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Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

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  1. twister6 Contributor
    Pair up with X7 is good, very revealing and detailed, but a bit too much hissing (w/AM2) and sound is more sterile.  I don't have Mojo, but heard plenty about it to get an idea that it has a smoother signature which should pair up well with Z-R.  I wouldn't say that Zeus-R is very source picky, but the nature of its revealing signature not going to mask poor resolution of the source, though to my surprise I found Z-R to be more forgiving with poorly recorded tracks.  I personally prefer Z-R pair up with more neutral/warmer/smoother sources which makes signature more balanced and lifts the low end.
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  2. Sound Eq
    yes with am3 the hiss is there and to be honest I never liked the am3 sound signature anyway and its a hiss monster as you can read in fiio x7 thread, but i use the am5 and i am happy as I do not experience the hiss or i did not pay attention to it, but if it was hissing I would have noticed it
    now here is the thing with fiio x7, with the stock player of fiio x7 the sound is not the best with zeus R. But try to change to neutron and this immediately turns things around, the fiio x7 and neutron sounds simply great. It has been always known that stock player of fiiio x7 is different sounding than third party apps and I only liked stock player because with other iems and third party apps i did not get a good result.
    As few of you know me I love eq simply because most of the music I like is mastered not optimally so I resort to eq to fix those short comings, and I was never satisfied with the eq in the stock fiio app, and with neutron it was getting me bad results with all iems, this totally changed now with the zeus r, and I do not know how with the zeus R I like neutron the best contrary with my other iems. The neutron is the best I heard with zeus r,  and when I use the eq in neutron in fiio x7, I get the best sound I can get ( mojo aside ). I am so surprised how i can get the bass to punch big time using the eq in neutron, and keeping the mids intact and as great as they are in the zeus r. Now the price I paid for to get those extra details, is honestly the best I invested in, as I never enjoyed listening to music like I am now with the zeus r. 
    Now for bass lovers that seek quality bass I assure you all the bass is going to meet all your expectations and even more, that can be dialed in to your liking with eq easily as is the case when bassheads look for the extra bass with QUALITY, you can see from my profile I love bass, and this bass in zeus r is the best i heard
    Now mojo takes things to few degrees ahead
    So all in all I am happy with the zeus r using both fiiio x7 and mojo with mojo having the upper hand
  3. Sound Eq
    well now i tried cowon d, and fiio x7 with neutron
    fiio x7 with neutron sounds way better, i assume u tried fiio x7 with stock music player, try neutron with fiio x7 and play abit with its parametric eq. Simply try to lower preamp in neutron to -20 to avoid clipping and increase the low frequencies by +9 to +12, and lower 125hz by -4 db and keep all other freuqncies as is. Of course now your volume level will be around 50- 70 in high gain depending on your mastering of materials, you do this to compensate for the lowered preamp. Also what amp module did you use, did u try the am5, as am3 and am1 are a no in my book
    stay away from stock music app in fiio x7 with zeus r
    i spend alot of time testing eqs in daps and players, if you used neutron with its eq in fiio x7 and found the cowon plenue s sounding better then most definitely the cowon plenue s is the upper hand dap, and I assume it is when you compare prices of both daps
    but I am more than happy with neutron and its eq in fiio x7
    maybe you can test things and compare and get back to us about ur findings as I am open to buy a new dap anyway
    this post is mainly for people who enjoy kinda a bass oriented sound signature and you can get it with the zeus R with perfection and keeping the mids and highs as amazing as they are. Then you can cancel all above recommendations and enjoy the zeus R reference sound signature as well.
    What a great iem so versatile in what it can offer
  4. Jack Vang
    Folks we have some very, very exciting news coming up. I hope to share it with you all by next week. Stay tuned :wink:
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  5. Matte82
    Subscribing for the news. I've been keeping up with some of the tech out there and it lead me to this thread. :wink:
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  6. ejong7

    Is it what I think it is? [​IMG]
  7. ezekiel77
    Could be the Savage thing, could be the Asius thing. [​IMG]
  8. tkteo
    I saw a photo hinting at what's coming...
  9. moedawg140 Contributor
  10. scottcocoabeach
    Can't wait. I have a feeling I am going to be an Empire Ears customer very soon! Subscribed!
  11. ForceMajeure
    @Sound Eq Did you got universal or custom Zeus-R? Any chance you can share pics?
  12. Sound Eq
    here are my Zeus R universal
  13. bvng3540
    look very nice, for 14 BA the housing look small compared to Layla
  14. Sound Eq
    and its easy to get a good fast seal
  15. Kerouac

    Aha...so, this time it's for real? [​IMG]
    @Sound Eq: they look great!
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