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post #21376 of 32904
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Earphones with remote like the Pistons, you have to pull the plug out slightly to get full sound with certain sources.

 

X2 ,,, or the could be defective more than fake, but if I was putting money on it, I think DannyBai diagnosed the problem correct. You might have to pull that plug out some. Just fidget around with it a little bit.

post #21377 of 32904
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post
 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181294614168?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 is the listing I bought them from.  They sound fine out of my DX50 headphone out tho. I have a feeling its not playing nice with the 1/8 sockets.  As there is zero reason why holding the middle button should make it sound normal through my Aune T1 and O2 if there was a driver issue.  

 

 

Have you tried the K3003? After I get some time on them, I'd gladly ship them to you to audition.

 

On the same note, they just arrived here at my office.  The packaging and feel of everything is AMAZING. I know theyre super expensive, but at least with this packaging, case, and box it feels extremely expensive as well.  I kinda felt the same when opening the HD800 for the first time.  Dont want to be snapping pictures in the office like some weirdo but I am impressed.  We all know this means nothing if they dont sound the part though.

 

No, I haven't heard any earphone (universal) above $600. I've been offered to audition them by some friends here with them, but turned them down (mainly because I'm afraid that I will like them too much and start stressing my wallet for real to buy one....lol). Then again, I have enough mid-tier and lower-top tier that if I sold all of my gear I could buy one good one. Then again the problem lies with me liking various sound signatures on any given day. Thanks for the offer though, my friend, because I've really curious about the K3003 and the 1Plus2. The IE800, not so much. Just never been a fan of the Senn sound sig too much. All of their products I've heard have sounded veiled to my ears.


Edited by ericp10 - 2/7/14 at 4:48pm
post #21378 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Under a $100? I can't think of one. Those Astrotecs are quite good  regardless of the price though.

 

 

 

I think Eric is gonna surprise us and say that after burn in is complete and the right tips are found that the AX35 squeak by the IM70 though maybe with a caveat since the signatures are different. So, probably the "if want a more full sound you could still get the IM70 over the AX35 since they are really close" sort of thing.

post #21379 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

No, I haven't heard any earphone (universal) above $600. I've been offered to audition them by some friend here with them, but turned them down (mainly because I'm afraid that I will like them too much and start stressing my wallet for real to buy one....lol). Then again, I have enough mid-tier and lower-top tier that if I sold all of my gear I could buy one good one. Then again the problem lies with me liking various sound signatures on any given day. Thanks for the offer though, my friend, because I've really curious about the K3003 and the 1Plus2. 

 

Lol - I feel your audio/head-fi pain!

:beerchug: 

post #21380 of 32904
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181294614168?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 is the listing I bought them from.  They sound fine out of my DX50 headphone out tho. I have a feeling its not playing nice with the 1/8 sockets.  As there is zero reason why holding the middle button should make it sound normal through my Aune T1 and O2 if there was a driver issue. 

Oh no!  That's the seller I ordered from too! 

 

I guess as long as it's consistent with every setup I'm okay with that.  Gratitude need the button pressed on my work computer but work fine on my phone, tablet and home computer.  If it were the opposite, I'd be pissed.

 

edit: Whoa!  I just tried playing around with how far it's plugged in.. and now the sound is fine on my work computer!  this changes everything!


Edited by ebrian - 2/7/14 at 11:29am
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So the HP50 has been on my ears for about 20 minutes now. With no burn in (and I'm a staunch believer in burn in), hmmm, I must say these sound pretty darn nice. I think MH stated (forgive me if I'm wrong ) that it's not too cool or warm, but leans on the warm side. Whoever made that statement, I find it to be true with the HP50. Bass is not prominent (it's more balanced in the mix), but there is definitely plenty of it, and it goes low. This was one of my major concerns. Yeah, the outer red shell is plastic, but that doesn't bother me. I think it's a very well-made headphone and appealing to the eye. And it's quite comfortable to me with my eyeglasses on. And love that it allows you to plug int he cable from either side of the earphone. 

 

The mids and highs are fantastic to my ears (and I'm not a great lover of highs, but these are fine). While I hear some similarities, I don't think these sound exactly like the M500, but I'll do some A/Bing when I get home. I can say that the HP50 is - without burn in - just as good as the M500 and On1, and I expect it to get a lot better. It may also be the most comfortable to out of the three to my ears (On1 a close second). On1 has more bass than both, but it's not overdone. I think if the P7 is close to the HP50's sound (just with more bass), I don't need it. and this hasn't made me want to sell the M500 yet. We'll see. But I'm quite please at the moment. I think these are keepers. 

post #21382 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
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So the HP50 has been on my ears for about 20 minutes now. With no burn in (and I'm a staunch believer in burn in), hmmm, I must say these sound pretty darn nice. I think MH stated (forgive me if I'm wrong ) that it's not too cool or warm, but leans on the warm side. Whoever made that statement, I find it to be true with the HP50. Bass is not prominent (it's more balanced in the mix), but there is definitely plenty of it, and it goes low. This was one of my major concerns. Yeah, the outer red shell is plastic, but that doesn't bother me. I think it's a very well-made headphone and appealing to the eye. And it's quite comfortable to me with my eyeglasses on. And love that it allows you to plug int he cable from either side of the earphone. 

 

The mids and highs are fantastic to my ears (and I'm not a great lover of highs, but these are fine). While I hear some similarities, I don't think these sound exactly like the M500, but I'll do some A/Bing when I get home. I can say that the HP50 is - without burn in - just as good as the M500 and On1, and I expect it to get a lot better. It may also be the most comfortable to out of the three to my ears (On1 a close second). On1 has more bass than both, but it's not overdone. I think if the P7 is close to the HP50's sound (just with more bass), I don't need it. and this hasn't made me want to sell the M500 yet. We'll see. But I'm quite please at the moment. I think these are keepers. 

 

 

Excellent eric! I'm glad you're digging the HP50's, and I'm glad that you don't feel they are blowing the M500's out of the water... so far..!

post #21383 of 32904
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

 

 

 

I think Eric is gonna surprise us and say that after burn in is complete and the right tips are found that the AX35 squeak by the IM70 though maybe with a caveat since the signatures are different. So, probably the "if want a more full sound you could still get the IM70 over the AX35 since they are really close" sort of thing.

 

 

I actually A/Bed the AX-35 and IM70 briefly last night. I think I was listening to some Ornette Coleman's Lonely Woman. jant71 is pretty close with my thoughts, but I don't think the AX-35 squeaks by the IM70 (not yet anyway). Here's the thing, I think the IM70 might be the clearest dual dynamic earphones I've ever heard. It's definitely the fullest dual dynamic I've heard, with excellent imaging and separation of instruments. The massive bass can be tone down (as someone else has already mentioned) by using tips that only cover the nozzle opening a little bit (the Auvio tips are perfect for this, but I also like the Astrotec silicons on it). 

 

Now, the AX-35 brought more clarity an transparency simply by virtue of the BA. The sound was very detailed with great transparency and detail, but yes, lacking that fullness that the IM70 has. I doubt it can ever get there, but we'll see. Bass, while extending quite low, doesn't have the impact of the IM70s bass. Mids are incredible in the AX-35. I actually think highs extend more in the IM07, but are very good in the AX-35. I started burning in the AX-35 some last night, but I don't think the notes will ever get as thick and rich as the IM07's notes. The AX-35, is however, a bit more refined than the IM07. They both have their place, but right now I can't think of a dual dynamic that sounds better to my ears than the IM07 (well, except for the M200, but the IM07 has inched quite close). Chances are, if done well, the D/BA hybrid is always going to give you more clarity and details than a d/d ... But technology has brought both so close together now. The IM07 is a steal for under $130. The AX-35 is a steal for under a $100. It's gets to a point where you have to say both are good, and you just have to choose which sound signature you think will satisfy you the most. Oh, I haven't gotten a chance to play with the AX-30 much yet. I will when and if I can peel the HP50 off of my ears.

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Just looked and saw this merchant (bought from them before, the are good) selling the IM70 for $90. Run, don't walk!!! Again, it's about what you think would be your preferred sound signature  rather than with technically performs better between the IM70 and AX-35. I haven't once thought about giving up the IM70 since the AX-35/ AX-30 arrived, or vice versa.

post #21385 of 32904
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Excellent eric! I'm glad you're digging the HP50's, and I'm glad that you don't feel they are blowing the M500's out of the water... so far..!

:beerchug:

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Coming at the end of the month:  review of this new audio invention that supplements headphones with full body bass experience.

post #21387 of 32904
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

 

Coming at the end of the month:  review of this new audio invention that supplements headphones with full body bass experience.

 

Kickstarter, right?  Wrap that baby around your head to give a whole new meaning to "basshead".


Edited by ebrian - 2/7/14 at 12:18pm
post #21388 of 32904
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post


On the same note, they just arrived here at my office.  The packaging and feel of everything is AMAZING. I know theyre super expensive, but at least with this packaging, case, and box it feels extremely expensive as well.  I kinda felt the same when opening the HD800 for the first time.  Dont want to be snapping pictures in the office like some weirdo but I am impressed.  We all know this means nothing if they dont sound the part though.

Why do you think us K3K guys hang onto our pairs? It's that sumptuous packaging man. I had the opportunity to open up two sets of K3Ks and it is a very nice experience. Hope you like the phones, and can offer a comparison to the HD800. A few K3K owners have likened them to sounding very similar to the HD800, and I've always wondered whether that was the case
Edited by Idsynchrono_24 - 2/7/14 at 12:25pm
post #21389 of 32904
This thread has lead to so many revelations to me. Ofcourse no one answered my big question, but I won't hold it against you. I want to get those Mikros 90's because $90 seems to good of a deal to pass up. I also want some IEM's and the IM70's seem to be the best choice. But as for normal set of cans or any on/over ears, I do like those HP50s and the Mikros as I said, but two completely different ranges of price. Maybe the Mikros for now and upgrade later?
post #21390 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

 

 ...but right now I can't think of a dual dynamic that sounds better to my ears than the IM07 (well, except for the M200, but the IM07 has inched quite close). Chances are, if done well, the D/BA hybrid is always going to give you more clarity and details than a d/d ... But technology has brought both so close together now. The IM07 is a steal for under $130.

...but now you have to get the high resolution titanium cable AT is releasing next week and slap it on the IM70 and compare again to the M200, lol!

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