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  1. Precogvision

    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Campfire Audio Andromeda & Solaris 2020 First-Impressions I've been wanting to get these in for a while, as I've not listened to a single Campfire Audio IEM so far. Andromeda: Very impressed by what I'm hearing. Tonality is fine - something of a U-shape (I think?) and it looks like they've...
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    Toranku's Thoughts and Reviews (and target EQ filters!)

    You know who to sell it to if you decide it’s not your cup of tea! Although I’d have to sell my whole IEM collection and even then it wouldn’t be enough. Hopefully I’ll get the demo unit in sometime soon, suppper-duper excited for this one too.
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Okay, so quite a few updates! Ranking List First, I’ve put together a ranking list of most of the IEMs I’ve heard. There's not a lot so far, but I'm looking forward to adding to it! You can find the link in the thread's first post or here. Why do I think having a ranking list and scoring is...
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    Toranku's Thoughts and Reviews (and target EQ filters!)

    Yeah, BA timbre bothers the heck out of me too. Can't pretend to understand whether it's the driver itself or the actual frequency response; as with most things, I'd guess it's a little bit of both. As for alternatives, there are a few that come to mind. The Sony stuff, particularly the IER-Z1R...
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    Review by 'Precogvision' on item 'DUNU LUNA'

    Introduction DUNU is an older Chi-Fi company, and they've been in business longer than I've been alive! The Luna is their flagship IEM which utilizes pure beryllium for the dynamic driver. Without getting into all the nitty-gritty, which I truthfully don't know jack about, this is a material...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    I had an ER2XR on demo for review, and it was good enough that I ended up buying my own. There’s really very few - if any - IEMs that can compete with it at that price point. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, and I most definitely prefer it to the ER3XR which uses a BA. The slight edge in...
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    Review by 'Precogvision' on item 'Vision Ears ELYSIUM'

    Introduction Another week, another pair of high-profile, flagship IEMs for me to tear apart – my bad, review. Vision Ears is an IEM company based out of Germany, and as I understand it, they have something of a cult-following in the EU. I received two of their IEMs, the Elysium and VE8, as part...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    I don’t mind! If anyone ever wants to offer their own input, thoughts, or questions, it’s never a problem. You certainly have way more expertise than I do. Plus how could I possibly say no to my #1 fan? :wink:
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Please view on my site for more pictures and other, relevant information. You can view it on Head-Fi here too. I'll mainly be focusing on the sound here. Etymotic ER2XR Etymotic is following the Diffuse-Field target curve, and I hear the ER2XR as being slightly dark and warm. Starting from...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Thieaudio has been hit or miss for me, but yeah, the new tri-hybrids are promising. They're both tuned by a guy in one of the Discord servers I hang in. Hopefully I get the chance to demo one, although who knows when that'll be. I get the feeling I'm blacklisted from Linsoul lol :p
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Bringing to you a special post sponsored by the one-and-only @antdroid. Thanks for the loaners and be sure to check out his site Audio Discourse for more reviews. Thieaudio Legacy 3 Round 2 with this IEM - if you've seen my original review then you know I don't think too highly of it. As a...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Hey, so I was thinking about what you said, and Tork chimed in. There’s a dip between 5-10kHz in the mid treble of the U12t. It rolls off earlier here and is less pronounced than the VE8, but then it rises again, for air, all the way up to 20kHz. Conversely, the VE8 just rolls off from 10K...
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    Sharing my friend's poor experience with Woo Audio's customer service

    Speaking of drama, I’m sure some newcomers to the thread are confused as to what’s going on. I put together a r/hobbydrama post here if anyone wants to get up to speed or needs a quick summary of what’s taken place.
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Hey! I hear it as a mild V-shape. There's a slight bass boost, fairly level-midrange (not actually recessed) and then a pretty large jump in the treble to my ears. So yeah, not strictly an actual V-shape. I'm surprised you hear more treble extension on the VE8. U12t has some crazy extension out...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Vision Ears Elysium A lot of companies seem to be putting out tri-hybrids nowadays, and this is Vision Ear's take. But wait, there's a catch! Vision Ears has swapped a BA for the lows and a DD for the mids; two EST for the highs. Totally groundbreaking stuff, I know. So how does it actually...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Someone was kind enough to lend me their Sony IER-M9 for a couple days! This isn’t a full write-up and just some brief impressions as such. For some context, the IER-Z1R is one of my favorite IEMs; Sony struck gold with whatever they did to achieve such coherency in a hybrid. And in a...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Please view on my site here or on Head-Fi here for more pictures and the ideal viewing experience. Vision Ears VE8 The VE8’s tonality leans towards neutral with a slight bass boost. At this price point, excellence is the standard and the VE8 nails most of the things I’m looking for...
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    Review by 'Precogvision' on item 'Vision Ears VE8'

    Introduction Another week, another pair of high-profile, flagship IEMs for me to tear apart – my bad, review. Vision Ears is an IEM company based out of Germany, and as I understand it, they have something of a cult-following in the EU. I received two of their IEMs, the Elysium and VE8, as part...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    My Stance on Audio Reviewing Just wanted to quickly address my writing style and reviewing mindset here for posterity. I'm sure some have noticed that my reviews are somewhat harsh, maybe caustic even, and I have a tendency to lay out the cons pretty bluntly. As a newcomer to the hobby not...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Yes, that is correct! I do all my critical listening off of the same source for consistency. It seems like some IEMs utilizing ESTs, ie. the EE Wraith, require a high power source to even get treble, but I don’t think this is an issue with the Elysium. It’s quite splashy and elevated to my ears...
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    Reply to review by 'Precogvision' on item 'QIGOM S130'

    Sawano Hiroyuki...good taste! :)
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Posted some quick impressions on the VE8/Elysium in my thread here. Both are really nice IEMs, and VE clearly knows what‘s up. From what I can tell so far, it’ll probably come down to personal preference between the two. The VE8 runs closer to neutral with a clear technical edge while the...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Tour kit for VE8 and Elysium arrived today. Here's my first impressions! Take them with a grain of salt, I've only had a few hours with them so far. Elysium Some interesting things going on with this one; the decision to swap the DD/BA seems a bit questionable. Not sure why they didn't just...
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    Review by 'Precogvision' on item 'Empire Ears Valkyrie'

    Introduction Empire Ears is one of the few, US brands that caters to the hi-fi IEM market. In this niche, most brands tend to do one of two things: Play it safely or go wild with their tunings. Empire Ears happens to fall into the latter category, and it’s done so to a surprising degree of...
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    Precogvision's IEM Reviews and Impressions (plus ranking list)

    Please read here on my site for more pictures and the ideal viewing experience. Empire Ears Wraith Before we get into this review, let me drop a few disclaimers: What I hear is not what you hear. Everyone hears things differently, and especially so when it comes to IEMs which have so many...
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