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post #46 of 567

im pretty sure they share the same drivers with mx980. only difference is the ear hook

post #47 of 567

yes, thats true.. are you responding to something or just saying

post #48 of 567

just saying. mx980 is still the king of earbuds imho

post #49 of 567
Thread Starter 

Yes, the OMX 980 are identical.  Sad most websites selling them raised the price on them from the original $179.99 to $250.   Thats way too expensive now, right now a used set of Mx980s are more expensive than they were brand new with an extended warranty and next day shipping from BHphoto.  Some places have it for $200.

 

I don't really use the Mx980 unless I am gaming.  Otherwise I stick to the 9wave plastic


Edited by swbf2cheater - 1/6/11 at 4:01am
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post #51 of 567

Thank you so much for this thread Swbf2cheater, I was in the market for some earbuds.   After reading your reviews, my wallet is now $200 lighter...   Ordered the MX980 from a friends shop.   I will have to wait a few weeks for them to arrive but I am really excited.   Thanks for the great writeup!

post #52 of 567
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No problem, I live to serve!  I hope you enjoy them, make sure to post here and let me know what you think of them when you do actually get them.   If you are a call of duty'er, you are going to love them heh, they are the best pinpoint accuracy headphones I've ever used sub $500 lol, they did a better job than my AD700s :\

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post #54 of 567
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Ya the 980 went up in price from 180 to about 250 But i did enjoy your review, thank you for that
post #55 of 567

nice comparison,but im curious to know what source you used for the comparisons and if you used any amp?

post #56 of 567
Thread Starter 

Sansa Clip, Nook Color Tablet and my home PC using foobar2000 with wasapi 

 

also used a Meier Audio Cordia Headsix for amping 

post #57 of 567

ATTENTION MX980 OWNERS... EASY MOD FOR BETTER FIT AND DEEPER INSERTION

 

i just discovered a very simple mod that allows for deeper insertion, and thus greater comfort.  I dont know if this is already discovered, but just in case...

i have not had time to tell if sq improved, but it definately has not degraded.  

 

here is what you do...

 

pull off the foam covers...

then simply peel off the rubber seal that goes along the edge of the drivers... its not glued, it comes off very easily and is equally as easy to return to place.  

then simply put the foam back on....

thats it... its not much, but for my ear shap it really helped...  ;-)...

i hope to hear of others with similar results

 


Edited by Br777 - 1/10/11 at 6:17pm
post #58 of 567
Thread Starter 

I've updated the thread with some new information.  I've found the sennheiser Mx880 to be bested by the new 9wave plastic.  Additional side by side review was needed as I felt I may have overlooked a few things.  After almost 2 weeks of daily comparisons I've come to the conclusion the 9wave plastic is slightly better in everything but bass quality.  I have also confirmed ( at least to my ears ) that the Sennheiser MX980 has bested the AD700 for gaming and pinpoint accuracy.  I had a buddy run around with me in game firing from unseen points from my location, the Mx980 scored a bit higher than the AD700 and was almost always spot on, with the AD700 there was more confusion than with the mx980.  

 

post #59 of 567
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I've updated the thread with some new information.  I've found the sennheiser Mx880 to be bested by the new 9wave plastic.  Additional side by side review was needed as I felt I may have overlooked a few things.  After almost 2 weeks of daily comparisons I've come to the conclusion the 9wave plastic is slightly better in everything but bass quality.  I have also confirmed ( at least to my ears ) that the Sennheiser MX980 has bested the AD700 for gaming and pinpoint accuracy.  I had a buddy run around with me in game firing from unseen points from my location, the Mx980 scored a bit higher than the AD700 and was almost always spot on, with the AD700 there was more confusion than with the mx980.  

 


 

was that supposed to say I've found the sennheiser Mx980 to be bested by the new 9wave plastic?

 

if so.. how much?.. where do i get them? and who wants to buy some OMX980's??? wink_face.gif

 

Update: ah.. no i guess not.. none the less.. theyve got my attention.

 

post #60 of 567
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swbf2cheater View Post

I've updated the thread with some new information.  I've found the sennheiser Mx880 to be bested by the new 9wave plastic.  Additional side by side review was needed as I felt I may have overlooked a few things.  After almost 2 weeks of daily comparisons I've come to the conclusion the 9wave plastic is slightly better in everything but bass quality.  I have also confirmed ( at least to my ears ) that the Sennheiser MX980 has bested the AD700 for gaming and pinpoint accuracy.  I had a buddy run around with me in game firing from unseen points from my location, the Mx980 scored a bit higher than the AD700 and was almost always spot on, with the AD700 there was more confusion than with the mx980.  

 


 

was that supposed to say I've found the sennheiser Mx980 to be bested by the new 9wave plastic?

 

if so.. how much?.. where do i get them? and who wants to buy some OMX980's??? wink_face.gif

 

Update: ah.. no i guess not.. none the less.. theyve got my attention.

 


No, I meant what I said.  The 9wave plastic > MX880 

and the MX980 > AD700 for gaming ( ad700 had nothing to do with this review but I found this to be true )

 

lots of electronics sites carry the mx980, but for a incredible prices now. 

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