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post #1351 of 1475
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Originally Posted by BushGuy View Post
If I were you - I'd hate to lose those 1st gen. Vibes. Instead of sending them back to V.Moda, my personal choice would be to have someone put on a new plug (the probability is high your cable prob. is at the plug).
I know the problem is located at the plug, if I fiddle with it there, the left channel comes through once in a while, but are 2nd gen Vibes really that much different from the 1st Gen, and is it worth the hassle?
post #1352 of 1475
All I know is I luv my 1st gen. FlashBlack and there are a slew of posts that concern the sound quality of the 2nd gens.. Do a forum search and ye shall find. I kind of wish I'd grabbed 2 pair at the time.
I hesitate re Yuin PK1, simply because buds I've tried in the past always fall out no matter what I do.
post #1353 of 1475
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Yeah, 1st gen is miles ahead imho. I really dislike what happened to the sound going from 1st to 2nd generation. Shame to...


Ply
post #1354 of 1475
I agree...my 1st gen Vibes are my favorite set of headphones. The sound quality is outstanding...a high end like etymotic but with solid bass and a great soundstage. I am not sure if V-Moda changed drivers or just modified the sound signature, but I have had 2nd and 3rd gen Vibes as well as the Vibe Duos and they don't come close to matching the sound quality of the 1st gen Vibes. The 2nd gen, 3d gen, and Duos are too bass heavy...the bass drowns out the vocals and overpowers the soundstage (making it seem small). The Duos are slightly better than the 2nd/3d gen Vibes (the highs have a touch more presence) but still fall well short of the 1st gen Vibes.

Val, how about a "reference series" Vibe that brings back the 1st gen driver/sound signature? I think you really had something special with the 1st gen setup.
post #1355 of 1475
i just received my new vibes after sending it for RMA because of the plug... i presume its the 3rd generation, and although the sound is still better than stock earbuds, i'm a bit disappointed in the sound. the bass is definitely heavier than the 1st gen, and drowns out the highs and mids... its almost as if it was redesigned for bass-heads only

i still love the comfort and style of the vibes, but the sound is not quite how i remembered it to be
post #1356 of 1475
Hmm, are there any pictures/guides of people who have replaced the jack?

Edit: Found dfkt's link a few pages ago, first of all, I've soldered before, but only a few time,s so I'm far from good, second, the DIY plugs look huge in comparison to the normal jack on the vibe! So I'll go for the replacement, I've always missed more bass on the vibes, and the iPod EQ makes some songs distort if I don't have it on flat, so who knows, I might even like the 2nd Gen
post #1357 of 1475
how do the vibes compare with the mylarthree's?

I'm thinking of buying vibes or the mylarthree's, but I'm not sure which one to go...

And lately a lot of ppl are complaining that the later gens vibes don't sound as good as the first one.

Thanx!
post #1358 of 1475
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Originally Posted by FiReSToRM View Post
how do the vibes compare with the mylarthree's?

I'm thinking of buying vibes or the mylarthree's, but I'm not sure which one to go...

And lately a lot of ppl are complaining that the later gens vibes don't sound as good as the first one.

Thanx!
i've got a pair of vibes(not sure what gen, i got them used from a fellow head-fier) that i've had for a few months, and a pair of new mylar X3's that i should get any day now... i've really been enjoying the vibes, they have a nice punch to them with my zen stone, but the cable on the left bud is starting to crack and split, the main reason i ordered the X3's
post #1359 of 1475
pls afphreak let me know how the x3 sounds compared to the vibes when u receive them

also, is it still worth considering to buy the vibes (most likely the 3rd gen)?
post #1360 of 1475
I have both, the Vibes (1st gen) and the X3's. They're quite hard to compare - too different, sonically.

The Vibes have good bass, good soundstage, little isolation - but definitely lack the clarity of the X3's. The Vibes are musical/fun/warm sounding, the X3's are the opposite, sort of.

The X3's lack bass extension and punchyness, and they're very bright and kind of fatiguing after listening to them for a while. However they got great clarity and are easier to listen to than, for example, the quite similar sounding Ety ER-6.

I definitely prefer the Vibes over the X3's. YMMV.
post #1361 of 1475
Items Ordered
1 of: V-MODA Vibe Earbuds - Flashback Chrome [Electronics]
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

Order Placed: August 6, 2007
Shipping estimate: August 20, 2007
Delivery estimate: August 27, 2007 - August 31, 2007

that's a long time for shipping...
hope these turn out to be good.

[ Amazon isn't even listed as a reseller of FlashBack Chrome's anymore...]

UPDATE: Amazon stocked back up on Flashback Chromes.
post #1362 of 1475
i have a rock boxed ipod, i've been messing with EQ quite a bit, its 2G Vibe, still messing with EQ but at the moment i found the balance to be 3% off, i'm not sure whats up with my vibes, but the bass still sounds very odd compared to when i first have it. +4 db low filter boost o_o
post #1363 of 1475
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post
I definitely prefer the Vibes over the X3's. YMMV.
thnx, but the vibes you got are first gen vibes, I doubt it would be the same with the later gen vibes...
post #1364 of 1475
I'm fairly sure a slight difference/decrease in SQ of the newer Vibe versions wouldn't annoy me as much as the fatigue and lack of bass in the X3's...
post #1365 of 1475
Long time lurker - first time poster

Just got my Vibes yesterday. They're my first IEMs and I'm very impressed.

Look good - sound good What more can you ask for?
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