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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    Wait, @Slater, are you saying that the Estron EST is similar to the (KZ) ZST? Anyway, given the quality of the C631, I am getting an EST as well.
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    OK! You convinced me to get a backup pair of c631s. I keep going back to my lone pair...
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    An MMCX mod to the C631 would be sweet. That way one can use a balanced cable for it. But it does look like it is built like a tank, so I understand the challenge. Mine has the back grille removed as well, but didn't you also remove the black "filter" in the nozzle for optimal sound?
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    You are absolutely right. I forgot about that mod to the c631. It is what makes it sound so sweet.
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    I think you said that the C631 is your favorite of the three, but it wasn't very clear. It is my favorite TIMMKOO, Emi, Joyplus, Estron-made one by far. The good news for those of us in the US is that they are now available again on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088K4B3W3 for $20...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Do you mean KZ ZS5? There are big differences between v1's and v2's.
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    It's called a spouse... My wife is a psychologist and she has all kinds of technical terms for my headphone (uhm) "collection". :)
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    My 11/11. Besides catching up on the latest winners around here: KZ ZSX and TRN V90 and another Blon BL03 (its that good), I found a good price on the LZ Z05A ($28.50): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32993969317.html Not too many reviews of that one, but the prize is way down from where it...
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    My source for The Blon BL-03 is a Pioneer XDP-30R DAP using a balanced cable. I haven't tested it to see if it is hard to drive, but the reviews have not indicated this. While it is great at Acoustic/Jazz, I would rather say that the reproduction is Hi-Fi in the truest sense of the word: Great...
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    My Blon BL-03 just arrived. What a treat! But it wasn't until I finally found some tips that worked for me (TFZ XL), added a spacer on the nozzle and put on a NiceHCK balanced cable. Then the magic started. The main quality that I notice is clarity and detail retrieval. On "Jazz at the...
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    Reply to review by 'ShakyJake' on item 'Blon BL-03'

    Are comparing the Blon to the Kanas or the Kanas Pro? Both are mentioned above
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    I got my Moondrop Crescents in the mail today. This one is a winner. Putting it through its paces with my test tracks I'm enjoying it over many harsher chi-fi competitors (KZ I'm talking to you). Unfortunately, they are no longer made and unavailable on AliExpress. I found mine on Amazon. While...
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    BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

    These are the one I use for MMCX removal. I believe it is the 2mm version that works for MMCX. I got the set of three with the plastic covering on it, but it looks like there is an all-metal set for cheaper now. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32853418321.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.637d4c4dNuT3rS
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    I think that you'll like the nine tail, I went through a similar process back at the anniversary sale LOL.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    My wife is a therapist, who tells me in a stern voice that I better not buy any more IEMs or else ... :triportsad:
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