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    The discovery thread!

    I really enjoyed my AP80 (non-pro) until it met its demise during the spin cycle of my washing machine. Nowadays, dongle away I go…
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I also experienced something similar with my DQ6. I pushed in one of the nozzle screen accidentally, then just took off the screens and put earfoam strips over the nozzles. But I realized they became a bit too smooth sounding. The open nozzles didn’t sound as sharp nor did they lack much in...
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    FiiO FD3/FD3 Pro-DLC Diaphragm Dynamic Driver IEMs

    And as much as I also wanted to enjoy the treble nozzles, they do get fatiguing after an hour + of listening for me. I switched to the balance nozzles and Azla Sedna Short (S) for now. I still feel like this is a good set in how versatile it can be.
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    Reply to review by 'rayliam80' on item 'FiiO FD3/FD3 Pro Single Dynamic Driver Iems with a detachable cable'

    I’m really happy with my FD3 Pro set. Just wanted to thank you for your review.
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    FiiO FD3/FD3 Pro-DLC Diaphragm Dynamic Driver IEMs

    My FD3 Pros also arrived, albeit a day earlier! Some observations: 1. Packaging and unboxing, gorgeous. Cable and shell color, absolutely up my alley in aesthetics and feel. I’m glad I pony’d up for the Pro version. 2. I initially went with medium size tips at first as this seems to be the...
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    Geek Wold Discussion - GK10

    I didn’t pull the trigger on the GK10 due to QC issues. I may wait for the GK100 or future releases from this brand though. As much as others are enjoying these, it’s been nice tor read about the enthusiam and joy there is to be had at the $50 and under level. Brings me back to the Blon-BL03...
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    FiiO FD3/FD3 Pro-DLC Diaphragm Dynamic Driver IEMs

    My FD3 Pro is arriving on Wednesday hopefully. I don’t have any recent purchases that I think will challenge it so I’m hoping that it will satisfy any more urges at least until next year.
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    List of DAPs that can function as USB DACs with phones/tablets/PCs… PROVEN DEVICES ONLY

    FWIW, on the low end of things, I had a Hidizs AP80 which accidentally went through the washing machine a few months ago and bit the dust. But before that happened, I had used it with my Macbook Pro in USB DAC mode with Audirvana. It worked okay.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I bought a set of Spinfit CP100 Plus to try out with my DQ6. They fit well enough on the nozzle and in my ears but I wasn't too impressed with them. I felt like the note weight was a bit lacking. Though this is totally a personal preference. I ended up using Azla Sedna tips (bought a bunch of...
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    Obscure Chinese DAPs

    Thanks for asking. It happened two days ago. It wouldn't boot up or charge (no indicator) yesterday. The memory card works fine. And I just plugged it in now and the Hidizs boot up screen comes up but then it seems to be frozen. It flickers like it wants to go on to the next sequence but stays...
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    Obscure Chinese DAPs

    I left my AP80 accidentally in one of my jogging shorts. It went through the spin cycle so I'm at a loss now and looking for a new DAP or I may just get another USB dac/amp stick and call it a day on them. Definitely don't drown your AP80 in any liquid or let it go through the washing machine. I...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    I pulled the trigger on the ER4SR from Adorama. I’m pretty sure this will be my last IEM/earphone purchase.
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    BEST BUDGET SUB-100$ EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    Well in my collection, nothing quite sounds like the ER3SE. The only one I've really compared it to is my Tin Audio P1 since are both considered bass light. But the P1 feels more mid forward and slightly warmer sounding. However, the treble feels quite different. The thing that really stands out...
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    SE535 for Classical?

    For around that price range, maybe consider the Moondrop Blessing 2 or the LZ A7. Search for either in the Portable Headphones, etc. section of Head-Fi, plenty of chatter and talk about each IEM.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I've had the ZAX for about 3 weeks now. Not sure if it's just my ears or fit, but I get a small bit of driver flex on the left side with my pair on insertion. I haven't noticed any change of its sound despite this. I paired it with a Tripowin Zonie 16 cable but the included silver cable is very...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I've ordered the ZAX. It should arrive by Sunday. One thing I noticed after spending several months with my CCA C12 and a few other IEMs from my collection is that I thought the C12 fit my ears well. But after getting back to my main collection now, I've realized the ZS10 Pro is the best fit in...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    From looking at pictures of the KZ ZAX, I can't tell if it's a true vented design or not. It may be mesh screen in-between shell and the top cap and just there for aesthetics or to give an appearance that it is vented. If this is a true vented design of some kind, I'd be more likely to pick this up.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I'm hoping to be reunited with my ZS10 and ZS10 Pros and the rest of my iem/headphone collection next month. 😔
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    The ZS3's fit my ears too well. Any silicone tip that I tried that would fit me normally/comfortably with other IEMs would get stuck in my ear canal when I'd go to take them off. It required digging out the tip from my ear canal usually. No bueno. The nozzle on the ZS3 didn't have a lip and it...
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    The qdc Blue Dragon IEM

    Absolutey gaudy, tacky and trashy. I imagine that only nouveau riche, corrupt provincial CCP members would buy these. Otherwise, just buy an Anole VX.
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    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    I imagine the BL-03 to be a great giveaway/gift to the right friend who may appreciate them. Sort've like how KZ's were/are, if you amassed more than a few of them like I did and like many others here. The BL-03 would be a hell of a gateway drug into this hobby....
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    The discovery thread!

    Aesthetically, I prefer the plain-jane look of the IT00 rather than the blue-bling Starfield. Not that it matters much. But the more that I look at the Ibasso IT00, the more I think these two things need to be together someday at my desk (have the Aphex Twin on CD already):
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