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post #16 of 327

Ouch! Sibilance seems like a killer! Nice impressions though :etysmile:

 

No, the shell is not the same as the Miracles I just sold. The Miracle shell was rounder as opposed to the slightly triangular shape of the 3X. 

 

Looks like the Silver cable you bought from me may not match too well with the 3X mate :( Maybe you need s copper one to tame the sibilance a bit. 

post #17 of 327

Thanks guys.  I think with some tip rolling I can hopefully bring the sibilance down to controllable levels, it's nothing like the RDB 2v1 we had on tour last year (that was terrible). Those heir tips always seem to push it out as well as brighten the presentation so I've switched over. I think you guys are going to enjoy this hybrid regardless of my little scribbles, they're pretty impressive besides the two things I mentioned which may not effect others. The bass for one is extra impressive and the imaging is a strong suit. They're rather coherent in the mids to boot.
 

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Thanks guys.  I think with some tip rolling I can hopefully bring the sibilance down to controllable levels, it's nothing like the RDB 2v1 we had on tour last year (that was terrible). Those heir tips always seem to push it out as well as brighten the presentation so I've switched over. I think you guys are going to enjoy this hybrid regardless of my little scribbles, they're pretty impressive besides the two things I mentioned which may not effect others. The bass for one is extra impressive and the imaging is a strong suit. They're rather coherent in the mids to boot.
 

My god, don't bring up the RDB 2v1..... :angry_face:

post #19 of 327
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Looks like the Silver cable you bought from me may not match too well with the 3X mate :( Maybe you need s copper one to tame the sibilance a bit. 

 

For sure mate, though at the moment it sits on my Rooth LSX5 and yeah bloody hell the difference it made was astonishing, for one, my LSX5 is no longer bright, adds smoothness and warmth to the treble and mids, bloody marvelous, though, the fact that the memory wire was cut, the fit is a bit uncomfortable for me compared to the stock cable...but then again, I'll try the silver cable with the 3X anyway once it is back to me in a couple of months or so

 

I have a copper cable on the way too, the Null Audio Lune MkIII...

post #20 of 327

That's a bit weird... Silver cables usually add some sparkle instead of warmth lol. I personally found it quite neutral but added more detail. 

 

Of course, it is easier to use the stock cable than any aftermarket cable I've seen (except perhaps the Magnus).

post #21 of 327

Picture of the aluminum nozzle and bass port on the side.

Not just a drilled hole as we'd normally see there's actually an aluminum spacer inserted flush with the shell.



Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/24/14 at 4:49am
post #22 of 327
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That's a bit weird... Silver cables usually add some sparkle instead of warmth lol. I personally found it quite neutral but added more detail. 

 

Of course, it is easier to use the stock cable than any aftermarket cable I've seen (except perhaps the Magnus).

 

Yeah that's what I believe, but I tried the silver cable last night on LSX5 and Heir 5.0, it adds a lot more weight to the sound and smoothness to the treble and mid (to the LSX5, and got rid of the sibilance completely), and on Heir 5.0 it adds the milk and cream to the whole spectrum, made my 5.0 to be as thick as SM3 v2, which is a good thing cos I love them thickness in sound - but unfortunately in both cases it also reduce the soundstage by quite a lot actually, making both of them to be a lot more intimate

 

The best after market I use is Null Audio's by far (I have the Arete Mk1 on my TF10), it's memory wire is so soft that it feels almost like a silicone, yet you can still bend them around as needed. I wasn't sure if they changed anything of that with MkIII, hence I purchased the Lune to try

post #23 of 327
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Thanks guys.  I think with some tip rolling I can hopefully bring the sibilance down to controllable levels, it's nothing like the RDB 2v1 we had on tour last year (that was terrible). Those heir tips always seem to push it out as well as brighten the presentation so I've switched over. I think you guys are going to enjoy this hybrid regardless of my little scribbles, they're pretty impressive besides the two things I mentioned which may not effect others. The bass for one is extra impressive and the imaging is a strong suit. They're rather coherent in the mids to boot.
 

 

Yeah I was A/B-ing the bass with DN-1000 the last night before I sent it out, it's not as hard hitting as the Dunu but yeah the texture, rumble, and speed are something else for sure, the imaging is still short of my LSX5, but has the edge over Dunu, and even AX-60 IMHO

 

Try this one mate, and 'feel' it, especially from the first up to about 10 seconds into the Adam's vocal

 

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Another Maroon 5 fan :beerchug:

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Another Maroon 5 fan :beerchug:

 

I've never like any other 'band' as much as I like Maroon 5, and Songs about Jane is in my top 3 of all time best album :wink_face:

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Yeah I was A/B-ing the bass with DN-1000 the last night before I sent it out, it's not as hard hitting as the Dunu but yeah the texture, rumble, and speed are something else for sure, the imaging is still short of my LSX5, but has the edge over Dunu, and even AX-60 IMHO

 

Try this one mate, and 'feel' it, especially from the first up to about 10 seconds into the Adam's vocal

 

 


Thanks for the track I purchased the album and will listen in FLAC, I did listen to the youtube video and the bass hits low.

 I dunno man, maybe we're getting different seals, I find the UM 3X hitting harder personally, I think I prefer the bass on this UM over the Dunu, it's a little tighter has better  texture and speed.

I'm running them through Stoner Acoustics UD110 v2 / Tralucents T1 amp / VLC media player with FLAC atm,  putting that dynamic driver to test with some industrial music.




After changing to Vmoda tips as shown below I've brought the sibilance down quite a lot, so we're good to go it seems. Treble still a little hot though over the presentation, it's strange because while the treble sounds a little harsh when first putting them on after 5 minutes it becomes much less obvious to my ears and I enjoy the music. I'm actually finding myself quite drawn to these hybrids putting them on listening around the house, they're a little addictive, for what reason, I can't explain right now. 

post #27 of 327
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I've never like any other 'band' as much as I like Maroon 5, and Songs about Jane is in my top 3 of all time best album wink_face.gif
Absolutely love that album as well!
post #28 of 327
I love Songs About Jane! Fantastic album from Maroon 5.

Great write up H20, I'm looking forward to that bass on the um3x. My experience on pure silver upgrade cable on the h200 was a more thicker mids and smoother highs.
post #29 of 327
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I use Comply TS medium and got the best result by far, the spike is almost gone, and sibilance is very manageable

 

Hahaha...maybe we can't agree on the bass part, let's wait for the others to hear, but yeah on pure impact alone, to my ear I think Dunu hits harder, though 3X's hits deeper,and is thicker than Dunu's

 

Agreed on the addictiveness, my first impression was rubbish, after spending 3 weeks with LSX5, then a couple of days with the warm and thick Heir 5.0, then I got the 3X, within the first day I can't wait to re-sell it on the FS board, but then I said to myself "come on now, play with the tips and let it run and settle" - I started to adjust to its sound after the second day and yeah after that, the hate turned to love :wink_face:

 

Had the same impression with my LSX5, I had DN-1000 and DN-900 for a month before I received my LSX5 on the last day before I leave for holiday, unpacked the Dunus and packed the LSX5 instead, listened to it on the plane and though to myself "Hloly S**t, I can't believe I paid $600 for this?", then slowly I became adjusted to its sound and at the end of the 3 weeks holiday, I can say that the LSX5 is by far the best IEM that I have ever heard/owned - Lin0003's silver cable made it even better hahaha...

 

:beerchug: 


Edited by djvkool - 1/23/14 at 9:32pm
post #30 of 327

I think that's one problem we face constantly being audio addicts, juggling between several earphones, signatures and tonality. Instead of dedicating time to just one this can throw your perception out. Happens to me going from Rhapsodio hybrid to TF10 for example. At first TF10 sound like rubbish, however after adjusting the haze is lifted and I'm good to go. Unfortunately, I like to alternate like a kid in candy store to prevent becoming bored of one signature (more so immune). So the story equals never ending brain confusion.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/23/14 at 10:12pm
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