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Sennheiser MX985, Blox TM7, Venture Electronic Zen 1.0, Rose Technology Mojito.


From top to bottom, left to right:
Audio Technica ATH-CM999
Dasetn Mod M760
Dasetn MC5
Musa SP2
Hifikiwi (晨光M&G) 'Lyrebird' H1
Hifikiwi (晨光M&G) 'Honey Buzzard' H1
Ucotech ES1003

Tingo TC200
HiSound AS-Feeling
Pioneer SE-CE521
Sidy (BGVP) DX1
HiSound AS-Miss
HiSound AS-Charm
Boarseman MX98s

Panasonic RP-HZE70
Tingo TC-100
Tingo TG-38S
HiSound PAA-1
HiSound PAA-1 Pro
HiSound Living
1More金澈 (EO320)

Ucotech ES903
Ostry KC08
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) Ting
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) Tomahawk
NineWave Studio Pro
JiuShao E600
JiuShao E300



From top to bottom, left to right:
Blox MC2
Hifiman ES100
湖西小筑DIY DDM
Yuin PK1
Creative Air
Headphone Association 400ohm
AKG K319

FiiO EM3 retail
Apple stock (2nd Gen.)
DUNU Alpha 1
VE Asura 1.0 beta
VE Zen 1.0
B&O A8 (Earphone / Earset 3I)
Audio Technica ATH-CM707

FiiO EM3 (M3 stock)
BenQ Stock (Sennheiser MX500 equal)
Shozy Cygnus
VE Asura 2.0
Sennheiser MX760
Marshall Minor

Panasonic HJ329
Sovov S20
SoundMAGIC PH-10
AKG K311
Sony E888
Sennheiser MX985
Panasonic RP-HV600



From top to bottom, left to right:
M1N (水月雨) V5
M1N (水月雨) VX
Sidy KT100
潜69
潜39
潜25
VE Asura 1.0 final

Final Audio Design Piano Forte II
JVC HA-F130
Baldoor E100
Celsus Sound Gramo One
Sennheiser MX50
Beyerdynamic DP100
VE Zen 2.0 Balanced

Vsonic UU2
AKG Y15
Sennheiser MX581
Sennheiser MX580
SoundMAGIC EP30
Edifier H101
Edifier H190

Blox ANV3
Blox TM7
潜25 red/blue edtion
Edifier H180
Edifier H185
Audio Technica ATH-CHX7
Edifier H186P

Blox BX III (TM7 beta)
Rose Technology Mojito
CrossRoads HR2
CrossRoads HR1


Left to right:
Hifikiwi (晨光M&G) 'Lyrebird' H2
VE Monk+
Fareal (original)
Pai Audio 3.14 (PR1)

Sound Tuner's 'Queen'
TY (Hi-Z) 400ohm
VE Monk
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) TO300


Ucotech ES1103
舜仕01B (Extraordinary Sound ESP-01B)
Fareal 64ohm 1.0
Fareall 300ohm 2.0


Fareal 64ohm 2.0
AuGlamour RX-1
TY (Hi-Z) HP-400s


DaiK DK-宋 (Song)
MoonDrop (水月雨) VX Pro
PureSound (醇声) PS100-500Ω Extreme Edition (= Classic Edition) Balanced


T&Y Audio (腾阳) 16ohm
T&Y Audio (腾阳) 300ohm
MrZ (MusicMaker / ToneKing) TY2


Atomic Floyd AirJax Sport
HY耳机 (HY Headphone) HY-1


TY (Hi-Z) 32ohm
TY (Hi-Z) HP-650
K's Earphone 500ohm Balanced


Yuin OK1
bengkelMACRO Edimun V3


Sennheiser MX375
Rose Technology Masya
VSONIC VSD3P
Sony Ericsson HPM-62 (recabled)


Sanyo EAH-Z3E
1MORE E320 Piston Earphone
Shozy BK (Stardust) Balanced


Yinman HiFi (音曼) 醇净2.0 500ohm
Rose Technology 64ohm
Heavenly Sound Concerto


Koss KE7
Koss KE10
**** PT15


Z-sound
1MORE E1008 hybrid dual driver
Lenovo 500


道具工厂(Prop's Factory) 1E39
BingZu (冰族) 梅花 (Plum)
Yincrow (音可若瓦) X6


QingYin (磬音坊) QY-550 Silver
QingYin (磬音坊) QY-550 Gold
PureSound (醇声) PS100-600Ω Balanced
PureSound (醇声) PS100-64Ω


AKG K318
Koss KDE/250


AKG Y10
AKG Y16A
NTT DoCoMo P01 (stock earphone for NTT DoCoMo FOMA P901iTV)


Kube 2 (a.k.a EK2 or EarKube 2)
Orin Sound Orin-300ohm
VJJB C1s
Handel SS-300


K's (凯) earphone K64 (64ohm 福利塞)
K's (凯) earphone 300ohm v2
K's (凯) earphone 500ohm 轮回 v2


Astrotec Lyra Classic (Lyra 3rd Gen.)
Svara L


Hi-Z HP-314P
PMV B01 Aoede
Sunrise SW-Dragon 2


K's (凯) earphone K200
Shozy Cygnus(?) Limited Edition
FaShaoZhe (发烧者) M90


NiceHCK EB200
NiceHCK DIY PK2
Vido (原道) stock earbud


SeaHF (虫哥) 400ohm new edition
Yinman HiFi (音曼) 醇净2.0 150ohm
MoonDrop (水月雨) Liebesleid (爱之悲)


**** Tank
DaiK DK-Song(宋) High Impedance Edition 155ohm
OURART Ti7


**** Z&W
Aidex ADX-SII-10001 (a.k.a. NineWave NW-Studio)
K's 300ohm (latest)


Seahf AWK-F64
Seahf 32ohm (latest)
NiceHCK DIY Graphene


南飞科技 QY-888 (previously known as QingYin 磬音坊)
Walnut E1


Moondrop (水月雨) Nameless / 无名
潜韵 (Qian) 潜69 2nd Gen.
YinCrow RW-777


JTS WM-42
Plextone X30mw
Plextone X33m
Z&W Panda (PK2S) Balanced


匠音 双动圈平头塞 (dual dynamic)
Toneking Unicorn
调音师 / 宏韵电声 HY1000 (方丈)
Z&W Panda (PK2S)


Svara Pro
NiceHCK EBX


Benjie BJ-49
K's Earphones 'White Bell' (White Ling)
K's Earphones 'Black Bell' (Black Ling)
K's Earphones / FinalAcoustics Poseidon


BGVP DX3
Penon BS-1 Official




If you are looking for the list of ranking, note that it has been removed from this post. But if you search online hard enough, I am sure you will find it elsewhere.
 
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PH-10 is a very well made earbud, consider that it only costs $10. It just lacks a bit of airiness and detail to make it to the next level.

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Hifiboy Dream
K's Earphones 'Black Bell' (Black Ling) balanced
K's Earphones Beryllium driver 180ohm prototype (纯铍180欧工程版)
K's Earphones 'White Bell' (White Ling) balanced


K's Earphones K32
K's Earphones K300
K's Earphones K64


VE Monk Omega
VE Asura Omega
VE Zen Omega


VE Monk Lite 40ohm SPC balanced
VE Monk Lite 120ohm SPC balanced
VE Zen Lite balanced


Simphonio Dragon2+ (SWD2+)
Shozy BK Limited


Polvcdg A6
EMX500
EMX500S


Z Acoustics 'DaoMaDan' (刀马旦)
Yincrow RW-9


BGVP DX3s
PMV BE
Blox TM9


Mi (Xiaomi) Dual Driver Earphones BRE01JY
Dai-K DK-震(Zhen)
Faaeal Datura X
NiceHCK EB2


Mega Master A7
Mega Master HD1000
Yincrow RW-9 Balanced
**** PT25
ZEVA The Dragon 2.0
ZEVA The Dragon S


WillSound MK1 Special Edition
ZEVA 雪灵 Snow
ZEVA 塞壬 Siren
ZEVA 东皇 Lord.E


Rose Masya 2 (a.k.a. Masya Pro)
Google Glass earbuds (reterminated with mmcx)
K's (凯) Bell-Ti 32ohm Low Impedance Edition
K's (凯) Bell-Ti 120ohm High Impedance Edition


荣K68 Silver Cable Edition
K's (凯) Little Black Bell (LBB 小黑铃)
MoonDrop VXC
MoonDrop VXJ


Kilinee (轻聆) K16
Rose Masya 2 (a.k.a. Masya Pro) Custom Edition
荣K68 Black Cable Edition
MoonDrop Shiro-Yuki
**** BK2


QC Audio 清川电声 QC500+
Audio-Technica ATH-C200iS
Ambie Sound Earcuffs
Smabat ST-10


ZEVA The Dragon 2.0M Standard
DIY iBud with AKG Prototype driver (see this for detail)
ZEVA Lord.E (东皇) - this is actually the same earbuds as the DonHuang / East Emperor I posted a few months ago, but I sent it back for a slight retune.
Sony STH40D


ZEVA SuperFire
ZEVA Snow 2.0
Yincrow RW-100


ISN Audio Rambo
Kube v1
Planar Earbud One / PE1 (see this)
Samsung EG920
Elibuds Sabia V6


Apple 1st. Gen. iBud (recabled)
DIY earbud with 'ironman' driver


ANN N200
NiceHCK ME80
TOPlay


Smabat ST10 (New MMCX socket version)
K's White Ling E Standard Edition
K's White Ling E Bass Edition
**** KP110


BM32
Moondrop Chaconne


JVC HA-F160
NiceHCK B40
DQSM Turandot
Oren 40 by 꿈결소리 "Dream Sound"


瑞友MC9D
BGVP DX5
K's Earphones 'Smurf' / 'Blue Elf' (蓝精灵)
Smabat M1 Pro


Reecho RC One
Yincrow RW-1000
OurArt QJ21


**** KP120
Qian 49
Faaeal Datura-Pro


Earbuds Anonymous
Ostry KC08T


ZEVA (ZEVAXY) SuperFire Pro
K's Earphone's Bell-Ti Onmyoji (阴阳师)
K's Earphone's Little Black Bell S (小黑铃s)
Rose Tech Maria


Edifier LolliPod
MB Quart MB100
Shozy SG (小金)


Yincrow RW-1000 Bass
HZSound Cymbals
Ocean Pearl OP-139


Simphonio D3
ZEVAXY Z1000


Smabat ST-10S Black Gold
Smabat ST-10S
 
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love this thread
, hope u will add cm700 to your collection in the future


already bookmark this thread
 
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MX90vc?? what a surprise..!!
 
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Nicely done! Thanks ClieOS!

The subtle differences you described between the Yuin PK1 and CrossRoads HR1 are interesting to note if I ever decide to upgrade to high-end earbuds. Surprised to see that you own the LX90; I almost pulled the trigger once when I saw it for $20, but the design just seems too awkward to be comfortable or to get a good fit.


Also, good to see that the SoundMagic PH-10 is a solid earbud for the price. I'd like to see them make a higher end open model, but the market may not be big enough to justify it.

Finally, I don't think we'll ever see designs like the Panasonic RP-HV600 again. I should have gotten into this hobby sooner, as many of the Japanese companies had some rather interesting earbuds released throughout the 1990s.

FAKE EDIT: Just realized that the HV600 was first released in Japan in 1991. See boys and girls, if you take care of your stuff, it will last forever, or at least 18 or so years.


Like a_tumiwa, I'll be watching this thread closely. Thanks again!
 
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Very nice comparison! Hope you add the OK1 and OK2 both are outstanding in their price points, with the OK1 the best bud I have heard.
 
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IIRC, I bought my HV600 back in 1999, then it was boxed up and went to the storage room around 2001 for a good 5~6 yrs (I went oversea during those time) before I dug it up just yrs ago.
 
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Hi ClieOS,
I've always been tempted to pick up the PK3's,but I missed out on the group buy and never got around to it. I have both the MX90VC's and MX760, which you rate above the PK3s. Am I missing out on something not having the PK3s?

P.S. anxiously awaiting Fuze LOD.
 
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Another contender in the top two categories is the Hisoundaudio PAA-1 buds that come stock with the Amp3. Excellent buds, comparable to the PK3, but a little higher SQ across the spectrum. Unfortunately, not for sale individually, but I heard they may be someday.
 
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Am I missing out on something not having the PK3s?


PK3 is unique in a way that it is very fun and engaging. Many actually find the kind of coloration to be great. Personally, I find PK3 to be slightly too fun and it becomes a weakness in some genre of music.
 
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Well, I'm not so much into earbuds, but hey that's an impressive collection, LOL

Excellent overview for potential buyers with spot on descriptions, as always - thanks!
 
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Where is PK2 o.O missing?


you can send it to ClieoS
 
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you can send it to ClieoS



x2. Send one to him so he can add it to the list!
 
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