Earbuds Round-Up
Oct 13, 2021 at 1:17 AM Post #58,111 of 59,079

1clearhead

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Is there any MMCX Version of Yincrow RW-9? I would like to buy it but the current one I see on AE do not have Mic and also L Shaped Plug which I do not prefer. PLease suggest if any MMCX Version available so I can use my MMCX Cable with Mic to use the earbuds. I read that it is better than Yincrow X6 and have better Bass, Sub-Bass and Clarity too. Thanks.
Unfortunately, the only model that I know that Yincrow makes with detachable MMCX cables are the Yincrow RW-1000 and RW-2000 flagship model.

Yincrow RW-1000 is on sale now!
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002806939428.html

Hope this helps...

-Clear
 
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Oct 13, 2021 at 11:51 AM Post #58,113 of 59,079

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Hi,

I made a thread about this but another user reminded me this thread already exists, so I thought I'd ask here.

Basically, I'm looking for some audio equipment for a friend's birthday. I was originally going to get her an IEM, probably the BLON BL03's until she showed me what she wanted which was earbuds (she doesn't like how IEMs go in her ears). She likes to be able to hear her surroundings and doesn't have a preference to any kind of sound signature, but since most people like a V shape, something like that would be good. The only requirement she has is that they are durable and won't break like her previous earbuds have. So perhaps removable cables would be a plus, however may be quite hard to find at this budget.

So for about $20, what can I get? I have no clue about the earbud market.

I've already been recommended by fellow user @baskingshark the following:

Yincrow X6, RY4S Plus 32 ohm, and SMABAT M0.

The Yincrows, in terms of availability and sound sig. seem the best bet so far.

Thanks.

ETA: So the birthday is actually quite soon and I just realised that all these chi-fi products won't won't arrive on time. What buds from established brands are good? I can just get them in store.

How about these:

Philips SHE3000
Philips SHE2105
ATH C555
ATH C505

Thanks.
 
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Oct 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM Post #58,114 of 59,079

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Hi,

I made a thread about this but another user reminded me this thread already exists, so I thought I'd ask here.

Basically, I'm looking for some audio equipment for a friend's birthday. I was originally going to get her an IEM, probably the BLON BL03's until she showed me what she wanted which was earbuds (she doesn't like how IEMs go in her ears). She likes to be able to hear her surroundings and doesn't have a preference to any kind of sound signature, but since most people like a V shape, something like that would be good. The only requirement she has is that they are durable and won't break like her previous earbuds have. So perhaps removable cables would be a plus, however may be quite hard to find at this budget.

So for about $20, what can I get? I have no clue about the earbud market.

I've already been recommended by fellow user @baskingshark the following:

Yincrow X6, RY4S Plus 32 ohm, and SMABAT M0.

The Yincrows, in terms of availability and sound sig. seem the best bet so far.

Thanks.

ETA: So the birthday is actually quite soon and I just realised that all these chi-fi products won't won't arrive on time. What buds from established brands are good? I can just get them in store.

How about these:

Philips SHE3000
Philips SHE2105
ATH C555
ATH C505

Thanks.
+1 on the SMABAT M0. But, I can also suggest the JCALLY EP09, which also includes detachable cables and will sound excellent with the included sponges installed. If you still want to give Yincrow a try, for a little more than the X6, you can get the Yincrow RW-9, which offers better non-detachable wires and sound, and outlast the Yincrow X6 in durability. The wires come in different attractive colors, too. :point_left:

SMABAT M0
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003125110620.html

JCALLY
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003280681102.html

YINCROW RW-9
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32868456063.html


Hope this helps...


-Clear
 
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Oct 13, 2021 at 7:39 PM Post #58,116 of 59,079

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Hi,

I made a thread about this but another user reminded me this thread already exists, so I thought I'd ask here.

Basically, I'm looking for some audio equipment for a friend's birthday. I was originally going to get her an IEM, probably the BLON BL03's until she showed me what she wanted which was earbuds (she doesn't like how IEMs go in her ears). She likes to be able to hear her surroundings and doesn't have a preference to any kind of sound signature, but since most people like a V shape, something like that would be good. The only requirement she has is that they are durable and won't break like her previous earbuds have. So perhaps removable cables would be a plus, however may be quite hard to find at this budget.

So for about $20, what can I get? I have no clue about the earbud market.

I've already been recommended by fellow user @baskingshark the following:

Yincrow X6, RY4S Plus 32 ohm, and SMABAT M0.

The Yincrows, in terms of availability and sound sig. seem the best bet so far.

Thanks.

ETA: So the birthday is actually quite soon and I just realised that all these chi-fi products won't won't arrive on time. What buds from established brands are good? I can just get them in store.

How about these:

Philips SHE3000
Philips SHE2105
ATH C555
ATH C505

Thanks.
Ry4S Plus version is good. I have that. I also wanted to buy M0 Driver and Shell Module only (without Cable) but then did not see many good and clear reviews and it seems that the sound is thin and no Bass and sub bass is present so did not buy that. So I guess avoid M0 in my view.

Regarding the others, especially Audio Technica ones, I would also like to know how do they sound? They do have Mic versions also of ATH C555 and some others (with i at the end of the model name/number). But Philips and AT driver size are too small for any impact-full sound.
 
Oct 14, 2021 at 9:23 AM Post #58,118 of 59,079

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I already have it. It is nice actually. But I was wondering if RW-9 is good or may be better in some ways from RY4S Plus so I can experience it.
Ry4s+ 32ohm had similar staging and resolution, just worse tuning than x6/rw9. They might use the same 15.5mm 32ohm dynamic drivers.

The stem on a mx500 shell acts as a bass vent. Take any mx500 earbud you have, seal the stem with some putty, and you'll hear less bass. Sealing the mx500 stem with an mmcx jack is probably what messed up the tuning on the ry4s+.
 
Oct 14, 2021 at 11:19 PM Post #58,119 of 59,079

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I feel the same.. Somehow X6 does not sync well with Qudelix 5K.. The mid become muddy and too V shape..

X6 sounded better with CXPro CX31993
Just like to update a bit on my progress with Yincrow X6...

I recently receive my Tempotec Sonata E44... I'm surprised that for such a cheap earbuds, it scale up with better source.
It seems crazy to drive $8 buds with $80 source... (No, it will not turn X6 into Heart Mirror :relaxed:) ...but it showed that X6 driver has potential more than I thought... every frequency sections improved quite significantly. The bass also became better in control with tighter sound.
One thing that might explain this is that X6 actually need source (read: final gain stage) that has a good grip to the load. (EDIT: pardon my English :sweat_smile: "grip", not "gripe)

PS. E44 really, really sound sweet... I really wish Tempotec make it in more friendly shape like Sonata Pro and BHD for longevity
 
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SHOZY BK 4.4mmm version is available now :wink:

Japan imported Bispa 4.4mm balanced gold-plated plug
Cable entry aperture: 5mm
Shell diameter: 9mm
Shell material: bronze nickel-plated

https://penonaudio.com/shozy-bk-black.html

:)
SHOZY BK4.4.jpg
 
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Oct 16, 2021 at 5:02 AM Post #58,122 of 59,079

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SHOZY BK 4.4mmm version is available now :wink:

Japan imported Bispa 4.4mm balanced gold-plated plug
Cable entry aperture: 5mm
Shell diameter: 9mm
Shell material: bronze nickel-plated

https://penonaudio.com/shozy-bk-black.html

:)
SHOZY BK4.4.jpg
A highly recommended classic earbud... truly a blast from the past! Penon has confirmed that they are indeed using the same 16Ω driver as the original 2016 version, as well as the original brown cable and not the reissued dark grey one that many people disliked.


2016 - Shozy 大黑 Big Black (BK) Stardust (16Ω; w/ NTT DoCoMo "New Variant" driver)
Shozy Stardust BKs are really hard to beat as their signature is super friendly and nearly neutral... very natural and airy sounding while ever so slightly leaning towards warm... almost like an upside down U signature. So they are not too far off from being reference with most music genres. The older original version with the brown cable is ever so slightly warmer sounding which some people found them to be less dry (lifeless) than the reissued version that came with the dark grey colored cable (I myself could not distinguish a difference between the two but others do have better hearing than I so there is that to consider).

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/post-16553591
 
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Oct 16, 2021 at 2:08 PM Post #58,124 of 59,079

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I'm torn now between Shozy BK and VE Zen for my next bud!
 
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I note though that the VE Zen is 320 ohms - would the likes of the L&P W2 or Sony NW-WM1A be able to drive them?
 

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