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  1. MonoJon

    Nichicon FW caps for subwoofer amp power supply?

    Thank you so much, @tomb! The veil is beginning to lift from my eyes! I think I have confused ripple current rating of capacitors with ripple voltage - it's ripple voltage that one wants to reduce, and that is probably more influenced by the overall design of the amp than by my capacitor...
  2. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    Nice work! How does the fit and comfort differ from Symbios? Is it softer or firmer? Does it fit deeper?
  3. MonoJon

    Flip Tips (or FlipTips) - Prepare to have your mind blown

    Drumroll..... I have discovered that the medium size Sony MH750 / MH755 tips are also "flipable". It's harder to do than with KZ Starlines. I was unable to do it with a Q-Tip, so I had to use a screw and was very worried that I would tear them with how hard I had to pull on them. The profile...
  4. MonoJon

    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Great! I'm going to pick some of these up. I'm going to try their silicone tips too. It looks like their sizing is fairly standard 10.5 mm = small, 12.5 mm = medium, and 13 mm = large. I am usually around a medium to large size depending on the tip and IEM combo. The 12.5 mm is usually right...
  5. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Ah, yes, that is a very good point. He cleary has a personally preferred sound signature, but he ranks the IEMs without regard to sound signature, and..... ....I think I may be somewhat confusing tuning and musicality. To me, if an IEM is tuned well, then it is more likely to sound "musical"...
  6. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Well, to deconstruct your first paragraph of two sentences, you first said: "uh, his chart is purely based on technical ability (of which he explains in his thread, which you can read if you'd like more understanding on how he rates them)." You then start your second sentence with the phrase "As...
  7. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Perhaps I misunderstand his rating system, and I admit, I have only been a casual reader of his blog. My apologies to @crinacle if I have misrepresented him. It sounds from the first statement in your post, @Zerohour88, that you are equating frequency response or sound signature with technical...
  8. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    Well, I can drive the BL-03 from my recent model Sony phone, but when I connected to balanced output on the ES100, I noticed a major improvement. If I'm being honest though, I don't know whether that is due to the increased voltage or from switching to balanced. I should compare phone output to...
  9. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Yes, indeed. It seems that Crinacle weights musicality over technicality in his rankings, if I am to compare his list to the many, many comments I have read in these forums. That's just fine, he is just one reviewer with one set of opinions. I agree that he is very transparent in his reviews -...
  10. MonoJon

    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Wonderful and quick feedback, @Tonymac136! Thank you very much. All the tips you mentioned (and more) are on my list. I picked up a set of Final E tips just the other day, and I am already keyed into the good deal on Spiral Dots on Penon. I am ordering a couple sets of generic "Sony" Hybrids to...
  11. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    You are wasting the potential of a good IEM by simply using the output from the onboard DAC/Amp on your laptop. I have a very expensive laptop with "audio by Bang and Olufsen". The onboard speakers and the headphone out are total garbage - headphone out has high noise floor, high channel...
  12. MonoJon

    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Hello Folks, I am posting here (1) as a convenient way to subscribe to updates on this thread and... (2) to ask about this: Is there any significant difference in quality between Comply tips (or Dekoni Bulletz, or Tennmak "ultra" foam etc.) and the generic "T400" and "T200" etc. tips that are...
  13. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Thank you all for your thoughts! I would like to see Crinacle review the BL-03 for comparison. I'll wait on the C10 for now as I may pull the trigger on the LZ A6 mini.
  14. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    That was my impression of the C12 as well. I am fearing, with all this positive talk about the C10 and @crinacle's rating of the two, that I bought the wrong one. Although Crinacle is only one person with an option, although with highly regarded opinions. I had read that the C12 was in...
  15. MonoJon

    Radsone EarStudio ES100

    Yes, exactly! I really think @radsone should include one of these in the package with the es100. They could put Radsone or EarStudio branding on it and it would cost them next to nothing to do so, and make the es100 even more convenient to use. EDIT: I also think @radsone should put a better...
  16. MonoJon

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

    I'm not sure that ANC prevents the vibration of the hair cells in the inner ear. My suspicion is that the hair cells are vibrated just as much or different cells are vibrated and the cancellation effect occurs in the brain. Please point me to a reputable scientific/medical source if I am wrong...
  17. MonoJon

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Yes, I completely agree, but I have npt been here long enough to know who's opinion to pay more attention to. I am looking mostly for consensus or majority opinion. This is where I am too, and I'll say this: graphs only show a small amount. It's basically impossible to get a sense of what an...
  18. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    Folks, I am continuing to realize improvements with the fit and sound of my BL-03. I mentioned before that I ordered a bunch of silicone keyboard switch o-ring bumpers to try out as spacers on the nozzle to keep the tips from sliding down and to get a deeper tip insertion. Well, my o-rings came...
  19. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    SpinFits are some of the most popular tips for the BL-03, but... People seem to either love them or hate them on the BL-03. Everyone is different and you will just have to find tips that work for YOU. other popular tips on the BL-03 are JVC Spiral Dots (probably right up there with the...
  20. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    @BillJude56 FYI Y**y** is a banned name here on Head-Fi. It is against forum rules to mention it (even in a disguised way like I have done, as I understand it). You can read more about these rules HERE A wonderfully helpful Chi-Fi IEM guru @Slater has posted this, but I cannot find any stickies...
  21. MonoJon

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

    @-sandro- The MH750 is more bass-heavy than the MH755 (which already has an elevated bass as a "harman" tuned IEM). Yes, the cable length is acceptable, but it is still a J cable, which some find objectionable. Worse, is that it is still the same cable material as the MH755 and therefore stiff...
  22. MonoJon

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

    Yes, in the for sale forum right now... https://www.head-fi.org/search/58458027/?q=Mh755 ...and also on eBay.
  23. MonoJon

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    Sure, @Solar1971 , I think that should be fine. Easier to have it burning in for 50 or 100 hours on a PC than on your phone - unless you have an old phone you can use for burn-in. Honestly though, you shouldn't worry about burn-in until you get the right fit worked out for these. The...
  24. MonoJon

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

    Holy cow, man, slow down!!! LOL. Seriously, you'll never be able to give these all a proper try - it'll take months to know the strengths and weaknesses of each pair. I gotta say though: I am really interested in trying the TRN V90 you have. I chose the CCA C12 over them and am wondering if I...
  25. MonoJon

    Flip Tips (or FlipTips) - Prepare to have your mind blown

    Thanks for the tip rolling case info @Slater ! I'm going to get something like this. On another note this "trick" is referenced often in other threads, and really is a gem - my current preferred tip on the BL-03. ...but does anyone know if any other tips besides the medium KZ Starlines work...
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