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TONEKING T88K IEM

TONEKING T88K IEM

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I got these not using a drop. IMO they cannot be compared to the DM6 since they cost ~ 150% of them. I cannot compare them since I sold my DM6 a week after I got them (I'm special in the way that I think the DM6 is soundign cheap and crap due to the 8khz peak and 10khz steap dip). These tonekings? They will be with me for a good time! They don't do anything wrong, closest in both fit and sound I came regarding to custom IEMS.
Received mine today from previous drop. Somewhat surprised to find that they have a vent hole. I suppose this makes some sense--the 31618 BAs are themselves vented. But none of the photos for these include the port.
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Insane! I got these last week. No vent! Did yours have a metal nozzle?
Arielext
No, they had an acryllic nozzles-same stuff as the body.
I'm torn...….. These or the DM6? Somebody help!!!
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The cost of the T88K's over the DM6's is significant. The T88K's drivers ae all Knowles from top to bottom & I'm pretty sure the BA's used are superior to what's used in the DM6. Both are in the region where the law of diminishing returns kicks in. Is the T88K worth almost 2X the price of the DM6? Is the DM6 worth almost 2X the price of the DMG? Like is said, I really enjoy the sound of my DMG's. That's mostly due to those 2 dynamic drivers they use for the bass. Now it's not that I dislike the bass that the P4 Pro produces. It's fine in an $80 IEM. I'm just not sure that I want the same bass in a $175 IEM.
MaverickAH
You have a very valid point. These are almost twice the cost of the DM6. I don’t expect them to sound significantly better. In the end I may find that these are inferior. I liked the DMG a lot from the very first listen. So much so that I sold the FIIO FH5s I had. I’m not yet convinced I’ll like the DM6 over the DMG. I’m still assessing and allowing a little time for break-in. I ordered another DMG because I want a set with balanced cable and one with 3.5mm so I don’t have to swap cables or use an adapter on a couple of my DAPs that don’t have a balanced jack. I think that means I’m committed to this hobby..
Just pulled the trigger. Have high hopes for these
Does it have a mic? 
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Which other IEMs have you tried & compared against? I used Klipsch S4i for over a decade & was quite happy with it. I'd bought it mainly for attending conference calls while traveling, the Mic clarity was phenomenal. At that time, I was lusting for Klipsch X10i but couldn't afford it. Bought MD NuForce EDC3 a few months back (better) & now I'm waiting for the BGVP DM6 delivery in April. If Null-Audio wouldn't have screwed it up, I would have bought a refurbed Universal AXH or W900. I'm too pissed to throw away that kind of money at them for having too many rules & too little customer service.
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HitsOfMisses
Bear w me, I've gotta think back to the IEMs I've had and tried. The unique sound of the FX850 and other JVC woodies is unlike anything else I've heard from an in-ear. It's like comparing well-made wood cup headphones vs plastic or other non-wood cups, in a way. There's a certain timbre to the sound and as far as I know, no one else makes a wood diaphragm IEM like the JVC wood series. You'll be happy with the DM6. Definitely on my wish list, but just don't need anymore IEMs right now
So tempting... but so few reviews. Was going to try the DM6 but put off by the rather late shipping date.
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I have the 5ba version, and they took an age to burn in, as tone king products seem to. They are a peach though, wish I had money for these 😉
Can anyone compare these to the DM6?
Do they have any markings on the IEM body like the other brands?Any warranty card?I did watch the You Tube unboxing and looks like there is nothing to make them looking legit.
This or massdrop+ ?
ClumsyGuy
These.
LucklessGambler
I have both. The tonekings crush the massdrop+. Except! The body on the tk's is huge and took a bit for it to stop irritating my ear. Burnin really took a long time, but they are just a treat.
I own these and highly recommend them. Correct tip selection is a must. Wide bore tips work best in bringing out the full sound. Otherwise, with narrow bores, the sound can be overly dark. They also benefit from a day or two of burn in. Again, they can sound dark when you first get them. I run mine balanced, with a cable provided for me by the seller I got them from in China, run them out of an iBasso DX200 amp8, and an iBasso DX120. They sound great out of each. They are easily worth twice the price being offered here on Massdrop.
carlsan
hey. Can you compare it to massdrop plus? and there is any warranty from this drop?. thanks
How would these compare to the Westone 30s?
I hope the delay was not because T10K used up all the Knowles drivers at Toneking workshop. But if that's what we end up getting, it's all good.
Mohjong
I'm interested in these T10K you mentioned, I saw the listing for it in some chifi store. Is the T10K a newer model with 10 drivers per ear?
Mohjong
Sorry dude, I believe the T10K isn't a legit ToneKing product. Although they do have a newer model, TK16S, 4x30017 + 2x30265 drivers each side plus an un-specified dynamic driver. It cost about $60 less than the T88K.
I had the shockwave 3. Pretty advanced for back then and sti sounds great.
Crinacle needs to do a review on some Tonekings.
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It is one thing liking a product or two. I happen to quite like the Encores myself and can see why the Katana can appeal to some Crin has his own views and standpoints and at least from the earlier comments that you’ve made, it seems more than apparent to me that you just dislike the person and was trying to badmouth him I am all in for disagreements. I’ve had my fair share of disagreements with Crin and for a while Flinkenick as well. It is part of the nature of the hobby as you’ve said so yourself. But it is one thing to blatantly disrespect and badmouth a fellow enthusiast who happens to have a Head-Fi thread
Unlike you, I've actually met Crinacle, and he does take the time to listen to the gear he's talking about. He doesn't rate gear solely based on measurements. He spent nearly an hour listening to my Kinera Idun, after taking the measurement. He also states quite clearly that his ratings are merely a guide, and should not be taken as definitive statements. Also could you clarify what you mean by "relies on demo units listened to within a store" ?
Would this be an upgrade from Massdrop Plus? I would like one that has bigger sound stage and good layers and extension. I love my K10U but this seems like it might fit much better for me walking around walmart.
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Thanks, wish there's an option to select one blue one black. But I guess only if another person would like the swap too. Haha.
Mohjong
Yes they are, I have both.
Tried to buy this last time I saw it on sale on Ali, seller cancelled my order after the fact. Glad to see it here on Massdrop.
So, not 88 drivers? 👽
I am a big TONEKING fan. I bought this 2 month ago and using these every singlecday. These compare head-to-head with high-end multi-BA IEMs. You won't regret.
Kane-nine
What high-end multi-BA IEM's would you say are comparable? How is the bass impact compared to dynamics?
https://youtu.be/S09nWZe3srU
Here is a review , seems like a pretty decent IEM.
The original Shockwave III that Mr Zee (who i think is the maker / tuner of Toneking) is a stunningly good IEM - 4xBA 1xDD - superb in every way but with the addition of a blindingly good 3D holographic staging. This IEM stopped me lokking further for IEM's! Ive also had his TK 12 and TK 13 - Both very very well tuned IEM's. Personally I would feel confident to buy these based on the reputation of the tuning abilities of Mr Zee alone [I believe there are some who highly respect him as a Master IEM Tuner...in China? - can't remember exactly, was a long time ago] although, of course it needs someone with a qualified ear to review this particular set, NB: (Should add to avoid any conflicts of opinion - a later revision of the SWIII with mmcx cables had a change in tuning which some found to be too sibilant. I own the original non-removable cable version!)
* Anyone familiar with this brand? * Any reviews/frequency response graphs? * Warranty? * Made in China?
rdodev
Very familiar with the brand, it's MusicMaker and his model line used to be ToneKing. He decided to make TK the brand. Quite a few reviews on HF, not sure about graphs. Look through the Chinese IEM thread. Warranty is difficult with Chinese shipped IEMs.