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post #31 of 42
Hahaha, Tom (tstarn), I'm glad to see you like the modded iM716 so much. They are a great tweak.
post #32 of 42
Funny, I do like the 716s a lot (especially at $40 including de-podding), but mainly with the Minibox, even modded. The Sleeks are still a better choice out of the HP jack of the Zune and Clip, but the Sony matches up better with the 716s, which need a bass boost to me. Best combo is the 716s, the Minibox and the ZVM via LOD.

Anyway, these $9 JVCs sound not bad, but when I first tried them out of the package without a cover, ouch! Sibilant as hell (I know, $9). I put on full pads from my collection (from the OK3s) and they sounded much, much better. Better than the OK3s? Not hardly. But for $9, you could do worse. It is pretty amazing how a $9 ear bud can sound acceptable, for ear bud situations (which are getting less and less for me, with the RE2s and the SA6s around).
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by ev01ut10ndt View Post
So what I conclude from all of this is that the iBuds are not as bad as people make them out to be.
First gen iBud is really bad, but the 2nd gen is okay. After received too many complaint, Apple decided to do it right and let the professional makes the bud. Now they are supplied by Foster using a tweaked MX500 transducer.
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
First gen iBud is really bad, but the 2nd gen is okay. After received too many complaint, Apple decided to do it right and let the professional makes the bud. Now they are supplied by Foster using a tweaked MX500 transducer.
Yeah. I was a bit surprised over the iBuds SQ. I didn't bother to plug them in at all when i got my new iPod 3G. So thanks to this thread I "discovered" their rather nice sound

To my issue. After buying (had to , cause of HF) the Gumy's and giving them a bit of burning in (like 60 hours) I can't say they are competetive to my PK2s at all. Phweewh! I was a bit concerned there for a while.
The PK2s are much more detailed and have clearer sound. The highs are more articulated and ... so on. The iBuds was also doing better than the Gumy's.

So after my little test of these three I would rank them;
1. PK2
2. iBud
3. Gumy

I've tried these with iPod 3G and Creative Stone+ and well compressed songs.
Strangely I found the iBuds doing better with the Stone than with the iPod But the PK2s shined even with both sources.

Maybe the Gumy's should have a longer burn in period?

Well, I'll stick to my PK2's
post #35 of 42
Ipod, foster, mx500? Huh? Aren't the MX500 transducer made by cresyn. Also last post are you using gumy ha f130 and not ha-f120
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Funny, I do like the 716s a lot (especially at $40 including de-podding), but mainly with the Minibox, even modded. The Sleeks are still a better choice out of the HP jack of the Zune and Clip, but the Sony matches up better with the 716s, which need a bass boost to me. Best combo is the 716s, the Minibox and the ZVM via LOD.

Anyway, these $9 JVCs sound not bad, but when I first tried them out of the package without a cover, ouch! Sibilant as hell (I know, $9). I put on full pads from my collection (from the OK3s) and they sounded much, much better. Better than the OK3s? Not hardly. But for $9, you could do worse. It is pretty amazing how a $9 ear bud can sound acceptable, for ear bud situations (which are getting less and less for me, with the RE2s and the SA6s around).
What do you like better? The RE2 or the iM716?
post #37 of 42
Tough call, but I'd say the 716s, but not by much. In fact, I have to go back and A/B it now. Will update you.
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Nagasaki_Kid View Post
Ipod, foster, mx500? Huh? Aren't the MX500 transducer made by cresyn.
Not to my knowledge. MX500 is made in Foster's factory @ GUANGZHOU PANYU, China. I do know that Cresyn makes the ATH-CM5's transducer though (which is the same as Creative EP880).
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Tough call, but I'd say the 716s, but not by much. In fact, I have to go back and A/B it now. Will update you.
I feel the same. I like my amped iM716 a bit better than RE2, but not much.
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by tuesday View Post
Maybe the Gumy's should have a longer burn in period?
If they're not doing it for your ears by now, they probably won't. I found them every bit the equal pretty much out of the packaging. Weeks later, I am still amazed by their quality.

How you can rank iBuds greater than these I'll never know, but that shows how different people pay attention to different spectra of sound. The recessed, muddied up lows of the iBuds destroy any enjoyment of music I can have with them. Naturally, I've got like three sets of the damn things
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by channum View Post
If they're not doing it for your ears by now, they probably won't. I found them every bit the equal pretty much out of the packaging. Weeks later, I am still amazed by their quality.

How you can rank iBuds greater than these I'll never know, but that shows how different people pay attention to different spectra of sound. The recessed, muddied up lows of the iBuds destroy any enjoyment of music I can have with them. Naturally, I've got like three sets of the damn things
I agree on both counts. I revisited the stock iPod earbuds after reading this forum, and to me they still sound like cans.... tin cans, that is.

To my old ears, the Gumys blow them away. I may have to get a spare pair just to have on hand, because it never fails, as soon as I find something I like they get discontinued.

I've also been using the set of Philips SHE2360's I picked up around the same time as the Gumys for $12.95 and enjoy them also. I save the ER-4Ps for home use and use the Gumys and the Philips at work. They both have their own different sound, and I really like swapping back and forth.
post #41 of 42
i just got the f130 and am very dissapointed (especially because i love the fx33's when modded). the midrange is all messed up and accented in the maybe 3-6khz region (or 1khz with foam) and the highs are very lacking above 8khz, especially with foam. they cant begin to compare to either the modded fx33 (nor even the stock fx33) or the pk3, ksc75.

burning in a lot now.
post #42 of 42
i've burned them in for a couple days now and the sound hasn't changed much. very very boosted mids (and not evenly) and lacking highs is the main problem, infact with the difference in the highs i don't know how anyone could say they compare with any of the yuins - especially the pk2 which are supposed to be the brighter of the 3 yuins. donut foams are definitely better than no foam or full foam, though.


looks like i'll have to drag the bulky ksc75's around for open phones unless i want the most sensitive area for hearing loss (3-6khz) to get even worse.
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