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post #496 of 4001

I stumbled upon an interesting IEM thread : http://www.head-fi.org/t/720461/review-of-audio-technica-ath-ckr9-ath-ckr10 

What exctied me ( besides push pull dynamic drivers - ALWAYS a good thing ) was the use of the JVC Spiral Dot Tips . These really look the business with their 

spiraling dimples ( a clever idea to disrupt the-never-ending-cylinder-shape-of-tip-leading-to-defined-resonance approach by almost all other tips in existance ) -

AND they have large bore, something Havi also thrieves on.

 

Anyone tried JVC Spiral Dot Tips on B3 yet ?

post #497 of 4001
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

I stumbled upon an interesting IEM thread : http://www.head-fi.org/t/720461/review-of-audio-technica-ath-ckr9-ath-ckr10 

What exctied me ( besides push pull dynamic drivers - ALWAYS a good thing ) was the use of the JVC Spiral Dot Tips . These really look the business with their 

spiraling dimples ( a clever idea to disrupt the-never-ending-cylinder-shape-of-tip-leading-to-defined-resonance approach by almost all other tips in existance ) -

AND they have large bore, something Havi also thrieves on.

 

Anyone tried JVC Spiral Dot Tips on B3 yet ?

 

I think mochill is the only one who has them all.


I have just ordered Havi B3 Pro, Zero Audio Singolo and a set of JVC Spiral Dot S. Head-fi is addicting and not good for your wallet lol.

post #498 of 4001
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

I stumbled upon an interesting IEM thread : http://www.head-fi.org/t/720461/review-of-audio-technica-ath-ckr9-ath-ckr10 

What exctied me ( besides push pull dynamic drivers - ALWAYS a good thing ) was the use of the JVC Spiral Dot Tips . These really look the business with their 

spiraling dimples ( a clever idea to disrupt the-never-ending-cylinder-shape-of-tip-leading-to-defined-resonance approach by almost all other tips in existance ) -

AND they have large bore, something Havi also thrieves on.

 

Anyone tried JVC Spiral Dot Tips on B3 yet ?

 

For Eicp10's Tenore and CKR9 initial impressions (he didn't heard B3 Pro yet ;): http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-zero-audio-singolos-pg1644-doppios-pg1197/24960#post_10591492

 

Mochill have spiral dot tips but he sold his Havi's.

 

From all the user feedback I read on head-fi those tips supposed to improve the sound. They are on my wish list as well...


Edited by Baycode - 5/30/14 at 9:52am
post #499 of 4001
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Originally Posted by pokenguyen View Post
 

 

I think mochill is the only one who has them all.


I have just ordered Havi B3 Pro, Zero Audio Singolo and a set of JVC Spiral Dot S. Head-fi is addicting and not good for your wallet lol.

I am not a typical head-fier ( with something like high 2 digit/low three digit headphones in possesion... ) - nor I intend to become one. With IEMs, tips tend to be crucial, even more so than the phones themselves. So here I am likely to spend some more - if it does bring about better sound.

 

It can also be that one is likely to achieve better results with universal IEMs than with CIEMs - trough proper management of tips. I would really hate a sitiuation an expensive CIEM to be trashed by say Havi B3 with say $ 50 worth of tips - one of which would do THE trick. 

post #500 of 4001

Wish list ? :rolleyes:

 

Shhhhh........sh list ! :p

post #501 of 4001
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Wish list ? rolleyes.gif

Shhhhh........sh list ! tongue.gif

Yeah, but couldn't figure it out how to buy them from amazon.jp :/
post #502 of 4001
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Yeah, but couldn't figure it out how to buy them from amazon.jp :/

Same over here ( can not read "bird cages" - yet ... ) - but "translation" on ebay is kinda pricey : 

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/JVC-replacement-earpiece-size-L-EP-FX9L-B-Black/321418070530?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D22863%26meid%3D7272049863522551030%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D9841%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D121349313665

 

No tracking number, no insurance, 2-4 week delivery time . Hmmmmm....

post #503 of 4001
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Same over here ( can not read "bird cages" - yet ... ) - but "translation" on ebay is kinda pricey : 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/JVC-replacement-earpiece-size-L-EP-FX9L-B-Black/321418070530?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D22863%26meid%3D7272049863522551030%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D9841%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D121349313665

No tracking number, no insurance, 2-4 week delivery time . Hmmmmm....

Uugh, what a crazy price! :/
Wait for 3 months and we'll possibly be getting them for 3USD from Chinese noname manufacturers wink.gif

This can wait for me since I am extremely satisfied with my senn double flanges...
post #504 of 4001
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Uugh, what a crazy price! :/
Wait for 3 months and we'll possibly be getting them for 3USD from Chinese noname manufacturers wink.gif

This can wait for me since I am extremely satisfied with my senn double flanges...

Yes, considering 18.333 Yen at Amazon.jp ( + shipping = ??? Yen ), the ebay price is crazy indeed.

But wait - I have seen them at the same price + shipping - at an additional $ 16 ...

 

I do not mind getting them from JVC - at reasonable price. But yeah, Chinese may well produce functional clones before there will be more than a handful of 

JVC EP-FX9M in Google search in letters I can read ( say 10 out of 119.000 ... )

 

That's crazy, too.

post #505 of 4001
Thread Starter 

I have started listening to Best Audiophile Voices Collection (2011) this morning and once again I have entered into an almost hallucinating experience with B3's  :etysmile:

post #506 of 4001
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I have started listening to Best Audiophile Voices Collection (2011) this morning and once again I have entered into an almost hallucinating experience with B3's  :etysmile:

So what did you expect from something advertised to give the relaxed comfortable listening experience :

 

... Like faithful lover, warm, soft, soothing your ears and soul.... :atsmile:.

post #507 of 4001
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Wanted to share my feelings...

Yes, its a honest/true ad then wink.gif
Edited by Baycode - 5/30/14 at 11:37pm
post #508 of 4001
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Wanted to share my feelings...

Yes, its a honest/true ad then wink.gif

Great album trough great IEMs - no wonder you got emotional. Thanks for sharing !

 

Agreed. Every now and then, ads turn honest/true. This one nailed it; despite - or precisely because of - being written in "Chinese poetry" way.

post #509 of 4001
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

Great album trough great IEMs - no wonder you got emotional. Thanks for sharing !

 

Agreed. Every now and then, ads turn honest/true. This one nailed it; despite - or precisely because of - being written in "Chinese poetry" way.

:beerchug:

 

These iems are already very clear sounding iems. Because of curiosity I have just removed the metal grille of B3's.

 

They sounded even clearer after this. Highs didn't got harsh in my case. Only clearer but not sibilant.

 

But, for my ears they sound more natural while the filters were on their place (not 100% sure).

 

Sound spectrum or characteristics didn't change in general (as far as I can sense or perceive). Its clearer now. May be bass got some more impact too. Not sure... I have to A-B...

 

Anyone who wants to get more clearer highs can try this. But for me its not needed. I will be putting them back (after cleaning).

 

I wouldn't directly advise doing this to somebody though... I have also seen very tiny bit of earwax accumulated behind these metal grilles (which I was worried about).

 

After shooting the grilles back side with my macro lens I was surprised (disappointed)! Front side of the grille seemed clean by the naked eye but the back side were covered with a mixture of ear canal dirt (I think theses are wax, dirt and dried sweat).

 

Even though I am a clean person -who takes shower everyday and cleans his ear-canal with 2 separate q-tips after each shower- I couldn't believe what I saw :blink:

 

I am sorry to share this wax and debris. But I believe we need to learn... I couldn't be able to see the grille in this detail. Thanks to my 105mm macro lens its giant now and I can understand whats on (or in between) the grilles...

 

After cleaning the grille's putting them back in their place will be tricky, because I have removed the 'double sided tape kind of adhesive' which holds them in place...

 

FYI.

 

Havi B3 Pro (metal grille removed)

 

Havi B3 Pro metal grille from the front: You may not be able to see any dirt when these filters are in their place.

On this photo you may see something underneath them...

But the black background (when these are on their place) eliminates the detailed vision of the grilles.

 

Havi B3 Pro metal grille (back side of the grilles) and earwax accumulation:

Once you remove the grille and turn its back you will see the reality (you have to magnify or take a macro shot)


Edited by Baycode - 5/31/14 at 8:35am
post #510 of 4001
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I have a couple of hifiman filters. Tonight I will try them on B3 as well.

 

Previous post were enriched with photos and more impressions... Don't forget to check it! ;)

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