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Nov 25, 2021 at 6:12 AM Post #60,991 of 61,493

chickenmoon

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I sent you a message regarding this -

Can you give a brief comparison between the FD7 and SOR, and if FD7 is better than the SOR, in what ways?

Thanks in advance.

Yeah I know, I forgot, sorry about that. Not too keen on making comparos for just one person by PM anyway and making detailed comparisons/analysis isn't too much my thing either.

Let's say that the FD7 is much closer to the sound you describe for Falcon Pro than it is for SOG but I do think the FD7 is the superior/better one, no contest. The FD7 is a smooth operator and SOG is a rather edgy, energetic and, to me, sometimes brittle set by comparison.
 
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Nov 25, 2021 at 7:11 AM Post #60,992 of 61,493

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Yeah I know, I forgot, sorry about that. Not too keen on making comparos for just one person by PM anyway and making detailed comparisons/analysis isn't too much my thing either.

Let's say that the FD7 is much closer to the sound you describe for Falcon Pro than it is for SOG but I do think the FD7 is the superior/better one, no contest. The FD7 is a smooth operator and SOG is a rather edgy, energetic and, to me, sometimes brittle set by comparison.
Does the FD7 sound more expansive, with more width, height, and depth of sound field than SOR?
 
Nov 25, 2021 at 7:42 AM Post #60,993 of 61,493

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Does the FD7 sound more expansive, with more width, height, and depth of sound field than SOR?

Not too sure about that in details, not my forte at all, but I certainly perceive FD7 as having an ample sound field generally speaking.
 
Nov 25, 2021 at 10:24 AM Post #60,994 of 61,493

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Is that a DAC/Amp stack in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? 😏

Just received the Tri TK-2. Will be putting these to the test.

Overall, pretty impressed. Powerful, neutral, punchy tight bass, speedy transients, not dry or cold sounding like I expected it to be (thanks to the dual ESS ES9038Q2M). Reminds me of the Topping l30 and a50s. This Tri TK2 sits right in between. Not as flat as the Topping l30, but not as "V shaped" as the a50s.

Topping a50s is punchier tighter with more sparkle up top, but it is also dryer and colder sounding in comparison to the Tri TK2.

Anyways, these are just my first impressions and comparisons made off memory. More testing needs to be done.

Thank you Hillaudio Malaysia for sending them over.

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Nov 25, 2021 at 10:40 AM Post #60,995 of 61,493

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Just received the Tri TK-2. Will be putting these to the test.
Daaamn, it's pretty thicc! I honestly didn't expect it to be so big, but even knowing its dimensions I couldn't clearly picture its actual size.
Enjoy!
 
Nov 25, 2021 at 11:47 AM Post #60,996 of 61,493

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Daaamn, it's pretty thicc! I honestly didn't expect it to be so big, but even knowing its dimensions I couldn't clearly picture its actual size.
Enjoy!
yeap. I expected it to be much smaller too. This is a chonky thicc boi
 
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Nov 26, 2021 at 8:11 AM Post #61,000 of 61,493

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My latest budget-fi acquisition: Pioneer CH-3T. Curiosity got the better of me and I’m glad it did because these microdrivers are pretty sweet for 2500 JPY. Toss on small SednaEarfits and go for deep insertion, and you get an intimate but resolving presentation, with punchy bass and extended treble. Very balanced sounding for a budget set, just try not to snag the noodle cable on anything, but I guess you could always buy another pair.
 
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My latest budget-fi acquisition: Pioneer CH-3T. Curiosity got the better of me and I’m glad it did because these microdrivers are pretty sweet for 2500 JPY. Toss on small SednaEarfits and go for deep insertion, and you get an intimate but resolving presentation, with punchy bass and extended treble. Very balanced sounding for a budget set, just try not to snag the noodle cable on anything, but I guess you could always buy another pair.
I've had these for awhile. Did a short review about a year ago. Very comfy with very good sound for a microdriver. Bass driven and yes, extended treble. Recessed mids. A nice fun sound. Not as good as the Zero Audio Tenore or the Moondrop Crescent, but not too far off and cheaper.
 
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Nov 26, 2021 at 5:21 PM Post #61,005 of 61,493

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As the weekend draws near, your passion for good music grows, your fun is imminent! It is time for one of our special weekend reviews, and today we do a second look at SE180 from Astell&Kern, as we review the SEM2 amplifier module for it~!

They respected the promise to deliver multiple options for their modular DAP, and this one gives SE180 a more detailed sound, an increase in the overall bass, better control, but also some more energy in the treble. If you're planning to get yourself a high-end music player, or if you already have SE180, I hope my review will help you

https://www.audiophile-heaven.com/2021/11/astell-kern-sem2-module-se180-dap-improving-dynamics.html

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