Audeze SINE Series
Oct 19, 2016 at 12:56 AM Post #2,761 of 4,687

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So the Audeze sine is standing out as a favorite portable headphone for me. I am thinking of looking into an IEM, any opinions or how to describe the Sines sound signature and what IEM's are close to comparable to them. i am just having trouble answering the question as to what sound signature I lean towards. I like my Stax sr207, ZMF Omni's and sines.

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James


I asked a similar question sometime back. Here is the discussion post #2658.
 
Oct 19, 2016 at 1:07 AM Post #2,763 of 4,687

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I have ordered the Trinity Audio PM6 IEM. Waiting for it to arrive in December. It is supposed to have a flat signature like the Sine with lots of resolution and good imaging. Keeping fingers crossed.
 
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Oct 19, 2016 at 8:39 AM Post #2,767 of 4,687

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using Brainwawz angled pads since 2 months . great improvement.
 
Oct 19, 2016 at 8:56 PM Post #2,768 of 4,687

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Just wanted to give my two cents after owning these for a little over a week now..

1. They sound really good for what they are.. and allow my to have a nice sounding portable headphone that I can take on the go with me.

2. There is enough volume just from my phone S7 Edge to listen to music and videos.. any less though and it would be unusable.

3. The pads too some time to get used to.. I almkst pulled the trigger on a return to RazorDog multiple times due to comfort.. After a week the the pads have given in and the headband loosened up.. they are now pretty comfortable and I can wear them for a good few hours without an issue.
 
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Anything about how solid/fragile Sine are ?
No problem yet with mylar sheet noise / defective fixation ?
Any noise when you push ear cups against your ears ?
Leather of your ear cups still intact ?
Did you try over-ear ear pads ?
 
Oct 20, 2016 at 7:32 AM Post #2,770 of 4,687

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Anything about how solid/fragile Sine are ?
No problem yet with mylar sheet noise / defective fixation ?
Any noise when you push ear cups against your ears ?
Leather of your ear cups still intact ?
Did you try over-ear ear pads ?

I have seen reference to a couple folks that had issues and thought they were fragile. I have had no issue. If the metal part that hold the ear cups bang together that would probably nick the metal arms, but I am careful and store mine the in Audeze case which separates the left and right.
 
Oct 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM Post #2,771 of 4,687

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Mine are fragile, may be because I use them since 5 months, Ii start thinking they are not worth their price. 
I already sent them for exchange once  (mylar sheet noise) I took great care of the new one but now same problem again.
It is a design error : there is no air vent to avoid the air pressurization when you press the ears cups on your ears.
After some time the mylar sheet start moving around thus creating parasite noises.
With time you will see (or hear) what I mean.
 
Oct 21, 2016 at 1:41 AM Post #2,772 of 4,687

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Anything about how solid/fragile Sine are ?
No problem yet with mylar sheet noise / defective fixation ?
Any noise when you push ear cups against your ears ?
Leather of your ear cups still intact ?
Did you try over-ear ear pads ?


Still very solid. I almost snap mine once when stretching too hard though, but as it is all metal, it can bend back without issue (I think). That's an extreme case of mine. :D

I have mylar sheet noise on my right ear cup, but I don't see it as issue much, hopefully. What's weird is my friends can't hear this noise with my Sine.

That said, I didn't use my Sine too much due to comfort and I don't quite like the sound with over-ear pads. So my Sine is mostly reside inside a hardcase now.
 
Oct 21, 2016 at 11:22 AM Post #2,773 of 4,687

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Having read all the reviews, I'd wanted to get one at release but a then purchase of a PM-3 and a later purchase of an LCD3 all got in the way of that.  So this year, my belated birthday present from wifey was an Audeze Sine. My best ever birthday present used to be an Alo Audio Pan Am that I got a few years ago. My best ever birthday present is now an Audeze Sine :p
 
I've had the Sines for a week now and I have been wowed from the first listen. I'd used the PM-3 for travel and always wished I could be listening to my LCDs on the go. That and they tended to dig my glasses into the sides of my head. To be fair, the PM-3 are well balanced and honest sounding but they lack a little drama. The exact kind of drama that the LCDs provide in waves. 
 
My first impression of the Sines was that I was literally wearing mini LCDs on my head. They almost exactly produced the same drama, the same level of attack, the pronounced transients and liquid clarity from my LCD3 - except everything was just on a smaller scale. That and a humped bass and a decidedly twinkly treble through the cipher cable, which was a bit weird but not unwelcome. Most remarkable of all was that they did not sound like they were closed back at all. There was the airiness that you usually only get from full open back headphones.
 
Things got quite a bit better once I hooked them up via regular cable to my Cayin iHA-6. This is when they really shone and firmly cemented their place in my collection. Bigger soundstage, better tonal accuracy, better balance and overall fidelity compared to the cipher from an iPhone. Looks like I'm back in the market for a iDevice amp-dac...
 
Having said all this, what it lacks slightly compared to its bigger brethren is the weight of bass, mids, treble and a full bodied sound. Not enough to call it tinny, by no means, but enough to still lose out to the LCD 2 and 3. More than understandable considering that they are on-ear cans and have much smaller diaphragms but mind you, they are not very far off. If you're curious about the Audeze house sound but aren't yet willing to commit $1000 and up for the LCDs, the Sines will tell you all you need to know about it.
 
Compared to other portable on-ears / around ears I've heard though, the Sines are heads and shoulders above the rest. My PM-3s are now for sale.
 
Oct 21, 2016 at 11:56 AM Post #2,774 of 4,687

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cool that you enjoy Sine, charming headphone for sure, it delivers fun factor while remaining a class of refinement and tonal balance is sweet, spot on wit any type of music ...
theres times when i don't even bother turning on my home system rig , iPad air / Sine Cipher / Foobar2000   and music is flowing, while I'm still aware of all the shortcomings an on-ear closed headphone has, I'm satisfied ...
 
Oct 21, 2016 at 3:29 PM Post #2,775 of 4,687

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I almost give up on Sine because of comfort issue. It start hurting my ears after an hour of use, I swapped pads with non-authentic MSR7 pads bought from amazon no adapter needed, boy what a different. It is very comfortable now (over ear) and sound quality improved due to better seal. Tried HM5 with custom adapter but don't like the sound, if you guys interested let me know.
 

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