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Sorry but I'm a bit confused. Can you clarify whether the version you have (the one that's in the link you gave above) is the new 2020 tuning version?
Yes, I ordered this in 'white' as black was sold out and I was sent the new version. Or at least a version with completely different tuning and different packaging than the one I ordered 6 months or so before.
 
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Yes, I ordered this in 'white' as black was sold out and I was sent the new version. Or at least a version with completely different tuning and different packaging than the one I ordered 6 months or so before.
Alright, thanks for the clarification. I guess can always ask Jim to send the new version prior to ordering.
 
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I saw this as well, heard it's K's clearing out some OEM stock they did for another company that didn't work out. So they are selling at a loss (in China). Gonna grab a pair while it is still available.
It says they have 9,997
available. So you should be good for a while :)

Has anyone heard the Ks Nameless? What’s its signature and characteristics?
 
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For the past week, I've been auditioning several earbuds I've received which includes the Sony Ericsson HPM64, Kube v1, NiceHCK Nameless, ME80 & Faaeal Iris 2.0. Out of all of them, the ME80 has stayed in my ears the longest...I'm having a hard time tearing myself away from 'em! I keep telling myself "Okay, now it's time to audition the other earbuds that just came in the mail" and time and again I find myself putting on the ME80.

The ME80 sounds the best out of all the ones I've mentioned. I think that the ME80 is 'a better-sounding BK2'. Low end is great and enough for my needs, mids are forward, treble is borderline hot with some music genres but is bearable (could just be me, I'm a bit treble sensitive). Soundstage sounds spacious and wide, imaging seems to be precise as well. Detailed. It sounds even better through the warm Mojo. With the iFi Zen DAC, they sound great as well, probably a wee bit more smooth. Comfort-wise, the shells don't look like they'll be comfortable but once I put them on, they surprisingly are. They just stay snug in my ears and I'm hardly even aware that I have them on sometimes. If there's anything that I can nitpick about, it's the cable. It's fine, just not great. The BK2 cable is better. Also: detachable.

Really, can't believe I didn't get the ME80 sooner in my earbuds journey. As it is, I'm kinda late to the game, but no matter...it is poised to be one of my favourites for a long time to come.

Next up in my to-audition list is the Ocean Pearl 139, Snow Lotus 1.0+ Commemorative, some different coloured Vidos and the EMX500 Bro. Good times! :)
 
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So what is the current list of totl earbuds?
For the past week, I've been auditioning several earbuds I've received which includes the Sony Ericsson HPM64, Kube v1, NiceHCK Nameless, ME80 & Faaeal Iris 2.0. Out of all of them, the ME80 has stayed in my ears the longest...I'm having a hard time tearing myself away from 'em! I keep telling myself "Okay, now it's time to audition the other earbuds that just came in the mail" and time and again I find myself putting on the ME80.

The ME80 sounds the best out of all the ones I've mentioned. I think that the ME80 is 'a better-sounding BK2'. Low end is great and enough for my needs, mids are forward, treble is borderline hot with some music genres but is bearable (could just be me, I'm a bit treble sensitive). Soundstage sounds spacious and wide, imaging seems to be precise as well. Detailed. It sounds even better through the warm Mojo. With the iFi Zen DAC, they sound great as well, probably a wee bit more smooth. Comfort-wise, the shells don't look like they'll be comfortable but once I put them on, they surprisingly are. They just stay snug in my ears and I'm hardly even aware that I have them on sometimes. If there's anything that I can nitpick about, it's the cable. It's fine, just not great. The BK2 cable is better.

Really, can't believe I didn't get the ME80 sooner in my earbuds journey. As it is, I'm kinda late to the game, but no matter...it is poised to be one of my favourites for a long time to come.

Next up in my to-audition list is the Ocean Pearl 139, Snow Lotus 1.0+ Commemorative, some different coloured Vidos and the EMX500 Bro. Good times! :)
One of my sub $20 favorites.
 
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I saw this as well, heard it's K's clearing out some OEM stock they did for another company that didn't work out. So they are selling at a loss (in China). Gonna grab a pair while it is still available.
Interesting.... went ahead and ordered a pair. I'll graph it and post here when it comes in.
 
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For the past week, I've been auditioning several earbuds ...

Out of all of them, the ME80 has stayed in my ears the longest...I'm having a hard time tearing myself away from 'em! I keep telling myself "Okay, now it's time to audition the other earbuds that just came in the mail" and time and again I find myself putting on the ME80.

The ME80 sounds the best out of all the ones I've mentioned. I think that the ME80 is 'a better-sounding BK2'. Low end is great and enough for my needs, mids are forward, treble is borderline hot with some music genres but is bearable (could just be me, I'm a bit treble sensitive). Soundstage sounds spacious and wide, imaging seems to be precise as well. Detailed. It sounds even better through the warm Mojo. With the iFi Zen DAC, they sound great as well, probably a wee bit more smooth. Comfort-wise, the shells don't look like they'll be comfortable but once I put them on, they surprisingly are. They just stay snug in my ears and I'm hardly even aware that I have them on sometimes. If there's anything that I can nitpick about, it's the cable. It's fine, just not great. The BK2 cable is better. Also: detachable.

Really, can't believe I didn't get the ME80 sooner in my earbuds journey. As it is, I'm kinda late to the game, but no matter...it is poised to be one of my favourites for a long time to come.
That’s exactly what happened to me. The second I put in the ME80, I lost interest in an endless search for other earbuds. Sure, it’s not TOTL or anything, but it gives me exactly what I’ve always looked for in an earbud. The fat/thick shell also fits my ear very securely.
 

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