Absolute best budget earbuds?
Mar 6, 2020 at 9:55 AM Post #2,821 of 2,995

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Check out the BK2. It used to be 50 bucks, but has been sub $30 nowadays, and there's an AE sale now just as well, I think I saw it at 20+ bucks during the sale.

Quite balanced tuning, detachable cables, good technicalities. It's actually my favourite bud.
I am waiting to receive de BK2, I will give my impressions.
 
Mar 6, 2020 at 12:45 PM Post #2,822 of 2,995

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There's also the Earbuds Anonymous (Facebook group) earbud from Penon, that's $25 with the EA discount.
 
Mar 8, 2020 at 3:31 PM Post #2,823 of 2,995

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And seriously, you still don't own any of the 4 different Vido/s ? Black, White, Red & Blue ? & the rare Blue/Red New Vido ??

About this... I'm kind of confused with people reporting different sound signatures on the same earbuds of different color. My blue Vido started losing contact with the 3.5mm jack the other day and I'm not sure what color to go for next, or how much I should pay for it (I found Black Vido at about 6€ but seem kind of expensive since I bought the blue ones for 1.3€).
Same goes for RY4S that I also posted about earlier on this topic. I have none and I'm not sure which one to go for. The white ones are cheaper but what about their sound?

Any insight on these two pairs and their different colors to help me decide?
 
Apr 9, 2020 at 2:06 PM Post #2,826 of 2,995

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Vido white
Nicehck B40
Qian25

I have these above. I decided to buy a classic EMX500. Will I have a fun bud or will it be redundant? If anyone can provide details about the sound signature, thank you.
What EMX500 specifically?
 
Apr 9, 2020 at 2:08 PM Post #2,827 of 2,995

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Found my old Samsung YP-02 player. Paired it with my MMCX'd Victor shelled CD Player earbud. Sounds clean and refined.
 
Apr 9, 2020 at 2:52 PM Post #2,829 of 2,995

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This: https://shopee.ph/DIY-EMX500-Bro-HiFi-Heavy-Bass-Sound-Earphone-MX500-Earbuds-i.43253829.1277919638

I know that there is a wide variation of these buds among the various vendors that exist in China for example, so i don't really know exactly what to expect. It cost me 5 USD.
Oh, the bro version. I don't have one but this is my EMX500 that I bought:
https://shopee.ph/product/64655310/1075167822?smtt=0.0.9

This particular set is a V-U shaped in terms of sound signature with a smooth rolloff in highs. There's a noticeable dip between lower treble on mine but doesn't really affect the coherency of the sound
 
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Oh, the bro version. I don't have one but this is my EMX500 that I bought:
https://shopee.ph/product/64655310/1075167822?smtt=0.0.9

This particular set is a V-U shaped in terms of sound signature with a smooth rolloff in highs. There's a noticeable dip between lower treble on mine but doesn't really affect the coherency of the sound

Thank you for your words, the technical specifications are identical. The EMX500 is a classic and, after going through R4YS and Qian69 (they are dead, have suffered damage), i want to have the earbuds classics again.
 
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May 3, 2020 at 9:14 PM Post #2,833 of 2,995

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May 4, 2020 at 12:29 PM Post #2,835 of 2,995

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Is Tingo TC200 the same as Fengru TC200?
I have the Fengru TC200. Very analogue sounding earbuds, gives me the grandiose soundstage on tracks like Ryo Fukui's Scenery. Insane value for the sound IMO, the cable is a bit stiff though but that's just cheap stuff being cheap.
 

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