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REVIEW: Ostry KC06 - Page 92

post #1366 of 2535
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Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post

Quick Impressions.
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GR07 BE VS KC06

Bass: GR07 BE digs deeper, hits harder, and sounds more textured.

Vocals: KC06 sounds more spacious, cleaner, smoother.

Treble: KC06 is brighter, carries more air, and once again sounds smoother.

The KC06 cable is less supple, less smooth, and more springy then the BE's cable. Cable thickness before Y-split is the same, after Y-split KC06 is thiner. Y-split on KC06 is hilariously unpleasant. KC06 doesn't have a chin slider but you can twist the housing before insertion to help the cable "stick" to your ears. Jack on GR07 BE is heftier and better built.

The KC06 housing feels quite sturdy(much thanks to its material) and is very comfy(much thanks to its size). I would say these are MOAR bed friendly then the GR07 BE.

These little guys sound quite(quite) nice I must say. The first thing I thought when I tried them was clarity. They outdo my GR07 BE in spaciousness and mids-highs refinement but their reach is not limitless. I don't think they match up the the vocal spaciousness/realism of the the EX1000 for example but what does? Because of this and my impression of their lows, I wouldn't have trouble choosing for phone number one here, GR07 BE come out on top.

Unlike the EX1000, which has superb(superb!) vocals, the KC06 doesn't have something to make me seriously think about lowering my minimum bass floor. That said, I find these a fantastic value for a mere 36 quid 👍

I used a iPhone 4. Orange tips on the GR07, ASG 2 double flange on the KC06.

 

 

Good stuff my friend! I typically use the bass boost on my amps, and that usually gets enough bass happening with my iems to satisfy, so I am hopeful that will be the case with the KC06's as well.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

That's what I'm thinking. If they retain the clarity they have up high, while giving the bass more impact and texture... it would make a giant killer, and the perfect IEM.

 

Would be cool!

post #1367 of 2535
I now actually believe that the KC06 are sonically better than the Havi B3 overall. After additional burn in and acclimatization, the clarity of these IEMs are through the roof. They lose out to the B3 in terms of soundstage depth and height as well as timbre, and do in my opinion lack a bit of warmth in the lower mids region as per how I prefer it. but in the other areas they are either as good, or better than the B3. I can appreciate what James meant when he said the KC06 makes the B3 sound congested in nature. That is no slight on the B3, which itself is more than sufficiently clear.

The killer for me is the build, fit and comfort. My ears are aching from ABing mercilessly the two IEMs, and it wasn't the B3 doing the damage. The cable quality is just poor, isolation is plain bad. I need to find softer tips then what I have in my disposal, but like I said, foam tips would likely destroy the quality in the high frequencies.

I am actually depressed at having to choose which IEM to pick as my go to option. I love them both. Can somebody please suggest to me narrow, soft, and comfortable foam tips which will not kill the highs?
post #1368 of 2535
Maybe sony hybrid?
post #1369 of 2535
I forgot to add in one more slight criticism of the KC06 wrt to the B3. They have more bass quantity, but contrary to what most people feel, I find it is slight bloated and not tight enough. The B3 bass is less but tighter and neater in my opinion. Both have average bass texture.
post #1370 of 2535
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

I forgot to add in one more slight criticism of the KC06 wrt to the B3. They have more bass quantity, but contrary to what most people feel, I find it is slight bloated and not tight enough. The B3 bass is less but tighter and neater in my opinion. Both have average bass texture.

Try Heir tips

Possibly not the most comfortable since it is a little bit hard, but it will tighten up the bass

post #1371 of 2535
I suspect only foams will give me a proper comfortable seal. the bores are just too thick for any silicon to insert all the way in securely
post #1372 of 2535
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

I suspect only foams will give me a proper comfortable seal. the bores are just too thick for any silicon to insert all the way in securely

It's a rather shallow fit, no need for deep insertion - my ears started to hurt just thinking about that

post #1373 of 2535
nehcrow just to check. of the stock tips which came initially with the KC06, which size ones did you use?
post #1374 of 2535
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

nehcrow just to check. of the stock tips which came initially with the KC06, which size ones did you use?

I think medium tips, they provided a nice seal and were pretty comfy - but were a bit warm sounding.

I use large Heir tips now, more comfy womfy

post #1375 of 2535
hmmm might I have a link to those replacement tips? 😊
post #1376 of 2535

you guys are gonna judge me for this, but once I stopped attempting to squeeze my KC06 into my ears as per how I did my last few deep fit IEMs, things turned out alright. instead of finding smaller tips, i tried the bigger ones hoping for a shallower but still secure fit and the 2nd largest stock pairs did the trick.

post #1377 of 2535
I've always been using shallow insertion with this IEM, I thought everyone else too. tongue.gif
post #1378 of 2535
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

They have more bass quantity, but contrary to what most people feel, I find it is slight bloated and not tight enough.

 

I agree with this...and that is why I think the GR07, as far as SQ is concerned, is superior to the KC06.  A little less bloat and the Ostry could have surpassed the Vsonic. 

post #1379 of 2535
Any example track where you guys think the bass is bloated? with mine I think the bass has tightened a lot since the first day.
post #1380 of 2535

gyx11 thanks for B3 v KC06 comparisons.. seems the B3 is suited better for me so far (the update about bass department convinced me).... in need of better clarity and detail, I can switch to B2 that are kind of fatiguing in longer use.

But KC06 remains still in my buy-list.... then I can start saving for DN-2000  :P

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