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post #541 of 4001
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Here we go again, let's start the hype train.  

 

LMAO

post #542 of 4001
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post


So dear arvan I have clearly written and post photos of the both sides of the grilles. How do you suppose to clean the back side without removing??? I have cleaned the front side until that day I remove them. And I only did this cleaning 3 times and with special care. But even if you did or didn't clean the front side of the grille very gently, there is a possibilty that the wax can go beneath. FYI wink.gif

I think everyone should save all their ear wax and we can make a big ball and push it off a tall building. I think I have about a coffee can full to add.

post #543 of 4001
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Yes, HYPE ON!

Or maybe we need to wait for a year wink.gif

No, it's time, we need to start it now, and then kill the thread with bad reviews.  It was the Tenore thread just recently, and B3, you are next!!

 

post #544 of 4001
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@Wokei

We had a discussion in the KC06 thread but I think it's appropriate to move it here:

You know I've got about 40 IEM's, all of them below $150 and most below $75.

Quite a few of them are good sounding IEM's but non is perfect. What's pretty funny is that I see no correlation whatsoever between price and sound. Yes I can easily see price difference in build, materials, accessories, packaging etc but not on sound.

Out of all these IEM's there's only one that I found truly special, my precious wink.gif, and that's of course is the Havi B3. It's soundstage, presentation, separation and natural sound are unique from what I've heard on any IEM so far. I find it to be outstanding with most of my preferred music and hence LOVE. Only drawback is that I think that they lack a bit in the bass department to be a perfect all rounder but I think that I can use my other 40 something IEM's when I need that bass wink.gif

Thanks to Baycode, Anlogsurvivor, Bhazard and others that also think these are special I know I'm not crazy wink.gif

Edit: Damn tablet, managed to post to early, should be OK now though.

Yup ...agreed more appropriate here.

Thanks for the explanation ....like what I'm hearing about your take on Havi B3 ......sorry did not mean to put u on the spot on the KC06 thread but more for the reason why ONE is preferred over another . Did not realize at that moment it might be raise some issue....mad.gif Sorry my apologies. I always believe different ppl different source same iem ...equal different for everybody though there may be underlining similarity. A lot of ppl sometimes do not realize that their source equipment are much more superior in term of quality n sound compared to another person using a entry level mp3 player.....also i remember one guy was complaining that his new headphone sounds terrible and was ranting about ...and then later realized that his eq setting was set for his regular iem but the same setting distorted his new headphone.

As for me ..me gears are all below $50 n still holding strong ...mainly Chinese stuff and used item bought cheap but Havi has been on wish-list since bhazard put it out there last year in the Chinese thread. Will get ...one day ...when times are better.

Cheers man
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@waynes world

I don't think he actually did yet but he mentioned a page or two back that the B3's can hang with the DN-2000

Btw ,sorry for not quoting but my tablet doesn't seem to like that feature.

This is the link:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/3405#post_10595354
Edited by Baycode - 6/1/14 at 3:36pm
post #546 of 4001
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They are all mineee very_evil_smiley.gif


They are sooo precioussssssss:





Fact:
Earwax is created by a mixture of secretions from glands that line the ear canal, sloughed-off skin cells, and bits of hair.
It acts as a cleaning agent, which also protects and lubricates part of the sensitive ear canal.

"Approximately 12 million people a year in the U.S. seek medical care for impacted or excessive cerumen,"
according to news release comments from Richard Rosenfeld, MD, who led the Guideline Development Task Force.

(...you should have more than enough already in US wink_face.gif )

Sources:
http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=5743&channel_id=165&relation_id=2594

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ear-infection/news/20080829/earwax-too-much-of-a-good-thing

Fantastic comeback...kudos....lol;)
post #547 of 4001
I had many hours with the KC06 (not the A), with source matching, some tip rolling and bombardment of all kinds of music

when maxed out with the best sources and amplification, the B3 is really just so much better than the KC06. the KC06 is merely augmented. the B3 is substantially improved.

KC06 is a brilliant IEM in itself, seemingly tuned for mass consumer appeal, to sound good from anything and with anything.

The B3 is a beast to be tamed. You need effort to make it sing. Long burn in, finding the right tips, a matching source and a powerful amp. If you don't have patience, or just want to find an instant wow factor, you'll end up sorely disappointed.

a good iem, like many other things, is the sum of it's parts, not just a specific frequency range or a specific trait.

to any of you who has a solid working Geek Out, I urge you to get the B3 and try the combination out.

I think it's fair to say that almost everyone who has owned the B3 alongside at least one of the KC06, KC06A, Tenores says that the B3 easily hangs around in the same company at the very minimum. i cannot understand why the B3 has never taken off in a way it's counterparts have.

I loved the KC06 when it first came out because it has certain sonic traits I hadn't come across before and was just incredible sounding out of the box. in time, I did still enjoy it very much, but much of the initial magic faded off a little.

with the B3, as a fairly new and inexperienced audiophile, I thought it was fantastic (after some settling in) with my initial gear: nothing except a single E07K. as time passed and I acquired a range of other equipment, my appreciation of the B3 has always remained at a very high level and never dropped.

for a good measure, many of those who own the B3 (especially for those from early on such as bhazard, peter123, baycode, analogsurvivor) have kept it and retained it and loved it through the ZA and Ostry hype train.

I have observed and seen a sizable number of KC06 lovers sell after 3-4 weeks. it may have been very enjoyable, but the 'keeping factor' is not that strong for whatever reasons there is. I am one of those as well.

with the B3, I can safely say there is a very small chance I will part with it.
post #548 of 4001
Yep, B3 is still #1, even with my KC06A and Dunu dn2k taking up most of my listening lately.

The B3 just has this ultra clarity and soundstage that no other IEM has, and I've tried hundreds. I thought the Dn2k would best it, but it does not. The Dunu beats it on treble extension, sparkle, and bass, but the Havi has the same clarity with a better soundstage. The Ostry A is also ultra clear with a more pleasing bass. At $300+, I expected the Dunu to be endgame and outperform all comers.

The absolute best value audio iem combo you could own in my listening is both the KC06A (or KC06), the Havi, and a good amp. The topping nx1 at $40 has plenty of power for them all, yet better amps and DACs will obviously scale better with both of these. The Havi and Ostry provide strengths on their own that the dunu cannot do, for half the price. The dunu is an excellent all rounder, but I don't feel the value for the price. A LOT of people will though, because the Dunu is actually awesome, but it just doesn't suit my budget/value minded ways.

The Geek Out 450+ really shows how well the Havi scales. Its been my fave ever since it came out, drawing looks of bewilderment when i mentioned it was better than the M200 at the time. I think all the serious head-fiers should definitely try it once.
post #549 of 4001
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Yep, B3 is still #1, even with my KC06A and Dunu dn2k taking up most of my listening lately.

The B3 just has this ultra clarity and soundstage that no other IEM has, and I've tried hundreds. I thought the Dn2k would best it, but it does not. The Dunu beats it on treble extension, sparkle, and bass, but the Havi has the same clarity with a better soundstage. The Ostry A is also ultra clear with a more pleasing bass. At $300+, I expected the Dunu to be endgame and outperform all comers.

The absolute best value audio iem combo you could own in my listening is both the KC06A (or KC06), the Havi, and a good amp. The topping nx1 at $40 has plenty of power for them all, yet better amps and DACs will obviously scale better with both of these. The Havi and Ostry provide strengths on their own that the dunu cannot do, for half the price. The dunu is an excellent all rounder, but I don't feel the value for the price. A LOT of people will though, because the Dunu is actually awesome, but it just doesn't suit my budget/value minded ways.

The Geek Out 450+ really shows how well the Havi scales. Its been my fave ever since it came out, drawing looks of bewilderment when i mentioned it was better than the M200 at the time. I think all the serious head-fiers should definitely try it once.

bhazard, when you plug your B3 into GO450, do you choose the 0.47 ohms or the 47 ohms output. I have only tried the 0.47 ohms output as it theoratically suits most IEMs. how do they compare and which do you recommend, assuming there are discernible sonic differences
post #550 of 4001
Depends on the iem. I find the 47 ohm output darker at times, but not always.
post #551 of 4001
in the case of the B3, do you use the 47 ohm output? if yes, I might try it later on
post #552 of 4001

....b6....b6....b6.....i kept chanting this, to stop myself getting a trainticket to the b3.

:tongue_smile:

post #553 of 4001
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

@waynes world

I don't think he actually did yet but he mentioned a page or two back that the B3's can hang with the DN-2000

Btw ,sorry for not quoting but my tablet doesn't seem to like that feature.

 

Ok. And yeah, dealing with head-fi on a tablet drives me insane at times lol.

 

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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Oh, and one more thing. People interested in the Havi B3 Pro 1 should:

A) Have a decent amp

B) Not expect a lot of bass

 

I wonder if anyone uses the B3 with the Colorfly C3 and C&C BH combo (I searched this thread for "BH", but came up empty).

post #554 of 4001
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

I had many hours with the KC06 (not the A), with source matching, some tip rolling and bombardment of all kinds of music
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
when maxed out with the best sources and amplification, the B3 is really just so much better than the KC06. the KC06 is merely augmented. the B3 is substantially improved.

KC06 is a brilliant IEM in itself, seemingly tuned for mass consumer appeal, to sound good from anything and with anything.

The B3 is a beast to be tamed. You need effort to make it sing. Long burn in, finding the right tips, a matching source and a powerful amp. If you don't have patience, or just want to find an instant wow factor, you'll end up sorely disappointed.

a good iem, like many other things, is the sum of it's parts, not just a specific frequency range or a specific trait.

to any of you who has a solid working Geek Out, I urge you to get the B3 and try the combination out.

I think it's fair to say that almost everyone who has owned the B3 alongside at least one of the KC06, KC06A, Tenores says that the B3 easily hangs around in the same company at the very minimum. i cannot understand why the B3 has never taken off in a way it's counterparts have.

I loved the KC06 when it first came out because it has certain sonic traits I hadn't come across before and was just incredible sounding out of the box. in time, I did still enjoy it very much, but much of the initial magic faded off a little.

with the B3, as a fairly new and inexperienced audiophile, I thought it was fantastic (after some settling in) with my initial gear: nothing except a single E07K. as time passed and I acquired a range of other equipment, my appreciation of the B3 has always remained at a very high level and never dropped.

for a good measure, many of those who own the B3 (especially for those from early on such as bhazard, peter123, baycode, analogsurvivor) have kept it and retained it and loved it through the ZA and Ostry hype train.

I have observed and seen a sizable number of KC06 lovers sell after 3-4 weeks. it may have been very enjoyable, but the 'keeping factor' is not that strong for whatever reasons there is. I am one of those as well.

with the B3, I can safely say there is a very small chance I will part with it.
 

Interesting gyx11. You say nothing to diminish my interest in the B3! As far as people selling the KC06's, I bet that a percentage have done so in anticipation of getting the KC06A's (the thought crossed my mind).

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Yep, B3 is still #1, even with my KC06A and Dunu dn2k taking up most of my listening lately.

The B3 just has this ultra clarity and soundstage that no other IEM has, and I've tried hundreds. I thought the Dn2k would best it, but it does not. The Dunu beats it on treble extension, sparkle, and bass, but the Havi has the same clarity with a better soundstage. The Ostry A is also ultra clear with a more pleasing bass. At $300+, I expected the Dunu to be endgame and outperform all comers.

The absolute best value audio iem combo you could own in my listening is both the KC06A (or KC06), the Havi, and a good amp. The topping nx1 at $40 has plenty of power for them all, yet better amps and DACs will obviously scale better with both of these. The Havi and Ostry provide strengths on their own that the dunu cannot do, for half the price. The dunu is an excellent all rounder, but I don't feel the value for the price. A LOT of people will though, because the Dunu is actually awesome, but it just doesn't suit my budget/value minded ways.

The Geek Out 450+ really shows how well the Havi scales. Its been my fave ever since it came out, drawing looks of bewilderment when i mentioned it was better than the M200 at the time. I think all the serious head-fiers should definitely try it once.

 

Thanks! If after 2 more weeks, you still like the B3 more than the KC06A, then resistance may be futile for me!

 

I asked this in my last post, but have you heard how the B3 does through the C3/BH combo?

post #555 of 4001

I've noticed these are microdrivers made in China.  So are the Tenores.  Will these drivers degrade over time?  Has there been any post about significan't sonic changes over time?  

 

Also, do they require lots of juice like Tenores?  It seams micro divers needs amping.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/1/14 at 6:44pm
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