Search results
  1. Barusu Lamperouge

    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    Honestly, I so relate to this quote... It was all hunky dory for me these few months. But now, I'm already suckered and tempted to get Shanling UA3, Dunu Titan and a bunch of KZ/CCAs. Had last purchased CRA and was on a 70 odd day hiatus 😅😅
  2. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I also have exact same sentiments. BA10 is absolutely a gem of an IEM and by far my favourite IEM made by them. It's a perfect allrounder that's truly masterful with so many genres of music. If AS16 is anywhere close to the BA10 I'm pouncing on them at the first available opportunity!
  3. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    As a fellow AZ09 Pro user, I'd say just ensure that your modules have some warranty coverage because I received two modules and both of them had a failure in left module where it slowly stopped charging and got frequently disconnected. I'm just sharing my experience just as a word of caution...
  4. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I am facing this weird issue with my AZ09 Pro where they automatically get shutdown and disconnected after 1.5-2 hrs. They restart again but somehow don't get connected automatically. Is anyone else facing this issue? I feel it's due to poor battery and maybe poor connectivity as well...
  5. Barusu Lamperouge

    Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)

    I agree wholeheartedly with this!
  6. Barusu Lamperouge

    Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)

    Fiio UTWS3/5 both are extremely good options to have hi-fi audio with convenience. I agree with you on this. Future is to go either with BT DAC/Amp or with TWS modules whether folks like us like it or not. Because BT audio will have better innovation over next 5 years as opposed to smartphones...
  7. Barusu Lamperouge

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    I agree with the point wide bore tips work exceedingly well with CRA. Bass gets dialled down and mids begin to shine even more. Like it's very close to Heart Mirror which is my bonafide benchmark for a neutral IEM especially in the sub $100 category. It's just mind-blowing that CCA has finally...
  8. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Anyone has both the KZ AZ10 and AZ09 Pro? I'm planning to get one module for regular portable usage. Are differences between them significant, if so then what? Because in my country, I'm getting AZ10 almost $10 cheaper than AZ09 Pro. Appreciate your views on this. Thanks in advance.
  9. Barusu Lamperouge

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    CCA CRA is by far the best KZ/CCA I have heard OOTB. I don't feel like changing anything. It fits like a glove to my music preferences and sound signature is refreshingly mature and very close to neutral. It's like an upgraded version of CCA C10 and C10 is my favourite CCA IEM. I might still...
  10. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    CCA CRA is by far the best KZ/CCA I have heard OOTB. I don't feel like changing anything. It fits like a glove to my music preferences and sound signature is refreshingly mature and very close to neutral. Probably the most fun neutral IEM in my collection. I might just get one more as a spare...
  11. Barusu Lamperouge

    The discovery thread!

    If it sounds anything like the OG NCO then it's a winner and a keeper.
  12. Barusu Lamperouge

    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    I think we should wait for the annual @baskingshark post about brilliant deals. 11.11 is usually weak if you don't have spare coupons to boost the discount
  13. Barusu Lamperouge

    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

    This season I'm a lot behind the schedule but Ousama Ranking is the pick of the lot for me. I'm sailing in the same boat as you. Want to drop shows but somehow they just reel me in
  14. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    To add even KZ EDX sounds same as NRA. Now that's a 4x difference in value yet marginal to no sound improvement at all. The best or the worst thing about KZ is that they make you feel stupid as well as elated for giving a product that is very consistent across all price points.
  15. Barusu Lamperouge

    The TWS + Neckband + BT Cable Adapter Thread

    Yes, I think I did as I was not active on this forum for last 3-4 weeks. Sad to hear about your lemon. Hopefully the new one is good. Yes, in terms of overall package, I think it's head and shoulders above anything that's available. After my BT20S Pro box went bust, I'm looking for a good...
  16. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Yes. Probably this new driver tech is what making them bullish and try everything possible to milk it to the very last drop. Same was the case with hybrids in 2017-18 when they started churning out a BA+DD set with varied driver count every 15-20 days. But now we know, if you have NRA then the...
  17. Barusu Lamperouge

    [FiiO UTWS5] True Wireless Bluetooth Earhooks as Usual,Coupled with Independent AK4332 DAC(New Arrival of FiiO UTWS5 all over the World 2022-04-30)

    @FiiO Willson is there an option to purchase or get the charging box/case separately in an event if it goes bust? Faced a similar issue with my BT20S Pro and now my perfectly functional ear modules cannot be charged due to a faulty box. And the box is not at all replaceable. At a steep cost of...
  18. Barusu Lamperouge

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Within 45 days of NRA, KZ has launched ZEX and a Pro version as well. Very much along the expected lines.
  19. Barusu Lamperouge

    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    Haven't heard Mele but if you like Harman-ish sound then HM is unfortunately not your cup of tea. They're not bad but it's too refined for 'fun' Harman-ish Mele. If you want something that's like BL-03 but with better technicalities then Mele or even Aria should be good for you. HM is...
  20. Barusu Lamperouge

    The TWS + Neckband + BT Cable Adapter Thread

    @ClieOS have you tried UTWS5? I'm planning to get one as a fit it and forget it solution. Appreciate it if you can point me to your impressions if you have shared and I have missed it. Unfortunately, can't locate it
  21. Barusu Lamperouge

    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    NRA's Achilles heel is tips. Just change them to anything better than what is provided in the box and the sound changes dramatically. Like it's night and day.
  22. Barusu Lamperouge

    Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)

    You have nailed it with this comment. Mass sound perception is bassy = good and that's because how many brands are churning out their products. Same goes for camera as well. Most folks don't care about how the product sounds as long as it has bass to drown everything.
  23. Barusu Lamperouge

    Sony budget earphone discussion thread (MH750, MH755, MH1C, EX300, etc)

    I did try once but that treble was too hot to handle especially for a Harman Target IEM. It defeats the entire purpose purchasing MH750. But if you can adjust to the signature tweak to bright V shape IEM then please do go for it. Sound opens up for sure but the treble gets a bit irritating...
  24. Barusu Lamperouge

    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. Heart Mirror has set a benchmark for sub $100 IEMs IMO. It's very difficult to get the right balance of technicalities, timbre and musicality that too keeping price below a proper meal in the West. If folks can get the grip around the neutrality then...
Top