DITA - The Answer (Truth Edition).
May 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM Post #496 of 1,451

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May 21, 2014 at 12:38 AM Post #497 of 1,451

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Yeah, I really want Truth vs 3003 impressions. Guess I can dig in this thread. Or I might have to buy one.... 
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May 21, 2014 at 1:09 AM Post #498 of 1,451

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Yeah, I really want Truth vs 3003 impressions. Guess I can dig in this thread. Or I might have to buy one.... :rolleyes:


... You know what must be done.

In the name of science of course
 
May 21, 2014 at 1:29 AM Post #499 of 1,451

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Ha! You know it!
 
dudes.... I'm doing a comparison of the DAnswer, AKG3003i, 1Plus2, Ref. 1, Heaven VI - out of Hugo right now.
 
With Ultra-high bitrate master recordings of Norah Jones, before compression. The files are like 8Gb, each. 
 
This, this is audio nirvana. 
 
May 21, 2014 at 1:48 AM Post #500 of 1,451

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  Ha! You know it!
 
dudes.... I'm doing a comparison of the DAnswer, AKG3003i, 1Plus2, Ref. 1, Heaven VI - out of Hugo right now.
 
With Ultra-high bitrate master recordings of Norah Jones, before compression. The files are like 8Gb, each. 
 
This, this is audio nirvana. 

 
Now that's a comparison i am looking forward to. The only one of those sets that has me intrigued though is the Ref 1. I am feeling smugly satisfied with The Answer Truth.
 
Wish i could hear it fed by a Hugo though.
 
May 21, 2014 at 2:38 AM Post #501 of 1,451

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inpo: DA=AK3003=1p2=FADHV=Ref. 1
 
Note how I use qualitative terms. Does this seem more beneficial than talking about bass decay and texture to no end?
 
Ok, the Ref. 1 is a 1plus2 + a dose of FAD magic.
If you can imagine that. Everything is clean and precise, details are everywhere, the soundstage enormous and it's 3D. It's clean and clear and it also is human, natural and organic. There is a richness, not a coloration of sorts, but a density to the music that is rich, and intimate in it's crystal clear presentation.
It his highly extended both ways, but not bright. All the details are very discernible, and they are textured and clean, but smooth and elegant.
 
The Highs take a backseat to the mids that are full and rich and alive and absorbing to no end. And the bass is bottomless. Folks in the US can dig to China on this bass. I mean we are talking an isobaric dynamic driver, sealed, proprietary, and a unique set of BA's in each earphone. It just sounds good. Real good. Tight, robust, authority. Nothing low quality here. You sink in to these earphones, and you might not make it back out of that hole. 
 
 
The Final Audio Heaven VI is the most absorbing.
It takes a second to get used to the sound signature after the others, but once you do, you just lose yourself to the music and forget everything else. It's pure music. But the details up high are still very clean and the bass is still robust and tight. It makes everything else sound "Audiophile" and so unnatural compared to a real life presentation of a live show. Sure, the other boys in this line-up are really good stereo systems, the best, but FAD isn't a stereo system. You're not thinking about any of that anyway when you're lost in the music. It's just pure musical rapture. 
 
 
3003i was clean, extended up high with lots of detail, great extension, and the most sparkle up high than all of these. But it's not that uber-yum sparkly extension that's too bright, that part is perfect, there's a nice little spike in the upper mids that sounds pretty good most of the time, but is prone to catching a few hard 'S's a little here and there in the vocal presentation. It's really not bad, and I've heard much, much, MUCH, worse "hi-fi" crap. And most of the time on the 3003i, that "spike" renders vocals with a texture and realism that sounds great.
Bass is all there, supports beautifully, and is just clean and detailed. A bit lighter in the low end than the other guys, but once you settle in, it's all you need, and you're completely satisfied with it. It works, and the bass is so tastily vivacious. 
 
 
Oh, 1plus2, you never cease to woo me. I love you. I've been listening to you for several years, and still want you. 
We all know that big house rumble is there, the Tralucent house, but it's done with finesse. It has the ability to be in complete control when needed on Jones, but steps up to the plate and hits a triple when called upon, and does it with ease and swagger.
 
Despite the U-shape, vocals don't feel far at all. They are clean, but they sound organic and transparent, a more honest perspective on her vocal talent. Like the AK3003i, it has that spike in the upper mids that can catch some harsh Vocals a few times, and some snares on some bright rock will be, bright, and bit hot, just like they recorded it.
 
The treble extension way up high is nearly on par with the AK3003, with nice air and sparkliness that fancies the ears, and doesn't ever become too intruding. Some of the best treble around. 
 
 
The DITA. My misfit.
I still don't know what to call you. You keep changing up on me. You're a chameleon. And you're the only earphone that has been able to convince me beyond doubt that earphone (or dynamic drivers) are capable of changing with time.
 
And in this case, the DITA changes just by lookin' at em. They settle in and we reach a nice little plateau, and I think, this sounds pretty damn good! Nicely done. Then it pulls out the magic hat, rips the bunny out and before you know it, they are a different earphone again. NOW THERE'S BASS! It was hiding.
 
Oh that irritating upper mid juicy spike? Let me keep lowering that just to your liking, it says. The treble is all there. It lacks a tiny smidgeon of refinement compared to the others, but it's not too bad, and there's a nice big stage for it to breath into, so it's not right up on you, and plays for some nice stereo separation too. Mids and vocals are bit more laid back than the BA that handles them mids in the 3003i. But they are clear and and a bit more rich, but naturally.
 
Not the hugest soundstage here, but huge nevertheless, and once you settle in and chill out with the sound, you hear even more micro detail in the treble. You're not just listening for the major points anymore, you're listening past that, and that's when things start to get addictive. You can get sucked into these. They are easy flowin', and you just wanna keep listening to them, no fatigue, despite the waning upper mids spike. And treble is definitely accounted for, solidly, but it's not harsh. It's a touch smooth, just enough to keep them in your ears until wayyy too late at night. Goodnight y'all. 
 
 
Edit: for added thoughts and clarity 
 
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inpo: DA=AK3003=1p2=FADHV=Ref. 1

Note how I use qualitative terms. Does this seem more beneficial than talking about bass decay and texture to no end?

Ok, the Ref. 1 is a 1plus2 + a dose of FAD magic. If you can imagine that. Everything is clean and precise, details are everywhere, the soundstage enormous and it's 3D. It's clean and clear and it also is human, natural and organic. There is a richness, not a coloration of sorts, but a density to the music that is rich, and intimate in it's crystal clear presentation. It his highly extended both ways, but not bright. All the details are very discernible, and they are textured and clean, but smooth and elegant. They take a backseat to the mids that are full and rich and alive, and the bass is bottomless. Folks in the US can dig to China on this bass. I mean we are talking an isobaric dynamic driver, sealed, proprietary, and a unique set of BA's in each earphone. It just sounds good. Real good. You sink in to these and you might not make it back out of that hole. 

The Final Audio Heaven V! is the most absorbing. It takes a second to get used to the sound signature after the others, but once you do, you just lose yourself to the music and forget everything else. It's pure music.But the details up high are still very clean and the bass is still robust and tight. It makes everything else sound "Audiophile" and so unnatural to a real life presentation of a live show.  Sure, they're really good stereo systems, the best, but FAD isn't a stereo system. You're not thinking about any of that anyway when you're lost in the music. It's just pure musical rapture. 

3003i was clean, extended up high with lots of detail, great extension, and the most sparkle up high than all of these. But it's not that uber-yum sparkly extension that's too bright, it's perfect, there's a nice little spike in the upper mids that sounds pretty good most of the time, but is prone to catching a few hard 'S's a little here and there in the vocal presentation. It's really not bad, and I've heard much, much, MUCH, worse "hi-fi" crap. Bass is all there, supports beautifully, and is just clean and detailed, a bit lighter than the other guys, but once you settle in, it's all you need, and you're completely satisfied with it. It works, and the bass is so tastily vivacious. 

Oh, 1plus2, you never cease to woo me. I love you. I've been listening to you for several years, and still want you. 
We all know that big house rumble is there, the Tralucent house, but it's done with finesse. It has the ability to be in complete control when needed on Jones, but steps up to the plate and hits a triple when called upon, and does it with ease and swagger. Despite the U-shape, vocals don't feel far at all. They are clean, but they sound organic and transparent, a more honest perspective on her vocal talent. Like the AK3003i, it has that spike in the upper mids that can catch some harsh Vocals a few times, and some snares on some bright rock will be, bright, and bit hot, just like they recorded it. The treble extension way up high is nearly on par with the AK3003, with nice air and sparkliness that fancies and doesn't ever become too intruding. Some of the best treble around. 

The DITA. My misfit. I still don't know what to call you. You keep changing up on me. You're a chameleon. And you're the only earphone that has been able to convince me beyond doubt that earphone (or dynamic drivers) are capable of changing with time. And in this case, the DITA changes just by lookin' at em. They settle in and we reach a nice little plateau, and I think, this sounds pretty damn good! Nicely done. Then it pulls out the magic hat, rips the bunny out and before you know it, they are a different earphone again. NOW THERE'S BASS! It was hiding. Oh that irritating upper mid juicy spike? Let me keep lowering that just to your liking, it says. The treble is all there. It lacks a tiny smidgeon of refinement compared to the others, but it's not too bad, and there's a nice big stage for it to breath into, so it's not right up on you, and plays for some nice stereo separation too. Not the hugest soundstage here, but huge nevertheless, and once you settle in and chill out with the sound, you hear even more micro detail in the treble. You're not just listening for the major points, you're listening past that, and that's when things start to get addictive. You can get sucked into these. They are easy flowin', and you just wanna keep listening to them, no fatigue, despite the waning upper mids spike. And treble is definitely accounted for, solidly, but it's not harsh. It's a touch smooth, just enough to keep them in your ears until wayyy too late at night. Goodnight y'all. 


Well this is smth :wink:
 
May 21, 2014 at 3:47 AM Post #504 of 1,451

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Can't seem to find these LL. Could you post EAN number or article number please?
Thank you!

 You can order them here http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/getplus/item/2478038/
 
May 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM Post #506 of 1,451

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Well blagh. 
 
Gotta sell The Answer now. Mixed emotions about this. I didn't think it would happen so quickly. I did everything I could to hold off having to let go of them. I just.... I can't do this. 
 
Have The Truth edition on the way ; )
 
And now I have a mint condition, all accessories unused (save one set of ear tips), week-old Answer for USA sale at $580OBO shipped right to your hands, Priority Express. Holler in PM if you want the bargain of the year!
 
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  Well blagh.
 
Gotta sell The Answer now. Mixed emotions about this. I didn't think it would happen so quickly. I did everything I could to hold off having to let go of them. I just.... I can't do this.
 
Have The Truth edition on the way ; )
 
And now I have a mint condition, all accessories unused (save one set of ear tips), week-old Answer for USA sale at $580OBO shipped right to your hands, Priority Express. Holler in PM if you want the bargain of the year!

Damn.
I just paid for my Answers yesterday through Dita's website.
 
May 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM Post #508 of 1,451

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Well... That escalated quickly lol. I'm pretty curious of the Truth myself :wink:
 
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I would try the answer for a good price, but I probably want the truth further down the line.
Anyway PM sent to SoundFreaq
 
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Well... That escalated quickly lol.

 
HAHA yeah no kidding!
 
Looks like Carlsan may be a winner! Sale pending. 
 
EDIT: SOLD! fastest sale ever to Mr. Carlsan. I assume it's a human dude behind that name...
 

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