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Earbuds Round-Up

post #1 of 19899
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Sennheiser MX985, Blox TM7, Venture Electronic Zen 1.0, Rose Technology Mojito.



From top to bottom, left to right:

Audio Technica ATH-CM999
Dasetn Mod M760
Dasetn MC5
Musa SP2
Hifikiwi (晨光M&G) 'Lyrebird' H1
Hifikiwi (晨光M&G) 'Honey Buzzard' H1
Ucotech ES1003


Tingo TC200
HiSound AS-Feeling

Pioneer SE-CE521
Sidy (BGVP) DX1
HiSound AS-Miss
HiSound AS-Charm
Boarseman MX98s


Panasonic RP-HZE70
Tingo TC-100
Tingo TG-38S
HiSound PAA-1
HiSound PAA-1 Pro
HiSound Living
1More金澈 (EO320)


Ucotech ES903
Ostry KC08
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) Ting
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) Tomahawk
NineWave Studio Pro
JiuShao E600
JiuShao E300




From top to bottom, left to right:

Blox MC2
Hifiman ES100
Yuin PK1
Creative Air
Headphone Association 400ohm
AKG K319


FiiO EM3 retail
Apple stock (2nd Gen.)
DUNU Alpha 1
VE Asura 1.0 beta
VE Zen 1.0
B&O A8 (Earphone / Earset 3I)
Audio Technica ATH-CM707


FiiO EM3 (M3 stock)
BenQ Stock (Sennheiser MX500 equal)
Shozy Cygnus
VE Asura 2.0
Sennheiser MX760
Marshall Minor


Panasonic HJ329
Sovov S20
SoundMAGIC PH-10
AKG K311
Sony E888
Sennheiser MX985
Panasonic RP-HV600




From top to bottom, left to right:

M1N (水月雨) V5
M1N (水月雨) VX
Sidy KT100
VE Asura 1.0 final


Final Audio Design Piano Forte II
Baldoor E100
Celsus Sound Gramo One
Sennheiser MX50
Beyerdynamic DP100
VE Zen 2.0 Balanced


Vsonic UU2
Sennheiser MX581
Sennheiser MX580
Edifier H101
Edifier H190


Blox ANV3
Blox TM7
潜25 red/blue edtion
Edifier H180
Edifier H185
Audio Technica ATH-CHX7
Edifier H186P


Blox BX III (TM7 beta)
Rose Technology Mojito
CrossRoads HR2

CrossRoads HR1



Left to right:

Hifikiwi (晨光M&G) 'Lyrebird' H2
VE Monk+
Fareal (original)
Pai Audio 3.14 (PR1)


Sound Tuner's 'Queen'
TY (Hi-Z) 400ohm
VE Monk
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) TO300



Ucotech ES1103
舜仕01B (Extraordinary Sound ESP-01B)
Fareal 64ohm 1.0
Fareall 300ohm 2.0



Fareal 64ohm 2.0
AuGlamour RX-1
TY (Hi-Z) HP-400s



DaiK DK-宋 (Song)

MoonDrop (水月雨) VX Pro

PureSound (醇声) PS100-500Ω Extreme Edition (= Classic Edition) Balanced



T&Y Audio (腾阳) 16ohm

T&Y Audio (腾阳) 300ohm

MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) TY2



Atomic Floyd AirJax Sport

HY耳机 (HY Headphone) HY-1



TY (Hi-Z) 32ohm

TY (Hi-Z) HP-650

K's Earphone 500ohm Balanced



Yuin OK1

bengkelMACRO Edimun V3



Sennheiser MX375

Rose Technology Masya


Sony Ericsson HPM-62 (recabled)



Sanyo EAH-Z3E

1MORE E320 Piston Earphone

Shozy BK (Stardust) Balanced



Yinman HiFi (音曼) 醇净2.0 500ohm

Rose Technology 64ohm

Heavenly Sound Concerto



Koss KE7

Koss KE10

Senfer PT15




1MORE E1008 hybrid dual driver

Lenovo 500



道具工厂(Prop's Factory) 1E39

BingZu (冰族) 梅花 (Plum)

Yincrow (音可若瓦) X6



QingYin (磬音坊) QY-550 Silver

QingYin (磬音坊) QY-550 Gold

PureSound (醇声) PS100-600Ω Balanced

PureSound (醇声) PS100-64Ω



AKG K318

Koss KDE/250





NTT DoCoMo P01 (stock earphone for NTT DoCoMo FOMA P901iTV)



Kube 2 (a.k.a EK2 or EarKube 2)

Orin Sound Orin-300ohm


Handel SS-300



K's (凯) earphone K64 (64ohm 福利塞)
K's (凯) earphone 300ohm v2
K's (凯) earphone 500ohm 轮回 v2



Astrotec Lyra Classic (Lyra 3rd Gen.)

Svara L



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If you are looking for the list of ranking, note that it has been removed from this post. But if you search online hard enough, I am sure you will find it elsewhere.

Edited by ClieOS - 4/21/17 at 8:19pm
post #2 of 19899
Excellent work as usual. Sad to see that the PH10's didn't do as well as I hoped. Time to cancel an order. :P
post #3 of 19899
Thread Starter 
PH-10 is a very well made earbud, consider that it only costs $10. It just lacks a bit of airiness and detail to make it to the next level.
post #4 of 19899
love this thread , hope u will add cm700 to your collection in the future

already bookmark this thread
post #5 of 19899
MX90vc?? what a surprise..!!
post #6 of 19899
Nicely done! Thanks ClieOS!

The subtle differences you described between the Yuin PK1 and CrossRoads HR1 are interesting to note if I ever decide to upgrade to high-end earbuds. Surprised to see that you own the LX90; I almost pulled the trigger once when I saw it for $20, but the design just seems too awkward to be comfortable or to get a good fit.

Also, good to see that the SoundMagic PH-10 is a solid earbud for the price. I'd like to see them make a higher end open model, but the market may not be big enough to justify it.

Finally, I don't think we'll ever see designs like the Panasonic RP-HV600 again. I should have gotten into this hobby sooner, as many of the Japanese companies had some rather interesting earbuds released throughout the 1990s.

FAKE EDIT: Just realized that the HV600 was first released in Japan in 1991. See boys and girls, if you take care of your stuff, it will last forever, or at least 18 or so years.

Like a_tumiwa, I'll be watching this thread closely. Thanks again!
post #7 of 19899
Very nice comparison! Hope you add the OK1 and OK2 both are outstanding in their price points, with the OK1 the best bud I have heard.
post #8 of 19899
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IIRC, I bought my HV600 back in 1999, then it was boxed up and went to the storage room around 2001 for a good 5~6 yrs (I went oversea during those time) before I dug it up just yrs ago.
post #9 of 19899
Hi ClieOS,
I've always been tempted to pick up the PK3's,but I missed out on the group buy and never got around to it. I have both the MX90VC's and MX760, which you rate above the PK3s. Am I missing out on something not having the PK3s?

P.S. anxiously awaiting Fuze LOD.
post #10 of 19899
Another contender in the top two categories is the Hisoundaudio PAA-1 buds that come stock with the Amp3. Excellent buds, comparable to the PK3, but a little higher SQ across the spectrum. Unfortunately, not for sale individually, but I heard they may be someday.
post #11 of 19899
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Originally Posted by Drpepper View Post
Am I missing out on something not having the PK3s?
PK3 is unique in a way that it is very fun and engaging. Many actually find the kind of coloration to be great. Personally, I find PK3 to be slightly too fun and it becomes a weakness in some genre of music.
post #12 of 19899
Where is PK2 o.O missing?
post #13 of 19899
Well, I'm not so much into earbuds, but hey that's an impressive collection, LOL
Excellent overview for potential buyers with spot on descriptions, as always - thanks!
post #14 of 19899
Originally Posted by chicaman View Post
Where is PK2 o.O missing?
you can send it to ClieoS
post #15 of 19899
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
you can send it to ClieoS
x2. Send one to him so he can add it to the list!
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