Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)
May 30, 2019 at 8:51 PM Post #17,806 of 35,746

danniao

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EE and EA have a slight problem with socket and pin. Often the pins will not go all the way in at first. Over time, with careful handling, they will. My Ares ll 8-wire took months before the right side would fit flush. It just seems that the pins are slightly larger than the sockets. The main thing is not to try and force them all the way in. Acrylic shells need TLC.

Thanks for the info!
 
May 30, 2019 at 9:43 PM Post #17,807 of 35,746

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Errmahgewd I would've snatched em up if you posted this two days agooo. But noooooooo no more Zeus?!!!
The Massdrop you purchased is a XlV, the original tuning (with some minor differences caused, I think, by differences in shell and tube materials of the Massdrop one). The R is the second iteration. The XlV is more forward in the mids and a bit more.... exciting. The only time I use the R side of my XR is if the track is mixed a bit too bright or otherwise not working with the XlV side. The Mamas and the Papas are definitely R. Some symphonic and jazz stuff also seems a bit better with the R side. I'd say 98% of my albums are XlV.

Oh, and I went searching around and came up with an Ares ll balanced I had stuck away. That's going to go right on the MassDrop Zeus. Which should be here Monday.
 
May 31, 2019 at 12:36 AM Post #17,808 of 35,746

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Errmahgewd I would've snatched em up if you posted this two days agooo. But noooooooo no more Zeus?!!!
Sorry!!!!!!

Annnnnnd they're gone! Hope the new owner enjoys em!
 
May 31, 2019 at 12:37 AM Post #17,809 of 35,746

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May 31, 2019 at 4:03 AM Post #17,810 of 35,746

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No, I haven't tried the Bravado single ended. Since I ordered it with the balanced cable, I went directly with that. I tried other headphones and iems single ended, but none were particularly exciting, which i blame more on the headphones than the type of cable.

Same here—just had that adapted and gave it a shot. Let us know if you get to try it.
 
May 31, 2019 at 9:02 AM Post #17,811 of 35,746

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May 31, 2019 at 11:44 AM Post #17,816 of 35,746

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What's everyone's favourite cable for the phantom besides Leo II ?
Since giving away Leo II my Phantom have been permanently paired with Eros II 8W (aside from reviewing). The PlusSound Tri-Copper is really nice too (I have the X6) and Ares II 8W is a solid choice as well.
 

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