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  1. costinstn

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I'm still inside the first hour of listening with the E5000, but so far really impressed. Many of you refer to a slight bass boost...so far, in some tracks, the low/sub bass is more powerful than my Xelentos. However, it doesn't seem bloated and it's quite well controlled. It is quite darker...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Any new insights on these 2? They started to pop up in the stores...and i'm itching to get my hands on them...but don't know which one..is the E5000 a clear upgrade to the E4000? And may it be that the sound upgrade is partially because of the cable? I/m thinking that i already have 2 pairs of...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    From memory, as my re-400 broke down, they are more close to the E3000 in the way that bass goes deep and smooth. However, the E3000 wins on mids and highs. Better presentation, more power. The E2000 which i also have seem to be a little more rough in their presentation. It does seem to slam...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I didn't listen to hard rock, metal, or goth rock in more than 10 years...and this discussion made me curious...I have the FI-BA-SST....so i fired up some Manowar, and one of my favorite albums from my childhood Theatre of Tragedy - Aegis. It's quite amazing how fast and controlled the SST can...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Well....i would like to hear the SS and AKR02....i wrote some impressions about the SST a few pages back....but i would love to hear some impressions from somebody who has both, or all 3....
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Fi-BA-SST35 and 25 have non-removable cables....I believe they are very similar to the ones used in LAB II, but without MMCX...
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    Meze 12 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Just got a pair of 12C....nice build, sturdy cable(although some microphonics, would like a chin slider)...I prefer them with the Comply tips, as the silicon feels too hard for me, but i will try them later with some grado and spinfits silicons, which are softer and give me better comfort. I...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Just found this on the net (https://twitter.com/earphoneking) ... Translation says " New 6,4mm Dynamic Driver E-Series, E2000,E3000, Aluminum and Stainless Steel, coming this spring" 
  9. costinstn

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    It might just be my cup of tea...i was concerned with the SS, as many reviews said it could be a little on the aggressive side on the high notes...And i don't really enjoy that...if is a tad warmer, it might be perfect for me... Anyway, we shall see that in 7 to 8 days it takes for the delivery...:D
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Hey guys....so i found the FI-BA-SS and AKR02 for around 700$, and the FI-BA-SST 3,5 for little over 1000$. Have no ideea what to do....is it really worth extra 300$ for the new ones?
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I'm having a bit of a dilemma...Hopefully you guys can help me out... I've been thinking for a while now to go up the heaven series. Although i read this thread 2 times, still can't figure out between the H6,H7,H8 or the FI-BA-SS(T). My 2 favorite IEMs right now are the Heaven IV, and the Grado...
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    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    not so fast....the PFX is a radically different aproach than the heaven series....it can't replace the heaven iems specially in terms of your listening habits...i have the H4, and plan on going up to H6,H8, or FI-BA-SS....i also have the PF2, and i'm not sure i will go up the range...Not that i...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I think Chord made a mistake by selling the Mojo at such a low price...They could easily have sold it at 1000GBP, lower than the Hugo's price ( double taps, half speed, more portable)...they would have cut the owner base in half or less, and now they could launch the Poly for 500GBP, half the...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I'm guessing some people don't know the price for a good streamer...And btw, Mojo is about 10 times more expensive than a Dragonfly let's say. Nobody complained about that...Because it has great sound quality.  Try to look this way...Poly is half the price of a Pioneer network streamer. You...
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    Reply to review by 'costinstn' on item 'Final Audio Design Heaven Viii'

    Man, nice writing!!!! Great job on your first review.....I'm actually contemplating for months to extend my FAD gear...Still can't decide between the H VI,VII,VIII, and FI-BA-SS....nowhere to audition around my place...so gotta go with the reviews and head-fi feedback....So far i'm in love with...
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    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    i found that it keeps the settings even if you change device ( i'm changing from an iphone 7 to an iPad pro- both of which have the app installed)....don't know if you change to a device without the beoplay app installed...   with the H8, the most disturbing problem was a strange crackling...
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 (Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones)

    The H8 is not purposed for gym workout. They can fall easily, and they have a slight thud sound with the NC on when you walk hard. I guess your best choice would be the new H5, which are wireless, sweat proof, in ear. Haven't tried them yet, but if the sound is close to the H3, they should...
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 (Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones)

    kinda quiet around here lately....:) Had the h8 for almost a year now...got them just after they launched. Gotta say, i'm a fan...fantastic build quality compared to sony mdr-1bt or philips m2bt, which i also have...comfort for me is even better then the sony's(which are over year). Is overall a...
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    GRADO GR10: Reviews, First Impressions Thread

    I have the original GR10 ( silver ring, no hole). From what i gather from this forum, the v2 version lacked low end compared to the original one, but i understand they improved this in the GR10e. I don't know if the "e" has more than the original one.  Few years back, i read an impressive...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Does anybody know the battery capacity on the Mojo? sometimes i use a 5000mah external battery, which the Mojo completely drains, and it barely goes to green level(i get about 4--5 hours of use after this charge). Also, i read that Chord recommends charging from a 1A/5V source. Is there any...
  21. costinstn

    GRADO GR10: Reviews, First Impressions Thread

    If you guys have a chance to pair the GR10 with the Chord Mojo, i think it will put a really big smile on your faces.From about 15 iems i own, and 5 full size cans, these little buds gave me the biggest surprise. They just became so rich and full bodied, without loosing anything in soundstage...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I've had a pair of Grado GR10 for about 3 years now. I always felt it was missing some low end grunt and impact. In fact, it was missing a Chord Mojo. Superb SQ from these tiny buds now. On a Sonorous VI it certainly enriches the experience, but it's not such a big change as in the GR10. Verry...
  23. costinstn

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Hi all…. I’m not new to the site, but i’ve been an fairly consistent consumer of the informations you guys provide around here…for the last 3-4 years i’ve been also a consistent consumer of head-fi gear. So far i’ve been able to gather in my collection around 20 pcs varying in all spectre of...
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    The Eclipse TD-M1 IN STOCK!

    Hy all.... I just purchased a pair of TD-M1, and waiting for the delivery next week.....I have a question for those of you who used it already...How do you get to add a subwoofer to these speakers? as i have seen from the specs, it doesn't have a dedicated sub-out. 
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    PRESS RELEASE: Bang & Olufsen announces BeoPlay H3 and H6 headphones

    Hy.. Just went to a B&O store in Shanghai, and auditioned the H3 and H6 , and i left with the H3. I spent all all last night comparing them to the Future Sonics Atrio M5 and the Klipsch Image X10i.Being a dynamic driver, you would maybe start to compare them with the Atrio M5 , but there is...
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