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post #91 of 622

The descriptions sound similar to my TDK IE800.  I always describe that IEM as a shrunken down RS-1.

post #92 of 622

I dare say that the soundstage on these is actually a little broader and more 3D than the RS-1, though I do find the tuning similar.

 

It's amazing the difference when swapping to these from my EPH-100, which is fairly dark without EQ, and feeling like I've just woken up. The sound just unveils and comes to life!

post #93 of 622
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Very bright eh? hmmm...

 

So far, from H20's and your impression, sounds like they are an bright-analytical-with-good-bass type of signature?

Yes, that would be a good way to put it hehe

post #94 of 622
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So uh, I had a bit of an impulse buy moment and bought these on the pre-sale. Got them this morning, and begun putting them through their paces.

 

First impressions (no burn in yet)!

 

+ Soundstage is huge! Very airy.

+ Bass is tight and accurate, though also quite restrained. Powerful where it should be, but not a step further.

+ Vocals especially are quite well balanced in the mix.  I'd say they are closer to transparent than most IEMs I've heard. Just a touch recessed, without losing any clarity.

+ Accuracy and detail in the upper mids and highs is excellent. Really good resolution. Hearing a touch of smearing in the lower mids. Will see how it develops.

 

- Very bright! Probably a little too much, as I can see them becoming fatiguing. Though I've been able to control it a little with the hard-centre silicon tips when compared to default soft silicon. Foam tips just make it worse so far as I've tried.

- Similar to above, they are not especially full or warm-sounding in the midrange. Which is not to say detached or unmusical, just closer to the analytical side.

 

They kind of remind me of Grado RS1 in terms of sound signature. But early days yet :)

 

Having not heard the H-200 I can't compare the difference unfortunately.




My review is up, I'm glad to report we're hearing similar things.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/t-peos-h-300-3-way-hybrid/reviews/10654

Bright, Transparant, soundstage, airy, strong detail, excellent bass, you mentioned many things I did.

I haven't noticed any changes with burn in. And I agree it does share a similar aspect to Grado. I think that's a good way to describe H-300. I am enjoying them very much.

 

post #95 of 622

Indeed. Great minds eh? :P

 

One odd thing to report, the metal ring on my right driver spins freely while the other one is fixed in place. I think it's purely cosmetic, but thought it was worth mentioning. :confused: 

post #96 of 622
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Indeed. Great minds eh? :P

 

One odd thing to report, the metal ring on my right driver spins freely while the other one is fixed in place. I think it's purely cosmetic, but thought it was worth mentioning. :confused: 

Yeah, I was wondering if that was going to be an issue. That's why I was unsure of the dc-style connectors at first.

post #97 of 622
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My review is up, I'm glad to report we're hearing similar things.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/t-peos-h-300-3-way-hybrid/reviews/10654

Bright, Transparant, soundstage, airy, strong detail, excellent bass, you mentioned many things I did.

I haven't noticed any changes with burn in. And I agree it does share a similar aspect to Grado. I think that's a good way to describe H-300. I am enjoying them very much.

 

Enjoyed reading the review! Thx~

post #98 of 622

Great writeup! How would these fare against the asg-2 to the best of your memory? I recall that you preferred the asg-2's over the h200, but seems like h300 are big step up from the h200.

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Indeed. Great minds eh? :P

 

One odd thing to report, the metal ring on my right driver spins freely while the other one is fixed in place. I think it's purely cosmetic, but thought it was worth mentioning. :confused: 


Mine are both stable. 

 

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Yeah, I was wondering if that was going to be an issue. That's why I was unsure of the dc-style connectors at first.


I believe Bohdy is describing the silver ring around the housing spinning, not the cable plug rotating. The plugs actually insert quite firmly.

 

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Enjoyed reading the review! Thx~


Quite looking forward to reading yours. :)

post #100 of 622
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Great writeup! How would these fare against the asg-2 to the best of your memory? I recall that you preferred the asg-2's over the h200, but seems like h300 are big step up from the h200.

Just found this post.

H-300 is brighter than ASG-2, the mid range being lighter in note weight. Less mid bass, (a lot les) it's kind of opposite to ASG -2 in most areas. If I had to choose one for my preferences it would be H-300, my preferences lean straight in its direction.
post #101 of 622
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I believe Bohdy is describing the silver ring around the housing spinning, not the cable plug rotating. The plugs actually insert quite firmly.

 

Yep, that's correct.

 

Also, I have some impressions about the different tips and how they affect the apparent brightness:

 

Foam tips = Ow my ears

Clear silicon = High brightness

Black silicon = Med brightness

Large bi-flange silicon = Lower brightness

 

Of course with a reduction in brightness you also lose some of the sparkle along with it. I find that that the black silicon tips give the best balance in this regard.

 

Your own mileage may vary however :)

post #102 of 622
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Originally Posted by Bohdy View Post
 

 

Yep, that's correct.

 

Also, I have some impressions about the different tips and how they affect the apparent brightness:

 

Foam tips = Ow my ears

Clear silicon = High brightness

Black silicon = Med brightness

Large bi-flange silicon = Lower brightness

 

Of course with a reduction in brightness you also lose some of the sparkle along with it. I find that that the black silicon tips give the best balance in this regard.

 

Your own mileage may vary however :)


Haha, you find them rather bright,. :D

I use them with hisound Rocco BA (which is also bright DAP) I have them leaning out pretty cool.

I use the clear silicon large in size, it's fine for me, though I wouldn't want them much cooler.

Now people can finally get an idea of my Rhapsodio RDB Mini's tonality as they share some striking similarity.
 

post #103 of 622
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Haha, you find them rather bright,. :D

 

Well I do listen to a lot of metal which tends to have many sharp edges, if you know what I mean. :rolleyes:

 

 

I had a listen to some electronic music as well, and it was _much_ less of an issue, so I am probably overstating it for most people.

post #104 of 622
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Well I do listen to a lot of metal which tends to have many sharp edges, if you know what I mean. :rolleyes:

 

 

I had a listen to some electronic music as well, and it was _much_ less of an issue, so I am probably overstating it for most people.


No no, I agree with you, (see my review again) I understand where you're coming from completely.

My post above was more describing my tonality preference in general. (I like bright / analytical) :smile: 

post #105 of 622
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My review is up, I'm glad to report we're hearing similar things.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/t-peos-h-300-3-way-hybrid/reviews/10654

Bright, Transparant, soundstage, airy, strong detail, excellent bass, you mentioned many things I did.

I haven't noticed any changes with burn in. And I agree it does share a similar aspect to Grado. I think that's a good way to describe H-300. I am enjoying them very much.

 

 

Fantastic review as usual mate, very enjoyable read

 

:beerchug:

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