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Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

  1. Otto Motor
    Yellow? Mellow yellow? And Sony? This ist what I can throw into the mix - from the thrift store.

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  2. Wiljen
    They have great detail and clarity. When put on a scope, they have a bump in the treble but it is a wide enough bump that it doesnt show as a spike or feel fatiguing. I was skeptical when asked to review them and within minutes of pulling them off my burn-in box I was looking at them sideways saying is this the $8 one. I think a bit of burn in helps as the titanium driver.

    I took these to my office and the crew there is used to me having some "insanely priced" headphone so I didnt tell them anything about the D4 and invited them to try it. Once they had, I asked them to price it for me. Nobody said less than $50 and several put it in the $100-200 range based on the sound signature.

    This is one of the few inexpensive offerings I have heard where sub-bass is neartly linear with the mid-bass and mids. No bass bleed to mention and great control of the lower range. I can see this same driver being great with a low pass filter applied and used for 1kHz down with a couple BAs paired with it for mids and highs. It could be used to make an extremely linear in-ear as it is near linear to about 2k where the climb begins.
     
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  3. Slater
    For under $22, I'll be the guinea pig on this.

    Despite no aptX/AAC, no volume rocker buttons, charging via a microusb cable, and the other stuff people were complaining about, you can't get a decent pair of true wireless earphones for $22 period. Nothing is perfect.

    The fact that these will work on over 50% of my IEM collection is worth it for that reason alone.

    I'll let you all know how they turn out.
     
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  4. Audiostart
    So what's so lucky about those bags? I imagine they don't make them to loose money, and why would you pay for no idea what iem?
     
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  5. mbwilson111
    You are making me feel like a kid on Christmas eve. Mine should be out for delivery tomorrow. I took advantage of the opportunity that someone mentioned a week or two ago about headfiers being able to get the sale price early .

    I am getting the purple version of course.
     
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  6. mbwilson111
    Of course they will make money but the main thing is that it promotes the store and the new iem..and we get a lower price for taking a chance on them.. If it is like the earbud lucky bag that I got a couple of months ago, it will be very nice and priced higher later... but discounted again during sales. The earbud (a new model) that I paid $19.99 for has a retail price of double that but of course there have been sales and I think it is $23.99 for 11:11 which is still more than I paid.

    Only do it if you enjoy the idea of the mystery and being part of the initial excitement when they arrive.
     
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  7. Wiljen
    I'll be shocked if after burn in, you don't think they are one of the best $8 spends you could have made. I continue to be impressed enough to be using them regularly. The only other earphone I orginally bought as a review sample I can say that about is the Campfire Comet. That puts the D4 in pretty good company.
     
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  8. mbwilson111
    uh oh.. .maybe my husband should have ordered one for himself... but he has some crazy hi end stuff.
     
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  9. Wiljen
    I bought the 11.11 Lucky bag special from NiceHCK too on a tip that I would like it. After last lucky bag was the EB2, I have big expectations. Jim has hit the mark pretty solidly on the last few so when he told me I should add one to my order I didnt hesitate.

    I have a box of D4s coming for Christmas presents, a NiceHCK EP35 (Onkyo 700 clone) and the lucky bag on the way from NiceHCK. I did do DHL shipping just to make sure I had them in time to put them in stockings.
     
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  10. Wiljen
    I bought 10 and still have my review pair - I might be able to send him one if he threatens to steal yours :wink:
     
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  11. mbwilson111
    In this country we have to avoid the DHL shipping if we can because it usually results in custom fees for us. I don't think you have to worry about that.
     
  12. Slater
    I'm just joking about that stuff. Those are just photos which can be found all over the Internet.

    Millennial Hipsters from cities like San Francisco, Portland, etc are the primary demographic that wear plaid or flannel lumberjack shirts always paired with black skinny jeans (but aren't lumberjacks), have handlebar mustaches right out of the 1800s, smoke old timey Sherlock Holmes pipes while drinking PBR beer, use typewriters at Starbucks, ride pennyfarthings to Apple stores, and are obsessed with the band Mumford and Sons.

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    Not that there's anything wrong with that - I'm just poking fun. I'm not stereotyping or have any intentions of ill will towards any group. People are free to do whatever makes them happy in life, dress however they want, etc; it's what makes us all individuals.
     
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  13. mbwilson111
    haha... he won't . I am more likely to do the stealing.

    If he really wants it he can still order one.... the sale has a number of hours left. Of course maybe they have all been purchased with some of you guys buying so many!
     
  14. mbwilson111
    LOL..you almost made me spit out my tea all over the keyboard...
     
  15. Wiljen
    Yep, I occassionally get tagged for duties on things but seems to be more likely Fedex than DHL for that. Not sure I have ever been hit with customs duties on e-packet but a couple have been cut open for inspection.
     

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