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post #3916 of 7935
Thread Starter 

SIDY HK2: $8

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39487420863

 

Penon has it for $20

post #3917 of 7935
I want the hk2 and kt100😉
post #3918 of 7935
I'm getting the hk2. If it's an improvement over the hk1 that will be awesome. The hk1 is an epic phone that I still use from time to time.
post #3919 of 7935
The frequency response graph shows it will be awesome 😊.. The kt100 is a high resolution earbud will 99% pure silver cable 😃
post #3920 of 7935

Just got my KZ-LP from when they were like half the price. They came in great-looking hard carrying case, build is solid and the earpads are f-ing glorious! Awesome buy for the price! Hope they'll sound good as well!

post #3921 of 7935
@Doodier

Keep the impressions coming. My pair just arrived in Norway so with a little luck I'll have them by tomorrow.......
post #3922 of 7935

Was browsing Taobao a month ago when i came across a DIY DAC/Amp

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.25.l3Njer&id=35064149539&ns=1#detail

Its available for around  27usd

 

Volume Knob and 3.5mm output

 

USB input and line out

 

Dimension (quoting Taobao page) : L 80.5mm x W 57mm x H 28mm


Xiaomi Piston's case as comparison =)

 

 

 

Spec: PCM2706 + ES9023 + AD823

 

no technical information about this dac/amp is available, but its said to be able to power 16-150ohm headphones.

Another shot on the internals =)

 

Connected to my Takstar Pro 80.

 

Oh and this dac supports OTG


Edited by Purple07 - 6/20/14 at 3:09am
post #3923 of 7935

I kinda wanna pick up your G989-HD BHazard.  Saw it on ebay.  How does the E-95 compare to it? 

post #3924 of 7935

So far I love the KZ-LP headphones. The build quality is just incredible for the price and sound is great as well. Am listening through X3 as DAC right now and I hear slight harshness in London Grammar songs on certain passages that shouldn't be there. Might try later from X3 as DAP to see if the amp section can get rid of it.

 

Thanks @bhazard for pointing these out! I would really want to know what does the description on the taobao page say about these. The english translation doesn't make sense to me.

 

Also, I received only one cable and I'm not sure if I should have gotten two or not. I was kinda looking forward to the in-line mic cable.

 

Here are a few pics I took because they are so sexy! :)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vj23scwc2ikhkyj/IMG_7877.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mkjlug7e155swnx/IMG_7878.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lyiaazp4z6gpsqk/IMG_7879.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5d3w9thuodhou4/IMG_7883.jpg

post #3925 of 7935

How about this? http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.8.H3pViC&id=37027731337&ns=1#detail

Looks kinda geeky and I like it.

post #3926 of 7935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doodier View Post
 

So far I love the KZ-LP headphones. The build quality is just incredible for the price and sound is great as well. Am listening through X3 as DAC right now and I hear slight harshness in London Grammar songs on certain passages that shouldn't be there. Might try later from X3 as DAP to see if the amp section can get rid of it.

 

Thanks @bhazard for pointing these out! I would really want to know what does the description on the taobao page say about these. The english translation doesn't make sense to me.

 

Also, I received only one cable and I'm not sure if I should have gotten two or not. I was kinda looking forward to the in-line mic cable.

 

Here are a few pics I took because they are so sexy! :)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vj23scwc2ikhkyj/IMG_7877.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mkjlug7e155swnx/IMG_7878.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lyiaazp4z6gpsqk/IMG_7879.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5d3w9thuodhou4/IMG_7883.jpg

what do u need to translate?

post #3927 of 7935
With IM50/IM03 memory wire the trick is to find a good roomy case for it. Takes awhile to get the shape right, then need a big case to keep from messing it up. I'm traveling this week, thus hasn't posted much in the last few days wink.gif, but once I'm back I will post a link to a case I got from Amazon...

Actually, here it is http://www.amazon.com/Case-Star-Rectangle-Bluetooth-Enclosure/dp/B00GOLVYWM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1403262701&sr=8-7&keyw

Takes awhile for a smell to air out but it's a great one for memory wire headphones.
post #3928 of 7935
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Originally Posted by Purple07 View Post
 

what do u need to translate?

Well basically the whole thing :D There are bits about them being OEM seller to western brands but I guess it only applies to the body of these headphones, surely they don't have the same drivers as VModas, right? 

Also, there's something under the 6th photo which translates to english rughly as "these are not hifi headphones" and I'm not sure what I should make of that.

 

If you would be so kind and translate it just so I know what I actually bought, that would be peachy :) (link to product page http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39260593836)

post #3929 of 7935
Last weekend I picked up a pair of Sennheiser hd558 on impulse since I stumbled across them in a physical store 50% off regular price. They're great headphones and I remembered why I prefer open cans to all other options. Got inspired and crazy so I also ordered the Q701's (which are really great BTW, picked them up yesterday). So now I'm wondering if any of you have seen or heard of some hidden gems open headphones from lesser known Chinese producers that might be worth checking out. I'm not looking for the regulars (Takstar, Somic etc) but something higher up the ladder with sq competing with the likes of hd600, q701, sr325is etc.

Any inputs?
post #3930 of 7935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doodier View Post
 

Just got my KZ-LP from when they were like half the price. They came in great-looking hard carrying case, build is solid and the earpads are f-ing glorious! Awesome buy for the price! Hope they'll sound good as well!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

@Doodier

Keep the impressions coming. My pair just arrived in Norway so with a little luck I'll have them by tomorrow.......

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doodier View Post
 

So far I love the KZ-LP headphones. The build quality is just incredible for the price and sound is great as well. Am listening through X3 as DAC right now and I hear slight harshness in London Grammar songs on certain passages that shouldn't be there. Might try later from X3 as DAP to see if the amp section can get rid of it.

 

Thanks @bhazard for pointing these out! I would really want to know what does the description on the taobao page say about these. The english translation doesn't make sense to me.

 

Also, I received only one cable and I'm not sure if I should have gotten two or not. I was kinda looking forward to the in-line mic cable.

 

Here are a few pics I took because they are so sexy! :)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vj23scwc2ikhkyj/IMG_7877.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mkjlug7e155swnx/IMG_7878.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lyiaazp4z6gpsqk/IMG_7879.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5d3w9thuodhou4/IMG_7883.jpg

 

Mine arrived as well. I will hereby confirm the build quality is amazing and they look very nice in person. I was kind of expecting mediocre sound but my super initial impressions are that they might beat my takstar pro80s - much A/B needed before I write about where and whys of that victory :) My phones came with 3 sets of cables - none of which had a mic and are all plastic covered. I didn't know what the "with wheat" meant - but possibly meant that the cable would be made with woven material as pictured and would have mic?

 

I want to say a few things now: they isolate much worse than both takstar pro80 and mikros 90. They have a soundstage that is presented further away than the mikros and is presented at a wider angle - I will listen for imaging and depth when I'm at home some day later. They seem balanced, I only listened to 3 songs on the way from the post office to my office. The bass is there and seems to be very tight and does't bleed into anything, it seems to be quite neutral in quantity. Highs seem nice right out of the box, a touch harsh possibly but without sibilance (just the way I like it). Only downside is that they might have a channel imbalance - I'm not sure, I listened to 2 recordings that are old jazz and have separate instruments on separate channels (and no crossfeed) - I will check it in sinegen or sth later - if it had imbalance it was at least fairly even which means very easy to fix (I also think I might have worse hearing on my left ear - like I said, I will need hours to be sure here :D)

 

Well, I was going to get them, take the extra cable and gift the rest to someone who could enjoy them (I try to force my headphone hobby down peoples throats I guess :D). When waiting for them I started to fear that the phones would not be good enough for me to want to give them to someone. Turns out I got 3 cables, which means I will have at least 2 to keep and the headphones are so nice I might not even want to give them away after all :D:D Today was a good day.

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