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  1. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    I did not, I used the default Sony music app. The unit was a store demo, so I was not at the liberty to mess around with it to that extent, and I'm no expert on Android regardless.
  2. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    Portable Audio Touchdown Tour Part 1: The NW-WM1AM2 and NW-WM1ZM2 The WM1A is the DAP that I've used for the last 3 years. It's probably the single longest surviving audio product in my collection, I've sold everything I brought prior to it in one form or another. One of my fondest memories in...
  3. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    Yep, I'm aware of the Dark Sky. I did look into it after making the post and while Zepp does carry it, that doesn't always guarantee a demo unit. Won't stop me from asking for one though. As for the Perpetua, it strangely enough does not appear on the webstores of any of the Dita distributors I...
  4. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    I've been working on a two or three part article series covering a bunch of stuff I missed during my hiatus. The first part is dedicated entirely to 2 DAPs and is largely complete, the second (and possibly third) part will contain a large number of miscellaneous IEMs and portable sources sorted...
  5. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    You know, I would love to do that. If I could never write another article on IEMs again in exchange for being able to write about all the desktop crap I want, I'd do it in a heartbeat. The problem is twofold: accessibility and reputation. While I can indeed walk into any store in SG and pick...
  6. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    Symphonio VR1: This IEM was loaned to me by @Infoseeker, who I never got the chance to thank or even tell him about my impressions on it, but am grateful to nonetheless for making this possible. The single dynamic driver. At this point, I have largely given up in my search of a competent one...
  7. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    I definitely took my time in responding to this, but I'm slowly but surely warming up to the idea of returning to doing reviews, though they'll be less adhering to any sort of ruleset or format and definitely moreso at my own leisure. I strongly suspect my old style of writing a structured...
  8. Sennheiser HD600 black paper variant

    I'm looking for an early Sennheiser HD600, specifically the variant with the black paper baffle. I am not interested in any other variants of the headphone, ie. black silk, steel mesh, etc. Attached is an example of what the black paper baffle looks like. If you have one and are willing to sell...
  9. Sony IER-Z1R

    Selling my IER-Z1R purchased mid-2019. Unit comes with all accessories. IEM itself is well used and has a minor chip on the right shell. Selling as I no longer use my IEMs. Soundwise unit is in perfection condition, measurements can be supplied on request.
  10. FAudio Minor

    Selling my FAudio Minor purchased in Nov. 2019. Originally purchased this as a review unit and a loaner unit for local people, it served its purpose long ago and hasn't been used in a while. Someone who would put it to better use should take it off my hands.
  11. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    A small mid-hiatus update: Decided to rework a couple of old scores that I was unsatisfied with. Normally, I'd say that scores shouldn't be the focal point of a review, and that the main takeaway should be the text content in and of itself, but I'd honestly argue that much of my old writing is...
  12. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    To be completely honest, if I have a decimal system, the last 2 IEMs I've covered would probably be half a spot down to represent where they really stand. But with the current scoring system, I think they deserve where they've been placed. Less than perfect in more than a couple areas, but I...
  13. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    The large majority of IEMs aren't worth talking about imaging or staging wise because they're effectively just average. The rare exceptions are usually a big deal, because they usually have some way they go about making their staging more diffuse than usual. But in any case, the Azul doesn't...
  14. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    Dunu SA6 Dunu seem to be having a bit of a spotlight on themselves lately. Between the SA6 having apparently been fairly acclaimed, and the Zen being the latest hype as far as single DD IEMs go, not to mention the Luna last year, it's pretty safe to say that they're slowly picking up a lot of...
  15. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    My opinion on the matter isn't that far off from my opinion on sources and amps. It absolutely does make a difference, and synergy is a very real thing, but no source is magically going to make me like a Meze Empyrean. Likewise, no tip will magically make me like something I fundamentally...
  16. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    Night and day? Definitely not. There certainly is a difference, but not significant enough of one to make me like something I never really liked in the first place. As far as I'm concerned, tips are mostly relegated to finetuning something that already sounds good.
  17. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    The tips I used are stock. As is standard, anything provided by the manufacturer or otherwise recommended by them is good enough for those with a financial stake in it, and therefore good enough for me. I unfortunately do not have enough time or money to account for a billion different...
  18. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    My scoring is unrelated to price. It's not worthy of anything more or less than a 5 because, as mentioned, it's really not bad or good. It's just mediocre to the extreme, and if I had to express that in a number 5 couldn't be more perfect.
  19. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    A Quick One: Thieaudio Legacy 4 Gotta say, I haven't really been loving Thieaudio so far. Their first few products very much seemed to be FOTM hype of the purest definition (Who still remembers the old Legacy IEMs or the Voyager 14? That was some stuff) and while everyone else seemed to love...
  20. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    I’ll probably seek out the IE300 when I’m done with this batch of stuff I have to cover. Don’t want to bite off more than I can chew.
  21. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    I think the deal with earbuds and bass is that they effectively behave as a design that cannot seal due to how they sit in the concha. You could probably account for this as a manufacturer and have somewhat decent bass extension (though it would still drop like a rock below 100hz) but I'm not...
  22. aminus

    Campfire Dorado 2020

    I mean, that's not really something I can control. I don't know why you're telling me this, I don't exactly care all that much about who pops up first on google searches, given this is a hobby of mine and not a career. That was in response to the bizarre accusation that SG reviewers or people...
  23. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    Metal Magic Research: Lessons in Bad Shell Design MMR is a company that I seem to be a little late on. They originally debuted back in February with something of a disaster of a show, with pretty much universally negative comments from my friend group on some of their stuff in particular. Not...
  24. aminus

    Aminus hates everything (Or, Aminus rants and reviews stuff)

    No promises on those ones. Both of them don't have actively available demo units in SG, meaning I have to seek out an owner. I have a decent idea of where I might be able to find a Legacy 4 but I have no idea where to find the Tripowin. I wasn't even aware Tripowin made IEMs until now. Stuff I...
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