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  1. DivaFonda

    Most overrated headphones?

    Clear is a great deal for sure! You have all you need unless you really want to buy extra cables and another case anyway. I would still try the Utopia because it's really a different headphone than Clear and Elear. Lemo connectors and beryllium drivers. Tuned differently also, by what people...
  2. DivaFonda

    Focal Clear headphones

    Not sure that's true in my case, because I use mobile and portable. I've benefited, both volume and sound wise. I haven't tried any of the mind-blowing ones yet(budget limits right now) and still I see benefits. It probably only gets better if I were to spend real money. Now if you have a...
  3. DivaFonda

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I get the feeling he believes some audiophiles are pretentious and name droppers. I found the email with the original post before the mod edited it and that's the impression I got when he said can you identify your favorite sets blindly without their names(something like that). I have to say...
  4. DivaFonda

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I didn't say I didn't agree with the price. Not sure where you read that. What I said was I'm going to be more critical when spending $4K on a set. I'm going to be judging build quality, sound quality, etc. much more than a $300 set.
  5. DivaFonda

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I've been following this thread via email again. Ok so rutter rubs people the wrong way. But he wasn't entirely wrong IMO. If I gave my honest 2 cents, I'd be disappointed too that a $4K set didn't wow me. If the demo is indeed using the wrong amp, they need to remedy that situation ASAP. But...
  6. DivaFonda

    AirPods

    I went the cheap route and while those cheapo BT buds off Amazon are OK, just not my cup of tea in the end. Only one pair was decent, the rest had issues. I'm sticking with known names for BT from now on.
  7. DivaFonda

    AirPods

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07919Q734/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I bought these. Although I have smallish ears so I'm unsure if they would work for you depending on your ear size. These particular ones are thin and easy to put on and take off. I think I lucked out on...
  8. DivaFonda

    Cascade Headphone by Campfire Audio

    The dilemma of dedicating burn-in time again rears it's head. I did have an earphone go bad on me AFTER burn-in, turned muddier and less clear. I've had some headphones change very little with burn-in; or they sounded so good out of the box that I didn't even bother with serious burn-in. Then...
  9. DivaFonda

    AirPods

    Bought these and they fit a lot better than I expected. However I did have two "fall outs(thankfully while I was on the sofa)" so I'm ordering ear clips just in case. And I will not be going outside with these much in the meantime. Michael is right about sound quality, way better than...
  10. DivaFonda

    AirPods

    I will be doing that but earbuds and me, always a bit of a struggle and I know my ears. They are strange when it comes to buds. I have small canals that need to be "trained" to accept the buds and even then I sometimes need ear clips. If it weren't for the fact that these are tiny and will fit...
  11. DivaFonda

    AirPods

    So I'm getting these this weekend for the portability. Does anyone use those silicone straps or ear clips they sell on Amazon to keep them in your ears? I'm worried about fit.
  12. DivaFonda

    *SOLD* B&O H9 Bluetooth Wireless ANC

    I'm still interested but also need to know if these are a bit smaller than the H7.
  13. DivaFonda

    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    Does anyone own both the H7 and H9? Or even seen them side by side? I'm still wondering if they're the same size or if the H9 is smaller.
  14. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    I do think the Elear may be a bit amp picky. I have to say that I wasn't that impressed with the Elear using Fiio amps, not a whole lot of difference except volume. But with the DFB, wow! A lot richer sounding. Besides the Mojo, I wonder which other budget portable amps I can use effectively. I...
  15. DivaFonda

    Audeze mobius?

    Did you experience fraud or leaked info? I'm curious before putting down any money.
  16. DivaFonda

    Focal Clear headphones

    I have some old earbuds from them that are incredible for the price. The Momentums are OK on the lower to mid consumer end, and there are those who swear by the HD 598/600/650. But I have to agree that for higher end, Sennheiser is lackluster. I haven't looked at anything from them for high end...
  17. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    I know it sounds unreasonable to spend on one but not the other, but it's because the cable and amp are portable on both mobile and laptop. I've been avoiding desktop amps for the same reason. Portability and small footprint matter a lot to me, I guess. If Sonarworks has a mobile app, I'm...
  18. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    I played with the online tester and it was great, but it's laptop only and I'm being a cheap b and not wanting to spend the cash right now. I do agree that it could help when listening on the laptop but I also use mobiles. So far Moon Audio Dragon cables and a DFB seems to correct some Elear...
  19. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    Sonarworks and Tru-fi are the same developer, aren't they? For the one that's $80, there was Black Friday sale and I missed the email. Still kicking myself over that. At $80 though, I hesitated. I just ended up buying a portable amp. Software has to really be worth it to me to spend over certain...
  20. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    My sources are terrible by audiophile standards(laptop, mobile, YouTube, streaming services) and these are still my best set. Maybe the issues do show up with excellent equipment but Elear are very forgiving with less than ideal audio apparently. I'll admit that when I first got them, I wasn't...
  21. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    I can't afford Hugo unfortunately. If I had better equipment, I'm sure it's preferable. I mainly use mobiles and laptops for music though. But I'm impressed with the DFB for what little it costs. It confirmed the Elear is my top headphone until I can afford the Clear. Anyone ever use the...
  22. DivaFonda

    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    I can't disagree with you more, huberd!! With the latest 1.07 Dragonfly update, the Elear is even more dynamic(and better IMO). An excellent pairing. IMO the Dragonfly is surprisingly better than my Fiio amps. I have the DFB and will now probably get the DFR next. That said, I understand what...
  23. DivaFonda

    New Dragonfly Black and Red Discussion

    My limited experience for what it's worth: I'm getting louder volume on my DFB after 1.07. This is through my laptop only though. I haven't tried it on any of my phones. No distortion but I'm not listening to hi-def files, just streaming YouTube so far. Headphones used are the Focal Elear and...
  24. DivaFonda

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I must be getting old, lol. A lot of people used second hand before the internet. At least in the Midwest.
  25. DivaFonda

    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    Check to see if your card wasn't rejected. They did this to me once because my work address isn't my billing address. I have to get a new card with my work address as billing to order from them.
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