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    ZiShan Z3 Hi-Fi Player Thread

    Thanks @maxxkur. Does the Z3 AK4493 also have dual power supply? I use it to drive a Topping NX1S, which is a high impedance. No problems so far, but if it improves the sound quality, I might try it. If you have owned or listened to the AK4493 version, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on...
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    ZiShan Z3 Hi-Fi Player Thread

    Hi @maxxkur thank you for sharing the photos of the stock unit, as well as your mods. Would you mind explaining what changes were made and why you made those changes? From the photos at least I can see you replaced the two electrolytic caps with two resistors, and replaced two resistors with 0R...
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    Sony budget earphone discussion thread (MH750, MH755, MH1C, EX300, etc)

    Thanks @brianforever for verifying. :ksc75smile: They are from a local online marketplace, olx.co.id. He seemed to be a private seller, I tried looking for the ad but it seems they've been sold out. I see you're in Singapore, if you're familiar with a little bit Indonesian, you can browse...
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    Sony budget earphone discussion thread (MH750, MH755, MH1C, EX300, etc)

    Hi Slater, gentlemen, I got a pair of MH750 which was advertised as "buds only" with "cut cable". I had hoped to receive the two buds only, but turns out the cut cable is also included. It's a J-cable with mic. I don't know why they do this, I think they could be factory rejects. I have no way...
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    DIY Earbuds

    O-ow. There goes Mama Bery. What can be a fitting name for the 500 Ohm graphene? @furyossa @Themilkman46290 Wow, thanks for this ranking list. Care to link the posts where you share your design/tuning/impressions on them? This is for the DIY Earbuds Wiki :ksc75smile: Just want to make sure, is...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Sure, I can confirm that @furyossa has posted the correct items below. Please note I didn't get them from AliExpress, so I can't comment on the sellers. Hope that helps. :ksc75smile: Thank you my friend. I really like this tiger cable, very well behaving. Easy to solder, very soft and pliable...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Thanks @furyossa For now I let it burn in some more, and it is improving. I'll keep your advise in case I got the itch to mod it in the future. Could it be the correct "timbre" and the natural mids that make it easy to listen? As I said, in the MX500 housing it reminds me of a single driver...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Hi Friends, glad to see everyone still active building stuff and helping each other to get into this dangerous hobby. :ksc75smile: I bought this 300 Ohm driver, after thinking back and forth, finally decided to pull the trigger. I put it in the usual MX500 housing, removed the foam on the driver...
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    DIY Earbuds

    I put a driver from my local seller, it's called "Warm Bass" driver. The blue shell, if I remember correctly the inside is black, so it must be painted. So what new driver are you getting, @robar? :ksc75smile:
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    DIY Earbuds

    Thank you my friend. With all this collective knowledge, I'm really thinking we should create a DIY earbuds wiki. Like photos and specs of drivers, brief impressions, etc etc. What you said makes a perfect sense, sorry I got carried away with my detective work. A local shop has many drivers, and...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Cheap drivers make great giftbuds! :ksc75smile: I’ve made two of these and gifted them to friends. So far, I’ve found that the top of the list for most people are “bass” and “mic” hehehe..
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    DIY Earbuds

    Do you think this is the same driver? Similarities: - 64 Ohm - White blob - Red dot - Foam covering the holes - Similar PCB traces - Same pattern on the face, which is slightly different than the pattern on the 19-21 driver, for example. These are salvaged from VE Monk+ :ksc75smile:
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    DIY Earbuds

    Not weird at all! I’m also in the same situation, wanted to check out the N52 300 Ohm. Hoping to hear more from @Themilkman46290 Thanks guys!
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    ZiShan Z3 Hi-Fi Player Thread

    Sounds good. The Z3 looks and feels nice when stacked together with my NX1s, makes for a great portable combo. I've also learned that it's quite picky when it comes to micro SD card, with less than class 10 cards, it's very buggy and not pleasant to use.
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    DIY Earbuds

    Warm welcome to you! This is one of the nicest, most friendly thread among many audio forums I've joined :ksc75smile: Enjoy your stay and enjoy your DIY earbuds journey. Agreed, and thank you @robar for being helpful as always. The 64 Ohm titanium with blue dot, is it this one...
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    Obscure Chinese DAPs

    Hi guys, an update after my question, I end up with a Zishan Z3 Pro! Just got it a few days ago. It's so tiny, much smaller than what I imagined after looking at some photos and reviews. Initial impressions are good, and it looks nice stacked to the NX1s. I changed my NX1s to fix it on high gain...
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    ZiShan Z3 Hi-Fi Player Thread

    Hi guys, I'm a proud owner of a Zishan Z3 Pro! Just got it a few days ago. It's so tiny, much smaller than what I imagined after looking at some photos and reviews. Initial impressions are good! Do we hang around here or mostly we just join the Obscure Chinese DAPs thread? I feel jealous a...
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    Wire strand and gauge ratio?

    Hi, maybe this is helpful: https://www.wirebarn.com/Combined-Wire-Gauge-Calculator_ep_42.html Thanks!
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Hi @llysender sorry life got in the way. I've found that the vocals are more forward in my AD500x, that's even the first comment my wife made. It is not as forward as AD500x, but I wouldn't say it's bland. It's because the music is also detailed and the overall presentation has a heavier bass...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Hi @robar you piqued my interest in the DAC. Would be nice to improve the audio on my work computer a little bit hehe. So this ES9023 DAC is a different one from the ES9018K2M you've owned? If so, do you have link to the 9018? I look forward to your review of the 9023. I also like Scary Pockets...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Yes but it came with the box and all the papers. Did you mean the foam lining in the box? Yeah I see what you mean there. The fit for me is rather tight hehe. I have a large head. The 3D wing almost get pushed to the headband. The earpads are smaller than I anticipated, again, my reference is...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    @Giru @llysender Thank you fellas. The unit came today. Such nice sample, very well cared for. I was really surprised to find it smaller than the AD500x!! :beyersmile:
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    Stacking magnets?

    I cannot tell the difference by listening, but the fact that the 20mm is wider than the stock 15mm magnet makes me a little bit uncomfortable. In my case, my 2x10x2 is subjectively stronger than the single 20x2. There is no fixed N rating of the magnets, so it's all subjective by feeling how...
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    Sennheiser HD202 vs HD206 vs HD205-II

    Yes, I was in your position too, so I bought them both. I wish there is a headphone with the sound of 202 and the comfort of 201 in this price range LOL.
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    DIY Earbuds

    No mods, just asking whether the type of cover matters, and which one is preferable.:ksc75smile: I hope this is also your understanding, @assassin10000 the right one is "drilled holes" right?
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