What is the sound difference with Qian69 only this model is available in my country
I do not have it, dunno. That is a very different shell as well and I dont think that looks that safe.
Ok thanks will avoid and try 39 if possible. I need to try cheaper buds to see if I like the fit and can move head at least slightly before jumping on costlier models. I know buds sounds great but the fit need to try.
You could also try the Vido which is dirt cheap and uses a different shell (MX500) but is the standard shell most use.
My gen 1 Rikubuds uses that shell.
Gen 3 is closer to the Qian39 though.
Any mod recommendations (with measurements) for the EA500LM (cured using it in stock form).
I wouldn’t do any vent modding as the bass is more than sufficient.
Any suggestions for toning down the upper kids and smoothing out the 8k peak?
I have the Simgot tuning kit, but no way to measure the impact of the mods.
Any help will be much appreciated.
That looks pretty legit…will have to remember this when I pick it up (on the wish list).
Thanks I’ll take a look!
Michael Bruce considers LM to be the best of Simgot
I guess @Rikudou_Goku will agree
Having heard all except the OG 500, i thought the LM was the worst.
any particular reason?
Yes absolutely, it sounded veiled and unnatural. Been hearing so many people raving about it makes me think if the one i heard was a lemon. I just wasn’t how people are describing it. It was just unremarkable for me.
I got the EA500 LM this week and have the original EA500 and EN1000 to compare it too. The recessed mids lost me there, too much of a dip for vocals which sound distant. For games it was a bust since footsteps happen 400hz-1600hz so I couldn’t hear anything until an opponent was literally in front of me. There’s too many IEMs that you should be forced to equalize. Going to stick to my 7hz Salnotes Zero:2 for a while.
I’m done with V shape of any kind personally. No recessed male vocals, shouty female vocals, inconsistent treble, or bass rolling off early. May sell a few things and go back to the Hifiman Arya Stealth for headphones and the Zero:2 for IEMs since they’re so inexpensive they travel well without worry about breaking them on the road.
I dont have the LM.
On what I am seeing right now, based on the reviews I have read so far regarding this IEM. It says it’s not really much of an upgrade when you already own the original EA500, as well as the EM6L, and I own both IEMs in my collection and it has been a while since I have purchased a new one.
I don’t know what my upgrade path is even next, for the LMs in a way intrigues but given on what is being said about it by most folks, I am not sure if I should get it. EA1000? Not sure, might be the next upgrade for me, but I think it would be better for me to look for more or at least get some suggestions.
I got mine today, and I think they are a tiny bit better, but not by much. That said, I need more time.
I do like the sound a bit better with the brass nozzle, and I want to experiment with that on the OG EA500, just to see if the nozzle is the bit doing the heavy lifting. I do find that my preferred test everything track “The Weight of Dreams” ( by Greta Van Fleet ), the rumbly sub bass isn’t as forward as I expect around the 4:25 mark before the solo.
I really like the EA500, the LM, and the Olina SE, but these three sets represent the upper bound of how bright I like an IEM. In that under $100 price range, I tend to get out the Artti R1, or even the Kailua more often.
That is interesting and thanks for sharing your thoughts about it. For I am really am considering getting this even though I know I should be getting an IEM that is a direct upgrade from the EA500 or even the EM6L.
I am not sure about the EA1000 but if it’s indeed the upgrade or something, I might get that instead, but there are peeps have been telling that when it comes to the drivers, the LM apparently is better than the EA1000.
IMO, if you enjoy what you have stick with them for a while longer and when you DO buy something new, chances are it will be even better and/or cheaper.
(EA500 > EA1000 IMO.)