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Aug 10, 2021 at 10:57 PM Post #57,061 of 58,132

jrazmar

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As promised...
I've been using my SL 2.5mm for over 2 hours with no issues with adapters (4.4mm to 2.5mm and 3.5mm to 2.5mm) on my Fiio Q3.
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Thanks! So probably Hououin Kyouma's issue with the adapter or with his SL balanced is an isolated one and not true to all. Still waiting for the Iris 2.0, my first taste of Faaeal sound. If the sound fits me, I may have to check again the SL 2.5mm.

How does this compare to the Newbsound? I tried contacting the maker but unfortunately he doesn't ship outside of US. :frowning2:
 
Aug 11, 2021 at 1:10 AM Post #57,062 of 58,132

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How does this compare to the Newbsound? I tried contacting the maker but unfortunately he doesn't ship outside of US. :frowning2:
I'd take the Newbsound LCP over the Zen. Easier to drive too. It's a thick, smooth, and warm sounding earbud with an IEM level amount of detail. Could be endgame although curiosity always wins :beyersmile:

Don't get me wrong though, Zen is still good.
 
Aug 11, 2021 at 1:37 AM Post #57,063 of 58,132

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I have had the Zen's before. In the end, I gave up on them and it's a personal preference thing. No offense to the fans. :) They sound very good but maybe my gears don't drive them enough or I just want a different signature. Of the 2, I actually preferred the Zen 1.0. Only it was too late when I realized it.

Wish I could have the chance to hear the Newbsound and know what the fuss is all about.

By the way, can anybody tell if this is based on the Kube V1? I searched all over where I can buy one but it seems nowhere to be found then I found this through a local shopee site. https://shopee.ph/Kube-Earphones-Recabled-by-CLMY-Audio-i.254612246.3040821986
 
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Aug 11, 2021 at 2:50 AM Post #57,064 of 58,132

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First PK buds, Willsound PK32. First impressions are intimate, warm, slightly peaky in highs, and very textured. Overall a fun bud and a good first pk, but a little too colored and lacking in clarity to become my main buds.

In terms of shell, I will tentatively rank MX > PK > Lite, though I find all of them comfortable enough for all day wear.

Honestly, every bud I have tried has reaffirmed my love of transparency I find in my Blur MX400 aPs.
 
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Hi, can someone tell what i can get right now for under 50$? I was thinking about LBBS but the cheapest ones are for 65$ right now :#, beside them "SHOONTH ESEP-01BL" looks like good candidate for 27$.

M2S pro, lbbs, yincrow x6.

That Soonth looks good tho. You can find some reviews around. I think its @furyossa that owns one. I might grab one in the future :)
Or you can build one by yourself :wink: , they use this driver https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000898923123.html
and DP100 shell https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32988072110.html. Black shell is better but I don't see any on Ali
 
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My SoohnTH like buds with the help of @furyossa 20210810_234800.jpg20210810_233055.jpg20210809_232210.jpg
These models use ShoonTH (Foster) driver but this shell is hybrid, something in between MX500 and DP100.
NOTE: Never ever use drag n drop method of tuning in this.
@jeejack went a little further with this model and made an MMCX version as well :beerchug:
 
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First PK buds, Willsound PK32. First impressions are intimate, warm, slightly peaky in highs, and very textured. Overall a fun bud and a good first pk, but a little too colored and lacking in clarity to become my main buds.

In terms of shell, I will tentatively rank MX > PK > Lite, though I find all of them comfortable enough for all day wear.

Honestly, every bud I have tried has reaffirmed my love of transparency I find in my Blur MX400 aPs.

If you're ever in the market again for more Blur, check out the OFC MX64 aPs Special Tuning Edition. Sounds like it would be your cup of tea!

Hope you enjoy your new buds!
 
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It's like child's play :wink: . The driver is placed very smoothly on the shell (DP100 or Hybrid, I never tried on MX760)
Ask @jeejack for Hybrid tuning, or see this if you choose DP100
Cables suggestions
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001613178617.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000834974119.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000908606284.html
That how my shooping cart looks like right now + my ghetto photoshop visualization.
Cable that i found - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32933646783.html
What do you think? (in EU we have to pay 23% vat so price is higher :#)
 

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Aug 11, 2021 at 8:35 AM Post #57,073 of 58,132

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That how my shooping cart looks like right now + my ghetto photoshop visualization.
Cable that i found - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32933646783.html
What do you think? (in EU we have to pay 23% vat so price is higher :#)
Look for more reliable store
For DIY Earphones parts, there are several stores on Aliexpress. with a very diverse offer.
Most of the stores have the same parts, so it's a good idea to check where the parts are cheaper :
- NSC Audio Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/4394024
- JieTu Audio Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/736134
- XinYue Audio Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/910741055
- DIY Earphone Tribe Store: https://diy-earphone.aliexpress.com/store/923848
- Chitty's Store: https://greensense.aliexpress.com/store/323026
- CKLewis Audio Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1727211
- Yuming Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1396671
- RY Earphone Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1850191
- Gratituding Store: https://gratituding.aliexpress.com/store/1422180
- Leagginal Store: https://leagginal.aliexpress.com/store/900240294
- QIGOM Audio Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/911712423
 
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That how my shooping cart looks like right now + my ghetto photoshop visualization.
Cable that i found - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32933646783.html
What do you think? (in EU we have to pay 23% vat so price is higher :#)
This is the better offer for the driver https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32981872578.html. I know 5 pairs in question but i think it's better than 1 pair for $6.
Also, you can buy all parts in the same store so you not need to wait for other parts to arrive separately
 
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