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post #106 of 1002
Two weeks ago when my ATH-EC7 earbuds developed a short in the left ear I panicked. They were under warranty, but I didn't really want to be listening to Apple earbuds (or full size cans) until they got back...

Ordered a set of Yuin PK2 and Sony MDR-E888 based on feedback in these and other forums as good earbuds for less $$$ than something like the ATH-CM7Ti.

Received both the same day. I'm sitting here with my Yuins and the Sony's are on their way back. For the money, these are the best earbuds I've tried. I prefer the overall sound of my ATH-EC7, but they're $40 more. I just hope they'll increase the cord length a bit in future versions. These are *just* barely long enough to use.
post #107 of 1002
Got the PK-2s.

they are awesome. The highs on them are fantastic, very grado like. I wish they had a little more low bass though
post #108 of 1002
wow... Just got my PK2s in the mail. I have to say, believe the hype. Initial impressions:

The packaging looks like it cost more than the headphones did (Both a testament to how cool looking the packaging is and how much the PK2s look like stock buds from a cheap CD player from the late 90s) However, what really matters is the sound, and these things most certainly have it. They sound surprisingly open and similar to Grados on the mids and highs. The bass is slightly less tight, but its certainly there. I never thought earbuds could sound good, let alone this good. They are also quite comfortable, making them a great alternative to IEMs.
post #109 of 1002
Another vote here for the PK1's unamped. They sound great out of a 5G Ipod, no doubt an amp will improve on them, but they sound great as is. More than good enough for when on the go.
post #110 of 1002
Sweet Zombie Jesus, these PK-1 sound great! I am listening to them straight out of my iPod because my SR-71 is gone in Limbo right now. I hope I get it back soon, but for now I will have to listen to these un-amped.

I have never heard an ear-bud like this. I am having a hard time believing my ears right now. How is this possible? The cheapest-looking most skimpy-wired, plain-jane buds sound better than I could imagine an ear-bud sounding. Good bass, nice mids, highs are a little recessed, but I expect that to improve. Things are a little out of control from top to bottom, but I do expect improvements. This is the first 60 seconds of use. I like to give things time before I judge, but I wanted to post my immediate impressions because these are immediately satisfying buds.

Which brings me to the next point: they actually need burn-in! Is that possible? Can an ear-bud require burn in? But they do indeed sound like good headphones pre-burn-in. I imagine they will open up. That things will tighten a little and the highs will lose their constriction. I can tell. I can hear the potential.

This is one of the greatest audio purchases I have ever made.

Great sound on the go in a tiny, incredibly comfortable, inconspicuous package.

I can't wait to get my SR-71 back so I can get this great transportable rig together.

Now, before I get ahead of myself (too late) I must say that these sound incredible FOR AN EARBUD. This is a different scale than I apply to my HD600 and Omega II. They still have that odd, ear-budness to them. A flatness in the soundstage, some hollowness and decreased scale. But nothing like the other earbuds out there.

Still. They sound un-freaking-believable. And they are 1/20th the cost of Omega II.

Also, there is the issue of amping. The weaknesses/ho-hum qualities of these buds could very well be alleviated by appropriate amping (I hope my SR-71 is returned soon...).

Anyway, I am a big fan. BIG FAN! Worth every penny for a person on the go looking for a comfortable, convenient, unobtrusive, great sounding portable headphone, ear-bud or not. I wouldn't recommend them as your ONLY pair of headphones. But I think they should be required for someone looking for a low-profile portable.
post #111 of 1002
Just wait 'till you amp them
post #112 of 1002
laxx, how does meizu M6 handle PK1's with classical music? Does the volume level get high enough, let's say in a quiet room? And how is rock music in noisier environments?

And could you compare the sound of E500 and PK1 with M6 without an amp.

Thanks
post #113 of 1002
Sound quality-wise, how do the PK1's compare with the X3's?
post #114 of 1002
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Originally Posted by qscq View Post
laxx, how does meizu M6 handle PK1's with classical music? Does the volume level get high enough, let's say in a quiet room? And how is rock music in noisier environments?

And could you compare the sound of E500 and PK1 with M6 without an amp.

Thanks
I haven't listened to my e500's for over a month now. The sound signature isn't for me. The closest I got to enjoyign the e500's with the M6 was with the Phase Corrected Equilizer set to 2. It was a night and day difference with the e500's.

The Pk1's on the other hand are great. I haven't heard them amped from the M6 yet, so I can't tell you if that helps. Everyone in this thread will tell you that the Pk1's won't produce low bass, and I have to agree. There's something very unsatisfying about that, so I use a little bassboost to trick my own mind. =T It's actually quite enjoyable like that.
post #115 of 1002
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Originally Posted by laxx View Post
I haven't listened to my e500's for over a month now. The sound signature isn't for me. The closest I got to enjoyign the e500's with the M6 was with the Phase Corrected Equilizer set to 2. It was a night and day difference with the e500's.

The Pk1's on the other hand are great. I haven't heard them amped from the M6 yet, so I can't tell you if that helps. Everyone in this thread will tell you that the Pk1's won't produce low bass, and I have to agree. There's something very unsatisfying about that, so I use a little bassboost to trick my own mind. =T It's actually quite enjoyable like that.
So what differences make PK1 better sounding than E500 in your opinion?
And how does M6 drive PK1's? M6 can "barely" drive sr60's with classical music, I hope that PK1 is at least as easy to drive as sr60 and sounds better.

Thanks again

PS: I noticed Phase corrected equalizer do wonders for some songs with shure E4 too. I just don't like altering the sound for all the time for different songs.
post #116 of 1002
I too am really enjoying the PK1s, but I have a question...

How do you get them into the little round container they came in? I took them out without noticing, and now can't see an easy way to get them back in. I don't want to twist the wire too hard...
post #117 of 1002
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Originally Posted by mojo View Post
I too am really enjoying the PK1s, but I have a question...

How do you get them into the little round container they came in? I took them out without noticing, and now can't see an easy way to get them back in. I don't want to twist the wire too hard...
I think the container is too tight of a fit for day to day use. I use another small plastic case that I can put them into much faster (an empty 3M electrical tape case).
post #118 of 1002
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Originally Posted by mojo View Post
I too am really enjoying the PK1s, but I have a question...

How do you get them into the little round container they came in? I took them out without noticing, and now can't see an easy way to get them back in. I don't want to twist the wire too hard...
tightly wrap them around the top of two or three fingers and just put them in there, that is what I do.
post #119 of 1002
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Originally Posted by mojo View Post
I too am really enjoying the PK1s, but I have a question...

How do you get them into the little round container they came in? I took them out without noticing, and now can't see an easy way to get them back in. I don't want to twist the wire too hard...
I have a pair of Sennheiser MX500's so I switched cases and use the winding case that came with the MX500's for the PK-2's.
post #120 of 1002
A new case sounds like a plan, thanks guys.
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