Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (Headphones, IEMs, Amps, DACs)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (Headphones, IEMs, Amps, DACs) - Page 264

post #3946 of 5059
Quote:
Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

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?

I haven't heard them, but the Soundmagic HP200s seem worth considering. Then of course there are the HE-400s, which Razordog has b-stock on sale for a really good price. These are probably obvious choices, though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

My son has his birthday tomorrow so I've decided to give my pair to him and also ordered a v-moda boompro mic today since he wishes for a gaming headset.

Be careful, though. My teenage son is now starting to get picky about headphones and electronics. My fault smily_headphones1.gif Now I have to support his habit and mine! LOL
post #3947 of 5059
+1 on the HM5 pads.

I usually don't eq, not with the Pro80's either. I love them anyway wink.gif

@bhazard
I'm glad to here that they sound similar since my son keeps stealing the Pro80's all the time. Sounds as both he and I will enjoy them smily_headphones1.gif
post #3948 of 5059
Quote:
Originally Posted by robakri View Post
 

I agree to a point - I tried the EQ settings from the forum and I wasn't all too happy with it, I found that eq-ing it always removed something pleasant along with the unpleasantness, however after switching to the HM5 pads, they don't need the EQ - but the pro80 highs are their greatest downfall IMO - they sound metallic and just not on the level of the rest of the FR on the pro80s.

 

The only EQ that the Pro 80 needs is a bit higher on the 4k slider to get that 4k dip up to flat. They already sound really nice on their own.

Quote:
Originally Posted by robakri View Post
 

I absolutely love my qpad qh-90 (pro80 copy with mic) which I have with HM5 pads and some angular stuffing going on. They are my gaming headphone due to the great mic, that will not change so I better like them cause I'm stuck with them when gaming :D Saying that they equal them (which I will decide whether or not I will stick to later) is therefore a big statement as I use the pro80s on a daily basis.

 

I just ordered my HM5 pads yesterday. Thanks to @Xtralglactic for letting me use his Jaycar (Brainwavs HM5 OEMs) I fell in love with those pads. Did you got yours from MP4 Nation? 

post #3949 of 5059
Quote:
Originally Posted by robakri View Post

 

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?

Good guess. "Mic" in Chinese is "麦克风" (Chinese borrowed from (made to sound like) English here).  "Wheat" is "小麦". So in this case, it's a bad translation.

post #3950 of 5059
@DJScope

As far as I know mp4nation is the only place to get the HM5 pads. They also just started to carry them in velour as well. I've got great impression of mp4nation as a seller and get a lot of my stuff there.
post #3951 of 5059
Quote:
Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

@DJScope

As far as I know mp4nation is the only place to get the HM5 pads. They also just started to carry them in velour as well. I've got great impression of mp4nation as a seller and get a lot of my stuff there.

How long does delivery usually take from them?
post #3952 of 5059
I am thinking of getting 2 pairs of that velour HM5 pads. They're great. I am going to use one of them for modding ha-s500. Hey @peter123 we are in the similar situation because two weeks ago I have seen a big discount on K551 at a local audio store and bought them instantly. I did not have any idea about before testing them on the store and the clarity, soundstage, imaging blew my mind. It was like Havi in a full size form.
post #3953 of 5059
7-10 days typically, faster if fedex .
post #3954 of 5059
Quote:
Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

7-10 days typically, faster if fedex .

 

Thats good i guess, considering.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baycode View Post

I am thinking of getting 2 pairs of that velour HM5 pads. They're great. I am going to use one of them for modding ha-s500. Hey @peter123 we are in the similar situation because two weeks ago I have seen a big discount on K551 at a local audio store and bought them instantly. I did not have any idea about before testing them on the store and the clarity, soundstage, imaging blew my mind. It was like Havi in a full size form.

 

You should get them while you can. I hear those HM5 pads get sold out pretty quickly.

post #3955 of 5059
@Baycode

Interesting, after getting the q701 I've read quite a bit about the k550/551 as they seem to be a closed version of the 701's. Hearing your description and approval of them makes me even more intrigued. I've seen them at very good prices here from time to time so I'll keep my eyes open wink.gif
post #3956 of 5059
post #3957 of 5059
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I haven't heard them, but the Soundmagic HP200s seem worth considering. Then of course there are the HE-400s, which Razordog has b-stock on sale for a really good price. These are probably obvious choices, though.
Be careful, though. My teenage son is now starting to get picky about headphones and electronics. My fault smily_headphones1.gif Now I have to support his habit and mine! LOL

Sorry, for some reason I totally missed this post yesterday.

Yeah the HP200 is in my shortlist. I don't think I dare buy the HE-400 without trying them first. I've noticed many people have comfort issues with them. Also I won a pair of the semi open Fidelio L1 on eBay for dirt cheap today so have enough new toys for a while wink.gif

Yeah, my son is twelve years today and already picky on the headphones. He adored the KZ LP' s though so that was good. Maybe I'll get a chance to listen to them eventually.

I was hoping to get my vsd3s today as well but they're still in custom and will not arrive until Tuesday frown.gif
post #3958 of 5059
Quote:
Ooh, now these sound interesting! Much more than the original!
post #3959 of 5059
Roger Waters' album "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking" is an AWESOME album for headphones and iems. It's mixed fantastic and chalked full of micro details.

And Chinese brand iems and amps are great (had to fit it in for this thread lol)

Get yourself some havi b3s, a portable amp, and jam this album start to finish.

#EPIC
post #3960 of 5059

Anybody know anything about Feel Audio? They have a dual driver(8mm and 9.4mm) for $36 or $38(depending on cable choice)...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.1.N37bHh&id=38850913735&ns=1#detail

 


Edited by jant71 - 6/21/14 at 4:35pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (Headphones, IEMs, Amps, DACs)