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I think it's hard for non Chinese to order from Taobao ;D

post #5627 of 35473
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

The Vivo XE800 needs more attention IMO. It literally is a GR07 upgraded, looks gorgeous, and fits like a dream.

 

The fact it is on a promotion for $50 here (Normally $100+) is just too good a deal to pass up on these, especially if you've never heard a Vsonic GR07.

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39611403083&ns=1#detail 

I'd be all over them, but I really don't want to deal with an agent. I know I'm being lazy, but I am lazy.

 

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I think it's hard for non Chinese to order from Taobao ;D

 ^ This

post #5628 of 35473

^

This X10000000000000000000. : P

post #5629 of 35473

Yep, same for me. I've been really interested ever since you reviewed them, but I don't want to have to deal with a mediator. 

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Originally Posted by encoreAC View Post
 

I think it's hard for non Chinese to order from Taobao ;D

Mistertao.com is easy for Taobao. Far easier than using a service like Tenso for Japanese orders.

 

Just copy the link into their search engine, hit add to cart, use visa or mastercard (uses Alipay so its secure), and choose Singapore Post. Total price after commission and shipping fees would be around $57.

 

Unless you are willing to wait for a possible ebay/aliexpress seller or spend $99+ elsewhere, that's the best price in the world right now. 

post #5631 of 35473
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Mistertao.com is easy for Taobao. Far easier than using a service like Tenso for Japanese orders.

 

Just copy the link into their search engine, hit add to cart, use visa or mastercard (uses Alipay so its secure), and choose Singapore Post. Total price after commission and shipping fees would be around $57.

 

Unless you are willing to wait for a possible ebay/aliexpress seller or spend $99+ elsewhere, that's the best price in the world right now. 

 

Sometimes the site is acting weird to me. I tried just for fun to order a vsonic vsd3s and Havi b3, but both times a error message appeared which said that items containing the words "sonic" and "pro" are banned from sale.

 

The vivo page is working though:

http://www.mistertao.com/beta/pages/item/39611403083.html

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Originally Posted by encoreAC View Post
 

 

Sometimes the site is acting weird to me. I tried just for fun to order a vsonic vsd3s and Havi b3, but both times a error message appeared which said that items containing the words "sonic" and "pro" are banned from sale.

 

The vivo page is working though:

http://www.mistertao.com/beta/pages/item/39611403083.html

The trick to those "banned" ones is to add it to the cart before it does that. The items themselves aren't actually banned, its just a keyword causing an issue.

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Originally Posted by encoreAC View Post
 

 

Sometimes the site is acting weird to me. I tried just for fun to order a vsonic vsd3s and Havi b3, but both times a error message appeared which said that items containing the words "sonic" and "pro" are banned from sale.

 

The vivo page is working though:

http://www.mistertao.com/beta/pages/item/39611403083.html

i tried that link... seems to come out to $52. Is this site an all in one process?

post #5634 of 35473
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i tried that link... seems to come out to $52. Is this site an all in one process?

Been a while since I've used mister tao but pay once in the beginning and then once they received it pay once more and then they get it shipped to you.

post #5635 of 35473
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Been a while since I've used mister tao but pay once in the beginning and then once they received it pay once more and then they get it shipped to you.

They take half first? I cant tell if they a third party shipper... im not even sure i want the XE800

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They take half first? I cant tell if they a third party shipper... im not even sure i want the XE800

Pay the $52 upfront and then the shipping fee next and yeah they are a third party. Haven't had a listen to any vsonic offerings but a gr07 for <$60 has certainly peaked my interest. I'll probably snag a pair with mister tao tonight when I get back from work.

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ok so if i listen to a lot of rap, rock, and edm... arent the vsonic gr07 essentially the perfect hp for me? (or is it the gr07be....)

 quick q, is the amt of bass difference btwn the 07 and 07be a big diff or barely noticeable? and if the 07 have less bass than the be, does that mean that they're more "reference" sound, and have a bit more clarity?)

 

and these xe800 are better than the gr07?

 

so the xe800 are probly also better than the upcoming vsd5?

 

 

bhazard, could u just give a short couple reasons why the xe800 are better?

post #5638 of 35473
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Originally Posted by ZapX629 View Post
 

For those genres? I thought the Havi was lacking in the bass department.

 

Havi is not lacking in bass department, just a little behind in some quantity in comparison to others.  For example, if you want bass SLAM and don't mind lack of soundstage depth - KC06A is a perfect choice with both nice sub-bass texture and mid-bass punch.  VSD3S will have a nice sub-bass extension, but lacks in mid-bass punch due a slower attack.  Plus VSD3S upper mids/treble is a bit peaky.  Havi is great all genre IEM with an excellent bass quality, and above neutral bass quantity.  Driving it directly from HO of AP100 gives you a moderate punch and a nice deeper sub-bass.  But once you pair it up with E11k from LO of AP100 - holly crap, you get a serious bass slam.  Havi comes ALIVE when amped and shines with every genre, especially EDM.  At the current moment, B3 Pro I and IM03 and HP150 cans are my top 3 headphones and I can serious get rid off everything else.

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Thread Starter 

The XE800 IS the GR07, just with a different tuning and housing. The GR07 mk2's go for over $100+ easy, and are VSonic's top tier.

 

With the XE800 and that Taobao seller's promo, you're getting a top tier IEM for under $60, just like the Havi.

 

In other words, $60 today will buy you the SQ of $150+ from less than two years ago.

post #5640 of 35473
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

The XE800 IS the GR07, just with a different tuning and housing. The GR07 mk2's go for over $100+ easy, and are VSonic's top tier.

 

With the XE800 and that Taobao seller's promo, you're getting a top tier IEM for under $60, just like the Havi.

 

In other words, $60 today will buy you the SQ of $150+ from less than two years ago.


so by diff tuning u mean diff sound? will they be more bassy then?

 

so then will the xe800>havi? this means that the xe800 will defo be better than the vsd5 then right? b/c its vsonics cheaper offering

 

or does this mean that xe800 is probably my best "fun" option, while havis are best "analytical" option atm?

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