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Just noticed they were open buds tongue.gif.

Anyways, after seeing the Live I also stumbled on Living, are the difference between them significant? I am starting to get back in the HiSoundAudio buds but I have a sour experience with one of their product

 

As ClieOS says, the Living are quite analytical and can be sibilant. I like them, but sometimes the highs are too sharp. The Live are better overall since they are more balanced

 

 

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Don't know much about Live but Living is a very analytical sounding earbuds that also demands a warm source and good fit to sound at its best.
You should though, may be just a collection of impression over the years into a thread can still be very helpful.

 

Well, I might give it a try down the line. Especially I can share my impressions of the vintage earbuds that I own.

 

 

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This is sort of off topic (no more than things already are) but I would love to see more information about Danneq's vintage Sony and Aiwa earbuds. I have looked and there seems to be very few pictures/information about them and there are some seriously cool ones he owns.

 

 

I can try to give my impressions when I get the time.

 

In the meantime, you can check out some old threads that I looked up while researching the Aiwa and Sony earbuds. After that, it was just a waiting (and bidding) game on Ebay...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/29091/the-god-of-sony-earphones-has-arrived-behold-the-mdr-e484-b

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/26243/beautiful-sony-ear-receiver-of-yesterday

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/27680/best-earphones

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/408861/king-of-aiwa

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/29942/aiwa-hp-v9-earbuds

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/9666/aiwa-earbuds-a-pleasant-surprise

 

Somewhat difficult thread to follow since much is written in Chinese: http://uc.jd-blog.com/thread-239378-2-1.html

 

Review of Aiwa HP-D9 and Sony MDR-E262 from 2011: http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?topic=1954.0

 

Here you can check out old Aiwa headphones and earbuds: http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/AIWA/aiwaindex.html

 

And some old Sony stuff: http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/SONY/sonyindex.html

 

I've got Aiwa HP-D2, D9 and V541, and Sony MDR-E282, E464 and E484

 

You have to be prepared to pay a lot for the more well known Aiwa and Sony earbuds. But you can find older and lesser known Aiwa earbuds cheap. I got my HP-D2 for around 10 euro in total and I'd rank them on the same level as Yuin PK2 and Blox M2C. They are quite lean on bass, but have a very detailed and tranparent sound. I got the HP-V541 cheap as well and they are much more bassy but less detailed than the D2.

 

 

Back to topic, since this is a Blox TM7 thread. I have ordered a pair and hopefully they will arrive by next week. I've sold my M2C, so I cannot compare the TM7 to those, but I'll try to post my impressions.


Edited by Danneq - 9/6/12 at 4:38am

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post #152 of 708

I have a pair of M2C and a pair of TM7 on their way...was planning to compare before deciding which to sell...I'll do my best to do a comparison of sorts...

post #153 of 708

I had a pair of M2C, but I sold it away when I knew that TM7 was coming. Maybe it's a wrong decision. But I believe TM7 will be outstanding because its brother - TM5 is very famous with earbuds-lovers.:X

Waiting & waiting :D

post #154 of 708

Lol, I sold tm5 twice! The thing with tm5 is it's dark mellow sound sig, its enveloping full-sized bass and of course its monumental soundstage, it's absolutely huge like a big cage around your head sometimes and very very deep. Its only downside is the speed which is why I sold it.

 

If you have tried m2c, tm5 has the same speed. Tm5 is idea for laid-back classical music lovers, its Beethoven got all the right elements, grand, passionate, hard-hitting, same with Brahms too... lol

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Lol, I sold tm5 twice! The thing with tm5 is it's dark mellow sound sig, its enveloping full-sized bass and of course its monumental soundstage, it's absolutely huge like a big cage around your head sometimes and very very deep. Its only downside is the speed which is why I sold it.

 

If you have tried m2c, tm5 has the same speed. Tm5 is idea for laid-back classical music lovers, its Beethoven got all the right elements, grand, passionate, hard-hitting, same with Brahms too... lol

I had  the TM5  and sold them  as well ...but I must say that the bass was the best I had ever heard from a earphone!

post #156 of 708

I have received the TM7 and they are very good. Haven't compared them to the MX980, but they should not be too far behind. Very lush and smooth sound that at the same time is detailed. The TM7 isn't very bassy in the sense that it's bass heavy. You can hear bass rather than feel it, something that I like.

 

Will post more impressions after I have had time to compare it to my other earbuds. I can at least say that the TM7 are better than my other recent buys: NW Studio Pro, Hisoundaudio Live & Living. They're all good in their own ways, but the TM7 draws you into the music in a way that the other three don't.

post #157 of 708

Interested to read the differences between the TM7 and MX980. Between the two the latter definitely looks like it'll last much longer. 

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... but the TM7 draws you into the music in a way that the other three don't.

Ain't that the truth.
post #159 of 708

...still waiting on mine...last note on the tracking number says they had been processed through the New York sorting facility on the seventh of September. Now they have to make it across the country :\ *siiiigh*

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Woohoo join the tm7 party!! They've replaced the pk1 as my main earbuds smily_headphones1.gif
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Interested to read the differences between the TM7 and MX980. Between the two the latter definitely looks like it'll last much longer. 

 

Probably better compared to the 985 as they are the same $140 price and are both the latest models. http://en-de.sennheiser.com/mx-985

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Right you are.  PM you to keep this thread clean. 

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Probably better compared to the 985 as they are the same $140 price and are both the latest models. http://en-de.sennheiser.com/mx-985


Oh! That came totaly out of the blue! I have completely missed the MX985. I assume that it is a tweaked version of the MX980. The only visual difference is the jack plug.

 

MX980:

 

 

 

MX985:

 

 

 

 

No purchase for me, but I'm glad that Sennheiser isn't abandoning the high end earbud game...

post #164 of 708
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No purchase for me, but I'm glad that Sennheiser isn't abandoning the high end earbud game...

Missed the MX980 train and I have to keep reminding myself not to rely on the local Senn. distro again and get this online myself.
post #165 of 708
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Oh! That came totaly out of the blue! I have completely missed the MX985. I assume that it is a tweaked version of the MX980. The only visual difference is the jack plug.

 

MX980:

 

 

 

MX985:

 

 

 

 

No purchase for me, but I'm glad that Sennheiser isn't abandoning the high end earbud game...

 

The plug is improved but I also believe the Y joint and volume control are combined now and the back of the housing is alloy instead of plastic.

 

Apologies though, as this is the TM7 thread, and I seemed to have started to make it veer off. So, enough of the competition for now and back to the Blox. Later on, when both are more readily available, may the best phone win :) I look forward to the comparisons.

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