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post #3391 of 4129

It doesn't have anything to do with the width of the tips, but the length. The driver housing is too big to fit outside my ear correctly, so I can't get the tips all the way in my ears. :)

post #3392 of 4129
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

It doesn't have anything to do with the width of the tips, but the length. The driver housing is too big to fit outside my ear correctly, so I can't get the tips all the way in my ears. smily_headphones1.gif

Are you wearing the with the cord down or up and around the ear?
post #3393 of 4129
Are you wearing the with the cord down or up and around the ear?

 

i literally cannot wear the cable over-ear because the only way I can get the housing to sit right is if the cable is facing downwards.

post #3394 of 4129
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i literally cannot wear the cable over-ear because the only way I can get the housing to sit right is if the cable is facing downwards.

 

I'm pretty much the opposite. Wearing them over the ear fits like a glove. While I can wear them down, it just doesn't fit quite right and feels awkward. I do have some triple-flanged tips. They sounded great actually, but for me the depth of insertion was too much. I ended up slicing down one pair into a double and that worked well also. They were just some cheap silicon ones off Amazon. 

post #3395 of 4129

Just to make another contribution to the 8320's. I have to say I'm still impressed. Picked up a pair back around the holidays after hearing about the rage, and was skeptical, but have several ksc75, so I was well aware that the miracle was possible. Just set up another order  for a third pair. Haven't had any issue with build quality between the 3, and my sister is using one of the pairs and she is generally pretty rough on IEMs. Still great tunes 5 months later.

 

Anywho, it was mentioned that the best burn in practice is pure "pink" and "brown" noise for a 24h period right? Monoprice themselves recommends pink noise burn in on their website for the 8320's. I got a White Noise app via google play that has the various "color" noises on it, if anyone is looking for a good burn in option. Playing pure noise will burn in faster in my experience. 

 

Also, anyone else notice the Amazon price jump up to $11 and some change? 

...good to be back. Its been awhile.


Edited by HardDrive - 3/16/13 at 1:49am
post #3396 of 4129

Brown noise?



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post #3397 of 4129

Hello guys,

 

I bought the 9927 a few days ago, I'm currently on the 30th hour of burn in using the JLabAudio.com white noise/pink noise audio loop and here are my impressions:

 

Out of the box: The sound was lackluster. Very rough with no bass and all treble. My source is the iPhone 4S playing Pandora, Songza, Tune-in Radio and the native music app with 192kbps mp3's. A big part of it was improper placement. I know to wear it cable up around the ear, but the "fin" part where the cord comes out of needs to be straight up (12 o'clock position). Any deviation would make my ears hurt with improper fit. The other part is the burn in.

 

After 10 hours on medium-low volume: Bass can be heard slightly but sound was "crackling". Dsnuts mentions that this means the speaker is still not fully burned in. So back to the Jlab loop.

 

After 20 hours on medium-low volume: Sound was vastly improved. Music was crisp except for when there was fast-paced percussion like in 90's grunge stations on Pandora/Songza. It sounded as if the speaker cannot keep up and gets distorted. Continued burn in. I decided to increase the volume to medium-high.

 

After 30 hours (10 hours on Medium-high volume): The crackling sound has disappeared. Sound is perfect. Bass is there but not overwhelming. The mids and highs have good energy. Very deceiving of the "enhanced bass" marketing. I am not complaining- this is the sound signature I was looking for. I have it currently running for the 40th hour on medium-high volume.

 

At the present sound characteristic, I would rate it at 7.5/10. Surprised how much burn in (this is the first time I actually did an "official" burn in. I would have been put-off by initial sound if it wasn't for the Head-Fi community suggesting burn in techniques)

For reference, my other IEM and my rating are:

V-Moda Vibe Duo: 6.5/10 -good overall sound with a lot of bass

Sol-Republic Amps HD: 6/10 Too warm with too much bass and not enough highs for my taste.

Sony XBA-4iP: 9/10 very smooth and plenty of energy in the lows and highs. I listen on medium volume so I do not hear the metallic sound.

 

Sorry for the long post, but I thank this forum thread for introducing me to this "diamond in the rough".

post #3398 of 4129
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Originally Posted by HardDrive View Post

Just to make another contribution to the 8320's. I have to say I'm still impressed. Picked up a pair back around the holidays after hearing about the rage, and was skeptical, but have several ksc75, so I was well aware that the miracle was possible. Just set up another order  for a third pair. Haven't had any issue with build quality between the 3, and my sister is using one of the pairs and she is generally pretty rough on IEMs. Still great tunes 5 months later.

 

Anywho, it was mentioned that the best burn in practice is pure "pink" and "brown" noise for a 24h period right? Monoprice themselves recommends pink noise burn in on their website for the 8320's. I got a White Noise app via google play that has the various "color" noises on it, if anyone is looking for a good burn in option. Playing pure noise will burn in faster in my experience. 

 

Also, anyone else notice the Amazon price jump up to $11 and some change? 

...good to be back. Its been awhile.


I had no idea that using pink noise would make a difference with burn in. What's the so-called science behind doing this?  I do have that White Noise app you mentioned..

post #3399 of 4129
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Originally Posted by HardDrive View Post

 

Anywho, it was mentioned that the best burn in practice is pure "pink" and "brown" noise for a 24h period right? 

 

 

You're on to something with that brown noise. Defense mechanism in case someone tries on your buds while their burning without your permission.

post #3400 of 4129
Hello,
I received the earphone today, I don't wanna comment on the sound quality yet but I noticed something really strange. I find it REALLY light on bass and by light I mean not right, I'm no bass head but this is the least bassy IEM I had and I used to think the SoundMagic E30 was shy on bass, in comparison the E30 is way better. It doesn't match the description I read on this forum.
It seems like a bad fit...the thing is I don't know how to fix! I don't feel the "pressure" of the tip I feel with other earphones but I can't press it further because the housing stops me, it's physically impossible.

Are they supposed to sound like this, is it the fit, solutions?
post #3401 of 4129
The bass starts off nonexistent. More so because based on your post you probably aren't getting a good seal with the stock tips. Others prefer a deeper insertion as well so try some tri-flanges. They will also help the sound.
Give them at least 50 hours of burn-in and the bass will bloom, the highs will chill out, and the mids will be less fatiguing. They really do get better with time.
If that doesn't do it you can try the bass mod by covering the vent hole with tape and possibly poking a pin hole in the tape if it's too bloated. I personally don't think it needs it once you have a good seal and burn in.

I feel like a broken record because all this is already on the thread if you read / search it.
post #3402 of 4129

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nonexistent is exactly how it feels like. Anyway I tried every single possible tips I had and nothing gives me a better fit. They all act the same which is weird..I find it very strange burn in will change rhe sound that much to be honest. It basically has to add a bass that is not there in the first place. we'll see...
post #3403 of 4129
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nonexistent is exactly how it feels like. Anyway I tried every single possible tips I had and nothing gives me a better fit. They all act the same which is weird..I find it very strange burn in will change rhe sound that much to be honest. It basically has to add a bass that is not there in the first place. we'll see...

There *is* SOME bass. Otherwise it would literally not make any noise at the lower frequencies. Its just a matter of the wires/drivers/whatever becoming more broken in and making those frequencies louder. Have you tried swapping ears and putting them on upside down? Worst case, might try some Comply T-400s.

post #3404 of 4129

Well I have to say that the monoprices now that they are burned in sound better than my Sony EX85s which is amazing really - jsut AB's them and they are much more detailed.

post #3405 of 4129

I hadn't listened to my 8320's in a while, but I threw them onto my ELE DAC + Fiio E12 amp (with bass boost on of course), and have been listening to some whacky cosmic stuff on soundcloud. The E12 adds a nice amount of body to the sound and enough bass that it's not missed, and the amazing details are still there. These things are sounding way better than anything costing $7 has a right to, and I find they work especially well with certain types of music.

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