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Philips Bubbles

post #1 of 11
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Someone please take a trip to Marshalls and buy a pair to reassure me that these $5 earbuds aren't half bad when burned in. They sound like crap when you listen to them fresh out of the package.
I have a hard time believing it but they are only about 20% worse than KSC75s and a good margin better than Gumys.

I'll make a full review tomorrow, but some quick impressions.

They are a tad hazy sounding in the mids and maybe only 10% more bass than a K271.

Its soundstage is pretty amazing compared to the K271 though. I can almost take a ruler to measure where the singers and instruments are.

They're pretty unforgiving too. Very sensitive to clipping.

Currently listening to Like A Dog Chasing Cars and it's having a bit of a hard time keeping up, but still, it was $5.
post #2 of 11
hmm you realise the model number you give is the dayglo pink ones? for some reason each colour gets a different model number
post #3 of 11
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Yes, gotta problem with that?
post #4 of 11
no none at all, if you like the dayglo pink one over say the blue ones then thats entirely your prerogative

just wondered if you realised the different colours got different model numbers, and actually mean the uber bright pink ones
post #5 of 11
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Ah, well sorry!

Haha they're actually my sister's so that wasn't my choice. I'll edit the title.
post #6 of 11
I'll run by & give them a shot. Will advise asap...
post #7 of 11
tbh i dont get why the different colours get dif model numbers
post #8 of 11
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tbh i dont get why the different colours get dif model numbers
To spawn multiple threads, including the inevitable 'How Do You Pronounce Philips' one...
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by jleewach View Post
I'll run by & give them a shot. Will advise asap...
Cool thanks!

They need 100 hours of burn in before you even plan on trying them.

Mind PMing me where in IL you live? It'd be nice to do a local mini meet.

/off topic
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by steviebee View Post
To spawn multiple threads, including the inevitable 'How Do You Pronounce Philips' one...
lol, yes ive been noticing those, swiftly moved to ignoring them too
post #11 of 11

My wife got that same pair at Marshall's! And when you hook it up to the Fiio E5 Its awesome ... you know for $5! Remind me of the Denon 551's and that $50 street price pair! Oh by the way I did notice them sound soo much better after some burn in; I think out of the box they were worse hooked to the E5! I still thought the were good on the ipod, but now they sound great.

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