Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)
Mar 13, 2019 at 7:49 PM Post #5,311 of 7,002

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Sorry for asking in this thread, but after reading quite a few pages of positive impressions of OKCSC ZX1 I just ordered myself a pair. And I hope maybe one of owners can help me out.

I've no prior experience with headphones and my ThinkPad X200/OG Pixel XL/Sansa Clip+ had no problem powering various IEMs, but as far as I understand I'll probably need an DAC/amp for ZX1. What would be cheapest option for USB DAC? (I think I need USB one because my laptop soundcard is absolute garbage and I'm afraid to plug in amp into 3.5mm jack. It performs "decent" with Microlab 2.1 speaker system, but IEMs plugged into laptop sound terrible, too much static noise).
Is something like this https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ck2RccLA be good enough to drive ZX1?

Moving away from onboard audio is going to be a great way to improve sound. Spec wise this DAC/Amp looks pretty good, although it doesn't specify what output mw this thing puts out and I can't find any independant reviews.
Could something like this suit? https://hifimediy.com/DACs/ready-made-dacs/sabre-dac-uae23. It's probably a bit more reliable and it's around the same price.
 
Mar 13, 2019 at 10:20 PM Post #5,312 of 7,002

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Moving away from onboard audio is going to be a great way to improve sound. Spec wise this DAC/Amp looks pretty good, although it doesn't specify what output mw this thing puts out and I can't find any independant reviews.
Could something like this suit? https://hifimediy.com/DACs/ready-made-dacs/sabre-dac-uae23. It's probably a bit more reliable and it's around the same price.

I can vouch for the HiFimeDIY, I can have one at work and it definitely has enough power the ZX1.

I can’t test it directly right now but just as an example I hooked up them up directly to my iPhone SE which is definitely less powerful than the HiFimeDIY, and at one click below max it’s loud from Spotify, although I think the ZX1 does benefit from better amplification.

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Mar 13, 2019 at 11:39 PM Post #5,314 of 7,002

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Are the ISK MDH9000's clones of something else?
I believe they are the OEM, Lyxpro HAS30 and Marantz MPH2 are the clones
 
Mar 14, 2019 at 8:16 AM Post #5,315 of 7,002

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Been a while I posted here... but received some fine stuff to test and review :D

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Been a while I posted here... but received some fine stuff to test and review :D


Wow, you got a lot of cans there friend! You’ll be busy enjoying all of that for weeks!
 
Mar 15, 2019 at 6:08 AM Post #5,318 of 7,002

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Been a while I posted here... but received some fine stuff to test and review :D


Im still waiting for my MDH9000, if im lucky i might receive them during the next week. Could you possibly do CAL-comparison?
 
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Im still waiting for my MDH9000, if im lucky i might receive them during the next week. Could you possibly do CAL-comparison?
I'll keep it short if you don't mind :)

- Both have a relaxed, bassy sound signature
- The CAL has a bit better clarity in mids and highs
- The MDH9000 has way better build quality. I really believe this is a office tank - one that will last for years
 
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Are there any Chi-Fi headphones costing no more than $50 CAD which are suitable for voice recording such that voices are not as sibilant as they may be on other headphones?
 
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Interesting new planars from Takstar. Can't seem to locate any sellers yet though??



https://en.takstar.com/product/type/3207.html


Ok, while trying to find the Takstar on Taobao, I bumped up these instead : TrueAudio P2. Looks nice and seem pretty small for planar earcups. Absolutely no idea how they sound though?

Its listed as :

Sensitivity : 90dB/mW
Impedance: 34Ω

List price: RMB 999/-. (Approx Us$149/-).

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Mar 15, 2019 at 11:47 PM Post #5,324 of 7,002

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Ok, while trying to find the Takstar on Taobao, I bumped up these instead : TrueAudio P2. Looks nice and seem pretty small for planar earcups. Absolutely no idea how they sound though?

Its listed as :

Sensitivity : 90dB/mW
Impedance: 34Ω

List price: RMB 999/-. (Approx Us$149/-).




Those look good! lets hope they sound as good as they look!
Here is a link to the companies website in case anyone wishes to contact them for further info;
http://trueaudiotech.com/
 
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Are there any Chi-Fi headphones costing no more than $50 CAD which are suitable for voice recording such that voices are not as sibilant as they may be on other headphones?

Panasonic RP-HTF600E-S. High quality 50mm drivers provide a full spectrum sound with clear, non-sibilant high frequencies, smooth midrange, and deep bass.
 
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