Tralucent Audio 1Plus2

  1. rudi0504
    Tralucent universal 1+2 is the natural and neutral I ever heard
    Written by rudi0504
    Published Jan 13, 2013
    Pros - Very good sound quality like you hear from bookshelf at home rigs
    Cons - No contra , my suggestion could be better if smaller than my silver cable now , only for cosmetic
    Hi all my head fi ers friends

    The first time I heard my 1+2 plus was impressed me
    the soundstage so big like I hear from home rigs.
    The separation is very good , that I can imagine where the Sanger and the orchestra like to be there in live concert hall.
    The transparency is top notch
    The natural and neutral iem I have heard, if your rigs set up increase the sound quality from 1+2 increase too
    Follow your set up

    My portable set up as follow
    Source : iPhone 4 s
    Dac : class - dB and class solo old
    Dac amp : : go dap x LME upgrade version
    Amp : alo Rx 3 B , RSA intruder and RS 71 B upgrade version
    Iems : Tralucent 1+2 with silver cable
    Fit ear 334 with alo scx 24 upgrade cable ( sold )
    Fit ear MH 335 DW custom iem with alo scx 24 upgrade cable

    Burn in process : about 100 hours

    Note : during burn in process at about 30 - 40 hours if you hear sound quality so dull , please don't worry it is
    Normal with your 1+2 , after that dull experience , my 1+2 open up very good that you hear the detail
    More than before .

    High : so open , and very clear and clean high but not harsh at all , you have your high should be like that in
    Live concert

    Mid : very sweet , clear and clean sounding mid and so neutral and natural
    The position from the Sanger is on the right position

    Bass : very good and very detail sounding bass and very clean too , in loud passage you still can hear the
    Bass detail very good , the bass speed is very fast too
    Compare to my previous fit ear 334 , 334 has better bass impact , but my 1+2 has better bass detail
    And is there like in live concert no coloration.

    Separation : after 100 hours has some improvement , that you can feel where the placement from the
    Individual instrument .

    Soundstage : the best soundstage I ever heard from my iem collection
    About the same level like my new MH.335 DW

    Conclusion : I love the natural and neutral from 1+2
    Until now only one custom iem that can challenge my 1+2 , that is my fit ear MH.335 DW
    It is unfair competition from price wise between my 1+2 and my fit ear MH. 335 DW

    This is my personal impression

  2. ace8888
    Written by ace8888
    Published Jan 13, 2013
    V good so far
    1. Dyaems
      good good
      Dyaems, Jan 13, 2013
  3. VisceriousZERO
    The 1plus2, How does it stack with the current reigning champion, the 334?
    Written by VisceriousZERO
    Published Jan 2, 2013
    Welcome, one and all, to the V-ZERO impressions extraordinaire! Today we have a heavyweight bout, and the card is as follows:
    On the Blue Corner, in sleek black and rigid 000 cables, the FitEar To Go! 334!
    On the Red Corner, in black with a nice and less rigid (+1 already!) Gold Cable, the Tralucent 1plus2!
    No hitting below the belt! FIGHT!
    Kidding aside, here are my impressions (this is with the Tralucent out-of-the-box and the FitEars with a lot of me time already, mind you all.)
    Before the music:
    I thought the FitEars were huge but the Tralucents just make them feel TINY as HECK. Even the cable is huge! Also on the cables, the Tralucents have a thicker but more supple cable, as compared to the incredibly rigid FitEar cables.
    MBP Retina 15

    AQ Dragonfly
    Fidelia PRO
    FitEar To Go! 334:
    FitEar 000 Upgrade Cable
    Stock double-flange tips
    Tralucent 1plus2:
    Tralucent Gold Upgrade Cables
    Large stock tips
    Note: Upon plugging in the 334s to the AQ Dragonfly you immediately hear a little bit of hiss, very very very tiny hiss. It isn't noticable (unless you really try to look for it) and doesn't bother me, but its there. In comparison the 1p2 doesn't have any, but the volume on the 334s is at one to two bars on the Apple volume control while the 1p2 is around 4 bars. These 334s are mad sensitive.
    Round 1: "Be Still and Know", Machine Head - Death Metal (Instrument Separation)
    334s: When I first put on this song with the 334s a few months ago, It completely blew me away. And it still does up to this day. The guitars sound great, the drums sound amazing, the vocals are clearer than ever, I love it. When the solo comes up, the instruments are clearly separated and well "imaged". The 000 cables really make you feel as if you were in a large room as the band performs all around you.
    1p2: These babies feel and sound like headphones. That's the first thing that goes through my head as the song begins. Also the tips are incredibly comfortable, compared to the pain I felt after an hour wearing stock 334 tips (which is why I use the stock dual-flanges). As the song progresses I really feel its a more up-front and smaller soundstage (something akin to the FitEar ALO Cable) but this is like <1 hour of playback, so I'll have to get back to you guys on that.
    It may be just me but the 1p2s actually make the instruments, I dunno, sound... better? They're more textured on these bad boys, which makes me cry. There's a bit of reverb in the 334s especially when some instruments go disappear but the 1p2 has a tight sound to the instruments. Right now, I'm reminded of how my PS1000 sounds, talking about the 1p2.
    Round 2: "Something About Us", Balance and the Traveling Sounds - Jazz (Instrument Separation)
    1p2: I love instrument separation. I love how different instruments just seem to synergize well together. Definitely a more up-front presentation of the song, but wow the instruments are rendered so smexily on these 'phones on this track that its hard to just listen to the song once and give impressions. I can really feel the bass in my chest as it punches ever so smoothly throughout the track.
    334: This track on these 'phones are one of the reasons why I love the 334s. The music is nice and laid-back with the sound just washing over you and letting you relax. Noticeably, the bass is a bit weaker compared to the 1p2s as there is no "punch" but I don't necessarily look for that in my 'phones, but I know some of you guys out there do :) .
    Round 3: "Angel With A Shotgun", The Cab - Rock/Pop (Vocal Sibilance Test)
    334: No sibilance. Great job, FitEar!
    1p2: Minor sibilance, noticeable on louder volumes. Good job, Tralucent!
    Round 4: "Domination", Pantera - Thrash Metal (Cymbals Sibilance Test)
    1p2: Same issue, minor sibilance but not noticeable on normal listening levels.
    334: No sibilance.
    Round 5: "Drama Queen", Family Force 5 - Rap Rock (Boom Boom Bass Test)
    1p2: I love the different kinds of bass on this track, on great headphones you get the tinny punchy bass and the big boom boom bass in the backgrounds. Right now, as it is, I can't hear much of the tinny bass (though it is there) but the big boom boom is just whack. Love it.
    334: The big boom boom is lessened on the 334s. I can't feel a punch on them. Though the tinny bass is a little bit more prominent, but not by a lot.
    Round 6: "Take The Power Back", Rage Against The Machine - Rap Rock (Bass Guitar Test)
    334: This bass guitar intro is so smexy you could die. The 334s render it amazingly and the track just sounds great, especially on higher volumes.
    1p2: PUNCH. Just, wow, that punch. I really like it. The bass sounds just so much more controlled, I don't know why but that's what I can feel. Also I just noticed, the soundstage sounds a little bit taller on these 1p2s.
    Round 7: "Some Nights", fun. - Pop (Group Vocals Test)
    1p2: The 3D-ness of it all just sounds more complete on the 1p2. You can hear the heights (is that even a thing?) of the vocalists as they sing in chorus. It makes you feel as if you are in the action, with the performers, as they do their thing.
    334: The vocalists sound like they're in a nice row, separated very well and the vocalists can all be picked out very well. It sounds as if the performers are in front of you, singing to you as you are in the crowd.
    Round 8: "Terrified", Katherine McPhee ft. Zachary Levi - Pop (Male and Female Vocals Test)
    334: The 334s are just BEAUTIFUL on vocals. Very intimate, very heartfelt. Katherine McPhee's vocals are jsut beautiful on this track. Zachary Levi's vocals are amazingly rendered as well. The emotions can truly be felt with these 'phones. True vocal synergy.
    1p2: Though I use this track for vocal testing I should note that as soon as it begins one of the things I really notice is how nice the instruments sound in the background thanks to the 1p2. Vocals are very well controlled but there is a little less of the emotion, but that's not really noticeable unless you really love this song (which I do). It still sounds intimate and emotional, though, so never worry.
    Round 9: "Beethoven's 5 Secrets", The Piano Guys - Classical (Classical Test, Strings)
    1p2: "Sweeping" is how I'd like to describe how the 1p2s render classical music. It literally sweeps you off your feet. The strings sound very intimate and amazing on this track. I'm honestly discovering new things I haven't paid attention to listening to this track with the 1p2s.
    334: Classical just sounds so grandiose on the 334s. It feels as if an orchestra is serenading you and lifting you up. Absolutely stunning.
    Round 10: "Hotel California", The Eagles - Classic Rock (192/24 Test)
    334: The track just sounds great on the 334s. Feels like listening to vinyl without the static :) Really smooth and calming. "Such a lovely place, such a lovely face."
    1p2: No complaints, amazing track is all I can say. Though I'd like to note the 334s sound more "surrounding" with this track. Like they're all around you and performing for you. 1p2 feels like a concert setting with this track.
    Round 11: "The Root of All Evil", Dream Theater - Progressive Metal (Just for kicks)
    1p2: Though this isn't one of my test tracks, I thought it interesting to give it a spin on the 1p2s. I really love the way the instruments just come together on the track. I can also say with confidence that I can hear more of the drums with the track. The smaller cymbals are rendered a bit better on the 1p2.
    Round 12: "Who I Really Am", Lazarus A.D. - Metal (Just for kicks)
    1p2: One of my favorite tracks of all time. I can say for sure now that I like metal and rock more on the 1p2s than on the 334s. All the instruments are just more... textured, shall we say? It also further cements what I've been saying, that the 1p2s feel like headphones...
    And so that's it. The impressions went the distance, but for me, I think I'm really liking these Tralucents. I may keep them on for a few more days and see what happens after then. Definitely I can say for certain in the bass department the 334s are stumped. But they're pretty evenly matched in all the right places. I guess its all up to your ears whichever is best for you guys.
    Long live universal fit customs! May they continue to grow even more awesome :)
    Again, sorry for your wallets, guys :)
    1. zachchen1996
      Could you do a few more rounds with electronic music, because that is what I mainly music. Stuff like trance, drum and bass, house, etc. Thanks.
      zachchen1996, Jan 7, 2013
    2. VisceriousZERO
      Been going over a few Daft Punk tracks and its really nice. I love how the bass punch just hits with the 1plus2.
      VisceriousZERO, Jan 7, 2013
    3. lee730
      Yeah they seem to do well with many genres and are really good in dubstep as well.... Anything with instruments is to die for. Hell anything with mids lol :wink:.
      lee730, Jan 11, 2013
  4. lee730
    Tralucent 1Plus2 Universal Fit Custom IEM
    Written by lee730
    Published Aug 27, 2012
    Pros - Amazing bass, intimate mids, detailed and non-fatiguing treble, spacious sound-stage
    Cons - None, well it may be a tad pricey but well woth it's weight IMO
    Introduction: The Tralucent 1Plus2 is an amazing IEM. I wasn't expecting it to sound this good. At the time I also had the AKG3003 on hand and directly compared them for a couple weeks. It was apparent within hours of listening to the 1Plus2 that I vastly preferred it to the AKGs. I kept thinking to myself, are the AKGs more detailed? That wasn't the case at all. They are on par in detail with each other just that the AKGs are brighter giving you a false sense of detail at times. It's all there on the Tralucents yet you don't get the fatigue of long listening sessions. At least that is the case for me.The Tralucents also play better with more genres than the AKGs do so they are more versatile, better all-arounders.
    Bass: The bass IMO is the best part of these IEMs. It reaches very deep, is well controlled yet has such presence. It very much reminds me of full-size headphone type bass yet with the excellent extension known to dynamic IEMs. You get great quality and quantity. The texture and depth are superb.
    Mids: Mids are also wonderful on these IEMs. I always like my mids to be upfront and personal. Not overly so but in a convincing manner. There's just the right amount of thickness to it which is very pleasing to these ears. More of a natural sound to it. Plus the detail (micro-details) are really good. I'm finding myself hearing nuances I haven't heard before in songs I've listened to several times before. It's like rediscovering your music again. This is particularly evident in busy Rock tracks where some of the lyrics can just blend in and not really make themselves known. The Tralucents make them that more apparent.
    Treble: Now when it comes to treble I tend to be quite finicky. I love detail just as everyone else does yet I don't like treble spikes. I'm very sensitive to that and I can tell you the treble on the Tralucents are quite smooth. I'm a sucker for smooth and detailed treble. It's in no way laid-back or rolled off. The detail is all there. Nothing is masked IMO. What you get is a very euphoric and enjoyable sound. I guess you could say an organic yet detailed experience?
    Sound-staging/Imaging: The sound-staging is yet another noticeable characteristic of these IEMs. It is both deep and wide. It really reminds me of the IE80 sound-stage just better in every way. Much more detailed IMO yet you still get an expansive and engaging sound. Imaging is also great. These IEMs are a bit harder to drive (I think they are 50 Ohms?) but you still get great detail at low volume listening. No issues there at all.
    Coherency: I bet many of you are curious regarding coherency. I know there have been many cases where coherency has been an issue with Hybrid IEMs recently released. I can confirm this even on the AKG3003. While it wasn't a complete deal-breaker for me. It also left me feeling disconnected from the music at times. I felt like something was missing and for $1,300.00 I did not like that aspect of the sound. Well regarding the 1Plus2 I don't hear any coherency issues. It all flows together so well. It's effortless. To be honest if I did a blind test I would be more apt to think these are super detailed dynamic drivers. That is how well they paired the TWFK and 10mm dynamic drivers together. The design is ingenious IMO. I don't feel disconnected from the music whatsoever.
    Conclusion: The Tralucent 1Plus2s are wonderful IEMs IMO and are well worth their price-tag. I was very fortunate to get to demo them and even purchase my demo unit outright. I just couldn't part with them after spending a couple weeks with them. I originally was intending to purchase the AKGs at that point because up til then they were the best IEMs I had tested to date. Once I tried the 1Plus2 that changed everything and even saved me money in the process. I still sold the W3000ANVs and used the funds to purchase the 1Plus2s. I think that is saying a lot as the Audiotechnicas have their own amazing technical abilities as well.
    The price may still be considered steep to some but as you move up the chain prices do go up. Keeping in mind that I find these better than the AKGs which are significantly more expensive in comparison. These are a steal of a deal when comparing price tags. Customer service is also top-notch. I can see this company really going far with their products. A lot of detail and effort goes into their products and the end result just oozes quality. Hopefully my review was somewhat helpful to you all and I hope to hear some similar reviews in the near-future to confirm what I am hearing.
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    2. lee730
      No problem. I think that is also why the bass has so much power and presence yet it is very well controlled. In no way overbearing. Definitely on par with full-size headphone bass but with the extra extension known to IEMs :). Looking forward to more reviews on it. I have no doubt this product will be a huge success. Just glad I got an opportunity to demo them before purchase. Not to many opportunities like that come around and happen to fit ones sound-preferences to a T :wink:.
      lee730, Aug 28, 2012
    3. Migou67
      Very nice review, they are awesome, I hope the price will drop a bit with time.
      Migou67, Nov 14, 2012
    4. lee730
      Sadly I'm not sure if that will be the case. Who knows though. In reality it has gone up from the first model. I'm already extremely happy with my current pair. It's hard to imagine it getting that much better lol :).
      lee730, Nov 25, 2012