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Sep 23, 2022 at 10:21 PM Post #36,121 of 47,384

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It's official folks, Indigos have won me over the Solaris. I love Solaris dynamics and vocals but Indigos have continued to lure me into it's technical abilities and sub bass party. Will be relinquishing Solaris into the wild, it's been a slice my second love.
 
Sep 23, 2022 at 10:32 PM Post #36,123 of 47,384

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Traillii would probably still be my 1st if it came in custom... pretty much auto-disqualified despite fitting quite nicely.

Right now out of the IEMs I've heard (none owned except for Jewel)

1. Jewel
2. Traillii
3. Odin

But there are many I haven't been able to try yet (namely Viking Ragnar, Odyssey, anything from Elysian)
 
Sep 23, 2022 at 11:48 PM Post #36,124 of 47,384

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TLDR: The bird assumes its natural habitat in the soaring skies above everything else. In other news this is the first time I've heard almost everything in the top 20 (save KK and IE600) and know exactly where I stand with it all. Feels pretty good. Thanks CanJam :)

1) Traillii x20


2) Xe6 x13
3) Indigo x10
4) Jewel x11
5) Odyssey x7
6) Annihilator x5
7) Supermoon x4
8) Viking Ragnar x5
9) IER Z1R x3
10) Mason FS x3
11) Szalayi x3

12) HS2000MX x2
13) Phönix x2
14) IE 600 x2
15) EXT x2
16) Evo x2
17) Diva x2
18) Kublai Khan x2
19) Multiverse Mentor x2
20) Trifecta x2
21) Turi Ti x2
22) TZ700 x2
23) Penon Legend x2


24) Jolene
25) Duo
26) Blessing 2 Dusk
27) Diva
28) Equinox
29) u18t
30) Fusang
31) Fourte
32) F-Audio Mezzo
33) Zen Pro
34) Multiverse Melody
35) Elysium
36) Infinity MK2
37) Twilight
38) Prelude
39) IE100
40) Sultan
41) Red Halo
42) MAD24
43) LCDi4
44) ISN EST50
45) Penon Volt
46) X
47) a12t
48) Andromeda 2020
49) Fourte Noir
50) Kr5
51) Turii
52) Thunder
Given the fact that Odyssey is not yet officially released, most people don't even have the chance to demo, that ranking is pretty amazing.
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 12:02 AM Post #36,125 of 47,384

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TLDR: The bird assumes its natural habitat in the soaring skies above everything else. In other news this is the first time I've heard almost everything in the top 20 (save KK and IE600) and know exactly where I stand with it all. Feels pretty good. Thanks CanJam :)

1) Traillii x21


2) Xe6 x13
3) Jewel x12
4) Indigo x10
5) Odyssey x7
6) Annihilator x5
7) Supermoon x4
8) Viking Ragnar x5
9) IER Z1R x3
10) Mason FS x3
11) Szalayi x3

12) HS2000MX x2
13) Phönix x2
14) IE 600 x2
15) EXT x2
16) Evo x2
17) Diva x2
18) Kublai Khan x2
19) Multiverse Mentor x2
20) Trifecta x2
21) Turi Ti x2
22) TZ700 x2
23) Penon Legend x2


24) Jolene
25) Duo
26) Blessing 2 Dusk

28) Equinox
29) u18t
30) Fusang
31) Fourte
32) F-Audio Mezzo
33) Zen Pro
34) Multiverse Melody
35) Elysium
36) Infinity MK2
37) Twilight
38) Prelude
39) IE100
40) Sultan
41) Red Halo
42) MAD24
43) LCDi4
44) ISN EST50
45) Penon Volt
46) X
47) a12t
48) Andromeda 2020
49) Fourte Noir
50) Kr5
51) Turii
52) Thunder
53) Odin

Given the fact that Odyssey is not yet officially released, most people don't even have the chance to demo, that ranking is pretty amazing.

It's impressive yes but given the hype and hope that tends to gather somewhat uniquely around this particular brand and the fact that we're fresh off of a CanJam weekend in a thread where many of the members demoed and hyped the IEM extensively...it's perhaps only natural. At least one of those votes was from someone who hasn't even heard the IEM but who has been won over by the impressions of it so far.
 
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Sep 24, 2022 at 12:08 AM Post #36,126 of 47,384

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TLDR: The bird assumes its natural habitat in the soaring skies above everything else. In other news this is the first time I've heard almost everything in the top 20 (save KK and IE600) and know exactly where I stand with it all. Feels pretty good. Thanks CanJam :)

1) Traillii x21


2) Xe6 x13
3) Jewel x12
4) Indigo x10
5) Odyssey x7
6) Annihilator x5
7) Supermoon x4
8) Viking Ragnar x5
9) IER Z1R x3
10) Mason FS x3
11) Szalayi x3

12) HS2000MX x2
13) Phönix x2
14) IE 600 x2
15) EXT x2
16) Evo x2
17) Diva x2
18) Kublai Khan x2
19) Multiverse Mentor x2
20) Trifecta x2
21) Turi Ti x2
22) TZ700 x2
23) Penon Legend x2


24) Jolene
25) Duo
26) Blessing 2 Dusk

28) Equinox
29) u18t
30) Fusang
31) Fourte
32) F-Audio Mezzo
33) Zen Pro
34) Multiverse Melody
35) Elysium
36) Infinity MK2
37) Twilight
38) Prelude
39) IE100
40) Sultan
41) Red Halo
42) MAD24
43) LCDi4
44) ISN EST50
45) Penon Volt
46) X
47) a12t
48) Andromeda 2020
49) Fourte Noir
50) Kr5
51) Turii
52) Thunder
53) Odin



It's impressive yes but given the hype and hope that tends to gather somewhat uniquely around this particular brand and the fact that we're fresh off of a CanJam weekend in a thread where many of the members demoed and hyped the IEM extensively...it's perhaps only natural. At least one of those votes was from someone who hasn't even heard the IEM but who has been won over by the impressions of it so far.
I had the Indigo for a short spell, and wasn't too much of a fan. It wouldn't make my top 3. Have one IEM inbound next week hopefully which will land on my top 3 list though, which seems to make more than a few members' lists here.
 
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I had the Indigo for a short spell, and wasn't too much of a fan. It wouldn't make my top 3. Have one IEM inbound next week hopefully which will land on my top 3 list though, which seems to make more than a few members' lists here.

What would make your top 3?

This is a popularity contest more than anything. There are a few IEMs in the upper echelons here that I've heard extensively and don't particularly connect with. Conversely there are IEMs I think are the bees knees that seem to have a much more limited appeal. It's the joy of this hobby.
 
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And Xe6 is that popular? Unless you’re listening to heavy metal or guitar music I couldn’t do the XE6 as a regular or one and only without some adjustments.
Everyone will have plenty of reasons why most IEMs in the top 10 fail for them (10 out of 10 for me 😁), but that's not what makes stats of interest. Excellent work Jeff!

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Everyone will have plenty of reasons why most IEMs in the top 10 fail for them (10 out of 10 for me 😁), but that's not what makes stats of interest. Excellent work Jeff!

drftr

Have you heard everything in the top 10?

I just counted and I've heard all but 16 in the 51 presently listed.
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 12:32 AM Post #36,131 of 47,384

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I haven't but if Lee can't arrange a demo, I should be able to hear them at CanJam NYC. There was simply too much to do in 5 hours during CanJam Socal haha.
@bigbeans I'm doing the EA x Elysian Acoustics Labs Gaea tour
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Have you heard everything in the top 10?

I just counted and I've heard all but 16 in the 51 presently listed.
From the top 10 I only heard Traillii, Jewel, Annihilator, and UmFusang (which should sound the same as Fabled Sound, just like Viking and Viking Ragnar should sound the same => a challenge for a list like this).

As you know most here like a very different tuning than I do but I'm still interested to see what others like and why as it makes me part of their journey. Besides that a life without lists is impossible for me.

Wished I could share the incredible mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian streetfood here in George Town, Penang, with you guys! 😋

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Sep 24, 2022 at 12:40 AM Post #36,134 of 47,384

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From the top 10 I only heard Traillii, Jewel, Annihilator, and UmFusang (which should sound the same as Fabled Sound, just like Viking and Viking Ragnar should sound the same => a challenge for a list like this).

As you know most here like a very different tuning than I do but I'm still interested to see what others like and why as it makes me part of their journey. Besides that a life without lists is impossible for me.

Wished I could share the incredible mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian streetfood here in George Town, Penang, with you guys! 😋

drftr
I love Penang food, do you got chance to eat tek seng chinese food, dim sum at macalister road, ice cendol, fried kwetiau cie mei, beehon duck leg ?
 
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From the top 10 I only heard Traillii, Jewel, Annihilator, and UmFusang (which should sound the same as Fabled Sound, just like Viking and Viking Ragnar should sound the same => a challenge for a list like this).

Interesting I would have thought you would have enjoyed Traillii more than you did. Regarding the similarities I was fortunate to listen to a bunch of the UM IEMs last weekend. I heard Mason FS, Red Halo and Fusang and they all sounded sufficiently different for me to be able to tell them apart.

most here like a very different tuning than I do but I'm still interested to see what others like

Ditto on both counts.
 

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