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post #1231 of 2270

A day late on getting these in since i missed delivery yesterday, but a late bird is better than a dead bird......

 

 

 

 

Rough initial impressions are that these are a great sounding lil' iem but had expected more tbh. Wasn't really mind blown by them and for me the Fostex TE-05 is superior to them in almost every way from what little i have heard of it.

 

These Ostriches has great sound stage more so in width than in height. Although not the most 3D in presentation, they are damn airy sounding, more so than the VSonic GR07 BEs that's for sure but still lacks a bit of air when compared to the likes of the TE-05 from recollection. Micro details and airiness of the TE-05s almost reminds me of the sound of the ATH AD900Xs which is a fully open set of cans but in an iem form. As many have already commented the passive isolation of these Ostriches are somewhat compromised due to their airy open heavily vented nature, and same could be said for the TE-05s though with music on these Ostrys seems to isolate slightly better than the Fostex. The treble of these are nicely extended with a tiny bit of sparkle but is never harsh, overly bright nor sibilant, better control then that of the GR07 BEs but the extension/ sparkle is greater on the VSonics. Mids on these Ostriches can sound a bit diffused with a not proper seal/ wrong type of tips but when you do find the correct tips the mids is nicely forward and lush, but again it is also slightly behind when compared to the VSonic GR07 BEs or even the VC02s.

 

So hows the bass on these Ostriches compare??? Welp they have a really clean and tight mid bass without any sort of mid bass hump or bloat, so for most pop music it is pretty adequate in terms of quality as well as quantity, BUT sadly sub bass is another story. The sub bass of the GR07 BEs has much more texture and weight when compared to the Ostrys, hence despite the GR07 BEs are not necessarily a "basshead" iem per se, it still gives you that visceral sense of the bass, which these Ostrys does not. Therefore, these Ostrys can hang sonically with the VSonic GR07 BEs, DUNU DN1000s as well as the Fostex TE-05, but it doesn't really bests any of them and for me is less refined overall.

 

So for now i would put them in the same performance and sound tier as the VSonic VC02 and the Sony MH1Cs but not really besting those other two completely in any aspect of the spectrum. I actually prefer the mids of the VC02 over the Ostrys as well as the texture of the sub bass. The MH1/C sounds much fuller and more musical than these Ostrys due to it's bigger bass presentation so in essence it's like comparing vanilla (Ostrys) to mocha (MH1/C). I can see/ understand why some folks that don't normally fall for the typical FOTM hyped gears (ie; bass centric gears) falling for these Ostrys due to their more analytical/ clear leaning preferences but as of now these Ostrys are good but not as great as i had expected to be tbh.

 

These Ostrys actually reminds me a lot of those famous monoprice iems for some reason but with a much more refined sound. The cable is pretty thick, soft and smooth but is a bit springy and the way their housing is shaped/ designed, i only feel comfortable wearing these over ears like so.....

... due to this lil' bump making it worn down feels strange.


Edited by sfwalcer - 8/8/14 at 12:09pm
post #1232 of 2270
^Wayne... Calm... Just... Don't...
post #1233 of 2270
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^Wayne... Calm... Just... Don't...

 

No bloody way lol!

 

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So for now i would put them in the same performance and sound tier as the VSonic VC02 and the Sony MH1Cs but not really besting those those two completely in any aspect of the spectrum

 

Better cable I hope?  I could never listen to the mh1c for more than 5 minutes, so unfortunately I can't recall how they sound :D

 

 

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These Ostrys actually reminds me a lot of those famous monoprice iems for some reason but with a much more refined sound. 

 

Now we're talking! I've been recently spazzing about my rediscovered love for the 8320's (with vmoda bliss tips). So thank you - hype re-engaged! Lol!

 

Btw, how many hours of burn in on your birds? Hopefully the prescribed 24 hours, because otherwise, what's the point?

post #1234 of 2270
How come I already knew that you wouldn't think these were that great. Picky basturd.
post #1235 of 2270
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How come I already knew that you wouldn't think these were that great. Picky basturd.

 

Picky? Nah, ....

 

:ph34r:  ;)

post #1236 of 2270
So what's the recommended method to burn these in? Punk noise, white noise, regular music? And at what volume?(still relatively new, just want to make sure I get the most out of these)
post #1237 of 2270
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So what's the recommended method to burn these in? Punk noise, white noise, regular music? And at what volume?(still relatively new, just want to make sure I get the most out of these)

 

I'm sure there are lots of different opinions. I just put this heavy duty drums and beats song on continuous mode:

 

http://www.mixcloud.com/djpremium/dj-premium-february-studio-mix-2012

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^Wayne... Calm... Just... Don't...

^

Masa' WAYNE is gonna' blow a gasket.......

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

.... let me show ya' da way. ;)

 

 

 

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No bloody way lol!

 

 

Better cable I hope?  I could never listen to the mh1c for more than 5 minutes, so unfortunately I can't recall how they sound :D

 

 

 

Now we're talking! I've been recently spazzing about my rediscovered love for the 8320's (with vmoda bliss tips). So thank you - hype re-engaged! Lol!

 

Btw, how many hours of burn in on your birds? Hopefully the prescribed 24 hours, because otherwise, what's the point?

^

The cable is like a mix of the VSonics flagship models and their lower lineups. Cable thickness is the same as the GR07s but it has that cheapo springy nature of their lower lineups such as the VSD1s. haha

 

Those famous monoprice iems are surprising amazing not just for their price, they airy sound and staging is stood out for me, same goes with these Ostriches. But the housing of these Ostrys are much smaller, so fit and seal is much better as well. Maybe besides their similar sound presentation, their looks kinda remind me of each other as well for some reason. But yeah these Ostrys are more refined over those monoprice iems overall so not like they are bad sounding.

 

Nah these ain't mine, i got from Danny for auditioning, so they should have a good amount of hours on them already and is properly broken in. But didn't Ostry say these don't need burn-in at all??? :rolleyes:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

How come I already knew that you wouldn't think these were that great. Picky basturd.

^

LoL, hey meng if you don't stand for something you'll fall for everything. Not like these are bad sounding, cuz for me they are more deserving of the hype much more so than the Piss_tons ever did. But again you gots to put things into proper perspective here and for me these don't best any of the $200 iems i have heard so far, which includes the GR07 BE, Dunu DN1Ks, KEF M200, Sony XBA H3s, FAD Heaven Vs, etc.

 

I guess i am REALLY picky cuz for now i have settled with the VSonic VC02 and those MH1/Cs despite having owned and listened to many mid-fi gears and the most expensive set of iems i own is the $50 VSonic VSD1 LE (Limited Editions), which i am trying to get rid of as well. :tongue:

post #1239 of 2270
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Masa' WAYNE is gonna' blow a gasket......

 

Hell yeah!!!

 

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Those famous monoprice iems are surprising amazing not just for their price, they airy sound and staging is stood out for me, same goes with these Ostriches. But the housing of these Ostrys are much smaller, so fit and seal is much better as well. Maybe besides their similar sound presentation, their looks kinda remind me of each other as well for some reason. But yeah these Ostrys are more refined over those monoprice iems overall so not like they are bad sounding.

 

Excellent!

 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

 

I guess i am REALLY picky cuz for now i have settled with the VSonic VC02 and those MH1/Cs despite having owned and listened to many mid-fi gears and the most expensive set of iems i own is the $50 VSonic VSD1 LE (Limited Editions), which i am trying to get rid of as well. :tongue:

 

Whaaaaaaa! Those LE's received incredible hype from.... someone I know! :rolleyes: 

 

Just messing with you! I haven't even heard these birds yet, but I'm hopeful that once you find the right source they will be all that they can be for ya :)

post #1240 of 2270
It's easy to say something is better than other something if you don't have it side by side. wink.gif
post #1241 of 2270
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Just got a new pair of KC06s in and it looks like Ostry have changed the packaging.

Left side: old - Right side: new








However, plug, cable, splitter and earpieces seem unchanged.









Neither could I detect any sonic differences in a short A/B listening comparison.

Thanks! I think the new ones look a bit better wink.gif
post #1242 of 2270
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Originally Posted by laon View Post

It's easy to say something is better than other something if you don't have it side by side. wink.gif

 

And it's really easy to say a bunch of crap either way if you haven't even received or listened to your ugly birds yet! 

 

Please Lord, tomorrow may I be a happy bird...

 

post #1243 of 2270
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

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Masa' WAYNE is gonna' blow a gasket....... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




.... let me show ya' da way. wink.gif



^
The cable is like a mix of the VSonics flagship models and their lower lineups. Cable thickness is the same as the GR07s but it has that cheapo springy nature of their lower lineups such as the VSD1s. haha

Those famous monoprice iems are surprising amazing not just for their price, they airy sound and staging is stood out for me, same goes with these Ostriches. But the housing of these Ostrys are much smaller, so fit and seal is much better as well. Maybe besides their similar sound presentation, their looks kinda remind me of each other as well for some reason. But yeah these Ostrys are more refined over those monoprice iems overall so not like they are bad sounding.

Nah these ain't mine, i got from Danny for auditioning, so they should have a good amount of hours on them already and is properly broken in. But didn't Ostry say these don't need burn-in at all??? rolleyes.gif



^
LoL, hey meng if you don't stand for something you'll fall for everything. Not like these are bad sounding, cuz for me they are more deserving of the hype much more so than the Piss_tons ever did. But again you gots to put things into proper perspective here and for me these don't best any of the $200 iems i have heard so far, which includes the GR07 BE, Dunu DN1Ks, KEF M200, Sony XBA H3s, FAD Heaven Vs, etc.

I guess i am REALLY picky cuz for now i have settled with the VSonic VC02 and those MH1/Cs despite having owned and listened to many mid-fi gears and the most expensive set of iems i own is the $50 VSonic VSD1 LE (Limited Editions), which i am trying to get rid of as well. tongue.gif

The Vsonic Gr07 MKII cable is definitely THICKER than the Ostry that I have.

Personally I think the monoprice is overrated. I haven't listened to them for ages.. Lol
post #1244 of 2270
Thanks for the honest review sfwalcer in spite of all the hype by many. I respect your honesty.
post #1245 of 2270
Amen Waynes, amen. tongue.gif


Micropore covering both vent + tiny needle punch on the vent = mid forward Ostry with no fitting problem and open soundstage, okay maybe not as open since the mid is so forward now, I like it. biggrin.gif
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