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PEQ means parametric equalizer or is PEQ the name of an earbud? Can't I PEQ many different earbuds to sound similar? Are the K's LBBS that much more resolving? ... details, transients, impact, lacking offensive ringing, etc etc
 
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Finally went through. Received a text message and verified. PayPal and everything worked. I streamlined my order by making all from same seller (Nicehck). Only ordered 3 X6 and 3 pairs of gaskets. The silicone gaskets couldn't be bought in a pack of 4, the next step up from 3 was 5 but I didn't want 5 copies of X6.

If I like X6, then is there another level up or is it the best earbud with that tone?

Happy you completed it! Nicehck (Jim) is a great seller.

Preference: bassy, warm, dim highs. Some call it mud. Negative slope frequency response.

I love the X6 and RW-9, but based on your preferences, you might find the X6 a bit too V-shaped.

I've had a few "negative slope frequency response" types earbuds and enjoyed the warmth and the non-screeching highs. But ultimately I prefer a bit more clarity and highs, and the likes of the X6/RW9 seem to be the sweet spot for me. It will be interesting to see how you like the X6's.
 
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PEQ means parametric equalizer or is PEQ the name of an earbud? Can't I PEQ many different earbuds to sound similar? Are the K's LBBS that much more resolving? ... details, transients, impact, lacking offensive ringing, etc etc
Yes, parametric eq.

You can't just eq anything into the x6...

The LBBS is possible because of how good It already is and how well it responds to eq.
 
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I've had a few "negative slope frequency response" types earbuds and enjoyed the warmth and the non-screeching highs.
Would you mind naming them please?

The LBBS is possible because of how good It already is and how well it responds to eq.
What if I wont or cant use PEQ. Then do you have a recommendation?
 
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What if I wont or cant use PEQ. Then do you have a recommendation?
Nothing exists then. I tried, but found nothing except a wallet missing a few hundred dollars lol.
 
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But ultimately I prefer a bit more clarity and highs, and the likes of the X6/RW9 seem to be the sweet spot for me.
Do you find these measurements to be representative of your subjective impressions?
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/page-3310#post-15902390

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Would you mind naming them please?

Seahf AWK-F150C
Faaeal Snow-lotus 2.0 <-- could be wrong about this one - need to listen to it again
Kube V2 <-- still very enjoyable
 
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Still relatively inexperienced in earbuds online in iems and headphones.
Are there earbuds that are great for specific genres?
Eg edm, classical, jazz and metal
 
Oct 19, 2021 at 3:55 PM Post #58,194 of 61,395

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You could try the link below on Aliexpress to order the Yincrow RW-9...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32868456063.html

NOTE: But, according to your preference of sounding warmer at a cheaper price (note your bolded words), you might want to get the Yincrow X6 instead...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32792292194.html

-Both links above should be in English.

Finally, I guess someone else could pitch in about sending you a link for the silicone gaskets for improving your personal fit.


Hope I was able to help...


-Clear :thumbsup:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100...sceneId":"3339","sku_id":"12000024274687621"}

comes with a few nice foams and shark fins too.
 
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Yes, as announced by K's Earphone recently, the white version has now been upgraded to using the same driver and tuning as the LBBs.
Correspondingly, the price of the white version has also been increased to that of the LBBs (previously, it was the same price as the black with mic version).

There's been no mention of the black with mic version getting the same LBBs upgrade in driver and tuning like the white version, so I would still advise getting the LBBs to avoid any potential disappointment in sound.

For those thinking of getting the white version, it'd be better to confirm with the store first, as some stores might still be selling outdated stock with the older driver and warmer tuning. FWIW, I've asked the NiceHCK store, and they've said that they're now selling the 2021 version, which presumably should be the latest upgraded version, as reflected in the price increase as mentioned above.


Source here (Google Translate the paragraph above the red words to see the complete list of upgrades done to the Little Black Bell series)

I compared my '20 white vs the '21 mic and they do have slightly different tonality (sound signatures).

Ks LB 20 vs 21.jpg


What mod you did?
Between 2019 and LBB with mic, which one is better?

If you meant to direct that to me. I prefer the mic version.

As far as modding goes: MMCX modded the shell, swapped covers/drivers to a well regarded 150Ω 'red film' driver and tuned it to my preference.

IMG_20211015_132010.jpg


My original post about it:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/page-3861#post-16577683
 
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I compared my '20 white vs the '21 mic and they do have slightly different tonality (sound signatures).

Ks LB 20 vs 21.jpg



If you meant to direct that to me. I prefer the mic version.

As far as modding goes: MMCX modded the shell, swapped covers/drivers to a well regarded 150Ω 'red film' driver and tuned it to my preference.

IMG_20211015_132010.jpg

My original post about it:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/page-3861#post-16577683
wow, u can mod it using mmcx?! thats cool, because it use metal shell and very small housing, im very impressed!!
what is the meaning of red film driver? u change the original driver?
 
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Nothing exists then. I tried, but found nothing except a wallet missing a few hundred dollars lol.
Thanks for trying to save me from too many losses. I'm not going to order the LBBS since I can't bother with eq at this time. Maybe when I receive my Nicehck order I'll have renewed vigor.

Added a couple Vido buds to my order. This person believes they compare favorably. So cheap, worth trying.
 
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wow, u can mod it using mmcx?! thats cool, because it use metal shell and very small housing, im very impressed!!
what is the meaning of red film driver? u change the original driver?
Yep. It's a bit more difficult than other MMCX mods, but I wanted this shell with an MMCX connector. Since K's didn't do it, I had to. :wink:

Correct. I changed the driver as well. The only thing original on that pair is the shell/housing.
 

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