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post #3436 of 8541
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

What are you guys doing with your EQ settings? I leave mine off for the most part.

I've tried pro and custom settings. What I found is that I could not get the custom settings to my satisfaction.

For Pro, when I would put it on, the volume would actually drop and the sound seemed muted......I just leave it off.


Edited by Saraguie - 5/28/14 at 1:52pm
post #3437 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

I've tried pro and custom settings. What I found is that I could not get the custom settings to my satisfaction.

For Pro, when I would put it on, the volume would actually drop and the sound seemed muted......I just leave it off.

Interesting question. At first I was using pro to "smooth" things out. Then I did custom, one to tame the highs, another to boost the bottom. Since switching to Silver Liz Balanced from Ted, and....here may be the key....burning in, all is off. No eq as the sound has gotten smoother and more refined, regardless of format. 

post #3438 of 8541
Enjoying Boney M now. Never sounded better (though to be honest, the last time I heard Boney M was in 1999 in Sweden through a Sony MD-R37 Minidisk player) and stock earbuds.

Anyway, the AK240 and Ultrasone IQ better that combo.
post #3439 of 8541
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Enjoying Boney M now. Never sounded better (though to be honest, the last time I heard Boney M was in 1999 in Sweden through a Sony MD-R37 Minidisk player) and stock earbuds.

Anyway, the AK240 and Ultrasone IQ better that combo.

 

I'm watching your posts very carefully now Shigzeo ;-). Any complaints of my playlist....& STRIKE!!!


Hehehe...enjoy the AK240.

post #3440 of 8541
Just got rickrolled. Anak, you're a wily guy!
post #3441 of 8541
You got me looking up Boney M now...
post #3442 of 8541
They're fun.
post #3443 of 8541
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Enjoying Boney M now. Never sounded better (though to be honest, the last time I heard Boney M was in 1999 in Sweden through a Sony MD-R37 Minidisk player) and stock earbuds.

Anyway, the AK240 and Ultrasone IQ better that combo.

I was one of the rare ones who like Ulteasone a iQ. Glad to hear you too. However I don't really like the IQ + AK240 combo . somehow there is a lack of clarity.
post #3444 of 8541

It is a bit 'too' silky at times. But I really like the sound of the IQ. There are some issues with isolation, but not too bad. I love this earphone. Hate its cables. It is well-loved in Japan. I think it has to do with sound preference and cultural drags across genre boundaries. 

post #3445 of 8541

 

240s meet.

 

My 240 and its remote...I can now can sit at my listening position when having the 240 feeding my home system and switching songs.

post #3446 of 8541
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

It is a bit 'too' silky at times. But I really like the sound of the IQ. There are some issues with isolation, but not too bad. I love this earphone. Hate its cables. It is well-loved in Japan. I think it has to do with sound preference and cultural drags across genre boundaries. 

I like the Ultrasone IQ too, not that I care what other people think but it is frequently the butt of the joke in my circle of head-fiers :-)
post #3447 of 8541
I also like the IQ, with triple flange silicon tips, although I prefer my TH900 balanced, if there is not too much outside noise.

Just ordered the AK03 and hope it will be better than IQ.
post #3448 of 8541
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post


I like the Ultrasone IQ too, not that I care what other people think but it is frequently the butt of the joke in my circle of head-fiers :-)

At the risk of derailing this thread... what is the joke?

post #3449 of 8541
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

At the risk of derailing this thread... what is the joke?

One of them :- old men love it, the hearing is so bad they can't hear the sibilance.
post #3450 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

 

240s meet.

 

My 240 and its remote...I can now can sit at my listening position when having the 240 feeding my home system and switching songs.

 

Bro, mind sharing where did you get that remote control? shops in HK or via online? 

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