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Sennheiser mx 581 vs mx 471?

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was going to buy the pk3 for kpop/jpop  but many recommend mx580 over pk3

and then saw the mx580 vs mx581 thread, mx581 wins :P and i love braided cords.

 

but i dont like the volym controll, so then i saw the mx471.

 

how is the mx581 vs mx471 in sound quality ? is the mx471 just mx581 without the controller ?

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Do you have very small ears? If not, then go for the Sennheiser earbud models ending in 0 if you want a decent fit. I have the MX580, and even this one is a bit on the small side compared to the other earbuds I have. The MX581 and MX471 are probably very small. I suggest you go for the MX580 unless you have very small ears. I am very happy with the sound quality of the MX580.

The volume control is annoying, and sometimes the volume is a bit different on each channel if you set the control at less than maximum. I leave it on maximum and it doesn't cause any issues.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

Do you have very small ears? If not, then go for the Sennheiser earbud models ending in 0 if you want a decent fit. I have the MX580, and even this one is a bit on the small side compared to the other earbuds I have. The MX581 and MX471 are probably very small. I suggest you go for the MX580 unless you have very small ears. I am very happy with the sound quality of the MX580.

The volume control is annoying, and sometimes the volume is a bit different on each channel if you set the control at less than maximum. I leave it on maximum and it doesn't cause any issues.

 

 


yeah i have small ears. can u comment on mx581 vs mx471 sound quality ? mx581 isnt just a mx471 but with a controller ?`

 

 

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anyone know ?

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bump

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hi i have the mx580 and mx471as far as ive read there's negligible diffs bw mx580 and mx581.but b/w mx580 and mx471 there's huge difference in SQ I use the mx 580 with foams it is better than mx471... its balanced with bass hitting really low,clear mids, sparkly highs but not sibilant good soundstage width. MX 471 is slightly bass oriented lacks soundstage compared to 580, highs amd mids are recessed.Build wise both are same except Mx580 comes with volume control. Without any doubt go for Mx580 or Mx581 coz if u buy Mx471 u sure will be longing to  buy a better earbud afterwards.

 

advice- burn em for 50-70hrs every damn thing opens up and u feel you are listening to big headpones :-)

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thx for the asnwer =)

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