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post #76 of 134

Have you guys not tried apple ibuds or something?

post #77 of 134
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Originally Posted by Baird GoW View Post

Have you guys not tried apple ibuds or something?



Did. Good buds for sleeping. If anything, Apple sure nailed the ergonomic factor with them buds. Totally streamlined.

post #78 of 134
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Originally Posted by Baird GoW View Post

Have you guys not tried apple ibuds or something?



Not IEMs

post #79 of 134
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Originally Posted by akacoke View Post

monster jamz

 

very very little bass,  heavily colored



LoL I agreed they sound coloured though not heavily, but when you saw very little bass i know you haven grasp the key to getting the JAMz an optimum fit. Back then when i using JAMz, this problem bothered me for like a week or so, until my audiophile friend remedied by studying's the way to get them fit in just nice, You have to kinda snug them in tight THEN gentle pull and tug them out a very lil to get them open up their sound, reducing sonic colours and increasing bass significantly like maybe at least 70% contrast.

 

I still sold them and upgraded to an MD eventually though.

post #80 of 134

And hmm for me, Low End the worse were probably those IEMs packaged as a pack of Panadol Paracetamol, or Kit-Kat IEMs or Hello Kitty Generic IEMs you could grab with luck and a dollar at the toy-catcher section of the arcade.

 

Basically they cant even withstand slightly higher volume, The Lows Mids Highs, the pops the sibilance the crackles, It just totally breaks itself apart.

 

Middle Class ones would be Skullcandy FMJ, sound so bad even a Fake Beats In-Ear whom my friend got duped into buying online, sounds better than it.

 

High-Ends one if i really had to choose then +1 to SE530, In the older market its anaemic bass but rich mids can hold it own against the nearly only reputable rival TF10, But now with more and more popping up, MDs ; HJE900s ; SM3 etc, Its no wonder people from Shure saw a vital need to come up with SE535.

post #81 of 134

They sell IEMs with pain medication?

post #82 of 134
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Originally Posted by loremipsum View Post

They sell IEMs with pain medication?



Nah, Its a regular generic cheap IEM, but packaged into a package that closely resembles a pack of paracetamol tablets, The "Panadol" is even printed on the back of the IEMs, An obvious tell-off of "For Collection only, Please Refrain from using it to prevent Ear Pollution of distorted noise"

post #83 of 134
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Originally Posted by loremipsum View Post

They sell IEMs with pain medication?



Nah, Its a regular generic cheap IEM, but packaged into a package that closely resembles a pack of paracetamol tablets, The "Panadol" is even printed on the back of the IEMs, An obvious tell-off of "For Collection only, Please Refrain from using it to prevent Ear Pollution of distorted noise"



Oh, that's pretty funny

Got any pics?

post #84 of 134
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Especially with their silver plated jacks...i mean honestly WHY do that?


 

Err....Silver is the best conductor of any metal. Just because gold is more pretty and expensive don't make it any better chemically. In fact, iems only need a tiny amount of power and current so why does this matter in the first place?

 

post #85 of 134

For me it was the Triple.fi 10. I tried to like them but couldn't. Ergonomics could play a factor though. FWIW, I like the SE530.

post #86 of 134

LMAO

Ever heard of oxidising? 

After a period of time your silver connector will do that.

 

Best connection of metal is gold.

Anywho, I just know that I've never had a problem with connections, since they were all gold plated, until i got the ie8's in my hands.
 

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Err....Silver is the best conductor of any metal. Just because gold is more pretty and expensive don't make it any better chemically. In fact, iems only need a tiny amount of power and current so why does this matter in the first place?

 

post #87 of 134

I honestly don't think that the cable itself will last that long for the silver to oxidize - unless you are constantly getting the jack wet but then again that will cause the cable itself to deteriorate faster anyways. Also being plated the silver would probably wear out anyways from general wear and tear long before oxidation occurs.

post #88 of 134


Well mark's pair did last and kept disconnecting

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The one's i bought from amazon were sensitive to change of the L shaped plug.

I only base it on experience :)

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I honestly don't think that the cable itself will last that long for the silver to oxidize - unless you are constantly getting the jack wet but then again that will cause the cable itself to deteriorate faster anyways. Also being plated the silver would probably wear out anyways from general wear and tear long before oxidation occurs.

post #89 of 134

Oh. I am just speaking from experience myself. I have owned a pair in the past that were 2 years old with the original cable still and had no problems with the jack.

:)

post #90 of 134

fair play!

 

I did take a lot of interest in the ie8's...but they just didn't suit me...which is strange as i'm a bass head. Then again, i didn't even make loss on them :D!

 

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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

Oh. I am just speaking from experience myself. I have owned a pair in the past that were 2 years old with the original cable still and had no problems with the jack.

:)

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