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post #31 of 86
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Did you own the Yuin's?  If so, would you say that the housing of the MX980 is bigger than the housing of the PK2?  I think the housing of the PK2 is just slightly bigger than the PK1. 

 

The PK2 is as big as I can do on an earbud.  I don't think the OK series would stay in my ears.  They are just too big. 



No, I never owned any of the Yuin line.  I'm basing my comments on some owners' reports of premature breakage.  I'm not implying the Yuins are poorly made.  It's just that portable buds get thrown around, shoved in pockets, dropped, etc., and I think the MX980's can withstand that kind of treatment much moreso than the Yuin's.

 

As for the size of the MX980 buds, they are a little on the large side, but I've worn them while walking and doing various physical activity and they seem to hold their place nicely.  I think the foam pads help keep the buds seated properly.  Of course, your ears may vary!

post #32 of 86

To the OP:  How much larger is the housing on the MX980 than the PK1?  Also have you had the PK2 in the past?  Earbuds are so difficult to find a good fit, because small margains make them too large for your ear and thus you will never get good sound because they don't sit properly.  I really want to give the MX a try, but I don't want to toss 200 dollars if they are too large. 

 

BTW, somewhere between 150 and 200 hours on my PK1's and there was another noticeable change to the bass.  There is a little more gusto on them than there was prior to my last listen. 

post #33 of 86

nonsupremus:

 

Good question about the size.  I have the same question for the OP, but I'm on the opposite side of you (I have the MX980 and not the PK1).  Just judging from photos of the PK1 and PK2, it looks to me like the MX980 housing is quite a bit "fatter".  I don't know if circumference size on buds are more or less standard, but the "depth" of the bud seems larger on the MX980.  As I wear the MX980's more, I am starting to get the feeling that they are a bit too large for my ears.  I wear them out walking and I get a good fit to begin with, but with a lot of movement the buds seem to "unseat" just slightly.  Not to the point of falling out, but without re-seating them I seem to lose a bit of bass response as they move ever so slightly away from the ear canal.  Such is life with buds I guess, but I'm wondering now if I should audition the PK1's to see if I get a better fit.

 

You are absolutely correct that for earbuds, good fit is critical to good sound.  Whether the MX980's outperform the PK1's or not, it won't matter if they don't fit your ears appropriately.

post #34 of 86

Ordered some mx980's a couple of days ago mainly based on this review.

 

Hoping they arrive soon :)

post #35 of 86
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Ordered some mx980's a couple of days ago mainly based on this review.

 

Hoping they arrive soon :)


Looking forward to your impressions when you get them!

post #36 of 86

The new Sennheiser MX line looks interesting. While I am not prepared to pay $200 for a pair of earbuds, the MX580 seem interesting as I have and enjoy the PK3. I have older MX buds and compared to the PK3 they sound very veiled and "boxy".

Have you had a chance to test the AKG K319 and compare with the new MX series and the PK buds?

 

One thing that is good with PK buds is that they are not too big. My Pk3 have a much better fit than my old MX360...

post #37 of 86

Thanks for the review.

If 1/4 of my collection is 320 kbps and I use an amp sometimes, would it be unwise to choose the MX 980?

post #38 of 86

Decent review, thanks.

post #39 of 86

Just got my set of mx980 in yesterday.

 

Out of the box they sound amazing.  Detail is very good, highs are spectacular.

 

I found the bass to be sufficient to me.  I wouldn't really want more.  (I usually don't adjust the bass up in cars or anything)

 

 

I don't really have anything on hand to compare it to besides an old pair of Shure e2cs.  But basically the mx980s are miles and miles better.  In comparison, it feels like I've just heard decent sounding headphones for the first time again. I also found the mx980s to be pretty comfortable in comparison to my old Shures.  With the e2cs my ears would feel kinda raw after wearing them for 2 hours and I would need to take them out. 

 

 

BTW the plug works really well for me.  It plugs into my iphone with case very well.  My Shures were a hard fit and fell out easily. 

 

 

I was playing it with the Iphone unamped and it seems to drive it fine.  Ordered a Fiio e1 to see what different it would make.  :)


Edited by madddskillz - 6/8/10 at 2:24pm
post #40 of 86

Is there a way to get a "Seal" with the MX980? I'm interested but I have about two hours of travel to work daily, one hour of which in a train...it can get noisy sometimes..

post #41 of 86

There's always the cx980.  http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_expression-line_502868

 

I'm going to fly with the mx980s later today to see how they hold up.  I fly every week so IEMs would probably be best for me... but I've found I don't like to use IEMs in any other situation (mostly because I can't hear anyone/anything). 

post #42 of 86

No problem to me about what is the best or not, I then buy all... still prefer the Yuins, 

post #43 of 86
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Is there a way to get a "Seal" with the MX980? I'm interested but I have about two hours of travel to work daily, one hour of which in a train...it can get noisy sometimes..

 

There is no way to get a seal on them.  They are larger than most buds of that style.  I wouldn't travel with 200$ earbuds lol...but if you needed a seal odds are good you might find a better seal in the 580s or Pk1.  They've got tiny heads on them, whereas the 980 is larger.

 

Also the CX980 is INNER ear and the MX980 are hanging on your ear like ipod style.  Im not sure its okay to recommend them if people wanted a hanging style :)  Ive never tested the cx980 :)  Im sure they are grand as well

 

On a final note, MX580 is near identical to the PK1.  Both have a very similar coloring and presence in location of the music, both have almost the same amount of highs and mids.  The Pk1 has a bit more bass kick but not a lot, and its noticeably more clear.  However the 580 is only $30 and the Pk1 is $150.   

post #44 of 86

I workedg on getting a seal and I can say that with a bit of luck and large ears you can get a pretty good seal - is it good enough to travel on a trin I could not say.

 

swbf2cheater - if you do not wear all your portable gear outside what do you do with it? What do you need portable gear for if not for moving around? 
 

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There is no way to get a seal on them.  They are larger than most buds of that style.  I wouldn't travel with 200$ earbuds lol...but if you needed a seal odds are good you might find a better seal in the 580s or Pk1.  They've got tiny heads on them, whereas the 980 is larger.

post #45 of 86
Thread Starter 

I don't take expensive headphones outside on the move.  I do take them outside to wear around the yard or to sit outside.  If you are okay with taking 200$ to work or school, please feel free lol

 

but when I do go out, my headphones of choice are the Mx580 and ATHws70 with my new mod.  

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