Originally Posted by moss23
How are the MKiiis?
Look, I couldn't tell you about the sound, nor can I talk to comparisons with mkII vs mkIII- but I can tell you about the wear.
Firstly, they are thicker, less compliant (thus harder to hide under a t shirt for example) and more microphonic than stock. I assume this is all expected with heavier cables.
Points of improvement for me would be good if the part that goes around your ear was easier to "set". Perhaps it needs a bit of hair dryer heat action but I find myself trying to bend to fit my ear every few wears (you'd think it would just set and have memory). Secondly one of the IEMs cuts in and out every 5 wears. I have tried re-seating but it keeps re-occurring (one side only). I'm not sure if this is a matter of the pins being angled wrong but I'm too scared to try to bend them, also they feel as if they're seating into the IEM properly so I haven't been game to try to do anything there (westone connector).
A friend of mine bought some for his Shures. His memory sleeve is different than mine and is much much worse to fit- the loop is so big, and so much not a loop, that it has no hope of ever going around even part of his ear. He also says one of his IEMs cuts out every now and again due to the cable also- which is odd as I would have thought the Shure system eliminates the possible issue with the pins not having enough contact.
Now having said all of this- I can't tell you about the acoustics as I have nothing to compare it with and I didn't use the standard cable after my IEMs were "burned in"- hence why I can only comment about the physicalities. Thus my attitude is if it sounds better well, that's all we're here for isn't it? I got told to buy them to enhance the sound so I did :) If they do that then I guess I can live with the foibles- still for the cost it would be nice that these two issues weren't there.
It'd also be nice to know who the cable manufacturer is.. my seller on ebay didn't answer that question when asked.
Edited by quietems - 1/24/13 at 12:42pm