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post #331 of 12798
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The Ostry might have become my new favorite for mobile use. It sounded fantastic hooked up to my Nexus 5 directly last night. With a little bass boost from Poweramp, it was very enjoyable to listen to. Volume wasn't an issue either, as they are sensitive.

post #332 of 12798
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The CKS1000 clone is sweet, and the CKW one is on its way.

 

I'm getting rid of my M200 if you want a barely used discounted one. It's awesome, but I need to cut down on what I have by a lot.

Are you referring to KEF M200?  Wow, what are you keeping that you like better?  Or is it just that the M200 is too expensive compared to the others that you have?

post #333 of 12798
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Are you referring to KEF M200?  Wow, what are you keeping that you like better?  Or is it just that the M200 is too expensive compared to the others that you have?

KEF M200.

 

They are probably the best sound quality wise out of everything I have, but they are not perfect, and I also find them uncomfortable and hard to drive without an amp. I get more value and comfort out of a lot of other iems I have, and they come close in SQ. 

 

Need more time with the Maya T3 and Ostry later, as they sounded very good last night.


Edited by bhazard - 12/11/13 at 12:16pm
post #334 of 12798
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KEF M200.

 

They are probably the best sound quality wise out of everything I have, but they are not perfect, and I also find them uncomfortable and hard to drive without an amp. I get more value and comfort out of a lot of other iems I have, and they come close in SQ. 

 

Need more time with the Maya T3 and Ostry later, as they sounded very good last night.

:ph34r:

 

U certainly got my interest!

Currently I have M200 as my go-to IEM. 

If X3 and others can come close in SQ to M200, I'm all up for a change too! 

post #335 of 12798

Is this legit? It seems ridiculously cheap compared to the other sellers. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.fN2Qhl&id=36273310000

post #336 of 12798
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Is this legit? It seems ridiculously cheap compared to the other sellers. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.fN2Qhl&id=36273310000

Think of it as an ebay seller. They don't look to have sold any of them, and have little feedback as a store.

post #337 of 12798
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Is this legit? It seems ridiculously cheap compared to the other sellers. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.fN2Qhl&id=36273310000


 



You notice the S&H?! RMB880. That's $145us. It's rip off.
post #338 of 12798
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Think of it as an ebay seller. They don't look to have sold any of them, and have little feedback as a store.


Yeah, absolutely, but I just don't expect there to be fakes around of these. The seller does seem shady at best, though, huja is right.

post #339 of 12798
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Think of it as an ebay seller. They don't look to have sold any of them, and have little feedback as a store.

it's a trick, you will notice that  somewhere on the ads it will tell you that you missed the sale or the price is only for wholesale and will direct you  to tmall which sells 99 yuan.

post #340 of 12798
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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!

 



Have you recieved the Xiaomi buds? Where did you order from? Spemall is a reliable Xiaomi seller.

There are actually two versions
Xiaomi Piston 1st generation
Xiaomi Piston 2ed generation

How does they sound?
post #341 of 12798
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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!

 



Have you recieved the Xiaomi buds? Where did you order from? Spemall is a reliable Xiaomi seller.

There are actually two versions
Xiaomi Piston 1st generation
Xiaomi Piston 2ed generation

How does they sound?
 
The fake ones I was sent sounded awful. I haven't received the official ones yet. They will probably be Gen 1.
 
I got the new Somic Milano M3 in today. Testing them now.
post #342 of 12798
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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!

 



I guess you'll keep us updated. Another reliable Xiaomi seller is Ibuygou. They also have both versions and are cheaper than Spemall.
post #343 of 12798
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Just put in a Taobao order for a "sampler platter" of inexpensive IEMs . . . Somic MH405, KZ-A1 and Moxpad X3.  All-in about $45.  FYI, I called Moxpad and they told me their official authorized dealer in Taobao/T-mall is . . . http://xunyidianqi.tmall.com/

which also happens to sell Somic and other brands. 


Do you use Google translate to understand the site? or is there an international version I don't find?

post #344 of 12798
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Do you use Google translate to understand the site? or is there an international version I don't find?

Google Chrome. Then use mistertao.com or ugomark.com to actually purchase it.

 

Most of those IEMs can be found on aliexpress.com however, which would be the best spot to purchase. I only use Taobao when an item isn't on aliexpress, or if the prices are much cheaper on Taobao.

post #345 of 12798
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The Milano M3 is another nice little On Ear for ~$30. It is better than the MH539.

 

Great bass for an On-Ear. Highs seem slightly pronounced to enhance clarity. Vocals seem to be neutral. Looks pretty cool. Stays nice and clear on both rock and EDM. Decent soundstage and imaging. Liking them.

 

Actually, these sound very impressive with the volume cranked. Nice and punchy bass, as mentioned in the description:

http://somic.cc/somiccc/product/06/02/2013-08-02/361.html

 

Ordered the new Xiaomi Piston from Ibuygou for $24, since they are the only official partner of Xiaomi with them, and they are on sale for the next 2 days. Thanks for showing me the updated one!

 

http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708-usd.html

 

EDIT: A Beryllium diaphragm is unheard of at this price. The big ones used in speaker compression drivers are around $2,000.


Edited by bhazard - 12/12/13 at 5:54pm
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