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Wow on the 4s review. Makes the 4 universal certainly look like a steal. It won't be as good in fit or sound exactly like the custom (especially the silicone) but will have the availability of tip tuning so neutral and informative with a personal twist at $450 sure sounds appealing.:bigsmile_face:

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I wonder if I should upgrade my DAC when the JH13 arrive. I had ordered a Fiio E17 but decided to cancel it. I'm using a laptop and I want to have a small DAC, not necessarily portable but small. The Audioquest Dragonfly is interesting (about $70 with promos). Anyone have some recommendations? Prefer USB and neutral

 

Been listening to the HRT Microstreamer for a couple of months now and really like what I hear.  It's a very small USB DAC (+ headphone amp) with a big, clear and detailed sound.

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Been listening to the HRT Microstreamer for a couple of months now and really like what I hear.  It's a very small USB DAC (+ headphone amp) with a big, clear and detailed sound.


I love my Microstreamer.  I might jump on the new Leckerton in a few months but I'm very happy with the Microstreamer performance right now (I'm only using C/IEMs not full sized cans).

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Originally Posted by heart banger-97 View Post
 

Hi  ljokerl  !

 

Have you had a chance to hear brainwavz r3?

 

Thanks

 

Yes. They actually sound quite good but I don't like the fit so they probably won't get a full review.

 

Very smooth sound though, but perhaps a little dull up top. Reminds me of an RHA MA750 with not nearly as much bass. 

 

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Joker, what's the best sounding hybrids you've heard so far? Thanks again for this amazing job you're doing!

 

The Rooth LS5X Demo. Among proper universals, the K3003.

 

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Wow on the 4s review. Makes the 4 universal certainly look like a steal. It won't be as good in fit or sound exactly like the custom (especially the silicone) but will have the availability of tip tuning so neutral and informative with a personal twist at $450 sure sounds appealing.:bigsmile_face:

 

Indeed - hope it's as good as the 4S!

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Wow on the 4s review. Makes the 4 universal certainly look like a steal. It won't be as good in fit or sound exactly like the custom (especially the silicone) but will have the availability of tip tuning so neutral and informative with a personal twist at $450 sure sounds appealing.bigsmile_face.gif
I would think the fact that it is silicone makes a difference in the sonics. The 4 universal is supposedly an improvement over the Hier 4ai which eas supposedly good, but according to several reviewers I know, not THAT good.
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Yes. They actually sound quite good but I don't like the fit so they probably won't get a full review.

 

Very smooth sound though, but perhaps a little dull up top. Reminds me of an RHA MA750 with not nearly as much bass. 

 

Thanks for responding. can you give me a brief comparison between r3 and some thing that you already have done a review (like b2 or something else)?

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I wish upon a star that ljokerl would review sony XBA-30 in future :beyersmile: 

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I would think the fact that it is silicone makes a difference in the sonics. The 4 universal is supposedly an improvement over the Hier 4ai which eas supposedly good, but according to several reviewers I know, not THAT good.

What I said. :bigsmile_face:

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A lot of people are going to start confusing the 4S and the 4S if we continue talking like this...

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What I said. bigsmile_face.gif
I understand what you are saying smily_headphones1.gif I am just saying that I think (without having ever heard any of them so it is pure speculimagination) the silicone gives it that extra mile that makes it so nice, and the Noble 4 might not be at the same level. Even a small difference matters at this level. I am juet saying because people getting the Noble 4 and expecting JH13FP level could be disappointed. Once again I have nothing to back it up.
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I understand what you are saying smily_headphones1.gif I am just saying that I think (without having ever heard any of them so it is pure speculimagination) the silicone gives it that extra mile that makes it so nice, and the Noble 4 might not be at the same level. Even a small difference matters at this level. I am juet saying because people getting the Noble 4 and expecting JH13FP level could be disappointed. Once again I have nothing to back it up.

I doubt anyone is buying a Noble 4 expecting it to be as good as jh13fp. I ordered mine looking for an er4s upgrade and if Noble really worked on fixing the heir 4ai weaknesses the Noble 4 will be a real winner, especially at the Black Friday's price.

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I doubt anyone is buying a Noble 4 expecting it to be as good as jh13fp. I ordered mine looking for an er4s upgrade and if Noble really worked on fixing the heir 4ai weaknesses the Noble 4 will be a real winner, especially at the Black Friday's price.
I was saying that in the context of the 4S being ranked by Joker almost at JH13 level.
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I was saying that in the context of the 4S being ranked by Joker almost at JH13 level.


I have a JH13pro and I ordered a Noble 4 Universal.  When I get the latter I'll do some comparisons, though with the price difference it's not really fair to the 4.

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Thanks for responding. can you give me a brief comparison between r3 and some thing that you already have done a review (like b2 or something else)?

 

Just tried them against the HiFiMan RE-400

 


They are actually not that different - both are balanced with pretty level bass and smooth treble. The R3 sounds a little dull in comparison, like there's an upper midrange dip. At the same time, it has a little more treble energy overall than the RE-400. The RE-400 has more midrange emphasis in comparison, slightly better clarity, and smoother highs with less dips and peaks. I like the RE-400 a little better sound-wise and a lot better in terms of form factor.

 

 

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I wish upon a star that ljokerl would review sony XBA-30 in future :beyersmile: 

 

Sorry, not too likely. The XBA-3 and XBA-4 didn't really strike my fancy so I'm not super excited for the XBA-30.

 

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A lot of people are going to start confusing the 4S and the 4S if we continue talking like this...

 

Yeah, hopefully not. 

 

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I have a JH13pro and I ordered a Noble 4 Universal.  When I get the latter I'll do some comparisons, though with the price difference it's not really fair to the 4.

 

I'm interested in your comparison ;) 

 

 

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