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Originally Posted by lecky View Post
 

Comply take out the mild 5k spike for me.


it was complys that i used, didnt remove it enough for me to not notice it

post #497 of 659
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

If anyone reading this thread would like to audition the S5, I'd be happy to loan my set out. The only requirement is to be an established head-fier and promise to post impressions. PM if interested.

I'll maintain a mini tour list here. Up to 5 USA residents.
1. ZapX629

S5 is in route to ZapX629 as of today. If anyone else is interested in an audition, shoot me a PM.
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Just got shotgunshane's S5 in the mail, so I'll be spending some time with them and posting some impressions and comparisons. I'll probably compare them to the VSD3S and the GR07BE, which are a tier lower and a tier higher respectively. I'll also compare them to the S1, their little brother.

 

I immediately noticed they're much lighter than the S1 which was pretty bulky. I also like the included 1/4 inch adapter, as a musician who often plugs into an amp or piano. Initial impressions are that they sound pretty good. Bass is elevated, but not nearly as big and better controlled than the S1. Mids are clearly recessed, and some vocals sound a bit distant on first listen. Highs are shimmery and splashy, maybe a little on the artificial side. Sound is kind of cold, but has good detail and clarity. I'll post more in depth impressions and A/B them with some other phones tonight. 

 

Thanks again to shotgunshane for letting me check these out.


Edited by ZapX629 - 8/21/14 at 2:08pm
post #499 of 659
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Originally Posted by ZapX629 View Post
 

Just got shotgunshane's S5 in the mail, so I'll be spending some time with them and posting some impressions and comparisons. I'll probably compare them to the VSD3S and the GR07BE, which are a tier lower and a tier higher respectively. I'll also compare them to the S1, their little brother.

 

I immediately noticed they're much lighter than the S1 which was pretty bulky. I also like the included 1/4 inch adapter, as a musician who often plugs into an amp or piano. Initial impressions are that they sound pretty good. Bass is elevated, but not nearly as big and better controlled than the S1. Mids are clearly recessed, and some vocals sound a bit distant on first listen. Highs are shimmery and splashy, maybe a little on the artificial side. Sound is kind of cold, but has good detail and clarity. I'll post more in depth impressions and A/B them with some other phones tonight. 

 

Thanks again to shotgunshane for letting me check these out.

 and when i said they sound cold , we had a storm of arguments here .

post #500 of 659
is probably correct. They are certainly not warm,
post #501 of 659

Well, see, it depends on your point of view. The bass and low mids sound warm and boomy. The upper mids and treble sound cold and clear. You could look at it either way I guess. I'm using the gray tips, as I find them best at resolving details.

 

I'm in the process of listening to my test tracks and getting a feel for them. I'll probably be posting a review and some comparisons on them sometime this weekend, but it depends how much I have to do. 

post #502 of 659
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Originally Posted by ZapX629 View Post
 

Well, see, it depends on your point of view. The bass and low mids sound warm and boomy. The upper mids and treble sound cold and clear. You could look at it either way I guess. I'm using the gray tips, as I find them best at resolving details.

 

I'm in the process of listening to my test tracks and getting a feel for them. I'll probably be posting a review and some comparisons on them sometime this weekend, but it depends how much I have to do. 


 To me the signature is cold .

post #503 of 659
Well one thing is for sure - given their metal construction, they are definitely physically cold iems, lol.
post #504 of 659
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post
 

 and when i said they sound cold , we had a storm of arguments here .

 

Tip dependent, and also depends what you're comparing them to.  I don't find them cold at all.  Definition of warmth is bass and lower mid emphasis.  To me they are more warm than cold.

 

Cold tends to indicate treble emphasis with little bass, and also little body (mid-range).

 

Again - I simply don't see the S5 as being cold.

post #505 of 659
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Tip dependent, and also depends what you're comparing them to.  I don't find them cold at all.  Definition of warmth is bass and lower mid emphasis.  To me they are more warm than cold.

 

Cold tends to indicate treble emphasis with little bass, and also little body (mid-range).

 

Again - I simply don't see the S5 as being cold.


not gona start again , its a closed topic , to me and i quote " to me " it sounds cold , overall . even the vsd1 is hotter .

post #506 of 659
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Originally Posted by ZapX629 View Post

Just got shotgunshane's S5 in the mail, so I'll be spending some time with them and posting some impressions and comparisons. I'll probably compare them to the VSD3S and the GR07BE, which are a tier lower and a tier higher respectively. I'll also compare them to the S1, their little brother.

I immediately noticed they're much lighter than the S1 which was pretty bulky. I also like the included 1/4 inch adapter, as a musician who often plugs into an amp or piano. Initial impressions are that they sound pretty good. Bass is elevated, but not nearly as big and better controlled than the S1. Mids are clearly recessed, and some vocals sound a bit distant on first listen. Highs are shimmery and splashy, maybe a little on the artificial side. Sound is kind of cold, but has good detail and clarity. I'll post more in depth impressions and A/B them with some other phones tonight. 

Thanks again to shotgunshane for letting me check these out.

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post #507 of 659
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post
 

 and when i said they sound cold , we had a storm of arguments here .

 

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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post
 


not gona start again , its a closed topic , to me and i quote " to me " it sounds cold , overall . even the vsd1 is hotter .

But you're the one who started it again :p

You know it's nothing personal just most people mean a different thing when they say cold. And don't get me started on "hot" coz it doesn't actually mean the opposite of cold :tongue_smile: 

post #508 of 659
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

 

But you're the one who started it again :p

You know it's nothing personal just most people mean a different thing when they say cold. And don't get me started on "hot" coz it doesn't actually mean the opposite of cold :tongue_smile: 


 ahh , lose it , just lose it . it just can be the treble . ahh , i will kill myself .:tongue_smile::deadhorse:. lets not ruin this awesome sounding earphone with my lousy interpretations .

post #509 of 659

still its fun , is not it ? something to talk about , some thing to bother about , something to make each other understand . we are having fun right .

post #510 of 659
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

 

But you're the one who started it again :p

You know it's nothing personal just most people mean a different thing when they say cold. And don't get me started on "hot" coz it doesn't actually mean the opposite of cold :tongue_smile: 

Maybe I should have said "thin" instead of cold, but thin kind of implies a light bass sound. Some might call it "bright" I suppose. All I'm saying is the upper part of the spectrum is clear and a little thins sounding. It sounds artificial but it makes it sound clear and detailed. And yeah, it's funny that a cold IEM has hot treble and a warm IEM doesn't have hot treble. Describing sound is weird sometimes. Anyway, yeah, it's not really worth arguing about because you can describe it as a warm IEM, because of the bass and mids but you can call the treble cold or thin. I think we can all agree it's a fun sound that general consumers would like. ;) 

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