Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Aug 21, 2021 at 12:07 PM Post #36,451 of 41,904

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I’m expecting a solid showdown between the T5, Gemini, and MW08. Priority is SQ and signature. Next is ANC. Don’t need an equalizer (have to spell that out now since there’s a product called EQ) if sound signature is right. Tbh I can live without wireless charging…Ive got wires around; also wouldn’t be surprised if the pad I have is inefficient.
Definitely will be nice to hear your thoughts. You'll have so much fun for sure!
 
Aug 21, 2021 at 5:51 PM Post #36,452 of 41,904

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Sometimes it’s great to have deep pockets, not only in the figurative way, but in the actual way too. I thought I’d lost my Melomania 1+ BT phones case and all on a recent walk. Figured they fell put of my pocket reaching for my wallet or something. Today, four days later, I decided to check the pockets in my baggy shorts one last time. Voila! Way at the bottom. Hence, very happy to have deep pockets!
 
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Sometimes it’s great to have deep pockets, not only in the figurative way, but in the actual way too. I thought I’d lost my Melomania 1+ BT phones case and all on a recent walk. Figured they fell put of my pocket reaching for my wallet or something. Today, four days later, I decided to check the pockets in my baggy shorts one last time. Voila! Way at the bottom. Hence, very happy to have deep pockets!
WOW! Those are some pockets.... With pockets that big, maybe you should just carry some full sized open backed planar headphones?! :wink:
 
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Definitely will be nice to hear your thoughts. You'll have so much fun for sure!
First impression of the Gemini…I think closer to what I hoped/expected the PI7 to be. It’s like loudspeakers in my ears. Strong bass, and the details in the mids and highs are fantastic.
No issues pairing either. Very comfortable, too. (Dare I say more so than the Klipsch). Very easy to set in my ears. Thanks for the recommendation

all that said, would you believe Amazon sent me an open box? Replacement coming Monday , but come on!! Oh well l, back to music
 
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WOW! Those are some pockets.... With pockets that big, maybe you should just carry some full sized open backed planar headphones?! :wink:
Haha, I actually did a cursory check and just figured they were lost. After I changed. Rechecking just took me awhile. The they are deep pockets and the case is really small.
 
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First impression of the Gemini…I think closer to what I hoped/expected the PI7 to be. It’s like loudspeakers in my ears. Strong bass, and the details in the mids and highs are fantastic.
No issues pairing either. Very comfortable, too. (Dare I say more so than the Klipsch). Very easy to set in my ears. Thanks for the recommendation

all that said, would you believe Amazon sent me an open box? Replacement coming Monday , but come on!! Oh well l, back to music
Yeah, they're pretty incredible. Amazon has done that to me too before. Frustrating, but they usually come through.
 
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First impression of the Gemini…I think closer to what I hoped/expected the PI7 to be. It’s like loudspeakers in my ears. Strong bass, and the details in the mids and highs are fantastic.
No issues pairing either. Very comfortable, too. (Dare I say more so than the Klipsch). Very easy to set in my ears. Thanks for the recommendation

all that said, would you believe Amazon sent me an open box? Replacement coming Monday , but come on!! Oh well l, back to music
Do the Gemini's have proprietary tips like the Klipsch, or can you change them universally if you wish?
 
Aug 21, 2021 at 10:44 PM Post #36,460 of 41,904

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Hello fellow Headfiers.
I could use some advice
I just picked up a FiiO M11 Plus Ltd DAP. And I’m looking for the best in ear wireless headphones to take advantage of the superior Bluetooth codec capabilities offerings with this device.

I own the FiiO UTWS3 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier. And the Jabra Elite65t.
And I wonder if you think if an
upgrade is worth it.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

Tal

P.S. I have a bunch of headphones and IEMs. I’m looking for the best in-ear wireless sound possible. So I can get the best musical experience even when I’m loading the dishwasher for example:)

P.P.S. More snake oil?? https://www.goertek.com/en/content/details15_134224.html
 
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First impression of the Gemini…I think closer to what I hoped/expected the PI7 to be. It’s like loudspeakers in my ears. Strong bass, and the details in the mids and highs are fantastic.
No issues pairing either. Very comfortable, too. (Dare I say more so than the Klipsch). Very easy to set in my ears. Thanks for the recommendation

all that said, would you believe Amazon sent me an open box? Replacement coming Monday , but come on!! Oh well l, back to music
Found some reviews, and most of them has issues like for example these. Can you relate to them? Are some of them fixed by firmware upgrades? (Sound with ANC on/off)

- Performance with ANC switched off is poor
- Sound isn’t very expansive
- Touch controls could be better

- Audio suffers with ANC off
- Inconsistent touch controls

- Fit can come loose
- Baffling ‘Neutral’ mode

- Sound quality in ‘Neutral’ and ‘Transparency’ modes is just not good
 
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Found some reviews, and most of them has issues like for example these. Can you relate to them? Are some of them fixed by firmware upgrades? (Sound with ANC on/off)

- Performance with ANC switched off is poor
- Sound isn’t very expansive
- Touch controls could be better

- Audio suffers with ANC off
- Inconsistent touch controls

- Fit can come loose
- Baffling ‘Neutral’ mode

- Sound quality in ‘Neutral’ and ‘Transparency’ modes is just not good
I read those also, was a little worried as I usually keep anc off unless in noisy environment (outside in City, subway, etc)

So far, whatever I felt was missing in neutral, Ive been able to add by adjusting the eq. It doesn’t sound “not good” at all. I think it sounds great, very clear, detailed, all instruments represented. Strumming of a guitar (pinball wizard playing right now), pull across a violin, very nice. Honestly, not sure I can speak to criticism of “not expansive”. I can say music seems very full, and not just in my head. Like I said earlier, like loudspeakers in my ears.

touch controls seem fine. What bothers me most is switch from anc to transparency doesn’t include neutral. I don’t need volume on buds, usually have my watch on to control volume. All other basic controls are there.

Using iPhone 12. SiriusXM app and Apple Music lossless. Listening to classic rock, jazz, jam bands (phish, dead), r&b, reggae; both live and studio. Stock medium eartips. Get plenty loud. Passive noise cancel is really good, too.

very comfortable, don’t go as far into ear canal as Klipsch. Haven’t been outside with them yet, hurricane in NE and all, but nothing loose yet. In fact, feel pretty stable. Tried the Flossy head shake test too. One fell out last night, but that’s after falling asleep listening to music in the chair.

I like how app stays connected to earbuds even after swiping out of app (Klipsch for example needs to reconnect to app each time leave and go back to app)

ADD: has opportunity to use transparency, easy convo with my son.
also, battery drain very uneven. Was hoping I could swap which is master/support but Devialet faq say right side always master. Also seems as though have to keep case open if right bud is in there but want to use left side
 
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Just hopped on to say goodbye. Maybe for a while, maybe permanently. Veterans on this forum need to change their tune.

I will not be attending CanJam and I will not be providing this site with any more content. I wish you all the best should you choose to stay here, but I can no longer support what Head-Fi has become.

Goodbye.

Say... what? I’ve not just read this...

What the hell happened?

You are an integral part of this...
 
Aug 22, 2021 at 9:07 AM Post #36,465 of 41,904

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Totally agree. It's all opinion. I have the MW08S (I don't feel it's too bass heavy and the foam tips are great), B&O EQ, Klipsch T5 II ANC McLaren and Devialet Gemini on my desk and they're all so good. Each one has its sparkle that sets one apart from the other. If you have the cash, might as well try them all IMO. But as I always say, if not, and you only want one, the Gemini are my #1 in that group.
I want to try the Devialet, but I just can't deal with that chonk of a case. Unforgiveable.
Maybe a second gen with LDAC, BT 5.2 and much smaller, pocketable case could bring me over.
 

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