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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I had the IV several years ago and sold it because the 480 gram wt. while distributed evenly was still 480 grams on my head. So after 20 minutes it became very uncomfortable (unless lying down or leaning back on my chairs headrest) so I sold them. I agree the sound is amazing. Don't they make...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    For those who have the Heaven V or Heaven series, I got a response from FAD on differences between the BA Heaven V and the DD E5000: "First of all, Heaven V being a balanced armature(BA) while E5000 is driven by a dynamic driver(DD), there are audible differences in term of response speed...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    TTT123, Thanks for the excellent easy understandable comparison between the Heaven VIII and the E5000. Any chance you could do a quick subjective listen to the Heaven V and E5000? I"m thinking there will be a similar comparison, as the Heaven series because of the BA will probably stand out in...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    LOL, if I were to spend that for a cable I'd buy a $500 IEM, or go custom! A very long while back, I got a Nocturnal Audio Hydra cable (https://nocaudio.com/) from Treoo.com for $65 USD for my custom AS2,. ( https://www.head-fi.org/threads/nocturnal-audio-custom-headphone-cables ). It...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Yes a clip and over the ears really helped the microphonics on my Heaven V. Just read MidNigh Tempest idea of buying a $275 cable for a $275 IEM, that's very insane! You can probably get a cable 2x as good as the 5005 cable on Ebay from China for less than $100.
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Anyone with comparison between the Heaven V or Heaven series and E5000?
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    No burn in needed with my Heaven V. All other makes of IEM's from hifiman to DBA did.
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Yup, sold mine due to the weight.  But the SQ is sterling!!
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Inks, very pleasantly, expertly done and refreshingly opinionated review of the VII!!   I'm glad you didn't Rin-uate the review with any technical mumbo-jumbo especially like "the measurements vs sound quality don't add up"LOL!!   I thought your review was very understandable and nice comment on...
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    TOUR CLOSED - CUSTOMART US CIEM Demo Lineup Tour - Including Harmony 8 Pro

    I pm'd the next two people, one is out of the country and doesn't want them, another didn't respond so I'm not wasting my time contacting anyone else.   They will be shipped to canada tomorrow.
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    TOUR CLOSED - CUSTOMART US CIEM Demo Lineup Tour - Including Harmony 8 Pro

    Anyone on the East Coast tour that wants the demos send me your name and mailing address and I'll ship out tomorrow.   First come first serve.
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    TOUR CLOSED - CUSTOMART US CIEM Demo Lineup Tour - Including Harmony 8 Pro

    Got the east coast kit today, all looks good.  Just Pm'd the next participant.
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    Reviews + impressions thread: Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI (interesting dynamic + BA full size headphones)

    Over the past weekend I sold my beloved Pandora VI.   There is some sadness, because like others who have sold theirs, the sound is so amazing and musical!   My reason for selling was their weight.     I am extremely grateful to all those who supported me in my decision to get them and...
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    Reviews + impressions thread: Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI (interesting dynamic + BA full size headphones)

    If I sell my Pandora VI due to only the wt factor, I will be demoing the Grado 325e which has rave reviews from H20, whom I tremendously respect.   I would suggest for anyone in your position looking at several full size to no just look for sound quality, but preferred signature, comfort, weight...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

     LOL!!!   See my post just now on the Pandora thread!!!   How do you get balanced, I use the X5.   Do I need another player???
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