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post #76 of 223
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K319 is $45 and Yuin PK1 $160
Thanks
K319 for 45$... 60$... where are you guys looking at? Can't find them at this price around here...?
post #77 of 223
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K319 for 45$... 60$... where are you guys looking at? Can't find them at this price around here...?

AKG 319 available for £24.95 in the U.K

AKG K319 EARPHONES - available from Superfi UK Visit http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/product_id/5587 for details

and Yuin PK1 is for $159:

Head-Direct.com | YUIN
post #78 of 223
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Thx a lot Akash!

Update: for uk buyer only, they do not seem to export in North America/Canada
post #79 of 223
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Originally Posted by cantaloupe View Post
Thx a lot Akash!

Update: for uk buyer only, they do not seem to export in North America/Canada
If you really want them: AKG K319, I can buy them for you and ship them to America, but obviously you'll have to pay me for shipping too
post #80 of 223
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If you really want them: AKG K319, I can buy them for you and ship them to America, but obviously you'll have to pay me for shipping too
I sent you an email... thx for your offer!
post #81 of 223
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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post
Top earbuds buyers guide


Background play

This is very underrated and misunderstood category. Many pursue the best SQ while choosing an earbud primarily for background use indeed. Later they find themselves unsatisfied. What is the heck? Background listening has its own specific:
  • It is often quiet. Otherwise, loud music will detract you from reading at home or monitoring the traffic around you at the street. So headphone should play well at low volumes. Typically, it has to have emphasized bass and treble.
  • SQ should NOT be very good, neither in terms of accuracy nor in terms of fun. Otherwise the music will involve you, detracting your attention off your primary task (say reading or writing).
  • SQ should not be bad at the same time. Crappy sound does also detract, especially if you are audiophile (are not you?). I prefer silence to any offensively sounding gear.
  • Sound should be comfortable and relaxed, say warm, without too many details, dynamics and so on.

These requirements are not easy to meet and I know few cans which do that well – MDR-F1, Koss UR-40 and …

PK2! It is the clear winner in background category, both for walks and reading/writing.
Quality piece of writing! I am insta buying these buds and might finally end my quest into head-fi. This is precisely what I want in audio listening.

Though I do have one question: How come the PK2 are called the "background buds" and also called "analytic". Does seem like the opposite to me. Because I hate sibilance and poorly pronounced "sshh" and "tthh" and I am afraid an analytical bud might reveal those too much. Would the PK2 synergize well with the iPod classic 7th gen?
post #82 of 223
you should mention in your first post that earbuds are a worse choice than IEMs if you plan on listening to music in loud environments like on a bus or if you are going to be jogging beside a busy street.
post #83 of 223
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Originally Posted by StevenBrouwer View Post
How come the PK2 are called the "background buds" and also called "analytic". Does seem like the opposite to me. Because I hate sibilance and poorly pronounced "sshh" and "tthh" and I am afraid an analytical bud might reveal those too much. Would the PK2 synergize well with the iPod classic 7th gen?
I do not know about this synergy. RE: "analytic" - who called PK2 so?
post #84 of 223
is there any news for new earbuds??
post #85 of 223
Thread Starter 
Are you telepath? I am reviewing some new earbuds indeed. They beat OK2 and CM700 and have unique sound sig with luxury bass. More later.
post #86 of 223
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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post
I do not know about this synergy. RE: "analytic" - who called PK2 so?
I based that statement on the different opinions in this topic: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/y...d-help-422250/

I am stilling leaning more to PK2 than PK3 probably because they are expensiver... But also I mostly listen to voices and PK2 seems to be good at that regardless!
post #87 of 223
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Are you telepath? I am reviewing some new earbuds indeed. They beat OK2 and CM700 and have unique sound sig with luxury bass. More later.
kostalex, are these new buds low impedence, how are they comparing to ok1 in term of sq and soundstadge, are they as comfortable as yuin buds? i need to make a urgent decision.
post #88 of 223
Thread Starter 
I am not sure on impedence. Sensitivity is high, they sound well with no amp. OK1 is better in terms of overall SQ, soundstage size is on par. Comfort is the same to PK series and better than OK series.
post #89 of 223
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I am not sure on impedence. Sensitivity is high, they sound well with no amp. OK1 is better in terms of overall SQ, soundstage size is on par. Comfort is the same to PK series and better than OK series.

So when we're gona know the name of these earbuds?
post #90 of 223
whats the price level? Is it a worthy upgrade from ok2?
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