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post #76 of 533
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Originally Posted by dedPrince View Post
 

I've been looking at the Music One and one concern I have with the silicone build is if it is a good on-the-go material.

 

I heard it is harder to insert but that's rather relative.

 

About how long would it take to put on the silicone ciems compared to acrylic ciems and maybe t

Can you do it while moving/standing?

 

and just in general, are these good for mobile use?

 

EDIT: Probably should say that I've never had a ciem before...

it's harder to insert at first, after 2-3 uses silicone becomes more sleek.

There's close to no difference between inserting time and yes I have both types of monitors to compare. You can do it while standing, moving etc. there's really no difference.

 

They are ok on the go, as long as you are ok with storing them in case when not used. You simply cannot put them loose into a bag or pocket.

post #77 of 533
No problem Peter. Thank you for making this tour even possible!

I figured that these units were made to look like this, but I just wanted to point them out in case people after me receive them and wonder if a previous user did that.
post #78 of 533
Thanks for clearing that up Peter. Hopefully people realize these are just demo units, I for one, wouldn't judge what they look like.
post #79 of 533
Well that's true too. I just wanted to let people know that the units aren't perfect and that someone in the tour didn't damage them.
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All right, so it is about time I put my opinions down.  I have been having trouble uploading photos I took of these and will continue to try to load some.  

 

My listening included sourced from and iPOD Touch 3G, BB Q10 playing Pandora, and my MacBook: ALAC > iTunes > DragonFly 1.2v > CustomArt.  Music primarily ranged from Lindsey Stirling, Apocalyptica, Shelby Lynne, Eminem, Green Day.  I also listen to other artists, but less time was spent with them.  

 

Initial feel.  These all had a slight tacky feel due to the silicone, they are very comfortable and I never felt like they would slide out of my ears.  Even the cables felt soft to the touch.  All had standard 90 connectors to 3.5 plugs.  The One is a black cable and opaque.  The Two and 330 are a soft white rubber and allow sight of the cables inside.  The 330 has the clearest silicone allowing a nice view of the electronics floating inside the iem.  The cable length is about 44" from the connector to the Y, and 10" from the Y to each ism,  There is no attachment point.  It is a solid connector into the silicone iem, which I was worried about initially.  I tried both wrapping over the ear and drop down for the cables, I found the drop most comfortable.  The cables run out the front when set in my ear and I had no discomfort wearing them,  my listening times ranged from 30 minutes to about 4 hours.  

 

Music One.  This has a nice sound, well balanced.  I heard low sounds as a punch, not booming.  Not a bass heavy setup for rock music, but showed what the music can do. This was comfortable to listen to across my library.  All the music sounded good. Nothing dominant, just allowed me to relax and listen.

 

Music Two.  Slightly more clear than the One, but more high forward.  I felt I heard less bass on this one that the others.  It played the whole range of music without any problems, I never felt it was maxed out on range, went high into the treble and low into the bass, just less focused on bass.  As Barra stated, "a good impact/"  I heard the bass, but it was not dominating the music.  There, then gone.  

 

Pro330v2.  Overall, better than the others.  I feel clarity is a great description and well balanced.  It allows full range and I never felt it struggled to show all the range.  I felt on my phone and computer, there was some slight background air when I wasn't playing music.  This was very quiet and never was noticed when the music started.  This one just sounded better than the others, more clear, more punch on the bass, and more treble.  I never heard breathing, but I did hear audience conversation listening to a live album.  

 

Overall, I want to thank Peter for allowing this tour, and Barra for organizing it.  I enjoyed my time listening and really like the feel of silicone as a form.  It is nice to hear single and dual drivers produce quality music as companies seem to race to create more numerous driver oems.  

post #81 of 533
Is it still possible to join the tour now?
post #82 of 533
@H2Ologd: Surprised M2 had less bass presence than M1 given past impressions ive read.

@piotrus-g: Is that expected?
post #83 of 533
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@H2Ologd: Surprised M2 had less bass presence than M1 given past impressions ive read.

@piotrus-g: Is that expected?
no, but than again demo has a bit more limited capabilities than custom. Custom monitor has better depth to the sound bass is more"obvious" than with music one
post #84 of 533
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Is it still possible to join the tour now?

We can add you to the end, but you will need to follow the instructions in applying as everyone else did in the beginning with location and agreement to the terms.

post #85 of 533
I live in Atlanta, GA and would like to participate in the tour. I agree to follow the terms of the tour. Thanks!smily_headphones1.gif
post #86 of 533

I live in San Diego, CA and would like to participate in the tour. I agree to follow the terms of the tour. Thanks!

post #87 of 533
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Originally Posted by highwind2008 View Post

I live in Atlanta, GA and would like to participate in the tour. I agree to follow the terms of the tour. Thanks!smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

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I live in San Diego, CA and would like to participate in the tour. I agree to follow the terms of the tour. Thanks!

Adding you both to the end of the line​. :wink_face: 

post #88 of 533
Is H8P currently on the tour? Sorry I might miss some points of the tour process. Just wanna know smily_headphones1.gif
post #89 of 533
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Is H8P currently on the tour? Sorry I might miss some points of the tour process. Just wanna know smily_headphones1.gif
no it's not yet, but it will be before Christmas
post #90 of 533
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no it's not yet, but it will be before Christmas


That will make it Christmas (Or any of a number of December holidays)

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