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Earbuds Round-Up

  1. drey101
    Edit: I'll just open up the earbuds first this weekend and post my questions afterwards
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  2. mbwilson111

    If it is THAT bad, maybe it is defective. I like mine..music comes out of it:)
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  3. DBaldock9
    Asked on the VE Facebook page, and Lee said that the Black / White Rubber Rings aren't really for sale separately - but that he'd include some extra rings with my next purchase.
    So, even though I really don't need any more earbuds (especially since I've got parts to assemble more than a dozen pairs... :wink: ), I decided to get a set of the VE Asura 2.0s AOE (just in case Lee discontinues the Asura model).
    I really like the quality of the Midrange & Treble on my Asura 2.0 (2.5mm TRRS), and I hope the newer 2.0s AOE, with removable cable, is even better (and maybe has slightly more Bass).
  4. palestofwhite
    The Asura 2.0s is one of my favourite earbuds and perhaps also the most neutral and accurate sounding one I have. Some say it lacks in bass, but I don't find that so at all.

    That being said, mine met with a bit of a mishap and now I have an AOE ordered and incoming as well. Yesterday's parcel carrying the replacement ZOE was damaged in transit, so another one will be sent along with my AOE.

    And now for the wait... Luckily EMS is not that bad. Maybe it's also time for me to dig out all the EX-PACKs that I've acquired over the years and experiment with them again... :D
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  5. antdroid
    This was the Datura-X description on Amazon

    • Descriptions:
    • The sound:Very clear, full, delicate, natural,immersing and detailed, large sound field ,good positioned.
    • The bass: Not have strong bass. But clear,deep,bouncy. If you like heavy bass, please don't buy it.
    • The voice: Close to the ear、clear details、warm
    • The high pitch:natural,clear details

    I was expecting a neutral ear bud... But it was meh. Could be defective. I did read reviews saying it was very bassy which contradicts the companies description.

    I also just picked up whatever ear buds had free same day shipping.
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  6. exavolt
    OURART ACG is the biggest revelation for me so far, which is about transparency.

    The ACG have some negatives to me -- the sub-bass is too fast (it's there but no decay), mids is slightly recessed, super tight MMCX, sharp edges on the shells -- but the transparent imaging makes me wanted to listen to them again and again -- I even ignored my one week old, more expensive Kanas for the ACG. Out of their pluses, one thing I really like from the ACG is how they render cymbal sounds; I can't tell which is which because I am not a musician, but I can tell if the drummer is hitting different cymbals.

    Now I am seeing my other items differently because they are not as transparent as the ACG.

    So guys, is there any other buds with similar or better transparency?

    What's the most transparent sounding buds you've listened to?

    Edit: added alternative question.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  7. Carrow
    I needed a re-up on Hiegi foams (fulls and donuts), ordered them at the weekend. Don't ask me how, but they arrived today after only being shipped from Hong Kong on TUESDAY. What the hell?
  8. Ira Delphic
    These must not have been available for next day shipping at the time from Amazon US -
    FAAEAL Snow-lotus 1.0/1.0+ HiFi Earphone 64 Ohm DIY Heavy Bass Sound Quality Music Earphones DJ Earphones (Snow-lotus 1.0, Black) $9.99

    I noticed the above but opted for the Commemorative Edition for a dollar more from Ali - $10.99. The 1.0 from Amazon with Prime still in stock if anyone needs a pair. Not sure if I understand the 1 vs. 1+ ...
  9. antdroid
    Yeah those were only available for normal prime shipping when I ordered the Iris in my area. I wanted something cheap and same day shipping to get me over the minimum required purchase amount to qualify for free same day. Heh this is how I rack up so much junk lol
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  10. Ira Delphic
    Ouch! Nothing like rubbing it in:thinking:. Kind of confusing. Has anyone else compared SL 1.0 to 1.0+?
    As I type this listening to live Animal Collective with my cheap Vido's and not sure if any earbud would make it sound better!
  11. chinmie
    that descriptions are indeed a little misleading
  12. mbwilson111
    Speaking of Vidos... Mine has just been recabled today by @HungryPanda. Working well, sounding great. I bought the white Vido with this cable in mind. Vido drivers are fragile so recabling them is a challenge. Maybe Panda will comment on the details.


    The DAP is the Hidizs AP200
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  13. GREQ
    Is it easy to re-cable these EMX-500 shells?
    I'm guessing the drivers+'acoustic lens/baffle' just pop out with a bit of force...?
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  14. FastAndClean
    i have them too, and KP, ACG are excellent, i don't have a lot of experience with earbuds but those sound like a open back clean full size headphone, very impressive soundstage and imaging
  15. pr0b3r
    I had an EMX500 recabled by my friend. He told me that it was too difficult to take apart because of the adhesive. He's a seasoned DIYer since Headphiles days so I was confident he could easily do the job. Well, he did it but since the shell was too brittle, the lips got damaged easily when he took it apart. The sound also turned out bad and I think that it was because the EMX drivers were picky on the type of cable you attach on it. It was also echoed by other DIYers here. So, I think it will depend on how much and what kind of adhesive was put on the EMX-type bud you're going to take apart.
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