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    Replacement cable for HE-500?

    I have a pair of HE-500's that are still going strong. The cable I'm currently using, frankly it's annoyingly stiff and I'm looking for a replacement. I had been looking to see if Q-Audio cables were still a thing (I have one on my LCD-2's) but it seems that business folded suddenly last year...
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    Natural sounding CIEM recommendation in the $1,000 range?

    I really do listen to everything. Lately it's been a combination of The Pogues (recently got back into them), some lo-fi hip-hop, some Punch Brothers, half a dozen different scores (TV and movies)... Often I just put my iTunes library (mostly 16/44 lossless but a growing chunk of 24/96) on...
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    Need a new $1,000 CIEM recommendation

    Hmm. I suppose. Though I rarely get that very strong urge to replace my headphones. I've had my HE-500 for a few years now and have pretty much no desire to replace. How do you find the comfort with the cable from your Angies? I'm still on a search but aside from that damned cable I keep coming...
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    Need a new $1,000 CIEM recommendation

    More if I get the right set of headphones I won't need to. It seems like an extra feature that I won't get much if any use out of.
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    Need a new $1,000 CIEM recommendation

    How's the sound stage? One of the things I loved about the 13 was that wide sound stage, it's one of my favorite things about my HE-500 (though I don't expect any CIEM to come close to that).
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    Need a new $1,000 CIEM recommendation

    I'm in the market for new CIEMs and was wondering what people thought of my options. Right now the possible lead contender is the JH Audio 16pro. My last CIEM was the 13pro and the Noble 4c before that. I currently own the Heir Audio 8.a and used to own the Heir Audio 4.a. In general, here were...
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    Android HD audio playback issue, any suggestions?

    I tried it, it didn't even see almost any of my music. I have about 1,500 songs I wanted to sync. I saw 200 scattered amongst a few of my playlists. If you have the same problem try iSyncR, it works great.
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    Android HD audio playback issue, any suggestions?

    I'm kind of new to Android and so far the biggest pain-point has been pretty much anything to do with audio playback... I'm an iOS convert so almost all of my music is ALAC, including several albums I have that are 24/96. I tried PowerAmp (seemed to be the most recommended audio app out there)...
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    CIEM that sounds like the HE-500?

    I stopped looking after I got my Noble 4C. Given one's an open-back planar-magnetic and the other is a CIEM they're pretty close and I love the sound of both.
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    Replacing a pair of HE-500's, looking for similar. Suggestions?

    So a bit of follow up. Firstly, the guys at Hifiman are awesome. When I wrote up this post I figured even if I sent them back it was going to be a few hundred out of pocket at at that price I might as well look at my options. If I ended up buying something else I wasn't going to toss them, I...
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    To my ears the 4C is a grown-up 4.A. It's figured out what it's trying to be and it's been doing it long enough to have really be good at it. I actually prefer it's bass to my 8.A because the 8.A seemed to push a bit more bass into a song that was necessarily there. The 4C doesn't, it just gives...
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    Loving them. My one concern going in on the 4C was bass, whether or not it would be present enough. At this point I'd say the bass is fantastic. It's never too much and on tracks what it should be present it sounds like a sub in my head.
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    Think I know how I'm spending my lunch break.
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