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Received my Havi b3s today and have been playing around with them for the last hour or so. I'm really impressed, this is a really good headphone I have to say. I'd like to thank those of you who came here and reminded us of the havi when the tenore hype train went all nuts because I almost went for that one and I'm not sure an IEM can beat the Havi in overall score for me.

 

Comfort is easily the best of any earphone I have ever heard this is the first ever iem that stays in my ears and yet doesnt appy too much pressure. Ofc this has a lot to do with tips as well but it is also the great over ear design and their light weight.

 

I don't know, I'm finding it hard to find a single thing in their sound signature that isn't to my liking. I've had quite a few of these budget headphones and some iems and this is the first time where I really don't see a tradeoff, they are just really high quality and don't cost all that much. 

 

Thanks guys!

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I was buying a Muse while I stumbled onto this cheap amp. Discount price looks rather good. 


Edited by Pastapipo - 7/29/14 at 7:50am
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I was buying a Muse while I stumbled onto this cheap amp. Discount price looks rather good. 


Thats a rebranded FiiO.

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I was buying a Muse while I stumbled onto this cheap amp. Discount price looks rather good. 

which one,Pyle/smsl?...pyle is a CC of FiiOs......SMSL has slim form factir but take a look on ClieOS impressions on those 2/3 models.....just a headsup.
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WOW so the bass quantity issues some has with them seems to be indeed warranted. Hope burn-in settles them some and bring some subs into play or else these seems to be over-hyped by some tbh.

Burn in has improved the bass on these altone200 immensely, and the highs have come down quite a bit. This is after putting about 10 hours in on them.

I still prefer the bass presentation so far more on my t1e because the bass digs deepe. It has a warmer signature than the altone200 as well which is less fatiguing.

The clarity and definition on the altone200 mids and treble is epic. It makes the t1e, piston, havi, ax35 and many other budget gems seem muffled in comparison. Don't let that take away from the clarity and definition of these guys, the altone200 is just that good in this area.

I don't think it's fair to compare a $35 iem to something almost 5 times it's price. Even so, the budget gems are still good.
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PS I still think the t1e would be a better buy at $35-$45 usd over the altone200.

Altone200 is great, it's just a touch bright for me. It's not something my ears can listen to for a while without becoming fatiguing (treble). Same can be said of the kc06 and Pistons.

Just my opinion based on my preference.
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Thats a rebranded FiiO.

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which one,Pyle/smsl?...pyle is a CC of FiiOs......SMSL has slim form factir but take a look on ClieOS impressions on those 2/3 models.....just a headsup.

Thanks! I'll take a look! I was looking at the pyle. Smsl is rather bright according to bhazard if I'm not mistaken smily_headphones1.gif
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Burn in has improved the bass on these altone200 immensely, and the highs have come down quite a bit. This is after putting about 10 hours in on them.

I still prefer the bass presentation so far more on my t1e because the bass digs deepe. It has a warmer signature than the altone200 as well which is less fatiguing.

The clarity and definition on the altone200 mids and treble is epic. It makes the t1e, piston, havi, ax35 and many other budget gems seem muffled in comparison. Don't let that take away from the clarity and definition of these guys, the altone200 is just that good in this area.

I don't think it's fair to compare a $35 iem to something almost 5 times it's price. Even so, the budget gems are still good.

 

ljokerl wrote that the Altone clarity and resolution are on pair with AKG K3003.

 

So no surprise there.

Anyway you still like a lot the T1-E, can't wait until I get mine :D in one or two months :mad:

 

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H20Fidelity did a nice review of the Brainwavz S5, they look superb.

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I love the altone200 as its my top iem now, but slightly scared of the strain relief problem as everyone is stating and also the havi b3 pro 1 is my favorite 😃
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I love the altone200 as its my top iem now, but slightly scared of the strain relief problem as everyone is stating and also the havi b3 pro 1 is my favorite 😃
I've already done a fix on them twice now. Not happy about this
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I've already done a fix on them twice now. Not happy about this


Close up pictures?

 

Btw, waiting for T1E and B3 Pro I to arrive soon.  That T1E better be good or else :D

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Close up pictures?

Btw, waiting for T1E and B3 Pro I to arrive soon.  That T1E better be good or else biggrin.gif
t1E is better than im50 overall imo. Mids are slightly better on im50 but bass and imaging and sound signature is better on t1E.

You're going to like them, trust me
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Anyone else have the t1e and wants to post impressions? I feel like I'm the only one who likes them enough to share impressions lol
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Close up pictures?

Btw, waiting for T1E and B3 Pro I to arrive soon.  That T1E better be good or else biggrin.gif

Nice to see you finally getting the B3, I'm really looking forward to your impression of tjem .
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PS I still think the t1e would be a better buy at $35-$45 usd over the altone200.

Altone200 is great, it's just a touch bright for me. It's not something my ears can listen to for a while without becoming fatiguing (treble). Same can be said of the kc06 and Pistons.

Just my opinion based on my preference.

Ready to call where it falls in your list yet? :wink_face:

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