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Very helpful review.
Oops I accidentally replied to myself ... newbie mistake. For me you hit many key points in a clear manner. This has helped my buying decision on whether to add this to complement my Andro 2020. Because I listen to all sorts of music - but not hip-hop or EDM - I’m leaning against it.
 
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Oops I accidentally replied to myself ... newbie mistake. For me you hit many key points in a clear manner. This has helped my buying decision on whether to add this to complement my Andro 2020. Because I listen to all sorts of music - but not hip-hop or EDM - I’m leaning against it.
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I think these are not bassy iems. It’s just that the bass is very textured. I listen predominantly to jazz and old rock and progressive rock (think Pink Floyd).
I am enjoying these iems so so much. They are incredibly musical.
 
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My 2p
Coming from the shure se846.
I think these are not bassy iems. It’s just that the bass is very textured. I listen predominantly to jazz and old rock and progressive rock (think Pink Floyd).
I am enjoying these iems so so much. They are incredibly musical.
Thanks! Jazz and old rock (including Pink Floyd) are certainly on my playlist, too. Musical is what I would want as well as something that is a change of pace from the Andromeda (which I like for what it does). I am a big fan of CA and would like to stay in their product family, so maybe l should lean back 🤔
 
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Dorado Notes fom the last few days.

A small list of type of music I listen to regularly is listed here:

70's-80's Soul/R&B - Isley Brothers , Stevie Wonder

Contemporary R&B - Sza , Jhene Aiko

Rock - The Black Keys, Albama Shakes

Folk/Indie Soul - Sean Hayes

Choral (when reading) - Thomas Tallis

Salsa /Latin - Marc Anthony, Willie Gonalez , Frankie Ruiz

Reggaeton - Bad Bunny

Hip Hop - Kendrik Lamar

Reggae - Bob Marley, Vybz Kartel, Popcaan


As I am not great at explaining "audiophile terms" I will try to explain how I hear and view the dorado with 2 analogies.

Circa 1997 as a small child I use to read video game magazine when passing the game store to see how they rated the newest and upcoming games. In those days (im not sure if it is still that way) a major part of the rating was fun factor. 007 Golden Eye for Nintendo 64 at the time didnt have the best graphics or sense of realism but it was off the charts in fun factor. Literally I can still remember the 4 way multiplayer being some of the most fun I have ever had playing video games.

I think Goldeneye was ranked as one the best videogames of all time due to in great part that "fun factor". I see The Dorado 2020 in this light, I'm not saying it will be some all time legendary tuning/iem (or maybe it will who knows). Im just saying that these have showed me I dont need to chase the newest, greatest, and lets not forget expensive TOTL iem/ technology of the moment simply because its technically superior.

I am saying the Dorados provide what this whole thing is about, ENJOYMENT OF THE MUSIC. they tuck away comfortably and nearly unoticably in my ears and I get to head nodding ,toe tapping and even some uncontrollable outloud singing/blurting of my favorite parts of songs.

There are always those women that match a certain standard of beauty. They match a certain asthetic. A woman that would be an ideal wife based on outside appearances but is for a lack of a better word a prude (this being the more technical or analytical iems) . But there is always another type that is vuloputuous with crazy sex appeal who is just down right fun to be with.

The Dorados imo are that fun to be with sexy girl that just has that special something you cant quite put your finger on. Which of those two types of women you like are really personal preference.

I can definitively say that I do prefer the Dorado 2020 over the OG Solaris. I guess im a sucker for a good time. While the Solaris has wonderful staging and those so often lauded holographics, If I could only have one I would take the Dorado.

I dont listen to the dorados and think there is any difference in quality of sound versus the Solaris. In other words the Solaris dont sound more expensive. If I didnt know the price of either I would guess they were about the same. I really just hear more open space for the solaris and a different tuning.

These manage to provide big, textured, detailed bass while still being clear, lush warm and refined in other parts of the frequency range. The bass never clouds, and I find they handle busy passages rather well. Instruments, vocals and bass all maintain there own personal space without getting convoluted.

Vocals overall are natural and have a slight silkyness to them. I have also noted that snares and some drum hits have a slight wetness or maybe I should say satisfying decay. Drum breaks provide a satisfying groove that just pull me into the music.

Listening to Bon Iver 715 Creek live version, he uses an autoune type voice affect that creates mutiple voices. The Dorados allows me to hear all of those voices seperatly all while providing significant weight , size and texture that allows me to really feel the emotion he gives off in the moment. Extremely enjoyable and quite addictive to listen to. Magical might be the right word use.


Goes without out saying this is all simply my personal opinion.

I have sent these to ADV Sound to have custom tips made so I will be with out them for a few weeks. Also I am waiting on the Plussound Exo Series Palladium Played Hybrid cable to come in and I will give some update on what I hear once I get them back in my possesion.
 
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Dorado Notes fom the last few days.

A small list of type of music I listen to regularly is listed here:

70's-80's Soul/R&B - Isley Brothers , Stevie Wonder

Contemporary R&B - Sza , Jhene Aiko

Rock - The Black Keys, Albama Shakes

Folk/Indie Soul - Sean Hayes

Choral (when reading) - Thomas Tallis

Salsa /Latin - Marc Anthony, Willie Gonalez , Frankie Ruiz

Reggaeton - Bad Bunny

Hip Hop - Kendrik Lamar

Reggae - Bob Marley, Vybz Kartel, Popcaan


As I am not great at explaining "audiophile terms" I will try to explain how I hear and view the dorado with 2 analogies.

Circa 1997 as a small child I use read video game magazine when passing the game store to see how they rated the newest and upcoming games. In those days (im not sure if it still that way) a major part of the rating was fun factor. 007 Golden Eye for Nintendo 64 at the time didnt have the best graphics or sense of realism but it was off the charts in fun factor. Literally I can still remember the 4 way multiplayer being some of the most fun I have ever had playing video games.

I think Goldeneye was ranked as one the best videogames of all time due to in great part that "fun factor". I see The Dorado 2020 in this light, I'm not saying it will be some all time legendary tuning/iem (or maybe it will who knows). Im just saying that these have showed me I dont need to chase the newest, greatest, and lets not forget expensive TOTL iem/ technology of the moment simply because its technically superior.

I am saying the Dorados provide what this whole thing is about, ENJOYMENT OF THE MUSIC. they tuck away comfortably and nearly unoticably in my ears and I get to head nodding ,toe tapping and even some uncontrollable outloud singing/blurting of my favorite parts of songs.

There are always those women that match a certain standard of beauty. They match a certain asthetic. A woman that would be an ideal wife based on outside appearances but is for a lacknl of a better word a prude (this being the more technical or analytical iems) . But there is always another type that is vuloputuous with crazy sex appeal who is just down right fun to be with.

The Dorados imo are that fun to be with sexy girl that just has that special something you cant quite put your finger on. Which of those two types of women you like are really personal preference.

I can definitively say that I do prefer the Dorado 2020 over the OG Solaris. I guess im a sucker for a good time. While the Solaris has wonderful staging and those so often lauded holographics, If I could only have one I would take the Dorado.

I dont listen to the dorados and think there is any difference in quality of sound versus the Solaris. In other words the Solaris dont sound more expensive. If I didnt know the price of either I would guess they were about the same. I really just hear more open space for the solaris and a different tuning.

These manage to provide big, textured, detailed bass while still being clear, lush warm and refined in other parts of the frequency range. The bass never clouds, and I find they handle busy passages rather well. Instruments, vocals and bass all maintain there own personal space without getting convoluted.

Vocals overall are natural and have a slight silkyness to them. I have also noted that snared and some drum hits have a slight wetness or maybe I should say satisfying decay. Drum breaks provide a satisfying groove that just pull me into the music.

Listening to Bon Iver 715 Creek live version, he uses an autoune type voice affect that creates mutiple voices. The Dorados allows me to hear all of those voices seperatly all while providing significant weight , size and texture that allows me to really feel the emotion he gives off in the moment. Extremely enjoyable and quite addictive to listen to. Magical might be the right word use.


Goes without out saying this is all simply my personal opinion.

I have sent these to ADV Sound to have custom tips made so I will be with out them for a few weeks. Also I am waiting on the Plussound Exo Series Palladium Played Hybrid cable to come in and I will give some update on what I hear once I get them back in my possesion.
Great job buddy! One of my fav IEMs to date...musical beasts
 
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Dorado Notes fom the last few days.

A small list of type of music I listen to regularly is listed here:

70's-80's Soul/R&B - Isley Brothers , Stevie Wonder

Contemporary R&B - Sza , Jhene Aiko

Rock - The Black Keys, Albama Shakes

Folk/Indie Soul - Sean Hayes

Choral (when reading) - Thomas Tallis

Salsa /Latin - Marc Anthony, Willie Gonalez , Frankie Ruiz

Reggaeton - Bad Bunny

Hip Hop - Kendrik Lamar

Reggae - Bob Marley, Vybz Kartel, Popcaan


As I am not great at explaining "audiophile terms" I will try to explain how I hear and view the dorado with 2 analogies.

Circa 1997 as a small child I use read video game magazine when passing the game store to see how they rated the newest and upcoming games. In those days (im not sure if it still that way) a major part of the rating was fun factor. 007 Golden Eye for Nintendo 64 at the time didnt have the best graphics or sense of realism but it was off the charts in fun factor. Literally I can still remember the 4 way multiplayer being some of the most fun I have ever had playing video games.

I think Goldeneye was ranked as one the best videogames of all time due to in great part that "fun factor". I see The Dorado 2020 in this light, I'm not saying it will be some all time legendary tuning/iem (or maybe it will who knows). Im just saying that these have showed me I dont need to chase the newest, greatest, and lets not forget expensive TOTL iem/ technology of the moment simply because its technically superior.

I am saying the Dorados provide what this whole thing is about, ENJOYMENT OF THE MUSIC. they tuck away comfortably and nearly unoticably in my ears and I get to head nodding ,toe tapping and even some uncontrollable outloud singing/blurting of my favorite parts of songs.

There are always those women that match a certain standard of beauty. They match a certain asthetic. A woman that would be an ideal wife based on outside appearances but is for a lacknl of a better word a prude (this being the more technical or analytical iems) . But there is always another type that is vuloputuous with crazy sex appeal who is just down right fun to be with.

The Dorados imo are that fun to be with sexy girl that just has that special something you cant quite put your finger on. Which of those two types of women you like are really personal preference.

I can definitively say that I do prefer the Dorado 2020 over the OG Solaris. I guess im a sucker for a good time. While the Solaris has wonderful staging and those so often lauded holographics, If I could only have one I would take the Dorado.

I dont listen to the dorados and think there is any difference in quality of sound versus the Solaris. In other words the Solaris dont sound more expensive. If I didnt know the price of either I would guess they were about the same. I really just hear more open space for the solaris and a different tuning.

These manage to provide big, textured, detailed bass while still being clear, lush warm and refined in other parts of the frequency range. The bass never clouds, and I find they handle busy passages rather well. Instruments, vocals and bass all maintain there own personal space without getting convoluted.

Vocals overall are natural and have a slight silkyness to them. I have also noted that snared and some drum hits have a slight wetness or maybe I should say satisfying decay. Drum breaks provide a satisfying groove that just pull me into the music.

Listening to Bon Iver 715 Creek live version, he uses an autoune type voice affect that creates mutiple voices. The Dorados allows me to hear all of those voices seperatly all while providing significant weight , size and texture that allows me to really feel the emotion he gives off in the moment. Extremely enjoyable and quite addictive to listen to. Magical might be the right word use.


Goes without out saying this is all simply my personal opinion.

I have sent these to ADV Sound to have custom tips made so I will be with out them for a few weeks. Also I am waiting on the Plussound Exo Series Palladium Played Hybrid cable to come in and I will give some update on what I hear once I get them back in my possesion.
What a great read. I totally get what you are saying! It is like a Ford Mustang I once owned...
 
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