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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    What are some recent over ear full-sized Chinese headphones? Is the the Takstar Pro 82 still recommended?
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    New Inear Prophile-8

    Thanks, that helps. They're still not quite secure, at least on my right ear, but I think it's a problem with an irregular ear shape.
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    New Inear Prophile-8

    How are you supposed to put these in your ear? I've been using them for 2 months and while they sound extremely good, I have not found any way to put them in my ear such that they stay in place. The instruction manual is not descriptive. I would love if someone could do a step by step...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    filkenick, are you going to review the InEar ProPhile-8 at some point? :)
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    New Inear Prophile-8

    Thank you, that's quite reassuring. Looks like these might finally be the IEMs for me. Famous last words...?
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    New Inear Prophile-8

    I'm thinking of buying these, I've got a couple of questions: 1) When used from a "bad" source (laptop, smartphone, ...), how silent are the PP8? Is there audible hiss? The 32 Ohm makes me assume they are silent, or at least fairly quiet. 2) How hard is it to get a proper seal with these? 3)...
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

    Warning: this is a very cheaply built IEM. while (carefully!) twisting an eartip in order to remove it, the entire nozzle broke clean off. Browsing this thread, I've noticed one other user reporting this problem, so it's not an isolated problem. Beware.
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

      lol, stop shilling and stop redefining well-defined terms.   these headphones are v-shaped and bassy. there's nothing balanced about them. the bass is elevated and almost muddy, making so everything sounds dark and vocals distant.
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

    I know! I had serious problems with that and it drove me crazy. The tips that finally fixed them for me were https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1gQSxLXXXXXcmXVXXq6xXFXXXk/Hot-sale-3-size-black-red-double-color-silicone-isolation-font-b-earphone-b-font-font.jpg which I happened to have a pair of from...
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

      No, they're genuine. Female vocals are not spot on, they are distant. Among other things.
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

    After using these for a while, I have to say they're not great. They are rather v-shaped (lol, "balanced". what a joke) and dark sounding. I like them only after equalizing them, I think they suck for vocals. My EQ preset for them literally has a 5-6 db difference between the low end and the...
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

    The Urbanfun. I don't have the K3 Pro yet.
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    Magaosi K3 PRO impressions and discussions thread.

    Can anyone compare these to the Urbanfun? I got my Urbanfun today and while they're definitely very good, the bass on these supposedly "balanced" IEMs is quite elevated. 
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    Hey everyone, hope this isn't a strange question, but what is a good Chinese IEM that sounds like the Sennheiser HD600? And by that I mean rather flat, great detail especially in the mids and bass that isn't elevated?
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    I prefer these headphones after EQing for slightly less subbass and slightly more mids. I feel like the bass hurts the clarity a little.
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