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Just got the OK3 and have some questions.

post #1 of 8
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I just got the OK3 in over the weekend and have used them for about an hour and I am pretty disappointed with them. The bass is real weak when I have them in ear bud mode. I have to push them in my ear with my fingers to get any bass out of them. Could it be that my ears are just too small or is there a secret way of putting them in? When I put them in canal mode the bass is there but then the highs sound hollow. I was looking for a good non isolating portable phones to use at work and based on the reviews I thought these would be it. Should I give the PK3s a shot or is there something else I should try?
post #2 of 8
What kind of foams are you using in earbud mode? Full foams, no foams or donut ones?
Personally I use the full foams from radio shack and they seem to increase the bass of my PK1. I don't know if it is because they are a little thicker and give me a better seal or what but i'd try them out if I was you. Only 5 dollars for a set of 4 and if they don't work no big loss.
post #3 of 8
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Thanks, I'll stop by radio shack on my way home tonight.
post #4 of 8
The pads make a huge, huge difference. With my pk3's, I won't listen to them without pads.
post #5 of 8
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I just got the foam pads and they really do make a huge difference and they are more comfortable too. I don't see why yuin decided to use those silicone/rubber pads. Now I have to find a single hole puncher to make me some doughnut pads
post #6 of 8
The OK3 doesn't come with included pads? I thought a large accessories pack was standard for Yuin.
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@4saken The PKx series comes with 2 sets of foams: 1 normal pair and another pair with a hole in the middle. The OKx series comes with no foams but in their place have some type of silicon cover you can put on. Comfortable but the foams beat them for even more comfot and much better sound.

@Tb311 Alot of people who have tried or purchased the OKx series seem to hate the canal phone mode. The canal phone mode works ok for me but it does sound better without (with the foams on of course). Plus its more convenient when in regular earbud mode.
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That's amazing! You guys, talking about earbuds, gave me the idea of pulling out my old Altec Lansing earbuds, the ones that came with the funky looking pads on them. I since taken those funky looking things off and put the silicone covers on. These covers are perforated so sound can get through from the buds. I never got any kind of good sound out of them because I would just let them rest in my ears like an iPod earbud. Then I read your posts talking about getting better bass with different pads and such and getting a seal.

I took these back out of the little zippered pouch they've been stored in and licked the silicones and inserted them as though I were trying to insert canalphones. They didn't go in like canalphones but I did get a decent seal enough to produce a decent sound and sufficient bass. I then wrapped them over the ear style and this made the seal more secure.

They sound pretty good! They sit in the ear much like a monocle to the eyes.
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