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post #136 of 4328
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

Yep, me too, has my attention now as well. Guess I'm gonna have to sell a kidney to afford these though. Or sell the 846 ahead of time to partially fund it... We'll see.

 

You can always sell your house, because who needs a useless thing like that?! :biggrin: 

post #137 of 4328
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

 

You can always sell your house, because who needs a useless thing like that?! :biggrin: 

 

 

Maybe my home rig... It's not getting used much these days...

post #138 of 4328
I have sold my favorite universal Fitear Parterre in anticipation for these (need some money. I am gonna listen to speakers for these days and when i get the Ref One, i hope they will produce the same or even better sound. So pumped.
post #139 of 4328
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


While I agree that the isobaric dynamic drivers of the Reference 1 will probably match or exceed the 846s subbass, I would have to disagree that a "well-implemented dynamic driver" matches the 846. I owned the ie800 before the 846 and ie800 has a slight midbass hump but cannot dig anywhere as deep as the 846 when it comes to subbass.

Edit: this assumes that you agree the ie800 is a well-implemented dynamic driver which I would.

 

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post
 

The isobaric dynamic driver changes up bass as you know it. And all of this depends on what type of sub-bass is "amazing" to you. Of course, many people's opinion differ on the 846 sub-bass, with some saying it's too bloated. 

 

In principle, while BA drivers can be tuned to kick hard down low, and provide plenty of volume, I have never heard a BA bass that rocked my world for things like electronic music. There's more than just the ability to reach low and play loud. Very well-done BA bass is excellent with many genres, as it's typically clean, fast and tight, but it lacks that special gallup to lose me in the throws of a John Digweed set. 

 

BA's are sometimes so clean, that they don't sound lifelike to me - sometimes the timbre suffers at the speed of the transients and lack of natural decay. Dynamic drivers always have the edge on naturalness to me, and the Ref. 1 is certainly no exception. 

 

+1. This is what I was trying to say about BA versus dynamic drivers. I always find the sound coming from most BA setup rather unnatural. Many TOTL BA IEMs sound good, but it is just different from the sound coming from dynamic IEMs and normal room speakers. So far the few BAs that I have heard and sound more natural to me would be the K10 but it comes across to me as rather laid back and lack the sparkle that I am looking for.

post #140 of 4328
Why did I find this thread? I was so close to making a decision and getting a set of K10s... Now this...Very interested in hearing more.
post #141 of 4328
Thread Starter 

Without going into specific, the impression that Ref.1 gave me was that I was listening to a full size can, not an IEM.  

post #142 of 4328
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

Without going into specific, the impression that Ref.1 gave me was that I was listening to a full size can, not an IEM.  

Funny, but i have the same sensation with my sd3...
post #143 of 4328
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Originally Posted by nazrin313 View Post


Funny, but i have the same sensation with my sd3...

That's great.  

post #144 of 4328
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

Any pics without the tips attached? I'm particularly curious on the stem (or more importantly the groove to hold the tips in place).

 

Hopefully this will work for ya. 

 

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post #145 of 4328
Looks like customs.
post #146 of 4328
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post
 

 

Hopefully this will work for ya. 

 

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Thats alot better than the 1plus2...

 

p.s How do you get these wonderful toys???? lol

post #147 of 4328
@nazrin313

Will you get it?

I want to buy SD3 ard end of year.... but these tempt me........ If the diff is huge..... I'll save up for these.... If not, I'll get SD3...... For a student like me it's a big decision and ill need others opinions
post #148 of 4328
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Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs View Post

@nazrin313

Will you get it?

I want to buy SD3 ard end of year.... but these tempt me........ If the diff is huge..... I'll save up for these.... If not, I'll get SD3...... For a student like me it's a big decision and ill need others opinions

I dunno, Maybe...hahaha....need more impressions on it..

post #149 of 4328
Soundfreaq, I like how you described the sound of the Ref1.. I am sorry for myself for having discovered this thread.
Now I have to go win the lottery..
And that Hugo.... (grabs tissue to wipe off drool)
post #150 of 4328
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post
 

 

Hopefully this will work for ya. 

 

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Cheers. You're right they're similar looking just curved differently. Thank you.

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