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Originally Posted by mebaali View Post
 

Not sure if this has been discussed here before, just thought of sharing my impressions on a lowly priced Panasonic RP-HJE180 (bought from Ebay India for roughly US$3 after applying discount coupon) I received this morning. 

 

OOTB with stock tips: I find these to be very lively sounding IEMs with great clarity and instrument separation. Bass appears to be very controlled/fast/tight and there is this sparkle in treble without being too harsh makes these IEMs such a joy to listen to. Mids are bit forward placed than many other IEMs that I have tried before. To my ears, these are sounding very musical for such low price. Without an iota of doubt, are one of the best IEMs I have ever listened to OOTB and also best 3 US$ I have ever spent on buying an electronic product in my life. :-)

 

Source used were: Fujitsu Laptop, Foobar2000 with WASAPI output plugin @ 25% Volume, MP3 320 kbps, AAC 256 kbps. Artists/Albums tried: Tamil OSTs, ColdPlay, RHCP, Alesso 

 

 

 

(I am just an audio enthusiast and no expert so my description of what I am listening may or may not match with yours)


How are they compared to ATE? I can only find them about same price as ATE or even higher atm.

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How are they compared to ATE? I can only find them about same price as ATE or even higher atm.

It is only been few hours I have had HJE180, so take my following impressions with a pinch of salt.

 

To me these two IEMs are like Chalk and Cheese in terms of Sound Signature (like ATE being more darker while HJE180 being more brighter). 

 

ATE has more laid-back treble for any genres I have tried so far whereas treble in HJE180 is sparkly and can be pretty aggressive with certain genres (also it seems very picky with sources and can be unforgiving with poorly mastered audio that has treble peaks).

 

Bass in ATE is more mid-bass oriented, while HJE180 focuses more on sub-bass (punchy, lean, tight, fast is what i will describe the bass in this)

 

Mids/Vocals - HJE180 is more forward sounding compared to ATE

 

Fit and comfort is one area HJE180 easily trumps ATE for me. These are really so small and ergonomically fits very well to my ear canals (it is as if I am wearing nothing in my ears, that much comfort)

 

Both are easily drivable with most of my sources.


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Just my two cents and I need to do more A/B comparison still, but so far, with about two weeks of listening to them, these MRICE E300 are growing on me.  Just for the sound, I find them pretty similar to VSD3!!  No joke.

 

I intend to do a more complete review soon and comparison, but it's relly surprising.  Around 20 USD, these are sounding similar to VSD3, really.

 

This iem world keeps on impressing me...

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Originally Posted by DynamikeB View Post

Just my two cents and I need to do more A/B comparison still, but so far, with about two weeks of listening to them, these MRICE E300 are growing on me.  Just for the sound, I find them pretty similar to VSD3!!  No joke.

I intend to do a more complete review soon and comparison, but it's relly surprising.  Around 20 USD, these are sounding similar to VSD3, really.

This iem world keeps on impressing me...

I'm with you. I also got these a while ago anf although I haven't had much time with them I like what I hear and will also try to find time to post a full review of them.
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@mebaali : how is the isolation on those? :)

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@mebaali : how is the isolation on those? :)

In stock tips with volume set 35% in my audio source (listening in my moderately quiet room), isolation is equal to Sony MH1's with sony hybrid tips except no ear sucking feeling.

 

I mean these gives me more than decent isolation (could be due to its small size and design), but haven't tried it outside home yet.

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Thanks for the answer! I actually just received my MH1c's, so it was a perfect reference to compare to :)

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Thanks for the answer! I actually just received my MH1c's, so it was a perfect reference to compare to :)

Great. I have older Sony Ericsson MH1s which are pretty different sounding to HJE180. Hope you like yours :)

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I just posted a review of the Elecom LBT-PAR500AV, I'd love to see more peoples impression of it:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/bluetooth-receiver-dual-amplifier-class1-nfc-black-japan-import/reviews/13692

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I just posted a review of the Elecom LBT-PAR500AV, I'd love to see more peoples impression of it:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/bluetooth-receiver-dual-amplifier-class1-nfc-black-japan-import/reviews/13692

Great review Peter! Looks like a nice little product smily_headphones1.gif
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Yes. Now you guys got me slightly paranoid. OK, here was my thinking, why such a low price didn't set off any red flags for me.

1. I thought it was used, or open-box.

2. I thought these CKR9/10 earphones had been out for a year or so, and their weird form-factor had maybe resulted in not many takers, leading to falling prices.

3. The regular CKR9 can be had for around the same price, or not much more anyway.

4. Doesn't seem like a popular enough earphone to get faked. They'll fake anything though so who knows.

Of course now I see most other listings for the LTD are asking 300+ for them, but that still didn't necessarily raise the flag as on ebay you can find listings for the EX1000 for $500 right next to the ones asking for just $290, just as an example. I contacted the seller and he assured me they're 100% genuine, but, of course, wouldn't he?

The earphones have already shipped, so I guess I'll find out soon enough.

...how will you tell if they are fakes?

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