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post #361 of 35472
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

Usually I hesitate (a lot) to recommend hisound, but the PAA-1 PRO is not bad at all, and will probably come off a bit sturdier than the Yuins.

I found this PAA-1 Pro very bad sounding, I much prefer my PK3. My2cents

post #362 of 35472
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Originally Posted by cocolinho View Post  I found this PAA-1 Pro very bad sounding, I much prefer my PK3. My2cents


It sounded bad to you in which way? I don't actually know how the PK3 sounds.

post #363 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Not sure I mentioned these already, but these "Evoke" in ears are great as well. Not sure which company makes them, but they are similar to the KZ-A1 in bass quantity and signature. $17

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/new-arrival-metal-earphones-seckilling-xiaomi-earphones-The-best-sound-quality-ever-compatible-with-all-smart/1425566462.html


those look great. Will try, thanks.

post #364 of 35472
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Thanks mate, there,s another set going for $30. Will get those and report back.

Why not order from.  www.Ibuygou.com which sell cheaper and genuine Xiaomi?

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Use this link for the official updated Xiaomi. Aside from ordering from Xiaomi themselves, very few sellers seem to be legit.

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

 

You are taking a risk of getting the older version or a fake if you don't. I ended up with a fake the first time.

 

There are several sites which have a goog reputation for selling genuine Xiaomi phones, I'm not sure if they all have the Pistons, but I pretty certain that they won't ruin their clean Xiaomi-reputation by selling fake Xiaomi stuff. Reliable Xiaomi stores include ibuygov, pandawill, buyincoins, spemall, fulcrumall, merimobiles, geekbuying, there are sure others also. Could it be an idea to update first post with an warning about fake Xiaomi stuff? Also include 2nd edition Pistion.

post #365 of 35472
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Originally Posted by cocolinho View Post
 

I found this PAA-1 Pro very bad sounding, I much prefer my PK3. My2cents


Well Did you run thru the burn-in process(100 hrs min)? I can't imagine how can this sound bad. It's a direct contender to yuin's earbuds and it's no hype.

post #366 of 35472

So the Moxpad X3 arrived today.  Haven't tried them yet . . . holding out as they may become emergency stocking stuffers.  In the package of IEMs, came three sets of 3.5mm cables like these: 

 

 

 

As far as I can tell, these cables will allow you to plug an IEM/with Mic into an old laptop that has separate audio-out and mic-in ports, am I correct?  Can't think of any other use. 

post #367 of 35472
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Originally Posted by huja View Post
As far as I can tell, these cables will allow you to plug an IEM/with Mic into an old laptop that has separate audio-out and mic-in ports, am I correct?  Can't think of any other use. 

Yes,you are correct. For skype/voice-video chat sort.

post #368 of 35472
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Got the ISK 580 (semi open 50mm) and ISK SEM6 (IEM)

 

ISK makes some good sounding stuff. I prefer the 580 to my Superlux HD681 EVO by quite a bit. The SEM6 has some nice bass to it and seems clear, but I need to test it a lot more to see if it really is.

post #369 of 35472
The silver is the old version Piston. The new version is gold.
post #370 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

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

 

Thinking of picking these up.

Would you classify it as a basshead clarity - phone?

 

BTW was browsing the KZ Official Taobao site and saw the KZ-RX. $12 USD before shipping.

You every try this one?

post #371 of 35472
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Originally Posted by setekh View Post
 

 

I expected that to be the case, but I don't really get on with IEMs all that well - I find earbuds to be far more comfortable. In any case, I'm not really fussed about looks and I've been pretty happy with some cheap AKG K314p (which appear to be rated far lower than the Yuin), so I suppose I'm not particularly demanding.

 

Those Lyra look good, though. Thanks for the tip - I'll chase it up.

Woa! the K314 !! still have mine 312p (the non volume control version). great buds ! only had the Pk1 from Yuin, and yes, they're light years away better, but so is the price. but build quality is much better on the AKG. same cable though. 

post #372 of 35472
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Originally Posted by onlynormalone View Post
 

Thinking of picking these up.

Would you classify it as a basshead clarity - phone?

 

BTW was browsing the KZ Official Taobao site and saw the KZ-RX. $12 USD before shipping.

You every try this one?

Yep, the Milano M3 is another basshead clarity headphone. Just my type.

 

The new KZ-RX (there is an older version too), is on order for me.

post #373 of 35472
Do they have good build quality? Cuz its Chinese, so I'm worried.
post #374 of 35472
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Do they have good build quality? Cuz its Chinese, so I'm worried.

 

"Chinese quality" is a misnomer. Some very high quality items are made in China and never sold in the US, because places like Walmart aim for bottom of the barrel quality to maximize profit.

 

Somic headphones are normally very good. It is made of plastic, but it feels and looks nice. I have many Somic headphones, and none of them have broken.

post #375 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Yep, the Milano M3 is another basshead clarity headphone. Just my type.

 

The new KZ-RX (there is an older version too), is on order for me.

 

Is this the updated one?

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4004-4007178109.8.lDTNXB&id=27471656444

 

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Originally Posted by 2015071 View Post

Do they have good build quality? Cuz its Chinese, so I'm worried.

 

 It's based from company to company. Japan was known for shoddy stuff before becoming a powerhouse in the 80's - 90's (?).

China is changing and they are starting to think long term and release some quality stuff. Just don't get sucked into price alone.

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