Just un-boxed some Yuin OK2 ear buds
with any phones, there is the initial few seconds, you put them on, and you either go.. mmm nice, or mmm.. not nice
that instant reaction usually says it all.. even if you have no idea why, they either sound good or they don't... these.. well didn't sound good.
to me that really says enough.. when i put on my px100's, i smile they sound good, especially for the price, and in fact if i paid the same amount for the ok2 and the px100, i would be much happier with the px100.. much much happier.
i had high hopes for these. I really did.
Yuin receives high praises for them, and they definitely cost enough to create some expectations.
initial impressions: I am not at all impressed, and I am furthermore disappointed, and a bit crabby about it so bear with me.
non existent bass, not nearly enough for my taste. no that's not accurate.. not enough is not the same as simply not there... the bass on these is simply not there.. not even close to sennheiser px100 or klipsch x10
rolled off highs even with the treble booster on my ipod I'm not thrilled
mids are nothing special. a bit of resonance/muddy sound
sound stage is nothing special
ran a sine wave on these and confirmed musings... almost no response before approximately 100 hz, and basically everything past 2K needed a boost
as everyone says, ear bud functionality is useless. tried every tip with every shaft... nothing fit even close, definitely not comfortable or even usable, nor did sound quality improve in any way.
I will compare these to my px100's which i paid $35 for vs $130 for the ok2
px100's win in every way. much better bass, mids and highs and overall better sound in every way
same with klipsch x10, there is really no comparison tho the x10..
also tried these with an amp.. no improvement...
I will be returning these.. frankly even if they cost $35 dollars i would probably return them. i really wanted these to be the solution i needed for portable non noise blocking, ultra small headphones. guess its px100 for life since nothing ever beats them except full size cans and iem's. ill have to just deal with the hot ears in the summer temperatures.
i am actually dumbfounded that the ok2 receive good reviews, and cost what they do.
there's nothing quite like the anticipation of new headphones, and the disappointment of sub par sound quality. bummer.