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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

They are both roughly equal. The B3 Pro is more of a reference neutral signature, making it slightly better, but it is also no longer offered. The AX35 has both more bass, and more upper treble sparkle thanks to the BA and slight V-sig. The new B3 tuning cannot compete with either.

 

Thank you, that sounds good. I've got the AX35 on the way so will find out for myself in 1-2 weeks.

 

I'll have to take apart my enhanced version to see how close it comes without the resistor and filters.

 

This will be very intreseting. From your description of the Pro I'm pretty sure that my version (the newest one) have a bit more bass.

 

The Astrotec AX35 and Somic MH415 are both outstanding. The new Havi's aren't as good as the older Pro version.

 

Are the MH415 on the same level as the AX35?

 

See above. The new Havi's can't compete, but the Pro is still tops. The two are both good complements and both are highly recommended.

Although it says professional, this is NOT the Pro version, I believe the Pro is now discontinued, and this is the newest tuning version 3.

 

+1, this is the exact same description that mine had and they're the lates verion (B3c?).

post #1277 of 35472
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

I ordered the havi b3 pro from bigbarinonline😎

Sorry to say so but I'm 99% sure that is not the Pro version.

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Hi guys, I also have an enhanced version of B3 (the sound is too dark and muddy for my liking) and I'm really excited to try the mod. I opened it up and found the resistor (I don't have any soldering tool so I will leave it for now), but I don't know where to find the filters (this is the first IEM I have ever opened :) ). Are they underneath the two drivers ?, because I don't see them anywhere visible. Can someone tell me where can i find it and how to remove it ?

Thx guys

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Yes, the filters are under the respective drivers. You'll be able to take the drivers out of the plastic surrounding them using a sharp object. Just do it carefully and you'll be alright.
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Yes, the filters are under the respective drivers. You'll be able to take the drivers out of the plastic surrounding them using a sharp object. Just do it carefully and you'll be alright.


Thx man, found them and remove them all. Now it definitely sound brighter and clearer, but the bass is still bloated, lacked focus. How did you apply the cotton filter ? Do I need to apply some glue to stick it to the driver and the nozzle or just place it there ?

 

And is there is any way to rid of the resistors without soldering, like just twisting the two wires ?

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I just took a very thin layer of cotton from a q-tip and placed in front of each driver. I also put a very thin piece of cotton in the nozzle.

I don't know any way to remove the resistors without soldering. Maybe someone else has a suggestion. To be honest removing the resistors did much less to the sound than removing the filtrers. A little bigger soundstage was the most notable difference.

Edit: there's no problem to remove the resistors without soldering, the problem is to fix the green cable to the driver were the resistor is originally.
Edited by peter123 - 2/9/14 at 8:14am
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Pictures pls......
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Sorry, I'm not taking mine apart again. I've done it so many times that I had to use glue some places to make everything stick the last time frown.gif

Edit: there are at least a couple nof pictures of the internals a few pages back in this thread.
Edited by peter123 - 2/9/14 at 8:28am
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I just took a very thin layer of cotton from a q-tip and placed in front of each driver. I also put a very thin piece of cotton in the nozzle.

I don't know any way to remove the resistors without soldering. Maybe someone else has a suggestion. To be honest removing the resistors did much less to the sound than removing the filtrers. A little bigger soundstage was the most notable difference.

Edit: there's no problem to remove the resistors without soldering, the problem is to fix the green cable to the driver were the resistor is originally.

 

Did you connect the drivers in serial or parallel after dissoldering the resistor?

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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I just took a very thin layer of cotton from a q-tip and placed in front of each driver. I also put a very thin piece of cotton in the nozzle.

I don't know any way to remove the resistors without soldering. Maybe someone else has a suggestion. To be honest removing the resistors did much less to the sound than removing the filtrers. A little bigger soundstage was the most notable difference.

Edit: there's no problem to remove the resistors without soldering, the problem is to fix the green cable to the driver were the resistor is originally.

Thanks, I will try that tomorrow.

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Has anyone tried the Pistons on a Nokia Lumia to see if the controls work?  I am thinking about getting the ones that are on amazon....

 

If the controls don't work, I guess I'll get the LG Quadbeats 2

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Havi is funny. What is the point of their "four output parallel technology", "30 strands" etc. if the phone is just gonna end up sounding thick and muddy etc.

 

I say boycott them till they come to their senses :tongue:!

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

Havi is funny. What is the point of their "four output parallel technology", "30 strands" etc. if the phone is just gonna end up sounding thick and muddy etc.

I say boycott them till they come to their senses tongue.gif !

I passed on them...went with something else. Not sure why they completely ruined them. Shame.
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It is extremely easy to desolder. Just touch the solder point with a hot soldering iron and pull the resistor off.
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Did you connect the drivers in serial or parallel after dissoldering the resistor?

I just removed the resistor and soldered the cable on the drive where the resitor were connected before. My drivers are connected in parallel origionally and still is.

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