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The cupids are making an oddly interesting first impression, a good one, yes, still somewhat different in a way, it's like one driver is providing Dynamics while another is providing detail, weirdly good...
 
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@crinacle I have not seen the signatures you ascribe to the different IEMs explained. Could you explain which signature is suited for what genre? And is there a signature which is particularly well suited for classical music?
 
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Love it!

On the theme of "price reflects performance," is there a clear single DD upgrade path to the O2?
There are obviously DDs that I think are "better" (more highly rated) but they're different in signature, so not necessarily direct upgrades.
 
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There are obviously DDs that I think are "better" (more highly rated) but they're different in signature, so not necessarily direct upgrades.
Hey Crin,

Do you have any thoughts on the Z1r vs the Tia trio?

I bought the Z1R based on your review but found the treble too harsh, hoping the trio might be a better fit for me
 
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Hey Crin,

Do you have any thoughts on the Z1r vs the Tia trio?

I bought the Z1R based on your review but found the treble too harsh, hoping the trio might be a better fit for me
It might, there's less treble on the Trio.
 
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I bought the Z1R based on your review but found the treble too harsh, hoping the trio might be a better fit for me
just curious how many hours do you have on your ier-z1r? i did experience some harshness initially but it went away after some use. you can try Final Type E ear tips as it tames the highs.
suggest you listen to the iems instead of buying based on reviews. everyone hears differently
 
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just curious how many hours do you have on your ier-z1r? i did experience some harshness initially but it went away after some use. you can try Final Type E ear tips as it tames the highs.
suggest you listen to the iems instead of buying based on reviews. everyone hears differently
Gave them a good 20 - 30 hrs of use, don't get me wrong they sounded incredble, but they were fatiguing for me personally, i did try with the Final E tips, symbio, foams, all the included sony ones as well

I wish i could trial IEMs, but alas, the closest option for that is 1,000km away - and i work pretty much 7 days a week so no chance to fly down :/
 
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It might, there's less treble on the Trio.
hmm might give it a shot then on a 2nd hand pair,

sonically are they similar in FR response? i love the deep reaching subass rumble of the Z1R - i think it's highlight
 
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Crinnacle, can you remember if you have ever listened to multi-driver earphones that have no crossovers before? From what I hear from the cupid (gentle seal makes a huge difference, a comfortable seal is miles better than an itchy one) it might well be worth looking into as it could indicate another level of r&d to get it done right, considering that you would have to either just let overlap or intentionally create drivers that roll-off at the correct fr, I wonder how polarizing the results of the ratings would look with a category dedicated to that approach?.....!
 
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@crinacle firstly a big thanks for the excellent info and graphing tool. Find it an invaluable resource.

I had a quick question - was comparing some 64 Audio IEMs and saw that “N8 Universal” was listed. I thought it was only available as a custom (and seems to be so on their website). Was that a special order / universal demo version at a show?
 
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@crinacle I have not seen the signatures you ascribe to the different IEMs explained. Could you explain which signature is suited for what genre? And is there a signature which is particularly well suited for classical music?
Anyone with any insight on this?
 
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