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Oct 12, 2016 at 1:25 PM Post #32,686 of 61,614

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I'm wondering if anyone tried the 'SE846-lookalikes' from AK Audio. There are 2 options of 5 and 6 BA. I do like the form factor of the 846, and they are relatively cheap.
 
EDIT: new link: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DIY-AK846-6BA-In-Ear-Headset-Balanced-Armature-Earphone-Customer-Made-In-Ear-Headset-With-MMCX/119089_32720637167.html
 
Oct 12, 2016 at 6:54 PM Post #32,688 of 61,614

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  I'm wondering if anyone tried the 'SE846-lookalikes' from AK Audio/EE. There are 2 options of 5 and 6 BA. I do like the form factor of the 846, and they are relatively cheap.
 
This one: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2016-Clear-Color-DIY-846-6Units-6-Balanced-Armature-Earphone-DIY-Headset-Custom-Made-Around-Ear/519064_32721378744.html

 
I like the form factor and that they're not hybrids as I'm not a fan of the loss of isolation that dynamic drivers create.  Unfortunately, from what I've read the 5BA version lacks strong bass.  How you could have a 5BA IEM that lacks bass is a mystery to me because the whole reason for additional drivers "should" be to allow increased bass response IMO. 
 
Super annoyed that there are so many quality DD chinese IEMs and very little in the way of value oriented BA IEMs that seem to compete with pricier domestic equivalents. 
 
The Super Audio 6 is probably the most intriguing chinese BA IEM at the moment, but it's still too pricey for me considering that there's zero after sales service.  I'm happy enough with my UM3X still. 
 
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Oct 12, 2016 at 11:49 PM Post #32,690 of 61,614

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I like the form factor and that they're not hybrids as I'm not a fan of the loss of isolation that dynamic drivers create.  Unfortunately, from what I've read the 5BA version lacks strong bass.  How you could have a 5BA IEM that lacks bass is a mystery to me because the whole reason for additional drivers "should" be to allow increased bass response IMO. 
 
Super annoyed that there are so many quality DD chinese IEMs and very little in the way of value oriented BA IEMs that seem to compete with pricier domestic equivalents. 
 
The Super Audio 6 is probably the most intriguing chinese BA IEM at the moment, but it's still too pricey for me considering that there's zero after sales service.  I'm happy enough with my UM3X still. 

Where did you read on the 5BA model? Hoping to get some more info on both models.
 
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Oct 14, 2016 at 10:26 PM Post #32,698 of 61,614

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Initial impressions. ON2 sounds damn good. They kinda remind me of a mini more intimate TH-X00 in form and sound. Good balanced. Treble has a touch of grain I think will work itself out with burn. Mid sized depth but with very good layering. Intimate width of sound but again good separation and definition. Gonna throw it on the burner for now. I plan to have a good listen to the earphones very soon. Will let you all know how the earphones sound.
 
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  Initial impressions. ON2 sounds damn good. They kinda remind me of a mini more intimate TH-X00 in form and sound. Good balanced. Treble has a touch of grain I think will work itself out with burn. Mid sized depth but with very good layering. Intimate width of sound but again good separation and definition. Gonna throw it on the burner for now. I plan to have a good listen to the earphones very soon. Will let you all know how the earphones sound.

Great little cans i recommended those to my brother and he loves them to death very underrated imo deffinetly needs more love for sure.
 

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