The Ultra Cheap IEM Thread

iems

#363

My first impressions of the 6 BA NiceHCK DT600 are very favourable: I really like the linear low end. They do sound a bit treble forward and the only culprit could be that 5-7 kHz peak…but it does not look that bad.

These are potential winners.


#364

And here the kicker: I really did not like the soft, overwhelming low end of the otherwise very good NiceHCK M6 (BGVP DMG). But these third-party filters removed the excess bass nicely.

Now compare this graph to the single DD Pioneer SE-CH3:

And here the Brainwavz B400:


#365

Does that filter make the M6 too bright?


#366

Not to me…the bass remains rather slow which makes the overall sound still meaty…much meatier than the B400 or the DT600.

Here the old nozzle trick: taping 80-90% of the nozzle over with micropore removes most nasty peaks between 5 and 15 kHz (this range may vary with earphone). Nevertheless, this single DD still sounds harsh after modding, probably because of a poor-quality driver.


#367

Now that HawaiiBadBoy let the cat ouf the bag… the T3 is coming! :slight_smile:

It’ll be $59 on Massdrop and $69 regular price starting Feb 11th.

I’ll be getting a set to review soon. It’s stuck in customs right now! I’ll post some impressions as soon as I can.


#368

Just ordered CCA C16s, should arrive Saturday. I love this hobby…!!


#369

I’ll pick this up! I really like the Tin audios. Really enjoyed both the T2 and Pro.


#370

I must say I really enjoy the extra flair you add to your graphs explaining the things you do not enjoy or why something is measuring some way. Makes the graphs more enjoyable!


#371

Thanks. And what I find most important is superimposing graphs when comparing two earphones. It assists the reader in understanding the writer’s thoughts but also leaves them room for their own interpretations.


#372

So, I’m going to put in another plug for the VE Monk’s. You can’t get more ultra cheap than $5 to $10. I’d like to see some pro level testing on them to see empirically how they compare (not just how I hear them).


#373

I started an ear bud thread here, but in short, I don’t like the monk. There are several other ear buds that I feel are much better than it in the same price range. I recently got a couple others which I can post about too. Also under $10 and better than Monks in every way for my tastes.

https://forum.headphone.com/t/ear-buds-discussion/2582/20


#374

The dynamic driver on the right earpiece of my Yersen FEN-2000s died recently, after about a year of use. They were my first hybrid IEMs, so I was rather attached to them. It’s still difficult to find anything quite as detailed at their price point, though QC apparently suffered after the initial batch.


#375

Coming soon…but man is Wordpress a cumbersome affair…


#376

Here’s a chart of the NiceHCK EP10

Blue is Diffuse Field Compensation
Dayton IMM-6 Mic


#377

@antdroid round three…


#378

I never got that one. :slight_smile:
I’m all on the Moondrop Kanas Pro bandwagon for ultra hype train right now.


#379

they are remarkably close to the ZSN, in looks…you can tell they have different internals though.


#380

The postal and courier services must love you, @antdroid and @Torq (along with others). You certainly give them plenty of business. :grin:. I’m only jealous. I’ve really got to get a few more of the Chinese iem’s to try.

Anyway having bought the T2 Pro’s I think I may try another set but maybe this time I shall go for earbuds.


#381

What do you think of the Moondrop’s?They’ve got lots of praise by others.


#382

I’ve shared some of my thoughts on this thread: Chinese Brands - IEMs Discussion

Right now, I am loving them. They are super smooth and the sound balance on them is nearly perfect.

I’m getting a care package as soon as the courier services get my package out of customs that’s got the DM6, Tin Audio T3, TenHZ T5, and PMV Crescent to play with.