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post #196 of 35472
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Tiinlab T114: $60

 

Big, beefy bass. They even make mention of how their "TFAT" technology achieves big bass without sacrificing clarity, and they are right, it does. They've been producing for decades? Interesting. The brand seems somewhat popular on Taobao.

 

Explanation:

http://www.tiinlab.com/#innovation

 

Item:

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=35014174087&ad_id=&am_id=&cm_id=140105335569ed55e27b&pm_id=

 

I think the Moe is the better $60 earphone after first impressions however. After EQ the Moe has the clarity edge. The T114 has the bass edge, but I need to play with some EQ first.

 

The T114's bass is really engaging. Plays deep and smooth like a good subwoofer.


Edited by bhazard - 11/23/13 at 11:28am
post #197 of 35472
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Jiayu JY-01: Hollow sounding. Not worth the $12

 

Gorsun GS-A230: Less hollow, but still nothing special at $5. There are better earphones for only a few dollars more.

post #198 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Got the Maya S6 in. I love the shape. Another V signature. Some bass bloat. Fun, but not worth more than the $20-30 they are going for. Good, but not a value king.

 

Tries to emulate a Beats signature. which I hate. Easily driven by an iphone though, and most people would find them to be really good and attractive to wear.

Which of your new acquisitions can be considered the value king so far?

post #199 of 35472
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Originally Posted by airomjosh View Post
 

Which of your new acquisitions can be considered the value king so far?

This beast, the KZ-A1:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35833460683&on_comment=1

 

$6, ~$11 total through a Taobao agent shipped. This one is the best tuned version, compared to the others on aliexpress which might not be.

 

Sounds incredible. Matches a lot of iems in the $75-100 range in performance easily.

 

I like it so much that I'm about to try a lot of the newer models they just got in.

post #200 of 35472
http://multicorechina.com/xiaomi-piston-earphones-review/

Anyone have this Xiaomi piston iem ..they sure look sexy ?
post #201 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

This beast, the KZ
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35833460683&on_comment=1

$6, ~$11 total through a Taobao agent shipped. This one is the best tuned version, compared to the others on aliexpress which might not be.

Sounds incredible. Matches a lot of iems in the $75-100 range in performance easily.

I like it so much that I'm about to try a lot of the newer models they just got in.

Where do you see new models?
Edited by Nrocket - 11/23/13 at 6:36pm
post #202 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Wokei View Post

http://multicorechina.com/xiaomi-piston-earphones-review/

Anyone have this Xiaomi piston iem ..they sure look sexy ?

I just got that in too. Looks sexy, great packaging, sounds hollow and terrible :( I thought it would sound much better, as Xiaomi is a big smartphone maker in China.

 

If you want to try it, let me know.

post #203 of 35472
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Where do you see new models?

Use chrome to translate. "all baby" usually means all items in the store. Sort by new to see the newest.

 

Here it is sorted. The GK1 and DS are pre-orders, which I'm about to place, because they are around $10 each.

http://taoctt.taobao.com/search.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w4010-218018786.4.Xorldr&search=y&orderType=newOn_desc

post #204 of 35472

^ Great work, ya'll!!!

 

post #205 of 35472
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The Xiaomi earphone I got was a fake. A chinese copy of a chinese earphone. That's a first.


Edited by bhazard - 11/23/13 at 8:01pm
post #206 of 35472
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The Xiaomi earphone I got was a fake. A chinese copy of a chinese earphone. That's a first.

Yes.... I saw it on eBay today where the description show pic of fake n real.. Differences with few pic of it..... Buy where did u get those fake via eBay or other site so that if decide to get them....not the same seller I hope

Well if there are fake Xiaomi Piston.... They must be quite good I supposed to warrant Chinese copy of a Chinese earphone... Quite an irony n poetic justice
post #207 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I just got that in too. Looks sexy, great packaging, sounds hollow and terrible frown.gif I thought it would sound much better, as Xiaomi is a big smartphone maker in China.

If you want to try it, let me know.

Yes I would like to try it but me think me location might be a problem man..... Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
post #208 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

This beast, the KZ-A1:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35833460683&on_comment=1

$6, ~$11 total through a Taobao agent shipped. This one is the best tuned version, compared to the others on aliexpress which might not be.

Sounds incredible. Matches a lot of iems in the $75-100 range in performance easily.

I like it so much that I'm about to try a lot of the newer models they just got in.

Just registered me self at Aliexpress and about to pull the trigger on KZ-A1 ...did u get yours from this seller ...http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Diy-ear-earphones-ultra-high-bass-earplugs-kz-new-arrival-a1/1321338465.html

Because have bought some dud from eBay too ..so kind of weary ..seeing you have KZ-A1 ...just wanna make sure I buy from the same seller...THANKS
post #209 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

This beast, the KZ-A1:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35833460683&on_comment=1

$6, ~$11 total through a Taobao agent shipped. This one is the best tuned version, compared to the others on aliexpress which might not be.

Sounds incredible. Matches a lot of iems in the $75-100 range in performance easily.

I like it so much that I'm about to try a lot of the newer models they just got in.
Do you mean that the KZ-A1 has different tunings that vary from seller to seller?
post #210 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post


Do you mean that the KZ-A1 has different tunings that vary from seller to seller?

 

KZ themselves seems to have 2 versions. A regular one, and an "ultimate tuning" version for the same price that is newer. If you use aliexpress, you probably won't be told which version you get. Using KZ's Taobao link is the only way to know for sure it seems.

 

I got mine from aliexpress btw, and this version sounds awesome. I am buying the one directly from KZ just to be sure, because its $6.

 

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Originally Posted by Wokei View Post


Just registered me self at Aliexpress and about to pull the trigger on KZ-A1 ...did u get yours from this seller ...http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Diy-ear-earphones-ultra-high-bass-earplugs-kz-new-arrival-a1/1321338465.html

Because have bought some dud from eBay too ..so kind of weary ..seeing you have KZ-A1 ...just wanna make sure I buy from the same seller...THANKS

 

Any of the aliexpress sellers should be ok. That's where I got mine from. I am buying the "ultimate tuning" version directly from KZ on Taobao to see if there are any differences.

 

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Originally Posted by Wokei View Post


Yes.... I saw it on eBay today where the description show pic of fake n real.. Differences with few pic of it..... Buy where did u get those fake via eBay or other site so that if decide to get them....not the same seller I hope

Well if there are fake Xiaomi Piston.... They must be quite good I supposed to warrant Chinese copy of a Chinese earphone... Quite an irony n poetic justice

 

Any of the sellers on aliexpress under $20 are all fake, despite saying original. I submitted a claim for a counterfeit, just like ebay.

 

Yes, that picture is how I found out mine was a fake. Any seller under $20 is fake. I ordered a genuine one this time, and yes, if a chinese earphone is being copied in China, it must be good.

 

The Xiaomi headphone is made of aluminum, has a brown cord, and it smells like chocolate too!


Edited by bhazard - 11/24/13 at 7:19am
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