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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Everything's an aesthetic choice. But this distressed thing is quite funny - it's like hipster burger joints where they've paid millions to have bare walls and exposed pipes and wiring on show. We're approaching the end of things, I feel, we can't actually wait for new stuff to wear out...
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Too funny. I'm gonna start a company called Irony Audio.
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Wait...are you saying there's an IEM cable that costs $5k? I'm in the wrong meeting, clearly.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Just done a quick test and the Duo manage a good 80% of the EM5s stage, I'd say. But the crucial thing is that the EM5 are perhaps a touch too open, if there can be such a thing? Aside from the instability of the fit with the Fiios (like the Dodo becoming extinct because it couldn't fly the f*ck...
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Oriolus Isabellae - cant decide whether I find the name charming or ridiculous. Certainly easier to type than the Traillllliieeelllliiii and not as weird as the Gay Bulge.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Yeah I would love to try the OG or SE Solaris - I had the OG but it was too bulky for my liking in the ear and my auditory memory can't remember if they were more holographic than the 2020s.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Great to meet a fellow EM5er! Yeah, I agree, they are quite something. The Duos are magic because they manage to use the secure form factor of an IEM and combine it with that open, 'real world' space of a top end bud like the Fiios. If you can afford to try them out, I would definitely say its...
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Sure. I did a comparison earlier using a Bob Dylan recording, via my laptop. Solaris with yellow bore cp-100 Spinfits, Duo with the supplied large blue core cp-145s. First thing to notice is where I have volume set at 16 for the Solaris, I need it at 55 for the Duo to be roughly at the same...
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    @Rockwell75 - what a brilliant summation of the Duos. Thanks for being you. Mine arrived yesterday and I have been comparing them to my Solaris (2020). In the first blush of new toy honeymooning, with all the caveats that carries, I will say that for my use-case (home use only now that I have...
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    You raise an interesting point, which will no doubt show my hilarious lack of any scientific understanding of how these things work : if you are going to use 12 x BA drivers in your IEM (or any number or combination of BA and DD for that matter), why not just create one single mothership of a...
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Does any of this explain why my washing machine sounds like a f*cking helicopter when it's spinning?
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    What model Spinfit tips are supplied with the Duo?
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    My Duos are* tracking for DHL delivery to me today. I totally share that 'incoming new toy' excitement! Fingers crossed we both enjoy the playing as much as we imagine. *Or should that be 'Duo is'? Are IEMs by nature plural so we pluralise the product name, or is the combination of the two...
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    My wallet hates you now. I have the Solaris 2020, but the Duo is pulling me ever increasingly towards it like I'm trapped in its tractor beam.
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    Campfire Audio Multiverse

    Why would you put something called Solaris together with the word aquatic? Doesn't make any sense to me. Might as well name it the Damp Squib
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    Campfire Audio Multiverse

    You know when you go to buy toothpaste and there's so many variations on a theme that its insane? Hello Campfire Audio.
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    Campfire Audio Multiverse

    The King is called Saturn - lord of the rings.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Anyone got good things to say about using the Fiio UTSW3 vs true wireless sets?
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    Campfire - Solaris

    So, here's a challenge for you guys: I have the Solaris 2020 and I love them, they are beautiful beasts. But as this place is evil, I have an itch to wonder what the new Fiio FD7 and 64Audio Duo sound like in comparison. And that itch is growing itchier by the day as I read more about both...
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    [FiiO FD7/FDX] 12mm dynamic driver with its diaphragm using pure beryllium, with an outer-magnet field, up to 1.5 Tesla magnetic flux.

    “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” - Heraclitus
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    What had changed in you on that 4th day?
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    Yeah, isn't the Evo three times the price of the - already expensive - Duo? Coming next - the Unbelievo, priced at only six internal organs and a double mortgage.
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