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What an ideal budget mainstream in-ear should be

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Pros: Attractive design, generous selection of tips, great packaging, strong bass, mids are welll done despite bass being the driving force

Cons: No cable cinch, mediocre isolation

I bought this as a gift to my sister on her birthday. She lent it to me for a while so that I can test it to see how it is like. Delivery: I really have to applaud Lendmeurears for their wonderful service. Having bought from them before I am pretty impressed. Furthermore delivery was really quick, for my order arrived within two days (for I live in Singapore), to be honest I was expecting 3 to 4 days for handling and sorting in the delivery centre. Packaging: Reallyy beautiful and good looking packaging. Dunu is the best one I have seen so far for a China based company, but this comes close. From the package you can see the GR99 in its full glory along with a generous selection of...
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The Ares in the perspective of a general consumer

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Pros: Good build quality with beautiful packaging and great accessories

Cons: Better sound quality can be found elsewhere

I am writing this in the perspective of the general consumer who does not use an amplifier and with mediocre sources such as the computer. Also, this review will try to cover as many genres as possible to show how the IEM covers each genre.   Packaging     The packaging is very professionally done. I think it really shows the class of the product. It gives the Ares a high class feel, and makes you feel it is worth much more than you paid for. The outer cover slips out to reveal a black inner box with the word DUNU in front. This adds to the high class feel of the product.     The box is held closed with the use of magnets, which is...
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Great IEM with amazing value

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Pros: Bass not too overpowering, great mids, amazing soundstage

Cons: Build quality, prone to hiss

Packaging: Packaging is nice... great for display. Opening the flap in the front shows the frequency of these IEMs, but not representative of what you would hear. I think the package should make a good gift for your loved ones.   Content: 7 pairs of tips... amazing at the price I bought it... 37SGD (about 31USD). A pair of earhooks, which are very useful for keeping the IEMs at the back of the ear. Hard case which really protects the IEMs from damage. The shirt clip attached to the IEM also prevents microphonics.   Design: Really a small IEM, not like the exceedingly large Altec Lansing UHP336. The design is not the conventional straight barrel I usually see, but...
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Amazing retro headphones

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Pros: Punchy bass, great soundstage, light, comfortable fit

Cons: Open design, flimsy feeling, clips yank on hair

Went to buy them at the suggestion of my friends. I could not believe how long this headphone was produced, 24 years and counting!   Would like to talk about the design first. Having a retro style look, it sure looks ugly to me at first, but I loved it when I saw it in person. Perhaps it might turn a few heads around when you wear it outside, but well, who cares? The folding mechanism is quite cool and makes the PortaPro a really portable headphone.   Comfort is amazing, the ComfortZone pads take away pressure from the ears and allow me to wear it hours at a time. The pad is adjustable to different levels of comfort and the headband is adjustable as well. However, my...
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Good IEM, but...

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Pros: Very balanced sound, accurate bass, smooth mids and nice, crisp treble

Cons: Build quality, comfort

I bought this because it was cheap at that point of time, and I am interested in trying out a balanced armature IEM.   Initially, wearing was difficult, and it took quite a while for me to get a proper fitting. Once I got a good fitting, I was blown by the sound. The lows are impactful, more so than the PL-30 I had, while maintaining tightness and accuracy. The mids flow smoothly and carried the voice of the singers really well. The treble is nice and crisp, with almost no sibilance at all.   However, all was not to be, as my UHP336 broke a day later. I heard similar cases of my friends' UHP336 IEMs breaking as well. I wish I was able to exchange this for a new one,...
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