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May 21, 2020 at 10:33 PM Post #11,461 of 12,583

kaznai

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Howdy howdy. I've been using this site for quite a long time for reviews and information, but never felt the need to post. Now that I'm getting higher tiers of equipment I think I'll need to make use of the classifieds before too long. I'm still just beginning. Just having my Schiit felt like a pipe dream a few years ago.
 
May 22, 2020 at 9:40 AM Post #11,462 of 12,583

pinnoy

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Hi guys, Michael here. The time during the quarantine has introduced me to the wonderful world of HiFi audio. With an initial budget of $50, I bought my first IEM, the TRN BA5. Before this, I have only been listening to phone-supplied earphones, and an old Audio Technica Super Bass earphones. These Audio Technicas are antiquated compared to any of these modern IEMS, but previously before being sucked into the Hifi world, I was asking myself, "Can sound get any better than this?" or "Why the mumbo-jumbo about these expensive IEMS?"

I also got the Blon-BL03, another brand that was being compared left and right to IEMS even in the 200-500 dollar range. Next I got an Opera Factory OM1, because I wanted "The Most Basshead IEM I could get for cheap". I'm getting three more IEMS, the QKZ AK6, the QKZ VK4 and the KZ SE4. All these within the time frame of 2 weeks. I will be reviewing all once all of them arrive. So far I have never heard any earphone that gave so much clarity as the TRN BA5. I felt like I was listening to songs for the first time. I mostly listen to 60s, 70s and 80s music. Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' bass riff line sounded so clean with the TRN BA5.
 
May 22, 2020 at 5:12 PM Post #11,467 of 12,583

Ludvik

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Hi, I'm new here but not in sound. Lots of good info on these threads so just joined to share my thoughts on Bone Conduction or BC which is my latest headache. BC should stand for "Beyond Challenges" since it's quite difficult to find a BC device w/ "acceptable" performance. Maybe I'm demanding too much from it, anyway glad to be here.
 
May 23, 2020 at 9:44 AM Post #11,470 of 12,583

r31ya

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Hello, i've been a lurker for quite some time. a Knowledge Zenith fans during my college years as i have very limited budget. I've use ZS5, ZST, and ZSN.

But now, being a working adult, thankfully i can buy slightly more upscale items (as in less than $200 ;p).
Currently uses, TFZ King Pro+Dragonfly red for portable and ATH-M40x+Dragonfly red for laptop setting.
Right now i'm scouring the head-fi on whether i should buy BTR5 or BTR3K for my Dragonfly Red replacement as my smartphone no longer able to use Dragonfly.
 
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May 23, 2020 at 8:53 PM Post #11,474 of 12,583

Guillermo

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Thank you for having me. My name is Bill. I've been diying hifi for a while. Mostly tube stuff. The current events have me home and I finally bit down and started building a headphone rig. A speaker designer I trust said that beyerdynamic was a good start. I got t1 2nd editions with a Geshelli amp but quickly reached the limits of my ability to listen to solid state. For me I just get to a point where I don't want to listen anymore.
Amp #2 is the lafigaro 339. I had a lot of tubes kicking around I could already use. I use the Ef86 in triode for my pre and my input stage on my amplifier and that brought this amp into focus for me. For the first time I feel the tonal balance I am looking for. Using poweramp on a pixelbook through an old geek pulse se with LPS.
Anyway, I'm grateful to be happy for now.
Cheers, Bill
 

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