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    Tanchjim in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Just got the Tanya in for review. Very impressed given the price.
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    Tin HiFi Impressions Thread

    While the T5 pushes the TinHiFi lineup forward in term of build quality, it fails to do the same with regards to sound quality. You can read my full review on my blog: https://medium.com/bedrock-reviews/tinhifi-t5-review-d8bfb770d17
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    Softears - Discussion & Appreciation

    The tonality of the RSV is impeccable.
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    Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Is this separate from the Softears RSV tour being organized by Shenzhen Audio?
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    Cayin Fantasy Beryllium-plated DD IEM Worldwide Tour - Reviewers Wanted

    I am located in Arlington, VA, USA. I have written more than 60 reviews on Head-Fi, and have previously participated in review tours for the Moondrop Illumination and Dunu Luna. My blog is Bedrock Reviews. My portable setup usually involves an Android phone, the Qudelix 5K, Meizu HiFi Pro, or...
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    Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread

    The SSR and SSP both have extremely tight 2-pin connections.
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    E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)

    You can change the filter using the flashable firmware, I am not sure about the clock.
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    USB-C to 3.5mm adapters (DAC) - Let's find the best

    The Hiby FC3 is a compact digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and amplifier combination unit. While not as powerful as some of the other USB-C dongles I have reviewed recently, the Hiby FC3 offers much better power efficiency than these higher output options. With the Meizu HiFi Pro hard to find...
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    USB-C to 3.5mm adapters (DAC) - Let's find the best

    The Hidizs S9 is a compact digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and amplifier combination unit which connects to the source devices via USB-C. The S9 is the first Hidizs product I have reviewed since the AP60II digital audio player. The Hidizs S9 differentiates itself from other options at this...
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    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    My wallet is not happy with you for showing me this.
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    E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)

    Despite being an unbalanced source, the E1DA 9038D is more than powerful enough to drive any of the portable headphones I have in my inventory to dangerous volumes. I find the 9038D to be totally transparent. For those who primarily listen to IEMs or efficient over-ear headphones, the E1DA...
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    The discovery thread!

    2020 was not a great year for a variety of reasons, one of which was stagnation in the budget end of the IEM market. There were no budget IEM launches this year that had the kind of industry-shaking impact that the Blon BL-03 had in 2019. Instead, a lot of companies fell into ruts, iterating on...
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    Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread

    I currently have an Illumination loaner unit in for review. Full review to follow. My impressions so far are very positive.
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    Best IEM tips?

    My impressions and measurements of the ADV Eartune Fidelity U eartips are up on my blog: https://medium.com/bedrock-reviews/adv-eartune-fidelity-u-eartip-impressions-8a0161f45790
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    Review by 'darmanastartes' on item 'TRN V90s'

    The TRN V90S is a hybrid in-ear monitor (IEM) with a 1 dynamic driver (DD)+ 5 balanced armature (BA) configuration. The V90S is a direct successor to the TRN V90, which I previously reviewed on my blog: TRN V90 Review. Here Comes the Boom | by Alec | Bedrock Reviews | Medium Although it...
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