What shall we spend our funds on? Summer 2016

Discussion in 'Loaner Requests' started by purr1n, Jun 17, 2016.

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Pick 5. Can change vote at any time.

  1. Audeze Sine

    37 vote(s)
    36.6%
  2. Chord Mojo

    32 vote(s)
    31.7%
  3. DP-X1

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. HD650 and HD650 modded (package)

    29 vote(s)
    28.7%
  5. Talos

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. Denon D1000

    5 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. ER-4SR

    23 vote(s)
    22.8%
  8. ER-4XR

    19 vote(s)
    18.8%
  9. Creative Aurvana Live

    8 vote(s)
    7.9%
  10. Denon 7200

    9 vote(s)
    8.9%
  11. MHDT Stockholm V2

    13 vote(s)
    12.9%
  12. Stax SRS 3100

    27 vote(s)
    26.7%
  13. MItchell & Johnson GL2

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  14. Aune S16

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Shozy Zero

    8 vote(s)
    7.9%
  16. Focal Elear

    59 vote(s)
    58.4%
  17. QP1r

    13 vote(s)
    12.9%
  18. K10

    16 vote(s)
    15.8%
  19. Angie

    4 vote(s)
    4.0%
  20. Layla

    5 vote(s)
    5.0%
  21. Sansa Clip

    7 vote(s)
    6.9%
  22. cowon plenue d

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. purr1n

    purr1n Desire for betterer is endless.

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    We've got a decent bank right now from donation, and also some funds coming in from OJ (paid back money for Reduction, the sale of the Jupiter, and various other people.

    Seems some interest in the portable player?
    Focal Elear?

    I am also thinking L700, but it seems a rather clunky and super expensive package with amp, energizer, headphone.
     
  2. imackler

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    Maybe the new Etymotics?
     
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    HiFiMan Shangri-La?
     
  4. Rthomas

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    I think a poll would be helpful.

    My vote is for the Focal Elear. I'm very curious to see what they've achieved.
     
  5. HitmanFluffy

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    As a cheapie the Shozy Zero gets my pick as something worth sending around. If the L700 is hard to get ears on for most people I would say that is an excellent idea as well.
     
  6. purr1n

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    Keep them coming. Getting some ideas before a poll. We're working on the Elear.

    Aren't there some other cheapo IEMs too? Maybe cheapo portable players.
     
  7. ButtUglyJeff

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    The Focal Elear is an interesting one, and so would the Kennerton Vali as nobody here has herd either (well Grizleybeast is the one that told me about the Vali)

    But I'll throw this out there. There are many here that modded their HD800 with the "super dupont ultra resonator" thingy, and I bet they'd all love to hear their HD800 against the HD800S. (I'm not going to lie, I'd selfishly like to hear it too)
     
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    This for sure! If we have to chose one of the variants, let's do the ER4SR (studio reference). We need a mid tier (in terms of pricing), neutral reference, universal IEM that offers value & performance.. and one that's between the cheapie stuff and the Andromeda. Best part is that Ety's build quality is top tier, too.
     
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    If you want a cheapo player: http://www.hum.hk/pervasion/
    Sounded impressive from what Ive heard of it, uses bone stock android for the UI. Its only a couple hundred bucks IIRC.
     
  10. Vent

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    Elear if the hype keeps up.

    Shozy zero wouldn't really make sense unless its packaged with 3 or 4 other budget iems imo.

    Maybe stock hd650 for people to compare against their mods.

    Maybe some of the new xmos usb to spdif converters?
     
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    My picks:

    * Chord Mojo
    * Talos
    * DP-X1
    * Audeze Sine
    * maybe HD600/650/800

    Also, the L700 + SRD7 fit in a medium priority box considering there's a speaker amp you can use with it. I had shipped both to OJ at one point.
     
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    Elear has a huge dip at 4Khz. The Utopia looks the more interesting one.

    I'd like to see more high end UIEM measurements such as Angie, Layla, K10U, A12U etc.

    I recommend the Fiio EX1 with Comply tips but it needs EQ.

    Etymotic ER4SR/XR would be another recommendation.
     
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    Whatever was said, Elear and Shozy Zero would be very cool to see measured.

    EDIT: Denon D1000/Aurvana Live too.
     
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    Elear for sure. Utopia is just more expensive than is practical for a community buy. If it comes out and everyone is freaking out like it's the new Abyss (haven't heard about that thing in a looong time) then maybe we can revisit it.
     
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    Denon D7200?
     
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    No need to buy the Shozy Zero. I'll can send a pair around in a few weeks, after I offer up some promised thoughts.
     
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    MHDT Stockholm V2.
     
  18. Kunlun

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    I'm sure one of us can send Marvey their K10 to measure. Mine is the ciem, I can send it, but if someone has the universal so much the better.

    How about the Questyle QP1r as a loaner? Might be nice to see how Marvey compares it to the other daps and then try it ourselves.
     
  19. Skyline

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    I'll echo the Audeze Sine mention above.
     
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    By the way, we may be getting an ER4sr/xr loaner from ety direct. Any word on that, @velvetx ?
     

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