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Oh thanks man!!!

How long did you wait before you get your earphones?

I didn't get it yet.
To HK it should take from 5 to 7 business days.
post #3182 of 4143
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I didn't get it yet.
To HK it should take from 5 to 7 business days.

Ok buying to bought it right now! :P
I'm in France by the way and I chosed the faster shipping :P
Hopefully will get it on 5th to 7th february biggrin.gif
post #3183 of 4143
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Ok buying to bought it right now! :P
I'm in France by the way and I chosed the faster shipping :P
Hopefully will get it on 5th to 7th february biggrin.gif

Sorry I confused you with another user biggrin.gif
post #3184 of 4143

So, I ordered the Comply T-400 tips. I'm hoping these will improve the fit. What else can I do to improve sound quality? I'm already re-ripping all of my cd's at higher quality through EAC. Originally I just ripped them in iTunes in AAC format. I totally hate the fact that I can't normalize the volume with MP3 Gain.

 

Listening with an iPod classic 160 Gb. Lots of room!!!

post #3185 of 4143
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So, I ordered the Comply T-400 tips. I'm hoping these will improve the fit. What else can I do to improve sound quality? I'm already re-ripping all of my cd's at higher quality through EAC. Originally I just ripped them in iTunes in AAC format. I totally hate the fact that I can't normalize the volume with MP3 Gain.

 

Listening with an iPod classic 160 Gb. Lots of room!!!

Not much you can do to increase up sound quality, except to ensure a good seal (complys) An amp would do more to hurt you than help, with cheap, sensitive IEMs.

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Personally, I don't find the 8320 to compare favorably, w/r/t sound quality, to my $20+ IEMs. To me it sounds like a $7 earphone, even with better tips and a good seal. So mileage varies. Caveat emptor.
which iem's do you have?

My Sennheiser CX-485 and Audio-Technica ATH-CKM50 were both purchased for less than $25 and sound superior to the 8320. My HiFiMan RE-0 was a bit more expensive, but also sounds much better than the 8320. For mobile use, e.g., cycling, noisy environments, my Sony MH1c ($23 shipped) sounds considerably better than the Monoprice.

Add my $15 shipped Sennheiser CX150 to the list of inexpensive IEMs that provide better sound quality than the 8320. I bought three CX150 last year and gave two away as Christmas gifts. I opened and tried the third one myself last night, hoping for something that would maintain a good seal under my balaclava, since my MH1c and CX485 tend to get displaced fairly easily by the head gear. I was pleasantly surprised by how good they sound, easily besting the 8320. Even better, the balaclava did not cause the small housings to shift and compromise the seal, so they sounded as good at the end of a cold weather ride as they did at the beginning.
Edited by Jaywalk3r - 2/3/13 at 3:13pm
post #3187 of 4143

Anyone have any input on how the 8320/9927 sound compared to the JVC HAFX40B, the MEEelectronics M6, and the MEElectronics M16?

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I started a project a while back to recable a pair of these in another thread. I thought I'd post it here too since it might interest some people.

 

So I ended up recabling them with the MEElectronics M2 cables. The M2 is $7 from TigerDirect, significantly cheaper than any stand-alone cables I could find and their cables are very good

 

The process:

 

 

Before, with those awful cables.

 

Open them up with a razor on the corner near the cable, just like the the monoprice thread suggested. Make sure to wedge the blade in all the way around first. If you don't you'll just break plastic off the corner trying to wedge them off. You can't damage the driver because, as you see below, there's an internal lip that will stop your blade. 

 

 

Next up is getting the cable off the M2. You can just yank the front off them. 

 

 

After you get them open you'll see that the wire has a knot in it. Just snip the wires and untie the knot. You can then just pull the cable out. 

 

 

 

 

Next step: soldering. I just removed one wire at time from the Monoprice drivers just so I knew I was attaching the right cable in the right place. Just match the colours. 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the original cables can be used for what should have been their original purpose: strangling their designer. 

 

 

 

After that it's just putting them back together. Just use some decently powerful adhesive and they should stay together. Now because the cable is much thicker than the original you will have to take out the strain relief. The M2 cable's strain relief doesn't really fit, so this is an area where you can experiment. I tried cutting the strain relief in half then gluing it back together with the cable in the middle, but that failed pretty badly. In the end I just filled the empty space in the casing with more epoxy in the hopes that it would hold. 

 

 

Now sadly, I didn't take a picture of the final product because I wanted to test them for a few days to make sure they didn't fall apart before taking a final picture...and then I lost them. If they are returned I will update this. Or I might try to find the extra pair of Monoprices I bought and recable them and update this with a better set of pics of that job. 

 

What I can say is that not only is the M2 cable infinitely better than the original cable in terms of ergonomics, it also matches the Monoprices much better than the original black cable. For less than $20 this is actually a pretty kick-ass pair of IEMs. 

post #3189 of 4143

Just got my Comply T-400 tips (S,M,L) this weekend. I put the small size on and am listening now. The fit seems much better already.

post #3190 of 4143

These sound very nice with Phonak Tips, very comfortable tips as well. 

post #3191 of 4143
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These sound very nice with Phonak Tips, very comfortable tips as well. 

As much as I read this thread, I must have missed about the Phonak tips. Link please?

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post #3192 of 4143
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As much as I read this thread, I must have missed about the Phonak tips. Link please?

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Checked their website, they sell Comply tips there.

post #3193 of 4143

I just picked these up as well, really great for their price.

 

SQ: They have lots of detail and clarity to go round but they are a bit short on impact and intensity on the lower ends. Instruments and other elements are very distinguishable and separate from one another.

 

Cons: Higher frequencies can sound very harsh and bright. Hard to listen too things which use a lot of higher pitched noise, fuzz and instruments (Shoegaze, Psychedelic, Electronic, Jazz, etc...) Such things can become very fatiguing.


What I listened too;

Electronic/Downtempo/Trip Hop; Boards of Canada, Bonobo, Bowery Electric, Royksopp, Portishead

Shoegaze; My Bloody Valentine, Tears Run Rings

Slowcore; Bark Psychosis, Talk Talk, Low

Acoustic; Pat Metheny, Jackson C. Frank

Punk/Post-Punk; Replacements, Wire

Rock/Post-Rock; Slint, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Silver Jews, Radiohead, Joy Division, Velvet Underground, Stereolab

Hip Hop; Tribe Called Quest

Psychedelic; Soft Machine, United States of America, Olivia Tremor Control

Folk/Country; Abner Jay, Simon and Garfunkel


Comfort: They fit well in the ear and come with 2 other sized tips. They are a bit bulky and I don't think they are seated all that well, however they are pretty light and they seem to stay in pretty good. I didn't find I ever had to readjust them but they may need to be repositioned if they are tugged on if doing physical things. I would say they are comfortable.

 

Build Quality: They have lots of metal strain reliefs which are injected with a hard plastic. Where they split at the "Y," at the jack and where the cables join the earphones. The cable is thin and has a nylon jacket. I'd say they are built well, especially for their price. Much better than my Yuin PK1's. 

 

Isolation: Not very much isolation but I'm just fine with that.

 

Conclusion: Well worth the $7 price tag. It will be more with shipping, but even at $20+ I would be pretty content picking them up.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Whiffen - 2/4/13 at 3:15pm
post #3194 of 4143
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I started a project a while back to recable a pair of these in another thread. I thought I'd post it here too since it might interest some people.
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Open them up with a razor on the corner near the cable, just like the the monoprice thread suggested. Make sure to wedge the blade in all the way around first. If you don't you'll just break plastic off the corner trying to wedge them off. You can't damage the driver because, as you see below, there's an internal lip that will stop your blade.

 

Add my trick to open housing without any tools, just using grip and thumb. first grip the nozzle with one hand then with other thumb push cable strain relief out from direction you grip, strong enough until it fall, tips: when pushing the cable strain relief don't grip the cable because the cable may detach from the solder if you mind it, instead just use your thumb.

it easier than opening the housing with razor also there is no scratch to the housing.

post #3195 of 4143

Heya Folks,

 

Just wanted to chime in on this one. Ordered my set from Mark on ebay (sammaajiva) and he got in touch with me right away just to see how long the shipping actually took, then after to see if all was okay - lovely guy to deal with.

 

At the minute using some biflange tips that I got with a set of m9's or m11's and they're pretty good. I find that I really have to shove the earphone in quite hard to get the bass that's available and often when it relaxes back / loosens it loses it somewhat. As a headphone newb is this that the tips are more too large or two small to seal?

 

Really liking them so far - I finally understand what sound stage is!

 

Cheers,

 

John

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