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Simphonio Dragon 2+ Earbuds

Simphonio Dragon 2+ Earbuds

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I personally own SE5way Ref & Ult, and also some other >$1000 level IEM & CIEM. I recently got this SWD2+, and after a burn in of almost 100 hours, just want to say, do not look down on these widely used "ugly" unit shell, they sound solely fantastic. Not mentioning the problem of noise isolation, they are natural, neutral, very much detailed, while not so hard to drive. Again, an ideal choice within & a little above the price range.
Although I haven't had any experience with the Dragon 2 listed here; I recently bought a pair of Rose Mojito and I can say earbuds can sound way more superior than high end iem, given I compared the Mojito to my Aurisonics ASG-2.5 and Westone UM pro 50. The soundstage and airyness of Mojito are totally at a different level and easily blows the latter 2 out of water. Yet, Mojito is capable to retain as much details, if not providing more. At first I was very skeptical about these Chi-fi stuff with the high price tag and I was never a big fan TBH. After googling a bit of reviews plus the Mojito is only US$200, I was like, 'whatever, it's only $200' so pulled the trigger. I am now glad that I took the gamble. I guess sometimes you have to be a bit more open-minded. So if people are baffling to justify the high price of Dragon 2 with such a DGAF design of its appearance (if there's any), I would recommend to take a look at the Rose Mojito.
I would love to be the guy who invented these. You obviously pay for great sound. Because you're not paying for production costs...
Earbuds have a bad rep due to the clueless masses wearing their apple earpods everywhere. They should be treated like full sized open back cans and used in a noise isolated environment for the best performance.
Can anyone recommend some reasonably good quality earbuds of this design Style? (Where they don't actually go in your ear canal)
IEM "ear plug style" design doesn't work for me because I have narrow ear canals.
Currently using the earpods from Apple before they went Wireless. Also bought a bunch of cheapies from gearbest. Best ones I have so far are these JVC jellies but they have no microphone from Walmart$8 years ago lol
Vint8ge
Although I don't like these style of earphones I understand everyone has different preferences. I have not used them but have heard many good things so I would suggest trying the 'Venture Electronics VE Monk Plus', plus for the price its worth the punt?
Vint8ge
a but much for ear buds where i can't simply change the cables
lmao anyone buying this for more than 50 cents are crazy there is no way these can sound good there is a reason why the current IEM moved away from these old earphones. Not only does it fall off your ears easily, it bleeds sounds because it doesn't make proper seal.
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Strato
I dislike IEMs because I need to be able to hear around me and I find them awkward to wear. I would prefer earbuds or AirPods, but I also want decent sound and build quality. IEMs aren’t for everyone. FWIW, I also own JHAudio 13Pro, they just aren’t practical at work.
Strato
You seem to find a level of bliss in your woeful ignorance. "there is a reason why the current IEM moved away from these old earphones." yes...and no. The form factor is not for everyone and high-end audio in this form factor is a relatively new phenomenon. These sound very good. If they fit your ear nicely, they sound superb. $199 worth of superb is difficult to say, though...
Jesus christo these look uncomfortable. I mean, why bother? If you use a housing this lame and underengineered, your headphones won't stay in long enough to enjoy them.
Battousai
Tried them have you? How do you know they are lame? I've tried similar housing for earbuds and they stay in fine, better than some very expensive in ears from my experience.
McCol
not talking down their sound quality man. They have the pedigree. Just that the only people making that hang on body style are JVC...and Apple. So not a great trend to still bs following when better/more comfortable fitments are available.
I feel like for the price they could at least create a slightly nicer housing that has bumps to distinguish the left from the right without having to read the printing, but at some fundamental level I think these sell because of their 'OEM looks'
Probably young people would fall for these earbuds. These look exactly like the ones that used to come with cheap portable cassette players. Edit: or the ones they give out during flights.
So we have a Simphonio and a Dragon and its even number 2+. Don't encourage this, the 5$ Monk + are good earbuds. Probably the production cost is the same.
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thank you! Sorry, but can not say same about you, I'm afraid..
valius55
great! you did it again
https://audio123blog.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/simphonio-d2/
To share audio123 review of this awesome bud
Those who have bought this bud in past drops, what was declared on the package? 199.99$?
Anyone know how these compare to MusicMaker Toneking? I just ordered the 150ohm version, waiting to receive. I’m interested in earbuds, but I’d rather sink $200 into something else.
Tom.M.2
this symphonium dragon is awesome bro. Trust me :)
That Headphony quote, "$319 isn’t a lot to ask..." I actually laughed out loud - GTFO.
To each his own. I guess if this fits your exact needs, then it could be justified.
damn... I guess it's pretty EZ to make money in the audio industry. No matter what kind of product you got.. Someone always willing to pay for it.
Save the cash and just go with Yuin Pk2 or 3's. Same quality imo and Yuin Pk3's usualy go for $45.
Excuse me, but wtf. These are not even in-ear. And they are 200€. what
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I'm sure these sound terrific. $200 terrific? Likely not. Probably $50 great tops.
808dreamin
it has good reviews. Once I get hold of it, I will let u know if it sounds 50 bucks top
I would like pay 200 for the pouch. (kidding)
I do love the Monk + for what they are the soundstage is indeed huge. Fitment issues were always my problem. From what I understand these buds are a bit smaller in form and may help with fitting? What would be a good tester bud to see if this work for me before Id drop $240 on an earbuds I end up not using? Any hep would be appreciated.
A.kempers
You could try the panda pk2s on AliExpress. They are pretty nice for the price (smooth sound)
A.kempers
And the soundstage on Monk+ is pretty small compared to most TOTL earbuds (that cost $100+)
I just realized a huge pros to these compared to some competitors like the Yuin pk1. The Simphio are more portable friendly with 16 ohms and high sensitivity.
Can anyone suggest a small case to put these in? Or does the leather one not squeeze them too much?
1) Massdrop ships to very small economically unimportant countries, but excludes Russian Federation from shipping. It is by the way the biggest country in the world currently and, probably, ever. That is a real shame and has no justifications. Massdrop and your partners - you are losing huge and important market there, as many Russians would be happy to buy many stuff from here, including Simphonio Dragon 2+ .
2) Oleg Golov said the painting and feel of Dragon 2+ in reality is very good and expensive. Pictures do not really captures anything and even corrupt its presentation.
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screw off with your 'nazi vibes' BS, you dolt. shipping to and from russia sucks and any business who has had to endure that headache would tell you so.
SainSolo
Anyone who has sold on eBay can tell you that.

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I know this is probably a silly question but I can't tell from the pictures - is there anything preventing the wires from unwinding?
23g4k2ug
Yes. The way the cables are made means that the cables are fixed at both ends (the earbuds and the splitter, or the splitter and the jack). If you have two pieces of cable and wound them together like this and held both ends, they would not unwind. This is because the 2-braid braiding process already twists the cables in opposite directions to the braid such that if you were to unwind them, you would be twisting them in the other direction and may potentially break them.
and how do they compare to Shozy Stardust (a.k.a. Shozy BK) ??
sonneeaa
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/page-2106#post-14271553 check this comment. The headfier user likes D2+ more than BK.
These sound incredible :D still haven't written my full review though.
Smooth, full bodied lows; incredibly open, airy and detailed midrange with wonderful highs that extend effortlessly without harshness. They have incredible soundstaging and detail retrieval but still sound musical.
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$240 for a pair of earbuds? Oh hell nah
Jnss98b
They literally look like the apple earbuds that came with your phone in 2009. I hope they DO sound way better, considering the price though.
Earbuds > IEMs. Prove me wrong.
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1. ear wax is not a problem for me. 2. there's IEMs that are perfectly fine for laying on your side, specially when using foam tips (I used SoundMagic PL50 for a long time as my bed buds, currently trying several models including KZ ATE and UiiSii HM7) 3. the isolation might or might not be desirable, and some IEMs only offer mild isolation, but no earbud offers nearly any isolation (in both ways, leaking can be a problem too). 4. soundstage might be the weak spot on most IEMs (specially budget single drivers), but if you spend some cash you can get great soundstage (most good $200 IEMs will be multi-BA, and if you look for soundstage you'll find models with even better soundstage than a lot of good earbuds in the price range). 5. bass is a big win for IEMs, hands down. That doesn't mean you can't get bass from earbuds, but both quality & quantity will usually be worse than the bass you can get on similarly priced IEMs. 6. there's a huge variety of IEMs to choose from, if you're treble sensitive you can look for models with less treble (ZS10 have some extra bright in the upped mids-low highs, so they can get fatiguing after a while, but way less than the treble cannons ZS5, specially the v2). The trend these days on most audiophile IEMs is enhanced treble response, for better detail and brightness, but there's some well-known models with tamed highs around. A few budget IEMs that come to my mind when I think about "non-fatiguing highs": KZ ATE (dark, warm, kinda lo-fi but in a good way), Tin Audio T515 (great balanced sound, really stunning for the price, comfort might be a hit-or-miss), UiiSii HM7, Einsear T2, Remax RM-610D... If you're interested, I suggest you to check out https://audiobudget.com/ and http://www.aproear.co.uk/review-list/, first one also has earbud reviewed! 7. in the end, sound is subjective, so listen to whatever you like the most and enjoy :)
the foams and the particular earbud housing determine the fit. earbuds are mostly designed to be worn with some sort of foam covering, not naked. this earbud looks like a smaller bud, known as the PK shell. The Monks use a shell called MX500, and there is also afew in the middle.
Are these related to Yuin PK1? They look quite similar, but these are even more expensive.
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There is an advantage to looking generic, they won't get you targeted while wearing them.
I remember when having apple buds in public basically put you in risk on college campuses.