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I bought mine from this website about 2 years ago, no problem so far they are legit.
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Originally Posted by HairyHeadMara View Post

I bought mine from this website about 2 years ago, no problem so far they are legit.
Awesome! I already placed an order and hoping they'll ship it out quickly. Can't wait!

Btw does this earphone sound good without a good amp/DAC? Because I'm actually planning to get a new DAC/amp to be used with my laptop primarily as the current one hisses too much. I'm looking at the soundblaster E1. Or I might not lol
Edited by Pensel - 8/31/14 at 8:46pm
post #4113 of 4119

Yes it does sound good without an amp. But of course, amped would be better. 

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Amping isn't really beneficial to these IEMs, on desktop it's fine I guess but portable the space/cost/battery costs aren't worth it IMO. If you're listening to good quality recordings in a relatively quiet environment and already own an amp/DAC then go for it but on a portable setup if you don't already have an amp don't buy one just for these. 

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First of all, thanks to everyone who posted a message on this thread, it was very helpful for me. I eventually purchased this IEM and I would like to add my few cents:

 

I really like the sound signature of this model. Your reports helped me to choose exactly this particular IEM, because I just felt I would love this special sound signature and I really do. So thanks again to all of ya !

I do not have much experience with other IEMs. In fact, I owned only one decent IEM prior to Yamaha EPH-100 - it was SoundMagic ES18. While I still think it is a very respectable IEM (especially for the price), Yamaha takes it  to a whole ´nother level. In my opinion, the best strenghts of the EPH-100 are:  excellent bass, smooth midrange and non- fatiguing treble. I am as well impressed with instrument separation and soundstage . Isolation is great. Cable and construction are solid. The sound is simply tremendous with my iBasso DX90 (and keeps on improving with burn in of both newly acquired units).

 

I have no complains regarding sound quality. For me there is only one concern with this IEM. To be honest, I think EPH-100 does not handle moisture well. After some listening session (not too long one - approximately 1 hour ) there appears moisture which may indeed become harmful if you do not clear it (dry it) right away. In my first listening session I was literally so captivated by the sound, I didn´t pay attention to what might be going on regarding to the moisture. But when the left side went deaf after cca 120 minutes of constant listening at the very first day, it dawned on me,  it could be that unfamous problem with the condensation (which has been vastly discussed on this thread some pages ago). Luckily for me, after immediate clearance, it came back to life flawlessly. After few days I had a similar issue with the right side.  After this experience I decided to take better care of moisture whenever I was listening for longer periods.  For precautionary reasons i usually listen constantly only for 45-60 mins max , then i take a short break, clean the slightest hints of moisture and then I listen again. Since giving it such "treatment", i have not experienced any issues...

 

I do not want to discourage any potential buyer, but i felt my experience was worth to mention here. Nevertheless some people remarked they use  EPH-100 extensively at gym or jogging for hours without ANY problem. Others (like ich1ban for instance) reported recurring of this problem...  I know a lot of people do not want to bother with cleaning the phones every hour, but i really think it can prolong the durabilty of this special IEM. Of course, I´ve been using Yamaha EPH-100 for only about two weeks, so only time will tell...

 

Best regards from Slovakia, new member of head-fi community, Martin

post #4116 of 4119
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Originally Posted by marhol View Post
 

First of all, thanks to everyone who posted a message on this thread, it was very helpful for me. I eventually purchased this IEM and I would like to add my few cents:

 

I really like the sound signature of this model. Your reports helped me to choose exactly this particular IEM, because I just felt I would love this special sound signature and I really do. So thanks again to all of ya !

I do not have much experience with other IEMs. In fact, I owned only one decent IEM prior to Yamaha EPH-100 - it was SoundMagic ES18. While I still think it is a very respectable IEM (especially for the price), Yamaha takes it  to a whole ´nother level. In my opinion, the best strenghts of the EPH-100 are:  excellent bass, smooth midrange and non- fatiguing treble. I am as well impressed with instrument separation and soundstage . Isolation is great. Cable and construction are solid. The sound is simply tremendous with my iBasso DX90 (and keeps on improving with burn in of both newly acquired units).

 

I have no complains regarding sound quality. For me there is only one concern with this IEM. To be honest, I think EPH-100 does not handle moisture well. After some listening session (not too long one - approximately 1 hour ) there appears moisture which may indeed become harmful if you do not clear it (dry it) right away. In my first listening session I was literally so captivated by the sound, I didn´t pay attention to what might be going on regarding to the moisture. But when the left side went deaf after cca 120 minutes of constant listening at the very first day, it dawned on me,  it could be that unfamous problem with the condensation (which has been vastly discussed on this thread some pages ago). Luckily for me, after immediate clearance, it came back to life flawlessly. After few days I had a similar issue with the right side.  After this experience I decided to take better care of moisture whenever I was listening for longer periods.  For precautionary reasons i usually listen constantly only for 45-60 mins max , then i take a short break, clean the slightest hints of moisture and then I listen again. Since giving it such "treatment", i have not experienced any issues...

 

I do not want to discourage any potential buyer, but i felt my experience was worth to mention here. Nevertheless some people remarked they use  EPH-100 extensively at gym or jogging for hours without ANY problem. Others (like ich1ban for instance) reported recurring of this problem...  I know a lot of people do not want to bother with cleaning the phones every hour, but i really think it can prolong the durabilty of this special IEM. Of course, I´ve been using Yamaha EPH-100 for only about two weeks, so only time will tell...

 

Best regards from Slovakia, new member of head-fi community, Martin


Thanks for the advise! I'll definitely be careful with moisture.

 

Still waiting for my EPH-100 to arrive. Apparently it's in transit, it was shipped out yesterday but until now, it's not here yet. And I paid 10 dollars for shipping!:cool:

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100% impossible to tell. No pictures of the actual item. Price is expensive, even for authentic...

 

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First time posting on this thread, but I've been watching this thread for over a year now. I truly love this IEM so much. So much so that when my right sided driver gave out, I bought another pair. Warranty was over (just by a few days), so I had no choice.

 

Anyway, the new pair I got have the mentioned softer tips. At first I thought that it could be fake since the tips really felt much softer and probably of lower quality than the tips I got from the first pair. Otherwise, the housing of the drivers, cable, and pouch are exactly the same. So I gave them some listening and it reminded me of the sound I first heard when I got the first pair. Made me realize how much the first pair had changed after all the hours of burning-in.

 

So although the tips may look and feel flimsy, I don't think it's enough an indicator that they are fake. As long as the markings of the Yamaha logo on the housing are etched in, I think it's safe to say that they are legitimate. I think the reason why they made the tips softer is due to the complaints that people first made on how hard and uncomfortable the original tips were. I prefer the original firmer tips as they fit me just nice, so I'm reusing the old tips. :etysmile:

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