"Chi-Fi"

sufi

lala
For the audiophiles. Anyone tried it? It's not even a very new phenomenon apparently.

I met up with a mate who had got a small player and some headphones from AliBaba and was very satisfied with the extra high quality for such cheap prices - he said that there's a sweet spot around $50 where you're getting kit that is as good as fancy overpriced stuff that costs 10x as much (so it exists, it's not just an internet hype! though it seems to play out on forums like a meme)

This pretty much tells it like he told it https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/7/20943377/chinese-hi-fi-audio-chifi-fiio-hifiman-tin-audio

I kind of like the egalitarian, undermining brandism and western trade models aspect to it, though there are other stereotypings and bullshit involved instead to some extent...

More
https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/5hu6ed/is_there_any_reason_not_to_go_chifi/
https://www.forbes.com/global/2007/0129/058.html#3530b69c32d5
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/review-kz-ate-hi-fi-earphones/

and some amazing and weird looking stuff here https://www.lifewire.com/best-chi-fi-products-3134940
 

droid

Beast of Burden
They're the only earbuds I buy.

Gone through multiple sets down through the years. OurArt TI7, Musicmaker Tomahawk, Auglamour FF3, Yuin PK1, VE Monk, PAA-1 PRO. Currently running a set of NiceHCK EB2s, and saving up for a pair of Rose Masya Pros.

Read the reviews on Head Fi and remember that anything higher than 32 Ohm Impedance will sound very low on a phone.
 

Leo

Well-known member
They're the only earbuds I buy.

Gone through multiple sets down through the years. OurArt TI7, Musicmaker Tomahawk, Auglamour FF3, Yuin PK1, VE Monk, PAA-1 PRO. Currently running a set of NiceHCK EB2s, and saving up for a pair of Rose Masya Pros.

Read the reviews on Head Fi and remember that anything higher than 32 Ohm Impedance will sound very low on a phone.
I'd love to try a pair of in-ear monitor (IEM) earbuds, any particular recommendations? where do you buy them? any available eon amazon?
 

droid

Beast of Burden
I'd love to try a pair of in-ear monitor (IEM) earbuds, any particular recommendations? where do you buy them? any available eon amazon?
Im not an IEM guy - try here for recs: https://www.head-fi.org/articles/head-fi-buying-guide-in-ear-headphones.17592/

Find one you like the sound of that fits your budget then check ali baba or penon.

Otherwise go here: https://penonaudio.com/iems?__cf_ch...unrkR6P6GCNAHcQf1i-Y5jsmQfbZejkJ_nq7vSj9ZmvhA

And find some that suit your budget and check reviews on head fi. Remember to watch for impedance. The best ones tend to have higher impedance and will need amplification for normal use.
 

nochexxx

harco pronting
I use the Tin Audio T2s and I'm pretty happy. The build qualilty is amazing for the price, going to try some different tips as I managed to loose the blue ones it came with.
 
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