That's where I got mine too. They are the real thing. Sound great!
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I thought I was enjoying my DM2 and SS01, until last night I spent almost an hour listening to Indila "mini world" album on HM700 with RE400B (that combo is INSANE, better than X5 + RE400 'unbalanced'). Now DM2 sounds too bassy with a narrow soundstage, while SS01 high frequency peaks (just too much brightness) starting to annoy me lol!!!
At this point, HM700+RE400B and X5+IM03 are my two favorite combos.
X5 w/FW2.0 or FW1.2?
2.0 change really brightened up the "color" of X5. I'm still on a fence if I like it or not, but because of all these new custom modded 2.0 theme (http://www.head-fi.org/t/717947/fiio-x5-custom-modded-firmwares) - I can't go back to 1.2...
Hey all, I ordered the Im02 not too long ago however still waiting on them and after reading from this thread I just wanted to know if the B3 compete with them. I know there is a $100 price difference but knowing this would still be nice. Thanks!
Don't have B3, but for those who do and want to compare, IM02 has a bright analytical sound with low bass quantity (on a level of Etys).
Probably the best cable but the sound is not up to the others. A good value at $20-ish shipped but the others like the Tenore/Ostry/Havi are worth the extra $$.
If you have faith in Tingo, maybe take a chance on the IE-60 or 80 which are both priced in between the R3 and the $60 models.