MEE audio Pinnacle P1 Measurements

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  1. limesoft

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    Probably my last attempt to make friends with the P1:
    * Thin piece of teabag strip, dipped in alcohol and doubled over on the nozzle with bit of space on both sides, comply on top
    * Wearing them opposite to MEE's recommendation - start from cable down position, put cables over ear and lean the P1 inward a little; better comfort with comply deep inserts.

    Let's see how this goes...
     

  2. Marvey

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    LOL. They are totally different sounding from SE535. I thought I tried to convey this!
     
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    I had issues with getting a deep enough insertion. The nozzle was too shallow for me compared to anything else I've used. In the end, I gave up and used large sized Comply (I use mediums with Andromeda) to have them sort of stuffed in my ears. The Comply do tame the stridency in the mid-upper treble, but the mids/ upper mids are still, well let's say Audio-Technica-ish.
     
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    If you have a chance try the opposite to Mee's recommendation on wearing the P1 like i described in my previous post - the sound seems more balanced from my brief test.. this is such a weird earphone, so sensitive to different positioning
     
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    I used an #11 Xacto blade to slice off the tip "overhang" on my Comply's (trimmed them pretty much flush with the plastic barrel inside them). That helped a lot to reduce the sensitivity to positioning.
     
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    I think you probably did just fine with your description- it piqued my interest enough to try them.

    I was hearing something a bit more pathological, either due to a fault in the units I had, or some weird acoustic disagreement with the inside of my ears.

    Different is great, I don't want a ton of headphones that sound the same; I like different. Horrible, on the other hand? Not so much. This isn't about whatever people were hearing in normal operation, this was awfully brain-piercing sibilance of an impressive sort. It made my ears ring a bit, and put me off listening to music temporarily.

    A shame, as until then, I'd never been terribly treble-sensitive, but it acted a bit like aversion therapy.. I'm still a bit nervous of trebly headphones sometimes now. Evil!
     
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    I've made good friends with Pinnacle P1 after some adjustments: The main prob for me was insertion and discomfort (resulting in treble peak also) used normally with cable down; i fixed this by turning them anti clockwise until the cable comes up and looped it over my front part of the ear - so essentially the wrong way round from Mee's over ear instructions, resulting in comfort with deep insert comply tips; this mostly got rid of the sibilance, but I also applied tiny strips of teabag on top of the nozzles which further flattened it, and now the sound is smooth and quite neutral to my ears, and I do think they shame a lot of other IEMs in this and higher price range.
     
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    I've owned these for a while, but typically have kept them at the gym and haven't really evaluated properly. I brought them into work to give me some variety, as I currently only have my custom K10's to pick from.

    I'm really impressed out of the ZX2. They have a really nice natural timbre, and general fine sound that really does nothing wrong. I do hear that 2-4k emphasis, but its more of just an emphasis to me that really brings out certain instruments like drums and electric guitars, so I've been leaning towards these for rock based genres. They definitely don't have the quick clarity and resolution of Jupiter/Andro or the deep textured bass of Lyra2/Dorado. But for less than $200 they really do no wrong, great for listening while working.
     
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    Yes, I'll echo all of this.

    I've had them for nearly a year now and I've grown to appreciate them more over time rather than getting tired of them as I often do with my audio toys.

    I play them straight out of my V20 on the go and my Vali 2 at work and struggle to find anything to criticize (at this price point at least).
     
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