Review of New Oriveti Primacy IEM

Dobrescu George posted an extensive review of the new Primacy in ear monitors over on Head-Fi.  The Primacy is another of the new hybrid trend with dual BA and single dynamic drivers. While there are comparisons with various IEMs I wish there was one with the well received 1-More hybrids since they are priced around 1/3 of the Primacy.

Pros – Smooth Sound, Build Quality, Soundstage Width, Excellent Travel Case, Well-Defined Bass, Non-Fatigue Treble, Natural Sound, Price
Cons – Minor Driver Flex for some people

Review of new Primacy

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Cowon Plenue R Digital Audio Player (PLA) Review

Twister6 posted a review of the Plenue R over on Head-Fi.  Twister6’s review is extensive and complete as always and the PR (Plenue R) sounds like a great mid-market product selling without the leather case for just under $500.

Pros – JetEffect 7, solid build, responsive touch-screen, neutral revealing tuning, customizable GUI (skins), 17hrs battery life, Bluetooth w/aptX, 128GB internal storage.
Cons – leather case is optional, power output more suitable for IEMs and efficient Full size.

Review of Plenue R

Review of DUNU DK-3001 Hybrid IEM

George Dobrescu posted an extensive review of the DK-3001 over on Head-Fi.  From the review it sounds like a great 3BA/1dynamic driver IEM.  Priced around $500, it is middle of the road for a quad-driver IEM.

Pros – Relaxed Signature, Smooth Sound, Strong Bass, Large Soundstage, Good Instrument Separation, Good Comfort, Large Number of Accessories Included, Useful Carrying Case, Great Value, Musical, Romantic, Natural
Cons – A tad too polite for metal music, The sound Might be too relaxed for some.

Review of DK-3001

Schiit Lyr 2 Review

Army-Firedawg posted a great written and video review of the Ly2 amplifier over on Head-Fi.  I’m certain you will enjoy the thorough review and as a bonus there are others on the same page just below Army-Firedawg’s review.

Pros – Incredible price/quality sound, solid build, great looks, plenty of power
Cons – No balanced outputs, stock tubes drastically hold back what amp is capable of.

Review of Lyr 2

 

Noble Katana & Encore IEM SALE!

Bangkokkid (Brannon) just announced a 45th anniversary Noble Audio sale over on Head-Fi.  Take 20% off all universal IEMs.  If you purchase a universal Katana or Encore you get a free “legacy” Savant IEM as well!  Now this is a deal!!  20% off a Katana and a free $599 Savant.

Anniversary Announcement

Etymotic ER4-XR & ER4-SR IEM Review

Lieven posted a review of the newish ER4-XR and SR IEM over on Headfonia.  They have a bit of a bass boost from the original ER4-S.  Read the review of the for your by clicking the link below.  Personally, I’m sticking with my 2003 ER4-S and if I need more bass I’ll EQ it.   Interestingly, the original S and P models are going for about the same price as the XR and ST models.

Review of new ER4