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    The discovery thread!

    That looks like an excellent choice. I looked at reviews for it and it is described as either neutral-ish or slightly V-shaped in sound signature. The bass would be closer to the HP100 (a major plus). The TIN Audio T2 seems closer to the RE252 but with a soundstage that comes closer to the...
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    The discovery thread!

    Looking over the deals during this 11.11 sale and I am still unsure as to what to get. My gateway into this hobby was the HifiMan RE252. Neutral sound signature with excellent imaging and soundstage. I followed that up with the KZ ZS5 and while I do like it, it is nothing like the RE252 (or the...
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    Shanling M0 - Nano size, touch screen, LDAC & aptX BT, USB DAC/transport and ESS Sabre ES9218P, FW 3.5

    It does not. It is just a Digital Audio Player that can also receive or transmit audio over Bluetooth.
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    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    I have been looking to do just that but had not found a compatible pair in a while. Which Superlux did you use? The closest I see is the HD66.
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    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    Thank you very much for the recommendations. The reason I want to transplant the HP100 drivers are because of the original headphone's sound signature: Reference and flat with an excellent soundstage. I will read over several reviews of them to understand what I may be getting myself into though.
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    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    After seeing all of these excellent headphones, I'm wondering which one I should go for as a donor shell. I owned pair of SoundMAGIC HP100 whose hangers and pads deteriorated. All I have left are the cups and drivers which I'd like to transplant. My list is made up of the: Freeboss MDH9000 MSUR...
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    You're making me want to have a look at the Series 5 even though I have a ZS5 sitting in my cart on GearBest. Looking forward to review of those as well. They'll be interesting to pair with the future DAP (I replied to your comment on your blog). An exciting time to get into ChiFi. :L3000:
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    So for a HiFiMAN RE-252 sound signature with a soundstage similar to a SoundMAGIC HP100, I should look at the Havi B3 Pro I, Tennmak Pro, KZ ZS5, TFZ Exclusive King, or something else?
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    When I asked my question earlier, I realized that I did not include what genres I listen to and the source I planned to use them with. I listen to a variety of music (Rap, RnB, rock, classical, electronic, jazz, hip hop, blues, etc.) and the source will be either a Shanling M1 or Shanling M2s...
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    Open up a terminal window and enter these commands (pressing Enter after each one):   xset s off xset -dpms   The first command disables the screensaver and the second command turns of the display power saving features. You can set these commands to run automatically at log on if you wish.
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    Xiaomi Piston 3 vs 1More's Voice of China edition

    I just received these last night. I enjoy the sound signature more than the Xiaomi Pistons III. However, the remote Does not work properly with my BlackBerry Z30. I find that the pressing the volume down button does work (unlike on the Xiaomi Pistons III), but it is problematic. Sometimes a...
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    Xiaomi Pistons 3.0 Impressions Thread

    That was an excellent read. The remote for the every Xiaomi Piston will not work fully on a BlackBerry. The volume down button does not work. I have a 1More Piston 'Voice of China' coming from GearBest which should work. If they do work, we know that BlackBerry phones work with IEMs with...
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    First of all, congratulations on the creation and launching of the new CIEMS, Universals, and cables.   There is one thing I wanted to ask about the K10 Universal: What is the diameter of the nozzle that the tips attach to?
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      I use Arch Linux on every non-Mac computer I own so I know what you mean. Then you have to deal with either oblivious, willfully ignorant, or trolling people.