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  1. mrconfuse

    64 Audio U12T vs Sony IER-7 how far apart are they sonically?

    A little history, I've been searching for the one IEM that I can settle on. And it's been a heck of a journey, every IEM I've tried either had fit issues or something about the sound that just bugged me. I don't know what the kind of "signature/tuning" that I like in an IEM (more like i can't...
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    Replaygain on Astell and Kern player

    Since the replaygain is applied on the playlist. if you add a new song to the playlist (after replaygain was set already) do you have to rerun replaygain again on the whole playlist? or do you just apply replaygain on the one song that you just added?
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    Replay Gain on digital players, how do they work?

    Some players like (Astell & Kern) have replay gain built into the player. Do you still need to have your files tagged for replay gain to have an effect? I know on a computer the replaygain is ignored unless the file itself has been tag with replay gain I notice that Cowon has this called A.I...
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    Is the FiiO M11 Plus LTD better or equal to the AK Kann Alpha in SQ?

    As the title states, is the Fiio M11 plus LTD as good as the Kann Alpha or is the Kann alpha better in the terms of SQ? Would any consider Fiio M11 as a mid tier or above based on SQ?
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    Dap and Dac, is this normal?

    I recently got the Lotoo Paw S1 and was testing it out. First I tried my cell phone with UAPP and it sounded very nice but the form factor (big phone) wasn't very to convenient. Next I decided to try using the Hiby R3 Pro with it (I did switched the audio out on the HIBY to Dock mode). All...
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    Why high end headphones (and IEMs) are (mostly) hype.

    When social media and word of mouth became a bigger hype machine than the magazines. As someone already mentioned before, send out the new product to as many hype man as possible to generate buzz. There will never be a true independent review unless the product was purchased by the...
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    Why high end headphones (and IEMs) are (mostly) hype.

    At some point diminishing returns must kick in. And from what I can tell most companies buy ba's from Knowles or have them tune it in a particular way. So I wonder how much "research" these companies are actually doing.
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    Opinions - get new IEM or Cans?

    My source is my AK SR15, when i was at the dealer I was using my unit and my songs. You know it's funny that you mention changing the source. At one point I was thinking about getting the chord mojo but then I didn't want to have to deal with a stack. As for the source vs the IEM/Cans it seems...
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    How much of a jump in sound quality am i getting?

    not to long ago I posted asking for advice for a new IEM, my budget was up to 1K. Anyway, after going through may reviews online (outside of forum). I brought the Tin HiFI P1, I have this thing for planar and the Tin HiFi intrigued me. I would have gotten the RHA CL2 but reviews for there seemed...
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    Lookign for recommendation for IEM

    Yes the bass was not as excessive as the BGVP DMG, for certain songs the bass does still bother me but not as much as the BGVP DMG. I was looking at the Andromeda but then there is a thread in the forum regarding how campfire was using knowles (knock off) drivers in some of their IEMs (from a...
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    Lookign for recommendation for IEM

    I'm looking for something that's less than $1000 with the following properties Highs, lows and bass - does not bleed into each other Highs, lows and bass - where everything is balanced and no one part trying to over take another part. Highs are not sibilant/fatiguing but present Mids are not...
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    Looking for advice on IEM or Source

    okay, so your recommendation would to look at IEM if i wanted to instead of trying to replace the Onkyo Dp-S1
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    Looking for advice on IEM or Source

    I have tried the Westone, the the AM pro's allow ambient sound to come in so the isolation is much lower than the standard UMPRO 30 (but very comfortable). They sound a a bit forward/mid focus to me but I'm not hating it, I'm actually indifferent which is why it has been so difficult for me to...
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    Looking for advice on IEM or Source

    I was using the Kanas pro until my left ear started to hurt (the right is fine). It's not the ear drums it's the out part where the IEM sits. Not sure if it's the weight or what but other IEM that I've tried seem okay so i m guessing it's the Kanas pro. It has gotten to the point where I can't...
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    Is the Shanling M0 the best option?

    I was using my ipod touch as a transport with some of my portable DAC's but sadly the touch is dead. I'm looking to replace it but most of the devices that can be used as a transport with a Dac are actually players themselves. After looking around it seems my only choice is the Shanling M0, Now...
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    What is the upgrade to the final audio E2000?

    For the longest time I have been searching for a pair of IEM's that sounded right/good to me. Went through Shure 535, 425, 215, Westone 4, Westone Umpro 30, Westone umx3, hifi man songbird RE600 and a bunch of other IEMs. There was always something that didn't sit right with me regarding how...
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    Question about eqing on a dap

    Thanks, for the info. my ears are sort of volume sensitive (never had ear damage). let me explain, Onkyo DP-S1 has a max limit of 60 and when I am listening to music in bed at nights (i am using the Westone Umpro 30, which has an impedance of 56 ohm). My volume is at 7-8 based on the loudest...
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    Question about eqing on a dap

    The dap that I am using is a new (Onkyo DP-S1) and I have tested it using the same IEM (westone UMPRO 3) playing the same songs on my iphone, note 4, on my computer, on my friends FIIO Q5, Galaxy S8. I even went to the local audio store around where I am and have loaded the songs into the A&K 70...
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    Question about eqing on a dap

    thanks, I needed to sorta of have a starting point. The problem is that whenever the drums come into play, it overpowers vocals, guitars and etc. It's very odd, it's like the singer and the drummer have switched places. And the drummer is in the center. I tried different songs (not rap. edm or...
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    Question about eqing on a dap

    I posted something similar in another section but no one has responded. Maybe I was in the wrong section. Anyway the question that i have is this. I have a dap that I feel is putting to much emphasis onto the drums. I like to use the eq to tone down some of the emphasis but I'm not sure what...
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    What do you recommend I do, stuck in a decision

    I do have UAPP on my android and when i switched over to apple I got IaudioGate. Apple does allow you to output higher than 44.1 if you are going out to a DAC. If you play it natively even with a app that can read high rez it will downsample it to 44.1 I used to do stacking then I got a...
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    What do you recommend I do, stuck in a decision

    you make a good point. I did do stacks at one point and I can relate.