Earbuds Round-Up
Apr 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM Post #47,672 of 61,730

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A new accessory for my earbuds... Meizu HiFi Pro DAC HeadAMP with a ddHiFi DD DJ35A (2.5mm Balanced Female to 3.5mm Male adapter). Very impressed with this little device; so powerful and clear as a whistle in such a small form factor. Very pleased.

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Apr 28, 2020 at 6:26 PM Post #47,673 of 61,730

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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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Man,thats a Beautiful Earbud Colection,this year Ima try **** PT15,HeadRoom MS16,n Some eabuds of my favorite sound brand : Philips Sound.
 
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Apr 28, 2020 at 6:52 PM Post #47,674 of 61,730

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Yincrow RW-1000 "Bass Pro Version" - Mini Initial Review
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(More pics here - https://imgur.com/a/erGbGrg )

Got them today. Order was processed through Aliexpress seller, "LuckLZ", on April 22, and delivered April 28(~4 business days of shipping).

Left channel of stock cable is totally dead. Luckily I have the cable from my S en fer D+6 to save the day.

Balance is good, but I find treble presentation too harsh, Grado-like. Details are good, with good/average refinement, and good spaciousness(not a huge sound). Bass seems balanced, but is definitely on the light side. Mid-bass seems to be most prominent. Overall, I am finding them(so far) too treble troublesome, with good yet very average performance. I may indeed prefer the less accurate/neutral RW-9(undecided; still comparing), with its clearer, more effortless treble and greater spaciousness.

Have not heard standard RW-1000, nor ST-10 or similarly priced earbuds, but after hearing this(and very much enjoying RW-9, and to a lesser degree Monk Plus) I have little faith that earbuds can compete with IEMs at hifi levels. Though, still on the way to hope for is Moondrop Nameless and Toneking MrZ Tomahawk.
 
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Yincrow RW-1000 "Bass Pro Version" - Mini Initial Review
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(More pics here - https://imgur.com/a/erGbGrg )

Got them today. Order was processed through Aliexpress seller, "LuckLZ", on April 22, and delivered April 28(~4 business days of shipping).

Left channel of stock cable is totally dead. Luckily I have the cable from my **** **** to save the day.

Balance is good, but I find treble presentation too harsh, Grado-like. Details are good, with good/average refinement, and good spaciousness(not a huge sound). Bass seems balanced, but is definitely on the light side. Mid-bass seems to be most prominent. Overall, I am finding them(so far) too treble troublesome, with good yet very average performance. I may indeed prefer the less accurate/neutral RW-9(undecided; still comparing), with its clearer, more effortless treble and greater spaciousness.

Have not heard standard RW-1000, nor ST-10 or similarly priced earbuds, but after hearing this(and very much enjoying RW-9, and to a lesser degree Monk Plus) I have little faith that earbuds can compete with IEMs at hifi levels. Though, still on the way to hope for is Moondrop Nameless and Toneking MrZ Tomahawk.

Sounds like they need fat thick foam, maybe even double foams on them.
Were you listening to them without any foam? For most earbuds that is the equivelant of listening to IEMs without any tips.
 
Apr 28, 2020 at 9:13 PM Post #47,676 of 61,730

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Sounds like they need fat thick foam, maybe even double foams on them.
Were you listening to them without any foam? For most earbuds that is the equivelant of listening to IEMs without any tips.
Hm. I noticed some added smoothness when I put the stock donut foams on, 1 layer. I have some silicon/rubber earbud covers on the way, to try yet. I'm not a fan of the common stock foam material(especially not from VE Monk Plus), so ideally there is no foam/covering.

Also, these earbuds come with ear hooks to be worn with the earbud hanging down, like an IEM...but the vents will probably be covered up a lot worn upside down, so I don't see how that makes sense to do.
 
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Hm. I noticed some added smoothness when I put the stock donut foams on, 1 layer. I have some silicon/rubber earbud covers on the way, to try yet. I'm not a fan of the common stock foam material(especially not from VE Monk Plus), so ideally there is no foam/covering.

Also, these earbuds come with ear hooks to be worn with the earbud hanging down, like an IEM...but the vents will probably be covered up a lot worn upside down, so I don't see how that makes sense to do.

Donut foams don't do much to tame the highs, but they do add a seal to get a better bass response. They are usually good if you like the treble amount already, but it sounds like you are not a fan.

The silicone covers tend to not sound so good. They are a little too thick and I always had a hard time getting them to fit right. They will add a lot of bass if you get them to seal, but you will probably be getting similar amounts of treble.

Hiegi makes some of the thicker foams out there. Brand new, foams can be itchy and scratchy which is uncomfortable, but after a few hours of picking up earwax they get pretty comfortable and lose the scratchiness. I think if you try them on you will get the sound you are looking for, and after a week they won't bother you anymore.

The only earbud I know of that is tuned to be used without foam is the Zen. If you really don't want to use foam and want a good sounding earbud that would probably be your best bet. Otherwise almost all earbuds are tuned compensating for a full foam and the seal you get from a good fitting set of foams.
 
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The only earbud I know of that is tuned to be used without foam is the Zen
VE Zen? v1? v2? If those are the one(s) you mean, they look identical to RW-9, which I like without foam(simplest fit). How can you tell if they were tuned for foam use or not..? Those VE Zens also come with a full accessory pack of foams, it looks like. Strange?
 
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VE Zen? v1? v2? If those are the one(s) you mean, they look identical to RW-9, which I like without foam(simplest fit). How can you tell if they were tuned for foam use or not..? Those VE Zens also come with a full accessory pack of foams, it looks like. Strange?

Both Zens are tuned to be used without foams. The only way to know if they were tuned to be used with or without foam is to hear it from the maker, but 99 percent of the earbuds are tuned to be used with foams, and the makers recommend using some type of foam to get a seal.

After using a few you will see why, getting a good seal is just as important as getting a good seal on am iem. Otherwise the bass just can't come out and the highs are harsh. It just feels and sounds right when you get that seal.
 
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Both Zens are tuned to be used without foams. The only way to know if they were tuned to be used with or without foam is to hear it from the maker, but 99 percent of the earbuds are tuned to be used with foams, and the makers recommend using some type of foam to get a seal.

After using a few you will see why, getting a good seal is just as important as getting a good seal on am iem. Otherwise the bass just can't come out and the highs are harsh. It just feels and sounds right when you get that seal.
Do all zen models use the same driver ?
One of my friends had ve asura pure white but its driver turned out to be the zen driver due to same impedance/frequency graph. Moreover, it used the same glue as ve zen (red one), asura models use blue one
 
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ISN Rambo II with the free C4 cable, next to Ourart QJ21.
 
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ISN Rambo II with the free C4 cable, next to Ourart QJ21.
How does the Rambo II sound? I want to upgrade my earbuds, coming from RY4S, prefer something with more bass and bigger soundstage. TIA
 
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How does the Rambo II sound? I want to upgrade my earbuds, coming from RY4S, prefer something with more bass and bigger soundstage. TIA

Don't have any RY4S to compare to, but Rambo II has sort of the same flavor as QJ21, though not as upfront / fun / energetic, essentially more laid-back with better soundstage. Overall, I'll call its mildly warm sound that is rich and somewhat smooth. Bass is pretty good, but definitely not something I'll call bass-heavy.
 

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