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Jul 24, 2023 at 3:28 AM Post #83,761 of 96,182
haha at least this time they don't claim it beats all IEMs under $1000 USD?
Yeah, relatively calmer marketing

While the tuning seems to be quite interesting,
The DD used, Xun7, share name with CCA HM20 DD, which per hifri and paulwasabi, not as good as KZ 10mm "legendary DD" in CXS and some others.

Hopefully they have improved the DD to make the tuning shine.
 
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Jul 24, 2023 at 3:28 AM Post #83,762 of 96,182


SIMGOT EM6L slays the KZ Krila as well as they made a smoother EA500......same size, shape. SIMGOT moved forward to a 3.5 kHz Pinna also generating a new EW100 DSP model. Must have a DSP and a Type C USB amplifier in the cord? I gave the EW100 a crummy review, maybe they can salvage the tone with DSP magic? I can’t stop recommending the EA500 to people and the thought of them even moving the EA500 forward is exciting, none the less.

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I just asked on their Discord, the price is going to be closer to 100 than 500. Which is promising!
haha at least this time they don't claim it beats all IEMs under $1000 USD?
I mean at least they are going for an established tuning. Could be a good set especially if it fits a tiny bit better and has a better cable. I love my Truthear Zero Red but it has a ton of problems as iems less than half the cost are packaged better.
 
Jul 24, 2023 at 3:29 AM Post #83,763 of 96,182
Monday feels heavy today, have so much workload. It's almost afternoon here and I have not even got a chance to pull out the stack today :frowning2:
 
Jul 24, 2023 at 3:46 AM Post #83,764 of 96,182
I mean at least they are going for an established tuning. Could be a good set especially if it fits a tiny bit better and has a better cable. I love my Truthear Zero Red but it has a ton of problems as iems less than half the cost are packaged better.
Possibly they don't bring their bigger DD to bring down the price.
If they priced it at $20~$40 and have reasonable technicality/timbre, it will undercut both version of Zero and QKZ khan.
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budget tuning switch dissection
 
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Jul 24, 2023 at 4:02 AM Post #83,765 of 96,182
I just make a review showcase thread for Kinera Loki.

https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/kinera-imperial-loki.26630/

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I actually ask permission from Kinera if I could make one and they agree on it.
 
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Jul 24, 2023 at 6:42 AM Post #83,766 of 96,182
Looks interesting!

Seeing “starfield” makes me nostalgic. Remember the days when Aria/Starfield and Blessing 2 were the default recommendations? I remember hurrying home like a kid at the end of the work day when Aria was delivered. The box makes Aria and Starfield feel like something more than usual audio products like my FiiO FH3.

Aria + Btr5 + Spotify. Simple joy. Back when I read Crinacle’s description of “technical performance” and wonder what the guy was talking about.
 
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Jul 24, 2023 at 7:05 AM Post #83,767 of 96,182
Seems like the retuned Sound Rhyme DTE900 is near, Penon did not take the original into stock inventory, since it was not up to their quality.
SR04 4est+ 4ba+1d (DTE900 new name) If this is correct, read it on a earlier post.

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Jul 24, 2023 at 8:03 AM Post #83,768 of 96,182
Any graph?

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Btw the CCA Duo is out, for $30 on early bird discount

https://www.kztws.com/products/cca-duo

Its a Dual DD IEM with a graph that is quite similar to TruthEar:ZeroRED or Blessing 3 or to a degree Hexa.
While the capability of the driver on tech and timbre itself is still being questioned, i guess if you wanna hear Moondrop or Crin target FR for $30

well it also came with a potshot to Crin and [in]direct reference to TruthEar Zero

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and they address the fit issue

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Oh also, not sure whether this have been posted here, KZ AZ20 ($87)
https://www.kztws.com/products/az20

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latest iteration of KZ bluetooth uuh, wireless conversion.
the updated design include newer Qualcomm QCC5171 which came with Bluetooth 5.3 and APTX-HD Lossless
 
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Jul 24, 2023 at 8:50 AM Post #83,769 of 96,182
Oh also, not sure whether this have been posted here, KZ AZ20 ($87)
https://www.kztws.com/products/az20

What the heck, questionable KZ tws adapter for whopping 90$? Those guys are crazy! You can get Fiio UTWS5 on sale for like a hundred bucks instead of that. Also it's kinda funny that their graph is higher than the other one, cute little trick.
 
Jul 24, 2023 at 8:58 AM Post #83,770 of 96,182
What the heck, questionable KZ tws adapter for whopping 90$? Those guys are crazy! You can get Fiio UTWS5 on sale for like a hundred bucks instead of that. Also it's kinda funny that their graph is higher than the other one, cute little trick.
Yeah, the old AZ series is famous because its a cheap, somewhat reliable, aptx capable bluetooth earhook.

This one went on premium with the latest bluetooth chip QC5171 as selling point
 
Jul 24, 2023 at 10:01 AM Post #83,772 of 96,182
Yeah, the old AZ series is famous because its a cheap, somewhat reliable, aptx capable bluetooth earhook.

This one went on premium with the latest bluetooth chip QC5171 as selling point
It's even got Snapdragon sound, for those using latest android phones.
 
Jul 24, 2023 at 10:23 AM Post #83,775 of 96,182

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