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post #3946 of 4177

You know what is funny, I have the 9927 and I was actually just thinking about cracking them open to put in flat cables.

 

FYI, I once opened up Clip Zip and totally wrecked the seam on the bottom. Had good results with modeling putty and a little filing/wet sanding to restore the contours, then used a fine tip Sharpie to color in the spots where the putty showed. You can still see the fix, but barely.

post #3947 of 4177

Now you understand why I'm trying to spread awareness about the 9963 IEMs. :P

post #3948 of 4177

I just don't like white. I'm sure there's an off-color joke there about how once you go black you never go back. But I'm not going to touch it. Unless I already did.....

post #3949 of 4177

I get the impression that people that don't like white have a thing against Apple products...

 

For reference I haven't owned an Apple product in over 15 years.

post #3950 of 4177

^ Except I have an iPhone and, as of today, an iPod nano. Both black. The reason I don't like white is because it shows dirt. I haven't even owned a pair of white tennis shoes for about 25 years.


Edited by Roboturner913 - 11/14/13 at 11:56pm
post #3951 of 4177

Dirt?  On IEMs?  If you're getting dirt on them I'd be more concerned about that since I wouldn't want to be sticking something with dirt on it in my ears.

 

If you're including earwax in that, I find that earwax is a light enough color that it actually stands out more against the black 9927 IEMs rather than the white of the 9963s IEMs.

post #3952 of 4177
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I get the impression that people that don't like white have a thing against Apple products...



 



For reference I haven't owned an Apple product in over 15 years.


 


So funny, that is exactly why I don't want to buy the white ones. I don't want people to think I use apple products.

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post #3953 of 4177

I could understand not liking the white aesthetic because of Apple's history with the style, but not wanting it because you don't want other people will think you're using an Apple product?  Uhh, last time I checked no modern Apple device even comes in white anymore.

 

And honestly, if someone really thinks that you wearing white headphones equals you using an apple product, then maybe that other person will learn a lesson in not jumping to conclusions.


Edited by Nintendo Maniac - 11/15/13 at 1:53pm
post #3954 of 4177
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Dirt?  On IEMs?  If you're getting dirt on them I'd be more concerned about that since I wouldn't want to be sticking something with dirt on it in my ears.

 

If you're including earwax in that, I find that earwax is a light enough color that it actually stands out more against the black 9927 IEMs rather than the white of the 9963s IEMs.


It's mostly the cords. White cords tend to turn a rather digusting-looking shade of yellow after a while. But that is just my OCD speaking.

post #3955 of 4177
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It's mostly the cords. White cords tend to turn a rather digusting-looking shade of yellow after a while. But that is just my OCD speaking.


That requires being in sunlight for that. :P  According to my father who's been to Finland several times I'm as white as a typical Finnish person.

post #3956 of 4177

*sigh* Yet again, apologies for the double post, but this is quite breaking news; the following ebay listing was just added today.

 

LostEarBuds @ Ebay - Sample pack with single, double, triple-flange, and foam tips:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151168006538

 

I don't mean to brag but the "customer" that the description mentions is me. :P


Edited by Nintendo Maniac - 11/16/13 at 11:14pm
post #3957 of 4177
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It's mostly the cords. White cords tend to turn a rather digusting-looking shade of yellow after a while. But that is just my OCD speaking.

I feel the same way too....after a while white becomes dirty looking in patches .
post #3958 of 4177
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I get the impression that people that don't like white have a thing against Apple products...

 

For reference I haven't owned an Apple product in over 15 years.

 to be honest i like white> black 

 

but the reason for that is just i feel that black is a bit "over done" theres too many things that are completely black. like stealth black. i personally think its bit uncreative and quite ugly, like for example i see wearing from top to bottom black (black hat, black hoodie, black jeans, black shoes) with some patches of white in between.

 

theres so much color and people just wear all black because its the most practical.

 

not saying people have to wear all white to put me off, but i think white has its appeal. Like white product does require higher maintance like my white skinny jeans are can be hell annoying when sitting on the bus, i have to check wherever i sit to make sure it doesn't get dirty

 

anyways, i own a # of apple products, and many associate white to apple because of the earbuds/earpods. i have a itouch, iphone and macbook. 

 

but i like color so id rather have something with a mix of colours than a standalone black.

 

that said for the monoprice 9927 if the entire thing is white this case it would look better but the pictures on the website do not look nice the face plate is a weird silver and the overall paintjob of the white just looks like someone used whiteout all over it or dipped it in whiteout 

 

the cord is interesting though the fact they got away from the fabric cord, i personally thought was the biggest weakness in the 8320, the fabric near the housing came apart on my 2 pairs. cause i use them over the ear and a bit of the fabric just came loose

 

plus fabric cable tangles like a **** soo kudos to monoprice but i have since moved on to other iems. I would definitely use the 8320s and its variations for a pair of decent gym buds i wouldn't cry if they broke. (i need some spatial awareness while running and doing stuff). mines only broke the last time was because i screwed up making a custom mold and a lot of it got stuck inside. 

 

the lack of top end extention doesn't quite cut it for me and the bass extention is nothing special in my opinion, it does have nice midbass punch though

post #3959 of 4177

I've never had issues with white cords getting dirty before, like on my Wii classic controllers.  Is it because I don't "get out" enough? :P

 

Regarding white > black, I have a friend that's a hardcore PC gamer that would never touch an apple product and yet built his current PC mostly out of white-colored components, in particular both the case and PSU are white (they're also both NZXT).  I'm sure he would have bought the white Galaxy GTX 780 if it was available at the time.

 

And about top-end extension, I find that the Monoprice IEMs are perfectly capable of it through a bit of equalization.


Edited by Nintendo Maniac - 11/17/13 at 12:25pm
post #3960 of 4177

Apologies for double-posting, but the white, black, and pink IEMs are on sale at Monoprice.  Remember, the white and pink IEMs have a rubberized cord for reduced microphonics and minimal tangling and more comfortable stock tips.

 

White: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=9963

 

Black: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=9927

 

Pink: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=9960

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