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  1. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Isn't it quite likely that as time goes by you either get more used to a particular sound or even have more of a psychological investment in believing the sound will be good, and so, one way or another, change your judgement simply as a consequence of changes in your biases? I'm not a sound...
  2. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Well I've used 600s which fitted well. I found 500s had too small a diameter to fit easily. I can't imaging that 400s or 300s would fit. I actually use MandarinE Symbio W (Wide Bore) which I like much more than Complys. I've just received a couple of sizes of SpinFits which I am going to try...
  3. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Just a quick thank you. I had FiiO amps years ago and they were amazing value for money. I recently got a Q5 and it too is great value for money and also stunningly high quality. The same is true of the FH5s. Keep up the good work - looking forward to seeing what comes next!
  4. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Thanks for this. All the detail is great (I'm not sure about scoring - as I think you also said, the weight put on different factors will vary from person to person and between different types of listening (music)). When I was buying earphones recently to replace ones that were stolen I was torn...
  5. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I'll just add a little practical (completely non-subjective) note that in the UK the Grado GR10e cost £411, the Shure SE535 cost £396 (SE535-VE £439) and the FiiO FH5 cost £229. I know people asked for comparison with the Shures, but it doesn't seem a very fair comparison to make to me. All the...
  6. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I just listened to Meddle (old Pink Floyd LP, but still ripped lossless from CD). I am completely blown away.
  7. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    When I had a pair of Sennheiser HD25 headphones I replaced the standard steel cable with a copper one from a different Sennheiser model (can't remember which one) - there was a big difference in sound. I guess the better the original cable the less difference you'll notice. (BTW I understand...
  8. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    Well I am currently listening from a FiiO Q5 (FiiO AM3A amp) driving FiiO FH5s. The only non-FiiO bits are Comply tips and an iPhone as source. I am super pleased at the quality of this combination at this price. Gentle high hats off to the right at the end of Lillywhite Lilith by Genesis. Just...
  9. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I've ordered a FiiO RC-MMCXB balanced cable. I'm not sure if I should have ordered an LL4.4C which seems to do the same job, bur for more than twice as much....
  10. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    There seem to be lots of balanced cables available from FiiO for these, varying in price (from amazon.co.uk) from £20 to £65. Does anyone know what the difference is between them? (I'm using a FiiO Q5 with the AM3A amp module).
  11. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I’d be worried about spending much more than this unless you had good evidence that you had especially sensitive hearing. I do vision science for a living (over a hundred journal papers, invited talks all over the world, blah, blah, blah), and I know there are limits to our perceptual abilities...
  12. BobK

    FiiO FH5 - Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

    I’m listening to mine now and I’m very, very impressed. The only other in ear phones I’ve had that cost this much (actually more) were Shure 425’s. I didn’t like them, they were stolen, I don’t miss them. These FiiOs are from another world. So much detail across the board. The killer to me is...
  13. BobK

    OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC Discussion Thread

    I don't know about the LCD-3, but they work like a dream with my Audeze EL-8 Open. When I'm listening to music I usually put my phone into Airplane mode to avoid being disturbed. I seem to have avoided lots of problems with loss of connection between iPhones and Oppo HA-2 and HA-2SE by doing this!  
  14. BobK

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 and Wireless!

    Momentum 2.0 (wired or wireless) vs HD-26 Pro   I have a pair of HD-26 Pro which I use for travelling with an Oppo HA-2 DAC. These seem like fine sounding and pretty indestructible headphones to me, although they could be a bit more comfy. Does anyone have any opinion on the relative sound...
  15. BobK

    Auditioned Sennheiser HD-26 PRO

    Like HiFiGuy258 I haven't unscrewed the connector so I can't tell you anything much except it won't be the same as the HD25.
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  17. BobK

    Big Ears?

    Final follow-up to my own message in case anyone else is interested. I found that it was much easier to insert the treble port into the Shure Olive and then click the Olive/port combination into the SA-6 than it was to get the olive onto the treble port in situ on SA-6. The bass is indeed...
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