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  1. Arthur Li

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I have a noob question: in theory, would the clocking precision of BT source impact sound quality of wireless headphones? For example, would a dedicated DAP with Femto-grade oscillators built-in renders a cleaner digital signal (with less jitter) than a smart-phone? Let's assume no SRC/both...
  2. Arthur Li

    Reply to review by 'Arthur Li' on item 'Sennheiser Momentum 2.0'

    The first gen full-sized Momentum actually sounds better than the second (less mid-bass emphasis & clearer treble response), but the earpad openings are smaller and not that comfortable. On the other hand, the on-ear version sounds terrible.
  3. Arthur Li

    Campfire Audio IO

    I realize the carelessness in my comment. Sincere apology. I don't have any intention to offend sexual minorities etc.
  4. Arthur Li

    Campfire Audio IO

    Honestly speaking, while I love the aesthetics of the IO/new Polaris, I just don't get the new packaging & carrying cases' appeal. The old-style Campfire Audio packaging feels understated yet luxurious - it just convey a sleek, mature impression to the end-users. In contrast, the packaging of...
  5. Arthur Li

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Have any MW07 user experience driver flex when inserting the buds? Left side of mine starts to develop this issue after few days of use. Kinda worrying......
  6. Arthur Li

    Sennheiser Q&A: Momentum True Wireless

    Are the 7mm drivers within Momentum True Wireless based on the flagship model IE800S' drivers?
  7. Arthur Li

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Hifiman just announce a pair of tws earbuds. Should be around 150USD. Using their topology driver. No aptX though.
  8. Arthur Li

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Surprisingly, I prefer the sound of mw07 over momentum TW. Overall, I find mw07 sounding more balance than the momentum. Momentum is just too bassy and has a slight tendency to emphasize sibilance. On the other hand, mw07 is bassy but not boomy. Sibilance isn't as pronounced as the Sennheiser...
  9. Arthur Li

    Astell&Kern KANN CUBE

    At this rate, Astell & Kern will soon become the only DAP manufacturer that refuse to adopt 4.4. It surely is going to weaken their products' competitiveness. Only truly gigantic corporations like Apple & Sony can retain their products' competitiveness while sticking with inferior connection...
  10. Arthur Li

    Campfire Audio IO

    Sad to see the Orion being discontinued due to the new release. I think Orion is the most neutral sounding offering to date by Campfire Audio - more so than the slightly V-shaped Andromeda. As Orion retires from the line-up, there is currently no "reference-tuning" earphone within Campfire's...
  11. Arthur Li

    Plasma tweeters as headphone drivers?

    Wow...thanks for sharing!
  12. Arthur Li

    Plasma tweeters as headphone drivers?

    Just realized that every single type of speaker tweeter design I am aware of has already been adopted in headphone design [even AMT (e.g. Obravo, ESS) and ribbon (e.g. RAAL)] - except for compression driver and plasma tweeter. Utilizing compression driver technology in headphone seems nonsense...
  13. Arthur Li

    Newly Released Sennheiser CX Series Earphones: In particular, the CX 3.00 and CX 5.00G

    Cannot get a proper seal with CX1.00......none of the stock tips work (don't have any aftermarket tips on hand either) - and unexpectedly it still sounds half-way decent. Last time I failed to get a decent seal with IEMs is with HiFiMAN's RE-400 and I can't hear any bass out of the those in-ears...
  14. Arthur Li

    Reply to review by 'Arthur Li' on item 'final audio e1000'

    I have owned E3000/4000 and demoed the 2000 & 5000. After listening to E1000, I have a feeling that it is the best sounding model within E series......Bass is well extended and present - with none of that boomy bass nonsense plaguing the rest of the series.
  15. Arthur Li

    Any One Else Agree That IEMs Using Portable DAC/AMP yields little to no improvement? Agree or Disagree?

    I think the main points of using external dac/amp is to ensure low source's output impedance/ to avoid hiss noise. BTW, since many phones don't have headphone jack nowadays, using dac/amp becomes necessary if you want to use phone as audio source (except for blue-tooth iems)......Apple lightning...
  16. Arthur Li

    Reply to review by 'Arthur Li' on item 'Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones'

    There need to be more de-hyped reviews like this on Head-fi. So many mediocre stuffs got hyped, especially in the "budget-fi" segment. I think many people hyping these uninspiring products are new to the hobby, coming from Bose, Skull-Candy etc. and haven't heard any decent sounding cans before...
  17. Arthur Li

    Does Ultrasone Go actually got that "S-Logic" sound?

    Saw a new old stock pair going for around 65 pounds. Tempted to buy it - I've been curious about that "S-Logic" voodoo since long time ago. Buying that pair also seems to be the least costly way to own a "S-Logic" equipped pair of cans. My hesitation upon pulling the trigger comes from the form...
  18. Arthur Li

    Campfire - Solaris must pay no attention to Chi-fi at all. I cannot remember how many Chi-fi companies use "we tuned our shxts according to Harman Target" as a major selling point, such as Moondrop & Fearless Audio.
  19. Arthur Li

    Campfire - Solaris

    Regarding your last sentence, I would agree without reservation......if assholes such as Larry Ho/copy cats such as Monoprice/shameless Chi-fi manufacturers such as KZ/patent hunters such as 64 audio were not lurking in the darkness, prepared to steal, copy or even patent R&D efforts others...
  20. Arthur Li

    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    The only way I am able to avoid driver flex while inserting Atlas, as well as Polaris & first-gen Lyra was using foam tips. Otherwise, no matter how gentle I perform the insertion driver flex occurs (the moment I push them firmly inward). Oh, with the exception of using inappropriately sized...
  21. Arthur Li

    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    How strong is the noise isolation, compared to...say Atlas/your Dunu IEMs? Also, does you experience ear fatigue after extended listening as many have complaint about, towards Atlas (thunderous bass slam + tight seal = air pressure build up in ear canals)? These are my major concerns. Thanks!
  22. Arthur Li

    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    My HTC 10 refuses to recognize the Comet - plugging the earphone into the headphone-port and hits play, sound coming out of the smartphone spearkers. Very weird. It used to work just fine when I owned my first pair. Perhaps it's due to new firmware? Have any Android user experienced this issue?
  23. Arthur Li

    Sale on Made in USA Headphone Cases

    Really appreciate Mr. Speakers' rigorousness when it comes to fit and finish/packaging of their products. My HD800S comes with a silver-colored balance cable and Sennheiser's reply to my inquiry is "We run out of the black ones." - even one of the most renowned headphone manufacturer in the...
  24. Arthur Li

    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Thanks for the suggestions. It's not the cable. Will seek assistance from CEX UK since they provide warranty for second-hand goods. I actually quite like the sound of my isines...hopefully I won't need to seek warranty again in the future.
  25. Arthur Li

    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Haha. Right driver just die. Glad that I get the "full" Audeze experience.