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So Danny says they sound alike, but after hours of burn-in, it seems the Headphones are proving to be a different beast completely. Interesting.

I have a good mind to get myself a pair just to see how they really differ from the IEs.
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Thread Starter 

Ya the good new is. These sound like proper higher end headphones. The earphones are more intimate sounding because of the forward mids. Which is a good thing. But to be honest I am actually very happy these sound different. 2 takes on the Onkyo sound.. I very much prefer the sounds to be different. Why get 2 of the exact same sounding phones.?

 

The headphones have the top end sparkle that the earphones need a bit more of..The bass end on the earphones are a bit bigger too and not as tight as the headphones. I like em both for their respective sounds..

 

I think Onkyo clearly thought about what sound qualities they wanted to put into their earphones and headphone. To me it makes complete sense to have a more musical sound on the earphone and the more accurate one for the headphones.

 

The beauty in both these. They compliment each other completely.


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/6/13 at 11:47am
post #13878 of 32863
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Aha that kinda blows. Danny was saying on his pair he rotates his chord and it cuts out on his right. I wonder if there will be more issues with this. Both my headphone and earphones are fine but I am wondering how many times I can plug them chords in and out before something like that starts to happen.

Hence the added problem adding a detachable cable.
Dude i have that exact same problem except on the left .... Do you have a perfectly working model?
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Thread Starter 

I spun my cable completely around and they seem to be fine on both the headphone and earphone. At the same time I am not gonna push the issue if you know what I mean. If you have to completely do that on purpose to get them to disrupt the sound. Don't know if that is gonna get worse. I can't see a scenario where I would be spinning the cable around the connections if you know what I mean.. Might not be a big of a problem but at the same time why not get a new one especially if you like that sound. Something to consider.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Ya the good new is. These sound like proper higher end headphones. The earphones are more intimate sounding because of the forward mids. Which is a good thing. But to be honest I am actually very happy these sound different. 2 takes on the Onkyo sound.. I very much prefer the sounds to be different. Why get 2 of the exact same sounding phones.?

 

The headphones have the top end sparkle that the earphones need a bit more of..The bass end on the earphones are a bit bigger too and not as tight as the headphones. I like em both for their respective sounds..

 

I think Onkyo clearly thought about what sound qualities they wanted to put into their earphones and headphone. To me it makes complete sense to have a more musical sound on the earphone and the more accurate one for the headphones.

 

The beauty in both these. They compliment each other completely.

 

Yeah, the KEF earphone sounds nothing like the KEF headphone, but they both have a KEF house sound (if that makes any sense).

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So I'm home and just opened and plugged in my Onkyos.

 

I do rather like these! They're surprisingly open-sounding, punchy, and have a very proportional sound stage. Not the most precise for sure, especially coming off a week with the ER-4S, and there's a tiny bit of mid-bass bleed, but I'm actually enjoying the warm-ish deep sound of these IEMs. They sound like a nice set of home floor-speakers, to be frank.

 

If they tighten up and even out with burn in they'll sound even better. I'm pretty impressed for $130.

 

They're definitely a lot heftier than the pictures make it seem. The stock tips are pretty bad, and they're quite a bit more sensitive than i would have thought.

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DSNuts do you have any Caig DeOxit spray?

 You could try treating the male jacks and the female  points in the headphones with a tiny thinner q-tip, this might help the cut outs with rotation.  Even a plug that looks clean can have some oxidation on it you can see it after spraying them wiping with a white napkin.  You might be able to find it locally in small single serve type packets instead of the can which is a bit much $$

post #13883 of 32863
Thread Starter 

That is a good idea actually. Possible cut out could be due to oxidation. Even though these are new. Might be worth a try. I don't have the cut out issue with my pairs but I know others will have some issues. Will suggest this next time the issue comes up.

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Huh, never had problems with cut out, and I haven't exactly been handling these kindly. They just lie on my worktable until I need them again. Might have to check for oxidation like nick said.
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Both my headphones and earphones cut out only in the right side.
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Hmm. Might get the S2s as an upgrade to my Carbo Basso rather than the IE-HF300. Worth the upgrade?

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S2's are amazing. Worthy upgrade!!
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Just got my ML Mykros 90 today...first impressions, out of box. Shape a bit odd. On ear, pads point forward, takes a bit of playing to get a fit. Probably not for bass heads...at first thought wasn't there at all, but playing with positioning got some back (also started with iPod touch, better through iPad, was going to try amp, but let my continental's battery go dead, try tomorrow. Generally find bass problematic with on ear phones, but haven't tried that many. Bass that is three is quality, controlled. The mids, detail, soundstage are outrageous out of the box. These, and the Monster Gratitudes (which I saw on Amazon tonight for $60) are really nice sounding IMO, and for under $100 crazy good. Listening to the ML's noe, Aimee Mann (who's music I know inside out, good for evaluating new phones), really digging' it. The old "hear things I never heard before" cliche really is true. They also feel nice, soft leather. Highs maybe a bit sharp, time to burn...
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Mikros 90, shoot, these things are gooooooooood.....
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Funniest thing Ds,

 

I'm finding these IE-HF300s somewhat v-shaped out of the box; or rather that the mids are somewhat recessed.

 

These are definitely vented - they sound open backed almost like the grados i used to have.

 

I'm not really sure what i think about these onkyos yet, but one thing is for sure: they're seriously big IEMs. I mean, seriously big, especially with the cable connectors. It's almost like wearing two bluetooth headsets with wires tied to them.

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