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Originally Posted by 1clearhead View Post
 

Have you ever heard of these? They go by the name of "Ivery IS-1" (or Liberty 1). They're making waves here in China, so I happened to buy one for just 40 RMB (around $6 US dollars)

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I'm hoping they're not fakes. That we'll be too soon!  :confused_face:

 

Just wondering, who in their right mind would fake a $6 phone :confused: 

post #4082 of 8446
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Just wondering, who in their right mind would fake a $6 phone :confused: 

Pistons went for about $15 and there's a ton of fakes out there... Go figure..

post #4083 of 8446
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Just wondering, who in their right mind would fake a $6 phone :confused: 

The Chinese.

'Nuff said.

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Hi which iem would you recommend for max 40-50 usd. (I'm in Europe). I listen mostly Hardstyle (electro), soundtracks. Source will be Nexus 5 and Sound blaster x-fi surround 5.1 pro. It will be used also for movies. I don't like over ear.  I was looking at Havi, but they are only over ear. 

 

I had vsonic R02-proII, I liked them, but they stopped working. 

 

Thanks. 


Edited by Pacalwb - 6/27/14 at 7:24am
post #4085 of 8446
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Originally Posted by Pacalwb View Post
 

Hi which iem would you recommend for max 40-50 usd. (I'm in Europe). I listen mostly Hardstyle (electro), soundtracks. Source will be Nexus 5 and Sound blaster x-fi surround 5.1 pro. It will be used also for movies. I don't like over ear.  I was looking at Havi, but they are only over ear. 

 

I had vsonic R02-proII, I liked them, but they stopped working. 

 

Thanks. 

Tenore is highy praised here . Get tenore carbon they are best IEM for the price if you are willing to pay 10 dollars more. But these sound best for detailed music and they don't have much bass

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Originally Posted by shak85 View Post
 

Tenore is highy praised here . Get tenore carbon they are best IEM for the price if you are willing to pay 10 dollars more. But these sound best for detailed music and they don't have much bass

 

Neah, I would rather recommend Pistons.  Tenore are a bit too finicky with insertion to get a good sound (yeah, unfortunately a slight move and sound changes), not the greatest build, and their bass quantity is more for reference listening, not EDM.

 

Better yet, get ATH-IM50, will cost you about $56 from AccessoryJack + shipping (http://www.accessoryjack.com/audio-technica-ath-im50-dual-symphonic-in-ear-monitor-headphones-black.html) - these are the BEST for EDM.  Bass in your face with excellent clear mids, removable cable, and tough build!

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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

Neah, I would rather recommend Pistons.  Tenore are a bit too finicky with insertion to get a good sound (yeah, unfortunately a slight move and sound changes), not the greatest build, and their bass quantity is more for reference listening, not EDM.

 

Better yet, get ATH-IM50, will cost you about $56 from AccessoryJack + shipping (http://www.accessoryjack.com/audio-technica-ath-im50-dual-symphonic-in-ear-monitor-headphones-black.html) - these are the BEST for EDM.  Bass in your face with excellent clear mids, removable cable, and tough build!

 

I second the Pistons, but I also recommend the Liberty's. They are just that good!

 

These are my 2 favorite pairs!

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[quote name="twister6" url="/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/4080#post_10667401"Tenore are a bit too finicky with insertion to get a good sound (yeah, unfortunately a slight move and sound changes), not the greatest build, and their bass quantity is more for reference listening, not EDM.[/quote]

Hey, but some of us like "reference listening" for EDM biggrin.gif

I was pleasantly surprised that they have some midbass bump. Not a lot, but more than neutral. Sort of depends on what one is looking for.

I haven't had any problems with finicky insertion or movement. Of course I haven't tried to run them or something like that smily_headphones1.gif
post #4089 of 8446
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

[quote name="twister6" url="/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/4080#post_10667401"Tenore are a bit too finicky with insertion to get a good sound (yeah, unfortunately a slight move and sound changes), not the greatest build, and their bass quantity is more for reference listening, not EDM.[/quote]

Hey, but some of us like "reference listening" for EDM biggrin.gif

I was pleasantly surprised that they have some midbass bump. Not a lot, but more than neutral. Sort of depends on what one is looking for.

I haven't had any problems with finicky insertion or movement. Of course I haven't tried to run them or something like that smily_headphones1.gif

 

I have too many IEMs to focus on one, but once I started to read daily 100-post "blogs" in Discovery thread about Tenores and variations between their sound signature, cable length, people super-gluing strain reliefs to close air gap, and so on, I was paying a little closer attention to it.  And noticed that I need to micro-adjust the fitment every time those go in to get the optimal seal and bass.  Of course, it's just my anal nitpicking (damn, I wish I would stop reading that Discovery thread lol!!!), but it does get's into your head.  Tenores have an amazing airy sound with an arena wide soundstage that puts you right in the middle of Avicii or Afrojack performance ;)  But if you are on the budget and want some serious bass while still being able to hear vocal details and treble extension, IM50 do a good job, plus built tough for headbanging :D

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My ATH-IM50 seem to be more mid focused, with complimenting bass presence. They are great and are in my current rotation, but the piston 2.0 is still the bass champ for budget iems IMHO
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I'm getting pumped up about the hk2!

I really hope they are a step up from the hk1,because the hk1 is already awesome, and punches way above its price range.
post #4092 of 8446
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

I have too many IEMs to focus on one, but once I started to read daily 100-post "blogs" in Discovery thread about Tenores and variations between their sound signature, cable length, people super-gluing strain reliefs to close air gap, and so on, I was paying a little closer attention to it.  And noticed that I need to micro-adjust the fitment every time those go in to get the optimal seal and bass.  Of course, it's just my anal nitpicking (damn, I wish I would stop reading that Discovery thread lol!!!), but it does get's into your head.  Tenores have an amazing airy sound with an arena wide soundstage that puts you right in the middle of Avicii or Afrojack performance ;)  But if you are on the budget and want some serious bass while still being able to hear vocal details and treble extension, IM50 do a good job, plus built tough for headbanging :D

I have to agree that tenore sound change with the slight difference in insertion . They are a bit tricky. 

 

I use hippo vb for my edm which are basically bassheads , but the two dot setting offers a more balanced sound. 

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My ATH-IM50 seem to be more mid focused, with complimenting bass presence. They are great and are in my current rotation, but the piston 2.0 is still the bass champ for budget iems IMHO

 

I think after listening to your H3, everything will have a complimentary bass, right? :p

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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post

I think after listening to your H3, everything will have a complimentary bass, right? tongue.gif
Lol! Actually the im50 sound signature is along the same lines as the h3. They are both warm sounding with good separation.

The h3 is superior, but most people who like the im50 would love the h3 also.

And yes, the bass on the h3 is epic.
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Thread Starter 

Got my Vivo Xplay 3S with XE-800's today. First impression..... WHOA. Even the phone speakers sound spectacular.

 

The XE-800 is an improved GR07 MKII. In a way I think it sounds better. Still early though. It looks sexy as hell, and the movable nozzle is very convenient and comfortable.

 

A Chinese review I found feels the same way:

 

http://bbs.imp3.net/thread-11158501-1-1.html

 

"XE800 is VSONIC work, and there have been anecdotal biography XE800 is an improved version of the GR07's. Hand wood GR07MK1, MK2, CLASSIC ......, it can not compare it. And I listened to a nostalgic version R02 contrast six months, the feeling is still relatively high similarity of style. Let's call it GR07 MK4"

 

Easily the best phone/iem combo I've heard, ever. Need to test the Havi on it later. 


Edited by bhazard - 6/27/14 at 8:58pm
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