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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Just switch to an over-ear fit (like the Evo but gotta be better than that) and it's all perfect.
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    The FitEar CIEM Impressions Thread

    I just double checked and I guess you are right on that. Maybe someone else can chime in on the whether the SR components are wrapped and hidden point.
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    The FitEar CIEM Impressions Thread

    The simplest way to spot a SR should be the titanium tube at the sprout leading to the treble driver, which is the smallest one in the setup. My 335SR has all the crossover components hidden and wrapped up with something like a piece of heatshrink. Not sure if those in the regular 335/334 would...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Anyone here still uses the ancient ER4P / ER4S? I just dug up my 10+ years old ER4P and it still sounds phenomenal.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    That's Indiegogo's problem not Aviot's I'd say. It's like a form with certain fixed answers for all products listed there, and info like "concept" were written on day one without much update afterwards. Info on Aviot's own website is clear on every front.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    It is new to the outside world but it is not new to Aviot users. The same driver arrangement was used in the last generation PNK model and the results was amazing. There the DD does bass and the planar does mids and trebles. In the new generation I think the 3 extra BAs are a full range array.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I'm not sure if your problem is the same with mine, my prestige charge case's 4-LED-state last like forever, the 3-LED seems to hold up for quite a while as well, but after that the battery goes flat in a breeze, never really stopping at the 2-LEDs or the last one. This is not the first time I...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    For the price of the best wired IEMs nowadays you can get like 10 to 20 pairs of Airpod Pros. Wired IEM no battery expiration......you gotta be kidding unless you have that magical voodoo to make sound out of the IEM itself. You have to get a DAP for your best wired IEMs, while a TWS is THE DAP...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I think the main difficulties are: 1. TWS basically takes over most of the audio-related player functions from your DAP, so instead of a full size PCB with arrays of quality (i.e. big) caps and resisters in your DAP we have to settle with a miniature PCB with generic off-the-shelf tiny...
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    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    I'm wondering if the dynamic driver in the Fokus Prestige got a titanium coated cone/membrane. All the official promotion materials of the Hong Kong distributor said it has, but nothing elsewhere including Noble's own pages suggested the same thing. Anyone got the official say from Noble?
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Difference yes, improvement.............it depends on preference.
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    Sony announces the "Just ear" brand of custom IEMs

    I don't understand...........It's a CIEM so if your pair is big it simply means your ears are that big, there's no "too big" in the world of CIEM unless the fit of your pair is messed up, and a refit is all you need.
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    Sony announces the "Just ear" brand of custom IEMs

    How can a CIEM be too big? You mean it takes up too much space in your pocket, or?
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Better than Noble - definitely for me but it's a preference thing. I'm so very tired of these shameless V-shape tunings. Mystique is a no-no but the Prestige is not bad. Better than Final - almost certainly, with Final perhaps preferable if you want to listen for many consecutive hours due to...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    The MTB may be the only TWS I am comfy listening to classical music with now, not comparing to wired options but at least they are tonally accurate and comes with the most "correct" soundstage amongst TWS. Guitars too, good attack, timber and speed. Not having volume control on the touch...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I am a fan of the MTB but not so with its ANC, which does the job but kinda affects the SQ too much to my liking. So I have the ANC turned off like 90% of the time. BUT the MTB features one of the best passive noise cancelling (i.e. seal) out there, partly probably due to the design of its...
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    That's exactly why I still reach for my ZX507 the most even today, right balance of everything (SQ, aesthetics, convenience, bulk-free)
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    The MTB is really a very pleasant surprise. I having gone to the point of quitting TWS for music purposes altogether after my PNK broke - after having my PNK I couldn't really go back to my Victor or final audio. I had very low expectation when I went to demo the Montblanc, thinking it is...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I listen to everything really from classical to Pop/rock, including lots of J-pop and J-rock. Bright female voices or not doesn't matter that much really, the best iems for that actually tunes DOWN the brightness to make it sound good. Japanese songs are instead known for its complexity in...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    While I'm enjoying my MTB03 now, I still rank the Aviot TE-Z1pnk as the absolute best in the SQ department amongst TWS released up till now in terms of balance, soundstage, bass rumble and high-extension, together with great functionality and very nice ANC. Soundwise the MTB03 is the more...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I would say the Gemini II got too much bass, the Prestige bass is a tad better contolled. Vocals on both are nothing to write home about, with the Gemini a bit more solid and intimate. Prestige vocals are still suffering from the Noble TWS V-shape tuning (especially male vocal) and sound a bit...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Yes or no. "Best" offered is aptx adaptive, which is not bad. I may be the odd one out but codecs never bother me. Besides the fact that I'm an iphone guy, I tried the "better" codecs on my DAPs and others' phones but don't see the point. It may matter much more to Android people but iPhone's...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I had exactly that feeling back in the day when the promotion pics first rolled out. But having handled both, they look and feel quite different in fact. The shape is wholle distinguishable, as well as the feeling of wearing them. Who made them for Montblanc - some big TWS factory in Dongguan...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Well, THAT former Sennheiser guy actually did pretty good at Sennheiser and those were Senn's golden years. Then he screwed up big time on his own project (down to hopelessly bad marketing rather than quality I'd say). But then it doesn't mean he can't do well under other circumstances like this...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I personally don't think a player would do that much better than a phone for a TWS to make it worthwhile. The whole point of TWS is minimalism - you don't need to have wires dangling and you can have your hands and shoulders stress-free, your bag or pockets bulk-free. An extra DAP is...
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