Undiscovered gems

One of the main pleasures in this obscure hobby of ours is coming across something that no-one else seems to know about, but absolutely blows you away with something you've never heard or seen before (music/gear/apps/whatever). As this site is based around the concept of people suggesting gear that others might like and then helping them get hold of it as cheaply as possible, I figured this would be a good place to start!
List your "Undiscovered gems" here - it can be a firm, a specific IEM/headphone/piece of gear you can't live without - anything you think people may not have come across in their audio travels. Who knows, if enough people like it, we might even see the MD guys run a drop for it! ;)

Feb 14, 2018
In the Ridiculously-Cheap-Earbud-But-OMG-How-Can-This-Sound-So-Good category, I find the TY Hi-Z 32Ohm to be more musical than the venerable VE Monk Plus. The pads feel softer and feel more snug in my canals.
Aug 13, 2016
Bose SIE2i
Best best sport earbuds I have ever used. Too bad their next generation killed the sound quality :( If you find these make sure they are the 2I model.
Aug 8, 2016
The Yamaha speaker NX-E150 (that come from the Pianocraft mini-hifi system CRX-E150) with decent wiring and amping, have a more revealing sound than my Adam A7X monitor! Shocking! Bloodily insane! God save the Queen! I defy everybody to do the test! The Yamaha NX-E150 are inexpensive speaker you can buy used...I do listening with those speaker as "grot box" (to see how my music would sound on average hi-fi system)...But since the start those speaker was already very revealing! I thought myself "oh, i'll put better wiring just for fun"....then a good subwoofer... Then the Grace Design M9xxx DAC, telling to myself those speaker will reach their limit of improvement, but it never happen so far! The sound alway get better! So for now, I only use the Adam A7X as...grot box!!!! Outrageously shocking!! Here's some picture!

Jun 30, 2016
I always wanted the Koss ESP950 electrostatic headphones. I consider these a decent buy at even the list price of $999.99. I have seen them as low as $600.00 at Amazon. I think a lot of people would buy a set of these if given the opportunity and remind them of the Koss lifetime warranty. I think a lot of people have written off Koss as far as only making cheap headphones as that is all you see from them in the department stores anymore. Also the Koss PRO 4S are a headphone you my try to get to do a Mass Drop on. Outstanding headphones. Something like this could put the name Koss back into the main stream again. I am 61 and had one of our warehouse managers in the corporate office for a week. He was 32 at the time. I mention the name Koss and he said he had never heard of them, blew me away, just floored me. Charles DeWitt
Jun 26, 2016
Two awesome gems I've encountered and owned - the VSONIC GR06 and the Panasonic HTF-600-S. Both had brief periods of interest on head-fi, and for good reason. Excellent purchases that were well worth the money! :)
Jun 24, 2016
Radius TWF41. I'm surprised that it showed up here on Massdrop, but it's a unique, very competent, super smooth IEM and is quite underrated. :)
Jun 22, 2016
The Aune X1S performs amazingly well as a low cost amp/dac combo... I know it's not the primary topic of discussion in most dac/amp threads but really it should be a strong contender when speaking on that subject.
Jun 22, 2016
Rbh Ep2
Jun 19, 2016
I love my SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones, they are relatively inexpensive and produce the best sounds
Jun 15, 2016
Maybe not "undiscovered" per sé, but I feel many people do not give good old earbuds a fair shake, and the Edifier P180 are an amazing deal for $18. They also include a mic, which are a plus. I still don't get why many manufacturers for buds and IEMS alike to not include one.
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