Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread
Feb 16, 2017 at 9:27 AM Post #5,926 of 33,402

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  My take on the AudioMX HS-5S. Need upgraded pads to produce a true open-back soundstage. but other than that they're all good :)
 

 
          
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Is it a rebranded Somic V2 by any chance, it looks identical?

 
 
It also looks like Purepiper Headphone HE200, which I think is the best Chinese open-back headphone under $50-100. It has higher impedance 110Ω, and large 50mm drivers. Unfortunately it's only available on taobao, ~$42:
http://www.mistertao.com/beta/pages/item/45068303257.html
 

 
Feb 16, 2017 at 10:02 AM Post #5,927 of 33,402

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It also looks like Purepiper Headphone HE200, which I think is the best Chinese open-back headphone under $50-100. It has higher impedance 110Ω, and large 50mm drivers. Unfortunately it's only available on taobao, ~$42:
http://www.mistertao.com/beta/pages/item/45068303257.html
 

 
LMAO! So many headphones using this shell.
 
Correct me if I'm wrong but that one seems more like a Somic MH463 rebrand with higher impedance and similarly large 50mm drivers. The V2 moved to smaller and lower impedance 42mm drivers similar to those found in the HS-5S and others mentioned.
 
Feb 16, 2017 at 10:06 AM Post #5,928 of 33,402

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LMAO! So many headphones using this shell.
 
Correct me if I'm wrong but that one seems more like a Somic MH463 rebrand with higher impedance and similarly large 50mm drivers. The V2 moved to smaller and lower impedance 42mm drivers similar to those found in the HS-5S and others mentioned.

 
Yes, probably the same group designed these headphones.
 
Feb 16, 2017 at 10:40 AM Post #5,929 of 33,402

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anyone has any experience using the shure clones on taobao? just wondering how they compare against the real deal.
https://world.taobao.com/item/528037849818.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-11647516009.32.tVgEDD
seems like a pretty good deal haha
 
Feb 16, 2017 at 11:14 AM Post #5,930 of 33,402

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  anyone has any experience using the shure clones on taobao? just wondering how they compare against the real deal.
https://world.taobao.com/item/528037849818.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-11647516009.32.tVgEDD
seems like a pretty good deal haha

Don't...run a search, there were already a few claims that on some models even the drivers inside are fake BA...just a basic DD that costs less than a dollar a pair in disguise as a BA.  
 
Feb 16, 2017 at 11:18 AM Post #5,932 of 33,402

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  http://penonaudio.com/HIDIZS-EP-3
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/hidizs-ep-3-high-fidelity-quality-professional-hifi-in-ear-earphone/reviews
 
the ep3 is a solid iem imo.

I didn't really like it. I think the sound is good but the signature is not to my preference. Also the materials and cable feel a bit cheap.
 
Feb 16, 2017 at 11:22 AM Post #5,933 of 33,402

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  I didn't really like it. I think the sound is good but the signature is not to my preference. Also the materials and cable feel a bit cheap.


well i am ABing it against top iems haha.
the lack of bass makes ep3 sounds reference sounding.
running it out of Ibasso DX200.
cheers.
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It also looks like Purepiper Headphone HE200, which I think is the best Chinese open-back headphone under $50-100. It has higher impedance 110Ω, and large 50mm drivers. Unfortunately it's only available on taobao, ~$42:
http://www.mistertao.com/beta/pages/item/45068303257.html
 

Speaking of headphones, my Miracle Audio D20 Open Back arrived today. Decided to be a lab rat since it looked promising.
40mm driver.

540RMB iirc.

 
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  Those look interesting. How's the sound?

Out of the felt pouch, the mids sounded a wee bit recessed, even more so when I switched to pleather pads which are thicker than the felt pads.
Bass response is quick and have minimal decay. Details are good but somewhat "blured".
 
According to the seller, it needs a minimum of 200 hours of burn in (500 being optimal) so I will update once that has been done.   
 

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