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post #751 of 1018
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Wow, really? I had a chance to audition Heir 8A (yes, my ears are universally flexible) and I wouldn't call it too slow or lacking in details

 

 

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Fair enough.. To my ears, the thick, warm and very beautiful midrange tended to drown out detail. More syrupy - as such it was not detail-oriented at all. Treble was pushed back, and very laidback - it could not keep up with fast guitars. I felt the 8.A's comfort zone lies in 'big' sounds; slow-paced electric guitars, male vocals.

I sort of between these 2 views. I also don't think it lacked detail as nothing's really missing and I thought the highs sufficient on their own but do think the bass character affected the sense of speed and clarity.

post #752 of 1018

Just an alternative with my friend's Jason review; my W500 review has been posted: 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/advanced-acousticwerkes-w500-ahmorph/reviews/14466

post #753 of 1018
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Just an alternative with my friend's Jason review; my W500 review has been posted: 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/advanced-acousticwerkes-w500-ahmorph/reviews/14466

 

Great read. So which is the favorite CIEM of your collection?

post #754 of 1018
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Great read. So which is the favorite CIEM of your collection?

 

Thank you mate. 

 

Each one has different qualities and superiorities. In total, SE5 has a general superiority in many qualities.  Also, there is another one which hasn't been released yet. I have been listening to it for a while and I must say that this new ciem is very impressive too.

 

But I can't give more info about this unreleased unit :)

post #755 of 1018
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But I can't give more info about this unreleased unit :)

 

All good, have fun with it! All in due time.

post #756 of 1018
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All good, have fun with it! All in due time.

 

Thank you mate. I will share additional info about this new ciem when the time comes. :popcorn: 

post #757 of 1018
Sounds very exciting!! Looking forward to the review buddy!
post #758 of 1018
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post
 

 

Here's the latest list:

 

64Audio A6

Vision Ears VE5

LimeEars Aether

ClearTune Monitors CT500

CustomArt Harmony 8

Hifiman RE1000

Alclair (new model)

Rhapsodio Solar

ACS Encore 

Empire Ears Apollo X

Perfect Seal AR6

Jomo Audio 6R

AAW (TBC)

 

you are the Michael Jordan of custom iems reviewers :D

post #759 of 1018
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post
 

Here's the latest list:

 

64Audio A6

Vision Ears VE5

LimeEars Aether

ClearTune Monitors CT500

CustomArt Harmony 8

Hifiman RE1000

Alclair (new model)

Rhapsodio Solar

ACS Encore 

Empire Ears Apollo X

Perfect Seal AR6

Jomo Audio 6R

AAW (TBC)

 

Wow, 13 instead of 8 iems on that list :blink:

But will they all make it to the finish?

 

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Edited by Kerouac - 11/12/15 at 12:28am
post #760 of 1018
Hi jelt,

I think I'm sold on the AAW for my electronic music.

What would you recommend though, for a ciem that specialises in neutrality, detail, and transparency? As I'm looking for a totl ciem that can replicate a sound closest to original recordings - without any/hardly any colouration. Don't mind if it sacrifices a 'fun' sound for a neutral one. Which ciem would you reach for, if that's what you wanted to hear?

Cheers!

Ben
post #761 of 1018

jelt, any chance you'll give any of the hidition top of the lines a chance?

post #762 of 1018
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Originally Posted by BenHolmes View Post

Hi jelt,

I think I'm sold on the AAW for my electronic music.

What would you recommend though, for a ciem that specialises in neutrality, detail, and transparency? As I'm looking for a totl ciem that can replicate a sound closest to original recordings - without any/hardly any colouration. Don't mind if it sacrifices a 'fun' sound for a neutral one. Which ciem would you reach for, if that's what you wanted to hear?

Cheers!

Ben

Probably go for one of the many reference choices out there today. Jomo 6R, perfect seal AR6, adel a10 come to mind. Then of course there is Angie and Layla. Most of these don't "measure" flat, there is a mild uptick in the mids to give them more energy and correspond more closely to what we hear. The A10 a little less uptick. Which is closer to "what the artist intended" I don't know. As an avowed postmodernist here, I personally think that's not a possible end goal smily_headphones1.gif
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jelt, any chance you'll give any of the hidition top of the lines a chance?

No plans at this point.
post #763 of 1018
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post

...reference choices out there today. Jomo 6R, perfect seal AR6, adel a10 come to mind. Then of course there is Angie and Layla. Most of these don't "measure" flat, there is a mild uptick in the mids to give them more energy and correspond more closely to what we hear. The A10 a little less uptick. Which is closer to "what the artist intended" I don't know....

Jelt2359 your recommendations are always so helpful...I have my Adel A6 in for refit and am wondering if this is an opportunity to upgrade to A10. What do you feel are the principle sound signature / quality differences or advantages...worth the price difference?

post #764 of 1018
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Jelt2359 your recommendations are always so helpful...I have my Adel A6 in for refit and am wondering if this is an opportunity to upgrade to A10. What do you feel are the principle sound signature / quality differences or advantages...worth the price difference?

I believe the A6 is more of a fun sound (I've not tried it) and the A10 measures more neutral/ flat (I've only tried the universal demo). Be warned, neutral signatures can be somewhat of an acquired taste if you're not used to them. On the other hand if you are, you're unlikely to listen to anything else.

post #765 of 1018
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post
 

I believe the A6 is more of a fun sound (I've not tried it) and the A10 measures more neutral/ flat (I've only tried the universal demo). Be warned, neutral signatures can be somewhat of an acquired taste if you're not used to them. On the other hand if you are, you're unlikely to listen to anything else.

 

Ah, great insight and I've already found that after acquiring the A6 my other IEM's (esp. previous favorite Fidue A83) sound overly colorized and bright. The A83 are still good fun but in shorter stretches only. Indeed, I find the A6 quite neutral and balanced and perhaps only lacking in a little upper end "sparkle" / bell like quality that I enjoy with classical piano music and sheen / shimmer of cymbals, for example. But they are never brittle or sibilant, and that's a trade-off I can live with. I posted my brief impressions of the A6 here.

 

So probably I'll stay with the A6, but other opinions welcomed!


Edited by LoryWiv - 11/24/15 at 11:19pm
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