Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread
post-12933342
Post #1,501 of 31,576

Lurk650

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Messages
5,215
Reaction score
1,919
Location
South San Francisco
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Location
South San Francisco
Posts
5,215
Likes
1,919
So I guess I'm still the only one with the TKH1? Like pretty much all MM they require quite a bit of burn in, these seem a bit tip picky but once you got both nailed they will reward you. Only bassheads need apply
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933536
Post #1,502 of 31,576

lesp4ul

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 16, 2014
Messages
277
Reaction score
58
Joined
Sep 16, 2014
Posts
277
Likes
58
 
both the bk50 and the shozy have a warmer signature--i personally prefer the bk50, which has a much bigger stage and more detail. i'm sure you'll be happy with it.
Alright, added to wishlist!
 
thanks.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933566
Post #1,503 of 31,576

Vidal

Member of the Trade: Asian Provocative Ear
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
737
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Posts
1,560
Likes
737
Website
www.aproear.co.uk
  So I guess I'm still the only one with the TKH1? Like pretty much all MM they require quite a bit of burn in, these seem a bit tip picky but once you got both nailed they will reward you. Only bassheads need apply
 
Yes, both the Maples and TW1 are very bassy - not to my taste but if that's your thing they do it very well.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933583
Post #1,504 of 31,576

Lurk650

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Messages
5,215
Reaction score
1,919
Location
South San Francisco
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Location
South San Francisco
Posts
5,215
Likes
1,919
Yes, both the Maples and TW1 are very bassy - not to my taste but if that's your thing they do it very well.

The TKH1 is even more bassy, it's extends lower than the SW3 and hits with authority. It makes music exciting. You still get details and forward vocals.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933629
Post #1,505 of 31,576

Vidal

Member of the Trade: Asian Provocative Ear
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
737
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Posts
1,560
Likes
737
Website
www.aproear.co.uk
The TKH1 is even more bassy, it's extends lower than the SW3 and hits with authority. It makes music exciting. You still get details and forward vocals.
 
Seems a lot for a dynamic (AK Audio price) and for me I find the sub bass on the 4in1 sufficient. If the other MM stuff sell through I'll look at these to fill the gap.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933641
Post #1,506 of 31,576

Lurk650

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Messages
5,215
Reaction score
1,919
Location
South San Francisco
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Location
South San Francisco
Posts
5,215
Likes
1,919
Seems a lot for a dynamic (AK Audio price) and for me I find the sub bass on the 4in1 sufficient. If the other MM stuff sell through I'll look at these to fill the gap.

Sennheiser IE800 is a single dynamic and is $800. With budget Chinese phones sporting BAs I understand, I'm surprised the TFZ S5 is able to sell.

TKH1 is if you want big rounded bass, it's more sub than mid focused so I don't personally don't find it bloated. I find it giving a nice groove to music.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933643
Post #1,507 of 31,576

Vidal

Member of the Trade: Asian Provocative Ear
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
737
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Posts
1,560
Likes
737
Website
www.aproear.co.uk
Sennheiser IE800 is a single dynamic and is $800. With budget Chinese phones sporting BAs I understand, I'm surprised the TFZ S5 is able to sell.

TKH1 is if you want big rounded bass, it's more sub than mid focused so I don't personally don't find it bloated. I find it giving a nice groove to music.
 
Very true with the IE800, I keep seeing them on CEX and I'm tempted to buy a pair and return it just to see how good they are. I'm not sure the MM stuff is tuned to my preference and from a sales perspective you're dealing with a very small audience.
 
I think the TFZ would sell and I am tempted to bring some into the UK to see if they're popular.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933675
Post #1,508 of 31,576

Vidal

Member of the Trade: Asian Provocative Ear
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
737
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Posts
1,560
Likes
737
Website
www.aproear.co.uk
Anyone else having issues logging into Aliexpress this morning?
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933695
Post #1,510 of 31,576

Vidal

Member of the Trade: Asian Provocative Ear
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
737
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Posts
1,560
Likes
737
Website
www.aproear.co.uk
I'm getting security certificate issues.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933741
Post #1,512 of 31,576

Saoshyant

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Messages
5,139
Reaction score
1,106
Location
Lenexa, KS
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Location
Lenexa, KS
Posts
5,139
Likes
1,106
   
Very true with the IE800, I keep seeing them on CEX and I'm tempted to buy a pair and return it just to see how good they are. I'm not sure the MM stuff is tuned to my preference and from a sales perspective you're dealing with a very small audience.
 
I think the TFZ would sell and I am tempted to bring some into the UK to see if they're popular.
 
While I love the Senn IE800, I feel for a bit less you can get close enough in quality in the Chinese/Asian market to not necessarily justify it if there's any question about the cost.  I won't say my Rose Pudding is as good as an IE800, but honestly it gets me close enough that I keep the Senn in storage.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933748
Post #1,513 of 31,576

Vidal

Member of the Trade: Asian Provocative Ear
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,560
Reaction score
737
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Posts
1,560
Likes
737
Website
www.aproear.co.uk
 
While I love the Senn IE800, I feel for a bit less you can get close enough in quality in the Chinese/Asian market to not necessarily justify it if there's any question about the cost.  I won't say my Rose Pudding is as good as an IE800, but honestly it gets me close enough that I keep the Senn in storage.
 
I wouldn't buy a pair to keep as it's rare I get to sit down to really listen critically these days what with dogs and trips to the post office. 
 
     Share This Post       
post-12933753
Post #1,514 of 31,576

Sylmar

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 11, 2016
Messages
403
Reaction score
150
Joined
Mar 11, 2016
Posts
403
Likes
150
It struck me that having a lot of Chinese/Asian IEM's gives you a lot of interchanging opportunities. The Sendiy M2 (not the banned seller's ones) + copper filters of KZ ED9 + big biflangle tips from the Hifiman RE400 and I've got a wonderful combination. Experimenting like this can be a lot of fun. 
 
Meanwhile I'm still waiting for my **** 4in1's. They sure take their time.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: bhazard
post-12933758
Post #1,515 of 31,576

Saoshyant

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Messages
5,139
Reaction score
1,106
Location
Lenexa, KS
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Location
Lenexa, KS
Posts
5,139
Likes
1,106
@Vidal I'm aware as you said you'd pick it up and return it just to see what they sound like, but I was just commenting as I have experience with both the IE800 & the Asian market on whether or not I'm convinced they're worth it.  Of course sound sig preferences play heavily into this.  All in all, I think people here will be happy if they keep trying out various IEMs in the Asian market.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: Vidal

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 5, Guests: 17)

Top