Dayton IMM-06 measurements of 325 IEMs

Discussion in 'IEM Measurements - La Cenric's IEM Playhouse' started by La Cenric, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Francisk

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    Thanks for sharing the F1 and F3 frequency graphs La Cenric. The F3 sure looks very similar to the Vsonic GR07 and probably will give them a good run for the money.
     
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    Being in the spirit of free information, I'll be including @malvinvnv's measurements into the first post as well, just as I did with nmatheis but highlighted in green. While they are done on separate microphones and by separate people, they should be comparable to mine to a reasonable degree based on my analysis of measurements performed with the same exact earphone. The new entries are as follows:

    A-Jays 3
    Audio Technica ATH-CKB50
    Avara AV1
    Avara AV2
    Avara AV3
    Campfire Polaris
    FiiO F3
    FiiO F9
    Intime Sora
    KZ ZS5
    Radius HP-HHR11R
    Sennheiser CX 3.00
    Warbler Prelude
     
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    The FiiO F3 sure looks more linear than the F9. I wonder if the F3 actually sound better.
     
  4. La Cenric

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    My Shozy x AAW Hibiki just arrived today. It comes as my additional reward option for supporting the AAW Capri cable Indiegogo.

    Shozy x AAW Hibiki

    Initial impressions
    • Thin and shrill sounding midrange. Vocals not of the right timbre.
    • Treble also sounds off, in a way that is quite piercing yet lacks the upper octave air.
    • Bass is decent but nothing exceptional.
    • Unacceptable channel matching. Left channel has more treble than the right by a significant margin of error. (Measurement above is taken with the right channel)
     
  5. La Cenric

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    It's been a while, friendos.

    Audeze LCDi4
    Campfire Polaris
    Final Audio Design Heaven II
    Final Audio Design Heaven IV
    Final Audio Design Heaven VI
    Fostex TE-02WP
    Oppo MH130
    Vivo XE800

    Remeasures:
    Campfire Andromeda
    Fender FXA6
    Final Audio Design E3000

    Notes and impressions
    • The old weakness in the iSine 10 and 20 still exist in the i4 (1.5k housing resonance peak) resulting in a veiled/muffled midrange that completely destroys the timbre reproduction. Technicalities somewhat make up for this (low distortion, high resolution).
    • The Polaris is a pretty great hybrid though not my taste. Pseudo-Japanese tuning focusing on female vocals and very lively signature, but edging on harshness at times.
    • FAD Heaven II: somewhat neutral, bright-ish. For $90, great buy.
    • Fostex TE-02WP is very very good sounding. Great value.
    • The Oppo MH130... holy mother of all things audio, this is awful.
    • The Vivo XE800 is touted as a mini-GR07, and to my ears can very well be the closest you can get at its price point. Will need an in-depth comparison but this is good. (@james444 @stratocaster this IEM might make a great mod base, do look into it)
     
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  6. Grahad2

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    The andros measure quite differently, is there something you changed? OLD NEW
     
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    Oh just realised I didn't update the original list with the new Andromeda curves.

    Okay so here's the history of the rig. First round (the old) I realised that the Andromeda was inserted too deeply into the coupler, so the twin peaks weren't coming out properly. I actually found this out months ago but sort of "stealth-updated" accordingly in the second round (Head-Fi post here).

    Third round (this new one) was performed with the new Periodic White Noise file I created using ARTA's generator so I don't have to lug a laptop around to do measurements. The measurements average faster, look cleaner and peaks are better represented.
     
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    New toy in the mail today. Thanks to @CEE TEE for the sample.

    Massdrop Plus

    Still listening to it, but first impressions are very good. Will knock out the usual measurements with the IEC mic later today.
     
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    Very interested in either the Warbler Prelude or the Hidition Viento R for my next CIEM, both of which have very little reliable information.
     
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    This is a fantastic reference in measurements (in its own bubble) and something I have been using in comparisons.
    Hopefully someday you can add the Phonak PFE (only because those are the oldest IEMS I have and have been a reference for many)

    I currently own the Stage SD2 and have been testing the ATH-E70. I cannot make up my mind if I should return the ATH-E70.
    What is your subjective impressions of the SD2 vs ATH-70?
     
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    @La Cenric can you update the first post with the Massdrop Plus? Spent too much time looking for it
     

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