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I will speculate that the sound quality has been consistent throughout these changes........
Eh... Only somebody who has (or has heard) them all could answer that. I'm very happy with mine (apparently 3rd iteration), but I've no way of knowing if it's better/worse than the others.
I've had two pairs of A83 at the same time (from the same batch) side by side.
While they were extremely similar small variations were detected. One having a slightly narrower soundstage and being more grainy in the mid-range, however the overall sound was the same in basic form. This is no surprise to me as slight tollerance differences are to be expected, its insane to think this is impossible.
I've encountered a few times even with well-known brands like Westone 4, Ostry, Brainwavz B2 and others. This is why when someone says they hear something different than another's impressions of the same product I always consider this possibility.
Its not the company changes the tuning, simply small variations when being built, batches etc.
Anyway, since I've been doing the rounds recently with photo's of Cozoy Aegis in their thread I thought I'd grab some shots of Fidue A83 using the same technic.
But how did Uncle H20 get them to stay standing upright? O_o
Looks amazing! My guess would be "magic" but what would I know...
If you look closely, maybe you can see the string holding them up..
Dude, those pictures...
I was just gonna say you did it in pitch black with a glass table......but string works too I guess
Exactly! No one has reported sound quality throughout this thread as being bad, or sub par despite the changes, and that is good to hear!
Well from memory, since I have listened to the first two versions but 5 months apart, my two pairs did sound slightly different, but they do have overall the same character so I don't consider that to be any massive difference that can't be written off as just part of the manufacturing process like @H20Fidelity said. I think my current first version sounds a tiny bit less sibilant than my original second version set, but again, 5 months since I heard my original set and I've listened to at least 5 other sets of IEMs since then so my memory ain't the best .
Well...apparently they haven't solved the whole cutting out issue, even with the newer variations as my left one keeps going in and out no matter how many times I re-insert the connector. So yeah, besides the subpar fit, now with this happening, I'm just going to return them. It sucks because I absolutely LOVE the sound...it's just the rest of the package that isn't complete to me, especially for a >250 dollar headphone.
I really wanted to try the a73s as well, but now I'm scared. Ugh. The search begins again.
There's definitely not string holding them upright.
It's a secret.
Completely understand, I'd go crazy. All I can think of is digging through the threads photo gallery and look for that post where a member slightly bent the pin on his plug to correct the connection. I would find this but I'm on my phone atm.
Just returned from a 2am trip to the hospital actually..
All this talk about bad fit and detachable cable where you cannot replace the cable, because of awkward spot on the IEMS makes me so worried, mine are still on the way here in the mail. In here you cannot return everything you want however you like how you can do in the USA.
Well the A73s aren't detachable cables. Maybe those won't have any issues at all. But with these sort of issues, I can see why (besides the connector size) many CIEM manufacturers use the trusty 2-pin connector. I haven't read much of anything where people say those connectors have failed, just the cable parts.
This could be unfortunate for you or you might have no issues at all. For your sake, no matter which version you receive, I hope it's the latter.
Yeah! If by string you mean magic!