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Today I received Smabat ST-10s Black Gold 150Ω, they improved almost everything that I was missing in the usual green ST-10. Perhaps I would just like a little less sub-bass, and a little more mid-bass, but that's my nit-picking.
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Today I received Smabat ST-10s Black Gold 150Ω, they improved almost everything that I was missing in the usual green ST-10. Perhaps I would just like a little less sub-bass, and a little more mid-bass, but that's my nit-picking.
Mine arrived as well; very pleased.
 
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bought a pair of ToneKing Tomahawk (天魁戰斧). it's some of the most tinny sounding flathead earbuds i've heard in a while. like, the sound comes straight out from a poor quality radio. i am confused when a reviewer said it has a balanced sound.

a pair of DIY 32ohms earbuds by Orin Sound was at the other end of the spectrum by comparison. the Orin has bloated bass that drowns the highest part of the treble, though it's a lot more enjoyable when it comes to pop/rock music.

the saving grace of this tomahawk is probably imaging, which is quite good and helps me at gaming. funny thing is the Orin's are half the price of the Tomahawk.
i wonder if there are more flathead earbuds that are simply a better version of the Orin's,like bass can be less bloating and deeper. i've had Yuin PK2 but it lacked a bit of width or soundstage you could say.
It happens when the sealing is not good enough. Try to insert or push them a little into the ear.
Also, foams, double foams, dense foams, loose foams, holy foams, donut foams, front filters, rubber rings, earhooks, rubber grilles, rubber pod cones, sugru, ear pinching, avant garde positioning, etc... but mainly foams. Earbud fitting is an adventure (largely foam based) in and of itself :grimacing:
 
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Sad to see the AK EMXs 500 buds seem to have been discontinued :frowning2: Does anybody know if they were ever replaced by any newer/equivalent model?
 
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It happens when the sealing is not good enough. Try to insert or push them a little into the ear.
Also, foams, double foams, dense foams, loose foams, holy foams, donut foams, front filters, rubber rings, earhooks, rubber grilles, rubber pod cones, sugru, ear pinching, avant garde positioning, etc... but mainly foams. Earbud fitting is an adventure (largely foam based) in and of itself :grimacing:
thank you guys for the suggestion. yes after pushing them in harder i think they do sound better.

i tried looking at taobao for more foams and unfortunately they all look the same lol. i did find the rubber rings and hooks so i will try them in the future.
the regular foams these came with seem to be quite dense.
 
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Enjoying these right now: ST-10S Back Gold + short balanced cable + FiiO BTR3K.
 
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Enjoying these right now: ST-10S Back Gold + short balanced cable + FiiO BTR3K.
What mmcx cable do you use? Could you send the name and link where to buy?
 
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[QUOTE="ClieOS, post: 15634589, member: 11725"

Enjoying these right now: ST-10S Back Gold + short balanced cable + FiiO BTR3K.
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How are you liking them? Would they make your top five earbuds list? Are there any noticeable sound differences vs the Silver model? TIA and sorry for that many questions but these have caught my attention.
 
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Hello. I ordered in the smabat st10s (silver black) yesterday for use with my phone on a recommendation. I undertsand the gold are supposed to be better but have a high impedence which may not be ideal for a phone output so I went with the 40ohm version. My current buds are the yuin pk2. What can I expect going from the pk2 to the st10s? Am I headed in the right direction? At triple the price I'm hoping for a noticeable improvement.
 
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What mmcx cable do you use? Could you send the name and link where to buy?
Made it myself, using 28AWG silver plated 6N UPOCC cables

How are you liking them? Would they make your top five earbuds list? Are there any noticeable sound differences vs the Silver model? TIA and sorry for that many questions but these have caught my attention.
This definitely belongs to my ToTL earbuds collection, but I don't keep a top 5 list these days.

The Black SIlver version just got a re-tuning as of May - I have a new version coming in but it will not reach me for a couple more days because of local holidays.
 
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The Black SIlver version just got a re-tuning as of May - I have a new version coming in but it will not reach me for a couple more days because of local holidays.
How to distinguish the version of the Black Silver and Black Silver new tuning? will there be another name? it’s not right in relation to the buyer to leave the same name
 
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How to distinguish the version of the Black Silver and Black Silver new tuning? will there be another name? it’s not right in relation to the buyer to leave the same name
As far as I know, there is no way to tell them apart. But for what I do know, all Black SIlver manufactured since May should have the new tuning. Again, I haven't received the new Black Silver yet, so I have no idea whether the new tuning is actually significantly different from the old tuning or not.
 
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As far as I know, there is no way to tell them apart. But for what I do know, all Black SIlver manufactured since May should have the new tuning. Again, I haven't received the new Black Silver yet, so I have no idea whether the new tuning is actually significantly different from the old tuning or not.
I had Green and I have Black Gold now. I read on the site Penon information that Black Silver has a warm sound compared to Black Gold. Is it true?
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