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On another note, I also received a Sony MH-EX300AP with my Vivo. They were quite affordable and I had seen a very similar-looking model of those Sony earphones being recommended here on head-fi so I decided to give them a try to see if they were similar. Boy was I disappointed... if you are interested I wrote a short review on them which I'm leaving here as a cautionary tale.
 
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anyone here happen to have the 1more pistons classic?? it seems that its a re-release of the pistons v2.. wondering if the sound sig is the same with the pistons 2
 
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  anyone here happen to have the 1more pistons classic?? it seems that its a re-release of the pistons v2.. wondering if the sound sig is the same with the pistons 2
 
I do not own them, I have not listened to them but I'm fairly sure that the Pistons Classic do not sound the same as the Piston 2. At least that's what I remember reading on some topics here on head-fi.
 
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I do not own them, I have not listened to them but I'm fairly sure that the Pistons Classic do not sound the same as the Piston 2. At least that's what I remember reading on some topics here on head-fi.
ohh... which one sounds better?? based on the topics
 
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  ohh... which one sounds better?? based on the topics
 
I believe the Piston 2 are better regarded than the Classics. The only Xiaomi I've listened to was the Hybrid (the first model, not the recent one) and in all honesty I didn't and don't appreciate it's signature response.
 
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Hi,
Im looking for:
> chinese overear headphone
> with inline mic
> closed would be better
> balanced sound
> nice design would be great
> around $50 to $100
Can someone help me with that
 
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  Hi,
Im looking for:
> chinese overear headphone
> with inline mic
> closed would be better
> balanced sound
> nice design would be great
> around $50 to $100
Can someone help me with that
 
I haven't listened to these but they are the ones I would consider in your situation:
 
Havi B3 Pro: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HAVI-B3-Pro-I-Dual-Driver-In-Ear-Earphones-IEMs-HiFi/32442592580.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.FxGDIz&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_10000032_10000025_10000029_10000028_10060_9999_10062_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10000022_10000012_10103_10102_10000015_10096_10000018_10000019_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000009_10084_10083_10119_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10116_10037_10033_10032_10000044_10078_10079_10077_429_10073_10000035_10120-9999,searchweb201603_2,afswitch_1_afChannel,single_sort_3_default&btsid=39924ec8-e259-440d-97c8-d31b82db3a50
 
Vsonic GR07: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Original-VSONIC-GR07-BASS-Flagship-Version-High-Fidelity-Inner-Ear-Earphones-With-Retail-Package-and/32352629410.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.2.gPKVT4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_10000032_10000025_10000029_10000028_10060_9999_10062_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10000022_10000012_10103_10102_10000015_10096_10000018_10000019_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000009_10084_10083_10119_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10116_10037_10033_10032_10000044_10078_10079_10077_429_10073_10000035_10120-9999_10116,searchweb201603_2,afswitch_1_afChannel,single_sort_3_default&btsid=70713394-ee55-4d7a-8487-426e63d69cd0
 
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I haven't listened to these but they are the ones I would consider in your situation:
 
Havi B3 Pro: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HAVI-B3-Pro-I-Dual-Driver-In-Ear-Earphones-IEMs-HiFi/32442592580.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.FxGDIz&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_10000032_10000025_10000029_10000028_10060_9999_10062_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10000022_10000012_10103_10102_10000015_10096_10000018_10000019_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000009_10084_10083_10119_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10116_10037_10033_10032_10000044_10078_10079_10077_429_10073_10000035_10120-9999,searchweb201603_2,afswitch_1_afChannel,single_sort_3_default&btsid=39924ec8-e259-440d-97c8-d31b82db3a50
 
Vsonic GR07: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Original-VSONIC-GR07-BASS-Flagship-Version-High-Fidelity-Inner-Ear-Earphones-With-Retail-Package-and/32352629410.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.2.gPKVT4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_10000032_10000025_10000029_10000028_10060_9999_10062_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10000022_10000012_10103_10102_10000015_10096_10000018_10000019_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000009_10084_10083_10119_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10116_10037_10033_10032_10000044_10078_10079_10077_429_10073_10000035_10120-9999_10116,searchweb201603_2,afswitch_1_afChannel,single_sort_3_default&btsid=70713394-ee55-4d7a-8487-426e63d69cd0
 
Haven't heard the GR07 but the Pro 1 is a great suggestion.
 
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I haven't listened to these but they are the ones I would consider in your situation:
 
Havi B3 Pro: 
 
Vsonic GR07:
 
Neither of those two have an inline mic.
 
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Neither of those two have an inline mic.
 
You're correct, I completely forgot about that. I guess in that case he'd need to get something with MMCX connectors or dual pin...  now that I think about it, I can't think of any earphone in that price range with Mic that I would recommend or be aware of. I'm sure there are plenty, but I just have no knowledge of them. This is an odd situation where if his price range was lower I might be able to make a recommendation more easily.
 
For example my **** UE have a balanced sound signature, you can couple a Mic cable to them separately but they'd cost him around $30, even with the cable.
 
I honestly have no idea... all the earphones I could point out are below $50 or over $100.
 
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I think you must have the UES rather than the UE at that price, fairly balanced but not a ground breaker in terms of SQ.
 
Another that might do a job are Moni One, heaven't heard it but from what I recall it could have the right sound. You need to seek out a mic overear cable to go with it though
 
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Hi,
Im looking for:
> chinese overear headphone
> with inline mic
> closed would be better
> balanced sound
> nice design would be great
> around $50 to $100
Can someone help me with that

Ok so whats your current earphone(s) that you love most and any specific genres to go with the sound signature you lookin for?.....coz that way you get more recomendations from many of us here.

you can also check hifiman re-300 with mic and vsonic vsd2si as both are also chinese and ticks most of your need.cant comment on former's sound but latter is not a truly balanced but bit more emphasis on either ends that cld fit most of the genres,if you are ok with that.fits most of the ears so much comfortable on the long listen.
 
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Hi,
Im looking for:
> chinese overear headphone
> with inline mic
> closed would be better
> balanced sound
> nice design would be great
> around $50 to $100
Can someone help me with that

EDIT: Yeah he posted in the regular Chinese gear thread clearly stating he wants full size cans

If full size then look here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/822184/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-on-or-over-ear-headphones/

Yenona Pro sound like they would be a good match.
 
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Ok so whats your current earphone(s) that you love most and any specific genres to go with the sound signature you lookin for?.....coz that way you get more recomendations from many of us here.
you can also check hifiman re-300 with mic and vsonic vsd2si as both are also chinese and ticks most of your need.cant comment on former's sound but latter is not a truly balanced but bit more emphasis on either ends that cld fit most of the genres,if you are ok with that.fits most of the ears so much comfortable on the long listen.
 
These are the one i used so far
Sennheiser HD206 love it for the price
Akg K518 I also love it but on ear & no inline mic
Philips cityscape SHL5905 not bad but I only had it for few weeks as I lost it on the train, however I believe for some reason for sound quality I like the previous 1.
Regarding genres thats complicated, I love hip-hop & rock, but rather than only powerfull bass, I prefer clear & crisp sound, so I can also listen to instrumental / opera too.
 
Ps: so far from ali & amaz I like the design of Riwbox in5 & intone cx-05, both around €25ish
 
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