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post #391 of 35472
Will be getting my Moxpad in about 2 days ...tracking indicate they are to be delivered within 2 days.

Woooooo....hoooo

KZ A1 tracking indicate they left Guangzhou on 13-Dec ...hope they will arrive by next week.
post #392 of 35472
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HAVI B3 - Professional version

 

Just got the dual driver HAVI B3 today. I definitely believe I got the pro version as requested, because these sound very neutral. Bassheads would need to add about +8db or more to the low end, or get the "enhanced" version of the B3 to satisfy them. The enhanced version is more bass prominent, with less clarity (supposedly).

 

The pro version is also hard to drive, unlike the 115db sensitivity enhanced version. My Aune T1 on low gain is more than halfway up, which is what some less sensitive headphones normally require for me.

 

First impressions.... They are GREAT! Vocals and imaging are fantastic. Soundstage is wider than I thought it would be. These are similar to the Moe SS-01 in clarity, yet they don't have that piercing peak at 2-4khz. Fatigue inducing sections on the Moe (without an EQ cut), are a non issue here. Slightly less resolution compared to the Moe maybe... but I need more time to tell.

 

What they lack compared to the Moe, is subbass and midbass. When I say lack, I mean they aren't as prominent and boosted. It reminds me of the Hifiman RE-400, which is so neutral in bass, that it seems lacking at first. Just like the RE-400 though, the B3 takes a low EQ boost like a champ. With a boost and different tips, bass is plenty.

 

The included tips suck for me (surprise, surprise), however, triple flanges (like the ones that come with the Gratitude) work wonders in isolation, bass, and pretty much everything else.

 

$40 for an awesome, good looking dual driver in ear? Yep. Very pleased so far. I almost want to grab the enhanced version to compare.

 

The Gorilla Glass on the shell is a nice touch. Like typical smartphone Gorilla Glass, it is a fingerprint magnet though.


Edited by bhazard - 12/17/13 at 6:00pm
post #393 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

 

The 800 was one of the better ones. The Q versions sound good too, as well as the TE800i and VI versions.

 

For only about $10 more though, the Moxpad sounds much better in just about every way.

You tried the ES900? Did it have the bad driver flex/pop?

post #394 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
 

You tried the ES900? Did it have the bad driver flex/pop?

Too much sibilance. The pop you are hearing is from the silicone, not the driver I think.

 

PM me if you want to try some other Awei models. I have too many and need to part with them.

post #395 of 35472
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Just A/B'ed the Havi and the Gratitude.

 

The Havi is definitely more neutral. It doesn't have the nice bass warmth of the Gratitude, but it doesn't have the semi shrill lower highs either. The Havi easily hangs with it.

post #396 of 35472

Hi,

 

Just wanted to give a little update on your list. The Xiaomi Pistons do, in fact, have two generations now.

If you check out 1More Design, you would actually find three Xiaomi HPs. You might want to take a look at them.

 

Regards

post #397 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

HAVI B3 - Professional version

 

Just got the dual driver HAVI B3 today. I definitely believe I got the pro version as requested, because these sound very neutral. Bassheads would need to add about +8db or more to the low end, or get the "enhanced" version of the B3 to satisfy them. The enhanced version is more bass prominent, with less clarity (supposedly).

 

The pro version is also hard to drive, unlike the 115db sensitivity enhanced version. My Aune T1 on low gain is more than halfway up, which is what some less sensitive headphones normally require for me.

 

First impressions.... They are GREAT! Vocals and imaging are fantastic. Soundstage is wider than I thought it would be. These are similar to the Moe SS-01 in clarity, yet they don't have that piercing peak at 2-4khz. Fatigue inducing sections on the Moe (without an EQ cut), are a non issue here. Slightly less resolution compared to the Moe maybe... but I need more time to tell.

 

What they lack compared to the Moe, is subbass and midbass. When I say lack, I mean they aren't as prominent and boosted. It reminds me of the Hifiman RE-400, which is so neutral in bass, that it seems lacking at first. Just like the RE-400 though, the B3 takes a low EQ boost like a champ. With a boost and different tips, bass is plenty.

 

The included tips suck for me (surprise, surprise), however, triple flanges (like the ones that come with the Gratitude) work wonders in isolation, bass, and pretty much everything else.

 

$40 for an awesome, good looking dual driver in ear? Yep. Very pleased so far. I almost want to grab the enhanced version to compare.

 

The Gorilla Glass on the shell is a nice touch. Like typical smartphone Gorilla Glass, it is a fingerprint magnet though.

 

Does it say anything on the package about being the Pro or the enhanced version?

post #398 of 35472
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Will be getting my Moxpad in about 2 days ...tracking indicate they are to be delivered within 2 days.

Woooooo....hoooo

 

I envy you;)

 

My Moxpad's have not arrived yet. I'm seriously starting to doubt that they ever will. I ordred them on October 27'th and according to the tracking they left China on November 13'th. No sign of them after that :mad:

post #399 of 35472
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I envy you;)

 

My Moxpad's have not arrived yet. I'm seriously starting to doubt that they ever will. I ordred them on October 27'th and according to the tracking they left China on November 13'th. No sign of them after that :mad:

If it was shipped surface, it may be 5 weeks from China.

post #400 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

 

Does it say anything on the package about being the Pro or the enhanced version?

Nope, no indication.

 

The sound signature does not match the enhanced version description at all, so I believe they bought me the Professional version as requested.

post #401 of 35472

Anyone heard about this amp? It seems that only ClieOS has reviewed it..

post #402 of 35472
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Anyone heard about this amp? It seems that only ClieOS has reviewed it..

http://erji.net/read.php?tid=1100383

 

Too expensive for my tastes. At $250+, it still can't match the power of a small desktop amp like the SMSL sApII pro which goes for $40.

post #403 of 35472
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I envy you;)

My Moxpad's have not arrived yet. I'm seriously starting to doubt that they ever will. I ordred them on October 27'th and according to the tracking they left China on November 13'th. No sign of them after that mad.gif

KZ A1 paid on 7th Dec - shipped on 13th Dec - via China post with tracking - latest update at distribution before dispatch to my local post office - shld have it by Friday

Moxpad X3 paid on 7th Dec - shipped on 13th Dec via HK Post with tracking - it is now at my local post office ...will be waiting for the postman ....fingers croossed by tommorow afternoon.

Anyways when I bought these two earphones ..it says free shipping but after making payment ..sent email to the sellers requesting that it be shipped out asap and also ask will there be a tracking number ...both of them replied YES...WHAT A RELIEF. As I have a few packages from eBay that did not make delivery.

Christmas will much much more sweeter with these new additions to my collections and some will be relegated to the cold room if they are as good as they have been hyped.

wooooooo...hooooooo
post #404 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Just A/B'ed the Havi and the Gratitude.

 

The Havi is definitely more neutral. It doesn't have the nice bass warmth of the Gratitude, but it doesn't have the semi shrill lower highs either. The Havi easily hangs with it.

X3 still wins out over Havi?

post #405 of 35472
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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post
 

X3 still wins out over Havi?

I'll have to A/B them later.

 

The X3 will win in bass quantity, but the Havi will win in clarity and neutrality.

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