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PFE or PK1

post #1 of 8
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Hi,
First time getting some good IEM/buds and need some advice on it

Initially i wanted to get the PFE but at my place it's hard to get it and might take quite some time to physically get it.
On the other hand there seems to be a supply of YUIN PK1s in my place recently. So might be considering to get either one of it.

I listen to rock/metal/trance and actually more or less some of everything.

Would like to know PK1's vs Phonak PFE in qualities like details, bass, sound stage or pretty much any experience or advice anyone can offer.


Amping is not a problem cause i plan to get a decent amp soon maybe a D2 boa or something.

The price of the PK1 and PFE in my place is about the same with difference of a little.

Please enlighten me.
post #2 of 8
I would think the PFE may outperform the PK1 - but the biggest factor would be sound isolation I should think - otherwise they are probably considered roughly 'on par' - Will you be using these for commuting (bus train etc?) or more for at home use? PFEs will block out outside noise, PK1s won't...
post #3 of 8
If you are considering either of these phones, a portable amp is almost required. I say almost because many people enjoy the PFEs without an amp (I didn't as much), but the PK1 definitely need an amp to hit anywhere near their full potential (which is quite good). Phonak is releasing an upgraded PFE model soon, so I would wait on that, as it offers a new cable and sturdier driver housing (there have been issues on that front). For low cost amps, the FiiO E5 is okay at $22, but there are tons of them. Check the portable amp forum.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by robjrock View Post
I would think the PFE may outperform the PK1 - but the biggest factor would be sound isolation I should think - otherwise they are probably considered roughly 'on par' - Will you be using these for commuting (bus train etc?) or more for at home use? PFEs will block out outside noise, PK1s won't...
will be listening at home mostly.

i'm more concerned about the sq.

i know its two different beast here but,

has anyone heard both the PK1 and PFE?

need some opinion on which one has better sq.
post #5 of 8
I currently own the Yuin OK1 and the PFE. I actually used to own the PK1, but when thinking back, I wanted a little more treble in the presentation. I am pretty satisfied with the OK1 in that regard.

The OK1 and the PFE are both great at what they do. The PFE obviously has better isolation, but the soundstaging isn't nearly as expansive as the OK1. With adequate amping, I could be happy with either. I will probably stick to the OK1 in situations where isolation isn't needed. The OK1 is also very comfortable due to its earbud design.
post #6 of 8
ckhirnigs113 sounds like he knows what he's talking about. I'm sure they both sound great, and if PFEs are difficult to get hold of, then why not go the YUINs?
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
contacted someone who might be able to bring in PFEs in my place and he stated that he will bring in only the new batch which will be during july or so. but with the condition of a minimum order quantity of 25 pieces of PFE and there isn't a real big market in my place for earphones.
Most likely i will wait for the new batch.

Please share more experience if anyone has used the PK1 and PFE and how does the sound signature or sound quality compare to each other.

Might end up getting both(and there goes my wallet=D ).
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by ckhirnigs113 View Post
I currently own the Yuin OK1 and the PFE. I actually used to own the PK1, but when thinking back, I wanted a little more treble in the presentation. I am pretty satisfied with the OK1 in that regard.

The OK1 and the PFE are both great at what they do. The PFE obviously has better isolation, but the soundstaging isn't nearly as expansive as the OK1. With adequate amping, I could be happy with either. I will probably stick to the OK1 in situations where isolation isn't needed. The OK1 is also very comfortable due to its earbud design.
Unrelated:

What's the difference between the OK and the PK lines?
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