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post #76 of 2508
Ive seen the rd3 on their fb page and it also has one DD and uses the same housing as the RTi1 but from Sammy is a tier or 2 sound wise when compared to the RTi1. Hence went down my interest.
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Thanks for that nazrin..and also your thoughts on your new RTi1 throughout this thread..originally i was looking to get a rdb v1 as i believe it would suite my musical tastes of hard rock but now sammy said they will not make them anymore..so having a look at their other offerings.. :)

post #78 of 2508
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Thanks for that nazrin..and also your thoughts on your new RTi1 throughout this thread..originally i was looking to get a rdb v1 as i believe it would suite my musical tastes of hard rock but now sammy said they will not make them anymore..so having a look at their other offerings.. :)

Thanks buddy, I try to tell the world that this little audio shop in HK does indeed makes some truly amazing IEMs. Owh fyi RTi1 does not bode well with hard rock. Just my 2cents of cos.

post #79 of 2508

Thanks for that heads up dude,if only rock bands done a good job mastering their audio releases lol.. It looks like i will have to continue the search.. was also looking at stagediver sd2,but wont talk about that in rhapsodio thread :)

post #80 of 2508
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Thanks for that heads up dude,if only rock bands done a good job mastering their audio releases lol.. It looks like i will have to continue the search.. was also looking at stagediver sd2,but wont talk about that in rhapsodio thread smily_headphones1.gif

Hop in the stagedivers thread.. Im there too and tons of sd2 owners to help u out
post #81 of 2508
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Thanks for that heads up dude,if only rock bands done a good job mastering their audio releases lol.. It looks like i will have to continue the search.. was also looking at stagediver sd2,but wont talk about that in rhapsodio thread :)

if you are interested to know more info u can pm me or drop an email to me =)

post #82 of 2508
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Any chance of comparing this with the other top dollar single dynamic iem on the market- Dita Audio The Answer - Truth Edition?


I should be able to compare with my friend's burnt-in Dita Truth sometime next week after the RTi1 is past 100+ hrs.  I will provide comments then.

 

Still smiling while listening to music through the RTi1...

post #83 of 2508

How's the fit of them. That's the only concern i really have. My ears are so dang miniscule :(

post #84 of 2508
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How's the fit of them. That's the only concern i really have. My ears are so dang miniscule :(

Initially the fit was kinda bad with the stock tips but everything was great with the Ortofon tips. I would say they fit just fine and isolation is top notch too. If I had to give a rating (outta 10) its as follows:

 

FIT: 8

ISOLATION: 8.5

COMFORT: 8

post #85 of 2508
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How's the fit of them. That's the only concern i really have. My ears are so dang miniscule :(


I have normal-sized ears and I do find them very comfortable.  Even though the casing is aluminum, it is very lightweight.

 

If it helps you to judge the size, I have included shots of it with a ruler.  Please note that scale is in centimeters.

 

Edit:  I forgot to add that I am also using Ortofon tips to get the comfortable fit.

 

 


Edited by taz23 - 4/4/14 at 12:55am
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TOTL MADNESS!!!

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Update at 100+ hrs burn-in:

 

Very briefly, my impressions have remained pretty much the same with regards to the sonics, but there were some improvements in the separation and imaging.

 

1.  I feel that the separation and layering is superb at this point in time.  I really appreciate this in well-recorded classical performances -- even though there are so many instruments, I could really pinpoint the location in width and depth easily.  The imaging does not suffer in busy sections too.

 

2.  The timbre is very natural.  I find that piano, violins, and cello sounds often do not sound true-to-life in most IEMs -- but it's not the case here.  These instruments sound real, and with the great details (see below), it almost like attending a live concert everytime.

 

3.  Details are crazy good...  Nothing gets left out with these RTi1.  One can really hear the nuances in string instruments (e.g., bouncing of the bow off the cello strings by Leonard Rose).  The downside of this is that the RTi1 is on the analytical side, whereby bad recordings show.  BUT, if your music is well-recorded, it is very rewarding.

 

The RTi1 is definitely the IEM I'll reach for when listening to classical recordings.  This is mainly because of points 1 and 2 above.  Additionally, it is not overly warm and color the sound excessively.  I also have the JVC FX850 (mainly because I read so much about its natural timbre from the wooden design); while it presents natural timbre for many instruments, it colors the sound with the emphasis on bass, making cello sounds slightly off.  This is nitpicking, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the FX850.  But given that I have the RTi1, I will pick it over the FX850 for classical.

 

This is not to say that the RTi1 only excels in classical.  I find it very versatile as well due to the above.  Vocals are lush and emotions come through easily, so I also like jazz performances on the RTi1.  I do not detect sibilance in general (unless it is in the recording), so the overall listening experience is not fatiguing at all.

 

I find that the RTi1 is not as forward-sounding as most other IEMs.  As such, it presents music in a way akin to music played from a pair of speakers in front of you.  IMO, it is not recessed in any way, IMO but it is highly subjective as to whether something is recessed or not.  I like this form of presentation, but someone may not like it.  Additionally, because of this, the music does not envelope you as much (e.g., like the big sound on the JVC FX850), giving it a perception of less width and depth.  I only noticed this when comparing with the FX850; otherwise, the soundstage is more than sufficient when listening to it.  But with the good layering, depth perception does not suffer here.  (So, caution for those who like forward-sounding IEMs.) 

 

Downsides:  There is one -- SUB-BASS. 

Somehow, in the lower sub-bass region, the RTi1 suffers a little.  But this is only evident in tracks with lots of synthesized sub-bass, and my only example is the OST album of The Dark Knight Rises (especially track "Underground Army").  In such rare instances, the RTi1 produces somewhat slightly inaccurate sub-bass (maybe ~10-20% off), and again, I only noticed this when comparing with my monitor speakers.  (This inaccuracy was very much more pronounced at around >50% for the RDB+ v1s.  In this aspect, I give credit to Rhapsodio for the improvements.)

 

In general, the RTi1 goes deep, and there is sufficient quality and quantity of accurate bass for most music.  I am happy with the bass of the RTi1 which sounds natural and not overly emphasized for all that I listen to (less that one OST album).

 

On many occasions, with the excellent separation and layering, I cannot believe that this is a single DD IEM.  Also, I never thought that something that is analytical can be versatile in so many genres and yet never fatiguing with a balanced sound.  This could be my end-game IEM (if such a concept even exists in Head-fi, LOL).

post #88 of 2508

great impressions Taz....I agree with you 100 percent

post #89 of 2508
Tks guys gave Rti1 review and what RTi1 is.
post #90 of 2508

No...thank you Sammy for letting us in into the wonderful RTi1. Its an iem that deserves more attention and love. The sonics itself is worth every penny paid..

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