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BEST Sub-100$ BUDGET EARPHONES - Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing-REFERENCE LIST

  1. JDominic
    Anyone experienced or heard from a pair of MEElectronics N9 before?
    They've been my daily workhorse for the last 5yrs going as I use them mainly at my computer when working on my music files during long stretches of 12+ hours most days... it's been a long project & still a lot left to go =][=
    Originally, I got them inexpensively for a trip at that time & remembered they used to go for $30-40 previously... not many left around, but MEE does have 2-3 left in bulk package for $6 if anyone would like to try one & compare them to others on the list here to see if they belong(?)
     
  2. paulindss
    I have BLON coming, and also have EP10 with me, if you really want to know that, you can contact me when i receive mine.
     
  3. paulindss
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  4. GuywhoLikesHIFI
    I had the V80 for a long time, and the cca c10 was a clear upgrade from it in every way, soundstage, bass, treble especially, the V80 completely lacked detail and were hot trash.
    The DT6 was again a clear upgrade from the cca c10.
    in my opinion of course. Im very happy with my AP80 and DT6 with rock zircon tips and 8 core yi*y** silver plated cable.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
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  5. baskingshark
    Hi I don't use foam tips, but I found in general that the spinfits work well with the KZs that I own (the spinfits are longer and insert deeper than other silicone tips), YMMV.
     
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  6. martiniCZ
    Of course, we hear differently, we listen to something different, and each batch of the same model can change according to what the manufacturers are currently in stock or receiving from their supplier. And that's exactly how I feel when I read DT6 reviews, my DT6 matches more https://crinacle.com/2019/03/12/senfer-dt6-unboxing/, where the FR graph significantly differs from older positve reviews on the audiobudget , or thepohonograpph sites. I don't need the DT6, I just wondered how it sounds, I was disappointed that they were not as airy and semi-opened as it seemed from the pictures.
    On the other hand, I'm glad that with the V80 I was probably more lucky than you :)
     
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  7. noysboy
    Thanks, ill check these out...never heard of them.
     
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  8. Dani157
    BQ3 is a good choice for genres you listen and since you like CX200/300. KB100 is also a good option along with Ostry KC06/A. Also, you'd enjoy KZ Zsn and Tennmak Pro if you're looking absolutely bang for buck IEM with detachable cables
     
  9. KirovAir
    Thanks for your input. Ordered the BQ3 for starters. Probably won't be the last one. :)
     
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  10. FastAndClean
    i will put money on that
     
  11. Broquen
    I used stock tips and cable for the very first 2 minutes and changed to Spiral Dots and decent cable quickly. You threw some light on me! I was wondering why some people was complaining about things I hear so different... Maybe you hit the point here...
     
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  12. martiniCZ
    Trust me, I always try a lot of different tips, foam and silicone, I've also tried the micropore tape tricks on DT6. I have a newer version of DT6 with black braided cable, tried use it with cable from Tin T2, but even the new silver-plated 16 core cable from TRN, which is otherwise amazing, has not changed anything for the better. Again, my DT6 are not bad earphones, but the WOW effect did not show up for me. I gave my son a choice between DT6 and TRN IM2 for him, after a while he returned my DT6 and when I asked why, he said the heights were strange. I think he meant the upper mids, where I think BA sometimes does not sound good.
    Personally, I would probably be afraid to recommend DT6 to someone, especially if he listens to hard rock and metal, if they sound like mine, he will be quite disappointed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  13. Broquen
    I trust you. There's a lot of things that can result in different perceptions. The manufacturer changes something, factory production flaws, source...

    Talking about the source, I use always amplified sources (including Xiaomi RedMI Note 5) and it makes a real difference in the case of DT6. Anyway, someone used to expensive IEMs will find sound issues that people used to cheap equipment won't perceive or identify.

    Don't like to talk about wow effect because it depends on many things too (including sound signature and musical preferences), but for my ears DT6 are amazing when you think what is inside and how well it sounds for 16€ I paid.
     
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  14. martiniCZ
    I mainly use the Shanling M0 that suits me on other IEM's. I never wonder how much is inside (now I'm lying :)), but how it sounds together. I don't think DT6 is something special, not even the price when I add the price of a better cable, but it's just my opinion, everyone has their own favorites and that's good. I'm looking forward to the new TRN V90!
     
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  15. LamerDeluxe (tm)
    I just received my FiiO AM3D THX AAA amplifier module for my FiiO X7mkII today, it has great bass extension, soundstage, instrument separation and treble detail (I'm pretty hyped about it). Out of the earphones I own, the DT6 does it the most justice by far. A friend of mine just recently ordered his DT6 and is super happy with them. So there could be bad versions out there, or it's just people perceiving audio differently. My back up pair sounds exactly the same as the one I've been constantly using.
     
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