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post #61 of 362
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
RE-2 has good detail and soundstage, NE-7M is more bass oriented. But for an overall package, I prefer PL-50 over both. They are ranked fair close though, so it depends on what kind of sound signature you are looking.


they are available locally here as pre-order for $45 shipped.
Guess, I should jump on that offer.
post #62 of 362
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I just saw them on eBay for $80, now talk about overpricing,,,
post #63 of 362
Thanks again for another great review! I may have to pick these up if I find a deal like the one offered to gurubhai.

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
I just saw them on eBay for $80, now talk about overpricing,,,
If you're referring to listings by the seller DPMega, they always seem to charge really high prices. For reference, they sell the PL-30 for $37 (Buy It Now) and the FiiO E5 $30 (also BIN), and this is without shipping!

Unfortunatley, I guarantee you a Head-Fier or two will jump on this "deal."
post #64 of 362
hmm i'd love the give these a try

where's the cheapest place in the US to buy them?
post #65 of 362
I don't think that's an option for any SoundMagic product.
post #66 of 362
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Originally Posted by Peremptor View Post
I don't think that's an option for any SoundMagic product.
What - buying them in the US?
post #67 of 362
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Originally Posted by tman1 View Post
What - buying them in the US?
I think he just meant B&M retail in the US.
post #68 of 362
Where can I buy PL-50 in Canada, Malaysia or Hong Kong? The earphones interest me quite a bit.
post #69 of 362
Thanks for the review.
How about ABF ? Do these IEMs requires more power to shine? Example, my PFEs do need amp to shine brighter.
post #70 of 362
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
I think he just meant B&M retail in the US.
Yeah exactly. Didn't quote since I posted right after the poster who asked the question.
post #71 of 362
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Originally Posted by bakhtiar View Post
Thanks for the review.
How about ABF ? Do these IEMs requires more power to shine? Example, my PFEs do need amp to shine brighter.
From http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/r...5/#post5189685

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
SoundMAGIC PL-50
Variation: N/A
Transducer: Single balanced armature
Spec: 55.5Ω +/- 15% (@1kHz) | 109 +/-2 dB SPL | 15Hz ~ 22KHz | 8g
Cord Style: Y-cord, 1.20m.
Mini Jack Style: {┏━} style, light build.
Eartips Used: Single flange
Physical Properties:
┣ Packaging: ★★★★
┣ Accessories: ★★★★☆
┣ Build Quality: ★★★★☆
┣ Isolation: ★★★
┣ Microphonics: ★★★★★
┣ Comfort: ★★★★★
┗ Quick Sum: Packaging is by far the best of SoundMAGIC, very classy looking. You get 4 set of silicone eartips and 3 set of black rubbery foam tip, user removable ear hook, hard case and a small warranty card. The foam tips is a bit small in size in comparison to Shure olive. The earpieces, cable, Y-splitter, and mini jack are all quite good in quality. Isolation is average on foam tip, Microphonics is great in over-the-ear style. The earpiece is very light and very comfortable.
Sound Quality:
┣ Treble: ★★★
┣ Mid: ★★★★
┣ Bass: ★★★
┣ Soundstage: ▆ ▄ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▄ ▆ - Good / Average
ABF: [Low]
┣ Overall SQ: [ 3.4 / 5]
┗ Quick Sum: The overall sound signature is warm, smooth and easy going in general. Bass is neither big nor shy; Treble is neither bright nor too dull; Mid is full and dominant with a rather sweet vocal, which work fairly well in most genre of music. Soundstage is about average and better when used with silicone eartips.
Overall Value:[ [ 4.7 / 5] - US$ 55
Final Remark: I have only a prediction: This is going to cast an even bigger storm than PL-30!!!
post #72 of 362
TQ, I forgot to check the IEMs' shoot out links

Thanks again
post #73 of 362
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Originally Posted by LiranV View Post
How does the PL-50 is doing up against the maximo im-590 in terms of SQ?
I think they are close in SQ, but with different sound signature of course. iM-590 is more analytical listener while PL-50 is more 'mainstream' sounding. I rated iM-590 slightly higher because I am more of an analytical listener myself. As I said before, close ranking are generally more of a judgment call rather than actual, very noticeable difference in SQ.

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Originally Posted by pros1n View Post
Where can I buy PL-50 in Canada, Malaysia or Hong Kong? The earphones interest me quite a bit.
There are several bulk order going on at some Malaysia local forum. If you are in HK, there are a few local stores (Mingo for an example) already stocking them, but price seems higher than the MSRP.

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Originally Posted by bakhtiar View Post
Thanks for the review.
How about ABF ? Do these IEMs requires more power to shine? Example, my PFEs do need amp to shine brighter.
I tried a few amp with PL-50. Despite the fact that the impedance is slightly higher than normal, I don't find PL-50 to benefit much from amping.
post #74 of 362
Just a word about dpmega, yes the prices are a little higher than others but when I had a problem with my PL30s he replaced them straight away, you get what you pay for, Soundmagic did have problems with the PL30s with one driver dropping out but they didn't replace dpmega did!!
post #75 of 362
the pl-50 cost twice as much as the pl-30 here. are the pl-50 really worth that much? i don't know which to get..
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