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Assistance needed - Alice needs new IEM

post #1 of 10
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Hi!

 

Just as everything went well this morning I...

 

Picked up my running gear, changed to my running clothes, took my ASICS on, turned on my Sansa Clip and...I couldn't find my Jays d-Jays! We went through the whole apartment trying to find my beloved Jays d-Jays but I must have lost or forgotten it some where.

 

My in-ear experience (or just head-fi in general) isn't as broad as most users here (I'm not going to use my sex as an excuse) as I've only owned two high/mid-end in-ear monitors in the past: the Shure e2c's and the currently Jays d-jays.

 

But here's what I've learned:

 

I'm and active runner and having music on me when running is a requirement and what I've found out is that the Shure e2c's didn't and couldn't handle the "abuse" of sweat, cold weather and just general every day use. I broke 3 pairs over a short 2 year period while the two pair of d-jays I have had lasted me over a total of 4½ years. Shure's support and service team were really helpful and friendly though. Same with Jays.

 

I bought the d-Jays because I felt it performed well for running and equally well for stationary use and it bested the Shure's in every department. Well, not exactly. The Shure does come with a better and more sturdy carrying case whereas the tiny faux-leather one that comes with the d-jays is pretty much useless and doesn't offer any kind of protection to the IEMs.

 

The fit (especially with the foam sleeves), small form factor, neutral sound quality, the light weight and durability of the d-jays were all well appreciated so I'm kinda saddened to have lost the d-Jays.

 

However, instead of buying them again I want to try some new in-ears. Moreover, the d-Jays aren't cheap here in Denmark and I don't actually remember ever paying a whopping £128 for a pair?! When did Jays increase their prices?

 

As substitutes I've looked at Sound Magic 50's and MEE M6's. Buying both pairs will still be A LOT cheaper than going for the d-Jays alone but what about sound quality? I've thought about using the SM 50's for stationary use (plane, train, bus, home etc.) and the M6's for active use (running, biking, working out etc.).

 

Would I go wrong with the SM 50 and the MEE M6 compared to my previous d-Jays?

 

Thank you in advance

 

Alice Mirland

post #2 of 10

id say go with the PL-50

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

id say go with the PL-50

 

Hi Mark!

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Are the PL50 a good substitute to my previous d-Jays? I've also heard that there are some reliability issues with the Sound Magic IEM but mostly with the lower end model such as the PL30. Does the PL50 have any issues in that regard?

 

Best regards

 

Alice

post #4 of 10

I've owned a PL50 and had absolutely no issues, whatsoever, and they're pretty secure for runners.  Cables are pretty good too.  If you're too unsure about soundmagic stuff, meelectronics has some good quality IEMs, but I personally had no experience with them.  I run with my Nuforce NE-7m and have no issues.

post #5 of 10

Second or third vote for PL50 here, not heard the d-Jays, but both are BA phones, so they should be equal. The M6 are dynamics, and have much, much more bass than the other two.

 

 

 

 

PS.

Skam, at Danmark ikke sende valgobservatører til Sverige 

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Second or third vote for PL50 here, not heard the d-Jays, but both are BA phones, so they should be equal. The M6 are dynamics, and have much, much more bass than the other two.

 

 

 

 

PS.

Skam, at Danmark ikke sende valgobservatører til Sverige 


I might just buy both because they're cheap.

 

 

PS. I'm not very fond of Sverige Demokraterne at all if that's where you're hinted at?

post #7 of 10

No, I meant the utter chaos in the vote counting, the probable vote rigging, and the unparliamentary behaviour in general.

 

Back on track, both the PL50 and M6 are great, they just sound quite different.


Edited by mp3 - 9/27/10 at 12:00am
post #8 of 10

I've had both, and can state that both make for good workout earphones. Their isolation is, however, only average. Meaning that while they are safe to use in an office, street, or bus environment; I would not use them on the metro or plane.

 

As for sound quality, the pl50 are objectively a little better than the M6. That said, of the two it is the M6 I ended up keeping because I prefer its more dynamic and V shaped sound. For comparison, the pl50 has a mid forward sound with a recessed bass and treble. The sound signatures are pretty much in exact opposition to each other. Both are very comfortable - though I had to remove the M6's memory wire before its comfort equaled that of the pl50.

post #9 of 10
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No, I meant the utter chaos in the vote counting, the probable vote rigging, and the unparliamentary behaviour in general.

 

Back on track, both the PL50 and M6 are great, they just sound quite different.


Yeah, you're right. It was a complete mess!

 

post #10 of 10
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Hi everyone!

 

I made my purchase today.

 

The M6 was not in stock at AdvancedMp3Players so I picked up the PL50 at £39. A shame because they had the M6 for only £35 but I guess I have to "only" settle with one pair of IEM.

 

However, as I wrote earlier in this topic, my intention was to buy two pair of IEM and since the M6 wasn't in stock I then bought the Fiio E7 amplifier/DAC for £54 and the X-Mini MAX II speakers for £19. I'm not sure if I've grabbed myself a bargain here but I'm quite satisfied with the picks I've made.

 

Now waiting for the items to arrive is really the worst part of the whole process but I'm sure it will be worth it!

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