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post #781 of 4412

Just called, price is as per web site. They don't have stock......leave name and they get back to youconfused_face_2.gif

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/5/14 at 12:30am
post #783 of 4412
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

$2,000 minimum purchase for VIP membership with their "black card"

http://www.mingo-hmw.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=152992

Looks like they only got 20 sets for their very first batch and I happened to reserve the last one today.

I was planning to get two sets for $7,900 + $7,700 but for now only one could be purchased locally.

They just called me and told me that second batch might be priced differently but that should be up to the manager's decision.

Good to know, keep us updated with what's happening on that site.

I'm interested to know whether they ship outside HK.

Cheers,
post #784 of 4412
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Originally Posted by pdiddypdler View Post

Is this membership price permanent on their site? Now we just need to find out if they ship outside HK...

 

Just tried to buy something online on mingo website and for the shipping information, I can only choose China as the country. It seems they don't ship outside China confused_face.gif

post #785 of 4412
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

What happened to the posts from Nickif talking about the great deal he found for the 334s?

I found the website he was referring to and sure enough its for sale at 7,900 HK$ for members.

http://www.mingo-hmw.com/home/goods.php?id=2669

 

He says all you have to do is ask to become a member and you are and they will sell it.

Is this for real? I can't tell.

 

It's true, I just bought a pair of these at the price. 

 

But not sure if they can do international shipping, better call to confirm before purchase.

post #786 of 4412

TG334 are amazing phones. They are so great that I've also ordered its custom version MH334, will write up something on the difference between the two later.

post #787 of 4412

Below is some of my first impressions on 334 from another thread, would like to share with you guys who also enjoy them so much here.

 

 


 

This is probably my first thread, as I'm really excited about what I've just heard. 

 

First of all, some background about myself. I don't consider myself as a total inexperienced as I did spend quite some time on headphones several years ago, where I ended up with Mark Levinson No. 31 + ML No.30+Yeli 8PS( an Stax007 amp from an renowned Chinese DIYer)+ STAX 007. After lived with this setup for a while I kinda lost interest in headphones as this system gave me enough satisfaction as I expected from a headphone system. After that I seldom listened to this desktop system and lived happily with my iphone 4s+Westone 3. I never considered  a more advanced portable system not because of budget but I value "Portable" as the most important factor, meanwhile I know no matter how much money/time consumed, a portable system can never come even close to the desk system mentioned above.

Recently, something went wrong with my W3s and I'm looking for another IEMs to replace W3s. Thus I tired on SE 535, SE535ltd, W4 but IMO none of them manage to exceed W3s by far. Then, evilly, I'm putting my fingers on custom-made. As I love the sound signature of my W3s a lot, my first priority was Westone ES5s, plus the feedback on Headfi seems pretty positive. 

Here comes the story...Please bear in mind this is just a quick impression rather than a review as I just spent like 1 hour in total with all the earphones mentioned below. 

I went to a dealer(even with my ear molds) after work this evening to try on the ES5s and surprisingly found there are many other options to try out. Finally I ended up sitting in a quiet corner with JH 16pro, UE 18pro and ES5. Actually I have to emphasize that they are not real Custom-made but demo version with universal tips 

Some impressions:

 

UE 18pro: A balanced sound signature, everything sounds right,  however compared to the opponents, lack of a bit of clarity

 

JH 16pro: Wow, bass is dominant here, punchy, immense, maybe a bit too much of authority? Surprisingly,  it doesn't impact the mid and treble too much. Good clarity, good balance overall with a bit of bias on the low end. However, after listened to them for like 15mins with different genre of music, I still found the bass is a bit annoying and "unrealistic". 

 

ES5: Bass is just about right, beautiful mids, even prettier trebles, good clarity. However, it does not quite meet my expectation on a top model from westone. For god's sake these cost 2 times more than a pair of W4s. 

 

Among the 3 competitors above, I do prefer ES5s by a small edge but it's just not that exciting as it was when I heard the W3s for the first time several years ago. Just when I'm lingering about whether to make an order on ES5s. The dealer asked me if I want to try a "new Japanese brand" and he did tell me the price tag which put me in a shock. Firstly I have never heard of FitEar before and from my limited experience, to be honest I don't have much liking on Jap equipment. So to me, it's just a pair of way-overpriced stupid Jap earphones until I put them on...

 

Well, it def. doesn't make you "wow" in the beginning, my first impression is "hmm.....nothing wrong". Forgive me, this is exactly how I evaluate headphones/earphones in the first impression. I would usually focus on the negative side, if there's no obvious shortcomings that I can tell in the first couple of minutes, I'd give 8/10 to them already (see? I'm not a picky person at all ;) )

 

The problem comes at the moment when I switch the ES5s on, I was like: huh? did someone switch the ES5s with a W3? Yes, the gap is just that large. TG 344 almost outweighs ES5s in every aspects except trebles and space. The low and mid-low of 344 sounds just much more dense than ES5s does, with much more energy and focus, not to mention its ability to extract all the details..the 344s are the first earphones reminds me of the sound of STAX 007. The only tiny shortcoming could be its treble, it sounds roll-off a bit in the very high which makes it a bit dark signature. But I'm not sure if it is because its mid-low is just too good.

 

I have to admit these are amazing universal IEMs and now I'm confused, can anyone share with me your thoughts on:

 

1, Whether the demo version of ES5s sounds substantially inferior to CIEM version? If Custom-made could improve the sound quality by a lot?

post #788 of 4412
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Originally Posted by nickif View Post

TG334 are amazing phones. They are so great that I've also ordered its custom version MH334, will write up something on the difference between the two later.
Funnily if you were going for customs I personally would have asked you to try the MH335DW instead.

The diff between the TG!334 & MH334 isn't very big & as far as I know, the MH334 didn't come with titanium tubes. Listening to my friend's MH334 (almost the same fit as me), I'd describe the MH334 to be somewhat slightly warmer, but slightly better imaging.
post #789 of 4412
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Funnily if you were going for customs I personally would have asked you to try the MH335DW instead.
The diff between the TG!334 & MH334 isn't very big & as far as I know, the MH334 didn't come with titanium tubes. Listening to my friend's MH334 (almost the same fit as me), I'd describe the MH334 to be somewhat slightly warmer, but slightly better imaging.

 

Really? Are MH335DWs much better? the dealer told me they provide more bass while similar in other aspects.

 

As I'm pretty satisfied with the bass of TG 334, afraid of if there would be too much.

 

I do prefer JH13 than JH 16 in this regard.

post #790 of 4412
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Funnily if you were going for customs I personally would have asked you to try the MH335DW instead.
The diff between the TG!334 & MH334 isn't very big & as far as I know, the MH334 didn't come with titanium tubes. Listening to my friend's MH334 (almost the same fit as me), I'd describe the MH334 to be somewhat slightly warmer, but slightly better imaging.

 

Really? Are MH335DWs much better? the dealer told me they provide more bass while similar in other aspects.

 

As I'm pretty satisfied with the bass of TG 334, afraid of if there would be too much.

 

I do prefer JH13 than JH 16 in this regard.

DW is a misnomer. Although it stands for double woofer, it's not really deeper bass. But more controlled. At least in talking to FitEar.

Unfortunately when I demo-ed the 335DW universal tips in the Fujiya May Festival it was prior to buying the TG!334's. So I can't accurately describe the differences between the two.
post #791 of 4412

The ES5 demo is warmer and bloomier than the custom IME though one other had a bright experience either due to tips, fit or source.  Some demos vary quite a bit and others like the UE's don't vary much at all.  Personally I find the treble of the ES5 just the right amount of non fatiguing shimmer and sparkle.  Any less would be too dark for me.  I've heard good things about the 334 but haven't heard them myself.  

post #792 of 4412

Thanks for the info, so does FitEar ever mention if he consider MH335DWs as an upgrade to MH334s?

 

Coz pricewise, MH335DWs cost "merely" 300 USD more. It seems more like a different preference to me rather than an overall upgrade to the 334s. 

 

I chose MH334s as I'm pretty satisfied with the balance sound of TG334s, just don't want to take the risk to ruin it.

 

What's your thought on the 335s? someone said in this thread the 335s are more difficult to drive?

post #793 of 4412
If I didn't have any customs, & had only the TG!334, I would have gone for the 335DW's. For me the TG!334's & MH334's sound a little too close for the $300 diff.

As such I would have gone for a $600 diff (from the TG!334) for the MH335DW. Now this will have to go entirely on memory but the 335DW's for my ears had slightly more forward highs & the controlled smoother bass, but not deeper than the TG!334's.

I should stop talking to you. You're making me consider selling my UM customs for the MH335DW's now ;-)!! Lol!!

Edit: drive difficulty, sorry can't answer that. I demo-ed on my DX100.
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/5/14 at 12:30am
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

As confirmed by the boss, their first batch should be sold out already

 

http://www.mingo-hmw.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=153019

 

I am picking mine up after work and now looking at potential sellers of custom IEM cables.

 

This one sells TWag V2 / ALO / Crystal Cable etc. for Westone / JH / UE / Sennheiser / Shure

 

http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1164646

 

Official cable 000 is still not available yet.

 

lol sold out.... wonder how many of them will sell their TG334 here to earn some nice $ bigsmile_face.gif

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