Blon in ear monitors impressions thread
May 27, 2021 at 1:24 PM Post #5,716 of 6,081

Maximiliano Campo

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The Blon 03 has completely left me speechless!

Not too long ago I purchased the Campfire Audio Vega for £900, and really like them. My friend told me about the Blon 03, but naturally I was skeptical that an IEM costing £25 can go toe to toe with IEM's way more expensive. I purchased them as I was intrigued and ready to compare.

Honestly, the Blon 03 doesn't sound too far off in terms of sound quality when compared to Campfire Audio Vega. I was left baffled as to how this can be.

In fact, I'm seriously considering returning the Vega for a full refund and using the Blon as my daily IEM's they are that good.

Gobsmacked!
 
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This thread has gone suspiciously quiet over the last four days or so.. No blon mini love folks???? Lol
I just got some blon 03's 3 days ago and got wet feet replying to this thread because my initial impression was very critical. After bouncing around genre's I started really enjoying the 3's with rap/heavy bass music. IMO, the vocals are too recessed for general listening/shuffle but strike an awesome balance with the incredible bass for a 10mm driver and just right treble roll off. Also, generally the few IEMs and ear buds I own have a quick break in period before strutting their stuff. The 3's bass has tightened up some. At first it was barely tight enough to not be bloaty but has tightened up some. Not quite punchy as the HE100 but also less distortion when digging deeper due to the 3 having an armature. I gave them about 8h not aggressive burn in when not listening. They are a good pair of buds to grab if you're streaming while using public transit because they're cheap and comfortable especially with foam but they're also good if you have some bass heavy FLACs with in your face vocals tamed by the mid's recession. Going to use a few more days and chime in if my opinion changes drastically again.

on a side note, I am guessing it's common for ear fatigue for many different reasons, even if autistic/SPD or not. These are very comfortable if I don't get a great seal, and can happen with one ear sometimes, so I have to re do the foam or take a break. I find pushing against the cavity while your foam is expanding helps tremendously with this particular IEM. If I get a great seal from the get go I have to take a break within an hour because my inner ear is crying mercy. The opposite is true of my KZ ZSX's. Good seal and I can fall asleep and wake up in the morning with very minor ear discomfort, and my ears are sensitive due to autism/SPD. If I don't get a good seal and fit my ears beg for mercy but in the inner part or the outer ear where it presses. anyways, still enjoying the 3's now that I acclimating to it's strengths and weaknesses.
 
May 28, 2021 at 2:29 AM Post #5,718 of 6,081

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This thread has gone suspiciously quiet over the last four days or so.. No blon mini love folks???? Lol

Blon MINI is last seasons's news haha.

Now it is the new BLON Prometheus and BLON Max




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May 28, 2021 at 6:07 AM Post #5,720 of 6,081

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So it's been a year now since I first received the BL-03... And I seem to have no problem whatsoever resisting the urge to upgrade despite still lurking on these forums. Which I mostly do so I can find something for my nephew and my brother (who has the aforementioned ear that's sensitive to DD treble).

I guess in the end all I wanted is to replace my dead urBeats2 after all.

I'm sure at some point I'll buy the equivalent of a HiFiman Susvara... But given that I seem to want to run everything to the ground before upgrading... in 2060 maybe?
 
May 28, 2021 at 4:51 PM Post #5,724 of 6,081

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Which one would sound fuller in the lower-midrange and smoother in the upper-midrange/lower treble between blon 03 and 01?

03. It's a fuller, thicker sound. Very reminiscent of tubes and vinyl. Plays really well with classic rock and blues music.

01 has better soundstage and technicalities, but it's harder to drive and there's nothing "special" about it. Take the time and spend the money to get the fit and cable on the 03 right and while not being the last word in "hi-fi" or "audiophile" it will blow you away with sheer musicality.
 
May 28, 2021 at 10:57 PM Post #5,725 of 6,081

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nicehck 4N litz pure silver 0,78 pin
Yeah, that looks like just the right cable for the BL-03, no need to overspend I reckon.

Just want to confirm, as I'm new to 2-pin connectors, I want the NX7 one for the BL-03, right?

Also, I assume the BL-MINI will use the same kind of connector?

Enjoying the BL-03 pretty much, figure I'll check out the MINI for 30 bucks. Will give one of them to my daughter, I suspect she'll pick the BL-03 because purple. :ksc75smile:
 
May 28, 2021 at 11:25 PM Post #5,726 of 6,081

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Yeah, that looks like just the right cable for the BL-03, no need to overspend I reckon.

Just want to confirm, as I'm new to 2-pin connectors, I want the NX7 one for the BL-03, right?

Also, I assume the BL-MINI will use the same kind of connector?

Enjoying the BL-03 pretty much, figure I'll check out the MINI for 30 bucks. Will give one of them to my daughter, I suspect she'll pick the BL-03 because purple. :ksc75smile:
Get the straight standard 2-pin if you want to use the cable with future 2 pin iems. (will fit almost all 2 pin iems)
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Get nx7 if you dont care that the connector will only be covered half way. (wont fit iems with flush connectors like tri starsea)

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(i dont have nx7/tfz connectors)

Get qdc if you are willing to modify either the qdc connection with heat to fit the rectangular connector on the iem or the iem connector by filling material away to fit the rounded qdc connector on the cable. (only fits qdc and modified protuding connectors)
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(i shaped blon 01 rectangular connector to fit qdc cables)
 
May 29, 2021 at 2:12 AM Post #5,727 of 6,081

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Get the straight standard 2-pin if you want to use the cable with future 2 pin iems. (will fit almost all 2 pin iems)
IMG_20210428_182102.jpg

Get nx7 if you dont care that the connector will only be covered half way. (wont fit iems with flush connectors like tri starsea)

IMG_20210503_214411.jpg(i dont have nx7/tfz connectors)

Get qdc if you are willing to modify either the qdc connection with heat to fit the rectangular connector on the iem or the iem connector by filling material away to fit the rounded qdc connector on the cable. (only fits qdc and modified protuding connectors)
IMG_20210508_182816.jpg(i shaped blon 01 rectangular connector to fit qdc cables)
Mate, really appreciate the detailed response!

Think I'll go with NX7's on these NiceHCK cables for now, as they are pretty cheap, happy to keep them paired up with the BLON's.

Besides, I'm enjoying the BL-03 quite a bit, I'm pretty sure I'll be getting more BLON in the future..
 

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