Jun 1, 2017 at 5:05 AM
- Jun 29, 2001
- Reaction score
- Jun 29, 2001
Great choice! I think the Black Label and the Andromeda have excellent synergy. Makes them sound very airy, with zero hiss and a nice full sound that rarely needs XBass on.As May was a cheaper month than expected I went ahead and joined the group of Andromeda owners! I also picked up an iFi Black Label last month to go along with it
I've listen to them only for a short while but they're pretty damn impressive, the most noticeable things being how wide the sound stage is compared to my cheap Sennheiser IE7 IEMs, the clearer bass and how vocals now shine. They're far more more reminiscent of my HD600 now despite being IEMs.
The knocking is annoying indeed, but it's the price to pay for having solid metal shells. BAs are usually fragile, but that little knocking isn't a problem. Might scratch the green paint a bit with time.The sound of them knocking against each is rather bad for my heart though, and I've order two mini velvet bags to see if they'll be usable. I am curious to know how much of an effect replacing/upgrading the cable has on the sound, but that's probably an experiment for another month
To be honest, I don't think you can avoid the paint chipping with time (at least at the edges) and the bads will be an inconvenience.
What I do is try to separate them when I put them in the case. The original case squashes them together, but with the side flaps removed, there's a lot more space (easier to store, no rubbing together). I posted that mod a few pages ago.
Never noticed that, but all ears are different, plus tips and insertion also change things. In my case the Andromeda are quite comfortable, at least as comfortable as something "round and smooth" like the Shure SE846.One other thing to note is that I do find one of the screw scratches a bit against the inside of my ear, maybe I have small ears?
Can't help here. I like Spiral Dots, but not so much Spinfits. Silicone didn't work well with the Andromeda for me, especially with some loss of low frequencies.On a slight aside, does anyone know what the equivalent sizes are between Spinfits and Spiral Dots? I use two different sizes for my ears but I'm finding the medium and large slightly too large
Edit: Just found a topic on size comparisons on here which answer the question about spiral dots!
I get a fuller sound and more comfort with Comply TX-400 (Or TSX).
Also, given how huge that pig-nozzle of the Andromeda is, I prefer to have a thin mesh like Comply's Waxguard in the way to avoid debris getting inside. The effect on sound is imperceptible to me.