1. Mattyjm

    Alternatives to UERM (Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor)?

    Does anyone know of any decent alternatives to the UERM (other than the UERR)? Looking for iems that have the same flatness and neutrality, with around the same techinical proficiency (detail). Would be great if it can be done in a custom form. currently looking at UERR, InEar Prophile 8, and...
  2. TyTB

    What are "the HD650's" of the Amp and DAC worlds? Units that are truly clean and neutral and which most faithfully represent the digital audio file they're outputting? The "Reference Monitors" of Amps/DACs?

    Hello everyone, I'm always hesitant to make a post on Head-Fi, given how controversial so many topics in the Audiophile world are, but this is something I've been wondering for a while, and haven't been able to find answers to. It's easy to find lists of Amps and DACs that are recommended for...
  3. Moondrop Chu

    Moondrop Chu

    SPECS: Impedance: 18Ω. Sensitivity: 120dB/Vrms@1kHz. THD: ≤1%@1kHz. Frequency Response Range: 10Hz-35kHz. Effective Frequency Range: 20Hz-20kHz(IEC60318-4, -3dB).
  4. RØDE NTH-100

    RØDE NTH-100

    From the product page: Published Specs Transducer Size: 40 mm Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 35 kHz Impedance: 32 Ω Sensitivity: 110 dB/V Maximum Input Power: 1700 mW, 1% THD @ 1 kHz Ambient Noise Attenuation: 20 dBA [Selected and edited] Discussion RØDE NTH-100 (new studio headphones) RØDE...
  5. W

    Replacement for my Superlux HD-681F

    Hello. I use headphones for everything, music, computer games ( there is a lot of music in computer games ), movies ( the same ), etc. I prefer the neutral sound signature, and I like to use open headphones. Tried to use close headphones, not for me. The source which I have right now is a...
  6. JCRG

    Something similar to Nightowls but with better 1.2 khz to 10 khz response

    Looking to upgrade from my Audioquest Nightowls, cans with superb sound and sublime soundstage, but that factually suffer in the upper midrange (?) to lower treble regions. Recently I tried the Ultrasone Signature Studio, but man, they were super harsh to my ears. I am returning them as I type...
  7. rincewind

    New buds recommendations needed

    Hi All, Long, longtime user who just hadn't logged in for several years, since I was happy with my setup for a long time. My Yuin PK3 finally broke so I'm looking for new buds. They will mostly be used at my workplace (office job), where it is mostly quiet. I use earbuds instead of IEMs because...
  8. anli

    Low distortions neutral IEMs?

    Hi! I'm happy with Tin HiFi P1 as far as the IEMs are neutral and have got very low distortions: they permit to avoid dirty sound on dense live fragments (as symphonic orchestra tutti). But these IEMs have got low sensitivity (96 db) and is not very suitable for mobile using. I use them at...
  9. Softears RSV

    Softears RSV

    RSV reference sound tuning 3-way-system with 5BA high efficiency linear phase ANOTHER LEAP FORWARD Based on the success of the company's current flagship RS10, Softears reconsidered some key concepts of the original design. Even though the RS10 holds its ground as a reference in-ear monitor...
  10. Empire Ears ESR MKII (2021)

    Empire Ears ESR MKII (2021)

    Specifications 5 Driver, Hybrid IEM Design: Universal in-ear monitor 3 Proprietary Balanced Armature Drivers - Low, Mid, High 2 Premium Electrostatic Drivers - Ultra High 4-Way synX Crossover Network EIVEC - Empire Intelligent Electrostatic Control Technology A.R.C. Anti Resonance Compound...
  11. BQEYZ Spring II

    BQEYZ Spring II

    BQEYZ Spring 2 1BA + Piezoelectric Ceramic + Dynamic Driver Hybrid 2Pin 0.78mm HiFi In-Ear Earphones Description Structural analysis Balanced armature, 13mm bionic diaphragm dynamic driver, 9 layers of nano piezoelectric ceramics. Coaxial dual-cavity patent dynamic ceramic horn...
  12. T

    Best Flat/Neutral Closed Back Recording/Tracking/Reference headphones under $1000?

    I've been researching many hours so far and haven't found anything that stands out. I know everyone's ear is different and is looking for different qualities. I'm looking for something that is closed back, so I can track, but also for referencing while I listen back to a track. I want the...
  13. foscolo

    Upgrade advice - currently Sennheiser HD380pro + Marantz PM6003 + PC-USB to Cambridge DacMagic

    Hello everybody! I'm a classical musician and I've enjoyed silently reading head-fi forums over the last weeks. I finally thought I would tap into the collective experience and knowledge for some advice... My current setup is: - Sennheiser HD380 pro closed-back over-ear headphones - Marantz...
  14. U


    I am new in head fi , so i don't know if this is the right place to post this thread. If not , my apologies in advance. I'm somewhat new too in the field of audio equipment , so i don't know many things or get often confused between audio terms. recently i got confused about neutral and flat...
  15. U


    Most of the budget iems have V-shaped or bass heavy sound signature. so i wanted to know , is there any iem in this price range that has neutral and flat or balanced sound or is the most neutral /balanced sounding iem comparing to other iems?
  16. M

    HELP: Suggestions for a budget Neutral DAP

    Neutral sounding DAPs in this price range (<$200) ? I'm doing a little research about budget neutral sounding DAPs and so far, I've found Benjie T6, Aune M1s (secondhand), FiiO M3K, Cowon Plenue D, and xDuoo X3ii. I've also been told that Hidizs AP80, Cowon Plenue M2 (secondhand), and FiiO M6...
  17. B

    neutral bluetooth over-ears ?

    Hi all, new to this forum and did some searching but couldn't find a thread with suggestions targeting my needs (if this is due to my ineptitude with the search functionality, feel free to point me to existing threads). Trying to find the right wireless cans for me. I bought the Sony...
  18. OmniscientNihilist

    Best NEUTRAL IEM (cord over ear) 150-700$ ?

    i want high quality IN EAR MONITOR (rubber ear tips) cord goes up and over the ear to remove the MICROPHONICS with NEUTRAL sound signature (with no extra bass enhancement) best if they are available on amazon .ca (canada) anything under 700$ would be helpful im having trouble finding...
  19. Zero Walker

    Buying new headphones, looking for suggestions

    Hi! TLDR: Looking for full size headphones that goes over-ear and have realistic/neutral sound. ----Info---- So i made a topic about this before, but it was more into trying to fix my older one i guess so never got any feedback. So i have given up on repairing the ones i have as it's falling...
  20. Cryus Soundkey

    Cryus Soundkey

    SOUNDKEY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY You think the sound is ok when you plug your expensive headphones into your phone? Wait until you hear this! To explain a bit more scientifically, music is stored on your phone in various types of digital files. The DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) in most...
  21. JCRG

    Closed back, neutral, large soundstage

    Heya, I want to try something more dense than my current SRH1540, something with better isolation, sub bass extension and low distortion. My current DAC is the Opus#11 (awesome dac for the size). Budget is around 500-ish USD, could go a little higher if it's really worth it. Thanks in advance! :)
  22. Flare PRO 2HD

    Flare PRO 2HD

    This in-ear monitors are made from rhodium coated brass and based around 5.5mm beryllium drivers. They use gold plated MMCX terminated at splitter level. They're shipped with 3.5mm jack cable and a balanced bluetooth modul with aptX support. More information...
  23. AthenaZephyrian

    Review of Hifiman HE400I's with linear EQ--I'd put down double money

    I found a supposedly linear EQ for the 400i's. It was terribly compressed sounding, but sounded better than un-EQ'd on one or two tracks, so I posted over here, saying it was awesome. Then I put it through it's paces. It was terrible. BUT I'M BACK! FOR REAL THIS TIME! I TESTED IT...
  24. laradark

    Neutral sounding ear buds, not IEMs?

    Hello. I need help finding neutral sounding ear buds. I don't like IEMs because my ear canals are small and even when they do fit, they give me a massive headache every time. I know there are studio over the ear headphones, but I want something I can carry around. I don't think my expectations...
  25. audiogama

    Neutrality-neutral sound.

    There is no such thing as a neutral sound in reproduced sound and I am afraid there is no such thing as neutral sound in produced music either. I read a lot of reviews because I simply like to read reviews to see how other peoples perceive the sound of different audio gear and to see how they...