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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Thieaudio Divinity V16'

    I will happily admit I really love THIEAUDIO’s Clairvoyance and while I plan to one day review it(maybe), I constantly use the Clairvoyance in most of my reviews. I recently had the chance to check out both the THIEAUDIO Monarch MK2 and their flagship V16 Divinity. While I was excited for the...
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'Truthear Zero'

    The heartfield acoustic deer is a sealed DD IEM. The vent helps with the bass I think. I personally don’t have issues with sibilance on the Kato but I would say these get just a tiny bit bright in the upper mids. At least to my ears.
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Moondrop Moon River 2 Portable USB DAC & AMP'

    While I mostly use a DAP or battery powered portable DAC/amp, I do use wired dongles for my iPad and laptop. When I heard Moondrop was releasing a dongle I was fairly surprised. I love a lot of their recent IEM releases so I was very interested in checking out their first shot at the dongle...
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'FiiO/Jade audio JH3'

    I’ll have to give those a listen!
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'FiiO/Jade audio JH3'

    I’m currently on the hunt for a sub $50 IEM I can recommend since I usually recommend the Moondrop aria which costs $80. I’ve been playing around with some IEMs around $50 and I’m getting a feel for what's good in this price bracket. FiiO was nice enough to send me the JH3 which is a FiiOxJade...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Heartfield Acoustic Deer'

    I tend to test bigger brand IEMs in general but once in a blue moon I’ll get the chance to try something from a new company and I was recently sent the Heartfield Acoustic Deer IEM to check out and review. This is a smaller 6.8mm single dynamic driver unit coming from Heartfield. The Acoustic...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Tanchjim Ola'

    I don’t do many sub $100 IEMs that often but when I want something under $100 I usually recommend the Moondrop Aria and for under $50 the Tin T2 plus was my original recommendation. I knew I needed to find something newer for under $50 since it was a super old IEM at this point in time. I was...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'xDuoo MT-604 Balanced Tube'

    I do love me some tube amps! It’s been a few years since I’ve had a tube amp but the one I had was handmade by my father when I was a little kid and I had that for a long time till it got lost in a move a while back. I haven’t had the chance to really sit down to hunt for a tube amp. I’ve always...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Effect Audio Axiom'

    I recently reviewed the UM MEXT which is my favorite strange/warmer IEM at the moment right around $1200. After that it's the Symphonium Helios which goes for a better all rounder tuning at $1100. The thing with all-rounder tuning is that you get the best of all worlds but you don’t get a...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Shanling M3X'

    I’ve been out of the DAP game for a bit now. The last DAP I had was the original FiiO M11 and while I liked it for the most part, I wasn’t a fan of the overly clinical sound signature. I ended up focusing more on portable DAC/amps I could use with both my iPhone and iPad. Since I do a fair...
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    Comment by 'corgifall' in item 'Khadas Tea'

    Indeed. The sound sig can easily be tweaked via EQ. Even without it, it’s still a solid sound.
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Khadas Tea'

    I currently have a nice little collection of portable DAC/amps to review and the Khadas Tea was among them. I always wanted a Magsafe compatible adapter or some way that I could latch a portable DAC/amp to the back of my iPhone 12 Pro without using tape or rubber rings. I did try using cheap...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Unique Melody MEXT--A Unique Taste of Bone Conduction'

    I feel really fortunate that I’ve been able to review more IEMs in the $1k range as of late. My go to IEM is the THIEAUDIO Clairvoyance($700) and I’m always looking for something that impresses me enough to move to a post $1k IEM. The Symphonium Helios has been the closest to get me there but I...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Aune BU2'

    I do love portable DAC/amps since I can use them on the go but as a desktop alternative when I go on the occasional trip with the fiance or back home to visit family. I don’t get to do these trips as much these days but I still take my portables to work to use in a lab or at my cube everyday. My...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Moondrop Variations'

    I’ve been on a Moondrop binge as of late and while I’ve not had a chance to release any reviews of the units I tried, I still wrote the reviews and plan to release more Moondrop related reviews in the future. The Variations are Moondrop’s most recent tribrid release. This set is using a single...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Kinera Mount Nanna 2.0 Hybrid Electrostatic IEM UPDATED 2/1/21'

    I’ve been super happy and lucky to have a decent range of upper $700 plus IEMs on hand to review and tribrids are slowly becoming my new favorite type of IEM. I heard about the Kinera Nanna Pro(2.0) a while back and always wanted to check it out but I’m happy to say I finally got a chance to...
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'Audeze LCD-5 Planar Magnetic Headphones'

    I used the Weiss DAC in my review. Which is a $10k DAC/amp. It just wasn’t quite my taste on stock tuning. Doing EQ made the headphone sound great though.
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'S.M.S.L SU-6/SH-6 DAC/amp combo'

    The hip dac will have the xBASS bass boost and it better suited for IEMs. The smsl stack will be better for full sized headphones. I always like the sound of iFi products due to the hardware EQ stuff but it’s hard to beat a desktop DAC/amp and for the most part the su/sh-6 performs better...
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'S.M.S.L SU-6/SH-6 DAC/amp combo'

    I haven't had a chance to hear the E30 :(
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'Symphonium Helios'

    The DD driver in the Nanna 2.0 isn't very prominent to my ears. It comes off lean to me when compared to the Helios. I just didn't find the DD in the Nana all that good. The Helios just doesn't sound like any BA I've heard to date. It sounds like a DD in terms of impact though which is strange.
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Audeze LCD-5 Planar Magnetic Headphones'

    I personally loved pretty much every full size Audeze headphone I’ve had the chance to check out. I got to listen to the LCD-4 a bit back and I liked it for the short time I got to use it. I was excited to check out the LCD-5 when Todd decided to run a tour of the LCD-5 and the Weiss DAC. The...
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'S.M.S.L SU-6/SH-6 DAC/amp combo'

    Bluetooth was fine. I use an iPhone so I only get AAC. I had no range issues going from my room to the living room. Sounded fairly clear. Wired was better IMO.
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'Symphonium Helios'

    I have always been a fan of hybrids vs all BA IEMs for the longest time now. I heard lots of love towards a new all BA IEM called the Helios and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Symphonium is a new name to me and the Helios which is their flagship IEM, is the first product I’ve had a...
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    Review by 'corgifall' on item 'iFi audio GO blu'

    My personal set of on the go DAC/amps rotate between the iFi hip dac, Lotoo PAW S1 and on occasion, the newer AUNE BU2. The Aune BU2 gets probably the most use since it’s bluetooth and for the most part I almost always use bluetooth when I’m constantly on the move. I’ll always hardwire my...
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    Reply to review by 'corgifall' on item 'iFi audio iDSD Signature'

    I didn't pull the Signature apart to check the design but when the balanced and single ended ports output the same power, this can indicate a shared line between the two which means it's not a true balanced design wise. I don't remember if I got confirmation or not back then on the design...