shotgunshane’s IEM (custom and universal) recommendations, favorites and classics

Discussion in 'IEMs and Portable Gear' started by shotgunshane, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Merrick

    Merrick A lidless ear

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    After hearing the 3DT with the tape mod applied, I can’t listen to FDX1 anymore. Bass on the latter sounds boomy and hollow in comparison. 3DT is very rich and well controlled.
     
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    I have the fdx1 as of yesterday. Great iem. They're now my second favorite after the starfields. I'm guessing the kato I have on order will take the starfields place. How does the oxygen compare to the kato? I was considering canceling my Kato order to find a used oxygen, or maybe even a used 3dt
     
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    It’s been too long since I owned the Oxygen to make any comparisons. One thing too note though, the Oxygen nozzles were fairly short, which could make for challenging fit for some ears.
     
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    What does the tape mod do, has anyone graphed the differences?
     
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    Merrick A lidless ear

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    It tames shouty treble on the 3DT. I’m certain there’s a graph from @james444 earlier in this thread.
     
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    Real interested in how this one plays out vs. the ie900. Finally some DD's with good dynamics, low distortion and a workable frequency response. The time-domain stuff of the metal drivers in the DUNU stuff should tell a good amount of the story vs. the ie900.
     
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    They were busy with Canjam and wanted to wait until afterwards. So likely pretty soon. :)
     
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    Then your wish is delivered by EE’s new EVO, in my case the EVO’s bone conduction was superior to the MEST’s.
     
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    Looks like I have another iem to read up on. Thanks for the rec!
     
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    Vision Ears dual DD EXT sounds intriguing given the reports of its predecessors great mids... 3k for IEMs sounds anything but intriguing though.
     
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    Why does all this bone conduction talk give me a sense of health issues in the long run? lol
     
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    I've confirmed with them that we are doing a loaner tour along with another Dunu iem that they actually think SBAF will like better. It comes with interchangeable tuning tubes. But I'm a little weary of starting another loaner right now, we've got two Moondrop iems on a loaner, a JVC Drop iem loaner starting soon, tons of loaners in progress, and a bunch already lined up and coming soon.

    So I'm tempted to wait for the Dunu loaner so people have time to sign up and listen to them.
     
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    Any way to do the DD IEMs together? Would be cool to be able to compare a few at the same time.
     
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    That would mean 4 iems on one tour and from different companies which I don't think is fair to them.
     
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