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Aug 4, 2021 at 4:35 PM Post #56,881 of 61,324

furyossa

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If the bass quantity is the same, it might sound worse due to it being even more bloated then. The 2-3k peak is meant to balance out the bass, if its gone...well, rip.
Yes, it would probably be like that if I use "drag 'n' drop" tuning method :wink: But you know me ... :wink:
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 4:39 PM Post #56,882 of 61,324

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You know about 2K peak which you mentioned in your review. Now is probably gone :wink:
MX500 shells + thick horseshoe + cotton wool fixed the obnoxious 3k peak in the B/G 150ohm drivers...so i have high hopes for those drivers too.

If the bass quantity is the same, it might sound worse due to it being even more bloated then. The 2-3k peak is meant to balance out the bass, if its gone...well, rip.
I expect the bass quantity to be lower without the acoustic tube.
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 4:43 PM Post #56,883 of 61,324

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MX500 shells + thick horseshoe + cotton wool fixed the obnoxious 3k peak in the B/G 150ohm drivers...so i have high hopes for those drivers too.


I expect the bass quantity to be lower without the acoustic tube.
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Damn, you actually documented the costs for you? In my case there might be another zero in the sum lol. :sob:
(I certainly dont dare to calculate the costs of my stuff.)
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 4:50 PM Post #56,884 of 61,324

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MX500 shells + thick horseshoe + cotton wool fixed the obnoxious 3k peak in the B/G 150ohm drivers...so i have high hopes for those drivers too.
You just prove my point :beerchug:
 
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Damn, you actually documented the costs for you? In my case there might be another zero in the sum lol. :sob:
(I certainly dont dare to calculate the costs of my stuff.)
It's the only thing preventing me from buying even more useless stuff. Every time i check Aliexpress i hear my wallet screaming. :confounded:
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 6:32 PM Post #56,886 of 61,324

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I like mx500 shells too

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So, I couldn't resist. I saw these and saw that it was a 1 DD and 1 BA bud style. I first saw them on Aliexpress, and also saw the price tag, and decided not for me @ $169. I went to DUNU website and it was actually $10 higher. They have been around since about 2015 according to reviews. Finally I saw them on Amazon for $39, and pulled the trigger on them. I thought they were probably fake or something to that nature being so cheap, and I saw them nowhere else for that price point. They are not!

So far, I have a positive take on these. You can definitely hear that BA timbre, and anyone that is sensitive to it might want to look elsewhere. But they have really deep bass and good quantity to boot, but is lacking a bit of texture (but not terribly). Overall they are on the warm side, but clear. They are mid forward (especially female vocals), though the bass is larger than that of the typical bud. The 2-4k BA timbre makes them seem bright (but are actually calming down a bit after a few hours of listening), but if you EQ that down you can tell these can be pretty warm (if you want them to be).

Soundstage is not that good for an open bud, but not claustrophobic either, just intimate. Layering is good, not great. The overall tone is not as accurate as I would have liked because of the BA timbre, but if I take that away, they are not only warm, but it messes up the staging. They have a fixed cable, just like the DUNU Titan 1 (if anyone knows DUNU), which is to say a very springy, thin, rubber(ish) cable. It doesn't seem like it is going to break though, so there is that. I would have never kept them at almost $200, but for $40, they are really nice!

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Aug 4, 2021 at 7:46 PM Post #56,889 of 61,324

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So, I couldn't resist. I saw these and saw that it was a 1 DD and 1 BA bud style. I first saw them on Aliexpress, and also saw the price tag, and decided not for me @ $169. I went to DUNU website and it was actually $10 higher. They have been around since about 2015 according to reviews. Finally I saw them on Amazon for $39, and pulled the trigger on them. I thought they were probably fake or something to that nature being so cheap, and I saw them nowhere else for that price point. They are not!

So far, I have a positive take on these. You can definitely hear that BA timbre, and anyone that is sensitive to it might want to look elsewhere. But they have really deep bass and good quantity to boot, but is lacking a bit of texture (but not terribly). Overall they are on the warm side, but clear. They are mid forward (especially female vocals), though the bass is larger than that of the typical bud. The 2-4k BA timbre makes them seem bright (but are actually calming down a bit after a few hours of listening), but if you EQ that down you can tell these can be pretty warm (if you want them to be).

Soundstage is not that good for an open bud, but not claustrophobic either, just intimate. Layering is good, not great. The overall tone is not as accurate as I would have liked because of the BA timbre, but if I take that away, they are not only warm, but it messes up the staging. They have a fixed cable, just like the DUNU Titan 1 (if anyone knows DUNU), which is to say a very springy, thin, rubber(ish) cable. It doesn't seem like it is going to break though, so there is that. I would have never kept them at almost $200, but for $40, they are really nice!

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment:

they are too expensive here https://penonaudio.com/dunu-alpha-1.html
 
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Aug 4, 2021 at 8:03 PM Post #56,890 of 61,324

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Looks like Smabat will send me a pair of the 150ohm gold drivers when they get it back in stock.

Gotta give them respect for that, since I basically killed the sale on their flagship product (Super One).

Fiio on the other hand…well, they can learn a thing or two from Smabat. :joy:

LBBS vs M2S Pro (150ohm gold drivers) round 2? :smile:
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 8:14 PM Post #56,891 of 61,324

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K's Earphone is probably one of my favourite earbuds brand now (so far no QC issues yet, fingers crossed). The K64S and LBBS are the 2 earbuds I use the most recently. :L3000:


Only the clear one isn't here. They are all in my rotation set. LBBS is a confort king!
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 8:26 PM Post #56,892 of 61,324

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Aug 4, 2021 at 9:08 PM Post #56,893 of 61,324

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Please, do that.

I've been looking for my next step from the Monk Lite 120 Ohm and the Zen 2.0 is also under consideration.

Thank you

Bear in mind that Lee from VE is planning to end the offer of the free RAP5 + Warp Core with the Zen 2.0 SLQ, he hasn't said when, just that it will be soon.
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 11:20 PM Post #56,895 of 61,324

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Alright, guess not.

"mk2 makes x6 feels more neutral in my opinion.."
"mk2 is good, but too bassy for me, vocals a bit recessed as the effect, and the bass do bleed to the mids a bit."

(from discord)
After comparing both the X6 and the mkii’s I find the complete opposite of this statement. 😅 The Willsound mkii makes the X6 sounds veiled, at least to my ears.
 

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