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Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by slowpickr, Oct 5, 2016.
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  1. slowpickr
    There is a popular Chinese/Asian thread over in the Portable section but the focus there is mostly IEMs. So, I thought it would be a good idea to start one that is headphone focused. Feel free to discuss any Asian made hidden gems that you find. Brands like Superlux and Takstar always seem to offer great value for the money.

    So have at it folks and please keep it civil! [​IMG]

    Edit: @peter123 brings up a good point. The intent of this thread is to discuss lesser known Asian headphone manufacturers that offer great value for the $$$. Not big name brands such as Sennheiser or AKG that may be made in Asia. Anyway, I don't make the rules and can't prevent anyone discussing anything. Just wanted to clarify the "intent" of this thread.

    Edit 2: Here is a link to some mods graciously provided by @Slater:

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
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  2. slowpickr
    Here is one that gets good feedback.  Would love to try it.  It's the Bosshifi B8.
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  3. peter123
    Great initiative mate!

    This is going to be an excellent thread.

    I've got the following Asian full sized headphones so far:

    Ausdom M08
    Brainwavz HM2
    Brainwavz HM5
    Fostex T50rp x 2 (different mods in both)
    HiFiMan HE400i
    Superlux HD662f
    Takstar Pro80
    Takstar HI2050
    Takstar TS662

    If anyone have any questions about any of these I'll do my best to answer them :)
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  4. slowpickr
    Great collection there!  My latest addition is the Superlux HD662 Evo.  Sounds fair OOTB.  But some simple modding greatly improves things.  Comfort is not that great though and it has cheap build which I believe to be typical of Superlux.  I only gave $38 for it though so you can't expect much.
  5. 93EXCivic
    I have some modified Monoprice 8323 (HM5 pads, comfort strap, Monoprice mobile cable, damping and vent mod) and Superlux HD668b headphones. I have previously had HD681 EVO but sold them. 
  6. peter123

    Nice! I also forgot that I've got the Superlux HD662f myself and like it quite a bit.

    I also forgot about a couple of Bluetooth headphones that I've added now :wink:
  7. liamosull
    Who generally seem to make better headphones out of Superlux and Takstar?
  8. peter123

    My impression from three Takstar and only one Superlux is that build quality is generally better on Takstar while sound comes down to your preferences.

    I also believe, without having any experience with the cheapest Takstar models, that Superlux may offer a better value since they're generally cheaper on the most popular models.
  9. Vidal
    Would 1More be classed as Chinese/Asian? The company HQ is in San Diego but as I understand it they're made and sold in China.
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  10. peter123
    Personally I like threads to be as clean as possible. If we include everything made in China we'll be talking Sennheiser and AKG here as well which I kind of feel would make this thread extremely wide and lose its purpose (to me). This is just my opinion though, I don't set the rules but fortunately I can choose which threads I'd like to follow and which I don't.

    That being said iirc there's some kind
    of connections between 1more and Xiaomi, might remember wrong though....
  11. Vidal
    I actually thought 1More were Chinese and owned by Xiaomi until recently [​IMG]. You can get their gear through Aliexpress though, you can't get Senns and AKG through Ali, well not real ones anyway.
    So they're Chinese market [​IMG]?
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  12. slowpickr
    OP edited to clarify intent of this thread.  Thanks.
  13. nhlean96
    Hi, I'm from the IEMs thread.
    Does anyone have both the Superlux HD681 (red + black) and HD681B (gray + black) for comparison ?
    The HD681 is more praised but it's not available in my country, i have to order oversea. I like my cans to sound bright, not too mid-bass elevated.
    Thanks anyway ![​IMG]
  14. Lurk650
    Takstar Pro80 is the same as the Kingston HyperX Cloud 2 I believe which is a gaming headset with a removable mic. I have the Cloud 2 ran thru an Astro Mixamp for surround from my XBOX One. I have listened to them straight outta my X3ii/HA2 setup and they are really good. So if you are gamer as well I suggest these, also they include a surround sound USB adapter that works for PC
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  15. slowpickr
    Can't speak for the HD681B but I did have the regular HD681 for a few years.  If you like bright treble, it has it in abundance.  Don't recall the mid-bass being obtrusive.  Replacing the pleather pads with velvet reduces the bass a little and makes them more comfortable (no sweat).  
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