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are you using straight connector without plastic earhook? actually listen them on high volume until you got your desired treble level, they are more lively (for some reasons, on low volume level bass is heard more) they are perceive more lively on high volume
The TRN cable has straight connectors and softish ear hooks. I use a Fiio A5 amplifier so am supplying the BLON with plenty of power. I'm not a treble head but appreciate clarity and detail and a balancing brightness.
 
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Tiny is Moondrop Spaceship huge is Kz as16

This spaceship is unbeliable even without critical listening. I wonder how KXXS is if the entry model is sounding brilliant save lower basses that can't go deep.
 
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Tiny is Moondrop Spaceship huge is Kz as16

This spaceship is unbeliable even without critical listening. I wonder how KXXS is if the entry model is sounding brilliant save lower basses that can't go deep.
I think I have something that might be smaller. Maybe I will get the Moondrop Spaceship and compare. These are my ZIOFEN H300. I liked them enough to get two colors:) Tiny microdrivers in a little plastic shell. It has been awhile since I listened to these because I have too many but now that I have gotten them out for the photo... I do remember really enjoying them at the time... before things got out of control.

They are probably discontinued. I got them for £5.99 each with an Amazon UK lightning deal a year and a half ago. The original price was £15.99.

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I had recently received the Magaosi BK50. It's not bad for a 1DD + 1BA configuration. The entire frequency seems to be rather on the smooth side. The only downside is that the cables are not removable. The fit is pretty good for a shallow fit IEM and btw, my ears are really small, so it's fine.
a couple years ago the bk50 was widely hyped as the go-to $50 iem--i pulled it out recently and like you say it isn't bad (warm/smooth) and also very well-made, but sonically it doesn't hold up to the new contendahs in its price class (cca/bqeyz/tin).
 
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I think I have something that might be smaller. Maybe I will get the Moondrop Spaceship and compare. These are my ZIOFEN H300. I liked them enough to get two colors:) Tiny microdrivers in a little plastic shell. It has been awhile since I listened to these because I have too many but now that I have gotten them out for the photo... I do remember really enjoying them at the time... before things got out of control.

They are probably discontinued. I got them for £5.99 each with an Amazon UK lightning deal a year and a half ago. The original price was £15.99.

You have this, don’t you?

Elistooop Mini. It’s the smallest earphone I own. Comically small.

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Elistooop Mini. It’s the smallest earphone I own. Comically small.
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Dang, chi-fi really is on the leading edge these days. Not too long ago 'Treatment ear caps' looked like this:

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Dang, chi-fi really is on the leading edge these days. Not too long ago 'Treatment ear caps' looked like this:

Haha

Didn’t TRN or someone refer to the eartips as “nipple grade” or some such nonsense?
 
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You have this, don’t you?

Elistooop Mini. It’s the smallest earphone I own. Comically small.


I think I do except mine is called iHaper S001.

Here it is next to one of the Ziofens. Size is close.

Now I suppose I will have to compare the sound... I hate trying to do that. I put in the first one and end up just listening to music for hours and forget to put in the second iem:)

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Anyone tried these?: C$ 39.67 42%OFF | NFJ N300 PRO 3 Drive Unit In Ear Earphone Detachable Detach MMCX Cable DJ HIFI Monitor with microphone Headphones Heavy bass https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cD1USvsc

This review (http://underkg.co.kr/user_review/2349557) mentions that they are very bassy and can be a bit sibilant. Seems like typical Chi-Fi but dang do I like the thought of durable MMCX iems at an asking price like that...
I came across these independently recently, hadn't seen them before, did a web search which turned up your post. They look interesting... and yeah, doesn't seem like anybody in the west has tried them? The price has dropped since you posted, they now go for $30 on AliExpress, and while the NFJ branded variant is still over $40 on Amazon there is another one that looks the same but branded as "NEX" and called the N3 that's selling for $28 w/free Prime shipping:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RZR14JT

Reading a machine translation of the review you linked to, it sounds like they have more strengths than weaknesses, and I wonder if the bass and highs could be tempered by a different eartip choice? I don't know of any other triple graphene driver earphones (two 5mm, one 6mm), and having an MMCX connector too is good at that price point.
 
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I retrofit my KEF M200 tips to my iHaper to keep them from falling in and touching my eardrums.

They would fall in? Wow. I am not worried about that.
 
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They would fall in? Wow. I am not worried about that.
Just a little hyperbole here, no but really they can go deep but I found that in this case getting a good shallow fit helps to expand soundstage, and this setup isolates like earplugs, further augmenting their quick bass. They are good to sleep in.
 
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They would fall in? Wow. I am not worried about that.
Aurisonics rockets should be smaller maybe as well and zero audio I line , also hisound audio popular 2 and crystal
 
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