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  1. MichaeLeroy
    Dunu Zen Pro is legit. Impressive on first listen, very natural and decently resolving; overshadows its brother SA6. Cable is a bit cheesy
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    2. crenca
      Is it HD6xx level of resolve/microdetail?
      Dec 4, 2021 at 6:06 PM
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    3. MichaeLeroy
      I'm not so experienced a critical listener that I can fairly evaluate resolution without getting past the first date and living with a new device for a bit. First blush is high wow factor, very promising. This is the first iem in my limited experience that might compare to good full sized HPs. I plan to post in this iem's thread once I've had more time with it.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 6:39 PM
    4. rhythmdevils
      Awesome! I'm glad you like them! :)
      Dec 5, 2021 at 5:22 AM
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  2. roshambo123
    Anyone bored with their Valhalla 2 interested in doing a swap for a DarkVoice 336SE?
  3. crenca
    Any coin collector/traders here? Need some basic advice about how to sell, online selling sites, etc.
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    2. Tchoupitoulas
      Her general advice is that selling privately online can involve risks, especially with potentially valuable coins. Buyers might falsely claim the coins are fake, for instance, and you might not be able to charge as much, if the coins are valuable, because online shoppers may not be serious collectors.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    3. Tchoupitoulas
      Other options are to consign with a coin shop or to sell via auction house. The benefits of doing so are that both have relationships with dedicated collectors whom they contact when items come up for sale. These collectors are prepared to pay top dollar. You’ll have to pay a fee – often a % of the sale (as with online sale) – but you might secure a higher sale price this way.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    4. crenca
      Thanks Tchoupitoulas, this is the sort of thing I need to know.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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  4. bixby
    Crate Diggers- I'll be listing some nice vinyl bundles at very good prices in the for sale section later today.
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    3. shotgunshane
      Sure was unexpected. Put your classified back up.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 3:36 PM
    4. bixby
      Already moved, no issue. See your PM.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 4:37 PM
    5. bixby
      My misunderstanding and it should be back up soon.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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  5. rhythmdevils
    Why are the cheapest, least resolving DACs the only ones to support DSD/high res/MQA? Gimmick!
    1. Cellist88
      Gotta get that bang for the Buck
      Dec 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM
  6. wadec22
    Stabilized Verite. Gorgeous. Slight buyer's remorse this a.m. even though I wasn't drinking last night lol.
    1. crenca
      After owning a VC for a while and really liking what it did well, and not liking at all what it did bad, I have *almost* pulled the trigger several times on an open but so far have resisted knowing that I would have similar remorse. Looking forward to Zach's next TOTL creation...
      Dec 4, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    2. Cryptowolf
      I had listener remorse when i first got my Auteur until I went back to my Beyer BT880 and Mad Dog pro. Then I heard how much better the Auteur sounded across the spectrum
      Dec 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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  7. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    My dynamic IP address changed... and it's not banned! Yea!
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  8. Cellist88
    Dunu Zen Pro sounds so good out from the iphone dongle, makes me question if mega daps are really needed. Synergy is really good.
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    2. Cellist88
      @rhythmdevils do you have any way to check like purr1n to see a io curve? iPhone dongle is 1 ohm.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 7:19 AM
    3. Biodegraded
      @Cellist88 they're single dynamic drivers so their impedance profile is almost certainly (almost) dead flat.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 8:31 AM
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    4. Cellist88
      That's what i thought too since its not a BA iem, but it just sounds so different from the iphone dongle vs the Note 9, tonal balance wise. Iphone tonality also is thicker than the phonitor, which has output impedance of .18.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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  9. Vtory
    Heard 009S again with my rig. Not perfect by any means but I actually liked it very much. Maybe way more than I thought I would.
    1. Vtory
      So, L700.2 and 009S are telling me that what I thought Stax's weak points are not as weak as I thought, at least with the latest offerings. And I re-realized they come with irreplaceable (imho) strengths. Hmm.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:40 PM
  10. wadec22
    Well this will be interesting.... B stock Auteur and stabilized Verite Open both ordered.
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    2. Vtory
      Congrat. I really like ZMF's purple-ish color stabilization cups. Tempted to get one even tho I indeed don't want any electrodynamic hps any more..
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:33 PM
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  11. yotacowboy
    sub $1000 closed back with HD600 tuning plus boost around 30-40Hz. Y U NO EXIST???
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    3. pure5152
      Have you tried the esx900? Seems exactly what you’re wanting (Ev can also tune it exactly how you want as well)
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:10 PM
      Merrick, yotacowboy, Lyander and 4 others like this.
    4. Cellist88
      Join the Dunu Zen Pro bandwagon. I realized hoping for closed back headphones is a lost cause :(.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 10:03 PM
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    5. yotacowboy
      Nothing against Ev, but I'm more interested in "buy it on Amazon" kind of non-niche HPs. Has anyone tried out Senn HD 569s?
      Dec 4, 2021 at 4:50 AM
  12. Soups
    Yes, IEM's compromise air, but headphones compromise hair. Choose the hair, if you can.
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    3. dubharmonic
      This is why I shave my head!
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:17 PM
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    4. zerodeefex
      I bic my head every day. Not a problem.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    5. Soups
      @YMO Bic your body hair every day. #bsmoov
      Dec 3, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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  13. wbass
    SBAF: neighborhood dive // What's Best Forum: cigar bar // Head-Fi: TGIFriday's
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    3. penguins
      "What's Best = cigar bar" - either I've been to "crappy" cigar places or they're not as posh as you think.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 4:45 PM
    4. wbass
      Hey, yeah, I've never actually been to a cigar bar. I guess I just associate them with places guys go to brag about expensive toys, but maybe not.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 4:27 AM
    5. wbass
      There are some good resources and friendly types on What's Best Forum. And several to many high-end turntables and horn systems to drool over. There also seems to be some serious $$$ paraded around, so not everything so relevant over there, to me anyway.
      Dec 4, 2021 at 4:31 AM
  14. E_Schaaf
    Distant leaf blowers this morning, some of them sustain while others slide up or down a semitone periodically. Dune 2021 soundtrack.
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    2. Azimuth
      Only if accompanied by random Tyco drum hits.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 9:29 AM
    3. wbass
      Probably easier to make out the dialogue with the leaf blowers.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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  15. pure5152
    Simplifying my setup was a great decision: all the time I used to spend comparing/caring about gear I now spend exploring/enjoying music.
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    2. Claritas
      @YMO You *know* I am. Yeah: Paradox,HD-600, ESP-950, and CFA Jupiter. As you see, they require very different amping. I'm hoping to end up with two rigs; but if I keep three, that's fine too.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 4:38 PM
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    3. yotacowboy
      Clear the decks! Moar music!
      Dec 3, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    4. pure5152
      @zonto I was trying to find the headphone setup thread and I think it was deleted T__T
      Dec 3, 2021 at 7:12 PM
  16. Jdriver
    1. Lyander
      Not the first time this idea's been proposed and it's probably a lot to do with missing the sense of impact a proper pair of big-ass speakers gives. Some headphones have had haptics built into them but those were just weird feeling. A vest would make more sense, but concern over timely integration exists.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 1:45 AM
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  17. Zimmer266
    A fan of stabilized art
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    3. sphinxvc
      What is stabilized art?
      Dec 3, 2021 at 2:40 AM
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    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Art that doesn't fall over.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 3:57 AM
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    5. Zimmer266
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:30 AM
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  18. Cellist88
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but IEMS really can't hold a candle to hd800. Top octave air problems?
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    2. Lyander
      Call me deaf but I actually don't think IEMs are particularly worse than headphones when it comes to presenting headstage. Could just be my pinnae being weird but while nothing is quite like speakers, there are some IEMs from the like of CA, Final, or even FitEar that don't fall on their faces in the presence of headphones, even the HD800 and variants.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 1:49 AM
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    3. nishan99
      Yeah IEMs are scam. People only use them for their portability and isolation.
      Dec 3, 2021 at 1:55 AM
    4. james444
      Dec 3, 2021 at 5:14 AM
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  19. James Puah
    James Puah
    Vinyl, Open reel and Cassette lover. Tube amp die hard fan recently go solid state.
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    2. Claritas
      Dec 2, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  20. westermac
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    2. Vtory
      The spec looks ridiculously similar to HD560S. Kinda suspecting it's more like pro-rebranded 560.
      Dec 2, 2021 at 12:27 PM
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    3. Cspirou
      Dec 2, 2021 at 1:16 PM
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    4. Qildail
      @Cspirou Very good point; one that I unintentionally missed. I look forward to reading the inevitable impressions thread.
      Dec 2, 2021 at 7:03 PM