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Just got my Rambo 2's in. At first listen, the bass on these things are beautiful, very fast and detailed, not to mention very present.

Anyone know what the differences are in SQ between the first Gen and 2nd Gen?

I have the Rambo v1 and, I guess, in a few weeks, v2 will arrive. I'll be able to comment on it then...

But I just got a trinket, which sounds pretty good: NiceHCK Traceless (red and blue).
But I expected the cable to be better...
 
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thinking to get Smabat ST-10s, any owners can confirm it can be worn cable down like usual earbuds if i get a non-earhook cable?
Yes, I can listen to it both ways.
 
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still waiting for the NiceHCK B40 to try something with pk shell. black vido sounds warmer bass-ier than the traceless.

B40 while having a PK shape, is not the same as a PK shell. The B40 is 16.7mm, where as the PK is a much smaller 16.1mm.

Mx500 shells are 16.8mm fyi.
 
Jun 25, 2020 at 5:13 PM Post #48,335 of 58,337

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In both sound and fit, the Monk+ doesn't work well for me. I've been avoiding other "Type I" shells. Somewhere hereabouts I was recommended the Edifier H185 years ago, which fits great for me (I do use stacked full and donut foams) and has better treble extension. I find it a bit light in the bass, however. I don't like the thicker mid-bass of the Monk, but I do want extension. Any suggestions for me?
 
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Jun 25, 2020 at 5:21 PM Post #48,337 of 58,337

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Got the Smabat ST-10s Gold yesterday. My very first pair of earbuds. I had my bias about earbuds, but after having managed to get a good fit and put the foam on the buds, I plugged them to the Dethonray DTR1. Instant smile on my face, very surprised about the open sound and the pleasing tonality of these guys. Being an IEM enthusiast in the first place, my bias now have disappeared.

I am really enjoying this set of earbuds.
i was skeptical like you before, Ourart ACG changed it for me, never heard faster DD transducer
 
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Jun 25, 2020 at 5:26 PM Post #48,339 of 58,337

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i was skeptical like you before, Ourart ACG changed it for me, never heard faster DD transducer
I like Smabat ST-10s Gold and Yincrow RW-1000 Bass Pro more than Ouart ACG and Penon BS1
 
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Thanks. Worth ten times the price of the H185?

Is there a less expensive (but still worthwhile) way to try out a "Type II" shell?

Easy to find: Qian39, VE Monk Lite, VE Zen LL, Nokia HS-23 (need recabling), NiceHCK B40;
Hard to find: Edimun, NNT Docomo (need recabling);
 
Jun 25, 2020 at 6:09 PM Post #48,342 of 58,337

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I hated earbuds and haven't tried any since, well, forever.

For some reason I ended up reading this thread and just got to the end of it when the AE sale kicked in.

I ordered a couple of cheap sets (Vido and RY45) with the hope that I will hate them and escape this rabbit hole before I get sucked in!!

(Oh, I also ordered a bunch of drivers and some shells to mess around with).
 
Jun 25, 2020 at 6:42 PM Post #48,343 of 58,337

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B40 while having a PK shape, is not the same as a PK shell. The B40 is 16.7mm, where as the PK is a much smaller 16.1mm.

Mx500 shells are 16.8mm fyi.

Oh! thanks for the info! MX500 shells has been pretty comfy for me (slightly more so than the ME80), so I guess at least the B40 should fit around the same. But so far I'm still so impressed by the ME80s, especially staging & vocals. Paid like 13USD for them, and I get just as much enjoyment out of them as my ER4XRs. :/

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