Fir Audio Thread - Discussion and Impressions
Sep 14, 2022 at 10:04 AM Post #3,107 of 3,338

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Andrew more so, he's an amazing person to deal with!
indeed...one of the best i've dealt with in the business.

i've met him in person numerous times - an all-around great guy.
 
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The change of Atom Modules should also make a difference in the general part of the signature, and Xe6 should also go well with a Silver cable......
I do use doctorjuggles' 8 wire pure silver cable. Love the pairing. Atom modules I have changed to the gold one I think, but I haven't A/B'd them and neither I have the will to remove those tiny screws anymore. I like what I hear and nothing gets changed now!
 
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From what I’ve been told the campfire audio dorado 2020 is similar to xe6
Dorado with Forza Noir Hybrid cable is awesome - hard to beat for the price.
Xe6 is a great upgrade, very similar signature but everything better.
 
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Something funny happened to me :)

So I was ordering things for a larger video, and I had both VxV and NE4 next to each other. Then I noticed the case of VxV having a place where it is missing something. I thought that it was the case of NE4 and that I lost the tiny filter mechanism, and spent over 1 hour searching for them, until I decided to check this very thread to see what was supposed to be in that location, and I fogiured that the case of NE4 has that white sewing around the lid, compared to the case of VxV which is all black.
 
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Hi All, just wanted to let everyone know that’s attending CanJam SoCal that Andrew at the MusicTeck booth will be displaying the entire Fir Audio Frontier series lineup. Stop by and take a listen if you get the chance. I wish I could have made it but other travel plans got in the way.
 
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This IEM continues to amaze me each day.

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I’m currently back to Scorpion cable, with Spiral Dots++

So far so good.

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Just received a set of the frontier trio as part of the Australian FIR Audio tour, kindly organised by minidisc.com.au and @Damz87.

Coming from the Sony IER-Z1R, FIR Audio has truly produced something special with their kinetic bass DD, it's the first time I've felt real low end slam and impact into my ears from an IEM.

Fit and finish is stellar as expected.


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Just received a set of the frontier trio as part of the Australian FIR Audio tour, kindly organised by minidisc.com.au and @Damz87.

Coming from the Sony IER-Z1R, FIR Audio has truly produced something special with their kinetic bass DD, it's the first time I've felt real low end slam and impact into my ears from an IEM.

Fit and finish is stellar as expected.


Tour Kit - Xenon 6 - 001.jpgTour Kit - Xenon 6 - 002.jpg

Beautiful photos!
 
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finally arrived!
I think the default ATOM is a little bit bassy, let's see how XE6 grows after changing ATOM and cable later~~~
 
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Been spending a lot of time the last few days getting to know the Xenon with anticipation of my CIEMs arriving early next week.

Man, these might be some of the most “punchy” IEMs I have heard. The A12t is my current benchmark for that and these, I think, manage to one-up those.

The stereo separation of these is also nothing short of incredible. It almost feels as if I’m listening to two different recordings of the same track that are intended for L and R channels. It’s seriously impressive. The imaging is fantastic and the stage almost sounds borderless without feeling like there’s any constraints. Not to be confused with the sound being TOO out of head or too laid back, it’s quite forward in it’s presentation. Sometimes I feel like I don’t even have IEMs in my ears with the way the music is presented. I’ll go to push the universals to adjust to fit and it’s almost surprising to feel something in my canals.

I jumped the gun really early going into CIEM on these and I just trusted my gut, I’m glad with more listening time that I feel like I made the correct decision. :)

Yeah, I listened to the Krypton at CanJam and walked away mightily impressed, certainly a wish list iem for me!
 
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finally arrived!
I think the default ATOM is a little bit bassy, let's see how XE6 grows after changing ATOM and cable later~~~
looks SICK man!

enjoy.
 
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I’m currently back to Scorpion cable, with Spiral Dots++

So far so good.

Just switched to Spinfit W1 and... didn't expected Xe6 can sound as good with Scorpion.
More lows, and they are more detailed - I can clearly hear the bass guitar riffs (they downtune to F and lower) on something as extreme as Meshuggah last album.
Huge difference over Dots, Final E and other tips I tried before.
 

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