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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Hi, thanks so much for the review. I've been thinking of getting this for ages. Are you able to answer a question? The original Earin buds have a background hiss that means I never use for listening in a quiet room. It spoils anything with low-volume passages, e.g. classical music. Perfectly...
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    Jaybird Bluebuds X bluetooth IEM's

    I actually keep the left and right positioning, with the controls right behind my right ear. At first, the buttons were facing the wrong way (i.e. pointing inwards), but I just twisted thecable, and now it works a peach. I can easily reach back to adjust volume, skip track, etc. As for the...
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    Jaybird Bluebuds X bluetooth IEM's

    I just got mine a few days ago. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. I wasn’t expecting it to be all that good since I’ve got a pair of Philips bluetooth headphones and the sound was a bit tinny and flat to be frank. And an earlier purchase, a Sony bluetooth clip,has background...
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    The Portable BASS kings..The Pioneer HDJ500 vs AKG 518 LE vs The first look at the new AT WS55 Solid Bass

    Quote: "Airy vocals" is exactly my impression as well. To be honest, I wasn't that blown away by the bass at first. I still prefer my 1964-Quads, but of course they're custom IEMs, and you get what you pay for.   But now that I've worn the WS55s for three weeks, slowly burning them in...
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    The Portable BASS kings..The Pioneer HDJ500 vs AKG 518 LE vs The first look at the new AT WS55 Solid Bass

    Quote: Absolutely agree with you on this. I have too many 128 kbps tracks (It's just too much trouble to convert my entire collection to 320 -- plus I only have 64 GB on my iPod) and they really do sound thin and reedy.    320 electronic, dubstep, drum and bass, etc sounds awesome...
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    The Portable BASS kings..The Pioneer HDJ500 vs AKG 518 LE vs The first look at the new AT WS55 Solid Bass

    I've read right through this thread, and have ordered the ws55s rather than the 55i's. I don't think the controls would add that much to the functionality, and the iPod is always just in my pocket or in my hand being read.   Now I'm just waiting for the takkyuubin, which should get here next...
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    The Portable BASS kings..The Pioneer HDJ500 vs AKG 518 LE vs The first look at the new AT WS55 Solid Bass

    Hi, I've been reading this thread, but don't knew whether anyone's answered this about the ws55i's controls. Do the ws55i controls catch on things and produce cable noise? I had a pair of IEMs with ipod controls and they were terrible. (It didn't help that the cable wasn't great...)   Also...
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    Any advice on buying iPod Touch?

    Thanks for all the replies, fellas. A lot to chew on. Thanks especially to those who suggested waiting for the 5g. Sounds like a plan...   It's also nice to see a fellow expat in Tokyo. Can I ask, where did you get your LOD? Akihabara? And how is the Fiio e11? I've got the e7, but it just...
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    Questions for iPod Touch users

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    Any advice on buying iPod Touch?

      Hi, iTouch users. After my wife got an iPhone with her new job, I've been wanting one for myself, but the monthly contracts for a smartphone here are ridiculous, and that’s put me right off the iPhone. However, the idea of getting an iPod Touch for music and apps and keeping my mobile for...
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    Questions for iPod Touch users

      Hi, iTouch users. After my wife got an iPhone with her new job, I've been wanting one for myself, but the monthly contracts for a smartphone here are ridiculous, and that’s put me right off the iPhone. However, the idea of getting an iPod Touch for music and apps and keeping my mobile for...
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    1964 Ears

    Ye gods, that's more than eight times what I paid for my original shipment! Even your first customs charge was more than six times what I paid.    For the record, the refit package I got was marked returned goods and warranty repair.   Quote:  
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    1964 Ears

    I just got my quads back from their first refit. No charges through Japan customs, and I noticed the envelope was marked "Warranty repair." I don't know about The Netherlands, but that seems to be a good sign for further refits (which may be required in my case).   Quote:  
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    1964 Ears

    The quads make it a lot easier for me to tell 192K apart from 320K -- expanded soundstage, among other things.   Quote:  
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    1964 Ears

    I have a fit question/issue. I've noticed a difference in seal between when my jaw is closed (e.g., biting down lightly) and when my jaw is slightly slack so that my lower teeth are in front of my upper teeth. The quads have better isolation in the closed position, but feel tighter. In the slack...
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