NuForce HEM2 & HEM4 IEMs
NuForce HEM2 & HEM4 IEMs
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Product Description
NuForce’s HEM line features the latest balanced armature driver technology, custom-designed linear-phase crossovers, and the excellent sound quality we’ve come to expect from the company. Inside the acoustically calculated, vibration-free Lexan earpiece, each in-ear monitor has a different number of Knowles drivers that increases with the model number: The HEM2 has one per side, while the HEM4 has two ... Read More

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GuyInPittsburgh
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Nov 15, 2018
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Oh, look! It's the Nuforce HEMs AGAIN. What a surprise... Let's see, a total of 134 have been sold so what does that come out to be? Something like one or two sales each time it has dropped? Massdrop should be changing their name to Nuforce (or SMSL) Direct sometime before the end of the year because that's just about all they're offering these days.
Nov 15, 2018
aNomaly8
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Oct 17, 2018
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Is there any way of getting a replacement inline cable? I am losing sound in the ears because cable has come loose at point before mic.
Oct 17, 2018
Edduh
0
Sep 25, 2018
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HEM2 or HEM4 for EDM/POP?
Sep 25, 2018
Jyri
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Nuforce
Sep 25, 2018
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I´d say HEM2. Warmer sounding.
- Jyri/NuForce
Sep 25, 2018
blazer39
62
Mar 17, 2019
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which one better for death metal/hard rock then?
Mar 17, 2019
Sabarna
8
Sep 23, 2018
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Nu force hem4 or nuforce primo 8 vs ue900 any preferece.adv thanks plz tell
Sep 23, 2018
MoonYeol
0
May 12, 2019
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I have UE900s and Primo8. Prefer The primo with spinfit tips. Never heard HEM4. Sound wise UE900s is a bit lackning in crunch in mids for me. More sparkle, more bass quantity. Primo8 is a bit more muted in the treble, lacks sparkle but good definition in upper mids. Compared to UE900s it sounds mid centric. I personally think the Primo8 is more resolving and has a more circular soundstage. The UE900s is wider. For most people I'd say UE900s is a better fit. The build was horrible a few years ago, don't know about now. Primo8 isn't that much better. If you like a slight V-shape and cash to spare I really like Nuforce/MD EDC. These days I don't care as much about absolute fidelity, the convenience and the fun sound signature when travelling by bus has won me over to using The EDC more and more. Though I haven't bought any in ears in the last few years so can't comment on all of the later releases of hybrids.
May 12, 2019
HwoALanG
94
Jul 14, 2018
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Just got HEM1
Packaging and build quality is great but sound quality isnt. Sounds warm and dark. Can't drive them hard either. Spend more money and get HEM2 or other brand. Disappointed.
Jul 14, 2018
sucram65
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May 25, 2018
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I just received my HEM2's. I'm using the braided cable and the large silicone eartips. Isolation is very good and they sound fantastic OTB. Listening to some classical (Von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker) on Tidal HiFi quality through my phone and Dragonfly Black. I find them very smooth sounding and warm. Highs sound pleasant and not piercing. Mids are very present with the sub bass kicking in when called for. Overall, they seem very balanced with neither one dominating the other. Sound stage is pretty wide. I feel like I'm sitting in the audience and can locate instruments as well as pick out different strings with ease as they present. Next I'll try some Jazz (Hiromi, as suggested - I like her a lot), and some contemporary pop and hip hop. I'm very glad I got these and am very happy with results just with my mobile setup. I'll try them through my MD 02 amp and CTH Tube Hybrid as well. These are great!
May 25, 2018
B3H1NDu
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Sep 24, 2018
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My SE215s need a replacement. I find myself replacing the cables too often and the mmcx connectors in the IEM have started coming loose.
Would you recommend these as an upgrade?
Sep 24, 2018
sucram65
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Sep 24, 2018
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For me these were an incredible upgrade from the SE215's. I would recommend them. My only complaint is with the braided cable. Going from the plug to the LR split it is tightly braided. From the split up to the monitors the braid is very loose. I don't know if that is by design or just mine. That being said, I haven't had any sound problems.
Sep 24, 2018
FreakyFred
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May 7, 2018
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FWIW, drop price for this week's drop was $95 for HEM2, or +$85 more for the HEM4.
May 7, 2018
Hnrt
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May 15, 2019
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That comment is from last year....
May 15, 2019
kevinhb
26
May 16, 2019
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LMAO welp. that's much more obvious in the single-conversation view when it's displayed as "1Y" instead of "May 7, 201(X)"
(Edited)
May 16, 2019
FreakyFred
116
May 3, 2018
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This review helped me decide on joining this drop for the HEM2s: https://www.headfonia.com/review-nuforce-hem2-bizarre-love-triangle/ tl;dr: great sound for EDM and such. Twisted cable is utter crap; instead use the other included cable that has a mic.
The other factor is that these come with XL tips whereas the EDC drops did not. Poor seal = poor bass and I seem to have caverns for ear canal openings...
EDIT: XL sized ear tips were still too small and I couldn't get a good seal which degraded the sound quality. Returned.
May 3, 2018
SirAxioM
4
Apr 4, 2018
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Are there third part cable makers for these?
Apr 4, 2018
Vojta.pokorny
51
Apr 6, 2018
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If there are they're really good at hiding
Apr 6, 2018
L1ght
1
Apr 2, 2018
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How would the HEM2 compare to the 1More Triple Driver. I'm not looking for much bass more of a balanced signature or leaning on the highs.
Apr 2, 2018
AwokenBoi
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Apr 6, 2018
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Way more warm and bass/mid centered than the 1More, they're more well-built, the right-earphone cable of my 1More broke after 2-3 months
Apr 6, 2018
Basdas
15
Mar 4, 2018
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Nuforce hem2 or nuforce edc3
Mar 4, 2018
jaydunndiddit
2094
May 7, 2018
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The EDC3? I think they would pair better with trance or house since they're so neutral. They'd be OK for some EDM but may not sound as dynamic or punchy as the HEM2. They would have more clarity and detail than the HEM2 so it depends on which you favor more.
I still think the EDC3would go well for jazz but may lack the impact/punch. Tonally, I think they'd match well. I listened to the jazz bands you mentioned and they're a bit different than what I normally listen to, female jazz musicians: Etta James, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, etc. and think the EDC3 do a wonderful job with their voices.
May 7, 2018
KTech
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May 13, 2019
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I think a more apt comparison might be the HEM2 vs the EDC. I own theEDC3 and just bought two pairs of the regular EDC for me and my girlfriend because while I love my EDC3, they are neutral as hell. I love the way they sound for most genres but I'd probably go for something like the EDC for dnb and edm just to liven it up a bit. The EDC3 work wonders with strings and vocals but their bass is subdued, extremely nice, but not the central theme of the iem.
May 13, 2019
ItsAeolus
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Mar 4, 2018
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-needs earbud/iem suggestions under $200
Hey people, I could use some help finding a good pair of headphones to fit my needs. I am open to any suggestions really. Out of the options here currently I’m looking at these or the Massdrop/Mee Audio pinnacle px, but I’m sure there are more and better options out there. I don’t like too much base honestly and my preference leans toward a clear well balanced sound with maybe a little emphasis on the vocals. I guess I’m looking for something that has a good build quality and is under 200 dollars that fits that description
Mar 4, 2018
Christian.N
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Apr 3, 2018
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You might want to check out the TFZ King Pro, iBasso IT01 or the Vsonic GR07. I am still looking into which one to get
Apr 3, 2018
KTech
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May 13, 2019
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Massdrop x nuforce EDC3? Very balanced with quality sound in every range with a neutral tuning that lends itself best to stringed instruments and vocals. The bass extends well but is extremely subdued and the highs aren't "peaky" like some poorly tuned dynamics can be. Very neutral sound overall and can be used on a plane without cranking up the volume. I've been using them for almost a year now and they've held up extremely well. Cannot say enough good things about them.
May 13, 2019
Totalgod
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Mar 1, 2018
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I have hem6 for sale if any one is interested. I am selling for $210 and only shipping to US. let me know your email if interested thank you.
Mar 1, 2018
Review
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Jun 18, 2018
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I have a set to sell. Still sealed 230 + shipping?
Jun 18, 2018
Totalgod
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Jun 24, 2018
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yes i have already sold it.
Jun 24, 2018
RobKM
14
Mar 1, 2018
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How do the nuforce hem2 compare to the Fiio FH1? I just bought the FH1 but I really like the look of the nuforce hem2
Mar 1, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Mar 3, 2018
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The HEM2 is much smoother and coherent. The FH1 has boomy bass that bleeds into other frequencies. Even compared to the the Fiio F9, I would choose the HEM2 just because it's balance is better. It has the least amount of bass between the Fiio units but its bass doesn't interfere with any other part of the frequency range. Also comfort and weight goes to the HEM2. The Fiio's, especially the F9, felt larger and heavier and have thicker nozzles.
Mar 3, 2018
clintbeast
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Feb 4, 2018
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How are these quality wise?
Feb 4, 2018
clintbeast
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Mar 8, 2018
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Thanks!
Mar 8, 2018
clintbeast
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Mar 8, 2018
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Thanks these seem quite ok then
Mar 8, 2018
WildMurph
111
Feb 2, 2018
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If a dual/quad armature is unnecessary for you, the white HEM1's are for sale on amazon for $80... Link: http://a.co/bV5keh8
Feb 2, 2018
christiank24
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Mar 2, 2018
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Have you read the spec sheet they aren't close to being the same.
Mar 2, 2018
lVlr.VVhite
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Mar 2, 2018
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He linked the dynamic HEM which is the same specs-wise as the EDC, but refered to them as the HEM 1 which uses a BA driver.
Mar 2, 2018
HifiHero
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Feb 2, 2018
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Feb 2, 2018
TStafflinger
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Feb 2, 2018
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Anybody here who knows how these sound compared to the NuForce x Massdrop Edc Iems?
Feb 2, 2018
MFillmore
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Feb 4, 2018
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Yeah. So I would argue that the nuforce EDC is actually slightly more natural sounding than the HEM2 and HEM4. The HEM4's bass is a little bit lacking in my opinion. They voiced the HEM2 to have more bass it seems like. But I actually think the EDC has better bass then either due to it being a dynamic driver and all. If you have the EDC and you're happy with it then don't bother with either honestly unless you're looking for something different than the EDC. The wide soundstage of the EDC isn't replicated in either the HEM2 or the HEM4.
HEM2 is an interesting balanced armature execution. They definitely tried to make it sound different from the slightly treble forward sound you might expect from a single BA. A bit warmer. HEM4 I would argue executes well on the mids to upper mids, thus vocals sound good on it to me. If you've never tried a BA before, these certainly will show you what that technology can do. But if you're happy with the EDC/dynamic driver sound....save your dollars.
Feb 4, 2018
jersey_boy
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Feb 5, 2018
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see my prior comments comparing these here: https://www.massdrop.com/profile/jersey_boy/comments/1836380
I've owned most of the entire line. hem2 is a better headphone than edc + it comes with the pelican case. hem2 can periodically be found on amazon and newegg for well under 100$. when prices get that low, its a no brainer. check camelcamelcamel. until i went and dropped 1300$ on a pair of campfire vega, my daily edc headphones were hem2's because i liked tonality, fit of the shell, and staging width relative to price.
Feb 5, 2018
jonwayne
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Oct 18, 2017
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Oct 18, 2017
jonwayne
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Oct 18, 2017
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newegg.com Hem4 100$ & 80 for Hem3
Oct 18, 2017
scottlu
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Feb 7, 2018
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I own ue triple.fi 10, etymotic et4s, tfz king, zero audio dx200, dx220, final audio e2100. I like the dx200 most, the sound is silk, sound very similar to er4, but has much more reasonable base. the final audio e2100 if there is not enough push power from player , the sound is very dark. triple.fi 10 bright, and nature, tfz king too bright, too much detail.
Feb 7, 2018
jonwayne
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Feb 7, 2018
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impressive i had triple-fi also which i ruined by reshell. I thought one of the zero audio had good bass i might be interested in that one
Feb 7, 2018
DeathShr00m
87
Jan 9, 2017
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Feels like a punch in the gut if you received the HEM2s in the blue box.
Jan 9, 2017
Alejos
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Nov 14, 2018
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How so?
Nov 14, 2018
Tyler
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Creative
Jan 5, 2017
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the NuForce HEM2 and HEM4 IEMs and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/24.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/12.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Jan 5, 2017
mmackieh
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Jan 5, 2017
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im new to the high res world, planning to use these with my iphone 6s and a portable DAC, does anyone knows if they also require an amp? thx
Jan 5, 2017
nmatheis
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Jan 2, 2017
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HEM2 is one of my favorite single-BA IEM, with a warm lower end and slightly rolled-off top end. For reference, I've also got the following single-BA IEM: Brainwavz B100, Campfire Audio Orion, and MEE A161. HEM2 gets the most listening time from me. They're not a reference IEM, but they certainly are a relaxed, enjoyable listen. When I first got them, I felt they sounded almost like a baby FLC8S in the red-grey-gold tuning configuration. Not bad for a single-BA IEM. Besides sounding good, HEM2 are very comfortable and come with a nice accessories kit. An easy recommendation from me!
Jan 2, 2017
e.xo
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Jan 2, 2017
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i think all the people who took their place in the nuforce HEM bluebox that dropped a few weeks ago that got the HEM 2 or 4 are pretty pissed off right now..
Jan 2, 2017
Berpin
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Dec 29, 2016
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$199 value bluebox my ass.
Dec 29, 2016
e.xo
111
Jan 2, 2017
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was thinking the same.. all people who got the HEM 2 or 4 in that bluebox a few weeks ago might be pretty pissed off right now =D
Jan 2, 2017
SidMusic
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Dec 28, 2016
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Dec 28, 2016
SidMusic
87
Dec 29, 2016
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sold out on amazon from the seller that was offering HEM4 for 162
Dec 29, 2016
tohkimwah
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Dec 29, 2016
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too bad
Dec 29, 2016
MyElectricCity
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Dec 28, 2016
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HEM4 at a shocking $162.72 on amazon right now, cheaper than the HEM2 which is sitting at $189.
Dec 28, 2016
ArthurM
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Jul 25, 2016
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All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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Jul 25, 2016
ArthurM
2678
Jul 20, 2016
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 7/21.
Expect another update from us on 7/26 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Jul 20, 2016
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