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Are Marshmallows really that good?

post #1 of 30
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I keep reading about the JVC marshmallows here. Are they really that good?

I originally bought my RS-2s thinking, "Yeah, sure. I'll have no problem using these as portables." Now I love them and I don't want people looking at them the wrong way, let along taking them outside where they could get wet, broken, stolen, or formed to the wrong head.

So I'd like something that's good for portable use, amped or non-amped. So far I have it narrowed down to:

I love the the look of the Audio-Technica ATH-EW9. If they get good reviews here, those will probably be the ones I get.

The Shure E500 from eBay look good, too. The ambient-noise-pick-up-thing is quite nifty, though I doubt I'd ever actually use it.

The Marshmallows will make my college-student-budget wallet happy.

Sennheiser CX300 look pretty cool but idk how they'd sound. $30 on eBay doesn't sound bad though.

Other suggestions are appreciated. Something with some nice tight bass that won't be drowned out by ambient noise, but still has clean mids and crisp highs.

post #2 of 30
Never been a fan of Marshmallows. But I love the MDR-EX90 with foam pad mod on. You can get the same with MDR-EX85 which is a budget version. To me this beats CX-300, PX-100, E2C, E3C, and HA-FX33. My second recommendation is either Super.fi 5 Pro. I will be getting Shure E530 soon.
post #3 of 30
I don't think the Marshmellows will do any good especially with your RS2. It has a really slow and sustaining bass that is sometimes overpowering, and everything else sounds very distant. Wide spec mid range is definitely veiled, in my opinion.
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i haven't tried the marshmallows but i imagine that they're good in the same sense that a Coby CV-130 is good: "Wow! For the piddling sum of money i paid, these are pretty good!".

They beat up other products in their price range and take their lunch money - but that doesn't mean they're all that and a bag of chips - just within their price range.
post #5 of 30
marshmallows definitely have bass and are a pretty good bang for your buck canal phone, but if you have the budget I'd suggest you look into higher end iems/closed headphones that would offer of course, better performance.
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Originally Posted by Audio-Fi View Post
Never been a fan of Marshmallows. But I love the MDR-EX90 with foam pad mod on. You can get the same with MDR-EX85 which is a budget version. To me this beats CX-300, PX-100, E2C, E3C, and HA-FX33. My second recommendation is either Super.fi 5 Pro. I will be getting Shure E530 soon.
Those Sonys do look pretty sharp. I will keep those in mind. To be honest, I've always kinda had a problem with the Sony corporation. Only their higher end stuff is worth a damn, and you seem to pay a larger premium for their name. Those IEMs do look rather promising though. Thanks!


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I don't think the Marshmellows will do any good especially with your RS2. It has a really slow and sustaining bass that is sometimes overpowering, and everything else sounds very distant. Wide spec mid range is definitely veiled, in my opinion.
I didn't think so. I looked at them the other day and noticed key things that usually deter me from buying electronics: "Made in China", cheap packaging, and "JVC".

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Originally Posted by ericj View Post
i haven't tried the marshmallows but i imagine that they're good in the same sense that a Coby CV-130 is good: "Wow! For the piddling sum of money i paid, these are pretty good!".

They beat up other products in their price range and take their lunch money - but that doesn't mean they're all that and a bag of chips - just within their price range.
Lol This is pretty much what I assumed. Thanks!
post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by jaykay View Post
marshmallows definitely have bass and are a pretty good bang for your buck canal phone, but if you have the budget I'd suggest you look into higher end iems/closed headphones that would offer of course, better performance.

I might end up just buying them to see what the hype is about, and then end up using them as a gym phone or something.
post #8 of 30
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Those Sonys do look pretty sharp. I will keep those in mind. To be honest, I've always kinda had a problem with the Sony corporation. Only their higher end stuff is worth a damn, and you seem to pay a larger premium for their name. Those IEMs do look rather promising though. Thanks!
Ahh well what can you do if Sony is being nice to you
post #9 of 30
Bought some the other day because of the hype about them. Now this is just my opinion, and you know what they say abut opinions, but I think they pretty much suck the big one.
post #10 of 30
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Ahh well what can you do if Sony is being nice to you
lol I shouldn't say I hate all sony stuff. All my televisions have been by Sony. I do plan on buying an XBR sometime, too. I just had several bad experiences with camcorders and other items that has made me consider other items before buying the Sony, to see if there are considerably better items for similar prices. You know what I mean?
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lol I shouldn't say I hate all sony stuff. All my televisions have been by Sony. I do plan on buying an XBR sometime, too. I just had several bad experiences with camcorders and other items that has made me consider other items before buying the Sony, to see if there are considerably better items for similar prices. You know what I mean?
LOL I know what you mean. Sony does shove a lot of average consumer crap into retail store instead of putting out their quality out there and not discontinue it. BTW, what state are you on?//
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LOL I know what you mean. Sony does shove a lot of average consumer crap into retail store instead of putting out their quality out there and not discontinue it. BTW, what state are you on?//
Yeah. All my Sony TVs have survived several hurricanes, water damage and all. It's amazing what they build when they want to.

I'm in Florida.
post #13 of 30
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Yeah. All my Sony TVs have survived several hurricanes, water damage and all. It's amazing what they build when they want to.

I'm in Florida.
Shoot. I was going to invite you over to the studio because we are having a lot of artist coming this week. Plus the studio has a lot of high-end Sony stuff that will make you think they are the greatest. I also have their best TV. My personal favorite of all time is the KD-34XBR960. Then it goes KDL-70XBR3 which is too ***damn expensive $15,000! My theater also sport the best CRT front projection G90. I also have a SXRD. All that I get discount.
post #14 of 30
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Shoot. I was going to invite you over to the studio because we are having a lot of artist coming this week. Plus the studio has a lot of high-end Sony stuff that will make you think they are the greatest. I also have their best TV. My personal favorite of all time is the KD-34XBR960. Then it goes KDL-70XBR3 which is too ***damn expensive $15,000! My theater also sport the best CRT front projection G90. I also have a SXRD. All that I get discount.
Dammit. I'd have loved that.

I have... Hell, I forget. It was given to me. It's one of Sony's higher-end CRTs. I have my eye on the closeout KDL-40XBR2 at work, hoping it'll drop into a reasonable price range.

LOL the KDL-70XBR3. I could never imagine...

Someday I hope to have a nice set up like yours...
post #15 of 30
I grew to HATE the marshmallows.

The bass is ok, but the mids are so frickin veiled I wanted to submit my own 'will it blend' to the internet...

Honestly, save your $20.
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