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Sep 24, 2022 at 9:28 AM Post #36,182 of 47,500

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I have been away from this thread for a few months but came back to read the CanJam impressions. For some reason I don't feel the itch to try all the new IEMs you guys are raving about; maybe I've settled down when it comes to portable gear.

Since I last visited here I have been busy with moving into desktop setups, one for work and one for the home. I ended up buying a Ferrum stack for the office and a Hugo TT2 + Lumin U2 mini + Utopia for streaming at home.

Anyway, to give my answer to the ongoing poll:

1. Red Halo
2. EXT
3. Elysian X (BTW I'm letting this one go if anyone is interested).
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 9:37 AM Post #36,183 of 47,500

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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.
Wow, this thread moves so quickly! If I hadn't had a notification, I'd have missed your reply.

I have EXT coming hopefully next week, so I'm expecting that will take the top spot (but then again that's what I was thinking with the Indigo as well). If the EXT does top it (I've seen it consistently high up on more than a few members' lists), I guess it would look like this:

1] EXT
2] TZ700
3] Szalayi (even though I just sold my set to help fund the EXT}
 
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I have been away from this thread for a few months but came back to read the CanJam impressions. For some reason I don't feel the itch to try all the new IEMs you guys are raving about; maybe I've settled down when it comes to portable gear.

Since I last visited here I have been busy with moving into desktop setups, one for work and one for the home. I ended up buying a Ferrum stack for the office and a Hugo TT2 + Lumin U2 mini + Utopia for streaming at home.

Anyway, to give my answer to the ongoing poll:

1. Red Halo
2. EXT
3. Elysian X (BTW I'm letting this one go if anyone is interested).
I am very interested, but I do not have the funds at all... 😄✌️
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 9:45 AM Post #36,185 of 47,500

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Wow, this thread moves so quickly! If I hadn't had a notification, I'd have missed your reply.

I have EXT coming hopefully next week, so I'm expecting that will take the top spot (but then again that's what I was thinking with the Indigo as well). If the EXT does top it (I've seen it consistently high up on more than a few members' lists), I guess it would look like this:

1] EXT
2] TZ700
3] Szalayi (even though I just sold my set to help fund the EXT}

I'm now selling Szalayi to help fund Turii Ti... absolutely wasn't my plan, but as usual, the hobby takes all sorts of twists and turns!
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 9:54 AM Post #36,186 of 47,500

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1) EXT
2) Odin
3) EVO
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM Post #36,187 of 47,500

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Update: Nice to see some EXT love get it into the top 10. Props to Supermoon and Szalayi making it to the top 10 while being a fraction of then cost of the others.

1) Traillii x22

2) Xe6 x14
3) Jewel x13
4) Indigo x10
5) Odyssey x7
6) Viking Ragnar x6
7) Annihilator x5
8) Supermoon x5
9) Szalayi x5
10) EXT x5
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11) Evo x4
12) IER Z1R x3
13) Mason FS x3
14) Odin x3
15) TZ700 x3
16) HS2000MX x2
17) Phönix x2
18) IE 600 x2
19) Diva x2
20) Kublai Khan x2
21) Multiverse Mentor x2
22) Trifecta x2
23) Turi Ti x2
24) Penon Legend x2
25) Red Halo x2

26) Thunder
27) VE8
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) Trio
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) Jolene
53) Duo
54) Blessing 2 Dusk

Edit: Jewel score updated as per @wazzupi's re-count
 
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Sep 24, 2022 at 10:06 AM Post #36,188 of 47,500

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I'm now selling Szalayi to help fund Turii Ti... absolutely wasn't my plan, but as usual, the hobby takes all sorts of twists and turns!

For sure, it really does. I wasn't planning on selling the Szalayi either, but it became necessary once I decided to step all the way up to something like the EXT's price!
 
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Sep 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM Post #36,189 of 47,500

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Update: Nice to see some EXT love get it into the top 10. Props to Supermoon and Szalayi making it to the top 10 while being a fraction of then cost of the others.

1) Traillii x22

2) Xe6 x14
3) Jewel x12
4) Indigo x10
5) Odyssey x7
6) Viking Ragnar x6
7) Annihilator x5
8) Supermoon x5
9) Szalayi x5
10) EXT x5
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11) Evo x4
12) IER Z1R x3
13) Mason FS x3
14) Odin x3
15) TZ700 x3
16) HS2000MX x2
17) Phönix x2
18) IE 600 x2
19) Diva x2
20) Kublai Khan x2
21) Multiverse Mentor x2
22) Trifecta x2
23) Turi Ti x2
24) Penon Legend x2
25) Red Halo x2

26) Thunder
27) VE8
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) Trio
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) Jolene
53) Duo
54) Blessing 2 Dusk
I think jewel is missing 1 I know I've been joking around but I am just paying attention to the all the counts lol !!
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 11:01 AM Post #36,190 of 47,500

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I think jewel is missing 1 I know I've been joking around but I am just paying attention to the all the counts lol !!

I'll go back and look.

Edit: And I know the feeling lol
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 11:18 AM Post #36,193 of 47,500

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Update: Nice to see some EXT love get it into the top 10. Props to Supermoon and Szalayi making it to the top 10 while being a fraction of then cost of the others.

1) Traillii x22

2) Xe6 x14
3) Jewel x12
4) Indigo x10
5) Odyssey x7
6) Viking Ragnar x6
7) Annihilator x5
8) Supermoon x5
9) Szalayi x5
10) EXT x5
___________________________________
11) Evo x4
12) IER Z1R x3
13) Mason FS x3
14) Odin x3
15) TZ700 x3
16) HS2000MX x2
17) Phönix x2
18) IE 600 x2
19) Diva x2
20) Kublai Khan x2
21) Multiverse Mentor x2
22) Trifecta x2
23) Turi Ti x2
24) Penon Legend x2
25) Red Halo x2

26) Thunder
27) VE8
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) Trio
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) Jolene
53) Duo
54) Blessing 2 Dusk
Clear changes on the ratings… interesting results so far?
 
Sep 24, 2022 at 11:21 AM Post #36,194 of 47,500

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I think jewel is missing 1 I know I've been joking around but I am just paying attention to the all the counts lol !!

You were quite right-- thank-you for bringing it to my attention. Score updated.
 
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Clear changes on the ratings… interesting results so far?

Some things have changes-- some have stayed the same. BTW I haven't counted your submission yet-- I wasn't sure how to parse the first entry (LX/Z1R I think it was)-- can you give me a list with just 3?
 

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