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post #46 of 87
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Oh I didn't take your response as a negative comment :P It would take much more than that to offend me. Well it's too late for that anyway. The only phones I have in my possession are what I own which is the e-Q7 and the CK10.

I'll take that into account if I ever do another review..but that would require another purchase which probably means I failed in saving for what I wanna buy next ;p
post #47 of 87
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Oh I didn't take your response as a negative comment :P It would take much more than that to offend me. Well it's too late for that anyway. The only phones I have in my possession are what I own which is the e-Q7 and the CK10.
Let me just tell you that you've been spoiled already. The soundstage on CK10s is just addicting and one of the best I've experienced in IEMs, if not the best. Listening to the MDs and switching right to CK10s make CK10s sound thin and light, but then again, MDs can't match the air of CK10s.

BTW, I totally agree with you on the cable of the MDs. They are so thin and feel fragile I'm almost afraid to take it outside the house.
post #48 of 87
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I'm not sure if I am completely spoiled yet. I do have my PL30 is many many miles behind the CK10 and e-Q7 and I am still able to use them. Although they are pretty much used for watching tv shows and movies on my computer off my netbook...

The CK10's are definitely something special and wasn't too expensive so the price was just right.

Did you buy the MD's? Just about every iem should seem fragile after getting used to the cables on the CK10. If you think the cables on the MD's are bad you should look at the CK90PRO. I'm not sure if I uploaded a pic of them wrapped up nicely and then a few seconds later it is all messed up again.
post #49 of 87
Yeah. I came across a deal too good to pass up so I grabbed them instantly. I may still end up getting the coppers too to see what all the fuss is about.

As for the cable, there are people, especially the cable makers, who believe that the thinner cables generate better SQ and, Monster being the cable maker themselves, they might have decided to use thinner gauge cables on MDs which are their highest end IEMs. If it's true that they deliver better SQ, I'd be ok with that but still a little more rubber shielding wouldn't have hurt. Of course, stubborn cables who refuse to be bent are not any better.
post #50 of 87
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I am above getting tempted to get the coppers

Monster is definitely very strange however in terms of the cabling on their top 3 iem offerings. I've tried all three of them and cable wise their most unpopular for some reason has the best cable. It's the softest, most flexible and the one that retains the least memory. It also has a much different material than the other two with the feel of the cable being smooth as supposed to the rubber kind of cable. The coppers are in between the Golds and MD's in terms of quality but uses the same type of material as the MD's but more flexible than the MD's with the MD's being horrible. The only reason they felt like it wasn't bad was because I had the CK90PRO as well during the review which is even worse. If all of them had the cable on the Gold's it would be much better imo as that cable is not bad at all but nothing compared to your CK10.
post #51 of 87
Not to mention the BLUE cable for the MD is ugly! for my coppers, the wire from the y split to the driver isn't that great, the microphonics is bad if worn straight down. Sometimes even when the bus is turning and im sitting i still could hear the cable noise lol
post #52 of 87
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Not to mention the BLUE cable for the MD is ugly! for my coppers, the wire from the y split to the driver isn't that great, the microphonics is bad if worn straight down. Sometimes even when the bus is turning and im sitting i still could hear the cable noise lol
Rawster showed me the audeoworld.com earguides, they should fit the coppers and make over the ear listening a little nicer.
post #53 of 87
yea i could wear them over the ear, but i only do it when im walking. If im sitting down or not moving around i just wear them straight down.

But wearing the cable over the ear, won't that put strain on the driver-end cable?
post #54 of 87
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yea i could wear them over the ear, but i only do it when im walking. If im sitting down or not moving around i just wear them straight down.

But wearing the cable over the ear, won't that put strain on the driver-end cable?
@jeffz ,As far as i know they are designed to be worn over the ears, i always wear mine that way.
post #55 of 87
i'm in ny too. dunno where you got japan from and yes, the ck10 and 100 cable (since they use the same one) is crazy good. there's no fear of anything happening to it (knock on wood) and the thing at the split is small enough that it doesn't weight it down any. also, because its worn over ear, the split is high enough that i don't have to worry it getting caught on anything.
post #56 of 87
Wow rawrster that was the best review of headgear that I ever saw; you should really
do this for a living!

Funny that it is said that the MD's are smaller but they LOOK way bigger and heavier
than the Gold's (and Copper). Maybe grey portion is composite making them lighter?
That is why I'm considering the e-Q7 or CK10 for being out and about, and the MD
for being stationary like sitting at home or library so they don't keep falling out.
post #57 of 87
@Timbre, you seems to be choosing based on design/look This is an important factor in purchasing IEMs though.
post #58 of 87
And it looks like if the cable on the MD were any thinner it would be fiber-optic!
post #59 of 87
No @KLS; I read a pretty lot about how the sound was described and ordered it based
on that alone without seeing a compare with the other MTP's. Now seeing them together
the MD looks HUGE. It was a surprise because people said that they are smaller than
the others but they sure don't look like it.
post #60 of 87
Thread Starter 
Oh I think I'm in big trouble if I have to do this as a living :P

However the MD's are much lighter than it looks as are the rest of the Monster iem's. The CK10 however are much better for portable use than the e-Q7 and it has a lot to do with the cable. It does however come down to sound preference however and these are just a few of the iem's in the price range of the CK10. The e-Q7 would be a good choice for stationary use which is what I do use them for most of the time but there are times I take them out and I don't like the cloth part of the cable at all.
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