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post #91 of 588
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Originally Posted by chrisjackson View Post

Interesting. Would an extra foam increase bass and reduce treble or would this muffle the sound, I wonder.
Seems a pity there isn't more feedback here on yurbuds; think I recall your interest but massive delivery cost direct from suppliers put you off.
Anyways better let you get on with some listening now. Thanks for reply smily_headphones1.gif


I never thought of trying this. I`m going to try with my sennheisers and then with some unused apple buds.

 

post #92 of 588
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Originally Posted by mcnoiserdc View Post

I have tried the double foam thing and I am loving it this way. Now you got me wondering how the cm700 would be with double foam... now that I have sold it.


Well, I've still got Kiteki's second CM700 and his money biggrin.gif. Not sure how he's getting on now with the first CM700 I sent him; unfortunately first impressions weren't too thrilling. Couldn't say whether it was a fit issue or something else. Wonder if he'll be looking for an MX 980 at European prices some time in the future...
post #93 of 588
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9wave NW Studio Pro added

post #94 of 588

very nice review bro...

so..the 9wave is made of just plastic, but by looking at the pic, it looks like a solid aluminum earbud...

post #95 of 588

i really wish i could transplant my OMX980 drivers into a more comfortable shell.  The longer i have them the more they are bugging me.  not only would a better fit be way more comfortable, but they capability, particularly in the bass department would absolutely flourish if they could be inserted more uniformly, and get a better seal. 

 

though they do sound pretty darn good for earbuds, im still not satisfied.  i keep going back to my klipsch s4's even they are not the greatest around either.  simply b/c they are more comfortable, and give me more bass while maintaining all the other endearing qualities of the 980's.  

 

If it werent for the fact that I require outside noise to be heard during parts of my day i dont think i'd keep the 980's at all.. maybe im just in a mood.. but there you have it.

post #96 of 588

cant it be done thru the help of UNIQUE MELODY???

post #97 of 588
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Originally Posted by pinoyman View Post

very nice review bro...

so..the 9wave is made of just plastic, but by looking at the pic, it looks like a solid aluminum earbud...



No,there are two versions of the 9wave.  One is a pro model that is metal, one is a budget model made of plastic.  Both are clearly labeled in my review multiple times.  The budget model has not been released yet but is without question the best absolute value I've ever seen in the earbud world ( $50-60 US ), it is a monster.  Once it releases and people start reviewing it and using it, its going to destroy and conquer, its every bit as good as the Pro model, just a different presentation.  Thank for the positive feedback :)

 

Also, I am going to email Mr. Fujii ( 9wave ceo ) and ask him if I can get a few samples of the budget model.  I get a lot of questions about it and I would love to be able to send out sample units to people who are interested for free.  Not to keep, just to demo for a few days and then return to me.

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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

i really wish i could transplant my OMX980 drivers into a more comfortable shell.  The longer i have them the more they are bugging me.  not only would a better fit be way more comfortable, but they capability, particularly in the bass department would absolutely flourish if they could be inserted more uniformly, and get a better seal. 

 

though they do sound pretty darn good for earbuds, im still not satisfied.  i keep going back to my klipsch s4's even they are not the greatest around either.  simply b/c they are more comfortable, and give me more bass while maintaining all the other endearing qualities of the 980's.  

 

If it werent for the fact that I require outside noise to be heard during parts of my day i dont think i'd keep the 980's at all.. maybe im just in a mood.. but there you have it.


Nah, I'm totally with you on the x980 series.  I loved them, but seriously as I've said in some of my reviews the 980 lineup is made for giant people with huge heads and massive elephant ears, lol.  Otherwise, they are just too big! I couldn't get my mx980s to stay and when i demoed the omx980 i felt it again was just too dang big to continue using.  It is possible to get some custom molding for it.  That might be your best option.  

 


Edited by swbf2cheater - 3/14/11 at 11:35pm
post #98 of 588

i may have to look into those 9wave plastics when the come out. 

 

also still waiting for you to get your hands on the blox tm5's

 

i get the feeling this is all going to be irrelevant soon.  once my jh3a FINALLY arrives, im not going to be able to stand anything else anyway. ;-)

post #99 of 588
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Here is a great review of the 9wave, even has a good video of Mr. Fujii talking about them.  

http://www.e-earphone.jp/shopdetail/001052000001/price/

 

I am also still waiting for the Tm5.  I have heard it and its not a Pk1 killer.  I dont feel okay saying anything else about it since I dont actually own it, but the few times I did get to hear it in action did not really impress me that much for the price point.  It was very nice, definitely worthy of being included here in the top 10 or so.  I would also like the ATH CM707 and the Fischer Audio FA990 to be reviewed

 

all three are difficult to come by...I DO ACCEPT DONATIONS or sample units hehe.  Anyone anyone wants me to review will be included here so long as you send them to me to be reviewed <3

post #100 of 588

On the mx980 comfort issues... They are really big to stay put in the best position to give you its sound capabilities fully, but there are things you can do to balance sound. The first set I had, sounded  really bright with little bass because of fit, so Chrisjackson suggested me to use two foam sleeves, I did that and the sound was amazing!

 

you may want to try that too.

 

On the Final Audio... Worst earbud I had.

post #101 of 588

Jumped on a decent deal for the ATH-EC700GM (€109) and I can say these are highly recommended. Excellently balanced, refined and soundwise pretty much on par with my ATH-CM700ti, but with much better ergonomics. I don't know whether these would qualify as earbuds, since the have clips, but compared to the ATH-CM700ti earbuds, which tend to wiggle loose at the slightest movement, these stay put very securely and comfy during any kind of activity. Check out this review, it's pretty much spot-on IMO.

 

Definitely winners, if you can get them at a good price - just watch out for fakes...

 

ath-ec700-gm.jpg


Edited by james444 - 3/17/11 at 12:57am
post #102 of 588

Here in Greec the MX980 cost only 114 euros....Very strangeconfused_face.gif

post #103 of 588
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Jumped on a decent deal for the ATH-EC700GM (€109) and I can say these are highly recommended. Excellently balanced, refined and soundwise pretty much on par with my ATH-CM700ti, but with much better ergonomics. I don't know whether these would qualify as earbuds, since the have clips, but compared to the ATH-CM700ti earbuds, which tend to wiggle loose at the slightest movement, these stay put very securely and comfy during any kind of activity. Check out this review, it's pretty much spot-on IMO.

 

Definitely winners, if you can get them at a good price - just watch out for fakes...

 

ath-ec700-gm.jpg



i really like the design of this.

looks very sturdy.

post #104 of 588
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

Here in Greec the MX980 cost only 114 euros....Very strangeconfused_face.gif



It's normal price for them in Europe. Here in UK they are for 96£,which is around 110 euro.

post #105 of 588

But it got cheaper now to those prices. It was more expensive few months ago.

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