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Hi-Fier
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Jan 6, 2017
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Review:
The only thing I don't like is how small the bore opening on the silicone tips are. They don't match the IEM's bore size. After a while of listening and adjusting I tried other wider bore tips and they sound even more open and spacious. These are never sibilant either and have just the right balance of bass in respect to the mid's and highs to never fatigue.
The Havi B3 don't compare, nor the VDS3s. Even the famous Zero Audio Tenore everyone raved about was a giant IEM killer is a joke. The Heaven III are a true "Punch above their weight" for the price Massdrop did. These are my dear favorites now. I was able to listen 5 hours straight and enjoyed them and felt energized after. They are like an upgraded version of a RE-600 and Ostry KC06 but better in all ways where the other two lack in some areas.
If you read about the RE-600 you will get an idea what I'm reiterating what others have already described. I'm not a reviewer but I can best explain that the RE-600 is VERY VERY VERY Neutral. Everything is evenly balanced. I can say it's U shaped. Some say the highs are recessed but I like them as they are not sibilant or harsh unless it's a bad or old recording. The Heaven III are more sensitive it seems at the same volume levels and the mid's are more forward as are the highs.
The Heaven III has everything more than the RE-600, that's why I call the Heaven III a RE-600 on steroids. The flat cable is actually nice and no real noise (more so) than other cable styles. The flat cable is why they used it to eliminate any possible noise. Some have said the noise is there but when worn over the ears it's vastly better. I don't move around when listening to music anyways so I didn't feel it was anything that was horrible or noticeably a deal breaker.
One thing I can say is that the Heaven III is great except on higher volume levels. At higher volume levels they become shouty and harsh. Others have said that too and I agree but you have to crank it pretty good volume wise to see it. They are easy to drive so I don't see a need to go high volume but I wanted to see if what others said was true and it was.
The Heaven III are never sibilant and they have a fast sounding response to everything I throw at them. Every time I listen to them they just keep reminding me of the RE-600 but again they give more of what the RE-600 don't, bass, mid's and highs. The RE-600's have one advantage that you can crank them and they always sound the same never shouty or harsh. I don't feel either are bad at normal listening levels but the RE-600's are just so very non-fatiguing they pull me into the music more, if neutral is your flavor. If you still like neutral but a little more than neutral then the Heaven III are it.
This was the best $69.00 I ever spent on an IEM that shocks me for how it performs overall.
Hope that helps.
Jan 6, 2017
multikiller_7
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Jan 6, 2017
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I used the Fiio e10k dac/amp to listen to these iems. I noticed that it raises the bass a bit and makes them less harsh when louder. On my phone however, they do become somewhat harsh on louder volumes. They are also very easy to drive, so I don't know why the Fiio amp changes their sound. Overall, great iem though!
Jan 6, 2017
ode_to_Bacchus
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Jan 7, 2017
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Very accurate review! I was pleasantly impressed since I bought this IEM on a whim. They are my daily commuter IEM at the moment. Very happy with my purchase.
Jan 7, 2017
Hi-Fier
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Jan 17, 2017
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Balanced drivers are picky . Follow the 1/8th rule to pair these with matching source. When you don't, yes the sound will change a little.
Jan 17, 2017
Hi-Fier
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Jan 21, 2017
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The 1/8th rule really apply to Final Audio IEM's as they are so accurately made. They pair nicely with Cowon DAPs that have .5 or 1 ohm impedance.
Jan 21, 2017
Calldog41
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