Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by moedawg140, Aug 25, 2015.
  1. Quadfather
    I have heard the Tia Fourte on Lotoo Paw Gold Diana, Questyle QP1R, and Sony NW-WM1A. I like these IEMs on the Questyle QP1R best. Very spacious, open, and natural. I will have to spend some time with both sets. the Fourte sounds crazily good and natural. The Shure SE846 has great bass quantity, however the Tia Fourte's bass presentation is quicker, nimbler, and more organically natural. The SE846 also lacks the upper midrange/treble clarity and extension of the Fourte. I have to listen longer, as these are initial impressions. The SE846 is still a warm, darkish, quality entry to the IEM market. The midrange and treble clarity, extension, and timber on the Tia Fourte is the best I have ever heard from an IEM, but still silky smooth. The Tia Fourte has a much bigger soundstage than Shure SE846. Again these pair phenomenally well with the Questyle QP1R in high gain. I am using 96kHz/24bit, high resolution files. I briefly listened to the U18 Tzar, but liked the Fourte so much more thar Tzar promptly went back in the box. I AM IN LOVE WITH THE TIA FOURTE!
  2. UELong
    That's what I ended up with. Keeping the bass as opposed to the whites.
  3. Darren Cotter
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  4. ezekiel77
    Yup, pretty much.
  5. TAsme
    I hope the Shure works for you Darren!

    If not I would highly suggest you going to a CIEM and therefore - after a lot of different IEMS - I can warmly recommend you my beloved Warbler Prelude.
  6. Darren Cotter
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  7. AndrewH13
    Make sure you remove top foam, or I believe recently it might be two halves of foam. Leave the white material at lower basket end intact. It gives a brighter treble while keeping the firm bass and nice mids intact. To me, works very nice with QP1R.
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  8. Darren Cotter
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  9. AndrewH13
    Loses bass quality and cohesiveness. Going on listening, not specs!
  10. UELong
    The whites are bright, but lack the bass of the blues. The modded blues are brighter, great all-round sound.
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  11. Tro95
    I really liked the pairing of the SE846s with the QP1R. I generally prefer a warm sound, but I ran with the white filters on the Shures to control the bass is bit more (it felt a bit too booming with the blues). I did try removing the foams from the blue filters, but I'm not that keen on modifying expensive equipment and it didn't have a big enough difference between the whites for me to care.
  12. moedawg140 Contributor
    If you’d like to use and/or implement cost-effective modifications, I’d try out the Knowles Dampers - Red, Green and Brown are the colors I’d try out for possible exemplary results.
  13. Darren Cotter
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  14. moedawg140 Contributor
    Thanks. The Dampers are/can be great when you try them out. Using elemental cable(s) and/or favorite universal tips or the SCS can add in personal enjoyment, in my opinion. Take care.
  15. rr12267
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