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post #6151 of 32910
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Originally Posted by CashNotCredit View Post

So I see that folks are catching on to the Somics.

Excellent.

But folks, you're looking at the wrong model.





 

This is the better of the two.

I just found out that Shure SRH-840 pads fit the EFi 82 MT. I put 'em on, and listened to some of my favorite tunes.

This is what I learned about some of my favorite songs:

 


  • Florence + The Machine - Spectrum: Florence has a ping-pong delay on her vocals throughout the track. 
  • Il Volo- Beautiful Day: There's a strange click at the 0:06 mark.
  • Flobots- Handlebars (I like their other stuff too): The violin is panned about 90% right for the whole song, but changes to the left side in the third verse.
  • Kanye West (in general): Kanye West has some really cramped sounding mixes.
  • Macy Gray- I Try: The vocals in the chorus are multiple takes, with every take hard-panned left or right.
  • Ellie Goulding- Lights: The vocals in the chorus are stacked, with one take one octave below the other
  • Fun. - Some Nights: There's a really cool snare roll at the :45 mark.
  • Imagine Dragons - It's Time: There's one more clap than I thought there was in the main rhythm pattern, and there are some snaps too.

Just when I thought I knew my favorite songs...the EFi-82 MT comes around as says, "LOL! NO YOU DON'T! THIS IS WHAT THEY REALLY ARE!"

I don't have the experience with high-end headphones to say that these things are better than $500+ headphones, but I have enough experience with FOTMs and the typical overacheiving budget-fi sets to say this: this is not a "midrange" headphone. This isn't a Superlux, or an HA-S, or a Jaycar.

No.

This is quite a bit bigger than that.

Here's a link to the thread I just started on them.

S
adly, they're not on eBay anymore, but I'm sure with enough Head-Fi support, I could message a seller and let them know of the newfound interest in this formerly obscure model.

Alberto, you put it best. There is no such thing as "good for the price" in my book either.

These are not "poor man's" anything.

They're just amazing headphones.

 

Good comments.  I read you review, also.  You are good at putting your thoughts into words and amusing at the same time.  That is impressive for being 16 years old.

 

If these are that good, we ought to put some effort to see how they stack up right next to other giant killer headphones.  I will prove that I believe what I am saying, offering to pay $10 of the shipping costs for you to send them to DannyBai.  If you agree to make the move, just let me know.

 

DannyBai:  If you agree, just let me know.

 

Dsnuts:  There should be a Discovery thread for stuff that is "great for our ears" different from a Discovery thread for stuff that is just "good/great for the money."  I bet you that you will have a lot more people on the first one because our ears don't work with a "good for the money" reasoning.

 

Put a grill and good quality big drivers together and you are in for a treat.  Sound leakage is a good thing for the "great for our ears" approach.


Edited by Alberto01 - 1/21/13 at 3:40pm
post #6152 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

 

Good comments.  I read you review, also.  You are good at putting your thoughts into words and amusing at the same time.  That is impressive for being 16 years old.

 

If these are that good, we ought to put some effort to see how they stack up right next to other giant killer headphones.  I will prove that I believe what I am saying, offering to pay $10 of the shipping costs for you to send them to DannyBai.  If you agree to make the move, just let me know.

 

DannyBai:  If you agree, just let me know.

 

Dsnuts:  There should be a Discovery thread for stuff that is "good for our ears" different from a Discovery thread for stuff that is just "good/great for the money."  I bet you that you will have a lot more people on the first one because our ears don't work with a "good for the money" reasoning.

 

Put a grill and good quality big drivers together and you are in for a treat.  Sound leakage is a good thing for the "good for our ears" approach.


That's an ingenious idea Alberto, lets put some flame blasters on those somics to truly get that hype train going if they are indeed as great as Cash make them out to be! 

 

Oh and i am willing to pay $10 of the shipping cost if you ship that open MH463s to Dsnuts for his impressions. It would be great if Ds and Danny get to hear these somics to see how they compare to all of their other beloved recommendations. 

 

Let us know Cash/Danny/ Dsnuts if you agree to this setup. It would be great if this actually materializes. beerchug.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 1/21/13 at 2:51pm
post #6153 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ok so my FX101 been on the burn for a good 40 hours..The bass on these are blown+mind.jpg

 

The difference from the former FX1X vs these FX101 is unreal.. The overly warm mids and artificial sounding highs on the FX1X made them sound like a passable bass heavy earphone for bass lovers. These are a different story. The sound as they say are proper for all of your music. Not just bass heavy ones but for bass lovers. You guys have a very nice treat coming your way for a mere $16..Bass this good does not exist for this price. I am listening to Lil Wayne and I have to say the sub bass on these are so Solid. It is unbelievable. Not only that. These are very versatile..

 

Bass lovers rejoice you guys have something to be happy about. Order these. If you guys haven't yet. These are gonna surprise bass guys for certain. Burn actually is filling out the bass end of these. People that own the MG7 are gonna be pissed. Lol!! These actually have a higher quality sound over them. Hear them for yourself. The Sub bass just as strong.

 

 

I gather the FX101s are a step down in terms of ruggedness from the HAFX1X --- significantly  thinner wires, and no box to store the earphones in. How bad is the quality of the HAFX1X? Say compared to the Monoprice MEP933?

I gather the HAFX1X is more rugged than the MEP933?

 

I am wondering if I should pick up the FX1X for travel use, the box will come in handy too.

 

 

I just got the FX101s. The sound out of the box is amazing!!! Highly recommended. Great fit (only negative with earphones is that I can hear my heartbeat).

 

I also just received the HAM5X headphones. Sound is a bit muddy out of the box (but bass is great). Burning it in.

 

Europe peeps: the HAM5X has just dropped in price today to £21.67 on amazon.co.uk. I think this is the lowest price ever on amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004W73TCI

post #6154 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

 

Good comments.  I read you review, also.  You are good at putting your thoughts into words and amusing at the same time.  That is impressive for being 16 years old.

 

If these are that good, we ought to put some effort to see how they stack up right next to other giant killer headphones.  I will prove that I believe what I am saying, offering to pay $10 of the shipping costs for you to send them to DannyBai.  If you agree to make the move, just let me know.

 

DannyBai:  If you agree, just let me know.

 

Dsnuts:  There should be a Discovery thread for stuff that is "great for our ears" different from a Discovery thread for stuff that is just "good/great for the money."  I bet you that you will have a lot more people on the first one because our ears don't work with a "good for the money" reasoning.

 

Put a grill and good quality big drivers together and you are in for a treat.  Sound leakage is a good thing for the "great for our ears" approach.

 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post


That's an ingenious idea Alberto, lets put some flame blasters on those somics to truly get that hype train going if they are indeed as great as Cash make them out to be! 

 

Oh and i am willing to pay $10 of the shipping cost if you ship that open MH463s to Dsnuts for his impressions. It would be great if Ds and Danny get to hear these somics to see how they compare to all of their other beloved recommendations. 

 

Let us know Cash/Danny/ Dsnuts if you agree to this setup. It would be great if this actually materializes. beerchug.gif

I think Ds and I would be down for this.  We will look around to see if we can find a pair for cheap too.

post #6155 of 32910
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Originally Posted by DexterMorgan View Post

 

 

I gather the FX101s are a step down in terms of ruggedness from the HAFX1X --- significantly  thinner wires, and no box to store the earphones in. How bad is the quality of the HAFX1X? Say compared to the Monoprice MEP933?

I gather the HAFX1X is more rugged than the MEP933?

 

I am wondering if I should pick up the FX1X for travel use, the box will come in handy too.

 

 

I just got the FX101s. The sound out of the box is amazing!!! Highly recommended. Great fit (only negative with earphones is that I can hear my heartbeat).

 

I also just received the HAM5X headphones. Sound is a bit muddy out of the box (but bass is great). Burning it in.

 

Europe peeps: the HAM5X has just dropped in price today to £21.67 on amazon.co.uk. I think this is the lowest price ever on amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004W73TCI


You should look into the FX3X is a nice upgrade to both the FX101 and the FX1X.

post #6156 of 32910
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

 

I think Ds and I would be down for this.  We will look around to see if we can find a pair for cheap too.


Ok. So I did a little digging around for more info on these Somic cans.. It looks like Cash is not kidding around with the sound on these cans. It seems this Somic company in 2009 Hired a Dr Leibniz in Germany to make a new 50mm drivers that are in these Somic cans. They are using a proprietary developed Polymer composite Diaphram that has some 37% mix of glass fiber in it that reproduces some real nice sound. The Driver is called the TP4. So it looks like these Somic cans look to be the real deal looks aside. There is a new version of the cans Cash has called the pro model. Which look a lot better by the way. It is all black.  Good job Cash with sticking to your thoughts about them.

 

I haven't heard them yet but based on the reading I just did. These Somic cans may very well be a solid contender for sounds. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if they sound every bit as good as $200 headphones. Will see about getting a pair. 

post #6157 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


You should look into the FX3X is a nice upgrade to both the FX101 and the FX1X.

 

Is the FX3X better than than the FX101 as well?

 

Unfortunately its somewhat pricey, $30 on amazon.com compared to $16.5 for FX1X.

post #6158 of 32910

Anyone remember where on tenso to check if they recieved my headphone package?

post #6159 of 32910
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DexterMorgan View Post

 

Is the FX3X better than than the FX101 as well?

 

Unfortunately its somewhat pricey, $30 on amazon.com compared to $16.5 for FX1X.

I bought mine for $60. I thought they were worth that and more when I got them so $30 is a great deal for the FX3X.  I would pass on the FX1X unless big bass is all you want then the FX1X is ok for the cash. 

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Originally Posted by cute View Post

Anyone remember where on tenso to check if they recieved my headphone package?

 

They will email you once they have it. It should be under item pending. If you have none that means it isn't ready.


Edited by Dsnuts - 1/21/13 at 4:42pm
post #6160 of 32910
Thread Starter 

Got these on order.

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Will report back with how they sound.

post #6161 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Got these on order.

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2a

Will report back with how they sound.

 

What's the difference between these EFI-82 PRO and the EFI-82 MT that CashNotCredit has?


Edited by Alberto01 - 1/21/13 at 11:06pm
post #6162 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

 

What's the difference between these EFI-82 PRO and the EFI-82 MT that CashNotCredit has.

+1

post #6163 of 32910
Thread Starter 

I think they are using the same TP4 50mm drivers they used on the previous model but the main difference here is. These use all black for the color makes them more serious looking, then there is this.

They are using real protein leather for the pads. They look similar to Denon/ Fostex headphone for padding. Way more comfier looking. I am certain the drivers are the same as the MT model.  All the EFI models are using them same German developed drivers. So the sound should be the same. From the looks of the pad it seems I won't have to switch out padding. Also I don't know if the older model had a coiled cable but these do. It doesn't say on the description if these have detachable cables but that would be awesome if they did.


Edited by Dsnuts - 1/21/13 at 5:56pm
post #6164 of 32910

That black Pro version does look better - I might have to pick one pair myself, I think that for around 40 bucks these look pretty good.

post #6165 of 32910

I ended up grabbing the Pro model as well.  Seems like a good deal on eBay.  These look pretty close to the German Maestro brand in design.  Hopefully the sound rivals that tier.  

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