Timeless 7hz Ortho iem - Finally a Good Ortho iem!

Discussion in 'IEMs and Portable Gear' started by rhythmdevils, Dec 17, 2021.

  1. limesoft

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    Earmen recently release the Colibri which is supposed to be a Sparrow on steroids (and battery power) - I think it's available at my local retailer, I might give it a whirl with the 7hz out of curiosity.
     
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    Damn, now I want to get another Sparrow. I know I loved its sound, but that was at the very beginning of me getting into the hobby, I’d love to find out what I’d think of it today. My first one broke, I got a replacement from EarMen which broke, too, and I decided not to try to get another replacement.

    But I really wonder what I would think of it today.
     
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    I think it's probably one of the most impressive sounding d/s dongle dac imo. I seem to have a dongle fetish at the moment and the Sparrow is on top sound quality wise - don't know how they pull it off but they seem to have whispered an ess pro chip in a tiny ass dongle.

    It has problems with interference noise however when used with a phone - this is a design fault but I've been too lazy to replace mine (I think they have a V2 ).

    It also really scales up imo with usb decrapifier and clean power (I use iusb micro) - almost to a level of desktop dac, and in same ballpark as chord mojo 2.

    If you want to get another Sparrow I'd instead check out their new Colibri which is a Sparrow on steroids
     
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    It's a long shot, but has anyone compared these to the FiiO FH7 or paired them with a ifi Go Blu? I'm happy enough with this current pairing but curious if the 7hz might be better for me.
     
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    I find the iFi Go Blu and the 7hz a good pairing. I've used them both from the balanced and unbalanced port.

    To be honest, I haven't found a portable amp/DAC/DAP they don't sound good with.
     

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