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post #31 of 39

I just wanted to add that I recently got a replacement pair of these, and the build quality's worse on this new pair. They started using a different cable with a chin slider - which seems like a nice upgrade at first, but the cable develops shorts far easier than the old one. My old ones lasted over a year of heavy daily use - the new ones shorted out in one ear after only a couple weeks, even though they were never yanked or anything. It might just be a fluke, since Focalprice electronics are bound to have quality control issues.

 

For $5 Focalprice IEMs, I'd go with the XKDUN CX-700 over these anyway. The wood on the Kanens is a cool gimmick and the bass is nice for spoken word stuff or movies, but they aren't that good for music. Though it's acceptable enough for certain types of recordings, their grainy low-fi sound becomes really apparent when you compare them side by side with a better pair of IEMs.

post #32 of 39

even better than the kanen were these little gems sitting next to them, the are a brand called asaki i got i thailand for about £2.50.  Up there as one of my most favourite purchases ever.  I just remember white trash beautiful by everlast coming on on these one morning on my walk of shame/triumph on the kuala lumpur skyrail and a big smile coming across my face. ahhhhh life was good, thanks for the thread necro ;)1000

post #33 of 39

Am I the only one who hates the Kanens? They sound too, well, like if youre under water. Diving.

Glueing the holes didnt help too much, the bass and midrange are still too present and treble doesnt exist. Pity. 

But I have the CP-700 now and they're fantastic! Would recommend them easily every day over the Kanens. 

post #34 of 39

Dude they could be got for $3 shipped, seriously what do you want, they sound fine.

post #35 of 39

i recently ordered 4 pairs of KM-92 as back-up

from dealextreme and i noticed they changed the cable and the sound quality has dropped

 

http://s11.postimage.org/4srtsmdox/km_92old.jpg

 

these sound really Nice

http://s9.postimage.org/4kwip5twd/km_92new.jpg

the Sound quality of the new ones (no Kanen or china logo)

is average compared  to the old ones .

i compared the 2 after i let the new ones burn for more than 50 hours

and they still sound like sh**t compared to the other ones

and by the way all the other chinese retailers are selling the new low quality km-92

so unless wanna waste your money , stay away from the km-92 and get something else


Edited by Blood495 - 10/29/12 at 1:11pm
post #36 of 39

That is right, the newest Kanens are, well, junk. I also experienced your finds (also, the Kanen logo on the cable's different which made me thinking they were fake).

post #37 of 39

I have these too, Compared to nuFORCE 770x AND KAnen Km92 is so much better.

Well NE ha better clarity but is Tinny and aBAss weak, SO i do prefer the Kanen Km92. I am happy with them, they are good.

 

gotta order some 5 pairs more in case of productions ends. as it will in 2013.

post #38 of 39

Well the Old Kanen Km92 is best. the new ones are not as good. So gotta find the old model of them. luckily i have 2 pairs already waiting to be opened.

 

i once sold these km92 old model which is good, By price 20 euros! and the guy was crazy happy with them! wanted to buy another pair, but i did not have any... Legendary iems for the price!

 

Ultimate On the budjet iems....of all time! 4,70 dollars is like 4,35 euros. Mega yber cheap...

post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by moleface View Post

I just wanted to add that I recently got a replacement pair of these, and the build quality's worse on this new pair. They started using a different cable with a chin slider - which seems like a nice upgrade at first, but the cable develops shorts far easier than the old one. My old ones lasted over a year of heavy daily use - the new ones shorted out in one ear after only a couple weeks, even though they were never yanked or anything. It might just be a fluke, since Focalprice electronics are bound to have quality control issues.

 

For $5 Focalprice IEMs, I'd go with the XKDUN CX-700 over these anyway. The wood on the Kanens is a cool gimmick and the bass is nice for spoken word stuff or movies, but they aren't that good for music. Though it's acceptable enough for certain types of recordings, their grainy low-fi sound becomes really apparent when you compare them side by side with a better pair of IEMs.

Have not tried Xkdun but one pal said they are awesome, and they guy is right!

 

looks nice the Black color. Cheap too.

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