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  1. bobeau

    Apple AirPods Pro - Impressions

    Yes, there is a grill on the Sony's, but I'm not seeing anything in that blowup that shows a physical passthrough. The grill appears to only be there for ANC mic. The Airpod Pros literally have a pressure relieve valve, it's in the design and is noted by Apple and in various reviews...
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    E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)

    All I'm saying is I have a 9038s as well and I'd prefer to do this (saw one recently FS here for $650) than buy an old Android device and add more components to the mix for a portable setup, unless we're talking about using this in a pinch. It's going to sound at least as good and likely have a...
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    E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)

    FWIW, the DX200 measures very close SINAD @ 108. It stands to reason the DX220 would be even better. I'd probably go that direction if I needed it for portable use. Out and about I either use my KSE1200s straight into my iPhone (use to use it w/ a Mojo, but it honestly sounds identical to my...
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    E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)

    The 9038s measures better, but the designer himself says he prefers listening to the V2, fwiw.
  5. bobeau

    Airpods pro

    I posted the Canadian policy above and it's the same as the US. Wonder if this is just an error in Apple's system.
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    Airpods pro

    It's not just poorly written, it's wrong. I thought maybe it was different in Canada but nope: https://www.apple.com/ca/support/products/headphones/
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    Airpods pro

    I agree that's what it *should* be based on described (and my personal exp purchasing AC for laptops in the past), but the receipt u2u2 above shows a total 3 years of coverage (Nov 3, 2022 exp). Weird.
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    Airpods pro

    I haven't heard the Senn, but my impression from other reports is they still are at the top. *Apparently* there will be a revision early next, so if SQ is king I'd probably wait for them. That said, if you have an Apple store nearby they might have a listening station to check them out with an...
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    Airpods pro

    There are degrees. They block a fair bit more noise than the regular Airpods.
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    Airpods pro

    These are vented - they don't 'seal' by design.
  11. bobeau

    Airpods pro

    My recollection of my brief time w/ the XM3 is they inserted similar to what I get with the Airpod Pros, what I'd call a medium'esque insertion. That said, the AP might be a better fit for my ear as they lock tightly against my concha like a good CIEM, that I don't recall getting w/ the XM3...
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    Official Sony WF-1000XM3 Thread - Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones

    I meant that AEQ can't be toggled on/off by itself, it's ANC + AEQ or nothing at all.
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    Airpods pro

    I'm gathering it's using some sort of internal mic to detect sound reflections.
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    Airpods pro

    I scanned a bunch of reviews for more info but it's scant. According to Cult of Mac "Adaptive EQ works constantly while you use AirPods Pro, adjusting the sound signal 200 times a second. It automatically tunes your music to suit the shape of your ears." I dunno why it would do that...
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    Official Sony WF-1000XM3 Thread - Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones

    It is, it's part of the ANC and can't be turned off - so basically it's part of their audio shaping algo. It seems like we're pretty much in the minority here, there are an awful lot of reviewers saying the XM3s edge out the Airpods on SQ, and the rest say they're on par. I feel like it's just...
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    Airpods pro

    I think the reason is there is an active EQ that actually measures the frequency response against the interaction with your ear. There is a bit of a mid reduction w/ elevated bass, but it's probably half the degree I recall hearing w/ the Sonys, and not any upper end glare that I recall...
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    Airpods pro

    You and I are definitely of the same mind on these - the uncontrolled bass in ANC mode on the M3s was my main issue. It seems quite a bit better w/ the Pros, almost perhaps a bit more subdued and evened out (again in ANC mode). The reason is because they now are using USB-C chargers on the...
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    Official Sony WF-1000XM3 Thread - Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones

    I posted my impressions of the WF-1000MX3s much earlier in the thread - to recap, I had them for about a week and decided to return them. In their case I didn't like the sound with the ANC on as much as with it off (the bass seemed to distort a bit too much for my tastes), but felt they did a...
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    I'm a big fan of the 240s, have been the primary tip I've used with these over the past year. That said, someone posted graphs w/ the CP240s vs. various other tips and they actually increase that 9k peak quite a bit.
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    I haven't had an Apple dongle but this measures quite a bit better. I've had a mojo for a few years and have primarily used it to drive the KSEs. It's a tricky thing to say as far as preference as the Mojo has a filter with a warm tilt. If you for instance prefer the mojo to a Hugo you...
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    Hot tip: The Musiland MU2s is only $50 on eBay... on AudioScienceReview it measures quite a bit better than the Mojo (and goes toe-to-toe with several multi-kilobuck DACs), is basically not much bigger than a typical dongle. I've never heard my KSE1200s sound better. Bonus that It fits nicely...
  22. bobeau

    Official Sony WF-1000XM3 Thread - Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones

    Every Best Buy in San Diego had these available a good week or so prior to the official launch. I already purchased these locally, had them for 12 days, then returned early last week (my criticism is similar to SilverEars).
  23. bobeau

    SONY WH1000XM3 - better than QC35 in noise cancelling?

    The first one yes, not the second. In any case I'm really not looking to derail this thread, sorry for not better quoting my OP.
  24. bobeau

    SONY WH1000XM3 - better than QC35 in noise cancelling?

    Again, I was referring to the M&D MW65 as you can see in the post of mine you quoted. It was discussed in the last page. But yes this thread is not for these so I'll refrain saying anything further unless the OP responds to my concerns.
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