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Aug 25, 2023 at 3:54 PM Post #85,472 of 96,509
I compared the Quintet to the Truthear HEXA, IMR Splash of Gold, 7Hz Timeless, Sound Rhyme SR5, Tansio Mirai Sands and a lot of chifi.

Only the Sands has a better resolution thanks to BA treble details. I do prefer planar treble so despite less details i like the Quintet more.

Of your list i only have Timeless and Hexa.
could you rank now both? (Tonality=sound most coherent and realism..is better) (techincallities=an overall of features of dynamics, resolution, soundstage, imaging)

Timeless:
Quintet:
Hexa:

Thanks!!!
 
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Aug 25, 2023 at 4:05 PM Post #85,473 of 96,509
Of your list i only have Timeless and Hexa.
could you rank now both? (Tonality=sound most coherent and realism..is better) (techincallities=an overall of features of dynamics, resolution, soundstage, imaging)


Timeless:
Quintet:
Hexa:

Thanks!!!
Timeless:
B Tonality, A Technicalities

Quintet:
A Tonality, S Technicalities

Hexa:
B- Tonality, B Technicalities

I prefer planar drivers and I prefer speed and a neutral sound with bass boost. Timeless and Quintet are very resolving. To really shine they need powerful amps. I use a R2R dac, tube pre-amp and a solid state amp as final stage to drive them. They sound really good with tubes.
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 4:05 PM Post #85,474 of 96,509
The Hidizs MP145 arrived at my house when I was on vacation and have spent almost two weeks in the post offices until I have arrived in my city to pick them up. I could have enjoyed them during my trip but it didn't arrive in time.

Today I have made the "unboxing" photos of rigor and the pertinent measurements.

Now, finally, I have been able to try them. I've only had three songs and it's too early to venture any impression about the sound that may be accurate, especially when I've barely listened to music for two weeks and I still haven't put on the reviewer's chip...

On a physical level the capsules are great. But the projection of the mouthpieces does not allow them to touch any part of the ears, depending on the tips used. They also seem heavy, but in the ears the sensation disappears, as usual in other metal capsules. I really liked the cable and, at last, I have a balanced Hidizs cable with a 4.4mm plug as standard.

About the sound I will say that it is closer to the NiceHCK F1 than to the LetShuoer S12. It's clearer and more spacious than the S12s, with a bit more detail... But these are only very initial impressions, which should be taken with a pinch of salt and having used only the standard gold-plated mouthpiece.

On the other hand, it looks like there is already pre-sale pricing and at $109 they seem like a great option to me.

The information provided to me has been:

1. Launch (On kickstarter) Date: September 6th
2. Super Early Bird Price: $109

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Aug 25, 2023 at 5:26 PM Post #85,475 of 96,509
Eterno:
Tonalidad B, tecnicismos A

Quinteto:
A Tonalidad, S Tecnicismos

Hexa:
B- Tonalidad, B Tecnicismos

Prefiero controladores planos y prefiero velocidad y un sonido neutro con refuerzo de graves. Timeless y Quintet son muy resolutivos. Para brillar realmente necesitan amplificadores potentes. Utilizo un dac R2R, un preamplificador de válvulas y un amplificador de estado sólido como etapa final para controlarlos. Suenan muy bien con válvulas.
Ohh thanks! For my experience planars like Raptgo and Timeless are very good but i feel dynamics arent good.
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 6:01 PM Post #85,477 of 96,509
I would like to have golden ears to justify over-priced equipment.

Happily I haven't 😂

@Tzennn I'm 100%edm right now
Want to read something ridiculous?

The one and only reason I want the FATfreq Maestro SE is the tuning. That's it. And I'd actually have to repair somewhere around 50 cellphones where I live just to buy ONCE.
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 6:18 PM Post #85,478 of 96,509
Want to read something ridiculous?

The one and only reason I want the FATfreq Maestro SE is the tuning. That's it. And I'd actually have to repair somewhere around 50 cellphones where I live just to buy ONCE.
Oh lord.

Have to say, FATfreq Maestro has a really special FR, I think is unique. Maybe the closest one its the LEGATO. So I could understand the effort.

But Im being honest when I prefer to spend less on an iem with similar tuning/settings without regrets.

Sub100, sub300 and sub500 (with some exceptions) are more than enough to have a "real" perspective of Hifi.

Anyways, Its talking a guy with more that 60 iems on the closet, and another "small" collection on headphones in other one.
Don't join to my madness, mate. 😂
 
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Aug 25, 2023 at 6:48 PM Post #85,479 of 96,509
Oh lord.

Have to say, FATfreq Maestro has a really special FR, I think is unique. Maybe the closest one its the LEGATO. So I could understand the effort.

But Im being honest when I prefer to spend less on an iem with similar tuning/settings without regrets.

Sub100, sub300 and sub500 (with some exceptions) are more than enough to have a "real" perspective of Hifi.

Anyways, Its talking a guy with more that 60 iems on the closest, and another "small" collection on headphones in other one.
Don't join to my madness, mate. 😂
I'd say I'm probably doing very well on the last point. I still am holding onto the BLON BL-03 3 years later and only somewhat recently I bought a HiFiman HE400se for indoor usage.

Of course I'd rather wait for that tuning to trickle down... Unfortunately, I'm afraid I may die of old age waiting for that to happen. So maybe I'll have to pull a "Fine, I'll do it myself".

So for the time being, I could use an extremely isolating IEM and I assume the best one for that in a budget is the $90 or so ER2XR. Then EQ the bass beyond what it passively has and hope I don't get farting noises out of trying it.

So to me the ultimate IEM for me would be an ER2 with Maestro bass.

Or at least I assume Etymotic is still the way to go if you want supreme noise isolation.
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 6:52 PM Post #85,480 of 96,509
Hermano, How many IEM do you have at home? Is it possible to listen to all of them?
Not really. Not for me anyways. I got so many, most languish in the wooden box. I usually rotate between 5-8 sets, and ever blue moon, I'll break out something old just to reminisce. Most of that stuff is getting sent at a deep discount or free for reviews, so after the initial listen, I bet most of those things go right into the drawer while awaiting the next FOTM?
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 7:06 PM Post #85,481 of 96,509
So for the time being, I could use an extremely isolating IEM and I assume the best one for that in a budget is the $90 or so ER2XR. Then EQ the bass beyond what it passively has and hope I don't get farting noises out of trying it.

So to me the ultimate IEM for me would be an ER2 with Maestro bass.
I found the bass of the ER2XR disappointing compared to even the BL03. You might do better just getting some good-fitting foam or hybrid tips for isolation.
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 7:29 PM Post #85,482 of 96,509
I found the bass of the ER2XR disappointing compared to even the BL03. You might do better just getting some good-fitting foam or hybrid tips for isolation.
I'm sorry. Did I imply that the ER2XR would replace the BL-03? I want something that can be used while working with all sorts of power tools and just riding noisy vehicles. I find out at times the BL-03 doesn't have enough isolation for the task. The WHOLE point of the ER2XR is that is an earplug that can also play music. The BL-03 fundamentally doesn't do this very well due to the vented nature.

I'll probably also want to buy some earmuffs to wear on top of the ER2XR.
 
Aug 25, 2023 at 8:06 PM Post #85,483 of 96,509
I'm sorry. Did I imply that the ER2XR would replace the BL-03? I want something that can be used while working with all sorts of power tools and just riding noisy vehicles. I find out at times the BL-03 doesn't have enough isolation for the task. The WHOLE point of the ER2XR is that is an earplug that can also play music. The BL-03 fundamentally doesn't do this very well due to the vented nature.

I'll probably also want to buy some earmuffs to wear on top of the ER2XR.
Should consider getting TWS instead, you're going to EQ it anyway. BA isn't responsive to EQ, as well as your Blon!
 

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