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OSTRY KC06A Inner-Ear Earphones

OSTRY KC06A Inner-Ear Earphones

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At first glance I saw the Asus Rog logo lol
Laozeeh
me too
Selling these in excellent condition for $30 including shipping and PayPal fees. Anybody interested in?
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Just clear out everything I don't need and save budget to upgrade my desktop system. They are in perfect condition without any problem mentioned by other members, because I rarely use them. You can refer to my thread on Head-Fi. Here's the link: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-massdrop-x-noble-kaiser-10-universal-iems-sold-lyra-ii-jvc-fx1100-zmf-headphones-m50x-xba-a3-shanling-m5-and-more.877578/#post-14206985 Thanks!
ZhiyaoYoung
Give me a shout on reddit https://www.reddit.com/user/pxlnght/ , I'll take them.
I'll add my experiences with the others, AMAZING sound quality for the price, bad build quality on the cable. These broke on me just under a year as well.
MainStreaming
Sadly, that's what I've consistently found.
Don't buy. They will break within a year, I have gotten two and booth started falling apart a year from me receiving them. Better to spend a little more money for a product that will last. Massdrop will only replace them once.
Nabbe99
My 2nd pair just broke. I loved how these sound but the build quality of the cable sucks. Know any similar sounding ones with detachable cables?
That hideous tribal tattoo esthetic keeps me from ever considering them...
If you were wondering, the EDC is better than these in every way.
Oxygen
I'm using EDC, soundstage is quite mehh...
Bought these a year or two ago, went through two pairs in three months because of how fragile they are. The second pair I only used while sitting still at the computer, and they still went out in the left ear after a month or two. Just a warning. Excellent sound quality, but yeah they don't last long. Also, not sure if this has changed, but the warranty it comes with from Ostry is pretty much impossible to use, and the website the QR code linked to doesn't really do...well, anything. Also, trying to contact them is essentially useless. These issues may have been remedied by partnering with Massdrop though.
Despite all of that, I am still gonna buy a pair, because they sound so god damn good while they last.
King pro or this for soundstage, clarity and detail. I listen to jazz, heavy metal , progressive rock and some po
Gcyh
I haven't heard the King Pro, but they're almost 3 times the price of the Ostry so it isn't a fair comparison. The KC06a is excellent value for the money, but I doubt that it could compete with the King Pro.
after my kco6's broke (they lasted a couple months) i bought these but they broke after a few weeks of very light use. That said they sound amazing and if they lasted more than a few months i would definitely buy again.
Anyone know whether there are 9 pairs of ear tips or 7? I only got 7 instead of the advertised 9, but the box form cut out looks like it's designed for only 7 pairs, full set s/m/l for both treble and bass set, but only m size for the ones with metal mesh (red ring). Some of the online review in 2012 suggests there should be 9 pair, so does the current amazon's spec which says 9 pairs, but I also found this review (2014) https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ostry-kc06a-hi-fi-in-ear-high-performance-earphones-headphones.20357/reviews says there are only 7 pair. Can anyone else bought this confirm?
DeSTiNe
I got seven pairs of tips. The 'treble' and 'bass' tips both came in small, medium and large, but the black tip with the mesh filter only came in one size (medium).
I saw these for a little cheaper on eBay. Is there a greater possibility of them not being genuine there? Any way to tell if they might be fake/knock-offs before and after buying?
werekong
They retail in China about 350CNY, which is almost flat price here on massdrop, I say stay away from ebay as you get no warranty from there, and as the others pointed out, trying to get to a Chinese company for manufacture warranty is almost impossible either.
DeSTiNe
Good to know......thanks.
Could i know the shipping cost to Italy?!?!?!?
Marino
in italy +22% means 50 +11= 61 Dollars = (about) 49 Euros (if im not wrong)
TStafflinger
Ok, ti iscrivi Vat , i'd liKe To know The shipping cost. ..
I would be very interested in a comparison of the 06A's with TFZ Exclusive 5 which I'm personally enjoying.
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werekong
Just a clarification to my note ... The Ostrys come with different tips designed to emphasize either the treble or bass response. However they don't have removable filters like those on the LZ A4.
Sibelian
Thanks for your input. I am now intrigued enough to join the drop.
Any news on when this will ship?
I just want to thank all of you that raved about these ear buds. If you run them through a good DAC, they sound amazing! The separation and fidelity is a treat for my ears. At $45ish bucks, these are a no brainier. I already ordered a second pair in case these fail or get lost. Thanks guys!
The best amongst all of my IEM's I still cannot find an alternative that gives the sound and excitement of the KC06A Anyone knows of a good alternative to these? The only con's are the cables will eventually crack.
What about the KC09? Tempted to blind buy the KC09 but its twice the price of the KC06a
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so the KC09's are better? Sorry I'm not familiar with either; don't know if this is one of those scenarios where lower number is high-end model. Kind of a Canon 6D vs 5D case?
I'm waiting for my KC09 drop to ship mid Feb, but I'm still thinking of rebuying the KC06a XD
Had these for quite a while, probably been a year or two now. Unique cables, but feels like it'll easily break. I'm always afraid to tug at it. The tips are of questionable quality. One of them split(red-ringed ones), making a pair useless. Fortunately, they provide other tips. It is also far more sensitive than other iems I had before. If the source isn't clean, you'll know with this iem.
do your self a favor and buy these. i have owned 2 pairs and they are the best damn earbuds i have ever owned. fantastic sound i prefer them to my AHT-m50x for daily listening, great sound character. welll worth the money
Wherefrom will be sent: from USA or China?
So the difference between these and the old model is that the KC06 is mkre flat and the KC06A is more V shaped?
AlexaBlack
I don't think they'll fit. I looked up some of the models the Ebay merchant listed as compatable on the size finder on the Rebound brand website, and they all take eartips with 5mm diameter stems. The KC06A needs 4mm. Do an Ebay search for "memory foam eartips 4mm".
DarrylG
Great! You're the man. Thanks.
TL; DR this is an incredible value. You can spend twice as much without really getting anything better, and the cheapest REAL upgrade will be nearly 4x as much!
I've had my KC06A for almost two years now, and I'm still happy I bought it. It was my best IEM when I got it, and even though I've upgraded to an iSine 20 now, I still have my KC06A, and it still sounds pretty good, it's still enjoyable to me. Of course it's nowhere near iSine level performance, but it costs 1/10 of what the Audeze does, and it's probably good for covering 80% of the performance.
The Ostry has very good clarity, detail, and accuracy, and it can reach all the way down to give you satisfying bass and sub-bass. It's good enough to scale up with a good DAP or DAC/amp stack, and also sounds good just streaming regular lo-fi files using the headphone jack on your cellphone. One note though: it's well-known as one of the more hiss-prone IEMs out there. If your amp has an output impedance much higher than 1 ohm, this might be a problem (fortunately, lots of budget DAPS/amps are close to .1 ohm: anything from Fiio, for example, or any iPod/iPhone).
There isn't much to compare it to at this price point; it compares well with models that cost twice as much, like the Dunu Titan 1 and Vsonic GR07, themselves known for their excellent value. You do get slightly more performance from those two $100 models: a little more clarity, a little more detail. But the KC06A gets you 95% of the way there. It has it's flaws of course (but do the Dunu and Vsonic). The Ostry bass always sounds like it doesn't blend in with the rest of the sound as seamlessly as I'd like, but I'll take that flaw over the Titan 1's tendency to let the bass bloom and interfere with the midrange. $100 also buys you a Shure SE215, which I didn't like nearly as much. The bass is slow and bloomy, the highs rolled off. Yuck. The $5 VE Monk+ is the most interesting comparison. The Ostry is undoubtedly better, but it's a whopping 9x as expensive! It's not 9x better, but calling it 3x better sounds about right.
To get something clearly better than this Ostry, you're going to have to spend nearly $200, or buy used. Maybe you can score a used Hifiman RE600 for $100, that would be a worthwhile upgrade. Or a used ATH-E70 for $250, that would represent a serious upgrade. You could also buy FIVE PAIRS of NEW KC06A's for the same dough as one USED e70!
The KC06A was a great first step for me into the world of modern IEMs, and it's settled in to the backup or #2 role more recently. If I don't feel like wearing $400 on my head, for example. I don't expect to ever sell my KC06A, it doesn't make sense to. I wouldn't part with it for less than $50, which is what a new one costs, so there's no point.
FYI I listen mostly to EDM, and while it's no bass cannon, it is very good for EDM.
I recently received the TFZ Exclusive 5 that I bought here and am impressed with the sound and ear fit. Still the 06A's interest me. I'm hoping that the problems that some have reported are isolated and would be interested if the sound is at least on par with the TFZ's, especially if their sound stage is wider..........any help?
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Why are you so eager to jump to conclusions about a product you've never owned? I DO own it, and I'm trying to tell you that my actual experience does not jive with what you've been reading.
You can see that more than 1,700 people have bought a pair here. How many complaints did you read to form your negative impression? Five? Fifteen? That's less than 1% of all Massdrop buyers--eight tenths of one percent--that is actually an impressive rate, if accurate (in truth the failure rate is probably closer to 3%, to make a guess based on industry averages).
Do remember please that people who had problems are far more likely to be vocal about it, even though they are a very tiny minority. Other customers, like myself, are far less likely to bother speaking up about our positive experiences, because we don't need anything more.
SlowCousinPete
I was and am aware that negative posters are more apt to post than positive ones. However, since most of the negative 06A's posts seem to mention the same or a similar problem, it makes one pause. If you reread my first post, you will see that I said "I'm hoping that the problems that some have reported are isolated"..........this is hardly a condemnation of the product.
If I had jumped to a conclusion and made my mind up based on the negative posts, I would not have posted in the first place. I would have moved on to another IEM. I was still open to the 06A's and was hoping that someone with knowledge of both the TFZ's and the 06A's would give a comparison. You mentioned that you had no experience with the TFZ's. Can you rank/compare the 06A's with other iems with which you are familiar?
I realize these are under $50 now - but for an over $110 IEM - these should have a removable cable. Am I off here? Otherwise - reviews are great. . . other than cable issues. Sound sig - I'm hearing excellent. I'm considering.
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Correct: they've been $45 for awhile (I paid that amount two years ago). However, that doesn't diminish their value. My pair is unsellable, because I wouldn't part with them for less than $50
wes.bass
These aren't exactly IEMs, though. It specifically lists them as inner-ear earphones.
So my current pair of budget earbuds are the Sennheiser CX 300 II... Really good bass response and crisp sound all around for what I paid for them. How do these compare?
NikRipper
These are much clearer and detailed, and I'd say more balanced. Overall these are way, way better than the CX300 II.
These have pretty bad durability issues. I got a pair last year and the plug started shorting out within 6 months or so. I don't think it was caused by normal wear and tear, because I'm always very careful and protective of my nice electronics/headphones. Another issue is with synthetic clothing. When wearing athletic shorts, the metal shroud on the plug picks up static and transfers it into your ears, shocking you. Not painful but very annoying and discomforting.
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I attempted to contact them as well. Never got a reply either. I think their customer service is exclusively China-based.
Mine are used nearly every day now since (*looks up order*) July 2016. I don't treat them especially well. They've gotten yanked out of my ears numerous times, dropped, I burnt the left ear cable partially with a cigarette -- put a piece of electrical tape over it -- makes it much easier to tell the L/R ears now.
Every manufactured anything will have a non-zero failure rate.
These are possibly my favorite pair of headphones (IEMS) ever. The cable is sturdy, doesn't transmit any clothing-rubbing noise, it's the perfect length to plug into a phone that is held by your side, or in a pocket. The sound is fantastic with a FiiO E17K + Motorola phone (OTG).
The best value for headphones. My daily use headphones and I have a pair of Ultimate Ears SuperFi's and these sound just about as good.
If you have the money buy these! i have owned 2 pairs first one randomly died but! these are the best earbuds i have used to date. headfi.org loves them. i use mine everyday and honestly they sound better than my ath-m50x they are worth the money. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/review-ostry-kc06a-a-new-winner.734625/
definitely one of the best iem under 150 $, maybe even 200$
I use these for around the house things and have even used them for falling asleep. They are quite compact and comfortable. The ear tips have become a bit loose in the last couple years of use, but they are still hanging in there. I don't regret purchasing. Not my daily drivers, but they certainly have their uses!