BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST
Jan 7, 2020 at 9:43 AM Post #22,501 of 29,073

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AS10 have a pretty unique signature. I loved them from the first sound and still enjoy them quite a bit. It is the only IEM I have a second pair of.

If anything all-BAs and a "bigger bass" than AS10 would be KZ AS12.
C12 are very good, to me one of the best IEM for the money, but definitely different in DD bass and more developed upper mids and treble.

Thx bro ! I will buy AS12 and C12. I also own TRN V80 and i wait for blon bl 03.
 
Jan 7, 2020 at 5:37 PM Post #22,504 of 29,073

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So, I received the Jade Audio (Fiio) EA3 today, and I guess I can share some first impressions.

Firstly, the accessories are pretty decent, and while the cable has the red-flag called "memory wire", it's not so bad IMO. I didn't have to wrestle with it and once you pull it behind your earlobes, it tends to stay there. The actual cable quality is pretty good so I doubt people will need to look for third-party ones. The stock eartips are also pretty decent, though I've switched to Spinfit CP-100 for now.

The build is pretty good, and I would say a step up from most other "resin-shell" IEMs that can be found in this price range (it's at least better than the KZ ZSX resin shell). The faceplate especially has a nice shimmery pattern on its back. It's also lightweight and fits comfortably as it has no odd protrusions on the inner-side.

As for the sound, I've only listened to a few tracks with this and will need a long listening session for a full review. However, the bass response stands out to me as really good. Plenty of punch and snare hits sound very convincing, so does kick drums. Listening to Rage Against the Machine's Take the Power Back was especially satisfying with all the sub-bass rumbles present. The midrange is a bit on the thin and bright side but mostly fine in terms of vocal rendition. I did hear some lower-treble splashiness though, and in complex tracks with loads of fast ride-cymbal hits it tended to get smeared in the upper regions. Soundstage/imaging also seemed above average but I'm yet to draw a conclusion on these aspects.

I have to try with more tracks and different sources over the next couple of weeks to form a firm conclusion. For now, it's an interesting option in this price range, and it sounds a lot more balanced than their earlier FH1 model.

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Jan 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM Post #22,508 of 29,073

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Hi my amateur review for Jade Audio EA3 is up:
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/jade-audio-ea3.24116/reviews#review-23111

I think it deserves to be in this thread as it is a pretty good all rounder and is a great entry level sub $50 USD IEM, especially for trebleheads and those who like a bright tuning. Seasoned audiophiles will probably have something better in most departments, but this will be a good rec for people new to the CHIFI circuit.
 
Jan 7, 2020 at 8:04 PM Post #22,509 of 29,073

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I have many iems but like the Jade Audio EA3, it is a good sounding earphone, looks good (I got the blue one)
 
Jan 8, 2020 at 4:39 AM Post #22,511 of 29,073

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The moon landings happened, there has always been lots of evidence, and it is very sad that the internet does such a good job of amplifying wrong ideas and bad information (flat earth, pseudoscience, fake cures, sexism, racism). Well curated and properly weighted/valued information systems don’t create these problems. If you’re interested in real conspiracies, take a look at what large corporations have been doing over the last 50 years and how they’re twisted laws the world over to create tax havens and corporate welfare laws so that we now have companies that pay negative taxes year over year, and take a look at offshore shell companies used by the people who run these companies to avoid paying any taxes, and then wonder whether modern capitalism as it’s currently implemented is really as great as so many companies and well to do people claim it is.
True free market capitalism is great. There is no other system that is more fair or more just, nor produces more prosperity for more people. Crony capitalism/corporatism is a problem, but it is a problem of too much government meddling in the market. The solution certainly isn't socialism or more government control over the economy.

As far as "well curated and properly weighted/valued information systems"...if you mean what I think you do I find that to be a pretty terrible idea. Sounds like censorship to me. Who gets to decide what is true and what must be censored? I mean, I don't believe in things like the flat earth theory or the supposed faked moon landing, but I don't believe in taking away people's right to discuss those things either. Most critically thinking individuals reject those ideas anyway. And there are a great many other topics where reasonable people do disagree. Politics, health and various scientific theories are examples of areas that are debated by intelligent, sincere, rational people.
 
Jan 8, 2020 at 5:20 AM Post #22,512 of 29,073

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True free market capitalism is great. There is no other system that is more fair or more just, nor produces more prosperity for more people. Crony capitalism/corporatism is a problem, but it is a problem of too much government meddling in the market. The solution certainly isn't socialism or more government control over the economy.

As far as "well curated and properly weighted/valued information systems"...if you mean what I think you do I find that to be a pretty terrible idea. Sounds like censorship to me. Who gets to decide what is true and what must be censored? I mean, I don't believe in things like the flat earth theory or the supposed faked moon landing, but I don't believe in taking away people's right to discuss those things either. Most critically thinking individuals reject those ideas anyway. And there are a great many other topics where reasonable people do disagree. Politics, health and various scientific theories are examples of areas that are debated by intelligent, sincere, rational people.

'True free market capitalism is great'

No it's not great for the poor and for those whose countries are pillaged by the 'Capitalist' countries. Politics, ideology and IEMs do not mix.
 
Jan 8, 2020 at 6:04 AM Post #22,513 of 29,073

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I find the overly bright highs and muffled lows of unfettered capitalism distasteful but can't abide the safe mids with an irritating spike in the upper treble of a communist IEM either.
 
Jan 8, 2020 at 8:27 AM Post #22,514 of 29,073

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I prefer the very balanced and natural signature of Anarchism. Out of the box, very good looking. Zero issues with build quality.

Capiltalism has good mids, very lush, but definitely can hear the lows bleeding into them. The highs are very very spikey. Almost unlistenable. The lows while there sound like they are being killed off or muffled.
Overall looks good at first glance, but build quality is the worst of them all as the highs take over the entire spectrum until there is nothing left.

 
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