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Originally Posted by jim723 View Post
 

I am wondering if anyone has compared the Don Scropio Dolphin and Drama headphones. 

 

My apology, I missed a lot of earlier discussions on this thread.

 

Thanks.

 

I have. The Drama focuses on bass, yet still remains clear. Mids are recessed. They are like Beats, but look and sound better for half the price.

 

The Dolphin boosts lows, mids, and highs. Not a natural sound signature, but it does sound great.

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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

Is there a consensus yet where R3 Q/Pro versions stand versus Havi B3 Pro MK1 and Ostry KC06?

They can't compare, but the R3 Pro looks awesome, is made with real Ebony, sounds very good, is dirt cheap, and comes with an awesome detachable cable that can be used for other detachables like the Somic MH415, Moxpad, etc.

 

The Ostry and Havi are just on another level.

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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

Question...

Is lunashops legit?

I found the micro USB male to micro USB male adapter I've been searching for on their site. I also found a bunch of xdun and UR brand earbuds. I also see they have the Denon c751 on there. The price on these seems to good to be true.

If anyone has used lunashops please give me your impressions.

Please and thank you

 

100% legit!  I got and reviewed a number of replacement cables from them.  FYI my reviews:

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2560852

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47306303&postcount=7

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48272851&postcount=12

 

Good workmanship and very cheap prices.

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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post

100% legit!  I got and reviewed a number of replacement cables from them.  FYI my reviews:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2560852

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47306303&postcount=7

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48272851&postcount=12

Good workmanship and very cheap prices.
Did you ever buy some of their listed high end earphones?
post #2674 of 7926

While ago I ordered a bunch of portable headphones. Couple are still on the way but here is what I got so far.

 

Somic mh438 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Somic-MH438-headset-folding-headphone-bass-MP3-music/1163162786.html

 

I really like these. These have a similar punchy bass that mh463. Overall tone is bit on the warm side. Lacks clarity compared to mh463. Soundstage is nice for a portable but not that amazing considering these are open back. I found that removing the cushion inside the pads improved the clarity. Strangely it also gave me a better and more comfortable fit. Now there is nothing but pleather cover between my ears and the driver. For something as cheap as this build is excellent. Sliders are metal and overall build is sturdy. 3,5mm plug is one of the smallest ive seen outside iems, which is definately a plus. These take some juice to drive so some users might have to keep that in mind. My htc phone could not get these quite as loud as I'd like but it is a very crappy product for this purpose anyway. I would definately recommend these for someone looking for an affordable open portable. Build is better than on my Sennheiser hd228 and sound quality is not behind either. I definately prefer these over portapros too. I'm yet to do a comparative listening vs jvc ha-s400 and fa-004 clones. To me that will determine the true value of these but even at this point it is obvious these are a bargain for someone who needs portables but wan'ts to be aware of their surroundings too.

 

Jolly Roger M2 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-2013-Jolly-Roger-M2-Folding-Foldable-Headphones-w-Microphone-for-iPhone-for-iPad-for-Samsung/1579177222.html?cn=null&PID=6146845&tp1=1pdj6sl3zod9t&tracelog=null&src=ale&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aliexpress.com%2Fitem%2FNew-2013-Jolly-Roger-M2-Folding-Foldable-Headphones-w-Microphone-for-iPhone-for-iPad-for-Samsung%2F1579177222.html&cv=11032041&af=cj_6146845&vd=30

 

Build is all plastic and feels as cheap as it is. Sound is veiled but after a while it is not that unpleasant. These are not exactly on ears or over ears either. Getting a good fit is challenging. All in all mediocre headphones that I would not recommend to anyone.

 

Kanen ip-900 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Quality-Headphone-Kanen-ip-900-Hi-Fi-Speakers-Surround-Gaming-Headset-Stereo-Bass-Music-Headphone/1730277527.html

 

Aviator copies with good build quality. The build is really impressive. Just by holding these I would never guess the price. Getting a good seal is bit tricky but after I manged to position these properly these are fairly comfortable. Highs are ok, nothing special. Midrange clarity is impressive allthough with some gear it can be a bit shouty. There is unnatural emphasis somewhere in the upper midrange. These had a lot of potential but unfortunately these fail in bass department. These seriously lack bass. I gave these a good 50 hour burn in but it did not help. I might try some mods on these later on because I believe these have potential but in stock form I can't recommend these.

 

Yongle ip-804 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/IP-804-Classic-Style-Hi-Fi-Stereo-On-Ear-Headphone-for-PC-MP3-MP4-iPod-iPhone/1626868476.html

 

I had high expectations for these. These look identical to headphones Scosche rh656 which are sold around 99$. I though these can't be that bad if these are oem for something sold for that price. The build indeed is nice as it looks in the pictures. The hinge part is all alloy which is not that common for something sold less than 15$. The part where the hinge connects to the cups shows that these are not premium products. Metal had obviously scratched the plastic... Minor fault but annoying. I could not get a comfortable fit with these. Pads are small and the cups don't swivel enough to be properly adjusted to my somewhat pointy ears.

 

Unfortunately these look alot better than these sound. These sound really really bad. It is like listening music through a metal tube. Not even like listening to a rock concert through a metal tube. It is like listening to your neighbours bad radio, in the next room, through a metal tube. Honestly these are barely an improvement over 50cent samsung earbuds. If these really are scoche oem the rh656 is one big scam. Horrific... I urge everyone to avoid these but I might still use these for a modding project. With bigger pads and maybe with koss kcs75 drivers these could make a classy and good sounding portables.

 

Yongle ip-808 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-New-Fashion-Universal-Stereo-Headset-headphone-earphone-extra-brass-Microphone-Computer-peripherals-for-iphone-sumsang/1696492997.html

 

For the price these too are a well built headphones. Adjusters are metal and everything feels sturdy enough. Best part is the comfort. To me these are around ears. Smallest around ears possible for me. Perfect fit, allmost like custom made specifically for me. Love it! When I pushed play I instantly forgot how good these felt on my head. Sound was horrible. Not just bad, I thought these were broken. After a while I realised I have to push the call button to get normal sound out of these. Well...not just push the button. It has to be pushed all the time. So yeah...these are worthless for apparent reason. Even if these would work properly sound is not anything to get exited about. Better than ip-804 but still below average. I'm really disappointed with the performance of these two yongles. When I removed the pads I got verification that these guys know nothing about headphones. The drivers are angled. I did not see that coming. That's great for such a cheap headphone, right? Well...not really.. THE DRIVERS ARE ANGLED TO THE WRONG DIRECTION!? Seriously? Driver's point away from your ears... That's it, I will never touch another Yongle product again.

 

 

 

 

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Nice impressions Beocord!
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post


Did you ever buy some of their listed high end earphones?

 

No, cables only.  Actually, waiting for them to get in stock new ATH-IM0x series connectors so I can mod one of my MMX-connector cables.

 

Though I had a very good experience dealing with them regarding cables, to be honest I would be a little cautious buying actual headphones (especially high end stuff).  By their price listing, those look like a legitimate products, but Lunashop doesn't specialize in headphones but rather cables.  So, I don't know how much support you will get afterwards or if your manufacturing warranty will be honored.  Again, email them to find out about that.  In a lot of cases, if you buy from unauthorized distributor the warranty will be voided.  It's OK if you're buying $25-$100 headphones, but might hurt at the end if you are spending $300-$400.

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

 

I have. The Drama focuses on bass, yet still remains clear. Mids are recessed. They are like Beats, but look and sound better for half the price.

 

The Dolphin boosts lows, mids, and highs. Not a natural sound signature, but it does sound great.

 

 

That's really helpful information, thank you. 

 

A follow-up question. How does Dolphin compare to Somic MH463. I know MH463 is open back and Dolphin is closed back so they are not exactly apple to apple. Although MH463 sounds really good but the soundstage is kind small for an open back, IMO.


Edited by jim723 - 4/24/14 at 12:50pm
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Haven't heard the somic but a few pages back bunch of dolphin owners did a little mod and took out a piece of foam that really opened up the soundstage though it did push the treble a bit forward.

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I am wondering if anyone heard about ttpod t1? I saw some guys are selling on ebay, it looks pretty cool!
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Originally Posted by rtms526 View Post

I am wondering if anyone heard about ttpod t1? I saw some guys are selling on ebay, it looks pretty cool!

IIRC user bhazard already bought it; he said it didn't sound any good.

That is, IIRC.

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I've recently demoed a pair of Oppo PM-1 Headphone which I got to say is slightly better than the Sennheiser HD 800 in terms of sound quality, build quality and comfort.

I am astonished that an Asian Brand can dish out an audiophile grade headset that is better than Sennheiser's audiophile grade headphones.

The bass is punchy, the treble marvelous and the sound stage is super wide and very expensive. 

 

I commend Oppo a Chinese smartphone brand for creating a pair of audiophile cans that is a step higher than Sennheiser.

 

Here is the link to a review done by Tech Radar: http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/oppo-pm-1-1242373/review


Edited by Singleton - 4/24/14 at 9:56pm
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Originally Posted by Singleton View Post
 

I've recently demoed a pair of Oppo PM-1 Headphone which I got to say is slightly better than the Sennheiser HD 800 in terms of sound quality, build quality and comfort.

I am astonished that an Asian Brand can dish out an audiophile grade headset that is better than Sennheiser's audiophile grade headphones.

The bass is punchy, the treble marvelous and the sound stage is super wide and very expensive. 

 

I commend Oppo a Chinese smartphone brand for creating a pair of audiophile cans that is a step higher than Sennheiser.

 

Here is the link to a review done by Tech Radar: http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/oppo-pm-1-1242373/review

As far as I know a lot of people commented that they should have been worth a lot less than it's priced at. At $1000, a lot of people say it doesn't really compete well with the others up at that price range, SQ-wise. Of course, I haven't had a chance to hear it for myself (I never do), so I can't say for sure.

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

As far as I know a lot of people commented that they should have been worth a lot less than it's priced at. At $1000, a lot of people say it doesn't really compete well with the others up at that price range, SQ-wise. Of course, I haven't had a chance to hear it for myself (I never do), so I can't say for sure.

 Based on my experience with the HD 800; the SQ of the HD 800 is a slightly muddy and dull when compared to the PM-1.

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HD800 muddy and dull? with what setup did you listen to it?
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Originally Posted by jim723 View Post
 

A follow-up question. How does Dolphin compare to Somic MH463. I know MH463 is open back and Dolphin is closed back so they are not exactly apple to apple. Although MH463 sounds really good but the soundstage is kind small for an open back, IMO.

Buy ATH-AD500X.

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