Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Feb 18, 2021 at 4:28 PM Post #29,401 of 39,944

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I was getting slight lag with the cx400bt on my Google pixel 3. The only one without much lag were Sony wf-1000xm3. Melomania touch doesn't have much lag either.

It would be a challenge to play games on it though. I don't play games on it so I didn't check how that lag time was with the cx400bt.
MT has been the most consistently lag-free TWS I've messed with so far. Assuming it has something to do with each earbud receiving its own BT signal directly from the device and the utilization of aptX.
 
Feb 18, 2021 at 8:41 PM Post #29,405 of 39,944

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Budget = unlimited
main wants:
1) good to great noise cancellation or excellent passive blocking of outside noise. hear-through not important
2) incredible sound for female vocals, classical and opera, instrumental guitar, Pink Floyd, blues, jazz... as close as possible to JH Lola sound signature
3) AAC. Other high end codecs are a huge plus
4) great sound without having to endlessly fiddle with EQ settings.

I don’t care about heavy bass for hip hop or phone call quality.

thanks so much for the help!

MTW2 would be my top choice for all your needs.
If better ANC is important more so than overall sound, 85t Jabra or Bose.
Samsung if you can get a good fit have had 2 updates recently and ANC is improved. I am ordering my last set of eartips to get comfy fit in my right ear as they would be my top sou ding earbud that has ANC and great sound without a crazy big case.

Sony XM3 is also a great option for sound and ANC.

I know not helpful but presuming you Sony go Apple I would go:

for sound:
1. MTW2
2. Buds pro/XM3/JBL
3. Bose anecdotal as have not heard
4. 85t
5. Technics

If ANC is top priority
1. Bose
2. XM3/85T
3. Buds pro/Technics
4. MTW2/JBL

For budget and if don't mind Chinese app and voice prompts, would put Fiil T1PRO in 3rd for sound
and tied for 4th with MTW2 for ANC.
 
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JBL which model?
Club pro +. Were among my favorite sounding earbuds but the wireless charging was not working on the case. At 220$ canadian which is about 165$USD. Up there with the Sony but with smaller more comfortable buds and case, wireless charging ipx4, and equal battery life. Only area it was worse than Sony was ANC but to be honest I think I didn't have the best seal when I tried them as the tips ran a bit small for me. Have some other tips on way to try too.
 
Feb 18, 2021 at 9:11 PM Post #29,407 of 39,944

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Club pro +. Were among my favorite sounding earbuds but the wireless charging was not working on the case. At 220$ canadian which is about 165$USD. Up there with the Sony but with smaller more comfortable buds and case, wireless charging ipx4, and equal battery life. Only area it was worse than Sony was ANC but to be honest I think I didn't have the best seal when I tried them as the tips ran a bit small for me. Have some other tips on way to try too.
Does it have touch or real buttons?
 
Feb 18, 2021 at 10:52 PM Post #29,409 of 39,944

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JBL has touch controls. Only buds I know with buttons are the Jabra. I think the Kef are supposed to have buttons too.

LYPERTEK TEVI

Liberty 2

Redmi Earbuds S

Hifiman TWS600

Bose Soundsport Free

Melomania 1


I am sure there are a lot more, but it seems that the physical button hasn't died out JUST yet. I'm on the fence about which I like best. I think it depends on the implementation.
 
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The KEF Mu3 have landed...
Physical buttons. They look killer. Will report soon.
 
Feb 19, 2021 at 7:34 AM Post #29,413 of 39,944

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Geekfly has an updated TWS: GF8S, available from Penon.
Anyone know how it differs from the original one?

I don't have the previous version, but I do have the new one. And I have to say it is the best sounding TWS I have tried. Yes, it is also the most expensive and I don't have that many TWS to compare either. But I do have many wired IEMS and this one is on par with many of them, even above. Also, its frequency response is not as strange as other TWS, but very much like that of the TFZ Live X, but without as much physical capability in the low end.
It has been a very pleasant surprise for me.

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My Mu3!

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As for as I can tell from my limited listening experience it is no way a bass light one! The bass actually rumbles when called for. May be the fit matters, but for me large on the left and medium on the right sits perfectly!
Not able to test the ANC completely, but it cancels out decent enough noise like my computer fan.
One quirk would be the buttons, as I have to press them little harder and it presses the tws inside my ears further! I believe the experienced headfi'ers can give much detailed explanation on the sound quality, detail retrieval etv! To my inexperienced ears this sounds good so far. Better than my previously used Galaxy Buds+, except may be little low on the volume.
 
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My Mu3!

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As for as I can tell from my limited listening experience it is no way a bass light one! The bass actually rumbles when called for. May be the fit matters, but for me large on the left and medium on the right sits perfectly!
Not able to test the ANC completely, but it cancels out decent enough noise like my computer fan.
One quirk would be the buttons, as I have to press them little harder and it presses the tws inside my ears further! I believe the experienced headfi'ers can give much detailed explanation on the sound quality, detail retrieval etv! To my inexperienced ears this sounds good so far. Better than my previously used Galaxy Buds+, except may be little low on the volume.

The design of those are slick. Using iPhone or Android?
 

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