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Jul 24, 2021 at 8:33 PM Post #58,292 of 61,579

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I have tried to ask for the source recommendation for driving low-impedance IEMs in several threads, but did not get a clear answer.
Tempotec Sonata HD Pro has 0.4 Ohm output impedance and enough power to drive even some over-ear headphones:

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...sonata-hd-pro-review-headphone-adapter.22625/

I have it and it works well, but I usually use my Sonata BHD because it is slightly better sounding I think and has enough power to drive all my headphones, except for the HiFiMan HE-560V4.
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 8:34 PM Post #58,293 of 61,579

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Fiio FD3:
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Seems to be a bright iem since it seems male vocals arent good while they mentioned it being good with "female poison".
Interesting...may buy one if under 200 or 150 usd.
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 9:14 PM Post #58,295 of 61,579

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@Dsnuts Your review is on the head-fi front page in what may be the biggest size image I've ever seen on the front page

EDIT:: It looks like the same size on iPhone, but it takes up a big space on the computer. Maybe that’s how the first thing on the feed always looks on computers?

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Saliva songs? I would assume means vocal music?
that sounds unsafe, especially during this time:mask:
joking aside, maybe it means intimate vocal songs?
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 9:36 PM Post #58,297 of 61,579

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@Dsnuts Your review is on the head-fi front page in what may be the biggest size image I've ever seen on the front page

EDIT:: It looks like the same size on iPhone, but it takes up a big space on the computer. Maybe that’s how the first thing on the feed always looks on computers?

Dsnuts review.png
Not the best photo of them I shot but hey it made it on the front page.

Geek folks are frantically making these. Lol.
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 9:47 PM Post #58,299 of 61,579

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Cant wait of the first Poindexter to chime in saying they suck. It will happen.

I have a good idea who it will be too. Lol.
I…I hope it isn’t me haha
 
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I'm on the Geek Wold hype train. Paid my money for them today, but they are back ordered, so I'm not sure when they'll actually ship. Been wanting a fun cheapish set to be my daily drivers on a cable with a mic, finally pulled the trigger on the Geeks.
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 9:53 PM Post #58,301 of 61,579

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Well so far so good. Havent seen anyone saying they are average or the usual sound you get from the price so that is a good start.

I know most high end IEM guys will laugh at that cover spread and then is reviewed by a guy named Dsnuts. Lol! A heart shaped earphone. But those guys are the ones that need to hear these. If only to hear what a $45 tribrid can get you now a days. Pppst. $45 dont pay for taxes on one of them fancy cables they use on them TOTLs.
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 9:53 PM Post #58,302 of 61,579

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Cant wait of the first Poindexter to chime in saying they suck. It will happen.

I have a good idea who it will be too. Lol.
Well it certainly won't be me !! haha!....I can't quite see a repeat of the divisive NX7 "wars" (-seems sooo long ago now!)... being played out. WOLD War 3 just aint gonna happen imafo !!....Cheers Ds - your reputation TOTLy intact.....TOTL KUDOS !!
 
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Jul 24, 2021 at 10:01 PM Post #58,303 of 61,579

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I'm on the Geek Wold hype train. Paid my money for them today, but they are back ordered, so I'm not sure when they'll actually ship. Been wanting a fun cheapish set to be my daily drivers on a cable with a mic, finally pulled the trigger on the Geeks.

Wise man. See now this is your typical expectation. That they are cheap so they must be fun sounding maybe some big boy bass, and please keep that expectation cus they will completely blow the doors off what you think a $45 earphone should sounds like.

Wait till you hear them. They are gonna mess with you. Lol.
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 10:02 PM Post #58,304 of 61,579

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I'm on the Geek Wold hype train. Paid my money for them today, but they are back ordered, so I'm not sure when they'll actually ship. Been wanting a fun cheapish set to be my daily drivers on a cable with a mic, finally pulled the trigger on the Geeks.
As trains go....the Geeks supersede any hype on the trans global Penon Express - ready to concur the WOLD...whereby mutual consensus is a given...no frequency graphs required...no modifications....no rivalry fallouts etc. It'll be a brave man indeed methinks, to contradict the harmonious audiophile admiration that this set will achieve!...ready to set the WOLD alight??...You Betcha !! :L3000: :beerchug::L3000:
 
Jul 24, 2021 at 10:10 PM Post #58,305 of 61,579

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Well it certainly won't be me !! haha!....I can't quite see a repeat of the divisive NX7 "wars" (-seems sooo long ago now!)... being played out. Wold War 3 just aint gonna happen imafo !!....Cheers Ds - your reputation kept intact.....TOTL KUDOS !!

I have nothing to do with them. They was gonna be discovered anyway. No way that SQ stays locked and nobody knows about it. No way possible. I give credit to Penon as those folks sent me an early version right away and using DHL express. I should have known they thought highly of them to do that for a budget set. The cost on the shipping is almost the same as the earphones. Lol.

All I did was report what they are. These are gonna make waves and I hope they do a follow up on them with a MK2 or Pro version with a better housing.
 

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