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post #46 of 223
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Genres matching from my review:

PK1 is excellent for rock, blues, hip-hop, followed by OK1.
OK2 shines with metal, hard rock, house.

Sure you want OK2? PK1 unamped beats OK2 with your genres.
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Originally Posted by patbmoore View Post
I was wondering if there are any major differences between buds and IEMs besides just the isolation that IEMs provide?
For me - no. No one is better than other. Er-6i is on the same level with OK2, but the sound signatures are different. RE EDIT: RE0 is 33% more expensive than OK2 and twice as better, different league.

Oh, I just found the IEMs benefit. They provide better SQ for bucks.

Earbuds are more comfy though.
post #47 of 223
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Misstype RE0 for RE, just edited.
post #48 of 223
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Walking by the streets is safer with the earbuds. I do not use IEMs when walk.
post #49 of 223
any update??
post #50 of 223
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No. I did not hear about any new good earbuds, except Sennheiser MX-W1. And I do not want to buy MX-W1 just to review it.
post #51 of 223
u may consider Crossroads Mylarone HR1 and HR2 , HR1 cost around $150-155
post #52 of 223
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They look like rebranded and recabled Yuins. I doubt that they are independent models with proprietary drivers. Anyway, it is interesting to try them. Though it is not interesting enough to pay for them.
post #53 of 223
I have an ATH-CM700ti and have found the sound to vary enormously with positioning in combination with pads.

Without pads, they did indeed sound thinner and more distant. Then I turned them while in my ear so they went in slightly further and the sound really fattened up. I turned them so that the arms went in an upwards direction. (Up towards my eyes)

With pads, I don't need to turn them and they have quite a fat sound. (and are more comfortable for me)

However, I'd love to try the OK or PK's if only there was a UK distributor. The import tax is a bind and raises the price significantly. Does anyone know the difference between the OK series and PK series? - edit - Sorry - found the excellent link on the first post.

Ian
post #54 of 223
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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post
They look like rebranded and recabled Yuins. I doubt that they are independent models with proprietary drivers. Anyway, it is interesting to try them. Though it is not interesting enough to pay for them.
ok.... next... uhm... AKG K319???
post #55 of 223
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Thanks, I would like to try it.
post #56 of 223
@kostalex: which has better synergy for xin supermicro IV, cm700, pk1 or ok1??
post #57 of 223
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Supermicro is a second best amp for PK1, surpassed only by Millett Portable. I tried pk1 also with Pico, Move, D2 Viper, D3, Echo Indigo DJ. Pico, D3 and Indigo perform very even. Both Millett Portable and Supermicro are outstanding, but sound "too much" with PK1 sometime: too mellow and a bit harsh correspondingly.

I am also very interested to try supermicro with OK1. Unfortunately, I do not have OK1 anymore to try.

I will try CM700 soon and let you know. But I'm really doubt that it would sound good with Supermicro.
post #58 of 223
Just FYI, I find the yuin OK series cable to be very microphonic.
post #59 of 223
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
@kostalex: which has better synergy for xin supermicro IV, cm700, pk1 or ok1??
I tried CM700 with Supermicro. The synergy is outstanding, CM700 never sounded so good before! Supermicro cured all of the CM700 drawbacks and smoothed the sound while keeping the speed and details. It also added depth to the soundstage. This combo sound excellent and I will revise my personal choice of earbuds. I used PK1 before primarily for walks (background play), where CM700 is not a good player. Now I use G2A for walks and PK1 for home. Here CM700 has a chance to revenge. I will compare PK1 and CM700 driven by Supermicro later and let you know then.
post #60 of 223
wow amazing!
good job and nice info bro
btw, anyone know what earphones are these?(attachment )
the price is around $50-$75 , no data available
LL
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