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Originally Posted by Arvan View Post
 

What about these? Looks really cool if you ask me!

 

http://www.easy-taobao.com/taobao/view/id/36786796789

Yep, the KZ GK-"Spartacus". They look great, are cheap, and have changeable filters. I'm placing a multi KZ and Sidy order later with them in it.

 

This is probably the cheapest I've ever seen an IEM with changeable filters. The ones I've seen start in the $100+ range.


Edited by bhazard - 1/3/14 at 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Sony hybrid

Thanks.

 

The front hole in the Pistons' tips looks quite wide if compared to the Sony Hybrids, at least based on web pictures, as I do not own the Sony's yet.

Wouldn't this block part of the Pistons output or change its sound ?

 

Or are there various types of Sony Hybrids ?

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I just ordered the Sidy S1 and the kz cm9. I'll guess those dn1000's will have to wait, there's just to much exiting to discover out there smily_headphones1.gif
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Could you please add the link(s) to buy a genuine Xiaomi Piston on the first post?

 

Thanks! :etysmile:

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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I just ordered the Sidy S1 and the kz cm9. I'll guess those dn1000's will have to wait, there's just to much exiting to discover out there smily_headphones1.gif

 

The CM9 is pretty good, but a little colored, possibly like the AT CKN99 itself. They may send you the "Micro Ring" for free as a gift for purchasing it, which also had very good SQ, making it a good purchase anyway.

 

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Originally Posted by kong View Post
 

Could you please add the link(s) to buy a genuine Xiaomi Piston on the first post?

 

Thanks! :etysmile:

 

Just did. I ordered from ibuygou, but the others should work too. I'll try to place the most popular models with links and instructions on how to purchase them.

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The Somic MH415 detachable 5.5mm micro driver is now available for ~$25-30.

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Had an extended listen to the Somic L4 today, about an hour.  Single balanced armature.

 

Complete piece of crap.  Decent detail and clarity but severe roll off at both ends.  Easily beaten by other entry level BAs like the Astrotec Am-90.  You know you're in tough when the manufacturer's rated FR is 100Hz-10Khz

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Had an extended listen to the Somic L4 today, about an hour.  Single balanced armature.

 

Complete piece of crap.  Decent detail and clarity but severe roll off at both ends.  Easily beaten by other entry level BAs like the Astrotec Am-90.  You know you're in tough when the manufacturer's rated FR is 100Hz-10Khz

At least they are honest with their FR. That's what scared me away from it in the first place. I don't understand why they would release it, when they have much better iems for much cheaper.  The MH407 they have is a very good single BA which rivals the A161P, and is also cheaper than the L4.

 

An excellent piece of audio gear will hit 20hz-20khz flat with minimal variance, no matter what the price is. 100hz to 10hz is just scary bad.

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/141155457024?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
bought my pistons from him ūüėä
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bhazard

I have Astrotec AM-800 and Hisoundaudio BA100 in my wishlist and knowing how much you like Havi B3..... What would be the difference in sound between these two against Havi?

Everybody is welcome to comment and much appreciated. Thanks.
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bhazard

I have Astrotec AM-800 and Hisoundaudio BA100 in my wishlist and knowing how much you like Havi B3..... What would be the difference in sound between these two against Havi?

Everybody is welcome to comment and much appreciated. Thanks.

I never tried the Astrotec, but I have the BA100 and I'm selling it. It is just too thin in presentation, and not entirely accurate. Meanwhile, the Havi (pro) is one of the clearest, most accurate iems i've had.

 

I use fast, complicated heavy metal as a benchmark to how well a driver/drivers can perform. Typical audiophile tests use vocal work to get a "feeling", but most of those recordings are not hitting the entire frequency range with multiple overdriven instruments at the same time. If you can still hear everything clearly in this chaos, with perfect separation, the drivers are doing something right. The Havi does this, while, the BA100 does not.


Edited by bhazard - 1/4/14 at 11:25am
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Put me down for a DM2 and a DX1:)

you got hyped?? :D

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you got hyped?? :D

I pulled back on the Sidy DM2. I found a really detailed review from someone in China that compared the VSD1 and the DUNU 1k to it, and the VSD1 and DUNU were both overall better. At $60, I feel it is too expensive if the VSD1 already sounds better in some areas.

 

Plus, the $12 Spartacus has changeable filters just like the DM2 does. That seems like a much better value.

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Anybody know anything about the KZ OMX2?...http://www.aliexpress.com/item/First-kz-double-mylar-combination-earbud-earphones-bass-elastic-cell-phone-general/1568460833.html Might be cheap enough to try as well as a bit quirky in the design.

 

The past two days here in NY, USA we have had around 20-ish and below daytime temps and I have used two earphones. My Gratitudes and my Stressless 511. The Monster were a bit of a bust as the cable stiffened up and made them microphonic crazy and want to come out and the Stressless TPE coated cable was fine in the cold. Nice to be flashy, having a rose gold colored flat cable but comes at the expense of usability in winter.


Edited by jant71 - 1/4/14 at 1:39pm
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I have it. I didn't like it. Couldn't get a good fit or semi seal, and I don't like earbuds in general.

 

The actual price is only like $7 as well before Taobao costs. ~$10 after.

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