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Jun 14, 2021 at 10:02 AM Post #57,046 of 60,559

fonkepala

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I'm selling the majority of my IEM's, and my Sennheiser HD599's. All in one bulk sale. $700.

Not included : Sennheiser IE100, Sennheiser IE300, NX7 mk III, UE TF10, Sennheiser IE800, KZ DQ6.

INCLUDED : SFR MT300 -- Monster Miles Davis Trumpets -- KEF M200 -- Sony XBA300 -- UE900s (balanced) -- JVC FW08 -- CCA CST -- Shouer Tape Pro -- Sennheiser IE40pro -- Hifiman RE-00 -- UE 700 -- CCA C12 (balanced) -- Pioneer SE-CH3T -- CCA CA16 -- SoundMAGIC E80 -- Sony MH755 --Tin Audio T3 -- Hifiman RE-400 -- Bose Soundsport -- VE Bonus -- SONICAST Dirac + MK2 -- TFZ King Ex -- Moondrop Crescent -- Sennheiser CX300II -- TRN M10 -- TEAC ZE-1000 -- Sony EX300AP -- UE500 -- CCA CA4 -- Sennheiser HD 599.

The DQ6 must be something special to make you hold onto them. GLWS.
 
Jun 14, 2021 at 10:06 AM Post #57,047 of 60,559

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If you run into fit issues with the BA10, consider using Radius Deep Mount eartips - they move the contact point for the eartip deeper into the ear so that earphone body can rest slightly farther out from the ear canal while still getting a good seal:
That or cut the last 2~3 mm off the stem of a starline tip size you don't use and use that as a spacer behind the tip. Should bring the BA10 out far enough. It's what I've done to mine and it works great :ksc75smile:
 
Jun 14, 2021 at 10:15 AM Post #57,048 of 60,559

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The DQ6 must be something special to make you hold onto them. GLWS.
They are, TOTL tuning with my diy foam.

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Jun 14, 2021 at 10:48 AM Post #57,051 of 60,559

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Posting this here as well for people who're interested in knowing about TRI Starshine but aren't subscribed to the TRI thread. Starshine has a fun, energetic and musically vivid signature with exceptional clarity and detail retrieval for the price. Check out my review to know more. Cheers! :D


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Jun 14, 2021 at 7:51 PM Post #57,052 of 60,559

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My limited discoveries of today:
1) ND-N10
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I could not help getting this pair because of the faceplates and curiousity: whether it is KZ- or TRN-based.
The description was partially mimicking TRN.
A new company, actually: " ND Ear" or as per package: "Hoptop Plastic Electronics" - both are curious names, though the logo is somewhat skillfully cute:
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The sound, well, the bass is a bit overwhelming on top of a typical V-shape with thin mids (those mid BA drivers are mounted on the back, how the sound can propagate through the narrow gaps around a dynamic driver is not clear...)
Perhaps, I did not "burn" them, well I will at least save the faceplates before doing so :)

2) Sadly, my 2-pin connecttors of TRI I3 are loose, and it is a design issue :frowning2:
 
Jun 14, 2021 at 9:49 PM Post #57,053 of 60,559

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After a couple months away, I have returned :)

As you might be able to tell, I have rationalised my setup and joined the dark side... (Apple + TWS? Unimaginable...)

I do have the Moondrop Arias on the way though :wink:

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe!
 
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Jun 14, 2021 at 10:44 PM Post #57,054 of 60,559

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It might hurt my chances of getting another cheap set off ebay, but the Sony Triple Comfort foam eartips are pretty great. Adequate sealing, moderate noise isolation, moderate bass boost without destroying the soundstage, mids, or treble response. The only problem is the relatively small bore of the mounting flange, so getting them fitted onto IEMs with large nozzles can be a bit tricky, but it's manageable. I managed to fit a pair onto my CCA CKX, which has a notoriously massive nozzle, so anything should be possible. The primary difference from standard foams is that it still has the hollow mushroom cap design from a standard silicone set of eartips, but the outer dome is made of a nice foam. It isn't particularly compressible, but it's super comfortable and helps cut down on ear sweat if you have that problem with normal silicone eartips. Fitment is pretty much identical to the standard sizing for silicone tips, so if you take a medium in those, you'll probably want a medium in these as well. If you have IEMs with absolutely massive nozzles and you're relying heavily on the airgap and compressibility of the silicone dome to make it work, you'll probably want a size down. There are sellers on ebay who have multi-packs with a variety of sizes. They're also sold in sets intended for use with their wireless noise cancelling earphones which include three pairs of Triple Comfort and three pairs of their silicone gel eartips in S, M, and L sizes. One of each. As far as I can determine, the silicone gel eartips are just a slightly softer silicone formulation, but I didn't bother getting those.

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I also recently tried out the Monster SuperTips in both gel-filled silicone and coated foam. They're definitely interesting. I find it challenging to get a proper fit on the gels, since they don't exactly compress, but despite them not necessarily feeling well-fitted, it doesn't seem to detrimentally impact the sonic performance of them in a meaningful way. The foams are a lot like any of the standard over-glazed foam eartips, but they do feature a bit of a silicone flange at the tip, so insertion goes a bit easier without needing to crush them down into nothing to get them inserted. If you can find a seller on ebay still offering the starter kit with a pair of each in all of their sizes, then it would be worth picking up just for the novelty factor. The gels are also a tip you'll have to roll through a bunch of different sizes on depending on the size of the nozzle of your IEM, since the gel doesn't compress much. Once you find the right size, though, they are eminently comfortable as well. The foams are also more comfortable than the standard comply foams and the Ikko foams, since they're lovely and rounded off like silicone eartips, and the foam is relatively soft. Impact on soundstage is generally neutral. They're a decently large bore size, but not excessively so. Because they've used a really soft silicone for the tube and it's supported by either gel or foam, installation on your IEMs is an absolute breeze even on those with massive nozzles like the CCA CKX (which needs their XS gel for my ears). Be warned that these don't work particularly well on IEMs with resin nozzles that lack any defined ridges to grip the eartips. They may work out alright for those with particularly large resin nozzles, but my friend was unable to get any to stay on his Kinera NanNa v.2.0, so you can use that fitment as a guide for you. As far as I can tell, these have unfortunately been discontinued, so your ability to procure them might be limited. Best of luck!
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Edit: If anyone knows where I can order the now long discontinued Sony EP-EXN50 foam-filled hybrid noise isolation tips, please let me know. My efforts thus far to source a set have been quite fruitless. I'm super curious how they are, since people who've mentioned them in forum threads I've encountered have mentioned how they're ridiculously comfortable.
 
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Jun 15, 2021 at 12:54 AM Post #57,055 of 60,559

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After a couple months away, I have returned :)

As you might be able to tell, I have rationalised my setup and joined the dark side... (Apple + TWS? Unimaginable...)

I do have the Moondrop Arias on the way though :wink:

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe!


You have been very wise to stay away from headfi these few months. And congrats in finding your endgame.

Might probably have saved yourself a tidy sum of money not hanging out here!!!
 
Jun 15, 2021 at 5:20 AM Post #57,056 of 60,559

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After a couple months away, I have returned :)

As you might be able to tell, I have rationalised my setup and joined the dark side... (Apple + TWS? Unimaginable...)

I do have the Moondrop Arias on the way though :wink:

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe!
Welcome back, Uni. Hope everything is great with you :)

On another note, a new Moondrop hybrid is incoming: 1 DD, 2 BA, 2 EST per side. Launches on 18 June, priced at 520 USD.

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BQEYZ is having a lucky box thingy at $49.99 USD:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002820135666.html

According to them:
  • It includes at least one piece of BQEYZ earphone with an upgrade cable, such as Summer, Spring 1, K1, KB1, K2, KC2, BQ3.
  • If the last number of the order ID is 8, you can get Summer.


Well their last lucky box thing wasn't too lucky, it seemed almost > 90% of people ended up getting the KB100 or KB1? Stock clearing time? But oh wells, gamblers will wanna gamble since the Summer is up for grabs. Any takers???
 
Jun 15, 2021 at 7:02 AM Post #57,059 of 60,559

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BQEYZ is having a lucky box thingy at $49.99 USD:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002820135666.html

According to them:
  • It includes at least one piece of BQEYZ earphone with an upgrade cable, such as Summer, Spring 1, K1, KB1, K2, KC2, BQ3.
  • If the last number of the order ID is 8, you can get Summer.


Well their last lucky box thing wasn't too lucky, it seemed almost > 90% of people ended up getting the KB100 or KB1? Stock clearing time? But oh wells, gamblers will wanna gamble since the Summer is up for grabs. Any takers???
Kb100/KC2/BQ3 is still a decent return for the lucky bag but K1/KB1/K2 + cable for $49 is so off putting. Mostly it will be those $30 IEMs+ cable. 1 in a million chances of someone getting a Summer. We will definitely find some gutsy buyers as times since immemorial humans have loved to fight against the odds to pocket elusive/lucrative prices
 
Jun 15, 2021 at 7:05 AM Post #57,060 of 60,559

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BQEYZ is having a lucky box thingy at $49.99 USD:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002820135666.html

According to them:
  • It includes at least one piece of BQEYZ earphone with an upgrade cable, such as Summer, Spring 1, K1, KB1, K2, KC2, BQ3.
  • If the last number of the order ID is 8, you can get Summer.


Well their last lucky box thing wasn't too lucky, it seemed almost > 90% of people ended up getting the KB100 or KB1? Stock clearing time? But oh wells, gamblers will wanna gamble since the Summer is up for grabs. Any takers???
Significant price jump from last lucky box. The previous one was like 20 US Dollars ? The items are almost the same too. The last lucky box was like 90% K1 and or KB1. I got a K1. For 20 dollar perhaps worth a gamble but for 50 dollar no way.
 

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