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Thanks but I'm just curious, how do you know they're the same seller?



If so, do you think I should get it from his ebay store or the website? Sorry for the trivial question, quite new in this frown.gif

It's the same seller. They're very trusted around here and a lot of people (me included) use them regularly.

The seller makes more money if you buy from their own store (no eBay fees) so I tend to do that.

Edit; I must have forgotten to refresh the page. Well as you can see I support kova4a's answer.
Edited by peter123 - 8/29/14 at 12:50pm
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hey joker, or to anyone else, need help again.  is there a iem that is has the same characteristics as the dn1000.  i love all the things about the dn1000 except the questionable cable quality thats been popping up for some people.  i treat my iems' pretty roughly thats why i dont think i can ever spend more that 200$ on a pair.  i tried the gr07be and ma750.  the gr07, even though has great clarity and detail, doesn't have enough bass and is to sibilance at times.  the ma750 has great bass but a little to dark for my taste.

post #14418 of 14595
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

It's the same seller - it's a well-known fact. As far as where to buy it from, it's your choice. I've ordered from both places - the penonaudio prices have the shipping included, so you'll save like 99 cents if you order it straight from the site.

 

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It's the same seller. They're very trusted around here and a lot of people (me included) use them regularly.

The seller makes more money if you buy from their own store (no eBay fees) so I tend to do that.

Edit; I must have forgotten to refresh the page. Well as you can see I support kova4a's answer.


Thank you guys, I did more research and I noticed a lot of people are saying that the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore is much better than the Pistons. I might go for the Tenore instead.

 

To the Topic Starter, any review on the Tenore? Thank you.

post #14419 of 14595
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Thank you guys, I did more research and I noticed a lot of people are saying that the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore is much better than the Pistons. I might go for the Tenore instead.

 

To the Topic Starter, any review on the Tenore? Thank you.

Well, I haven't heard the Tenore but personally I'm not a huge fan of the Tenore Pistons (sorry drinking too much again)and there is a whole bunch of iems I would pick any day of the week over it. And that's even not counting the bulky Piston's housing that isn't particularly comfortable and the short cable.


Edited by kova4a - 8/29/14 at 1:42pm
post #14420 of 14595
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Thank you guys, I did more research and I noticed a lot of people are saying that the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore is much better than the Pistons. I might go for the Tenore instead.

To the Topic Starter, any review on the Tenore? Thank you.

I'd agree that the Tenores are much better than the Pistons but all the QC issues makes it very hard to recommend them. They're also about double the price. You could check out the TTpod T1E as well. Similar sound signature as the Piston's but much more refined and the bass is better controlled.
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Yeah there are a lot of good headphones in the Tenore price bracket. The T1E, VSD3, and KC06A are all things you'd want to check out if you want something with a bassier signature like the Pistons.

post #14422 of 14595
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I'd agree that the Tenores are much better than the Pistons but all the QC issues makes it very hard to recommend them. They're also about double the price. You could check out the TTpod T1E as well. Similar sound signature as the Piston's but much more refined and the bass is better controlled.

Thanks!! Some Amazon reviews did point out some QC issues, I was quite disappointed to see them but I had to cancel my order :(

 

The T1E seems pretty good? One review wrote:
 

"These TI-E are a great set of dual drivers....Imaging is sweet, build is quality, the price...too cheap...seriously, these should retail for around $150-$200. Once these get more exposure in the U.S., they will cost more...

I have played all genres, various recording quality levels, and the dual dynamic drivers reproduce with authority. They are almost flat, in response, but the bass enhancement gives just enough bass that dub-step listeners would still buy these."

 

http://www.amazon.com/TTPOD-Definition-Dynamic-Professional-Earphone/dp/B00L510RC4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409346500&sr=1-1&keywords=TTpod+T1E

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Yeah there are a lot of good headphones in the Tenore price bracket. The T1E, VSD3, and KC06A are all things you'd want to check out if you want something with a bassier signature like the Pistons.

I currently have the Beyerdynamic XP2 earphones and I think it's alright but I found that it's lacking clarity like hell when compared to my friend's Sennheiser CX300 II by a lot!!

So, I'd appreciate something that has good clarity and good midrange. I'm not exactly that picky haha but good details would be nice :)

post #14423 of 14595
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Originally Posted by Pensel View Post
 

Thanks!! Some Amazon reviews did point out some QC issues, I was quite disappointed to see them but I had to cancel my order :(

 

The T1E seems pretty good? One review wrote:
 

"These TI-E are a great set of dual drivers....Imaging is sweet, build is quality, the price...too cheap...seriously, these should retail for around $150-$200. Once these get more exposure in the U.S., they will cost more...

I have played all genres, various recording quality levels, and the dual dynamic drivers reproduce with authority. They are almost flat, in response, but the bass enhancement gives just enough bass that dub-step listeners would still buy these."

 

http://www.amazon.com/TTPOD-Definition-Dynamic-Professional-Earphone/dp/B00L510RC4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409346500&sr=1-1&keywords=TTpod+T1E

I currently have the Beyerdynamic XP2 earphones and I think it's alright but I found that it's lacking clarity like hell when compared to my friend's Sennheiser CX300 II by a lot!!

So, I'd appreciate something that has good clarity and good midrange. I'm not exactly that picky haha but good details would be nice :)

T1E is a good call if you need a lot of bass. I haven't heard it personally yet so I can't say how clear it is. If you want more clarity with a bit less bass, I'd recommend the VSD3S. If you don't need a lot of bass and prefer clarity and mids overall, maybe the Ostry KC06. 

 

What kind of music do you listen to mostly?

post #14424 of 14595
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T1E is a good call if you need a lot of bass. I haven't heard it personally yet so I can't say how clear it is. If you want more clarity with a bit less bass, I'd recommend the VSD3S.If you don't need a lot of bass and prefer clarity and mids overall, maybe the Ostry KC06. 

What kind of music do you listen to mostly?

I totally agree on the bold part. I actually prefer the VSD3S over the T1E personally but the bass on the T1E is more similar to the Tenores. I don't really care much for the KC06.
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Originally Posted by chillaxing View Post
 

hey joker, or to anyone else, need help again.  is there a iem that is has the same characteristics as the dn1000.  i love all the things about the dn1000 except the questionable cable quality thats been popping up for some people.  i treat my iems' pretty roughly thats why i dont think i can ever spend more that 200$ on a pair.  i tried the gr07be and ma750.  the gr07, even though has great clarity and detail, doesn't have enough bass and is to sibilance at times.  the ma750 has great bass but a little to dark for my taste.

 

Tough ask - the DN-1000 is a good value at $200 and it's not a very common tuning. You will probably like the sound sig of the JVC FXT90 more than the MA750 and GR07 but it's not going to reach DN-1000 performance. Other sets that are going to be more durable and keep up in sound quality are going to cost a fair bit more - ones that come to mind are the Fidue A83 (although it has a little less bass than the DN-1000), Westone 30, and 1964EARS V3. These have detachable cables, good build quality, clarity, and bass, but are also quite high up there in cost and still not a 100% match for the DN-1000 sound signature. 

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Joker, I noticed you didn't include the Ostry KC06, Havi B3 Pro1 or the T1-E?

would love to know what you think about the KC06 smily_headphones1.gif
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Joker, I noticed you didn't include the Ostry KC06, Havi B3 Pro1 or the T1-E?

would love to know what you think about the KC06 smily_headphones1.gif

 

I don't have any plans for the T1-E but I should have impressions of the KC06 and Havi B3 Pro1 soon. 

post #14428 of 14595
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I don't have any plans for the T1-E but I should have impressions of the KC06 and Havi B3 Pro1 soon. 

You have both earphones with you now and tested it already? =)

 

Any initial impressions yet? :P My finger is kinda itchy to pull the trigger on the KC06 already hahaha.

 

Also considering Final Design Audio Heaven II (88 dollars) or JVC FXT90 (73 dollars)


Edited by Pensel - 8/30/14 at 1:18pm
post #14429 of 14595
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

Tough ask - the DN-1000 is a good value at $200 and it's not a very common tuning. You will probably like the sound sig of the JVC FXT90 more than the MA750 and GR07 but it's not going to reach DN-1000 performance. Other sets that are going to be more durable and keep up in sound quality are going to cost a fair bit more - ones that come to mind are the Fidue A83 (although it has a little less bass than the DN-1000), Westone 30, and 1964EARS V3. These have detachable cables, good build quality, clarity, and bass, but are also quite high up there in cost and still not a 100% match for the DN-1000 sound signature. 

Funny that you suggested the fxt90.  After reading through your reviews and other's threads i'm really considering these.  

 

yeah, for what dunu did with the dn1000 is a pretty incredible feat. Not great at one thing but good at everything.  A jack of all trades as you can say.  Not a lot can come close to what you get for the price.  well i guess until they fix the issue or the w30 comes down in price.  i'm gonna have to settle for something that sounds ok, to my ears at least.

 

Its probably been said many times but i'll say it again.  I commend you for you do here and your own place.  If i ever meet you in the streets of LA.  I will buy you a cold one or whatever floats your boat.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pensel View Post
 

You have both earphones with you now and tested it already? =)

 

Any initial impressions yet? :P My finger is kinda itchy to pull the trigger on the KC06 already hahaha.

 

Also considering Final Design Audio Heaven II (88 dollars) or JVC FXT90 (73 dollars)

 

I've had the KC06 for a week or two but have been busy with other things, like the GR07 Classic. I like the midrange of the KC06 - there's a bump there that reminds me of the Fidue A63. It's not as warm as the Fidue and brighter/less smooth at the top, but the general mid-forwardness is there. Midrange presence is great and vocals are very clear and extremely intelligible. There's also plenty of sparkle. So far I'm not impressed with the bass, which is decent but lacks depth and doesn't sound very solid, or the soundstage depth, not that this is uncommon for budget earphones. 

 

The Heaven II is flatter and more accurate than these and the FXT90 is significantly warmer and bassier. 

 

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Originally Posted by chillaxing View Post
 

Funny that you suggested the fxt90.  After reading through your reviews and other's threads i'm really considering these.  

 

yeah, for what dunu did with the dn1000 is a pretty incredible feat. Not great at one thing but good at everything.  A jack of all trades as you can say.  Not a lot can come close to what you get for the price.  well i guess until they fix the issue or the w30 comes down in price.  i'm gonna have to settle for something that sounds ok, to my ears at least.

 

Its probably been said many times but i'll say it again.  I commend you for you do here and your own place.  If i ever meet you in the streets of LA.  I will buy you a cold one or whatever floats your boat.

 

 

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