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Originally Posted by Wokei View Post

Kahaluu,

In no way was I offended.. .on the contrary I kinda enjoyed your posting in a kinda sadistic way... Ahem...been telling me self every time that my last purchase will be the last one though but sad to say the brain cell don't work too good especially when age catches up and me knees are not what is used to be... So don't worry what I wrote was all in good fun... Though I have bought some dud iems and that is the time I knock my head against the wall why I come here in the first place... Oh I remember to look for a better earphone for me Sony Ericsson walkman phone but that sure didn't pan out well.

Maybe should start a thread for IEM Headphone Repeat Buyer Anonymous...

Nice to meet u man....and peter123... U wanna join?

I'm in!

My name is Peter and I'm an IEM shopohollic smily_headphones1.gif
post #692 of 35472

+1. Count me in.

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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post

Don't worry mate. I don't buy things unless I absolutely want them and I often take breaks from buying. You can do it too, trust me. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks mate for the encouragement. When I first started.... Bass was the only things that matter and after many knocking my head against the wall... I think I got smarter in appreciating other spectrum of sound beside BASS and now I m caught in this whirlpool enjoying the finer details of clarity and detailed sounds that a cheapskate like me can afford.... Smarter yes but more foolish in spending.... All in all I'm very prudent in my spending but all those rantings were just all about humouring me self or more so consoling me self and hopefully not too serious especially when kahaluu thought I was offended... Really felt bad...... Laughter and music are the only two things keeping me sane or hoping that it is is doing so! Lol
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I'm in!

My name is Peter and I'm an IEM shopohollic smily_headphones1.gif

Hello....My name is Eric and I'm a failure and when I buy my Havi B3.... Will promised to stay sober and earn my first 30 day badge of honor.. .to stay true to this promise from this post onward after I got my Havi.
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

It doesn't say it anywhere, which is a bit of a problem. You can only go by the description of what they sound like. They recommend the "enhanced" stock version by default, while the pro version is for us audiophiles and harder to drive.

That's what I thought. To be honest I was surprised by the amount of bass from your descriptions so who knows?

Most important thing is that I really enjoy them.
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I meant the a81 by fidue and for the tm7 I was one of the frist to buy them and I know they are out of production and my on died a couple days ago while trying to burn them in with my op x3 :'(
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And for replacement earbud I bought the yuin pk1 which is better in ever aspect 😎..fit,sound,build...etc
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Someone get both Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 and Havi B3 and let us know which is better :D

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Someone get both Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 and Havi B3 and let us know which is better :D

Mine should be here any day now.

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I'm still waiting for my Piston's. They were shipped on December 20'th so they should be here any day now.
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I order mine on Jan. 3rd, so I still have a lot of waiting to go.

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Thread Starter 

Looks like the very good Moxpad seller has also listed the Havi on Aliexpress, with ePacket shipping to the US.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/HAVI-B3-sport-Earphones-with-Mic-for-MP3-player-MP5-MP4-Mobile-Phones-in-ear-Earphone/639551_1605672790.html

 

Just make sure to request the version you want, if they even do that. This would be good for people unsure about using Taobao forwarding services.

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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

I'm more interested in the fidue a83 because of the technology inside of them 😎

I looked that up. $300 for a single dynamic driver from an unknown Chinese company with UE 900 like housing?! Can I say "hell to the no!"??
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post


I looked that up. $300 for a single dynamic driver from an unknown Chinese company with UE 900 like housing?! Can I say "hell to the no!"??

See below from |Joker|

 

Fidue A63 ($55) & A81 ($299)

Fidue is a new IEM brand coming out of China, founded by experienced headphone designer Benny Tan. From the company’s aboutpage, Fidue sands for:

F —— Fidelity: Natural original voice of high fidelity.
I —— Inspired: The resonance of soul.
D —— Durable: Long-lived quality.
U —— Unique: The unique design.
E —— Enjoyable: Enjoy happily.

Regardless of the brand story, the company’s two very first earphones are interesting for their sound alone.

Fidue A63

When I first started listening to them I wasn’t sure of the pricing, but I remember thinking that the A63 would be very comfortable under $100. Turns out it’ll be priced closer to $50, which makes it look like an excellent value.

The packaging is quite nice on the A63 – not as lavish as with the higher-end model, but rather handsome and understated. Accessories include 5 types of silicone eartips and a soft pouch.

I do have an issue with the housings – I don’t understand why they made the metal edges so tall and sharp. The corners hurt after a while unless I switch to bi-flanges and position the housings farther in the ear. Not quite a deal breaker, but it could definitely have been more comfortable.

Sound-wise I like these a lot – better than the similarly-priced Astrotec AM-800, for example. Nice clarity and detail, not too much bass, but still punchy. Vocal clarity is absolutely fantastic on these – better than with the VSonic VSD1, I think. With the pricing I’m seeing this one appears to be a winner.

Fidue A81

The pricier A81 model takes it up several notches in terms of design. The packaging is extravagant – it greatly reminds me of the $1300 AKG K3003. The earphones come with a nice carrying case, gorgeous leather-covered storage case, foam and silicone eartips, shirt clip, and two cables – a headset cable with inline mic and remote, and a higher-quality stereo cable with no headset functionality. Overall the packaging and accessory set are not one bit less impressive than any of the flagships from western brands.

The housing design of the A81 is reminiscent of the Ultimate Ears 900 in the way it fits in the ear. It’s meant for over-the-ear wear and includes two interchangeable cables. The sockets are 2-pin, but unique in the way the connectors are designed. As a result the A81 cables don’t really work with other 2-pin earphones. The housings of the A81 are not small, but the earphones are comfortable. The only issue I’ve found so far is a bit of driver flex on insertion, which can cause a channel imbalance unless corrected.

The 10mm dynamic drivers of the A81 utilize titanium composites. At first I wasn’t too impressed with its sound, but it has grown on me over the past month. It’s got quite a bit of bass but seems to maintain composure pretty well – a touch of mid-bass bloat but nothing drastic. Bass depth is good. Mids and highs appear to be pretty flat and smooth, and the A81 not overly warm or thick despite the bass boost. Soundstage is pretty nice as well – the MOE-SS01, for example, sounds quite congested next to it.

Overall it’s definitely not a bad-sounding set but there are sub-$200 sets that I expect will be stiff competition – the VSonic GR07BEand RHA MA750 for example, so time will tell how well these compete on value.

The two Fidue earphones will be reviewed in full.

Fidue A63 manufacturer’s page | Fidue A81 manufacturer’s page | Fidue A63 on ebay.com | Fidue A81 on ebay.com

post #705 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Looks like the very good Moxpad seller has also listed the Havi on Aliexpress, with ePacket shipping to the US.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/HAVI-B3-sport-Earphones-with-Mic-for-MP3-player-MP5-MP4-Mobile-Phones-in-ear-Earphone/639551_1605672790.html

Just make sure to request the version you want, if they even do that. This would be good for people unsure about using Taobao forwarding services.

I tried ordering from aliexpress, and it wouldn't allow shipping to Washington State. So I'm not sure if Aliexpress won't ship to the U.S. legally, or to WA legally, but that's the message I got. Legally they could not ship. So I got mine through ugomark.
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