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I have no freaking idea how it's even sending the mic signal over a TRS jack!
I have the blon 03 and love them but I don't see myself using it much because I'm too much happy with my LP6s. Blon 03 is really good but I feel that if I use it daily I might become a bit deaf. It's very engaging and fun but harsh on the ear drums ..Which one are you eyeing? I have very limited access to chi-fi stuff..only few KZs and the Blon bl03.
Yes to hell with wireless...I would rather walk like a human bomb in the empty streets... enjoying my music..
BTW Julian, how are your ears now?
BLON 03s are like "dance till you drop or go home" and in some indian songs "listen to each word and understand why it's said" it's too analytical .. Very good for the price .. but it WAKES me up! Forces me to listen to the music .. and enjoy it but not for long.. It is fatiguingVery true, I often tend to sleep listening to music/ audio books, very difficult with Blons.
Did you try the BL 05s?
I am not BUY ANYTHING FROM ALI EXPRESS for a very long time8 BA drivers!! That's pretty insane, even for 300 USD.
I was thinking about selling everything else except Sundara ( open back planer), HD600 ( open back dynamic) one closed back ( possibly NH20) and a single NC ( for air travel) and go for something absolutely crazy like the Odin!
Now this seems a very sensible option ( though no idea how to source them in absence of the beloved AliExpress)
Is Ali still shipping to India?
However I must say this reviewer possibly doesn't understand what dynamics mean. Old rock and metal music ( pre DAW era) do not lack dynamics, firstly in 70s, producers didn't use analog compression on every drum track( like today) and only used it when absolutely necessary ( like Keith Moon's drum takes)
Compressors are the biggest enemy of dynamics ( they are only necessary when the loudest and quietest part of a recorded stem vary wildly in amplitude)
Secondly, the compensation gain knobs in analog compressors don't act linearly unlike the best digital comps of today ( Fabfilter's Pro C2 for example)
So the perceived/ (often)true loudness of the master chain output of older recordings sound quieter compared to modern day's digital recordings.
A highly dynamic mix is always quiet compared to a compressed mix. V or U shaped FR curve can never sound more dynamic ( though it may sound pleasant) We tend to confuse loudness with dynamics.
Many love the sound signature of cans like XM3, because the DSP circuit in it is tuned for a very high compression ( possibly more the 8:1) and aggressive loudness compensation.
These DSP "corrections" in all BTNC cans made them unusable for mixing/ mastering.
Bose also does the same but they use slightly slower compression ( more release time)
Sorry for this long and possibly useless post. Was measuring the BTNC cans for last 3/4 days.
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Yes, this is very strange. I just tested with my wife's HD 4.5, even when the headphone is switched off and connected to a laptop with the cable, microphone works. It's possibly the laptop's/ mobile's microphone.
Did you try the XM3 with NC turned off. When i went to audition BT headphones they sounded the best out of the lot but only after I turned off the NC. I only auditioned them for 1 song though and the Senn PXC weren't available in the store. I just plain hated all the other offerings including the Senn 4.4 and 4.5 etc.You made a very good point. We should never deny our own experiences.
I tried a lot to like the XM3s, but really could not. With QC35 and Solo HD, just the reverse happened. Those Beats specially sound really good.