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    Magni 3 Impressions

    Looks like some with the Jotunheim may have a similar hum issue https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-jotunheim-review-preview-head-fi-tv.818323/page-388#post-14362130 https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/8z8k27 I am out of town for a while so I can't test, but can those with the...
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    Magni 3 Impressions

    Of course there's noise on the power line, as there always is. It's up to the device to have enough filtering to deal with it - other amps on the same power outlet have a nice black background. My question is along the lines of, is my amp within spec or is the noise in my home greater than...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    My point was to find out the cause of the discrepancy not better sound. The ones you are using are not stock, correct? Insertion depth also matters. All of these things drastically affect IEM sound Of course we could chalk it up to different ears or QA
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    Magni 3 Impressions

    Does anyone get a low frequency hum? It does waver in amplitude and harmonics over time, but mostly remains lower frequency. My Ety ER4P picks it up. EDIT: also hear it on all of my headphones (even the 2016 LCD2F and DT880 on high gain) It's not the typical noise floor that sounds like white...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    2 and 4 are mostly from loudspeakers equalized to flat in a free-field, probably the effects of ear/pinna resonances. 1 is a listener preference on headphones. Here's a plot of the original harman curve vs flat loudspeakers. 3 is new from their in-ears test and it's not clear if it's from...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Yeah I've been trying to figure out which ones have bass vents and on which side. The ES4 has 2 of them facing the ear, but maybe since there aren't any facing outside it still does well? I also read that the ZS5 isn't great, but that appears to only have 1 vent hole facing the ear, though it...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Thanks for the isolation comments! How much worse is the ZST/ES4 than the ZSR/ED16? Have you compared other brands IEMs isolation? Or the KZ EDR2 style?
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    How is the isolation on the KZ IEMs compared to other IEMs? Is there much variation between them? Looking at the ES4
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    BEST BUDGET SUB-100$ EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    I see lots of love for those C700's going around, how do you like them compared to your ED16's?
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Do you have any links/references on the lack of ear damping at 5kHz? I'm not finding any of this information, in fact the Harman Target Curve shows that we want a 5kHz spike, especially when comparing In-Ear to On-Ear. This implies the pinna resonates around 5kHz, and we would expect a boost...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    From what I've seen (going based off of peoples reviews and FR plots), it's the treble part of the V extends to upper mids, where you'll hear guitars, female vocals, etc. It's the rest of mids that seem to be recessed, which many people don't care for. It's where the body of the vocals...
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    BEST BUDGET SUB-100$ EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    Which IEMs $5~$20 are the most neutral without recessed mids? Preferrably with decent isolation and a microphone
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I've read the past several ages (and searched for all comments on ED16) and haven't seen many comments on the midrange. The general KZ sound is a bit V shaped with recessed mids which many here enjoy. I guess the question is: how do the mids compare to other KZ's? Are they more forward or...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Any links for these reviews? I'm trying to decide between the ES4 and ED16. What's got the best miss (for a KZ)
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    FiiO’s Upgraded Bluetooth Amplifier BTR1K: Qualcomm QCC 3005 BT chip, BT 5.0 and aptX /aptX LL/AAC supported, RGB light, NFC pairing, Type C and USB DAC

    Version 2 has AAC support. Though I'm still trying to find out who sells them in the US. Amazon EU sells them apparently
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