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post #76 of 328

Thanks for the hand, but honestly, my mind set is locked out of doing EQ. It's something I think should not be required on a $400+ IEM any consumer has paid good money for. Even if I could dial in the correct settings I'm then locked out to the Sansa players which aren't my DAP's of choice, all my main units don't support EQ because my gear sounds great flat and possibly how it's intended. ;) Do you know what I mean svyr? People pay this company, in this instance Unique Melody to do that job for us, tuning the earphone putting our trust in them getting it right. Not purchasing something have it arrive then alter the frequency response and fix their laziness., it if doesn't sound right on a flat setting then you've lost me pretty quickly. 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/26/14 at 11:42pm
post #77 of 328
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Thanks for the hand, but honestly, my mind set is locked out of doing EQ. It's something I think should not be required on a $400+ IEM any consumer has paid good money for. Even if I could dial in the correct settings I'm then locked out to the Sansa players which aren't my DAP's of choice, all my main units don't support EQ because my gear sounds great flat and possibly how it's intended. wink.gif Do you know what I mean svyr? People pay this company, in this instance to Unique Melody to do that job for us, tuning the earphone putting our trust in them on getting it right. Not purchasing something have it arrive then alter the frequency response and fix their laziness., it if doesn't sound right on a flat setting then you've lost me pretty quickly. 

eeeeh subject to other people's impressions in case there's something really odd going on Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
=) I agree. barring insertion depth differences which what you're describing seems to much to account for and you'd try different tips anyway,
the sibilance shouldn't be there at all. plus as you say portability of eq/availability of good parametric eq, and quality of it varies widely, and I don't see nearly as many rockbox players as before.

even if other 400+ iems might not be perfect, as a customer - gotta draw a line somewhere
post #78 of 328
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=) part of your trade, eh? (I think i read in one of your reviews it was)

 

Many Melbourne nightclubs and events have fallen victim to my ruthless EQing ;)

 

And I generally do it with headphone to find where a precise spike/dip is. For general listening, I prefer it "off".

 

Mostly because it drains the battery on Rockboxed devices (I think?) Although @xnor made a fantastic EQ for Foobar2k. 

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eeeeh subject to other people's impressions in case there's something really odd going on Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
=) I agree. barring insertion depth differences which what you're describing seems to much to account for and you'd try different tips anyway,
the sibilance shouldn't be there at all. plus as you say portability of eq/availability of good parametric eq, and quality of it varies widely, and I don't see nearly as many rockbox players as before.

even if other 400+ iems might not be perfect, as a customer - gotta draw a line somewhere



Well, I wish you all the best with it.  I say that in a friendly manner. :)

post #80 of 328

I used to EQ a lot but just like H20, I realised that we really don't deserve to go through all the hassle after paying hundreds of dollars on an IEM. When sibilance becomes unbearable, I just use foam filters to lessen the peak but that's about it. Got really tired of using parametric EQs.

post #81 of 328
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Guys, I'll be mailing the unit onto Lin express post tomorrow, I don't see a point in keeping it here one full week if it's not being used, I'd rather keep the tour moving for you all and djvkool. Add to that I need to mail some other items at the same time.

 

Thank you mate, and thanks for your time analysing the 3X, much appreciated as always :beerchug:

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Thank you mate, and thanks for your time analysing the 3X, much appreciated as always :beerchug:


No worries, if all goes to plan Lin should have them by Wednesday. 

post #83 of 328
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No worries, if all goes to plan Lin should have them by Wednesday. 
Thanks.
post #84 of 328

what comply tips fit with these? will the 400s work?

post #85 of 328
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what comply tips fit with these? will the 400s work?

 

I use the 200's, the 400's are just a tad too big

post #86 of 328
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I use the 200's, the 400's are just a tad too big

 

great! thanks!

post #87 of 328

They just landed safe and sound! I won't really get into detailed sound impressions because it is so early on, but I must say, I love the sturdy case and the new IEM cable. The cable is better than the old one with 3 wires twisted together. This has 4 and is also twisted, but it looks more like it's braided. Build quality is good as well and it has 2 IEM cleaners which is nice. The sockets are flush but I take it recessed sockets are an option as well? 

 

The bass is very nice, hits hard and is very detailed. Better than the AX60 and DN-1000 IMO. It hit around as hard as the DN-1000 but has more sub bass rumble, which is welcome. 

 

Midrange... The sibilance is there, but quite frankly, I don't think it is as bad as I thought it would be. Luke, how loud do you listen to? Sibilance started creeping in at around 65-70DB but it wasn't really that much of an issue for me. I loved Maroon 5's Songs About Jane album, thanks djvkool. 

 

Here is a screenshot from the app on my phone with the IEM held up to the mic. 

 

It got worse with this song though:

 

 

 

 

 

On my other stuff though it was rather smooth at this volume. When I turned it up to around 75-80, vocal sibilance got worse, but not unbearable. 

 

The treble is nice and detailed, but a little too exaggerated. Cymbals are very nice, but they are a little prone to sibilance at higher volumes. 

 

Soundstage, imaging and separation are good as well. It is rather detailed and it sounds clearer than the DN1K. 

 

For almost $500 with today's exchange rate, I don;t feel like it is a great buy, but it isn't the worst value I've seen either. It is a clear step up from the DN-1000 and much better than the $400 AX60. Thanks djvkool for arranging this tour. I will post more impressions after some more listening. 


Edited by lin0003 - 1/28/14 at 6:35pm
post #88 of 328

Enjoy. :biggrin:

Give them a spin with this track when you have time at moderate volume. Watch them squeal and spit like a feral piglet. 

 

post #89 of 328
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Enjoy. :biggrin:

Give them a spin with this track when you have time at moderate volume. Watch them squeal and spit like a feral piglet. 

 

Ssssssss what shhhshsshshshshshsh. Lol. I have that songs and honestly, it's not too bad. The 3X does very well with the Leckerton. It's a shame you didn't try that pairing. 

post #90 of 328

Cymbals hurt on this track. 

 

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