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An excellent sounding IEM that punches above its price in terms of sound quality

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Pros: Overall sound quality, Massive selection of accessories

Cons: Upper midrange is a bit recessed, tip rolling limited

First of all, I would like to thank DUNU for choosing me as the winner of a contest to receive a free pair of DN-1000s.    The DUNU DN-1000 is a part of a relatively new and evolving class of IEMs, known as “hybrid” IEMs because they have not only balanced armatures but also dynamic drivers inside. In most cases, the dynamic driver is assigned to the bass, and the balanced armatures to the mids and treble. The DN-1000s are no different. It’s hard enough to make a good sounding IEM using just a dynamic driver or one balanced armature; adding more drivers (especially dynamics and BAs mixed together) has more of a risk of ruining the sound quality, but has bigger rewards such as...
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Good replacement cable

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Pros: Cable build quality

Cons: Microphonic, prone to memory

I would like to greatly thank Fiio for giving me the chance to try out their new cables.   Personally, I found it quite interesting when I heard Fiio, who I had always thought of as an amp and DAC company, was making cables. I received both the RC-MH1 for the Phillips X1, Sony 1R series, and V-Moda headphones and the RC-UX1, a 3.5mm extension cable.   While I don’t any of the abovementioned headphones that the RC-MH1 was made for, I do own multiple V-Moda cables for my modified Fostex T50RP headphone and I was curious to see how the RC-UX1 worked with my T50RP, and how it compared to the V-Moda cables I own.   Both the RC-MH1 and RC-UX1 both share the same...
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A Classy Looking IEM With Sound to Match

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Pros: Great bass, nice accessory set

Cons: Slight treble harshness with stock tips

First off, I would like to thank RHA for providing @C.C.S.. and I with review sets. I would also like to thank C.C.S. for nominating me for the review sample.   Gear used for review: PC → Project H (Custom Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC and O2 with OPA2134 opamps) iPod Classic → Silver LOD → Fiio E07k Galaxy Nexus Nexus 4   Inside the box: The box looks very nice and professional overall:         Inside the box, you get a great set of accessories. There are six sets of single flange silicone tips and three sets of bi-flange tips, all included on a nifty metal card that helps you keep track of all the tips:       There is also a...
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Great IEM for the price

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Pros: Punchy bass, lots of accessories

Cons: Lacks high frequency extension

First off, I'd like to thank Rocky for the chance to review the Dunu DN-23! I received this set as a free review sample I get to keep. My equipment I'll be used is my Project H Amp/DAC consisting of a custom Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC and an Objective 2 amp with Burr Brown OPA2134 opamp. My last.fm profile can detail the music I generally listen to: http://www.last.fm/user/mechgamer123 It consists of classic rock, indie rock, modern rock, classical, anime OSTs and music, Jpop, and some electronic thrown in the mix.   I'll start off by talking about the packaging and build quality of the DN-23s. Pictures speak a thousand words, so here are a few thousand words: The...
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Great little amp.

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Pros: Fairly flat sound signature, price/performance ratio

Cons: Slight hissing with sensitive IEMs, UI isn't the prettiest

First of all, I must thank Bowei006 for lending me the E07k. I won't be going into the sound quality all that much in this review, but will instead go over the physical characteristics of the E07k. The overall design of the E07k is very refined. It looks better than both the E7 and E11, which I have owned at one point or another.    Picture Time: The front of the E07k is mostly glass, with a snazzy bezel, and piece of metal running along the bottom.   The back continues the same brushed aluminum as the front and sides of the unit:   At the bottom is a mini USB-in as well as a line in, and Fiio's proprietary line out, which can be used with the...
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Wow...

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Pros: Great mids, very natural sound

Cons: Detail level, treble, build quality

Wow, It's been over a year since I started my Hi-fi journey, quite hard to believe for me. Before I owned the HD600s, I had exclusively been listening to the Brainwavz B2 IEMs. I heard the HD600s for the first time in mid-July, and while I wasn't blown away at the first listen, I definitely knew I needed something other than the B2s, because the treble spike in the B2s was starting to get on my nerves. After doing a bit of research, I finally settled on the HD600s. Without further ado, here is my formal review: The accompanying thread can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/636019/review-sennheiser-hd600   Main equipment used in this review:   iPod classic...
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A Great Bang for your buck IEM

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Pros: Detail, tonal balance, price

Cons: Simbilant, picky about source material

Hi Head-fi, welcome to my first ever IEM review! I feel I should review these before getting my HD600s, because these probably won't get as much head time after that. I picked up these IEMs used from a fellow head-fier exactly 5 months ago. My source for the review: iPod Classic 6G<~~Fiio L9 LOD~~>Objective 2 FLAC 70% Classic Rock 20% Jpop 10% Alternative (Check my profile for specifics, or http://www.last.fm/user/mechgamer123)   Comparisons I have: AKG Q701 (Very short listening time before returning) Hifiman RE-ZERO (previously owned for a few months) Yamaha EPH-100 (Very short audition) Sennheiser HD600 (Short audition)  ...
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