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  1. monsieurfromag3

    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    There’s a new “MEMBERS” tab on IMR’s website, under “Shop”. It’s probably linked with the Avalon and Dark Matter launch. I think we will receive a membership number soon, distinct from the discount code, and that’s what Bob was referring to when he wrote we would get something in our e-mail that...
  2. monsieurfromag3

    The Qudelix-5K thread

    I am one of the people who often described the 5K as cold or clinical. I sincerely used to view it as such. But my views have changed since pairing the 5K with the QX-Over and the Final A3000. Both, esp. the QX-Over, are the exact opposite. Warm and full, with more decay and thickness than I’d...
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    Hi-Res DAPs comparison chart 2021

    I’ve been using your charts for a while, in fact I just switched to Head-fi from the browser window where I keep them open! The way they show scale is incredibly useful. You’re a hero of the community :heartbeat: The one addition I’d find useful is the measurement for channel separation...
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    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    wow @jon parker you like the Knight better than the Aten? I was about to tag @AlexCBSN to ask how they compared to the Zenith. Impressive compliment! How do you guys feel the Knight compare to/improve upon the previous gens?
  5. monsieurfromag3

    The Qudelix-5K thread

    Yep to pretty much all of that. The first impression and how it evolves, also the fit which is an impressive achievement as it is as secure as anything I've ever tried out, both over ear and worn down, with no chin slider cheat! Also I told myself the exact same thing, this is as portable a...
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    The Qudelix-5K thread

    The QX-Over’s packaging is as minimal as the 5K’s - maybe even more so, just a brown cardboard box, with the iems in a plastic bag and two pairs of tips (the large ones were mounted by default on mine instead of the medium-sized - good, as it happens I wear a Small but my ears wear a Large). The...
  7. monsieurfromag3

    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    I’m hoping whatever Bob’s teasing next is my temporary end-game / blue pill. For now I can’t imagine another brand getting close. Maybe Final? Feeling the music is what IMR is about, indeed.
  8. monsieurfromag3

    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    It’s a little beast! I ordered the new iems they are releasing to accompany it, which only work with the 5K because the connector bridges the 2.5 and 3.5mm jacks; it unlocks “active digital crossover”, I have no idea what it means, I just know Qudelix are ace. But to put things into...
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    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    What’s your take on that Qudelix to Knights pairing?
  10. monsieurfromag3

    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    Hiby R3Pro, Zenith instead of R1, and the Qudelix-5K?
  11. monsieurfromag3

    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    Trinity Audio… take it from us, don’t go there :deadhorse:
  12. monsieurfromag3

    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    I’d personally enjoy models with just one filter, as it was at the beginning, but with a specific, almost editorial tuning signature, not just more or less bass/treble. It has started being introduced with filter combinations described as “reference” for instance. Detail monster; abyssal bass...
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    [FiiO M11 Plus LTD] THXAAA-78/Android 10.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output/4.4 LO output, Dual AK4497 DAC chips, 4GB RAM,64G Flash

    Yep. I have been looking into Android DAPs for months and they all have serious drawbacks. I tried out the DX300 and found it…okay-ish? Somewhat mediocre for the price, competent but not a giant killer. Not organic for sure, artificial rather than pleasantly colored. If I’m being severe, I’d...
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    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    The August/September teaser comes from a newsletter e-mail in which Bob wrote that a new iem would be coming around that time to complete the regular IMR catalog and cover the entry, mid-range, and flagship tiers. Which makes me think it’s the flagship one he’s still working on. Bob regularly...
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    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    So while all y’alls are busy trying out the latest and greatest (and it’s a great ride/read), I’m super excited to reconnect with my OG R1 (pre-Zenith), affixed to the mindblowing Nyx Bluetooth cable by Null-Audio. Brutally good wireless set. My wife snatched the first one I ordered and her...
  16. monsieurfromag3

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    The A series are really hard to re-cable. I contacted Null-Audio, they had a perfectly fitting solution for my IMR iems which are notoriously incompatible with most male connectors, but for the Final A they don’t have a solution. The problem is not so much the 0.75/0.78 discrepancy, it’s not...
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    The TWS + Neckband + BT Cable Adapter Thread

    @FiiO Willson Interchangeable iem connectors in the box! MMCX + flushed 0.78 2-pin + recessed 0.78 2-pin. The lack of compatibility with various earpiece sockets is the reason why I didn’t get the UTWS3.
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    IMR Pro Audio: Sonic Adventures & Impressions

    It's the emoji for "flogging a dead horse" - so still very appropriate to the train of thought here :smile:
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    USB Audio Player PRO (UAPP): 24- and 32-bit playback, ubiquitous USB audio support for Android

    Well there are all the DAPs that bypass Android SRC, from Astell&Kern, Fiio, iBasso, Shanling, Hiby… But I suspect I am not answering your question there. As to UAPP, as you know it only supports Tidal and Qobuz, it’s too bad you can’t access the latter in Canada. I don’t gel with the Qobuz...
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    [FiiO M11 Plus LTD] THXAAA-78/Android 10.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output/4.4 LO output, Dual AK4497 DAC chips, 4GB RAM,64G Flash

    Scratch that, Audiophonics hiked the price by 100€ and cancelled the page somehow. Amp UK seems like the place to get it with those 10% off you get just for idling on the website for a few minutes. No second warranty year but you get the free return, no Chinese vendor I know matches that.
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    [FiiO M11 Plus LTD] THXAAA-78/Android 10.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output/4.4 LO output, Dual AK4497 DAC chips, 4GB RAM,64G Flash

    Audiophonics list it now at an interesting price for EU folks. From that page @AngryTank it says 23mW from SE and 88mW out of BAL against 300 ohms. Not the most powerful DAP at the price (4.3V is not enormous) but I guess it’s nicely controlled thanks to the THX chips.
  22. monsieurfromag3

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

    A3000 coming my way from Hifiheadphones. About 100€ shipping and VAT included was too good to pass up. I hovered over the VR3000 but I don’t have a VR headset and I prefer good, regular audio gear for gaming. The A4000 wasn’t on sale, anyway I don’t like the idea of a flagship in a less refined...
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    Astell&Kern A&futura SE180 - The First Modular DAP from Astell&Kern

    There was nothing in the UI I wouldn’t have gotten used to given time, ultimately it’s well-organized and fully featured. The keyboard, well, it felt a bit Android 5. But it works. I was using Qobuz’ Search feature, which itself doesn’t work that well, so the frustrations compounded one another...
  24. monsieurfromag3

    The TWS + Neckband + BT Cable Adapter Thread

    Has anyone tried Null-Audio’s Nyx?
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