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Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

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  1. Otto Motor
    Call this a model. And it may be a bad model for some. BUT: a bad model is better than no model at all. It makes us think and stimulates discussion. I do have two "pricier" references, the ones I would take to that famous lonely island with me. The first is the UE900S, a 4 BA earphone, which I got from "Drop" for $179 (MRSP $399). This one is my reference for resolution. The other is the JVC HA-FDX001, a single DD at $250, which is my reference for timbre (also from Drop).

    However, considering the blistering fast progress in technology, the incredibly large market selection, and the lack of organic sound/high harmonic distortion in BAs, I'll rather wait for that "kill" once I am 200% sure, it will be the endgame. And these JVCs are my personal endgame in terms of dynamic drivers.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
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  2. FastAndClean
    your mom did that
  3. F700
    That was fast and clean!
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  4. kingcro
    Ok, got a new Blon BL-03 from Drop.com for 18.5$... I had 15$ discount due to defective Echobox Finder IEM so I got a good deal.
  5. njam
    So KBear Diamond by the end of the year and Blon Bl-03 MKII sometime-soonish?
    Not bad.
    I got mine from ebay for 22$. Regular price there, no discounts.
    (Currently you can get one from there for 23.68$. No idea why they are more expensive on AE...)
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019
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  6. cn11
    I think I'm going to order a pair of the Cardinal / Bluejay as well as the BL-03. I just like the fit of shells shaped like that better than teardrop ones. But since the Cardinal / Bluejay is MMCX, I suppose I'll have to get another TRN BT-20 in that connector, as I want this to potentially be a daily driver wireless IEM.
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  7. alex5908
    I got BL03 yesterday. After about 24 hours burning I compared them "back-to-back" with TFZ MLE. MLE mids are recessed as compared with the subj but they sound much "juicier" than the BL03. The BL03 bass is not as powerful as it is with MLE. The highs, scene and instrument separation are close with those two IEMs.
    Later on I will compare the subj with the KZ ZS7 and Termi (Terminator). These are my best budget earphones for the moment.
    If anybody wants me to compare the subj to other budget IEMs from my "IEMs Zoo" (see my signature) just request it.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  8. TimeSnow
    Got an set of these just now off ebay for a ridiculously cheap price. With an upgraded cable....and they're supposedly new.

    So... They must be fake... Right?
  9. mbwilson111
    How cheap? What does the cable look like?
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  10. baskingshark
    Fellow basshead!!! I found tiprolling to a spinfit CP100 (narrow bore) increases bass quantity, but adds a tinge of slight midbass bleed.

    The BLON drivers take well to EQ though, but increasing bass too much on a low end source like a smartphone may introduce distortion.
    Amping definitely helps to scale the bass in definition and being less bloated, without introducing distortion.

    The tape mod works but I read some reports in other IEMs that it may cause driver flex and build up pressure in the IEM housing.

    Nobody knows conclusively if this will mess up the IEM so do it at your own risk. And generally I tried taping a vent with another IEM before, it does increase the bass but makes it a bloated mess.

    Haha i know perfectly what u mean.

    In fact, when I got the Blon Cardinal a few days back, i had to collect it secretly from the post office (and hide it in a bag pack on coming home) rather than asking them to drop it off at my house mail box.

    But the cat was out of the bag when my wife saw my desktop rig with a red IEM. Cause the Cardinal's my first and only red pair. :frowning2:

    Nobody in this thread will ever know about driver lifespan cause a new hypetrain comes out in a few weeks' time and the older set is relegated to the drawer LOL, so no further testing is done.

    But on a serious note i think cables will die before a driver dies usually. I've had some IEMs that are 10 - 15 year's old and are still working fine today (some old westones), but those are BA sets rather than DDs. I suspect by their mechanism of action DDs will probably have more wear and tear than BAs?
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  11. TimeSnow
    Actually I'm a dope.

    The ad was confusing and I think I just bought an upgrade cable. Lol.

    That explains the price.

    Its fine as I was gonna do that anyway, but... Lol... I'm a dope.
  12. mbwilson111
    LOL ... so what cable did you get?
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  13. TimeSnow
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  14. mbwilson111
    That is a pretty cable. I would have been interested in that if I was still wearing mine over the ear. yeah the color choice option is so weird. Sometimes "color" just means mic or no mic. Sometimes a cable is one of the choices... sometimes you can choose just the earpieces. Sometimes it actually means color.

    I think right now that is the only upgrade cable available that has the proper connectors.
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  15. TimeSnow
    So I've got that going for me.. Which is pretty good.

    I now have the crazy Korean tips and this better cable... Maybe I'll keep this instead of the Cardinal now. Lol.

    Ah well.. Glad I didn't just accidentally buy a €200 upgrade cable!
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