BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST
Apr 27, 2020 at 11:32 PM Post #24,001 of 30,436

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Ooh, this pair of Tiandirenhe doesn't sound too bad. Quite good actually! Full bodied, kicking bass - although with a little rough edge, clear upper mids and an airy sound.


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I've got the PaiAudio DR2. I freaking love them. They sound great and fit great too! I strongly encourage bass lovers to give them a shot!
 
Apr 28, 2020 at 12:46 AM Post #24,002 of 30,436

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I think u can consider some planar set, though very few are sub $100. Maybe cheapest would be TRI I3 at $140ish.

Or something with piezos like ****, LZ A6 mini, BQEYZ Spring 1 (though Spring 1 is usually north of $100 mark).
I hafta say it's the TFZ No. 3. They all used to sell for about $109, but now you can find them new from $100 and less quite easily.
 
Apr 28, 2020 at 1:10 AM Post #24,003 of 30,436

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I hafta say it's the TFZ No. 3. They all used to sell for about $109, but now you can find them new from $100 and less quite easily.

The OP has a TFZ T2 Galaxy already, and the sound signature is pretty similar to the TFZ No. 3, hence didn't recommend that.

But TFZ No. 3 is a set for bassheads for sure. It is currently going at $70 on (Mass)Drop, the lowest I've ever seen it go firsthand, very good pricing as I bought mine at around $120 when it first launched last year.
 
Apr 28, 2020 at 5:11 AM Post #24,006 of 30,436

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TFZ T2 Galaxy is underrated?
 
Apr 28, 2020 at 6:21 AM Post #24,007 of 30,436

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TFZ T2 Galaxy is underrated?
Mid range is thin, mid-highs are bright, can be sibilant. Too much sub bass for my taste, but the texture is very good. What I did like is that they do reveal details, are very emotional and fun iems. Before I bought them I heard that they suit all the genres, but I dont think so. Cable is a garbage, though t2's are comfortable.
 
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No. It's just that 'another' is over-rated and hyped.

I beg to differ as all the TFZ's at least the 5-6 pair I have or owned really shine with a good cable like the KB Ear 16 cores especially if your doing balanced.

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While I'm randomly posting and even though Qudelix (Original ES100 designer) is about to release the 5 the $85 Drop on the ES100 MK2 is really a no brainer in my book and will pretty much turn any BT phone into a decent audio device but once again this is from a Certified Audiophool:smirk:

https://drop.com/buy/radsone-earstu...ontent=1588056450540.434021838512629434397475

Even at $99 I find it to be one of my best portable audio buys eva!

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Apr 28, 2020 at 10:53 AM Post #24,011 of 30,436

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I beg to differ as all the TFZ's at least the 5-6 pair I have or owned really shine with a good cable like the KB Ear 16 cores especially if your doing balanced.



While I'm randomly posting and even though Qudelix (Original ES100 designer) is about to release the 5 the $85 Drop on the ES100 MK2 is really a no brainer in my book and will pretty much turn any BT phone into a decent audio device but once again this is from a Certified Audiophool:smirk:

https://drop.com/buy/radsone-earstudio-es100-mk2-dac-amp?utm_placement=0&referer=PR3LLV&mode=guest_open&utm_campaign=Automated Daily Promotional 2020-04-28&utm_source=SparkPost&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily Promotional&utm_content=1588056450540.434021838512629434397475

Even at $99 I find it to be one of my best portable audio buys eva!

I did not say TFZs are over-rated.
 
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I was not talking about TFZs being over-rated.

Pardom mwa IE, just wanted to be sure TFZ gets their full due. As evidenced by how many love the No. 2 and 3's TFZ for me is often over looked by many especially because they teeter on the edge of looking a wee bit expensive but I feel they have always been priced accordingly. The original King was just killer and and could romp on many twice the price of course I feel the same of the Garden's, Queens and Tequila's :beerchug: Not to mention mine have really stepped a notch with better cables:wink: Once they moved away from fixed and extremely cheap cables TFZ became real contenders for me:thumbsup:

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Pardom mwa IE, just wanted to be sure TFZ gets their full due. As evidenced by how many love the No. 2 and 3's TFZ for me is often over looked by many especially because they teeter on the edge of looking a wee bit expensive but I feel they have always been priced accordingly. The original King was just killer and and could romp on many twice the price of course I feel the same of the Garden's, Queens and Tequila's :beerchug: Not to mention mine have really stepped a notch with better cables:wink: Once they moved away from fixed and extremely cheap cables TFZ became real contenders for me:thumbsup:

...in fact, I would buy more TFZs if I knew what to buy. What's the most balanced of them all? T2 Galaxy is as bassy as I want to go.
 
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...in fact, I would buy more TFZs if I knew what to buy. What's the most balanced of them all?

Dang for me that can change with source as easily as it has with some cable upgrades, I still think my Queens are the closest for my ears but the Tequila is a close contender too. Then again you never really know just how someone else will hear a particular iem. I know not much help but just how I hear mine. Honestly when I went balanced on the Queens with my Opus the sound is just sublime :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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