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  1. Sony MDR-Z1R

    edit: Sold! Proud first owner of these Sony MDR-Z1R headphones, but I recently moved to open headphones and don't really have a need for closed ones anymore. Used in a smoke-free and pet-free home. Comes with the original box, display case, 2 sets of original cables (1/4inch and balanced)...
  2. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    In my back and forth with Audeze CS, it does sound like they are looking into tweaking this. They are aware that the stability is worse than competing headsets that also promote lossless wireless bandwidth.
  3. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Man I've been using Penrose every night since I received them and I'm about to give up. Today I played for 2 hours and got over a dozen disconnects and probably 3-4 dozen dropouts or static which completely took me out of the game. I switched to Arctis 7p for now, sigh. I hope we hear any...
  4. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    I believe the equalizer issues had to do with a rather aggressive automatic gain adjustment to prevent volume clipping. Even still, the adjustment seems much more aggressive than similar equalizer software, which is why they're looking into addressing that; some people claim they cannot...
  5. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    There's no resolution yet. The crackling is most likely caused by wireless interference, and this is very YMMV. I have a smart home so I get a lot of crackling and dropouts as well (which I don't experience with other 2.4ghz wireless headsets such as Pulse 3D and Arctis 7p). However, Audeze...
  6. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Just want to give an update: Audeze informed me that their engineers are looking at the stability issue as they are aware a significant number of users are experiencing issues with connectivity. He can't make any promises of course, but promised they are working on getting this improved and it...
  7. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    I want to remind everyone that wireless interference will be VERY YMMV. It doesn’t mean anyone experiencing issues is lying or has a defective unit, since several people have these issues. It’s just that everyone has different amount of devices and APs that utilize the 2.4ghz airspace. The fact...
  8. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Per my correspondence with Audeze support: I'm in the same boat; if I don't reboot my router, I get several dropouts per hour. If I reboot it once the Penrose is connected, I don't seem to get the issue, though I will test more over the weekend. Major hassle to be sure.
  9. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    I created a Spotify playlist a while back with some test tracks: Spotify has a more comprehensive list, though I don't know these songs well enough for personal A/B'ing. You may enjoy one of these more though:
  10. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    A new update in my Penrose saga. So I tried following the advice in this ticket regarding wireless stability: https://audeze.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050582971-Troubleshooting-wireless-stability-issues I still think it's kind of nuts because I didn't have to do this for my Arctis 7p or...
  11. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Thanks, I'm aware of the minimal latency of aptX LL but it's negligible in my use case (whereas I can definitely notice the lag of regular BT codecs). I've used it on Switch (even for rhythm games like Cadence of Hyrule) and VR on my Oculus Quest quite a lot and have not had any latency issues...
  12. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    While I don't agree completely about the sound quality of other 2.4ghz headsets, I do agree that their fidelity in no way matches their price. If I had to listen to them for music, I'd return them immediately. I guess I'm just more forgiving when it comes to games, but I do wish there were...
  13. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Finally got a good 4 hours of testing between the Audeze Penrose (via wireless dongle to PS5/Switch, bluetooth to iphone, and aux into my Woo WA7), Steelseries Arctis 7p (wireless dongle to PS5/Switch, aux into WA7) and Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3.0 (Genki AptX LL adapter to PS5/Switch...
  14. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    I find this a bit odd, as I placed an order with a different online retailer yesterday, it was shipped via Fedex same day (starting with the same "Shipment information sent to Fedex), and since then has already received 3 updates on the delivery from Arizona to New Mexico, with an expected...
  15. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Ah interesting. It's weird since UPS and USPS seem to be much better at providing updates. I hope that you're right and it'll still come in this week. Kinda ridiculous to get a tracking number on 11/28 if it's still not shipped to Fedex by now, haha.
  16. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    MLE, thank you for all your updates and for the mic sample uploads. Definitely very promising! I'm supposed to get these tomorrow, but my FedEx tracking has been stuck at " Shipment information sent to FedEx " since 11/28. Does that mean it hasn't even been shipped out yet?
  17. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    What USB dongle is compatible with the 1000xm2 that isn’t Bluetooth? The Sony headphones don’t support aptX low latency so they aren’t ideal for gaming, which is why I bought momentum 3.0 instead.
  18. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    I ordered from Amazon since they have the Audible $10 gift card promotion and 20% off Amex promotion (and Amex also offers 8% extra cashback on amazon via their targeted offers, up to $300), so it ends up being about $110. Not too bad, and Amazon has a holiday return policy as well allowing for...
  19. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    I decided to go ahead and order an Arctis 7p, but also don't want to cancel my pre-order. Audeze has a pretty generous 30-day return policy (at least if you live in the US so return shipping isn't prohibitive) so I'd like to see if I encounter these connectivity and noise issues myself. I'm...
  20. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Thank you very much for your impressions. Do you have a Penrose to compare it to? I’m very close to cancelling my preorder due to the issues people are having (some can be fixed by firmware updates but others are very concerning, such as the limited range, clamping pressure for my above average...
  21. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Thanks, that's very helpful. I tried a couple headphones out of the Dualsense and wasn't impressed. Good to know that the Penrose will be a significant upgrade. I assume even the Arctis 7p would be better than connecting some headphones to the Dualsense? Thanks again, so you connect the G6...
  22. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    Sure that’s fair. These headphones all have significantly different sound signatures and sound stages. I’m mainly just interested whether you or anyone else who has experience thought that wired headphones via Dualsense were up to snuff. I’m a bit skeptical of Sony’s cost cutting measures here...
  23. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    For anyone who is using their Penrose with a PS5, how does the sound quality compare to a decent wired headphone connected to the Dualsense 3.5mm output? I’m skeptical how good Sony’s audio compression is via Bluetooth and unsure of the quality of the Dualsense’s DAC. Does the Penrose over...
  24. imac2much

    Audeze Penrose X and Penrose

    What would be the best replacements for these pads? I'm not really digging the blue look either. Dekoni or some other brand? I recall someone earlier posted with a replacement and it looked quite nice. Which replacement pads were those, and how are the comfort? Do they change the sound...
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