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    New, Fully Balanced Burson Conductor 3X: Dual ESS9038, 7.5wpc XLR, 3.75wpc SE Headamp, Changeable Opamps

    Seems like people are getting a very quiet noise floor on this thing. However, on my unit, even with the Focal Clears (and definitely with IEMs), I get a static buzz on both high and low gain. Seems like turning the OLED brightness higher actually makes the buzz worse. I'm using 4x Sparkos...
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    I also sent over STL files. Worked great in the end, matched my other CIEMs perfectly.
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    An ambient IEM would be cool for artists! Reminds me a bit of a similar idea from Sensaphonics (their 3DME system) to reduce the “closed off” feeling from normal full isolation IEMs.
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Laughs in UM. JH’s pricing (excluding add-ons) for the 16BA flagship is fairly competitive. Props to them for the reasonable pricing.
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Impressions and review live on earlier post.
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    My Sharona's got here on Thursday and I've been listening to them nonstop the past few days. These are my initial impressions after about 12 hours of total ear time [with no burn-in, because I don't believe it makes a difference on BAs]. Leaving out specs because I see no point in re-iterating...
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Man those look really hard to solder, especially on the IEM side... does not seem fun.
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    I did hear from someone in the know at AXPONA that there is something quite interesting in the works. I'm curious what they'll decide to drop after the Sharona launch and hope that it'll appeal to the audiophile crowd. ;)
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    I'm primarily used to listening to tribrids these days (DD+BA+EST). I think the modern day ESTs are actually quite brilliant (namely the Sonion ones) and offer very detailed and crisp treble response. Getting the three drivers to actually blend well though can be fairly tricky and not every set...
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Wow the bass in that graph is NUTS. It definitely seems like a compensated graph though, because it's missing the pinna gain I've come to expect with all of them. It still sounded great from the demo, but I'd be a little concerned if this was uncompensated to, at least, DF. For some reason I've...
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    JH Audio - Sharona - Discussion and Impressions Thread

    By any chance are you guys able to publish a frequency response curve for the Sharona? Couldn’t find one on the site.
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    Axpona 2022

    The headphone side was pretty stacked this time around! The Moon Audio, HeadAmp, and Upscale Audio booths both had some amazing stuff this time around. Finally got to listen to the Diana's, though admittedly they were not for me. Not the biggest fan of the tonality personally, but the comfort is...
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    Axpona 2022

    Purchased a student pass a while back and got a call a few days ago! Axpona really is putting in a nice personal touch making sure we still have a passes. Anyone know if you can request certain songs in speaker rooms?
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    New Loaner program - Meze Elite

    My wonderful time with the Elites are running low, so it's review time. First off, thanks Todd for letting me demo these, it's been a wonderful experience and has certainly put it on the list of gear I'm considering owning. Systems iPad Pro -> [USB] Burson Conductor 3XR + 4x SparkOS SS3602...
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    no other thoughts ATM besides what I reported in my reviews, but also I had CIEM, not UIEM. Shouldn't have any perceptible differences as I was told by Shuoer.
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