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Anyone have the VSonic foam stuffed tips, particularly the bright blue stemmed ones?  With or without the foam, or some of the med or large sony foam stuffed hybrids?  Cant find them anywhere and those blue ones were my perfect fit.  Pay any reasonable price for them, PM me if u have some

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If using Kakaku or Tenso, how do you get them to mark the item as a gift? I know how to use Tenso but not Kakaku.

Anyone help?
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The havi b3proi are as capable as the fx850 and no joke people...get them now b4 they are gone😵😲😎
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The havi b3proi are as capable as the fx850 and no joke people...get them now b4 they are gone😵😲😎


Okay , I'll call you on that right away. I know bhazard and others say the B3 is good but not great on bass extension so that would mean you think the B3 sub-bass reach is right there with the FX850 woody. Timbre as well? Hard to believe but then again if the latest Piston are pretty close to the FX850 as well I guess it's no surprise the B3 is as capable :rolleyes:.  You just talk through new toy syndrome too much. No offense just gotta call it like I see it :)

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Okay , I'll call you on that right away. I know bhazard and others say the B3 is good but not great on bass extension so that would mean you think the B3 sub-bass reach is right there with the FX850 woody. Timbre as well? Hard to believe but then again if the latest Piston are pretty close to the FX850 as well I guess it's no surprise the B3 is as capable :rolleyes:.  You just talk through new toy syndrome too much. No offense just gotta call it like I see it :)

X2

 

 

lol

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Okay , I'll call you on that right away. I know bhazard and others say the B3 is good but not great on bass extension so that would mean you think the B3 sub-bass reach is right there with the FX850 woody. Timbre as well? Hard to believe but then again if the latest Piston are pretty close to the FX850 as well I guess it's no surprise the B3 is as capable :rolleyes:.  You just talk through new toy syndrome too much. No offense just gotta call it like I see it :)

It has extension, but its very, very neutral. RE-400 like, but extending slightly more in both bass and treble. If you have an amp and can add a bass boost, it becomes perfect (if you can get a good seal/fit).

 

Havi B3 Pro v.1 is still my absolute favorite IEM under $200, and that is my sanity check cutoff spending point. Anyone who loves an absolutely massive soundstage and reference neutral type sound should own it. I'm very much glad it's available again.

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Okay , I'll call you on that right away. I know bhazard and others say the B3 is good but not great on bass extension so that would mean you think the B3 sub-bass reach is right there with the FX850 woody. Timbre as well? Hard to believe but then again if the latest Piston are pretty close to the FX850 as well I guess it's no surprise the B3 is as capable :rolleyes:.  You just talk through new toy syndrome too much. No offense just gotta call it like I see it :)

 

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^ They don't call him mo'shill for nothin' ya' know. ;)

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Lol!
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Not trying to belittle the Havi. I know they are good and was close to pulling the trigger esp. when they were on sale for $53 on BBO but AFAIK they are a step behind the Fostex and the Fostex a step behind the FX850. Though my preferred sig is more toward Havi than the FX850. The Fostex actually which is in between those two sounds like it is closest to my signature. Love to be proven wrong and if the Havi are as good or a little better than the Fostex I might rethink and save some cash over things like the Fostex or IM-02. I am one of the biggest proponents that the "holy grail" earphone (that cost little but perform near top tier) can exist. I don't even need top tier cause I don't even listen that much to justify the price of some of the top phones. Love to find that $100 phone that K3003's SE846, W60's, FX850's or any other flagship have trouble outclassing.


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Not trying to belittle the Havi. I know they are good and was close to pulling the trigger esp. when they were on sale for $53 on BBO but AFAIK they are a step behind the Fostex and the Fostex a step behind the FX850. Though my preferred sig is more toward Havi than the FX850. The Fostex actually which is in between those two sounds like it is closest to my signature. Love to be proven wrong and if the Havi are as good or a little better than the Fostex I might rethink and save some cash over things like the Fostex or IM-02. I am one of the biggest proponents that the "holy grail" earphone (that cost nearly nothing but perform top tier) can exist.


^ BINGO!!!

 

You gotta' see through all the BS, as in BullShill. :bigsmile_face:

 

Oh and it helps to use BASIC/ SIMPLE logic as wells. :tongue:

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Not trying to belittle the Havi. I know they are good and was close to pulling the trigger esp. when they were on sale for $53 on BBO but AFAIK they are a step behind the Fostex and the Fostex a step behind the FX850. Though my preferred sig is more toward Havi than the FX850. The Fostex actually which is in between those two sounds like it is closest to my signature. Love to be proven wrong and if the Havi are as good or a little better than the Fostex I might rethink and save some cash over things like the Fostex or IM-02. I am one of the biggest proponents that the "holy grail" earphone (that cost nearly nothing but perform top tier) can exist.

I'm actually really interested in the Fostex myself, but I do not like how the price went from $99 in the pre retail phase all the way up to $150. It's not a consumer friendly move in the slightest. I'd rather demo it than buy it, and if it was that good, I'd own it.

 

Havi did the opposite and mentioned they were doing a promo price of 239 Yuan ($40) back when the B3 was released, and bumped it up after 3+ months. I like that approach much better.

 

More comparisons of the Fostex, Havi, Doppio, etc.. are always appreciated. Helps (or hurts) wallets everywhere.

 

The next big thing might be the Dunu 2K for me, if they stay under $250.

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I'm actually really interested in the Fostex myself, but I do not like how the price went from $99 in the pre retail phase all the way up to $150. It's not a consumer friendly move in the slightest. I'd rather demo it than buy it, and if it was that good, I'd own it.

 

Havi did the opposite and mentioned they were doing a promo price of 239 Yuan ($40) back when the B3 was released, and bumped it up after 3+ months. I like that approach much better.

 

More comparisons of the Fostex, Havi, Doppio, etc.. are always appreciated. Helps (or hurts) wallets everywhere.

 

The next big thing might be the Dunu 2K for me, if they stay under $250.


^ Same here, will only buy those Frosties for $100 as promised, nothing more. I can MORE than wait it out. :popcorn:

 

But i will get to audition them soon, so will see.......... :ph34r:

 

If those Havi B3s didn't look so damn fugly and cheap despite it seems to be well built i would be interested in a set, but just can't make myself to buy a set cuz of my personal standards. Pheeeew thank god cuz that helped me to avoid all the BS different variant nonsense. So may gut instincts helped me out there. : P


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I'm actually really interested in the Fostex myself, but I do not like how the price went from $99 in the pre retail phase all the way up to $150. It's not a consumer friendly move in the slightest. I'd rather demo it than buy it, and if it was that good, I'd own it.

 

Havi did the opposite and mentioned they were doing a promo price of 239 Yuan ($40) back when the B3 was released, and bumped it up after 3+ months. I like that approach much better.

 

More comparisons of the Fostex, Havi, Doppio, etc.. are always appreciated. Helps (or hurts) wallets everywhere.

 

The next big thing might be the Dunu 2K for me, if they stay under $250.

 

Well  that's not fair, in my opinion, because $99 was just rumored, and was nothing firm from the company. Probably the cost put into the development, parts, and manufacturing caused the company to price it where it is now to make a profit (these companies would like to money too besides giving us audio bliss). It definitely doesn't sound like an overpriced $99 earphone, or look like one. On the other hand, you get the RE-400 for $99. Its sound hits above the $99 cost, but its build certainly doesn't scream "I'm worth more!" The build of the TE-05 does scream that. And I don't think the RE-400 sounds better than the TE-05 (I think the Fostex is a good two steps above it, along with some beautiful bass that the RE-400 is missing completely). My two cents.

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Well  that's not fair, in my opinion, because $99 was just rumored, and was nothing firm from the company. Probably the cost put into the development, parts, and manufacturing caused the company to price it where it is now to make a profit (these companies would like to money too besides giving us audio bliss). It definitely doesn't sound like an overpriced $99 earphone, or look like one. On the other hand, you get the RE-400 for $99. Its sound hits above the $99 cost, but its build certainly doesn't scream "I'm worth more!" The build of the TE-05 does scream that. And I don't think the RE-400 sounds better than the TE-05 (I think the Fostex is a good two steps above it, along with some beautiful bass that the RE-400 is missing completely). My two cents.

 

 

^ Dats my story and i am sticking with it unlike their prices!!! :tongue:

 

 

 

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Was I the only one who found ZE-1000 to be bass light?  Stock onion tips didn't seal.  For tips that did seal, there was bass impact, but bass volume was low and there was no weight to it.

 

I'm clearing out inventory on many of the hyped headphones on this thread.  PM me if interested.  Astrotec AX30, Monster Gratitude, Teac ZE-1000, JVC HA-S500

 

^ Didn't notice that until i took them out for a spin while listening to some hippity hoppity cuz i was mostly listening to Asian pop music with lots of vocals and such which these TEAC ZE-1000s crazy excel at.

 

So never bothered to listen to my hip hop with them until recently, and on the go with lots of external noises the bass/ fullness is lost on these TEACs despite their great isolation with the stock tips. But pop/ vocals music doesn't seem to affect whatsoever. For indoors quiet listening their bass quantity/ quality is fine for me but not the case for on the go. Also i noticed that they are pretty damn revealing as well, so certain tracks even in if they were in the same album will sound soooo effin' good, while other are just ok due to the differences of the mastering. Think this is why so many of the hop hop tracks suffers a sub par rendition due to poor mastering.

 

I need to try some VSonic tips for on the go with these TEACs and see if it helps in the bass department. :)

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Currently I'm in Taiwan for an exchange.

They have loads of audio-stores here, and the best thing is; you can try them all!

They're just hanging there, from a few NT dollar to thousands of NT dollars.

Felt like a kid in a candy store. Got the chance to compare several much talked iems side by side (i.e. the VSD1, VSD1S, UE600 etc).

Found myself favour the VSD1, I've already got the VSD1S, but I felt like the VSD1 didn't have such a prominent midbass bump.

 

The ATH-CKM500 were on sale for around 1200 NT (30 euro), very tempted to buy them. What do you guys think?

I mainly listen to alternative/indie rock. (Radiohead, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys,Muse etc).

I've already got the Pistons here, which are great, but too V-shaped for my liking. I use an EQ to emphasize more on the guitars (midrange). 

Btw, bought a pair of Altec Lansing MZX106W because I forgot the pistons while I was travelling. They're **** (veiled with no detail whatsoever), but not as much as I expected, some average consumer basshead could actually like them.

 


(sorry for the bad picture, but you'll get the idea)

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