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    Earbuds Round-Up

    He's one of the guys that got me into earbuds. I'll miss him a lot.
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    I highly suggest K'searphones K64.
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    They're also doing OEM driver manufacture work for some big earbud brands like VE, FAAEAL and Ksearphone (early versions of their earbuds). If you opened up a Snow Lotus and a VE Monk Plus, you will see the same PCB from the 64ohm drivers that are sold thru Elfinear's AliEx website. They used...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    That peak... is horrible. There's no way this graph would mistranslate that huge peak :dizzy_face: I'm glad the accessories worked out something for you.
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Who knows? It might be possible, and I don’t see the reason accommodating those market adoption variables when it can start small to a community like this thread has. With the tools for graphing getting more accessible to the budget-minded, it would be at least helpful to set a target curve that...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    There's no really a standard to follow for earbud graphs. Everyone just doing their own thing (even earbud driver manufacturers!). Though if someone graphs an earbud, an IEC coupler would produce graphs that would not indicate tonal differences in comparisons to other graphs. If you guys do it...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Neat! You posted my humble rig (although very ghetto and scuffed) Here's the packaging of the in-ear adapters if someone is very interested to track them down. Courtesy of my friend from Japan that gave me the tips: Hope you guys get graphing in no time :)
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    Review by 'captione' on item 'Aune BU2'

    Aune BU2 Review TL;DR: Portable DAC/AMP. 300 USD. SE/BAL. Adequately powerful. Smooth neutral sound. Features Filter Modes and a BT receiver mode. A bit buggy. No error documentation. No LDAC Support. Disclaimer: Aune sent this BU2 as part of their tour here and is not mine to keep. I will...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    I have a bunch of other prebuilts incoming (mostly VE earbuds) so I'm gonna update this post when I get to try those. I'll continuously update this post with new earbuds that comes at my desk so stay tuned~
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    Review by 'captione' on item 'BGVP DH5'

    BGVP DH5 Review Tl;dr : 75 USD. Balanced sound signature. Lean bass. Lean mids with a tinge of boxiness in the vocals. Extended treble that gets a bit too much with certain recordings. Disclaimer: BGVP sent this DH5 as a unit to review and evaluate, rest assured they won’t influence my...
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    Review by 'captione' on item 'Knowledge Zenith (KZ) ZEX'

    KZ ZEX Review Tl;dr : 20 USD. U-shaped signature. Rolled off sub-bass with mid bass focus but doesn’t texture well. Lean tonality. Vocals are presented well. No upper midrange thinness. Treble extended until borderline, exhibits air well but can be detached from the signature and loud with...
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    Review by 'captione' on item 'See Audio Bravery'

    See Audio Bravery Review Tl;dr : 4 BA setup, 279USD. Warm U-shape with great tonality. Bass is extended linearly, midrange is smooth and warm, and treble is extended with a balance of smoothness and definition. An all-rounder with my music library. Excellent value for your money with stock tips...
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    Review by 'captione' on item 'TForce Audio Yuan Li'

    TForce Yuan Li Review Tl;dr : 1DD setup @ 120 USD. Warm-ish, neutral-bright signature. Fast and visceral bass, smooth and intimate midrange, well extended treble. A bit unforgiving on some badly recorded tracks. A bit of background and disclaimer: TForce Audio sent this Yuan Li as a tour unit...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Hi guys! Long time no see. I'm glad I checked this thread out, looks like the conversations are still healthy and insightful! Especially what @Themilkman46290 said that got me back into my spirits after a burnout. It's over a year now since I started making earbuds, tweaking them and learning...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Those 15.4mm "Fengda" drivers are the OG old batches of the first MX500 drivers (big solders) that I posted recently.
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