Earbuds Round-Up
Aug 23, 2009 at 5:28 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 53,892

ClieOS

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This thread is dedicated to Tom (@HungryPanda), our friend and fellow earbuds lover that we lost to COVID-19.

PM me if you have any specific question (*general ranking or recommendation question will not be entertained), as I am not posting / replying in this thread anymore.


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

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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


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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


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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yuin OK1
bengkelMACRO Edimun V3

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

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

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

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Koss KE7
Koss KE10
**** PT15

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Z-sound
1MORE E1008 hybrid dual driver
Lenovo 500

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

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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

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AKG K318
Koss KDE/250

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NiceHCK EB200
NiceHCK DIY PK2
Vido (原道) stock earbud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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Svara Pro
NiceHCK EBX

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

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BGVP DX3
Penon BS-1 Official
 
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Aug 23, 2009 at 6:27 AM Post #3 of 53,892

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Aug 23, 2009 at 7:11 AM Post #5 of 53,892

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MX90vc?? what a surprise..!!
 
Aug 23, 2009 at 2:34 PM Post #6 of 53,892

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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.
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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.
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Like a_tumiwa, I'll be watching this thread closely. Thanks again!
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Aug 23, 2009 at 4:19 PM Post #8 of 53,892

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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.
 
Aug 23, 2009 at 4:28 PM Post #9 of 53,892

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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.
 
Aug 23, 2009 at 5:17 PM Post #10 of 53,892

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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.
 
Aug 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM Post #11 of 53,892

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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.
 
Aug 23, 2009 at 7:11 PM Post #13 of 53,892

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Well, I'm not so much into earbuds, but hey that's an impressive collection, LOL
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Excellent overview for potential buyers with spot on descriptions, as always - thanks!
 
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you can send it to ClieoS
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x2. Send one to him so he can add it to the list!
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