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Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

  1. singleended5863
    Bottom left pair is just like my Phantom but I chose left is black and right is white.
     
  2. mwhals
    By the time I order in late November, I will likely have many more designs configured by then. The upper left one was the one I was targeting since I ordered my Legend X in June / July. Since my Legend X is black and white with the glacier swirl, I will likely go with top left or bottom right.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
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  3. Giullian
    Down right :)
     
  4. mr.karmalicious
    ah, I was gonna vote for bottom left, but forgot that that's similar to your Legends—in that case, i vote bottom right.

    (I'm still a huge fan of my abalone + clear... :eyes:)

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  5. mwhals
    True about my Legend X.

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  6. Ollie the bear
    Does anyone have experience with the LX running on es100? Balanced vs single ended? Sorry if this has been discussed before here. I just got the LX but I’m not very keen on spending $1K on a dap. Mostly gonna use with es100 or dragonfly red and cobalt with Tidal. I’m a missing out on much?
     
  7. mr.karmalicious
    I haven't heard high-end DAPs, but the ES100 has more than enough power and a ~.5ohm OI running balanced. My setup is exactly what you're suggesting: Tidal -> ES100 -> LX (balanced), and it's excellent.
     
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  8. Giullian
    Ok Guys, I officially joined the Valkyrie club. :)

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  9. cr3ativ3
    So shiny :)
     
  10. Giullian
    So pretty. :ksc75smile:

    edit: with the couple hours using it, it feels like a "Mini LX".
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
  11. mwhals
    That is why I want the Phantom, since I already have the Legend X. Don’t need a mini to go with it. I think the Phantom is more different from Legend X than Valkyrie, which I hear sounds like it is between the Phantom and Legend X.
     
  12. Giullian
    I know the price can be a stopper, but what about the Wraith?

    I think the Estat drivers are a no way back, from the ones I heard they came to add (when well implemented).
     
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  13. mwhals
    I set my IEM limit at $2000, which was the Legend X on sale. If I don’t set limits, I would end up not investing as much into retirement.
     
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  14. Giullian
    Totally fair and I've being holding myself a lot this last months too.
    But man, after having the LX and Valkyrie and testing a few other Estats aroud and hear what they can do, I am really looking forward to see hold the Odin will come. I will definitely hold myself now until I see that.
     
  15. Sifo
    I'm having fit problems (as usual for me) but empire is taking care of me. I'd give customer service an 11/10 for sure. That said, the limited time I've spent with the Valks have been a lot of fun and has opened me up to accepting v-shape a little more. I mean I did just buy an iem that's completely uncharacteristic if my preferred signature and I'm glad I did, I think the Valks have great value. The mids are a little more to my taste than the LX, and the estat is really worth its weight when it comes to the treble. And for a non bass head, the single w9 DD sounds just right.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
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