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ClieOSContributor

IEM Reviewer Extraordinaire

Location:

Middle of Johor, Malaysia.

Forum Post Count:

14989

Join Date:

5/11/04

About Me:

Tech buff and earphones collector.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Learning new stuff.

What I do for a living:

Small family business. Not audio related, let leave it at that.

Headphone Inventory

Only contact me if you have specific question*. General request for recommendation will no longer be answered. I will stop posting review and impression once my current commitments are fulfilled, so please don't ask for them or any kind of comparison. See 'Gear-Fi' section on how to contact me.

Example of specific question: How is X vs. Y for this genre of music?
Example of general request: I have $100, what should I buy?

== Currently Own == [379 pairs = 70% IEM + 20% Earbuds + 10% Others]
AiAiAi TMA-1
Accutone Taurus
AKG K311
AKG K319
AKG K81DJ
Alessandro MS-1
Altec Lansing iM716
Altec Lansing iM716 (47ohm mod'ed)
Apple EarPods
Apple iBud
Apple In-Ear Headphone with Remote and Mic (ADDIEM)
Astello Radiance+
Astrotec AM-90
Astrotec AM-800
Astrotec AS100HD
Astrotec AS200HD
Astrotec AX35
Astrotec DX-60
Atomic Floyd SuperDarts + Remote
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700
Audio-Technica ATH-CHX7
Audio-Technica ATH-CKR10
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS70
Audio-Technica ATH-CM707
Audio-Technica ATH-IM70
Audio-Technica ATH-ON3
AudioFly AF45
AudioFly AF120
AuGlamour AG-R1
Bang and Olufsen A8
Beyerdynamic DT1350
Beyerdynamic XP1
Beyerdynamic XP2
Beyerdynamic XP3
Blox ANV3
Blox BI3
Blox BX3 (TM7 Prototype)
Blox M2c
Blox TM7
Blue Ever Blue 328R Black
Blue Ever Blue 866B Red
Blue Ever Blue 868B Silver
Brainwavz alpha
Brainwavz B2
Brainwavz beta
Brainwavz Delta
Brainwavz M1
Brainwavz M2
Brainwavz M3
Brainwavz M4
Brainwavz M5
Brainwavz R1
Brainwavz R3
Brainwavz S5
Brookstone Clear Dual Drive
Creative Aurvana Air
Creative Aurvana In-Ear2
Creative Aurvana In-Ear3
Creative EP-480
Creative EP-630
Cresyn C222E
Cresyn C230E
Cresyn C260E
Cresyn C550H
Cresyn C740S
Cresyn C750H
CrossRoads Bijou3 (x2)
CrossRoads MylarOne X3
CrossRoads HR1
CrossRoads HR2
CrossRoads Quattro
CrossRoads Woody 1
CrossRoads Woody 2
CUBE F1
Dasetn MC5
Dasetn Mod M760
Denon AH-C300
Denon AH-C710
DUNU Ares (DN-11)
DUNU Crater (DN-17)
DUNU Crius (DN-13)
DUNU Detonator (DN-22M)
DUNU DN-900
DUNU DN-1000
DUNU DN-2000
DUNU Hawkeye (DN-18)
DUNU Hephaes (DN-16)
DUNU I 3C-S
DUNU Landmine (DN-23)
DUNU Tai Chi (DN-19)
DUNU Trident (DN-12)
Earsquake CRO
Earsquake FISH
Earsquake PIXI
Earsquake SHA
ECCI PG100
ECCI PR100
ECCI PR200
ECCI PR300
ECCI PR401
Edifier H850
Etymotic ER6i
Etymotic ER4P+S (w/ AW Audio P-S adapter)
Etymotic MC5
EOps noisezero Sport+
EXS X15
EXS X20
Fidue A63
Fidue A81
Final Audio Design Adagio V
Final Audio Design Heaven II
Final Audio Design Piano Forte II
Fischer Audio Bullet 6mm
Fischer Audio Ceramique
Fischer Audio Coda
Fischer Audio Consonance
Fischer Audio Consonance v2
Fischer Audio Con Amore
Fischer Audio DBA-02
Fischer Audio Enigma
Fischer Audio Eterna
Fischer Audio Eterna v2
Fischer Audio FA-002
Fischer Audio FA-003
Fischer Audio FA-977 Jazz
Fischer Audio FA-999
Fischer Audio MightyBug
Fischer Audio oldskool70s
Fischer Audio Omega
Fischer Audio Omega v2
Fischer Audio Paradigm v.2
Fischer Audio Paradigm v.3
Fischer Audio SBA-01
Fischer Audio SBA-03
Fischer Audio Silver Bullet
Fischer Audio Tandem
Fischer Audio TBA-04
Future Sonics Atrio M5 (MG7)
Future Sonics Atrio M5 (rev.2)
Grado SR325i
Griffin Tunebuds
Havi B3 Pro-1
HifiMan ES100
HifiMan HE-300
HifiMan RE0
HifiMan RE1
HifiMan RE2
HifiMan RE252
HifiMan RE262
HifiMan RE272
HifiMan RE400
HifiMan RE-ZERO
Hisound Battleflag (Popo)
Hisound Crystal
Hisound Living
Hisound PAA-1
Hisound PAA-1 Pro
Hisound Tabour
Hisound Wooduo 2
Hippo Boom
Hippo Epic
Hippo Safari
Hippo Shroom
Hippo Shroom-EB
Hippo VB
HTC RC-E190
iFeelU IF-DMV-501
j-phonic K2 SP
JAYS a-JAYS Two
JAYS a-JAYS Three
JAYS a-JAYS Five (Android / Windows / iOS)
JAYS q-JAYS
JAYS s-JAYS
JAYS t-JAYS Two
JVC HA-F130
JVC HA-FX850
JVC HA-FXD80
JVC HA-FXT90
JVC HA-FXT208SE
JVC HA-FXZ200
Kanon MD-52
Klipsch S4
Koss KSC75
LEAR Le01
LEAR LCM-5
Logitech bluetooth headphone for mp3
Maike MK-EL5031
Marshall Minor
Maxell MXH-DBA700
Maximo iM-390
Maximo iM-590
MEElectronics A151
MEElectronics CC51
MEElectronics CW31
MEElectronics CX21
MEElectronics HT-21
MEElectronics M2
MEElectronics M6
MEElectronics M9
MEElectronics M11
MEElectronics M16
MEElectronics M21
MEElectronics M31
MEElectronics R1
MEElectronics SP51
Meizu EP-40
Miu-Audio MR2-PRO
Monster Turbine Pro Copper
Munitio NINES
Munitio SV
NineWave NW-Studio Pro
Nocs NS600 Crush
NuForce NE-7M
NuForce NE-600X
NuForce NE-700M (new version)
NuForce NE-770X
Obique ES903
Ortofon e-Q5
Ortofon e-Q7
Ostry KC06A
Panasonic HJ-329
Panasonic RP-HC50
Panasonic RP-HJE70
Panasonic RP-HJE450
Panasonic RP-HS101
Panasonic RP-HTX7
Panasonic RP-HT970
Panasonic RP-HV600
Panasonic RP-HZE10
Panasonic RP-HZE70
Panasonic VMSS Hybird (DIY)
Phiaton PS20
Phiaton PS210
Phiaton PS320
Philips SHE9850
Phonak Audeo PFE 022 Perfect Bass
Phonak Audeo PFE121
Radius HP-NEF31
Radius HP-RLF11R
Radius HP-TWF11R
Radius HP-TWF21K
RedGaint A00 Malleus
RedGaint A03 Ossicle
RHA MA-350
RHA MA-750
Rock It Sounds R-10
Rock It Sounds R-11
Rock It Sounds R-20
Rock It Sounds R-30
Rock It Sounds R-50
Rock It Sounds R-50M
Rock It Sounds R-DJ
Rock It Sounds R-Lite
Rock It Sounds R-Shield
Rock It Sounds R-Studio
Samsung EHS64AVFWEG
Samsung HS-330
Samsung LEVEL In-Ear
Sennheiser CX300
Sennheiser LX90
Sennheiser MX50
Sennheiser MX90VC
Sennheiser MX500(OEM)
Sennheiser MX580
Sennheiser MX581
Sennheiser MX760
Sennheiser MX985
Sennheiser OMX52
Sennheiser PX200
Sherwood SE-777
Shure E3c
Shure SE215
Shure SE215SPE
Shure SE530
Sidy (BGVP) DX1
Signature Acoustics Elements C-12
Signature Acoustics Elements O-16 Live
Sleek Audio SA6
Sleek Audio SA7
SonoCore 2-ways CoAxial Canalphones (COA-803)
SonoCore Cindy (COA-805)
SonoCore Chrome (211C)
SonoCore Mia[ (506M)
Sony Ericsson MH-1 LiveSound
Sony MDR-1R
Sony MDR-A34
Sony MDR-E51
Sony MDR-E888LP
Sony MDR-EX85SL
Sony MDR-EX600
Sony MDR-EX700SL
Sony MDR-NC31EM
Sony MDR-NWNC33
Sony MDR-PQ5
Sony MH-1C Smart Headset
Sony MH750
Sony XBA-1
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-10
Sony XBA-100
Sony XBA-A3
Sony XBA-C10
SoundMAGIC E10
SoundMAGIC E30
SoundMAGIC EH11
SoundMAGIC HP100
SoundMAGIC P30
SoundMAGIC PH-10
SoundMAGIC PL-11
SoundMAGIC PL-20 (x2)
SoundMAGIC PL-21
SoundMAGIC PL-30
SoundMAGIC PL-50
Spider realvoice
STAX SRS-002 (SR-002 + SRM002)
Sunrise AS-Miss
Sunrise AS-Feeling
Sunrise AS-Feeling 2
Sunrise AS-Charm
Sunrise AS-Charm 3
Sunrise i100 (beta)
Sunrise Xcited
Sunrise SW-Xcape
Sunrise SW-Dragon II
Sunrise Xcape Impressive Edition
Sunrise Xcape v2
TDK BA100
TDK BA200
TDK BA700
TDK EB950
TDK IE800
TDK ST700
Tingo TC-100
Tingo TG-38S
T-PEOS Altone 200
T-PEOS D-202NB
T-PEOS H-100RG
T-PEOS H-100JM
T-PEOS H-200
T-PEOS RICH200
Ubiquo ES903
Ultimate Ears 100
Ultimate Ears 200
Ultimate Ears 700
Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro
Vibe-BS BS-80HD
Vibe-BS BS-80S1
VSONIC GR01
VSONIC GR02 (Bass)
VSONIC GR06
VSONIC GR07
VSONIC GR07 Bass edition
VSONIC GR07 MKII
VSONIC GR99
VSONIC R02 SIlver
VSONIC R02 Pro II
VSONIC R04
VSONIC UU2
VSONIC VC02
VSONIC VC1000
VSONIC VSD1
VSONIC VSD3
VSONIC VSD3S
Westone UM2
Woodees IESW100B
Xears Powerball PB120 Black Edition
Xears Resonance Black Edition
Xears Revolution Series XR120PRO II
Xears Turbo Devices TD III PRO Blackwood
Xiaomi Piston
Xiaomi Piston 2
Xiaomi Piston 2 Simplified edition
Yamaha EPH-100
Yuin G1
Yuin PK1
Yuin PK3
Zero Audio ZH-DX200 Carbo Tenore
Zero Audio ZH-DX210 Carbo Basso
湖西小筑DIY DDM earbud.


MAIN REVIEW GEARS: Dell XPS 420 - JRiver - UHA-4 / ObjectiveDAC + Objective 2 / iDAC / iDSD micro
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Headphone Amp Inventory

Portable:
Boostaroo (v2)
CMOY2 - OP270 / OP275 (DIY)
C&C BH2
digiZoid ZO
digiZoid ZO 2.3
digiZoid ZO FS+
FiiO E02i Rocky
FiiO E07K Andes + L7
FiiO E1
FiiO E3
FiiO E6
FiiO E11
FiiO E11K
FiiO E12
FiiO E12A
FiiO E12DIY Gold
FiiO E12IEM *prototype*
FiiO E17K
FiiO E18
Firestone Audio Fireye Mini
Firestone Audio Fireye Mini+
Firestone Audio Fireye HD
FireStone Audio Fubar HD
Electric-Avenues PA2V2
Elekit TU-HP01
Fred_fred_2004's 3 Channels Headphone Amp (2x LM4562 + 1x LM6171)
GoVibe Derringer
GoVibe Single
Happy Audio Ph-M: XP7 + A1 + SY + LM +TPA modules
HeadRoom Total Bithead
Hippo Box
iBasso D-Zero
iBasso T3D
iBasso T4
iBasso T5
iFi Audio nano iCAN
Jaben cMoy - OPA2134 (DIY)
JDS Labs C421 - AD8620
JDS Labs C5
JDS Labs cMoyBB v2.02
JDS Labs Objective 2
LEAR FSM-01
Leckerton Audio UHA-4 (OPA209)
Linearossa W1
Little Dot Mirco Plus
Meier Audio Corda 3MOVE
Meier Audio Corda STEPDANCE
MINT - OPA2134 (DIY)
NuForce MMP
Panda Audio amp-S
PengAmp Original
Practical Devices XM3
Project Palaios Iona
S.M.S.L sAp-4s
S.M.S.L sAp-7
Spider XtremeBass
Spider SurroundPro
SoundMAGIC A10
Sunrise DA-P1 'Ray'
Topping NX1
Travagans Colors
Tube Amp BL-2
Tube Amp TA-1

Desktop:
Edifier HA11
FiiO E09K Qogir
FiiO E9
Firestone Audio Little Country (2nd gen, Hybrid OTL)
iFi Audio micro iCAN
iFi Audio micro iTube

Owned:
FiiO E5
FiiO E7
FiiO E17 Alpen
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Source Inventory

Apple iPod Nano 4G 8GB
Apple iPod Nano 7G 16GB
BBK Vivo X1
ColorFly C3 4GB
CUBE C30
FiiO X1
FiiO X3 (AD8620 Mod'ed)
FiiO X5
HifiMan HM-602
HifiMan HM-700
HifiMan HM-801 - Std v1 + Balanced Amp Module
HifiMan HM-901 - AD8397 + Classic v1 + Balanced Amp Module
Hippo Gumstick
Hisound Audio Nova N3
HiSound Audio RoCoo-P
iBasso DX50
Nationite S:Flo2 8GB
Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 3G
Sandisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB
Sandisk Sansa Fuze 8GB
Sony D-EJ1000
Sony NWZ-A15
Sony Xperia TX
Sony Xperia Z2
Teclast X19HD
Teclast X30

Owned:
iriver CLIX / CLIX2
MEElectronics GrooveMee II 4GB
Nationite Nanite N1 2GB
Samsung YP-U2

DAC / AMP:
ASUS Xonar Essence STU
AUDIOTRAK DR.DAC3
Creative Sound Blaster E1
Creative Sound Blaster E3
Creative Sound Blaster E5
FiiO D3
FiiO E10
FiiO E10K
FireStone Audio Custom Cute
Go-Vibe USB DAC
HeadStage USB DAC cable (WM8740)
iFi Audio iDAC + iPurifier
iFi Audio micro iDSD
iFi Audio nano iDSD
JDS Labs ObjectiveDAC
miniwatt N4
NuForce uDAC
NuForce uDAC-3
Stoner Acoustics UD100
Stoner Acoustics UD110 MK1
Stoner Acoustics UD120
Über Muzik Tiny Tube DAC

Audio Interface:
Behringer UCA222
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Tone Weal UT24

PC Sound card:
ASUS Essence STX II
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Cable Inventory

ALO Audio SXC RCA-to-RCA
Belkin PureAV mini jack to RCA
FiiO L1 slim iPod LOD / (modded) L6 LOD for Sansa / RC-UE1 / HPC-32TN
JDS Labs Ultra Short IC
Monster Cable mini to RCA
Oyaide HPC-D3.5 iPod LOD (a.k.a. FiiO L3)
Oyaide HPC-MSS
+ Random assortment of cheap IC cables.

Sansa Fuze diyLOD v1, v2, and v2i
Apple Lightning to 30pin Adapter (both version)

iFi Audio Gemini dual-headed USB cable

HM801 digital cable (diy) - Cardas GRLM RCA plug, Nexans RG179 75ohm coax, Neutrik 3.5mm plug
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Power-Related Components

Regular wall socket that supply 240V, 50Hz of AC power.
Different brands of charger and a LOT of rechargeable batteries.

BlackBox Studio (TW) USB Isolator
ElectronicssShop.dk 'USB2ISO' USB Isolator
iFi Audio iUSB Power + Gemini cable
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Other Audio Equipment

Portable speaker:
Altec Lansing inMotion iM4
Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20
Creative TravelDock 900
JBL onTour

Earplug:
Etymotic ER20 (x2)
HearTech FliteMate
V-moda Faders VIP

Stereo Bluetooth Headset:
Nokia BH111
Samsung HS3000
Sony DRC-BT15
Sony SBH-20
Sony SBH-80
Sony Smart Wireless Headset pro

Integrated Tube Amp:
MiniWatt

Speaker Amp:
FiiO A1 - powering a pair of half decent Panasonic 2-ways bookshelf speaker.

PC Speaker:
Altec Lansing ATP3
Creative GigaWorks T40 series II + Powered Subwoofer P150
FiiO N3

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Audio-Related Tweaks

NOS tubes are the way to go!!!

United Electronic 12AU7
Brimar 12AU7
Syvania 12AU7A

Not so NOS:
JJ Electronic ECC82 / 83S
Sovtek 12AX7LPS
Tung-Sol 12AX7
Electro-Harmonix 12AU7/12AX7

OPAMP collection:
LME49860, AD8599, ADA4627-1, LME49990, OPA1642, AD825, LT1028, AD744, OPA627, LT1678, LT1469, LT1358, OPA2111, NE5532, LM4562, LME49720, NJM5532, NJM2114, NJM4580, NJM4558, NJM4556, OP270, OP275, OPA2134, OPA2227, OPA604, OPA2604, AD8397, OPA2209, OPA2107, AD8620, AD8066, AD797, OPA1611, MAX9632, MUSES8820, MUSES8920, MUSES01, MUSES02, OPA1641, OPA827, OPA1602, OPA1652.

Buffer:
LME49600, BUF634, LT1010, LMH6321, HA-5002.
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Music Preferences

Nothing particular, but I do like new age, indie, alternative rock a bit more and listen to very little metal.

Oh, and mainly just English and Chinese music.

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Interests (non-headphone)

Gadgets, cat, manga, science, movie.

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Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

LED - lots and lots of LED.

Portable Gaming:
Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP / Game Boy Micro / DSi / 3DS
Sony PSP-1000
Dingoo Digital A320 + 2GB microSD
...moving mostly to Android games + emulators now.

Tablet:
Lenovo ideaPad A1 - Advice: avoid Lenovo, cr*p product!
Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 3G - Good stuff!!!
ASUS Transformer Book T100 - Even better!!!

Multi-tool:
Victorinox Cybertool 41
CRKT Zilla-Tool Jr.
Gerber Radius / Vise
Swiss+Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1 / Micro-tech 6-in-1 / Smart Clip 9-In-1
Leatherman Style CS / Wingman

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Contact me via (in preference):
[Email] http://www.inearmatters.net/p/con... (please open link)
[Home Page] http://www.InEarMatters.net/

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