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post #226 of 266
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Originally Posted by dreamycreamy View Post

Listening to my MX980's right now and love them!

The only problem I have is that you know the rubber bits right on the end/outside of the buds, one of them keeps coming off, i'm lucky that i've always found it and now everytime I use them or take them out I have to check to see if the rubber bit is still on it. Is there any way I can get a replacement? They aren't as comfy without the rubber ring. Its just a shame for the price that they are and it started happening only a few months after use. I do take care with them as well like all my things.

 

I've had mine for over a year and I sometimes remove the rubber to clean it with baby wipes, but it's never detached by itself. Maybe you are not using the ear pads? Or maybe you have put them incorrectly.

post #227 of 266
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Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post

 

 

That is what they have hooks for, right?

 

thats the OMX980, presumably. whats the price diff between OMX and MX? thanks

post #228 of 266
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Originally Posted by EPICFAILXD View Post

 

thats the OMX980, presumably. whats the price diff between OMX and MX? thanks

 

I cannot find MX980s anwhere, but they used to cost around 130 Euro, and OMX980s were more expensive. Now OMX980s are 118 Euro on Amazon.de. Amazon UK sells OMX980s for 141GBP and that is over 170 Euro :)

post #229 of 266

There is a MX985 out already. Looks like a polished MX980

post #230 of 266

Yep. Looks the same. I'm not sure if it's largely a cosmetic change or a new product (ie80 wasn't exactly much different to the ie8- sennheiser cutting corners it seems)

post #231 of 266
The main difference between the MX980 and MX985 is the improved volume control, coupled with a lower price: 109 EUR MSRP vs. 159 EUR MSRP for the MX980.
post #232 of 266
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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

The main difference between the MX980 and MX985 is the improved volume control, coupled with a lower price: 109 EUR MSRP vs. 159 EUR MSRP for the MX980.

 

And a nicer 3.5mm jack, but I see no reason to upgrade if the sound is the same.

post #233 of 266
How can I forget the jack? I have a CX985 review sample and the new jack is excellent. There should also be a new case, which seems to be the reason for the delay of release.

Agreed about having no reason to upgrade, but the usability improvements and the lower price is great for silly people like me who missed out on the MX980. I will definitely get my hands on a MX985, but it looks like I'll have to import since there are no plans to release them here in the US.
post #234 of 266
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Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post

 

That is strange. I have had mine for well over 2 years (I dug through all my posts to find the exact date which was June 3rd, 2010 when I received them) and have never had a problem like that. I do not even remeber what htey look like without the covers as they have never fell off. 

 

Have you made sure that you put them on properly? The rubbery covers I mean.

 

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Originally Posted by autoexec View Post

 

I've had mine for over a year and I sometimes remove the rubber to clean it with baby wipes, but it's never detached by itself. Maybe you are not using the ear pads? Or maybe you have put them incorrectly.

 

Hmm, weird then. I've never put the ear pads on over them, I don't really like the foamy feel. Also, they come with the rubber covers on them already, I didn't have to put them on (i've also never taken them off purposely). I've bought these straight from the Sennheiser website in April and it started happening only a month or two after.

post #235 of 266

without the foam pads the bass is significantly lacking and treble is more pronounced for me.

I wouldn't want to use them without the pads.

 

Give it a try.

 

Earbuds are very fit dependent. The foam pads help to achieve a better fit.


Edited by frix - 10/10/12 at 9:30am
post #236 of 266
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Originally Posted by frix View Post

without the foam pads the bass is significantly lacking and treble is more pronounced for me.

I wouldn't want to use them without the pads.

 

Give it a try.

 

Earbuds are very fit dependent. The foam pads help to achieve a better fit.

 

Totally agreed.

post #237 of 266

Also, if you can't get a deep and secure enough fit, the high-mids around the 5khz region actually exhibit a resonant type of property. No problem with a good fit though. 

post #238 of 266
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Originally Posted by dreamycreamy View Post

 

 

Hmm, weird then. I've never put the ear pads on over them, I don't really like the foamy feel. Also, they come with the rubber covers on them already, I didn't have to put them on (i've also never taken them off purposely). I've bought these straight from the Sennheiser website in April and it started happening only a month or two after.

 

Use the foam man, it really improves SQ. You should get used to it for a couple of days.

 

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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post

Also, if you can't get a deep and secure enough fit, the high-mids around the 5khz region actually exhibit a resonant type of property. No problem with a good fit though. 

 

True!

post #239 of 266

what say i pick up an MX985 for 128USD (1000HKD) ??

post #240 of 266

Hi everyone, just a quick update, I did put the foam pads on and they are so much more comfortable! I can wear them for much longer and the buds don't fall out as easy. I have noticed a slight difference in sound quality but not that much tbh. The rubber like rings aren't falling out now the foam pads are on (although the foam pads are falling off now haha but they are much easier to replace!) Anyways, just want to say thanks for the advice everyone :)

 

 

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