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post #16 of 28

Can't believe I missed the finalized review until now. Great work Joe! 

 

Did Thousand Sound mention if they have any future plans for selling overseas? I hear that they are actually one of the more well known companies in China as compared to UM, but they don't seem interested in going international. 

post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 

Yes, they are now selling international; you can click here to send them an email.  This was different as I did it in two parts vs. just one, and with few comments it was buried pretty quickly so I can see why it was missed.

 

Yes, from what I have read they have pioneered a few things in the world of customs and are very popular in China.

post #18 of 28

Hi average_joe, thanks for your very nice review as usual opening up China to our eyes.

 

I'm curious, would you say this is your best basshead custom IEM? For someone that loves techno, hardstyle, trance, and so on.

post #19 of 28
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No problem, I do enjoy reviewing great equipment!

 

It really depends on what you are looking for in your basshead custom IEM.  If you are looking for overall bass rumble with good speed and detail across the board, then yes.  There are others such as the Infinity X3 that offers a more spacious presentation, but it is lacking that bass rumble (everything at the price point is).  I would recommend a 75 ohm impedance adapter if you want a smoother sound, which is my preference, but I can listen without if I don't listen to certain other custom IEMs beforehand!

 

I will say the shell is the nicest I have ever seen and I do like them quite a bit!


Edited by average_joe - 8/15/11 at 9:22am
post #20 of 28

Nice work Joe.

To someone who has not taken the plunge into customs (like me) and occasionally considers doing so (like me), reviews like this are the bread and butter of  this site.

Your commitment to leaving "no stone unturned" keeps this site a valuable treasure trove of information. 

I personally thank you my friend.

post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  I do enjoy reviewing gear and like tasting the flavors.  From what I have heard, there are some that I would term better than others overall from a technical perspective, but it really depends on personal preference when selecting.  If you choose the best technical performer but don't care for the presentation, how much will you really enjoy it?

 

Anyways, thanks for reading my friend!

post #22 of 28

 

I wonder if these rival the AKG3003.

 

 

I haven't heard either yet, but I have posted my opinion here - http://www.head-fi.org/t/571081/the-diary-entries-of-a-little-girl-latest-memoir-xxx/2430#post_8032861

 

post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 

I am not sure, but I have been asked many times how my customs compare with the K3003.  Hopefully I will get a chance to hear the K3003 some day.

post #24 of 28

May i have the link of the thousand sound website ?

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by ahwen123 View Post  May i have the link of the thousand sound website ?

 

They don't have an official website, IIRC, but they do have a thread on ERJI (it's in Chinese, though): http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=520827

post #26 of 28

Wew, how did Joe order man. LOL

post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

I contacted Thousand Sounds through the contact info found on ERJI.

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post I contacted Thousand Sounds through the contact info found on ERJI.


As did I. I contacted him in Chinese, though. Joe seemed not to have too many problems communicating with him in English, so there should be no reason why you can't contact him either.

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