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the Honest Audiophile

By the Honest Audiophile
Honest thoughts and reviews on audio related gear in a simple, basic way; not bloated with tech/spec terminology.
Honesty is the best policy!

Website: thehonestaudiophile.com

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My View of the Audio Community - Honest Concerns and Impressions
These views are NOT pointed at anyone in particular but at the audio community as a whole.  Discord: https://discord.gg/kuHQQRS5qB YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/ DBS Tech Talk research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist) Tingvall Trio “Beat” - piano tonality Sinne Eeg “We’ve Just Begun” - multiple layer soundstage Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” - female vocal tone Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” - male vocal tone Eric Clapton “Change the World” - soundstage, layering and placement Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” - acoustic instrument timbre Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” - acoustic instrument timbre Pain of Salvation “Stress” - percussion balance Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” - orchestral dynamics Patricia Barber “Code Cool” - sibilance check Christian Scott “New New Orleans” - shouty upper mids Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” - imaging Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” - sub bass extension Marcus Miller “No Limit” - bass control Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics Hans Zimmer :2049” - sub bass extension Cher: Believe - sibilance Stanley Clarke - Passenger 57 main title - percussion, bass, separation and placement Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - The Pine of the Appian Way - soundstage, imaging and separation Houston Person - You are my Sunshine - tone and timbre If you like the content of this channel and want to see more like this in the future, please consider donating. All funds donated to the channel will be used to purchase headphones and audio gear for  the channel. https://www.paypal.me/dbsylvia
10:52
September 29, 2021
Are You an Audiophile or Audio Enthusiast?
In this podcast I discuss my random thoughts about what is an audiophile and audio enthusiast. I haven't done any scientific research or polls; I am just basing my conclusions off of my personal experiences and observations.   I am an audiophile; I am pursuing an accurate, natural and realistic reproduction of instruments and vocals. Discord: https://discord.gg/kuHQQRS5qB YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/ The Honest Audiophile research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist) Tingvall Trio “Beat” - piano tonality Sinne Eeg “We’ve Just Begun” - multiple layer soundstage Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” - female vocal tone Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” - male vocal tone Eric Clapton “Change the World” - soundstage, layering and placement Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” - acoustic instrument timbre Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” - acoustic instrument timbre Pain of Salvation “Stress” - percussion balance Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” - orchestral dynamics Patricia Barber “Code Cool” - sibilance check Christian Scott “New New Orleans” - shouty upper mids Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” - imaging Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” - sub bass extension Marcus Miller “No Limit” - bass control Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics Hans Zimmer: “2049” - sub bass extension Cher: “Believe” - sibilance Stanley Clarke - “Passenger 57 main title” - percussion, bass, separation and placement Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - “The Pine of the Appian Way” - soundstage, imaging and separation Houston Person - “You are my Sunshine” - tone and timbre If you like the content of this channel and want to see more like this in the future, please consider donating. All funds donated to the channel will be used to purchase headphones and audio gear for  the channel. https://www.paypal.me/dbsylvia If you would like to contact the channel please send an email to: dbstechtalk@gmail.com
11:42
August 13, 2021
Tin Hifi T2 - A Musical, Reference IEM for the Small Budget!?
Written Review: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/post/tin-hifi-t2-a-musical-reference-iem-for-the-small-budget Discord: https://discord.gg/kuHQQRS5qB YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/ DBS Tech Talk research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist) Tingvall Trio “Beat” - piano tonality Sinne Eeg “We’ve Just Begun” - multiple layer soundstage Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” - female vocal tone Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” - male vocal tone Eric Clapton “Change the World” - soundstage, layering and placement Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” - acoustic instrument timbre Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” - acoustic instrument timbre Pain of Salvation “Stress” - percussion balance Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” - orchestral dynamics Patricia Barber “Code Cool” - sibilance check Christian Scott “New New Orleans” - shouty upper mids Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” - imaging Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” - sub bass extension Marcus Miller “No Limit” - bass control Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics Hans Zimmer :2049” - sub bass extension Cher: Believe - sibilance Stanley Clarke - Passenger 57 main title - percussion, bass, separation and placement Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - The Pine of the Appian Way - soundstage, imaging and separation Houston Person - You are my Sunshine - tone and timbre If you like the content of this channel and want to see more like this in the future, please consider donating. All funds donated to the channel will be used to purchase headphones and audio gear for  the channel. https://www.paypal.me/dbsylvia
16:20
August 06, 2021
Empire Ears ESR (Empire Studio Reference)
written review: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/post/empire-ears-esr-empire-studio-reference YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/ DBS Tech Talk research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist) Tingvall Trio “Beat” - piano tonality Sinne Eeg “We’ve Just Begun” - multiple layer soundstage Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” - female vocal tone Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” - male vocal tone Eric Clapton “Change the World” - soundstage, layering and placement Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” - acoustic instrument timbre Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” - acoustic instrument timbre Pain of Salvation “Stress” - percussion balance Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” - orchestral dynamics Patricia Barber “Code Cool” - sibilance check Christian Scott “New New Orleans” - shouty upper mids Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” - imaging Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” - sub bass extension Marcus Miller “No Limit” - bass control Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics Hans Zimmer :2049” - sub bass extension Cher: Believe - sibilance Stanley Clarke - Passenger 57 main title - percussion, bass, separation and placement Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - The Pine of the Appian Way - soundstage, imaging and separation Houston Person - You are my Sunshine - tone and timbre If you like the content of this channel and want to see more like this in the future, please consider donating. All funds donated to the channel will be used to purchase headphones and audio gear for  the channel. https://www.paypal.me/dbsylvia
17:14
July 26, 2021
Kinera Bd005 Pro - How much? WWWHHHAAATTT!?
HiFiGo: https://hifigo.com/products/kinera-bd005-pro-3d-printed-hybrid-in-ear-earphone Written review: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/post/kinera-bd005-pro-how-much-wwwhhhaaattt YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/ DBS Tech Talk research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist) Tingvall Trio “Beat” - piano tonality Sinne Eeg “We’ve Just Begun” - multiple layer soundstage Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” - female vocal tone Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” - male vocal tone Eric Clapton “Change the World” - soundstage, layering and placement Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” - acoustic instrument timbre Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” - acoustic instrument timbre Pain of Salvation “Stress” - percussion balance Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” - orchestral dynamics Patricia Barber “Code Cool” - sibilance check Christian Scott “New New Orleans” - shouty upper mids Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” - imaging Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” - sub bass extension Marcus Miller “No Limit” - bass control Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics Hans Zimmer :2049” - sub bass extension Cher: Believe - sibilance Stanley Clarke - Passenger 57 main title - percussion, bass, separation and placement Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - The Pine of the Appian Way - soundstage, imaging and separation Houston Person - You are my Sunshine - tone and timbre If you like the content of this channel and want to see more like this in the future, please consider donating. All funds donated to the channel will be used to purchase headphones and audio gear for  the channel. https://www.paypal.me/dbsylvia
16:43
July 25, 2021
Blon Mini - The Best Blon!?
Blon Mini (written review) https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/post/blon-mini-the-best-blon YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/ DBS Tech Talk research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist) Tingvall Trio “Beat” - piano tonality Sinne Eeg “We’ve Just Begun” - multiple layer soundstage Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” - female vocal tone Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” - male vocal tone Eric Clapton “Change the World” - soundstage, layering and placement Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” - acoustic instrument timbre Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” - acoustic instrument timbre Pain of Salvation “Stress” - percussion balance Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” - orchestral dynamics Patricia Barber “Code Cool” - sibilance check Christian Scott “New New Orleans” - shouty upper mids Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” - imaging Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” - sub bass extension Marcus Miller “No Limit” - bass control Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics Hans Zimmer :2049” - sub bass extension Cher: Believe - sibilance Stanley Clarke - Passenger 57 main title - percussion, bass, separation and placement Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - The Pine of the Appian Way - soundstage, imaging and separation Houston Person - You are my Sunshine - tone and timbre If you like the content of this channel and want to see more like this in the future, please consider donating. All funds donated to the channel will be used to purchase headphones and audio gear for  the channel. https://www.paypal.me/dbsylvia
13:01
July 19, 2021
Artic Cables - A chilling experience with the Meze Empyrean
Meze Empyrean review:https://youtu.be/W70pS86glv4 Corpse Audio Grave Digger: https://corpsecable.com/collections/meze-empyrean-cables/products/copy-of-gr-edigger-for-audeze-lcd-series-4-pin-xlr-6ft Artic Audio ION+ and Cuprum: https://arcticcables.com/Catalog.asp?Page=NewShowProd.asp&PRodID=1733907 https://arcticcables.com/Catalog.asp?Page=NewShowProd.asp&PRodID=1794210
10:35
July 13, 2021
Geshelli Labs J2 DAC - Are you Geshelli'n too?
https://geshelli.com/j2 https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/52b28b80-5994-41e3-9b66-4d188ae2874f/downloads/jnog2%20user%20manual.pdf?ver=1621055624915 https://amanero.com/drivers.htm YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs DBS Tech Talk research and review process: https://youtu.be/UkSnoZZNyYc Audio Terms and Definitions: https://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html Recommended Gear: Meze Empyrean: https://mezeaudio.com/products/meze-empyrean Hifiman Ananda: https://hifiman.com/products/detail/290 Sennheiser HD600: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/best-audio-headphones-high-end-stereo-hifi-hd-600 Sennheiser HD660s: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/hd-660-s Meze 99 Classic: https://mezeaudio.com/collections/all/products/meze-99-classics-walnut-gold-wood-headphones MrSpeakers Ether C (non flow version) https://danclarkaudio.com/ (similar to:) https://drop.com/buy/drop-mrspeakers-ether-cx-closed-headphones?utm_source=linkshare&referer=FTSS2S Meze Rai Penta: https://mezeaudio.com/collections/all/products/rai-penta Meze Rai Solo: https://mezeaudio.com/products/rai-solo ADV. M5-12D: https://www.adv-sound.com/collections/pro-audio/products/m5-12d-universal Tin Hifi T3: https://www.linsoul.com/collections/tin-hifi/products/tinhifi-t3 Tin Hifi T2+: https://www.linsoul.com/collections/tin-hifi/products/tinhifi-t2-plus Tin Hfi T5: https://www.linsoul.com/products/tin-hifi-t5?_pos=1&_sid=a6d49043d&_ss=r Moondrop SSR: https://www.moondroplab.com/ssr Monoprice Monolith THX AAA 788: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24459 Mytek Liberty: https://mytekdigital.com/hifi/products/liberty-dac/ Soekris DAC1421: https://soekris.modhouseaudio.com/soekris-audiophile-line/dac-1421 Tor Audio Roger: https://toraudio.com/main.html# Massdrop THX AAA 789: https://drop.com/buy/drop-thx-aaa-789-linear-amplifier?utm_source=linkshare&referer=FTSS2S Grace Design SDAC-B: https://drop.com/buy/drop-grace-design-standard-dac-balanced?utm_source=linkshare&referer=FTSS2S Geshelli Labs Enog 2 Pro: https://geshelli.com/shop/ols/products/enog2-pro-dac-metal-case Geshelli Labs J2: https://geshelli.com/jnog Geshelli Labs Archel 2: https://geshelli.com/shop/ols/products/archel-pro-amp-metal-case-b5ca9a41-69ed-4786-98b2-18f72ae911bf Geshelli Labs Erish: https://geshelli.com/shop/ols/products/erish-balanced Music recommendations: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5bbf80ce-33f3-4222-a1fc-6539a95415d6 (in order of playlist)
14:16
July 13, 2021
Final Audio A4000 - Is Soundstage the Only Skill?
A BIG thank you to inToit Reviews for lending the Final Audio A4000 for review, greatly appreciated. Check out the links down below and give him a subscription and tell him I sent you. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhV3KByLSY2roqZ2aQ0XKg https://www.intoitreviews.com/ https://twitter.com/IntoitReviews https://www.instagramp.com/intoitreviews/ Purchase: https://snext-final.com/en/products/detail/A4000 Written Review: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/post/final-audio-a4000-is-soundstage-the-only-skill
13:09
July 05, 2021
Tanchjim Hana - White Swan IEM!?
A BIG thank you to inToit Reviews for lending the Tanchjim Hana for review, greatly appreciated. Check out the links down below and give him a subscription and tell him I sent you. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhV3KByLSY2roqZ2aQ0XKg https://www.intoitreviews.com/ https://twitter.com/IntoitReviews https://www.instagramp.com/intoitreviews/ Purchase: Tanchjim Hana: https://www.linsoul.com/products/tanchjim-hana?_pos=1&_sid=6617ef8c5&_ss=r Dekoni Bulletz: https://dekoniaudio.com/product-category/bulletz/ Written review: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/post/tanchjim-hana-white-swan-iem
15:37
July 05, 2021
Etymotic ER2SE - Natural Brilliance
Episode 1 - Review - Etymotic ER2SE - Natural Brillance YouTube reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgMj7xJ1SDxGqqxZ5l3g_jg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LG7Kqp_7f/?igshid=1pj7fm78gz0h2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkDbs @TalkDbs Website: https://www.thehonestaudiophile.com/
16:50
June 28, 2021