Another Chinese company earbuds that I have tried is Soundmagic. The model I tried is the Soundmagic EP10. Great for $10-$15. Better than the ones in the Big Box Stores, but I still prefer the M760 or TG-38s. Since my purchase of the TG-38s, the Earbell and Dual Driver Tingos have been posted in this thread, along with being offered for sale at Dasetn mere days later.
I don't break earbuds fast enough! My reason for buying more earbuds is usually because I broke one. Since I've joined this thread (less than 2 months ago ), I had just broken a pair of Creatives. Since then. I've ordered 4 buds from Dasetn and only broken one - and that broken one can be fixed if I wanted.
None of the buds ordered from Dasetn have dissapointed. However, I must add that I still prefer cans - but do switch to the buds periodically (as I am replying to this thread, I am using TG-38s to listen to the 2011 Audiofidelty remastering of Phil Collins' Hello I Must Be Going).
The TG-38s are darker than my cans - but the TG-38s reproduces everything. The midrange sounds a little sucked out, the cymbals sound like they are supposed to (that's something I listen for), and the bass is there - but just not well defined - I can't tell the type of bass that the player is using by sound. I am also using Slicsound covers. The ride cymbal really sounds like a ride cymbal! Definately a good quality bud - just don't expect it to sound like full-sized cans costing 10x more. If you want the sound of Creative Aurvana Live!, you won't get that in any of these buds. Switching from cans immediately to the TIngo's makes the Tingo's sound like crap - but after a while, the Tingo's sound better on their own, once my brain has forgotten what the cans sound like. I do have to switch because my ears get fatigued from using the same head-gear - so buds to cans to buds to cans I keep rotating.
Edited by mtliu - 6/10/14 at 9:25pm