Fir Audio Thread - Discussion and Impressions
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Well I actually went with a design I got off their instagram page

Yep I used their Instagram for my design inspiration too. I love it, solid choice.
 
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Don't agree with this, but I do think the m5 has a more exciting and overall engaging signature.
I understand you dont agree ) ) )
But thats how I feel it with my ears for my preference.

Even fourte is better in my opinion. More real to life sound.
18t is like an instrument to much precision oriented I guess.
 
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fair.

also disagree with the fourte being more "real to life..." :smiley:

64 audio has talked about how the fourte is all about emotion, not realism. I would agree. It has a very romantic sound, which is definitely unique. i really like the fourte as well, but i do think it has some major weaknesses.
 
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fair.

also disagree with the fourte being more "real to life..." :smiley:

64 audio has talked about how the fourte is all about emotion, not realism. I would agree. It has a very romantic sound, which is definitely unique. i really like the fourte as well, but i do think it has some major weaknesses.

Haha ohh yea so romantic that it wants to cut you in pieces with treble. Yes love is a dangerous thing right. Love hate or deathe.

Maybe treble it is the key for emotions? Though my lovely emotions are all in that bass flavourness and I need my DD to be satisfied )
 
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dude...

that is exactly what love is like...
 
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Any M5 owner with a Hugo2 ?. any hiss? does Hugo 2 play nice with the M5?
 
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Waiting for a proper comparison between M4 and M5! :D
M5 has a very exciting sound due to the implementation of the Electrostats. It is unlike any IEM I've heard. The M4's sounds closer to what I am used to from IEMs (kahn , U18t, Solaris, ect)...but still has some of that emotional energy that is present in the M5's. This give it a very refined sound while at the same time remaining exciting and emotional like the M5.

These are my impressions only.

For those who prefer the analytical sound of the U18t's, I could see how they would shy away from the M5 excitement. I would suggest they try the M4's

At this level it comes down to personal preference, type of music we listen to and age might also come into play as we loose some higher frequency as we age.
 
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I think m5 is a huge step over 18t, I heard them once and it was an instant No No
diminishing returns, at this price point it's just a matter of preference
 
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diminishing returns, at this price point it's just a matter of preference

Diminishing returns lol
Is just a term. Like snake oil for cables )

Trust me the difference is there. Once you hear it your screwed!
 
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diminishing returns, at this price point it's just a matter of preference
Yes the laws of diminishing returns is prevalent in audio

crazy people pay an extra 50% for a 5% increase
to headfiers it’s what we do and enjoy

is it worth it ?

again that’s a personal preference

but I am with Vitally on this one. I hear it and must have it

Ymmv imho
 
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Guys here with M5, do you think this could venture into end game territory. I know there is nothing like endgame but I'm asking because seriously considering selling my 2 months old U12T for M5 universal.
 
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Yes the laws of diminishing returns is prevalent in audio

crazy people pay an extra 50% for a 5% increase
to headfiers it’s what we do and enjoy

is it worth it ?

again that’s a personal preference

but I am with Vitally on this one. I hear it and must have it

Ymmv imho
That extra 5-10% is often a huge difference in the level of enjoyment..
 
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Guys here with M5, do you think this could venture into end game territory. I know there is nothing like endgame but I'm asking because seriously considering selling my 2 months old U12T for M5 universal.
The M5 would complement well with other TOTL including the U12T. But I wouldn't rely on the M5 solely as an all rounder end game type.
 
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I think I’m starting to enjoy the middle atom module (-15db?) the most, thickens the mid range a bit more to my ears.
 
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TOUR UPDATE 2/6

M4's and M5's are heading up north. Thanks for everyone's patience

M2's are now on the FIR tour

1st spot is already taken

M3's have no wait list as of today.....
 
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