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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    this may be misinformation. there's no real confirmation that this is true. the original renders of the leak lead back to an industrial design student's portfolio: https://www.behance.net/mark_h_design/projects
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    Sony IER-M9 impressions thread

    I'm not really a cable believer but I swear the stock IER-M9 cable seems to have a warmer, smoother, and more wide sound than my FiiO LC-RC which seems to bring some energy to upper mids/vocals and pushes them a little more forward and to the center. Can someone convince me this is just a matter...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    i think technically you can remove the filter for more bass, but after having done that i think having type 1 still sounds best. if i want more bass i go full foam + a donut foam around it as it doesn't drastically reduce clarity
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    holy frick, rio karma. so good!
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    Any recommendations to try for maximum bass, female vocal quality and soundstage/imaging on my WM1A with IER-M9s? I am currently running Walkman One Warm on MX3. I am thinking of trying WM1Z next but a short list of combinations to try would be greatly appreciated.
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    does anyone with both a wm1a and a55 find the single ended outputs are not the same loudness at a given volume level? I am running mrwalkman's walkman one firmware on both and find the a55 single ended output seems to be maybe 10 'units' of volume louder than my wm1a using at the same volume...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    i buy cables for aesthetics or balanced termination, i dont really think my ears can tell a difference in sound
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    The Comparison Database (update: ier-m9 vs viento-b)

    agree. i have blessing 2 dusks and returned my em5. i might even rate the em5 lower than a 6 when you factor in the price. it feels extremely congested to me, almost like an IEM. the overall tonality sounds so unnatural to me on the EM5. blessing 2 (dusk) is just more pleasant to listen to...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    M2s Pro with the new FiiO LC-RC cable matches really well imo
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Is the Type 1 filter the standard filter hte M2s Pro shells come with? I switched the Super One into my old M2s Pro shells where I didn't remove the filter and it has grown on me. I gave it the new Fiio LC-RC cable as well. Because the fit is so good when worn over ear with the new cable, I find...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    no plans sorry, kind of just want to live in this contentment and run far away from this thread for a few years and recoup costs of the upgrade treadmill in the classifieds. i can probably sell my chaconne, lbbs, one of my m2s pro, nicehck me80 if anyone is interested lol Agreed that overall...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    My Bell Ti Plus arrived. It's insane. I need a hug. The hype is real. My favorite test tracks had way more texture and detail than I ever knew possible. Immediate goosebumps. My nipples are erect. Low end is full and lush. Vocals are sweet and intimate. Treble has air and sparkle. Soundstage and...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    interesting as i have basically the exact opposite impression as you in every regard lmao. i would love to hear a third opinion out of curiosity
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    do you find the mids to be recessed, or vocals distant compared to instruments?
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    Thanks Q, I echo a lot of your sentiments here. I also like the SR25 but prefer 4.4mm. But SR25 UI is so bad to me haha. Everything is sorted by individual track and not by artist or album, etc. Seemingly in alphabetical order. Who even browses music this way? But that's for a different...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Initial Super One driver in M2S Pro shell impressions compared to golden driver (I am waiting on another cable and it'll be easier to do comparisons with stock 40ohm, gold, and super together. I only have 2 shells and 1 cable at the moment). worn with full foams - Bigger subbass quality and...
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    Haha it’s what I feared. I value portability though and listen mainly on earbuds (highest impedance drivers I own are 150ohm) so right now the A55 absolutely kills it pound for pound in terms of SQ and portability. I regret selling my ZX300 literally 7 days ago.. I kept it because it was the...
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    Comment by 'n00b' on listing 'Sony NW-ZX300'

    Hey is this still available? edit nvm
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    I’m so impressed with my A55 on the latest Midnight it’s got me considering straight upgrading all the way to a 1A. Someone convince me they’re close enough in sound that I’d only be doing it for balanced out and a bigger screen at the cost of extreme bulk and several hundred dollars 😭
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    Sony NW-A50 Series

    Yeah it sounds musical, detailed, clear, lush, dynamic and balanced.. Suspiciously good. I like, actually have a hard time believing what I’m hearing. I’m using project Z tuning on plus mode 2, region J!
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    Sony Walkman OS custom firmware (non-Android)

    I’m running Midnight v2 with Project Z tuning in Plus 2 mode, region J on A55. It sounds.. suspiciously good. It is very close to my much more expensive DAPs, ZX507 and A&K SR25. I am beginning to question if its placebo effect or if my ears are even capable of hearing the difference, but I can...
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    The main reason I’m not selling my ZX507 is because Sony’s UI and industrial design are better than anything else I’ve tried. It sounds plenty good — maybe a bit warm and not as detailed compared to my AK SR25. My Shanling M3X default player app is just so much worse. I basically am holding out...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Bell Ti PLUS Review dropped, not mine: https://min.news/en/digital/985f117c0e8f97cdef27106143ca2a8a.html I'm kind of thinking about getting one and then selling a bunch of stuff I have if I like it lol
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    These two are the best bang-for-buck I can think of and make an excellent complementary set. The M2s Pro can give a fun, bassy sound, while the LBBs can give a clear, airy presentation. Both have good tuning and technicalities IMO. Fit is good on both, LBBs is the best, but M2s Pro has so much...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    what genres do you listen to and what is your preferred sound signature/tonality?
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