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post #286 of 980
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Soo would the dx50, being bright & kind of analytical, be a good match with the im02?
It has the low impedence going for it at least

Yes, IMHO Dx50 is a good match with IM02.

post #287 of 980

Just got an IM03. Review coming soon.

post #288 of 980

How does the IM50 compare to the FXT90?

 

Thanks.

post #289 of 980

Very different. The IM50 has a much richer, warmer sound. The JVC sounds thin and harsh by comparison.

post #290 of 980

Anybody heard both or read a comparison between the two duals, Zero Audio Doppio and the IM-02?

post #291 of 980
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Originally Posted by sithjedi333 View Post
 

How does the IM50 compare to the FXT90?

 

Thanks.

after trying the im50 n im70. i ended up w the im70. 50 sounds closer to the fxt90(which i sold as the sound can get muddy sometimes by its bass), similar quantity but 50 has better clarity. both at fxt90 and 50 sounded more ported while 70 has better control with its bass resembling a sealed boz sound. probably due to the better control, 70 has more treble sparkle that both 50 and fxt. have had the im70 for about 2 weeks and its getting better. i have swap the original tips with the pink fxt90 tips that i bought extra when in japn(regret not buyingmore). they are excellent for the im70(red pairs well w pink) and sonic wise the mids sounds thicker. enjoying them alot as i have lots of music that i liked but are quite poor recordings and the im70 forgives them. while my hier 5.0 is superior to im70, highs of thess recordings sounded harse and unbearable...not the iems fault but the sound still gets into the ear and irks.

 

also, i listen to them amped by RSA tomahawk, which haven seem much action as the other IEMS sound little difference amped or not. but for im70, amping makes quite some difference. teh separation, bass get a lot better and clearly different from when not amped.


Edited by surge - 3/12/14 at 7:36pm
post #292 of 980

I want the IM02 so bad, but the distributor in the Philippines doesn't sell it here. :(

I just don't like online shopping...

post #293 of 980
My cable AT-HDC5/1.2 arrived today biggrin.gif



post #294 of 980
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My cable AT-HDC5/1.2 arrived today biggrin.gif



Awaiting your impressions on the sonic differences! smily_headphones1.gif
post #295 of 980
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Originally Posted by cwk88 View Post

My cable AT-HDC5/1.2 arrived today biggrin.gif



IMPRESSIONS NOW!!!

 

And get the im-02s while you're at it. :evil:

post #296 of 980

my first impression after change to HDC5 cable:

1 word - level-up :etysmile:

 

 

smoothness of detail increase, can feel more detail

texture of vocals become more attractive 

can feel the difference when first time using this cable. high, mid, low overall improved

 

 

 

*sorry for noob in describe something :confused_face:

 

 

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

IMPRESSIONS NOW!!!

 

And get the im-02s while you're at it. :evil:

i dont have IM02 to test :( 

post #297 of 980

9500 yen is quite a steep price for this cable since it can't be used for other IEMs :frown:

post #298 of 980
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Originally Posted by kamcok View Post
 

9500 yen is quite a steep price for this cable since it can't be used for other IEMs :frown:

What they work with a bunch! The IM50, IM70, IM01, IM02, IM03, and IM04:D.

 

Hey, Gilly87 had the same complaint but you are not guaranteed. Mohill tried an MMCX cable on the FX850 and broke them. Dannybai's Oyaide MMCX cable doesn't work on the Fostex etc. etc. Since you aren't guaranteed with some other so called universal connectors in either compatibility or SQ these are pretty good that they are for sure gonna work, sound better, look better, and are supposed to be of better build quality and better with microphonics. Besides the "normal mindset" is not that you have five different earphones and want to swap cables. Most people have one set and just want options for replacement, phone use, or upgrade which AT provided fairly quickly.

 

If they do all those things well then it will be worth the price(which will fall since it is early). I don't think universality adds to the price or value very much. In fact proprietary many times leads to a higher price.

post #299 of 980

Good point there !

But I still think there's an extra value to universality just for the sake of customization of other IEMs/headphones.

I like to try different combinations of equipments so yeah :P


Edited by kamcok - 3/15/14 at 8:23am
post #300 of 980
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Originally Posted by kamcok View Post
 

Good point there !

But I still think there's an extra value to universality just for the sake of customization of other IEMs/headphones.

I like to try different combinations of equipments so yeah :P


True but again pricing and value may not line up. Normal logic says proprietary is not as versatile or useful and should be worth less price-wise.

 

I still think is may all be a moot point in the end MMCX is becoming a standard after Shure picked it up. Why can't AT's gain some traction? If they continue to be popular there will be aftermarket stuff available. It is pretty easy since it seems to be a reverse of the standard two pin UE/Westone style. A skilled Diyer could probably make one right now from the Westone sockets they sell adhered right on to a current cable along with a little adhesive, heat shrink and some grinding/shaving of the connector to the same shape. 

 

I'll add that at similar points AT is ahead of the last two so I really don't understand the issue. Shure used the MMCX and people complained that they should have used the then widely used two pin but now the MMCX is just as popular and probably the majority. Shure had little choices a few months in as well and now there are tons of options. Shure has never, to this day, made an upgrade cable of their own. So, again, AT is actually ahead at the same point and given the same time to develop like the other two(there were no big amount of options for Westone and UE a few months in either) they most likely will have plenty of options as well.


Edited by jant71 - 3/15/14 at 3:06pm
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