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    Earbuds Round-Up

    @ValSuki currently makes some.
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    Earbuds Round-Up

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

    Haha! The reason why I rarely post here is because I learned how to make my own pairs. Almost two years in with no regrets :) I almost forgot that I had an earbud roundup blogpost. I'll be updating it with new earbud models, and a bunch of stuff I observed on FAAEAL models, specifically the...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Hard skip for me if it's the same Vido driver.
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    There's a bit of discrepancy on the info regarding the impedance, the images on the marketing says 40ohms while the site states that it's 150ohms
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Earbuds will inherently leak sound just from the way how it sits from the ears, and factors such as volume level can contribute to it.
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Yeah, @Ronion and our boys here will definitely nail it, bit by bit :D We really need to set some standard at least, hopefully the framework will be established in the near future. As for measuring, IEC standards doesn't really do anything meaningful to earbuds right now.
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    Aune BU2

    Features:- >Master Tape Level Decoding. >High-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 decoding support. >Dual high-performance ES9318 DAC chips. >Four independent headphone amplifiers. >Natural presentation with Clock Synchronisation Technology. >Multi-function volume knob. >Precise...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Hi guys, I'm back and I'm sorry for the sudden appearance, I've been busy on the DIY earbuds thread since and some stuff IRL so I haven't interacted that much in this thread. I'll just share my reviews on some various prebuilts that I currently have right now and I hope some of you might find it...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Elfinear did not make the 19-21s. It's Haoyun. They make OEM "Foster" drivers of different varieties, most popularly the big solder 19-21s that were derived from the first driver models of the MX500 ('97 -'03 I think?)...
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    Reply to review by 'captione' on item 'Audiosense AQ0'

    Uhm, that's a bit of a stretch. Is there anything wrong thanking the people who gave/borrow the units?? I guess gratitude isn't a reason then??
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    ZiShan U1 HiFi USB DAC+AMP Thread

    So with this tool, is it possible to mod the U1 FW to change its sound like changing filters, etc?
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    DIY Earbuds

    Thanks for the heads up, but those metal mesh versions of the Pink dots (if that's what you're referring to) are bigger (15.4mm vs 14.8mm) but more finicky than a usual 15.4mm faceplate, as it would only fit flush with shells that has lips like the DP100 shells has. Though that could be a good...
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    DIY Earbuds

    What can I say, a good earbud really breaks a man 🥴 Had the same feeling too with my Pink dots, they're just too good 🤓 Hope you get your 2nd pair tho, but those spare OP139 shells are definitely something I'd buy. I wish a listing pops out for it LOL
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    DIY Earbuds

    It's possible that they changed the pcb colors with no effect to the whole sound, though personally I'd rather be accurate to the ShoonTH driver so if you're willing to buy bulk prices, you should go for that alibaba listing! Also some aliex sellers might be selling those same drivers with the...
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    DIY Earbuds

    I gotta have a try for some risky things then 😂 Though that 300ohm driver is fairly popular here, so I got really interested when you guys gave it the yuck face. Also, rest assured, those drivers you linked are the same drivers from your ShoonTH. I think it came from an OEM manufacturer called...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Yup, those N52s. Before tuning them, I'm gonna give it a try stock, and see if I like it. If the sound doesn't change with the DP100 shell, at least it's gonna give comfort and aesthetics too since those DP100 transparent shell looks goooood.
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    DIY Earbuds

    Yup! And the OP139 will be very interesting to the comparison because it's one of the most sensitive and easy to drive among the big solders, so I'm excited 🥴 Also, speaking of ShoonTH and DP100 stuff, I wanna tackle the 300ohm and put it in a DP100 shell in the future. Gonna basically reshell...
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    DIY Earbuds

    You can identify it as a Foster when the seller calls it Fengda or Funda, which is basically Foster in Chinese. I tackled it on the big solder megapost I did months back, but you can identify a Foster/Foster-type driver with a 2 solder dots* and an extended pcb to the coil vent. The big solders...
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    DIY Earbuds

    150ohm Foster US $9.80 https://a.aliexpress.com/_mOhT7Mx OP139 US $19.99 https://a.aliexpress.com/_mNfeoZv
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    DIY Earbuds

    Dang, my 64ohm Black Dot Titanium broke (coil glue got loose, driver flex), and those very pairs were one of my first diy projects too ☹️ it's okay though since it's been a year since. Soooo I'm going to buy another pair again LOL. Also, I'm going to buy the biodyna big solders, 150ohm Foster...
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    DIY Earbuds

    @jeejack I just found a solution to fit your metal mesh pink dots in MX500s. All you have to do is buy those MX500 shells variants with a lip cutout (either the transparent ones or the black ones with engraved L and R markings). The lips on there ends thinly from the body so it's a bit more...
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    Reply to review by 'captione' on item 'BGVP NS9'

    @dharmasteve Interesting! Looks like something to take note of. I personally think a dongle is enough spec-wise, it honestly performed well to me with my setup. Maybe the bass will get tighter with more power.
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    Review by 'captione' on item 'BGVP NS9'

    BGVP NS9 Review Tl;dr : 170usd, 2dd 7ba setup with tuning nozzle options. Signature can be an L-shaped or a V-shaped depending on the filters used. Unashamedly bassy and warm. Midrange a bit veiled with leaking bass. Decent treble extension although lacking air. Good imaging and separation...
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    DIY Earbuds

    Findings and driver pictures on the Tingo OG TC200/TC200 in MX500 shell and the "DIY" versions Sorry for taking a bit too long, but here's what I found on those TC200 variants (+ some extras). I'll be copying my FB post exactly with some format fixes so forgive me if this is a bit crappy :p I...
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