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What I am about to mention might not truly fall into the "discovery" vein of things. But I whittled on of the sales guys at the local Future Shop down on the Monster iSport Victory which is a sports oriented IEM that is supposed to be water proof and has wings to help them stay in ear securely while running.

I bought them because it rained a couple times while out on extended walks and I decided I didn't want to risk my more expensive headphones and IEM's.

I used to own the older Immersion model but found the plastic wings to uncomfortable but decided to take a chance on the new model because the Immersion had pretty good sound. The Victory was a good gamble as the wings are more rubbery and comfortable plus the sound is a bit better as well.

I actually like the sound enough I don't mind using these when just sitting around. They have a nice big bass emphasis without messing up the midrange or treble. They are slightly warm sounding but only just and they have a very nice sound stage. All in all they don't really do anything wrong sonically and get alot of things very right.

The micro phonics are not perfect but on the better side of normal for an IEM, they have a bit of footfall sound but not very much and it gets drowned out easily with higher tempo or busy music which is preferred when exercising anyway in my opinion. When using the clip I get almost zero cable noise.

The downsides are that they are plastic which may lead to durability issues and the microphone doesn't seem great according to my wife. The buttons are weather proofed which may account a bit for the mic not being great and does mean they require more effort to use but they seem very solid in regards to functionality.

These offer a better than average sound that is a good bridge between audiophile and bass oriented sound while filling a niche in the IEM market that is not very well represented. I enjoy these a lot more than I did the West one ADV Alpha. The Alpha was well built but between a very micro phonic cloth cable and overly bass dominated and treble weak signature just didn't work for me.
Edited by dweaver - 5/22/14 at 8:50pm
post #24752 of 32905
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I enjoy these a lot more than I did the West one ADV Alpha. The Alpha was well built but between a very micro phonic cloth cable and overly bass dominated and treble weak signature just didn't work for me.

The way people are talking it sounds like the ADV got a retune because a lot of people don't find them bass dominate anymore.
post #24753 of 32905
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Everyone. If you haven't read about it by now. It seems a few unauthorized individuals made way into the ebay data bank. Which is unfortunate.

 

If you haven't yet. I highly recommend you all change up your passwords.. ebay got hacked.

Thank you!

 

btw, where'r those Singolo?

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I got them consolidated and paid for.. I hope they send out soon. I will be getting my CKR9s from CDJapan before the rest.

 

I have in my hands a pair of Ostrys KC06, the tenors, FX650 and the Philips SHE9710..  These are a fantastic group of iems but one of these stood out to me and I was very surprised.

 

Will let you all know real soon.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

I got them consolidated and paid for.. I hope they send out soon. I will be getting my CKR9s from CDJapan before the rest.

 

I have in my hands a pair of Ostrys KC06, the tenors, FX650 and the Philips SHE9710..  These are a fantastic group of iems but one of these stood out to me and I was very surprised.

 

Will let you all know real soon.

What? When did you get the KC06? 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

I got them consolidated and paid for.. I hope they send out soon. I will be getting my CKR9s from CDJapan before the rest.

 

I have in my hands a pair of Ostrys KC06, the tenors, FX650 and the Philips SHE9710..  These are a fantastic group of iems but one of these stood out to me and I was very surprised.

 

Will let you all know real soon.

 

Cool!

post #24757 of 32905
Thread Starter 

You know I have to familiarize myself with what is hip around here. Ostrys are nice phones and I suppose them new A versions are even better..It seems cheaper phones are getting better and better now a days. 

post #24758 of 32905
Thread Starter 

But it wasn't the Ostrys the took my attention when I first put them in my ears I couldn't believe it.

 

You guys will never guess. lol. Again all of these phones are stand outs and there is a reason why the Tenors are getting much attention now a days.  But.. It wasn't the Tenors either that greatly impressed me on first listen.

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I guess we can call you a Philips superfan?

post #24760 of 32905

We'll never guess... huh? So it's the philips then 

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Originally Posted by Vain III View Post

The way people are talking it sounds like the ADV got a retune because a lot of people don't find them bass dominate anymore.
I hope so but even then the cable just had to much noise for me to be happy with them. They were pretty comfy though.
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

I got them consolidated and paid for.. I hope they send out soon. I will be getting my CKR9s from CDJapan before the rest.

 

I have in my hands a pair of Ostrys KC06, the tenors, FX650 and the Philips SHE9710..  These are a fantastic group of iems but one of these stood out to me and I was very surprised.

 

Will let you all know real soon.

I wouldn't be too surprised if it was the SHE9710. The discontinued SHE9700 was already very decent, actually rather neutral for a Phillips unit, so if the 3K spike has been improved/taken down then..

Design looks very similar..identical. Price/quality ratio... 


Edited by Jupiterknight - 5/22/14 at 9:28pm
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Thread Starter 

How could a $25 Philips phone compete with one of JVCs finest in the FX650?

 

 

Actually. They can. It was a while ago and I do apologize to the guy that posted the impressions of the SHE9710 on here but I kinda overlooked them as I own the SHE9700 which is an older version. I figured it would be the same..Nope.. Not the same..Much better version actually.

 

Let me just say. Next time you all are shopping on amazon Japan.. throw in a pair of these.. It is gonna completely surprise you.  These take the sound form of the older SHE3580/SHE3590 SHE9700s and is a newer revised version.

 

And it was these phones that stood out to me. I couldn't believe what I was hearing out of these $25 phones. These have a better balance from the older SHE9700. Less bass, smoother, solid clarity and detail a smooth forward sound signature that is very easy to listen to. 

 

Even the J chord on these are much improved over the older SHE9700 verison.


Edited by Dsnuts - 5/22/14 at 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

You know I have to familiarize myself with what is hip around here. Ostrys are nice phones and I suppose them new A versions are even better..It seems cheaper phones are getting better and better now a days. 

Unless you consider the lower end of the KC06 lacking, then it's not much different. Same polite highs, forward clear mids with more robust lower end, that's the A.

Looking forward to your impressions on those phones. While I want the 650 to with, I have a feeling it's going to be one of the more budget friendly ones. Phillips perhaps?

EDit: Welp, a little late. Looks like most of us here guessee correct. biggrin.gif
Edited by Exesteils - 5/22/14 at 9:31pm
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Just be careful that if you want the newest edition, avoid the SHE9701, which looks like the model number for the white version of the predecessor SHE9700.

 

The model numbers for the newest revision:

SHE9710 (Black)

SHE9711 (White)

SHE9712 (Red)

SHE9713 (Blue)


Edited by PeterDLai - 5/22/14 at 9:40pm
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