Moondrop in-ear monitors Impressions Thread
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I only have FX9 I think (Spiral Dots, not ++ Version). I still need to tip roll a bit. I made a break from Variations during 24h because I was a bit mad and didn't want it to affect my judgment. Gonna try to get some experiment going today/this weekend and let you guys know.
Sorry for asking, but why are you mad? You didn't like them?
 
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Sorry for asking, but why are you mad? You didn't like them?

Nope. In the first 15 secs all I could think about was "how am I gonna re-sell them?". I knew right away. I've been enjoying them more over time, maybe my brain needs more processing, don't know. I'll keep them for a while and see.

Altho, even tho I don't really like them, I still think they around S-tier and deserve a rec, if they fit the person library!
 
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Nope. In the first 15 secs all I could think about was "how am I gonna re-sell them?". I knew right away. I've been enjoying them more over time, maybe my brain needs more processing, don't know. I'll keep them for a while and see.

Altho, even tho I don't really like them, I still think they around S-tier and deserve a rec, if they fit the person library!

Maybe give them more time? If not then Hopefully you can sell them without losing too much 😊
 
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KATO is equipped with a new independently developed U.T.L super-linear dynamic driver, which includes a more efficient composite magnetic circuit of inner and outer magnets, and a linear air circulation structure, the third-generation DLC composite diaphragm, and a larger copper inner-cavity.

Other than that, KATO has also added a replaceable tube design, and two metal tubes of different materials come along to increase the playability of sound.
Wow, they look really, really good. Kinda hyped for them.

Only need a Frequency Response and a price tag and I might buy them. Although I‘d guess they will most likely be incredibly well tuned, in which case it just comes down to technicalities.
 
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No suggestions?....
 
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Hello, I have been watching this thread here and there, and decided to buy a pair of starfieds, I really love the sound, much better then any other iems I have owned, but I listen to a fairly varied musical library and realized they don't do mainstream rap and some electronic (like 21 savage, or dj shadow) as well as they do prog rock, jazz and underground hip hop (like rush, Sergio Méndez, madlib)

Can you guys recommend a few options that are on a similar price point and similar level but with harder hitting sub bass (I prefer a dryer bass, with decent high treble and the mids not too far back)

Thanks in advance
KZ ZAS, Fiio FD3, TFZ no 3, Shozy 1.1,

*rank from best to worst
 
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KZ ZAS, Fiio FD3, Shozy 1.1
Thanks, I may pass on kz (had alot of them, want a change) I will check the fiio and shozy
Cheers
 
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KZ ZAS, Fiio FD3, TFZ no 3, Shozy 1.1,

*rank from best to worst
I will ad the tfz to my list, I can get them locally, if I can ask, why are they worst then the fiio and kz? Too boomy, muddy or trebly?
 
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Nope. In the first 15 secs all I could think about was "how am I gonna re-sell them?". I knew right away. I've been enjoying them more over time, maybe my brain needs more processing, don't know. I'll keep them for a while and see.

Altho, even tho I don't really like them, I still think they around S-tier and deserve a rec, if they fit the person library!
Burn in the iem.. you will get to love it
 
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Hello, I have been watching this thread here and there, and decided to buy a pair of starfieds, I really love the sound, much better then any other iems I have owned, but I listen to a fairly varied musical library and realized they don't do mainstream rap and some electronic (like 21 savage, or dj shadow) as well as they do prog rock, jazz and underground hip hop (like rush, Sergio Méndez, madlib)

Can you guys recommend a few options that are on a similar price point and similar level but with harder hitting sub bass (I prefer a dryer bass, with decent high treble and the mids not too far back)
I'm in the same boat concerning bass, bass is soft with any genre I listen to. I can't expect it to be as tight and fast as BA, but I know DD can do better than this, there's no punch/impact when needed.
 
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bleeds to the mids too much,
but it could be a good thing for some music,

oh, maybe try to ask on the discover thread for another option,
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-discovery-thread.586909/

I think there is a thread for a basshead but is not really active,
Thanks alot, I will ask over there, I appreciate the help, I figured the tfz maybe a bit muddy, this is why I held off on buying it and thought I would ask around a bit



cheers
 
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Hello, I have been watching this thread here and there, and decided to buy a pair of starfieds, I really love the sound, much better then any other iems I have owned, but I listen to a fairly varied musical library and realized they don't do mainstream rap and some electronic (like 21 savage, or dj shadow) as well as they do prog rock, jazz and underground hip hop (like rush, Sergio Méndez, madlib)

Can you guys recommend a few options that are on a similar price point and similar level but with harder hitting sub bass (I prefer a dryer bass, with decent high treble and the mids not too far back)

Thanks in advance
What is your price point? If it is at the Starfield's point or lower, the Moondrop Aria is improved over the Starfield for the genres you mention. Also, the Penon FAN and Sphere might fill that niche. Note: the FAN needs POWAH!
 
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KATO is equipped with a new independently developed U.T.L super-linear dynamic driver, which includes a more efficient composite magnetic circuit of inner and outer magnets, and a linear air circulation structure, the third-generation DLC composite diaphragm, and a larger copper inner-cavity.

Other than that, KATO has also added a replaceable tube design, and two metal tubes of different materials come along to increase the playability of sound.
Tell me this is sub-$200 please. If so, insta-preorder.
 

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