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CustomArt FIBAE Impressions Thread

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  1. megabigeye
    Thanks for that. I'm assuming that the F4 is gonna be a good bit past my $600 budget. #cheapskate Also, I don't need it to sound the same as the 1990, (in fact, I'd like it to be a bit more forgiving), but I do want it to be as good overall.
    Are there going to be any review units for the F4 going out? I'd want to know if they're what I want before the Black sale ends.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2018
  2. homzik
    Well, the price will for sure be higher than FIBAE 3, but as the latter costs 525 EUR, I guess that FIBAE 4 would be within your budget.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
  3. Deezel177
    The Ares II pairs decently well with it. There’s extra energy around 6kHz that gives its transients a more vibrant, lively tone. Also, the extra lower-treble bite makes the upper-mids less saturated relatively. I hear extra lower-mid energy that makes the stage a touch fuller, but it fills in instruments too for a richer timbre. Sub-bass extension isn’t heighened much. You can definitely hear it now, but it’s still just a hair above neutral quantity-wise. It’s probably not the most ideal pair, which in my experience has been the Janus D - it’s pretty perfect with it. But obviously, no one will feel comfortable spending 2-3 times on a cable as the monitors themselves. I’m satisfied with the sub-bass on an 8-wire Ares II, but I’ll give it a go with other cables and let you know.
     
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  4. Blommen
    Thanks man, you're the best!

    Yeah, I am not going to buy a Janus D for this (or any) iem but ares II 4 and 8-wire I have in my collection already and I'll wait to hear about some other cables when you've had some time to try them.

    BTW @Deezel177 you should really consider starting a patreon or something for all this work and support you dish out around here, you're a great help!
     
  5. subguy812
    I prefer the 8-wire over the 4-wire to pair with the Black. Of the SE cables I have, my favorite pairing is the Dita Truth, unfortunately the ergonomics make it unusable, it is unwieldy and has a mind of it's own. The Ares II 8-wire is about the limit I care to spend for a cable.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
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  6. Deezel177
    I appreciate it, but the joy I get from helping others is enough of a reward. :D
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
  7. SHFT
    I am about the jump on the new Fibae Black but I want the universal one's because I do not need a perfect seal.
    Does anybody have any feedback on the universal fit?
     
  8. Deezel177
    @SHFT This is what @ryanjsoo had to say about the universal fit.

     
  9. kubig123
  10. benchan2
    My logic: I should wait for the demo unit in Hong Kong since the discount lasts till the end of year.
    My emotion: I WANT IT NOW!!!
     
  11. TAsme
    If the universals would be ready to ship i would have bought a pair already too :) but im a little hesitant to wait 2 months for universal iems
     
  12. davidcotton
    Don't forget that the universals are individually made as well. Also the official launch date isn't until January and this is just the preorder stage. If you have any concerns about preordering with Piotr and Custom Art then don't. Also don't forget you don't have to put your pre-order in now, you can do so at the end of December (as long as you remember!) so the wait time will be even less! Piotr has indicated that they may build stock up at some point in the future to have some on hand, but that will have to wait for now.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
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  13. piotrus-g
    Pretty much this.
    Universals will still be made to order. We might eventually keep stock but then it would mean no personalization
     
  14. Chapbass
    Okay, I think I have my design for the FB all set....but I have no idea on the pros / cons on the different connector types. Is there a most popular/common option? What are advantages to recessed vs not recessed? Anyone have any experiences with the mic? Do most people get aftermarket cables anyway? And if so, then does it matter what option you pick?

    Looks like I have MMCX on my Shure's, but looks like the vast majority of the options are 2pin. I don't think I would use the remote, but the mic could be decent. Thats making me think 2pin, but still not positive about recessed or not.

    Thanks all!
     
  15. kubig123
    Whenever I can, I choose with the 2 pin recessed connector, it protect the pins from bending. you can order the cable with the mic if you are considering to use it with a phone.
     
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