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  1. hifi80sman

    Tidal Masters & MQA Thread!

    I just ran into this on YouTube. I found it very interesting. I current have Spotify and added Apple Music back on a promo ($10 for 3 months). While their upcoming lossless tier is attractive, I'm more curious regarding Spatial Audio with music.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    These look REALLY intriguing, especially coming in at a competitive $249. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_749PI5TWBK/Bowers-Wilkins-PI5-Charcoal.html
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    They are very similar. The new Sport Earbuds are basically a refined version, still semi-open, and may sound slightly better (going off memory, don't have the SSF any longer). Some people say the fit is not as good, but personally, they fit me fine for workouts.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    The box says "sweat and water resistant", however, it doesn't actually disclose a rating. Apparently "Ray" at Customer Support says it's IPX4. Odd it's not actually listed, but then again, they don't list AAC either.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I think so. Bose still has the best sound stage and probably the best for movies, etc. but the JBL still have the technical advantage. Best Buy has them in stock and also have their extended holiday return policy just in case.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Nice. How did you get an invite to review? Amazon?
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I don't know, friend, I'm a little iffy on the whole package. I like how they play up "8mm polyethylene terephthalate drivers". You mean, PET, like my water bottles? LOL. The review almost sounds like a puff piece, as if the PROS and CONS are geared to justify its shortcomings. I don't...
  8. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    No app for the MW07. As far as app support goes, the JBL app is pretty good. They really stepped up their game with the Club series. I have the on-ear Club 700 and over-ear Club One, both of which (sound wise) are at the front of their respective classes. JBL has always disappointed me until...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    No echo at all. Been watching a lot of news coverage today and sync on YouTube is great with no audio anomalies.
  10. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    OK, fellas. Picked up the JBL Club Pro+ tonight, and wow, these may very well be the best sounding TWS I've ever heard. Full featured, comfortable, excellent EQ, good ANC, and that sound... Out of the box, the sound is fairly flat, maybe a little sparkle, but just a good, clean sound. With...
  11. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I agree the Bass Boost mode is completely useless. I would definitely recommend downloading the app, updating the firmware, and playing around with the 10-band EQ. ANC is serviceable, especially since it's a closed design. The ambient mode is definitely amplified, so it's not near-natural...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Nice! I'm definitely enjoying them so far, especially after taming the upper mids/lower treble a bit. I was reading the official literature on the 85t and they were described as semi-open, which if paired with ANC that's lesser than Bose, didn't sound like a winning proposition for me. I'll...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I am enjoying them. Typical Bose house sound that you can listen to for hours on end with no fatigue. I honestly think the QC earbuds sound a little better than the Sport. Same signature, but the semi-open nature does invite noise pollution, which degrades my perception of the overall sound...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    The MTW2 are $249 now, which is only $20 more than the 85t, so I'm seriously thinking of going in that direction instead. The new JLab ANC earbuds are also on sale for $49. I actually enjoyed their non-ANC version, which was fun sounding and seemed to "just work". Aside from ANC, the new...
  15. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    None on either the QC earbuds or the Sport earbuds. I've generally had good luck with Bose in terms of imbalance.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I would upgrade. The soundstage and instrument separation are better on the Bose QC Earbuds, providing a more immersive experience. I happen to enjoy both Sony's and Bose's house sound, but I think the whole package Bose offers is better (fit, IPX4, call quality, sound). Hopefully, the XM4...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Looks like a re-brand/off-the-shelf from an ODM. $259? I always thought Grado was massively overpriced and this doesn't help that perception.
  18. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Just used them at my desk mostly, but there were no issues when walking into the room next door. Let's put it this way, I haven't experienced any drop outs in situations where there shouldn't be any.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Well, I went ahead and did it. The Bose Sport are semi-open, similar to the originals, which is what I was expecting. They are lighter and are VERY comfortable. Sound is very similar, however, there is a greater sense of space due to the semi-open nature. They were obviously designed to...
  20. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Hard to say. I know they use the same Stay Hear Max Tips, however, there's no way to turn off the ANC, meaning it's level 10 to 0, which gradually just opens the external mics. I guess I could run out the batteries and then try, but I might just buy the Black Sport version instead. I do need...
  21. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Anyone try the Bose Sport Earbuds? How’s the passive isolation? The marketing piece indicates it seals better.
  22. hifi80sman

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    For $78, they’re definitely a fun pair. Have you tried the WF-SP800N? On sale now as well, sound legitimately good, and can be EQd via Sony app.
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