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Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post

I now have been a month or more with my B2s. I never loved music so much. I don't understand why someone would dislike detail on music, to me dissecting every part of a song is a huge part of my enjoyment. I've actually been much less active than before because I feel like just stop reading about headphones and enjoy them. And they don't just do 'audiophile' genres well, yesterday I was listening to Psytrance on them. The only thing I really can't stand with the B2 is dubstep, since the bass plays a huge role in it. Besides that, a Clip Zip feeding Gentle Giant or Zappa into my B2 seems like a very good stop on my audiophile journey.

I suggest you to try some Pink Floyd with these... 

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Originally Posted by ghardashyan View Post

I suggest you to try some Pink Floyd with these... 

 

I agree. Hisoundaudio Crystals too. Well recorded music really responds to detailed phones (duh).

 

BTW I find it funny how many are ditching these after praising them. Really great for the $$. My only reservation remains the cable. 

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Just got these Friday, a step up from my long dead RE0. (was using CX300s occasionally)

$113.50 with free 1 day shipping. Use code fb2012fiver for 5% off expires: 01/15/2013. For that price really do seem to be best value around compared to something like GR07 which are still going $170.

Have not listened too much so far. I was getting significant hiss from my galaxy S1, so took me a bit of time to figure out to turn headset amp level from -10dB to -30, but at max vol occasional distortion, so near max.

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Originally Posted by TheMarkRemains View Post

BTW I find it funny how many are ditching these after praising them. Really great for the $$. My only reservation remains the cable. 

 

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Originally Posted by Knickknack View Post

Just got these Friday, a step up from my long dead RE0. (was using CX300s occasionally)

$113.50 with free 1 day shipping. Use code fb2012fiver for 5% off expires: 01/15/2013. For that price really do seem to be best value around compared to something like GR07 which are still going $170.

Have not listened too much so far. I was getting significant hiss from my galaxy S1, so took me a bit of time to figure out to turn headset amp level from -10dB to -30, but at max vol occasional distortion, so near max.

 


 

I was bitter for a while after losing them, but I've just ordered another, thanks for sharing the coupon code.    

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I get no hiss at all with these from my sgs2, they're very efficient despite what the specs says but not hissy prone , but of course the sgs1 uses anWolfson dac same as my PlayBook and its very hissy indeed, haven't use them with my zune hd (Wolfson aswell with poor emi shielding )
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Originally Posted by Knickknack View Post

Just got these Friday, a step up from my long dead RE0. (was using CX300s occasionally)

$113.50 with free 1 day shipping. Use code fb2012fiver for 5% off expires: 01/15/2013. For that price really do seem to be best value around compared to something like GR07 which are still going $170.

Have not listened too much so far. I was getting significant hiss from my galaxy S1, so took me a bit of time to figure out to turn headset amp level from -10dB to -30, but at max vol occasional distortion, so near max.

 

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Originally Posted by sinquito View Post

I get no hiss at all with these from my sgs2, they're very efficient despite what the specs says but not hissy prone , but of course the sgs1 uses anWolfson dac same as my PlayBook and its very hissy indeed, haven't use them with my zune hd (Wolfson aswell with poor emi shielding )

Maybe Knickknack uses SGS1 i9003 ( which uses audiochip from TI ) and not i9000 ( the Wolfson one )?

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Got my B2 yesterday, very fast shipping from Hong Kong.  I could be imagining it, but it seems the B2 box has changed from the first ones released.

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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

Got my B2 yesterday, very fast shipping from Hong Kong.  I could be imagining it, but it seems the B2 box has changed from the first ones released.

 

We changed the graphic layout on the box, along with adding a L plug, L/R markings on the earphones and doubling the amount of silicone tips.

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Originally Posted by razzer001 View Post

 

We changed the graphic layout on the box, along with adding a L plug, L/R markings on the earphones and doubling the amount of silicone tips.

 

Everything is appreciated.  The L plug was a nice touch.

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I am very excited.  Just ordered my pair of B2s off amazon.  I have a question on music quality.  The comment was made don't listen below 320bit mp3. 

 

If I take a more forgiving/lower quality pair and listen to some 128bit and these will the more forgiving pair sound better or am I just effectively downgrading my nice pair.

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Originally Posted by sancmat View Post

I am very excited.  Just ordered my pair of B2s off amazon.  I have a question on music quality.  The comment was made don't listen below 320bit mp3. 

 

If I take a more forgiving/lower quality pair and listen to some 128bit and these will the more forgiving pair sound better or am I just effectively downgrading my nice pair.

 

I have a few dozen 128kbps MP3's in my very large collection (maybe 0.5% of my collection all up), and every single one has sounded like crap thru the B2's. These are fantastic canals, but they will magnify every single little flaw in any source. These really shine with 320kbps MP3's & FLAC's. I wouldn't/don't listen to 128kbps MP3's through these, but obviously YMMV. Now to your question...Do 128kbps MP3's sound better through, say, my CX300's as opposed to thru the B2's ? Kinda. MP3's encoded @ this bitrate tend to sound ordinary through anything. 'Lesser quality' canals aren't as detailed as the B2's, so the poor quality isn't quite as noticeable. But they still sound pretty average even through CX300's. Is that what you were asking ? ;-)
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Would a trustworthy Brainwavz B2 owner be willing to let me send you my pair that are modded on the iPhone cable so that you could test it against yours, and tell me if anything stands out? I don't remember the virginal B2 pair well enough to make a determination.

 

So how about it? I'll send you my B2's, just the IEMs, and include a self addressedbox so you can just drop it in the post office's drop box when you've made the determination? A member in the Northeastern US, with some feedback would be preferred.

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Originally Posted by jadawgis732 View Post

Would a trustworthy Brainwavz B2 owner be willing to let me send you my pair that are modded on the iPhone cable so that you could test it against yours, and tell me if anything stands out? I don't remember the virginal B2 pair well enough to make a determination.

 

So how about it? I'll send you my B2's, just the IEMs, and include a self addressedbox so you can just drop it in the post office's drop box when you've made the determination? A member in the Northeastern US, with some feedback would be preferred.

 

I like the idea. Better than just hearing both and taking impressions, in the end the user could also measure them. The problem is few users can reliably measure IEMs.

Another idea would be for you to ask to borrow someone's B2's and compare them yourself, with you paying for shipping both ways.

post #1124 of 1355
Didn't ask this for two reasons:
1. I don't trust my ears as much as the average Head-Fi'er.
2. I don't want to inconvenience anyone else.
post #1125 of 1355

Hmm.  I think I just shot myself in the foot.  I listened to the HE-6 & HD800 through out the long weekend & then I put the B2s on this morning during my commute.  

 

Face = confused_face.gif.

 

Same tracks I was listening to this weekend except with noticeable sub-bass roll-off.  So I figured, okay, forget Modest Mouse & AC/DC - I'm going with Yo-Yo Ma Solos.  The cello should sound okay here.  Well it turns out the cello goes pretty low too, and timbre was all off.  

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