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i feel like this thread has turned into a how great is this iem with EQing to simply how great is this iem...

the iem without eqing isnt that spectacular

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i feel like this thread has turned into a how great is this iem with EQing to simply how great is this iem...

the iem without eqing isnt that spectacular


Try it with double flange Meelec/Brainwavz tips - it's delicious.

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i feel like this thread has turned into a how great is this iem with EQing to simply how great is this iem...
the iem without eqing isnt that spectacular
Let's just say that the bar for spectacular sound at this price without parametric EQ isn't that high... rolleyes.gif
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Let's just say that the bar for spectacular sound at this price without parametric EQ isn't that high... rolleyes.gif

 

You can say that again....
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I only got them because some people said they were the same. I wonder sometimes if the inline remote alters the sound.

 

But if the 3580 are bright sounding, no point ordering those to replace these. Kinda don't feel like trying, even though they're so cheap. Can't get into that whole thing again... really just want something that sounds like the EPH100... wishful thinking, lol

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Got these in today. Haven't tested them too much yet but so far tehy sound pretty comparable in SQ to 8320s. They are definitely more V shaped but similar in terms of clarity. I think the 8320s do have a little more clarity though. However, the 3850s seem to have a more full and warm sound (because of the V sape). I am more of a fan of a neutral sound so I think I might prefer the 8320s but I'll have to do more A/Bing to really see.

 

They actually do sound nearly identical to my dad's Sennheiser CX200s which is interesting. If you were to blindfold me I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between the two.

 

I also got the FX40s today which I think are going to be much better than these. They aren't burned in yet so they are still way too harsh for me (gave me a headache after 5 mins) but the clarity and bass response on them is unreal. I also like the fit of those way better than both the 3850s and 8320s.

 

All in all though, very excellent sound quality for $10 and even better for you guys who got it at $7. 

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Grabbed a set of blue SHE3575 for $1.99 + shipping.

 

Out of the box, I can't say I'm a fan of this sound. They're rather 'blaring'. The upper mids are very forward, definitely a bright sounding 'phone.. and yet I didn't see anyone mention how bright these are.

 

Do these improve much with burn-in? What about different tips?

i agree they are certainly bright! i think a bit too bright (a bit harsh)

 been comparing them to the klipsch s4s(yea i fell into the hype)

 

the s4is have a greater midbass hump, while the philips reached lower ( the emphasis is on the subbass)

 

both imo are harsh in the treble with the s4is more so and more siblant

 

mids both are uninteresting to me, i think the s4is is slightly better being more forward, the philips bass smudges into the mid range. because it seems less recessed. make the bass bleeding into the mids less apparant

 

overall... if i found out about these philips before the s4s i would certainly have saved the 50$ i spent on the s4s!

 

the s4is are far far far more comfortable and have an inline mic but i have to baby them unlike the philips! which i toss around like nothing! 

 

but i bought the philips at walmart for 16$ after tax ( ripoff compare to you guys) but its okay 


Edited by Tom22 - 8/10/13 at 3:02pm
post #668 of 901

Not at all impressed by the Philips 3590s, in contrast to the Monoprice 9396s -- a standout at the price.

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i agree they are certainly bright! i think a bit too bright (a bit harsh)

 been comparing them to the klipsch s4s(yea i fell into the hype)

 

the s4is have a greater midbass hump, while the philips reached lower ( the emphasis is on the subbass)

 

both imo are harsh in the treble with the s4is more so and more siblant

 

mids both are uninteresting to me, i think the s4is is slightly better being more forward, the philips bass smudges into the mid range. because it seems less recessed. make the bass bleeding into the mids less apparant

 

overall... if i found out about these philips before the s4s i would certainly have saved the 50$ i spent on the s4s!

 

the s4is are far far far more comfortable and have an inline mic but i have to baby them unlike the philips! which i toss around like nothing! 

 

but i bought the philips at walmart for 16$ after tax ( ripoff compare to you guys) but its okay 

Yeah, my mom has the Klipsch s4i, didn't like them one bit. Very bright and harsh sounding.. pretty crappy IMO.

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Not at all impressed by the Philips 3590s, in contrast to the Monoprice 9396s -- a standout at the price.

 

How do the 9396 sound? I'm looking to try another budget pair, but not sure what to get at this point.

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How do the 9396 sound? I'm looking to try another budget pair, but not sure what to get at this point.

 

 

I bought Monoprice 9396s to tide me over during the Great Earphone Hunt since my beloved Klipsch X5s were stolen and the X10s and X10is both gave up the ghost. Klipsch may have the best warranty service in the business, but its 10-series seems to have a less than sturdy right-angle plug.

 

The Monoprice 8320s seem to be the ones getting most of the attention at the low-priced end. These are advertised as "bass-enhanced." But they are a different design than the 9396s, with their own fit and other issues, according to some user reviews.

 

I ended up liking the 9396s better than the more expensive Westone 1s and much better the inexpensive Philips 3590s I mentioned earlier in the thread.

 

The Monoprices don't fit nearly as well as the Westone 1s, a fit I could definitely live with. I am using the included Monoprice eartips, which are nothing special -- you may want to experiment.

 

Soundwise, the Westones seem more veiled and less dynamic. In comparison, the Monoprices seem fairly decently balanced, wanting only for a bit of bass, but honestly, not a lot. ( When I say the Monoprices want for a bit of bass, I don't mean in comparison with the Westone 1s, which are bass-shy, IMO.)

 

I've also auditioned the Shure 215s, which are an OK sound for the $$ but too large and heavy for my taste. I much prefer the smaller size -- and price -- of the Monoprices. (I also prefer the smaller size but not the sound or price of the Westone 1s.)

 

I'm not suggesting the Monoprices are any kind of giant killer, only well-designed and decent phones for the price. They could use better tips and a volume control.

 

I hope this helps.

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Thank you, appreciate it.

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Thank you, appreciate it.

i think you should take a look at the monoprice 8320 thread. its fantastic for its price. the fit is an issue though, i would recommend using sony hybrid eartips or the ones including with the philiips she90(imo the philips fit me easily and are cheap). the sonys apparently mold somewhat to fit (their silcone works wonders some how)

 

the 8320s are fairly neutral, a bit bassier than perfectly flat. but for under 20-30$ you won't find better if you want a neutral sound. the straight jack is actually pretty sturdy. mines has no wear somehow?

 

the cables annoying in that they kink. but their cheap enough u don't have to worry. but thats not to say their not durable, mines have been holding up almost a year now and they were kinking since the end of the first week.

 

their bass extention is not impressive but they deliver some good punchy mid bass. not overly detaileed there but the mids and vocals are where they shine! their very airy and clear! a but grainy just a bit! 

their treble is non fatiguing perfect for long listening sessions. their lack some sparkle for me 

 

their soundstage is another fantastic aspect! they have such a wide soundstage its almost unheard of under 50$. theirs no congestion at all but because its so airy, their imaging and precision lags behind

 

overall give em a shot, i recommend them especially for students on a budget! ( add tape to the port near the nozzle to bump up the midbass more if you want, loses clarity and bleeds into the mid range  but to each their own)

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I've tried the 8320. Had a few pairs actually... kept getting imbalanced drivers. The sound was ok for some music, but wasn't versatile enough, and the fit was terrible no matter what tips I tried, I couldn't get a proper seal with them.

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8320 sounds somewhat similar to 3590, but 3590 has a better bass and is much more comfortable:

 

 

 

Both sound best with Meelec/Brainwavz double-flange tips

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