Pros: Isolation, bass, many sleeves, nice soundstage, look damn nice
Cons: Unusable soft case, oxydizing connections that cause sound to cut
Everything written here is totally subjective
THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE CORD AND THE EARPHONES ARE NOT GOLD-PLATED,
THEY'RE MADE OF COPPER
THEY OXIDIZE, AND THIS MAY CAUSE SOUND TO CUT
DEOXYDIZE ONCE IN A WHILE WITH A PAINTBRUSH
THEY ARE THE CLEAR VERSION
but it doesn't change anything, excepted than my review is more visible here
(by the way, the clear and black version of these IEM should be put together into one "SE215" category).
- They isolate very well with foam sleeves. Be careful when wearing them in town, look around you, they prevent you from hearing the cars.
- Over-the-ear wearing makes them keeping in place very well.
- Memory cable is practical.
- They look very, very nice. Even the cable is nice-looking.
- Detachable cable can be handy (even if it's not useful to me).
- Foam tips isolate more than olives, but are less comfortable.
- Demands time to get used to and to find the right tips.
- The cable is a little stiff.
- The sound isn't boxy as it is with closed-back headphones. It's nearly as airy as on my Grado's, excepted than the seal gives a little impression of closeness.
- The soundstage is wider than on my Grado SR80i's. It's very nice.
- Metal guitars sound slightly blunt.
- Highs don't sound bad at all, as I could read on many reviews.
- The bass are gorgeous. They are like bullets in a piece of wood, hitting firmly and precisely, or very deep and pleasant, reaching further than on my SR80i's.
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