i know you all guys find it kinda boring.
ill try to do it differently this time...
think of your p3k.
and think of an iem in price range of p3k.
think of a brand.
think of all the good stuff in it.
think of the sound.
i always thought that a good iem built like tank with a good set of accessories thrown in the box, plus the nicest silicon rubber case i ever lay my hands on should always be pricey...
well, im wrong.
these are the cheapest iem in metal.
priced at p3k in DIGITAL WALKER AND DIGITAL HUB.
Moshi is a popular brand.
if you are an apple user, then you know this company thru their APPLE accessories: from macbook pro, ipod, ipad covers, screen cleaning cloths, screen protectors...everything about apple, they have it.
now, they are also invading the in ears, like the MONSTER audio and video cables.
now, lets see in the box.
it says "VORTEX, dive deeper into music"
the packaging is made of metallic paint, like the one you see in your silver ipod classic.
here are its features:
RIGIDBODY steel alloy construction delivers deep, clean bass.
HIGH definition neodymium drivers with extended range (10Hz-20kHz / 10dB@1kHz)
Braided ultra light weight cable with integrated MEMS microphone.
Custom silicon carrying case.
HERE's WHAT I THINK:
well, this iem is really made of steel.
its like SUPERMAN's iem.
and its closer to the PANASONIC HJE900's sturdiness.
although, they are not exactly the same material...
this iem is made of pure alloy.
and the hje900 is made of zirconians.
by looking at its shape...its kinda familiar right?
its like a sennheiser ie8 and a MONSTER's LADY GAGA IEM.
the sound is surprisingly good.
to sum it all up, here is the mixture that i find to be distinct to many of the iems ive heard...or familiar with.
the highs is similar and distinct to the highs of klipsch s4.
sweet. just the right amount of it, not overly done like the pannys. it is never sibilant. very similar to the klipsch s4...almost the same.
lush and super liquid.
the mids is close to the pannys, but this is a lot liquid and lush than the pannys, but the pannys presentation of mids is grainy because its where the micro details are presented.
Liquid and lush, but not smooth mids.
ive heard the lows of this before in the meets. similar to the presentation of the sennheiser ie8, monster copper and klipsch s4s.
big. heavy. strong. and fun.
youll have to be deaf to say this has weak lows.
this is where it helps me feel like the presentation of music is big.
its like above-my-head-feel.
to equate it:
VORTEX = klipsch s4's HIGHS.
panny's mids (only more liquid and lush here BUT not smooth)
ie8's, copper's low. (very similar, but the quality and quantity may differ)
WHY ITS WORTH IT:
well, for its price...
youll get "almost similar and distinct" BUT NOT PERFECTLY THE SAME to the 3 iems ive mentioned above.
the mixture of this is like having all 3 iems in one package.
imagine the price of those 3 iems : ie8 is p15-20k, the pannys is $200+ and the klipsch s4 is p3,500.
well, the resolution here is not as great as the pannys (micro details) but its already more than descent of its price.
i love the case. its really unique in all iems ive had. very soft and stury. its like a luxury case...the build is great. metal. the shape is good. i can use it in my sleep.
the included silicon tips is very SONY-like-silicon tips.
and there is a free olive tips too, similar also to the SHURE's.
you get a built in mic.
and a controller for your music.
what i like most is that MIDS.
very very liquid.
its like flowing and oozing with quality.
WHAT I HATE ABOUT IT:
im afraid of the wires...this is my first iem with braided wires.
i dont know if this will last with abuse.
Edited by pinoyman - 2/2/11 at 4:00pm