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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    At the moment... 1) Oriolus Trailli 2) Fir XE6 3) VE EXT 4) EE Legend EVO 5) EE Odin 6) IMR Dark Matter 7) 64 Audio U12t 8) Fir KR5 9) Thieaudio Monarch MKII 10) Softears Cerberus 11) Oriolus Szalayi 12) Softears RSV
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Changing the cable can upgrade the Monarch MKII considerably. I wasn’t thrilled with them to begin with but when I paired them with a few different cables, I finally appreciated what they could do.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Welcome to Head-Fi and the best thread, @Anfernee! That's an awesome collection you have there.
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    Fir Audio Thread - Discussion and Impressions

    Same here. Andrew @MusicTeck is probably the most universally praised person in the community in my experience, and with very good reason because his service is impeccable.
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Maybe try the Raptgo Hook X? Your wallet will thank you too as they are incredible value for money at around $250. I've been listening to them for the last few days and am really impressed.
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Yes. I actually intended to list the Odin on my close runner-ups but missed it off by mistake.
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Trailli + Orpheus + N8ii is perhaps the finest combination I’ve discovered yet. The N8ii is simply the best DAP I’ve ever heard.
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    The truth is that the stock 1960s, First Times and Orpheus offer three great but different flavors of the Trailli, which is an excellent IEM (arguably the best currently available). I have all three and there are clear, noticeable differences between all of them. For me, the Orpheus is the most...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    If the Trailli/Orpheus combo is too much for you in the lower end, you should audition the First Times with Trailli as it reins it in a bit whilst still adding a bit more bass than the stock 1960s cable. It also opens up the high end and detail without being fatiguing in any way. To my ears anyway…
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    Softears - Discussion & Appreciation

    A new Softears release is always interesting!
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Yes. They are very similar. The Orpheus and First Times shielding are a little stiffer than the regular First Times (which is similar to the stock 1960s, I'd say). The Orpheus and Trailli is a truly mind-blowing combination, in my opinion. The Orpheus really is quite unlike any other cable I...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Yes, I have both and have listened to them both extensively with the Trailli. I totally concur with @Tokpakorlo's findings.
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    PW Audio First Times and PW Audio Orpheus are the best pairings that I've found with the Trailli. Both of which do what you describe to varying degrees (the Orpheus more so than the First Times).
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    The Incredible Cayin N8ii DAP with ROHM DAC and fully BAL Nutube

    Agreed. All the N8ii lacks is Roon certification and then no other DAP would even come close. @Andykong is it worth us dreaming of this ever happening?
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