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  1. Dan E

    Review by 'Dan E' on item 'Empire Ears Phantom'

    Introduction Empire Ears has established itself as one of the biggest players on the in-ear headphone market. Based in Bufford, USA, Empire Ears offers a wide range of first-class monitors. The last product line was mostly themed after Greek Gods, with Zeus naming the mighty flagship...
  2. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    I did that a couple of pages ago. If you have more specific questions, let me know. I have the Zeus XR Adel and heard the Phantom excessively over the last days.
  3. Dan E

    Review by 'Dan E' on item 'Mad Cable ReMSG'

    Introduction The cable market has been expanding rapidly with a large amount of companies joining the competition. One important hub for this market is Hong Kong, where some of the world’s most renowned brands like Labkable, Brimar, YY Pro and Rhapsodio are stationed. In this review I would...
  4. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Hi all, I wrote a full-length review about the Zeus XR ADEL. Please find it under the link below https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/empire-ears-zeus.21097/reviews#review-19153 Regards, Dan
  5. Dan E

    Review by 'Dan E' on item 'Empire Ears Zeus'

    Introduction Empire Ears started off as a Kickstarter project under the name EarWerkz. Within only three years the brand got not only established, but climbed the ladder all up to the Olympus of in-ear monitors and is nowadays competing with the best IEM makers in the world. Based in Bufford...
  6. Dan E

    Reply to review by 'dan e' on item 'SilverFi IEM-R2'

    thanks for your positive feedback! I associate colourful with a lot of different aspects, such as warmth, thickness of notes and dynamics. To unify them I think colourful gives a good association - no idea why people do not use this adjective normally.
  7. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hi all,   I have 2 questions for you:   I need a cable for the Zeus R. Problem: they are still being made and I have -no- possibility to try them. My question: pure copper, pure silver (8 braid), or silver-copper? Criteria: I am a very sensitive listener. Sharp and analytic treble hurts my...
  8. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    More bassy is fine I guess. How about resolution and clarity? Will it restore the abilities of the Zeus R non ADEL?
  9. Dan E

    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Is it possible to emulate the non-ADEL version by using the MAM module and closing it completely? I heard the Z in the store and loved it because of its resolution and detail. Furthermore, how big is the difference you mentioned? Thanks and best regards, Dan
  10. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Let's fine grain and start with super simple problem sources.. are you aware of the fact that pushing the power button once disables the screen? In this case you can turn the player on and off, as well as use the side buttons but he whole touch function is disabled. 2 more short pushes enable it...
  11. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    I would recommend the whiplash twag 8 braid or YYpro Neptune
  12. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    I held this cable in my hands some months ago and can confirm that it is not 2000 HKD ;)...
  13. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Pandora is indeed their TOTL cable, no question about that. What kind of sound and signature are you looking for?
  14. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hello,   thanks for suggestions and impressions! I tested the GPS X8 as well and found it inferior to a clean 8 braid OCC silver cable at first (so I didn't include it in my list), since it took away the physical punchiness of the sound. I love the feeling of strings and drums picking my...
  15. Dan E

    High end (IEM) cable thread: impressions, pics, comparisons and reviews.

    Hi everyone, Instead of reviewing (for the moment at least), I am searching for your wise advice. I have the fitear 335 studio upgraded, paired with the cowon plenue S. Hence, I am looking for a balance cable. It would be my first one, so I have totally no experience with cables and am a bit...
  16. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    M4a is compressed. For 16 bit files (CD rips) I personally use Flac (alternatively ALAC is the apple version of WMV that supports tags, while WMV does not). For 24bit I use flac if the files are not DSD
  17. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Hi! Sure, the Cowon plays basically everything. No worries about that. It may just not sound that great
  18. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Great, thanks a lot! I'll read through both the toxic cables page and the threat itself
  19. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Can you suggest awesome balanced cables? I haven't tried the balance output. I am using the fitear 335 SR upgraded. Thanks!
  20. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Hi all, Quick question: I set 3 different kinds of equalizers depending on which type of music I am listening to. Now it is highly disturbing to manually switch between the eqs when a new song starts. Is it possible to fix the equalizer for the songs, such that the plenue S remembers the...
  21. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    I am using the FitEar 335 studio upgraded and they pair extremely well with the plenue S. The soundstage seems to be endless. I was disappointed by the U12 because the base was not that present. Mid and treble were very good though
  22. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    In my opinion if you want to save money go with the P1. Sound aignature is similar to the S and sound stage very wide. I liked the onkyo when I listened to it for the first time because I sounded "familiar" - what that means to me now is that it was a better version of my iPhone. Sound stage is...
  23. Dan E

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Surely there will be a new version somewhen but definitely not within the next 18 months. I talked to several shop owners in Hong Kong and they were deadly sure about it
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