Rumors and new releases thread

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so…we just keep the extinction level event?

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Can’t remember where I saw these mentioned, sorry if it’s a repeat:

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so our ear canals become base reflex echo chambers?

After listening and a couple months debating what I was hearing the following 3 put me back to liking dynamics. So the JM XTACY, Borealis and 109pro are the 3 that erased the planar bug because bass and slam did not feel natural. Snares just sound and feel against my ear drums more true then any planar I’ve tried. I still like the many of the planar’s I have owned but getting lost is only on dynamics. When I listen to planars i’ll unfocus unintentionally and realize I need to focus again. It’s not a because it sounds bad they don’t, it’s probably how it’s not doing something that the dynamics which are really good do.
1266 TC, Diana TC, Elites, and so many others. All I have left are 109pro my own T60rp mod and Sundara. I traded my Diana TC for Expanse + other stuff but I may only keep it a short time and sell cheap and pick up a Borealis which is awesome and I listened 10 minutes and was like sell me them but they belonged to someone. If your headphones are too bright think about saving for Woo WA5 LE with Mundorf caps and problem solved.

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Daamn, thanks for sharing! I was this close to ordering it, hoping for the same cleanliness as in the FC3 just with more muscle behind it. This sealed it for me after another brave soul left a comment on AliExpress saying its older sibling sounded better (that by itself could’ve been a fluke of test setup or personal preference).

Is this THE project red everyone is waiting for or just a trick with the name red so people buy instantly?

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I dunno if everyone is waiting for it but yeah that’s the one:

Seems like a good set at the price, though I’d probably have too keep the impedance adapter permanently on.

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little discussion on the promises MEMS technology is expected to bring to the IEM market.

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Fairphone has gone into the headphone business with a pair of over ear cans that are almost fully repairable, as per the Fairphone companies modus operandi.

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I think people have learnt to have a healthy dose of skepticism anytime a new technology is proclaimed to be “the next big thing”. I remember that something like 5-10 years ago graphene was hyped as a technology that will revolutionise electronics…

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LTT did a vid on it and it wasn’t very good sound wise

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I think graphene did live up to the hype , maybe not in consumer electronics but it is used a lot in satellites afaik

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Not that fully repairable, sadly. A lot of plastic could have been metal, design could have been simplified a lot i.e.: if one driver breaks, you have to buy the entire left or right cup… DT 900 Pro X already got solderless drivers. :man_shrugging:

Otherwise, repairable stuff and removable battery FTW!

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it’s a step in the right direction.

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Seems like they are really just scratching the surface when it comes to practical applications for Graphene. Give it some time. I think we will be seeing much more widespread use of the material in the near future.

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Don´t want to push any conspiracy related stuff, but Graphene injected into the human body can be used as a receiver for electro magnetic frequencies …so the use case is way more than just satellites…
And of course, like everything else, this could be used but also abused

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6580932/

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It looks fabulous, but I’m a little bit worried about the shape and how it would fit the ear canal. Seems slightly elongated with no solid foundation that would rest on the concha.

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A little bit different release, Shenzhen Audio have just launched a new design of their website.

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