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    Intime SORA: Giant killer IEMs from Japan?

    So you're saying the $120 intimes are comparable to $700+ IEMs? I'd risk buying without auditioning if true lol
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    X6 is based on the MX500 shell. LBBS is K's smallest bell shape bud and fits best to me. Fiio EM5 has its own shape, it is similar to MX500 in that it's flat with a stem to be worn wire down.. it's a worse fit for me than MX500 as it wears slightly larger, especially with the bass flute on the...
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    Intime SORA: Giant killer IEMs from Japan?

    Any impressions of the Sho DD (w/ MMCX if that matters)? In the states theres a retailer here that can let you audition the Sho DD for about $8 to pay for shipping, but I'd rather have MMCX version than the Pentaconn one if it sounds any good. I'm looking for something 'fun' sounding, kind of...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    yep, with super one and no filter the treble was too much for me and the bass was already deep enough and didnt feel improved with removing the driver.
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    just want to echo the sentiments above. my current lineup is a55, zx507, and wm1a. the a55 basically sat in a drawer unused because of the mediocre sound til i tried midnight v2 (now running walkman one). on midnight v2 it sounded about as good as my zx507, so i was very curious how the wm1a...
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    Ohhh true, I basically had every effect other than EQ on. That might explain it. I'll run another test sometime with direct source on. Thanks!
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    yep, that's what I did, and I had BT off. the unit is still kind of new, only 100 hours total playback so far so maybe theres some calibration in charging that needs to happen still. thanks for the sanity check
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    I got 16 hours of continuous playback on a full battery on my WM1A, MX3, Plus mode 2, Walkman One Warm, playing CDQ and hi-res FLAC at 46 volume. I believe im using the other dac initialization too. is that about as much runtime as expected?
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    true, but i would've expected the wm1a to sound louder at a given volume than the a55. i think the gain settings are the same, but im not sure what the actual effect would be. really bizarre but harmless i guess
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    To clarify I meant that only in my informal brief unscientific comparisons to other earbuds. It is leagues ahead in soundstage relative to my more expensive IEMs and lower tier buds. I still highly enjoy and recommend them. Don’t take that to mean they sound congested because they dont
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    just picked this up from classifieds with a dignis case for basically 50% off! so excited. only had 35 hours on it! I slapped on a screen protector and am starting to burn it in. I want to get acquainted with 3.02 first then will very likely throw Midnight v2 on it. Midnight v2 made my A55 sound...
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    Feedback by 'n00b' on listing 'Selling my Sony WM1A with Black Dignis Case'

    Great seller. Quick to close the deal, even quicker to ship it out and totally friendly and communicative through the whole process. It was my first time buying on head-fi classifieds and it was a great experience with cubed4life. Thanks so much!
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    hmm.. when i wear them down, i need to wear them sort of diagonally so there’s a similar bend going into the stem too. but its less stable and yanks around a bit more which might be even worse. i wish i didnt have to baby these things.. theyre $700 and made of titanium x____x
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    nope, no need for silicone. Just a full foam and it sits securely and comfortably in my ear and can withstand me looking around or the weight of the cable going into my pocket, etc. The wire doesn't look strained or anything right?
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Can any Bell Ti/Onmyoji owners weigh in: would I be asking for trouble wearing the Bell Ti over the ear? I get the most comfortable and secure fit this way but I worry it might strain the cable near the stems. The curve is pretty gentle as is, and I'm hoping the stem is enough strain relief...
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