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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I've been using a German forwarding address for years (provided by LogoiX, however their service is limited to Austria). Never had any problem with warranty or returns.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    The possible sense I'm making of this is that all countries they ship to have Euro currency. How about getting a German shipping address and using a forwarder?
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    You can try to cannibalize some spare foam tips and add foam underneath the proprietary Huawei tips. Pretty much the only option that comes to mind. Think Symbio hybrid tips: https://www.amazon.ca/SYMBIO-Silicone-Provides-Isolation-Performance/dp/B08R94Y7SB
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Now up on the US site too. List of codecs in the specs is SBC, AAC and apt-X Adaptive(Snapdragon): https://www.lg.com/us/headphones/lg-tone-t90q-white
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    New LG DT90Q and DT60Q are up on the German website (Google translation): DT90Q: https://www-lg-com.translate.goog/de/audio/lg-tone-dt90q-black?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp DT60Q...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    After a rather underwhelming experience with the Oppo Enco X2 (see quote above), I decided to try another DD/planar hybrid driver TWS, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2. The latter look extremely similar to the Oppos, but they're actually better suited for large ears and I was able to get a reliable...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Lots of things to like about this Bluetooth upgrade: BLE audio streaming, higher efficiency, lower power consumption, better battery life, potentially smaller earbuds. However, the claim of "MUCH higher audio quality at the same bit rate" seems rather doubtful imo. Did anyone who listened to...
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    Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2010/11/08/for-audiophiles-sub-100-mobile-headset-earbuds-mic-review-round-up-meelectronics-earbuds-giveaway-5x-pairs-200-value/?%20utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AndroidPolice+%28Android+News,+Reviews,%20+Applications,+Games,+Phones,+Device...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I agree with you that implementation plays a role, too. But note that this applies to the other codecs as well, not just to SBC. However, I disagree with you that better treble extension of SBC vs. AAC comes at the cost of tizzy sound. Tizzy sound is the result of too much high treble energy...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    As an Android user (LG V30), I don't mind TWS that have only SBC. First of all, SBC at highest bitrate is almost as good as AAC and aptX, very small difference in fact: http://soundexpert.org/encoders-320-kbps And on Android, SBC actually offers more treble extension and 'air' than AAC, the...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Unless you have very small ears or stuff them deliberately in too far, earbud-style TWS don't produce occlusion effects either. They're simply non-sealing, open miniature ear-speakers, just like the LinkBuds.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I haven't tried the Linkbuds myself, but tbo I don't see any acoustic advantage of these compared to side-firing earbud TWS like the Airpods 3. Seems to me like Sony created an over-engineered solution to a problem that doesn't really exist, since I can get both huge open soundstage and low...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I use my PMV PP planar IEMs with the TRN BT20S BT-earhooks and get decent amplification and sound quality. The BT20S uses QCC3020 audio SoC, which you can find in many older TWS, like FIIL T1X or MIfo O7. So I'd think a planar TWS may well be able to sound decent. But spending $368 just to find...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Does anyone know anything about these? First ever planar TWS...
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