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[Amazon.ca] Shure AONIC 5 Earbuds / IEMs (in-stock Nov 4th) - $537.09

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Feb 17, 2019
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I'm curious about these but I am in the unfortunate situation of owning a Samsung phone. These phones don't support the aptx-hd bluetooth profile that provides improved audio quality (unless you root). The Shures also lack LDAC which is Sony's proprietary improved bluetooth Codec.
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Jul 30, 2018
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blyndfyre wrote: Please, whoever buys these, don't just plug them into your phone, you need a quality headphone DAC/Amp.
Any suggestions for a decent quality compact set? I got the Aonic 5 but even having the deal with cables has been an awful blast to the past.

It does sound amazing plugged into my home setup though
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makingbaconpancakes wrote: Any suggestions for a decent quality compact set? I got the Aonic 5 but even having the deal with cables has been an awful blast to the past.

It does sound amazing plugged into my home setup though
Check out the Shiit Fulla 3:
https://www.schiit.com/products/fulla-1

Less expensive the FiiO E10K:
https://www.amazon.ca/FiiO-Olympus-Head ... 3AMC2?th=1
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Georgios21 wrote: I'm curious about these but I am in the unfortunate situation of owning a Samsung phone. These phones don't support the aptx-hd bluetooth profile that provides improved audio quality (unless you root). The Shures also lack LDAC which is Sony's proprietary improved bluetooth Codec.
Sony donated the LDAC implementation to AOSP. It's part of Android 8 and up. Nothing to do with Samsung.
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makingbaconpancakes wrote: Any suggestions for a decent quality compact set? I got the Aonic 5 but even having the deal with cables has been an awful blast to the past.

It does sound amazing plugged into my home setup though
Grab a BTR5 as well...plus a short balanced mmcx cable. Then you can just have the BRT5 clipped to the back of your collar.
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Oct 21, 2020
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Bluetooth is a good idea but the technology is far from perfect.
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aahilyasiin wrote: Bluetooth is a good idea but the technology is far from perfect.
...plus it also has a dependent on the DAC / amp on the other end.
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Nov 25, 2011
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fatestkid wrote: I'm curious if Shures new Bluetooth headphones will deliver. I have owned a few 2, 3 and 5 series. By far my favorite IEMs due to the amazing passive seal.

I have their first gen Bluetooth cord and it's garbage with the SE215. Connection is weak, volume is low and sound quality is much worse than a wired SE215.
I was in the same situation with the first gen BT cord. Complete garbage particularly given the price. I called Shure and they replaced it with the RMCE-BT2. The BT2 is also on sale right now on the Shure US site for US$49.
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mfmfmf wrote: I'm eyeing the Etymotic ER3XR which is $151 on Amazon right now. How's that compared to the ER2XR ?
I have the ER3XR, have not used them much but a warning would be they require to really go deep in-ear which I find a tad annoying. I prefer my IEMs more "over the ear". Currently I really like:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C620IGU/re ... UTF8&psc=1

Previously my main go-to pair was the 1more quads.
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Poutinesauce wrote:
Or if you have almost no money, for $23 USD on AliExpress, the Blon BL-03 are excellent, with killer bass and a fun sound. Best price/performance ratio by far.
I'm a sucker for these cheap headphones, will probably pick up a pair.
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Jan 19, 2017
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kimwoobingsu wrote: I'm a sucker for these cheap headphones, will probably pick up a pair.
same that's why i ordered 3 from this post
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RedSwagDeals wrote: same that's why i ordered 3 from this post
You won't regret it.

There is actually a Blon BL-05 from this year as the BL-03 is from 2019, but most people agree that the BL-05 is a flop and not as good as the BL-03. So it's better just avoided.
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afuiw0 wrote: I was in the same situation with the first gen BT cord. Complete garbage particularly given the price. I called Shure and they replaced it with the RMCE-BT2. The BT2 is also on sale right now on the Shure US site for US$49.
Thank you! Your comment encouraged me to contact them and they agreed to replace it but it's not clear whether I'll get BT1 or BT2.
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Aug 30, 2019
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Hi,
Can someone explain to a layman like me what is special about this and why it is expensive? This is just for research purpose.
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Feb 17, 2019
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chatbox wrote: Sony donated the LDAC implementation to AOSP. It's part of Android 8 and up. Nothing to do with Samsung.
I hear you but that isn't what I was saying. Samsung supports LDAC but doesn't support APTX-HD. It's Shure that doesn't support LDAC (last I checked). Also.. my bad I saw the OP and thought this was for shure's new wireless AONIC buds. These buds are cabled.
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Sep 4, 2014
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FARMERBLANCHE wrote: Those are what I use
Highly recommend them if you can justify them
Also yes I do use them with my old s9+ with just the built in DAC when I use to take the train. I'm serious when I say I don't hear a f@$king thing outside on volume 4 or higher. Unbelievable.
Are these magical or something?

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