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RochRx7
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Mar 3, 2016
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Venture Electronic Monks are better????? anyone have for comparison.
Mar 3, 2016
dalethorn
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Mar 3, 2016
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I wanted to buy a Monk but could not find a reliable U.S. source.
Mar 3, 2016
RochRx7
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Mar 3, 2016
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I ordered them from Aliexpress for $7 shipped... not sure how long it'll take but other Headfiers have ordered from here without much issue.. worth a gamble for me I think.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Venture-Electronic-VE-MONK-earbud-earphone/32417311324.html?
Mar 3, 2016
dalethorn
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My biggest worry at the $5 level is quality control. Not QC that makes sure that it works, but QC that makes sure it sounds the same from sample to sample.
Mar 3, 2016
RochRx7
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Mar 4, 2016
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If it concerns you that much then buy 3 for comparison lol :)
Mar 4, 2016
dalethorn
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Sure, spend hours evaluating a $5 earbud. Uh - no.
Mar 4, 2016
RochRx7
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Mar 4, 2016
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Lol.. why not just buy it to enjoy as a quick throwaway? Is it because you do it as a job? just wondering.
Mar 4, 2016
rymd
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Mar 4, 2016
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To add on to james's post for larger sample size, I have 3 Monks and they all sound the same. I haven't heard of anyone having QC issues with VE products so far.
Mar 4, 2016
dalethorn
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I did try, but I still need a link for someone who sells it via paypal - no way would I provide direct credit card info to the sellers I saw.
Mar 4, 2016
dalethorn
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That's good to hear, so I will continue to try to find a source....
Mar 4, 2016
rymd
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Do you have issues trusting AliExpress or the seller on AliExpress? Aliexpress would be an entirely different issue. But the seller in the link posted is Venture Electronics themselves. They have 1k feedback on aliexpress and the listing has almost 3000 orders. Otherwise, the guy behind VE is on head-fi and has been known to sell directly to members. You could try pming him.
Mar 4, 2016
dalethorn
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Another long google search, and no vendors who take paypal, or name vendors I would trust. So, despite the $5 offer, I'll stick with Yuin and my Edifier P180.
Mar 4, 2016
dalethorn
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I'd trust VE for sure, if I could enter the CC info on their page, not the AliExpress page. Whatcha think? I'd also PM the headfi guy, but I'm banned from headfi for life (competitor).
Mar 4, 2016
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