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Yes, I'd agree that it's time to RMA them.



What is RMA?

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Return Merchandise Authorization. Basically it means obtaining permission to return/replace them from the dealer or manufacturer. 

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Return Merchandise Authorization. Basically it means obtaining permission to return/replace them from the dealer or manufacturer. 



So how much of a difference is there between the E10 and the Atrio MG7? My Atrios are coming in, but I feel like I should also get the E10's.

How's the build quality/cable of the E10?

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I really don't think it's faulty. I got them from a very reputable dealer. I will give them more time I think. Thing is when I use sound enhancers they really do come to life almost subwoofer like. Connected to my cousins HTC XE with beats audio and the phones actually started shaking. They are very capable of producing the bass, maybe my required levels are different from everyone elses.

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So how much of a difference is there between the E10 and the Atrio MG7? My Atrios are coming in, but I feel like I should also get the E10's.

How's the build quality/cable of the E10?


Build quality is brilliant I think. The aluminium housing really gives it a solid and robust feeling. The cable gets tangled very easily though, and it is terminated with a straight plug rather than an L plug. I can see an imminent cable breakage at the jack. I wish manufacturers would strengthen that part.

 

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So how much of a difference is there between the E10 and the Atrio MG7? My Atrios are coming in, but I feel like I should also get the E10's.

How's the build quality/cable of the E10?


The E10 housings are nice but the cable is pretty cheap and unruly.  It's the same cable my PL30's I've had for 1.5 years.  The E10 is just an amazing value.

 

The MG7 has more bass quantity and quality but it should at its price.  The E10 is brighter and the MG7 sounds more refined, darker and has a smaller soundstage, yet carry more detail.

 

I tend to buy,sell and trade a lot of mid and top tiers out of curiosity and interest but the Soundmagics never leave. I still have my PL30 (gave them to my wife's son) and replaced them with the E10, which I love even more.  And at $35, what's not to love?  For $5 more they are releasing a microphone version at the end of the month.

 

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Build quality is brilliant I think. The aluminium housing really gives it a solid and robust feeling. The cable gets tangled very easily though, and it is terminated with a straight plug rather than an L plug. I can see an imminent cable breakage at the jack. I wish manufacturers would strengthen that part.

 

I might order these eventually. I'll have to read up on them more. I actually have a straight plug on my cheap Philips SHE6000 and they've been an excellent pair of IEM's for everything except sound bass and clarity (surprisingly the soundstage is pretty good). They never tangle, they've have raised bumps on the left earpiece so I can tell which is which, and even though it's a straight plug I've had no problem! I've never had IEM's last me this long, especially since I use them when I lift weights. I've accidentally pinched them in between iron plates with no problems!

 

I'm trying to find a pair of IEM's just like my SHE6000 but with better sound quality and bass for times when I am afraid to break my Atrio MG7 (which I'm still waiting for)
 

 

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The E10 housings are nice but the cable is pretty cheap and unruly.  It's the same cable my PL30's I've had for 1.5 years.  The E10 is just an amazing value.

 

The MG7 has more bass quantity and quality but it should at its price.  The E10 is brighter and the MG7 sounds more refined, darker and has a smaller soundstage, yet carry more detail.

 

I tend to buy,sell and trade a lot of mid and top tiers out of curiosity and interest but the Soundmagics never leave. I still have my PL30 (gave them to my wife's son) and replaced them with the E10, which I love even more.  And at $35, what's not to love?  For $5 more they are releasing a microphone version at the end of the month.

 

 

Ok great. And yes, $35 is nothing. I just got into headphones in January and spent too much just cause I can. I think I will enjoy my MG7 for a bit before I buy the E10. They will probably replace my throw-around, indestructible SHE6000.
 

 

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Oooo that is tempting. You think they'll improve the cable?
 

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 $5 more they are releasing a microphone version at the end of the month.

 



 

 

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Does it have the same cord as the E30? If so, it really isn't all that bad.

 

So, I've been so caught up with the W2 and W4, I kinda forgot about my E30 and gave it a spin... Let's just say, it sounds quite phenomenal, regardless of price. In fact, it sounds kinda like my W2, but with more bass and less clarity across the spectrum. In short, I was pretty amazed at what was lurking in my closet all this time. How did I discard it so quickly to begin with? Nevermind, in turn, I decided to go ahead and order a pair of these (E10) to compliment my E30. And of course, just to see which pair I like better.

 

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Does it have the same cord as the E30? If so, it really isn't all that bad.

 

So, I've been so caught up with the W2 and W4, I kinda forgot about my E30 and gave it a spin... Let's just say, it sounds quite phenomenal, regardless of price. In fact, it sounds kinda like my W2, but with more bass and less clarity across the spectrum. In short, I was pretty amazed at what was lurking in my closet all this time. How did I discard it so quickly to begin with? Nevermind, in turn, I decided to go ahead and order a pair of these (E10) to compliment my E30. And of course, just to see which pair I like better.

 



I'm not sure if they have the same cable but I assume they do. I don't like it for its unruliness but it seems to have good durability. 



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Oooo that is tempting. You think they'll improve the cable?
 

 

I hope. They didn't tell me.  
 

 

 

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I'm not sure if they have the same cable but I assume they do. I don't like it for its unruliness but it seems to have good durability. 

Yes, cable is the same between the all the E models.
 

 

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I'm under the impression that they do physically sound different after some burn in. And I've gotten used to one pair of the stock tips, hehe.

 

@RaleighSilvers: could it be that your source is what's causing the problems with the sound output? I use these on my HTC Desire Z and I cannot describe them as lacking bass, in any way. I find the bass to be controlled, which was quite a shock compared to my old Sennheisers. I am enjoying them so much right now. smily_headphones1.gif

post #44 of 98

If you like E10 and want more bass, wider soundstage, brighter and forward sounding mid, and inline mic/control, check out Velodyne vPulse.

I just got these and I don't think my E10 will see the light of the day for a while.


Edited by Dougeefresh - 2/16/12 at 8:56pm
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If you like E10 and want more bass, wider soundstage, brighter and forward sounding mid, and inline mic/control, check out Velodyne vPulse.

I just got these and I don't think my E10 will see the light of the day for a while.



Lol I was just going to say those are exactly the qualities I need. I posted before that the E10's had no bass. I will retract that statement back now (in a sense). I still feel the impact is weak but whether its because I've gotten used to them or that my tastes have changed, the bass is becoming a bit too much. On some tracks more bass is needed but on others it makes the music thick and the airiness of vocals is affected in a negative way (it clouds/veils the other ranges).

 

For the tracks that lack bass where I need more of it, it could be those songs aren't mastered properly. I don't think I've ever felt like tapping my feet when listening to them and I've tried every song in my library. Overall though I think the e10's aren't for me. I need bass but one that doesn't affect the other ranges. These phones have obviously received rave reviews, so they probably work brilliantly with other genres, but for j-pop/k-pop they don't work well at all. 

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