- Mar 27, 2013
My apology as I didn’t buy the Astra nor Elysium coz my target was a dual DD, a DD sitting in the middle taking care of the midrange like VE Ely did. BC didn’t disappoint and to my ears is an all rounder. In depth comparison, we may need @roygbiv6 to cover the SQ as mentioned by @NellieG. He owns all 3 and could be busy babysitting these babies...lol.Do you also own Astra UltraQue?
I'm trying to get an idea of the difference in Bass "quantity"? I know the bass on both will be of good "quality" so not to bothered with this! The problem I'm having is i "might" need to sell one of my IEM'S in order to afford to pay for my Astra!
Like many I'm a total Basshead so bass is VERY important to me.
I even enjoy a bit of bass bleed into the midrange warming the Signiture up abit and if its done right the slow decay injects a bit of "Atmosphere" to the whole presentation, it doas come at the cost of detail retrieval, stage and clarity but increases musically.
To be honest i hate selling any of my portable set-up but due to Clovis-19 i lost my job last week JUST after placing my order for Astra UltraQue! So my only way to raise funds is to sell one of my IEM'S. It sounds strange that im a Basshead but selling an IEM dedicated to Bass! But in reality i am struggling MASSIVELY to get a fit/Seal! If you cannot get a seal it doesn't matter how much bass the iem has you will not hear it!
It's really really important i get this right in order to not get Seller Remorse lol Another important factor is source? this goes out to anyone who own's the B.C! What are people using to get the results they hear? Are you getting this Bass with just a DAP or Phone? Also, are you using EQ & Amp? Or are you just using a standard DAP or Phone but still getting basshead level of Bass?
Anyone with B.C AND Astra i would love to hear your thoughts and comparisons? As per usual thanks in advance for your time & help it is very very much appreciated
For me staying with IMR is all about SQ delivery exceeding our expectations, and that organic touch Bob is good at. Bass texture on drum kits on all IMR have that leather feel instead of canvas or plastic. Physical impact and level of mellowness is just a matter of flavour or preference in each of his model. End of the day and most importantly he don’t deprive us the midrange and treble. Hence buyers remorse should be at minimum. And always trust your judgement and ears.
IMR indeed loves a good source as all are very scalable. Investment in this area should be priority than new earphones if you intent to further your IMR sonic adventure. Having ample amplitude as @parker stated previously couple with good transients response likely to trigger those transducers to work responsively to signal thereby firing on all cylinders. But having said that, my DAP MAX with all its technical spec and power was pleasing my ears for few months only, thereafter just couldn’t please me further coz of that slight graininess in the treble region and hoping the soundstage could be bigger. No doubt it was well recv and with all round accolades from owners in MAX’s thread. My Wagnus amp with less than half the power refined and improved those areas making me realised MAX pure line out superbly implemented was the missing link. Wagnus was known for its transparency and dynamic nature probably due to its 8xBlack Gates cap in its amp section, therefore a blissful combo. Never regret owning Wagnus amp since 2013.
Meanwhile I’ve been waiting patiently for the updated version of Prelude DTR1+ from Anson. Heard he has refined the BPF section, to my understanding should be a good match for my IMR and as a backup for my MAX. Check it out if simplicity and sound your primary objective instead of commercial features for streaming.
Btw, am sorry to hear the bad news about your job. Damn C19 just don’t go away, popping up unexpectedly disrupting our daily lives. Down in SG, figures not good either these days.