Are these just renamed to N1 Pro now? Playaz Â® N1 Pro Highend In Ear KopfhÃ¶rer NEU & OVP - eBay.ch (endet 13.02.10 02:12:01 MEZ)
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2/12/10 at 4:16pm
The only issue that still remains for me is the fact they are very sensitive to air pressure and 'pop' a lot when I move my head/mouth it makes it difficult to be in anyway active when wearing them.
^ Ok, IE8 vs. N1 in sound quality only, because built is no comparison. Both have this unbelievably huge sound for IEMs, the closest to full size phones I've heard. Soundstage is vast on both, but the N1 is airier and has even better out-of-head sound. Both sound best with only a light seal. I wear the N1 with UE silicon tips and press them only very lightly into my ear canal until they stick.
The mids are a bit more laid back on the IE8 and slightly more forward on the N1 (depending of course on the EQ setting), but I dare say the N1's are a tad smoother. Both have a touch of warmth. The highs have more extension and greater detail on the IE8 but the N1 doesn't fall short by much.
Bass is what I EQ down on both, the IE8's is slightly better defined, but the N1 has more weight. EQd -12db@80Hz on my Cowon i9 the N1's bass is no more obtrusive but still has very impressive authority, like a 12 cylinder sportscar driven in second gear.
Overall, like you can see in my sig, I rate these two about equal in SQ.
Edit: I just noticed you have a Touch 2G. I'm afraid you can't get the kind of EQ you need for the Playaz with an iPod.