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Poll Results: Will apple EarPods win over Headfiers ears?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 13% (41)
    Yes definately..
  • 23% (74)
    I am not sure
  • 21% (66)
    Who cares..its still apple
  • 39% (124)
    No way..!
  • 2% (7)
    I liked apple earbud, this will be rocking as well...!
311 Total Votes  
post #61 of 311
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Well Alrighty Then...

 

A definitive number for us to work with... I think?

 

Can anyone else shed some light on this matter? Like the price of the aforementioned earbuds?

 

Thanks, Jim

 

Since the MX980 recently has been discontinued it's getting more and more difficult to find. Before it was discontinued you'd have to pay close to $200. Now probably more. It's easier to find here in Europe and I got my pair for around $150. The TM7 costs $148 including shipping from Hong Kong.

post #62 of 311
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

3 years in design, Hundreds of user ears scanned, etc etc etc.

 

Jim

Left and right ears of a person are not identical, assuming they scanned hundreds of people in different age group and different nationalities. I guess they spent 3 yrs just to design the right shape.normal_smile%20.gif

post #63 of 311
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Originally Posted by Danneq View Post

 

Since the MX980 recently has been discontinued it's getting more and more difficult to find. Before it was discontinued you'd have to pay close to $200. Now probably more. It's easier to find here in Europe and I got my pair for around $150. The TM7 costs $148 including shipping from Hong Kong.

Thanks

 

Jim

post #64 of 311
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Thanks

 

Jim

 

Like I wrote: earbuds can have a much bigger soundstage than IEM's, but along with isolation you lose bass and some (micro) detail. For me that is a small price to pay since I, 1. only want to shove something inside my ear canal if I REALLY have to, and 2. I like the airy and big sound that high end earbuds can present.

post #65 of 311
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Originally Posted by Danneq View Post

Like I wrote: earbuds can have a much bigger soundstage than IEM's, but along with isolation you lose bass and some (micro) detail. For me that is a small price to pay since I, 1. only want to shove something inside my ear canal if I REALLY have to, and 2. I like the airy and big sound that high end earbuds can present.

Fair Enough...

So will these be on your shopping list?

Thanks, Jim
post #66 of 311

I live in Taiwan. Apple's latest items reach our shores about two months after they start spreading in the States, Japan, etc. I've got plenty of time to read reviews. Moreover, one of my friend is dying to buy the iPhone 5, so I can just borrow her pair. Time enough to buy one for myself, then, if it manages to impress me; or do you think I buy everything that any company flaunts as a new miracle? I'm not that rich! tongue.gif

 

In addition, I very much doubt I'll ever enjoy earbuds. I prefer IEMs; I need a seal and good isolation to best enjoy my music and audiobooks. Even Final Audio's very expensive Piano Forte (which model exactly, I forget) failed to seduce me for that reason.


Edited by Sinocelt - 9/13/12 at 7:40am
post #67 of 311
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

I leave in Taiwan. Apple stuff arrives here about two months after it arrives in the States, Japan, etc. I've got plenty of time to read reviews. Moreover, one of my friend is dying to buy the iPhone 5, so I can just borrow her pair. Time enough to buy then if they impress me; or do you think I buy everything that any company flaunts as a new miracle? I'm not that rich! tongue.gif

In addition, I very much doubt I'll ever enjoy earbuds. I prefer IEMs; I need a seal and good isolation to best enjoy my music and audiobooks.

Well, Can I interest you in a nice pair of Etymotic MC5s with the NRB Mod then?

Thanks for your honesty, Jim
post #68 of 311

Crap. You answered before I had time to edit out my horrible mistakes.

 

Regarding the MC5, the reviews I read weren't very enthusiastic. I'm more likely to buy the HF5 again, now that I know which tip to use with it.


Edited by Sinocelt - 9/13/12 at 7:43am
post #69 of 311
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post


I'd be curious what like priced and like featured earbuds you would suggest over these.
Jim

 

 

 

Once they are avaibale i will check how they compare to my Sennheisers Mx270 and 370. 

The old earbuds got nothing on them.


Edited by rickdohc - 9/13/12 at 7:51am
post #70 of 311
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

 

lets see how these new apple earbuds compare to my Sennheisers Mx270 and 370.

Price?

 

Thanks, Jim

post #71 of 311

The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic are designed to rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of ear types. The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more.



post #72 of 311
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Price?

 

Thanks, Jim

 


i bought both under 30 dolares,  in Panama.. local store.

post #73 of 311
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post


Fair Enough...
So will these be on your shopping list?
Thanks, Jim

 

Nah, I prefer ordinary earbuds. I would want to find a pair of Aiwa's vintage J7 and J9 earbuds that were sold in the early 90's. They had a smiliar design. But that would be because I kind of collect old vintage Sony and Aiwa earbuds from the 80's and 90's.

post #74 of 311
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Originally Posted by Danneq View Post

 

Nah, I prefer ordinary earbuds. I would want to find a pair of Aiwa's vintage J7 and J9 earbuds that were sold in the early 90's. They had a smiliar design. But that would be because I kind of collect old vintage Sony and Aiwa earbuds from the 80's and 90's.

Thanks

 

Jim

post #75 of 311
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