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Wow, who are these guys? Did you see their phone? It has an ES9018 in it!!!!


It supposed to be another big Chinese phone manufacturer.  Isn't that interesting how Xiaomi, IUNI, VIVO, etc. all recognizing importance of high quality audio and pumping out new headsets?  Or remember Samsung announced awhile ago their own line of headphones (http://www.soundguys.com/3-new-sets-premium-samsung-headphones-way-338/)?

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I was waiting for the Oneplus One, but that Vivo phone has even better specs, a ESS9018K2M, a 2K screen, comes with those XE800 headphones, AND can actually be purchased now. Wow.

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I was waiting for the Oneplus One, but that Vivo phone has even better specs, a ESS9018K2M, a 2K screen, comes with those XE800 headphones, AND can actually be purchased now. Wow.

 

Oh, if only AT&T had a better reception where I live, I would have dropped Verizon to get rid off CDMA sim so I can jumped on GSM sim bandwagon to enjoy all these cool phones ;)  Didn't know XE800 comes free with a phone...

 

I really like the looks of this XE800 and the fact it could be worn comfortably with wire up or wire down.  My only concern is the adjustable nozzle; I wasn't too crazy how it was implemented in ATH-CKX7 (too loose).  Hopefully in this VSonic version it has a better design.

post #3709 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

We're talking about a driver that minus the hybrids (ex1000) and used for the whole spectrum sells for over $500!

 

From what I've been gathering it's the same driver size, but not the same driver. Whatever, the XBA-H3 don't sound anything like the EX1000 imo.

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Wow, who are these guys? Did you see their phone? It has an ES9018 in it!!!!


I have TCL IDol X plus and it also has ES9018 and some maxim amplifier (not sure which one). I actually like the sound of it more than my DX50. only thing is, it has 16 gigs of memory and no option for expansion (as does the vivo, albeit it has 32 gigs)

post #3711 of 35472
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

From what I've been gathering it's the same driver size, but not the same driver. Whatever, the XBA-H3 don't sound anything like the EX1000 imo.
I was under the impression these had the same driver as the ex1000 based on my reading from an h3 thread on head fi. My mistake

I love the way the h3 has such powerful bass, and still the mids and treble come through very clear without being overly bright or sibilant.

Would you care to share the differences in sound between the h3 and ex1000? I understand they are different technology, just curious as to the difference in signatures.

Thanks
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I have TCL IDol X plus and it also has ES9018 and some maxim amplifier (not sure which one). I actually like the sound of it more than my DX50. only thing is, it has 16 gigs of memory and no option for expansion (as does the vivo, albeit it has 32 gigs)

https://shopmeenova.appspot.com/st/p/m3r.html

 

If the phone does USB OTG, this will work. I have one and it works great.

post #3713 of 35472
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https://shopmeenova.appspot.com/st/p/m3r.html

 

If the phone does USB OTG, this will work. I have one and it works great.

yes. it does support otg and I've experimented with otg cable and 32 gig flash drive, but I mainly use it as a wireless DAC and have access to 500+ gigs of music on my pc :D

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https://shopmeenova.appspot.com/st/p/m3r.html

 

If the phone does USB OTG, this will work. I have one and it works great.


Even cheaper solution for $7 only, though a bit longer than Meenova.  I reviewed it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2770705

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only problem with that kind of solution is excess stress on usb port. my phones 3.5mm jack is at the top, while the usb port is on the bottom. it would be hard to put it in pocket without damaging one of them imo...

post #3716 of 35472
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only problem with that kind of solution is excess stress on usb port. my phones 3.5mm jack is at the top, while the usb port is on the bottom. it would be hard to put it in pocket without damaging one of them imo...


True.  Just get Sandisk 128GB microSD ($99 on Amazon now) and you are all set, as long as your phone has expandable memory since I'm talking from Galaxy perspective :)

 

For me personally, I'm not too crazy about sound quality of Note 2, and instead of using my OTG usb DACs (either E18 or A200p), I just go for dedicated DAP which is AP100 at the current moment.

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True.  Just get Sandisk 128GB microSD ($99 on Amazon now) and you are all set, as long as your phone has expandable memory since I'm talking from Galaxy perspective :)

 

For me personally, I'm not too crazy about sound quality of Note 2, and instead of using my OTG usb DACs (either E18 or A200p), I just go for dedicated DAP which is AP100 at the current moment.

no it doesn't, or I'd really get 128 gig card and use my phone as main rig, well, except for when I neeed line out in my car. I'm much more comfortable tossing around the DX50 with its rugged (and already battle worn :D ) full metal shell...

post #3718 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

I love the way the h3 has such powerful bass, and still the mids and treble come through very clear without being overly bright or sibilant.

Would you care to share the differences in sound between the h3 and ex1000? I understand they are different technology, just curious as to the difference in signatures.

Thanks

 

Agreed, it's probably one of the H3's biggest assets, that it will satisfy any basshead and still sound amazingly clear and detailed throughout the mids and treble.

 

The EX1000 have much more linear and tighter bass, which bassheads will probably find thin and lacking in comparison to the H3. Treble is more pronounced and livelier, but some folks may find it harsher and more fatiguing than the H3's. One of the most significant differences is timbre, the EX1000 being single full-range dynamic driver based, whereas on the H3 mids and treble are dominated by armatures, which make their timbre more similar to the X3/X30 than the EX1000.

post #3719 of 35472

My BigBarginOnline order arrived today.

New toys:

Vsonic GR07 Classic Silver

Vsonic VSD1 LE

Dunu C-60 II 

 

Quick first impressions -

 

Loving the GR07 Classic.

Not sure about the VSD1 LE,  SQ and fit.

Surprised by the Dunu C-60 II.  I like using clip ons. I have Koss KSC 75, KSC 35 & Yuin G1.  These "two dynamic drivers earphones" made a good first impression.

 

The Havi B3 Pro 1 are still holding their own and the HiFiMan RE 400 are still hit (sometimes big time) and miss.

 

For a guy that did not like IEMs all of a sudden I am in deep.

 

Now some run time, then more listening and all are going on a trip with me.

 

Thanks,

R

 

PS: Vsonic GR07 Bass and free Vsonic UU2 are on the way.

post #3720 of 35472
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Originally Posted by r2muchstuff View Post
 

My BigBarginOnline order arrived today.

New toys:

Vsonic GR07 Classic Silver

Vsonic VSD1 LE

Dunu C-60 II 

 

Quick first impressions -

 

Loving the GR07 Classic.

Not sure about the VSD1 LE,  SQ and fit.

Surprised by the Dunu C-60 II.  I like using clip ons. I have Koss KSC 75, KSC 35 & Yuin G1.  These "two dynamic drivers earphones" made a good first impression.

 

The Havi B3 Pro 1 are still holding their own and the HiFiMan RE 400 are still hit (sometimes big time) and miss.

 

For a guy that did not like IEMs all of a sudden I am in deep.

 

Now some run time, then more listening and all are going on a trip with me.

 

Thanks,

R

 

PS: Vsonic GR07 Bass and free Vsonic UU2 are on the way.

would like to hear some comparisons between ksc75 and those dunus... I got my Ksc75 three days ago and absolutely love them

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