Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › ID America NY Spark Impressions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ID America NY Spark Impressions

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

For ****s and giggles I decided to order a set of Spark IEMs by id America. A thread was posted last week stating these could be obtained fro around $30 from MacMall and at that price I figured there couldn't be much too lose. I bought them initially to compare to the Audio Technica CKM50 I've been using for a few weeks now and enjoy very much, ****ty cabling aside. 


The buds were delivered and initial thoughts are positive - the construction is all aluminum and the buds themselves seem very sturdy. The only piece I would consider remotely cheap is the in-line Mic but those usually feel that way to me on a lot of brands. It works just fine and sounds good. The headphones sounded pretty sweet right out of the packaging, which was quite nice actually. For a set of phones with 8mm drivers they seem to deliver bass quite nicely. The other frequencies are well covered and just sound very good with the flac files of Steely Dan that I used as a test. I listened to all of Gaucho with an ear to ear **** eating grin.


I still like the ATs and I would say the Spark will compliment rather than replace those. The Spark is a compelling option at the $30 (list $60 on their website) price point. If you like bass and aren't looking for something to satisfy a hardcore basshead's need then these outta work quite well for you. 


Solid build, great sound, and a decent price is a combination that always sits well with me.


Update: I wanted to include the link to the Jet Black model I ordered and it seems that they have since jacked the price up $20 to $50. Still $10 cheaper than direct from id America but not the bargain they were last week. Sorry to burst any bubbles. Wasn't my intent.




If I had to replace either the AT CKM50 or the Spark, I'd grab the latter for the metal construction, less flimsy cable and in-line Mic. Both sound very good but the Spark is a bit less bassy than the ATs.


Edited by stingx - 3/5/12 at 8:27am
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

$34.99 @ eCost



post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Using these exclusively now for commuting both ways and in the office with my iBasso DAC. Being made of aluminum they are extremely lightweight and they really do sound very well. They handle the bass as well as the ATs and I am just enamored by the sound they produce. I am going to order another pair in something other than boring black. 


I'd love to hear some others' opinions on these. 


Here's a cool youtube video illustrating them:



Edited by stingx - 3/6/12 at 5:05pm
post #4 of 6

How is the bass on these.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
post #6 of 6

I realize that this thread is over a year and a half ancient now, but I have absolutely GOT to chime in. I just received a pair of these for Christmas, and am absolutely blown away.


I don't think I've heard anything previously that sounded this good right out of the box. I can only imagine what they will sound like after a decent bit of burn-in  :ksc75smile:



Two thumbs up to id America ...

Edited by Louis8ball - 12/26/13 at 7:28am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › ID America NY Spark Impressions