Massdrop x nuforce EDC3

Discussion in 'IEM Measurements' started by purr1n, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. shotgunshane

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    CEE TEE Massdrop's Golden Child (MOT)

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    Hey Jexby, we have been testing some samples... The Noble X lightning cable does work. We will eventually have some standalone cable options available. Working on it, if a little slowly. :)
     
  3. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Anyone know how these compare to other NuForce IEMs (HEM4/6/8, Primo 8)?
     
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    I was able to hear all the HEM’s when they first came out. They were all way too warm and syrupy to me, with the HEM2 being the lone exception. It’s a single driver and was much clearer and transparent than the higher models.the EDC3 is the best NuForce iems I’ve heard. It’s still a hair on the warm and smooth side but not overly so.

    I haven’t heard the Primo-8.
     
  5. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Thanks. I had the Primo 8 for a short time and is so far the only audio product I've returned because I disliked it so much. I have the HEM4s which I like for the price i got them.

    Main reason I ask is that I see drops for all these NuForce IEMs all the time and wanted to see where things stand.
     
  6. scapeinator1

    scapeinator1 Once You Go Black You'll Never Go Back

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    How does it fare with strings/violins etc? Does the EDC3 still sound veiled at all?
     
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    I don't think the EDC3 sounds veiled, rather just a little too smooth up top. You'll loose a little bite and natural occurring edge but it's not veiled like a typical stage monitor type tuning. Hope that makes sense. If you want greater clarity with more realistic bite and edge, the Plus would be a good choice but it's 3 times as much.
     
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    fraggler The Cable Guy - Friend

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    Interesting adapter for those of you who have a nice MMCX cable and want to use it with the EDC3 or any other 0.78mm pin IEM. http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=5779 Might not help with the looseness of the socket, though. I might get an EDC3 just so I can learn to make good 2 pin cables.
     
  9. luckybaer

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    Just received an email stating the Massdrop x Nu-Force EDC3 In-Ear Monitors have arrived at the warehouse and Massdrop is planning on sending them out a bit early. They estimate the IEMs will ship by the end of next week - April 20. That's about 6 days early, IIRC. :)

    [EDIT] Please keep in mind I got in on the first drop. This may not apply to those joining a later drop.

    [EDIT #2] My order shipped 4/13. Nice job, Massdrop!

    [EDIT #3] Order arrived 4/19. I like them a lot better than the EDC (which will remain my "go to the gym" pair).
     
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    That's great, but I think it only applies to those who ordered between February 15 and February 27
     
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    I was a fan of the EDCs, warts and all, but the EDC3s are just fantastic. They are super easy to drive too, driving the EDCs was like trying to roll a sleeping grizzly bear over sometimes. I'm running mine from the Fulla 2 and I certainly wouldn't call them rolled off (maybe the Fulla 2 is giving them a bit more top end energy). In any event, if the treble region was any more energetic I would sell them. The top end is near perfect for me.

    I have next to no experience with IEMs, I have been a full size headphone guy and a speaker guy. I went from the Etymotic MC3 (whic h I hated but tolerated) to the Massdrop EDC now to the EDC3 before then it was all earbuds.
     
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