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Another new DD IEM - the Simphonio RX10. Anyone heard it? Rave review from one youtuber, meh impression from @Crinacle. Nov 8, 2021

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    1. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Another new DD IEM - the Simphonio RX10. Anyone heard it? Rave review from one youtuber, meh impression from @Crinacle.
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    2. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      [TMI trigger warning] Ear canal infections: Are they associated with IEM usage? Had one requiring antibiotics last month, getting another.
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      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Answer: Could be. It couldn't hurt to disinfect tips/shells before/after use.
        Depending on the infection, consider also the sinuses. You, yes you, have a sinus behind your ears.
        Nov 5, 2021
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I clean/dry my ears after i shower with a piece of paper towel. Using iems every day and so far no problems.
        Nov 5, 2021
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      4. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        IEMs make your ears sweat and summer helps dry up the sweat. Winter months don’t and the sweat build up is a breeding place for bacteria, and overtime results in a bacterial infection.
        Nov 6, 2021
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    3. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Anyone with foobar component making skills? I've got an idea for a component to manage large libraries (1/n)
      1. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Basically it would count as 1 tracks played to completion following random track selection, and count as 0 tracks not played to completion following random. The tracks would be scored by summation over time. (2/n)
        Oct 21, 2021
      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        This would avoid the ruts you can get into where you choose albums or tracks non randomly based on incomplete memory of preferences that becomes increasingly incomplete as your library expands. (3/3)
        Oct 21, 2021
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        Oct 21, 2021
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      1. gixxerwimp, Syzygy, Jinxy245 and 2 others like this.
      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Thank-you! added to my CD acquisition list.
        Oct 13, 2021
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    6. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Any other guitarists on here - aspiring, virtuoso or anywhere in between? Thinking of creating a guitarist thread...
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Do it!
        Oct 13, 2021
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        And we can make a drummer thread where we call the guitarists primadonas, and the bassists, well they just stay home and drink!
        Oct 13, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I used to work for Gibson, does that count?
        Oct 13, 2021
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        Stuff Jones
        Oct 11, 2021
      3. Woland
        Woland
        A couple of decades back, I was enamored by the Schubert impromptus, so went to a cd store and listened to a dozen versions. The Edwin Fischer was a standout because there were moments that were so striking and powerful in his performance, but gentle and inoffensive in the others. Uchida does something similar in this recording.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      4. Woland
        Woland
        I've downloaded au hasard Balthazar and will loop back.. thanks!
        Oct 13, 2021
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    8. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      You have 5k to satisfy all your audio needs and wants (speaker, HP and IEM based systems). How do you allocate?
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        $2.5k used Amps and Sound amp, 600 used Schiit BF2, $1k Omega speakers, $250 HD650. remainder for cables and tubes.
        Oct 4, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        and while I don’t know enough to spec a system, I imagine I could be satisfied with a high end DAP and a hybrid IEM for right around 5k.
        Oct 4, 2021
      5. wbass
        wbass
        I'd get a used pair of Klipsch Forte or Cornwall and a decent tube integrated. That could be done for between $3000-4000. The rest... maybe a Bifrost 2, a Jotunheim 2, and a pair of HD600. IEM... maybe JVC FDX1. But I'd definitely spend the majority of that sum on 2channel. Transport would be a Pi2AES, an UltraRendu, or a Bluesound Node 2i.
        Oct 4, 2021
    9. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Aune Jasper in ears. Not perfect - a little too V shaped - but damn DD sound is just so much more natural-sounding to me than BA/hybrid.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Wish there was a single DD iem, that didn't have weird FR problems. fingers crossed for the Dunu Zen pro
        Oct 1, 2021
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      3. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        @Cellist88 - To me they don't sound weirder frequency wise than say the OG Andros and their sucked out lower mids or the OG Solaris and their sucked out upper mids. Then you have the Blessing 2 Dusk, which is fine but a little thin in the lower mids and the treble falls off. I guess my point is that I don't FQ quirks are unique to DDs.
        Oct 1, 2021
      4. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        @EagleWings - Just wanted to update you on those upper mids. I'm listening louder now in public and I do hear them a bit on some tracks. They're also a bit thin, which can make them sharp sounding.
        Oct 2, 2021
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    10. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      How do folks here set an upper limit on audio gear expenditure/ possession? % of net worth? The point up to which one's SO won't get mad?
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Get unobtanium stuff while you can, things to get later can be bought later. I try to not buy gear I won't use immediately, 250£ monthly fun allowance to be used as I see fit, doesn't always work out.
        Aug 3, 2021
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Remember to take into account: The cost of your other hobbies and hobbies your wife has that you pay for. And spend a lot more on music—especially concerts, if possible—than on equipment.
        Aug 4, 2021
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      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If audio spending is deleterious to enjoyment of life in other hobbies/basic necessities, you're spending too much. I'm more of with @Jinxy245; depends if I'm willing to save up (another note though; I absolutely refuse to deal with $$$$$ tubes). Nothing wrong with saving up if you know what you're getting into.
        Aug 4, 2021
    11. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Goal = warm-neutral. Which is better: 1) warm-neutral DAC/amp & HPs; 2) neutral DAC/amp & warm HPs; or 3) warm DAC/amp & neutral HPs?
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        My speaker setup is neutral DAC and speaker with a tube amp in the middle to dial in the right amount of warmth.
        Jun 29, 2021
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm more 2). front of chain more revealing, tune to your liking downstream.
        Jun 29, 2021
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        The best option is to listen to whatever you think is the best way forward. Preference + synergy reigns surpreme. Unfortunately this means lots of auditioning
        Jun 30, 2021
    12. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Anyone else briefly get brood x cicadas mixed up with a Drop product?
      1. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        i can imagine the comments, “While lacking in bass, Brood X has overwhelming treble presence and off-putting timbre.’
        May 23, 2021
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      Stuff Jones
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      Stuff Jones
      I enjoy using my DAP as a USB DAC/AMP. Will I do not-just-theoretical damage to the battery running it that way a lot?
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      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        I'm leaving it on DAC mode. It does charge in DAC mode, but I'm not sure what it does when it's fully charged.

        Why would a manufacturer offer USB DAC mode if its bad for the battery?
        Apr 9, 2021
      3. rlow
        rlow
        Again, it depends on the design. Some manufacturers throw shit into their feature set expecting most people won’t use it that way or will only use it rarely, therefore it’s a non issue if a few people have some batteries die prematurely. If the manufacturer is worth its salt however and designed it properly, it will be designed to be reliable in all modes of operation.
        Apr 9, 2021
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        ZX300 has a battery saver 80% mode. If your DAP does, it's prolly ok. But if it always charges to 100%, not so good for the battery.
        Apr 11, 2021
    15. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Thought experiment with some real world application: How long does a USB cable have to be before you're better off using BT, SQ wise?
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Shorter means a lower probability for interference, right?
        Mar 30, 2021
      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        They're not amazingly shielded and the power and signal cables are snuggling up real close, so the power gets dirtier the longer the cable even before you add other nearby cables.

        The audio signal doesn't degrade like analog though, since it's a digital packet with built-in error correction - when that fails the packet is invalid and gets dropped. It either works or it doesn't.
        Mar 30, 2021
      4. Taverius
        Taverius
        Provided the cables is short enough the packet gets there in good shape - per spec as AtomicBob says this is 5m though more is possible in theory - you could provide clean power with a split cable and an ifi Ipower or lps, but at that point just use a Pi.
        Mar 30, 2021
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      Stuff Jones
      Why does emphasis in the so called presence region both make things sound more real and induce more listening fatigue?
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        The presence region is right where human hearing is most sensitive so elevations there (e.g. HD600, ER2XR) bring a real sense of in-your-face-ness that could lend a sense of, well, presence to sonic images. Of course, *because* hearing is far more sensitive there the listening experience can tend to be a bit tiring over time.
        Mar 27, 2021
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      4. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I've been pretty "fatigued" by many live performances, although not always by the sound. And not always music.
        Mar 28, 2021
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Production values can kill or elevate music. Add a FR that is too spikey in certain a certain region or regions and you can end up with Sony head-aches or DT48 "what the fuck?" Either way we can all write multiple page essays about this phenomenon here...
        Mar 28, 2021
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    17. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Cayin N3Pro + Verum 1 sounds exceptional. Does anyone else have this combo to confirm I've not lost it entirely (on this front)?
    18. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      The Anker Soundcore 2 is remarkably listenable for its small size and crazy cheap price.
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        I got one from my in-laws, sounds pretty good when you raise it to be a bit more on axis. Hands down the best battery bank I have listened to.
        Nov 1, 2020
      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        I'm going to use it for travel. Throw it in a sock in your suitcase and you're good to go.
        Nov 1, 2020
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      Stuff Jones
      Is there a small device to deal with usb audio pops and crackles?
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      3. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Confirmed that it's the AC power source (so far). Pops went away when unplugged.
        Oct 28, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It's a laptop? It's easy to say, because I use an under-desk anyway, but I'd be disinclined to use a laptop for serious audiophiliousness. Partly because of those power supplies. No audiophoolery, I think it is accepted that they can and do put audio-affecting noise into the system. But if it's good on battery, you have a solution. As long as the battery lasts.
        Oct 29, 2020
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Except... Noise when moving the mouse is another classic DPC Latency symptom. Not necessarily because of the mouse, but because of the video: the system prioritises the display of that moving mouse.

        But shouldn't that make video impossible to watch? Good point: I don't know.
        Oct 29, 2020
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    20. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Got a few senior requests for a temp. You get until the 5th off so you can enjoy the holiday.
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