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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by HeavenNotes View Post

Hello. I have ATH A900 and A900X. I have had also Bose. IMO this House of Marley sounds with body, balance, tight bass and not with the stage of my ATHs but for 40$ is a really good :)deal. You would try them and have your own opinion. smily_headphones1.gif

I forgot to add my HD 580. I renewed them with a new hd 650 cable and the sound now is better.
post #17 of 21

Bit late, but hey I'm new to this forum.. So I decided to give my opinions about headphones I've already owned... I must be honest, they look cool and have a nice hint of the jamaican way of life, also they sound nice at first sight. They're a bit too bassy for me, but you might like that.. The problem with these headphones (at least the in-ear ones) is that they break really quickly. I'm really careful with my headphones, but they broke after 3 months, literally broke. The wooden part on the headphone had such a crack  in it that the driver wouldn't stick in it. 

 

So my advice is, buy them if you want to look fancy and like bass.. Otherwise just avoid them.

post #18 of 21

Revival of the dead (thread)!

 

I've had some Marley Revolution on ears since pretty much when they first came out. They finally died, no fault of the phones themselves. I snagged the cable. They look fine but are toast :(

 

The Revolution were pretty mediocre. As noted earlier, all bass, limited mids and treble. They also clamped your head as if they never wanted to let go, and as such were a might bit uncomfortable.

 

Fast forward to unpacking boxes for my new apartment, and what do I find? A paid of House of Marley Uplift iems unopened. No idea how long I've had them, where I got them, or what I paid, but this was a nice surprise.

 

I've been using them non-stop for the last few days, and have found they are actually a decent alternative to the Pistons. They are not a bad pick if you enjoy the Piston's presentation but find them to be too bright up top, want something a little less flashy, and wanted something more readily available.

 

 The Uplift have very similar bass presentation, with added subbass rumble. These are one of the few headphones that actually give me that subwoofer experience (meaning the bass is also a bit flabby, but damn entertaining). Mids are more forward than on the Pistons, and almost too smooth (seem mildly veiled). Treble is significantly recessed in comparison, but smooth and still reasonably detailed. It just lacks sparkle. Soundstage is more intimate than the Pistons.

 

**Taping over the vents greatly reduces the bass and makes it more manageable if it starts to get a little overwhelming**

 

 

The included tips are pretty average (no other accessories were included). The cable is typical House of Marley....fantastic. Material quality is excellent, way above average (can't say much on build quality....that seems to reveal itself with Marley products over time). They are very comfortable and provide excellent isolation.

 

Overall these are a solid iem, and you could certainly buy worse from a 'major player'. They do lack treble energy and have very boosted bass, but their subbass and lush mids make up for these shortcomings. They are firmly for bassheads, so all others be wary.

post #19 of 21
I enjoy my marley rebel cans for rap soul and reggae. But must admit not for much else. But for what they are selling for these days on there site not a bad deal have like 29 bucks. I'm a tight wad and most of my cans run 30-80 bucks. I like collecting them. And am no audiophile.
post #20 of 21
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I enjoy my marley rebel cans for rap soul and reggae. But must admit not for much else. But for what they are selling for these days on there site not a bad deal have like 29 bucks. I'm a tight wad and most of my cans run 30-80 bucks. I like collecting them. And am no audiophile.


I find they are decent to good for anything bass-driven, they just don't have a solid all-rounder.....at least not that I've tried. I really, really, really want to get the Legend in-ear. I think they look quite unique, but bet they sound just alright.

post #21 of 21

I have a pair of the cheaper wooden IEMs(Marley Smile???) that I use with a FIIO X3 . For the price I paid (NZ$24) they're good value, quite well finished and look reasonably sturdy. I gave a similar pair to my son about a year ago and it's a testament to their build that they're still functioning fine as he's hard on his gear.

I don't have alot of experience with IEMs but for casual use, walking to work etc, I have no issues with the sound once I manage to get a good fit.

The coloured cable is quite microphonic unless fitted over my ears.

The included tips dont work very well for me to get a good comfortable seal and I may get some accessory items to try at some stage.

 

I have a pair of RE600s on the way from Head Direct so it'll be interesting to see how much difference a much large chunk of change makes.

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