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  1. seanwee

    Cayin N3Pro DAP: Dual AK4493 and MQA with Vacuum Tube

    The N3 Pro is a baby N8 for all intents and purposes. Same soc and same hybrid tube/solid state amp section.
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    Cayin N3Pro DAP: Dual AK4493 and MQA with Vacuum Tube

    I would say the neutral bright sound of the N3Pro using Ultralinear tube mode would be good but power becomes an issue. Compared the the WM1A stock the N3 Pro wins. But with @MrWalkman 's custom firmware the WM1A will blow the N3 Pro out of the water. That said, Sony daps have laughably poor...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    I know a few people who "upgraded" to Gold Planar headphones and immediately regretted it. If you liked the Sundara's sound you wouldn't settle for anything that doesn't match up to its dynamics anymore.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    A collab with any budget iem maker would be good, i just thought KZ would be the best fit since they have many many designs that he can mix and match from, doesn't have to be based on an existing design. He mentioned wanting to do something sub 100 after all.
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    Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Stock filter (white) should be the materialess one. Heres a link to the KXXS filter https://shenzhenaudio.com/products/moondrop-earphone-filter-accessories-for-spaceship-kxxs-starfield-earphone Stock filter FDX1 is indeed a bit sibilant, which is somewhat resolved by the blue and green massdrop...
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    Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Try the materialess filter with a moondrop KXXS filter on it. I find that it retains more treble while still toning down the mids.
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    iBasso DX160 - The listening experience only gets better and better. Check for latest Online Update. Unboxing 1st Page.

    I wish Ibasso would stick with a logical naming structure DX50 DX90 DX100 DX120 DX150 DX160 DX 200 Then they had to go ruin it with the DX220 The DX300 should be the successor to the DX200/220, so why are they releasing another successor for it?
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    iBasso DX160 - The listening experience only gets better and better. Check for latest Online Update. Unboxing 1st Page.

    Hopefully its the same price but honestly that looks to be more expensive
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    Yeah I have yet to spend a lot on a single dap/iem as of yet. But that is because I have had the opportunity to try a lot of the higher end daps and iems, and from what i've heard there's yet to be something thats so substantially better than every thing else that it was worth it to spend a bomb...
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    Personally I found the stock WM1A and WM1Z underwhelming for their asking price. Sound wise I can't remember the smaller details but essentially the WM1A and WM1Z just had their warm and neural ports swapped. The WM1A had a warm SE output and a neutral BAL output while the WM1Z had a neutral SE...
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    Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread

    Haven't Campfire Audio's recent iems all been terrible?
  12. seanwee

    New Successor to the DX-160 & DX-220

    Not sure what you mean by bass tone specifically but extension, control and even bass detail on the DX160 was better. I was using Lurker's mod in mango mode which makes the DX160 sound a little better than stock btw.
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    New Successor to the DX-160 & DX-220

    I was going to post a detailed comparison between my N3Pro and DX160 originally. But the DX160 was a little to a lot better in every aspect so it wasn't really fair, price aside, so i scrapped it. Wouldn't look good anyways as it would appear like I'm shilling for iBasso even though I got the...
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    When i hear someone ask about better bass i automatically assume they are asking for quality. Ppl asking for more bass will usually ask for "heavier bass" or just more bass outright. Nada, bass quality in this price class usually boils down to how well its tuned and those are really a needle in...
  15. seanwee

    Cayin N3Pro DAP: Dual AK4493 and MQA with Vacuum Tube

    Works fine in my pocket
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    iBasso DX160 (2020) vs Sony NW-ZX507 detailed comparison

    M11 Pro. The M11 Plus LTD is supposedly better but I haven’t heard it yet but people say it’s an upgrade over the M11 Pro And there’s no need to get used cables, there are plenty of high quality cables on aliexpress under 50 dollars. Check out this thread and maybe get a recommendation from...
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    iBasso DX160 (2020) vs Sony NW-ZX507 detailed comparison

    I like it better on neutral daps rather than warm daps. That said, I’m using an 8 core silver cable on it which makes it sound much better (The stock cables are quite poor sounding)
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    You know i always wonder if the coathanger had similar enough resistances to the other cables they tested by virtue of being shorter and thicker than other cables.
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    No not that, I'm talking about the iem measurment setup, the one with the FR graph
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    @RikudouGoku how much did your measurement rig cost? And what parts did you use? I've always been interested in putting one together myself but have never looked into it seriously.
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    On some cables, I can immediately differentiate which is which. Those who have tried Sony's kimber cables have also immediately considered them warmer and darker than usual. On my IER-M9 the switch from its stock cable to an 8 core silver cable was really substantial, changing its warmer tone...
  22. seanwee

    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    Dang I just bought the A1 cable. How would you compare the two sonically?
  23. seanwee

    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    Don't know about the Little Dot 1 but comparing the Dx160 balanced vs DX160 line out + Objective 2 the Obejctive 2 combo only edges it out a tiny bit in dynamics while losing out in airiness.
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    Being an audiophile isn't about the price of the gear you own. Its about being enthusiastic about audio enough to willingly do through research/demoing/reading about audio in your free time in the quest for better sound. Thats what its about to me. A millionaire who drops $55K on an Orpheus 2...
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