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Best 3x3 comparison

Which of the following is the best 3x3?


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Speed Cubes Recommendation List

Budget - Dirt Cheap Cubes only
Great - Pretty good and you won't have to sell your house
Expert - The best cube on the market

2x2 budget - YJ YuPo v2 M, Yuxin Little Magic 2x2
2x2 great - YJ MGC 2x2, MoYu WeiPo M
2x2 expert - Valk 2 M

3x3 budget - MoYu MeiLong 3x3
3x3 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 3x3
3x3 expert - MoYu WeiLong GTS 3 M, MoYu WeiLong WR M, GAN 356 X

4x4 budget - MoYu MeiLong 4x4
4x4 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 4x4, MoYu MeiLong M 4x4
4x4 expert - MoYu AoSu GTS 2 M, Valk 4 M

5x5 budget - Yuxin Cloud
5x5 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 5x5
5x5 expert - Valk 5 M

6x6 budget - Yuxin Little Magic 6x6, Cyclone Boys G6
6x6 great - MoYu AoShi GTS
6x6 expert - X-Man Shadow M

7x7 budget - Yuxin Little Magic 7x7, Cyclone Boys G7
7x7 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 7x7
7x7 expert - X-Man Spark M

Skewb budget - Cyclone Boys Magnetic Skewb
Skewb great - X-Man Wingy
Skewb expert - MoYu AoYan M

Pyraminx budget - YJ YuLong v2 M Pyraminx
Pyraminx great - X-Man Bell, Yuxin HuangLong M Pyraminx
Pyraminx expert - X-Man Bell

Megaminx budget - Yuxin Little Magic v2 Megaminx, QiYi QiHeng S
Megaminx great - YJ MGC Megaminx
Megaminx expert - X-Man Galaxy v2L M, X-Man Galaxy v2 M, GAN Megaminx

Square-1 budget - Yuxin Little Magic Square-1
Square-1 great - Yuxin Little Magic M Square-1
Square-1 expert - X-Man Volt, Yuxin Little Magic M Square-1

Polls:
Best 2x2 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-2x2-comparison-new.74709/
Budget high-end 3x3 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-high-end-3x3-comparison.73563/
Budget high-end 4x4 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-high-end-4x4-comparison.73959/
Best 4x4 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-4x4-comparison.74450/
Budget high-end 5x5 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-high-end-5x5-comparison.73898/
Best 6x6 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-6x6-comparison.74156/
Budget pyraminx comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-pyraminx-comparison.73889/
Best pyraminx comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-pyraminx-comparison.73862/
Best megaminx comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-megaminx-comparison.74702/
Budget square-1 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-square-1-comparison.74142/
Best square-1 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-square-1-comparison.73861/
 
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Are you going to be constantly updating this?
The list?
Speed Cubes Recommendation List

Budget - Dirt Cheap Cubes only
Great - Pretty good and you won't have to sell your house
Expert - The best cube on the market

2x2 budget - YJ YuPo v2 M
2x2 great - YJ MGC 2x2
2x2 expert - Valk 2 M, YJ MGC 2x2, MoYu WeiPo M

3x3 budget - MoYu MeiLong 3x3
3x3 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 3x3
3x3 expert - MoYu WeiLong GTS 3 M, MoYu WeiLong WR M, GAN 356 X, GAN 354 M, Valk 3 M, Yuxin HuangLong M 3x3, DaYan TengYun M

4x4 budget - MoYu MeiLong 4x4
4x4 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 4x4, MoYu MeiLong M 4x4
4x4 expert - MoYu AoSu GTS 2 M, Valk 4 M

5x5 budget - Yuxin Cloud
5x5 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 5x5
5x5 expert - Valk 5 M

6x6 budget - Yuxin Little Magic 6x6
6x6 great - MoYu AoShi GTS
6x6 expert - X-Man Shadow M, MoYu AoShi GTS M

7x7 budget - Yuxin Little Magic 7x7
7x7 great - Yuxin Little Magic M 7x7
7x7 expert - X-Man Spark M

Skewb budget - Cyclone Boys Magnetic Skewb
Skewb great - X-Man Wingy
Skewb expert - MoYu AoYan M

Pyraminx budget - YJ YuLong v2 M Pyraminx
Pyraminx great - Z Magnetic Pyraminx, Sheng Shou Mr.M Pyraminx
Pyraminx expert - X-Man Bell, Yuxin Huang Long M Pyraminx

Megaminx budget - Yuxin Little Magic v2 Megaminx, QiYi QiHeng S
Megaminx great - YJ MGC Megaminx
Megaminx expert - X-Man Galaxy v2L M, GAN Megaminx

Square-1 budget - Yuxin Little Magic Square-1
Square-1 great - Yuxin Little Magic M Square-1
Square-1 expert - X-Man Volt, Yuxin Little Magic M Square-1

Polls:
Best 2x2 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-2x2-comparison-new.74709/
Budget high-end 3x3 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-high-end-3x3-comparison.73563/
Budget high-end 4x4 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-high-end-4x4-comparison.73959/
Best 4x4 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-4x4-comparison.74450/
Budget high-end 5x5 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-high-end-5x5-comparison.73898/
Best 6x6 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-6x6-comparison.74156/
Budget pyraminx comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-pyraminx-comparison.73889/
Best pyraminx comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-pyraminx-comparison.73862/
Best megaminx comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-megaminx-comparison.74702/
Budget square-1 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-square-1-comparison.74142/
Best square-1 comparison
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-square-1-comparison.73861/
Yes, if necessary.
 
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Just a suggestion but maybe for the lists but maybe put like links to those products for stores and or put normal prices for each product.
 
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Just a suggestion but maybe for the lists but maybe put like links to those products for stores and or put normal prices for each product.
If he wanted to do that he would probably want to do some digging for the best price before recommending an over priced cube. For example the gan x is $60 on scs and the cubicle when you can get it for like 47 on cube Depot. Just a thought though.
 
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Though I checked it is right now at some sort of discount because it says that it used to be like 57ish dollars I forgot the exact. Doesn’t matter though.
 
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I'm not really sure how it all works out but I still doubt that cube Depot is making a loss on a bunch of plastic with some magnets and springs on the side when they still charge almost $50 for it.
 
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GAN 356X is $32 in Taiwan.:D Any places cheaper than that?
That's $42 in Taiwan.
https://maru.tw/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1952
GAN 356X is $36 in China.
Since it is produced in China, it is cheapest in China.
Just a suggestion but maybe for the lists but maybe put like links to those products for stores and or put normal prices for each product.
Anyway, I don't think I will put the prices of cubes on the list at the moment, since the prices of cubes can be different in different countries and different shops.
 
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If we are going to put links to where to buy the cubes, we should think about more than just price. Even if we don't add links to where to buy, we should still think about more than price when we make our buying decisions.

I'm of the age where I remember shopping in toy stores where you could really see what you were getting before you had to buy the toy. Then Toys R Us came along, undercutting those stores on price, and everyone bought at TRU. Eventually, we had to buy toys based exclusively on looking at the box at TRU. Then Amazon came along, and everyone saved a couple of bucks off the TRU price, and TRU went away. Now I'm a dad who has to buy toys for my kids blindly from the web.

There are no local hobby shops with RC tracks anymore, because an RC truck from a hobby shop in China was $50 less than the local toy store. Therefore there is no local RC racing anymore.

There is no local hobby shop with model rockets anymore, because model rockets were $2 cheaper online than in the hobby shops. So now there is no hobby shop to organize model rocket flying events. So there was no hobby shop owner to inform people to go to the city council meeting about rule changes in the parks. So now you can't fly the model rockets you order online in the local public parks.

What cube stores support your hobby? Who donates cube covers, mats, giveaway swag, and marketing support to competitions in your area? Which cube stores write descriptions you trust of the products and make videos that help you make an informed purchase decision for a product that you can't hold yourself before you commit to buy? What cube stores will take another one apart to sell you a cubie or a center cap when you lose one? What stores ship within a day or so of getting your order via a shipping method that reliably gets the cube to you within a couple more days? Which cube stores can you be confident are buying from the actual manufacturer and not reselling counterfeit products? Which cube stores host in person and online events that allow you to meet either in person or virtually people who share your interest in cubing?

These factors are worth a few dollars a few times a year compared to compared to supporting an unknown seller that might be selling counterfeit, stolen, or factory backdoor product who does not reinvest in the hobby.

I'm not so rich that I don't like to get the items I buy at low prices. But I have been around enough hobbies for long enough to know that if we don't support the stores that support our hobby, those stores will die, and they will take the hobby with it.
 
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