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In addition, Dsnuts, I have seen far worse reviews on the S2, but you swear by them as being close to the M200 in sound quality. That's good enough for me (although you liking that M-5 over the R1 concerns me .... lol).


Well to be honest. Both of the brainwaves phones are kinda so so. Not really great imo. The M5 sounds better to me but I read several reports of qc variations of the M5. People having all sorts of issues from sound to blocked housings. The pair I got sounded decent enough but not anything crazy outstanding. I think there was a reason why Mp4nation gave a choice of either the R1 or the M5. Both are just ok imo.

 

I am burning in my M5 and they sound worse than when I first heard them. Probably the first time I can recall a sound really not improving from burn in. I will keep them on the burn.

 

Also my sources right now be it X3. ME with 2Step amp or my NFB5 which are all set to play music. Will make those free airline buds sound hi fi.. I think I might have to revert to my clip to give a fair idea of how they truly sound..

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Wallet's already crying. Just bought a house. biggrin.gif

At least you can afford a house.

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I am burning in my M5 and they sound worse than when I first heard them. Probably the first time I can recall a sound really not improving from burn in. I will keep them on the burn.

Nah, the R1 got worse too. It needed like 200 hours just to slightly improve its peaky upper mids and treble while the bass just got worse and worse, so eric is a bit too harsh - it's always hard to chose the lesser evil and these brainwavz iems are just decent for the price - they are not even close to the bang for buck performers in this price range.

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As it stands the best ones I have heard at that price level are the VSD1s..At first I thought the M5 had some potential but the mids are the weak point about the phones presentation as I hear them now. The bass end kinda lingers a bit too. They sound like a lame version of the NE-700 iems.

 

I should have my Onkyo HF-300 by this weekend..

 

Aha even newer review.

 

Earbuds to be effective must be 1)comfortable, 2)sturdy, and most importantly, 3) provide good sound.

The Onkhyo In-Ear Headphones do it all.

1) Comfort - The Onkyo earbuds come with three earpads - small, medium, and large. That not only means that both my tall husband and I can use them, we can each use the size that works best for us. And to be honest, I like not having to share.
They're comfortable and I have no problem leaving them in for hours.

2) Durability - They're carefully crafted. The cord disconnects if it's snagged or tugged, and even better, can be replaced if damaged. A small zippered carrying case is included; it has room for my I-Pod and will easily fit in a pocket or purse.

3) Sound - The sound is balanced, crisp, and clear with a clean solid bass. And the body of the earbud is designed to be vibration free. Credit for the sound also goes to the newly developed 14.3 mm drivers and - my favorite part - the copper cable covered in elastomer insulation. (No, I have no idea what 'elastomer' is; but I do know that it works.) There's no 'crackle' when the cord is inadvertently touched.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 4:57pm
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Nah, the R1 got worse too. It needed like 200 hours just to slightly improve its peaky upper mids and treble while the bass just got worse and worse, so eric is a bit too harsh - it's always hard to chose the lesser evil and these brainwavz iems are just decent for the price - they are not even close to the bang for buck performers in this price range.

 I'm not too harsh. I'm not claiming that the R1 is great (good or decent)...But I'm saying it's quite better than that M5 to my ears.

 

 

You'll probably have the Onkyo before me Dsnuts. The price I pay for getting the premium one for under a $100.

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Will report out of box impressions as soon as I get them in my ears. Because these things have a large single dynamic. I suspect they will sound marvelous out of my sources.. I hope they scale as much as my S2 does. Got my fingers crossed.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 5:02pm
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 I'm not too harsh. I'm not claiming that the R1 is great (good or decent)...But I'm saying it's quite better than that M5 to my ears.

 

Nah, I obviously wasn't serious about that. You were joking and I was joking biggrin.gif

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By the way ericp. I do look forward to your take on the S2..Wait till you hear them on your X3. Cus I know how that pairing goes..Hope you got your jamiroquai loaded and ready ..They sound good on open box but sounds even better with longer burn in.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 5:45pm
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whose the best vendor on e bay for the S2s now?????thanks!

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Random question, but has anyone that ordered the X1s from M.D got a shipping/ tracking email yet??? I don't remember seeing one in my emails tbh. How long does it normally take for them to get those orders in and send them out to buyers???


Edited by sfwalcer - 8/21/13 at 7:35pm
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Ok so let me be clear about MD.. I know I kinda gave the thumbs up on that but I got some info on why that site should not be discussed or mentioned on the threads. I should have checked with admins first but I assumed it would not really harm anything but it does.. You guys have to think who or whom this site is sponsored by and what happens when dealers undercut other dealers..So I agreed to have the discovery thread clean of any mention of MD..If you guys know about it already then that is fine but lets not mention anything dealing with that at all here.. Your posts will be flagged and or edited out. So it is official. No mention of MD, no discussion. Onward and upward. .

 

Now kickstarter is another matter all together. Especially dealing with that GEEK DAC. This is one of those investments that can pay out huge for the end user if this Dac lives up to the potential it has. Might have to throw that up as a headliner on the discovery thread. I know it is not traditional to not have a single experience of said gear to actually put up this as a headliner but these have the potential to really impress and I think it will be a blast to have my headfi bros involved in something like this...

 

Many of you guys might think I don't need that thing and it is kinda expensive.. Aha.. No.. It aint. I don't think these guys are kidding around when they mention they base that sound off of their $20,000 Da vin ci Dac. I know it is a lofty claim but who better to make such a dac than some Genius sound dude that made the da vin ci and the visionary behind it..The guys that end up getting the last remaining $159 spot will benefit form owning one of these here in January at almost half price..I am not one to take chances on unsure stuff as far as gear and phones goes but something about this venture I like..Nothing hokey about it. It is exactly how it sounds so far. Once they release this DAC it will sell for no less than $300..And you will just read about it wondering why you didn't invest when you could have. Lol. Give it some thought..At the price they are going for now I think it is a worthy investment. Look up their company Light Harmonics and read up on that Da vinci dac. It is stuff you don't read on Headfi as it cost more than what people can afford here. Lol. And they are making a cheapmans version? SOLD!!.

 

Oh and I forgot to mention. Thanks to hatefulsandwich for binging that deal to us here..

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones?ref=live 


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 9:11pm
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Looking forward to your impressions/ review on the onkyo ie hf300... they really don't cost too much and if they're good enough I might get those instead of the cks1000s which I'm still waiting for to lower till at least 14000 yen. Man, sucks that I missed the time where it was 13000 yen a while back. Too bad I generally have had fit issues with micro hd drivers, otherwise those m200s do seem nice.

 

Edit: nvm removing certain portions of the post due to Ds' new guidelines on group buys and all


Edited by Darknet - 8/21/13 at 8:02pm
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I'm not really taking any of the vine reviews seriously. Most don't really know much about audio/IEMS so its a face value kind of thing.

The third party seller seems to have pretty crappy shipping. Purchased several days ago, and they haven't even dropped the package to UPS yet despite it saying "ships in 1-2 days" 3-5 more like, plus another 6 for the very incompetent UPS.
Oh well, not much to be done about it.
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A little update. I just noticed the housing is also designed to look like their davnci dac. Hmmm Colors.!

 

I think I want that metallic green. I do live in Colorado. Lol.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 8:27pm
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A little update. I just noticed the housing is also designed to look like their davnci dac. Hmmm Colors.!



Pretty much. Been keeping a close eye on the project. Now to see if they can add dipped lines somewhere to make it even more like the Da Vinci.
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