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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

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.


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.


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

Be sure to report your findings after you receive it.
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Check out this thread - http://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/xiaomi-piston-earphones.22779/

 

A guy ordered a pair of the Pistons and they didnt work. Seller claims they only work on Xiaomi phones... >_>  

 

Edit: I still cant decide if I think that's just funny by how ridiculous a claim that is... Or makes me really angry :P


Edited by Mitchell4500 - 11/24/13 at 8:01am
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Originally Posted by Nrocket View Post
 

Just throwing another one out there that looks nice.

 

http://www.buychina.com/items/ecci-zombie-pr100mkii-mk2-mark-rabbit-ear-headsets-hifi-music-sf-zstpprqolh

Ecci is somewhat well known. You may be able to find more about them searching the forums.

 

 

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Isk headphone thread here with more info:
 
The ISK HF 2010 is basically the Takstar 2050 in looks, but may sound different.
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Another great find came in today...

 

Gediao GD-1

 

$22 earphone, sounds and looks much more expensive. Has quality packaging and a nice case. Clear sound, nice bass. U shaped sig.

 

The clarity is the biggest surprise. Much clearer than most $20 earphones.

 

Still giving them some burn in, but I like them already.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Gediao-GD-1-Noise-Cancelling-Earphone-excellent-sound-domestic-hot-sale/400742_1459100971.html


Edited by bhazard - 11/25/13 at 8:04pm
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New release Somic Milano M3 and the Havi earphone on their way...

 

 

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New release Somic Milano M3 and the Havi earphone on their way...

 

 

Ooooo keeping an eye on the Havi B3! Can't wait for your impressions! 

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Today's arrivals:

 

Somic MH438: 40mm Supra aural open back $26

 

Somic MH539: 40mm Supra aural closed back ~$26

 

Both awesome. Both give my Vmoda M-80 a run for in SQ. Both have more bass.

 

The 438 has the better soundstage, imaging, and overall feel from being open back, while the 539 has nice, strong dynamic bass, albeit slightly congested sounding after listen to the 438 before it. $25 is an awesome price for either one. Somic never disappoints me. I heart them.

 

I really want to know what the bigger Somic MH463 open back sounds like now, but mine was lost in the mail :(  I'm not the biggest fan of Supra aurals.

post #220 of 6613
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Another great find came in today...

 

Gediao GD-1

 

$22 earphone, sounds and looks much more expensive. Has quality packaging and a nice case. Clear sound, nice bass. U shaped sig.

 

The clarity is the biggest surprise. Much clearer than most $20 earphones.

 

Still giving them some burn in, but I like them already.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Gediao-GD-1-Noise-Cancelling-Earphone-excellent-sound-domestic-hot-sale/400742_1459100971.html

 

What's the build quality like on the Gediaos? They remind me of the Superluxes--which i wanted but decided not to get due to the really poor reviews for build quality. 

 

Also, where did you get the Somic HD438 at for only $26?


Edited by FajroMangxanto - 11/26/13 at 8:29pm
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

 

What's the build quality like on the Gediaos? They remind me of the Superluxes--which i wanted but decided not to get due to the really poor reviews for build quality. 

 

Also, where did you get the Somic HD438 at for only $26?

Build quality is actually very good on the Gediao.

 

I love Superlux headphones, but I hate their IEMs. They are either too bright (386) or too dull (381,385).

 

MH438 $27

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Somic-MH438-headset-folding-headphone-bass-MP3-music/1163162786.html 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Build quality is actually very good on the Gediao.

 

I love Superlux headphones, but I hate their IEMs. They are either too bright (386) or too dull (381,385).

 

MH438 $27

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Somic-MH438-headset-folding-headphone-bass-MP3-music/1163162786.html 

 

Thanks for the link! Another seller had them priced at 2x more. Do you think I should wait for the Milano M3 or go ahead and buy the MH438? This will actually be my first ever headphone purchase, so I want to make the "right" one.

 

Oh, and I saw that you have the Moe SS01. Do you like the Gediaos more? $22 seems like a steal if the clarity is anywhere near close to the SS01, given that that's what everyone seems to be stating as its defining characteristic. If it is, I'll probably go ahead and buy them ASAP. 


Edited by FajroMangxanto - 11/26/13 at 9:42pm
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Before purchasing anything, you need to decide on the type of sound you want, and if you are OK with on ear headphones like the 438. I find over ear headphones more comfortable. The Somic mh463 is the over ear version, at ~$50.

They are open back headphones, which normally provide a better "3D" type sound and imaging. They lack bass compared to closed headphones most of the time.

Your budget and your sound preferences will determine what you buy. There's only about a few thousand to choose from... it gets overwhelming.
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The Gediao is not as detailed as the Moe, but it's not far off either.
post #225 of 6613
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Before purchasing anything, you need to decide on the type of sound you want, and if you are OK with on ear headphones like the 438. I find over ear headphones more comfortable. The Somic mh463 is the over ear version, at ~$50.

They are open back headphones, which normally provide a better "3D" type sound and imaging. They lack bass compared to closed headphones most of the time.

Your budget and your sound preferences will determine what you buy. There's only about a few thousand to choose from... it gets overwhelming.

 

I should preface this by saying I'm very much still a newbie. So far, the only IEMs I've used are the Monoprice 8320 (just broke), Sony Sony MDREX10LP (don't use for music), and Monster Turbines (broke a long time ago). And, I have 0 experience with headphones. 

 

Anyway, yeah, I'm interested in the openness/3Dness of the 438. But, I'd be willing to spend the $50 on the 463 if I knew the clarity was definitely better. It sucks your order was lost. Here's an example of a song that I'm very much interested in listening to through a headphone. I wonder if an open back would be bad for it due to the amount of bass and the times when it drops low. Overall, I'm still interested more in the 438 and 463.

 

As far as IEMs go, I just bought the VSD1 (for female vocals--feist, joan as police woman, lana del ray, minnie riperton, etc.) and the Brainwavz Delta (for soundstage and cheapness). I was considering the SS01 for its resolving capability because I didn't want to spend $100 for the re-400. But, if the Gediao is just as good or better for half the price, I'm leaning towards it. In this situation, I guess I'd say that I want the clarity but still solid bass. 

 

Really, I'm just trying to get some stuff to build a solid base from at a low cost. 

 

Edit: should probably point out that, fwiw, I don't only listen to female vocalists; though, they are what I've mainly been listening to here lately. 


Edited by FajroMangxanto - 11/26/13 at 11:15pm
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