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post #31 of 2270
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

And how do you know that top-tier IEMs like the UERM, K3003, and FI-BA-SS don't fall woefully short of the Roxanne? :veryevil:

 

By deduction. ;)

post #32 of 2270
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

By deduction. ;)

+1 

 

When I stated "woefully short", I was deducing based simply on cost - if a $60 IEM is not woefully short of a $1500 CIEM (do it blind, doesn't matter) then we all have to take a step back and reassess what it is we are doing. (Or buy stock in Ostry)

post #33 of 2270
Any news on how the KC06A compares to the original?

Sorry, I forgot that the KC06A weren't released yet.
Edited by SkyBleu - 3/6/14 at 10:05pm
post #34 of 2270
Another question...Will the KC06A variant, of improved specifications, be of a higher price?
post #35 of 2270
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post  Another question...Will the KC06A variant, of improved specifications, be of a higher price?

 

It seems like the price will be a little higher, but I don't think they've posted the price. It shouldn't be substantially higher, as it seems they're all around three hundred-ish RMB in price... I think I'll be buying a pair of the KC06A, and even if the older version might actually be more suitable for me, it wouldn't matter because I wouldn't know. Only if I feel it's really not my thing will I pass it off to someone else, I guess.

post #36 of 2270
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

It seems like the price will be a little higher, but I don't think they've posted the price. It shouldn't be substantially higher, as it seems they're all around three hundred-ish RMB in price... I think I'll be buying a pair of the KC06A, and even if the older version might actually be more suitable for me, it wouldn't matter because I wouldn't know. Only if I feel it's really not my thing will I pass it off to someone else, I guess.
Hey, thanks for giving me a rough estimate! Appreciate it. I'll probs just go for the cheaper, original edition for my sake of having a budget IEM to replace my RE0.
post #37 of 2270
Just ordered!
post #38 of 2270

^ Congrats, I'm pretty sure you'll like them!  :smile_phones:

 

Btw @zelda, is your KC06 a review sample? Just asking, because no one who's bought them so far got the red and white tips in your photograph. Only black tips included (not that I'd care anyway, I'm using TF10 tips).

post #39 of 2270
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

^ Congrats, I'm pretty sure you'll like them!  smile_phones.gif

Btw @zelda, is your KC06 a review sample? Just asking, because no one who's bought them so far got the red and white tips in your photograph. Only black tips included (not that I'd care anyway, I'm using TF10 tips).
Thanks! If they're what you guys have said in terms of musicality and detail in comparison to the Re0, I'm sure I'd like them. smily_headphones1.gif

How's the clarity and soundstage btw? Are they warm/dark or neutral like the re0? Or are they bright?

Brief few words are fine:) I've read the review, just edging for your opinion.
post #40 of 2270

Here's something I'd like to share about the KC06's tuning (please excuse the less than stellar picture quality).

 

As I posted earlier, these IEMs seem to be meticulously tuned via front and back vents:

 

 

When worn with the usual (silicone) tips, both vents remain open:

 

 

Since air escaping from the front vent has a similar effect to wearing an IEM with a loose seal, blocking that vent results in (significantly) more bass.

 

Here's how you can easily block that front vent, just use an additional foam tip underneath your regular tip:

 

 

Blocking that vent completely results in a lot more bass. However, bass quality and low end clarity takes a noticeable hit.

 

So, what we want to try next is more subtle. We'll try to boost that bass just a little bit...

For this mod, you'll need a tip with larger bore size than your KC06 tip:

 

 

Slide that tip from the opposite side on top of your KC06 tip:

 

 

The second tip remains reversed and creates an air chamber above the front vent.

Thus it acts like a spring against the leakage from the vent, resulting in mildly boosted bass.

Since the effect is only mild, most of the original quality is retained. (Note that the rear vent is still open.)

 

 

I personally think that the KC06's stock tuning is petty much perfect. But those who'd like to coax a little more bass out of them, might want to try this mod.

post #41 of 2270

Heh... I know which tips to use for the KC06A... the RedGiant red core "acoustic" tips... they have a tendency to almost "absorb" residual bass decay and thin out thicker sound signatures...

Plus, they'll look great with the red/grey theme of the KC06A... perfect!

 

(ClieOS' picture, not mine)

photo RGA00-03.jpg

post #42 of 2270
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Heh... I know which tips to use for the KC06A... the RedGiant red core "acoustic" tips... they have a tendency to almost "absorb" residual bass decay and thin out thicker sound signatures...
Plus, they'll look great with the red/grey theme of the KC06A... perfect!

(ClieOS' picture, not mine)
photo RGA00-03.jpg
What IEMs does ClieOS have there?
post #43 of 2270
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post  What IEMs does ClieOS have there?


These. They're not really "hi-fi" oriented, but well-balanced for mainstream earphones, and quite comfy.

post #44 of 2270
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

These. They're not really "hi-fi" oriented, but well-balanced for mainstream earphones, and quite comfy.
Oh I see. They have a cool design:)
post #45 of 2270

Hope they get released soon...

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