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Audio Technica ATH-IM02 balanced amature inner earphone Reviews

whitemass

[$200 & Under Reviews]IM50 vs IM02, Worth the upgrade?

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Pros: Colorful Sound, Great Stage, Optimal Mids[Best In Class Mids For Price!]

Cons: Can Irritate Certain People

Color! Because I feel in the mood for it. No, not really, this is just for the comparison. So, Red, & Green? Red - Not For Me. Green - Solid, & something I personally like.   Comparison is going to be the first part of this review. IM50 vs IM02   IM50 - Comfort of tips, Thick Mids(Sometimes so thick sounding it they become congestive), Shell can be hard to fit in some ears - Great Upper Bass response, Highs are light(You get the required ting, without piercing through other layers), Great Vocal Iteration    Opinion?: I feel these are a SOLID choice to anyone who's into spending $50 and being surprised. Some layers aren't as exposed as others...
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Mikeopellos

Maybe the greatest value IEM under 200$

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Pros: Detailed and accurate sound, balance from the whole spectrum, Isolation, tight fit with over the ear design, solid build quality, removable cable

Cons: Tips provided didn't do it for me ,cable a bit on the short side, sub bass is a little behind in my opinion

Hello headfiers :D   Until now I was in the haunt for a great IEM with very detailed and accurate midrange as well as balanced bass and treble. I looked at some hybrids, and some of the westone options, and  a guy in head-fi recommended these to me. I didn't know much about these because they aren't well known IEMs but the reviews were promising and the guy seemed pretty confident about these as he said they could outmatch very higher priced IEMs. So after a little more research I bought them and trust me, I feel that I have done the right thing.   Sound: In terms of sound, these stand out from the crowd. I have listened and owned several IEMs like IE80, se215, Ma750...
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thatonenoob

[Poor Man Reviews] Audio Technica ATH-IM02

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Pros: Clarity, All-Round Good Performance

Cons: Little Too Forward, Bulky, Seal May Be Hard To Achieve For Some

Thanks guys for helping to get this review featured!  The support I've gotten so far is amazing and I look forward to bringing more reviews to the Head-Fi community.    AUDIO TECHNICA'S ATH-IM02 Quick Link To Review Thread Here.   INTRODUCTION After recently purchasing a pair of Sony MDR-XB70AP's (see next review), I was greatly disappointed by the terrible overall sound quality on the "Extra Bass" earbuds.  I guess it should have occurred to me that earbuds named and marketed as "Extra Bass" would be pretty bad, but I fell into a beginner's trap and was suckered into the earbud's aesthetics.  Undeterred, I sought to find a pair of...
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dogroll

Balanced clear sound, light on bass, great build quality. Fit is somewhat awkward.

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Pros: Detailed treble, mid and bass. Great build quality. Replaceable cable. Very high isolating. Comes with hard carry case.

Cons: Fit a bit awkward until you get used to it. Not enough bass for a basshead.

  Comfort & Fit   First thing to note, these earphones use balanced armature drivers rather than dynamic. Because of this getting a good seal is critical for the sound. Without a proper seal they sound tinny with no bass.   Straight out of the box the fit is awkward as you have to sit there fiddling with the memory wire that sits around the ear so that it sits firmly. Once the memory wire is shaped for your ear the fit becomes much easier and just a matter of sitting the cable over your ear and getting a good seal. I used the medium size silicone tips. The comply tips that come with it suck and ruin the sound. (Just my experience).   Build Quality  ...
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