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The Dethonray DTR1 arrived a day or so ago and man I have to say first impressions are very positive. Detail level is on par with my Bifrost MB and power enough to drive the HD800 well. That's a lot to ask of a device the size of a deck of cards.
 
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I have them, and they are nothing to write home about. Fit is very odd, and I've hardly used them because of it. Definitely requires tip rolling to ensure a secure fit and good seal.

Thank you! Last night I finally found a Japanese review that was also rather ‘meh’ on those ... pointing out that the performance depends strongly on cable / DAP / recording ...

Guess I am saving 17$ :wink:
 
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I am presently hooked on this song by northern Irish chamber popsters, great for earphone testing. On that note, the whole album slipped into my personal picks whereas @loomisjohnson added a whole bunch to his list.

WARNING: MAY BE ADDICTIVE!

 
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DUNU TITAN 6 is out on aliexpress, with pure Beryllium driver and strong magnets (N52), the price right now is 140$, it will be interesting to know how they compare to top chi fi dynamics like Kanas Pro
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DUNU TITAN 6 is out on aliexpress, with pure Beryllium driver and strong magnets (N52), the price right now is 140$, it will be interesting to know how they compare to top chi fi dynamics like Kanas Pro

I remember enjoying hearing the Yamaha NS-1000 Monitor speakers, with their Beryllium Midrange & Tweeter, back in the 1970s & '80s.
Here's a review, first published in 1976, where it mentions that they were ~$1,000 /pair - https://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/yamaha_ns-1000_loudspeaker/index.html
It looks like they're available used, for prices ranging from $600 - $3,250 /pair.
 
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My re(discovery) of the day are the Pioneer SE-CL331 = Fostex TE-02

I catched one of the last pair from Amazon, delivered today. Although long time discontinued there are still some of the Pioneers available - in pink!
Ok, the color...well, I am not a little girl...

But the sound ootb delivers what the review by HifiChris promises.
Awesome price/performance ratio if you re into neutral-natural presentations.
In total, not so much left to desire in this price bracket and far beyond - sonically, of course.

https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fostex-te-02-water-resistant-earbuds.21240/reviews
 
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My re(discovery) of the day are the Pioneer SE-CL331 = Fostex TE-02

I catched one of the last pair from Amazon, delivered today. Although long time discontinued there are still some of the Pioneers available - in pink!
Ok, the color...well, I am not a little girl...

But the sound ootb delivers what the review by HifiChris promises.
Awesome price/performance ratio if you re into neutral-natural presentations.
In total, not so much left to desire in this price bracket and far beyond - sonically, of course.

https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fostex-te-02-water-resistant-earbuds.21240/reviews

There is a white pair of Fostex TE-02 on eBay.uk (New) for 5£ for those interested... (not MY listing) ... just a friendly PSA
 
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DUNU TITAN 6 is out on aliexpress, with pure Beryllium driver and strong magnets (N52), the price right now is 140$, it will be interesting to know how they compare to top chi fi dynamics like Kanas Pro

$131 on Penon and nicer in the black...
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Happy to see this over the "coffee" color. Also interested to see the opinion vs. the DLC competition. My King III is a beast so not sure if this can keep up.
 
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My re(discovery) of the day are the Pioneer SE-CL331 = Fostex TE-02

I catched one of the last pair from Amazon, delivered today. Although long time discontinued there are still some of the Pioneers available - in pink!
Ok, the color...well, I am not a little girl...

But the sound ootb delivers what the review by HifiChris promises.
Awesome price/performance ratio if you re into neutral-natural presentations.
In total, not so much left to desire in this price bracket and far beyond - sonically, of course.

https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fostex-te-02-water-resistant-earbuds.21240/reviews

As one of the only members here to give impressions of the Meizu LIVE, what made you sell or return them in the end? The current price is $137.01 from Meizu's official store on AliExpress.
 
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As one of the only members here to give impressions of the Meizu LIVE, what made you sell or return them in the end? The current price is $137.01 from Meizu's official store on AliExpress.
It's been a while when I sold it. I also wrote some impressions here in the forum. Maybe the search function leads you to it.
If I remember correctly I sold it because I found it has a quite good but in the end a too safe and warm tuning. I like neutral tunings.
 
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There is a white pair of Fostex TE-02 on eBay.uk (New) for 5£ for those interested... (not MY listing) ... just a friendly PSA
Gonzo. A classic nevertheless.

Oh...and these little $30 rascals are really good: Moondrop Crescent, single DD...warm, rich, pleasant sound [apparently approaching the Harman Target curve]...like a rather expensive earphone in need of some refinement of their technicalities. Can't find much wrong with these. Definitely competition to the **** but with a much more organic timbre.

P.S. I like cheap gems.
P.P.S. Still haggling with a German manufacturer over their pricing.
P.P.S. Entertaining reviews to follow.

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So I finally got my mits on the NiceHCK F3 recently and I heard them for the first time this morning.

It is a damn shame as the build quality is stunning. We are talking CA levels of build here. But that lower treble spike brings on the fatigue. I agree with others that reviewed them about its flaws. It sounds great otherwise. Spacious clean balanced well but with that spike. Lol.

I will pile on the advice to retune them. Tis a damn shame.
 

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