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How long did your KZ A1 took to arrive ? Thinking of pulling the trigger for these....thanks
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Wow, really?  Other reviewers seem to say that the Gratitudes are in a higher class compared to the VSD1LE and RE-400.

Mostly fluff. All of them are exceptional for the price, with minor variations. Each have their pros and cons.

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How long did your KZ A1 took to arrive ? Thinking of pulling the trigger for these....thanks

Around 3 weeks if you use china post, around 1-2 weeks with ePacket.

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It's funny but I think that KZ is actually a very successful brand because some sellers on Aliexpress are giving out nameless IEM's as KZ.

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It's funny but I think that KZ is actually a very successful brand because some sellers on Aliexpress are giving out nameless IEM's as KZ.

In their descriptions they say they have something around a million people having listened to them or bought, but in China that's like less than 1% of the population. Crazy to think a million sold is a small number.

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I just plugged in my Somic USB headsets into the PS4, and they work :) Stereo only though, with chat mic function.

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Somic seems to be putting out some good quality stuff these days: http://headphone.zol.com.cn/412/4129794.html

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Somic seems to be putting out some good quality stuff these days: http://headphone.zol.com.cn/412/4129794.html

Mp4nation told me they will start selling Somic products in a few weeks as well. Nice to see them start getting recognition.

 

I also listened to my Somic MH407 BA again last night, and it really is awesome. Blows away the Hisoundaudio BA-100 and A161P IMO. I was able to give it a very good bass boost with my nexus 5 and poweramp as well. Didn't have bass limitations like most single BA.

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post  I also listened to my Somic MH407 BA again last night, and it really is awesome. Blows away the Hisoundaudio BA-100 and A161P IMO. I was able to give it a very good bass boost with my nexus 5 and poweramp as well. Didn't have bass limitations like most single BA.

 

The MH407 sounds different from the A161P? Interesting. The MH407 doesn't seem to be much of a different product from the OEM product that is the MEElec A161 and the Fischer SBA-03. BTW, both earphones use a Knowles ED-30262 that doesn't appear to be damped, judging from the DCR rating (the MH407 has the same DCR at 12 ohms, BTW) and the peak response. I would bank on just getting whichever is the most affordable of the three, but you seem to believe that the MH407 sounds better? BTW, the ED-30262 is a vented driver, which helps the bass response in extending better. It's possible they chose to open the bass vent with the MH407 but kept it closed with the other two models (not sure whether they had it opened or not), and/or added extra damping to smooth out the treble. It's also possible that they're using a different BA driver, but what would they use? The ED-30262 is a good driver for full-range earphone use. It's also not really all that practical. If there's already a perfectly good-performing OEM model, why would they choose to tweak it, at higher cost?

 

On the other hand, this new MH415 microdriver IEM looks nice and ergonomic, and has MMCX removable cables.

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Where can I get info on Earmax and KZ brands?
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The MH407 sounds different from the A161P? Interesting. The MH407 doesn't seem to be much of a different product from the OEM product that is the MEElec A161 and the Fischer SBA-03. BTW, both earphones use a Knowles ED-30262 that doesn't appear to be damped, judging from the DCR rating (the MH407 has the same DCR at 12 ohms, BTW) and the peak response. I would bank on just getting whichever is the most affordable of the three, but you seem to believe that the MH407 sounds better? BTW, the ED-30262 is a vented driver, which helps the bass response in extending better. It's possible they chose to open the bass vent with the MH407 but kept it closed with the other two models (not sure whether they had it opened or not), and/or added extra damping to smooth out the treble. It's also possible that they're using a different BA driver, but what would they use? The ED-30262 is a good driver for full-range earphone use. It's also not really all that practical. If there's already a perfectly good-performing OEM model, why would they choose to tweak it, at higher cost?

 

On the other hand, this new MH415 microdriver IEM looks nice and ergonomic, and has MMCX removable cables.

Yep. The A161P was a little too shrill for me, and lacked bass response. These don't have the same pronounced boosted highs and sibilance that hurt my ears. Never heard the Fischer

 

The Fischer and 161P are both 16ohm and above 100db sensitivity. The Somic is 12ohm and 99. They probably tweaked it for bass, or may have used a different driver. Either way, I definitely prefer it over the 161p, and it is cheaper too.

 

I'll probably order the MH415 too when available. Such is life with a headphone addiction.

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Yep. The A161P was a little too shrill for me, and lacked bass response. These don't have the same pronounced boosted highs and sibilance that hurt my ears. Never heard the Fischer

 

The Fischer and 161P are both 16ohm and above 100db sensitivity. The Somic is 12ohm and 99. They probably tweaked it for bass, or may have used a different driver. Either way, I definitely prefer it over the 161p, and it is cheaper too.

 

I'll probably order the MH415 too when available. Such is life with a headphone addiction.

 

The problem is that both Fischer and MEElec never listed the correct specs. If you take a look at Tyll's measurements, the impedance of both at 1k is about 36 ohms and lowest point (basically DCR on single driver BAs) is around 12 ohms. Somic is merely listing the DCR correctly. It's possible that the cable is different (cables can alter impedance by as much as 20 ohms, no joke), and what Somic is using is lower resistance, so you'll believe that the MH407 is less shrill because it's not electrically underdamped by the cable. It's also possible that they added a damper screen, which would also give the effect of the highs being less peaky. Good to know that it's cheaper --- that'd be my pick then.

 

The MH415 definitely looks good.

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Got in another $10-15 overperformer. Fokoos X5.

 

Very much a V shaped sound signature with good clarity. Would make a great running pair for someone who likes that kind of sound. Not amazing, but worth the money.

 

Description:

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=17807835472&ad_id=&am_id=&cm_id=140105335569ed55e27b&pm_id=

 

ePacket:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-Fokoos-x5-mobile-phone-headphones-with-microphone-wire-heatshrinked-noodles-ear-headset-earphones-high/1090924977.html 


Edited by bhazard - 11/21/13 at 9:09pm
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This looks like a pretty cool dual driver for ~$40. Just shaped a bit like the IE80, but it seems much different.

 

Whoa... it has dual drivers AND it is covered in polished Gorilla Glass? For $40? That is awesome. I'm getting it. Never seen a Gorilla Glass earphone before. Very cool.

 

Nice find indeed.


Edited by bhazard - 11/22/13 at 7:54am
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