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  1. egokun

    Shanling M3X Portable Player - Our smallest Android Player

    So, the M3X is here. It's quite hefty for its size, but also looks robust enough. It's a far cry from the paper-thin iTouch, that's for sure! I need explanations for some functions, namely: - what technical difference does it make between selecting "single" or "dual" in the DAC option? It...
  2. egokun

    Shanling M3X Portable Player - Our smallest Android Player

    By the way, which SD card has good transfer speed without breaking the bank? I always cheaped out on SD cards, but for the M3X I‘m gonna get a 128GB one at the very least, and at the usual 25MB/s speed of cheaper cards, it’s gonna take a looooong time to fill it up!
  3. egokun

    Shanling M3X Portable Player - Our smallest Android Player

    Thanks, I ordered one. My old iPod Touch’s battery has been basically dead for more than a year. I wanted a replacement in the same screen size/price tier, which seems no easy find these days. Most DAPs now are either very small and/or have questionable interface, or they cost more than I’m...
  4. egokun

    Most fun headphones you've ever heard...

    Sennheiser IE8/IE80. Best IEMs I’ve tried and a sound signature I’m still looking for in a full-size can. Haven’t succeeded yet.
  5. egokun

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    I agree to an extent. The 99C is supremely comfortable, but the sound signature is weird. It's the first time I find that a headphone actually improves using the iTunes preset "reduce bass" EQ. The bass on the 99C creates a massive wall of sound that can be really distracting. The headphone...
  6. egokun

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Say guys, I got a TH-00 Ebony on the latest drop. I’ve had it for a couple months and while the bass is everything I could hope for, I find the mids slightly recessed for my taste and the overall sound signature kinda... shouty. The first time I tried the Ebony with a simple iPod Touch ->...
  7. egokun

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    So guys, I'm thinking about the HD600. In the past I tried the HD650 and found it way too mellow and laid-back for my taste. Also I probably didn't have a capable enough amp to drive it fully, but the sound signature wasn't my cup of tea. Sometime later, I had the chance to audition the HD600...
  8. egokun

    Sennheiser IE 80 S impression thread

    Vocals: good, a bit "dry" Soundstage: not particularly expansive. Overall: great detail, good balance, fantastic fit, no shrillness or sibilance. It's good, even excellent at that price, but the IE80 (not the latest model, the previous one) is better tuned to my taste.
  9. egokun

    Sennheiser IE 80 S impression thread

    Did a very brief A/B comparison with the IE80. Didn't have much time unfortunately. The original IE80 is quite different. Using the same Comply tips, it makes vocals sound much closer and clearer, and the bass is more tamed. As a result of the vocals sounding closer, the soundstage feels less...
  10. egokun

    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    Wish I had the cash to squander on these. They do sound like something I would like immensely, even if I think I'd have serious fit issues with any tips other than Complys. If only I could try them out, but I'm in Italy so it's pretty much impossible to find someone who has one.
  11. egokun

    Sennheiser IE 80 S impression thread

    I've pulled the trigger and ordered a pair from Amazon. I simply had to try them myself. One things must be said loud and clear: Sennheiser's own silicone tips for the IE series suck. They're absolutely terrible. I've tried the IE80S with the standard pre-mounted medium silicone tips and it...
  12. egokun

    Portable headphones that sound (almost) their best out of portable sources

    I don't know if this has been discussed before. If so, I apologize.   So here's the thing. Shortly after I got my first iPod, back in the mid-2000's, I got lured in the well-known audophile "upgraditis" thing that so many Head-Fiers are accustomed to. I've tried different pieces of gear, I...
  13. egokun

    Sennheiser IE80's Impressions Thread

    I've had the IE8, which I understand are pretty similar to the IE80 except in bass balance.   I've also tried the HD650 and they're very, very different. The HD650 is extremely smooth and laid back, very dark, way too mellow and relaxed for my taste. The IE8 is fun, much more lively and...
  14. egokun

    Looking for a fun IEM. Please help!

    Hi everyone.   I've been on Head-Fi for a while and I've tried a lot of different headphones. Here's my current predicament. Due to a defective iPod Classic, I've recently wasted two perfectly good IEMs that also happened to be my absolute favorite, each in its own merits: the Sennheiser IE8...
  15. egokun

    Earsonics SM64: The Impressions Thread

    I've had the SM64 for a while now, might as well leave some impressions.   I've never heard a headphone change so much in the first two hours out of the box. I literally felt it become smoother, the bass rising up after a rather subdued start, the highs mellowing a bit, the mids coming...
  16. egokun

    Sony h.ear on MDR-100AAP - $199 'Hi-Res Audio' Over-Ear Headphones

    Oh Lord, can this thing drop some bass. You know what. There was a time when I knew nothing about all the cool equipment we discuss here. All I had was a portable Sony CD player, and a pair of cheap over-the-ear headphones I could probably not tolerate for 10 seconds today. But back then, I...
  17. egokun

    Audio-Technica's New Multidriver IEMs: The ATH-IM Series

    I've received the IM70 some days ago. Didn't have much time to spend with them so far, but I have some first impressions. I think the memory cable is more trouble than it should be. Makes fitting the earphones in your ears a great hassle. The shape and size of the earpiece don't make it any...
  18. egokun

    KEF new headphones!

      Well, I've seen Head-Fiers describe the V-Moda M-100 as "neutral", if you can believe that.   That's why I think that calling the M500 "neutral" and "balanced" is misleading. Sound perception is so incredibly subjective and personal. I simply cannot believe it when some people say some cans...
  19. egokun

    KEF new headphones!

    I will. I find it very odd that virtually everyone says the M500 are balanced, when the shoutiness of female vocals on it is undeniable. To me, this is very quickly fatiguing at "normal" listening volume. In the bass region, the M500 is capable of producing a very deep bass rumble, the kind...
  20. egokun

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    I guess you may have the same problem with the M-80, though, if some comments I read are true. Oh, I forgot to mention another great thing about the Momentum: no microphonics. Practically zero cable noise.
  21. egokun

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    I bought a refurbished Momentum from Amazon for slightly more than €200.   I had already tried the Momentum at the Apple Store, but that's not exactly the ideal environment to try out a headphone   Now that I have them at home, I can already say that the Momentum is indeed the best...
  22. egokun

    KEF new headphones!

    I don't know, guys. I've been trying the M500 for three days now. Two words come to my mind to describe the sound signature: fast. And honky. Fast as lightning, really. Incredible speed and attack, never heard this in a portable can (not that I've tried many, I'll admit). But those upper...
  23. egokun

    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Quote:   Yes, that would be nice.
  24. egokun

    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    The dip in the region of female vocals on the HE-400 is crazy.   I used to find female vocals recessed on my HD558. But yesterday, I listened to a song with the HE-400 and then, out of whim, tried the same song with the HD558 and BOOM! The vocals were right in my face.   The HE-400's...
  25. egokun

    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    I don't go loud for long stretches of time, but 100% volume on my US (non volume-capped) iPod Touch is definitely not enough for my daytime listening.