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Apr 2, 2021 at 1:02 PM Post #53,236 of 56,772

povidlo

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Gang, any feedback on Ansata Pro?

This is a 2021 model from Ourart/Hessian with mmcx and nice looking cable. Retail at Penon is $90 usd, I'm seeing it as low as $50 with AE sale/coupons.

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edit: while looking up Ansata Pro, found this jp thread with interesting feedback on Rw-2000, Chaconne and some other popular models.
 
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Apr 2, 2021 at 5:19 PM Post #53,238 of 56,772

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Hello guys!:wink:
I've just pulled the trigger on Chaconne 2. But I've really been wondering what's exactly the difference between generations 1 and 2? And when generation 2 was introduced first? Spent a lot of time trying to find any explanation online but failed unfortunately. Thanks in advance!)
Pretty sure that "gen 1" is referring to the liebesleid. Not that there are 2 versions of the chaconne.
 
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Pretty sure that "gen 1" is referring to the liebesleid. Not that there are 2 versions of the chaconne.
That is correct! Just a weak translation, grammatically wise, from Mandarin; if you know Chinese you would understand the ease of such an error.

Chaconne (released in 2019) was/is their second generation flagship advancing from the Liebesleid (released in 2017) and combining what they had learned from their other earbud models the NAMELESS (released in 2017) and the older VX (released in 2015).
 
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My order for the Toneking TO600 got cancelled so I ended up buying the PureSounds PS100-500 instead.

Hopefully I can get it soon to tide through the long wait for my backordered Bell-Ti to be delivered.

I almost bought the Puresounds PS100 -500 during this sale but in the end didn't buy anything. This is indeed the first aliexpress sale where I didn't buy any audio related paraphernalia!

I was fluctuating with this Puresounds in the cart and out of the cart multiple times LOL. I am in no doubt it is a good sounding set, just that I am a bit worried about buying older gear cause I'm not sure how long they've been in the storehouse. So perhaps stuff like shell glue and build may have detiorated. I've bought a few well regarded older gear that were not sold for years (eg Semkarch SKC CNT1) and they came with the shell open in half! I think the glue may have come loose, kind of if you don't use shoes for a long time, the sole can drop off the shoe itself?

But let us know how it sounds, I hope it is a good set and that you won't face any QC issues!!!
 
Apr 3, 2021 at 3:35 AM Post #53,242 of 56,772

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I almost bought the Puresounds PS100 -500 during this sale but in the end didn't buy anything. This is indeed the first aliexpress sale where I didn't buy any audio related paraphernalia!

I was fluctuating with this Puresounds in the cart and out of the cart multiple times LOL. I am in no doubt it is a good sounding set, just that I am a bit worried about buying older gear cause I'm not sure how long they've been in the storehouse. So perhaps stuff like shell glue and build may have detiorated. I've bought a few well regarded older gear that were not sold for years (eg Semkarch SKC CNT1) and they came with the shell open in half! I think the glue may have come loose, kind of if you don't use shoes for a long time, the sole can drop off the shoe itself?

But let us know how it sounds, I hope it is a good set and that you won't face any QC issues!!!

I totally get what you mean, since I had the same experience with the Yinman 600. I did not manage to fix them afterwards, which could be my fault for not being too careful when gluing them back, but I cannot be bothered anymore.

PureSounds seem to package their earbuds well by including plug covers, therefore I'm taking the risk with the PS100-500 this time, but is likely also the last "old model" that interests me. I do hope my faith gets rewarded.
 
Apr 3, 2021 at 11:15 AM Post #53,243 of 56,772

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I totally get what you mean, since I had the same experience with the Yinman 600. I did not manage to fix them afterwards, which could be my fault for not being too careful when gluing them back, but I cannot be bothered anymore.

PureSounds seem to package their earbuds well by including plug covers, therefore I'm taking the risk with the PS100-500 this time, but is likely also the last "old model" that interests me. I do hope my faith gets rewarded.
Fingers crossed palestofwhite, I’ve gone for the PS100-500 as well after my Yinman 600 was cancelled.
 
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One Russian audiophile whose name is Boris, get carried away with DIY, found a way to sound great with some earbuds you know.
When listening to all the earbuds from the "Smabat", we hear that the poorly thought-out design of the shells greatly distorts the sound of the drivers.
Fortunately, a model with replaceable drivers has appeared, which means that we can buy a driver separately for little money.
We take the best driver that is in Smabat ST-10s Black GOLD 150ohm.

Instructions on how to make earbuds that have hype among Russian audiophiles. They are called in the common people the "Bombat(s)" (Smabat ST-10s Gold DIY MX500):
1. ST10s Black Gold Driver (on sale 12$-14$) https://aliexpress.ru/item/4001268432243.html
2. MX500 Shells (covers and tuning will be included, but you won't need it, only the shells itself.) (transparent ones are not very suitable due to the problem with the bass port) https://aliexpress.ru/item/32981145439.html
3. Cable https://aliexpress.ru/item/1000007820233.html it can be pushed into the body with grease and tweezers. I will add on my own, you can use any cable that you like, it will slightly change the sound depending on the material and quality of the cable (but a good quality cable will always sound better)
4. The hardest part is to remove the rings without damaging the driver. I used scissors, the tip rested on the lid under the ring, and pulled the top, with some attempt I succeeded. It is important during this process not to press on the center of the driver board, you will damage it.

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5. We turn the drivers with the key (hole) up, you do not need additional tuning, you need to put the wires into the case, solder to the drivers, and snap the shells with the lid(covers).
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I've bene doing some searching and haven't found one yet, but does anyone know of an earbud "ranking list." I know such things are really subjective, but I've enjoyed Crinacles on inearfidelity but that's only iems (and now headphones). Do you all know of an earbud resource like that? Or does anyone keep a list of recommendations going, that has price breakdown and general notes on sound?

My boss has mentioned a few times how sound isolating my in ears are!
 
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Many users wonder where to get hooks like those of Toneking Dendroaspis Viridis.

Buy 5 bucks for a couple from them
But there is a cheaper option of 20 pieces
Or such options

I note good compatibility with
Toneking TO400s / TO600 / Dendroaspis Viridis
Yincrow RW-1000 / RW-2000
Astrotec Lyra Nature and others with similar shells.
I find hooks very convenient to use with shells like rw-2000, that don't hold as well as Yuin or Mx500 shells.
But I miss the benefits of foams to soften the highs...
Did anyone find a solution to combine hooks and foams ?
 
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I've bene doing some searching and haven't found one yet, but does anyone know of an earbud "ranking list." I know such things are really subjective, but I've enjoyed Crinacles on inearfidelity but that's only iems (and now headphones). Do you all know of an earbud resource like that? Or does anyone keep a list of recommendations going, that has price breakdown and general notes on sound?

My boss has mentioned a few times how sound isolating my in ears are!
Here
 
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these hooks can be used with foam
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Great, thank you :)
In fact I had ordered them, but then thought they weren't different from the other silicone ones I had already mounted on the rw-2000...
That's a big difference !
 

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