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  1. Jackpot77

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

    Got another bone conduction based IEM model heading my way at the end of May from IMR - 10mm ADLC DD, 12mm planar and a BC driver, and an open/closed back setup. Will be interesting to hear how it stacks up in terms of if it offers the same sort of immersion or feeling as the MEST.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    That's where I think I hear the BC adding something - there is an additional sliver of live "texture" or substance to the music reproduction with the MEST (both OG and Mk2 for me, almost like you get a tiny bit of that "live in the audience" feeling where you can feel the sound as well as hear...
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    Feedback by 'Jackpot77' on listing 'DX300'

    Easy transaction, good comms with the seller, DAP in fantastic condition. Recommended seller.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Really enjoying the MEST Mk2 at the moment - it's a little thicker in the mids than the original, so it makes the stage feel a little less spacious than the OG MEST for me (although the stage dimensions are the same). Never heard the Odin, but can confirm that the MEST Mk2 definitely has one of...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    They definitely do. One of the highlights of the last Canjam London for me was sitting at the VE table listening to a few of their toys and ending up getting involved in a three way conversation with Amin and one of the brothers from 64 Audio (Vitaly?) about hybrid driver designs, as those two...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Difficult to say with any certainty as I was only powering the Ra21 with an N6ii/E02 so it might have been under driven (it does seem to scale well with higher end gear according to a few UK owners I know). For me, the MEST was similar enough to merit comparison, which is more to do with the...
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    New for 2021 - oBravo Ra 21

    For anyone who's interested, just posted some impressions on the Ra21-C here: https://audioprimate.blog/2021/03/05/obravo-ra-21-c/
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    Unique Melody Mason and Mentor V3+ Announcement and Impression Thread.

    Yup, I have to say the MEST is still really blowing me away. Once you get the right tips (I'm currently using some RHA tips that came with their TrueConnect2 TWSc models to get ultra deep insertion) so that the bone conduction driver can come into play, I've not heard much like it. Ultra...
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    Toranku's Thoughts and Reviews (and target EQ filters!)

    I think the point is if he becomes a MoT (member of the trade), Head-Fi have very strict rules on passing comment on any gear that isn't linked to his company (i.e an IEM manufacturer isn't allowed to review other IEM maker's gear).
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    I should have mentioned I usually use black base / blue top on the Rah, so tend towards the basshead filters a little more. Will be trying some of the lighter combos at some point soon, when I have time to play with them properly.
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    Halcyon is darker and bassier out of the box Vs PB1 for me. Not had time to burn either in yet though, so holding off on comparisons for the moment.
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    From initial impressions, I think the PB One will be pretty special. Going to take a bit longer to work out where the Halcyon sits as it's a signature I'm not as familiar with, but I know Bob really rates the combo.
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    Don't worry, I haven't got an "inside line" to Bob. We were just talking about the planar driver in the Rah and PB One, and how it stacks up against other planar gear I've heard or an currently reviewing, and the conversation went from there. If you get an engineer talking shop, they find it...
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    Not my place to comment as it was a private conversation about a few things audio related (I've reviewed some of Bob's great in the past, and been speaking to him off and on since IMR launched). Just seems like he's got a solid plan about what he's going to work on next and a few technology...
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    Spoke to Bob yesterday - think he's letting the dust settle for 3-4 weeks once all these units are delivered before anouncing what's next on the development list. Got an inkling what he's planning and I think people will be happy. In the meantime, time to get back to the PB One and Halcyon...
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    IMR R3 Halcyon, R3 Phase, R3 Semper - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    PB One and Halcyon arrived today (in the UK). It's been a good day for audio.
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    IMR RAH - Discussion / Impressions Thread

    PB One and Halcyon arrived today. It's been a good afternoon. ;)
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    Stealth Sonics IEM impressions thread

    Yes - not sure if the naming convention is U or A, as I think that has changed since I originally got the units in. The new shells are very 64 Audio - metal body and a LOT smaller.
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    Stealth Sonics IEM impressions thread

    Got a demo unit of the new Pro 9 driver in the house at the moment, bit unfortunately haven't had time to write it up due to as lot of Covid and with related stuff. They will need on their way to @Layman1 shortly but may have a proposition for you about that, so will drop you a PM. ;)
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    Stealth Sonics IEM impressions thread

    Very nice - the C9 is still up there as one of my favourite IEMs. Review unit or have you tested yourself to a lockdown IEM? ;) Interested to hear what you think either way.
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    Stealth Sonics IEM impressions thread

    Nice - you decided to go custom with the new series, David?
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    The discovery thread!

    Dunu Titan 6 is a nice beater.
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    Radsone EarStudio ES100 with 35cm copper MMCX cable

    I bought this unit a while ago, but was actually thinking of selling now so feel free to PM me with your offer.
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    FlaresPro/FlaresGold by Flare Audio

    The cable can be quite microphonic. It's best to wear these with the cable over-ear - that did help kill the cable noise for me.
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