Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread
Dec 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM Post #32,716 of 33,415

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The Final E series looking weird to my ears. I have small and short canals. The SSR/SSP looks nice but I'm looking for something more serious - big soundstage with proper depth. Good timbre. Excellent imaging and so on.
I'd suggest the Senfees (iykyk) KP580. They're like $10 does for the no cable option. Really small. You can watch vids of BGVP DN2 because they share the same shell to get an idea. One owner said they have similar mids and highs to ssr. And this one has bass. Though the tips you get are random (I got BGVP Y01, but all get BGVP sold tips) and I'd suggest tip-rolling to get the sound you prefer (I went with reversed BGVP Y01 - lessened the bass and smoothened the upper mids). And QC plays a role on cheap IEMs so keep that in mind.

Edit: Sorry. Didn't read you wanted something higher priced.
 
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Dec 15, 2020 at 7:27 PM Post #32,717 of 33,415

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I'd suggest the Senfees (iykyk) KP580. They're like $10 does for the no cable option. Really small. You can watch vids of BGVP DN2 because they share the same shell to get an idea. One owner said they have similar mids and highs to ssr. And this one has bass. Though the tips you get are random (I got BGVP Y01, but all get BGVP sold tips) and I'd suggest tip-rolling to get the sound you prefer (I went with reversed BGVP Y01 - lessened the bass and smoothened the upper mids). And QC plays a role on cheap IEMs so keep that in mind.

Edit: Sorry. Didn't read you wanted something higher priced.

Nothing to be sorry for! always good to hear another opinion!
I also read about QC issues. Even with more expensive stuff.

Keep Rocking!
 
Dec 15, 2020 at 10:55 PM Post #32,719 of 33,415

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Can't understand why there is no way to measure the IEM dimensions!! internal volume + WxDxL.

That might work for simple shapes, like a bullet style earphone. But how would you go about accurately measuring these oddball shells?

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A water displacement method would be the only way I could think of, but that isn’t feasible without damaging the drivers.
 
Dec 16, 2020 at 2:05 AM Post #32,720 of 33,415

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Pulled out my TFZ NO.3 earlier tonight and I still think I like them a bit more than either the BLON BL03 or BL01. Bass seems slightly tighter than either of the BLON's with a cleaner mids and treble. Stage is better on the 03, but gets congested when music gets a bit more complex. No.3 sounds a bit better to me. I like the clarity of the mids and highs a bit more than the BLON's. That's just me, though. Like I say; everyone's ears are different. Still got respect for the TFZ No.3 after all this time.
 
Dec 16, 2020 at 3:30 AM Post #32,721 of 33,415

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The Final E series looking weird to my ears. I have small and short canals. The SSR/SSP looks nice but I'm looking for something more serious - big soundstage with proper depth. Good timbre. Excellent imaging and so on.

maybe the Hifiman RE-400 or RE-600s if you don't like the shape of the Finals?

I have the RE-400s, they sound very nice for mid forward songs, for me the bass is impactful enough with pretty good imaging, but my final audio e3000s has them beat in soundstage, with similar imaging prowess and timbre.

The e3000s are warm sounding btw.
 
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How's the RE-600S? do you think they'll be an upgrade over the re400s?

The RE600S was a major upgrade from the RE400 for me. I have never been able to get the RE400 to sound anything other than shouty. A number of people here have not had that issue, though. FWIW, I would take the final E2000 or E3000 over either RE anyday. Better bass, guitars actually sound like guitars, more balanced overall for the finals. The RE600S has better soundstage depth and better micro details in the mids, notably vocals over the RE400 and the finals.

edit: I am late to the thread and did not see the original question involved a poster not liking the finals. I cannot think of better cable-down IEMs in that price range than the final series. I am probably not much help with the original question.
 
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Can't understand why there is no way to measure the IEM dimensions!! internal volume + WxDxL.

Smabat NCO is super comfortable and sounds excellent. You should definitely try them.
 
Dec 16, 2020 at 10:46 AM Post #32,727 of 33,415

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A water displacement method would be the only way I could think of, but that isn’t feasible without damaging the drivers.
Exactly, and that would still not tell you how well they would fit one’s individual ear anatomy. A low volume pancake still wouldn’t fit.
 
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I'm looking for a very comfortable pair of IEM, with small dimensions.
Budget around 200-250$.
What models are considered small & comfy?
Thanks!!
How about getting a Custom IEM like ThieAudio Legacy 3 or 4? You would, however, have the additional cost of getting ear impressions made. Etymotic IEMs are also really comfortable if you change the ear tip to a single flange tip, or get custom ear tips made, like from Sensaphonics.
 
Dec 16, 2020 at 11:52 AM Post #32,729 of 33,415

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Saw a pair of "sleeping earphones" before, i think they are from fischer audio, they are supposed to be small and comfy.. Not too sure about the price though

I'm looking for a very comfortable pair of IEM, with small dimensions.
Budget around 200-250$.
What models are considered small & comfy?
Thanks!!


Edit: oops, missed your budget, i think fischer is a budget brand..

Found this thread about "sleeping iems" too, they should be pretty small/low profile.(I just skimmed through the first few posts)

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/best-iems-for-sleeping.844766/
 
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Dec 16, 2020 at 12:04 PM Post #32,730 of 33,415

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Saw a pair of "sleeping earphones" before, i think they are from fischer audio, they are supposed to be small and comfy.. Not too sure about the price though




Edit: oops, missed your budget, i think fischer is a budget brand..

Found this thread about "sleeping iems" too, they should be pretty small/low profile.(I just skimmed through the first few posts)

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/best-iems-for-sleeping.844766/


Found the Fischer Audio IEM i was talking about, the Dreamcatcher, it does look really tiny, they only have a 3.8mm DD.
 

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