Search results
  1. twister6

    iBasso DX220Max DAP, a transportable answer to high quality sound reproduction.

    Just saw Valentium posted on FB, they have a custom leather case for DX220 MAX in their Etsy store.
  2. twister6

    iBasso DX220Max DAP, a transportable answer to high quality sound reproduction.

    It's true, at full DAC digital volume it could be an overkill for efficient or sensitive IEMs. But that's where this dual volume control comes into play, similar to adjusting pre-amp LO output to give main analog volume control a wider dynamic range. For IEMs, it works better when you drop...
  3. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I just bumped Nio higher, to be 7th or 8th in a review queue :D Between crazy working hours in the last 3+ months, my kids on-line schooling (thank God school is over for the summer!), and non-stop incoming boxes with review samples, I'll be lucky to catch up with everything by Xmas (of this...
  4. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I have to see Hell or High Water, perhaps watching it with Nio and Lotoo's S1 tuned to "movie" EFX preset ;) Thanks for the recommendation @Facta and @Deezel177 And I do tend to agree, the iems with deeper low end impact bring out more intense details of sound effects and movie soundtrack...
  5. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Didn't realize it, but yes, seems that Nio came stock with professional instead of premium cable in the box. Both use identical silver plated copper wires, with everything else being different. Pro has 2pin connector mold that works with either recessed or non-recessed sockets, shrink wrapped...
  6. twister6

    Lotoo PAW S1 - Designed for HIFI on the go with Lotoo PAW quality and the first USB DAC-AMP with dual 3.5mm & 4.4mm output

    Based on my testing with laptop (Thinkpad, Win10) and majority of DAPs, you can only adjust the volume from S1. The exception was my Galaxy S9 phone, and Hiby R5 and Cayin N6ii daps where I was able to adjust the volume both from S1 and the host. But not all Android based DAPs acted that way...
  7. twister6

    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Erik's (@Wyville ) review of Thummim just went live on tw6, and soon on Head-fi as well. I might have to borrow these from Musicteck, cause based on many impressions and reviews I have read so far, the treble doesn't sound as bright I heard it at canjam NYC, though I was using Type-E eartips...
  8. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Yes, that is trade off and the main difference between Nio and U12t. Nio will give you a textured meaty analog bass impact, fuller body more natural mids/vocals, and smoother treble peaks, while U12t will have a faster BA bass, more transparent (less colored) slightly brighter mids/vocals and a...
  9. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Mashuto beat me to it :) I just took measurements and pictures to share with everybody. Just received Atom XL module pack from Fir Audio as well, and did a quick set of measurements and comparison of Nio with MX, M15, M20, and fir audio N0, N13, N15, and N17. MX and N0 correspond to 10dB...
  10. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Sorry, I don't have N8 universal demo, that was for CanJam shows, for retailers, and loaner program. 64audio doesn't sell universal demos of N8 or A18s, thus I have both N8 and A18s in CIEM only. Of course, will compare N8 vs Nio, they have the same drivers anyway :)
  11. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Been using no-brand set of large tips from oriveti iems (i got a dozen of those, just to use with 64audio IEMs). They perform very similar to Azla Sedna earfit tips, which lately been my favorite. Plus, Sedna has "light" version with a softer cap which can relax the seal, planning to test it...
  12. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    No offence taken, m8. If anything, I'm my own biggest critic when it comes to FR measurements, and often preach about analyzing the sound with your ears instead of your eyes. But in reality, I do enjoy taking these measurements and doing comparisons, and running sine sweeps to see how they align.
  13. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Another thing to keep in mind, so far we have been talking about the effect of apex/atom modules. But considering these are universals, the change in seal due to eartips rolling will also be an interesting experiment. This is becoming a little too addictive. I probably need to take a few days...
  14. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    That is exactly the reason why I prefer not to include or post my measurements :) I find them useful for a relative comparison between IEMs within the same measurement setup. But in general, you can't expect budget couplers/mics we use in these hobby measurements (regardless if it is mine, or...
  15. twister6

    Cayin N6ii, Unlimited Possibilities: a fully modularized smart DAP

    In theory, it is safe on any, but will only work on those DAPs where 5th Pentaconn "GND" pin is connected. Otherwise, you gonna have L/R pins of your 3.5mm TRS plug connected while GND will be floating.
  16. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Imho, the advantage of Nio over LX is having access to different apex and atom xl modules to adjust the bass response more naturally by means of switching between the modules instead of relying on EQ. I do need to spend more time listening and taking notes between modules, relative to not only...
  17. twister6

    iBasso DX220Max DAP, a transportable answer to high quality sound reproduction.

    Not sure if you gonna see my reply or not, considering you block everybody who doesn't agree with your point of view in this thread, and I can imagine soon this thread will feel to you like talking to yourself. But if you can see the reply, what are you trying to accomplish with your posts...
  18. twister6

    iBasso DX220Max DAP, a transportable answer to high quality sound reproduction.

    Do you stack it with another external amp or are you driving it straight from LO while controlling dac output as volume? I assume the latter one since you mentioned "on the go" and stacking it with more weight would defeat its purpose :D
  19. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Just so we are on the same page, this is a popular FR breakdown chart: So personally I wouldn't call that measurement as a lot of sub-bass roll off :D
  20. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Just saw it in their promotional email with confirmation:
  21. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    M15 gunmetal silver a darker one (gunmental color of M15 module), M20 light-gray is a lighter one (aluminum color of M20), and ARTA program doesn't have anything darker than burgundy, so that is your MX. From lowest bass quantity of MX to higher quantity of M15 and addition bump of M20.
  22. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    The measurement I posted was with gunmetal M15 (-15dB isolation) apex module. Going to M20 (-20dB isolation) kicks it into a high gear with even more bass impact, as expected, but without spilling into mids, still very well controlled. Going down to MX (-10dB isolation) brings the bass...
  23. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Here is what I'm thinking. I did hear "K9" in Feb at CanJam NYC, and it didn't have the same bass impact as I'm hearing right now with a final production unit. If Linus/Headfonia (@Ultrainferno ) mentioned that he received his unit back in Feb, very likely it was tuned just like the one I...
  24. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    It's a round leather case/box, these typically don't come with dividers. Btw, gotta say, a very nice packaging. I didn't realize the top slides out, almost ripped it open lol!!!
  25. twister6

    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I'm not sharing (yet), but I still caring! that memory wire got to go! will remove it later :D
Top