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post #2911 of 6216
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

I got my sennheiser ie8 in from eBay...

WTF! ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL MAJOR BOGUS CRAP.

I was probably experiencing high blood sugar or something bidding on a Chinese product that seemed to good to be true.

They are absolute s#it, and sound horrible.

I just filed a complaint after two days of messaging the seller.

Has anyone (probably everyone) ever gotten knock offs on eBay? If I file a complaint I will get my $ back, right?

only get the earmax or tingo or kz versions, but the way i approach these similar styled headphones, is that if in the listing they show any picture with the sennheiser logo, i automatically do not buy, as i just think it's a knock-off thats rubbish. and they usually turn out to be, but for $60 i personally think you're better off getting either havi b3 pro-1 or ostry kc06

post #2912 of 6216
Bass on dunu isn't very bassy maybe a tad more sud and mid bass , the miss are sameūüėé
post #2913 of 6216
Kc06a Shipped....ohhh yea and dunu dn2k will be coming in two three daysūüėé
post #2914 of 6216
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

Put Takstar Pro 80 on that list too. I have just heard them for a few minutes out of the box - very impressive.

Could be a perfect all-a rounder.

I have the Pro 80 and like them.  I think someone said Dolphin was better, and I haven't seen a Pro 80 vs. S680 compare yet.

post #2915 of 6216
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

I have the Pro 80 and like them.  I think someone said Dolphin was better, and I haven't seen a Pro 80 vs. S680 compare yet.

 

I might be able to do it in a few days.

post #2916 of 6216
So I finally got a chance to sit down and compare the highs on sr325is and the Dolphin's.

The sr325is are definetley brighter allover and are more prone to sibliance. This is not a problem for me since I love their sound but it's still a fact. On the other hand I also think that they stretch a little bit further up but the difference is a not big.

So the conclusion is that the Dolphin's has a bit smoother highs.

I would still rate the Grado's higher but not buy much. The sound signature of the two are quite different though.
post #2917 of 6216
Got the Donscorpio Dolphins today. My first impressions are very positive, and I can't wait to hear them after letting them break-in for a day or two. They are clearly a very good value and worth every penny.

Some first thoughts:

Penon Audio
This is my third time ordering from Penon Audio. Each time they sent an email acknowledging the order, and then within about a day, a notice that the order had shipped with tracking number.

They always package very well. This one was packed in both a layer of plastic and paper around a stiff cardboard box that had the Dolphin retail packaging inside (with shrink wrap around that).

Opening the box
As has been previously pointed out, the retail boxing for the Dolphins is very nice packaging. I'd be happy to give this as gift--it would be impressive upon opening--and the retail packaging was well preserved by Penon Audio's packing.

Inside are the two cords (one with mic and controls) and carrying case. When I first opened the case, I was a little surprised by the size of the Dolphins. For some reason, I thought they'd be a little larger. I'd say that they are close in size to the Sennheiser Momentum on-ears or Onkyo ES-HF300s, only with full cups to go over the ears instead of pads for on ear. The smaller size was a plus for me because my main goal was a headphone for portable use. They are definitely lightweight and comfortable, and despite the smaller size, the ears of my XXL hat size head did fit within them well, and I get a good seal. Because of their size, when placed flat in the case as is the design, the case is fairly thin in depth. Should fit well in a backpack or messenger bag in contrast to the rounder, thicker in depth Slappa case I have for my M50s.

Initial comfort has been good. I've only worn them a couple times for about half an hour. But the pads are cushy enough, and they are lightweight enough that I could imagine wearing them for hours without even noticing they are there.

I got the champagne color Dolphins, and it is a little more muted than the stock photos would indicate. Not a problem for me (I'd just as soon have the color more demure), but people should be aware that the marketing photos probably have a good bit of color saturation added with Photoshop.

Listening after 5 to 6 hours of burn-in
The frequency response signature of the Dolphins reminds me of the Doscorpio Bass Colours, only perhaps a little less bass. It seems like Donscorpio decided to target the same listener with these headphones. They are definitely bassy, but the bass emphasis is centered in the subbass region, just like the Bass Colours. Somewhere in the upper midbass range the bass emphasis seems to finish rolling off, and then there is no warm mid bleed (which I dislike).

Also like the Bass Colours, the mids do not seem very recessed. Definitely some treble emphasis. But not too much for me. Because of the lack of bass bleed, if one is listening to classic rock or some music where there is very little bass content under 100hz, they may sound more cold than warm. So they tend to have a different character depending on the genre of music. With modern EDM which has subbass, you get some nice kickass bass impact.

And in comparison to the Bass Colours, they are more refined in SQ. Definitely a difference between the Donscorpio $35 IEM vs. the $100 over ear headphone.

I'll post some more impressions in a couple of days. Right now, I'd say that they clearly compete in class well with headphones in the $125 to $150 range. I would suggest these as an alternative to the Onkyo ES-HF300 (although I'm going on memory, having demoed them at home about six months ago) for someone wanting more subbass emphasis.

I can also see why others are preferring them to the ATH-M50s, although the M50s bass emphasis is centered higher (or perhaps wider) and the M50s might be more attractive to bassheads. In fact, as Peter123 previously mentioned in the thread, some bassheads might feel that the Dolphins don't have enough bass. And I would agree. It's not because there's not plenty of emphasis where there is emphasis. But I think a lot of bassheads expect more impact in the upper midbass region.

Finally, I think the Dolphins deserve their own appreciation thread. I'm guessing I'm volunteering someone else to start it other than me. (lol) But they do deserve more appreciation and discussion smily_headphones1.gif
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Just had to pick up my jaw off the ground!!! Got today a package from Penonaudio (the ONLY place to get your headphone gems!!!) with... SIDY DM2. 

 

Had only a few hours of burn-in, and it's already mind blowing.  Don't even need to use black (extra bass) or silver (upfront mids) filter duct - they do change the sound, but it becomes either too sub-bassy or the opposite way with a complete removal of the bass.  Red filter-duct is "golden" together with included audio-technica eartips - perfectly balanced transparent sound with amazing crystal clear details, even with some bass enhancement extended down to sub-bass and fast punchy mid bass, great treble details, no sibilance, clear/detailed mids (vocals sound amazing), wide front row soundstage (much wider than average).  Great build quality though a bit slippery due to the shape (all metal housing).  Great cable, no microphonics, but surprised there is no chin slider.  The only concern is a short strain relief by earpieces.  But everything else is perfection.  I know, it's a new toy hype :)  I will be working on my usual review for XDA, so will provide a full review link and will post detailed pictures in a few days.

 

So far, I'm very impressed!!!


Edited by twister6 - 5/6/14 at 8:36pm
post #2919 of 6216
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

Just had to pick up my jaw off the ground!!! Got today a package from Penonaudio (the ONLY place to get your headphone gems!!!) with... SIDY SM2. 

 

Had only a few hours of burn-in, and it's already mind blowing.  Don't even need to use black (extra bass) or silver (upfront mids) filter duct - they do change the sound, but it becomes either too sub-bassy or the opposite way with a complete removal of the bass.  Red filter-duct is "golden" together with included audio-technica eartips - perfectly balanced transparent sound with amazing crystal clear details, even with some bass enhancement extended down to sub-bass and fast punchy mid bass, great treble details, no sibilance, clear/detailed mids (vocals sound amazing), wide front row soundstage (much wider than average).  Great build quality though a bit slippery due to the shape (all metal housing).  Great cable, no microphonics, but surprised there is no chin slider.  The only concern is a short strain relief by earpieces.  But everything else is perfection.  I know, it's a new toy hype :)  I will be working on my usual review for XDA, so will provide a full review link and will post detailed pictures in a few days.

 

So far, I'm very impressed!!!

Thoughts against IM03?

post #2920 of 6216
Do you mean dm2 because there isn't a sm2 on the website...i will also be receiving the dm2 if that is what you haveūüėÉ
post #2921 of 6216
Also need to get the mr1ūüėé
post #2922 of 6216
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Do you mean dm2 because there isn't a sm2 on the website...i will also be receiving the dm2 if that is what you haveūüėÉ


Yeah, DM2!  D/S, keys next to each other, was too excited while typing :)

post #2923 of 6216
How are the soundstage ūüėé...and how are they sounding nowūüėä
post #2924 of 6216
I am using my hk1 and enjoying there naturalistic soundūüėć
post #2925 of 6216
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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post
 

Thoughts against IM03?

 

IM03 sounds a bit fuller and richer in tonality, overall a little more detailed.  Though DM2 sounds a bit thinner, we are NOT talking about night'n'day difference.  If anything, with a red duct-filter it's almost like a scaled down version of IM03.  OK, we are talking about triple BA driver IEM with a removable cable design and sturdier build that cost $300 more. So if you put things in perspective, single dynamic driver DM2 is an AMAZING value with a FANTASTIC sound.  The only negative is a short strain relief and narrowed down toward the end slippery body (which at the same time contributes to a great acoustics of wide soundstage).

 

I wasn't sure what to get, and Penonaudio guys actually recommended this one to me.  That was an excellent recommendation.  If you think about it, SIDY => DIY-Sound with all the customization you can get from different tips and duct filters.

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