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post #91 of 4329

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

post #92 of 4329

You bet, Sean. I'll get some side-by-side with the 1plus2. Let me get my impressions out and I'll snap a few for ya. 

 

The stem is very similar to the 1plus2, but a little different curve and such.

post #93 of 4329
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You bet, Sean. I'll get some side-by-side with the 1plus2. Let me get my impressions out and I'll snap a few for ya. 

 

The stem is very similar to the 1plus2, but a little different curve and such.

SoundFreaq, you said the Ref 1 is not really an upgrade from the 1plus2 right? Basically does things differently. So, the question is, for those who have the 1plus2, would you think purchasing the Ref 1 justifiable? Its more of a side grade I gather.

post #94 of 4329

Or, for those who don't have either which one offers a more neutral hi end sound ?

post #95 of 4329
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Originally Posted by nazrin313 View Post
 

SoundFreaq, you said the Ref 1 is not really an upgrade from the 1plus2 right? Basically does things differently. So, the question is, for those who have the 1plus2, would you think purchasing the Ref 1 justifiable? Its more of a side grade I gather.

 

What I mean is that I cannot quantify subjectivity and perceived value. I mean the Ref. 1 is not like taking the 1plus2 and simply dialing up the sound quality. They sound different. I think that's a great thing. Do not take that to mean the Ref. 1 is a side-grade, or on the same level, or anything like that. I didn't say that. I mean it's a different earphone. But at the same time, the Tralucent sound is all there. 

 

I really don't like using the term "better." That is subjective based on your available income, personal biases, and so many different variables, we could be here all night!

 

The Ref. 1 is the most refined offering from Tralucent yet. And most likely the vast majority of people will prefer it, and call it "better." But I can't decide that for you : )

 

Make sense?

 

Looking at the price performance of the Ref. 1 as compared to other offerings in that price range, full-size or otherwise, it is my opinion the price is fully justifiable. 

post #96 of 4329
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What I mean is that I cannot quantify subjectivity and perceived value. I mean the Ref. 1 is not like taking the 1plus2 and simply dialing up the sound quality. They sound different. I think that's a great thing. Do not take that to mean the Ref. 1 is a side-grade, or on the same level, or anything like that. I didn't say that. I mean it's a different earphone. But at the same time, the Tralucent sound is all there. 

 

I really don't like using the term "better." That is subjective based on your available income, personal biases, and so many different variables, we could be here all night!

 

The Ref. 1 is the most refined offering from Tralucent yet. And most likely the vast majority of people will prefer it, and call it "better." But I can't decide that for you : )

 

Make sense?

 

Looking at the price performance of the Ref. 1 as compared to other offerings in that price range, full-size or otherwise, it is my opinion the price is fully justifiable. 

Hahahah okay..kinda understand, its just different...Got it..

 

BUT

 

Out of the the Tralucent IEMs...if you had to choose, which one would it be? (Sorry to put you in the Spotlight buddy)

post #97 of 4329

Ref. 1 :beerchug:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy both! ;)  Sonic impressions coming. 

post #98 of 4329
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Ref. 1 :beerchug:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy both! ;)  Sonic impressions coming. 

hahhaha Lol..already have the 1plus2...hence my questions...thanks for that...

 

will keep my eye on this thread and will be eager to read on impressions Vs the 1plus2

post #99 of 4329

You bet! The beauty of the Ref. 1 is that because it is different, it will be something to definitely check out. It's a whole new world of Tralucent awesomeness. If it were very similar to the 1plus2, that wouldn't be as much fun. 

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B.) http://www.musicaacoustics.com

Only the 1Plus2 is on there.

post #101 of 4329
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Only the 1Plus2 is on there.

 

Click on the 1plus2, you'll see the ref 1 being advertised there

post #102 of 4329

I soooo want them both......

post #103 of 4329

Just a head's up.

 

I met with a friend/ customer this afternoon, and he had this 2.5mm 4 pole plug for his AK240.

 

 

It looks and feels quite robust. I will be trying to source this plug or similar for the AK240 owners who has ordered the Ref.1.

 

Also of note, there are a few customers who have opted for a balanced Kobiconn and then bought the 2.5mm TRRS to Kobiconn adapter that was shown in the Ak240 thread which also seems a good solution in making things more flexible... 


Edited by spkrs01 - 5/1/14 at 10:08am
post #104 of 4329
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I will be trying to source this plug or similar for the AK240 owners who has ordered the Ref.1.

 

 

spkrs,

 

Does Ranko make a 2.5mm TRRS ??  If not, can you *persuade* them to do so?

post #105 of 4329
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spkrs,

 

Does Ranko make a 2.5mm TRRS ??  If not, can you *persuade* them to do so?

 

No, not at present...unfortunately!

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