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post #16 of 71
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Added the full review, mostly in comparative format. Hopefully this will be more useful than my usual dry review style. Questions and concerns welcome.

post #17 of 71

Thanks for taking the time to do the writeup. Comparisons between different models are always informative, and interesting to read.

post #18 of 71

Thanks for the insight on this earphone. I'm looking for something fun and great sounding for my iPhone with a remote, only wish these had the 3 button configuration remote instead of a single button for call/playback functions. (Why can't I have it all? )

 

Would anyone have photos of the TS02's in their/someone's ear?

post #19 of 71
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Funny, just read a review on a gadget blog saying that these shouldn't cost as much as the Bose in-ears because they don't have enough bass. Not sure why people who could be content with a pair of subwoofers strapped to their heads even bother writing audio reviews.

 

Absolutely love this quote:

 

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Even though the overall design may remind me of a lot of Skullcandy’s products, the ts02 housing is made of wood and aluminum, not plastic.

 

Anyway...

 


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Originally Posted by Macgirl View Post

Thanks for the insight on this earphone. I'm looking for something fun and great sounding for my iPhone with a remote, only wish these had the 3 button configuration remote instead of a single button for call/playback functions. (Why can't I have it all? )


Three-button functionality is limited to a handful of phones/players while one-button remotes work with the vast majority of modern smartphones. Call it a compatibility compromise. 

 


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Originally Posted by Macgirl View Post

Would anyone have photos of the TS02's in their/someone's ear?

 

Obviously they look different in different ears but for me only the wooden bit is really visible when I'm wearing them. Quit unobtrusive but not as flush as, say, a Senn CX300.


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Edited by ljokerl - 10/4/10 at 8:13pm
post #20 of 71

Thanks so much for the photo Joker.  Looks sweet.  Another question, have you worn them over the ear and if so, is the mic still in a good position for talking?

 

I'm debating sticking with my 3 year old Westone UM1's and adding the Audio Technica MP100 for the mic, but don't want to deal with the extra cable length.  They're so comfortable and fit perfectly in my ear plus they have good SQ. I'm looking for something warm but still natural sounding + a mic/remote.  I just think the Thinksound's look so tasty, probably will get them eventually.

post #21 of 71
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Originally Posted by Macgirl View Post

Thanks so much for the photo Joker.  Looks sweet.  Another question, have you worn them over the ear and if so, is the mic still in a good position for talking?

 

I'm debating sticking with my 3 year old Westone UM1's and adding the Audio Technica MP100 for the mic, but don't want to deal with the extra cable length.  They're so comfortable and fit perfectly in my ear plus they have good SQ. I'm looking for something warm but still natural sounding + a mic/remote.  I just think the Thinksound's look so tasty, probably will get them eventually.


The mic still picks up audio but cable-down is the ideal configuration for talking. I was planning to do a couple of mic recordings for analysis but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'd say (by ear) that having them over-the-ear makes the mic pick up 15-20% less volume in conversation.

 

I haven't tried the MP100 but the extra cable length (and possibly weight) does seem like it would annoy me as well.

post #22 of 71

Thanks Joker for your Review and recommendations. I have order a pair and waiting for them to arrive. Hope they be here soon.

 

 

post #23 of 71
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Originally Posted by vfreeze31 View Post

Thanks Joker for your Review and recommendations. I have order a pair and waiting for them to arrive. Hope they be here soon.

 

 


 

I guess that puts my ears on the spot now, doesn't it? Hope you like 'em 

post #24 of 71

another outstanding review, joker.

post #25 of 71
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Originally Posted by pinoyman View Post

another outstanding review, joker.

 

Thanks . BTW the hat tip in your avatar goes along very well with posts like that though I'm sure it's an album cover or something of the sort in reality.


Edited by ljokerl - 10/7/10 at 7:33pm
post #26 of 71

just out of curiosity but does the mic ever get in the way if you have no intention of ever using the mic? I've never had an earphone with a mic before and have no need since the headphone output on my blackberry is the only thing I own that makes my netbook output sound like a high end source.

post #27 of 71
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The one on the thinksounds doesn't get in the way at all - it's pretty small and the button is on the mic unit itself. The UE mic has a separate button further down the cord though and that tends to get caught on the edge of my desk when I get up which is very annoying. I've ripped my SF5vi out of my ears dozens of times like that.

post #28 of 71

Thanks. That's good to know and definitely good for me. I missed the package today but I'll pick it up at the post office tomorrow. Here's hoping they aren't bass monsters and that they would be a good value at $100. I'll find out soon smily_headphones1.gif

post #29 of 71
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Alright, final edit on the review. The 'Sound' section is now complete 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

Thanks. That's good to know and definitely good for me. I missed the package today but I'll pick it up at the post office tomorrow. Here's hoping they aren't bass monsters and that they would be a good value at $100. I'll find out soon smily_headphones1.gif


I'm guessing they are quite bassy by your standards but not in a bad way, much like the MTPG. Looking forward to your impressions 

post #30 of 71

So I went to the post office and picked up my pair. I haven't read the sound or comparisons in the first post but I'll do so after I get my thoughts on them. They don't have as much bass as my similarly priced HJE900 but I like the cable much better on these. I can lean back without the cable length being an issue. These sound pretty balanced so far and no bass monster which is good for me but bad for others. I do have a question about the plug however. I'm having some issues with some of my outputs unless I fiddle with the connection for it to sound the way it is supposed to. It's definitely the mic. I ended up using the adapter my RE-Zero came with (finally another use for it) to solve the issue completely. My impedance adapter has it working fine so I'll probably use that most of the time. I haven't tried my J3 yet however. Lastly I do wish they had a chin slider but I guess since it has a mic it wouldn't make as much sense.

 

I'm assuming the only difference between the "silver cherry" and the "black chocolate" colors are the color of the tips? The tips I got are white instead of the black ones you got.


Edited by rawrster - 10/9/10 at 9:01am
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