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  1. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    ^ What is it like insofar as bass goes? Texture? Impact? Sub-bass (hugely important given my tastes)?
  2. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    I don’t think there will ever be a consensus per se as everyone’s tastes are different. That being said, it is more or less the same makes and models dominating nearly everyone’s top 10. As is evident from my list I am something of a basshead. Unfortunately travel to Sydney is needed for...
  3. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    I will update my list accordingly soon, but currently auditioning my brother’s Oriolus mk IIs. The overall sound signature errs on the dark side. The bass is punchy, impactful and fast. Sometimes too fast. They are also a lot more musical than the original IE800. I’m quite drawn to their...
  4. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    Yah, my ears are quite treble sensitive as well. And hopefully it’s not too long before I’m reunited with a cable-over-the-ear IEM too.
  5. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    @Medikill: If the budget can’t leap into the stratospheric heights needed to acquire the Tias or even Fourtes, the U8s will be the next option. I need big bass, but also looking for a step up in details, timbre, mids and vocals. The IE800 has been a good stand in but lemme tell you its form...
  6. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    The Sennheiser IE800 original punches well above its weight. It has done well to hold its own among the developments in recent years, even against its bigger brother the IE800S. The bass is nowhere near as visceral as the Atlas, but its overall signature is great and the treble spike can be...
  7. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    For sure... If funds were limitless I’d probably own both the Atlas and K10U. God I miss them... I’m so glad the Atlas are reasonably priced! I imagine the Legend X, though bass heavy in their tuning, mightn’t bring progressive trance, techno and UK bass music to life in the same way a dynamic...
  8. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    Atlas better than U18T and Legend X?? Methinks I’ll be reconsidering purchasing them next February... I found the bass a little hot when auditioning them (and that’s coming from a basshead), but that can be EQed or remedied with another source/ amp I suppose. There was a lot to love besides...
  9. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    The IE800S’ subtle warmth and lovely bass did make them a candidate until more financial trouble arrived... They suit trance incredibly well. But they fell down like Southampton FC in 2009 when I threw a bit of Flamenco/ Spannish guitar at them, which sounded almost grating. Also, although...
  10. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    A couple of questions re the Zeus and Massdrop. Will they ship internationally and how long does a drop typically last? February sounds just about perfect to make a purchase. I am currently using the Sennheiser IE800 (original) which ain’t half bloody bad after my initial poor experience. But...
  11. Stranger Than Fiction

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I could omly ever dream of auditioning the U18t, much less own them, and even then I’d have to travel to Sydney to do so.
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    Due to budgetary constraints it looks as though I will be picking up a pair of the originals, but I’m not complaining when they are only AU$720! :D Reading back over this thread it appears there are some who actually prefer the original? I found with a bit of EQing using the awesome Onkyo HF...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    It could have been worse... I could have used a default (for me anyway) craft beer analogy haha. Essentially what I meant was the original IE800 was lean, the IE800S less so (for some tracks a little more body would be desirable), the SE846’s being full and the JH Lola being, well, insofar as...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    The SE846 cops a bit of flack for its treble roll off. Well they kept me happy for 3.5 years! :D Yes treble extension is a weak spot and so too is its intimate soundstage which may leave some people wanting. But that sub-bass though...! And they do midrange fairly well too. I suppose the JH...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    While walking primarily, and having worn cables over-ear for years it feels really weird not having something there that provides a sort of ballas (for lack of a better word). I really wish I could take these puppies home now... Currently auditioning them for the third time and will probably do...
  16. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    Auditioning the JH Lolas now... Not sure where they figure in my list... Great sound is all I can say for now. Edit: The Lolas, as predicted given Slash’s high praise of them, are tuned perfectly for rock and metal. Amorphis and Insomnium sound as I’ve never heard them before. They are...
  17. Stranger Than Fiction

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    @Deezel177: I shall investigate forthwith. :) Any word on pricing? I have read the t. at CanJam and indeed the N8 sounds right up my stree
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    @chalyuta: Ta :) I daresay I never spotted the search feature, owing to be legally blind. This site has the most god awful script errors whenIzoom in and out using a mobile device (forgive me for being a blunt instrument).
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Auditioning the CA Atlas now and there is too much bass impact and not nearly enough texture... For now I’m thinking the U8 will be a nice middle ground. It’s even cheaper than currently on special Sennheiser IE800S. Any U8 owners out there who can give me an idea how it fares with electronic...
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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    That the Atlas sounds bassier than the LX is good to know. :) I cannot wait to get my pair and put some John 00 Fleming through it. I’d also love to read some comparisons between the Shure SE846 and Atlas from those who have also taken the same trajectory.
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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    Boom! I was hoping to read such a comparison.
  22. Stranger Than Fiction

    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    Interesting comparison, thankyou. :) The Kaiser’s technical prowess, detail retrieval and resolution is unlike anything I’ve ever heard. I’m hoping the Atlas has a similar ability, although the two are as likely to be as different as can be in their overall signatures.
  23. Stranger Than Fiction

    Rank the IEM's you've heard

    What could possibly deserve such an indivtment of Noble’s products???
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    Ah okay. I arrive back into Melbourne on Wednesday so I might head out to A2A for more testing (and perhaps even a hot sauce exchange lol). An all in one solution would be ideal so I’m not lugging too much around. An amp tethered to my iPhone certainly isn’t an option given how much reading and...
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    ^ Of course, although the way in which Addicted to Audio were spruiking the player it led me to believe it was superior over most. Twas the KANN too. If I’m lucky I could go in for the AK320, although there is the 240 and 320 to choose from. I’d be looking for the most neutral sounding of...
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