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It seems like the CCA C16 is a big hit right now, the impressions are not a lot but they are very positive and considered by many to be one of the best earphones under 100$, post your impressions here.
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I’m strongly considering picking this up. But like many, I’m waiting for more impressions before pulling the trigger...
only positive impressions so far, i was very close at one point
 
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Just to clarify, It was brought to my attention by a community member Andrew M., that these IEMs use Bellsing BAs, which are a "knockoffs" of the original knowles drivers (22955, 29689 and 30095). I am leaving this here as a general information. I will report on the sound quality when I get these of course. :)
 
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Just to clarify, It was brought to my attention by a community member Andrew M., that these IEMs use Bellsing BAs, which are a "knockoffs" of the original knowles drivers (22955, 29689 and 30095). I am leaving this here as a general information. I will report on the sound quality when I get these of course. :)
for that price is normal to use bellsing drivers, but if they are tuned right it doesn't matter if they are not knowles
 
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for that price is normal to use bellsing drivers, but if they are tuned right it doesn't matter if they are not knowles
I agree. And based on all reports, they did tune that thing really good. :)
 
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Whatever the BA’s are is fine by me, I love these things. They are perfectly tuned as far I am concerned, I’m really enjoying the layering and detail. These are the second pair of iems I bought pretty much cold meaning I couldn’t find any reviews anywhere beforehand. The KZ BA10’s were the first and they are another amazing sound but unlike the C16s the fit and seal can be tough.
When I saw the 16s shell was like a KZ model I didn’t have I hesitated but when our french friend here on head-fi left his first impressions I jumped.
They fit me perfectly right out of the box with included tip, so I had a solid seal immediately and they sounded as if they were already played in or burnt in so right away I was amazed.
Amazed mostly that CCA did so well with the C10 and immediately followed with the C16s!

I have used them pretty much everyday whenever listening to music since....they really come alive with nice cabling and some power which I expected.
This hobby doesn’t have an end game for me because I like trying new stuff but I’m in no rush to find excellence anymore these are that good to me at the moment.
 
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Mine were dispatched on the 18th and have just been accepted by the airline in China, so it is taking a while (by contrast my **** finally were dispatched yesterday, after a month of waiting).
Really looking forward to comparing them to my C10, AS10 and ZS7.

Still looking around for a good balanced cable, instead of the 4-core KZ silver plated cables I'm using now, which are nice but a bit thin.
 
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Mine were dispatched on the 18th and have just been accepted by the airline in China, so it is taking a while (by contrast my **** finally were dispatched yesterday, after a month of waiting).
Really looking forward to comparing them to my C10, AS10 and ZS7.

Still looking around for a good balanced cable, instead of the 4-core KZ silver plated cables I'm using now, which are nice but a bit thin.
I'd recommend nicehck 8 core copper cable
 
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Nicehck seems taking it easy in ahipping mine c16.
 
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Nicehck seems taking it easy in ahipping mine c16.
I've ordered from another store, and they still haven't shipped my CCA C16. It's been 6 days. Some stores have disclaimer that it's a pre-sale item or something, and processing could take up to 5 days, but... I don't know... I'm getting "DM6 waiting" vibes again....
 
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I'd recommend nicehck 8 core copper cable
Thanks for the tip, I'll have a look. I have an 8 core silver plated MMCX cable on its way for my ****.
 
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Thanks for the tip, I'll have a look. I have an 8 core silver plated MMCX cable on its way for my ****.
**** are just great, iv read that they are very close to the C16 in performance
 
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I'm really looking forward to comparing them.
 
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