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  1. chupacabra314

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Thanks. I did and they already responded, saying they're sending me replacements. Kudos to them.
  2. chupacabra314

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Whelp! The thread on one of the clamps that holds the leather to the nitinol headband got stripped and won't hold the clamp in place. How screwed am I (pun intended)? Any way to fix it? I'd like to avoid glueing the thing together... Thanks.
  3. chupacabra314

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Hey folks, any tips on cleaning the white tuning filters? I assume they aren't machine-washable and I don't want to order a whole new set just to use one pair.
  4. chupacabra314

    [FiiO FA1] Single Balanced Armature In-Ear Monitors, Knowles Customized BA Driver, DLP 3D Printing Technology,Detachable MMCX Cable

    Hi @Brooko, question for you. Been comparing your measurement graphs of the FA1 and the FH5 one here. On the FH5 700Hz is 0dB, 50Hz is at +8dB, 2.2kHz is +9db and 7kHz is +6dB. For the FA1 we have 0db for 800Hz, 60Hz is at +7dB, 2.8kHz is at +8dB and 6-7kHz is at +8dB. What I see is that the two...
  5. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I'll admit I was one of those people. I really thought I heard a difference initially. A week later decided to put the grilles back on and didn't notice any change. They've stayed on since then.
  6. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Wore them on a 7-hour flight yesterday and was sitting right next to the engines. They isolate slightly less than my IEMs (Fiio FH5) but I would say it's adequate. If you want anything better you would have to get a NC headphone.
  7. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    With either set of pads the Noirs at $200 are worth it if you're not looking for a "reference" sound sig. Personally I wouldn't pay $300 for the 99 Classics with the large pads if the signature is the same as the Noirs. But again, that is just preference. Most people agree these are damn good...
  8. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Thanks for the tip mate. The quality is surprisingly good, especially for the price. The connectors are nice and tight. The hooks aren't memory wire but are shorter than Fiio's, which I like. The braid below the Y-split could be a little better but for the price I can't ask for much more. I just...
  9. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Ok I figured out a way to combine the comfort of the "stock" pads with the more balanced sound of the "new original" pads. Figured if the "originals" are actually 1mm thicker than the "stocks", the foam in the former must be a little too soft. Since both pads are so easy to take apart, I took...
  10. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    I felt the same way regarding how they look on me. I do have a small head so every over-ear headphone I've tried besides the H6 has looked funny on my head. However I don't think anyone in my office cares really, and I definitely don't. Particularly the all black of the Noir doesn't look too...
  11. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Ok another experiment. Decided to try the cotton damping mod mentioned earlier in this thread. Instead of loose cotton (didn't have any) I tried placing a cotton makeup removal pad sliced in two on either side and slightly behind the damping foam inside the cup. Kudos to Meze for making these so...
  12. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    By "lose subbass" do you mean totally lose or does it just mellow it out. I find with the WC pads the bass/subbass are still more than what I'd like.
  13. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    I had some extra pads to play around with from my m50x - Dekoni ($40) and WickedCushions ($20), both pleather and memory foam. Neither will slot easily so I had to wrap them around the cups. The signature with the dekonis, although better than the "stock" pads, was a bit weird. They introduced...
  14. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    I used to have a 1st gen H6. If I remember their signature correctly The Noir with "new original" pads sounds similar but with better mids.
  15. chupacabra314

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Been rocking the 99 Noirs for 2 days now. To my hearing the pads make a huge difference. Similarly to the measurement plots on Massdrop, and Tyll's observations the pads that come pre-installed (the latest gen "Stock 99" large hole ones that come with the Classics and Neo) recess the mids and...
  16. chupacabra314

    New WESTONE W-SERIES

    Weird, the W30 has always struck me as better than the W40 in the bass department...Oh well I guess Westone know what they're doing.
  17. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Agreed, though my slider fits pretty snugly so it doesn't move on its own. And though I generally prefer hooks, these are way too long and thick, and the cable is too heavy if you're moving around. I do love that sexy L-plug. It's the only reason I haven't switched cables yet. My 2 favorite...
  18. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Maybe they don't or maybe Asian ears are somewhat smaller than Western ones, or they tested on mostly small ears. Guess we won't know for sure. I'm just glad they don't do that Kickstarter nonsense other OEMs still do. I personally am perfectly fine with the short nozzles. I can think of...
  19. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    If so, good for them. They either must sell a ton of these to offset the tooling or they have some magical voodoo low cost tooling method. There's definitely something about Fiio that sets them apart from the other Chi-fi brands. Been a fan since the first X5 came out.
  20. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    By the way anyone else experiencing cable stiffening? The parts of the cable that touch my skin have become pretty stiff in just 5 months They can't support the weight of the IEM yet but they're getting there.
  21. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    My guess would be the design is the same. They would have to do re-tooling which is expensive.
  22. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Brain burn-in is just a much more plausible explanation. Yes the speaker membrane can relax but the human brain is a super unreliable measurement tool so it will already have deep bias well before it can detect/acknowledge the relaxation. Read any behavioral psychology book. I work in...
  23. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Unfortunately we live in a world where facts are the enemy of the people. It's all about who screams the loudes (or believes the strongest so to speak :) ). That being said, ppl who believe in gear burn-in are free to believe in it and talk about it as much as they want. It's not like anyone's...
  24. chupacabra314

    The HiBy R3; The New Double Dac R3 PRO on Sale Now !!!

    I pair it with the FH5 (single ended) and am pretty happy.
  25. chupacabra314

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I agree with Isloo. You will just have to try different tips that fit the shape of your ear canal. The good news is different tips don't change the sound as much as on other IEMs (in my experience), so you're basically trying to get the best seal and comfort. My canals are between S and M and...
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