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post #511 of 756
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
When I wear ear buds, for whatever reason, they tend to move away from a snug fit, and I have to readjust them a bit, and when moving about, it's happens more often. You actually got it right the last time, everyone has different ear shapes, and some types of phones work better than others. In fact, while I love the PK3 value and sound, I wore mine for 2 hours last night, and they made my ears sore. Never had them on for long before, and now may have to sell them ... again (3rd time). Seems nuts, but I had never tried long-term wear before. I am going to see if they feel any better without pads, and if not, someone will get a good deal.
They're def going to hurt even more without the pads. I got the same pain at the beginning but not so much now that my ears are used to them I suppose.
post #512 of 756
We'll see. I could give them to a friend or relative too.
post #513 of 756
I also jumped on these for a more portable and convenient alternative to my Ety ER4P's.

Will report when I get them.
post #514 of 756

Outstanding

You guys are awesome. I found this forum about a year ago when I was looking for some new cans and ended up getting some Grado SR60s. I've had my eyes on the Yuin PK2s for a while. I decided to try the PK3s instead because of this thread. Ordered them on Thursday and got them today (nice job Head-Direct).

These little buds are great. I agree with an earlier post, the remind me of my SR60s in miniature form. Now I really want to try the PK2s to see what the difference is.

Thanks everyone!
post #515 of 756
I know this is probably in the thread somewhere, but how is the best way to get some Yuins (either PK2 or PK3) being in the US? They're around but in your opinion, where's the best place?
post #516 of 756
Head-Direct.com
post #517 of 756
I live in the US and I ordered my PK3s from Head-Direct.com
These are very nice earbuds. It came with a 1/4" adapter and some foam coverings. (Closed and donut shaped, I prefer the donuts to closed) It took me about 4 days after ordering to receive these little buds from Head-Direct.
post #518 of 756
My PK3s arrived and I burned them for about 12 hours.
I noticed that using a Fiio E5 amp on max volume and having the bass switched on results in pops during drum hits on some songs. The same also happens when I use a stronger amplifier - cracks and pops during drum hits, when the volume is somewhat high.

I guess the PK3 doesn't do well with aggressive amplification. It seems to be a pretty good earphone, though, and I am enjoying it.
post #519 of 756
If you want to heavily amp the YUIN, go for the PK1. It takes in 5x more current (150 Ohm impedance vs PK2's 30ish Ohm). Be prepared to pay 5x more.
post #520 of 756
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Originally Posted by xkRoWx View Post
If you want to heavily amp the YUIN, go for the PK1. It takes in 5x more current (150 Ohm impedance vs PK2's 30ish Ohm). Be prepared to pay 5x more.

Is PK1 5 times better than PK3?

I would say YES
post #521 of 756
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Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
My PK3s arrived and I burned them for about 12 hours.
I noticed that using a Fiio E5 amp on max volume and having the bass switched on results in pops during drum hits on some songs. The same also happens when I use a stronger amplifier - cracks and pops during drum hits, when the volume is somewhat high.

I guess the PK3 doesn't do well with aggressive amplification. It seems to be a pretty good earphone, though, and I am enjoying it.
I use an E5 with mine, and I don't notice any of that bass popping or cracking. And that's even with Hardfloor, "nothing but a format thing," etc. Maybe there's something wrong with them?
post #522 of 756
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Originally Posted by thomasshi View Post
Is PK1 5 times better than PK3?

I would say YES
Not really, and I have owned both (PK1 once, PK3 thrice).
post #523 of 756
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Not really, and I have owned both (PK1 once, PK3 thrice).
I agree they are not 5x better. I have owned PK1, PK2, and PK3. PK1 is definitely 2x if not 3x better than the PK3. Not 5x though.
post #524 of 756
Maybe i'm better off posing this question in here...

Can anyone reccomend new pads for the PK3s? I want to replace the foamies with something that is a bit 'stickier', as my left ear doesn't hold the bud in place very well. Something made of rubber, or a 'rubbery' type of foam?

I can position it right where I want it, but for whatever reason the left slowly falls out of position, while the right sticks in fine.

thanks!
post #525 of 756
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Originally Posted by ChroniCali View Post
I agree they are not 5x better. I have owned PK1, PK2, and PK3. PK1 is definitely 2x if not 3x better than the PK3. Not 5x though.
Hmm...It'd be helpful to get a short answer as to how the PK3 stacks up on the PK2. Just looking at another opinion from someone who's tried both before making a decision. Is the PK2 really worth 2x the money? I'm getting an AD-700 for home use and an E5 amp, so if I'm going to spend twice as much on the PK2 over the PK3 for portable use, I want to make sure it's worth it.
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