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post #301 of 679
anyone else notice the color of the shell changes to a purple hue when in daylight (for any mentor color incl but aside from black)? (um 3x does the same, any my black mentor did that too).

I think it's probably something to do with whatever material they use to print the shells




Edited by svyr - 3/14/14 at 11:52pm
post #302 of 679
Hmm so. I have a pair of Merlin's I need to reshell or sell them and buy these instead. Time to do some serious reading.
post #303 of 679
Hi guys! smily_headphones1.gif could you please give your impressions of the build quality, isolation, fit and comfort of these iems?? Maybe compared to fitear 334 or stagediver 3?
post #304 of 679

I have auditioned mentor, TG334, and SD3. But not A/B/C-ing

 

I would say Mentor>TG334>SD3.

 

IMHO.. Mentor have more detail on bass, mid, and treble. The bass is deeper than TG334 & SD3. Mid range is better, especially on upper mid. And it has great miracle's treble.

Compared on Santana's - Corazon Espinado, Mentor have more focus & punchier bass, but if i'm not mistaken the bass hit deeper on TG334. The cow bell sounds more exciting on that song. Vocals sounds great on TG334, but i feel more intimate vocal on mentor. Cymbals sounds more natural on TG334, but the its more extended on mentor.

 

Hey, you live in singapore right? why dont you just go to stereo (mentor) & jaben (TG334) to get the audition?


Edited by a5bud - 3/18/14 at 10:15pm
post #305 of 679
Ok I bit the bullet
I went and picked up a pair of mentor universals today

They are fantastic so far. Very smooth yet detailed with good extension at both ends.
Coming from Merlin they are less impactful in the bass but have IMO a better transition from bass to mid to treble

I only got the universal as auditioning them here isn't really possible however I will be surely sending them off for a custom reshell when I get the extra $$ and can part with them for a couple of months.

I know this doesn't tell you a whole lot but I am on a train at the moment with limited reception

I will post a decent review once I have had some time with these
post #306 of 679
Hows the build quality
post #307 of 679
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post

anyone else notice the color of the shell changes to a purple hue when in daylight (for any mentor color incl but aside from black)? (um 3x does the same, any my black mentor did that too).

I think it's probably something to do with whatever material they use to print the shells



Yeah my black universals also have this purpleish hue
post #308 of 679
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Hows the build quality
Seems fantastic
I couldn't find any faults or blemishes.
They do seem to stick out a bit when in the ears but it's a 10 driver so to be expected on a universal I guess
post #309 of 679

i would say the mentor is better, it has 10 driver but very small shell, and you can customized the shell, the TG334 & SD3 only have the piano black look.. They all felt sturdy

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Hows the build quality
post #310 of 679
Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif i know the shell of 334 is the best build quality i have seen for universalm how do the mentors compare? And is the isolation and fit good? Like i f i use them kn airplanes?
post #311 of 679
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Originally Posted by Wyd4 View Post

Ok I bit the bullet
I went and picked up a pair of mentor universals today

They are fantastic so far. Very smooth yet detailed with good extension at both ends.
Coming from Merlin they are less impactful in the bass but have IMO a better transition from bass to mid to treble

I only got the universal as auditioning them here isn't really possible however I will be surely sending them off for a custom reshell when I get the extra $$ and can part with them for a couple of months.

I know this doesn't tell you a whole lot but I am on a train at the moment with limited reception

I will post a decent review once I have had some time with these

 

You managed to bought a set off the shelf?  No such luck in Singapore.  I still need to wait 4-6 weeks for a universal.  Paid an additional SGD60 for carbon fiber faceplate but now abit unsure whether that is possible on a universal.  Managed to grab hold of a set of Toxic Cable Virus to replace the stock cable the moment it arrive.. :biggrin:  

post #312 of 679
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Hows the build quality

Not based on the new mentor, but with the 3DD universal compared to my other IEMs I would rank built quality fitear>jh/aurisonic>um.
post #313 of 679
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Not based on the new mentor, but with the 3DD universal compared to my other IEMs I would rank built quality fitear>jh/aurisonic>um.


i'm based on the universal UM mentor. i have the aurisonic ASG-2.. i wouldn't say ASG-2>Mentor in built quality.

 

For built quality I would say TG334>=Mentor>JH>ASG

 

But the soundstage i choose better Mentor>ASG-2>TG334>JH.

 

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Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif i know the shell of 334 is the best build quality i have seen for universalm how do the mentors compare? And is the isolation and fit good? Like i f i use them kn airplanes?


Isolation is better in mentor than TG334 and ASG-2. But ASG-2 fit better in my ear that all of them.. :confused_face:

post #314 of 679
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i'm based on the universal UM mentor. i have the aurisonic ASG-2.. i wouldn't say ASG-2>Mentor in built quality.

For built quality I would say TG334>=Mentor>JH>ASG

But the soundstage i choose better Mentor>ASG-2>TG334>JH.

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Isolation is better in mentor than TG334 and ASG-2. But ASG-2 fit better in my ear that all of them.. confused_face.gif
thanks! smily_headphones1.gif))) i was just afraid that my ears would be pain and i would hear alot of outside noise when im travelling. Especially 8hr flights :/
post #315 of 679
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thanks! smily_headphones1.gif))) i was just afraid that my ears would be pain and i would hear alot of outside noise when im travelling. Especially 8hr flights :/

 

don't need to worry about isolation, getting the right tip to suit your ear will cancel all that worries and i find mentor is easy to drive even though its 10 drivers but its definitely very unforgiving to bad  music quality than Miracles..;)

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