The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

  1. dhc0329
    Have you lost any clarity/detail using universal IEM? I tried layla 2 universal and it lacks the clarity comparing to A18.
     
  2. tkddud21
    Usually I dont like foam tips with other iems(Zeus xra, Andromeda, se846 etc..), but u18t is different. Nice clarity with appropriate amount of bass. Silicon tips matching is too sibilant and has a excessive treble to me.
     
  3. dhc0329
    Ok, thanks for sharing. I suppose there isn't much difference between the two. I already have A18=U18 so I am seriously considering Forte. I wish I have full story on this expensive iem.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2017
  4. iJon96
    So is the entire lineup from bottom to the top getting a Tia revamp for the new year? That's the only plausible reason I can think of for all the U-series being wiped off the site.

    Also, for any of you on the fence about the A-series upgrade program (which is ending soon) I would highly recommend it. The whole apex tech really does wonders for soundstage and listening fatigue. I've been holding out on a full-blown review of my A8s until I get my Trios to do even more comparisons.
     
  5. 4lx
    First two pictures are of the left earpiece (the deep one) and the third is the right one. Concerning after a week of ownership and considering i treat them so delicately. I keep them in their case with the stock tips on at all times so there would have been no possibility of impact to the nozzle.

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  6. Jackpot77
    I've been using mine pretty regularly for the last few months on my daily commute, and no issue with damage to the stems at all. I do look after my gear and transport it in a carry case (not the 64 Audio one), but I'd hardly day I wrap them in cotton wool.

    May be worth reaching out to 64 Audio customer service after they Christmas shutdown and seeing what they say - pretty sure this isn't normal or expected, especially not in this price bracket.
     
  7. iJon96
    Definitely looks like an issue with the 3D printing process. Materials tend to have poorer tensile and shear strength compared to your run-of-the-mill injection-molded parts, especially when the surfaces at the stem aren't smoothed as your photos show and cracks can propagate easily. Certainly good justification for the new universals all having CNC milled aluminum shells. Get in touch with their support team, I've had nothing but good experiences with them and they certainly take care of their customers!
     
  8. flinkenick
    I think a very interesting cable to consider is the MS x Effect Audio 'Eos'. It's a modifed version of Ares II with a musically neutral sound. One of my personal favorites at the monent, costs $220.
     
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  9. 4lx
    Thanks, my first thought was the 3D printing process. As i understand the plastic is deposited in layers so i can imagine if these layers aren't properly bonded to one another this could cause weakneses to form, and with the stems being the thinnest point i can see how these weak areas can break off easily.

    I don't wish to deter anyone from making a purchase as i've heard nothing but good things about 64 Audio, and as you said their new CNC shells will prevent this from happening which is good news.


    I will reach out to them and see what solution they can offer.
     
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  10. PinkyPowers

    I agree. That does not look good. You should certainly find out if they're willing to send you another. They probably will, as that looks like a true defect in build quality. They are not supposed to chip away that easy.
     
  11. tkddud21
    I think u18t only can show its full potential with foam tips. I was told that Lear company's foam tips also good. I will post impressions after I get the tips.
     
  12. jessnie
    Thank you for the recommendation! I just checked their website and looks like the 3.5mm balanced connector is not a stock option. Will reach out to see if that's doable.
     
  13. KowalskiFUT
    Is there any shop in EU outside UK that sells 64 audio stuff? UK prices are insane.
     
  14. jessnie
    If I may also ask, any idea how does EOS compare with Ares II+?
     
  15. tim0chan
    Less bassy and thick, more balanced sounding.
    Ergonomics are better and the plugs and solder are different
     

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