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Mistletoe_Miracle
post Feb 26 2021, 03:13 AM

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Hey guys! My first time posting here and I'm looking for advise on what to get for a wireless earphones/buds with internal storage. I plan to use them mostly during my workouts.

I've done some research and the closest I could find is the Samsung Gear IconX 2018, which is a couple of years old; the latest models of Samsung Buds do not come with any in-built storags. Been looking around and I found sellers offering them first/secondhand within the range of RM299-599 (I know that there are 2 variants to this model).

What are your thoughts on this? Or does anyone have a better recommendation? Just wanted to reiterate that internal storage is pretty important to me. At this point I'm willing to snap up a good deal on an original Gear IconX if the price is right.

Thanks in advance!
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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 03:13 AM)
Hey guys! My first time posting here and I'm looking for advise on what to get for a wireless earphones/buds with internal storage. I plan to use them mostly during my workouts.

I've done some research and the closest I could find is the Samsung Gear IconX 2018, which is a couple of years old; the latest models of Samsung Buds do not come with any in-built storags. Been looking around and I found sellers offering them first/secondhand within the range of RM299-599 (I know that there are 2 variants to this model).

What are your thoughts on this? Or does anyone have a better recommendation? Just wanted to reiterate that internal storage is pretty important to me. At this point I'm willing to snap up a good deal on an original Gear IconX if the price is right.

Thanks in advance!
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Can't just pair it with your phone? then use straps for phone or put in small bag.
Bluetooth have decent range, I use such pairing during my workout.
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post Feb 26 2021, 11:42 AM

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QUOTE(xxboxx @ Feb 26 2021, 09:54 AM)
Can't just pair it with your phone? then use straps for phone or put in small bag.
Bluetooth have decent range, I use such pairing during my workout.
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Even now they have earbud for swimming.
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post Feb 26 2021, 04:37 PM

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QUOTE(xxboxx @ Feb 26 2021, 09:54 AM)
Can't just pair it with your phone? then use straps for phone or put in small bag.
Bluetooth have decent range, I use such pairing during my workout.
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I just don't wanna bring my phone out for a night run, that's why I'm looking for one that has an inbuilt storage
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post Feb 26 2021, 07:14 PM

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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 04:37 PM)
I just don't wanna bring my phone out for a night run, that's why I'm looking for one that has an inbuilt storage
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https://www.lazada.com.my/products/benjie-w...I9rtlX&search=1
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post Feb 26 2021, 07:34 PM

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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 04:37 PM)
I just don't wanna bring my phone out for a night run, that's why I'm looking for one that has an inbuilt storage
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If you dont mind not truly wireless, can consider something like this?

https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/walkman/nw-ws410-series

https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/walkman/nw-ws620-series
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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 04:37 PM)
I just don't wanna bring my phone out for a night run, that's why I'm looking for one that has an inbuilt storage
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https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/walkman/nw-ws410-series I'm using this. bought for rm2++ from shopee/lazada i forgot..sound is ok & it's securely fit into the ears.

i also bought a super cheap + super small mp3 player like Sandisk Sansa clip style with bluetooth connectivity from China brand Ruizu..sound is ok..for something so small, with clip, with mp3 player built in, with bluetooth, with built in storage, it's just perfect for casual running/outdoor activity with own wireless earbuds..can easy skip songs with physical button.

https://shopee.com.my/search?keyword=ruizu%20x26
https://shopee.com.my/search?keyword=ruizu%20x50
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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 04:37 PM)
I just don't wanna bring my phone out for a night run, that's why I'm looking for one that has an inbuilt storage
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For safety I supposed. But on the other hand because of safety you need to make a call but don't have your phone with you...
You should consider getting a bone conduction earphone as with it you can still hear surrounding sound. Sound quality will not be great when compared to in-ear though.
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post Feb 26 2021, 10:59 PM

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys! But can anyone comment on the Gear IconX 2018? I find mixed reviews mostly online, so I'm looking for personal testimonials here. Truth be told, I find the 'buds style' pretty appealing (also a Samsung fan).
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post Feb 27 2021, 12:05 AM

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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 10:59 PM)
Thanks for all the suggestions guys! But can anyone comment on the Gear IconX 2018? I find mixed reviews mostly online, so I'm looking for personal testimonials here. Truth be told, I find the 'buds style' pretty appealing (also a Samsung fan).
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Now I'm getting confuse whether you want to bring along your smartphone or not since these features need a smartphone to functions.
Just buy yourself an armband like Karrimor, pop in your phone. Bluetooth to your the best TWS Earfun and Mi Band 5/fitness watch and run.

As for me, I'm using KZ AS10 with Bluetooth Adapter APTX-HD connected to OnePlus 7T and Mi Band 5 and my wife with her MPOW Flame S APTH-HD with her Samsung A71 for our daily dawn running, and of course both of us using Karrimor Arm Band for our smartphones. If you truly don't want to bring your phone then opt for smartwatch that have Bluetooth and storage for your audio files. And these smartwatch can also track your GPS, heartbeat, steps, sleep and oxygen level. So it based on what you need not what you want. If you are too focus on brand you'll missed out all other brands that have more features and values.
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QUOTE(sulfuriq @ Feb 27 2021, 12:05 AM)
Now I'm getting confuse whether you want to bring along your smartphone or not since these features need a smartphone to functions.
Just buy yourself an armband like Karrimor, pop in your phone. Bluetooth to your the best TWS Earfun and Mi Band 5/fitness watch and run.

As for me, I'm using KZ AS10 with Bluetooth Adapter APTX-HD connected to OnePlus 7T and Mi Band 5 and my wife with her MPOW Flame S APTH-HD with her Samsung A71 for our daily dawn running, and of course both of us using Karrimor Arm Band for our smartphones. If you truly don't want to bring your phone then opt for smartwatch that have Bluetooth and storage for your audio files. And these smartwatch can also track your GPS, heartbeat, steps, sleep and oxygen level. So it based on what you need not what you want. If you are too focus on brand you'll missed out all other brands that have more features and values.
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I'm also confused now - I thought that the Gear IconX has in-built memory and can function like an mp3?

Anyways thanks for the suggestion on pairing it with the Smartwatch, didn't know that it was possible until i spoke to a Samsung sales person earlier (before i read your post). The overall cost would be alot higher though
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QUOTE(Mistletoe_Miracle @ Feb 26 2021, 04:37 PM)
I just don't wanna bring my phone out for a night run, that's why I'm looking for one that has an inbuilt storage
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Have a look @ AfterShokz.

Use one for swimming.
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Anyone ever compared or listened to the Hifiman Ananda vs Denon AH-D7200 / 5200? Similar price bracket but can't find much comparison online. And would be difficult to demo these headphones as well especially the Denons.
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QUOTE(danny_sp15 @ Mar 3 2021, 03:08 PM)
Anyone ever compared or listened to the Hifiman Ananda vs Denon AH-D7200 / 5200? Similar price bracket but can't find much comparison online. And would be difficult to demo these headphones as well especially the Denons.
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The Ananda is currently around RM2.2-2.4k while Denon is still around RM4k+. Definitely not in the same price bracket at the moment lol
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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Mar 3 2021, 10:31 PM)
The Ananda is currently around RM2.2-2.4k while Denon is still around RM4k+. Definitely not in the same price bracket at the moment lol
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Ananda normal price is about 2.9k. The AH-D5200 is about 2.3k. The AH-D7200 unfortunately not available here, but japan price about 3.3k. So all 3 more or less within my budget. Haha.

Maybe I should have stated as within my budget.
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QUOTE(danny_sp15 @ Mar 3 2021, 03:08 PM)
Anyone ever compared or listened to the Hifiman Ananda vs Denon AH-D7200 / 5200? Similar price bracket but can't find much comparison online. And would be difficult to demo these headphones as well especially the Denons.
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Tried Ananda before, was comparing with Sundara. Ananda highs not as bright as Sundara but the mids and lows I feel Ananda is better. Comfort wise Ananda win because those big opening is just much more comfortable than small round Sundara opening.

Never tried that Denon before, but that is closed back whereas Ananda is open back, both sure have way difference in sound signature. If judging by frequency response, it should be having more bass, less mid and even lesser highs. A dark sounding headphone.
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QUOTE(xxboxx @ Mar 4 2021, 12:23 PM)
Tried Ananda before, was comparing with Sundara. Ananda highs not as bright as Sundara but the mids and lows I feel Ananda is better. Comfort wise Ananda win because those big opening is just much more comfortable than small round Sundara opening.

Never tried that Denon before, but that is closed back whereas Ananda is open back, both sure have way difference in sound signature. If judging by frequency response, it should be having more bass, less mid and even lesser highs. A dark sounding headphone.
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Thanks for the feedback! You are using the HE4XX right? Do u feel the Ananda is worth the extra price compared to the 4XX?

To be honest i was looking for something to complement my HD600. Something with more punchy low end, but not sacrificing much in terms of mids, details and soundstage. The Denon seems to be recommended, but at the same time I'm curious about planars also, so the Ananda comes into the picture also.

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post Mar 4 2021, 01:52 PM

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QUOTE(danny_sp15 @ Mar 4 2021, 01:01 PM)
Thanks for the feedback! You are using the HE4XX right? Do u feel the Ananda is worth the extra price compared to the 4XX?

To be honest i was looking for something to complement my HD600. Something with more punchy low end, but not sacrificing much in terms of mids, details and soundstage. The Denon seems to be recommended, but at the same time I'm curious about planars also, so the Ananda comes into the picture also.
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Better wait a bit as I went to RED APE (Puchong) couple days ago to get my Lootto, they say Hifiman will be coming out with new Sundara model probably in the 3-4 weeks. Or if you want to experience budgeted planar now, there'a Hifiman HE400SE International Version that using stealth magnet technology similar the one they using on their Susvara.
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QUOTE(danny_sp15 @ Mar 4 2021, 01:01 PM)
Thanks for the feedback! You are using the HE4XX right? Do u feel the Ananda is worth the extra price compared to the 4XX?

To be honest i was looking for something to complement my HD600. Something with more punchy low end, but not sacrificing much in terms of mids, details and soundstage. The Denon seems to be recommended, but at the same time I'm curious about planars also, so the Ananda comes into the picture also.
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Ya, I got HE4XX. Whether worth the extra price, I think depends on how much you willing to part ways with your money. For me personally I feel when listening to Sundara it sounds very similar to HE4XX, very bright sounds but very less bass. Ananda feel slightly refine on mids and better bass, but the treble is not as satisfying as Sundara or HE4XX. After few months passed from the time I demo, I change my HE4XX pads to perforated leather pads, that increased it's bass a lot more, now it's almost as bassy as HD650. Treble also have cut down slightly. Can't remember if this change makes it more like Ananda but I am happy with the sounds now.

My demo time with Ananda just about 1 hour or so only. Don't know if listening for more extended time I will have different opinion. I don't think you gonna feel disappoint whether you get Ananda or Sundara or HE400i. I am happy with HE4XX and pads swap, right now using it just to feel how it sounds. Mettavolution sounds as tight as I remember how it's sound. But most of the time for my listening session I will use M1060 for bass heavy or Verum 1 for vocal.
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QUOTE(sulfuriq @ Mar 4 2021, 01:52 PM)
Better wait a bit as I went to RED APE (Puchong) couple days ago to get my Lootto, they say Hifiman will be coming out with new Sundara model probably in the 3-4 weeks. Or if you want to experience budgeted planar now, there'a Hifiman HE400SE International Version that using stealth magnet technology similar the one they using on their Susvara.
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Good idea. Since im not in a rush anyway. Guess I'll wait for the new sundara reviews first. Thanks!

QUOTE(xxboxx @ Mar 4 2021, 07:57 PM)
Ya, I got HE4XX. Whether worth the extra price, I think depends on how much you willing to part ways with your money. For me personally I feel when listening to Sundara it sounds very similar to HE4XX, very bright sounds but very less bass. Ananda feel slightly refine on mids and better bass, but the treble is not as satisfying as Sundara or HE4XX. After few months passed from the time I demo, I change my HE4XX pads to perforated leather pads, that increased it's bass a lot more, now it's almost as bassy as HD650. Treble also have cut down slightly. Can't remember if this change makes it more like Ananda but I am happy with the sounds now.

My demo time with Ananda just about 1 hour or so only. Don't know if listening for more extended time I will have different opinion. I don't think you gonna feel disappoint whether you get Ananda or Sundara or HE400i. I am happy with HE4XX and pads swap, right now using it just to feel how it sounds. Mettavolution sounds as tight as I remember how it's sound. But most of the time for my listening session I will use M1060 for bass heavy or Verum 1 for vocal.
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Wow you have a lot of planars. I guess im set on the anandas for now, at least until the new sundara reviews are out. Thanks!

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