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What IEMs do you own?

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See signature. Very pleased with it since I can change the cable once it breaks
 

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KSE1500: This is probably the best I've ever owned or tried, definitely convinced me this is the "hi-fi" sound people were ready to spend money on. Only sold because I hate charing the amp and I can't afford a second KSE if mine breaks.

Dunu SA6: Probably the best tuned IEMs from Dunu I've heard. Very likable, pretty good bass for a BA setup too.

Moondrop Dusk: I like it better than B2 but I don't like B2 that much so it wasn't the best purchase I had. S8 is definitely better than B2 in my experience.

Acoustune 1670(briefly)/1695: The 1695 is one of my (three?) most favorited DD. I really dig the sound sig, it fits my ears well enough and looks like a boutique item. 1670 is pretty nice but I don't like it that much

Fiio FH5/FH7: FH5 was my first Fiio Hybrid, sounds bland and a tad unnatural. FH7 is just "le BA timbre" in turbo mode.

There are probably some more but that's all I can remember right now.

Edit: Final E2000, Blon 03, Blon MAX or something, Sony MH750/755, RHA T20i, Tin T2/T3..... Lotta budget ones are pretty nice, and I think the current budget "giant killers" should sound better than the previous "giant killers" (GR07, Tin T2, Blon 03, MH750 etc....)
 
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Oh and I can't say this as proof but there have been moments where I listened to some IEMs without knowing the brand or the unit name and I was able to recognize that it's a Tribrid IEMs (usually DD-BA-EST). Such were the case with Odin and Monarch. They sound very good it's just the timbre not sounding "natural" or "coherent" throughout the frequency range (think: strong, heavy bass notes but dulled guitar & vocal while the cymbals are harsh and bright?). I know someone will say it's a FR thing but in the IEMs landscape it's not like only those two have wonky/inconsistent tuning.

I haven't read enough to deduct why it is like that so I hope someone here with more experience can broaden my knowledge.
 

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I have a set of Tin Audio T3 Knowles Hybrid. I have never used them much because the wire is too short to comfortably plug into anything on my desk. They sound outstanding to me. I just ordered a pair of the Truthear Zero's (thanks Amir) because I am a self indulgent SOB and it has a longer wire....

 
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I have a set of Tin Audio T3 Knowles Hybrid. I have never used them much because the wire is too short to comfortably plug into anything on my desk. They sound outstanding to me. I just ordered a pair of the Truthear Zero's (thanks Amir) because I am a self indulgent SOB and it has a longer wire....

I'm sure you considered it, but you can get a decent 3.5mm male to 3.5mm female extension from amazon basics in various lengths if you wanted to use your t3 again.
 

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I'm sure you considered it, but you can get a decent 3.5mm male to 3.5mm female extension from amazon basics in various lengths if you wanted to use your t3 again.

You know I actually have not :facepalm: I am surrounded by wireless pods, buds and headphones and have spent very little time on wired IEM and headphones. I try to keep my impulse buys down to one a day (the Truthear's were todays) but maybe I will break my rule for an extension cord.
 

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In current ownership and order of preference
7Hz Timeless
Dunu Vulkan
Moondrop Chu

We’ll see where the Zero sits over the weekend
 

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The Oracle's aren't bad I just fell for the hype train. They're decent enough, just sound a touch like a badly assembled 3 way horn system where you know you are listening to three different drivers, with three different distortion characteristics.

The fh9 are more homogenous.
 

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Sony MH750 is still my main one. Haven't found an IEM with a frequency balance I like better, high end or low end.
 

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Right now; AirPods Pro, Audeze iSINE LX, Etymotic ER4SR and Sennheiser IE300 (the one I use the most).

All of them EQ'd to Harman with personal accommodations (minus the ER4SR, which I use directly with the oratory1990 preset without modifying anything) and driven by the mighty Qudelix.

I also had a Moondrop Chu that I gave to my mother, which with a bit of EQ to remove that annoying resonance around 5-6kHz, sounded fantastic.
 

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The Oracle's aren't bad I just fell for the hype train. They're decent enough, just sound a touch like a badly assembled 3 way horn system where you know you are listening to three different drivers, with three different distortion characteristics.

The fh9 are more homogenous.
I looked at the fh9. Though on Crin's graph the rise towards the lows begins at 1k and then there are a couple substantial treble bumps, so I figured it was no go for me.
 

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Moondrop S8- noticeably less bass than the Oracle, good treble, detailed. I use Spinfit 155 Large for a good seal
Have you compared these to the Moodrop Blessing Dusk 2 - which are the ones I used the most. Worth the upgrade price?
 

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In current ownership and order of preference
7Hz Timeless
Dunu Vulkan
Moondrop Chu

We’ll see where the Zero sits over the weekend
The timeless is good. I have those. Great bass and mids. I also have the Blessing Dusk 2 and use those much more now, but was happy with the timeless.
 

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- Etymotic ER4SR: My favorite. I use EQ to get closer to USound target over 1kHz.
- Moondrop Chu: Nice but heavy and a bit painful for me.
- Apple AirPods Pro1: My daily drivers. Soon to be replaced by Pro2.
 
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My daily driver is a Westone Pro X10.

It's expensive for a single BA and the stock FR isn't very good but...

It cleans up well enough with EQ, it's not bling-y like pretty much all the cheaper Chinese IEMs with better stock FR, it's tiny and comfortable, has good isolation, and I can get a good fit with silicone tips which don't need monthly replacement like foamies.

The cable is also way stronger than it looks.

I have a Moondrop Chu which I bought on whim. I spent more than IEM itself on different tips to get a good fit but just keep it as a backup since it's to bling-y to wear in public and has poor isolation.

I have an old Westone UM1 as a backup, plus an old Shure SE530 that never gets used any longer either.
I am interested in Westone IEMs.

According to the measurement of an UM Pro 10 by oratory1990, there is a deep and wide dip in the treble.
Have you felt that when using your Pro X10?
 
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Have you compared these to the Moodrop Blessing Dusk 2 - which are the ones I used the most. Worth the upgrade price?
I have. Honestly, if you can/will eq then no. The dusk have naturally better bass, the S8 nicer treble to my ears but the S8 isn't twice the iem.

I think I prefer the S8 but how much of that is inherent bias I can't say. I'm also not sure the S8 sounds too happy upping the bass to Dusk or Harman levels.
 

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I also had a Moondrop Chu that I gave to my mother, which with a bit of EQ to remove that annoying resonance around 5-6kHz, sounded fantastic.
Can you please share the filter you used for that? It is really annoying indeed, i thought i was the only one.
 
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