SONY IER-Z1R
Apr 25, 2021 at 8:37 PM Post #10,306 of 10,526

torifile

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I dont like the ear hook on the original cable as it make it harder to roll and store them inside a hard case
And if i force them in they tend to become out of shape

Yes that is one of the reasons I prefer the Dunu

I simply store them in a big box. I always thought the case was too small.

Same here.

Yes that’s another reason I like the Dunu, swappable plugs and a smaller/tighter earhook
I was struggling with the cable storage question and I’ve just settled on a Pelican G40 case + custom 3D printed holding tray. I’m still tweaking the design but it’s pretty good for a second attempt. I’ll post with future results if people are interested. The DAP is a the WM1A with Dignis case.
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Apr 25, 2021 at 8:47 PM Post #10,307 of 10,526

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You don’t want to ever take cable off. Too much stress on the MMCX system. Best to leave the cable attached when storing them.

I have only removed the cable a couple times. That’s why I store them in a big box as to not put stress on the MMCX connectors.
I was struggling with the cable storage question and I’ve just settled on a Pelican G40 case + custom 3D printed holding tray. I’m still tweaking the design but it’s pretty good for a second attempt. I’ll post with future results if people are interested. The DAP is a the WM1A with Dignis case.
 
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Apr 25, 2021 at 8:57 PM Post #10,308 of 10,526

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You don’t want to ever take cable off. Too much stress on the MMCX system. Best to leave the cable attached when storing them.

I have only removed the cable a couple times. That’s why I store them in a big box as to not put stress on the MMCX connectors.
That was the plan when I designed it. My tolerances are too tight. I’ll tweak and see how it works out.
 
Apr 25, 2021 at 9:16 PM Post #10,309 of 10,526

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Yes, the whole case should revolve around the IEMs. But it looks like you could “cut” the case a little?
 
Apr 25, 2021 at 9:49 PM Post #10,311 of 10,526

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Yes, the whole case should revolve around the IEMs. But it looks like you could “cut” the case a little?
Yup. I'm cutting back some of the horizontal supports right now. I want to keep them from banging against one another. I also needed to cut back the left side IEM support a little so that I don't need to unplug the balanced cable from the DAP either.

Fortunately each print only uses about 50 grams of PLA (out of a 1 kilo spool). Unfortunately, they each take 5+ hours... Version 3 will print overnight. Thanks for the feedback!
 
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Apr 26, 2021 at 2:22 AM Post #10,313 of 10,526

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Just for some users who are using a lot IEM, I found after a few weeks that the beyerdynamic Xelento ear tips are by far the less intrusive and most comfortable tips I ever found for the IER Z1R !!!
What a nice idea to make ultra soft tips that can auto-adapt to the ear canal with perfect seal then any other tips that need the ears to adapt to the tip.
I have tried so many that are painful after a pair of hours that I feel marvelous to use these 8 hours or more without feeling anything...
In a short way => ultra soft ear tips (softer than any other model), very good seal, good noise isolation, keeps more or less same bass texture and speed as sony's hybrid tips and can be used loads of hours without any pain (in my case none of the other brands can be used so long without any pain).
Easy to order at Beyerdynamic Germany, really worth to try. Till now I liked the Hybrid ML size (though feeling some pain after a few hours), and with the Xelento Dark Vador's helmet tips, I prefer the XXXL size, as it is far less intrusive and still probably at the same place in the ear canal.

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Apr 26, 2021 at 4:31 AM Post #10,314 of 10,526

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Can you suggest any portable amp solution that can be added to N6ii which can make Z1R sound better? Looking for one under 500-600 USD.
I have not try many portable amp so I can't give you the recommendation. But I will suggest you to try to pair this with Chord Hugo 2 or Sony DMP-Z1 as the benchmark. Pick whichever source that you think is closer to the 'performance'.
 
Apr 26, 2021 at 4:59 PM Post #10,316 of 10,526

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Just for some users who are using a lot IEM, I found after a few weeks that the beyerdynamic Xelento ear tips are by far the less intrusive and most comfortable tips I ever found for the IER Z1R !!!
What a nice idea to make ultra soft tips that can auto-adapt to the ear canal with perfect seal then any other tips that need the ears to adapt to the tip.
I have tried so many that are painful after a pair of hours that I feel marvelous to use these 8 hours or more without feeling anything...
In a short way => ultra soft ear tips (softer than any other model), very good seal, good noise isolation, keeps more or less same bass texture and speed as sony's hybrid tips and can be used loads of hours without any pain (in my case none of the other brands can be used so long without any pain).
Easy to order at Beyerdynamic Germany, really worth to try. Till now I liked the Hybrid ML size (though feeling some pain after a few hours), and with the Xelento Dark Vador's helmet tips, I prefer the XXXL size, as it is far less intrusive and still probably at the same place in the ear canal.

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Could you share me a link for order ?
Thanks in advance :)
 
Apr 27, 2021 at 1:42 AM Post #10,318 of 10,526

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I have not try many portable amp so I can't give you the recommendation. But I will suggest you to try to pair this with Chord Hugo 2 or Sony DMP-Z1 as the benchmark. Pick whichever source that you think is closer to the 'performance'.
I cannot try such gears in my country, so i just have to try blindly. Only have one guy who tried Z1R and he suggested Vorzuge Pure+.
 

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