Earbuds Round-Up
May 12, 2021 at 2:46 AM Post #53,972 of 58,129

FranQL

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Posts
308
Likes
1,375
Location
Spain
Interesting that I was going write that tonight it’s just become so clear to me that my Blur earbuds are so much better in clarity, separation, soundstage and even bass than any of the iems I’ve had (including andromeda) and rival some of my full sized headphones (including hd800s). The truth is earbuds are so much more bang for your buck. I thoroughly enjoy the low cost ones like the Ry4s and b40 too. It’s kind of crazy.
Now I’m really curious about the em5, rw-2000 and chaconne but I’m going to try to stay focused on my already excellent
In my experience B40 is disappointing, there are sounds from my music tracks that are no heard, it is the worst of everything I have tried.
 
Last edited:
May 12, 2021 at 3:33 AM Post #53,973 of 58,129

nick n

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 3, 2011
Posts
5,299
Likes
1,429
darn I posted wrong spot again sorry
 
Last edited:
May 12, 2021 at 4:29 AM Post #53,975 of 58,129

WoodyLuvr

Friend of Blur Earphones
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Posts
1,632
Likes
3,752
Location
siam
6, in Addition a pair jumper allow to change the parameter of analog filter to choose between neutral and warmer sound quality.

^ did DMS know this ?

Also interesting I guess the NFB stands for No Feeedback? Realy cool.
Plus the volume design.

Forgot how crazy their website can be.
??? :thinking:
 
May 12, 2021 at 4:34 AM Post #53,976 of 58,129

furyossa

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 29, 2020
Posts
1,984
Likes
5,433
Location
Serbia
May 12, 2021 at 5:05 AM Post #53,977 of 58,129

FranQL

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Posts
308
Likes
1,375
Location
Spain
What kind of sounds are not heard?
To give just one example, listening to Mike Oldfield's omadawn with B40 and then doing it with any other bud shows all the shortcomings, we talk about it silences xylophones, oboes, flutes ... but it happens to me with all the tracks that I know well and where I hope to find a sound, does not appear or appears with a ridiculous resolution, to such an extent that I stop using them as disconcerting, I spend more time guessing what sounds I am missing than listening to music. I cannot advise this outbreak to anyone.
 
May 12, 2021 at 6:52 AM Post #53,978 of 58,129

WoodyLuvr

Friend of Blur Earphones
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Posts
1,632
Likes
3,752
Location
siam
To give just one example, listening to Mike Oldfield's omadawn with B40 and then doing it with any other bud shows all the shortcomings, we talk about it silences xylophones, oboes, flutes ... but it happens to me with all the tracks that I know well and where I hope to find a sound, does not appear or appears with a ridiculous resolution, to such an extent that I stop using them as disconcerting, I spend more time guessing what sounds I am missing than listening to music. I cannot advise this outbreak to anyone.
Strange... sadly sounds like you might have a faulty pair there as I just listened to that Oldfield album with my wife's NICEHCK Audio B40 w/ Mic comparing against my Ks Bell-Ti 120Ω and I do not experience (hear) that issue at all.

By the way, that truly is a great classic ambient electronic album... my favorite genre. Really enjoy Oldfield along with Froese, Jarre, Schulze, Eno, and Grosskopf.
 
Last edited:
May 12, 2021 at 7:01 AM Post #53,979 of 58,129

FranQL

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Posts
308
Likes
1,375
Location
Spain
Strange... sadly sounds like you might have a faulty pair there as I just listened to that Oldfield album with my wife's NICEHCK Audio B40 w/ Mic comparing against my Ks Bell-Ti and I do not experience (hear) that issue at all.

By the way, that is truly a great classic ambient electronic album... my favorite genre. Really enjoy Oldfield along with Froese, Jarre, Schulze, Eno, and Grosskopf.
It is possible, here they speak well of this pair. It occurred to me with all sources, in this case the model is without a microphone:

IMG_20210512_130518.jpg


I save the recommendations and add M83 "DSVII", Sebastián Plano "Impetus", Luca Dalberto "Endless", Lambert "Sweet Apocalypse" and I could continue but those are highly recommended.
 
Last edited:
May 12, 2021 at 11:44 AM Post #53,980 of 58,129

siderak

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 24, 2015
Posts
231
Likes
281
Location
Emeryville, California
It is possible, here they speak well of this pair. It occurred to me with all sources, in this case the model is without a microphone:

IMG_20210512_130518.jpg

I save the recommendations and add M83 "DSVII", Sebastián Plano "Impetus", Luca Dalberto "Endless", Lambert "Sweet Apocalypse" and I could continue but those are highly recommended.
I have to agree that your b40 may be faulty. It’s not the greatest earbud by far but for $10, I think it’s impressive. That being said, the frequency ranges bleed into each other and the highs are not airy or sparkly. They don’t have the greatest resolution or instrument separation but also shouldn’t be missing any sounds. The soundstage is pretty good too.

im gonna have to check out your tracks!
 
May 12, 2021 at 11:46 AM Post #53,981 of 58,129

siderak

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 24, 2015
Posts
231
Likes
281
Location
Emeryville, California
It is possible, here they speak well of this pair. It occurred to me with all sources, in this case the model is without a microphone:

IMG_20210512_130518.jpg

I save the recommendations and add M83 "DSVII", Sebastián Plano "Impetus", Luca Dalberto "Endless", Lambert "Sweet Apocalypse" and I could continue but those are highly recommended.
What are your favorite earbuds?
 
May 12, 2021 at 11:58 AM Post #53,982 of 58,129

FranQL

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Posts
308
Likes
1,375
Location
Spain
What are your favorite earbuds?


To this day TO600, but maybe it has some highs left for my taste, it is not round with the lowest notes of synthesizers or electric guitar distortions. But the fit, comfort make it quite complete.
 
Last edited:
May 12, 2021 at 12:09 PM Post #53,983 of 58,129

Serge Bernamej

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 10, 2016
Posts
464
Likes
338
To this day TO600, but maybe it has some highs left for my taste, it is not round with the lowest notes of synthesizers or electric guitar distortions. But the fit, comfort make it quite complete.
Anyone else in here impressed by the TO600?
I do love it’s construction judging by the pics.
Fin would be easy to place.
 
May 12, 2021 at 12:44 PM Post #53,984 of 58,129

siderak

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 24, 2015
Posts
231
Likes
281
Location
Emeryville, California
To this day TO600, but maybe it has some highs left for my taste, it is not round with the lowest notes of synthesizers or electric guitar distortions. But the fit, comfort make it quite complete.
Looks really nice. I’ve never had a toneking before. 600 ohm!
Would you say they are bright?
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top