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Can you share the link please? I might also try it.

Just make a searh on eBay. If not I'll post a link tomorrow when I'm sober wink.gif
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Got my AX35 today.  Been listening for the last few hours.  So far the first impression is that I like the bass (fast and punchy, more of a mid-bass and less sub-bass), the treble (nice sparkle, no sibilance), but I'm having a problem with mids.  Beside being pushed back, they also sound veiled to me.  True, lately I have been listening a lot to IM03 and E10, and those have nice upfront mids with plenty of clarity (IM03 is awesome!!!).  Even tried AX35 with some look-a-like hybrid tips.  Will it get better with burn in?  I mean, I probably have a few hours of burn in, so that's not enough.  I don't mind slightly recessed mids, and considering stronger bass in AX35 that's expected.  But honestly right out of the box with a few hours of listening, mids don't sound too clear to me, especially with vocals.

post #78 of 196
It will be better after burn in. If you are used to BA kind of mid, what I can say it won't achieve that. Maybe you try some comply to tame the bass.
post #79 of 196
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Originally Posted by chenxuanyi View Post

It will be better after burn in. If you are used to BA kind of mid, what I can say it won't achieve that. Maybe you try some comply to tame the bass.


I hope so.  Though I have a number of multi-driver BA IEMs, I have quite a few with dynamic drivers as well, thus my reference to E10 (or even Monster iSport Victory I tested before).  I know with dynamic drivers it's hard to tune for a balanced spectrum across the whole frequency range (don't know how E10 managed to do that!).  So, I was thinking with AX35 you have a x-over separating lows going to dynamic driver (which definitely does the job!) and BA driver for mids and treble where I was expected from a get go to hear brighter details typical for armature drivers.  Let's hope more burn in hours will contribute to an improvement.  I'm not expecting for a sound signature to change, but I want the veil lifted off the upper mids ;)  I went through a few eartips as well, those seem to change bass quantity and quality, but mids stayed unchanged.

post #80 of 196

I just posted my review of Astrotec AX35: http://www.head-fi.org/products/astrotec-ax35/reviews/10739

 

Enjoy the reading and the pictures ;)

post #81 of 196
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

I just posted my review of Astrotec AX35: http://www.head-fi.org/products/astrotec-ax35/reviews/10739

 

Enjoy the reading and the pictures ;)

Thanks for the review. Which one do you think has better vocal presentation IM50, UE600 or AX35?

post #82 of 196
IM50 has better vocal presentation compared to ax35. UE600 i can't comment.
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post

I just posted my review of Astrotec AX35: http://www.head-fi.org/products/astrotec-ax35/reviews/10739

Enjoy the reading and the pictures wink.gif

Great review as always smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by chenxuanyi View Post

IM50 has better vocal presentation compared to ax35. UE600 i can't comment.

UE600 has better vocals than than AX35 (haven't heard the IM50).
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I don't have IM50 either (at least not yet), so can only judge UE600 vs AX35, and due to mid-forward nature of UE600 tuning it will have a better vocal presentation.  Not necessary more detailed, but it has a significantly better clarity.  Since I have IM03, and had a chance to test IM02 before, and while reading other people's comments about IM50, I can safely assume that IM50 will have a better presentation and have more details when it comes to vocals.

 

Regarding my AX35 review, I had a lot more negative impression of these when I started my testing.  I listen to a lot of balanced and mid-centric headphones, and try to avoid v-shaped sound because I always crave for a better vocal presentation.  But I started to compare it to other v-shaped headphones (by listening and by memory) and decided that it will be not fair to compare it to other headphones with a different sound signature or base the review on my own biased preference.  Astrotec obviously tuned these for a specific sound signature, and it will be a cup of tea for a lot of others who doesn't put vocals as their top priority.  As a matter of fact, once you start listening to these for 15-20min you get a quick brain burn-in and everything starts to sound balanced, you know the usual mind trick lol!!

 

At the end of the day, I like to look into my headphone collection to think if I have to get rid off of everything and just keep one pair - which one would I pick.  In that case, AX35 will not make the cut, and for my own personal preference it would be IM03.  But in general, I wouldn't put AX35 away and will definitely use them for listening to my favorite edm tracks.

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Originally Posted by Im2bz2p View Post
 

Thanks for starting the thread on these. I was trying to look for a topic on these a while back and noticed they weren't mentioned much.

 

~ Im2bz2p :)

 

You're welcome:beerchug:.

post #86 of 196
I've been enjoying my AX35 with a 50 ohm adapter for the last week or so. I really think that it does sound better with the adapter. Bass is tighter and the mids feels a bit less ressesed.
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I've been enjoying my AX35 with a 50 ohm adapter for the last week or so. I really think that it does sound better with the adapter. Bass is tighter and the mids feels a bit less ressesed.

 

Peter, can you please share a link where to get that adapter?

post #88 of 196
Sure thing, this is the one I got:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281276949691?nav=SEARCH
post #89 of 196

This is how I've been running it (and a picture preview for the review):

 

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DAP ►► Dock ►► Amplifier (w/10Ω output impedance) ►► 64Ω Adapter ►► Earphone

 

So, a total of 74Ω sits between output to input.

 

The problem with this setup is that the damping factor on the dynamic woofer is really bad, but luckily the amplifier I chose is TPA6120-based, so it's still quite powerful and can deliver sufficient current.

 

This is one example where choosing an amplifier with sub-optimal output impedance has managed to help, the other examples being single BA IEMs.

post #90 of 196

My review of the AX-30 is out, check it out guys if you are interested

 

http://www.pandatechreview.com/astrotec-ax-30-review/

 

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