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May 30, 2021 at 9:42 AM Post #56,806 of 60,709

RikudouGoku

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Yeah. FA themselves. Got surprised when I saw the reply from the store containing the email address.

I guess there's a huge mark-up when it's not the "OEM" itself that's selling the products as the GD3A is being sold on their "official" store for less than 80 USD 🤣

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I just so wish that their OEM prices are available on Shopee 😭
Yes, indeed a big mark up. Seems that the OEM price they give to other companies is 30% off from the prices you see on their store. (which is also the review discount I got.)
 
May 30, 2021 at 1:43 PM Post #56,808 of 60,709

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Hey guys! I just posted my first quick impressions of BGVP's upcoming 1DD+2BA+2EST tri-brid NE5 in the BGVP thread (link). Cheers! :D

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May 31, 2021 at 3:41 AM Post #56,809 of 60,709

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Well, at least wait for the summer sale in 2 weeks. I dont think I will have my order then but at least you can use coupons lol.
I'll definitely be taking that advice. I'm loving the frequency response curve and the driver arrangement on the GD7B, but my finances are a bit unfortunate after some recent impulse purchases, so maybe by the time that sale rolls around, I'll be in a better place to drop some cash on a couple interesting sets. I've been wanting to check out the sound signature on an all BA unit, so this may be a good place to start. Quick question, though: what are your thoughts on Sonion's low-frequency drivers? I'm trying to decide if it would be worthwhile to sink money into their more premium offerings just to get the 38 series over the other options, but I haven't heard anything that uses their low-frequency BA drivers. Do you have any opinions on them?
 
May 31, 2021 at 6:20 AM Post #56,810 of 60,709

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I'll definitely be taking that advice. I'm loving the frequency response curve and the driver arrangement on the GD7B, but my finances are a bit unfortunate after some recent impulse purchases, so maybe by the time that sale rolls around, I'll be in a better place to drop some cash on a couple interesting sets. I've been wanting to check out the sound signature on an all BA unit, so this may be a good place to start. Quick question, though: what are your thoughts on Sonion's low-frequency drivers? I'm trying to decide if it would be worthwhile to sink money into their more premium offerings just to get the 38 series over the other options, but I haven't heard anything that uses their low-frequency BA drivers. Do you have any opinions on them?
I havent actually heard any Sonion BAs myself. :joy:

Which is another reason I am interested in their stuff. Since from what I heard from others, the Sonion BAs are a lot better for bass than the ones by knowles. So I do think it is worth getting their more premium lineup with those Sonion drivers.
 
May 31, 2021 at 6:34 AM Post #56,811 of 60,709

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Guys which will be a good pure copper or OCC cable under 100 USD? PAC480 I am already getting.

1. ISN GD4
2. DDHIFI BC120A
3. Linsoul LSC09


Aliexpress is not shipping to India hence I am limited to Penon and Linsoul. Shenzhenaudio does not have much collection. Otherwise my target was CEMA Electroacousti cables.
 
May 31, 2021 at 6:48 AM Post #56,812 of 60,709

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Will Effect Audio Ares II be better than all the above? I got a very good deal just now.
 
May 31, 2021 at 7:43 AM Post #56,813 of 60,709

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Has anybody got an idea if Slater is OK? I haven't seen any posts by him for ages and that is so unlike him. Maybe he has something else in his life? Please if anybody knows let us know if he is OK or PM me if that is necessary.
 
May 31, 2021 at 8:40 AM Post #56,814 of 60,709

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Has anybody got an idea if Slater is OK? I haven't seen any posts by him for ages and that is so unlike him. Maybe he has something else in his life? Please if anybody knows let us know if he is OK or PM me if that is necessary.
Hopefully he's just taking his avatar's advice and is avoiding the main source of temptation...
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Sometimes going cold turkey is the only way.
 
May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM Post #56,816 of 60,709

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I hope you are right. I'm still concerned though.
Maybe as he had mentioned, he is busy building his own IEMs and is occupied with that. So hopefully when he returns we might have a new IEM - Slater Modio. An IEM that one can mod endlessly till they get a perfect sound. 😉
 
May 31, 2021 at 5:57 PM Post #56,818 of 60,709

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Any folks who have ordered from the GS Audio Ali store received there good yet? I am intrigued but don't want to blind buy. The GT12 model looks baller.

I know Rikudou has ordered a pair.

I want these.

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2 pairs actually, the GD3A and the GD11. Probably a month before I get them though with the typical shipping time to Sweden...and they havent shipped it out yet since I ordered them yesterday.
 
May 31, 2021 at 7:06 PM Post #56,819 of 60,709

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https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/reecho-insects-awaken.25050/reviews#review-25973

Reecho folks are bass heads I am convinced of that. They manage to squeeze out the most impactful bass end out of your standard Knowles BAs. One taking care of subbass another taking care of mid bass to lower mids. This ends up giving the Insects awaken some profound bass for BA implementation that can compete with much more expensive bass presentations using Sonion bass BAs. Very comparable actually which was surprising. Happy Memorial Day for fellow Americans. This is your extended weekend reader.
 
May 31, 2021 at 7:23 PM Post #56,820 of 60,709

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https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/reecho-insects-awaken.25050/reviews#review-25973

Reecho folks are bass heads I am convinced of that. They manage to squeeze out the most impactful bass end out of your standard Knowles BAs. One taking care of subbass another taking care of mid bass to lower mids. This ends up giving the Insects awaken some profound bass for BA implementation that can compete with much more expensive bass presentations using Sonion bass BAs. Very comparable actually which was surprising. Happy Memorial Day for fellow Americans. This is your extended weekend reader.
I take it the Cicadas have awakened!!
 

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