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    Fidelity/Livewires Triple Driver IEM Reviews?

    I've been digging around trying to find some impressions about the "new" (I think) customs available from Fidelity/Livewires that have three drivers. Does anyone have these yet? I know in the Livewires thread there was a head-fier who had said he would give a review when he received them, but...
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    Why no 3rd party bang-for-the-buck custom?

    Having been away from the world of portable audio for a few years, it's amazing how quickly the market for IEM's has grown. There have been a ton of new companies that have entered the mix. There are affordable customs available like the Livewires, Freq, etc... but from what I've read, they...
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    FS: Oritek modded Zhaolu 2.0 DAC

    Up for grabs is a modded Oritek audio Zhaolu DAC 2.0. Those of you familiar with these DAC's will recognize the rarity of the 2.0 versions, and that Ori himself said that these were the best platform for mods because of the huge overkill power supply that was phased out after this version for a...
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    New 'Citypulse' Headphone Amp/Pre-amp

    www.diykits.com.hk have a new headphone amp up on their site. Anyone heard it yet or ordered it at the least? Any speculation as to it's quality based on the pics of the internals posted on the site?
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    Ebay Tube Amp- T.M.S. T-100MKII

    Hoping someone might have an opinion or have seen this amp before. http://cgi.ebay.com/T-M-S-T100-MKII-...QQcmdZViewItem The reason I'm curious is because it says it is geared for lower impedence headphones like Grado, ATH, Sony, etc... I couldn't seem to dig anything up on it by doing...
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    Reviews of Zhaolu's Discrete Headphone Amp

    I don't know if it's just me, but I had been expecting a wave of reviews of the discrete headphone amp for the 2.0, shortly after it became available. It seemed like everyone and his cousin was waiting for that particular upgrade to become available before ordering...and yet, it seems that there...
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    Broken/Dead Supermacro?

    I did a search and didn't come up with much on both Xin's site, as well as Head-Fi, so I'm wondering if anyone has had the experience of having their SM3 just completely die on them, for no apparent reason? I had assumed I was just in need of a battery change, but after the batteries were...
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    UM2 vs. E4c: A Comparison

    Well, after reading all the comparisons between the Shure E4c and the Westone UM2, I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick up the UM2 to compare with the E4 I already owned. My expectations before I got the UM2 was that it would be hard for it to match the E4c, because with the...
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    What's Next in Universal IEM's?

    A general question- what is the next great product in the pipeline for the IEM market? We had the introduction of the E4 and the Super.fi this year, but I haven't heard anything about something new on the horizon. I'm guessing that this is because there isn't anything coming up, but I...
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    An Observation about the HF-1

    I've observed something in a lot of the reviews for the HF-1 that has caused to pause and consider waiting to see if they start showing up on the used market in a couple of months. A lot of people will comment that they are not as advanced, or technically proficient, in terms of SQ, as some...
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    Sad day for Canadian Music...

    The Tea Party, a great trio of rockers that released 7 albums over the last 15 years has called it quits. I doubt that too many american posters were familiar with their work, but I always felt they were one of the most underrated bands going. They fused a Led Zepplin sounding debut album...
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    UM2's Amped?

    I've done some reading on the subject, and for whatever reason, it seems that there is a lot of debate about the relative benefits of amping the UM2. This is somewhat confusing to me, because I'll read someone mention that the E4c's respond dramatically to amping, but that the UM2's show little...
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    Question about X5 and Ipod- earphone matching?

    Right now my portable set up includes the X5, Shure E4c's, and a Porta Corda amp. After reading about the bass roll-off of the X5 headphone, I'm setting off in search of the best way to match the parts of my rig to offset the bass issue, and increase the overall general quality of the sound...
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    Question about UM56

    Do the custom molds for UM2's actually improve the SQ of the earphones? There is very little information available on the qualitative changes that the custom molds actually effect on the experience of listening through UM2's. I've read that they make getting a consistent seal much easier, so...
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    Microphonics/Comfort: Shure E5 vs. Westone UM2

    I've read that the Shure E5's are slightly less comfortable than the UM2's due to the angle at which they're inserted...but am looking for a more detailed comparison regarding the issue of comfort and microphonics. For someone looking to use one of these choices for jogging and working out...
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