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Headphone Inventory

HYBRIDS/BA Armature (from favorite to least):

1. SENDIY M1221 (Beryllium driver & BA hybrid with true tri-band performance) (these are more on a professional level and are easily the best I have with ultimately the best texture and coherency I've heard by far with basically no harshness or unwanted peaks. With a choice of three tuning nozzles that works flawlessly -Balance, Neutral, and Flat. They sound brilliant and epic in every way with some of the widest soundstage possible with clean and effortless detail, micro-details, and transparency from top to bottom. These are my top-tier!
2. UiiSii Hi-905 (Beryllium drivers & BA armature hybrid) (cleanest and clearest sounding with a 3D-like sound stage!)
3. MaGaosi K3 (Graphene drivers & dual Knowles 30017 BA hybrid) (similar tuning to the original K3003i, but better and more accurate bass and cleaner sounding midrange!)
4. SENFER 4in1 (Beryllium drivers & Knowles 30042 BA hybrid) (coherency, transparency, airy, depth, etc...with precise instrument separation and excellent soundstage to go with it.)
5. HLSX-BK50 (Titanium driver & AFX BA hybrid) (wide and lively soundstage and presentation with excellent vocals while using the aftermarket small AUVIO silicone tips with the RED inner bore. Details are warm, smooth, with a sense of openness and clarity.)
6. SENFER DT2 Plus (hi-end drivers & dual BA hybrid) (closing the back ports and finding the right tips....very promising and incredibly clear sounding!)
7. MaGaosi M3 (Titanium driver & AFX BA hybrid) (great texture and coherency with a more fun-like signature only to have a crossbreed sound between the HLSX-808 and the HLSX BK50. It has a touch of crisp, rich, and bold-like sound signature with excellent soundstage presence)
8. HLSX-808 (Titanium driver & AFX BA hybrid) (nice sounding bass with great impact and clear vocals with crisp hi-end details. Soundstage is big, spacious, and realistic)
9. K3003 (3-way hybrid) (DIY version of AKG K3003 by Senfer) (great wide-stereo imaging and sonic impact with airy and extended details on top)
10. GranVela URBANFUN (2-way hybrid) (excellent soundstage with deep broad bass, great mids and detailed treble with aftermarket wide-bore "Auvio medium silicone tips")
11. Kinera BD05 (2-way hybrid) (sport-type) (great wide soundstage with realistic sounding vocals -great bang for a hybrid at its price point!)
12. Remax RM-600M (single unit 2-way BA armature on each side) (nice soundstage and vocals and beautifully balanced with excellent details. Bass is clear with a great realistic feel, punch, and slam to them)
13. SIDY DGS100 (2-way hybrid) (great live soundstage with aftermarket narrow-bore medium silicone tips)
14. Sleek Audio SA6 (single BA armature) (best single BA I've ever heard!)


NOTE: As of 2016, I rearranged my Dynamic IEM's from a "NEW favorite to LEAST favorite" according to the changes on the "aftermarket silicone tips" provided!

DYNAMIC Metal/Wood/Plastic housing (from favorite to least):

1. MEMT X5 (simply the best dynamic in-ear earphones I've ever heard just behind the more pro sounding hybrid, the SENDIY M1221, playing at almost 90 percent capacity to them!....speechless!)
2. Sound Phil K5 (DIY by SENFER) (excellent soundstage and sonic impact.....same housing as the K3003! With the aftermarket "Auvio silicone tips with light blue center bore" it creates an awesome soundstage and resolution with good instrument separation, imaging, depth, and great extension on both ends -best in its class, hands down!)
3. SENDIY M2 (NOTE: These are not the Easy M2, which are replaced with "cheaper drivers") (Actually, the Sendiy M2 are coming directly from the "Sendiy Audio company", which carry superb workmanship down to the wire with two differently tuned nozzles that are completely accurate as described by the company having a natural and life-like soundstage, depth and rich bass with the ability to articulate all details, instruments and vocals realistically!)
4. SoundMAGIC E10 (with medium aftermarket wide-bore "Auvio silicone tips" for a better sounding life-like soundstage and solid imaging!)
5. Xiaomi Pistons 2.0, 2.1, IF Edition (with "Xiaomi Quantie medium silicone tips" for better balance and accuracy of the bass, soundstage and crisp high-end!)
6. VIVO XE800 (superb soundstage with life-like vocals and excellent details from end to end without ever sounding harsh or sibilant with mirror-like similarities in SQ when compared to the GR07, but has a more comfortable fit and feel to them)
7. Rock Zircon (solid nano zircon cavity and housing material, which contributes to the excellent and incredibly wide and open soundstage, but decided to close the back ports for a better and upgraded listening experience with excellent bass with transparent and lifelike mids and incredibly vivid highs!)
8. JOYROOM JR-E107 (6mm micro-drivers) (Incredible bass and sub-bass with great open soundstage and performance and excellent micro-details done so well that the vocals naturally make their way for an overall great presentation. They provide precision and accuracy that can only be described as epic!)
9. Pioneer SEC-CL100 (universal/sport-type) (These are superb in everyway demonstrating excellent details throughout the whole spectrum without ever sounding harsh or sibilant. Bass is smooth, fast, and punctual with deep and excellent sub-bass tone.)
10. KZ-ED11 (very solid with an excellent wide and open soundstage that outperforms most of my KZ series and IEM collection) (deep broad bass, luscious mids, and cleaner more vivid treble than the KZ-ED10)
11. KZ-S3 (nicely balanced) (excellent soundstage with great texture providing crisp highs, luscious mids and a quick, clean, and accurate bass response that is very hard to beat)
12. KZ-ED9 (superb workmanship and excellent soundstage with tunable nozzles) (medium aftermarket wide-bore tips)
13. KZ ATR (sport-type) (wide soundstage with natural sounding life-like midrange and great surprising details on top when used with aftermarket narrow-bore medium silicone tips)
14. KZ ATE (sport-type) (wide soundstage with excellent transparent-like midrange and details with incredibily smooth response when used with aftermarket narrow-bore medium silicone tips)
15. KZ-ED10
16. SoundSOUL S-018
17. GranVela/Mrice/Baldoor E300
18. Astrotec AM800
19. Philips SHE9620/28 (Rose Gold Edition)
20. KZ-EDSE
21. KZ-ES
22. Meelectronics SP51 (with three tuned nozzles)
23. IVERY IS-1/LIBERTY (vivid/clear version with sub-bass impact)
24. CKY CK-38
25. Pioneer CE-SL31 (similar sound signature to Grado SR80)
26. VSONIC GR02 BE
27. SoundMAGIC E30 (sport type)
28. Philips SHE3580 (with medium sky-blue/black tips from vsonic)
29. Monoprice 8320 (sport type)


DYNAMIC A to Z (retired):

1. HLSX-8
2. iRiver ICP-AT500
3. IVERY IS-1/HIPUT
4. IVERY IV-3
5. KinDen (with 3-Way Nozzles)
6. KZ-EDR1
7. KZ-S4
8. Philips SHE3590
9. SONY MDR-EX60LP
10. Soundmagic ES18
11. Soundmagic ES20
12. Soundmagic PL11
13. Soundmagic PL21
14. Soundmagic PL30
15. TINGO FL800
16. VSONIC GR99
17. Xiaomi Pistons 1.0
18. Xiaomi Quantie


E-BUDS (from favorite to least):

1. TY HI-Z (by Tamrac) (The best earbuds I've ever heard coming from a budget level that can hang with the "big boys" -soundstage, crisp details, vocals, and sub-bass are epic!)
2. VE MONK (These are right upthere with the HI-Z's with great clarity and micro details from end to end)
3. GranVela/Mrice/Baldoor E100 (excellent "live" soundstage covering the bass, mids, and high's almost in perfect harmony!)
4. Edifier H185 (basically competes and matches the Yuin earbuds in sound alone)
5. EarPods (by Apple)


OVER-EAR (my personal budget champs!):

Takstar HD2000 (closed back) (Note: Must purchase a pair of separate "velour ear pads with mesh screen" to get the best sound ever!) (Just change the vinyl ear pads to velour ear pads and also remove the foam cushion covering both speakers, but make sure the velour pads has a mesh screen on them when you purchase them for dust protection. You must measure the ear cup size as well for the right size fit. So, what do you get after modding them? Excellent transparency with the mids and treble, incredibly wide soundstage, and clean and quick bass and sub-bass. They are very transparent after modding them and can easily be enjoyable for hundreds of dollars less than expected!)


OVER-EAR (from favorite to least):

1. ISK HP2011 (closed back) (soundstage is wide and clear with great extention on both ends for a "closed back" headphone. Has a natural airy life-like sound signature to them with excellent placement and transitioning of instruments and a feel of clarity and transparency to them, which makes them best for monitoring purposes)
2. ISK MDH9000 (closed back) (soundstage is wide, big, and extremely clear from end to end with a broad bass response, excellent vocals and precise hi-end details that makes for the best DJ headphones I've ever experienced)
3. ISK HD9999 (closed back) (soundstage is wide with a sense of openess, clarity and brightness with a crisp high-end. Has great acoustics and vocals just behind the ISK HP2011. They come with extra-thick vinyl pads for enhanced bass and regular pads for a flat sounding signature tended for monitoring purposes)
4. ISK HF2010 (open back) (soundstage is big and clear with a nice deep bass presence with excellent life-like vocals and crystal clear highs, which makes for some of the best "budget priced" open cans on the market)
5. BETOP BT-A50 (closed back) (best "SQ" sounding noise cancelling headphones I've heard by far)


ON-EAR (from favorite to least):

1. KO-STAR KHM-681 (closed) (DIY myself to sound like Momentums)
2. AKG K412P (open back) (with slight modification for better SQ)
3. Koss Porta Pro (open back)

Headphone Amp Inventory

XUAN-Zu Xz-u808 Hi-fi (Double Vacuum Tube) Headphone Amplifier

LUXPRO DS-11 Headphone Amplifier with Sub-bass/Mid-bass Tone Control

Source Inventory

Tsinghua Tongfang TF-R12 High Resolution Digital Audio Player/Voice Recorder with solid metal housing (160 hours of playtime capability on one charge)

Tsinghua Tongfang T&F-99 HD High Grade Digital Audio Player/Voice Recorder (200 hours of playtime capability on one charge)

Ruizu X02 Digital Player (updated version with custom EQ setting)

Realtek HD Audio Manager (for Windows PC)

Other Audio Equipment

Yamaha P95 Digital Piano with Yamaha's unique rare metal keyboard stand and chair

Music Preferences

Any type of music that interest me.....too many to categorize.

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Xiaomi Redmi 2A (smart phone)

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