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post #586 of 3858

I wonder how efficient they are out of an Iphone 6.  

 

Also, a comparison with the Triplefi10s ( sound quality and efficiency) would be greatly appreciated.

post #587 of 3858
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I wonder how efficient they are out of an Iphone 6.  

 

Also, a comparison with the Triplefi10s ( sound quality and efficiency) would be greatly appreciated.


Very efficient. In a noisy environment, they still have some headroom volume

post #588 of 3858
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Very efficient. In a noisy environment, they still have some headroom volume

I wonder about the isolation properties of thes earphones compared to the H3s..... and others.

 

Thanks for the response.

 

I hope that someone in this thread also own the Triplefi.s.

post #589 of 3858
Do these have an iphone cable in the package and if not would the H3 or A3 iphone cable fit?
post #590 of 3858
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Originally Posted by mariowar View Post
 

I wonder about the isolation properties of thes earphones compared to the H3s..... and others.

 

Thanks for the response.

 

I hope that someone in this thread also own the Triplefi.s.


It should fit nicely, same connector, oops it meant for dwaver haha :biggrin:

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Do these have an iphone cable in the package and if not would the H3 or A3 iphone cable fit?

 

Curious, is it possible to negotiate with the dealers to get better prices on the Z5 or Z7?

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Curious, is it possible to negotiate with the dealers to get better prices on the Z5 or Z7?

At NCIX (canada) technically they can discount it down to near cost, but they have 0 obligation to.

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At NCIX (canada) technically they can discount it down to near cost, but they have 0 obligation to.

 

I wonder what it would take to get it down to cost? 

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Desperation on the salesman part ;-)
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Desperation on the salesman part ;-)

 

Wait is it doable? Have u ever managed to get down the price for something like this? If a bunch of us bought at same time they might be more willing? Just a thought

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I got the sales guy at Sony to give me no GST and that was it, so I suck at getting a break LOL. They can sense I want to buy it because I don't have a good poker face LOL
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I got the sales guy at Sony to give me no GST and that was it, so I suck at getting a break LOL. They can sense I want to buy it because I don't have a good poker face LOL

 

That's still not bad, tax on 699 is quite a bit. BayBloorRadio was more receptive to this. I asked over the phone if there is room for price adjustment so they are cool with it. 

post #598 of 3858

some one know if XBA-A2 or A3 has the signature approximate of the MDR-1R? (not too bassy, "mid centric" as some ones say I prefer term neutral), IMO H3 has boomy bass (i don't say bad quality or Beats-like, but MHO a slightly too much bass :bigsmile_face:) The MDR-1R fit perfectly and heavenly for Classical music


Edited by gerelmx1986 - 12/13/14 at 7:12pm
post #599 of 3858
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Wait is it doable? Have u ever managed to get down the price for something like this? If a bunch of us bought at same time they might be more willing? Just a thought

Yea you can propose something like that (I used to work there).

 

Say... 6 units @ $480 each or something you can give it a shot. Cost for the XBA-Z5 is around $390 (generally speaking, they shouldn't be going below 8.5%). Pretty sure they'd do it.

 

edit: or let me know how many units you need once you're 100% sure, I can send an email for you.


Edited by fansc - 12/13/14 at 9:04pm
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It is definitely at a much higher level that H3 cannot compare.

After 100 hrs of burn-in, I found that the highs and micro detail is more refined than my UM Pro 30, which I think it is already excellent.
Would be interested in these if, being at a higher level than HA3, they're in the same ball-park as SE846?

...Then again, I can virtually guarantee the isolation wouldn't be as good, even if the SQ is??!
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