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post #421 of 679
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Originally Posted by Hghuy View Post

I do not think that all earbuds from the same series sound similar since my AP8's left channel is louder than the right! biggrin.gif

My three unit of AP8 sound quite similar but one unit has better bass impact and brighter treble comapred to the the other two. Also it could be that particular unit has the longest burn in period and often used when comparing the three unit of AP8.
post #422 of 679
May i ask you guys to try this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Philips-SHE3800-In-Ear-Earbud-Headphones-Earphones-/261218242864?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item3cd1d2113
Best p/p earbud i ever have!i have a collection of earbud but this one have much bass while still good as other aspects!biggrin.gif also,the fit is better than yuin series:D
Edited by Hghuy - 9/1/13 at 9:01pm
post #423 of 679

Soooo, I'm supposed to be taking a break from the computer. But, my DIY PK2 came in!

 

The sound definitely depends on the foams. Without any foams they sounded very odd indeed, with the stock foams it was better.. but I found the highs slightly muffled. Moved to some thinner foams from a pair of sansa stock buds and cut them into donut foams. These are the clear winners. I think differences in the foams could be attributed to some of the differences in impressions on these.

With the donut foams I am very impressed with the sound. They don't beat my portapros on sound, but they come closer than I believed they would. They certainly are more portable than the portapros!

These will be my new go-to portable set, replacing my portapros. I think I might try to order 4 more sets, 2 to give as gifts and 2 to keep as spares :)

 

TL;DR - If you have small ears and need a truly portable set of headphones.. This is definitely the best budget option, if not the best option period. Buy a set. 

post #424 of 679
...AP8 arrived today! Have them plugged into my integrated amp at the moment getting a little burning in...Will probably give them a listen once my family hits the hay.
post #425 of 679
So far rather nice...delightful mids, okay highs, not much in the way of bass (but few and far between are the buds that have that).

I did a brief side-by-side with my PK3 and actually like the AP8 more. My Sportapros beat both. I think the AP8 will replace my PK3 as my "toss-in-a-bag" rig.
post #426 of 679

If someone is curious about vintage Sony earbuds, there's an auction on German Ebay right now for a pair of MDR-E484, the top model between ca 1988-1995. I've got a pair and they are really great earbuds.

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Sony-MDR-E484-Kopfhorer-schwarz-/231054485802?pt=Kopfh%C3%B6rer&hash=item35cbeba92a#ht_319wt_1399

post #427 of 679
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Originally Posted by Danneq View Post
 

If someone is curious about vintage Sony earbuds, there's an auction on German Ebay right now for a pair of MDR-E484, the top model between ca 1988-1995. I've got a pair and they are really great earbuds.

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Sony-MDR-E484-Kopfhorer-schwarz-/231054485802?pt=Kopfh%C3%B6rer&hash=item35cbeba92a#ht_319wt_1399

 

Very interesting, if I wasn't actively reducing my number of possessions in this world, I would pick them up. lol

If anyone does, please post impressions, they look neat.

 

How would these fit with someone that can wear Yuin but not Blox?

post #428 of 679
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post
 

 

Very interesting, if I wasn't actively reducing my number of possessions in this world, I would pick them up. lol

If anyone does, please post impressions, they look neat.

 

How would these fit with someone that can wear Yuin but not Blox?

 

The circumference is bigger than Blox earbud but the earpieces are a bit flatter and don't stick out from your ears as much, so I find it easier to keep them in my ears. I think the E484 have 16mm drivers which is pretty big for earbuds. They have a pretty forward sound with great bass for earbuds. Still they present a pretty good soundstage.

By the way, I hope that I will start reducing my number of possessions soon. Got too many dang earbuds!

post #429 of 679
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post
 

TL;DR - If you have small ears and need a truly portable set of headphones.. This is definitely the best budget option, if not the best option period. Buy a set. 

 

So do you think these modded pk2 are better than original pk3? I would also like to know the opinion of the OP.

 

Thank you

post #430 of 679
It is a good earbud for its price but there is no way it can compare with the original yuin pk1.one more thing, i talked to datsen before and he said he could make me a yuin pk1 modded for $70 but i decided to buy the original one!biggrin.gif it is the best earbud i have so far including yuin ok1,mx980,blox anv3 and mdr-e888! Danneq give pk1 a try and you won't regret it! The amp actually pump them up but without the amp it still sound great! biggrin.gif
post #431 of 679
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Originally Posted by Hghuy View Post

It is a good earbud for its price but there is no way it can compare with the original yuin pk1.one more thing, i talked to datsen before and he said he could make me a yuin pk1 modded for $70 but i decided to buy the original one!biggrin.gif it is the best earbud i have so far including yuin ok1,mx980,blox anv3 and mdr-e888! Danneq give pk1 a try and you won't regret it! The amp actually pump them up but without the amp it still sound great! biggrin.gif

 

I meant modded pk2 vs original pk3

post #432 of 679

dump your possesions on me! i am currently looking for a little of this and that! (pk1) (pk2) (blox tm7) etc.

 

(paying good fair price ofcourse)


Edited by fredrikhasth - 9/21/13 at 10:22am
post #433 of 679
If you want to reduce the collection please contact me i need hp-d9 or mdr-e484,e464 biggrin.gif
post #434 of 679
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post
 

Soooo, I'm supposed to be taking a break from the computer. But, my DIY PK2 came in!

 

The sound definitely depends on the foams. Without any foams they sounded very odd indeed, with the stock foams it was better.. but I found the highs slightly muffled. Moved to some thinner foams from a pair of sansa stock buds and cut them into donut foams. These are the clear winners. I think differences in the foams could be attributed to some of the differences in impressions on these.

With the donut foams I am very impressed with the sound. They don't beat my portapros on sound, but they come closer than I believed they would. They certainly are more portable than the portapros!

These will be my new go-to portable set, replacing my portapros. I think I might try to order 4 more sets, 2 to give as gifts and 2 to keep as spares :)

 

TL;DR - If you have small ears and need a truly portable set of headphones.. This is definitely the best budget option, if not the best option period. Buy a set. 

 

I just ordered a pair of DIY PK2 since I couldn't find I couldn't find cheap PK3 in europe.

 
Offtopic: Do portapros/sportapros have better sound than the KSC75?
post #435 of 679

Wow! Are those genuine? Maybe this is where the ebay guy has been getting them?

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