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Nice. glad guys are still discovering these..Happy listening fellas.

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Originally Posted by Nawawa View Post

Just got these. Been out of touch with headfi iems for awhile after all i had before were dead or lost.

 

These are mid-way through burn in process and i'm beginning to love them. I'm not even considering the price yet. I got them through a local guy who brought over for SGD$13. These are balanced. They sound similar to my RE0s from what i recall. (They lasted me a pathetic month, too expensive to ship back over to China) I don't think beginners will truly appreciate unless they've tried around IEMs way higher than this bracket range.

 

Sound

Not as detailed as Fischer Audio's DBA-02 and not as bass heavy as FA's Eterna.  

A class above Meelectronic's M6 which sound too digital and fake to me.

Slightly different from Brainwavz M2. (which are really good IEMs)

Similar sounding to RE0. (Mine pathetically broke after a month, which tells you a lot and it was too expensive to ship it over for warranty.)

 

Fit

These are big. You need to get use to it or else you will hate it. It already hurt my ear abit wearing it around the ear method cause the housing is large but wearing it straight down is more comfortable but subjected to more microphonics. I used Sony Hybrids on mine. The stock tips are terrible. I only received one btw.

 

Bottomline

I already love this mid burn in, a lot of detail for a $7 IEM. Usually you get muffled crap at this price, no details no bass. This is a nice surprise. Way out of its supposed price range.

Most probably they could rope in more cash for this if it came with accessories and a proper packaging. Well just get them, if not just chuck them. These are good but don't expect good QC though, the plastic tip were slightly defective but it doesn't interfere with the sound.

 

LOW BUDGET IEMS AT AUDIOPHILE SQ. 

(notice how i'm comparing all the great IEMs way above the price range of the monoprice 8320. that serves as a reminder to keep in check that price does not equate best sound quality. so take everything with a pinch of salt and try it. Planning to get a couple more since these are very affordable for a poor student like me.)

Do the tape mod, it will up the bass a bit and it would more fun

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I am planning on purchasing one of these but after reading how the tips are absolutely horrendous, I am in need of a few recommendations on what tips I should buy as I do not own any other IEMs with tips. I also do not want to spend 20 dollars on a huge pack of tips where only one or two of the pairs fit.

 

Are there any cheap yet decent tips that are somewhat universal out there?

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Anyone know which page the tape mod is on? Thanks.

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Anyone know which page the tape mod is on? Thanks.

 

No need. All you have to do is put a piece of tape over the hole on the side that faces your ear. Color is up to you :)

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... and tune the mod by poking a pinhole in the tape.
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Another possible mod is to put a bit of medium-density foam in the housing behind the driver.  It seems to warm up the sound and even out the treble a bit while boosting the bass slightly.

 

It might be able to fix the sibilance problems a few people have been reporting and opening up the housing gives a good excuse to switch out the crappy stock cable with something less microphonic.

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Sweet! What kind of cable are people using for that mod?

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Originally Posted by DeliciousTea View Post

Another possible mod is to put a bit of medium-density foam in the housing behind the driver.  It seems to warm up the sound and even out the treble a bit while boosting the bass slightly.

 

It might be able to fix the sibilance problems a few people have been reporting and opening up the housing gives a good excuse to switch out the crappy stock cable with something less microphonic.


How do you open them up?

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Sweet! What kind of cable are people using for that mod?

 

I honestly just stole a cable off of a cheaper monoprice IEM, which is about equivalent to iBuds cable.  I don't think it made a difference in sound quality but I'd be curious to hear if anyone heard differences using Mogami or something else nice.

 

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How do you open them up?

 

To open the monoprices, just wedge a pocket knife or razor blade anywhere into the vertical seam around the housing and pry/twist.  It should pop open and close fairly easily.

 

John In Cali posted awhile back in more depth: http://www.head-fi.org/t/580769/the-monoprice-8320-mep-933-the-7-11-club/1380#post_8120268


Edited by DeliciousTea - 7/24/12 at 3:47pm
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What kind of burn in time before any improvements are heard?

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I would make it a solid 50 hours or so. .I like to leave mine for 100hrs for all my earphones.

 

Better tips helps big time with the sound the most however.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/25/12 at 12:56pm
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I would make it a solid 50 hours or so. .I like to leave mine for 100hrs for all my earphones.

 

Better tips helps big time with the sound the most however.

Nice thanks. I like the Comply foam tips as the tend to stay in the best.

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As everyone else is saying, please upgrade the tips. It makes a world of a difference.

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As everyone else is saying, please upgrade the tips. It makes a world of a difference.


Monoprice does not read head-fi, as far as I know. If you want change, contact them! They are very receptive, I contacted them with some proposed changes. If enough people write in, maybe they will at least change out the tips, and who knows what else. I have contacted the manufacturer, too about buying some of their other products...no reply, I would guess that I never receive one.

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