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Some photos and production updates of the upcoming SMABAT M3 Pro, seems they are heavily doing R&D in the labryinth design:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/135840535288493/posts/211670197705526/

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Oct 28, 2021 at 10:37 AM Post #58,342 of 59,243

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Hello everyone, first post here.
I've been an IEM guy for a long time, my first earbud was the toneking dendroaspis viridis, and being the only one in my collection.
I enjoyed the large soundstage, but bass is really shy in the dendro.
I want to upgrade, go into endgame if possible, I'm looking into getting the rose maria I or II, can anyone tell me if the II is really worth the 100+usd over the I? What are the differences?
Thanks! :gs1000smile:
 
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My shozy bk have turned up. Going to have a listen on the wm1z later
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 12:56 PM Post #58,344 of 59,243

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Hello everyone, first post here.
I've been an IEM guy for a long time, my first earbud was the toneking dendroaspis viridis, and being the only one in my collection.
I enjoyed the large soundstage, but bass is really shy in the dendro.
I want to upgrade, go into endgame if possible, I'm looking into getting the rose maria I or II, can anyone tell me if the II is really worth the 100+usd over the I? What are the differences?
Thanks! :gs1000smile:
Here is an excellent brief by @ClieOS on the Maria II:

One thing to note before ordering is that there are two version of Maria II - one with 14.8mm nozzle size (same size as original Maria and Mojito) and one with 16mm nozzle side (similar to that of MX500 shell). Both version sound exactly the same and the nozzle size only affects the fit. For most people, 16mm is probably going to be the better choice but I ordered the 14.8mm myself (as I have found a way to get them to fit me perfectly with Maria and Mojito).
As for sound - think of it with a sound signature between (Simphonio SW-Dragon 3) D2+ and D3 - bright and very well extended treble, somewhat warm on the mid range, good deep punching but moderate low-end with a super massive soundstage. Listening to it pretty much equal to listening a miniature open back on-ear rather than an earbud. because of how 'out-of-the-ear' it sounds, even wider than the original Maria and definitely the widest sounding earbud in the market.
Sensitivity: 104 dB
Impedance: 14 ohm
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 1:07 PM Post #58,345 of 59,243

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Here is an excellent brief by @ClieOS on the Maria II:

One thing to note before ordering is that there are two version of Maria II - one with 14.8mm nozzle size (same size as original Maria and Mojito) and one with 16mm nozzle side (similar to that of MX500 shell). Both version sound exactly the same and the nozzle size only affects the fit. For most people, 16mm is probably going to be the better choice but I ordered the 14.8mm myself (as I have found a way to get them to fit me perfectly with Maria and Mojito).
As for sound - think of it with a sound signature between (Simphonio SW-Dragon 3) D2+ and D3 - bright and very well extended treble, somewhat warm on the mid range, good deep punching but moderate low-end with a super massive soundstage. Listening to it pretty much equal to listening a miniature open back on-ear rather than an earbud. because of how 'out-of-the-ear' it sounds, even wider than the original Maria and definitely the widest sounding earbud in the market.
Sensitivity: 104 dB
Impedance: 14 ohm
Nice, it seems to be a very interesting set, my main dilemma is that I don't really have anything to compare since I was an IEM-only guy :sweat_smile: In iems I usually like balanced with bass boost/neutral, I enjoy bright neutral too, the tin t2 being one of my all time favorites.

I really like the dendroaspis, I think it is a bright earbud? At least to my ears, I don't dislike the treble quantity and I enjoy listening to music with female vocals on them, jpop mainly. But yeah, dendroaspis can sound thin to my ears sometimes, bass is non-existent.
My guess is that I would enjoy the Maria, I'm just debating between the I or II. I think the II has a bery driver? Not sure if that changes sound quality a lot.
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 2:06 PM Post #58,346 of 59,243

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My shozy bk have turned up. Going to have a listen on the wm1z later

Oh look forward to your impressions! My Penon BS1 still in transit limbo...
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 2:25 PM Post #58,347 of 59,243

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Oh look forward to your impressions! My Penon BS1 still in transit limbo...
Quick impression is that it’s very nice. Kind of an all rounder. Sounding good with anything I play. Very comfortable pk shells. Nicely made earbud with a nice cable. Doesn’t come with much, just a case and a few foams.
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 2:31 PM Post #58,348 of 59,243

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Was going to add that it seems like an earbud that you can use for hours as it’s comfortable and not at all fatiguing
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 2:41 PM Post #58,349 of 59,243

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Ok, I'll be buying that next so!
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 2:57 PM Post #58,350 of 59,243

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