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  1. tomscy2000

    crinacle's IEM FR measurement database

    Yes, I didn't just mean price. It definitely depends on the manufacturer. But you'd be surprised how many companies get away with cutting costs on QC for FR unit variance. They usually do QC with intermediate steps that don't require as much human labor, such as voice coil wind consistency...
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    crinacle's IEM FR measurement database

    I've seen a lot of variance with Blon units. Every measured FR looks different. Pretty sure at $30-ish they're not doing any QC and shipping them out.
  3. tomscy2000

    The discovery thread!

    All this talk about adhesives and seasons... Personally only interested in one single thing out of new age chi-fi right now, the Nature Sounds NS5 Mk. II. It looks like a massive improvement over the original Dream Bridge.
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    The discovery thread!

    This uses one of ESS' new codec DACs. There are plenty of codec DACs that work fine, but they've been stigmatized in the audiophile world for various (often unfounded) reasons. http://www.esstech.com/index.php/en/news/newsroom/ess-introduces-suite-usb-codecs-featuring-audiophile-sabre-dacs/
  5. tomscy2000

    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    In what way is it significantly better? This is the first time I've heard of Aune releasing an In-Ear. Being that Aune is a DAC, amp, and DAP manufacturer, chances are this product is a subcontracted one, so the key is finding out who makes it for them and whether they have the chops to make a...
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    I think I finally found a way for me to enjoy to the Titan 6. With EPro horn shaped tips (long length, wide diameter with reverse taper at the end) and as deep a fit as possible, I get smoothed out resonance peaks, so the natural timbre of the beryllium driver is brought out, but I don't lose...
  7. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    Oh absolutely. I'm sure it'd be well worth the development cost. There will be a lot of people interested. It blows my mind to think that many people expect a TOTL dynamic to cost 1800+ these days. But that's just the way things are. Even though I kind of miss the days when they were making $300...
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    Sorry I don't have the Falcon and the last time I heard it was ages ago. I remember it being on the cooler side but that's about it. I suspect most people will find the Titan 6 warmer and a little bassinet but I really can't make any further comparisons.
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    I've been playing around with tips, and I find that, just like the Titan 3 and 5, ideal tip selection is crucial with the Titan 6. Dunu's stock tips: they're okay, but not my favorite for comfort. The "balanced" blue tips sound pretty even across the board. Comfort is average. The...
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    After comparing the Titan 6 with the Titan 1, 3, and 5, it is definitely the most bass focused of the 4 models (5 if you count the low-end 1es). It also has fuller low mids and relatively tame upper mids. There is still a bit of a ~5 kHz resonance peak --- didn't do any sweeps, but just a...
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    Dunu TITAN Series (new for 2019: Titan 6) [Page 196]

    I just got the Titan 6 as well, and Simgot previously sent me the EN700 PRO for review. It's quite a good product overall that does very little wrong (but doesn't stand out especially either). I haven't spent much time with the Titan 6 yet but it does strike me as being more textured in the bass...
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Looking forward to the NA1 as well. I think it was on preorder for 899 CNY and retail is 999 CNY --- good price regardless. I think they're going full force with that modular plug. I have suggested to them that they provide an option for a standard cable, but ultimately it is not my opinion...
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    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    Not that simple. The bass is extremely well controlled in the 4001, such that it doesn't really impact vocals. You'll probably find the 4001's upper mids to be recessed (I do too), but this is not a consequence of the bass. Vocals are still very detailed despite the relative recess in the...
  14. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    Short answer: No. There are IEC compliant measurements of both the original 3001 and 4001 on the internet, taken from the same measurement rig. They look different. These are taken from the Russian website Reference Audio Analyzer: The 3001 has a peak at the conventional 2.5 kHz region and...
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    Light Harmonic Geek Wave

    Yep that's what I was saying
  16. tomscy2000

    Light Harmonic Geek Wave

    EROS is a Chinese company that makes DAPs. What is their E2 microcontroller chip doing in a prototype Wave evaluation board?
  17. tomscy2000

    DUNU 17TH ANNIVERSARY IEM

    How is the bass quantity compared to the 4001? They mentioned the driver is thicker/stiffer compared to the one in the 4001, so it's going to be a little more difficult to drive? Defintiely seems like it's less fatiguing than the 4001, which is good, especially if I want to use it indoors.
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    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    You have a 17th ?!? There are more than a few people here who will be jealous (including me). :bow: My personal expectation is that the Noble is the best cable of the 4 they're offiering because it has the shielding layer. Does it really help the sound? I have my reservations, but I know the...
  19. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    So you're going to order both the 4001 and 3001 PRO? Or just the PRO? I want to state that I do agree the 3001 PRO is a more approachable earphone. It has an easy to like signature. But technical performance goes to the 4001.
  20. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    You mean Oriveti, right? It seems @audio123 has reviewed both, so perhaps he should chime in. I've not heard the OH500, nor any other Oriveti earphone for that matter, but I can offer some thoughts: The OH500 is a $499 product, so it is competing with the DK-3001 PRO ($469), FiiO FH7 ($449)...
  21. tomscy2000

    Four new Shanling products announced

    There's also the choice between a volume rocker (BTR5) and a volume wheel (UP4).
  22. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-3001 PRO - 2nd Generation 4 BA + Beryllium Dynamic Driver & Quick Switch Connector Cable

    I have not heard the Falcon C for nearly two years so I can't reliably tell you but from memory and from the FR, I think the 3001 PRO has a fairly different sound signature. The Falcon seemed brighter and thinner from memory. @cleg might be able to give you a better answer. The original...
  23. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    As far as I know, that is a China specific promotion, and understandably, this limited edition model will mostly be reserved for the Chinese. Additionally, a good proportion of those 500 units will be gifted to friends and longtime supporters of the brand. What is leftover will be sold. For...
  24. tomscy2000

    DUNU DK-4001 --- Discussion & Impressions Thread

    A couple of inaccuracies to point out: the 4 BA drivers (two SWFKs) cross with the dynamic driver starting at treble frequencies, not at the mids --- it is effectively a 2-way crossover hybrid the retail price is closer to $900 USD than $800
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