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The word "bulky" comes to mind. 

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$80 would be awesome, but I'll get them as soon as they hit $100 on Amazon. My gift card balance is ready.
Thanks for the clarification on the planned price.
Agreed on toning down the hype at/after trade shows. We need to work together to stop price inflation. ph34r.gif

lol @ the strain reliefs!
Getting a pair? wink.gif

 

The $99 talk was probably not realistic but maybe it was. Then after the third or fourth dumbass/newb telling them " wow these are much better then the RE400", that went out the window :wink_face:.

 

 

I will get a pair at the right price and after some impressions. I know that the TE-05 quality is really good but the stage size is reported average/slightly above so maybe a cable that adds to the stage size and also has nicer color and connectors. Maybe this one...

Have to research this cable more. Looks and sounds good and many people seem to be watching it so I guess it is worth looking into.


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that strain relief is really clunky/ugly looking. any word on what kind of drivers these utilize? also kind of a bummer at the price hike.

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Why no emoji? 😒

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The word "bulky" comes to mind. 

Well, the connector on the cable is a bit bulky, but the housing itself looks rather small. These should be pretty comfortable, but I'm a bit worried whether I'll get a good seal with them due to the housing size.

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The $99 talk was probably not realistic but maybe it was. Then after the third or fourth dumbass/newb telling them " wow these are much better then the RE400", that went out the window wink_face.gif .

It's always the people who just parrot others' impressions without ever listening to the actual product. 3314f109_rage.gif At least one of the people who have actually listened to them and left favorable impressions are people I trust, so I'm sure they'll be good, provided the soundstage isn't too small and the mids aren't too forward for me.

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that strain relief is really clunky/ugly looking. any word on what kind of drivers these utilize? also kind of a bummer at the price hike.

The clunkiness / ugliness is from the beefy grips on the (MMCX?) connector plugging into the IEM housings. Not sure why they redid the grips when I'm assuming most people won't constantly replace cables. Then again, as a former Super.Fi and TripleFi owner, I know to avoid doing that, lest I end up with connector pins stuck in the sockets. frown.gif

The TE-05 utilizes dynamic drivers.
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Why no emoji? 😒
Well, the connector on the cable is a bit bulky, but the housing itself looks rather small. These should be pretty comfortable, but I'm a bit worried whether I'll get a good seal with them due to the housing size.
It's always the people who just parrot others' impressions without ever listening to the actual product. 3314f109_rage.gif At least one of the people who have actually listened to them and left favorable impressions are people I trust, so I'm sure they'll be good, provided the soundstage isn't too small and the mids aren't too forward for me.
The clunkiness / ugliness is from the beefy grips on the (MMCX?) connector plugging into the IEM housings. Not sure why they redid the grips when I'm assuming most people won't constantly replace cables. Then again, as a former Super.Fi and TripleFi owner, I know to avoid doing that, lest I end up with connector pins stuck in the sockets. frown.gif

The TE-05 utilizes dynamic drivers.


i know they utilize a dynamic driver but i was wondering about the size.

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i know they utilize a dynamic driver but i was wondering about the size.

 

If you reference against the MMCX connection, which is around 2.1~2.2mm in diameter, the housing should be less than 1cm or so, making the driver a likely 6~8mm., which isn't atypical for most small dynamic driver these days.

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😈 can't wait...if there good as everyone say they are then ma ears are in fo a tweet😋
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I'm going to assume they use a wide band micro driver, similar to the ROCKETS, EPH-100, MMDT, and IE800, which I always find to be great sounding IEM's. I'll be adding this and another pair of EPH-100 to my collection soon enough. 

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I'm going to assume they use a wide band micro driver, similar to the ROCKETS, EPH-100, MMDT, and IE800, which I always find to be great sounding IEM's. I'll be adding this and another pair of EPH-100 to my collection soon enough. 


BUT WHY WHY DID THEY HAVE TO CHANGE THE CONNECTOR OF THE CABLE!!!

 

This looks soooo much more sexy...

... than this.......

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The TE-05 features removable cables
 

 

Once again Jackie says it best..... you so FAT!!!

 

Hope it's not just for cosmetic reasons and that the new fatter cable connector is better for overall sound quality or what nots. :rolleyes:

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BUT WHY WHY DID THEY HAVE TO CHANGE THE CONNECTOR OF THE CABLE!!!

 

This looks soooo much more sexy...

... than this.......

                                                                                                                                            f43a217f_te-05_02.jpeg
The TE-05 features removable cables
 

 

Once again Jackie says it best..... you so FAT!!!

 

Hope it's not just for cosmetic reasons and that the new fatter cable connector is better for overall sound quality or what nots. :rolleyes:

i agree. the original connector was sleek and simple. This new connector looks like a sea urchin and is ugly as heck. 

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i agree. the original connector was sleek and simple. This new connector looks like a sea urchin and is ugly as heck. 


Seems like the 1st pic is the final version and the 2nd one is the beta one. But if they sound great, i don't give a 'ish, but still......... sigh. Classic case of trying to do too much???

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Seems like the 1st pic is the final version and the 2nd one is the beta one. But if they sound great, i don't give a 'ish, but still......... sigh. Classic case of trying to do too much???

http://ohm-image.net/opinion/audiophile/fostex-year-end-goodies-te-05-earphones-and-hpa4-dac

 

forward mids always make me nervous though...

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Mmmmm foward mids😋
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Perhaps I should have said 'fulsome' mids or something. Not unkempt liquid things that get in the way. Balance is pretty damn good on this earphone, but the softness with which those fulsome mids rubbed the lows and highs were excellent. Again, my thoughts are from a pre-production unit that had been kicking around since probably jUne or July and upon which I boned up into a 'review' late last year.

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