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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

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

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

Just tried my AX35 with Comply tips and it did smooth out the treble. Thanks for the tip, Panda!

BTW, why did you say you think the AX30 are better than the AX35 in your review? The first reviewer thought the opposite because the AX35 has better bass quantity. Looks like the AX35 has a much better cable, as well.
Edited by nmatheis - 4/13/14 at 7:05pm
post #92 of 177
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Just tried my AX35 with Comply tips and it did smooth out the treble. Thanks for the tip, Panda!

BTW, why did you say you think the AX30 are better than the AX35 in your review? The first reviewer thought the opposite because the AX35 has better bass quantity. Looks like the AX35 has a much better cable, as well.

Comply's are awesome.

 

"From what I've heard" is what I started it out with. Most people and feedback I have heard say that they didn't like parts of the AX35. Just included that.

 

The final review will be posted on Audio 360 :)

http://audio360.org/

post #93 of 177
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post


Just tried my AX35 with Comply tips and it did smooth out the treble. Thanks for the tip, Panda!

BTW, why did you say you think the AX30 are better than the AX35 in your review? The first reviewer thought the opposite because the AX35 has better bass quantity. Looks like the AX35 has a much better cable, as well.

 

Though I have AX35 myself and like their bass, I don't enjoy them as much because of the cut in upper mids which kills the clarity of vocals.  That is one big downside, even noted by Joker in his first impression review (http://theheadphonelist.com/brief-impressions-t-peos-accidentally-extraordinary-meze-narmoo-astrotec-olasonic-ear-earphones/) where he mentioned them sounding slightly veiled in midrange.  Based on Bowei006 impression of AX30, and other reviews I've read, the more balanced sound signature of AX30 fixes that problem.  If I get my hands on AX30, I will try to do my own a/b comparison.

post #94 of 177
@bowei006 Thanks for clarifying. I wasn't sure from the review if you'd heard the AX35 and didn't like them or just heard that the AX30 were "better".

@twister6 Have you tried your AX35 with Comply tips? I thought the miss we're too recessed, too, until I tried with Comply tips. A Rush and classic Van Halen session tonight was great smily_headphones1.gif.
Edited by nmatheis - 4/13/14 at 8:26pm
post #95 of 177
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

@bowei006 Thanks for clarifying. I wasn't sure from the review if you'd heard the AX35 and didn't like them or just heard that the AX30 were "better".

@twister6 Have you tried your AX35 with Comply tips? I thought the miss we're too recessed, too, until I tried with Comply tips. A Rush and classic Van Halen session tonight was great smily_headphones1.gif.

I don't have room on my review schedule for the AX35 so all I know is from what I've heard :o

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Hello there! Just thought I'd chime in. I lost my 1 month old DN1k recently and was looking to replace them with cheap iems before I get Noble 4 customs. So the astrotecs showed up on the radar. Having followed the thread, I went to audition and A/B both the ax30 n ax35 expecting to like the latter. The ax35 is very much like the Dunu. It had really good bass, digs as deep at the dn1k although with slightly lesser quantity. The mids were laid back, moreso than the Dunus I feel. There seemed to be something lacking there. The treble was very forward, bright and splashy. Very interesting earphones. But not my cup of tea. My worry is that they would be inconsistent, especially for a person who listens to a wide variety of songs. The ax30 was more balanced overall. Slightly rolled off treble but not very bad, nice smooth mids which are not recessed nor forward and tight, deep but less deep than the ax35 bass. Having come from the HA 4As and Phonak 112, it was a more comforting and familiar sound. These are brilliant for SGD 80. I wonder how the ax30 compares with the re-400 though. Anyone? They're around the same price range.

post #97 of 177
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Originally Posted by mohdkhamsya View Post

Hello there! Just thought I'd chime in. I lost my 1 month old DN1k recently and was looking to replace them with cheap iems before I get Noble 4 customs. So the astrotecs showed up on the radar. Having followed the thread, I went to audition and A/B both the ax30 n ax35 expecting to like the latter. The ax35 is very much like the Dunu. It had really good bass, digs as deep at the dn1k although with slightly lesser quantity. The mids were laid back, moreso than the Dunus I feel. There seemed to be something lacking there. The treble was very forward, bright and splashy. Very interesting earphones. But not my cup of tea. My worry is that they would be inconsistent, especially for a person who listens to a wide variety of songs.

What tips? I found the AX35 much more enjoyable with Comply tips. Too bright and with recessed mids with silicon tips.
post #98 of 177
I tried with both. The comply tips muddled up the bass slightly. Made it slower.
post #99 of 177
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Originally Posted by mohdkhamsya View Post
 

Hello there! Just thought I'd chime in. I lost my 1 month old DN1k recently and was looking to replace them with cheap iems before I get Noble 4 customs. So the astrotecs showed up on the radar. Having followed the thread, I went to audition and A/B both the ax30 n ax35 expecting to like the latter. The ax35 is very much like the Dunu. It had really good bass, digs as deep at the dn1k although with slightly lesser quantity. The mids were laid back, moreso than the Dunus I feel. There seemed to be something lacking there. The treble was very forward, bright and splashy. Very interesting earphones. But not my cup of tea. My worry is that they would be inconsistent, especially for a person who listens to a wide variety of songs. The ax30 was more balanced overall. Slightly rolled off treble but not very bad, nice smooth mids which are not recessed nor forward and tight, deep but less deep than the ax35 bass. Having come from the HA 4As and Phonak 112, it was a more comforting and familiar sound. These are brilliant for SGD 80. I wonder how the ax30 compares with the re-400 though. Anyone? They're around the same price range.

Thanks for the review.  Most people say AX30 has more bass than AX35.  I haven't heard AX35, but I found AX30 to be lacking in bass weight/depth.  I would imagine that DN-1000 has much more bass weight/depth than both AX30 and AX35.


Edited by Grayson73 - 4/15/14 at 11:44am
post #100 of 177
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Thanks for the review.  Most people say AX30 has more bass than AX35.  I haven't heard AX35, but I found AX30 to be lacking in bass weight/depth.  I would imagine that DN-1000 has much more bass weight/depth than both AX30 and AX35.

 

Strangely, I hear the opposite from everybody suggesting AX35 has a higher quantity of bass in comparison to AX30.  Plus, I have AX35 and can tell you with certainty it has a lot of bass.

post #101 of 177
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

Strangely, I hear the opposite from everybody suggesting AX35 has a higher quantity of bass in comparison to AX30.  Plus, I have AX35 and can tell you with certainty it has a lot of bass.

Are you saying that AX30 has more bass than AX35?  Have you heard AX30?  AX30 to me had bass, but it was a thinner, more analytical bass than IEMs with bass depth/weight.  I found AX30 to be analytical, so I didn't like it; I guess I prefer musical IEMs.

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post #103 of 177
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Are you saying that AX30 has more bass than AX35?  Have you heard AX30?  AX30 to me had bass, but it was a thinner, more analytical bass than IEMs with bass depth/weight.  I found AX30 to be analytical, so I didn't like it; I guess I prefer musical IEMs.

 

You said in your post that most people say AX30 has more bass than AX35, so I replied back that I hear the opposite from everybody else, suggesting AX35 has more bass (higher quantity).  I don't like analytical IEMs either (Etys, IM02), and personally prefer a balanced sound with enhanced bass response.

post #104 of 177
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Thanks for the review.  Most people say AX30 have more bass than AX35.  I haven't heard AX35, but I found AX30 to be lacking in bass weight/depth.  I would imagine that DN-1000 has much more bass weight/depth than both AX30 and AX35.

The bass on the ax35 was quite spectacular if u ask me. For the price I mean. But the laid back mids and very energetic highs was a deal breaker for me. The dunus of course have bigger and deeper bass than either of these. They weren't slow or anything. But i guess some might still prefer the ax35 bass. The ax30 didn't really lack body/weight across spectrum. The dunus had thinner mids and treble if u ask me. My brother and I agreed during a/b that the ax30's signature was closest to the phonak 112 which we have. The 112s have slower bass with the ax30 being punchier, the mids almost the same, transparent and weighty. The phonaks have drier treble whereas the ax30s have a more airy, lush treble albeit slightly rolled off.
Edited by mohdkhamsya - 4/15/14 at 6:01pm
post #105 of 177

Can someone tell me if the AX 35 is comfortable if laying on one's side? For example, does the housing stick out beyond the outer ear? I am looking for some bedtime IEMs. Thanks

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