shotgunshane’s IEM (custom and universal) recommendations, favorites and classics

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  1. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    It’s been a really long time since I heard the IT03 but the Dunu DK2001 might be a good alternative. It should be a bit warmer with slightly bigger bass is memory serves.
     
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    Dislikes for something that was clearly an April Fools joke? Come on scrooges, lighten up!
     
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  3. YMO

    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    Wrong thread to do it.
     
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    Does anyone have experience with Onkyo E900M?
    Been looking for a nice hybrid to try for reasonable monies. This popped up second hand, but do not want to waste money if it is no good.

    Also a pair of SE535's has been floating around, although many seem to say they are not competitive no more. Main attraction is the fit and comfort of those as I love my SE215's.
     
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  5. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    Some interesting news out of Moondrop. They are planning a version of their budget Spaceship to be a competitor to the newer Ety 2 series.

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    Hello SGS, and the rest of the guys. :)

    I bought IE800, and am looking for a small affordable DAC/Amp for it. Something between 100-200 Euros/Dollars. I was looking at Dragonfly Red/Black and new iFi Hip Dac. I am currently driving them with iPhone with a dongle, but I find them slightly anemic this way.
     
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    While you are looking , check out the HiBy R3 Pro. Its in your price range and has recently been updated, hence the "Pro" This is a portable DAP and fits easily in your pocket. I really like the sound of my R3 and its not even the "Pro" model. Check it out.
     
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    Thanks for a suggestion! I cant find it anywhere in stock in EU, but they come up in HeadFi classifieds now and then. :)
     
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    If wanting to keep it portable and continue using your iPhone, I’d recommend the Shanling UP4. It’s a bluetooth receiver, so you’ll gain portability by not being directly connected to your iPhone. The UP4 has a dual dac mode (whether using single ended or balanced) which seems to boost the current available, giving dynamic drivers iems more oomph/slam ime and this seems what you are looking for.

    The dragonfly dacs aren’t going to give you anymore slam; just different flavor if that makes sense, plus more hassle with the CCK and other cabling.

    I have no experience with the iFi product.
     
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    Thanks for the idea. I am not after harder bass (Im not a basshead), but more energy in mids and treble.
     
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    Mr.Nick218, just in case you have never seen a HiBy R3. Here is one. The Pro looks and is the same size. It has a 2.5 balanced input as well as the standard 3.5 single ended. The IEMs are iBasso iT01S
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    @Claud - Think this is now something like four different threads where you've hyped the HyBy DAPs. Sure you're not working for them? ;)
     
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    Augmentin MOT - DUNU IEM Company

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    Is there a reliable comparison between the UP4 and BTR5 yet? Because of the SoC paradigm, I imagine there's not much of a difference, aside from ergonomic and firmware differences.
     
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    Don't I wish I was. Then I would not have to pay for my R6 Pro that is incoming this week. Sorry, I just think the R3 is a good inexpensive DAP. It sounds good too. The best thing about it is its size. Its a real portable.
     
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    ClieOS at HF is the only one I can recall. If I recall correctly, the BTR5 in balanced is his preference.
     
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    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    Is there such a thing of a better DD IEM than the JVCs when it comes to refinement?
     
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    This is a question I’ve been pondering myself lately. I haven’t had opportunity to hear as many of the newer single dynamic drivers as I’d like, for instance: AK T8/T9 variants, Beyer Xelento, FAudio variants, Acoustune variants, etc. All these are unknown to me.
     
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    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    Two minds think a like at times. I wonder which one of thoses might be good. Then again, I still need a M9, lol.
     
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    I've heard good things about the Acoustune 1695ti.
     

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