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post #31 of 223
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Congrats, Anouk! I hope you will like OK1.
post #32 of 223
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I just reviewed Head-direct RE0 canalphone and I like it very much. Review is here:
Head-direct RE0 competes with ER-4S and beats E500
post #33 of 223
It may just be because I'm a newbie, but my OK3 with holed foam pads are only a little worse than my MS1..

So I'm not really sure about the "Overall sound quality rating" which puts the PK2 below CX300..

But overall, very helpful guide..
Thanks, kostalex
post #34 of 223
what amp is recommended for pk1, i have minibox-d and it sounds sibilant. some reviewers say that yuins have v shaped frequency responce, then it should match well with headsix, others say that it has pronounced midrange, then it should match with ibasso t4 . or are there any other amps that are harshless with pk1?
post #35 of 223
Bravo on the guide, been waiting for this sucker! I might just have to go get the OK1 now. (Question though, will it work well with my iBasso D3 Python?)
post #36 of 223
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OK1 will work WELL with D3. And it will sing EXCELLENT with TTVJ Millet Portable.

PK1 also plays best with this amp. Next synergistic is XIN Supermicro IV. Then other good amps follow, like Move (and I beleive Headsix), Pico, D3.
post #37 of 223
I have a PK1/D3 combo and can confirm that it sounds really good.
post #38 of 223
Thank you for making this effort!
post #39 of 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by kostalex View Post
I just reviewed Head-direct RE0 canalphone and I like it very much. Review is here:
Head-direct RE0 competes with ER-4S and beats E500
the problem is... it isn`t true earbuds...
so there are no optional good earbuds except Yuin?
anyone ever compare yuin pk 3 or 2 and sony mdr E888??
post #40 of 223
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
so there are no optional good earbuds except Yuin?
Audio-Technica ATH-CM700 competes well with Yuins.

MDR-E888 is inferior to PK2.
post #41 of 223
have you tried the E888 modded? i still think E888 is super awesome, maybe because i like the warmth.
post #42 of 223
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No. Some head-fiers compared E888 modded with Yuins and Yuins won. I beleived them and did not mod it myself.
post #43 of 223
If possible could you review the Bose in ear phones too.

I own the bose in ears and the shure scl4 and find that the bose in ears are a little muddy and have more bass, but the soundstage is great.

The scl4 has punchy bass and are very clear throughout but the bose in ear's are easier to listen for long periods.
post #44 of 223
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This comparisonq is for earbuds, while Bose are in-ears like Shures. So I would not put them here.

There are some nice roundups of in-ears here at head-fi, like http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/r...-v-2-a-394365/.
post #45 of 223
kostalex,

based on this review and another review by antonyfirst I've really been able to narrow down my search for some new headphones. From what I've read i think that the yuin ok2 might be the right pair for me but I just wanted to clear up a few last questions I had before I made my order. I think my listening needs are pretty basic: I'm a casual listener but I like my music to sound good, I listen to mostly Rock and Hip Hop, I'm not planning on using an outside amp, and I'd like to spend around $150 or less. Also, I live in new york city and i do a lot of walking around with my ipod nano. I'm replacing a pair of etymotic ER6 phones. I think the only thing that is making me hesitate now is whether or not i want to get earbuds or IEMs (in-canal). My knowledge on the subject is very limited and I was wondering if there are any major differences between buds and IEMs besides just the isolation that IEMs provide? Is one type better than the other or is it more of a personal preference? Also, are there any IEMs that you would recommend that are similiar in performance and price to the Ok2s. Thanks for your help and the great review
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