Yes, IMHO Dx50 is a good match with IM02.
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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.
my first impression after change to HDC5 cable:
1 word - level-up
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
i dont have IM02 to test
What they work with a bunch! The IM50, IM70, IM01, IM02, IM03, and IM04.
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.
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.