I'm one of the proud owners of Thinksound TS02mic. I got them about a year ago and I really enjoyed it so far. Back in March, my TS02mic has some crackling noise on the right earphone. I have consulted Thinksound and they are kind enough to send me a new pair of TS02mic. Kudos to Thinksound for their great customer service and fast response.
Just today I noticed the right earphone of my replacement TS02mic is having some problem again. This time, the sound cuts off when I move the cable near the earphone. I suspect the wires inside had damage. Don't get me wrong. I am not trying to complain that there is some quality issue with Thinksound products. They make great lovely products. It could be someone accidentally pulled the cable when I'm not around. I have been away for a few days.
Now I'm really worry that the right channel will be totally 'deaf'. So I am currently looking to get a replacement before worst thing happens. I have been fancy about the MS01 for a while. However I'm really not sure if it is an improvement when compare to the TS02 or it's just a minor difference. I love the warm sound from the TS02 but sometimes I find that it is not clear or detailed enough in some area. The soundstage and separation might not be the best too. Is the MS01 better in these areas?
I have read some reviews (including yours, Swimsonny ) of the MS01 and most of the highlighted that the highs are a bit too harsh. Is it really that bad? Will it be harsh to a level that is fatiguing after a long period of listening? I work mostly in front of my laptop and I listen music only using earphones. So if it is fatiguing, it might not be the best option for me.
What are the other options in this price range? I really hope someone can give me some opinion and advice.
Currently I'm using TS02mic connected to FiiO E17. I find that the sound of TS02mic noticeably improved when used with FiiO E17.