Can anyone compare the B3 against the DBA-02 MKII, sound related?
Sound quality wise both are pretty similiar, unamped they both sound roughly the same. With an amp the havi does improve moreso than the kc06. The low profile metal housing on the kc06 is bit more comfy lying down and inserts tad bit deeper than the havi. Cable on the kc06 is a tad stiff and can have some memory on it, if i wrap it the wrong way then put it on over ear it tends to flop off my ears personally. Microphonics on both when I tried cable down is good, cable noise doesn't disappear like it does with them over ear but not really too noticeable.
The biggest thing if using both cable down would be getting a good seal. Took me some time to get the tips just right with the right amount of a seal for my liking with the havi. The kc06 was kinda a different story, they sealed well the first time and are one of my sensitive iems.
The kc06 are quite sensitive leading them to have a noticeable noise floor where the havi are quite the opposite being pretty power hungry leading to them being dead silent on most sources.
Never heard the cx300 but in my experience the kc06 and the havi perform incredibly well for their price. Overall I would say I prefer the havi over the kc06.
Either one of those is going to sound tons better than the CX300. Havi is over ear design and needs an amp to do its best. If either of those are a problem it's probably not for you.
Let me join the train of undecided between havi b3 and ttpod t1e :)
I'm waiting for the topping nx1 so no problem for the amp. I was about to choose the b3 but when I saw that the t1e seems to be easier to drive and good sounding as the b3 for almost like half of their price, i made a step back. I listen to classic rock, indie and alternative. What I'm looking for it's a clean and detailed sound, bright and crisp without being harsh and hissing, with punchy but not dominating bass.
@coletrain104 as for the nx1, I'm still waiting for it so i can't give you my two cents but, looking at its review and then what it costs, I think it deserves a chance :)
Yeah, I agree. Great amp! The Havi will work good with those genres too. Seem better for you than T1-E.
I'm jumping on the Havi train, ordered b3 pro 1 old ver from penonaudio's ebay store. This will be my first IEM in years. I had shure e2c but hated the comfort it gave me ear issues. I have a feeling IEMs have advanced a lot since back then
Anyone thinking of a good portable DAC to pair with their B3's, M****p has a great item on the list now: GeekOut 720.
FYI: I have entered
Havi B3 Pro I Review
Recognition and respect to this two guys for introducing Havi and this excellent thread .
..me still resisted buying .....for the simple fact ....this sucker need an amp to really shine ....at that point of time ...me have no amp so no buy Havi.
Been searching for amp ever since ...this year June (Topping NX1) July (Little Bear B-2) and August (SMSL SAP-5s - incoming ) ...with that all in place ....had to ...must get ...with LMUE discount ...hell yeah about 51$ USD ....the wait and patience paid off big time.
For those following this thread ...please start from page one of this excellent thread started by Baycode ...kudos to you man ...must read his review ...burn in time with detailed changes in sound ...in depth with excellent photograph and also autopsy pic on how to dissect Havi ....lol....also other review by much more experienced headfier
For the price of 60$ ..its a steal ..its a deal ..its a iem that will achieved cult status someday ..me prediction. ....for those still on the sideline ....give it a try ...if you appreciate audiophile sound ...you will know this baby oozes plenty of “YES” factor comparable to @SyedZ2ez4 much beloved CKR9 ...juz kiddin man ...
Me review will not be as detailed or meticulous of some of very learned headfiers have done for Havi but more of a pictorial review....much has been said of the packaging and thousands of accessories that comes with Havi.
Soundstage and ....width and depth are the best I ever heard ...especially for a drum track that me used to test bass ...me can actually hear the drum beat travelling from left to right with precision of a heart surgeon ...lol ...too much ..I know ..but i dont care
3D imaging....the imaging of B3 is so 3D like which is very hard to explain ....you gotta have one in your ears to really get a feel ...
Clarity ...is good as far me is concerned but to be honest ....me have to admit CKR9 does better in this department ...but me suspect his judgement is biased ...juz joking
Details and Separation..... me dont own high end gear as most of me stuffs circle around 50$ and most of it are less than ...but its the best of me gears and even better than some much higher price iem me have demo or heard from friends ..with the exception of cuz there are better one out there
Instrument and Vocal Placement....the amazing thing with Havi ...you can actually locate precisely where the instrument and vocal are coming from ....its so surreal as if you can see the band in your head and how the each band members are at what position and where the back up singers are ....
Without Amp ...Havi without an amp ...sound is lifeless ..without soul ...dracula without a fang ....kim kardashian without the ass ...
With Amp ....Havi come out to play ...give your kid a bag of sugar and see them run wild ..kickin' n screamin'....everything just comes forward and so alive ...it actually entices you to really pay attention to listen to the song and that moment doesnt go away.
This is Havi with amp ..looks good huh ..
Thanks for reading ..guess me review wont make front page @Baycode