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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

$115 to be exact..Not too expensive. But the sound..Soon very soon. I have been listening to them all day just to get a good idea of the sound. I am gonna let them cook overnight and gather my thoughts on them. It is a first for the discovery thread. These phones sound nothing like $115.. They sound like $200-$250 phones in sound easily.


Absolutely love the sound...No it ain't an AT or a JVC. Will reveal very soon. Lets just say I was so impressed by these I had to pick up the fullsized headphone version of these. Lol. Will do a report on those too. All in due time.

Better than the CKS1000? :O

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I think this is what nutman have


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How did you find those?

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Originally Posted by Snyper0012 View Post

And what about the xb60ex by sony? How do those fare against thr fx3x? Is it similar to the xb90ex?
Would like to know d same. Overall is xb60 close to 90 or the 90s are far better. Theres a $15 difference betwn the two. Also, would xb90s be better than vsonic gr06 as i read that these have smooth yet detailed mids? i was thinking of trying jvc fxt90 but as its not available in my region, m thinking of xb90s. I am tempted to get them for the stage & sheer sub bass presence.
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What do you mean not available in your region?

Order from Amazon JP, most people get the FXT90 from there anyways lol
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

What do you mean not available in your region?

Order from Amazon JP, most people get the FXT90 from there anyways lol

i mean in my country. and i dont wanna go the import way as the duties here are too much. was thinking of getting it from a tech forum member at my place here but the pair was quiet old & had some issue, so i gave up the thought. fxt90 are around $100 and the xb90 is around $55. lots to save, right?? So should xb60 be sufficient or the 90s are far better? also any thoughts on a short comparo with gr06 is appreciated.

Edited by saurabh - 6/16/13 at 6:54am
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xb90ex for 55$ is helluva deal if you ask me. it shines with its deep buss and smooth mids. the timbre is really natural and it shines with accoustic instruments and vocals.

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Thread Starter 

Ok so here we go..I remember when I first joined this community I was looking for excellence in sound but not something that was like a CIEM or so expensive that people could buy them without taking out a small mortgage. That was when I took a chance on a no named brand for iems many of you guys know.. Monoprice.. They had a very interesting looking iem called the MP8320..I remember like it was yesterday the first time I threw them in my ears.


Semi open and a sound that punched way above their price. Costing a whole $7.11.. It was a tough sell as I would go onto suggestion threads and suggest these of all earphones...You guys can only imagine the crickets I was met with. Needless to say, guys didn't take my suggestion seriously. But there is a reason why these sound like they do. First they have an over sized 14.2mm driver that is capable of giving a real nice taste of hi fi sound for peanuts..These things properly amped and you are gonna question your high end phone purchases after sitting with these in your ears. Lol Anyway so why am I talking MP8320?


Well what I am about the introduce to this thread is something that shares more than few design cues and sound from this cheapo wonder.. I always wished there was a high end version of this design. Only if these guys took this dish dynamic semi open sound seriously and came up with what is a big leap in this particular design in sound .What I would pay for a high end version of this earphone?


No Monoprice didn't come out with some stupid high end version of these but even a better more reputable manufacturer we all know came out with an iem that frankly took me by complete surprise.. You guys might have read the thread on these or read how Joker gave the wall of fame at innerfidelity which you can read here. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/philips-fidelio-s1-and-s2-ear-headphones


So what is it that I am listening to as I write this?


It is Philips new Fidelio S2...So only once on this thread where I pretty much ordered guys to go out and buy an iem the MH1C which for the price was too good not to recommend. If those had better cord I think those would have a much better following. I am gonna do it again.. GO BUY THIS IEM!! Like now! This is what you get in the box



A complete set of silicones and 2 pairs of complys.. The build is absolutely solid without the ridged retarded cord qualities of the old MH1C. These are made for use on your smart phones and i devices as they have a mic on them with and on and off button. Being semi open. You figure you would sacrifice a lot of isolation. These isolate better than you would think for being semi open using complys.. So these have a 13.5mm dynamic dish driver which you guys by now should be very familiar with.


MP8320, TT Isaurus, the countless Sony and AT iems all use this dish design and I think for a good reason.. From my experience the larger single dish dynamics amp better than any other style of iems.. It seems the bigger the driver the better they seem to scale to bigger sound.


If you guys haven't thought about these iems. I bet you will now because these sound absolutely spectacular in every way.. Many of you guys have owned the old SHE3580 and the many various cheapo Philips phones..You guys ever thought what would happen if they threw their energies into a high end sound?. This is essentially what you get as a result. An outstanding performer that got me crazy last night as I was listening trying to figure out flaws in their presentation and execution. Philips simply knocked one out of the park fellas. At the cost of what I bought this for I would have easily payed twice or even 3Xs..First there is the stage. I don't know if I was flipping my lid but pending on track it has an expansive sound that seem to scale to the actual recording. Amazing. I was surrounded by a full 3D type presentation that got me excited about what I was listening to..


This is more than just a discovery fellas.. These set the bar for single dynamics.. I couldn't get over how awesome these things sounded to my ears. And this was on open box. As I am listening to them now. Everything about the sound is on point..The sheer abilities of these earphones are astounding. The sound is high end that is tuned masterfully by Philips. All that I consider proper.. Stage is one. Balance is another. Cohesiveness. Flawless tonality. Prat is absolutely excellent.


Since I am at my home by myself. I was in my underwear jumping around this morning listening to these with my Sony Z1060 as soon as I got up. Lol! I don't remember my Sony DAP sounding this good to be honest. The XBA-3 comes close but these take it a step forward..I don't know about you guys but I listen to all sorts of music depending on what is in my mix or mood and I threw the gamut for the test. Unreal. These things sound not just good it is smile inducing toe tapping good with everything I threw at it. Be it rock, metal, jazz, soul, hip hop, trance, blues, vocals..


I would say these have more neutrality than most iems on this thread. Most being bass heavy but we are talking about Philips. Much like JVC and AT.. I haven't heard a Philips earphone that was lacking in that department..The sheer ability of these fantastic high res drivers are simply outstanding..You want bass. You get quality.. You want female vocals that gives you goose bumps. Check..You want to hear the crunch of them guitars. You want that out of your head sound experience and fantastic layering.. These have all of that..These adapt to the type of music your listening to and then excels at the genre, I don't remember too many iems that has this ability. Lesser iems excel as some but not all. These sound great for everything. Stupendous sounding. Jaw drop inducing quality we are talking about here. Lol.   



So not only are they uber stylie.. They don't look like mini hair dryers in your ears. Those grills mean business out back. These earphones I consider significant in every way..I will say it again.. I will say this thread has one major theme in all the iems introduced here which is value. Is there value in a $115 iem? Are you kidding? GO BUY THESE.!! LIKE NOW!



As always.. Happy listening fellas.. Oh yea I almost forgot to mention. I was so floored by the sheer quality in my ears I had to go big time.. You bet I order a set of these.

Fidelio X1. Come to papa!

Edited by Dsnuts - 9/11/13 at 3:51pm
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Omg, awesome review Dsnuts! Once again, you've convinced me to pick up another pair of headphones :D
Just one question: where did you purchase your Philips Fidelio S2? Especially for $115?

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Thread Starter 

Amazon Japan is your friend and your worst enemy. Lol. I did the tenso forwarding service. It is pretty much required now to get the deals. Forget fleabay.. Amazon Japan via tenso is the way to go.

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Omg, I saw joker taking about these a few days ago. Never thought of anything by it.

Now you come and say that they are awesome!?

post #10858 of 33052
Thanks Dsnuts for an awesome review but how can you compare these earphone to AT CKS1K?
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Thread Starter 

Seriously, I can't think of another iem in that price bracket that touches these in sound.

post #10860 of 33052
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Seriously, I can't think of another iem in that price bracket that touches these in sound.

Better than Bassos, CK77X and CK1KS?
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