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Just got the delay email--hopefully it doesn't last too long. I'm really eager to try these, but i'm almost considering a refund (only possible due to the delay), so I can get the edc3's instead.
Unacceptable. Light tug is all that it took for this
Can't wait to try these out!
So how does this work? I thought i would get iem soon since i need asap im on dialysis for kidney failure and cant wait that long.... sorry im new to this
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I see now yea thats why i wanted to buy here to save money on my first iem im excited but now i must wait for a new deal :(
Dre707
If you want something now, checkout the massdrop x nuforce edc iem for $60. Not as nice as the kinera h3 but still a solid iem. Pkus these are in stock so they will get shipped out now (well free std shipping is 5-10 days). I actually just ordered it today so ill let you know what i think once it arrives!
I've never really had a good pair of in-ear headphones and looking at getting into the audiophile realm. I'm just looking for a good pair or IEMs to carry around with me and use with my phone. I was just wondering if a phone can power these well?
Anyone try the Ostry KC09's? Which would you purchase and why? I'm really leaning towards these although it sounds like the double armature make the highs a little too much sometimes.
BUY THESE THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!!!

not kidding even a little bit.


really.


I SWEAR.
I'm interested in the Kinera H3 IEMs but have a few questions. I'll be looking to use these with an Oppo HA-2SE. Ultimately I've been saving for a pair of Cardas A8s, and wondering if I should jump on this for the value, or hold onto my money.

Currently I'm using a pair of Hifiman RE-400s. I intend to keep these for my office, and the second pair will be for home/travel use. I freakin' love the RE-400s. Very neutral and controlled. I'm not huge on bass. I prefer a sound signature that's laid back and has a nice balance of lows through to the highs. I don't mind bass presence, but it has to be controlled. If not, I prefer more revealing mids and highs.

Anyway, my questions are... Should I hold onto my money, and keep saving for the A8s (retail $299)?

Also, I have pretty small ears and ear canals. This isn't an issue with the RE-400s, and seems the A8s accommodate small ears nicely, but can anyone who owns a pair of H3s share how these fit?

Thanks everyone!!!

Cheers,
MD
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boMD
These definitely wouldn't be in your wheelhouse. Not very laid back (vibrant treble), plenty of low end, recessed mids (lower mostly). They fall into that "fun" sounding v-shaped category. Here's a pic of how they fit as well.
TheContraptionist
Appreciate your reply. I’m gonna hold off and keep saving/searching for my ideal pair of IEMs.

Cheers,
Matthew
Received my H3s from last months drop. Getting some listening time in. It's early yet but switching out from my Monster Turbine Pro coppers, these definitely have a diminished mid, but a bit more bass and far more high end treble.

Overall sound signature comes off an unbalanced "V" shape, leaning to the high end "bright".

Great volume and the isolation on these was surprisingly good for an IEM with a dynamic driver in the array.
WayneAnderson
They do get better after time. Initially I had to run EQ to "fix" the brightness, after about 2-3 weeks I didn't need it anymore.
As an owner of an H3, I enjoy it a lot and think 80$ is a fair even good price, as long as you know full well of the caveats of the H3. Also I have heard they will release 2 new models in 2018 that, if you have reservations about this one you all should look out for.
They also have a Telegram group and a Facebook page to see when they will announce it. https://t.me/kinera2017 & facebook.com/kinera2017
I hear a v2 with sound improvements & physical enhancements are in the works. Should probably wait for that.
Some physical issues: driver flex (uncomfortable ear pressure- driver longevity in question)/no lip for eartips

Sound varies a LOT: Besides eartip choice, a lot of this is dependent on how far you slide your eartips up the nozzle. Have fun maintaining any consistency.

Feel: Honestly the universal plastic CIEM kinda hurts after a while. Has a lot to do with the pointier part of the shell driving into the folds of my ear. Feels great for like 30 minutes at least.
Sound: Definitely on the bright side. Vocals are nice though. They have more of that sorta texture of someone doing VO work. Not sure how they're doing the driver placement but I hear some weird reflections - or something. Not as clean a presentation as I would have liked.

As a daily driver it's out due to comfort & consistency - mids are nice for the price but its low usability really kills it for me. Buyer's remorse when you want to use them but there's so much additional management needed.
At least they have like the best included cable and eartips ever. Accessory game 10/10.
I got an H3 from the very first batch that they manufactured. I'm at odds with these reports of "hyper-brightness". Maybe the new batches are using different crossovers? I don't know, but if you want to see my initial impressions you can find them here:

https://medium.com/resonance-reviews/kinera-h3-review-a-triple-threat-underdog-16b2043ba009
I purchased these via AliExpress, using their Facebook coupon for $79, when Massdrop was selling them for $99. Nice to see Massdrop caught up. They very nice for the price.

Good build quality. Big sound from a small device. However... they are very bright. Many audiophile reviewers agree. I followed their advice and I now use the windows program Equalizer APO with the PEACE GUI to tweak windows sound so they are not so bright. There are a few EQ iPhone apps that I have tried that can access iTunes music on the phone (no cloud access), a pain to use, but needed. So, they are nice to listen to when using an EQ, but without an EQ, too bright.
Great for the price, once you know you will have to put out effort to make them become something that won't sit on the shelf.

Great review at: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/kinera-h3.22533/reviews

My EQ X iPhone app settings:
400HZ 1.0db Q=1.0
800Hz 3.0dB Q=1.5
1500Hz -2.0dB Q=0.5
3100Hz 3.0db Q=1.0
7000Hz -6.0dB Q=1.0
20000Hz 0.0dB Q=1.0
Has anyone used these long enough to know if burning in helps tame the treble?
godssdog
yes.
it does.

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