Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread
Jan 31, 2021 at 2:27 AM Post #32,911 of 33,402

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How do you like the MT300?
As before I like them a lot. I was very impressed from beginning. I'll back to them, but my favourite set at this moment is not popular KZ ASX. I love this Shanling ME500-like hard sound of 20BA's (ofc upper-midrange bump is a reason). My brain is like sponge for that presentation at this moment, but it can change

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I have done Sunday one track comparsion.. In my configuration, music and preferences (and at this moment) sq rank would looks like that:
Er3xr>Asx>=Starsea>H40>NS5mk2>MT300>Spring2.
 
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Late night ramble: these are actually amazing, VT 6BA+1DD from *brand that shall not be named*. Shipped from Japan (apparently it’s popular there) but originally designed in China. These version came in the tin boxes with foam lining, serif logo “VT audio”. Dazzling abalone pearl design that reminds me of the beach during lockdown.

31116 x2 , 29689 x2 , proprietary BA X2 , proprietary DD

Enjoyment level is high, like my QDC 5SH. Lively, neutral-fun and atmospheric. That extra DD ties it together and excel in where the JQ8+1 could not. VT 6+1 has more definition in the bass department, reaching lower and hitting harder, while maintaining a good sense of structure.

sadly this brand did not really kick off rly well. Wasted potential. Considered selling it but seeing how nobody here looks upon cheap but competent Chi-fi, I will gladly keep these
 
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One interesting brand that i have the pleasure of sharing is the infamous “Kakashi Audio” - search 卡卡西耳機
It took off as KM18 (9BA) back in 2016 along with the Oriolus craze and was regarded highly within Chinese threads, then they improved it with the 黑武士 “Black Warrior” (10BA)

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followed by 女武神 “Valkyrie”

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The opinions which kept resurfacing was that they have strong fundamentals in pop vocals tunings. Their current flagship I believe is 終結者 “Terminator”. Each flagships costed at least 1-2k during the time of release. I would definitely wish to own them - their concept is fantastic and the design is a BEAST! Cables are top notch too, progressing from 黑光劍 “Dark Sabre”, 黑雙魔 “Dual Devil” to 黑魔王 “Demon King”

*the product names are self-translated to English and I like to think of the names that way*
 
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002100250560.html
50 usd = iem only
65 usd = iem + cable


The iem is probably the NiceHCK NX7, can be the Pro or MK3 version.

No idea about the cable though. Their cheapest 24 cable is their C24 series that costs 40 usd and is available in more than the given option here in the luck bag.
 
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002100250560.html
50 usd = iem only
65 usd = iem + cable


The iem is probably the NiceHCK NX7, can be the Pro or MK3 version.

No idea about the cable though. Their cheapest 24 cable is their C24 series that costs 40 usd and is available in more than the given option here in the luck bag.
Don't think the original NX7 comes in three termination options. Maybe at least you get the Pro?
 
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Don't think the original NX7 comes in three termination options. Maybe at least you get the Pro?
yes, I believe it is the pro at least. (I did mention it can be the pro or mk3.)
 
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if it's the mkIII, then it's a huge value. excellent pair of earphones. top notch.
 
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What if it's the NX7 Pro? Those still retail for around $100ish, so if it's them you're still basically getting a 50% discount.

I dunno? i only have the originals and mk III
 
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Deciding between the Thieaudio Monarch and the Penon Volt. My monthly already has the Volt and I'm in love with it. Wondering if it's stupid to have 2 of the same high end iems, if I get the Monarch we would have 2 top tier options
 
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Deciding between the Thieaudio Monarch and the Penon Volt. My monthly already has the Volt and I'm in love with it. Wondering if it's stupid to have 2 of the same high end iems, if I get the Monarch we would have 2 top tier options
Are you willing to wait for 2 months?☺️
 
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Hi guys, been a few years som just gonna Ask you Nice people. What is the popular Buy these days?
Im a buffer raging from 200$- 700$ can be lower But this range gives the recomendations some flexibility..

The KZ DQ6 is immensely good for the budget range. The NiceHCK NX7 mk III is excellent in the lower mid-fi, The Dunu Zen in the mid-fi/upper mid-fi and the Penon Volt for the lower TOTL. These are all a great combo of value and technicality, and strong reccs.
 
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Deciding between the Thieaudio Monarch and the Penon Volt. My monthly already has the Volt and I'm in love with it. Wondering if it's stupid to have 2 of the same high end iems, if I get the Monarch we would have 2 top tier options

The Volt is your mom's. Get your own! What if you want to listen to it nd she does too? If you're in love with it, then get your own, and use the shoop out of it. Plus just because something is expensive, doesn't mean you're gonna love the sound, so the Monarch might not be to your liking, while the Volt is a guaranteed love. I've been bitten by this logic before, and it's not nice to have an expensive chi-fi that isn't to your personal liking and have to take a bath to sell it. So my advice is get your own Volt, and quit thinking what is your mom's is yours. It's hers, and you can borrow them from time to time.
 
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Hi guys, been a few years som just gonna Ask you Nice people. What is the popular Buy these days?
Im a buffer raging from 200$- 700$ can be lower But this range gives the recomendations some flexibility..
I say you should take a look at some ranking lists.

Here is mine: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YNuslYM4CrhMPrOLofzTm4ei7HEfP8AI1zxswrMw2ho/edit?usp=sharing

BGGAR: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TH9_bqUq1vANsFiXVbVZ6w8kVA9C3DkknnMGyIcKE7M/edit

Mike B: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx...605&ithint=file,xlsx&authkey=!AMiZb6YpTrD_vbg

Precogvision: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GXz_mFXxV1DKMIOAP6yhELjJX3JpJaI7TaBtphfpiC4/edit#gid=0

Crinacle: https://crinacle.com/rankings/iems/

Or gives us more info on what sound profile you prefer, music genres and also what source you are using and we can give a more accurate rec for you.
 

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