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post #136 of 35472

There is a lot of DIY SE535s... They have the shure branding on the case but the headphones themselfes are really cool. They created there own passive crossovers and such for each driver. The transparents ones you can see all the things in them. Looks cool

 

post #137 of 35472
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Any good budget mini amp or amp headphone to recommend ...saw brand name Topping and also smsl ...any input would be appreciated ..thanks

SMSL sAp II pro

HA Info - Phiree mini ear   http://www.ebay.com/itm/HA-INFO-mini-ear-Headphone-Amplifier-TI-TPA6120A2-for-HIFI-headphones-/380461843386

 

They are awesome solid state amps.

 

I have an OEM version of the Bravo V3 (with EQ), and an Aune T1. Both great little tube amps. I prefer solid state for critical listening, but a tube every now and then is fun.

 

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You can try the IE80 version. I bought a pair and the bass quantity and bass quality is really great. I'm sure basshead people will love them.

 

I bought two of the IE80 knock offs from different sellers. Both sound the same, and sound very good. I use them in the gym, with no fear of breaking them. Once again, they should not be promoted here though. If you really want an IE80, nothing beats the original.

post #138 of 35472
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Wow these Keenion looked good. Any one have any experience with them at all?

The cheap earphones from Keenion aren't very good. I can't find a seller for their better looking headphones like that one. I'll have to look in taobao sometime.

post #139 of 35472
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SMSL sAp II pro

HA Info - Phiree mini ear   http://www.ebay.com/itm/HA-INFO-mini-ear-Headphone-Amplifier-TI-TPA6120A2-for-HIFI-headphones-/380461843386

 

They are awesome solid state amps.

 

I have an OEM version of the Bravo V3 (with EQ), and an Aune T1. Both great little tube amps. I prefer solid state for critical listening, but a tube every now and then is fun.

 

 

I bought two of the IE80 knock offs from different sellers. Both sound the same, and sound very good. I use them in the gym, with no fear of breaking them. Once again, they should not be promoted here though. If you really want an IE80, nothing beats the original.

I am referring to Earmax which the only similarity is the housing.They even have their own removable cable. I dont consider them knock offs because they dont claim as an IE80 but the DIYer sells his own brand just like the KZ. 

post #140 of 35472
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I am referring to Earmax which the only similarity is the housing.They even have their own removable cable. I dont consider them knock offs because they dont claim as an IE80 but the DIYer sells his own brand just like the KZ. 

Ah ok, my bad. Where do you normally find the Earmax?

post #141 of 35472
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Ah ok, my bad. Where do you normally find the Earmax?

here's the link where i bought them..  http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.5.0.0.AsoYMN&id=35489640965 . They are more expensive than KZ-A1 but I'm sure they will satisfy basshead people. I'll compare them with KZ-A1 when I get them.

post #142 of 35472

So spoilt for choice! :eek:

Can't wait for the showdowns! 

post #143 of 35472
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The KZ-A1 are silly good for $15 if you love good bass. You'll see smily_headphones1.gif
post #144 of 35472

Really wanna try these Keenion's look at these they look ascetically pleasing.

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post #145 of 35472
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I am referring to Earmax which the only similarity is the housing.They even have their own removable cable. I dont consider them knock offs because they dont claim as an IE80 but the DIYer sells his own brand just like the KZ. 
Isn't using the same housing still makes them a knock off?
post #146 of 35472
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The KZ-A1 are silly good for $15 if you love good bass. You'll see smily_headphones1.gif
If I just search KZ-A1 in aliexpress it gives me this: http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1450363254.html
post #147 of 35472
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Isn't using the same housing still makes them a knock off?

well, i did not state they use the same housing but i stated  similarities in housing. Many IEMs share similarities in housing like bullet type. Even in headphones, some Chinese brands like Superlux, Soul, and Fanny Wang have similarities with popular brands in housing and aesthetics. Can we also consider them knock offs?

post #148 of 35472
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Gotta find out who the OEM is.
Some of them look like Bluedio.
post #149 of 35472
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Originally Posted by airomjosh View Post

well, i did not state they use the same housing but i stated  similarities in housing. Many IEMs share similarities in housing like bullet type. Even in headphones, some Chinese brands like Superlux, Soul, and Fanny Wang have similarities with popular brands in housing and aesthetics. Can we also consider them knock offs?

Imho ...many iem or headphone share or look very similar in housing whether they are branded or not . Every person is entitled to their opinion whether they want to go for this brand or that brand and only buy from authorized retailer or distributor. So if one is weary or doubtful if their purchases is a knock off ...the best way is to buy direct from a reputable shop.

I think for this thread ...it is for people who want to explore other similar products without the big price tag for branded stuff . I would not go as far as saying there are knock off as long as they don't package in the iem/headphone in the original retail box or have the name of the particular brand in printed in the products.

For me ..the experience of discovering and enjoying these pursuit of sound ...have been satisfying. Where i am from ...branded products are sold at a premium price and not many choice of brands are available. So the only alternative is thru the web and forum like this which have been a great source of information and very helpful fellow headfier. Also liking very much of some of the Chinese made stuff that I own and finally got my first branded MP3 player ie.Fiio X3 ...for me that is treat because dont have budget to spend more and already spending more than I should since joining Head-Fi.

I previously owned an original Yuin PK3 which gave up on me after 6 months of usage and handle with care (me first branded IEM) ...decided to look for another one while browsing the website and found one seller on eBay selling DIY PK2 which was selling at fraction of the price of the original . Having received them and have been using them for almost a year and still going strong. The cable used is of a better quality and heat shrinked tubing re-inforced and the jack is replaced with Pallics jack. All in all I like it better than the original in term of sound and build quality. What I am trying to say ...I don't even want to know whether they are original or knock off but just that I have an IEM that I enjoy very much.

i have also purchased many different brands such ad Awei ,Kanen,XKDUN and JBM because they represent value for money and currently it meet my requirement in my pursuit of good sound. Maybe in time when I have the expertise of so called Golden Ear or my preference for sound have evolved to a point where my current collection don't meet my requirement and most of all where my budget/wallet allowed me to ...i would go for stuff like on some thread where fellow head-fier spent thousand on IEM or headphone which i can only dream of.

Thanks a lot for bhazard for starting this thread.
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If I just search KZ-A1 in aliexpress it gives me this: http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1450363254.html

Search "kz earphone"

 

Here's one:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Diy-ear-earphones-ultra-high-bass-earplugs-kz-new-arrival-a1/1321338465.html

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