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    HiBy R8 User Impressions

    Interesting - I hear zero hiss with the Noir
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    64 Audio Shootout - Nio. Trio. Fourte. Noir

    It’s indeed an awesome review. Look forward to your feedback. It’s fascinating how we all hear things differently and derive enjoyment differently. I prefer Noir whole @gLer prefers OG. though one thing that’s common between them (other than sharing 64’s family genes) is they are both quite...
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    HiBy R8 User Impressions

    Too busy enjoying their R8s :wink:
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Agree with @MatW re the good doctor’s cables. For what you’re after I can highly recommend the Graphene SPC. I used it on both the Nio and U12t to good effect in terms of air, clarity, smoothness and bass kick improvements - without muddling the bass or adding excess brightness.
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    I also have no chance to try out here so rely on reviews, comparisons, and asking questions. At the time I was looking at DAPS, the R8 came across as the most complete package and also to my sound preference of being musical without being too soft, warm or thick; and not being potentially...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Would also love to see something like that. I am a big fan of Apex and can feel the difference with my Noir. But alas, different brands and it’s proprietary tech. I do wish there was at least a port or vent, despite not having a DD. I would agree though that is worth tip rolling. I found the...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Out of interest have you heard the Noir’s? That my foil to the bird when I want a little more razzmatazz, DD bass wallop and energetic sound while still having excellent technicalities and detail.
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    One of the benefits of 64 Audio IEMs is their LID technology. In essence this counters for wild impedance swings and the resulting impact on sound attributed by sources or varying output impedance. Or more simply put, what you hear is purely the IEM / source pairing without variation or...
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Nice comparison photo. Not sure if it was designed this way or just appears as such in the photo but it looks like nozzle to shell distance is very similar (save for a mm or so). So longer shell in 18s is compensated for by a shorter nozzle?
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    The way I view it is that looking at a FR rarely gives you an idea of what it will sound like - maybe certain aspects, but will be very hit and miss. Rather, it is perhaps more useful to look at a graph after having listened to an IEM, to potentially shed some light on certain aspects of the...
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Best bet would be to PM @doctorjuggles who is the craftsman behind the cables. You can also check out some of the creations on the Insta page.
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    Precog's IEM Reviews & Impressions

    Great write-up, and just to add onto eloelo's point, I think people may also underestimate their own hearing profile. While we may look at graphs and pick out dips or peaks at certain frequencies and what that translates to, so too is it pertinent to get one's hearing tested every so often and...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    I believe the manufacturer recommendation is 50 hours.
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    PW Audio Cables Discussion Thread

    Also keen on this question. Considering a 1950s with the Fourte Noir in case anyone has tried that pairing.
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