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Feb 7, 2021 at 6:34 AM Post #32,941 of 33,402

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Thanks for the list (of lists!)

In your own list, did you happen to hide the model column by any chance? I'm just seeing "Brand" at column A and "Driver type" (column C) without ever knowing what IEM that row is.

Edit: Nevermind! Apparently on mobile you get a fixed-width frozen column and all I need to do is drag the frozen column to show column B.
 
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Thanks for the list (of lists!)

In your own list, did you happen to hide the model column by any chance? I'm just seeing "Brand" at column A and "Driver type" (column C) without ever knowing what IEM that row is.

Edit: Nevermind! Apparently on mobile you get a fixed-width frozen column and all I need to do is drag the frozen column to show column B.
yeah, I didnt design it for mobile. So it doesnt look good there.
 
Feb 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Post #32,944 of 33,402

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Feb 7, 2021 at 6:11 PM Post #32,945 of 33,402

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When is EE going to come out with an EST iem? Then they can call it limited edition and charge $6,000 for it.
 
Feb 7, 2021 at 6:40 PM Post #32,946 of 33,402

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Feb 7, 2021 at 6:51 PM Post #32,947 of 33,402

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The Odin is an EST?

Apparently so. lol I'm behind.
 
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If you were to previously have me guess what Crin would grade the NM2+, I would‘ve guessed it a B- or C+, with good technicalities, but ripped apart in tuning. I knew from the start that it wouldn’t be to his taste, so I respect his opinion even though I personally disagree with a lot of it. The graph is very scary looking, but it sounds so good to me, regardless. I’m frankly amazed how it doesn‘t sound shouty to me. The NM2+ is quite ear tip dependent, so that also plays a role. The graph certainly is V-shaped, but to my ears, it sounds balanced, without a classic V-shaped sound signature, just like the Fearless S8Pro. I personally like the NM2+ more in every way compared to my Drop FDX1.

“The NM2+ kind of has the Moondrop SSR problem”
This statement sums it up really well. He clearly didn’t like the “Super Shouty Reference”, yet many people really enjoy that IEM (I’m quite certain now that I would probably enjoy it as well).

FWIW, another really popular yet controversial reviewer also didn’t like the NM2+, at least initially.
I admit I'm surprised he trashed the NM2+ so hard, especially since he praised the FDX1 as a superb neutral tuning and gave it an A for tonality.

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Yet the NM2+ is dismissed as a V-shaped monstrosity, "a coloured IEM through and through, and so 'natural' would be the absolute last thing I would describe it as."

For sure graphs aren't everything, especially not with the NM2+, and admittedly I haven't heard the FDX1, I'm just surprised someone would praise one so highly and trash the other so totally on the basis of tuning.
 
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I admit I'm surprised he trashed the NM2+ so hard, especially since he praised the FDX1 as a superb neutral tuning and gave it an A for tonality.

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Yet the NM2+ is dismissed as a V-shaped monstrosity, "a coloured IEM through and through, and so 'natural' would be the absolute last thing I would describe it as."

For sure graphs aren't everything, especially not with the NM2+, and admittedly I haven't heard the FDX1, I'm just surprised someone would praise one so highly and trash the other so totally on the basis of tuning.
That’s why it will always be subjective. Personally, I find the NM2+ superior in every way to the FDX1. W/o modifications, I cannot tolerate the broad 4KHz peak of the FDX1, as it is very shouty sounding to me. That is just the way I perceive things though, and I’m sure there are others who would disagree with me.
 
Feb 10, 2021 at 9:32 PM Post #32,950 of 33,402

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I admit I'm surprised he trashed the NM2+ so hard, especially since he praised the FDX1 as a superb neutral tuning and gave it an A for tonality.

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Yet the NM2+ is dismissed as a V-shaped monstrosity, "a coloured IEM through and through, and so 'natural' would be the absolute last thing I would describe it as."

For sure graphs aren't everything, especially not with the NM2+, and admittedly I haven't heard the FDX1, I'm just surprised someone would praise one so highly and trash the other so totally on the basis of tuning.
It depends on how you interpret the graph.
Normalizing at 800Hz will give you this result
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Now the NM2+ has more bass/lower midrange and upper midrange emphasis.
Normalizing at the same dB while works but not everytime as in normal listening, you will change volume quite often. Even with reviewing, I think this case apply as well depending on your methodology.
 
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My NM2+ is out the door. Sold. Not that i hated it or that it lacked technicality, i just didn't dig the bass. Similar to the way i looked at the bass of the A7, which i also sold off. Just something about the bass that didn't hold my interest, so it's going to be the Dunu Zen or Penon volt coming up.
 
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My NM2+ is out the door. Sold. Not that i hated it or that it lacked technicality, i just didn't dig the bass. Similar to the way i looked at the bass of the A7, which i also sold off. Just something about the bass that didn't hold my interest, so it's going to be the Dunu Zen or Penon volt coming up.
Do you plan to sell the MT300, too? ...Just curious. 🤔
 
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ok, but since i don;t read chinese, who are they and what is it?
 

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