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Apr 18, 2021 at 7:48 PM Post #56,041 of 61,475

FreeWheelinAudioLuv2

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Well i found out that (If i'm not mistaken):

(BA)
L3 $160
L6 $240
L8 $340
L12 $570

( DD+BA)
D7 $160
D7 pro $190

(BA+EST)
E7 $700
E12 $930
that's not bad all for a multi EST and BA. Surprising a little.
 
Apr 18, 2021 at 7:51 PM Post #56,042 of 61,475

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that's not bad all for a multi EST and BA. Surprising a little.
Yeah i'm surprised as well.
From what i can tell/read ( through google translate ) is that the L8 and E12 models are very very highly regarded in the community
 
Apr 18, 2021 at 8:33 PM Post #56,043 of 61,475

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While we are on the topic of thing you can only get on taobao, I've actually been debating between getting leisurely audio IEMs or from another niche brand called "earsir" or tianxing in Chinese. Their ES170 has been getting great reviews in Chinese forums, and it's price is also pretty good, you get 7 BA for ~$360, according to the impressions, it's got great bass for an all BA unit. I'm moving soon so I'm holding off on purchases from overseas atm, but if anyone here is willing to take the plunge and share some impressions I'd be very interested.
link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=620218979589

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Apr 18, 2021 at 9:07 PM Post #56,044 of 61,475

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Just found out the new UM MASON Fabled sound Special edition will be selling for $6K. The Special is that they will cost as much as a good used car. Prices for flagships now a days is unreal. I am sure they will be praised by reviewers and will sound like heaven has ascended on your ears.

But for me anyway give me KBEARS KS1 for $20. Thank goodness for earphones we can afford. Lol
 
Apr 19, 2021 at 4:26 AM Post #56,047 of 61,475

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Unique Melody Mest Mk2
2EST + 4BA + 1DD + 1 Bone Conduction Driver
MSRP: $1499

Warm Energetic, i can see if someone saying it's the best IEM, especially for the one who like upbeat tempo, mest mk2 has lot of energy to make lively presentation, really punchy bass and treble has bite without any harshness
Imaging definitely on top level, really good layering
Though, i don't like mest mk2 for slow tempo music, not every song need that much energy

For technical obviously there is nothing to complaint, for tonal it just a matter of taste
I would recommend mest mk2 depends on your playlist, need lot of energy? Go for it, probably the best one you can find in the market right now


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Yanyin Technology (研音科技) Rosemary
8BA + 1DD (with 2 switch)
MSRP: 5198 RMB
Link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-23312529545.16.4d4f64d0iRocga&id=636333873360

Neutral with slight warm touch, it's relaxing with good atmospheric
i like either with 00 switch or 11 switch, 11switch if you like more v-shaped with energy boost (not as much as mest mk2)

I own Rosemary and i borrow Mest MK2 from local seller, both is great IEM for the price, but if we talk about value I think Rosemary still has better value
Mest Mk2 definitely has sharper imaging and much much more energetic (even slow mellow song will become energetic one), while Rosemary give calmer presentation
some people might say there is nothing special from Rosemary, i would say because it's what good cans should do, it doesn't overboost in any area, just give right amount.

I would say both is good choices, but if you want value go for Rosemary (I own Rosemary since last year and still happy with this IEM)

Rosemary FR
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Switch 1 for Bass Boost
Switch 2 for Treble Boost
 
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Apr 19, 2021 at 7:25 AM Post #56,048 of 61,475

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It is time to start a new week in full force!! This means an IEM with a huge soundstage, tons of detail, and an actually good bass! If you're not afraid of treble either, then the 3D Terminator or Three Dynamic Drivers Terminator IEM from Unique Melody will be right up your alley!

I did a review on them, and took the time to talk about their sound, their comfort, along with how they compare with other IEMs priced around the very competitive price of ~400 USD.

Please take a look, and leave a comment if you have questions, or if there'll be any way I could help

https://www.audiophile-heaven.com/2021/04/unique-melody-3dt-3d-terminator-sound-stage-exploded.html

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Well i found out that (If i'm not mistaken):

(BA)
L3 $160
L6 $240
L8 $340
L12 $570

( DD+BA)
D7 $160
D7 pro $190

(BA+EST)
E7 $700
E12 $930
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This one is Leisurely L8, from technical side this one is on par with fearless 8BA (s8f/s8p)
For tonal, it's boring one with emphasis on lower treble, not that hot as their FR but bass can be improved imo, i expect more textured bass since it use the best BA bass driver

And for D7, you could check Fearless tequila, it has the same driver, probably just a little different tuning, i suggest to pass tho
 
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I was actually considering both the L8 and D7 haha, thanks for the info! ( Reconsidering now )
It's a little bit hard to find the FR on the LA IEMs pfft
 
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They could be fake fakes and the real fake deal! Cost of items pushed way up by including R & D costs in final product cost. If reverse engineered actual parts cost of product drops significantly perhaps still wise to not get fooled again AKA the WHO! A placebo labeled real placebo however in recent Harvard study still is more effective than ordinary placebo!!
 
Apr 19, 2021 at 3:58 PM Post #56,055 of 61,475

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Unique Melody Mest Mk2
2EST + 4BA + 1DD + 1 Bone Conduction Driver
MSRP: $1499

Warm Energetic, i can see if someone saying it's the best IEM, especially for the one who like upbeat tempo, mest mk2 has lot of energy to make lively presentation, really punchy bass and treble has bite without any harshness
Imaging definitely on top level, really good layering
Though, i don't like mest mk2 for slow tempo music, not every song need that much energy

For technical obviously there is nothing to complaint, for tonal it just a matter of taste
I would recommend mest mk2 depends on your playlist, need lot of energy? Go for it, probably the best one you can find in the market right now


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Yanyin Technology (研音科技) Rosemary
8BA + 1DD (with 2 switch)
MSRP: 5198 RMB
Link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-23312529545.16.4d4f64d0iRocga&id=636333873360

Neutral with slight warm touch, it's relaxing with good atmospheric
i like either with 00 switch or 11 switch, 11switch if you like more v-shaped with energy boost (not as much as mest mk2)

I own Rosemary and i borrow Mest MK2 from local seller, both is great IEM for the price, but if we talk about value I think Rosemary still has better value
Mest Mk2 definitely has sharper imaging and much much more energetic (even slow mellow song will become energetic one), while Rosemary give calmer presentation
some people might say there is nothing special from Rosemary, i would say because it's what good cans should do, it doesn't overboost in any area, just give right amount.

I would say both is good choices, but if you want value go for Rosemary (I own Rosemary since last year and still happy with this IEM)

Rosemary FR

Switch 1 for Bass Boost
Switch 2 for Treble Boost
that's a gorgeous faceplate on the Rosemary,
 

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