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post #961 of 1002

I use PK1's with a PORTA CORDA 3 MEIER amp. The PK1 is just so detailed, so clear, with an amazing

soundstage, that from the start I had the rare feeling (for me) of not even being curious about any other

in-ear headphones. I'm speaking from a quite limited, narrow experience with ear buds or any other in-ear

models, just some crappy ones and PK1,but I just don't see how anyone could go wrong with these.

 

And customer service at YUIN has been the best.

post #962 of 1002

I can't believe how good these little pieces of junk sound.  Out of pure curiosity, I picked up the PK1s with an E11 amp from Amazon about a month ago.    The headphones must carry a 1000% markup in the US over their production cost.   That said, they are really the most enjoyable headphones that I've ever owned.   (Grado SR80, iGrado, Westone UM2, Shure SRH-940, Beyer 880 600, B&W C5, B&W P5, Vmoda M-50, HD25-II, Klipsch S4, Koss Portapro, HD600, all amped)

 

It sounds like you're standing in from of some really powerful and expensive speakers, tonally they're great but the thing I like best is how the sound seems like it's coming from all over.     It's hard to compare them to the other phones as I've never owned a setup that had such a dramatic sound stage effect and prominent instrument separation.   Very enjoyable to say the least, money well spent.


Edited by briank996 - 1/15/12 at 8:32pm
post #963 of 1002

I have had my PK2 for a few days now...loving them. They remind me of my Grado SR60i when I first got them...can't wait to have them well and truly burned in.

post #964 of 1002

They only get better and better :)

post #965 of 1002

Was a tad worried when I was listening to Miles Davis' Bitches Brew on them at the office...the horns are super sharp in some places, and I got a bit of sibilance...I haven't experienced that anywhere else though, and I played a bunch of Coltrane, and other Miles albums on them too. I am assuming its something that will wear off with a little time. No complaints whatsoever :).

post #966 of 1002

Any G1/G1A  fans around here?

post #967 of 1002

I just bought PK2s. Must say I was almost unimpressed at first until I put earbud coverings (donut ones). Now they sound great. 

Wonder why it is such a difference with earbud covers on? Do you use it? 

post #968 of 1002

I suspect that when you put the foam cover on, it seals better and sound changes. I haven't enjoyed any earbud that didn't have a foam cover on it.

 

 

post #969 of 1002

Had my Yuin PK2's now for a 6+ months and they do just keep getting bettter. I LOVE these phones :D

post #970 of 1002
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Originally Posted by sokre View Post

I just bought PK2s. Must say I was almost unimpressed at first until I put earbud coverings (donut ones). Now they sound great. 
Wonder why it is such a difference with earbud covers on? Do you use it? 

Foam is seal, as mrbrad said. It makes more or less difference according to there fit between the bud and the ear.
post #971 of 1002

Somewhat a revival for a thread that has enjoyed some peaceful rest...however I discovered something (maybe) worth adding to the PK-1's archive.

 

I've enjoyed the PK-1's tremendously, and they've been my go-to headphones for when I'm portable but do not want the isolation of an IEM.  The PK-1's have served well for this use, and the only problem I have is that they are small for my ears and often fall out.  One often discussed mod in this thread was to use Radio Shack foams with a hole cut in the middle...they are a little thicker and also improved the sound as reported by several forum members (including me).  This helped with my fit, and I liked the improved sound, but this did not completely eliminate the problem.

 

I now use the PK-'s with the stock ear foams (with hole) with the modded Radio Shack foams OVER those.  While difficult to install, they stay in place once you're done and provide some extra "puff" for those needing a snugger fit.

 

The surprise extra benefit is the improvement in sound.  With double foams installed, the driver still has a clear shot to your ear because of the holes in the foam...and the deeper bowl that results provides an excellent boost in sound quality.  Better soundstage, and in my case due to the better fit.....better bass response and fullness.

 

I suggest anyone still experimenting with their Yuin ear buds consider giving this a try if they are still working to tweak that sound. 

post #972 of 1002

That's an interesting mod. I might give it a try when I'm bored but I just got my PK2 and I must say I'm very happy with them. They are a better fit for my ears and the sound for the price is spot on. It would be great though if you could get the donut foam replacements. 

post #973 of 1002

I have bought the donut foams from head-direct, the item labeled "Yuin Foams" -  http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=73

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Originally Posted by jay-w View Post

That's an interesting mod. I might give it a try when I'm bored but I just got my PK2 and I must say I'm very happy with them. They are a better fit for my ears and the sound for the price is spot on. It would be great though if you could get the donut foam replacements. 

post #974 of 1002
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

I have bought the donut foams from head-direct, the item labeled "Yuin Foams" -  http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=73

 

You champ. Thanks. How many pairs come in a pack?


Edited by jay-w - 8/20/12 at 5:43am
post #975 of 1002

10+ or somthing - I cant remember if there were like half of each type or not

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