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jaydunndiddit
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Apr 18, 2018
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Just got my pair and upon first listen, they are not bad at all. As intended, they are very neutral. A very easy-going sound; no odd spikes anywhere. Just super laid back and enjoyable. Will update once I get some more ear time with them.
Apr 18, 2018
samelight100
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Apr 19, 2018
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can u compare it with any other earphones u have used? u also got the Pinnacle PX and Noble X Universal right? which one is better?
Apr 19, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Apr 19, 2018
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OK, I've only A/B'd the Noble Wizards and the EDC3 at the moment but I don't think I can really say which one is better. They're pretty different. The Noble is markedly more aggressive in its sound. Drums have more bite and snap. The low end just has this attack that grabs your attention. Sometimes, it can be a bit much after a long listening session. The Noble also has better detail retrieval and a marginally bigger soundstage. I would say the latter between the two is marginal. Treble is polite here and would not please a treble-head. This is a warm, dark sounding IEM.
With that being said, the EDC3 is just so damn polite. It really is a smooth operator. It lacks that attack and aggression of the Noble but is extremely laid-back. This is something I could listen to any genre, all day, and never once feel fatigued or beat down by the sound it puts out. Mind you, it may now 'wow' as much as the Noble or others, but for something to use at work when I'm not really focusing on micro details, the EDC wins hands down on comfort and ease of listening. It still has pretty good detail retrieval but definitely lacks some sparkle and air up top. The low end while polite, is still there but drums do lack that 'snap' that I typically look for. Vocals sound great with backup singers meshing well together. Seperation and imaging aren't the best but its wholly acceptable for this price range. Tonally, it all sounds good and really have no complaints for the cost. They nailed this as a neutral IEM (with maybe a hint of warmth).
If you want something truly neutral, then the EDC3 is a very easy recommendation. If you want something more aggressive with bite and in your face, but dark sounding, the Noble X would be a solid choice.
I'll try out the Pinnacle PX later in the day and share those impressions as well.
Apr 19, 2018
Hellreaver
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Apr 20, 2018
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Have you heard any vsonic models?
Apr 20, 2018
Havnor
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Apr 21, 2018
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I would like to hear comparison between this and PX, could you try out the PX yet?
Apr 21, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Apr 23, 2018
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Sadly, I have not. Sorry!
Apr 23, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Apr 23, 2018
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OK, have had a chance to get some more ear time with the EDC3 and the Pinnacle PX. Impressions are: The PX has a slight mid bass hump compared to the EDC3, so drums and the like tend to have a bit more snap when hit. Bass on both are still very similar and polite but the PX has a bit more bass 'rumble' over the EDC3. However, after 100hz the PX starts to fall all the way to 2k hz (by quite a bit) whereas the EDC3 stays flat all the way to almost 1k hz and sees a slight rise before it peaks at 2.5k hz .
Due to this, the vocals on the PX sound pulled back where the EDC3 sounds more in your face. By comparison, the PX has an odd texture to vocals that I never really noticed until now. And honestly, unless I was swapping back and forth I would have never noticed that they sound thinner and grainy compared to the silky smooth vocals of the EDC3. They don't sound bad per se, just different and I assume one may be preferred depending on genre of music.
The big difference between the two comes to the high end. The PX has a pretty large bump from 2k-6khz before falling off. all the way to 10k hz, The EDC3 on the other hand, falls a bit to 5k hz, and has a few slight bumps until 10k hz. By comparison, the EDC3 is notably darker sounding. But, the PX has more hints of sibilance on T and S. It isn't the worst I've heard and isn't on every song, but between comparing the two it became more noticeable. The EDC3 has no instances of sibilance at all and stays polite although its high end is smoothed out. But, for classical and jazz, the PX is the clear winner due to it's higher amount of treble energy which gives those tracks more life. Overall, I would say the PX is the better player at classical, jazz, acoustic, etc. due to the pulled-back vocal, slight mid-bass hump, and that big hump in the high end.
The EDC3 however would be better suited to to rock, RnB, pop, hip-hop, etc. as the vocals just sound great, clear, and in your face. It may lack the bass impact for some songs but it's passable and still audible although lacking that 'slam'. While it doesn't sound as good as the PX for its listed genres, they still sound pretty good. Really, there wasn't a genre that sounds bad on the EDC except maybe classical and jazz due to them sounding so dark although they do have good clarity.
Imaging for both were good and but the PX may have the larger soundstage due to how the vocals come off. It's slight, but the PX generally sounded bigger. The EDC3 always seemed vocal-centric as if you're front row and looking right at the singer. Neither are bad, just really depends on preference and musical choices.
I thoroughly enjoy both so choosing one will really depend on musical taste. I will note the ergonomics of the EDC3 are vastly superior due to shape and weight but the PX has the option of being worn down if you prefer. The PX also has the nicer cable. It is pleasantly thick and just feels very well constructed.
Apr 23, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Apr 23, 2018
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Also, I should note the PX has an impedance of 50 ohms compared to the much more sensitive EDC3 at 16 ohms. The PX really does sound better out of an amped source but the EDC3 sounded great from pretty much anything I used it with, including my phone. I used my iFi iDSD BL for both, same as the Noble X (which is also pretty sensitive) since it has an output impedance under 1 ohm to make sure everything was hiss-free.
Apr 23, 2018
Havnor
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Apr 23, 2018
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Thanks so much for the comparison, you pretty much covered everything. I ordered the PX yesterday, I am currently using M6 Pro so its a direct upgrade from my side. I was looking for sound signature/stage which is similar to my HD650's. M6 Pro was a disappointment with lack of bass and disoriented highs with sibilance which makes it fatiguing. EDC3 looks promising, I might actually order it too, after I receive the PX. But according to P1 reviews, PX might be the IEM for me.
Apr 23, 2018
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