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Feb 21, 2024 at 10:50 AM Post #95,506 of 113,485
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Feb 21, 2024 at 10:56 AM Post #95,507 of 113,485
Feb 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM Post #95,508 of 113,485
I feel like Kiwi Ears needs a good release with the last 2 being Forteza and Melody which weren't super well received.
Forgetting the Orchestra Lite CIEM too lol… honestly Kiwi Ears has fallen completely out of any running for my interest, you are completely right.
 
Feb 21, 2024 at 11:07 AM Post #95,509 of 113,485
I feel like Kiwi Ears needs a good release with the last 2 being Forteza and Melody which weren't super well received.
Forteza completely missed the mark. They put in a hyped up treble and it was a strange combo of 2DDs and a BA. And there was nothing memorable about what it did, you basically couldn’t fix it. Yet the Melody on the other hand is fantastic and I hold it as one of the nicest Planar releases recently right next to the F1 Pro and ancient Wu Planar. Literally those three are the best 3 Planar IEMs I’ve heard? So you realize how much better the Melody is in comparison to the S12 Pro? You should hear them back to back, it is not funny.
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Feb 21, 2024 at 11:23 AM Post #95,511 of 113,485
Forteza completely missed the mark. They put in a hyped up treble and it was a strange combo of 2DDs and a BA. And there was nothing memorable about what it did, you basically couldn’t fix it. Yet the Melody on the other hand is fantastic and I hold it as one of the nicest Planar releases recently right next to the F1 Pro and ancient Wu Planar. Literally those three are the best 3 Planar IEMs I’ve heard? So you realize how much better the Melody is in comparison to the S12 Pro? You should hear them back to back, it is not funny.
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I've somewhat comes to terms that planars aren't my thing. Tried the S12 and Heyday but neither sounded great to me? I am somewhat interested in the F1 Pro though. Might be my last shot at planar
 
Feb 21, 2024 at 11:25 AM Post #95,512 of 113,485
Feb 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM Post #95,513 of 113,485
I've somewhat comes to terms that planars aren't my thing. Tried the S12 and Heyday but neither sounded great to me? I am somewhat interested in the F1 Pro though. Might be my last shot at planar
Well, the F1 Pro has the fit thing down, and they look cool with a simple elegance IMO? I have not heard any too pricy Planars, though the Hook-X was also nice and the low cost TIN HIFI P1 Max AKA Big Panda was super great at vocals and the bass came alive after burn-in. But the way the rhythm works with Planar IEMs is special, to me anyway? The F1 Pro actually capitalized on Planar movement in rhythm.......IMO? And it has mood, mood is priceless. IMO
 
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Feb 21, 2024 at 11:31 AM Post #95,514 of 113,485
Feb 21, 2024 at 11:48 AM Post #95,515 of 113,485
if the Galileo had a bit more bass and treble extension, I would have chosen it over the EA500 LM.
I'm in that position right now, I really enjoy the Galileo but I just wished it had a little more body to it with a bit more bass and bass extension. Still enjoying the vocals on it though, they're super nice.

Would definitely be keen to see what people feel is a good logical upgrade from the Galileo, if you guys have any recommendations.
 
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Feb 21, 2024 at 11:56 AM Post #95,516 of 113,485
Feb 21, 2024 at 12:17 PM Post #95,517 of 113,485
haha bro this will be the antithesis of your preferences:



QKZ X HBB HADES

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Looks massively badass basshead, may be more basshead than other basshead IEMs! Treble looks very dark too.

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2 x 9mm LCP dynamic drivers
$50.99 USD.

https://www.linsoul.com/products/qkz-x-hbb-hades

Hades : King of Darkness and bleed(ing) around him. Suits the name very well


Kiwi Ears is entering the dongle game with the Allegro

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ES9028Q2M DAC
3.5mm single-ended and 4.4mm balanced output
Supports: PCM up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256
Output: 70mW at 32 Ohms for the 3.5mm output and 155mW at 32 Ohms for the 4.4mm output


https://www.linsoul.com/products/kiwiears-allegro

Kiwi Ears Nintendo?

I'm wondering what all those buttons do or is that the design?

What do all the buttons do??

Press up up down down left right left right B A B to unlock hidden Highest Gain 🤫
 
Feb 21, 2024 at 12:38 PM Post #95,519 of 113,485
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Feb 21, 2024 at 12:41 PM Post #95,520 of 113,485
If any of you are interested in the AFUL MagicOne, it is available on sale through Amazon for $110.
One of the best recent releases in the sub $200 category imo
 

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