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post #451 of 679

Nice. What about the Blox ones? everyone say they sound great. What about comfortable factor??

post #452 of 679
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Nice. What about the Blox ones? everyone say they sound great. What about comfortable factor??

I would like to buy some Blox M2C myself but they are out of stock since a very long time. It is uncertain when or if they will be available again.

The comfort should be the same as generic sennheiser earbuds since the shell is the same. Which means they will be bigger then Yuin PK's, however they don't have volume control on the cable like the MX 985, which in my opinion is a good thing.

 

To anyone who has tried both:

Is the shell of the Blox M2C smaller than the one of the MX 985?

post #453 of 679

Shell is smaller on the M2C vs the MX 985, not by much but it is smaller.

post #454 of 679

Hi, I'm looking for good earbuds to use without a good amp(behringer uca202) and most of the times at low volumes(since I will be using this at work and some people may call me, that is why I'm not going with iems), but I have been searching cheap and good sounding earbuds and now it seems impossible to find them(pk3 are hard to find), I'm looking into Apple Earpods or the Soundmagic EP10 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundMAGIC-Dynamic-Stereo-Earbud-Earphones/dp/B00EVSXU0O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381704419&sr=8-1&keywords=soundmagic+ep10), it's there more better options on the market, that are not that hard to find? I normally like a warm sound, with a good bass.

Best Regards

post #455 of 679
Hi LordZero,

I would advise against the EP10. I'm probably the only person here on Head-Fi to have them, but they just don't sound all that great to my ears. SoundMagic was trying to go for a bright and detailed sound, but instead the EP10 just sounds etched and harsh, with little actual detail, and it's the complete opposite of the sound signature you're looking for.

I would take a look at the Sennheiser MX375 instead for 5 quid more. They have the warmer, bassier sound you seem to want.
post #456 of 679

kjk1281, thank you very much, I will try to find them here or order from amazon.co.uk. Have your heard them? They sound muddy? I like bass, but I don't like when it get all over my music =P 

post #457 of 679
LordZero,

They're definitely not muddy. I wouldn't recommend them if that were the case. redface.gif
post #458 of 679
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LordZero,

They're definitely not muddy. I wouldn't recommend them if that were the case. redface.gif

Thank you! That is what I tough, sorry for asking =P I found them here, just have one last question before i pull the trigger, in comparation with Apple Earpods, can you give your opinion?

post #459 of 679
Sure! The EarPods are the bassier of the two, with more quantity and presence, and is boomy when compared to the Senns. The EarPod's bass presentation isn't what I would call muddy, but the (upper) bass does seem to thicken and veil the mids a bit. The MX375's bass in contrast doesn't bleed, and sounds clearer and more open in the midrange as a result. The Senns have more articulate and extended treble. Presentation-wise, the EarPods are fuller-sounding, with a soundstage that provides good depth but lacks in width. The MX375 has a crisper, more open sound, and while its soundstage isn't as deep, it does sound more spacious and natural. Some people may perceive this as more laid-back and less forward, however.

Of course, what I'm hearing is dependent on the fit of the earbuds, so you may hear the two somewhat differently. I seem to hear more bass out of the EarPods than most, so take that into consideration as well!
post #460 of 679
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Sure! The EarPods are the bassier of the two, with more quantity and presence, and is boomy when compared to the Senns. The EarPod's bass presentation isn't what I would call muddy, but the (upper) bass does seem to thicken and veil the mids a bit. The MX375's bass in contrast doesn't bleed, and sounds clearer and more open in the midrange as a result. The Senns have more articulate and extended treble. Presentation-wise, the EarPods are fuller-sounding, with a soundstage that provides good depth but lacks in width. The MX375 has a crisper, more open sound, and while its soundstage isn't as deep, it does sound more spacious and natural. Some people may perceive this as more laid-back and less forward, however.

Of course, what I'm hearing is dependent on the fit of the earbuds, so you may hear the two somewhat differently. I seem to hear more bass out of the EarPods than most, so take that into consideration as well!

Oh thanks you very much for the detailed comparation, now my head is spinning, it's kinda hard to decide on both, the Earpods is twice the price of the MX375, but they have the inline remote control(not that i'm using that a lot with my ipod, but ok), hard decisions to make... Thanks for your great help kjk1281!

post #461 of 679

The earpods that came with my 5S, can compete with the MX985. :D But they are a bit finnicky in terms of the angle the grill faces (i.e. rotation in the ear). Changing the angle has noticeable effects on the sound.

post #462 of 679

If im in france and I want to buy the PK3 what is the best shop? and how do I make sure im buying the latest batch and not the old one with the L cable??

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post #464 of 679
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Originally Posted by LordZero View Post
 

Hi, I'm looking for good earbuds to use without a good amp(behringer uca202) and most of the times at low volumes(since I will be using this at work and some people may call me, that is why I'm not going with iems), but I have been searching cheap and good sounding earbuds and now it seems impossible to find them(pk3 are hard to find), I'm looking into Apple Earpods or the Soundmagic EP10 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundMAGIC-Dynamic-Stereo-Earbud-Earphones/dp/B00EVSXU0O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381704419&sr=8-1&keywords=soundmagic+ep10), it's there more better options on the market, that are not that hard to find? I normally like a warm sound, with a good bass.

Best Regards

 

If you don't care for the volume control I have 2 pairs of Sennheiser MX 760 pretty much new. I can sell one for 20€, shipping from Portugal, Europe.

They are in the Category 1 as described by the OP.

 

They have about the same amount of bass as the EarPods but it is a little bit more tight, less loose, more punchy. They also sound a little bit less artificial, and more energetic.

 

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Category 1: THE GREAT
 

  1. Sennheiser MX985 - Share the top spot with TM7. Warm and rich, not as wide a soundstage as TM7, but more immersive. Excellent all-arounder.
  2. Blox TM7 - Lush, lively, dynamic with an excellent 3D soundstage and life-like presentation. Great all-arounder.
  3. Blox ANV3 - Almost the same as TM7, but slightly less lush and more forward.
  4. HiSound Audio Living - Lean, clean and analytical. Fit is finicky to get the bass out. Scale well with a bit of bass boost.
  1. Yuin PK1 - Effortless sound but does require an amp. Warm, a bit slow on speed and attack so it might not be best for fast music.
  2. Creative Aurvana Air - Clean, slightly lean, great detail, wide open soundstage. Finicky on fit.
  3. Ubiquo ES903 - Warm and mid centric, excellent vocal but small in soundstage. More of a Rock and POP maintream sound
  4. Blox M2c - Fun, lively, clean and specious but slightly short in depth. Great for just sit back, listen and enjoy. Good upgrade for PK3.
  5. Audio Technica CM707 - Warm and thick to almost veil. Would have been great if it has better treble extension.
  6. NineWave NW-Studio Pro - Very warm, full and forward with a great bass and vocal performance. Slightly rough on the 12kHz region. Intimate sound.
  7. CrossRoads HR1 - Not as effortless as PK1 but still pretty good. More balanced and slightly mid focused with a better sense of speed.
  8. Sunrise AS-Charm - Very warm, a little mid centric, good with vocal and laid-back music. Smooth signature with a weakness in air and soundstage.
  9. Sennheiser MX90vc - Excellent sound. Warm but overall balanced. Fit can be difficult at first with the twist and fit system and it will need an amp to sound great.
  10. AKG 319 - Little warm from being balanced and very decent mid / lower-mid performance. Balance and smooth overall.
  11. Sennheiser MX760 - Also a fairly balance sounding earbud that is cleaner and more transparent than MX90vc, but has a lot more low end resonance which lead to slightly artificial 'surround sound' effect.
  12. Sennheiser LX90 - Same transducer as MX90vc with almost identical sound signature. Good fit is not easy to maintain (which is why I rank it lower than MX760), also requires an amp to sound at its best.
post #465 of 679

The 7$ DIY Yuin PK2 (cough cough) have arrived from China 40 days after the order.

They are so stylish. The cable is red from skull candy and the shells look like the ones from Yuin. 

Except they say Sony in them :P

 

Nevertheless who knows what is inside them? Who cares what they say, if they sound good?

If the shape of the shell is the same, and the driver is actually from some Yuin PK2, they should sound the same right?

We already know that it is common for different brands to use the same shell: M2C <=> Sennheiser. Yuin probably does the same with Sony.

 

Now, the sound..

I never heard original PK2, so I can't possibly say if they sound the same. The only thing I can say, is they don't sound that good. :(

They have a lot of treble emphasis, and are very detailed, and very forward, but almost no bass.

I remember the PK3 were no bass monsters, but they were much more balanced. The sound was natural.

I would say these fake PK2 also share some of this natural characteristics but the treble/ hi mids are so pronounced. They are not sibilant, they are just have a great emphasis one mid-high frequencies. And they lack bass.

 

It's a shame with such stylish red cable. Maybe I will attempts a reacable of one of my Sennheiser MX 760 :P

 

PS: I'm also interested on the best place to buy original PK3 in Europe.

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