But I personally hate Teclast's way of marketing the T51.
Sure it's cheap and you don't have to pay so much to support
the company's marketing campaign but those girls look
so whorish. ಠ_ಠ
Oh... headhones and speakers? are too passive... they have great depth and impact, but I prefer the intensity and intimacy of IEM's, you know, I like inserting something into myself, it's pure skullcandy.
I guess some people like Latex, I need a balanced armchair to get my crossovers turned on, it's just like chik-chik-boom, you know.
I love this reply!! ^_^*
I believe this place is designed to answer that question www.teclast.com
If you want to try the T51, I don't know the best place to order it, but I used houseofdap.com
If you're going to HK soon you are in electronics paradise, I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for with a little research.
I'm not Chinese, not sure why you thought that, and thanks but I'm only swimming along the shorelines of the ocean of audio.
Hey Sushisamurai, I believe I am qualified to answer some of your questions by virtue of actually being from Hong Kong.
There are lots and lots of great earphone stores in Hong Kong, but last time I went a lot of the leads listed on Head Fi actually disappeared. Here's what you can still find:
http://www.mingo-hmw.com/home/ Great place, biggest selection at their flagship store and you can try almost everything. Among other things I tried EX-1000's and SE535's here. They were broken and I got very nervous they would blame me.
http://www.headphone.com.hk/ Talk about aggressively buying up a domain name, Kingsound is also very cool with a few different stores. I tried the UM3X here.
http://jaben.com.hk/ Much smaller, much newer in Hong Kong, but they have a pretty big rep here with many stores across different countries. They were very friendly here, and here was I actually made my purchase - the only place that stocks SM3's.
Now if you go to Mong Kok, there is essentially a trinity of these 3 stores in a very concentrated area (two of them being in this weird computer centre and Mingo being in this slightly scary office building), so I ran around over serveral days comparing a lot of different options before settling on the SM3. It was way way too much fun. I am going to do the same when I go back in Nov.
The EX700 is like a dusty, gothic church, but quite pure sounding, the EX600 is like a fresh garden.
The EX700 is a love/hate IEM, for example I've read a review by one person that bought it for over $300, and loved it so much, she bought another one, lol? and then there's a lot of haters out there for it, I'm a lover and a hater at once.
I remember showing my CK10 to a non-audio person and they didn't care for it "it sounds ok..." type reaction, but they loved the EX700.
The EX600 is technically superior in a vast number of aspects, overall it's a new and improved product from Sony, and the EX700 - with it's unique and difficult to appreciate sound - will become a collectors item, just like the E888 and E484 and so on.
The main issue with it is, to quote svyr's review "These will make you lose hf sensitivity, if you haven't already".
Yeah, I think I used the EX700's on a 10 hour plane trip once, at fairly loud volumes, my ears were ringing for a while after that, like I'd been to a rock concert.
This is from a different thread, just posted today or yesterday by someone, see the parts in bold, pretty much sums up the EX700, at first he hated them, now he can't let them go, that's what they do to you!!!
When I original bought the ex700, I too thought it was a complete waste of money. They say unused in my desk drawer for two years. Then my HJE 900's gave out, had to resort to using them, after a week the harshness disapeared and maybe my brain adjusted to the sound because I enjoy these more than any prior headphone i've owned, including shure se530's
Theres alotta 700 and 600's being tossed around here. Just make sure you're getting the right stuff.
Kiteki and the others were talking about the MDR-ex700. An old model of sony's. Not the UE700