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post #811 of 4642
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
 

 

If you can stretch to $50 I think it will be hard to beat the Takstar Pro80 for a closed can at that pricepoint. You can get them for $48 including shipping from Ugomark (shipping might be a little higher than stated but should not add more than $5 extra). If you're in North America you could aslo check out the Gemini HSR1000 wich is a rebrand of the same headphone.

Can't actually find them under 67$ on Ugomark and I'm european, not NA. What if I would want to pay less, tho? Is there another choice for me? :) Thanks!


EDIT: Derp, I didn't sort it by price, but by popularity. So there's quite a few Pro80s around the 40$ price mark. Are they worth a shot or do you think they might be fakes with different sound? (as some of the Pistons)


Edited by Doodier - 1/13/14 at 2:48am
post #812 of 4642
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Originally Posted by Doodier View Post
 

Can't actually find them under 67$ on Ugomark and I'm european, not NA. What if I would want to pay less, tho? Is there another choice for me? :) Thanks!


EDIT: Derp, I didn't sort it by price, but by popularity. So there's quite a few Pro80s around the 40$ price mark. Are they worth a shot or do you think they might be fakes with different sound? (as some of the Pistons)

I would be surprised if there exist fakes of Takstar but on the other hand I was also surprised that there are fakes of the Piston's.......

 

From what I could tell from the cheaper listings on Ugomark they didn't seem to include the "briefcase" that they usually arrives with. I would guess that, if it's correct, it helps to keep the cost down. Although the case is very nice I've never used mine since I got the headphones more then a year ago and if I could buy it cheaper without the case I definately would.

 

Maybe someone else here has bought one from the cheaper listings on Ugomark and can chime in with their experiense?

post #813 of 4642

Postman just delivered me the VSD1S! I was jumping to the ceiling with hapiness

 

until..

 

..until I actually put them in my ear, to see how would they fit. 

 

As soon as I wiggled with the cable a bit I heard weird clicky noise in the right housing and I think there might be something loose in there :/ 

post #814 of 4642
I'm loving my Xiaomi Piston. Everything I love about dynamic drivers, they deliver.

Sony NWZ with no amp = sublime
iPod Touch 4 + amp = eargasmic
Sansa Fuze + amp = decent
FiiO X3 = detailed but dark

These source touchy babies just love the Sony. With amp they get a wider soundstage, but the bass is a bit too much. So without amp it's still wide, but more balanced. Sublime.
post #815 of 4642
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Originally Posted by Doodier View Post
 

Postman just delivered me the VSD1S! I was jumping to the ceiling with hapiness

 

until..

 

..until I actually put them in my ear, to see how would they fit. 

 

As soon as I wiggled with the cable a bit I heard weird clicky noise in the right housing and I think there might be something loose in there :/ 

These have adjustable nozzle. Are you sure that it's not the nozzle moving you're hearing?

post #816 of 4642
Ok now I have to edit a characteristic of the Piston I just observed from more source experimentation. ThatBeatsGuy tipped me off with a comment he made earlier. The Piston DONT SYNERGIZE well with AMPS. Listening to the Piston through the Sansa Fuze without the amp, they sound vibrant, clear, and controlled, as opposed to grainy and bass flabby when amped. So unamped with the Sansa, Sony, and iPod, they really sing. Just such a balanced and dynamic sound. So engaging and forward. The X3 has a built in amp, so they suffer while going through the X3. The OM Audio, UE 700, and Trumpets don't have such issues with the X3. They love it and the X3 loves them. Just a little something for those of you with Piston 2.0 and amps.
post #817 of 4642
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

These have adjustable nozzle. Are you sure that it's not the nozzle moving you're hearing?

I was thinking the very same thing. The slight clicky noise the nozzle makes when adjusting it from in your ear?
post #818 of 4642
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Just got the message from ugomark that they are shipping my Havi B3. They did charge me $9.00 for shipping, but that's ok. I'm pretty sure they will be worth it. If they can match my Piston 2.0, then they will be an excellent buy. 


Why are they charging an additional $9 shipping charge? Didn't they charge $2.50 for shipping already?

post #819 of 4642
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Why are they charging an additional $9 shipping charge? Didn't they charge $2.50 for shipping already?

The $2.50 is domestic shipping from the seller to them. The $9 charge is international shipping + the 8-10% commission for the service.

 

I thought it was high at first, but most items from aliexpress seem to build the shipping into the price anyway.

post #820 of 4642

Thanks for the update. It's all clear to me now.

post #821 of 4642
They charge me 7.60 for Havi and 2.5 for MH415.

Now I have B3 in my ears - realy nice for $40, but little to dark for me.
post #822 of 4642

Are there Pistons without the Mic?

Bhazard have you received the Enhanced version of B3 yet?

Monster Gratitude is $59 on Amazon, is it good deal?

post #823 of 4642
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They charge me 7.60 for Havi and 2.5 for MH415.

Now I have B3 in my ears - realy nice for $40, but little to dark for me.

That's what I was afraid of. They are no longer offering the version I have, which isn't dark at all.

post #824 of 4642
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That's what I was afraid of. They are no longer offering the version I have, which isn't dark at all.


Is there anything on the box or phones itself to distinguish if it's the pro version?  

post #825 of 4642

How does Havi B3 compare to TDK IE800?

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