Got a bunch of IEMs around 20 bucks from Linsoul and this set was one of them..
Spoiler alert: this set is NOT staying with me in the long run. Don't get me wrong, the tuning is absolutely great. It's the technical side of things that gets me eventually, and really pushes me towards letting these go. On top of that, the Salnotes set has a bunch of real tough customers to beat it on these areas:
Way more technical AND better tuned set is the Moondrop Chu. Especially combined with the Moondrop Dawn DAC. A good combo for the price!
Also got the CCA CRA. Way more fun. Just a fun, V-shaped hitter! Easily beats the Salnotes in this particular area, in my opinion.
BLON-BL03 was also one of my picks and that set will probably stay with me forever, just a monster on all around sound quality, not necessarily on the technical side but hammers down way more expensive sets, let alone the Salnotes. Just a natural sounding set, especially on hits and vocs.
There ya go! The Salnotes Zero is a very good set for the money, it just can't hang with this bunch of BEAST IEMs. It just sounds more muffled, more reserved, it sort of holds out more that the other sets give out on their respective areas. BUT it's 20 bucks and for that, it's an absolute rec for everybody to find out for themselves!