How to request advice:>Budget>Kind (in-ear or earbuds)>Intended use>Sound signature (or genres you like)>Past gear and your thoughts on themFAQs:>Do I need a DAC/dongle?Only if your source: lacks a headphone jack, has high noise/distortion (common on PC), or lacks power, i.e. your IEMs don't get loud enough>What makes a good dongle?Mostly the DAC chip (CX31993, CS43131, etc)>Where do I buy IEMs?Amazon, Aliexpress, Linsoul, HiFiGo, Shenzenaudio, KEEPHiFi/iemg/ Hall of Fame:IEM, Cable, and Ear Tip Recommendations:https://rentry.org/c8gqcDACs and USB-C Dongles:• Any CX31993 or CS43131 dongle ~ $10-$20(absolute minimum, avoid dongles with no tech specs like the plague)• VE Abigail [CX31993] / VE Avani [ALC5686] - $10• Moondrop Dawn - $70• Tanchjim Space - $90• Topping DX1 - $100• Qudelix 5K - $110PMPs and Guide:• Shanling M0 Pro - $130• HiBy R3 Pro Saber 2022 - $210• Sony NW-A55 + MrWalkman firmware - ~$200 usedhttps://azalush5.hatenablog.com/entry/2022/01/dap-comparison-2022-01Anyone promoting AppIe garbage is a paid pajeet shill and should be ignoredPrevious thread: >>92102162
>>92154688>still posting outdated pmpsAlright, I'm actually gonna make the next thread with that garbage out.
Tried cleaning my timeless. The glue is pretty sensitive and I don't know a solvent that only gets the wax
ewww wish i didnt click
Best wireless earbuds currently? Preferably better than The Wf-1000xm4s
>>92155702none, this isn't /twsg/. you're fucking retarded if you're looking for "good" wireless buds. They all die in 2-3 years no matter how expensive it is. Just pick whatever looks nice, and that's it.
>>92155753All Iems die in a year
>>92155783Maybe if you're a seanig that has humidity issues, sure. I live in the land of the free and even my chus still work.
>>92155702Samsung galaxy buds pro 2
>>92154998How did you take that photo? Do you have a macro lens camera?
>>92155753you're right this is iemg good thing most tws headphones are also iems
>>92154688Don't let the sister-brother thread die, lads>>92157446>>92157446>>92157446
>>92155702Cant really say their name itt. You unironically already know which are
>>92157469/hpg/gers deserve page 11
>>92154688(I'm reposting on this thread because the other one died and I only got one suggestion.)What would be the best sounding and secure fit TWS earbuds for sports (running)??budget doesn't really matter, I just want something that sounds good and will stay in my ears while I'm doing my runspeople online seems to say that the airpods pro 2 are decent but I'm not too sure about the fits. Powerbeats Pro seem to have a great fit since they have an ear hook but the sound is probably not that good.an IPX rating of at least 4 would be preferable since I want to use them for workouts.also, I bought the Truthear Hexa not long ago and I really like the sound signature on them so if I can get the same on the earbuds thatd be nice too.
>>92154688KZ ESX is the best budget bassy soundstage IEM and I'm tired of pretending it's not.
>>92157872>>92158205what's with the hate? i thought we were family?
>>92158370Exact fits will be impossible to recommend, since everyones ears are shaped differently. However, the one universal factor would be how deeply the TWS bud inserts into your ear. For example, both Airpod Pros and Galaxy Bud Pros have pretty shallow insertions, you can tell just by looking at product images.I think your best bet would be to browse through Scarbir's list and pick one out based on how long the tip looks in the images. Longer tip = goes deeper in ear.
>>92158496iemniggers are always seething, don't pay them much mind
>>92158496You know we used to be all one general? The split happened because of IEMfag vs HPfag drama. So yeah, not really family lol
>>92158496Lots of poorfags ITT can't afford anything over $50 so headphones are entirely out of their reach
>>92154688one chu ear died after like half a year, noice. Time to bring out soldering iron i guess.
>>92154688>OP>outdated meme edition
>>92158680>repairing $20 shartbudsJust consoom new bud goy. Thats what this general is all about anyways
>>92158827i'm too impatient to wait 15 days for delivery
OH SHIDDD IT'S UP
>>92160610>>92160726high T mud chads>>92160711low T neutral beta
>>92159731Kara sisters, I don't feel so good
>>92158680>he brought the moonclog
>>92158914And too poor to pay for fast delivery
What do you guys think about kz zsn pro
>>92162239not very nicely tuned from the very beginning now completely obsolete by dingdong and zvx
>chinese store with their broken english politely asking me to extend the delivery timecute
>>92154688today one of my moondrop dusk 2 earpieces slipped off the connector, fell to the ground and cracked its casingthanks for recommending me a shit product.
It's called Moondrop Variations because the time it will work varies a lot, from one week, maybe three months, it's always on the edge of clogging and breaking with Moondrop
My Chu still going strong 1 year later. Using it rn as a matter of fact, not even capping
>buy an actually good iem with filters that will never clog, drivers that will work for more than 2 months and good painting>go to any booru, download anime girl (actually anime that is drawn by japanese and not some weeb chink naming his broken products with japanese words) of your preference>print her picture>ignore all the westoid shillsThere you go I killed clogdrop
Just follow this guide you cuntshttps://youtu.be/i81z0DJz-cs
Ignore Blessing 3, please wait warmly for Tea 3 to be brewed.
>>92163215Is Tea 3 going to be sooner than Kara 2?
>>92158440Out of pure interest, how is the fit different from the CCA CRA?
>>92157469One day there might be good headphones but that day is not today. Maxwell could be good.
>>92163551There is no chance, it uses bluetooth instead of proper low-latency high frequency transmission protocol Also being Audeze majority of the cost is going into "US brand/ US made" label instead of the actual product so expect 100-ish buck chinkshit performance at best
>>92163710>it uses bluetooth instead of proper low-latency high frequency transmission protocolRead again, it has both. And its dongle is type c so I'm curious how it would work on a phone.
>>92162347fake and gay post pic
>>92164318User error, nothing to do with the company.
>>92162347You were warned
>>92162347Every time I call out B2/Variations design I get called stupid.Let this be a lesson for everyone.Who am I kidding, I bet the next thread is again going to be full of "hurr durr should I get the B2?"I blame r*ddit
>>92164457it's a shit build, literally equivalent to the cca hm20 but somehow costs 3x more
>>92164060i can't believe how brittle this casing is. you can see cracks everywhere. all caused by a single drop from waist heightanyway, nothing of value was lost. the headphones were uncomfortable to wear, the eartips kept slipping off the earpieces because chinese retards didn't make a notch to keep them in place. the sound quality wasn't anything special.my previous headphones, ie80 worked fine for 10 years until i went full retard and decided to switch to meme headphones which lasted just a little bit over 1 year
>>92162347why did you buy that pos bro
>>92164534no bro just get variations trust me>has never owned more than 1 iem
>>92164457No faggot, they just can't build to spec.The 2pin connectors on my SA6 are so tight I cant remove them without pliers. Not that I need to as it came with a superb cable with modular connectors that are also perfectly built.And it's not just Dunu, when did a KZ or CRA ever fall off its connector? The only set I own where this happens regularly is on my Oxygen, not that I ever listen to it, but at least when it falls on the ground it still works afterwards.
>resonance frequency is different for the left and right ear
>>92154688one of my chu's speakers become quieter than the other over over a long listening session (around 30-50) minutes. sometimes its right, sometimes its left. i wish i listened to /iemg/ and never bought a fucking chu
>>92163391i dont have a cra because my vk4 is still working
>>92164681My first 2 pin connector was KZ ZST and it was the worst thing ever, I though all 2 pin connectors were like that and switched to mmcx pos for a while.The cable constantly kept falling off which resulted in my left unit falling on concrete multiple times, had to glue it to stay in place and then it shit the bed after a while.Never buying KZ again.
if kz esx is the best budget bassy soundstage iemthen what is a totl bassy soundstage iem?
Is fiio ka3 good?
>>92164836It's the price of a six pack anon, just throw it out and get the 7hz Salnotes like god intended
>another victim to MOONDROPPED.COM
>>92161772no shit, i'm not paying 5 bucks to deliver 20$ headphones and its not gonna make chinese package things faster anyway.
Another reminder to not get planar pos(timeless ae).
>>92164836Only thing Chu needs is aftermarket filters. Just one. It'll last compared to the stock filter. Guaranteed you will not have this issue again if you just get filters.
>>92167337>THD peaks at 1%>audible treshhold - 4-5%Oh no! Anyway...
>>92164546Lmao my tranchjim has fallen so many times over the course of 2 years and still works flawlessly
>>92164546damn my kanas has worked perfectly for 5 years
>>92164540Problem being that KZ didnt even connect the BAs on that one
>>92154688My friend accidentally bought ikko oh1s so I bought them from him and I never bothered getting new iems am I really missing anything or are these fine
>>92168888Nice quadsIf you like the sound it's all that matters
Letshuoer D13>RemarksNice stock cable. Good gauge for quality feel, still supple and compliant. Marked Red R / Blue L on cable and shells.Comfy fit. Small lightweight metal shells with longer nozzle length for bullet-like insertion. Using stock cable and tips, I can easily get the IEM to float and stay sealed with no pressure points.Passive noise isolation is not great with the low-profile shell.Very easy to drive.>SoundPleasant W-shape. Simple comparison is that D13 is a dynamic driver version of S12. True and not true. Similar traits like great bass control and texture, great overall clarity and resolution.Clean sub-over-mid bass tuning emphasizes genres where you want it, but is not bloated to obscure otherwise. Not really "basshead" levels, but tasteful and surprises with impact.Male vocals are a strength of D13. Great clarity, a natural body and weight without being boomy or muddled. Female vocals don't have a ton of energy. Clear and nice as well, just a step back.No detectable recess in mids. Gain is early, but not too elevated. A hint of mild treble peak, acceptable level. Treble extension is not over-emphasized, claps/snaps/hi-hats sound appropriate in mix. Compared to S12, D13 treble is a bit more tolerable and less fatiguing.Sound separation and layering are good in music. From testing in gaming, not great ability to perceive directional cues. Too narrow, jumps left-center-right in a small range without a lot of spatial depth.
>>92169479>OverallI enjoy sound of D13! A quality W-shape 1DD. Biggest knock against it is similar to S12 con; not for the treble sensitive. Pretty energetic with detail. Rec similar to the idea behind S12 -> Z12, simply cranking up the bass even more with EQ elevates the sets to "unique" because their bass performance is so clean, responsive, slamming, textured all at the same time (uncommon). (I haven't heard 2DD yet, maybe something like Legato will blow my mind and set new bass quality expectations??)>Consider D13?Genre synergy according to my preferences: Good for hip-hop, rock, male vocal, older collections, less-than masterfully produced music, podcasts/Youtube videos. Clean mids and a fun engaging V-shape sound. Good male vocal clarity. For EDM, Jap future pop, modern pop, I prefer more sub and mid bass for the fullest low-end sound (^ EQ).Less synergy: if listen to classical, orchestral, jazz, female vocal. I tend to like more warmth in mid bass for "thicker, natural, analog" tonality. Sound can be too clicinal/treble-focused with D13. De-emphasized upper mids places female vocals behind a bit. Non-linear treble reveals flaws more when listening to pure instrumental piano, violin, etc. Not a good gaming set. Not great isolation.>ComparisonsEasy hot take is choose D13 over FiiO FH3 if desiring a ~$100 V / W-shape. Better sound and tonality across entire FR. FH3 has some redeeming qualities, but I'd pick D13 every time. Hard to parse out a comparison versus S12, both strong sets in my book desu. If gaming or "soundstage" are a concern, choose S12.
>>92169479>>92169500Did you buy this just to compare to S12?I say this model and immediately said meh and forgot about it.
My right phone of my kz zsn pros has died, the connector physically broke. What do? Should i attempt to fix it? Or just buy another pair? [spoiler]already ordered a new pair tho, but not having any iems or good headphones for 2 weeks is shit[/spoiler]
>>92170806>I even fucked up the spoilerGuess i should just wait and not try to fix anything before it gets worse
Why is Studio4 so expensive FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
>>92171117Your hearing is not worth using BA pos.
>>92171146ba stands for based
>>92171169cannot get linear treble out of DD pos
>>92171117Softears = moondrop subbrand for premium IEMs. So of course you gonna pay premium price for this.
>>92170758>Reasons for buyingdiversifying experience. 13mm DLC seemed interesting. shell design and fit are somewhat novel to me. not "just another" IEF-neutral/Harman-ish. got price down to $62 pre-tax, damn good at that mark imo
>>92171184Only variations gets the "linear treble" excuse, that's just flat out pos.
>>92171271>plz buy varishit t. totally not rusbumno
>>92171305Wrong, I'm sharur you benchod.
>>92171347Da sir Still not buying ze Variations
>>92171117Bro it's shit. There is no excuse for the lack of sub bas. $400 for 4 BAs? Cmon.
>>92171404sleepy's rig is shitN3 has exemplary treble and Studio4 is an improvement on that
>>92171421it's shit on any rig.
>>92171437that looks great tho??????????
>>92171421Why does every "high end" pos have 5k bump and 6k dip?
>>92171491Great for $15 except it's not $15.
>>92171531Still not buying Wank ErStill not buying var*posStill waiting for S4 sale
>>92171602Buy it, I'll laugh even harder.
>>92171185>moondropped >same no-name ba's like in blessing, but this time it is 4 of them (2 high freq knowles ba's in blessing perform just fine)Holy mother of pos
>>92171498for me5k bump is "detail" but doesn't jive with all ears, can be sensitive and not like that boost6k dip is ESSENTIAL for less treble fatigue. boosted 6k (in context of graphs with consistent 8k aligned peak) is the opposite of non-fatigue and adds glare/sibilance/metallic/digital timbre. likely what anons are hearing when they don't love that upper mids/lower treble area in Aful P5
>>92171649Awful5 real price is $80
>>92171699pls stop being retardedif ur a bigger reviewer than Dave it was Free.99so ye, it's available cheaper for the right people, like any and all IEMs
>>92171738they had a bunch of review copies, they ran outthey sold it for $80 to a reviewer and chinks NEVER EVER sell at a loss
What's pos Sorry for newfaggotry
>>92171881Perversion of sound.
>>92169479>>92169500I like the design, might get it Thanks for the review
>>92171881basically your iem
>>92171649noticed i was talking about 8k aligned peak and MRS unit and graph was not aligned lolbut this is a greater conversation and reality about UNIT VARIANCE IN CHI-FI lads. it ALWAYS fucking exists ALWAYS no matter the IEM no matter the company no matter the price point. kilobuck monarch anole vx will have it too. honestly probably more prominent in multi-driver/cross-over setups because of the added complications of the sound tubes, filters, freq divison, etc. all components need to be working in exact same way in exact same specs each unit, near impossible for cheap-o Changs with multiple-db variance QC.more reasons for 1DD master race
>>92171881Peak Of Sibilance. It means the iem has a detailed and airy treble and isn't a muddy bass cannon like the mainstream western crap.
>>92154688>fell for the chu meme>use them for a week and the jack bends 45 degrees while in my pocket somehow>return them and buy a new pair>one ear becomes much quieter than the other within 3 days>return themfucks sake. why can't they into build quality? the sound is insane for the price
>>92172080insanely sibilant you meanthey're trash at any price bro
>>92171881Piece of Shit
>>92172107wash your mouth with soap young man
>>92171699>>92171772Do you really think all IEM manufacturer set their shit at a few bucks profit?Obviously 99% of products out there would still make profit even at a way lower price.
>>92172100sounded fine to me after a bit of EQing
>>92172150If they're fine with selling it at 80 then it has no business having MSRP that highanyone who bought that pos got duped
Youtube, why you gotta be like that.
>>92172185Just like anyone who ever bought an IEM that's more than 20 bucks.
>>92172268Poorfag cope lmao
Chinks can sell 1DD for $5 and still make profit.
>>92172198Not my proudest fap.
>>92172743Humanity greatest iem ever made!
>>92172428And ship to you for free :^)
>>92172743So the Blessing 3 with it's 2 drivers will be worse than the Blessing 2 with it's single driver?
>>92172743Don't care. Buying tribrids.
Are DAC's the biggest fucking scam?I got one and it made zero difference.
>>92172855The answer is literally in the OP.
>>92172855If you hear hiss a better DAC can solve it, if it doesn't get loud enough a better DAC can solve it, some DACs pick up interference from phone's network activity, unrelated to the price. If you don't have these issues you have to go out of the way to find a difference between DACs, some make clicking sounds at some tracks, some begin hissing when you play tones above 15k, some clip at max volume.
>>92172428sirs near endgame price:performance ratio
Any of you guys know an iem with a similar sound signature to the creative sxfi air headphones? As long as the sound signature is somewhat similar, feel free to suggest it.
>>92172819Enjoy your 20% THD.
>>92173242sir pls try any $20 rec'd set as a starter IEM, they have approved good sound in their own way. 7Hz Salnotes Zero or Truthear Hola
Anybody know when the alleged CRA silent revision happened? I heard the new ones are shit. I bought a spare set back in August for the hell of it, never opened them and I'm wondering if they're likely to be from the OG batch
>>92173242>wireless gamer headseti’m willing to wager any of the rec’ed 20$ POS here would wipe the floor with it.Tangzu wan’er sounds good enough to impress even the most discerning of normies. idk about the others but i’m sure they’re very good too
Which IEM has the best anime girl?That's all I care about, they all sound the same anyway.
>>92173845I'm still waiting for that tanchjim x moondrop collab. Give me some hot yuri action
>>92173269Also available as the Earstudio HE100
>>92173935Both are hot
>>92173845New Openaudio release with barefoot girl on grass
>>92168836?? that's an outright lie, hi-fri disassembled the HM20 and everything was proper.Coomdrop shill I'll behead you.
>>92171881(You), (You)'re pos
What is a reasonable price range and specs for headphones to be capable to compete with 20 buck waners?
>>92175242The closest thing to waners in headphones is dca stealth, worse bass distortion though.
>>92172080>>92172100>>92172153>sounded fine to me after a bit of EQingJust spend a few more freedom bucks and get the Salnotes ZeroNo EQing required since it's actually tuned correctly with a competent driver
>>92154998Try hydrogen peroxide. Wet a qtip, point the nozzle down so you don't get the liquid inside, try to clean it gently. It dissolves earwax.
>>92173935>>92176838Check out this collab!*unzips*
>>92173935>>92176838>>92176955I will now buy your product
>>92173935>>92176838Finally, audio gear made for trans girls like me
Want a pair of TWS pretty much just for listening to music at the gym, what's the cheapest thing I can get that still sounds somewhat decent?
>>92179018soundpeats free2 classic
sirs reminder the time to redeem approaches soon. hold on consooming for a few days
Ohnonono TRN bros... bahahaha this is a 2023 release greater than $5?!
>>92179484What am I supposed to consoome good sir?
>Jizz Eara new 1DD+4BA contender appears...
>>92179018redmi air dots
Sirs were these utter failures? Have heard nothing good about them ever, nobody recs them or talks about getting them...
>>92154688I bought some CP360 Spinfit tips for my galaxy bud pros and they're a game changer.They actually stay in my ears now.
>>92180045Getting into the headphone market now is a losing battle, everyone already knows the brands and models that are good at their price ranges sticks to them and very few people are interested in the "new kid on the block" anymore when the ol' reliables are around.
>>92180045they’re getting cornered from random drop sales of hd6xx/58x jubilee sales and now other newcomers like the Thieaudio Ghost. still not great build quality either.
>>92180235>>92180508Makes sense. I just assumed if they successfully hit good sound w/ good price it would have launched well given their decent brand reach. Apparently they didn't hit those marks, I heard about the poor build quality, etc. Saw Linsoul advertising their Thieaudio Ghost, interesting. Time will tell if Chang can break into the headphone market
>>92180854well thieaudio is Chang. But overall headphones are a dead meme. Even the most established and well regarded headphones crumble at the sight of cheap iem POS.if you want soundstage, depth, and a false sense of “air”, over ears are your thing….So basically orchestral and gaming.everything else? IEMs.
>>92154782if you post android pmps kys. There's no reason those daps in the op suddenly don't fulfill their intended functionality
>>92181243There's just something fundamentally wrong about headphones. I can take channel-imbalanced $15 pos and make it sound good. Speakers barely even need eq to sound good. I can't make most headphones sound good, they're just too peaky and inconsistent.
>>92181243headphones absolutely have long term comfort on their side vs iems
>it's another "poorfag schizo has a meltdown as soon as someone mentions headphones" episode
>>92181940I can wear IEMs 24/7 but headphones 2 hours max, and that's open-backs, closed-backs just get too hot instantly.
hmm the orchestra lite has a thicc shell... will it be uncomfortable...
Is there any le true rival for moonfall aria from trn or dunu
>>92183222From dunu there is kima or titan s. There is also the c3 and tkzk our anus.
>>92183294can also throw in t2 dlc, t4+ spaceshipother brands: kiwi ears cadenza, truthear hola
>>92181243>Comparing headphone measurements to iemsretard
Are trn vx good
>>92181989Headphones are an outdated design with zero innovation taking place at reasonable price range and the manufacturers not caring about the flaws because people would buy it anyways, with 660s2 being the most recent example. I have owned a pair of DT1770s but after listening to 7hz zeros I have sold them because they just dont make a cut. Also the "fit" problem with iems is greatly exagerrated as headphones are also far from ideal with pressure on the head, the outer ear eventually after a few hours, worn pads etc.
Is olina SE still a good buy in 2023? Or should I just go with Hexa
>>92184356>worn padsI hate that one.>use Sennheiser headphones for several years (4, maybe even 5, not sure at this point)>ear pads are getting worn down>buy cheap chink pos replacement pads>fit good enough, sound quality is absolute garbage though (in hindsight should have expected that due to different materials, density etc)>go out of my way to find genuine Sennheiser replacement pads (1/4 price of new headphones)>excellent sound but these new pads disintegrate and fall apart after ONE YEAR
Any upgrade to er2 yet?
>thought my aria right bud broke>didnt use it for months>one day i looked inside the aria box and theres some cleaning tool>clean both bud>it longer brokewhat is this magic
>>92185562The sennheiser pad jew is real. If you don't get original replacements it literally changes the sound for the worse. The longest I've gotten out of a pair was about 3 years
>>921546887Hz Salnotes Zero, KZ ZVX, or Truthear Hola?
>>92186216For the price Salnotes Zero and Hola are both great. I prefer the sound and fit of the Hola and it also has a nice stock cable.Zero comes in a bunch of different colours though if you fancy that.
>5db pinna gain is low fi
>>92154688still the king
>>92186528>Zero comes in a bunch of different colours though if you fancy that.Nah, sound and build quality are more important to me.>>92186590fuck off
>>92186528nta, but is it worth it to get those two as a sidegrade if I already have the Wan'er?
>>92186863Sidegrades are never worth it
>>92158814Are CCA CRA really that good?Should I get them? They are inexpensive.
>>92154688how do I make IEMs not itch the fuck out of my ear canal after 5 minutes
>>92187633formerly good.beware new units with revision.
>>92188121Have you tried foam tips? Fixed the issue for me
>>92187633theyre fine, even if the retards here will sperg out over minor differences the "revision" changed. i recommend kz linglong. the og CRA was nothing special to begin with. mediocre iem.
>>92188339How to distinguish them?
>>92188383Everything that's available now is post-revision.
>>92187633The HoF is actually a good guide at the moment.Read link in OPBudget IEMs ($20)Hall of Fame• 7Hz Salnotes Zero (bright neutral) - $20• KZ ZVX (V-shape) - $20• Truthear Hola (bassy neutral) - $20Honorable Mentions• QKZ x HBB (very bassy) - $20• Tangzu Wan'er S.G (mild V) - $20
one thing i hate about iems is thaT when i eat they get misplaced
>>92188554Fit issue.This is why actual in-ear monitors used by musicians on stage are usually custom molded. With custom shells you can move around, sing and do whatever you want without worrying about seal/fit.Still, even with off the shelf consumer """IEMs""" you can get a good enough fit but it's impossible to guess which one will fit you and which one won't. And then if you're particularly unlucky it's just and endless stream of>make swallowing motion - seal broken>move neck muscles - seal broken>move your eyes - seal broken (I'm not kidding)>move your jaw - seal broken>move any face muscle - seal brokenAnd so on.
>>92188554>>92188779Depends on the shell shape and tips. ath im-02 would never stay in my ear for long. vk4 with spring tips just disappears in my ear, doesn't slip out even when I'm eating.
>>92184356That's a lot of words to say "I'm poor"
>>92188779ive gone through many tips. foams, xelastecs, softears uc and sony triple comforts are the only ones that dont break seals no matter how hard i try doing all you listed. feels good to have ended that journey.
>>92188833>>92188858Shell shape is more important than tips but sure, some poor fits can be salvaged with a bit of tip rolling.
What programs does /iemg/ recommend to creat virtual surround sound/soundstage effect?
Ok I don't know where to ask this but it is related to the topic of the thread, I have a DAC/AMP combo unit that is powered by USB, both the power and the signal come from the same cable and connected directly to my motherboard. Today I discovered that when I touch the dac/amp I hear a extremely low(as in low volume) buzzing sound, could it be a ground loop?The cable that I am using is of decent quality, Anker brand. The power supply of my PC is also pretty good, XPG Core Reactor 850w.Maybe the wiring of my house is fucked, I don't know.
>>92189245Yep, I have confirmed it, it has something to do with grounding, I put on my slippers and when I touch it is completely silent but if I put my foot directly to the ground and touch it I hear the buzzing sound.
Why are like 90% of the IEM reviews on youtube by Chinks or Pajeets?
Alright lads, heard April is the month.What are we consooming next?What are the hot releases?I will have some extra dough, so I'm ready to blow it on audio foolery
>>92189735for me it's7hz legato for PHAT nigbasskiwi ears orchestra lite for le neutral all-BA memeseeaudio yume 2 for "idk wat i want, Aria-ish sound "upgrade""
are there any good chink EQ300M-style headphones?
>>92189508They can't afford full size headphones
Are they a meme?
You haven't forgot about me right anon?You waited for me right?
>>92190470I don't care about ba pos, sorry.
Where can i find some WiFi headphones?
OH SHIT TANGZU TRIBRID FLAGSHIP.xuan wu gatehttps://fb.watch/jmZBXypnXg/
>>92190502In the trash.
>>92154688i just use hyperx wired earbuds with my pc. they are about the only set of wired earbuds ive found that dont feel extremely cheap + actually have acceptable sound quality. the plastic part that holds the rubber ear piece on came off last night. i guess thats okay, i bought them for $20-30 about 3-4 years ago and have used them quite a bit since.any recommendations for good wired earbuds? i bought another set of the hyperx wired earbuds to have as a backup. i like having backup equipment on hand so im not dead in the water if something breaks.
>>92191118Budget IEMs ($20)Hall of Fame• 7Hz Salnotes Zero (bright neutral) - $20• KZ ZVX (V-shape) - $20• Truthear Hola (bassy neutral) - $20Honorable Mentions• QKZ x HBB (very bassy) - $20• Tangzu Wan'er S.G (mild V) - $20
>>92190520Avoid this pos.
>>92191604Extemely retarded pic.https://youtu.be/Ffka-hPzug0
sirs acoustics is not metaphysics. one 10mm plastic diaphragm dynamic driver = obvious superiority high-end flagship, simple as
Snoy IER-Z1Rbros I don't feel so good...*distorts in your ear*
Why did no one answer my question!?
My penis is erect, but my wallet doesn't have $500+
>>92192260what the hell do you spend the entirety of your paycheck on?
Bought Hola because she reminds me of Pekora.
>>92192307Sir, I'm poor please understand.
>>92192155Ask better questions.
>>92192856Blessing 2 has 5 drivers. >>92192683
these are some sexy guts
>>92192882Sugoi! So I should get the Blessing 2 then?
>>92193033No, you should get kz asx, it has 10 drivers.
>>92193033>>92162347>>92164318>>92164546>>92164534Yes get them you fucking retard
>>92193033B3 has 6 drivers
>>92193174Wow! Sugoi Sugoi!!So I should get the Blessing 3 then?
>>92193065>kz More like one driver and nine passengers
>>92193229Wait for the graphs to come out, then come back and see what the opinion is.
>>92193296>crashing this pos... with no survivors
has anyone done a double blind experiment to see if thd is audible
>>92193383Amir already did this and couldn't tell the difference.
>>92193383There was AES papers on that subject.
>>92193383https://www.klippel.de/listeningtest>>92193435He mentions distortion in every other review and even did a sound demo of IMD.
>>92193023I must consume product
>>92185380aliexpress sales coming up, both better deals then. olina se will be ~$80, hexa reaching low ~$60 iirc. both totally fine, choose one. my 2 cents, stick with 1DD olina se
>>92193464could tell the distortion up to -15db on an iphone speaker.I’m guessing past -20 to -25+db even on the most discerning equipment it really doesn’t matter all that much
>>92193464>-20-something on 1DD/1BA pos>-42 on planar pos
>>92195787plus apple dongle?!?! endgame....
>>92193971>aliexpress sales coming upWhen? That Olina SE looks pretty interesting
>>92196014Sales vary by region. Starting 3/20 mostly >>92179514
Maybe a weird question to ask here, but since /hpg/ is ded I might as well: I'm looking to get a desktop dac/amp, since my pc is underneath my desk and switching headphones/IEMs means having to reach to the back of my motherboard.The topping DX1 seems like a nice little thing, but would it be able to drive my HD650s well? I know from reviews that it does well with IEMs and sensitive headphones, but I'm unclear on wether it has enough power for something like the HD650. As you can probably tell, I'm not very good at interpreting the technical specs of these kinds of things. The HD650 is probably the most demanding piece I'll get for a long time, so if it can handle that I feel like the DX1 is a winner.
>>92197324Something with 4V output would better for 650. Shio is the cheapest option with 4V but its DAC is sus, I'd rather get hidizs s9.
>had a choice between Moondrop Chus and Salnotes Zeroes>chose the Chus b/c it had an anime girl on the boxDid I make the right choice?
>>92197324SMSL C200 is like double the price and 10x the power with some more functionality. And it looks more high-quality for a desktop component imo. Note it's only 4.4mm / 6.35mm.
>>92197900You are pathetic
>>92197900yes you goofed
>>92197900why did you buy that pos bro
>>92197997>>92198023Sorry>>92198063I needed buds for my Steam Deck, and I don’t trust my Bluetooth ones for gaming
>>92197324Fiio k7, ifi zen air dac if you're on a budget
>>92197900>didn't buy the superior budget anime box IEMbro...
>>92197900Zeroes are boring but chus have dodgy build quality. At the end of the day it's only 20 but. Would have recced wan'er over both
>>92197647That's a shame. Is the DX1 significantly lower than 4V output? I don't question that the hidizs s9 is good, but I was specifically looking for something that's made to be put on a desktop. I'm just not sure how I'd fix a dongle like that in place. Probably tape it down or something, but that would look kinda shitty. >>92197973Thanks for the recommendation, but if possible I'd like to stay around 100 euro. To be clear, I'm not all that unsatisfied by my motherboard's sound (which has an ALC892, so nothing all that good). But I'd just really like something to put on my desk so I don't have to go underneath my desk and fiddle at the back of my pc every time. Having a physical volume knob to turn is also a plus. What I'm trying to say is that I want something simple that'll be at least as good as my mobo audio. I'm willing to spend a 100 for a volume knob and the convience of having the audio jack in a more reachable place, but not if it'll make my headphones sound like ass. >>92198364Thanks senpai. Is the Zen Air Dac significantly more powerful than the topping DX1? I think I read in a comparison yesterday that they were pretty similar to eachother, but I can't seem to find it again so I can't doublecheck. The reason I'm asking is because if they're pretty much identical, I can get the DX1 for 15 euro less.
>>92198364>>92198458Zen dac is garbage, avoid at all costs.
>>92198458i think DX1 will suit ya bud. simple enough and just werks for your purpose
>>92198481Zen air not regular zen dac. There is a noted difference
>>92199037The only difference is the lack of balanced output on Air. Both are trash.
>>92202211umm this just seems like SA6 Lo-Res-__________-
>>92197900Moondrop in general is a complete meme and the only reason they're a known name in IEM's is because they market to weebs
for me its the danmachi collab iem from quetzalaudio
>>92202250Seems like it. Might redeem the 7th Acoustics Supernova instead
>>92198371I'm not a pedophile anon
>>92202557damn the tuning does look good but the price jumped up from SA6 budget. i think i'm gonna give Orchestra Lite a try... i-it should be at least 1/3 as good r-right anon?
Why are iemtards obsessed with harman bass shelf, its not even closed to balanced
>>92203246maybe they like it
>>92203246YOU'RE NOT BALANCED
bake bread, post haste
I'm thinking of upgrading my m40x to k371but I'm not sure if I'm ready quite yet to abandon the more neutral tone
why is /hpg/ not a thing anymore
fresh bread >>92203864