- Feb 11, 2012
i honestly miss the ref1, and it was for those points above that you mentioned that I sold it. No iem I tried what so ever had better imaging , sound stage and bass than the ref1 peroid
I really wonder if those issues mentioned above have been fixed in ref1 too, and I wish to get a solid answer, as that can mean that I will be a ref1 too, as I loved it so much, but the peaks in highs was the main reason I sold it, also I found the mids to be a bit thin sounding and wanted a bit more weight and presence to the mids
I really wonder if ref1 too has all that addressed, I really wish @H20Fidelity you had a chance to compare you have quite some experience with traclucent iems
Sometimes Ref.1 treble response can be as manageable as a source on different firmware.
For example, an iBasso DX90 on different firmware versions I can either make or break the result of those peaks you heard. I spend a lot of time tinkering around in my room I don't mention with tips, sources, cables. Tralucent's own DacAmp One makes Ref.1 behave very well. As a side note, I'm surprised how many cable changes my Ref.1 has stood up too and been totally fine over my ownership. I am very gentle though when doing it
Let's see what the others can mention between to two models highs for us.