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Oct 2, 2021 at 11:05 AM Post #57,962 of 61,353

Scuba Devils

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I bought Budloks for my EM5, very good - hold position perfectly to direct sound through the ear canal. Challenge is putting them on over the foams which seems impossible?!

They are expensive also, especially when only one size fits and only sold as a pack of S, M, and L.

Can anyone point to a good alternative on AliExpress please? I see quite a few options there.
 
Oct 2, 2021 at 3:42 PM Post #57,963 of 61,353

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Venture Electronics sells them in their ExPack https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32844964644.html

They are difficult to install as well. The way to work the foams is to cut a hole just smaller than the base of the shark fin and install it in the “foam-over” (not to be confused with the “comb-over” made popular by your grade school civics instructor) style. The foams that come in the V pack are useful for tuning overly bassy or treble-shy buds.
 

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Qian39 arrived, basically the best form factor ever. Any upgrades in SQ with the same-ish fit (it’s a nonstandard shell IIRC?)?

Edit: actually wow, you know, this SQ is ridiculously good for $5. Where have earbuds been all my life?? If this is an indication of the other buds I have incoming, I’ll probably just sell all my IEMs except for the LZ A7 and review units…
 
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Oct 3, 2021 at 8:01 PM Post #57,966 of 61,353

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I have been away from the earbud game in a long time. I still miss my pk3 (original not fakes or the other builds which didn't sound as good). Can someone recommend something similar? I still haven't heard a earbud that sounded that good. And I need a simple earbud without anything being stuck on your eardrum, just the classic flat designs. I also had a paid of EB2's and they werent as good as pk3.
 
Oct 3, 2021 at 9:00 PM Post #57,967 of 61,353

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Qian39 arrived, basically the best form factor ever. Any upgrades in SQ with the same-ish fit (it’s a nonstandard shell IIRC?)?

Edit: actually wow, you know, this SQ is ridiculously good for $5. Where have earbuds been all my life?? If this is an indication of the other buds I have incoming, I’ll probably just sell all my IEMs except for the LZ A7 and review units…
Venture Electronics makes some buds with that shell, but I’ve never heard the buds you have. I do have the Qian69 though. They are nice buds and still comfy.
 
Oct 3, 2021 at 9:06 PM Post #57,968 of 61,353

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Qian39 arrived, basically the best form factor ever. Any upgrades in SQ with the same-ish fit (it’s a nonstandard shell IIRC?)?

Edit: actually wow, you know, this SQ is ridiculously good for $5. Where have earbuds been all my life?? If this is an indication of the other buds I have incoming, I’ll probably just sell all my IEMs except for the LZ A7 and review units…
What @Ronion said, specifically the VE Zen Lite.
 
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Oct 3, 2021 at 10:25 PM Post #57,971 of 61,353

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I’m not really sure… I have the Zen Lite and it’s definitely a comfy bud that sounds great. I has a warm bass and requires VE foams (comes with it) or no foams at all. The LL or 120 Ohm Monk Lite may be more what you are looking for. VE is very good about responding to inquiries.
thanks i will looking for ve monk lite SPC edition which is 120 ohm right?
ve LL seem out of my budget just for fun or musical. :D
 
Oct 3, 2021 at 10:27 PM Post #57,972 of 61,353

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thanks i will looking for ve monk lite SPC edition which is 120 ohm right?
ve LL seem out of my budget just for fun or musical. :D
Monk Lite 120ohm is on the brighter side as far as VE stuff goes, but still very enjoyable!
 
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so which ve monk u recomended for me?
i want housing like ve monk lite, and want great thump bass but still has clarity?
I think you'll like the Monk Lite 120ohm just fine, it doesn't suffer from the same issue as the Zens where foams alter the sound drastically. I don't find the Monk Lite 120ohm's lacking in bass, I only meant they are brighter in comparison to other VE since most VE buds are decidedly warm. In fact, the brighter lean can help with that clarity you're looking for.
 
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I think you'll like the Monk Lite 120ohm just fine, it doesn't suffer from the same issue as the Zens where foams alter the sound drastically. I don't find the Monk Lite 120ohm's lacking in bass, I only meant they are brighter in comparison to other VE since most VE buds are decidedly warm. In fact, the brighter lean can help with that clarity you're looking for.
ok nice, i will buy it :D
 

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