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excited to say that i received my pair today also! will be posting pictures on this post shortly of a quick unboxing.


Edited by Sniperbombers - 12/13/12 at 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

Ooh finally someone gets them.  Looking forward to your impressions with trepidition, like a student waiting to receive his grades, coz these are the most expensive "budget" phones I've ever stuck out my neck recommending and I can understand if people would be more picky about them! blink.gif

 

Lol! Well, you get an "A" for effort regardless of how they go over. When I saw the Uptowns on sale at Winners the other day for $50, I snagged them to try (based on Doc's recommendations), knowing full well that I could return them if they weren't for me (as it turns out, they are). But it wouldn't be so easy to return the Somics, so a few more impressions are needed before I can take the plunge. Hopefully they are fine without EQ, because a lot of what I listen too is not easily EQ'able (at least, I don't think it is - for instance, streaming music on my SGS2).

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Positive notes on these cans.
-Absolutely great looking aesthetically
-soft plush padding around ears and on the headband
-adjustments + cans themselves are metal and aren't too heavy, nor too light. (there are adjustment clicks + levels to see if you're OCD on that)
-fairly flat response for these cans (for people who enjoy that)
-a very thick and very long cable + 3.5 to quarter inch gold plated adapter (which i must say looks really good for what you're paying for)
-great movement on the ear cups and will adjust accordingly gs1000.gif
-nice open air design to keep your ears "nice n fresh"
-sound leakage for these cans remind me of sennheisers - and does not leak as much as AKG Q701 / K701-702's
     * over all great build quality for 50ish bucks -


nitpick negatives
-moving my head left and right i hear some minor clickyness 
-band is currently tight on the head which might cause minor discomfort until weakened (presumably) 
-still contains factory smell
-feels a little quick for my taste (biased)
-minor peaks at higher frequency



these are only the current things ive noticed given 30 minutes after i opened them and took the pictures posted before.
As already mentioned in the beginning of this forum post, its fairly flat and definitely not really a "super heavy" bass headphone, but it is there. 
*Note, im currently using an E9 + E7 dac and amp combination for these"
the soundstage is fairly well presented and for 50 dollars i definitely have to say its worth the purchase.

i will continue to post more responses for these cans as soon as i can and feel free to leave any suggests/questions for me to answer - that is if i can.


Overall as an initial impression through-out, i'm impressed, 9/10 + i don't regret my purchase 1 bit.
 


Edited by Sniperbombers - 12/13/12 at 2:30pm
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Thanks Sniperbombers! It will be interesting to see how burn-in affects them for you.

 

As more people start getting them, I'd be really interested in SQ comparisons against the jvc S500's and the the phillips Uptowns.

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Thanks Sniperbombers! It will be interesting to see how burn-in affects them for you.

As more people start getting them, I'd be really interested in SQ comparisons against the jvc S500's and the the phillips Uptowns.

I just so happen to own all three, so I'll definitely update the thread when the Somics make their way to Michigan.

Apparently, the EFI82 also comes in a "Pro" version; this might be worth a look.

Edit: I caved on the EFi82MTs. They should be here by the 21st.
Edit²:The "Pro" version looks to have been replaced by the MTs. They have a separate section of their website dedicated to "music" headphones.
Edited by CashNotCredit - 12/13/12 at 5:57pm
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I just so happen to own all three, so I'll definitely update the thread when the Somics make their way to Michigan.
 

 

I forgot that you have the Uptowns as well. Ok, there's a lot on your shoulder now. But no pressure lol!

 

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Apparently, the EFI82 also comes in a "Pro" version; this might be worth a look.
Edit: I caved on the EFi82MTs. They should be here by the 21st.

 

You're an animal! That will also be an awesome comparison! Way to go

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I forgot that you have the Uptowns as well. Ok, there's a lot on your shoulder now. But no pressure lol!


You're an animal! That will also be an awesome comparison! Way to go
beerchug.gif
This past month has been a total headphone frenzy. DBI Pro-705s, Sony MH1Cs, and now both of these Somics. Good thing I have winter break coming up to listen to all of them.
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This past month has been a total headphone frenzy. DBI Pro-705s, Sony MH1Cs, and now both of these Somics. Good thing I have winter break coming up to listen to all of them.

you sir have too much money - hence youre name... present please :(

- anyways i hope to see more impressions soon!

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you sir have too much money - hence youre name... present please frown.gif


- anyways i hope to see more impressions soon!
I got an e-mail from the Nigerian government saying that their prince died and left me $1,000,000 in his will. Actually, it's because I'm a legal minor and around Christmas, all money received is purely discretionary income.

Anyway, on the Russian version of the Somic site, the EFi82s and MH463s are listed as the only two "music" headphones. Perhaps they're flagships.
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Hey, I've heard these before. Over here in Malaysia they're "OEMed" by a local company called AVF.

 

Priced at about $50.

 

Spent 10 minutes with them a while back, they're like some poor man's HD600/HD650 to me.

 

Seeing this thread makes me wanna go out and buy a pair, mod them a bit maybe.

Probably replace that red filter inside the cup with a thicker layer of felt or something.

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Hey, I've heard these before. Over here in Malaysia they're "OEMed" by a local company called AVF.

 

Priced at about $50.

 

Spent 10 minutes with them a while back, they're like some poor man's HD600/HD650 to me.

 

Seeing this thread makes me wanna go out and buy a pair, mod them a bit maybe.

Probably replace that red filter inside the cup with a thicker layer of felt or something.

you should :D help expand a cheap legend at its work

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I just bought b1o2r3i4s5's pair, they should be at my doorstep in 2-7 days... 

Then we can get a comparison between the HD600 and these :)

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That I look forward too, since my X-mas gift to myself will be the HD600 or HE-400. smily_headphones1.gif

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Oh no! I ordered my MH463s with economy shipping by accident. This could take a while.

Edit: Looks like I got scared for no reason. They're in Chicago and the EFi82MTs are supposed to be here by Friday of next week. I've always wanted to do a headphone review YouTube channel. Perhaps I'll compare these four for my first 'sode.
Edited by CashNotCredit - 12/14/12 at 7:05pm
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That I look forward too, since my X-mas gift to myself will be the HD600 or HE-400. smily_headphones1.gif

I'll let you know :)
Hopefully they don't get stuck in customs... If not, then I guess it's already been a day over in China since they've shipped :D

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