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The new M8 HTC one  does not have the beat sound system in it.  they dropped that, thank your ears, and have a propriatry

"boom sound" setting that is always on for the good internal stereo speakers.  you can switch it off or on for headphone out

use  jack.....

they also increased the preamp output by 25% and it has an improved dac.  with the zero audio carbon singles the phone

is quite an excellent sound source.  and its a design marvel, and an excellent phone to boot!  critics give the samsung galaxy 5

the edge in camera quality, lightness, but I'm happy overall with the M8.  for sound quality, its the clear choice in new android phones.

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THANKS DS for your extensive  comments.  I agree that the LH products better be really

worth it because they have kept peoples investment capital for over 5 or six months now!

that seems quasi legal.....even for crowd funding...

 

re audio nirvana, i use the the "audiophile behavior test", if when i put a particular source

and phone on together it makes me smile, start moving in my seat or on my feet, and i

don't want to take it off, and i start to have synthesis and hear messages in the music

Then i let a friend listen to it and see if they have any of the same reactions.  The new

Eccotek tracks from their May release SPEAKING IN TONGUES (available for streaming on

Bandcamp.com are fabulous tests for this.  I hooked the on1s up to the Hornet (RS class A amp)

and a good NOS dac and my friend Barbara almost shook herself off the chair after teasing

me about how weird i behaved when i connected myself earlier.  and then she wouldn't give

the phones back to me....for quite a while.  but everyone has their own Sound Signiature for a

personal audio nirvana, and new ones are always a "Discovery"  Glad you found yours DS

and i look forward to hearing your trifecta of choice phones when i can........

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I'm hoping to receive something from them in the next few days, should go to tracking, but I always find that a bit frustrating, as you can't really do anything about it, wherever it is (helpful if it gets lost, I suppose). Notice doesn't say what, only that it is from them. Will keep you posted.
post #23809 of 32858
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Them new ATH-CKRs being dual dynamic AT models are interesting as they use large dual drivers for the sound. If AT tuned them like the IM0X series those will be some nicely performing earphones. Look forward to some impressions of those.

FX850 is a must own.

That's what I figured. It's not getting as much hype as the others probably due to its higher pricing than most of what's in this thread but they definitely gems.

Btw, if you could get your hands on a copy of Swing de Chocobo(preferably lossless), would you mind trying it with the 3 phones you mentioned?
post #23810 of 32858
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My Carbo Bassos have finally died and I don't know what to replace them with.

Why people accept that 'things are going to just finally die' is beyond me with regards to consumer goods.

If you buy a glass jar of pickles, that glass jar is going to be around for hundred's of years.

If you find an old 1940-era tube amp and re-roll it and replace the old capacitors, it will work fine. If you buy a 1977 Yamaha receiver, it will work well and sound great today as is with no replacement of any parts needed.

This acceptance (expectation?) that things break or wear-out in 18 months is unwise.
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Why people accept that 'things are going to just finally die' is beyond me with regards to consumer goods.

If you buy a glass jar of pickles, that glass jar is going to be around for hundred's of years.

If you find an old 1940-era tube amp and re-roll it and replace the old capacitors, it will work fine. If you buy a 1977 Yamaha receiver, it will work well and sound great today as is with no replacement of any parts needed.

This acceptance (expectation?) that things break or wear-out in 18 months is unwise.

But here's the thing. All the things you have mentioned have replacable parts that are somewhat modular, while in the receiver's case, it's a big box, I highly doubt you'd be bend/fiddling with its internal parts as often as what normal abuse iem/headphone cables go through.

As in IEMs case, the part to die are usually the cables, only course of action would be to reterminate, which would cost just as much as the original purchase, if not more. That's not including if something happens to it's internal components, finding the right BA to replace the one your broke is far more work than just buying a new pair.
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If you buy a 1977 Yamaha receiver, it will work well and sound great today as is with no replacement of any parts needed.

Yeah, it's impossible to find 1977 yamaha receiver which doesn't break today.


Funny thing people are saying indeed.
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Why people accept that 'things are going to just finally die' is beyond me with regards to consumer goods.

Let's find out how they died then. :o

So Mackem, what happened with your dead Basso's?

As I have a 2 weeks old Tenore's that I like very much and I find them to be of a very good build it will be good to know what things I shall avoid in the future.

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Originally Posted by marone View Post


Why people accept that 'things are going to just finally die' is beyond me with regards to consumer goods.

If you buy a glass jar of pickles, that glass jar is going to be around for hundred's of years.

If you find an old 1940-era tube amp and re-roll it and replace the old capacitors, it will work fine. If you buy a 1977 Yamaha receiver, it will work well and sound great today as is with no replacement of any parts needed.

This acceptance (expectation?) that things break or wear-out in 18 months is unwise.

Well, I only say finally died because of the fact that they had been intermittently working for the past few months so I figured they were going to stop working some point soon. 

 

The sound in the right channel is completely gone, faulty wiring I assume.

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This blowing my mind through the FX850!!

 

 

 

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So who is gonna jump on the Dunu 2000 now that they are available?

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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

I was actually looking at those but some said I'd find the bass lacking compared to the Bassos. I really like the Zero Audio stuff.

For a cheaper option, try the Xiaomi Piston "2.1".  You could also try Ostry KC06 or Zero Audio Singolo.  For more expensive options, Zero Audio Doppio or KEF M200

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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

For a cheaper option, try the Xiaomi Piston "2.1".  You could also try Ostry KC06 or Zero Audio Singolo.  For more expensive options, Zero Audio Doppio or KEF M200

 

I've actually got a pair of the Pistons but I don't like them all that much, gave them to my brother. I just want something with similar levels of bass but improvements elsewhere if that's even possible. Got to admit though I love my Carbo Bassos for the comfort; they fit really nicely in my ears, I can wear them straight down and they're not heavy whatsoever.

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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

 

I've actually got a pair of the Pistons but I don't like them all that much, gave them to my brother. I just want something with similar levels of bass but improvements elsewhere if that's even possible. Got to admit though I love my Carbo Bassos for the comfort; they fit really nicely in my ears, I can wear them straight down and they're not heavy whatsoever.

 

Well, I still think that you should be adventurous and try out the KC06's (or upcoming KC06A's). But Mackem, you are just a weeeee bit picky, so if you like the bassos so much, you should probably just get another pair!

post #23820 of 32858
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Well, I still think that you should be adventurous and try out the KC06's (or upcoming KC06A's). But Mackem, you are just a weeeee bit picky, so if you like the bassos so much, you should probably just get another pair!

I wouldn't say I'm picky at all, just rather not sink money into IEMs then end up selling them at a loss because they don't fit comfortably or have other issues.


Edited by Mackem - 4/14/14 at 12:14pm
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