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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Oh yea. The Mp8320. Only if those crazy Chinese read my thread and figured out they can create a real winner by changing the housing a bit and throwing in some decent tips..But alas those are mass produced and obviously made cheap. The sound however is one of kind for the price. Which leads me to something new.!

 

So I got a PM from Majin who wrote me about a little product I should take a listen to. So in the spirit of discovery why not. At first he wanted to send me his pair and then then I found out how much it cost. Lol. It would have cost more for him to send me his pair and return them than for me to just buy one..So here we go. Surprise Surprise. Another discovery for ya'll to chew on!

 

Introducing another cheaply Chinese made iem.. THE AWEI ES800M.

 

If you all check ebay $6.00-$7.50 free shipped.. Yes you read right these cost as much as a $5.00 ft long at your local subway with tax. Lol they even throw in a decent pouch. A thicker flat cord and 3 different sized tips that aren't bad at all. In fact I was very surprised how well these are actually made. Build wise these have nothing to do with their price. In fact I think I spent more on tips at Radio Shack. The all solid metal buds that come in here solid as the entire build with a solid metal plug end as well

 

Specs

9mm Drivers

Sensitivity  95db

16ohm

Freq 20hz-20khz

cord length 1.2m

 

I only wish the MP8320 came packaged like this. These I know for a fact will last longer than most earphone let alone the Mp8320. The solid thick flat cord is tangle free and rubber coated.. Perfect gym buds? Yes. Perfect gift buds? Yes. Perfect sounding? No. 

 

Sound.

So lets get down to the nitty gritty. These are bass earphones. At first listen I was quite shocked at just how much bass these have. We are talking close to the XB90EX level in bass. Yes for $6. I would actually like to call these the cheap mans XB90 actually. They don't have a wide or a deep stage like the XB90 or the refinements of them but what they do have is a sound that is acceptable for casual use. In fact for bassy genres these will hit them bass notes with sheer authority perhaps a bit too much..

 

There is mid bass and sub bass in big quantities and the overall sound is a bit on the warm side. These do resemble a bit the sound signature of the ATH- CKS earphones in the way they are tuned..The balance is definitely skewed toward the bottom half and while this may make some of you guys cringe with the idea of getting these to try so why would I throw these on the discovery thread? Simple for the cost these are the brawniest bass earphones I have ever heard. Guys that want the low lo rumble but don't want to spend the $100 for something like the XB90. Can get your bass fix from these..Overall sound is actually balanced pretty good and sound decent enough with vocals and instrumental music.. Another reason why these made the thread. These would actually make great gifts for friends and loved ones that are just starting out on listening to music..Your crazy nephew that loves his Dub and Hiphop will have never heard any better and love you for giving these to him.

 

The SQ of the MP8320 or the SHE3580 are better than these but it is the build and overall package of these that won me over. plus their wow inducing bass end..These lack highs extension and sparkle of higher end phones as well as having somewhat of a smoothed out mid section that isn't defined all that well. But I am willing to bet you guys these are easily comparable with beats earphones and are probably built better too..For the cost. Lol. These are funny. You would never ever expect this type of build and the sound is acceptable for casual listeners for certain..

 

For bass fans. Give them a go. Or if you want a nice solid set of buds for the gym or you need a nice gift for your friends that don't know their highs from their bass. These look nice, built nicer, and sound decent. That bass end will wow you and your friend or family member you gave these to will love you for giving them the biggest brawniest bass earphones they have ever heard and will think you spent a fortune on them. Happy listening fellas.

 

Can someone say.. Rebrand?

Wow, perhaps just what I need!

How would they compare to the FX101?
Also what about those MEelec earphones?

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They cost $6. Just don't eat lunch for a day and find out. I think you will like. Like I said. For bass fans why not. These are actually bassier than the FX101s. Lol.

 

By the way I was kinda joking about the lil Jamz rebrand but I think these actually could be rebrands. It wouldn't surprise me. They do kinda sound like Monster earphones.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/21/12 at 2:49pm
post #3963 of 25582
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

They cost $6. Just don't eat lunch for a day and find out. I think you will like. Like I said. For bass fans why not. These are actually bassier than the FX101s. Lol.

 

By the way I was kinda joking about the lil Jamz rebrand but I think these actually could be rebrands. It wouldn't surprise me. They do kinda sound like Monster earphones.

Haha, yea.

Sounds awesome!

So is the bass bloated at all?
Its kind of reminding of those MEElec IEMs with just bloated bass, ruining the other aspects

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There is some bass bloat but not too bad..I have been burning them in and they get much better with burn in. The sound is starting to tighten up. Decent sound for the bucks. A throw around earphone that don't cost so much. I would try em. I was completely surprised on the bass end. It is big mean and hit them low notes with brute strength. I don't know if Meelec earphones has this much bass to be honest.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/21/12 at 4:14pm
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R1 won't arrive until Monday.

 

I got curious and found the thread about the R1. Dragon2knight's review was somewhat positive! I went to mp4nation hoping to see that the R1's cost $300 so that my interest in them would quickly be doused, only to find them for on sale for a measly $34.50 (with free shipping to Canada) until Oct22/12 (tomorrow). Suddenly I am feeling interested in purchasing them, even though I have the FXD70's on the way!

 

I read that dragon2knight said that he thought that the R1's are more 3D like. Although I don't have the 70's yet, I assume that the 70's are more 2D like (whereas the 80's are more 3D like). Maybe it would be nice to also have the R1's for that different 3D like sound? (especially considering their price)

 

So ericp10, I am counting on you to. Please get the R1's tomorrow and give them a quick test, and tell me whether or not I need to get them LOL!

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

I got curious and found the thread about the R1. Dragon2knight's review was somewhat positive! I went to mp4nation hoping to see that the R1's cost $300 so that my interest in them would quickly be doused, only to find them for on sale for a measly $34.50 (with free shipping to Canada) until Oct22/12 (tomorrow). Suddenly I am feeling interested in purchasing them, even though I have the FXD70's on the way!

 

I read that dragon2knight said that he thought that the R1's are more 3D like. Although I don't have the 70's yet, I assume that the 70's are more 2D like (whereas the 80's are more 3D like). Maybe it would be nice to also have the R1's for that different 3D like sound? (especially considering their price)

 

So ericp10, I am counting on you to. Please get the R1's tomorrow and give them a quick test, and tell me whether or not I need to get them LOL!

 

It seems that a lot of people are getting their R1's today! I have been reading some of the 1st impressions below:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/631240/brainwavz-r1-review/210#post_8799673

 

Unless I hear otherwise from you Eric, I think that my need to get them is diminishing. I'm quite sure that I am going to be very happy the FXD70's anyway smile.gif

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Ok So a little update on the newer earphones I have been burning in. Both the FX31 and these even newer Es800M

 

After throwing my well burned in FX31 into my ears and then going to the ES800M. Sorry guys I can't recommend the AWEI buds at all. Even at $6. I am gonna delete that post and sell these things.

 

To put it simply these lack any refinement big bass or not to warrant a recommend from me. The overall sound is not even good for the gym. It comes out so muddy. Lack of any real detail anywhere in the sound. They actually sound like sub $10 earphones and that is not what this thread is about. If you read this Maijin I appreciate you bringing these to my attention and I still think they are ok for $6 or so but in all honesty these don't do it for me at all. The sound is so bloated it is hard to like this sound.

 

Now. The good news. The FX31 now has fully burned in and the sound is SO much better over these cheapo Awei phones there is no comparison. It goes to show you who really makes the best budget iems. Minus the MP8320 I have not heard another cheapo Chinese made earphone that touches them. So I will delete the impressions of the ES800. These don't belong here. They were a discovery alright. Lol.

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Fx31 vs Fx40 now?
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I'll do one better. I am whipping out the FX101 vs FX40 vs FX31 Comparo. NOW.. look for it in a few.

 

Going back n forth from the 3 earphones here.

 

To me the winner of overall definition of tunes is the FX31. FX40 comes close to some tunes but I think instrument separation is a tad bit better on the FX31. With the FX101 ultimately sounding a bit thicker as you can hear the mid bass presence over the other 2. Not as accurate as the other 2. But light years ahead in clarity to the Awei. There is almost none on the Aweis actually. I was hoping they would tighten up on the sounds much more but as they are. They are not so good in sound. 

 

Bass goes like this. FX101 has the most bass here with the FX40 and the FX31 is very close to the FX40. All 3 have nice quality bass..

 

So overall I would say the FX31> FX40> F101...and falling off the discovery thread would be the ES800M far far awei.

 

It doesn't surprise that the Awei has the best build out of the all these as it looks like they are using the same build as the Monsters lil jamz  but where they just don't touch the JVCs are in the sound. Even for bass heavy earphones I feel the FX101 does it right. Enough definition and clarity to actually enjoy your tunes. The ES800M even after burn in is seriously lacking in any type of real clarity or detail.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/22/12 at 10:54am
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

Fx31 vs Fx40 now?


Fx40.. depends, if you sensitiv (sp) with high frecuencies, dont buy them.  The highs are boosted, a lot.  The bass is nice, its he foundation of the sound but no bass monsters at all.  its llike an extreme v shaped curve with the highs boosted, but the sound very good for the price, detail and clarity is nice and you wont find a lot of iems with that level of clarity under $20.00

 

Whats your budget?  they are selling FXD60 for around $60.00, not heard them but i am almost sure that they got more bass than the FXd70 and 80's. maybe some owner of the 60's could give us an review on them.  almost sure they sound better and are an upgrade over the 40's

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Ok So a little update on the newer earphones I have been burning in. Both the FX31 and these even newer Es800M

 

After throwing my well burned in FX31 into my ears and then going to the ES800M. Sorry guys I can't recommend the AWEI buds at all. Even at $6. I am gonna delete that post and sell these things.

 

To put it simply these lack any refinement big bass or not to warrant a recommend from me. The overall sound is not even good for the gym. It comes out so muddy. Lack of any real detail anywhere in the sound. They actually sound like sub $10 earphones and that is not what this thread is about. If you read this Maijin I appreciate you bringing these to my attention and I still think they are ok for $6 or so but in all honesty these don't do it for me at all. The sound is so bloated it is hard to like this sound.

 

Now. The good news. The FX31 now has fully burned in and the sound is SO much better over these cheapo Awei phones there is no comparison. It goes to show you who really makes the best budget iems. Minus the MP8320 I have not heard another cheapo Chinese made earphone that touches them. So I will delete the impressions of the ES800. These don't belong here. They were a discovery alright. Lol.

 

 

 

LOL   the train didnt even started,   biggrin.gif

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I just can't recommend a earphone that sounds this congested. The bass end is the only thing that is impressive about this sound but any earphone can say they have big bass as many do. But does it have a good sound. does it have sparkle to the highs. Does it have clarity to the mids.40 hours of burn in was all it took to make me realize that was their sound signature.

 

It was going for a ATH-CKS solid bass sound but end up sounding like it was tuned by a bunch of first time tuners..It wouldn't surprise me if every single one of those cheapo AWEI earphones on ebay sound exactly alike maybe minor differences due to housing but all of em having mind numbing bass with no real dynamics.

 

I realized going from even the cheaper JVC iems to the AWEIs just how much they are lacking. I can't put something like that on this thread with a good conscience knowing how they sound even with burn in. It is one of those iems that initially you are impressed with the bass and how big it is but then you start listening to your tunes and it is just lacking in every way possible. You guys want to know the very definition of colored sound. Get a AWEI earphone for your knowledge. It is the very definition.

 

It is a shame too as the build is astounding for such a cheapo. All metal housing with metal plug, rubberized flat cord ect. Just a shame.

 

This thread should be about finding greatness for the price but muddiness at any price won't make it onto here. 


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/22/12 at 11:14am
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Guys, any tips on where I can get a pair of Sony MDR-XB90EX?  Or a trusted vendor on Ebay or otherwise?

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Has anyone tried those CK700?
They seem like they're cheapos too?
Round about the same price as those AWEIs

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