Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Nov 28, 2021 at 11:37 AM Post #39,693 of 42,187

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Not sure if the offer finishes in 15 mins (midnight UK time), but in case it still helps, I have tried and returned in ears which I bought from Sennheiser direct about 2 months ago.

They were in perfect condition when returned, but they had no problem with them having been tried.

(After a moment of madness considering the HD800S, thankfully met with an OOS message, I re-purchased the CX plus inears for £65 ($87), because I thought this represented good value.)
I'm a little late in responding but thanks for the reply, that's good to hear about returns after wearing. I ended up picking up MTW2 and the CX Plus just to give me more time to decide. Figured I could keep one sealed to return if needed.
 
Nov 28, 2021 at 1:07 PM Post #39,696 of 42,187

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Pulled out my Sony Z7 and Pono player with balanced cable and getting a reminder of why I loved the Sony sound. Hard to believe how much sound quality we sacrifice to cut the cables...
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Oh, I see the JBL Tour Pro+ is $99.95 for Cyber Monday. More Harman goodness. :)
 
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Nov 28, 2021 at 4:40 PM Post #39,703 of 42,187

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Great deal if you can deal with the bugs.

This is crazy. Complete clone of the other model: https://electronics.woot.com/offers/purada-true-wireless-earbuds-1?ref=w_cnt_lnd_cat_elec_3_53

What the....?! It looks indeed nearly identical.

A lot of brands will use the same casings/housings as it’s pretty cheap to go that route, especially when said casing/housing is made specifically for particular chipsets that exist already. I feel like it can cut down on R&D. I can’t confirm whether or not the drivers are identical though. It’s not uncommon for that to happen though. Note that before Cambridge Audio used that particular housing, I could have sworn I had seen a few TWS using said housing and design. That said, it is 10 bucks, someone who’s heard the CA could purchase them and take a listen.
 
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A lot of brands will use the same casings/housings as it’s pretty cheap to go that route, especially when said casing/housing is made specifically for particular chipsets that exist already. I feel like it can cut down on R&D. I can’t confirm whether or not the drivers are identical though. It’s not uncommon for that to happen though. Note that before Cambridge Audio used that particular housing, I could have sworn I had seen a few TWS using said housing and design. That said, it is 10 bucks, someone who’s heard the CA could purchase them and take a listen.
Yup. I know. Definitely cuts costs for sure. What I find interesting is that the big brands are able to hold back the clone companies, but it's the indie companies that always suffer. I truly would love to know how the business works in that aspect. NDAs maybe.
 
Nov 28, 2021 at 5:46 PM Post #39,705 of 42,187

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A lot of brands will use the same casings/housings as it’s pretty cheap to go that route, especially when said casing/housing is made specifically for particular chipsets that exist already. I feel like it can cut down on R&D. I can’t confirm whether or not the drivers are identical though. It’s not uncommon for that to happen though. Note that before Cambridge Audio used that particular housing, I could have sworn I had seen a few TWS using said housing and design. That said, it is 10 bucks, someone who’s heard the CA could purchase them and take a listen.

Oh, yeah. Most definitely. The design sharing, OEM game isn't new to me but you mostly see it with Chi-Fi and it's much less common outside of the Asian market.
The somewhat outlier to me always been the Lypertek PurePlay and Noble which was oddly similar.
With this thing being $10 it's a bit of a headscratcher.
 

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