Introducing the QKZ Audio + HBB IEM. This IEM utilises QKZ Audio’s 10+ years of professional expertise in incredible tuning and production technique and HBB’s (Hawaiian Bad Boy from “Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews”) experience of what makes the world’s greatest IEMs shine, plus his large IEM frequency measurement database. The end result: A well-balanced sound across all three frequencies based on HBB’s tuning and optimisation.
The QKZ Audio + HBB IEM is designed to produce a powerful bass while still retaining its crystal clear instrument and vocal details. It’s tuned by HBB to deliver a spectacular performance with R&B, DJ, stage performance, metal and more. After a host of experimentation, QKZ’s acoustic engineers have paired a unique 10mm Titanium-Coated Diaphragm with a high-intensity magnetic circuit to make this possible.
The CNC-processed aluminium faceplate reflects HBB’s Hawaiian roots with a unique etched logo. The body has been crafted from clear resin. Together, they offer incredible durability and comfort without weight.
Cables that Match
The QKZ Audio + HBB IEM comes with a detachable silver-plated cable. This ensures zero stethoscope effect. The 2-pin detachable design makes it easy to upgrade the cable whenever needed.
A treat to the ears. Superb quality. The bass is fantastic. Audio clarity as well as treble is also super. Hats off.
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For the price, this IEM is a pretty good bargain ! It needs to be used along with a high end Amps/DAC, which will improve the sound to next level. A good purchase for me.
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Fantastic IEM at this price point. I would even compare it to some IEMs about two tiers higher than this. Well defined with good soundstage, which left me very surprised for a device in this category. Highly recommended by Pritam, and he is absolutely on-point about it.
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QKZ x HBB is a fantastic earphone under 2000 and goes well with most modern genres of music (pop, EDM, Kpop, Jpop). It has a high sensitivity and low impedence so it can go very loud which is great for high volume listeners. The sound is smooth and offers great bass that is not muddy so you can still hears the midrange and vocals clearly. Female vocals sound lush and prominent, while Male vocals are slightly recessed. Treble is smooth with no harshness which I really appreciate for long listening. The earphone shell is quite comfortable and sits flush in my ear and isolates very well. The cable and mic are okay for the price. You can always upgrade to the QKZ qdc cable for around 600 if you want a better cable.
I prefer the tuning of QKZ over my friend's Hola which sounds more dry, and lack of details in hola is also more prominent. Definitely recommended for the price and if you want this kind of sound signature, there is no alternative under 2k. If you can extend your budget, do check out Blon x HBB Z300 as it has a similar tuning. Otherwise, if you prefer a more harman neutral tuning with more midrange prominent details, you can check out KZ ZVX, KZ DFi or Kiwi Ears Cadenza (at 3k) as an option.
Sources used: LG G8x, CX Pro Dongle
Eartips: KZ Whirlwinds (Tornado) Small
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I bought these iem after carefully analysis in youtube as well as Google . Packaging was cheap . It's an warm sounding iem but you need to burn in few hours to start feeling how warm these iem sounds . Songs which contain vocals sounds great . Bass there is some bass people who like bass earphones are gonna dislike it . After few days of using this iem I could say build quality is not great but it's great what you are getting on this price tag
Best under 2000 for bass and nice wide soundstage,
If you are searching for good bassy iem under 2000 blindly go for qkz x hbb
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Its best wired headphone i have ever owned.
This demo unit is as perfect as the original one. The sound quality, the bass, everything is best.
For the price point of 245 rupees the quality is good.
The proliferation of the 4.4 mm (Pentaconn) connector on the output side of amps and DAPs has not been matched on the input side, except for few iFi products. The 4.4 to dual XLR is hence like heaven-sent. And TheAudioStore price is simply unbeatable.
I think earphones are just good. They are light, very minimal design, comfortable for long listening hours, sound quality is crystal clear, cable quality is also good, buttons don't work unless you have a quality converter or DAC. It has mic, what more you want. Overall it is a decent earphone.
It is my first IEM, it has good sound, first impression will be bad but as you will listen , it will be very pleasant. Use special one eartips
Friends, this is the best dac out there for the price and rightly said, it leaves no competition behind. Go for it without any second thought and this is no boasting but Pritam Ji is a good man and he will guide you in case you seek any advice.
I have been using the normal earbud style earphones earphones from ambrane, portronics etc which are priced at below 400Rs and decided to upgrade to the VE monk plus, the difference in sound clarity is easily differentiable. there is clear separation in the base, vocals etc. I guess once you use better earphones, you understand the difference in audio quality. I purchased the without mic version as i needed an earphone that works with My nokia express music 5310 as modern earphones with mic are not supported.
The HiBy R6 Pro II is an absolute triumph in terms of build and sound quality, but it wins at the cost of battery life (5.5-7.5 hours). If you're able to accommodate this design choice, I believe you'd be hard-pressed to find a better DAP for under $1000.
The R6 Pro II is built like a tank and looks stunning in purple. Album artwork pops on the crisp 2K display, and I've yet to encounter bugs with the rock-solid implementation of Android 12. Although it runs warm during operation (especially Class A mode), it's not been an issue thus far.
The AKM chipset offers musicality against a pitch-black background without compromising on neutrality. Its MSEB feature provides ample customization options and enables listeners to tweak the sound as per their preferences. The soundstage width is already excellent, and I hope the depth improves after burn-in to lend more of a holographic experience.
Works as intended!
It is amazing. The sound quality and the look both.
Sony does not disappoint with the NW-A306. I like the customization possibilities and the android interface.
The shell is big bit somehow very comfortable fo extended use. The sound signature is about what I expected soo no complaints there. The only thing is I'm not a big fan of l connectors but that's a minor gripe.
This is my first IEM and my mind is blown by the audio quality of it and also the premium feel and built quality of the IEM which is made by Zr ceramic. It not only looks and feels good but also the clarity, passive noise cancellation, and comfort are good. Definitely a 10/10 and would suggest the people to buy it. The gift packaging it came into was also very thoughtful from the side of 'The audio store' people and was impressed by it.