Earbuds Round-Up
May 23, 2023 at 1:11 PM Post #69,946 of 74,219
Hello everyone, the blue EB2S are on sale. After a detailed comparison of the manufacturer's descriptions in its official shop on Ali, I didn't find any differences except for the new cable material (SPC instead of OFC), the new color and the PRO suffix in the name. The technical parameters are the same and no mention of a new driver or at least tuning. I assume therefore that 'BLUE is the new BLACK' or 'PRO is the new ORIGINAL'.

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/10050...lgo_pvid=df95bcb8-6726-4b6a-88f8-343117590c8c
 
May 23, 2023 at 2:09 PM Post #69,947 of 74,219
Hello everyone, the blue EB2S are on sale. After a detailed comparison of the manufacturer's descriptions in its official shop on Ali, I didn't find any differences except for the new cable material (SPC instead of OFC), the new color and the PRO suffix in the name. The technical parameters are the same and no mention of a new driver or at least tuning. I assume therefore that 'BLUE is the new BLACK' or 'PRO is the new ORIGINAL'.

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/1005005604783924.html?spm=a2g0n.search-store.0.0.2df0rFLvrFLvK6&browser_id=fa82f5030a06481fad95124584851f95&aff_trace_key=c97b82783cfa490a80087398604b34fb-1684774039542-09838-_DnniF3V&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=dgcherltucavteej1884973135c1f2722fa4172d28&gclid=&pdp_npi=3@dis!EUR!59.93!32.96!!!!!@2102172f16848594584117559d075c!12000033722052557!sea!SK!1733446036&algo_pvid=df95bcb8-6726-4b6a-88f8-343117590c8c
yeah it sure looks like it's just a cable "upgrade".
I'd rather have a detachable cable version :D
 
May 23, 2023 at 3:19 PM Post #69,948 of 74,219
I'm in the market for a pair of Yinman too (they should be paying you guys!). I was initially thinking of going for a K7 (probably still will for ease as an entry level desktop solution) but the NX7 has piqued my interest now. Does anyone have any experience of a DAC (preferably portable) that pairs/stacks well with this? I'm probably going to end up running it via Tidal and local storage on Android through a Qin F21pro (usb c out) or laptop in the office. I've got a Hiby R3 Pro Saber and a FiiO M5 as my dedicated DAPS but these are mainly runarounds before I can invest in something a bit better. I'm hoping to pay for this through the sale of old Pokemon games I found in a cupboard so my budget's going to depend on how well they sell but I'd place it at around £350 for both the dac and amp. Any suggestions or thoughts greatly appreciated!

You can use your daps as a source for the nx7. Or just a dongle. It also pairs well with the Topping BC3 as a Bluetooth solution for streaming. Of course every other BT dongle like the btr5 will also work well
 
May 23, 2023 at 3:29 PM Post #69,949 of 74,219
Hello! Longtime lurker, budding noob here. Can earhooks be used with flathead earbuds? I'm hoping to pair this short cable with Yincrow RW-3000, but I'm concerned the memory wire hooks make it more appropriate for IEMs. If not ideal, can someone recommend a better short mmcx cable? Thank you.

Edit: Here's a video demonstrating removal of memory wire hooks. h/t @MiMiranda
 
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May 23, 2023 at 4:33 PM Post #69,950 of 74,219
Hello! Longtime lurker, budding noob here. Can earhooks be used with flathead earbuds? I'm hoping to pair this short cable with Yincrow RW-3000, but I'm concerned the memory wire hooks makes it more appropriate for IEMs. If not ideal, can someone recommend a better short mmcx cable? Thank you.
I don't know this cable, but for most cables, you can remove the memory wire hooks. I do this with all my cables. For short cables I use the Hiby ones, very good
 
May 23, 2023 at 5:03 PM Post #69,952 of 74,219
Hello! Longtime lurker, budding noob here. Can earhooks be used with flathead earbuds? I'm hoping to pair this short cable with Yincrow RW-3000, but I'm concerned the memory wire hooks makes it more appropriate for IEMs. If not ideal, can someone recommend a better short mmcx cable? Thank you.
The Yincrow RW-3000 cable is designed to be used hanging from the ear, not over the ear.
Are you perhaps trying to use the cable over the ear? If so, you have to swap the left and right sides of the Shell.
 
May 23, 2023 at 7:33 PM Post #69,954 of 74,219
The Yincrow RW-3000 cable is designed to be used hanging from the ear, not over the ear.
Are you perhaps trying to use the cable over the ear? If so, you have to swap the left and right sides of the Shell.
I'd prefer to use it hanging from the ear, it's just that I haven't found many short mmcx cables, and the ones I linked feature memory ear hooks so I thought I might have to use them that way.
 
May 23, 2023 at 9:56 PM Post #69,955 of 74,219
Nicehck release EB2S successor, blue EB2s (driver and cable upgraded
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109 RMB for 3.5mm
129 RMB for 4.4mm

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already on aliexpress
link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005604783924.html
apprenty $23 for 3.5mm non mic and $25 for 4.4mm one

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May 23, 2023 at 10:11 PM Post #69,956 of 74,219
Huh, that review is thorough and rather enthusiastic indeed. But I'm not surprised, as there is nothing but universal praise over in the Liquid Spark thread.

I think I'm going to have to get me a pair of the Yinman 600's to enjoy on the Spark!
Well, first of all, thanks for posting that thread. I hadn't found it yet. Good impressions on there.

Secondly, I bit the bullet and pulled the trigger (how's that for a mixed metaphor!) on Amazon for this puppy. Arrives tomorrow, and also a male 3.5 to dual female RCA cable for the Megatron.

Reasons:
  • $80? Such a deal! So kind to the budget.
  • Hey, it's Amazon! If I don't like it for whatever reason I can just drop it by my local Kohls and they'll ship it back gratis.
  • Stellar, enthusiastic reviews.
  • Sound signature sounds great (warmish, crisp bass, mellow musical mids, easy-to-listen-to highs).
  • Lots of power for its class. (Don't really know how to interpret the other stuff. Let me know if there's anything problematic!)

Specification Value Notes

Frequency Response
+/- 0.05 db 10 Hz - 50 kHz

THD+N 0.0017% 1 V rms output into 33 ohm load
@ 1 kHz 0.0019% 5 V rms output into 33 ohm load

IMD CCIF 0.0002% 1 V rms output into 33 ohm load
0.001% 5 V rms output into 33 ohm load

IMD SMPTE 0.0003% 1 V rms output into 33 ohm load

Noise -102 dB 3x gain
relative to 1 V rms -96 dB 6x gain

Max Output in Watts Defined as voltage for ~ 1% THD
33 ohms 2.400 8.90
56 ohms 1.531 9.26
150 ohms 0.614 9.60
300 ohms 0.314 9.70

output impedance < 0.09 ohms
crosstalk < -83 db @ 1kHz 1 V rms output into 33 ohm load

channel balance 0.3 db with pot at unity gain

Cavelli recommends a 100 hour burn-in. I will post impressions (especially with the Yinmans) after that.

Thanks for everyone's interest and help!
 
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May 23, 2023 at 10:18 PM Post #69,957 of 74,219
I did a quick check and so far, I do not have ANY CHi-FI earbuds in my collection! It started with Swedish and Canadian, then Korean, Indonesian, Filipino, British...hmm, may be someday a Singaporean (Blur) will add to my collection. I am not sure if I will go for Chi-Fi before auditioning them. I have given preference to the Artisan earbud makers over Chi-Fi because of the ability to consult with the makers directly before deciding on a purchase.
Even though your buds were made in countries other than China, you can't ignore the fact that most if not all of the components of some of your buds were made in China. So in that respect you can't really run away from Chi-Fi.
 
May 24, 2023 at 12:38 AM Post #69,958 of 74,219
Even though your buds were made in countries other than China, you can't ignore the fact that most if not all of the components of some of your buds were made in China. So in that respect you can't really run away from Chi-Fi.
True that. Can't disagree.
 

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