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  1. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    There are 2 variants for 3 files: 1. compensation across most of the listenable spectrum 2. compensation only to 10k The 3 files are: 1. FixedBandEQ = 10 band Graphics EQ settings 2. PEQ = parametric settings 3. wavelet = settings for the android wavelet app (part of the autoeq project, but my...
  2. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    I'm sure you already know about these files, but I only listen to my em5's eq'd https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbud-target-curve-tests.944006/post-16199568
  3. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    mac os users. I'm happy to report that sound source has been in continual, active development with improvements and updates. Would be great if there was something like wavelet for iphone!
  4. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Thanks for the heads up! I ordered the mic version and will compare the response with the original version.
  5. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    and they EQ really well.
  6. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Good summary of the EM5. The EM5 doesn't really fundamentally change the curve that is so common with buds (125hz bump, 1-3k dip), it sounds great regardless. My compensation file will bring pronounced clarity, by the way.
  7. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    I'm saving up for another TOTL-ish earbud. Any suggestions?
  8. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    I prefer the x6 over the rw9, but for me, it's a toss-up. The cable on the rw9 is much better than the x6 cable, though.
  9. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    hmm... let's hope my order gets filled
  10. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    ok, I give in.... the constant x6 references. I'm getting some backups before they eventually get discontinued. Note, I'm not saying they are being discontinued but we've seen earbuds disappear after the inventory is cleared.
  11. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    for the mac os users out there, I just noticed that soundsource will import peq and 10 band files for system-wide eq. Not sure when they worked that in... when I first installed it, I couldn't import my files successfully, but one of the updates must of addressed that issue. Now if only we...
  12. Sam L

    Earbud target curve tests

    ouch, sorry that happened. I'm not aware of any others having this issue with the Datura Pro, though, to be honest, I'm not sure there are that many head-fi'ers with this earbud. I'd reach out to the vendor and see if they will offer a replacement or at least point you to a contact at Faaeal...
  13. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    We need to put these posts from @furyossa in some sort of reference area and make them mandatory reading for new fans of earbuds... so much good information.
  14. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    I'd hold off on selling the em5 until you put it through 200 hours of burn in. I was not very impressed with mine either, though I did think they sounded "better"-ish than my cheaper earbuds initially. I'm not a proponent of burn-in but I think the large bery driver in the em5 needs the burn-in...
  15. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Question... Let's say, hypothetically, someone were to get a rose electronics maria II. Hypothetically, what kind of burn-in time should one target?
  16. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    excellent summary of the differences.
  17. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Well, the weather in my area has been warming up and I'm already starting to experience some discomfort while wearing headphones -- my excuse for ordering an earbud I've been looking at for around a year. It's hard to believe that 1 year has already passed for a good number of us that made the...
  18. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    thanks, ordered!
  19. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Been away from the forums... :( what's the LBBS?
  20. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Yep! I love them. x6's of the headphone world (closed backs). well tuned out of the box, a bit constrained soundstage-wise but super easy to drive on a phone. The aeon 2's I just got are clearly another level above the k371, but I'd more easily recommend the k371's than the dan clarks (because...
  21. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    My new setup! Many of you recall how my backpack was stolen several months ago. :( I'm glad to be on a new laptop, though I think I'll need to get a windows laptop as well since I'm miss using peace/apo. I'm still mostly using closed back headphones as I'm now in a co-working space daily. I...
  22. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    so what's the hot earbud these days? in the sub $50, sub $100 and sub $300 categories? I know I can go back and read dozens of pages but I'd rather have a convo with whoever's active on this thread nowadays!
  23. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    fully agree and so does @furyossa. there's another consideration though with innovating bud shells, regarding their target tuning. I'd hate to see alternative shells being developed with the typical bloated lower mids we see in many earbuds.
  24. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Well, slight apologies to the board. I mentioned, after getting a job, that I would be re-entering the earbuds purchasing scene, targeting higher-end earbuds to measure and compensate. But I'm not quite ready to jump back in and the buds I have are soooo satisfying already.... so I celebrated my...
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