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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    I find that hard to believe, no offense. I bought the ER2SE because I read comments like this. But the ER2SE is not remotely in the same league as the ER4SR. Etymotic know that and priced it accordingly.
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    The discovery thread!

    Just in case this might to be a useful comment for someone: After about two years in the Chi-Fi game, it's time for me to move on. I've fallen hard for the Etymotic ER4SR. I find them to be fully satisfying and vastly better than anything else I've tried. For me, this is love. Wishing you all...
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    The discovery thread!

    It's clear to me that Tempotec's own BHD is better than the Sonata Pro, if you don't mind using a balanced connection.
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    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Thanks for that. I'll spend some more time with the Starsea on the balanced setting. I'll probably have to get the CKX now. :sweat_smile:
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    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Is the CKX a significant improvement over the CSN? I got the CSN and I'm really stunned at how good it is for the money. Zpolt put up a review of the CKX with a graph that suggests some excess energy in some spots in the treble. After some time with them, is the treble annoying you at all? I'm...
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    Tempotec Sonata HD Pro DAC/AMP-> Amazing sound, small size, affordable price!

    Thanks, but same result. I should probably just forget about it. It works on my phone well enough. BTW, I have a BHD on the way.
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    Tempotec Sonata HD Pro DAC/AMP-> Amazing sound, small size, affordable price!

    Thanks. Yes, I did that initially. I've uninstalled, installed, and rebooted several times but no luck yet.
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    TRI earphone impressions - I4 and I3, Starlight, NEW Starsea

    It looks like the KBear folks didn't anticipate the demand for the Starsea during the current AE anniversary sale. The Starsea page says: Due to TRI Starsea is a customized earphone, the production time is long and the program is complicated, so the shipment is slow. Currently out of stock,We...
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    The discovery thread!

    OK, but maybe this is the better place to post: https://www.head-fi.org/forums/headphones-full-size.4/
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    crinacle's IEM Ranking List

    A+ tone for the QKZ VK4 irrespective of price? Suggests a sorry state of affairs for the IEM industry on that front.
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    TRN impressions thread

    Here are some settings you can try.
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    TRN impressions thread

    I have a few thoughts to share about recent IEMs in the TRN lineup. When the BA5 was introduced, I bought those and enjoyed them, so I was an early adopter for the BA8 despite the price jump. I wrote an enthusiastic review of them for this community. Black Friday brought a crazy low price for...
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    TRN impressions thread

    I agree. I've been planning on posting something about how impressed I am by the technical capabilities of the VX. I understand why these didn't gain more traction; the tuning choices weren't great. But I'm using some equalization to remedy that problem, and the end result is indeed amazing for...
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    Reply to review by 'backdrifter' on item 'TRN BA8'

    Yes, they fit no problem for me.
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