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Sep 29, 2021 at 6:47 PM Post #60,406 of 61,007

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Mine showed up Monday. I've got about 20 hours on them and LOVE them. I spent approx $3K in the last 24 months chasing planar IEMs in pretty much every price bracket. To me the 7Hz Timeless is winner. Every planar I've had has improved through 150 hours of use (dare I say burn-in?). I swapped out the stock silicone tips which actually aren't bad and tried Azla Sednas and Tennmak Whirlwinds. Have settled on Tennmak Strong Foams. Isolation is great, theey are supremely comfortable, bass reaches a little lower without the typical foam muddiness and the highs are nice clean. Mids are full and a touch forward. I may be the dissenting voice in this thread but these 7Hz Timeless are deal of the decade as far as I'm concerned. But hey, we all have our preference and opinion. I'm happy, very happy with them.
I know you don't have them now but from memory how do you compare the Timeless with the EDP?
 
Sep 29, 2021 at 7:03 PM Post #60,407 of 61,007

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Sep 30, 2021 at 12:03 AM Post #60,409 of 61,007

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NEW SHOZY.
Shozy Ceres 1BA +1 Dynamic Driver 2Pin 0.78mm HiFi In-ear Earphone Audiophile IEMs

Note: Pls burn-in 100hrs.

Description

Small and light, but strength should not be underestimated


The ergonomic male model shape design is suitable for most people's ear canals, bringing almost no sense of comfort to wear.

Ten years of technology precipitation, classic tuning

Shozy engineers carefully adjusted it to achieve a precise balance between appearance, structure, and wear, bringing a classic vocal charm to a durable sound.

High-precision 3D printing process earphone cavity

This model has next-generation craftsmanship, precise internal structure. And has highly consistent, harmonious and natural hearing.

Passionate voice

The carefully selected panel design and tuning style fit the passionate sound attributes of this earphone.

Origin of the name

Ceres is the goddess of agriculture and harvest in Roman mythology. She sowed the seeds to the earth and bestowed the earth's rich products: trees, flowers, grains... Therefore, it also represents the passionate voice full of life tension of this earphone.

Specification
Model: Ceres
Driver: 9.2mm dynamic + ultra-high frequency balanced armature
Crossover design: 2-way crossover
Impedance: 19Ω@1kHz
Sensitivity: 100dB@1mW
Frequency response: 20-20000Hz
Sound insulation: -26dB
Connector: 2pin
Plug: 3.5mm
 
Sep 30, 2021 at 1:51 AM Post #60,411 of 61,007

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NEW SHOZY.
Shozy Ceres 1BA +1 Dynamic Driver 2Pin 0.78mm HiFi In-ear Earphone Audiophile IEMs

Note: Pls burn-in 100hrs.

Description

Small and light, but strength should not be underestimated

The ergonomic male model shape design is suitable for most people's ear canals, bringing almost no sense of comfort to wear.

Ten years of technology precipitation, classic tuning

Shozy engineers carefully adjusted it to achieve a precise balance between appearance, structure, and wear, bringing a classic vocal charm to a durable sound.

High-precision 3D printing process earphone cavity

This model has next-generation craftsmanship, precise internal structure. And has highly consistent, harmonious and natural hearing.

Passionate voice

The carefully selected panel design and tuning style fit the passionate sound attributes of this earphone.

Origin of the name

Ceres is the goddess of agriculture and harvest in Roman mythology. She sowed the seeds to the earth and bestowed the earth's rich products: trees, flowers, grains... Therefore, it also represents the passionate voice full of life tension of this earphone.

Specification
Model: Ceres
Driver: 9.2mm dynamic + ultra-high frequency balanced armature
Crossover design: 2-way crossover
Impedance: 19Ω@1kHz
Sensitivity: 100dB@1mW
Frequency response: 20-20000Hz
Sound insulation: -26dB
Connector: 2pin
Plug: 3.5mm

I had a loaner set for this model. To be blunt, the Ceres are one of the worst sets I've listened to this year.

Shozy_Ceres.jpg

Very weird L shaped tuning. Big bloated bass, recessed mids and dark treble, but a spike around the 10ish kHz region. Blunted dynamics, poor microdetails and instrument separation and clarity. Above average soundstage, imaging and layering are the only redeeming parts of the tuning. BA timbre tops everything off. The mid bass bleed eats into the other frequencies and the tuning is really incoherent.

I burned them in for almost 100 hours, and at first I thought that I had received a defective pair. But the channels match well, and I've seen a few other reviewers and consumers who bought this set have similar impressions.

They look very nice though. But for the asking price of $180 USD, they are really overpriced, and the technicalities are no better than a sub $30 - 50 USD set. Generally hybrids beat single DD in technicalities at the budget segment, but the Ceres also lose to some single DD at the $100 region in technical performance.


TLDR: They look much better than they sound; hard pass unless you are a very treble sensitive person who likes an analoguish sound.
 
Sep 30, 2021 at 5:23 AM Post #60,412 of 61,007

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The DAC/AMPs our world designed are better and better, with M1 Mini from PALAB Audio & PALAB Audio Taiwan 台灣 being simply excellent.

It is fairly rare to hear something so impressive from a newer company, but it managed to deliver everything I was looking for in a DAC/AMP, great driving power, Balanced 4.4mm output, Type-C input, optional Power input, Coaxial input, and MQA support!

This is an in-depth review with comparisons to the best DAC/AMPs out there, as we'll try to find out if M1 Mini is the right choice for you ~

https://www.audiophile-heaven.com/2021/09/palab-m1-mini-dac-amp-beats-the-chord-in-music.html

 
Sep 30, 2021 at 7:04 AM Post #60,413 of 61,007

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The DAC/AMPs our world designed are better and bette[/ATTACH]

and all the more expensive. US $ 499 !!! For an electronic key? They seem to be in dire need of money. :)
The second usb for power supply is a good thing. Single ES9038Q2M. Power output is not declared.

Understanding why it is so much better Shanling UP5 at the price of 170 - on a twin Saber ES9219C, for me personally - is difficult.
Unless if you get it as a gift.
 
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Dobrescu George

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and all the more expensive. US $ 499 !!! For an electronic key? They seem to be in dire need of money. :)
The second usb for power supply is a good thing. Single ES9038Q2M. Power output is not declared.

Understanding why it is so much better Shanling UP5 at the price of 170 - on a twin Saber ES9219C, for me personally - is difficult.
Unless if you get it as a gift.

I never heard Shanling UP5, sadly, so I can't comment on that comparison.

Shanling UA2 is awewsome though, if you need a simple portable DAC/AMp for smartphones.

I will see if I can review the UP5 and review it too :)

I do review everything, from the most affordable to the most eccentric of products, so I like it too when budget products have great overall value.
 
Sep 30, 2021 at 2:18 PM Post #60,415 of 61,007

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LZ A4 Pro and plantains from the Canary Islands.
All my support to all the people who are suffering from the very serious consequences of the volcano on the island of La Palma.

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Sep 30, 2021 at 3:22 PM Post #60,416 of 61,007

Dsnuts

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Something wicked to come this way.

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Specification​

  • Model: H50
  • Driver: 4 Balanced Armature +1 Dynamic driver
  • 4BA: 2BA for high frequency,2BA for middle frequency
  • 1 Dynamic: 10mm composite diaphragm Dynamic driver for bass
  • Impedance: 25ohm
  • Sensitivity: 108dB
  • Frequency response: 20-20kHz
  • 3 channels 3-way crossover
  • Connector: MMCX
  • Plug: Gold-plated
  • Cable length: 1.2M
You know it was only gonna be a matter of time before the follow up to the H40 would be released. The final tuning seems to be done. They have clearly toiled over this one and it has to be a level above their most sucessful earphones the ISN H40. Not to be confused with the EST50 the H50 will be out soon. Will let you all know how it is when they get the green light.
 
Sep 30, 2021 at 3:25 PM Post #60,417 of 61,007

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Something wicked to come this way.

1633029624256.png

Specification​

  • Model: H50
  • Driver: 4 Balanced Armature +1 Dynamic driver
  • 4BA: 2BA for high frequency,2BA for middle frequency
  • 1 Dynamic: 10mm composite diaphragm Dynamic driver for bass
  • Impedance: 25ohm
  • Sensitivity: 108dB
  • Frequency response: 20-20kHz
  • 3 channels 3-way crossover
  • Connector: MMCX
  • Plug: Gold-plated
  • Cable length: 1.2M
You know it was only gonna be a matter of time before the follow up to the H40 would be released. The final tuning seems to be done. They have clearly toiled over this one and it has to be a level above their most sucessful earphones the ISN H40. Not to be confused with the EST50 the H50 will be out soon. Will let you all know how it is when they get the green light.
Any idea of proposed pricepoint or price range?
 
Sep 30, 2021 at 5:30 PM Post #60,419 of 61,007

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I had a loaner set for this model. To be blunt, the Ceres are one of the worst sets I've listened to this year.

Shozy_Ceres.jpg

Very weird L shaped tuning. Big bloated bass, recessed mids and dark treble, but a spike around the 10ish kHz region. Blunted dynamics, poor microdetails and instrument separation and clarity. Above average soundstage, imaging and layering are the only redeeming parts of the tuning. BA timbre tops everything off. The mid bass bleed eats into the other frequencies and the tuning is really incoherent.

I burned them in for almost 100 hours, and at first I thought that I had received a defective pair. But the channels match well, and I've seen a few other reviewers and consumers who bought this set have similar impressions.

They look very nice though. But for the asking price of $180 USD, they are really overpriced, and the technicalities are no better than a sub $30 - 50 USD set. Generally hybrids beat single DD in technicalities at the budget segment, but the Ceres also lose to some single DD at the $100 region in technical performance.


TLDR: They look much better than they sound; hard pass unless you are a very treble sensitive person who likes an analoguish sound.

I was sent a review unit as well and I feel the same and what a pity to be honest.
 
Sep 30, 2021 at 10:03 PM Post #60,420 of 61,007

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I had a loaner set for this model. To be blunt, the Ceres are one of the worst sets I've listened to this year.

Shozy_Ceres.jpg

Very weird L shaped tuning. Big bloated bass, recessed mids and dark treble, but a spike around the 10ish kHz region. Blunted dynamics, poor microdetails and instrument separation and clarity. Above average soundstage, imaging and layering are the only redeeming parts of the tuning. BA timbre tops everything off. The mid bass bleed eats into the other frequencies and the tuning is really incoherent.

I burned them in for almost 100 hours, and at first I thought that I had received a defective pair. But the channels match well, and I've seen a few other reviewers and consumers who bought this set have similar impressions.

They look very nice though. But for the asking price of $180 USD, they are really overpriced, and the technicalities are no better than a sub $30 - 50 USD set. Generally hybrids beat single DD in technicalities at the budget segment, but the Ceres also lose to some single DD at the $100 region in technical performance.


TLDR: They look much better than they sound; hard pass unless you are a very treble sensitive person who likes an analoguish sound.
Shozy and their dark treble. totally sounds like their house sound.
 

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