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    Effect Audio cables thread

    Hi all, EA and I have decided to part ways, so my time here has come to an end. It has been a pleasure to dive back into this hobby and be part of this special community again. I've always been passionate about cables, so it has been great to work for a company that makes such quality...
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    Masters of Classical Music - A Wyville Original Review Series

    Exciting stuff! Stoked to see where this is going, been a while since I sat down to read a review series :D
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    Effect Audio cables thread

    ^^I don't know who this guy is but he sounds totally awesome. You should definitely listen to him and buy like, a ton of EA cables.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Honestly, I think we should all make fun of Ranfan for not being able to afford a proper $5K iem.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Oh I don't think there's a single person on this thread interested in buying any of these iems.. As you might have noticed from the last seven pages, the whole point is kinda just to collectively rant :D
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    I completely understand. For your consideration, I will be starting a crowdfunding for a new Ducati motorcycle I have been eyeing. Checks can be made over to 'Flinkenick's Moving Company'.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    I think you guys are underestimating how much Gzregorz dislikes reviewers : ) He put up a notice that they will not deal with reviewers, and I can assure you those are words he lives by. I certainly don't have €5700 in cash lying round, so don't expect anything from me :D
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    On the tweeter or the Erlkonig? For the tweeter, I don't really understand why such an established manufacturer as Sony stoops to such claims for marketing, nor who they think they are fooling. People that have no idea how frequencies work will not be impressed by a 100 Khz claim, and people...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Sammy is being a bit cagey about it, it seems he had a dealer but nobody bought anything so I'm not sure he'll send an Eden soon as the production of the drivers is slow. Guess it is not happening anytime soon then. The Eden's are waiting for you as soon as you move over / have free time, along...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    So as it seems we're gently moving back from profound world-threatening matters to unnecessarily expensive audio equipment, I'll be trying something different but mostly not so different this week : ) My A&K got lonely, so I found it a companion. I can already decisively say that when...
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    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Active shielding is when the shield of the cable is connected separately to ground, like by using the additional 3.5 in the pic above, or the fifth pole of 4.4. Ah I see, yes I missed that apologies. I think you are underestimating how little of an expert I am on this :D I'm going to tag...
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    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Alright let me start by assuring I am absolutely no expert on the matter either. What I know I know from the guys at Music Sanctuary, and they had to explain it three times when I got the Venom ; ) I assume the Venom was originally designed for the AK players, to separate the ground by using an...
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    The DITA Twins: Fealty and Fidelity

    I wouldn't say the Twins are warmer than the Dream, because they have an upper treble peak which improves their clarity and makes them a bit brighter. The Dream has an articulate lower treble, but the overall tone is not so bright, where the Twins have a more even clarity throughout their...
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    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Yes unfortunately so, and it is strange. I can't say I know the reasoning behind it.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    For those that have owned it, the R2R2000's tonality is reminiscent of the former flagship, the 901S; what I would describe as a musical execution of neutral. The tone is nowhere nearly as warm as the 1Z or SP Cu, but also not as bright as the SP SS or LPG. It offers an authoritative and...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Seriously Mim you need to stop dragging down the level with this kind of cheap humor. In more serious news, I'm glad to see that the R2R was designed for both his and her pleasure.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Guess what I happened to stumble on. Hint: it's the R2R2000. And it's miniscule.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Hmm, tricky subject :) I think the Phantom is fine as is. The Phantom has a warmer-than-neutral tonality with a natural sound. Every iem has its ups and downs. Once you change stuff it is possible that it would lose some of its magic. But, if you are putting a gun to my head and forcing me to...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    I would say it is less peaky than the HD800, and less bright. The stage shape and dimensions are roughly similar to Galaxy, but I think its layering is a bit better due to the attenuated bass. It's an airy stage with good separation, but also not a pin-point accurate sound in terms of imaging. I...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Yes the standard copper cable (Pandora Dwarf?) and 2.98 4-braid. I snuck in some brief listening to the Eden before putting it on burn. Since it is neither bass-heavy (to say the least), nor has a prominent treble, I suspect its general sound will not change drastically after burn. The first...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    So I went by the store to return some stuff, and was pleased to see two new ZMF headphones had arrived, the Auteur and Atticus. It was near closing so I only had time to try the Auteur, which is priced around $1600. As Pete once suggested, it was much to my liking - what I would consider a...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    I think that's a common progression, that is very recognisable. I remember when Warren Chi from Head-Fi told me about the '4 stages of audiophile' at Canjam: 1. All 'bout dat bass. The easiest aspect to perceive, and most powerful in the presentation. 2. Treble. Ooh looky all that detail! 3...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Just a few thoughts, I think it would be good to figure out what type of sound you generally like, regardless of music; specifically, warm vs. bright. For instance, when I read your description, the Encore wouldn't come to mind. To me, Encore is more of a 'fun' sig with a detail-oriented sound...
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