BEST SOUND VALUE THREAD- ChiFi & portable audio bargain, best IEM, DAC-AMP, dongles list, etc
Mar 15, 2017 at 12:58 PM Post #2,206 of 31,016

loomisjohnson

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So I've tried several chinese budgetfi iems lately. These iems are kz zst, kz zs3, tennmak piano, tennmak pro and mi hyrbid. And none of these can replace my fidue a65 which is giving up on me. The tennmak pro comes the closest to the a65's sound signature. But the highs are lacking the sparkle that I like from the fidues. The tennmak piano pretty much have the same bass quantity as the a65 when I used after market tips but the midrange are laidback as opposed to the a65 which are slightly mid centric. The ones from kz didn't really impressed me. Can anyone recommend some iems that has warm+smooth sound signature with good soundstage and imaging? I think fidue a73s are the best bet but the price is out of range for me right now. And a replaceable cable would be a nice touch too if anyone cares to suggest something.


the two that spring to mind are the magaosi bk50, which i rate as the best chifi iem under $50 and the einsear t2, which is very impressive and less than $20
 
Mar 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM Post #2,207 of 31,016

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So I've tried several chinese budgetfi iems lately. These iems are kz zst, kz zs3, tennmak piano, tennmak pro and mi hyrbid. And none of these can replace my fidue a65 which is giving up on me. The tennmak pro comes the closest to the a65's sound signature. But the highs are lacking the sparkle that I like from the fidues. The tennmak piano pretty much have the same bass quantity as the a65 when I used after market tips but the midrange are laidback as opposed to the a65 which are slightly mid centric. The ones from kz didn't really impressed me. Can anyone recommend some iems that has warm+smooth sound signature with good soundstage and imaging? I think fidue a73s are the best bet but the price is out of range for me right now. And a replaceable cable would be a nice touch too if anyone cares to suggest something.

I'll agree with @loomisjohnson, that the HLSX Magaosi MGS-BK50 really does sound good, for ~$35.  The BK50 has a tethered cable, with a Mic.
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Another earphone which I enjoy the sound of, is the BossHiFi B3 (original, with brown cable), for ~$30.  The B3 does not have a Mic.
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One earphone I've recently received, and that has solid Bass, and good Midrange for vocals, is the NiceHCK W1, for ~$40 (I think this was the price without a cable).  The W1 has MMCX connectors, so you can install a cable with a Mic, if you need one.  I'm using these ear tips on the W1 (they're comfortable, and seal well) - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-Pairs-S-M-L-High-Quality-Silicone-Eartips-for-Inner-ear-Earphones/32670205604.html
 
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Mar 15, 2017 at 11:51 PM Post #2,208 of 31,016

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the two that spring to mind are the magaosi bk50, which i rate as the best chifi iem under $50 and the einsear t2, which is very impressive and less than $20



I'll agree with @loomisjohnson
, that the HLSX Magaosi MGS-BK50 really does sound good, for ~$35.  The BK50 has a tethered cable, with a Mic.
.
Another earphone which I enjoy the sound of, is the BossHiFi B3 (original, with brown cable), for ~$30.  The B3 does not have a Mic.
.
One earphone I've recently received, and that has solid Bass, and good Midrange for vocals, is the NiceHCK W1, for ~$40 (I think this was the price without a cable).  The W1 has MMCX connectors, so you can install a cable with a Mic, if you need one.  I'm using these ear tips on the W1 (they're comfortable, and seal well) - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-Pairs-S-M-L-High-Quality-Silicone-Eartips-for-Inner-ear-Earphones/32670205604.html

Take Care,
David Baldock


How's the build quality of the magaosi bk3? I think I should be buying an iem with replaceable cables from now on. My fidue lasted me for about a little over a year.
 
Mar 16, 2017 at 2:55 AM Post #2,209 of 31,016

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Hi friends, Greetings, I am having Shozy zero & RHA MA750 ,B&W P5 & Mi headphone.

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What's ur take on Mi IEM pro hd is it worth 25-35$ . (IN COMPLIANCE WITH URBANFUN/ROCKY ZIRCON )

Any other IEM with good detailed sound stage,isolation,neutral warm & surrounding effect under 35$. 

Also I m trying for good Dap around 100-125$ (Xduoo i m getting good reviews). 

Also provide their cheapest buying link online . 

Thanks in advance
 
Mar 16, 2017 at 10:01 AM Post #2,210 of 31,016

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How's the build quality of the magaosi bk3? I think I should be buying an iem with replaceable cables from now on. My fidue lasted me for about a little over a year.

All three of the earphones that I mentioned (HLSX Magaosi MGS-BK50, BossHiFi B3, and NiceHCK W1) appear to be well made & solid.
The B3 is the most compact, followed by the BK50, and the W1.
 
Due to the angled nozzles, the B3 and BK50 are a little trickier to insert, when the cable is being worn over-the-ear.
Since the W1 has MMCX connectors, and offset (but not angled) nozzles, you just insert them on whichever side you need, to wear the cable down, or over-the-ear.
 
Hope this helps,
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Mar 18, 2017 at 6:53 AM Post #2,212 of 31,016

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  hello
this player is good P4 Pocket MP3 Player
http://www.gearbest.com/mp3-mp4-players/pp_391371.html
or this model
onn q9
http://www.gearbest.com/mp3-mp4-players/pp_347204.html
 
or i go for benji k9


Don't know the first 2 and I heard mixed things about the Benjie K9 ... personally I can very much recommend the Benjie S5 
http://www.gearbest.com/mp3-mp4-players/pp_437373.html?wid=21
which I like so much that I actually bought it a second time :) Under it's AGPtek moniker (and in cool antrazit) 
http://a.co/eDaWnjM
 
You might also find some inspiration in THIS thread (I think this is where I read about disappointed K9 purchases) 
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/805115/benjie-s5-offical-thread
 
Mar 18, 2017 at 7:47 AM Post #2,215 of 31,016

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That's what I kinda recall having read here a while ago ... 

 
From memory you have to press a button to access the volume controls, then you can adjust the volume. Given that the volume is probably the one you want to access the most when listening its a really bad flaw. Other players, such as the S5, have a direct volume control.
 
Mar 18, 2017 at 11:52 AM Post #2,217 of 31,016

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  The Benjie K9 has a deeply flawed user interface. 

I might give the K9 update a try, and while I don't believe it there is a 100 hour continuous play claim made.
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BENJIE-K9s-8G-Screen-Touch-Entry-level-Lossless-Music-Player-APE-FLAC-WAV-FM-Radio-Recording/2894006_32795309476.html
 
Mar 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM Post #2,218 of 31,016

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  I might give the K9 update a try, and while I don't believe it there is a 100 hour continuous play claim made.
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BENJIE-K9s-8G-Screen-Touch-Entry-level-Lossless-Music-Player-APE-FLAC-WAV-FM-Radio-Recording/2894006_32795309476.html


I was also looking around further today and found this new Benjie baby
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Luxury-BENJIE-K3-8G-mp3-music-player-lossless-HiFi-MP3-player-mini-Portable-audio-player-alloy/32798816764.html?spm=2114.13010308.0.0.lkZsFb
 
very nice looks (iPhone7's little cousin), I am not a fan of low res color screens anyways. 
 
Also found it on Amazon as AGPteK M29 
 
Mar 18, 2017 at 1:07 PM Post #2,219 of 31,016

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I was also looking around further today and found this new Benjie baby
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Luxury-BENJIE-K3-8G-mp3-music-player-lossless-HiFi-MP3-player-mini-Portable-audio-player-alloy/32798816764.html?spm=2114.13010308.0.0.lkZsFb
 
very nice looks (iPhone7's little cousin), I am not a fan of low res color screens anyways. 
 
Also found it on Amazon as AGPteK M29 


and what about this 2 Benjie k3 and x1(k9s) is it better than or like s5 sound
 
Mar 18, 2017 at 2:16 PM Post #2,220 of 31,016

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From memory you have to press a button to access the volume controls, then you can adjust the volume. Given that the volume is probably the one you want to access the most when listening its a really bad flaw. Other players, such as the S5, have a direct volume control.
I wouldn't call that deeply flawed. It's no more idiosyncratic than other players at this price point and it's very easy to get used to. Compared to the Ruizu type menus, the k9 interface is more streamlined, emphasizes its music functions and has better responsiveness. The battery life is huge which is also a plus.
 

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