Recent content by kukkurovaca
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    V-Shaped IEM 400 $

    If you don't mind the fixed cable, Periodic Carbon is a quite nice v-shaped IEM. If they're still running the 40% code you can pick up a blemished one for quite cheap.
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    Radsone EarStudio ES100

    They're way overly cautious in how they phrase that. When switching headphones etc. just always start with lowest volume and increase to a safe listening level -- which is what you should do with any amp/DAP/etc. You don't need to worry about the impedance thing; they're generalizing. Just try...
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    When viewing subscribed threads, no longer a way to filter out "read" threads?

    You could previously view only your subscribed threads that had unread messages in them. Now I can only find the combined view. The threads with updates posts are in bold, but I would much prefer to have a filtered view of just new stuff.
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    Detailed, neutral, isolating IEMs $50-$150

    You can assuredly do better than the SE425. If you're interested in Etymotic but the ER3 is too pricey, the ER2XR has gotten great reviews.
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    New: EarStudio HUD100 Hi-Fi USB DAC

    Also, no indication of onboard EQ for this unit, right? Personally that's a much bigger selling point than the balanced output. The ES100's EQ implementation and app support are what set it apart from competitors.
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    New: EarStudio HUD100 Hi-Fi USB DAC

    I have no qualms about single-ended amps, but I think it's a weird choice for Radsone because they've got a lot of customers who switched over to 2.5mm cables because of the ES100. Of course it's easy to use an adapter, but it still seems like an odd choice for the brand.
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    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    There's a whole family of off-silver colors with confusing product names. My personal anti-favorite is when they call something "titanium" referring to its color, and it's a different metal. (And usually doesn't look particularly like titanium, either.)
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    Appreciation thread for the Ray Samuels - SR-71A: I just spend the night listening to the SR-71A with a cold beer and nothing to distract me.

    Yeah, I use a similar setup with a Radsone ES100 plus the SR-71A so I don't have to be cabled to a phone/computer. I don't usually use my HD800 this way, but I've tested the setup, and the SR-71A had plenty of power for it. The only caveat is, if you prefer (as many do) to use a tube amp with...
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    Haven't used New Bees in a bit but I believe a CP145 is longer, as are the dual-flange Spinfits. Final E type would be my go to in this specific case though, unless the nozzles are too wide for the Final stems.
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    Drop + JVC HA-FDX1 Dual Carbon IEM...available in the US!

    Yep. And then sometimes after the warranty periods are up, they sell off those remaining stocks in garage sales.
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    Best IEM tips?

    I picked up some of these recently, but I have not yet found them to work well with my existing IEMs+ears. I can see how their shortness could make them the perfect fix for some problematic fit situation out there, though.
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    The discovery thread!

    It’s very conventional to count each driver in a unit separately, and would anything differentiate a dual unit from two separate BAs? (Assuming they are not being addressed differently by the crossover, if any) Plus it’s not as though driver count automatically increases quality. You can’t tell...
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    There are dac integrated iem cables on the market for usb-c. Might be worth researching if you truly cannot deal with an extra dongle : )
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    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    It's been pretty well established by now that there are no consistent variations in between the colors of the BL03. However, there does seem to be some variation between individual units. One of the main factors that differentiates a cheap earphone from an expensive one is in fact the extent of...