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Aug 6, 2021 at 6:15 AM Post #58,771 of 61,080

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Has anyone seen anything else about this brand? Their driver configs look interesting, but the prices jump quite dramatically from their C config to the A config.

https://a.aliexpress.com/_msEFTF1
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I'm not even entirely sure what the brand name is or which model these photos are for. My guess would be that these are the D24 A revision, but I'm honestly not sure. Build quality looks pretty good from the photos, even if the number and density of the drivers does lead to a fairly tall shell.
 
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Anyone good enough at reading Chinese to make sense of what these are? It looks like they're all using named BA driver series, but I don't know if they're the actual Knowles or the Bellsing derivatives.

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mMYc5qJ

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They sure are interesting to look at, regardless. I guess this would be the main image that requires translation:

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Has anyone seen anything else about this brand? Their driver configs look interesting, but the prices jump quite dramatically from their C config to the A config.

https://a.aliexpress.com/_msEFTF1
20210806_061118.jpg

20210806_061201.jpg

20210806_061214.jpg

20210806_061133.jpg

20210806_061146.jpg

I'm not even entirely sure what the brand name is or which model these photos are for. My guess would be that these are the D24 A revision, but I'm honestly not sure. Build quality looks pretty good from the photos, even if the number and density of the drivers does lead to a fairly tall shell.
Link is not opening. Can you give the name?
 
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Link is not opening. Can you give the name?
That's kind of the problem. I have no idea what the brand name is, just that they have a tendency to use D followed by the collective number of drivers in both earpieces. So D24, D14, D10, D6, D4, etc. It's very annoying. AE not providing links that work on desktop and on mobile is also very annoying.

Edit: dug through the specifications tab and they're saying the brand name is Huo Huang Shu, whatever that translates into without having the actually characters. It's on the Huo Nip Store on AE.
 
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That's kind of the problem. I have no idea what the brand name is, just that they have a tendency to use D followed by the collective number of drivers in both earpieces. So D24, D14, D10, D6, D4, etc. It's very annoying. AE not providing links that work on desktop and on mobile is also very annoying.
Can you provide the link from AliExpress app?
 
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That's kind of the problem. I have no idea what the brand name is, just that they have a tendency to use D followed by the collective number of drivers in both earpieces. So D24, D14, D10, D6, D4, etc. It's very annoying. AE not providing links that work on desktop and on mobile is also very annoying.

Edit: dug through the specifications tab and they're saying the brand name is Huo Huang Shu, whatever that translates into without having the actually characters. It's on the Huo Nip Store on AE.
Brand name is paoge.
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Anyone good enough at reading Chinese to make sense of what these are? It looks like they're all using named BA driver series, but I don't know if they're the actual Knowles or the Bellsing derivatives.

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mMYc5qJ



They sure are interesting to look at, regardless. I guess this would be the main image that requires translation:

V5
Sonion 2389+33@p, Knowles 22955+22955
3D printed
Sonion 31736+knowles29689x2+custom 10mm DD
V4
Knowles (you can work it out)

All 3 tubes, 3 way crossover
 
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Sonion 2389+33@p, Knowles 22955+22955
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Sonion 31736+knowles29689x2+custom 10mm DD
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Knowles (you can work it out)

All 3 tubes, 3 way crossover
Thanks!
 
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The JANUS 2 from ddHiFi offers a lot in the way of quality—both in sound and functionality. Like its predecessor, this refined successor features ddHiFi’s double-socket system, with a 0.78-millimeter 2-pin port on one end of the cylinder, and an MMCX option on the other end to accommodate a wide range of cables. The high-performance, 10-millimeter dynamic driver offers detail and response across the most important parts of the audio spectrum. The double-walled enclosure has been tuned with plenty of physical support and airflow to create an open sound that doesn’t pile on resonance or harmonic distortion. For solid signal transmission, ddHiFi has included a braided cable, with the signal wire made of high-quality, silver-plated copper and a ground wire made of un-plated copper.
 
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Aug 6, 2021 at 8:14 PM Post #58,784 of 61,080

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IEM? No.
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Real thing? No, but hilarious.

 
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Good question. It is probably my Zeus. Zeus is a very finicky iem. The worst there is. It absolutely requires a cable upgrade and the right one too and the right source with the right tips. If you get all that correct it is most definitely flagship level sonically. It took me almost a year to find just the right combo. Zeus, Azla tips,ISN CU4 cable using my M15.

Reason why there are mixed views on the EE Zeus is because I am 100% certain folks have not used the right combo and source for it. I even had it for sale on the sales threads.A true love hate relationship. But recent ISN CU4 cable changed all that. I tried literally just about all my cables using a 2 pin adapter to try to mesh well with it. Silver don't mesh well with the Zeus and not all copper cables work well with them either. It requires a higher end crystal copper and thicker variety too like the ISN CU4.
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I liked the ISN CU4 so much on my Zeus, I ended up buying the 2 pin version or 2nd CU4 cable just so I can use that on it.

A close 2nd is my IBasso IT04. One of the best reference tuned IEMS at the price and a bit underappreciated on the threads. It has one of the widest stages for in ears and these are also finicky with cables and tips. Not as much as the Zeus. IT04 will give you a taste of TOTL sound without spending an arm. If you guys can see a used set on the forums I would go for it. I know there aren't much chat about them now a days but they are much better than you would imagine. These work extremely well with dynamic warmer sources like the Shanling M5s or better yet my M15.

Lastly is the JVC FXD1. I know you might read some conflicting views about this set but. These are about as good as your gonna get in the price range that is more closer to a neutral signature. These are fairly easy to drive and are not as finicky when it comes to cables and tips. But with the right cable these become very enjoyable. The FDX1 is clearly a transparent iem so cables do have an affect on the sonics. They sound fantastic amped too.
I'd used the ISN CU4 for my H40's and just ordered the EST50's, so I decided to get the 2-pin CU4 for them.

Cable arrived first. Plugged it into my Empire Ears Hero and had a revelation like none other. The way this cable improves the Hero is astonishing.

If you told me you'd switched out my Heroes for the Odin, I'd believe you.
 

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