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    SONY IER-Z1R

    I have both thr dx300 (not max) and fiio m11. Z1r sounds great wirh both. I use dx300 at home and m11 on the go. I even used it at thr gym yesterday, though not sure I will make a habit of that. M11 and Z1r sound great together, but the dx300 certainly sounds better. I have no theirs the new m11...
  2. Unique Melody Mest mkii (10 days old)

    Bought these last Monday from musictek. There's a rwarock fee, so figured I would discount and pass along instead. Comes wirh everything new and I cleaned all tips I used with rubbing alcohol. 4.4 termination. Sound is great. Amazing detail in the treble especially. I found medium Xelasrix...
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    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    So in comparing diablo to dx300 to diablo using hiby music player, I would say that in a blind test, I'm not sure I would be able to tell them apart. Having a sinlg device is definitely more convenient, especially given the 15 hour battery life vs roughly half that. Both drive my he6 se just...
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    SONY IER-Z1R

    So after doing more Z1R and Mest mkii comparisons, I am keeping the Z1R and selling the Mest. They are both great iems, but I like the wider stage and bigger bass of the Z1R. Mest is more mid centric, more intimate, and has better treble. Cymbals definitely sound better on the Mest, but as a...
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    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    I used it with the hipdac before. No issues. Plugged it into the diablo and it was finicky, then stopped, then totally died. Unresponsive. Won't charge, or turn on, or reset. Bummer, especially since they don't make them anymore. I was planning to sell it anyway, but now I'm out the $250 I would...
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    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    Hip dac is better, for sure. Wider, bigger bass. For on the go though, Go vlu is definitely better than btr5, qudelix, etc.
  7. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    Z1r had that big deep bass though. I can get the same effect with mest mkii using the xbass with hipdac 2,but z1r is wider while mest is more intimate. They are both really good. Hmm.
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    SONY IER-Z1R

    So z1r came and I've been doing a/B with mest mkii. Gotta say, mest is winning at this point. It has better detail retrieval. Still testing but that's my initial thought
  9. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    Yeah, I think BGGAR just moved that to top of his list.
  10. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    Totally agree. LDAC and 4.4 would be great
  11. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    So I am comparing hipdac 2 and dx300 now as we speak. Not sure I could tell the difference blind. I think the dx300 has slightly more micro detail in some instances, but then the hipdac has the xbass. I have diablo coming later today, but that is 4x the hip dac. Wish I could just keep...
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    SONY IER-Z1R

    There's not much to step up too! Z1r is generally considered top tier! I've been warming up mote and more to thr mest mkii, but can't compare to z1r till tomorrow.
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    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    For sure. I'll do some more a/b. Hip dac may do it for me. If not, then sig sounds like the winner.
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    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    Ultimately, sound. Battery matters somewhat. I heard diablo on turbo driving he6se lasts for 30 min. Hope that's an exaggeration. I do have the hipdac 2 on the way. Arrives Friday, which I think already sounds better than m11, so I'm hoping sig or diablo sounds amazing. Dx300 sounds good, but...
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    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    Haha. Yeah, it's more than I've spent on all previous combined most likely or close to it.
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