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post #226 of 238
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Originally Posted by Netforce View Post

So just got a pair from taobao for around $30 and well I'm not too impressed and also I have a few doubts if it is legit. Sounds pretty muddy and treble is bit recessed. Got a straight angle plug and nozzle head looks quite a bit different.






Yep - looks a bit suspect. The last thing I would call the BA100 is muddy. Any chance you can return them for a refund - and buy this time from an approved vendor?
post #227 of 238

Don't think so, used a forwarding service to get them so I'm probably stuck with them. Was curious about them for the price point and it does look like it was too good to be true. I'll see if some burn in helps otherwise I'll just eat the cost and time and move on.

post #228 of 238
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Originally Posted by Netforce View Post
 

Don't think so, used a forwarding service to get them so I'm probably stuck with them. Was curious about them for the price point and it does look like it was too good to be true. I'll see if some burn in helps otherwise I'll just eat the cost and time and move on.

The guy at hisoundUK tells me that there was a pre release version that was sent to all the sellers for feedback. turned out it was rubbish so they redid them and asked for the bad version back. i suppose not everyone did that and just sold them on anyway. my bet is thats what you got

post #229 of 238

Ahh that makes sense and sounds really probable. In the future next time I'll be more careful and suspect when the price looks too good to be true especially with chinese sites.

post #230 of 238

Let me also post my small review of the BA-100:
This is my first review, so please, keep it in mind while reading it :)

Overall impression: Great product, high quality production from good materials and great sound with large stage and crisp clear highs and some smaller in bass and mid-bass.


I am using it with my desktop PC sound blaster card and with smartphone for music and audio books listening. I am a bass and hard rock lover so may be - for people that mostly listening vocal or classical it would be great just right away out of the box, but I am compensating basses with Foobar2000 plugin on PC or by equalizer adjustments when needed on my smartphone.

Compare to BA-100 with Sony MDR 7550 (I know – different categories and design.. but anyway.. )

Pros:

-          Much more comfortable and lightweight design;

-          Cable is more flexible and easy to use;

-          Less bulky profile;

-          On some tracks BA-100 sounds to me more clear than Sony’s!

 

Cons:

-          Lack of sound details in the mid-bass and basses;

If you are planning to use it with something more professional sound oriented, like AK-100 or AK-120 players I would prefer my Sony MDR-7550, but in most cases it is a good competitor for this great price!

Update after few weeks of using:
It looks like it burned in and is much better now in bass - quick and more detailed now - stage is wider for me - could hear clear every instrument and vocal melismas!


Edited by yuserfer - 5/5/14 at 9:05pm
post #231 of 238
Hey everyone, just been flicking through the posts here and wanted to say thanks for all the reviews. Just to clear a few things;

As someone earlier said, when Making the ba100, there was a preproduction version of the earphones sent to sellers for their opinions. Unfortunately that earphone was not good enough and so we had a recall and remade them. Some of the sellers had not sent back the earphones and, against our instructions, sold them anyway. This is why there seems to be such drastic difference in opinion on these. Some of you have unfortunately received a earphone we never released to market. I will be post a guide on how to distinguish between the two soon.

in the meantime I recommend buying either directly from us or from a reputable seller. We also now have a black version of the ba100 for sale. For anyone interested in them, feel free to message me directly for extra discounts smily_headphones1.gif
post #232 of 238

Just got a pair of the BA100s in today. Found em secondhand and so far they are living up to the review I've read by Brooko. Very nicely extended upper mids and treble, good clarity throughout, quick bass that may lack a little in quantity. Overall a very capable IEM. 

 

Only listened through my iPhone 5C and MBP so far. Looking forward to how these will pair with my slightly warm X3. Will get back to you later!

post #233 of 238

Damn this thread is covered in moss :D

 

anyways, I ordered a black pair from aliexpress when they were on a sale. just read this thread and I'm wondering if I'll be lucky enough to like what I hear when they arrive :D

post #234 of 238

Find some dual flange tips, push them to the base and you should be good. There only quibble is lack of extension at the top but it will be dap sig and personal preference dependant as to how you feel about that.

post #235 of 238
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

Find some dual flange tips, push them to the base and you should be good. There only quibble is lack of extension at the top but it will be dap sig and personal preference dependant as to how you feel about that.

 

 

will do just that :) I'm gonna pair them up with my DX50 so hopefully the "brighter" nature of the DAP will counter the lack of extension at the top...

post #236 of 238

I just got the BA100 from aliexpress tennmak store and I have a feeling this has way too much bass or rather, too warm for a single BA. don't get me wrong, these do sound good and all, but they are warm. instrument separation seems good. but from the memory this doesn';t sound like another single BA  - Sony XBA 1. what are your thoughts? Only BA iem Ive heard are the sonys so maybe it's just me skewed preconception?

post #237 of 238

wide bore tips are absolutely must for these imo. just switched to some and the sound is really different now...

post #238 of 238

Live impressions here - what the hell? they totally changed with wide bore tips and shallow fitting. it's like 2 different sound signatures. :/ and yeah, the base is still there, even the sub base. :| the details are in face compared to XB90EX. much more high frequencies. sounds very sparkly compared to it. I'm confused...

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