K3003: On good recording K3003 sounds its potential best out of PAW Gold but on the poor recording K3003 sound is off, the bass and and treble region do not match. K3003 does not have this problem out of HUGO using the same recordings
  • Dita Truth: Out of Lotoo it was the worst sounding out of all the other two IEM. By all means it sound was not bad but in comparison it was not the best. But now plug it into HUGO it was ahead of those other two IEM by miles! It made the other two IEM sound in two leagues less than itself. This is why I love Dita so much as the scaling factor is just so high.
    As I said out of Lotoo using low gain the sound is nowhere what Dita is capable of creating, perhaps it sounds 70% as good as HUGO (for the sake of giving it a value) but with HUGO the sound is just on a level that allows it to be going head to head with headphones.

 

If anyone interested I can post some pictures. 


Edited by audionewbi - 11/28/14 at 3:05am
post #883 of 1372
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

  • Dita Truth: Out of Lotoo it was the worst sounding out of all the other two IEM. By all means it sound was not bad but in comparison it was not the best. But now plug it into HUGO it was ahead of those other two IEM my miles! It made the other two IEM sound in two leagues less than itself. This is why I love Dita so much as their scaling factor is just so high.
    As I said out of Lotoo using low gain they sound is nowhere what Dita is capable of, perhaps it sounds 70% as good as HUGO for the sake of giving it a value but with HUGO the sound is just on a level that allows it to be going head to head with headphones.

 

Ain't that the truth? No wonder it is named so. It craps all over poor sods and purrs sweetly with royalty, like a high-born :rolleyes: 

post #884 of 1372
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

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For my testing purposes I used the following IEM:

  • IE800
  • AKG K3003
  • Dita Truth

.......

 

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but straight out of your AK120, which one would you rate as the best and maybe in a few words about each one in comparison?  Would be great if you can add SE846 in the mix, that is if you ever had a chance to audition one.  Thanks!

post #885 of 1372
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

I've spent the last 3 hours playing with the following setups:

 

Setup 1)AK120->Chord Hugo

Setup 2) Lotoo PAW Gold

 

 

For my testing purposes I used the following IEM:

  • IE800
  • AKG K3003
  • Dita Truth

 

My find was as follows:

 

  • IE800: Sounded its best right out of Lotoo PAW Gold. It sounded the same out of HUGO with no improvement detected
  • K3003: On good recording K3003 sounds its potential best out of PAW Gold but on the poor recording K3003 sound is off, the bass and and treble region do not match. K3003 does not have this problem out of HUGO using the same recordings
  • Dita Truth: Out of Lotoo it was the worst sounding out of all the other two IEM. By all means it sound was not bad but in comparison it was not the best. But now plug it into HUGO it was ahead of those other two IEM by miles! It made the other two IEM sound in two leagues less than itself. This is why I love Dita so much as the scaling factor is just so high.
    As I said out of Lotoo using low gain the sound is nowhere what Dita is capable of creating, perhaps it sounds 70% as good as HUGO (for the sake of giving it a value) but with HUGO the sound is just on a level that allows it to be going head to head with headphones.

 

If anyone interested I can post some pictures. 

 

Some really interesting stuff there.

 

There are all sorts of conclusions you could come to.

 

Is the IE800 the easiest to drive and therefore doesn't need to be driven by the likes of the Hugo to sound it's best ? Or, is it just not as capable as the other two sets ?

 

Perhaps all the coherency chat that surrounded the AKG K3003 was really all about them being driven poorly.

 

The DITAS are difficult to drive ?  Makes me wonder just how much better they could sound than out of my AK240.

 

 

On another note : Has anyone heard any news about he balanced DITAS that were supposed to be released in November ?  Desmond ? Danny ? If you are listening ......

 

Cheers 

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