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  1. kostalex

    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    I tried HF3 - it is a bit off "Ety sound" to me. It is a blend of ER-4P and Shure E4c. The latter is "old-good" model with remarkably smooth sound ADDED: and rolloffs on both ends of audio range. HF3 is likely the best handsfree for iPhone, at least in its price range. But it is not in ER-4...
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    Yuin OK1 - review and comparisons.

    Take a look at mx680 or mx685. Stable fit, kevlar reinforced cable, water and sweat proof. I enjoy mx680 outdoors. Quote:
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    RE272 review and comparisons to ER-4P, HD650, ATH-CK10, IE8

    HiFiMan will release new flagship. Or you can buy XBA-3 which is pretty good.
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    [REVIEW] Blox TM7 - King of 'Buds

    What were the source / records?
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    Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)

    Here am I, re262 fan. I do prefer re262 over re272 due to the sound sig, though I consider re272 to be technically better. Judging by Leo888 forum sig headphones, I bet he will like re262 more too.
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    RE272 review and comparisons to ER-4P, HD650, ATH-CK10, IE8

    Chances are small - there are few IEMs to consider. I prefer dynamic drivers over multi-BA, so the next comparison may be EX1000 and then... Nothing?
  7. kostalex

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    I consider HD650 as hifi. There are no many better cans to me.
  8. kostalex

    Sony Ericsson "Live with Walkman"

    I am about to buy it and report on comparisons to iPod 5.5gen (best iPod to me) and HM-602.
  9. kostalex

    Today, finally receivediBasso Reference DAP DX100

    subscribed for impressions
  10. kostalex

    450 dollar budget...full headphone setup... TOTAL noob... need lots of help...

    Source first. This is why I recommend HM-602 > Grado SR60 (or SR80) combo. It is just a little over your budget, closer to $500. If you do not need to play from laptop to USB, then get HM-601 and save money for some higher Grado model. Or just save the money. Grado (or Alessandro) are nice...
  11. kostalex

    Pictures Of Your Portable Rig (part XV)

    Nice! How long will it look fresh like this?
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    iBasso DX100 Reference DAP - ES9018 inside

    I wish it has Android and Wi-Fi to access my laptop FLAC library. I wish it is on par with HM-801 SQ-wise. Then I will upgrade.  
  14. kostalex

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    I prefer Yulong D100 over HDP.   Quote:  
  15. kostalex

    RockBox For HiFiman HM601 and for HM801

      Quote: Quote: Peace, guys. HM-602 has pretty flat LO ("what a source should be") and "lovely far from flat" HO. This how I hear it and I like this. All my portables benefit from HM-602 HO warmth, so I prefer it unamped over Meier Move, which is quite an amp. With HD650 (at...
  16. kostalex

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    AD900 soundstage is big. You should search for an amp which can open HD650 soundstage well, what is not easy task to do. The best soundstage I heard was from DarkVoice 336 SE, others did not come close, including WooAudio 3, HDP, SOHA II, AudioGD Sparrow, Yulong D100.    Quote:  
  17. kostalex

    Best for $200 . . .Grado 225i or AT ATH-AD900

    SR225 does not have soundstage comparing to AD900. But Grado is better for "I just want to hear what is on this track, good or bad. ". All-in-one are K701 and DT880.
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    KOSS KDE-250 Owners club - The privileged few...

    There you will find how to tune the fit. And the sound at the same time, of course. So you may probably tame those highs.
  19. kostalex

    Is Sansa Clip + really that good?!

    And yes, I like Clip / Clip+ sound, UI and form-factor.