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Very good for the sale price, balanced with detailed mids

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Pros: Detailed mids, build quality

Cons: Odd mid-bass hump, unrefined highs.

Firstly I would like to thank Advanced for getting in touch and sending me this sample for review, as always I will try and write an honest review. These received over 50hrs of burn-in, no real differences were noted.   Gear Used: Audio Opus #2 > M4 (S grey silicone tips and Comply tips)     Tech Specs:   ·        Driver Unit-         Custom-tuned Single Dynamic Drivers ·        Impedance-        16 Ohm+/-15% ·        Sensitivity-   ...
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Looking for an end game DAP? Look here

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Pros: Transparent, Resolving, easy to use, build quality

Cons: Battery life, 1 microSD slot

Firstly I would like to thank Audio Opus for this sample, as always I will try to write an honest review, this unit has been my daily player for the last couple of months.   Gear Used: Opus #2 > Inearz P350 / Mee Audio M6 Pro / Advanced M4 and more, it has also been used as the source for my Hifi system both via Optical and Line Out.     Tech Specs: Comprehensive list on their website: http://www.audio-opus.com/?page_id=16867   Packaging, Build quality and Accessories: The Opus #2 packaging is very simplistic and not over the top, which I appreciate. You don’t end up having to keep a box 5 times the size of the actual product, the outside sleeve...
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Crystal clear but also very fun.

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Pros: Clarity, Separation, Layering

Cons: Comfort for small ears

Firstly I would like to thank Musicteck for arranging the loan unit for review, after some discussion on the genres I listen to the Mentor v2 was suggested. These received the usual 50hrs of burn-in, no differences were noted.   Gear Used: Audio Opus #2 DAP > Mentor v2 (S foam tips, hybrid cable)     Tech Specs: Drivers: 10 x Balanced Armatures (4 x low, 2 x mid, 2 x mid/high, 2 x high) – 4-way crossover Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz Impedance: 20Ω Sensitivity: 112dB MSRP: Custom fit $1449 / Universal $1249   https://shop.musicteck.com/products/um-mentor-universal-carbon-fiber-faceplate-um-logo-v2   Packaging, Build Quality and...
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Bassy but fun

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Pros: Big bass, adequate mids and highs, very comfortable and discreet

Cons: Lacking finer detail

Firstly I would like to thank AAW for sending me this sample to review, as always I try to write honest reviews, these received over 50hrs of burn-in before review, no big differences were noted.   Gear Used: Audio Opus #2 DAP > AAW Q with S silicone tips       Tech Specs: ·        Proprietary 6mm Dynamic MicroDriver ·        Impedance: 42Ohm ·        Frequency Range: 10Hz-400000Hz ·        Sensitivity: 113db SPL @ 1mW ·        Input Power: 3mW · ...
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Master of all, from IEM's to HE-6 it does them all brilliantly

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Pros: Sound, Features, Build Quality

Cons: It slides around on your desk

Firstly I would like to thank iFi Audio for the loan unit for review, I have been using it for about 3 weeks and as always I will try to write an honest review.   Gear Used: Dell XPS 15 / Marantz CD5400 / Audio Opus #2 > Matrix Quattro II DAC > XLR Out > Pro iCan Headphones: Hifiman HE-500 (4-Pin XLR Balanced) / AAW Nebula 2 IEM’s / Fostex TH-500rp       Tech Specs: Very comprehensive list on their website: http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/pro-ican/ MSRP: £1495   Packaging, Accessories and Build quality: The packaging is similar to other iFi offerings just bigger, it is white, with actual size pictures on the side, and product...
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Excellent value dual driver IEM

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Pros: Balanced and detailed sound with incredible soundstage

Cons: Not a fan of memory wire, and non-detachable cable

Firstly I would like to thank AAW for this sample for review, I always try to write honest reviews, this sample received over 50hrs of burn-in before review, no major changes were noted.   Gear Used: Audio Opus #2 > AAW Nebula 2 (Comply tips)     Tech Specs: Impedance: 12Ω Frequency Response: 10Hz – 40,000Hz Max input power: 3mW Cable Length: 1.2m Driver: 1 x 10mm Dynamic, 1 Balanced Armature MSRP: Aprox $145 (S$199)   Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The packaging is simple and effective, it has a white outer sleeve with a picture of the IEM’s on the front, on one side of the box you have company info, on the other side you have a list of...
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Hand Built Beauty from Poland

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Pros: Smooth sound, Build Quality, Valve Rolling capability, Resolution

Cons: Only 1 set of inputs

Firstly I would like to thank Feliks Audio for the loan unit for review, I have been using it for the past month and a half roughly and it has been thoroughly burnt in which is essential with valve amps.   Gear Used: Marantz CD-52 > Coaxial > Matrix Quattro II DAC > Elise > Hifiman HE-500 / Beyer T1 2nd Generation Audio Opus #1 > Optical > Matrix Quattro II DAC > Elise > Hifiman HE-500 / Beyer T1 2nd Generation       Tech Specs: Input Impedance: 100 kOhm Frequency response: 10 Hz - 60 Khz +/- 3 dB (300 ohm) Power output: 200mW Pre-amp Gain: 20dB THD: 0.4 % (300 ohm, 20 mW) Supported headphones impedance: 32 - 600...
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Consumer friendly sound

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Pros: Consumer sound, big bass, exciting sound

Cons: Lacking overall finesse and clarity

Firstly I would like to thank 1MORE for sending me this sample for review, I always try to write honest reviews. These received over 50hrs of burn-in, no real differences were noted.   Gear Used: Audio Opus #1 DAP > EO323 (Dual drivers, S silicone tips)       Tech Specs: Driver: Dual driver (1 BA + 1 DD) Impedance: 32Ω Weight: 15g Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz Inline remote with microphone Sensitivity: 98dB MSRP: Around £70   Packaging, Accessories and Build Quality: The packaging is similar to the Triple driver model, and looks much better than its price might suggest. You get a matte black box which opens via a magnetic lid, once opened...
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Smooth, comfortable and engaging

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Pros: Price-Performance ratio, balanced sound

Cons: Could use a slight boost in the treble.

Firstly I would like to thank Hifiheadphones for this sample for review, I always try to write honest reviews, these received over 50 hrs of burn-in before reviewing, no major differences were noted.   Gear Used: Audio Opus #1 > M6 Pro (non remote cable, Medium Comply T200 Tips)           Tech Specs (Price £44.99): driver type moving coil (dynamic) driver size 10 mm frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz impedance 16 Ohms at 1K sensitivity 100±3 dB (1mW at 1KHZ) maximum power...
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Smooth, superb value for money.

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Pros: Smooth relaxing sound, great build quality, bang for buck

Cons: Slightly too smooth for my tastes, lacks sparkle up top.

Firstly I would like to thank 1More for sending me this sample to review, I always try to write honest reviews, these received over 50hrs of burn-in before review, no differences were noted.   Gear Used: OnePlus 2 / iPod Classic > Triple drivers (testing mic and buttons) Audio Opus #1 DAP > Triple drivers (critical listening)     Tech Specs: Drivers > Dual balanced armature + one dynamic driver Frequency Response > 20-40,000Hz Sensitivity > 99dB Impedance > 32Ω Cable Length > 1.25m In-Line Remote > Included Weight > 18g Price > $99   Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The packaging feels very luxurious for the...
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