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  1. qsk78

    Etymotic EVO: World Tour

    Balanced output is 2 times more powerful. This is critical for hard to drive planars. For the EVO it is not that critical.
  2. qsk78

    Etymotic EVO: World Tour

    As far as I understand no balanced cable comes with the tour unit, right? Need to find IPX/T2 connectors asap to make a custom 4.4 mm cable at home. Ideally I should listen to it out of a 4.4 mm output of my iDSD Diablo to utilize its fully balanced circuity
  3. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    Great review! The only thing which slightly scares me is the bass, bass, bass topic, taking into account that two drivers out of three produce bass I wonder what is happening with the rest of the spectrum... Hope this is not Earsonics "home sound" when (with the exception of s-em6 v2 and may be...
  4. qsk78

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    I owned n6 ii (a01, t01) in the past. Good DAP but not even close to the level of Diablo.
  5. qsk78

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    I do appreciate that they have it in the package. Currently I use Diablo as the only source being far from home and my desktop system. My planars eat the battery in turbo mode very fast so after 3-4 hours I need to use the iPower to keep everything running, and I appreciate that there is no...
  6. qsk78

    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Well, on the other hand this is one of the best price/performance ratio amp in my opinion. I don't count Chinese brands here since this is a different league. I believe that the next quality level would be somewhere at Nimbus US4/5 which are 4-5 times more expensive.
  7. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    All etys for me work with 3 flange stock ear tips only - this is the way to keep them firm inside and to get maximum isolation... :wink: Tried many different options with them and always stayed with a 3 flange.
  8. qsk78

    Dope Audio earphones — unusual planar IEMs

    Will leave it here... Got a chance today to audition three models: Pure Dope, Lucid Dope, Acid Dope. Let's see if I come up with a detailed review one day...who knows
  9. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    Well, I'm still planning to listen to them first before to draw any conclusion (in case I participate in a tour- BTW, will it happen?)
  10. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    Well, I personally prefer the tonality of the ER3SE over ER4SR/S, still neutral but with more body and "meat on the bones". The only XR version I heard was ER3XR and that was too much bass for me.
  11. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    Interesting. I expected more resolution/ larger soundstage/ better instrument separation from EVO in comparison with ER4 series but definitely not "more bass" :slight_frown:
  12. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    I think that a tonal balance is the most important thing. If you do not like the tonal balance of headphones/IEM then the rest (image, details, soundstage) does not really matter. So I hope that EVO still stays in the Etymotic camp for a close to Neutral tonal balance :wink:
  13. qsk78

    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Thank you for info Timbuk2. I will try to check it with Burson.
  14. qsk78

    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Well, that means that all of them should be faulty...I have the same issue. But it does not bother me any longer in the headphone power amp mode.
  15. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    Thanks. I see now on the website...Just overlooked that tab)
  16. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    Any info on what’s in the box with Evo? Is there a balanced cable / adapter?
  17. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    On the other hand I see some improvements in delivery for private customers. Recently I got dekoni audio earpads from the US to Russia just within 3 days by UPS (including customs clearance). I also see a huge improvement with shipments from China with a regular post, much faster than it was...
  18. qsk78

    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Actually ifi iDSD Neo is a good performer at a very reasonable price. I had it for review for 1 week at home. It is clean and neutral and have a volume control. I was choosing between this and Composer 3XP and I ended up buying the Composer.
  19. qsk78

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    One of the solutions for on the go...
  20. qsk78

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    No problem with planars. I have NM-1 and Aeon C Flow. Both sound good with Diablo, as they should do. NM-1 in Turbo, Aeon in Normal.
  21. qsk78

    Etymotic Research EVO impressions and discussion thread

    I mean that the smartphone is not a good source for any IEM in general. Just low Impedance and high sensitivity do not make smartphones sound better but louder.
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