FitEar Parterre (パルテール) Thread
Nov 15, 2013 at 3:39 AM Post #541 of 767

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Is the parterre considered a bass heavy iem? Also is the mids recessed, neutral or forward?
 
Still deciding on a new iem. Been looking around at mid tier universals and customs but also interested in the parterre as well. 
 
Nov 15, 2013 at 4:55 AM Post #542 of 767

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that's what I used on the parterre for rap/rock. dull and not fatiguing with less thump and sparkle. bad recordings (yeah most rap and rock) are much better like this to my ears. couldn't find better than the original signature for classical.
 
I don't recommend using this as it DOES NOT improve the parterre, I pretty much made them boring so they would be more permissive when needed. but you can get a little idea of how I heard them (mid bass bump and forward highs).
 

 
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  Is the parterre considered a bass heavy iem? Also is the mids recessed, neutral or forward?
 
Still deciding on a new iem. Been looking around at mid tier universals and customs but also interested in the parterre as well. 

 
I would definitely not consider the Parterre as bass heavy. IMO, it is quite a balanced iem compared to the 334.
 
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I would definitely not consider the Parterre as bass heavy. IMO, it is quite a balanced iem compared to the 334.

Yeah just deciding if I should go for this iem since it's so expensive, if I do go with it I just want to make sure that it's exactly the type of sound I like. Hows the mids, all my iems have very forward mids (feels like your sitting in the front row or standing next to the singer). How are the Parterre's mids? 
 
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  Yeah just deciding if I should go for this iem since it's so expensive, if I do go with it I just want to make sure that it's exactly the type of sound I like. Hows the mids, all my iems have very forward mids (feels like your sitting in the front row or standing next to the singer). How are the Parterre's mids? 

 
It's kind of hard to describe the mids on these.  They're not what I would call mid centric, but the mids never seem overpowered by the bass or treble.  I guess, to my ears, it's because there is no bleeding over of any of the ranges into each other.  Sorry, that's the best I can do but to add that I've always been one who desired strong mids.  Parterre's don't push them to the forefront, but they just never seem lost either. I'm very happy with the signature.  I used to dream about finding the perfect headphone, but I'm starting to realize that what I really wanted was to have every recording perfectly mastered to my ears.  The Parterre seems to do very well with all qualities of recordings.  
 
Anyone else??
 
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It's kind of hard to describe the mids on these.  They're not what I would call mid centric, but the mids never seem overpowered by the bass or treble.  I guess, to my ears, it's because there is no bleeding over of any of the ranges into each other.  Sorry, that's the best I can do but to add that I've always been one who desired strong mids.  Parterre's don't push them to the forefront, but they just never seem lost either. I'm very happy with the signature.  I used to dream about finding the perfect headphone, but I'm starting to realize that what I really wanted was to have every recording perfectly mastered to my ears.  The Parterre seems to do very well with all qualities of recordings.  
 
Anyone else??

Thanks for the reply. Still deciding whether or not to go for the parterre or something cheaper like W4 or SE535LTD-J. How much of a jump in sound quality are the Parterres compared to them?
 
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  Thanks for the reply. Still deciding whether or not to go for the parterre or something cheaper like W4 or SE535LTD-J. How much of a jump in sound quality are the Parterres compared to them?


Compared to the Parterre those 2 are low-bar. Believe me, it's a one way ticket, get them and you will never look back lol.
 
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Compared to the Parterre those 2 are low-bar. Believe me, it's a one way ticket, get them and you will never look back lol.

Really tempted now lol. But this purchase will be my last iem for a while so I want to get it right. I come from mid forward iems like the CK100, EQ-7 and RE262 and worry that the Parterre might be too recessed in the midrange for my liking. I also had my eyes on the 334 before but I don't like a lot of bass but they are said to have the best mids/vocals. I tend to prefer neutral/accurate bass that is tight and fast. More of a mid and treble person. Also how does the parterre perform with jpop and jrock? Also I heard rumours about a universal Monet coming out is that true?  
 
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The Parterre do fine with Jpop, though you might crave for a bit more treble but in terms of midrange they do perfectly fine. In fact I'm a big anime fan and all of my playlists contain nothing but anime songs so rest assured 
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I was the one who talked to Suyama-san and that's what he told me back then. No estimation when the release will be so you might need to wait a bit longer, he's having his hands full with the MH335DWSR now. 
 
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I still wonder what the failure rate of FitEar customs is when it comes to fit. I know I like the sound of my 334s, but I'm unsure how the feel will be with a custom fit. my last custom was refitted 3 times with no avail to comfort. Becoming gradually more and more painful to wear. If I don't go the fitear custom route, I'll stick around for the universal Monet.
 
Nov 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM Post #552 of 767

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^ i'm waiting on the monet too :D

Either way as long as ur impressions are taken by them or a list of approved audiologists in jp (can be found on e-earphone) it should be fine

Outside japan, no idea bout it
 
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  Thanks for the reply. Still deciding whether or not to go for the parterre or something cheaper like W4 or SE535LTD-J. How much of a jump in sound quality are the Parterres compared to them?

 
It's a pretty subjective thing, but for me it is a pretty substantial jump in instrument separation, clarity, and realism in timbre (to my ears).  Still, it's a large investment, and I wouldn't talk you out of the W4's since I really enjoyed mine.  Twice as nice for twice the price?  Maybe not, but for me it has (at least for now) put an end to my upgrade-itus!  It's that close to the sound signature I was looking for.
 
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It's a pretty subjective thing, but for me it is a pretty substantial jump in instrument separation, clarity, and realism in timbre (to my ears).  Still, it's a large investment, and I wouldn't talk you out of the W4's since I really enjoyed mine.  Twice as nice for twice the price?  Maybe not, but for me it has (at least for now) put an end to my upgrade-itus!  It's that close to the sound signature I was looking for.

Yeah, I want to find that one special iem as well but with no luck. I do like the iem's I have at the moment but somehow I still crave for more clarity, realism and soundstage.
 
   
It's a pretty subjective thing, but for me it is a pretty substantial jump in instrument separation, clarity, and realism in timbre (to my ears).  Still, it's a large investment, and I wouldn't talk you out of the W4's since I really enjoyed mine.  Twice as nice for twice the price?  Maybe not, but for me it has (at least for now) put an end to my upgrade-itus!  It's that close to the sound signature I was looking for.

 
 
The Parterre do fine with Jpop, though you might crave for a bit more treble but in terms of midrange they do perfectly fine. In fact I'm a big anime fan and all of my playlists contain nothing but anime songs so rest assured 
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I was the one who talked to Suyama-san and that's what he told me back then. No estimation when the release will be so you might need to wait a bit longer, he's having his hands full with the MH335DWSR now. 

 
  I'm a Jrock and Jpop freak and I like all the FitEar's that I tried (F111, Parterre, ToGo334 and MH335DW)

 
Thanks. Sounds like Fitears are really good for Japanese music. 
 

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