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Audio Technica ATH-IM02 balanced amature inner earphone Reviews

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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