Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread
Nov 26, 2020 at 5:57 PM Post #32,582 of 33,415

RikudouGoku

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Only briefly tried them but the presentation is amazing for the £50 I paid and no custom charges either. They have a detailed presentation but only tried them for a minute as I am working on one thing at a time.
Presentation as in the sound? Or the accessories/packaging?

How is the fit? It looks kinda weird lol.

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Nov 26, 2020 at 11:55 PM Post #32,585 of 33,415

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Any planar iems for $200?

Never had one, and the Tri I3 kind of got me curious. Is this a good beginning set to experiment the "planar mids"?

Lots of positive feedback in the Tri thread. I have those lined up for an early 2021 purchase myself. They like power though, so I would probably run them balanced.
 
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Any planar iems for $200?

Never had one, and the Tri I3 kind of got me curious. Is this a good beginning set to experiment the "planar mids"?

The Monoprice Monolith M300 and Tin HIFI P1 are also sub $200 USD planars. Haven't tried them though.

The TRI I3 is not a pure planar, it is a 1 DD + 1 planar + 1 BA config and the planars in the TRI I3 handle the mids. It is power hungry, but once u amp it, the soundstage is one of the best at sub $150 USD, and the planar mids are quite lush. It is a U shaped set, pretty coherent. Treble is darkish, so not the best for trebleheads, and there is an occasional 3 kHz spike that can be jarring in badly recorded music.

If u are intending to get it, get the 2 pin version rather than the MMCX one, they are the same price. I had issues with my set (mine was one of the first few batches of TRI I3 with wonky MMCX). It is supposedly fixed in later batches, but u might wanna check with the rest about it. In general I have had more issues with MMCX than 2 pin ones, especially if you change cables regularly.
 
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@MikonJuice,
The Audeze iSine 10 is a large, open-back planar “IEM”. You need to get it with the Cipher cable, and run it of an Apple device though. Just another option.
 
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Nov 27, 2020 at 10:54 AM Post #32,588 of 33,415

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Looking for IEM. Budget around 300$, can do more but prefer less.
Most important thing: comfort! I have sensitive small ear canals.
After reading and watching videos, it seems that the IKKO OH10, FiiO FH7/5 and the TiN P2 should be great. I prefer the first 2 because they does not need an amp, but COMFORT is the most important thing to me.
So, any other options? or any opinions on these models?
 
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Nov 27, 2020 at 11:06 AM Post #32,589 of 33,415

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COMFORT is the most important thing to me.

Then I'm not sure Tin T2 is the ideal model for you. Sure, it fits some people well. But many here (including myself) find the bullet / airplane-engine shaped housings to be uncomfortable, and difficult to keep in the ear. This applies to multiple models, from the original T2 to the T2 Pro, T3, and T4.

TinHifi realized this, and eventually designed a much more comfortable housing in the T2 Plus, and I commend them for this. But I cannot recommend T2 on a comfort level, unless you happen to be one of those people whom it fits.

I don't know about the other models, but it's my understanding that the latest crop of Fiios is sounding good.
 
Nov 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM Post #32,591 of 33,415

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Thanks for you comment, I meant the TiN P2 !!! I will edit it right now.

T2 plus is a good place to start and who knows you may save yourself $250 bones :wink:
 
Nov 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM Post #32,592 of 33,415

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Looking for IEM. Budget around 300$, can do more but prefer less.
Most important thing: comfort! I have sensitive small ear canals.
After reading and watching videos, it seems that the IKKO OH10, FiiO FH7/5 and the TiN P2 should be great. I prefer the first 2 because they does not need an amp, but COMFORT is the most important thing to me.
So, any other options? or any opinions on these models?
Consider the LZ A7.
 
Nov 27, 2020 at 12:41 PM Post #32,593 of 33,415

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Is anyone else having delays on shipment with 11/11 orders? Its been 2 weeks now and AK audio still hasnt shipped out my order yet...(and I paid for DHL express too..)
AK Audio canceled my LZ-A7 order on 11.11 and are on my "do not order from" list. I had placed order minutes into 11.11, and 6 hrs later got message saying no stock. In communication later they said they "No longer have relations with LZ". Different from your issue with AK. For all my 11.11 purchases, all have "Shipped" by what Aliexpress tracking says. (Not that what tracking is 100% true in all cases from my experience.)
 
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