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    Reply to review by 'zeissiez' on item 'Softears RSV'

    Great review and I agree on the sound signature described. Personally, I slightly prefer the RSV over the S8 as it’s more coherent and fuller sounding. For orchestral, I prefer the S8. I also find the RSV having a more forward sound than the S8. Overall neutral tuning, fatigue-free and engaging.
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    Mangird's New Brand Name and Product Launch

    TEA is big bang for the buck, very close tuning to the 64Audio Nio and technically not far off. Hope UP a worthy upgrade.
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    Announcing VARIATIONS——Your next tribrid option from MOONDROP

    Sounds more musical than Blessing2...
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    Stories of FiiO FH5s--From @FiiO Kang

    The semi-open design of the FH5S made the Fir Audio M5 sound boomy. The wide soundstage and the balanced sound make it my long listening set. The big screen TV experience is really nice, though I wish there’s more increase in the depth. Quite a departure from the old FH5 sound, from raw...
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    With Both Good Looks and Strengths, FiiO FH5s, 2BA 2DD IEMs, Is Officially Released!

    It should be available in Shanghai headfi stores, it’s best to audition yourself.
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    With Both Good Looks and Strengths, FiiO FH5s, 2BA 2DD IEMs, Is Officially Released!

    Neo, Fir M5, FH5S The FH5S compared to the likes of M5, Andromeda 2020, is more polite, less exciting, less bite. It’s like a photo with light sharpening and light contrast. Which is suitable for prolonged listening. Especially with the semi-open design, it’s less boomy than the M5.
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    With Both Good Looks and Strengths, FiiO FH5s, 2BA 2DD IEMs, Is Officially Released!

    Came back to the shop again haha. With the switches at default. I ran through my test tracks. Nope, the treble is perfect, passed my hot-treble test track by Chris Botti with flying colors. Better than many other iems I tried. In fact, for symphony tracks, I prefer flipping the treble switch up...
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    With Both Good Looks and Strengths, FiiO FH5s, 2BA 2DD IEMs, Is Officially Released!

    It’s strange, my impression with the FH5S was anything but bright or hot treble.
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    With Both Good Looks and Strengths, FiiO FH5s, 2BA 2DD IEMs, Is Officially Released!

    My daily drivers were Shure SE846 and Oriolus which I bought and sold years ago. Just got back to the hobby again lately and demoed quite a number of IEMs in a span of about 2 months. I demoed Softear Turii, Softear RSV, Dunu SA6, Dunu Zen, Tanchjim Oxygen, Moondrop Blessing2, Fiio FD5 (3 times...
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    With Both Good Looks and Strengths, FiiO FH5s, 2BA 2DD IEMs, Is Officially Released!

    Greetings from China. Heard a pair of these last week with a Shanling M6 2021 DAP. Not sure about whether this particular pair of FH5S was burned in, I was told it just arrived. That pair was terminated with 3.5mm SE, so I did not try them out balanced. I am quite familiar with FH5 too...
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    Softears - Discussion & Appreciation

    The diff in size is not that big actually. I have smallish ears, no problem with wearing, for both iems. Sound quality wise both are great. Can’t go much wrong with either.
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    Softears - Discussion & Appreciation

    I agree with the description here. Compared Turii, RSV and QDC Dmagic triple DD side by side. In general, the Dmagic has a more exciting sound, which is noticeable more tilted up in the treble. Resulting in a richer sounding unit. The Turii is the more neutral of the two, with remarkable...
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    Reply to review by 'zeissiez' on item 'SoftEars Turii'

    When I listened to the Turii, a few keywords stroke me: Balance, Realism, Coherency, Accuracy. I have never heard a pair of IEM that sounded so right. It does all that with good musicality to top it off. Compared to the QDC Dmagic, which has a triple DD design, the Turii is less bright and more...
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    Reply to review by 'zeissiez' on item 'Gustard A18 DAC'

    I have had this DAC for six months, for a two channel setup, which comprises a pair of KEF LS50 and Willsenton R8 tube integrated amp. Great tonality, zero digital glare, natural sounding, detailed, good meat on the bone, and the biggest surprise: a holographic soundstage. This DAC is top...
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    Reply to review by 'zeissiez' on item 'Cayin HA300'

    I heard this amp in a number of occasions with Utopia, HD800, LCD4, Susvara, HE1000. It has a typical 300B sound. Directly compared to a great SS amp like the AGD HE9, this amp has a sound which emerges from the bottom. Not that the tonality less neutral, but the soundscape seems more rooted to...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    I find the Sundara best matched with a warm source
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    The Review Tour of FiiO FH5 Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors Starts Now!

    I used iPhone 6 plus. It’s a decent match, but with the Cayin N8, they sound a lot better.
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    My impression: 1.sound is on the bright side of neutral. Treble is sparkling but no sibilance, and much cleaner than 400i. Best matched with a warmish source. If u like warmer sound, the 400s is better, but technically two leagues behind in technicalities. 2.Female vocal shines, while men vocal...
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    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I heard two pairs yesterday, the first pair I thought the mid bass was lacking, and when asked he seller said they were right out of the box. Then later I listened to a burned in pair. Wow, bass was much more satisfying. Overall, it’s a slight V-shaped tonality. The highs were shimmering, but...
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    Reply to review by 'zeissiez' on item 'Audio-GD R2R 7'

    Great review! I think this setup will do better by replacing the Sony by a better source component.
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    Schiit Audio Loki Mini Four-Band Equalizer - Head-Fi TV

    Interesting. But the knobs make reading the current EQ settings less intuitive than graphical sliders. 4-band means good for general tone shaping, probably not for fixing certain peaks in FR.
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    Comment by 'zeissiez' in item 'Toolshed Amps: Euphoria Stereo 45 DHT'

    Gorgeous amp! Great just-the-facts review!
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    Oriolus Hybrid IEM

    My impressions of the Oriolus, Angie, Layla, IE800 are very similar to yours.
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