ThieAudio Legacy Series IEMs
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The thread for all things related to the ThieAudio Legacy series of IEMs.

The Legacy 9 happens to already have a dedicated thread here:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/thieaudio-legacy-9.927889/

The Legacy 3 was next.

Then the Legacy 5 was released.

Followed by the ThieAudio Legacy 4.

Most recently, the Legacy 2 was released.

Legacy 2

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Legacy 3

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Legacy 4

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Legacy 5

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Apr 23, 2020 at 12:58 AM Post #2 of 1,777

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the switch looks like a good option for flex, but I'm still hesitant
 
Apr 23, 2020 at 2:53 AM Post #4 of 1,777

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Mine shipped via DHL Express today after an eight day processing delay from Linsoul. I’m wondering how long they’ll take to get to California. I have other orders from AliExpress that I’ve been waiting over a month for.
 
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Mine just arrived, took 2 weeks. First impression with both switches down: They have enough bass for BLON 03 users. Definitely less bass than 03, but fits in good with the rest. Nice details. Fit is not perfect for my left ear, right ear is nice. Only listened for like 5 minutes.
 
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Mine just arrived, took 2 weeks. First impression with both switches down: They have enough bass for BLON 03 users. Nice details. Fit is not perfect for my left ear, right ear is nice. Only listened for like 5 minutes.

How is the soundstage and separation, compared to BLONs? Mine are with clockwork plates, maybe I should've ordered your color instead, look gorgeous
 
Apr 23, 2020 at 11:07 AM Post #8 of 1,777

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How is the soundstage and separation, compared to BLONs? Mine are with clockwork plates, maybe I should've ordered your color instead, look gorgeous

The clockwork plates are apparently actual components from clocks embedded, so thats pretty cool too and you can see the drivers. I prefered to not see the magic inside :wink:
I dont know how to test sound stage/separation but I listened to Sweet Disposition from Temper Trap and the L3 placed the instruments all around you at some distance at specific points while the BLON kinda meshed everything together. I like the impact of the BLON better, hits harder. I would say the feeling of being in a room is a little bigger with the L3 but its not like an orchestra hall.

So far I like the L3 better but that was expected.
 
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I ordered mine almost 2 weeks ago. Still waiting, but fully understand the delays. I ordered the Mystique design b/c fortuitously, I was already really tempted to buy the Peacock P1s with the Caribbean design, even though I really didn’t think I’d like the sound very much. I decided to order L3 before all of the hype, just for the design, at this price.

I like watch gear designs a lot in general, but ThieAudio would have nailed it if they used an opaque backdrop behind the gears on the faceplate, and left only the shell transparent. Now the gears clash with the inner contents making it look a bit messy. Adding watch gears is usually a pretty costly design upgrade for IEMs.
 
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Are you planning to make a detailed review on this one?
Very excited about this iems but there's no info about them on the internet yet. I have TFZ exclusive King right now and looking for something similar but with a bit greater mid-bass. Deciding between moondrop starfield and Dunu 2001 atm. How you can compare L3 to them or to similar iems like KP or KxxS and so?
 
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@kasmur

Are you planning to make a detailed review on this one?
Very excited about this iems but there's no info about them on the internet yet. I have TFZ exclusive King right now and looking for something similar but with a bit greater mid-bass. Deciding between moondrop starfield and Dunu 2001 atm. How you can compare L3 to them or to similar iems like KP or KxxS and so?

I'm not a reviewer and not very deep in the audiophilic rabbit hole (yet 🐰), so if I'll do a review take it will a pound of salt. But sure, when they arrive I'll write my impressions.

I'm also a giant high freq phobe, everything even mildly intense near 8k is shredding my ears and brain, so I'm almost always eq high freqs by 6 dB down. Even darker sets are getting this treatment from me.
 
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I'm not a reviewer and not very deep in the audiophilic rabbit hole (yet 🐰), so if I'll do a review take it will a pound of salt. But sure, when they arrive I'll write my impressions.

I'm also a giant high freq phobe, everything even mildly intense near 8k is shredding my ears and brain, so I'm almost always eq high freqs by 6 dB down. Even darker sets are getting this treatment from me.
I'm not a reviewer and not very deep in the audiophilic rabbit hole (yet 🐰), so if I'll do a review take it will a pound of salt. But sure, when they arrive I'll write my impressions.

I'm also a giant high freq phobe, everything even mildly intense near 8k is shredding my ears and brain, so I'm almost always eq high freqs by 6 dB down. Even darker sets are getting this treatment from me.

Great looking forward to it. But honestly I ****ed up and replied to you instead of twice2 xD
 
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@twice2
Are you planning to make a detailed review on this one?
Very excited about this iems but there's no info about them on the internet yet. I have TFZ exclusive King right now and looking for something similar but with a bit greater mid-bass. Deciding between moondrop starfield and Dunu 2001 atm. How you can compare L3 to them or to similar iems like KP or KxxS and so?
 
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Are you planning to make a detailed review on this one?
Very excited about this iems but there's no info about them on the internet yet. I have TFZ exclusive King right now and looking for something similar but with a bit greater mid-bass. Deciding between moondrop starfield and Dunu 2001 atm. How you can compare L3 to them or to similar iems like KP or KxxS and so?

You can check Bad Guy Good Audio for a review on the L3, I don't have a great ear. I do have some sets like the Sony N3, Tin P1, BL03, Tin T4, Shuoer Tape to compare but not the ones you mentioned.

For 110$ these definitely punch above their price class. These are well tuned hybrids and in my book should outperform some of the single drivers you mentioned (especially in detail retrieval). L3 has relaxed highs compared to Sony N3 but nothing is missing. Bass is emphasized but not as boosted as Sony N3 or BL03. Fit for me is not great, the ear hook near the nozzle kinda pinches the inside of my ear. I tested only with down/down default. One switch should lower the 6k treble, thats what they call "bass" in this picture:

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In other news, they posted some other faceplates on linsoul but no option to buy (probably customs):
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