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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

There's always the risk of buying into a hype that has no foundation in experience; young, junior members without reference that go apesh!t over their first run-in with fidelity and spend a 1000 posts in one week describing their latest purchase as the second coming of Christ, but I've learned that there actually ARE some incredible bang-for-your-buck bits of audio kit out there. There's only so many IEMs you need though... biggrin.gif 

I figured since I sold 4 headphones (DT880, K701, SR225i, XB700) this year without buying replacements I could splurge a little and take the risk. The downside of boarding the hype train is that these Chinese brands have no resell value outside of Head-Fi, so if I don't like them it's not easy to get rid of them. Oh well..

+1¬Ľ Right said you.biggrin.gif
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There's always the risk of buying into a hype that has no foundation in experience; young, junior members without reference that go apesh!t over their first run-in with fidelity and spend a 1000 posts in one week describing their latest purchase as the second coming of Christ, but I've learned that there actually ARE some incredible bang-for-your-buck bits of audio kit out there. There's only so many IEMs you need though... :D 

 

I figured since I sold 4 headphones (DT880, K701, SR225i, XB700) this year without buying replacements I could splurge a little and take the risk. The downside of boarding the hype train is that these Chinese brands have no resell value outside of Head-Fi, so if I don't like them it's not easy to get rid of them. Oh well... 

 

 

Yes, there are good values out there, and I as well as many others want to know about them. It's not as much hype as it is creating awareness that these exist in the first place, because you can't exactly walk into a Best Buy or have Amazon ship these to you. The last thing anyone wants to do is waste money.


Edited by bhazard - 1/8/14 at 7:16am
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Nothing for nothing, but if this was directed at me, I design, build, and measure my own speakers for my own listening pleasure. Have you? It's not cool to assume things about other people that you do not know of. Just because someone's focus was elsewhere and not on head-fi, doesn't mean they are a "junior" in audio at all.

 

Yes, there are good values out there, and I as well as many others want to know about them. It's not as much hype as it is creating awareness that these exist in the first place, because you can't exactly walk into a Best Buy or have Amazon ship these to you. The last thing anyone wants to do is waste money.

 

How could you possibly have taken that comment in offense? I mean, even as I re-read what I wrote for the third time now, I still have a hard time discovering how that was potentially directed at you... 

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How could you possibly have taken that comment in offense? I mean, even as I re-read what I wrote for the third time now, I still have a hard time discovering how that was potentially directed at you... 

Poor reading comprehension on my part? :) I am somewhat new to head-fi, so I thought I was getting lumped into that group.

 

No worries, editing my post.

 

Now if only my Pistons would arrive sometime this year.

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Just got my Havi B3 profesh edition, seeing as i live in China it's been much easier for me.

 

Out of the box the sound quality seems to be quite neutral, however i wanted to burn them in for a couple days. For some reason the left driver seems to be producing significantly less noise than the right driver. 

 

Won't give too many opinions as of now, only had 15 minutes to play around with it. Quite clear through the SQ, quite forward mids, bright highs, deep and punchy lows. Fit has been quite the issue as the terminals are fat ****s, so i'll have to compare the sound with the stock and triple flange tips.

 

Wondered how long you burnt them in for bhazard, for now it seem you are the only one with experience on these.

I'm probably at about 50-60 hours of listening. I switched the tips to small memory foam Kiwi tips, and they seem to be working well. The stock tips or Sony hybrids work well too.

 

Triple flanges work too, but are a little uncomfortable with it, depending on how deep they are.

 

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Finally got my IEMs (Tiinab T114 and Havi B3) today. It took exactly 31 days using Ugomark to USA. I really haven't had much time to spend with them because school just started. I'll try and leave some impressions tomorrow (edit: didn't realize what time it was when I made this post, lol!). But, for the time being, I'll say that the t114 definitely has the sub-bass that was missing from the VSD1S and remains clear at the same time. However, it's extremely tip dependent. And, for the Havi B3, I don't have much to say about it yet, besides it looks really cool. I just haven't really spent much time with it nor have I had a chance to mess around with the tips. Well, if I had to give my very first impressions, I'd say that it overall sounds good out of the box-- nothing sounds bad, it's clear, bass is solid (lacks the sub-bass of the t114, but seems to have more than the vsd1s). Honestly, from listening to it for maybe less than 30 minutes, it seems to be the most musical IEM I have. Really, I'm interested in figuring out what version I have.  

 

And :sigh: it looks like I'll be getting the Xiaomi Pistons and C&C BH amp soon too.

 

 

The Tiinlab has huge bass, but the U / V signature got to me after awhile. Definitely clear with huge bass, and not deeply recessed in the mids.

 

If the Havi has big bass too, it may be the "enhanced" stock version, which is listed as very musical, forward mids, with less accuracy and treble. I had to request the pro version when I ordered, and I have the stock version on the way to compare.


Edited by bhazard - 1/8/14 at 10:28am
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Although both the Moxpad's and the A1's are great for their price my best value for money in 2013 was the Monster Gratitudes, I really love the way they sound. I'm really exciting how the Havi's will compare to them.

I think I'll have to correct myself: best value for me in 2013 is of course the Samsung's since I got them for free smily_headphones1.gif

So far I prefer them over both the Moxpad's and the kz-a1's!
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I think I'll have to correct myself: best value for me in 2013 is of course the Samsung's since I got them for free smily_headphones1.gif

So far I prefer them over both the Moxpad's and the kz-a1's!
I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly on the Samsung's, had not mine had an imbalance between left and right speaker. Left is slightly louder, causing a bit of equilibrium issues. Still..for $5.00..darn good IEM.
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I think I'll have to correct myself: best value for me in 2013 is of course the Samsung's since I got them for free smily_headphones1.gif

So far I prefer them over both the Moxpad's and the kz-a1's!

Yeah? They do beat any $5 or free earphone ever, that's for sure. I like mine as a gym pair to keep around and not worry about.

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I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly on the Samsung's, had not mine had an imbalance between left and right speaker. Left is slightly louder, causing a bit of equilibrium issues. Still..for $5.00..darn good IEM.

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Yeah? They do beat any $5 or free earphone ever, that's for sure. I like mine as a gym pair to keep around and not worry about.

I've actually got the ehs64 as well and although they're also decent they can't touch the hs330.
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A well-meant warning to everyone visiting this thread: Pause, take a deep breath and make sure you don't end up with 10 "decent" sounding IEMs... It's tempting to buy every bang-for-your-buck contender, but ask yourself this: where do they fit in my life? Trust me on this, I've learned the hard way. :D In the end I bet you'd rather have one spectacular IEM than a dozen "okay" ones. 

 

Now get off my lawn. 


Edited by Negakinu - 1/8/14 at 11:43am
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A well-meant warning to everyone visiting this thread: Pause, take a deep breath and make sure you don't end up with 10 "decent" sounding IEMs... It's tempting to buy every bang-for-your-buck contender, but ask yourself this: where do they fit in my life? Trust me on this, I've learned the hard way. biggrin.gif In the end I bet you'd rather have one spectacular IEM than a dozen "okay" ones. 

Now get off my lawn. 

Eh, you know you're on head-fi now?

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Eh, you know you're on head-fi now?

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Yes, and completely aware of the fact that I just bought 2 new IEMs myself... :D

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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
 

A well-meant warning to everyone visiting this thread: Pause, take a deep breath and make sure you don't end up with 10 "decent" sounding IEMs... It's tempting to buy every bang-for-your-buck contender, but ask yourself this: where do they fit in your life? Trust me on this, I've learned the hard way. :D In the end I bet you'd rather have one spectacular IEM than a dozen "okay" ones. 

 

Now get off my lawn. 

Good words of wisdom right there.

 

The only problem is, a few of the supposed spectacular IEMs like the IE80, don't sound all that spectacular, especially for the price. There are already a few under the $100 mark here that sound much better to me. You can buy a Chinese & American flagship with the $300+ saved.


Edited by bhazard - 1/8/14 at 12:27pm
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Good words of wisdom right there.

 

The only problem is, a few of the supposed spectacular IEMs like the IE80, don't sound all that spectacular, especially for the price. There are already a few under the $100 mark here that sound much better to me. You can buy a Chinese & American flagship with the $300+ saved.

bravo! Well said. The IE80 was $350 bucks, but the VSonic GR07 was $150 and had the exact same sonic ability, IF NOT BETTER than the IE80. So you never know except by researching, communicating with fellow headfi'ers, and experimenting by taking chances. 

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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
 

A well-meant warning to everyone visiting this thread: Pause, take a deep breath and make sure you don't end up with 10 "decent" sounding IEMs... It's tempting to buy every bang-for-your-buck contender, but ask yourself this: where do they fit in my life? Trust me on this, I've learned the hard way. :D In the end I bet you'd rather have one spectacular IEM than a dozen "okay" ones. 

 

Now get off my lawn. 

 

I have one.

 

It's still fun to try new stuff.

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