Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread
Jan 19, 2017 at 10:20 PM Post #5,103 of 33,399

1clearhead

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 5, 2013
Posts
3,869
Likes
4,386
 
cool.gif
Sure hope you are right about these MEMT X5 Clear. Just ordered them Via Mr. Tao. Shipping is more than the earphone itself.
rolleyes.gif

 
beerchug.gif
beerchug.gif
TWIN

No worries, Twin.
beerchug.gif

 
These perform very well above their price and much more. There are malls and markets in Beijing selling them for twice as much!
 
I bought mine during my first week of vacation at a market place, which I was allowed to try the sample. So, from 140 RMB, I negotiated down to 70 RMB; roughly around 10 US dollars. And though he was selling name brands as well, he told me that these were his personal favorites. Sometimes, I don't take some of these market sales representatives seriously, but man! This guy wasn't joking!
 
Jan 19, 2017 at 10:39 PM Post #5,105 of 33,399

trivium911

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 13, 2015
Posts
562
Likes
127
Location
Canada
You should buy them on Gearbest if you dont mind the free slow shipping (a bit more thanone month in my case) as it's significantly cheaper there


I prefer the kz zst, more balanced sound and more accurate bass. Agree about gear best, he shall not be bamed has some decent others but i would not buy the kz through him due to price...its cheaper on gearbest.com
 
Jan 20, 2017 at 12:46 AM Post #5,106 of 33,399

MadMusicJunkie

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2013
Posts
333
Likes
41
My pick for under $50 would be the Kinera BA05 hybrid dual-driver.  Great bass, good resolution, tame but present highs, good soundstage... all with removable cables MMCX.  One of my favorite IEMs; for the sound, fun bass,all-day comfort, and only $20-$30.
 
Jan 20, 2017 at 12:52 AM Post #5,107 of 33,399

Roen

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 11, 2015
Posts
935
Likes
94
Some of my thoughts from the Shockwave III thread as it pertains to other IEMs:

Stock Tennmak Pro Cable:
WIth the added benefit of having a mic, this produced slightly more treble than the Tennmak Pro Upgrade Cable, but definitely less than the other three cables, even the Stock **** 4in1 Silver Cable. I honestly think Tennmak Pro with either of its paired cables are meant for treble reduction, those who are super sensitive to Treble should apply. For all others, the Tennmak cables are terrible matches for the Tennmak Pro.

The Tennmak Pro Upgrade Cable is one that can be used (at least, to my ears) to lightly tame the treble of some sibilant MMCX-connected IEMs. However, Comply Foam Tips (in their normal orientation) have been my biggest weapon against sibilance.
 
Jan 20, 2017 at 1:00 AM Post #5,108 of 33,399

MadMusicJunkie

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2013
Posts
333
Likes
41
The Magaosi K3 triple-driver hybrids arrived at my door.  Shipping said signature required, and DHL came just as I was about to leave.  However, the guy just left it on my doorstep and walked away.... ?  
 
Anyway, the packaging is solid and professional-looking.  I like the case a LOT, actually.  The cable is the very familiar-looking cable that it seems like I see a LOT with the Asian brands.  Looks just like the Kinera, AD01, and others.  But, it seems solid.  The buds themselves look very high-end; sleek texture.
 
First impressions, sound-wise, are that the details are very good.  Also, the highs seemed very agressive.  I'm hoping that these will tame a little bit with burn-in time (or that my brain adjusts for it, whatever).  The highs expose bad recordings, and they still have a lot of detail in their presentation.  Instrument separation is great.
 
First instinct was that these were just like the AD01.  However, doing a quick A-B, I think the clarity is better on the K3.  Bass on the AD01 is ever so slightly higher, but that the K3's still have BIG bass.
 
Not over the moon excited about these, as I think I already have comparable headphones.  i keep leaving them in my ears to see if my perception changes over time.  I will also do an A-B comparison with the Cardas A8, Kinera BA05, TFZ Series 5, and the FLC8s.  If one can find these at $80 or less; I'd say its a great buy.  Not sure these are worth $150 until I compare them more closely with $150 headphones.  But, for sure they're very good.
 
Jan 20, 2017 at 2:22 AM Post #5,109 of 33,399

Singleton

Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 10, 2014
Posts
87
Likes
23
AliExpress is very fast, if you want to pay the real cost of 3 day shipping, which is about $48-60.

ePacket is a great compromise. 2 weeks, low price. (For those in the US)

Adding to @bhazard's info on ePacket: ePacket is now also available for Australia, Canada and France
beyersmile.png

 
Jan 20, 2017 at 3:34 AM Post #5,111 of 33,399

MadMusicJunkie

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2013
Posts
333
Likes
41
Update on K3.  Doing some A-B with these and the Legend Omega.  The clarity holds it's own on the K3, while adding more treble.  Then, I put the JVC Spiral Dots on while listening to some Vanilla:
https://soundcloud.com/vanilla/curveball
 and dang if the sound didn't just open up.  I get these now; my brain has adjusted.  Highly recommend the Spiral Dots with the K3's for added soundstage and resolution.
 
Jan 20, 2017 at 5:36 AM Post #5,115 of 33,399

vapman

Member of the Trade: bhobuds.com
Joined
Aug 14, 2006
Posts
8,365
Likes
2,438
Push budget further to 70USD and you have a winner in 1more triple driver. That is, in my book. YMMV of course.

Sent from Nokia 3210

I have a lot of respect for you if that was really posted from a 3210.
 
But.... if we are talking $50 and under units... not  a lot is better than the Seahf dual driver for the price. Also would recommend **** pt15 if you like crisp highs.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top