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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post
 

Do any of you share a photo while the B3 on your ears? If not can you share a photo please?  :popcorn:

 

From the photos of the iem alone it seems that the housing is large. My ears are not so large and I am afraid its not going to sit on the concha :confused:

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Just ordered it! Thanks for your help and opinions friends! :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Very smooth, I'm not able to detect any sibilance at all but I'm not very sensitive too it either.

Check out penonaudio.com it's a reputable seller and they have them on sale for $99 shipped. As comparison I paid $160 for mine shipped and I'm still happy wink.gif

thanks! ordered. really curious...

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@garcsa, they're still growing on me so I hope you'll like them as well.
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I bought them from e-bay store (bigbargainonline).

 

65 USD including shipping to Turkey.

 

It's interesting to see the pricing is always going up since its introduction... Waiting to decide just a waste of time and money this time... 44 USD should be a steal for them...


Edited by Baycode - 3/6/14 at 7:51am
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Originally Posted by Netforce View Post
 

Been using the b3 for a fair bit last few days and been doing quite a bit of tip rolling with them. Bit shy with bass on most tips and using foam tips can give more bass but other parts of the sound suffer as a result. Favorite tips with them have been the sony hybrid tips without foam, included foam tips, comply s-400 tips, and bit mixed and still experimenting with them but the re-400 double flange tips seem quite nice with them. Fit and good seal has been something I've been trying to get a good combo of.

 

On the low end I like the included black foam tips for bass though treble takes a hit. The comply s-400 tips makes bass practically disappear but brings out the mids and treble is slightly recessed, soundstage sounds a bit more open with them.The orange tips give more bass but less than the black foams, fit is best for me and they affect the treble. Silicone tip wise the sony and re-400 tips really bring out the treble and cuts a nice balance overall by finding a balance between the bassy foams and the bass anemic comply s-400. Stock silicone tips I really cannot get a good seal and kills the bass, I really avoid these tips.

 

Mids on the b3 are fantastic, between the re-400 and the b3 I would say the mids at around the same level but I would give only the slight edge to the re-400. The b3 have greater soundstage and the treble is bit more prominent on the b3 over the re-400. Sibilance is a bit more noticeable with silicone tips on the b3 where I don't really detect sibilance with the re-400 ever. With foams on the b3 sibilance is pretty reduced along with details. Overall between I would say I would want to give the b3 more of a listen but I would still say at the moment I like the re-400 more but the b3 do really trade blows pretty well.

 

Some of the negatives of the b3 for me have been the larger shell leading to fit issues for insertion. Not too big a fan of the cable below the y split especially, the flat wire is pretty bulky and can get microphonic. The re-400's cable is one of the cons of them but microphonics really disappear when listening to them over ear, can't say the same about the b3s.  Build is quite decent on the b3, not at the level of the re-400 but not many iems can really compare well to the re-400's build at it's price point.

 

The b3 sound really good and I am glad I made the purchase, thanks for the thread for talking about them and raising my interests to give them a shot. I'll bring them to LA meet and see if I can make some new converts to the b3 in a few weeks.

 

Which has more bass, RE-400 or B3?

post #1837 of 26817
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Damn phone, it all disappeared!

What I wrote was that I find the bass unnaturally weak but that might just be my need for the hump talking.

Btw, the reason why I don't like eqing is that I use 2-3 different sources daily and I like to just unplug and plug in the headphones and listen without any extra work, I'm lazy.

In the case with the Havi's it's totally worth it though!

Agree.  Sounds like you and I have the same taste.  I don't want one I need to EQ for the same reason; plus, my wife will never eq :D

 

Sounds like you like them better than your S2 after EQ.

post #1838 of 26817
Yes, with bass boast better than s2.

The soundstage, layering and clarity are just so amazing.
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Still didn't get mine, dammit! :D

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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

 

Which has more bass, RE-400 or B3?

Re-400 has more with double flange then the sony hybrids on the b3 from a quick listen. The b3 extends lower but doesn't have as much impact as the re-400.

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Today I went to a shop and listened to the Momentum Over ears and the Sony MDR1r from my phone. I've used my phone with the Dolphin's pretty much the last couple of days so even if it's from memory only it gives a hint on how they compare.

As already said here before the Momentum's reminds quite a bit of the Dolphin's ( or maybe it's the other way around wink.gif ). The Dolphin's feels more balanced with less recessed mids and more subbass.

The same differences was also obvious with the Sony's. The Dolphin's also has better clarity than the Sony's.

The price of Momentum was about $400 and the Sony's were $300 so I'm pretty happy with the $160 I spent on the Dolphin's.

Since I didn't bring the Dolphin's take this with a grain of sand but at least this is how I heard it.

Edit: oh, one more thing: I really didn't feel that any of the other two had significantly better soundstage either.
Edited by peter123 - 3/6/14 at 11:56am
post #1842 of 26817

Hi All,

 

Followed this thread avidly and even purchased on the strength of recommendations (pistons, pro 80's), got a quick question.

 

I recently bought a pair of Dunu 1000's, so before I go and buy some Havi Pro originals, knowing that I have the Dunu's, am I going to be getting anything from them?

 

ps, quite upset that i didn't know about the dolphins a month ago, bought my kid brother the ue6000 in place of his b***s, they seem like a better choice.

 

Cheers

post #1843 of 26817
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Originally Posted by GavThomson View Post
 

Hi All,

 

Followed this thread avidly and even purchased on the strength of recommendations (pistons, pro 80's), got a quick question.

 

I recently bought a pair of Dunu 1000's, so before I go and buy some Havi Pro originals, knowing that I have the Dunu's, am I going to be getting anything from them?

 

ps, quite upset that i didn't know about the dolphins a month ago, bought my kid brother the ue6000 in place of his b***s, they seem like a better choice.

 

Cheers

The Dunu is awesome. I'd say the Havi is a complement to it, but not something that would beat it. The Havi is also 1/4th the price, but much more than 1/4th the performance.

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Asked Penon Audio about the new Pistons:

 

Dear bhazard451,
 
dear friend:
thanks for you attention.
this is the Xiaomi  official statement: 
Rose gold version Pistons Xiaomi earphone won  Design Academy IF Award .
Xiaomi Piston IF commemorative edition  presale now.
All orders containing IF commemorative  piston edition earphones will shipping in accordance with the timing of payments in succession  from the March 13th
Original rose gold piston earphone will shipping normal..
 
 
We had booked the official Xiaomi  piston  IF commemorative  edition, 
But we really do not know how many quantity the head-fi friends need.
We are considering establishment of a reservation advertising on PENON announce everything . 
and we  will confirm PAYPAL when we shipping the goods.
best regards.

 
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Perhaps this is not the best place to post but I am interested in adding a pair of bookshelf or smaller floor standing speakers to my audio world. Ideally something that would work well with my current dac and amp.

I hope to be able to keep it under $800 but even better if I can do for under $500.

Does anyone know of any places that I can go to check out in Hong Kong?
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