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lucky for me ,i am not into metal/rap/hiphop so Zeus is just great for my music
everyones taste is different , thats why there is not only one iem option :D
 
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Have been listening to Valkyrie since Thursday, props to Empire Ears.

They nailed the tuning on this iem. Punchy and rumbles without the midrange getting lost. Vocals on the Valkyrie is the perfect balance.

It's one of those signatures that, when I swapped between my HD 650 , didn't need to adjust.
 
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Is the Zeus good for lots of musical genres?
I can't think of a genre of music the Zeus isn't amazing with!

That said, I use the -R setting mostly over the -XIV as I prefer a flatter sound.
 
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i still like my zeus xra while my valky gives me more bass and more forward vocal, i switch back and forth
 
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hot take:

the legend x,,, is Very Good

YES! It is very good to me! It has gotten a straight month of head time for me. It is soon time to give the A12t a long stretch too, but I have to tear myself away from Legend X. :)
 
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Hello all! I’m very new to the site and recently got into the TOTL IEM game. Have any of you had a chance to compare Valkyrie to CA’s Solaris? Really enjoying Solaris but the Valkyrie sounds really interesting. Guess it’s just the sickness we all share. Thanks and cheers!
Check out my signature, have another EE:US tour starting soon featuring the Wraith/Valkyrie if you haven't already registered where you can hear it for yourself.
 
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I can't think of a genre of music the Zeus isn't amazing with!

That said, I use the -R setting mostly over the -XIV as I prefer a flatter sound.
Do you use them with metal?
 
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YES! It is very good to me! It has gotten a straight month of head time for me. It is soon time to give the A12t a long stretch too, but I have to tear myself away from Legend X. :)
Glad to hear it! On that note...

@SBranson how are you doing? Have you gotten a bit more used to the Legends yet?
 
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Check out my signature, have another EE:US tour starting soon featuring the Wraith/Valkyrie if you haven't already registered where you can hear it for yourself.
Thanks for the reply Barra but I already signed up Sept 20 with you. I’m sure it’s hard to keep track of all of us off the top of your head :wink:
 
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Glad to hear it! On that note...

@SBranson how are you doing? Have you gotten a bit more used to the Legends yet?
Thanks for asking. I had a 60 hour work week last week so I’ve not had much time. But, to be frank, it’s not been working out as well as I had hoped.
I sold my M11 and will be trying the XDP300r, courtesy of @Colors and hope that that will mesh better.

I seem to find that the are some albums, Samaris particularly, that sound quite good but then there are others that really don't sound good at all. I don't know if I'm still pining for the Phantom midrange and their natural sound or that the LX just don't really suit my music to my ears.
I never listen to hip hop but tried a couple tracks and they sound really good for that but I tried some Peter Gabriel last night and they really didn't sound any better than some $200 iems I've had..
I'm really perplexed. It could be the recordings though so I'm trying to keep an open mind.
What's odd is that though I feel these to be an upgrade of the Bravado, or a more intense version with everything turned up to 11, I didn't have the same feelings with the Bravado. Maybe the LX is bringing out flaws more in the recordings that the Bravados glossed over.. not sure.
I sure do like the lack of hiss though compared to the Phantoms... but again, a different DAP may change that.
One thing I noticed though was that the LX seemed to sound better on high gain on the M11.

I'm not going to be too hasty as it's been a tough week but I suspect that I will not be staying with these for too long. I'm already eyeing the U12t or possibly the Zeus and if either of those don't work out I might go for a custom Phantom..
The Phantom didn't do everything right but so far has done more right for me than any other I've tried.
 
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Thanks for asking. I had a 60 hour work week last week so I’ve not had much time. But, to be frank, it’s not been working out as well as I had hoped.
I sold my M11 and will be trying the XDP300r, courtesy of @Colors and hope that that will mesh better.

I seem to find that the are some albums, Samaris particularly, that sound quite good but then there are others that really don't sound good at all. I don't know if I'm still pining for the Phantom midrange and their natural sound or that the LX just don't really suit my music to my ears.
I never listen to hip hop but tried a couple tracks and they sound really good for that but I tried some Peter Gabriel last night and they really didn't sound any better than some $200 iems I've had..
I'm really perplexed. It could be the recordings though so I'm trying to keep an open mind.
What's odd is that though I feel these to be an upgrade of the Bravado, or a more intense version with everything turned up to 11, I didn't have the same feelings with the Bravado. Maybe the LX is bringing out flaws more in the recordings that the Bravados glossed over.. not sure.
I sure do like the lack of hiss though compared to the Phantoms... but again, a different DAP may change that.
One thing I noticed though was that the LX seemed to sound better on high gain on the M11.

I'm not going to be too hasty as it's been a tough week but I suspect that I will not be staying with these for too long. I'm already eyeing the U12t or possibly the Zeus and if either of those don't work out I might go for a custom Phantom..
The Phantom didn't do everything right but so far has done more right for me than any other I've tried.
LX needs power to shine !
 
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if either of those don't work out I might go for a custom Phantom..
The Phantom didn't do everything right but so far has done more right for me than any other I've tried.
Right on. Love the Phantom! :smile_phones:
 
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The first four or five Peter Gabriel albums were impeccably mixed and mastered. What were you listening to?
 
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Specifically it was “Blood of Eden” off of “Us”. I just sounded kinda smeared.
I’m going to wait until the new DAP shows up and try again. Until then I’m going to try to stop judging and stop commenting on the sound. I know very well that state of mind can be a big influence and I need to relax a bit with these.
 
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