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hema
hema
enjoying review!!
 
constantly checking headfi to read these types of words!!
 
such a passion!!
salla45
salla45
Thanks Hema. Glad you enjoyed it. I wanted to write it more from how the musical experience was coming across, the emotion, rather than "it has good treble" or "the cable is a bit long" - important factors also, but music is my passion, like you say, and for me, these are worth talking about :)
hema
hema
Most reviews here tend towards technical factor like bass tightness, both ends extensions, treble harshness, soundstage depth, comparing the sound to neutral sound signature, ergonomics, microphonics, build qulaity, cable quality, housing, the height and width of soundstage, separation, etc.,.
 
Those reviewers interpreted the HP technically where as you interpreted K3000 musically. They are more critic than listener from the point of view of the review where as you are more listener than critic.
salla45
salla45
Yep. I hear you. And that's a good thing as it allows folks to compare with their existing phones, but the downside can lead to a bit of a "sterile" review.
 
I have the problem that I don't really have a reference point to work with, viz other phones. So, really my only recourse is to advise in absolute terms with musical involvement being my reference point. And for that (ie musical involvement), these are superb, really.
 
I do quite a bit of late night "quiet time" listening, lying down, eyes closed, and these are quite surreal in that I can actually position myself not just aurally in the mix, but also from the mental point of view of a specific player (It works best for live recording with not too much processing, and of course jazz and complex blues is good for that): I can actually feel the interplay from the perspective of, for example the bass guitar, how he may be playing off the rhythm guitar or percussion, in real time. THAT has never happened to me before.
ELPCU
ELPCU
Interesting how I disagree with your opinion(Cons. Nothing worth mentioning). I have never heard K3003 before, but it has one serious flaw for me.
 
Which is not having a detachable cable. This cons alone literally stops me from putting K3003 into candidate of my shopping list.
 
#1 reason of breaking earphone is BY FAR breaking cable. After extensive usage, cable is likely break. especially earphone is too portable, i tend to use a lot--and if you drop that much cast on IEM, you bet you will use often, and eventually cable will break or become dodgy.
 
If I cannot change cable, then I have to ask warranty or DIY to fix the issue. If we want to drop near 1000 bucks on a single earphone. For me I do not want something that does have a good chance of not last long enough. Well, I may be able to fix it myself, but I do not want to cut the non-detachable cable of 1000 bucks earphone.
 
Nothing is wrong about your opinion/review, especially when you said only important aspect is musical aspect. I am just saying it is interesting how people's opinion can be differ this much.... Because I thought cable issue is definitely worth of mention in every single lengthy review of K3003
salla45
salla45
Good point. But detachable cables have their own issues; extra bulk, dodgy connections themselves, degradation in sound due to another connection.
 
Anyone looking to spend such amount on a pair of IEM's will surely read more about it than my review in any case :)
 
But I do understand and perhaps I should have mentioned it in the main body at least.
 
Personally i would probably prefer detachable cables, but can live with well made fixed ones :)
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