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post #1066 of 1414

Altones have good bass punch but their sweet spot is upper mids and upper end.  Either you like to hear detail in that area or you don't.  I like them, but source matters, and so does source material.  They sounded very good with my DX50/JDS Labs C5 amp but too trebly with my Fiio X5.  However, they sound very good with my Fiio X1.  What music you play matters as well.  If you have a lot of music with "difficulties" in the upper end, it may be too much with the Altones.  But with well-mastered-and-mixed material, they can be fantastic.  It's a matter of preference.  Some like them, some find them ok, and some really don't like them.  

 

I like them.

post #1067 of 1414

Am I the only crazy one who favors the Altone200 over the A83? lol

post #1068 of 1414

Depends what you are playing it out of, and what you are listening to with it.  

 

However, overall I prefer the Fidue.

post #1069 of 1414
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post
 

 However, they sound very good with my Fiio X1.  

 

Olddude, do use X1 with or without amp? 

post #1070 of 1414

I don't use amps with my Fiios.  I did with my DX50 and Colorfly C3, but I like the sound of the Fiios "as is."  

post #1071 of 1414
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Depends what you are playing it out of, and what you are listening to with it.  

 

However, overall I prefer the Fidue.

I played out of HTC m8 and Mac Pro -> Fiio e18. Played EDM, hiphop, r&b, and almost every genre of rock in flac. People kept trying to convince me in the A83 thread but every time I gave it another go, just wasn't convinced.

post #1072 of 1414

You like the Altone signature.  Everyone likes different sounds.  Makes sense to me.  I loved them when I first got them, still like them a lot now.  I just love the Fidues more.

post #1073 of 1414

Hey guys, if anyone in the states wants to try these out, PM me!

 

Have a loaner unit in the states that doesn't want to make its way back to Canada...!

post #1074 of 1414
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Originally Posted by EmpJ View Post
 

Hey guys, if anyone in the states wants to try these out, PM me!

 

Have a loaner unit in the states that doesn't want to make its way back to Canada...!


If it wants to permanently stay in the states after the tour let me know. I can help. :ksc75smile:

post #1075 of 1414
Hey! Sony hybrid's fit the Altone?
post #1076 of 1414

Yes they do.

post #1077 of 1414
Thanks Brooko.
So here is my thing:
I want to tame a little the trebble on Altone...
So, I bought Comply T-400. Very confortable but they don't do it...They don't change the sound much...Just decrease a little the bass comparing to a nice silicon tips...But not the trebble.

I have Meelec single flange and they work well on this...They tame the trebble a little, they become not so fatigating...I liked them.

But in this hobbie...wanna try the hybrid's :P And I think they will work very well on Altone because they are for smaller nozzles, so the bore is thinner and softens the trebble a bit...

OK..going to pull the trigger biggrin.gif
post #1078 of 1414

Comply usually bring down the treble a bit.  Surprised it didn't work for you.  

post #1079 of 1414
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Originally Posted by mdiogofs View Post

Thanks Brooko.
So here is my thing:
I want to tame a little the trebble on Altone...
So, I bought Comply T-400. Very confortable but they don't do it...They don't change the sound much...Just decrease a little the bass comparing to a nice silicon tips...But not the trebble.

I have Meelec single flange and they work well on this...They tame the trebble a little, they become not so fatigating...I liked them.

But in this hobbie...wanna try the hybrid's :P And I think they will work very well on Altone because they are for smaller nozzles, so the bore is thinner and softens the trebble a bit...

OK..going to pull the trigger biggrin.gif

 

Hmmm - the hybrids are still silicone though, so not sure ig that's going to help.  Just letting you know also - it is a tight fit - but they do fit (I use the Sony isolation tips from time to time = hybrid with foam inners)

 

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Comply usually bring down the treble a bit.  Surprised it didn't work for you.  

 

This ^.

post #1080 of 1414
You guys are right. As always :P

I made a mistake from being inexperienced...

I didn't try several sources smily_headphones1.gif
So, on my old work laptop the Altone show several hiss. And the treble becomes more harsh. On my Oneplus One the hiss is non existent with Altone. And I think this could help. And the treble is tamed down a bit with the T-400 comparing to "plain" silicon tips. Not that much, it's still a bit fatigating. But yes, it helps and the Altone sounds just a little smoother.

But one thing I really believe. With silicon tips, if the diameter of the sound output of the tips is smaller than the diameter of the sound output of the nozzle, the treble is always tamed a bit. Is this what happens with the Meelec single flange on Altone. But I want more.

Listening more now, the T-400 are not ok for the Altone on me. Still too harsh treble...

Maybe the T-200 if they fit, because what I explained before...

Sony hybrids get the next take!
Edited by mdiogofs - 11/24/14 at 5:33pm
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