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This is the official graph of the Aladdin. Like I said it is tuned extremely well. I was not kidding when I said these remind me of a much cheaper Ibasso IT07. Balancing is similar, treble got better extension. Lol. These things are nuts for the money.


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By the way my timing was good as they are listed for sale. Official price will be $245. Extremely competitive at this price.
https://penonaudio.com/yanyin-aladdin.html
 
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O, response graph. It's like one guy said: " The mids ? - No. Didn't hear." 😁
I always remember when I see such a schedule :). "Boom tyts", as I understand it. This is a very special magic :)
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I can recognize something that's gonna make some waves here on headfi. These are gonna make some waves here on headfi. I can tell just from open listen these are on a serious level for sonics hence I started their own thread. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/yanyin-discussion-thread.958874/

This is their intro product that is what is mind boggling about these. I will leave more impressions on the Yanyin thread when I get some run in time on these. The crazy thing about these. They sound this good out of the box. These are gonna do for the $200 mid fi segment what the $45 GK10 did for the budget segment.
 
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I can recognize something that's gonna make some waves here on headfi. These are gonna make some waves here on headfi. I can tell just from open listen these are on a serious level for sonics hence I started their own thread. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/yanyin-discussion-thread.958874/

This is their intro product that is what is mind boggling about these. I will leave more impressions on the Yanyin thread when I get some run in time on these. The crazy thing about these. They sound this good out of the box. These are gonna do for the $200 mid fi segment what the $45 GK10 did for the budget segment.
Have you heard their Canon set by any chance? They're well outside of the price range where I'd look to spend myself for that driver arrangement (1DD+4BA), but I'm still curious how they're tuned. The graph does look pretty nice.

From their AE listing on the Beteran HiFi Audio Store storefront:
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Based on the graphs, it looks like their treble switches actually do some real work, so that's nice.
 
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Have you heard their Canon set by any chance? They're well outside of the price range where I'd look to spend myself for that driver arrangement (1DD+4BA), but I'm still curious how they're tuned. The graph does look pretty nice.

From their AE listing on the Beteran HiFi Audio Store storefront:
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Based on the graphs, it looks like their treble switches actually do some real work, so that's nice.
i've heard it before, it's the most v-shaped from their lineup, energetic with good clarity, while v-shaped is not really my cup of tea, but it's good one

you can read the review in chinese from this
https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/359632861
 
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T MKII has superb technicalities but yes, if an instrument separation is on stake, I bet well tuned 8BA+1DD
I will tell you when i'll go with Aroma Thunder (10BA+DD), right now Mest mk2 is the best iem i own.
I don't consider W6.2 because i didn't finished burnin, right now (40h) has the best mids ever heard in terms of timbre/tonality do it better than RSV also
 
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ridiculous take. no offense. a hype train can have two outcomes. one is worthy of the hype. the other is not worthy of the hype. Lebron was a hype train out of high school. he turned out to be worthy of the hype. Kwame Brown was hyped coming out of high school. he didn't live up to the hype train. Same goes with audio gear. The GK10 are worthy of the hype. The Mofesest Trio? Not so much. The idea isn't "hype train" so they suck. That's just incredibly flawed and stupid thinking if you ask me.
I always understood the word "hype" to indicate overexaggeration. Judging by the responses in this thread about the GK10, it would appear that all the praise is deserved. That was my meaning.
 
Jul 29, 2021 at 4:52 AM Post #58,570 of 60,156

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I always understood the word "hype" to indicate overexaggeration. Judging by the responses in this thread about the GK10, it would appear that all the praise is deserved. That was my meaning.
'Hype' is a weird one to interpret nowadays. Despite it being a contraction of hyperbole, which has definite negative connotations, many now use it with neutral or even positive intent.
Personally I deal with this by using the whole word; hyperbole, when my intent is pejorative, and leave 'hype' for those times my meaning is neutral (or even positive).
(just my two-cents PSA for any non native English readers who are confused by the constant moving of the language goalposts, not intended as definitive by any means).
 
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'Hype' is a weird one to interpret nowadays. Despite it being a contraction of hyperbole, which has definite negative connotations, many now use it with neutral or even positive intent.
Personally I deal with this by using the whole word; hyperbole, when my intent is pejorative, and leave 'hype' for those times my meaning is neutral (or even positive).
(just my two-cents PSA for any non native English readers who are confused by the constant moving of the language goalposts, not intended as definitive by any means).
Yes, it seems "hype" now also has the meaning of eager anticipation and expectation. It might then be argued that the original meaning can only be applied if the item in question does not meet that expectation and may be described as "not living up to the hype". If it does turn out to be worthy of the praise then of course it is no longer "hyped" (in the original sense). I am a bit of a stickler when it comes to the use of English, another of my dislikes is the use of the word "budget" as an adjective meaning "cheap". For me, the noun "budget" refers to the amount allocated for a particular purpose and can also be a verb in that sense. As you say, the language is constantly changing (not always for the better, I often think!).
 
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i've heard it before, it's the most v-shaped from their lineup, energetic with good clarity, while v-shaped is not really my cup of tea, but it's good one

you can read the review in chinese from this
https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/359632861
Awesome to hear someone on here has had a listen to them, since they seem quite niche. Maybe if I stumble my way into some extra cash they'd be worth consideration.
 
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Yes, it seems "hype" now also has the meaning of eager anticipation and expectation. It might then be argued that the original meaning can only be applied if the item in question does not meet that expectation and may be described as "not living up to the hype". If it does turn out to be worthy of the praise then of course it is no longer "hyped" (in the original sense).
It's difficult to look on hype trains in a positive light when a particular hobby is so ridiculously subjective, but popularity is a fairly good indicator that something has been received positively, so it must be doing something right. Based on the graphs, it seems like it wouldn't be suited for all music genres, but I haven't gotten mine in yet, so I can't really say, and FR graphs can lie when you're dealing with so many different driver types. Thankfully, I have loads of eartips these days to roll to my heart's content to help compensate.
 
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It's difficult to look on hype trains in a positive light when a particular hobby is so ridiculously subjective, but popularity is a fairly good indicator that something has been received positively, so it must be doing something right. Based on the graphs, it seems like it wouldn't be suited for all music genres, but I haven't gotten mine in yet, so I can't really say, and FR graphs can lie when you're dealing with so many different driver types. Thankfully, I have loads of eartips these days to roll to my heart's content to help compensate.
Yes, that's right. I never really take much notice of graphs as they only show amplitude and the quality of important factors like timbre, soundstage and imaging cannot be derived from inspecting them. I have a blue GK10 coming soon so will be able to make some valid comments on its sound. It seems tips and cables make a significant difference with this particular IEM.
 
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