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  1. Djinnenjous

    It's been a few years. What are the current "best" IEMs for approximately USD $70?

    My 18-year-old daughter wants a new pair of IEMs for music, TV, etc. She's not an audiophile but would like something nicer than her standard Skull Candy fare. At that price range, the last killer earbud I know of is the HiFiMan RE-400 Waterline. Are there other recommendations I wouldn't have...
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    Guys, I can't find the original FLC8 stock cable on Ali or LMUE and I really want an inexpensive (< $50), functional cable that will not stretch my FLC8S' sockets or jack up my sound. I'm not even going to consider stuff like Moon Audio because I'd just as soon buy an entire pair of IEMs for the...
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    The ZMF Omni name change contest and sale

    ZMF Terminus   Relevant:   noun, plural termini [tur-muh-nahy] 1. the end or extremity of anything. . . . 4. the point toward which anything tends; goal or end. 5. a boundary or limit. . . .
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    So is the reigning solution for cable frustrations to pick up the original FLC8 cable, instead; or are there any inexpensive aftermarket options currently available? I'm not a believer in cables fundamentally altering sound signatures or anything like that. I don't want a $7,000 liquid crystal...
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    The discovery thread!

    I'm going to ask him two questions and see how he replies before I make a final decision:   1) Is the DZ7 actually being offered as a straight-up trade, given my circumstances?   2) If not, may I select multiple items that collectively add up to the total I'd spent on the QT5s?
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    The discovery thread!

    Thanks for the advice, bhazard.
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    Also, does anyone know for sure whether these cables will fit the FLC8S perfectly, and without modification, if I opt for the TF10 2-pin connectors?
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    The discovery thread!

    I'd posted this in the Earphones and In-Ear Monitors forum but I think it would be a better fit here. Crosspost follows. -----   My original pair of FLC8S had a defect that caused me to return them. Instead of being smart and just exchanging them I jumped on the ZhiYin QT5 hype train, which...
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    I have HCK store credit and no idea what to spend it on.

    My original pair of FLC8S had a defect that caused me to return them. Instead of being smart and just exchanging them I jumped on the ZhiYin QT5 hype train, which derailed immediately after I'd pulled the plug and bought them from AliExpress. I returned them to HCK for a refund but I can't get...
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    I notice, and I'm stupid like that. >_>   Here's how I see it: I'm a "normal" guy with bills and a budget. K10s and such are not in the cards for my anyway, but if you can get 85-90% of their sound for < $400 then I fail to see why the remaining 10-15% justifiably costs $1,200. It seems...
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    Zero Audio ZH-DWX10 DUOZA dual dynamic driver iem

    I've never felt like the Duozas had any weak points, per se, in terms of build quality. The housings are massive and bulletproof and the cord is my absolute favorite out of my entire IEM collection. I've never had any concerns about the strain reliefs, either; but yeah, at this point I think...
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    I think for me the solution will be either to simply never remove the red sub-filter (which I love and prefer), or to very rarely do so. I've found that the sub-filter is very difficult to replace with tips and the nozzle inserted, as they force the edge of my rather large fingers away from the...
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    ZhiYin QT5 4BA + 1DD Impressions Thread

    When I'd initially ordered mine on 6/24 JimNice HCK had told me via PM that he'd have to wait until they received more to ship my order, as they were very in demand. The QT5s shipped the following morning, oddly.
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    ZhiYin QT5 4BA + 1DD Impressions Thread

    Two days ago I was elated to learn that my QT5 had shipped. Now they're hours away from my home and I already have buyer's remorse. I haven't even seen the packaging yet and all of this sudden negativity has left me feeling like I should have just replaced my broken FLC8S with another pair. I...
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    Reply to review by 'djinnenjous' on item 'ZhiYin QT5'

    This hurt to read, as I just exchanged a defective pair of FLC8S for these, based almost entirely on the reviews Brooks alluded to above. Sadly, if mine sound like crap I will never get a refund for the additional DHL shipping costs I paid in order to receive them in a reasonable time frame.
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    After my FLC8S were found to be defective I read several reviews of the QT5 and used my refund to swap brands. They will arrive by end if day tomorrow and I'll post my thoughts by next Tuesday. What I had initially read was incredibly positive. Now Brooko has me scared. Why the hell couldn't my...
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    iBasso DX80 . . impressions and reviews. . and discussion NEW FW: 1.6.0 ** link . . 1st page . . .

    Likewise, math and science don't mean much to me. The matter must be tackled experientially. Today, while my wife drove my family home from the beach I decided to see how well my brand-new DX80 could drive my HE-500s directly from the phone out jack (no amplifier). To its immense credit, the...
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    DX80 Purist Firmware Modification - For purist audiophiles

    WindowsX, I'm downloading your FW now and I'm about to flash it in for a test drive. Even if the sound isn't for me, I want to thank you for all of your hard work—and for contributing to the ongoing improvement of DAP firmware.
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    Reply to review by 'djinnenjous' on item 'FLC Technology FLC 8S'

    *unanchored, not unanswered
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    Reply to review by 'djinnenjous' on item 'FLC Technology FLC 8S'

    I owned and loved these things dearly, but within two weeks one of the teeny-tiny rubber gaskets that seal off and hold the ULF filters managed to pop back inside of the IEM shell.I emailed Forrest Wei about it and he said to use tweezers to pull it back out and repeat it. I was very careful...
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    iBasso DX80 . . impressions and reviews. . and discussion NEW FW: 1.6.0 ** link . . 1st page . . .

    So after about one week with my DX80 I've fallen completely head-over-heels in love with it. I'm still rocking FW 1.3.3 because I wanted extensive experience with that before I began flirting with alternate versions--especially if they newest might introduce bugs. My initial impressions are...
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    So I've found a defect in my FLC8S that is clearly responsible for my ULF filters popping out of the left monitor. I've lost two today alone, one of which I was unable to find and is now gone for good. If you look closely at the ports next to the nozzles you will see that they have rubber...
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    Reply to review by 'djinnenjous' on item 'ZhiYin QT5'

    "Several other members have mentioned that these best the Dunu 2000J, FLC8s, and quite a few other iems in the price range. I won’t comment further as I don’t have those to test, with this being my first ~$300 iem purchase. One member believes these best anything under $600, and if I heard some...
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    One more thing to watch out for: while tip rolling the other day I had one of the ULF plugs (the tiniest, of course) pop out of the IEM and go rolling across my counter. Had I been doing this anywhere else or not paying complete attention, I might have lost it forever. I recommend checking all...
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    FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread

    This is a fantastic answer. Unlike a great many people I abhor Comply foam tips; not only are they uncomfortable, but they make everything I listen to feel congested and muted--even when I roll back the opening "the right way" before insertion. My right ear opening is slightly larger than my...
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