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  1. grkn

    IEM for Gym: Tangle-free, isolating, sweat resistant with remote (Hidizs Sonata source)

    Forgot to mention it must have volume control and a discrete design (so not sennheisers green black white offerings)
  2. grkn

    IEM for Gym: Tangle-free, isolating, sweat resistant with remote (Hidizs Sonata source)

    Love my FiiO I5 but they're a bit heavy, tangly and don't isolate well for gym use. Must have volume control. Budget under $50. Going to be running them from a Hidiz Sonata II so can drive mostly anything!
  3. grkn

    Hidizs Sonata HD DAC cable - new tiny and mighty DAC&AMP

    Does it work with 3 button in-line controls? (Play pause, skip, volume)
  4. grkn

    FiiO F5- Aerospace Titanium Diaphragm In-ear Monitor

    I guess you sacrifice a bit of bass depth/punch for a wider soundstage this way? Switched to blue tips from the spinfits in large, and sounds better now. Also tried them with the Audient ID14 amp/dac, and wow they came alive, going back to the B&O H6 2nd gen was boring - starting to get the...
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    FiiO F5- Aerospace Titanium Diaphragm In-ear Monitor

    That might be just the explanation, don't have the issue with the same tips on the KZ ES4. Maybe just something to get used to
  6. grkn

    FiiO F5- Aerospace Titanium Diaphragm In-ear Monitor

    Just got these, fit feels a bit loose in my ears, even with the largest tips, anyone else got that problem? Both with stock tips and Large spinfits.
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    FiiO BTR3-The World' First Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier, SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA (LHDC)

    Same for me, I've decided to return the ES100 for this reason, also the build quality and buttons are not great. Plus getting a Fiio F5 as I prefer the build quality and form factor over the ES4 (and IT01). My only gripe is that they seem a bit sub bass shy.
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    FiiO BTR3-The World' First Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier, SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA (LHDC)

    If you don't use EQ and don't have very hard to drive IEMs (KZ ES4, maybe Ibasso IT01 in the future), for active use think the BTR3 is the better choice due to the metal/glass build and metal clip? I'm not using balanced on the ES100 and it already sounds quite black to me, not sure there's much...
  9. grkn

    iBasso IT01 a fun IEM. Single multilayered graphene driver. !! 99 USD !!

    How are these for sports/gym use? Thinking of pairing them up with the Shure BT cables or the Earsound, which is likely better btw? Currently on KZ ZSA and the KZ upgrade bluetooth dongle.
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    What >$100 IEM + Bluetooth adapter combo for general use/sports with detachable cable? KZ ZSA + Bluetooth dongle not great

    Currently using KZ ZSA and the upgraded bluetooth cable and it's a bit piercing, leaving a lot to be desired. Also the upgrade cable had to be modified to fit the ZSA. Looking for a one IEM to do it all solution that could be used both wirelessly and wired. Considering: IEMs Ibasso IT01 $99 -...
  11. grkn

    Best IEM < $20 with microphone for running in 2017?

    Mic needn't be good, I just need to be able to change tracks on android. Not bothered by microphonics, my current Panasonic RP-HJE125 are fine. Mostly for thumping electronic music :ksc75smile: Plus if they're somewhat tangle free. Real hard to find what's good among thousands of fake reviews...
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    Audio Technica ATH-M40x: What DAC/AMP under $150? Audioengine D1 vs SMSL SD793-II vs ODAC vs Cambridge DacMagic XS vs Nuforce uDac-3 vs Shiit Magni 2 or FULLA

    My current system consists of the M40x and Klipsch Promedia 2.1, I need a DAC/AMP to connect to both of these. My use is a combination of enjoying music, mostly electronic spanning from ambient to techno, and mixing/music production in Ableton where a flat frequency response and high resolution...
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    Nuforce Udac + AKG 545 owner - any reason to upgrade my DAC/AMP? Audioengine D1 looks tempting!

    Just wondering if anyone has experience with this, looking for a potential upgrade in the sub $200 range.   I was listening to Bjork's Pagan Poetry and cranked it all the way to max to feel Bjork really yelling into my ears, it almost worked but not quite.. hehe
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    AKG new headphone K545?

    Just in case somebody is looking for a longer cable, I got this 10ft setup:     2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter fits with a little elbow grease applied: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXX8748/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 2 Good value tangle resistant 10 ft mini jack cable...
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    IEMs with GOOD microphone sound quality (for Iphone 3GS/4)

      There are several threads concerning sound quality of various IEMs, but not that many regarding the sound quality of their in-line microphones - which for some can be equally or even more important.   Do you have any experience with different IEMs and their microphones? Preferably in...
  16. grkn

    XXHighEnd player for Vista and XP better than foobar?

    I read a blind AB test once using foobar ASIO vs directsound. Asio sounded worse. Just my two cents.
  17. grkn

    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    I can't seem to find any direct comparison on the forum, is this a coincidence or are people boycotting the zero?
  18. grkn

    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Guess I'll look for burn marks, but I bought it from wsz0304 on ebay with a 1year warranty. Guess I should snip back the snips before shipping it back?
  19. grkn

    YUIN PK3 VS NuForce NE-7M VS ??? What's your prefered bang-4-the-buck portable headphone

    So, both the Yuin and the Nuforce getting rave reviews, being crowned as budget have't-heard-anything-better-under-150usd champions, which one do you ultimately find most enjoyable to listen to? And why? Seems like both are great phones and that it'll be a matter of preference, as they appear...
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    Ipod Video circut board upgrade, how to get 64mb version?

    Hi, I got a refurbished Ipod Video 80GB, but with only 32mb ram, i.e. the 5gen motherboard. All the ebay listings I find fail to specify this, help?
  21. grkn

    160GB drive in 5G/5.5G iPod

    I got a refurbished Ipod 5.5? gen with 32mb ram and a 80gb hd, so it works.
  22. grkn

    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    V, I, what's the difference :P hehe
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