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Oct 10, 2021 at 10:10 PM Post #58,066 of 59,080

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X6 is based on the MX500 shell. LBBS is K's smallest bell shape bud and fits best to me. Fiio EM5 has its own shape, it is similar to MX500 in that it's flat with a stem to be worn wire down.. it's a worse fit for me than MX500 as it wears slightly larger, especially with the bass flute on the back of the shell. The shell itself is fairly light which helps, but overall I would say it's a poor fit for my smaller-ish ears. RW2000 will be more forgiving since its MMCX compatible shell means you can wear the cable over the ear, and suspending the bud that way can help keep it in place. I think before looking at the RW2000 if you want to stay at a lower price tier you can consider the M2S Pro and possibly upgrade to the 150 ohm golden driver as well. I personally don't recommend the Fiio EM5 on tuning alone, not to mention price and fit.
This is helpful, thank you. I'm simply at the stage of trying to suss out what types of shells will fit me (and what some buds fit in which generic shell-type categories), so even though I absolutely do not want a collection, I figure I have no choice other than trying out several types and see what works for me. Sound charateristics, for now, is of no concern...I mean, I KNOW what I am after, it's just that at this stage, all I care about is figuring out the fit part of the equation and going from there.
 
Oct 10, 2021 at 10:30 PM Post #58,067 of 59,080

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To all who suggested the Yincrow X6 for a budget bud, they are awesome! Thanks!
Love the trebles! Most of the low priced ones I've tried seem veiled and muddy, or bland, but the X6 is sparkly and clear and airy with a lively sounding midrange, with a good soundstage.
And the bass has good presence and is very good as well. They are exciting buds for the price.

What would be something with a similar signature to the X6's treble, etc, but would be a significant upgrade for less than $100?

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Easy suggestion...Just move up to the Yincrow RW-9. Better sub-bass, less overly done mid-bass when compared to the X6, and nicer transparency and clarity with excellent details. But, don't take my word for it, just get one and hear the difference for yourself. Simple as that!

-Clear :wink:
 
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Easy suggestion...Just move up to the Yincrow RW-9. Better sub-bass, less overly done mid-bass when compared to the X6, and nicer transparency and clarity with excellent details. But, don't take my word for it, just get one and hear the difference for yourself. Simple as that!

-Clear :wink:


Are all sellers on AliExpress ok for Yincrow? Any difference between sellers nicehck or ****?

Edit: that's weird. Head-Fi bleeped out the wxxxxxx seller?
 
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Oct 11, 2021 at 3:53 AM Post #58,070 of 59,080

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So, I have 3 blurs (love them) and a shozy bk on the way. What are the flagships in earbuds like, eg symphonio Dragon, ksear bell, moondrop chaconne, rw-2000, turandot, sun dice....
I like music from classical, jazz to metal and electronic. Is there a flagship that does all genres well? Power isn't an issue as i have a desktop amp plus daps such as dx300 max and shanling m8
 
Oct 11, 2021 at 7:29 AM Post #58,072 of 59,080

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That's a little hard to bite off in terms that there is no upgrade bud to the X6.
Or are you saying you would have to spend more than $100, and what would that be for?
No, there is nothing like it at all. I have already spent hundreds of dollars to find it and gave up.

RW-9 is different from the X6, it is more V-shaped, so it isnt an upgrade to it. it is a side-grade.
 
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Oct 11, 2021 at 8:05 AM Post #58,075 of 59,080

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I think I need to get a yincrow x6!
 
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Work set up today. Dx300 max and blur buds. Lovely :)
 

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Oct 11, 2021 at 8:14 AM Post #58,077 of 59,080

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I'll have to buy that X6, I see they are only €11 or so on AliExpress!
 
Oct 11, 2021 at 8:19 AM Post #58,078 of 59,080

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Ordered...
 
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ordered :)
 
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I love that earbuds are so much cheaper than iems. Means you can try more with out losing out if you don’t like something
 

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