I'm looking at $68 + $26 ePacket or $32 EMS (5 days) = $94 from certain sellers. Big difference.
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wow that would be a nice price. But its without the fee for Taobao agent?
This month I will not order, but possible next month. Than I will try - if there is no other possibility - to contact the seller directly (or if someone would do this).
The Havi B3 seller on Taobao created a possibilty to order on aliexpress. Could be that another seller would do the same, if a few people ask for the possibility for ordering directly to US/EU on aliexpress/shop....
Here are some of the TB review comments I extracted from Don Scorpio Dolphin and Drama headphone. However, there ain't much comment on DRAMA.
Suitable for live vocal or sparse instrument music. Not appropriate for heavy, orchestra, rock and similar type of music.
It is the sound that I like. Highs are not dull with controlled bass. There is sound seperation.
Though not as stunning as DRAMA. High and mid are more thorough (revealing).
Those who prefer more bass should go for DRAMA, while those who love vocal should go for DOPLHIN. It tends to give an air of clarity. New headphone may sound thin and hopefully, it should resolve upon burn-in.
DOLPHIN looks better than DRAMA and it has the same type of good built quality. Pearl white does not look as good as shown in the photo. Thus, recommended to go for luminous ocean blue color.
The sound quality is good, but it has a different sound characteristics which tends to clarity. DOLPHIN low cannot be compared with DRAMA but has better high and mid. At least it sound more balanced. 480 is definitely value for money.
Meanwhile, I just have to save up for DRAMA. I still cannot forget DRAMA's comfort ever since, though it does not look as good as DOPLHIN.
Lows are well controlled, high and mids performances are very outstanding.
Hopefully, it will give us an idea of their sound difference.
After searching for other sources for the Dolphin I found a very similiar looking headphone:
I think the engineers of the dolphin could had "a little bit" of their inspiration by this headphone ;-)
The cheapest price for the Drama which I found is 85 USD
@twister6 not sure if you saw this...just curious. THanks
Night and day in comparison. In terms of build quality and compact folding - nothing can touch M-100, they build like a tank. But they are inferior in everything else in comparison to Dolphin. Earpad is a bit smaller (my ear fits better inside of Dolphin earpad). Dolphin soundstage is wider. M-100 is a perfect example of v-shaped EQ with mids (especially upper mids) recessed too much, while Dolphin's will be more balanced and more detailed. Also, you get more sparkle in treble. With bass, Dolphin wins again, more clarity and better separation of sub-bass and bass. M-100 bass is warmer and not as punchy as Dolphin's. As much as Dolphin's design looks "exotic", if I could have M-100 desing/build with a slightly bigger earpads and exactly same sound signature of Dolphin's - I would be VERY happy. With M-100 I know they will outlast anything, with Dolphin - only time will tell about durability and build quality. Hard to tell yet, but sound quality is amazing.
Can't wait for others to receive and to review it so we can compare our "notes". I'm very curious to see how consistent the sound and the build quality between more Dolphin's. I get excited too easy when I get a new toy and really like it. Let's see other proper reviews of these :)
it seems that this is the Donscorpion online shop on taobao with best prices for the Dolphin:
355 yuan (54 USD) for the Dolphin white and 559 yuan (91 usd) for the Drama
Drama (different) reviews:
with google translation the undestanding is ok
with taobao agents.
for example ugomark:
Someone in this thread didn't recommended ugomark, so this is only for seeing how it works, but the both other are recommended agents are (temp) down: mistertao.com and http://www.smalltao.com/
I think the best would be to write the shop owner for another solution (e.g. aliexpress), but i couldn't find a contact formular.