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  1. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Hi all, I have just released my full-length review of the Empire Ears Phantom. You can find the review here. I hope you enjoy the read! Cheers, Dan
  2. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hi all, Maybe a weird review to post here, but I just released my full-length review of the Empire Ears Phantom. The text and pics can be found here. The reason why I decided to advertise the review in the cable thread is that the review bases a large part of its analysis on how cable pairings...
  3. Dan E

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

    Hi all, . speaking of flagship IEM shootouts, I just released my review of the Empire Ears Phantom. You can find the full text here. I hope you enjoy the read! Cheers, Dan
  4. Dan E

    Review by 'Dan E' on item 'Empire Ears Phantom'

    Introduction Empire Ears has established itself as one of the biggest players on the in-ear headphone market. Based in Bufford, USA, Empire Ears offers a wide range of first-class monitors. The last product line was mostly themed after Greek Gods, with Zeus naming the mighty flagship...
  5. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Hi all, I've just demoed the EE Phantom in a store in Hong Kong and thought some of you might be interested in some quick impressions. First of all, I have the Zeus XR ADEL myself, so the standard of comparison is extremely high. The Phantom is a fairly complementary IEM -- while the Zeus is...
  6. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hi all, I've just uploaded a new review about a relatively unknown cable, the Mad Cable ReMSG. Mad Cable is fairly new player on the market and makes splendid cables, definitely worth checking out! The cable subject to my review to is a hybrid consisting of 4 gold plated copper and 4 pure...
  7. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Hi all, I wrote a full-length review about the Zeus XR ADEL. Please find it under the link below https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/empire-ears-zeus.21097/reviews#review-19153 Regards, Dan
  8. Dan E

    Review by 'Dan E' on item 'Empire Ears Zeus'

    Introduction Empire Ears started off as a Kickstarter project under the name EarWerkz. Within only three years the brand got not only established, but climbed the ladder all up to the Olympus of in-ear monitors and is nowadays competing with the best IEM makers in the world. Based in Bufford...
  9. Dan E

    Reply to review by 'dan e' on item 'SilverFi IEM-R2'

    thanks for your positive feedback! I associate colourful with a lot of different aspects, such as warmth, thickness of notes and dynamics. To unify them I think colourful gives a good association - no idea why people do not use this adjective normally.
  10. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hi everyone,   Last night I've published a cable review about the SilverFi IEM-R2. The cable is outstanding, among the best I have ever heard. Feel free to share and comment :)     SilverFi R2 review   Best, Dan
  11. Dan E

    Review by 'Dan E' on item 'SilverFi IEM-R2'

    Disclaimer: the IEM-R2 was a demo unit sent on loan. I was able to listen to the cable for a couple of weeks, and sent it back after.     Introduction   After I started to develop a special liking for audiophile equipment, I shifted my focus continuously from coarse- to fine-graining. At...
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  15. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    hey all,   quick question: which switch setting do you prefer using the XR, the Zeus XIV ADEL or Zeus R ADEL? (and why ;) )   thanks for your impressions!   Best, Dan
  16. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    I held this cable in my hands some months ago and can confirm that it is not 2000 HKD ;)...
  17. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hello everyone, Since I tried more than 100 cables within the last 6 months on the search for the ultimate cable I would like to share my experiences and give short descriptions about some of the cables that impressed me in one way or another. I hope this is helpful for some of you, since most...
  18. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hello again, Did anyone try multiple different gold plated OCC silver cables and can tell me a bit about the differences and which ones are the best available ones? I am specifically referring to how the plusssound GPS X8 compares to the effect audio Mars and the whiplash Twau, but if there...
  19. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    I don't want to disturb this small war here but I smelled be happy if someone could help me with my questions from 1-2 days ago :)
  20. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    M4a is compressed. For 16 bit files (CD rips) I personally use Flac (alternatively ALAC is the apple version of WMV that supports tags, while WMV does not). For 24bit I use flac if the files are not DSD
  21. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Hi! Sure, the Cowon plays basically everything. No worries about that. It may just not sound that great
  22. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Hi all, Quick question: I set 3 different kinds of equalizers depending on which type of music I am listening to. Now it is highly disturbing to manually switch between the eqs when a new song starts. Is it possible to fix the equalizer for the songs, such that the plenue S remembers the...
  23. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    In my opinion if you want to save money go with the P1. Sound aignature is similar to the S and sound stage very wide. I liked the onkyo when I listened to it for the first time because I sounded "familiar" - what that means to me now is that it was a better version of my iPhone. Sound stage is...
  24. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Surely there will be a new version somewhen but definitely not within the next 18 months. I talked to several shop owners in Hong Kong and they were deadly sure about it
  25. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    I think you should be good with the 128 internal memory + 200 GB card extension. That's like 200 albums, I can't imagine anyone to really have more than 2500 music pieces he really wants to listen to on the run. So buying another player only for the sake of a second memory slot is not an...
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