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

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

  1. Poleepkwa

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    So you would prefer the SD5 to the PP8?
     
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    PP8 for neutrality i suppose, sd5 for added excitement, it is not as coloured as other “fun” iems but its bass is prolly the closest to DD i have heard from BAs, it's textured and hits surprisingly hard. it sounds great with well recorded software, but with compressed pop, the upper mids get a little too forward, too strident for my tastes.
     
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    But why would I need the SD5 when I can add the „excitement“ by putting the switches of the PP8 „on“? I can‘t imagine it would be that different to justify buying them. And then again (I guess) there are the recessed mids I would want to avoid.
     
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    i would put the bass and upper mids of the SD5 to be more emphasised/forward than even the “on” of the pp8. The sub/mid bass of the SD5 is more solid and textured than the pp8.
     
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    I fell in the snow today and my CA orions died (snow got in the nozzle and I compared them to a fresh pair) This pair was used and abused for almost 2yrs, so the snow and fall probably gave its final blow. I was wondering should I give the FD01 a try or would it be a very significant departure from what I'm used too
     
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    Have you given Ken and team a call at CFA? Not sure if they can resurrect your Orions, but worth a try. Cheers
     
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    It's been out of warranty for a year and been beaten to death so I was not sure if it would be worth i think a replacement from them will be 150-200usd I'll email and ask, Thanks.
     

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