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Why not bite the bullet and get one? It won't be a bad buy. Perfect for an on the go beater iem.

HZsound Mirror, I did hear about its fame...I have a Penon Fan, and getting a Moondrop Aria (2020) in a while. May be I'll try the Mirror, one guy has it here.
Indeed mate, will see if i get it or not and put it on my growing ''must-try'' list...
Been a while i didn't dig deep into audio, any other must-try lol??

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It is not harsh at all IMO kind of smooth in fact. It is quite scooped and pretty good for something like Katy Perry which I don't really listen to. Not for instrumental music thou.

Hmm. I wonder if its down to unit variation. At first listen I thought it to just be detailed but then came the icepick. Why is the MT1 not suitable for instrumental music...poor timbre?
 
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How do Tin Hifi fix the P2? hmmm, maybe it wasnt expensive enough?


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Times like these are when I wish head-fi had a "haha" reaction ala Facebook. XD

TinHifi P2 was not a big hit, and wasn't as critically well received due to the price tag of ~$350. So TinHifi decided to retune it, give shells an 18K gold electroplating, and raise the price by almost twice. Smart move.

They also recommend a source with >1W (@32 ohms?) output which pretty much makes 99% mobile devices (DAPs/dongles) out there "unsuitable" for powering these. I mean, at that point you can just get a second-hand Hifiman Ananda or Dan Clark Aeon Flow Closed/Open.

I really don't get TinHifi's direction here, but here's hoping this one performs as well as other IEMs in that range when fed into a proper amp.
 
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Times like these are when I wish head-fi had a "haha" reaction ala Facebook. XD

TinHifi P2 was not a big hit, and wasn't as critically well received due to the price tag of ~$350. So TinHifi decided to retune it, give shells an 18K gold electroplating, and raise the price by almost twice. Smart move.

They also recommend a source with >1W (@32 ohms?) output which pretty much makes 99% mobile devices (DAPs/dongles) out there "unsuitable" for powering these. I mean, at that point you can just get a second-hand Hifiman Ananda or Dan Clark Aeon Flow Closed/Open.

I really don't get TinHifi's direction here, but here's hoping this one performs as well as other IEMs in that range when fed into a proper amp.
It's about like the TRN VX 14K version, just to a less extreme extent. At least TinHifi has had some significant successes in the past that they can even legitimately claim that it's worth the cost, but it would still be quite challenging to justify it when the $650 pricepoint has so many excellent contenders.
 
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Hmm. I wonder if its down to unit variation. At first listen I thought it to just be detailed but then came the icepick. Why is the MT1 not suitable for instrumental music...poor timbre?
Maybe you can try with different cables. The scooped mid tuning makes the timbre quite inaccurate so I don't think it is good for instrumental music.
 
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Indeed mate, will see if i get it or not and put it on my growing ''must-try'' list...
Been a while i didn't dig deep into audio, any other must-try lol??

AD INFINITUM IEM COLLECTION!
(typing this postman ring at my door and give me a TANYA! playing with eartips right now, concluding KZ Starlines open the sound. promising)
There's only other iem in my collection that I know I won't be letting go no matter what - UM 3DT. It's freaking good! Love it to bits! First DD that made me go head over heels!
 
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Jun 7, 2021 at 11:23 PM Post #56,949 of 58,211

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Though I will grant you the V shaped sig...peaky treble?! HEHE HAHA HEHE HAHA HEHE HAHA...NAH!
Well, mate, if you're able to listen to the NX7 MKwtv disaster, your sure IMMUNIZE to peaky treble.
Congrats!
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There's only other iem in my collection that I know I won't be letting go no matter what - UM 3DT. It's freaking good! Love it to bits! First DD that made me go head over heels!
OH....a little pricey but still under 500$ budget barem.

And single DD is my NO1 audiophile drug.

Will give it a check too.

And stop horsing around, HZ Mirror are F miracle.
 
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Times like these are when I wish head-fi had a "haha" reaction ala Facebook. XD

TinHifi P2 was not a big hit, and wasn't as critically well received due to the price tag of ~$350. So TinHifi decided to retune it, give shells an 18K gold electroplating, and raise the price by almost twice. Smart move.

They also recommend a source with >1W (@32 ohms?) output which pretty much makes 99% mobile devices (DAPs/dongles) out there "unsuitable" for powering these. I mean, at that point you can just get a second-hand Hifiman Ananda or Dan Clark Aeon Flow Closed/Open.

I really don't get TinHifi's direction here, but here's hoping this one performs as well as other IEMs in that range when fed into a proper amp.
If Im not mistaken the Hifiman Ananda has a deceptively high efficiency for a planar headphone to the point where it's used as a selling point.

Presumably this still means a dedicated amplifier is recomended but doesn't need to be particularly powerful.
 
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Well, mate, if you're able to listen to the NX7 MKwtv disaster, your sure IMMUNIZE to peaky treble.
Congrats!
Among the worst IEM i ever heard. nj
Which one? the NX7 MkIII is not peaky in the least. The original NX7 had the rep of being peaky, but even that was exaggerated. Now those early KZ's were peaky. The old SFR's were peaky. The TFZ Kings are peaky. The Toneking Shockwave III was peaky. CCA C12? PEAKY! Those are peaky. The Senns and NX7's? NAH.
 
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Though I will grant you the V shaped sig...peaky treble?! HEHE HAHA HEHE HAHA HEHE HAHA...NAH!
Actually, two of my friends will agree with you, while two others agree with me...so I think it's kind of individual preference.
 
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OH....a little pricey but still under 500$ budget barem.

And single DD is my NO1 audiophile drug.

Will give it a check too.

And stop horsing around, HZ Mirror are F miracle.
NEWSFLASH: It is 3 DD!! 2 7mm DD for Bass, 1 10mm CNT DD for Mids and Highs!

You have a $500 budget bar? Nice...I just bought TSMR Land...I wish I could have something like the budget bar too...
 
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NEWSFLASH: It is 3 DD!! 2 7mm DD for Bass, 1 10mm CNT DD for Mids and Highs!

You have a $500 budget bar? Nice...I just bought TSMR Land...I wish I could have something like the budget bar too...
say whaaaat...thats some bally multi drivers. wait a sec...i think i see that on hifigo and was sceptikal but intrigue at same time.
hum, interesting.
Why not a threesome DD instead of just one if their all good?

Andtheir no strange bloom among all those DD??
 

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