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  1. dharmasteve

    TRI earphone impressions - I4 and I3, Starlight, NEW Starsea

    Well appreciated description of the full TRi set. Although I don't have the Starlight now, in memory, they impressed me with the whole FR. Treble is not held back and the only word that fully describes them (from my notes) is 'exciting'. Top IEM. I'm listening to the TRi i3 and the TRi Starshine...
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    Talking Synergy

    I don't spend a lot of time in my lounge anymore, and my record deck is there, and any new CD player will be there. I'm at my desk in my kitchen listening to music or sometimes in my bedroom listening to music nowadays, so streaming does have a positive. But age changes a lot of things and I...
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    Talking Synergy

    The tracks I have on my major playlist are tracks I really like...my kind of music, but rather than whole albums they are an essence of what I like. Times have changed though. I used to rip some CDs to my FiiO X1. Now I stream LDAC Bluetooth to my HiFi or listen on my HiBy R5. It's time for me...
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    Just reiterating what a great cable this is XINHS HIFI Audio Store 8 cores pure silver and single crystal copper mixed braid headphone upgrade cable £23.78 Unlike a pure silver cable which highlights the treble and recesses the bass a little, or a pure copper cable which can enhance the...
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    TRI earphone impressions - I4 and I3, Starlight, NEW Starsea

    Good choice. After a few days listening I like these Starshines a lot. Although the bass driver is a BA, testing it using 4.4mm balanced, on the HiBy R5 with Azla Sedna Xelastec bass friendly tips, using the track The Dark Night, Hans Zimmer, 3.20 onwards, I am surprised that there is sub-bass...
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    iFi ZEN DAC discussion + impression

    USB 3.0 Extension Cable,Tyuteou USB 3.0 High Speed Extender Cord Type A Male to A Female for Playstation, Card Reader, Hard Drive,Keyboard, Printer, Scanner ,Xbox, USB Flash Drive, ((1Feet))............................AMAZON
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    TRI earphone impressions - I4 and I3, Starlight, NEW Starsea

    I've had the Starseas for some time and have eventually come to a setup that they sound good with.......for me. Even though they appear to be easily driven they sound a bit dull from my mobile phones. I find a copper cable is essential, so I use an inexpensive Faaeal Copper cable, 4.4mm from...
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    TRI earphone impressions - I4 and I3, Starlight, NEW Starsea

    A moment, mountains and sky meet, joyously, my porridge burns on the stove, sadly.
  9. dharmasteve

    iFi audio ZEN Blue - The Official Thread

    I have this on the original Zen Blue. It works well at about six quid. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51jjrNYQDYL._AC_SX425_.jpg
  10. dharmasteve

    iFi Hip-DAC Impressions Thread

    I find the iFi hip-dac using 4.4mm high gain really improves most of my IEM collection, of which there are a lot. I love my HiBy R5 4.4mm, but the hip-dac is better. Many IEM's clearly improve when given the juice boost from the iFi hip-dac 4.4mm.
  11. dharmasteve

    The discovery thread!

    Just ordered the XINHS HIFI Audio Store pure silver, pure copper cable MMCX 4.4mm. I'm going to use it with the BGVP NS9, which I find a really top notch IEM. Some write good reviews, some write poor reviews. My set are exceptionally good, and are my go to set along with the LZ A7. I hope the...
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    TRI earphone impressions - I4 and I3, Starlight, NEW Starsea

    Good detective work. You have a good bit of Sherlock Holmes🧛. I do hope TRi are not going out of reach of my pocket....I can keep up with the i3 but the Starshine is past my financial finish line. If it is an amp or amp/dac it, I assume it will be quality and compete with FiiO prices, which are...
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    The discovery thread!

    Will it outclass the NiceHCK DT100 with Spiral Dots Maybe..... but unlikely.
  14. dharmasteve

    Sony Xperia 1 Impression Thread

    The LG V30 is good with the adapter trick to get it into quad DAC mode. It does sound great. The Sony Xperia 5ii just sounds good straight from the off. Every bit as good as the 3.5mm of my HiBy R5. Where the HiBy moves ahead is from it's 4.4mm balanced. I do love the sound of the Sony though...
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    Sony Xperia 1 Impression Thread

    I can't speak for the Xperia 1ii, but the Xperia 5ii is as good as my old LG V30 Quad DAC for sound. With really high impedance headphones they don't fare so well as a balanced output DAP. To get good battery life I switch the display to 60Hz from 120Hz. If you are mainly using for Music or...
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    LZ A7 IEM's impressions and reviews thread

    Me too. Black monitor, NiceHCK four core 4.4mm copper cable too. Spiral Dot tips. HiBy R5. My favorite sound too.
  17. dharmasteve

    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    I have a spare couple of spare two pin 4.4mm's. I always tip roll (usually Spiral Dots) and cable roll. Have you seen a site selling the Prometheus yet?
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    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    Great....complete change of design and thinking. A new peoples IEM. Viva le Blon Prometheus!
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    BEST BUDGET SUB-100$ EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    The treble from TRi's custom BA in the Starsea is really top notch. For classical orchestral music it is something else. One of my favourite IEM's.
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    BGVP discussion thread DM7/ DM6/DMG and NEW BA series

    A little advice for those considering the BGVP NS9. There are options to purchase this IEM 3.5mm single ended, 2.5mm balanced or 4.4mm balanced. I have run this IEM a few different ways and would like to share what I hear. I got this with a 2.5mm cable so that I can use adapters to run it 3.5mm...
  21. dharmasteve

    BGVP discussion thread DM7/ DM6/DMG and NEW BA series

    I can report that after using these continuously for over 2 weeks, the DDs seemed to have settled down. It seems that some people have been sold 'a pup' as we say in the UK (below standard set), but essentially these are excellent if up to standard. Mine have the white Knowles filter, stock...
  22. dharmasteve

    BGVP discussion thread DM7/ DM6/DMG and NEW BA series

    Looks like my NS9 has stock white knowles filter. Is that resistance correct for maximum treble? Is yours stock brown? If so what the heck are BGVP doing?
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