Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Mar 29, 2022 at 3:08 PM Post #44,101 of 49,005

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Forgive me for not search this entire thread for the information, and for being a newb, but…

I’ve been reading about Qualcomm’s technology for lossless CD quality over Bluetooth, but I’m still in a quandry as to how exactly it will finally come about. Will the source of the audio stream (e.g., smartphone) AND the Bluetooth receiver (e.g., Bluetooth DAC/Amp dongle) both be required to have the Qualcomm hardware installed? Any possibility at all of the source only needing a firmware update?
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 3:31 PM Post #44,102 of 49,005

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Forgive me for not search this entire thread for the information, and for being a newb, but…

I’ve been reading about Qualcomm’s technology for lossless CD quality over Bluetooth, but I’m still in a quandry as to how exactly it will finally come about. Will the source of the audio stream (e.g., smartphone) AND the Bluetooth receiver (e.g., Bluetooth DAC/Amp dongle) both be required to have the Qualcomm hardware installed? Any possibility at all of the source only needing a firmware update?
I will say you should wait until next year for the technology to be adapted in the main stream. The lossless one should be including in the Bluetooth 5.3 which possibility will come out at 4th quarter.
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 3:43 PM Post #44,103 of 49,005

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I will say you should wait until next year for the technology to be adapted in the main stream. The lossless one should be including in the Bluetooth 5.3 which possibility will come out at 4th quarter.

I wasn’t concerned with “when”. I’m concerned with how much I’m going to have to spend whenever “when” comes around…
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 3:55 PM Post #44,105 of 49,005

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I wish the Z7 had ANC. Noisy baby in the house so that’s kind of a deal breaker for me
Gotcha. If anc is important to you than I could see why. I will say that any anc out thier in the tws world may not attenuate the sound of a baby crying... Lol. I hear you though. Z7 has some of the best passive noise isolation I've ever encountered, however that is for me and maybe not the next guy. I hope you find what you are looking for man
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 4:32 PM Post #44,106 of 49,005

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Gotcha. If anc is important to you than I could see why. I will say that any anc out thier in the tws world may not attenuate the sound of a baby crying... Lol. I hear you though. Z7 has some of the best passive noise isolation I've ever encountered, however that is for me and maybe not the next guy. I hope you find what you are looking for man
Ha yeah. It’s amazing how such a small human can generate so much noise!!
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 4:47 PM Post #44,107 of 49,005

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So far so good. Sounds good for the things that I thought they looked good for. Fit seems interesting...
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...but guess I will see how it works for me Thursday.
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 6:59 PM Post #44,110 of 49,005

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hi. I don't expect high resolution from any wireless buds but i want to ask, is there any model close to the neutral frequency curve?
Other than the Sony Linkbuds, I haven't bought any TWS this year, but the Nuarl N6 Pro are VERY neutral, and I would also add that they don't really sound limited by the lack of high-resolution codec at all (it uses regular AptX). I would argue that if you like neutral, these might be the best ones I have heard to date. Not like there are a ton of them out there though. Most concentrate on boosted bass at the very least, or the Harmon curve. I would assume that the N6 Pro 2 and other newer models probably improve on this???
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 10:18 PM Post #44,111 of 49,005

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No wonder really. We know that they won't. Just in general from price. $169 vs. $349 and they will sound as good plus have ANC? Also hopefully Noble can give us something with three drivers that couldn't have just been done with a single dynamic. That is more what KZ does. :) As has been said from the name we know. Falcon line is the lesser line so why make it a Falcon model if it is better than the Falcon range.

Isn't KZ's style more to stuff 3 drivers inside, but only 1 is actually hooked up and in use while the other two are for looks? Lol
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 11:23 PM Post #44,112 of 49,005

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quick comparison between sony wf-c500 and technics az60.
i had the former for about a month before switching to the latter.
i personally dont eq my stuff with the exception of TWS.
i dont use anc

c500 is warmer (still neautral-ish with the right eq), more holographic and more engaging. i can easily be in the music with this. it didn't fit me well
az60 (early impressions; 2days use) is a bit more detailed, brighter, less holographic and less engaging. but not to the point where id prefer c500 over it (with the exception of c500 holographic capability). i needed to (-2) 100hz from these. they fit me better. touch controls are heaven sent.

mic is lousy on c500 but i rarely use calls and can be easily solved by taking out 1 bud and putting the mic closer to your mouth.
 
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Mar 30, 2022 at 7:34 AM Post #44,115 of 49,005

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Since in EU the lowest price I can get from Aliexpress is 77€, that at present rate change corresponds to almost 85$ I think I will at least wait and see. I was interested in them mainly for side sleeping use in a noisy environment, but maybe I could instead give a chance to a cheap Bluetooth headband...
Yeah I'm gonna pass on these too. 1More have gone away from that signature sound they had with their earlier releases recently (even though when you listen back, it's pretty trash, at least they had good intentions given the limitations!) and become just another vendor, certainly not befitting of their MSRP prices.

The shill reviews are tiresome too. I had one vendor cross the line, again, a while ago trying to put words in my mouth. The number of vendors prepared to send me stuff which I review on my terms is rapidly shrinking to a donut shaped number so everything is out my own pocket, and you can go swivel if you think I'm gonna spend £70 on earbuds that will be £50 in a month or two.

Buying through AliExpress is getting increasingly tough too. I just had a set of kbear ks1 arrive yesterday, I ordered them maybe last year?! Taken five months (and pointless videos of faults they never even watched) to get $75 refund approved for FIIL CC PRO, was approved two weeks ago still no sign of the funds.... The search is becoming a bit boring now
 

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