Earbuds Round-Up
Aug 19, 2023 at 12:53 AM Post #71,222 of 74,138
Toneking Manba is on the way. hope it will sound good..
Black or Green Mamba? Assuming black per your post.

2020 - Toneking (MrZ - MusicMaker) Dendroaspis Viridis; 32Ω (aka Green Mamba)

2022 - Toneking (MrZ - MusicMaker) 黑曼巴 Black Mamba; 32Ω (w/ magnesium aluminum alloy shell; misspelled as "Manba" on the shell backside)
 
Aug 19, 2023 at 1:00 AM Post #71,223 of 74,138
Black or Green Mamba? Assuming black per your post.

2020 - Toneking (MrZ - MusicMaker) Dendroaspis Viridis; 32Ω (aka Green Mamba)

2022 - Toneking (MrZ - MusicMaker) 黑曼巴 Black Mamba; 32Ω (w/ magnesium aluminum alloy shell; misspelled as "Manba" on the shell backside)
The Black one.
Maybe I'll make a little comparison with sennheiser mx985 and shozy, LOL
 
Aug 19, 2023 at 7:07 AM Post #71,225 of 74,138
Aug 19, 2023 at 7:29 AM Post #71,227 of 74,138
Bliss. I like the Iris 2.0 quite a bit. Excellent forward projection of the soundstage and very relaxing tuning
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Aug 19, 2023 at 8:07 AM Post #71,229 of 74,138
and it wasn't even on their projected release schedule.
It might just be a FF3 with detachable cable, but that would be enough for me to get it.
FiiO Lee mentioned the FF1 and FF3S would share the same cable compatibility, so that would mean a new shell / cable stem design for the FF3S. Fun times ahead coming from FiiO. It's great he had a slip of the keyboard and gave us a future release tidbit.
 
Aug 19, 2023 at 10:25 AM Post #71,231 of 74,138
Just wondering, why does high end earbuds mostly not come with replaceable cables like IEMs?
They don’t?

I am aware that RikuBuds and TGX don’t do replaceable cables, but with the exception of the FF1, I’ve noticed that the majority of earbuds with replaceable cables tend to cost $100 or above. FF5 ($150), Yincrow RW3000 ($300), that Korean brand whose name I can’t remember now ($100+).
 
Aug 19, 2023 at 10:42 AM Post #71,232 of 74,138
They don’t?

I am aware that RikuBuds and TGX don’t do replaceable cables, but with the exception of the FF1, I’ve noticed that the majority of earbuds with replaceable cables tend to cost $100 or above. FF5 ($150), Yincrow RW3000 ($300), that Korean brand whose name I can’t remember now ($100+).
I see you own UTWS5. Have you tried these listed buds with detachable cable witn this earhook? If it is the case, please share your experience.
 
Aug 19, 2023 at 10:48 AM Post #71,233 of 74,138
I see you own UTWS5. Have you tried these listed buds with detachable cable witn this earhook? If it is the case, please share your experience.
I do, and I have the FiiO FF5. However, my experience won’t be very informative for you.

My UTWS5 is the 2-pin version. I had it way before I bought the FF5. As a result, it needs a 2-pin-MMCX converter to make it work.

The setup works in the TECHNICAL sense. I can hear sound just fine when everything is paired. However, the adapters make the stems too long for the buds to fit in my ears when I wear the hooks. If I twist the hooks farther back, then they fall out.

Maybe…just maybe I can get a better fit with one of those silicone shark fin rings. But no one sells them in individual pairs, and I don’t want to buy ten of them to find out.

I might try again with FiiO’s thicker white silicone rings. Those do help keep the buds stuck in my ear more tightly.

Someone said about 20-30 pages back that with the MMCX UTWS5, it’s the perfect length.

On a separate note, I did notice on Ali that there is a sub-$100 pair of earbuds that come with MMCX: the **** PT15. No comment about quality though.
 
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Aug 19, 2023 at 11:05 AM Post #71,234 of 74,138
I see you own UTWS5. Have you tried these listed buds with detachable cable witn this earhook? If it is the case, please share your experience.
The UTWS5 MMCX version works great with the FF5. FF5 long stems makes it fit perfectly. I've heard others say the same as well.

Yincrow RW3000 has a shorter stem, but I've made it work with an MMCX to MMCX connector. It works fine, although the same off-center stem that makes it fit so nicely hanging down, tends to roll it out of the sweet spot when connected to the UTWS5. It's good, just needs slightly more adjustments than the FF5s.
 

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