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  1. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Agreed the Maria II have a soundstage that is freakishly wide. While I still listen to them regularly, I can't use them for long periods of time because the they're a bit too aggressive in the upper frequencies. A really unique earbud, truly.
  2. Sam L

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

    didn't know soundpeats had an app. updating the firmware to the soundpeats air 3, which by the way sounds pretty good for a half in-ear (ala airpods) tws.
  3. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    my quick take on the FF5, while I'll be keeping them, I wouldn't recommend them. For anyone considering them, I'd consider getting a bud from tgxear or riku. I only have the berserker from riku, but that is much better than the ff5 in my opinion. I have pretty much all of tgxear's offerings and...
  4. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    omg. i can see the red in bright light and if i tilt it at a certain angle. it's like a puzzle haha.. i also see the engraving but my aging eye can't pick that out unless i have good lighting and my reading glasses on. funny, fiio
  5. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    I had one ages ago and remember that it wasn't very good at all. I can't find my snow lotus 1+ commemorative, but I seem to recall that model was better?
  6. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Yeah the x6 are one of my favorite earbuds. Excellent bud.
  7. Sam L

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

    $20 to $50 wired iems are better than any tws in the $200-300 range.
  8. Sam L

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

    Thx, @james444 for taking the time and effort to highlight half-in-ears. It's a format I prefer from time to time.
  9. Sam L

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

    ouch. definitely feels bad. I did that with my xm4's the second day after receiving them. lol hopefully the case will be functional after completely drying out?
  10. Sam L

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

    Nothing Ear Stick (not the previous version with anc, these are more akin to the airpods)
  11. Sam L

    Apple AirPods Pro And NEW AirPods Pro 2nd Gen (from 23 Sep 2022) - Impressions

    I'd give the App 1 a score of 7.5/10 and the App 2 an 8/10. I'm not hearing substantial SQ improvement. To my ears staging and imaging (not on spatial) is lackluster for what they cost. But then I don't buy any apple wireless products for their sound quality. The APP2 are top notch in...
  12. Sam L

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

    I dropped a project to finish converting my cds to flac many years ago. I'm thinking I should pick that back up again. Hmmm. This is going to be time consuming...
  13. Sam L

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

    Hmm.... This is not a post my wallet wanted to see. I was going to pass on the buds 2 pro. I thank you. My wallet despises you. :)
  14. Sam L

    Apple AirPods Pro And NEW AirPods Pro 2nd Gen (from 23 Sep 2022) - Impressions

    Thanks for sharing your observations with the APP2. I listen mostly to classical music, so I'm excited to get mine delivered today.
  15. Sam L

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

    interesting because the old school Bose house sound was not really warm and boomy. I'm starting to wonder if Bose has been shifting over the years. I have the qc35 qc45 and qc earphone 1. but I'm too lazy to compare.
  16. Sam L

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

    whether you woke up tired or energized, depending on if you plan on getting starbucks or peets, different tws for coffee made at home, if it is raining or not, if you're going to be wearing sneakers or dress shoes, smartwatch or mechanical watch (diff tws for each), etc. without a huge...
  17. Sam L

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

    It's unbelievable that this goal is not commonly achieved. I bet many of us mentally organize our tws' in two buckets -- the ones that make great ohone calls and the ones that sound great. Samsung and jabra, in general, pull off a good balance between sound quality and call quality
  18. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    I caught Perlman in recital just before the pandemic. One of the highlights of my concert / recital attending. Ranked right up there with my attendance of Nathan Milstein's last (or second to last?) performance before he passed on. Fantastic picture, by the way!
  19. Sam L

    CCA in ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Hmm. I mainly listen to classical music but haven't really auditioned the pla13's very carefully until I read your comment. I don't normally listen to the Tchaikovsky 1, as I played nos. 4-6 so I have fond, intimate memories of those symphonies. The pla13's low end ruins faithful reproduction...
  20. Sam L

    iBasso DX170 You want your Music? It is right here. New Firmware: 1.03

    Got my dx170 yesterday and it's been nothing but bugs. :( Anyone have issues with using a pattern screenlock? I'm also seeing random crashes when I browse through the android settings. the only thing I did when receiving the device was check if there were any updates and download spotify. I...
  21. Sam L

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

    thank you for sharing your experience. I've been eyeing those when they were announced and was wondering if anyone would be picking one up. They still aren't available in my area. I wonder when the flex is in open ear mode if it sounds similar to the tune 225?
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