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    My journey into the Vietnamese earphone scene

    ItsFit Lab popped up within these past two years, I believe (it's highly probable they were around before this, but I don't know their origins). They're in Hanoi? There was some kind of hoopla regarding their using lower grade drivers, but I don't know the details. Soranik has continued to...
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    Simgot EN700 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    I was a little confused at first as well. But @chickenmoon seems to have the right answer. Personally, I have the PRO as a review unit, and I think it's a pretty good all-arounder that does very little wrong. To me, it's a jack-of-all-trades type of earphone.
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Yes, that's one of the reasons why I mentioned that it was reasonable. I don't know what the breakup resonance frequency of CNT is, but I'm assuming that ringing is actually due to the coupler rather than the earphonrs themselves. The design of the 711 coupler makes it such that there is high...
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Nature Sound is gearing up for an NS-5 Mk II model. Revised housings look less invasive, more comfortable. 10 mm CNT DD, FR looks like it's somewhere between the Harman target and the Etymotic XR target. CSD looks somewhat clean, except for high frequency ringing that looks pretty reasonable.
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    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    It seems @twiceboss is a self admitted treble head, who would probably be better served by a modded FD01 or Drop FDX1, or by the Hiditon NT6, which does seem to improve on the Ety signature in many ways. Personally I don't find the ProPhile-8 to be an Ety replacement or upgrade, though there are...
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    I have leaned toward smoother treble signatures for the past few years but in general I've been quite treble tolerant (no need to do so, but if you look at my posts from 5 years ago you'll see I had a preference for pretty bright signatures. This is all besides the point though. As long as you...
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    Glad you're enjoying it. Maybe my standards are a bit too... stringent haha
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    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    The ER4S/SR is definitely a benchmark. Glad you got the SR rather than the XR, because while more people like the XR more, I find the XR has poor, almost textureless bass. It's got the typical bass shortcomings of a single full range vented BA. The SR is just tighter on the whole and allows...
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    The discovery thread!

    Too quick, my man. Main peaks are at a different point (2k vs 3k), which causes quite dramatic perceptual differences in sound presentation. Also, @darmanastartes plot is not IEC711 compliant. Even with a RECD conversion, it's not directly comparable. There will be high frequency resonance...
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    The discovery thread!

    I literally just heard them today. Nice indeed. They seem fairly tip dependent, so I haven't had time to go through the gamut of possibilities. It's definitely not got the grain and peak issues of the Titan 3 and 5, but this isn't a spiritual successor to the relatively smooth Titan 1 which was...
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    The discovery thread!

    These unit prices for these modules don't actually cost that much. Piezoelectric plate drivers are actually relatively easy to make, and they're really not intended for high-fidelity sound, as they will produce bursts of extremely high distortion restricted to certain frequency ranges. Higher...
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    The discovery thread!

    These coaxial DD + Piezo modules are actually pretty commonplace these days. Not to burst peoples' bubbles, but they've been around for a while.
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    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    Personally I think it makes quite a bit of difference, though it seems other people feel the difference are subtle, e.g. @marcusd from Headfonics seems to feel there is not that much separating the two, at least from his initial impressions. From my perspective, I feel the 4001 is less mid-bass...
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