The more I listen to these things the more I love them.
Was listening to my Sig DJ for a bit before Ref. 1. They sound like trash compared to this.
Yes. The logo is silver font on the gold carbon plate and quite difficult to read in real life too.
Wow, now that you mentioned that I see it. The patterns on the carbon fiber plate are gold instead of the shiny blacks of 1plus2.
Yep. They are in different colors.
In fact they look a lot better in reality than from these pics... even the silver logo is rather nicely done.
From flymetothemoons pictures, I still see the L shaped angled connector for his Ref 1? Fly, can you confirm?
Also, did it include ortofon tips? I couldn't see any in the pics.
Gavin did mentioned he probably is moving to straight connectors when I demo'ed so maybe newer stocks are supplied with straight ones. I believe straight ones attach more securely than the L-shape one (at least for my 1plus2 sockets). Some of us was having trouble of the L-shape connectors not secured enough for the 1p2.
That is my old Tralucent Silver with L-shape connector.
Ref 1 Initial Impression :
Running time : 3-4 hours only
Gear : AK240
Cable : Tralucent New Silver (L-shape connector) & Uber (L-shape connector)
It sounds like a headphone, not an IEM. The sub bass from Titanic's first track was speechless...interpret this passage with relaxed ease. Impressive.
Mid (Vocals) :
Harry Belefonte's at Carnegie Hall/Day O & Jamaica Farewell
- wow...the voice from his throat...richer than 1plus2
- imagining precision in an airy hall
Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley - Field of Gold
She was just sitting in front of you and I was just immersed in music
The airiness expands one more dimension when compared to 1Plus2, detail but not aggressive. Silver's performance was good but Uber opens up a whole new world.
I can't imagine how the phones would perform after some hours on it. The above just the impressions in a very early stage of a run-in period.
I don't have the new cables. Sorry.
The 2nd pair of Ref.1 should deliver to its new owner by now or tomorrow. Or maybe he could post the new connectors.