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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Received my Melomania Touch yesterday evening. Initial pairing was a breeze, updating the firmware wasn't, left earpiece was no problem, but the right earpiece took about 17 attempts before it succeeded. Seal is good with the small eartips, but I wouldn't mind a size smaller than that. I'm still...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    My preferred sound sig is neutral with a tad of elevated lows and a little sparkle up top, not so much v-shaped, more like an almost flat chevron shape (if that makes any sense) but for TWS I'm not that picky. My issues with the TWS600 itself is mostly their complete inability to make a call...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Does anyone here have narrow ear canals and uses the Melomania Touch? I'm looking for an upgrade from my TWS600 (for all the TWS600 reasons) and Galaxy Buds (which do everything I want TWS for good enough, except for staying in my ear). Due to my narrow ear canals I often have fit issues. The...
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    What's your favorite headphone? If you could only have one.

    If we're only counting headphones, out of what I currently own: Fostex T50RP Mk3 with Dekoni sheepskin pads. Not because it's the best sounding, but because it's the most comfortable and has emotional value as my wife and kid gave it to me on my 40th birthday :)
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    Rank the best sounding daps that you heard

    Based on what I own, not what I listened to. Don't have a lot to spend on this hobby, so not nearly as impressive as others here... 1. Astell & Kern AK70 + Headstage Arrow 4G amp 2. Fiio M11 3. Fiio M6 4. Fiio X3 5. Nationite S:Flo2 6. Sansa Clip+ (Rockboxed) 7. Sansa Fuze (Rockboxed) 8. iPood...
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    Koss KPH30i appreciation thread

    I ordered a pair from yesterday, should be here any minute now :)
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    Great headphone sound? It’s in the CAN! iFi audio ZEN CAN!

    The only reason to use external 5V on the DAC is to reduce power consumption from your source device. Like when you don't want to drain the battery of your phone or a DAP too much. If your source device is running off a wall outlet, you need not bother with external power for the DAC.
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    Was given an Audio Technica ATH-80 today...

    Not entirely sure, but iirc there was something out of the ordinary with it. I think it was indeed 6V DC, but negative on tip and positive on sleeve.
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    Was given an Audio Technica ATH-80 today...

    Well, I'd have to investigate, it's been 7 years since I worked on this project... Unfortunately I don't really have time for it...
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    Was given an Audio Technica ATH-80 today...

    Holy thread revivals Batman! But thank you for your effort :) I had pretty much given up on the ATH-80, because there were some deeper issues than expected. I still have it in a drawer somewhere in the attic. I should really give restoring it to its former glory another go...
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    Any cable techs know the wire assignment for a 2.5mm TRRS Balanced IEM plug?

    This is what Astell & Kern use for their 2.5mm balanced connectors:
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    Europe Deals Thread

    Pro-Ject Essential II record player + Ortofon OM-5 Element for €169.95 + Shipping on the Dutch iBood. Often available for other countries iBood offers services in as well, but haven't checked...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Looks interesting, but unfortunately no dealers in my country and the Earin site itself has them marked as sold out. So still a viable option, just not a short term solution. Does anyone have pictures of multiple TWS IEMs? Especially with the Galaxy buds and <something else> so I can do some...
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    Audio Technica ATH- ES 10 Impressions Thread

    Ehm, why would you want to? They're not exactly bass-shy in stock form....
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    Europe Deals Thread

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over-Ear (Apple version) € 119,95 + shipping on the Dutch iBood page. These deals are usually only available for 1 day.
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Discussion Thread

    It's not a self-adjusting headband, so why not just extend it a click further? Unless you are using it at the gym or something like that, I see no reason not to do this.
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    Europe Deals Thread

    Not a EU deal, but came across a flash deal for the Colorfly C3 8GB for less than €20. I know, this player isn't exactly spectacular, but it'll make a decent backup or decoy to give to your spouse or kids...
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    V-MODA M-100: Discussion/Feedback, Reviews, Pics, etc.

    Also keep in mind that YouTube uses lossy codecs for audio and that sub-bass can be affected by that. IIRC, the best audio YouTube serves these days is AAC or Opus, with a maximum of 128kbps for AAC and 165kbps for Opus. AFAIK audio quality is no longer related to the videoquality like it used...
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    The Fiio X3 Thread.

    Still using mine occasionally. It has passed its duties as my main player on to a AK70 about a year ago. I'm planning to put some music to help me sleep on the X3 and use it when I go to bed. Still need to find a decent set of IEMs for that though. My Westone W1 is perfect fit-wise, but sounds...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Discussion Thread

    I listen to metal with my MSR7 quite a lot, no big problems so far, only minor annoyances that I could work around with some EQ'ing. I mostly use my Astell & Kern AK70 as a source, occasionally my Hidizs AP60. And in the past a 1st gen Fiio X3. If I feel like additional amplification is needed...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Discussion Thread

    Same here (ok, only 1 MSR7), no problems with the cables whatsoever. Solid connection on all the devices I use it with (A&K AK70, Hidizs AP60, Fiio X3 1st gen., Headstage Arrow 4G with the regular short cable, Samsung Galaxy S4/S6/S8 with the headset cable, the long cable I hardly ever use). I...
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    Does anyone have a reccomendation for a cheap IEM with balanced cable (terminated in 2.5mm trrs). I would like to try balanced now that I have an AK70, but all I could find that's nice and cheap is the TY Hi-Z HP-32 balanced version. And for practical reasons, I prefer an IEM over a bud. Looking...
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    Hidizs AP60

    Received my AP60 last week, immediately installed the 1.05b firmware. So far the only downside is the hiss with sensitive IEMs. I was really happy to see that the USB DAC functionality worked straight out of the box on my Linux machines (Kubuntu 14.04 LTS and Kubuntu 16.10).   The only real...
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    What song drops the deepest bass?

    Tons of electronic music suggestions here, but do any of you know some metal/rock/classical tunes with insane deep bass? 
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Discussion Thread

      Yes, but I didn't think much of it, as it was with a cheap K430 portable. With my K702 it's not an issue.