Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)
Jun 9, 2021 at 9:58 AM Post #30,016 of 32,604

BobJS

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Well, took the plunge and got the Bravado MK2s. They should arrive sometime today. You only live once right?

Yes, but if you spend all your money on extravagances and become homeless, your lifespan will be considerably ...

Hey. Wait. This is Head-Fi.

Enjoy your new Bravado MK2s!
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 10:14 AM Post #30,018 of 32,604

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Yes, but if you spend all your money on extravagances and become homeless, your lifespan will be considerably ...

Hey. Wait. This is Head-Fi.

Enjoy your new Bravado MK2s!
Should be headcase-fi.
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 12:06 PM Post #30,019 of 32,604

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The eagle has landed. The only other IEMs I've had that compare price wise to these was AKG N5005s. I can already tell I'm going to like these better.

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Jun 9, 2021 at 12:14 PM Post #30,020 of 32,604

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The eagle has landed. The only other IEMs I've had that compare price wise to these was AKG N5005s. I can already tell I'm going to like these better.

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Congrats!

I guess this is the same cable that comes with the Legend X? If you need a better one that is not stiff and feels nice I can highly recommend @doctorjuggles. He made a replacement cable for me at an absolutely reasonable price. I love it.
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 12:22 PM Post #30,021 of 32,604

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Congrats!

I guess this is the same cable that comes with the Legend X? If you need a better one that is not stiff and feels nice I can highly recommend @doctorjuggles. He made a replacement cable for me at an absolutely reasonable price. I love it.
Thanks. Not sure if the cable is the same as LX. Don’t think it’s going to be a problem though.
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM Post #30,022 of 32,604

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The AR-M2 drives the Zeus XR to perfection and sounds marvellous for post-metal tracks from the band Animals as Leaders. Has anyone tried this setup?

how is the pairing ? i am using a wm1a 4 years now so probably will stay put as money is super tight atm
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 2:11 PM Post #30,023 of 32,604

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Did the Phantom get discontinued? It isn’t listed in the EP series or anywhere on the EE website. I love my Phantom.

Yeah, I noticed that too perusing EE’s site the other day. If it is indeed so, then a limited Phantom X run would make quite the last hurrah, wouldn’t it? :wink:

To support the end of Phantom, I see that Moon Audio has the Phantom Universal marked down $400 right now. Anyone that ever wanted to get one probably needs to jump on it.
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 3:06 PM Post #30,024 of 32,604

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how is the pairing ? i am using a wm1a 4 years now so probably will stay put as money is super tight atm

I would probably say that the wm1a lacks the character of AR-M2. The combo makes the EE Zeus fuller, punchier and more rhythmic.
If you could find a used AR-M2 cheaply you’ll be in for a surprise
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 5:36 PM Post #30,025 of 32,604

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I would probably say that the wm1a lacks the character of AR-M2. The combo makes the EE Zeus fuller, punchier and more rhythmic.
If you could find a used AR-M2 cheaply you’ll be in for a surprise
That's a really great sounding DAP. Way too powerful for its own good, with almost zero play on the volume dial between silent and deaf. Pity the software and SoC is so old and archaic now, and that the DAP has never been updated with a more modern version. The same sound in a modern DAP would be at or near summit-fi.
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 9:45 PM Post #30,026 of 32,604

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That's a really great sounding DAP. Way too powerful for its own good, with almost zero play on the volume dial between silent and deaf. Pity the software and SoC is so old and archaic now, and that the DAP has never been updated with a more modern version. The same sound in a modern DAP would be at or near summit-fi.

Agree with you on the limited software support but I’m pretty sure some users have tinkered with the device with third party updates. It’s proprietary apps like the AR hi-res is very intuitive to browse and play from sd card. Aside from the constant pops and floor noise, it does not distract me from the music quality at all. Powerful it is, just from SE output! It’s designed for headphones and an overkill for iems like the Zeus. I do wish I had the luxury to try the other EE offerings though!
 
Jun 10, 2021 at 12:03 PM Post #30,027 of 32,604

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Yes, but if you spend all your money on extravagances and become homeless, your lifespan will be considerably ...

Hey. Wait. This is Head-Fi.

Enjoy your new Bravado MK2s!
New concept: "Soundspan" life span times quality if your music gear experience. Says I while dancing in my seat listening to current setup and
Buddhabomb's latest Rhythm Sanctuary dance tracks....
 
Jun 11, 2021 at 2:33 PM Post #30,029 of 32,604

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That's a really great sounding DAP. Way too powerful for its own good, with almost zero play on the volume dial between silent and deaf. Pity the software and SoC is so old and archaic now, and that the DAP has never been updated with a more modern version. The same sound in a modern DAP would be at or near summit-fi.
Except with the Bravado. I have to push the volume almost to 60%+. Very power hungry - inefficient. AR-M2 has some special sauce, for real. Great for distorted guitars. Has a wonderful control and grip on the vibe of metal. Have not heard better for that. But it doesn't work as my only dap. Extra spice only.
 
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I got Hero, I hope I’ll like it😉
 

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