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Look here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/915#post_10171086

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I just bought the Havi from that link. Hope everything will go as expected and I'll get to listen to them soon :)

 

Meanwhile, I am kinda bummed out by the VSD1S. Unfortunately they don't fit my ears quite as well as I'd hoped so I'll probably sell them.

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WTF smily_headphones1.gif

Sorry guys I'm on my way to Sweden to join my niece's baptism and I only brought one IEM for the trip, the B3.

I can do a more thoroughly comparison between the two when I get back home. Don't get me wrong the Moxpad's as a package is really nice, especially if you also consider the price. They just sound good no magical highs or excellent bass and too me it got pretty boring. If I get to choose between an exchangeable cable or magical highs I prefer the last smily_headphones1.gif

a  lot of the time when phones sound slow or boring its because they need more amping power.  hooking up a good headphone amp (or even an average one) will bring them to life or make them

extraordinary.  its not about  the loudness its about the control of the bass and the soundstage.  for example, the new pistons sounded muddy to me although pleasant out of my C3, but when i amped

them through a Ray Samuels sr -71 they went to sound quality level five times better and truly wonderful.  it is an amazing change...

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Does anyone now where to buy the Havi B3? Because I don't understand the first post-link to a Chinese site.. Thanks! 

But the secret to being in the B3 club is being able to read Chinese. lol
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But the secret to being in the B3 club is being able to read Chinese. lol


If that's the case, the club isn't so exclusive with about 1.3 billion people qualified to join. 


Edited by huja - 1/18/14 at 7:31pm
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It that's the case, the club isn't so exclusive with about 1.3 billion people qualified to join. 

Amen !
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a  lot of the time when phones sound slow or boring its because they need more amping power.  hooking up a good headphone amp (or even an average one) will bring them to life or make them

extraordinary.  its not about  the loudness its about the control of the bass and the soundstage.  for example, the new pistons sounded muddy to me although pleasant out of my C3, but when i amped

them through a Ray Samuels sr -71 they went to sound quality level five times better and truly wonderful.  it is an amazing change...

sorry just like to clarify, your statement is supposed to apply to hard to drive iems or including those easy to drive iems? 

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Man, this thread moves pretty quickly. I don't follow for a few weeks, and suddenly I don't know anything.

 

Can anyone comment on the quality/texture/pliability of the Ostry KC06 cable versus, say, the GR07's cable? They *look* similar; I know the KC06 uses thermoplastic urethane (TPU) for the cable sheathing; not sure what the GR07 uses.

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a  lot of the time when phones sound slow or boring its because they need more amping power.  hooking up a good headphone amp (or even an average one) will bring them to life or make them
extraordinary.  its not about  the loudness its about the control of the bass and the soundstage.  for example, the new pistons sounded muddy to me although pleasant out of my C3, but when i amped
them through a Ray Samuels sr -71 they went to sound quality level five times better and truly wonderful.  it is an amazing change...

Fair point. I've only used them with my Fiio x3 so far. Honestly it should have enough power. Will try with some other/ more powerful sources though.
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Trasam DAC2

380 Yuan / 63 USD

全想DAC2 发烧HiFi光纤同轴USB耳放数字音频DAC解码器192K/24bit
HiFi whole thought DAC2 fever fiber coaxial digital audio amp USB DAC Decoder 192K/24bit

This has a 2704-4398-8416 chip compliment with a OAC425 output stage.

I am very happy with the sound, but unfortunately the left channel has dropped out after only 1300 hours of usage over 2 months. (Yes, I use my audio system more or less constantly 24-7). I am going to let it rest for a few days and see if it returns to normal, but the chances of that are slim and I shall sadly return this and/or see if I can get it repaired.

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even easy to drive  oems like the Pistons respond to the benefit of amping.  its not about how loud or powerful the sound is but that the amp helps resolve the

integrity of the sound, the tone and rhythm and cohesiveness.  it can be a subtle change and not worth it if your talking pocket portable status, but it can also be

very dramatic like with the Pistons.

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^ I should keep that in mind as all of my headphones are reviewed with amplification from a speaker-capable valve or SS amp.
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even easy to drive  oems like the Pistons respond to the benefit of amping.  its not about how loud or powerful the sound is but that the amp helps resolve the
integrity of the sound, the tone and rhythm and cohesiveness.  it can be a subtle change and not worth it if your talking pocket portable status, but it can also be
very dramatic like with the Pistons.
I see, I'll try using my C&C BH with my gr02 be and consonance to test for improvement. I always thought that amps are only for helping the dap drive inefficient iems/cans or color the sound (bass boost). Thanks for the tip
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even easy to drive  oems like the Pistons respond to the benefit of amping.  its not about how loud or powerful the sound is but that the amp helps resolve the

integrity of the sound, the tone and rhythm and cohesiveness.  it can be a subtle change and not worth it if your talking pocket portable status, but it can also be

very dramatic like with the Pistons.

 

 

This is, well, completely untrue.  If you have a transparent source with proper impedance and power output adding an amp won't do a damned thing.

 

Actually, I guess that's untrue.  An amp *could* introduce audible distortion.

 

PS:  Stop using words you don't know the meaning of if you don't want to sound like a fool.  An amp "preserving the integrity of rhythm"?  Seriously?

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Thread Starter 

Back from Vegas.

 

The Havi B3 is incredibly confusing, because they tuned it 3 different ways already.

 

"Pro version" - Available before January upon request. Flat, detailed, crystal freaking clear and well extended, regular natural mids, RE-400 type bass.

 

"Enhanced version" - Available before Jan. Colored, big bass version. Boosted bass and mids. Less treble, less transparent.

 

"IE80/TF10, whatever they are calling it now version" - Either its the enhanced version, or a completely new tuning.

 

Until I hear the other versions, I only recommend the pro if it still can be ordered somehow. I have no idea what they sound like.

 

If your model has RE-400 type neutral bass, it is probably the Pro.

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