Earbuds Round-Up
Aug 23, 2021 at 11:55 AM Post #57,421 of 58,340

SiggyFraud

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Bought the LBBS for $25 ....Feeling so Happy! :smile:
Got mine for $37, which is a pretty good deal, considering the fact that since July I need to pay 23% VAT on all my AE purchases, as I live in the EU.
 
Aug 23, 2021 at 12:31 PM Post #57,424 of 58,340

RikudouGoku

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It is sold out now it seems.

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The correct one is the blue marked one on the left.


it is on these 2 stores though, but not as good discount as on NiceCHK.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002787930610.html
(BellLBs Black no mic)


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002788439606.html
(BellLBs-no mic)
 
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Aug 23, 2021 at 3:02 PM Post #57,426 of 58,340

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This is so tempting!
The question now is: how many should i buy? It looks like the sweet spot is either 1 piece or 5 pieces.

I might consider buying 5 pieces to test different DIY drivers.
I think this shell might work great with drivers that use small mx500 metal covers like N50 32ohm or 19-21 Ti 32ohm...and it would be a great way to use the 3€ off 20€ coupon. :ksc75smile:

For all europeans this might be useful to compare all offerings:
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I was also considering the Zen Lite for 58€ but i'm not 100% sure about the SQ and the price. I really like the form factor and from what i read it's supposed to be quite dark with good note weight (that's exactly what i like) but it has average technicalities and it's overall worse than Zen 2.0.
Should i just wait and buy a Zen 2.0 once i get a good deal?
 
Aug 23, 2021 at 4:33 PM Post #57,427 of 58,340

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I was also considering the Zen Lite for 58€ but i'm not 100% sure about the SQ and the price. I really like the form factor and from what i read it's supposed to be quite dark with good note weight (that's exactly what i like) but it has average technicalities and it's overall worse than Zen 2.0.
Should i just wait and buy a Zen 2.0 once i get a good deal?
I have them and that is an excellent description of them Except I don’t have the Zen 2 to compare to. Its technicalities are better than most of my $10 ish buds, but closer to them than they are to my SMABATs. My Earbuds anonymous have better technicalities as well and they were only $25.
 
Aug 23, 2021 at 9:28 PM Post #57,429 of 58,340

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I am going to order SMABAT M0 Driver Modules (+ Shell) with 40 Ohms version. There are few reviews on Head-Fi and other places also and each of them mentioned that it is very thin sounding and lacks bass and no sub-bass. Is that so? Only that these all reviews are for 20 Ohms version and not 40 Ohms so I am not sire if that will make big difference.

If we compare to Monk Plus, how good they are? Considering I am going to spend 3-4 times more price for these (after discount around 28 AUD for Driver + Shell and 15 AUD for Cable which is still on the way).

Is there any review of 40 Ohms or any comparison? I received Rays4 MMCX Earbud and one cable which I ordered from ebay. Cable is not very soft and slightly stiff. Sound is not bad and it may open little after some more listening. But if I want to order SMABAT M0, how good it will be considering they are expensive.

Also, any comparison or review on Monk Plus SPC Version? Is it much better than Monk Plus Smoke Standard version and worth ordering? Pls suggest. Thanks.
 
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Aug 23, 2021 at 11:15 PM Post #57,430 of 58,340

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Hi everyone i ordered the yincrow x6 but i also want to buy the RY4S. Are they better than the yincrows or am i wasting my time ( i want a lot of bass ) also there is a regular version and a "plus" version which one should i get ?

The RY4S Plus version (32 ohm) has more bass than the original RY4S.

If you want more bass as per your post, opt for the RY4S Plus. There's also a RY4S 300 ohm version which is more U shaped and requires amping as per the impedance. The 300 ohm version is less bassy than RY4S Plus but the bass is tighter.

Between RY4S Plus and Yincrow X6, the RY4S is more V shaped. The Yincrow X6 is more L shaped. The RY4S Plus can be a bit shouty at the upper mids area, and the midbass bleeds a bit more than the Yincrow X6. X6 is less fatiguing in the higher frequencies and has a tinge more subbass extension and a slightly tigher bass with more texture. Between the 2, I'll take the Yincrow X6, but the X6 is also more expensive.

And more importantly, if you don't by the Yincrow X6, @RikudouGoku will go after you.
 
Aug 24, 2021 at 1:08 AM Post #57,432 of 58,340

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Lol who is he?

edit: nevermind. Turns out he has a iem ranking list.
Every medium (form) of transducer has it's pros along with a few unavoidable resulting cons. I just don't get why "extremism" and/or heavy "x vs x" debates have to enter such a subjective hobby like this (simply considering how widely varying it is by the nature of how we hear; music genres, listening levels & environments; and different body shapes). As much as I like and prefer earbuds I will quickly acknowledge that my open backs, close backs, on ears, noise cancellation, and IEM earphones/headphones each do some things more superior than the other and yes even better than my cherished earbuds.

Sometimes I think it is simply people trying to justify the $$$ they have spent and why this Nazi like mentality creeps in and perhaps why it is so prevalent with a many IEM user these days. Of all mediums I think it would be safe to say that the IEM has seen the quickest increase in pricing at the cost of the fastest decrease in price-to-performance ratio. Again, I like what IEMs offer and I freely admit I have spent ludicrous sums to acquire them... unfortunately, my ears no longer cooperate with them so at least my wallet is pleased about it.

Also, I think many "anti-earbuders" completely misunderstand why we have gravitated towards earbuds as well. Maybe a good time to offer this up again as I definitely see a lot of pros there that easily can outweigh the few cons that we all freely admit exists with earbuds:

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https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/post-16131288
 
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I am going to order SMABAT M0 Driver Modules (+ Shell) with 40 Ohms version. There are few reviews on Head-Fi and other places also and each of them mentioned that it is very thin sounding and lacks bass and no sub-bass. Is that so? Only that these all reviews are for 20 Ohms version and not 40 Ohms so I am not sire if that will make big difference.

If we compare to Monk Plus, how good they are? Considering I am going to spend 3-4 times more price for these (after discount around 28 AUD for Driver + Shell and 15 AUD for Cable which is still on the way).

Is there any review of 40 Ohms or any comparison? I received Rays4 MMCX Earbud and one cable which I ordered from ebay. Cable is not very soft and slightly stiff. Sound is not bad and it may open little after some more listening. But if I want to order SMABAT M0, how good it will be considering they are expensive.

Also, any comparison or review on Monk Plus SPC Version? Is it much better than Monk Plus Smoke Standard version and worth ordering? Pls suggest. Thanks.

Any view on this? I appreciate your help here. Thanks. :)
 
Aug 24, 2021 at 2:28 AM Post #57,434 of 58,340

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Hello everyone,
Because many customers sent emails saying that they wanted HE150Pro, the HE150Pro earbud shell was used up, so it was discontinued. I asked the manufacturer to produce some, it is ready now, but the shell color has been changed from black to brown, There is no HE LOGO on the earbud shell, but changed to TY.

https://penonaudio.com/he-150pro.html

:)

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Hello everyone,
Because many customers sent emails saying that they wanted HE150Pro, the HE150Pro earbud shell was used up, so it was discontinued. I asked the manufacturer to produce some, it is ready now, but the shell color has been changed from black to brown, There is no HE LOGO on the earbud shell, but changed to TY.

https://penonaudio.com/he-150pro.html

:)


Does it has Mic option too? Earbud without Mic is like Car without Steering or without Tyres for me :)
 
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