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post #2731 of 4157
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Originally Posted by JonnyRocket View Post

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I've been trying to break these since I received my first pair to see how strong they are.  I've fallen asleep and woke up tangled up in them, I've used them as nunchucks and swung them againest the wall till the screens flew out.  I let my cats play with them.  I always pull them out of the jack by the wire.  Ive stripped all the fake screws trying to open them up.  One side has a big gouge in it from me trying to open them up by the top.  As hard as I tried to open them, I'm surprised I didn't crack the shell.  Besides the missing screens, the only negative effect so far is these odd loops that cant be fixed. 

i noticed this happens to my 8320s as well right where the cable exits the earpiece, its annoying but i guess if it doesn't short out its okay =)

post #2732 of 4157
Hey, has anybody tried these out? http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=9396&seq=1&format=4 I read somewhere earlier on this thread that Ocvaco are the actual producers of the 8320's, and these are also on their website. I was just wondering, because they look kinda interesting and I might just buy them with some cable.
post #2733 of 4157
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Originally Posted by anachronsimic View Post

Hey, has anybody tried these out? http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=9396&seq=1&format=4 I read somewhere earlier on this thread that Ocvaco are the actual producers of the 8320's, and these are also on their website. I was just wondering, because they look kinda interesting and I might just buy them with some cable.

I think some members have tried other monoprice offerings in regards to earphones and have come to the conclusion that the 8320s are the best sounding. The only other offering from monoprice that gets high praise is the headphone 8323.

post #2734 of 4157
Thanks. I was just sort of curious. I guess back on topic, I actually gave the first pair I had away to a friend who didn't have any sort of IEM or headphones at all. He's certainly enjoying them.
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Finally got ahold of an extremely good headphone to compare these to.

 

I feel that the bass on the 8320 isn't their best feature. The bass is tight and controlled but doesn't have a huge amount of slam or heft. It doesn't have that much energy either. It's less engaged and more passive. Their sound is airy and fairly open, the soundstage is pretty good, though small. They have fairly good attack, but the decay isn't great. The detail retrieval suffers due to this. The highs on these almost come close to matching my AKG K240 Studios. Almost. They're still a little grainy for my tastes. The midrange is a little... I dunno. I guess it sounds kinda dry, dry and brisk. Now I do see what was meant when someone said these sound a little cold. They also seem a little thin-sounding compared to my other cans. 

 

At this pricepoint, there's not much to compete with, but they do have likable qualities. Which is why I'll keep using them whenever I can't bring my full-size beasts out.

post #2736 of 4157

Just a quick question!

Are the openings in the Sony Hybrid tips smaller than the openings in the original tip?

I have a couple pairs of tips that look like Sony Hybrids, but I'm not quite sure whether they're the type that everybody's recommending on the thread.

Also, would a smaller opening in the tip affect the sound negatively?

 

Thanks!

post #2737 of 4157
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Originally Posted by Beoahn View Post

Just a quick question!

Are the openings in the Sony Hybrid tips smaller than the openings in the original tip?

I have a couple pairs of tips that look like Sony Hybrids, but I'm not quite sure whether they're the type that everybody's recommending on the thread.

Also, would a smaller opening in the tip affect the sound negatively?

 

Thanks!

Yes, they are smaller than the nozzle. You just have to jam them on hard, eventually they stay. Effecting sound? Who knows, I didn't notice any.

post #2738 of 4157
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

i have the image s4s as well, comfort-wise these are no where near as comfortable as the klipsch. just remember when you get the 8320s you tape the hole by the nozzle to increase the bass, let it burn in at least 48-60 hours. and i used other tips, the one it came with is pretty bad. and make sure you use the over ear method for the cable to reduce the cable noise cause the cable noise on these things are crazy. and the ridges on the headphones rub against the ear as well.

 

sounds like a lot of cons but once you do all that and achieve the right seal, you'll be rewarded with clarity the s4s can't match, you'll notice a loss of thumping bass compared to the s4s even if you seal the hole with tape. but that aside you'll have clearer mids and highs. Plus its just 7 bucks. i bought my s4s for $55 this may and so you can see how many 8320s u can go through before it adds up to the price of 1 s4. Plus i think these are a bit more durable than the s4s anyway

 

Note bass is not gone, but its not as thumping as the s4s but it does extend pretty far. 

 

btw the tips i used are the mediums from some cheap philips earphones. so finding the right tips is essential.

 

Do the Image S4 tips work well with these?

If that's the case, I think I'll be golden
 

post #2739 of 4157
Can someone advise me in how to tone down the sharpness in the upper end of the vocals on these? I
have a parametric equalizer on my player that I can use. I adjusted at 4khz down 2 db. Helps a little. Not sure that's the best frequency to use. Listened to Killer Queen by Queen. Freddie Mercury sounds fine but when they sing the lyric "Killer Queen" the sharpness comes out and it hurts my ears a little. The song Don't Stop Me Now has some of this too. Just a couple of examples. Other songs do this too on both my pairs oft8320s
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Originally Posted by cpnfantstk View Post

Can someone advise me in how to tone down the sharpness in the upper end of the vocals on these? I
have a parametric equalizer on my player that I can use. I adjusted at 4khz down 2 db. Helps a little. Not sure that's the best frequency to use. Listened to Killer Queen by Queen. Freddie Mercury sounds fine but when they sing the lyric "Killer Queen" the sharpness comes out and it hurts my ears a little. The song Don't Stop Me Now has some of this too. Just a couple of examples. Other songs do this too on both my pairs oft8320s
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Try some Comply foam tips
post #2741 of 4157

Jonny, check out those Sonys MH1C.. hurry up cause price is going up, even at $25 they are steal.. no, dont walk.. RUN JONNY!  RUUN!
 

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Thread Starter 

Ya everyone that wants something newer than the MP8320 with much more refinement in sound. Try out a MH1C. Before prices jump as they have already . The headfi effect.

post #2743 of 4157
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ya everyone that wants something newer than the MP8320 with much more refinement in sound. Try out a MH1C. Before prices jump as they have already . The headfi effect.


Bought mine for $19.. now its going for $27

 

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I  found these IEM easy to drive. I can get ear splitting sound from my iPhone. It starts to distort at higher volume... like other cheap headphones. They're not bad though, certainly not the best that $20 or $30 can do, but for under $10 I can't recommend anything else. They are good.

 

The stock tips were fine for me. Not good but alright. I'll end up getting something a little bit bigger...

 

Isolation is not bad either.

 

These are very loud!! The mids sound scratchy. Their sensitivity also shows me that RealTek Audio isn't bad at all, I couldn't hear any hiss.

post #2745 of 4157
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

Jonny, check out those Sonys MH1C.. hurry up cause price is going up, even at $25 they are steal.. no, dont walk.. RUN JONNY!  RUUN!
 

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ya everyone that wants something newer than the MP8320 with much more refinement in sound. Try out a MH1C. Before prices jump as they have already . The headfi effect.

 

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Bought mine for $19.. now its going for $27

 

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What the heck are you guys talking about?

Link please?

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