Android Redmi K20 Pro blew me away with the DAC/ amp capabilities!!


dissel

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how much it cost ?around half of headfonezone ?

This is BLON BL-05 not BL-03 which is listed by the HeadphoneZone - Both are great in it‘s own path, If you are comfortable go ahead and buy from the Headphone Zone - Those guys are great, Though I point out one thing, They list CCA brand in their website and particular model which is CCA C10 listed 3499/- which is very very inflated price and not worth it - I bought that 1200/- from Aliexpress and even now it retail 1500 - 1700/- but they are charging premium for this which is absolutely too much...

Anyhow below I’m attaching the screenshot of my Aliexpress order of Blon BL-05



So reading all the post here about the Blon got me curious.

Whats the difference between Blon BL 03 and 05.

The only diffrence between the BL-03 and 05 is the later one produce much more clean sound than the previous, also in 03 when required there is 12 inch subwoofer kicks in which is tone down at 05 - This doesn’t mean the 05 is not capable of producing bass note or anything. Everything is much more clearer in 05 comparing 03.

03 hold it’s own ground and 05 is not an upgrade of 03.....

(All of my above feedback done by the device of Fiio Q5s and BTR-5 in 2.5mm balanced mode.)
 

i_rock098

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This is BLON BL-05 not BL-03 which is listed by the HeadphoneZone - Both are great in it‘s own path, If you are comfortable go ahead and buy from the Headphone Zone - Those guys are great, Though I point out one thing, They list CCA brand in their website and particular model which is CCA C10 listed 3499/- which is very very inflated price and not worth it - I bought that 1200/- from Aliexpress and even now it retail 1500 - 1700/- but they are charging premium for this which is absolutely too much...

Anyhow below I’m attaching the screenshot of my Aliexpress order of Blon BL-05





The only diffrence between the BL-03 and 05 is the later one produce much more clean sound than the previous, also in 03 when required there is 12 inch subwoofer kicks in which is tone down at 05 - This doesn’t mean the 05 is not capable of producing bass note or anything. Everything is much more clearer in 05 comparing 03.

03 hold it’s own ground and 05 is not an upgrade of 03.....

(All of my above feedback done by the device of Fiio Q5s and BTR-5 in 2.5mm balanced mode.)
Thanks for that difference. Also how are they for listening to heavy metal which has a mix of drums, bass, vocals etc.
 

red dragon

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I don't have the 05s anymore, but from memory, they were easier to wear properly and sounded very very good ( but I liked the signature of 03s more)
But I had KZ ZS10 pro for a longer time and 03s are better in every aspect ( ZS10 pro being pretty darn good for the price)
All these 4 iems ( T2, 03, 05, ZS10) are of exceptional quality and you can't go wrong with any of them.
However the pro and plus versions are not better than the original T2.
And BLON does have some quality control issues ( I bought 5 pairs of them, and 2 had some channel imbalance issues, initially thought it to be improper seal in my right ear, but I checked with other people too..it's definitely channel imbalance)
If your budget permits, get all 3 of them ( or T2 and bl03/05) , you won't regret it.
If AliExpress is working and you don't mind waiting, you can get both within 70USD!!
I bought the T2 plus and pro previously and was kind of disappointed ( they smoothened up the highs with slight bump to the lows for mass consumption) the original T2 with slightly rough edges ( but very easy and non fatiguing highs) is a gem!!
You will love the T2 for hard rock/ metal ( 80% of my music collection)
 
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Rockfella

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I don't have the 05s anymore, but from memory, they were easier to wear properly and sounded very very good ( but I liked the signature of 03s more)
But I had KZ ZS10 pro for a longer time and 03s are better in every aspect ( ZS10 pro being pretty darn good for the price)
All these 4 iems ( T2, 03, 05, ZS10) are of exceptional quality and you can't go wrong with any of them.
However the pro and plus versions are not better than the original T2.
And BLON does have some quality control issues ( I bought 5 pairs of them, and 2 had some channel imbalance issues, initially thought it to be improper seal in my right ear, but I checked with other people too..it's definitely channel imbalance)
If your budget permits, get all 3 of them ( or T2 and bl03/05) , you won't regret it.
If AliExpress is working and you don't mind waiting, you can get both within 70USD!!
I bought the T2 plus and pro previously and was kind of disappointed ( they smoothened up the highs with slight bump to the lows for mass consumption) the original T2 with slightly rough edges ( but very easy and non fatiguing highs) is a gem!!
You will love the T2 for hard rock/ metal ( 80% of my music collection)
T2 might be boring for many. I have not heard the BLON 05 but the ones who liked the 03 did not like the 05 much. Yes T2 is very comfortable and non fatiguing for sure. Probably it's USP.
 

dissel

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what's CCA ?
& your product description says both bl05&bl03, from aliexpress ?

CCA is a sub-brand of KZ - Another IEM maker, they make some wonderful product time to time with very good pricing.

Here is the listing from where I bought and got it delivered in India without attracting any duty - Orderd in Aug Sale and received in October.


Post-Covid only 'Sun-You' or 'Special Line - YW' shipping method is working for India - Both are trackable - Avoid any EMS shipping method which cost 2k to 7k INR as shipping charge <---- That is strict No No.
 

cloudval

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thx for the link. i will just bookmark it for future sale.

idk if chinese have Dusshehra type festival. can wait for few months, if any special sale is near.
 

red dragon

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What are the impedances of bl03 and T2? Does bl03 require a little more power? I thought both are 32ohms.
Getting a good seal with bl03 is challenging. After a lot of trial and error got a good fit. But I lost the left eartip again!!
The blue foam tips that come with T2 were perfect for me, but I lost one on the first day!!
Have plenty of eartips but they are all mixed up in 3 boxes.
 

red dragon

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The next significant upgrade should cost at least 1000 EUR.
There are plenty of articles about LG's quad DAC, I don't have the V40 with me for a comparison, but this cheap Chinese phone and even cheaper IEM is more than adequate for me for audio on the go, and I'm not easy to please in this department.
 

dissel

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thx for the link. i will just bookmark it for future sale.

idk if chinese have Dusshehra type festival. can wait for few months, if any special sale is near.

Yes they do - Which is 11.11 Sale <- that's the biggest shopping event in the earth, every year lots of coupon/discount provided at Ali Express, not sure what will happen this year.
Due to Pandemic and lack of shipping line this year it may not be that good like the previous year....'Aliexpress Standard Shipping / Singapore Post' and 'China Post Registered Airmail' which are two shipping line for India, most of the time 'No Custom Duty' charged earlier - These two Shipping lines disappeared post-pandemic.


 
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red dragon

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Flashing ROM is so addictive...after flashing at least 8-10 ROMs, guess I'm done.
For K20 Pro Bliss ROM is possibly the best, followed by Zen.
The 2 most popular ones ( Evo X and PE) are stable, but definitely have issues with audio drivers.
Instead of using the specific DAC drivers, they are possibly using the SD855 onboard sound drivers and to cover it up, they are using a SW EQ for hifi option separately ( which can't be turned on unless you turn on MiUi EQ, in MiUi you can't do that)
I don't understand anything about android development, but it's almost impossible to fool an audiofool with sound.
 
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