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Yamaha EPH-100SL Inner-Ear Headphone Reviews

daerron

Best bang for the buck ever

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Pros: Excellent sound quality, bass, separation

Cons: Uncomfortable eartips, durability

This is my second pair of EPH-100s. I purchased my first pair in the beginning of 2012 some while after they became a FOTM here on Head-fi. Strangely enough I would have thought that they would have increased in price with the popularity these have, but I got the second pair for $15 less than the first pair I bought. The first pair survived a lot of hours of music at work, but the housings were starting to fall apart. The tips have also become very uncomfortable and I thought it was about overdue to get a second pair.    Listening to the replacement set I was immediately smitten with these all over again. What a bargain for the sound quality on offer! I can't think...
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regiapemid

Superb!

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Pros: Sound is clear and crisp, great sub-bass response

Cons: Cable is not the best

Bought these two months ago, and they are my favorite IEM to date. One thing to note is that I did indeed get the condensation problem. It has only happened a handful of times, and has completely cured up, but it is something to be aware of. I had to dock a half star from the Design rating because of this issue. They're still my favorite IEMs, though. I might have some funny ear canals too, as most people never got the problem.   For me, personally, these trump the GR07, SE215, and MC5/3/2. I always recommend that you do your own testing. For example, many people may find the GR07 to be on par or slightly better, whereas I found the EPH-100 to be much better. I'm chalking it up...
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byunjoe

Yamaha EPH-100SL Review

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Pros: Detailed, thick bass; Clear mids; Circular soundstage; Instrument separation; Build quality; Isolation

Cons: Unusual treble; Unsure cable

      I come from a long line of mid-range earphones including the Sennhiser CX300II, Klipsch Image S4, Monster Beats by dr dre Tour, and Monster Jamz. I was looking for an earphone that I can continue producing electronic music on and concluded, by the reviews, that the Yamahas were my best bet. They were not that expensive here in S. Korea, being approximately 124 dollars. I craved prominent bass (not basshead-ish nor Balanced Armanture like; just clear bass), good instrument separation, and good build quality. First Impressions: When I first put these in and listened to Below Us by Seven Lions, I was amazed at how clear the bass  rumbles and kick...
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soundstige

Solid sounding and even more solidly built

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Pros: Fantastic bass in every meaning of the word; mids are still forward and not killed by the bass; build quality is A++; fit for me was great

Cons: Treble is hollow and uninteresting; sound is similar to other contenders at lower prices

Incredible bass in quantity, quality, clarity, everything. Easily as good or better than all other contenders at this price range, I don't care who they are. Midrange still has great presence. Sadly, the treble is kind of crummy, and it made me sell them. The treble is worse quality on the EPH-100 than on the Vsonic GR06, while still having a similar sound signature, and the Vsonic GR06 is 1/3 the price. The EPH-100 perform better in all other aspects, including fit and build quality, but only a little; and the treble issue is too much for me to overlook. I guess I'm a bit of a treble-head.
Duffman

Yamaha EPH-100 Impressions

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Pros: Build quality, punchy bass, detail

Cons: Possibly long-term comfort

  Hi   Basically these are the best £80 I've spent in ages. Coming from a pair of CX300 II's the difference really is night and day, where the Sennheiser's were all undefined mushy bass that drowned everything else, the bass in these Yamaha's is really tight, accurate and punchy. It's powerful but very controlled, so it doesn't cover the rest of the music.   It's a really enjoyable sound, the balance is exactly what I wanted: you get lots of detail and good separation, the treble isn't harsh and the mids are nice and smooth.    They also seem really well built, the aluminium housings are nice and solid and they have a reassuring weight to them. ...
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lumberjake

Excellent SQ for the money

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Pros: Imaging, detail, responsive and dynamic or engaging sound.

Cons: Fit can be an issue. Weak sub bass.

Read a ton of reviews before purchasing. However, I will be honest and say that I was a bit let down by the bass. Don't get me wrong, its very detailed and balanced and perhaps there lies my issue, I was under the impression that these were more bassy. I am a bit of a basshead, in that, I like to feel it. Obviously, to many these have plenty of bass and the upper bass is there but it diminishes as it gets deeper to my ears which surprised me, again due to reviews. For the vast majority of what I listen to the bass is fine but for electronic stuff there is near zero rumble where there should have been. This could be due to the fact that I cannot insert them but rather rest them inside...
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Head-Head

Balanced Beauties

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Pros: Build Quality / Sound Quality / Value

Cons: Thin Wiry Wire / Not The End All In Detail

Nothing is perfect & these earbuds are certainly a compromise. None the less, they are not too bright, not too boomy, not too recessed, & not too expensive. The sound is overall rich & smooth; therefore far less fatiguing yet still enjoyable. Soundstage is lacking, still separation is very good giving impressive imaging [for the device category & price]. Fit is way too personal too recommend for any head spks. Too each their own. Enjoy!
jcksa

Top Quality-Great Price

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Pros: Excellent fidelity, great musical detail, classy design

Cons: Slight ear fatigue

The Yamaha EPH-100 surprised me with their excellent fidelity. I already owned a $300 set of Sure SE425s which are also wonderful but fall in the $300 price range and should be. I was so impressed with the performance of the EPH-100s that they are my primary headset. Their performance is at least equivalent to the SE425 and much easier to put on/in (if you're familiar with the twist and insert wire over the ear design from Sure. I do experience some slight ear fatigue but have not yet tried the smallest ear buds which will probably eliminate the fatigue.  I highly recommend the EPH-100s.
extrabigmehdi

Airiness with isolation

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Pros: very airy sound, isolation, decent bass,portability, design, built quality

Cons: lack details, microphonics, minimal accessories

   Sound quality:     When I  tried the eph-100 for the first time ,  I  can't say there was a "wow factor" ; however they just sounded "fine". From my cowon player s9, I  tried to play with the different jeteffects to "enhance" the sound, but none of the DSP really  made an interesting difference .Hence , if you don't have any good eq, or DSP  on your mp3 player, you won't miss this with the eph-100. There's one thing that becomes slowly addicting while listening to the eph-100 : it's their exceptional airy sound. They sound as open, as open headphones, if not more. At the same they offer great isolation , thing that open...
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