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Audio Discourse

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Discussion around the portable audio hobby
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20th Episode Special - Recap & AMA
This is the 20th Episode of Audio Discourse! On this episode, we discuss the show's start, behind the scenes, favorite episodes, and do a live audience AMA.
1:47:16
September 6, 2020
Measurements & Limitations
This topic covers measurement techniques and limitations
1:08:18
August 29, 2020
Unique Melody MEST Round Table Review
This is a round table discussion of the Unique Melody MEST IEM which features 1 Dynamic Driver, 1 Bone Conduction Driver, 6 Balanced Armature drivers and 2 Electrostatic Tweeters.
1:33:52
August 27, 2020
Empire Ears Brand Discussion
This episode discusses the history and collection of Empire Ears 
1:38:29
August 27, 2020
Resolution & Drivers
Episode 16 of the Audio Discourse podcast series covers various drivers as well as discussion on resolution of each. This is mainly focused on In-Ear Monitor drivers.
1:00:59
August 10, 2020
Re-Ranking Toranku's IEM Tier List
Today we will be doing a live show critiquing and injecting our own thoughts and opinions into Toranku's Tier List for IEMs that was presented a few weeks ago. Toranku's Tier List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDmJE_H8fvo
1:38:10
August 10, 2020
One-Trick Ponies & All-Arounder IEMs
One-Trick Ponies & All-Arounder IEMs
1:24:34
August 9, 2020
Chi-Fi
On this episode, our Audio Discourse team discuss the community phenomenon surrounding the rise of the Chi-Fi IEM market and our thoughts on which brands work and which ones don't, economic impact, and the social hype around this new market.
1:41:35
June 25, 2020
Portable Sources Pt 2
This is the continuation of our Portable Source discussion with more detailed recommendations of specific DAPs and discussion on cost and performance.
1:34:40
June 18, 2020
Portable Sources Pt 1
The Audio Discourse Team has a roundtable discussion on Portable Sources such as DAPs and Dongles, and why we like and dislike using them, as well as discuss price to performance, streaming/android, and other player features. We all have vastly different opinions on this topic, so this was a fun and interesting discussion.
1:25:22
June 11, 2020
Treble Extension: Why It Is Important
In this episode, our team discusses the importance of treble extension past 8KHz in headphones and IEMs, harmonics, frequency response, electrostatic tweeters, and insertion depth vs perceived treble, and custom vs universal fits.
1:05:29
May 29, 2020
An Interview with Toranku
In this installment of Audio Discourse, our host Overlord Rush goes one on one with our Podcast team member Toranku and asks him about his audio journey & his reviewing shenanigans on Head-Fi. Listen in to see what he's up to nowadays with his target curve.
1:14:15
May 22, 2020
Top IEM List: Missed the List!
This aftermath episode has our team quickly discussing why a few IEMs that are well-known and popular did not make the Top Picks list in Episode 6 and 7 -- The Campfire Andromeda, Campfire Solaris, and the Sony XBA-N3.
34:18
May 18, 2020
Top In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Earphone Picks with No Budget
Episode 7 of the Audio Discourse Podcast series is another round table discussion format with our host Rush alongside our panelist team of Antdroid, Leneo, and Toranku going over a list of Top Choices at various budget tiers. This list was discussed and created by our Audio Discourse team over the past 2 weeks over chat, shared spreadsheets and a lot of hours of conference calls. We are now sharing with the community our list and explain the pros and cons of each choice. This list is broken up into two episodes with the first one for under $500 and the second one without a budget. Episode 7 will cover under $1000 and a list of no budget.
56:43
May 15, 2020
Current Top In-Ear Monitor Picks - Under $100 and Under $500 Categories
Episode 6 of the Audio Discourse Podcast series is another round table discussion format with our host Rush alongside our panelist team of Antdroid, Leneo, and Toranku going over a list of Top Choices at various budget tiers. This list was discussed and created by our Audio Discourse team over the past 2 weeks over chat, shared spreadsheets and a lot of hours of conference calls. We are now sharing with the community our list and explain the pros and cons of each choice. This list is broken up into two episodes with the first one for under $500 and the second one without a budget. Episode 6 will cover under $100 and under $500 choices with entries starting at under $10 and working all the way up to $499.
1:11:00
May 8, 2020
An Interview with Leneo
In this installment of Audio Discourse, our host Overlord Rush goes one on one with our other Podcast team member Leneo and asks him how he started in this audio hobby and what his favorite in-ear monitors are in each category. 
54:24
April 30, 2020
Hidition Viento Roundtable
In this episode, our panel discusses the relatively unknown Viento in-ear monitor by South Korean company, Hidition.
49:49
April 26, 2020
An Interview with Crinacle Part II
This is the 2nd half of the interview with IEM reviewer, measurer, and now IEM tuner, Crinacle. Our host Rush discusses with Crinacle on how he developed the Dawn tuning and challenges him on various subjects such as The Campfire Solaris, and other hot topics of the recent past.
58:41
April 17, 2020
An Interview with Crinacle Part I
In this episode, our host Rush has a 1 on 1 discussion with Crinacle and goes over his background and how he started his measurement database and review site. This is a part 1 of a 2-part interview.
1:03:36
April 13, 2020
Fearless x Crinacle Dawn Roundtable
In this first episode, our host Overlord Rush brings together Toranku, Leneo and Antdroid to the Podcast to discuss the brand new collaboration in-ear monitor from In-Ear Fidelity's Crinacle and Fearless Audio --- The Fearless x Crinacle Dawn! We go over our reviews and impressions as well as comparisons with the 64 Audio U12t, Hidition Viento, Sony IER-M9, and the qdc Anole VX.
1:10:36
April 12, 2020