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  1. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Cayin N8ii'

    Excellent review that says it like it is. Clearly defines where this fits and what it does compared to other gear. Many thanks for this! 👍🏻🙏
  2. gLer

    Review by 'gLer' on item 'Vision Ears EXT - New Premium line flagship IEM'

    I received a review unit of the VE Elysium EXTended (EXT) as part of the official VE South African Tour, which also included the new all-BA Phönix flagship. The tour was made possible by Marcel and Jonas at @Vision Ears, and I’d like to once again EXTend my thanks to the VE team for their...
  3. gLer

    Review by 'gLer' on item 'Vision Ears PHöNIX IEM'

    I received a review unit of the VE Phönix as part of the official VE South African Tour, which also included the new VE Elysium EXTended (review to follow soon). The tour was made possible by Marcel and Jonas at @Vision Ears, and I am humbled and grateful that they saw it fit to send their new...
  4. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio xDSD Gryphon'

    @dsrk I find it to be a subtle sub bass boost on Gryphon, do I wouldn't call it excessive, especially with something like a 6XX that in my opinion can do with more bass (not so much LCD-2 though). The great thing with XBass II is that it's multifunctional: you can set it to bass only, upper mids...
  5. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Vision Ears EXT - New Premium line flagship IEM'

    Great review. I'm only one day in with the EXT and I'm finding myself nodding at many of your observations. I don't necessarily find the vocals pushed back, but they are less emotive or 'romantic' than I expected them to be. I also find detail retrieval to be excellent, especially in the treble...
  6. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'HiBy RS6'

    @DanielListening it's gotten better and better too. Like any good R2R DAC it takes time to break in, and even improves with warm up during a listening session.
  7. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Vision Ears EXT - New Premium line flagship IEM'

    Great review, can't wait to hear EXT myself.
  8. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio GO blu'

    I agree the 24/96 and no DSD support is a limiting factor. Hopefully this will be addressed in a future FW update since the DAC is capable of higher bitrates, bit probably at the cost of battery life. I have no doubt we'll be seeing more advanced versions of this dongle in future though. To me...
  9. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio xDSD Gryphon'

    Thanks so much @whitedragem, that feedback is as refreshing as it is rewarding to read.
  10. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio xDSD Gryphon'

    Yes Gryphon makes much more sense than xCan, considering it has xCan built in. Enjoy.
  11. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio xDSD Gryphon'

    @newworld666 - sadly battery life is only around 8-10 hours, so you'll need to recharge daily with heavy use. @RONJA MESCO - the 4.4mm interconnect is sold separately (it's quite expensive actually, but well worth it). @thetest10 - I use UAPP on my smartphone and DAP. Hi-res music from a...
  12. gLer

    Review by 'gLer' on item 'Effect Audio Axiom'

    Full disclosure: @EffectAudio sent me an Axiom review sample on loan, without any expectations other than my honest opinion and write-up. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, based on my personal preferences, music selection, and mood swings. Singapore-based boutique cable...
  13. gLer

    Review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio xDSD Gryphon'

    Once in a while, I come across a product in this hobby that doesn’t quite fit into the normal boxes. iFi’s xDSD Gryphon (or just Gryphon if you’ll allow me) is a good example. Combining elements from two previous products – xCan and xDSD – and adding some interesting new tech of its own...
  14. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'iFi audio xDSD Gryphon'

    Great review, thanks for Guinea Pigging the teething issues and bringing them to light. And commiserations for being a CA user, I never understood why their IEMs are so stupidly sensitive when literally no others are (maybe because they're not designed to be used with amps like Gryphon?).
  15. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Sennheiser IE 900'

    @drroman66 I have not heard the AKGs, sorry. @metaljem77 and @jlemaster1957 thanks for the kind words.
  16. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'HiBy RS6'

    @fabio19 yes, that's the version I'm on now. There will no doubt be many more to come, though if and how they decide to tweak the sound, I'm not sure.
  17. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'HiBy RS6'

    @fabio19 I can't see it changing much more at this point. I reckon the sound sig is locked in. That said, HiBy has the ability to alter the sig with new FW, so we wait and see. @vanez1985 thanks man, going to change it now! Good catch.
  18. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'HIFIMAN HE400se'

    Yes I believe Hifiman started adding the 400i cable for free after widespread complaints about the original stock cable.
  19. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Oriolus Isabellae'

    No, I haven't heard either of those. Ultimately it comes down to preference.
  20. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Oriolus Isabellae'

    @fabio19 I personally prefer the Sennheiser IE 900, though it is twice the price. Very different sound signature though.
  21. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Empire Ears Legend EVO'

    Yeah I guess it depends what the LX is to you in terms of your collection. For me it was the ultimate bass performer with technicalities to match, and EVO not only puts daylight between the two in bass performance but even more so in technical ability. Yes, the tuning is different, especially...
  22. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Empire Ears Legend EVO'

    Thank you all for the comments and support. Keep them coming, and feel free to PM me if you have any questions too. @KickAssChewGum that's the @doctorjuggles Cardas cable made from Cardas Clear wire (same wire as PW Audio 1950s only 2-wire not 4-wire and paracorded for comfort). It's also been...
  23. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Empire Ears Legend EVO'

    Love this write-up, great insight too. And cheers for the K-Pop tips 😉
  24. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Empire Ears Legend EVO'

    Great review mate!
  25. gLer

    Reply to review by 'gLer' on item 'Sennheiser IE 900'

    Great review mate, well written and articulated.
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