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Ostry KC09 IEM

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On hindsight I prefer the KC06A. Still, different flavour in a different packaging, this deserves attention.
phoenixsong
Why is that? I loved my KCO6a's but the jack snapped off right as this drop started so I joined
Gabe-real
The sound signature of the KC06A is drier and less full-bodied. It is tight and textured which I really like!
Hmm those look sexy
How is the fit for smaller ears? How does the sound compare with the EDC3?
When the product will shipped i joined the drop
What is the difference between IEM's and in ear headphones?
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more recently, "in-ear monitor" seems to be turning into a buzz-term to make standard in-ear headphones/earbuds appear to be more high-end.
DaveTheBrassman
Yeah. IEM used to refer to a high-end earbud which provided a similar quality of sound to headphones, so could potentially (though not often) be used as reference headphones.
Now, it's just another term for earbuds, although mass drop seems to be trying to correctly term them.
So i got my earbuds in the mail and as im trying out the different ear tips i noticed mine didnt come with any that have a metal mesh (tuning ones?) Were they supposed to be already on the earbuds? The one pre-installed look like the regular matte ones
Exceptionally good at this price point. Sounds warm and clean. This is my travel set of IEMs -- the plan is for the materials and build to be more durable when getting tossed around
Which one is better the 1more triple driver or these a big question that I can't seem to get the answer to? Also I'm looking for something with a meaty midrange range and a bit of bass, any ideas anyone??? I had the dunu titan 3 which I loved but the sound was too thin for my liking I also have the rock jaw Alfa genus 2 which is good but just broke on me. Some help would be nice please
I see a lot of people praising the clarity of these which is awesome but how is the freq response? Id like to be able to listen to all my music (everything from hip hop to metal) not just half.
Wolfmazter
These are balanced sounding with a hint of warmth due to slightly boosted bass. Slightly boosted when compared to Fidelio S2, GR07X, GR07 37 and the like, but not overbearing in the least
Out of curiosity, I have the KCO6a, and I really like the a lot. How do these compare to those>
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Appreciate it! I dont know about what people think about the build quality of the KC06a but its certainly not what I'd call shabby.
Gabe-real
Ok, a quick breakdown! KC06A's sound is more upfront, dry and textured while KC09 is more full bodied, smooth and laid back. It's something like being involved vs being an audience. As of now I'm still burning in the KC09, but I think I prefer the signature of the KC06A. Build quality on the KC09 is undeniably better though :p
If anyone having a bit of comfort issue with this pair, apparently theres like few mm gap that will cause the eartip to slide around since the nozzle is so long, and will cause fitting issue. What i did was cutting a small ring (around 2mm thick) from extra eartip im not using to fill this gap. Havent had any comfort issue since.
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How does it compares against the px I'm gonna receive?
Cilphyo
They sound very similar. The PX has better clarity but I found the KC09 more comfortable.
received mine yesterday.
sounds good and Looks great. BUT... why isn't this package come with carrying pouch or cable shirt clip.... even $10 IEM comes with shirt clip or pouch... jeezz...
besides that this is sound good. love the design.
I received a confirmation today. It reads it will be shipped by May 25. And then another couple of weeks to come to Canada. Why should it take so much time? Sometimes the stuff from aliexpress comes twice as fast though it's sent from China.
Received mine yesterday; look fine, sound fine; plenty of reasonably tight lows, very nice body/mids/.... good, warm high end without getting spiky/irritating (thank you). I'll have to break them in some more, and then play with the different tuning tips. Overall initial impressions: very good, good value, and a happy customer.
can a phone drive these?
somanysensory
Rated impedance: 32 ohm +/- 15%, so i think most modern smartphone will not have any problem driving KC09.
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These pair are unbeatable (imo) at this price point. For what you pay, the clarity, the amount of details and overall audio quality are incredible.
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Im using 4 core copper mmcx cable. Any mmcx cable will fit kc09, you can get a good copper/silver one from amazon for as low as ~20bucks.
praisedsoul
Can u tell me the cable name
Does anyone know where I can get a cable for these. When I got mine, it shipped with on of the sides bending in an awkward way. This eventually caused the cable to come out of it's sleeve and the left earphone is now starting to cut out.
NarwhaleMan
Amazon.
So, I really like the HiFiMan RE400's sound signature, and it's my daily IEMs. Are these similar? If not, how do they compare? I don't see that many reviews that reliable talk about their sound signature.
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Ah, okay, that's what I needed to know. Thank you!
DRaGZ
Really different. RE400 is just smooth and neutral, these are slightly bass heavy with more impactful sound
I’m in.
TFZ Exclusive 5 or these? Comments?
Gregc57
I've seen a review comparing the 2, but I'd forgotten where... From memory these were better
Gregc57
For what it's worth, I enjoyed the Exclusive 5 earphones at first for their fun sound but seldom listen to them anymore. The bass seems over bearing, and the highs don't have enough sparkle for me. The Ostry KC09 sound more balanced to my ears; they have good bass extension without overpowering the mids, and the treble is more pronounced. The Exclusive 5 are meant to be worn over ear, while the KC09 can be worn over ear or down . These are subjective impressions. If you like enhanced bass, the TFZs might suit you.
I joined the drop because of how impressed I was with the KC06a But the cable on the KC06 broke very fast so I though KC09 with detachable cable would be a better choice. And in a way I am right, but I was also slightly disappointed.
The build quality is really bad here. the chrome finish is a fingerprint nightmare. It wasn't as bad on the KC06 as the KC06 has smaller surface. The cable went bad on the first day, with craking static on the right side, I had to change them out and it's fine after that. The faux leather accent looked cheap, with glue stain around the edges, making the whole pair looked really cheap.
But that's about all I would complain The sound is great, it sounded fun, not very neutral, bass packs a moderate punch and mids are clear. The highs are a little muddy and details are fuzzy at times.
Overall, a fun pair. The fit needed a little tinkering but I found a fit with ine of the included tip. (Spinfit did not work well for me with these. Haven't tried on my comply foam yet)
How are these compare to 1more triple drivers? i was told that 1more is one of the best and here i reading this should be th best... Grrr decisions decisions
These are very nice. Slightly warm, but clear highs and mids, a little bit more bass than 'neutral' without overdoing it. Smooth. Comfortable to wear as well. These are a great buy for sub-$100 iems imo.
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bipolarbear528
how are these compared to the kz zs6?
tritoch
I haven't heard the KZ ZS6, so I can't give you a comparison. Sorry!
I joined the last drop without noticing the included cord did not have a mic/volume control unit. I'd like the ability to use these for occasional phone calls. I've done some research and it's a bit overwhelming. Recommendations for a detachable cable that will work with android and won't cost $150?
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Thanks! Those look great depending on what others suggest.
CalebK
Any MMCX from a major brand would work well. I own and use Shure, Westone, Fiio, and MEE cables interchangeably and they all work and have held up well. The MEE was the most expensive but it is balanced. Their mic cables are around $30-35.
https://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Microphone-Pinnacle-headphones/dp/B01BH714XG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518613130&sr=8-3&keywords=mee+cable
I recently received the Ostry KC06a from the last Massdrop and I have to say that I have been extremely impressed with their sound. I have way too many phones and iems and I had held off for a long time on ordering the KC06a because I don't really need anything else, but I took a chance and can only praise them when using the red filtered ear tips. Very detailed and pleasing neutral sound that am really enjoying. The other supplied tips can give you more bass or less bass and more highs, but I prefer the red filtered tips.
I joined the KC09 drop because of my positive experience with the KC06a. I can only imagine the KC09 will be even better and they appear to be beautifully built, have a detachable cable, and a very fair price. Looking forward to receiving them.
Dang Ostry could have worked wonders with that 10mm DD. I love warm, laidback sound and prefer anything with dynamic drivers. Surprised they didn't release 2 different versions- 1 voiced for neutral and 1 that uses that big dynamic driver for some deep punchy bass.
Non audiophile looking for balanced edc headphones to use with my phone. Listening to audio books and most genres of music except country. I have poor hearing comprehension sometimes, so spoken word clarity is important. Looking to keep it under $100. Are these ok?
CalebK
i think KC09 should be fine..
What do you guys think, should I get these or the Kinera H3's? I would appreciate a suggestion before I get both :p
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Thanks Darryl!
slugman
You're very welcome:).
Just FYI, here's a nice review of this IEM. (The post is in Japanese, but you might be able to make something out of it with google translate etc.) In any case, there are some nice pics in there! http://head-bank.com/ostry-kc09-review/
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