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Nice first impressions djvkool. Yeah, we hear it about the same way. This is a weird sounding IEM to my ears. I can't say I'm in love with it, but I don't hate it either. inline79 heard mine in person in Chicago the other day, and described it as an interesting weird sounding earphone too.

 

Warning to TDK earphone lovers of the BA200, like Techno Kid, this earphone won't remind you of anything of that warmish beautiful smooth sound you hear in the BA200. The MA600 is actually more on the cool side and pushing toward analytical (although it doesn't quite get there). But if you like power sound (especially in bass, drums, and electric guitars) this might not be a bad one to own for the price. But yes, the cord is very microphonic. I still think with the silver cable the MA600 needs even more burn in before reaching its full potential.

 

I absolutely love the mid/bass/soundstage combo of MA600, such a beautiful, effortless combination for an IEM in this price range, however, I think the treble kills it, yes it is laid back (too far?) and unaggressive, and some people love that, but bells, cymbals sounds weird, it sounds as though anything above 8-10khz or so are all wrapped with a paper bag - if you get my drift wink_face.gif

 

That aside I still like this much more than the Maxell DBA700 for sure, and I think if the treble somehow reveals itself with burn in, then I think potentially we might be looking at the new king of sub $70 single-armature type IEM

post #32 of 42

Where's the best place to order these that ship to the US?

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Where's the best place to order these that ship to the US?

 

You can only buy them from Amazon Japan for time being mate, you can buy them through eBay but you will get ripped off for sure, fair price should be around USD$70 for the IEM, and Tenso fee which should be around USD$25

 

Shame you are in the US, any closer to me I would've lend you mine to audition...etysmile.gif

post #34 of 42

So I just received my MA600 and I realized something... The right side is softer than the left? =.= I guess I got a faulty earpiece?
 

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So I just received my MA600 and I realized something... The right side is softer than the left? =.= I guess I got a faulty earpiece?
 

 

It must be, mine is balanced between the right and left

post #36 of 42

no more impressions?  

post #37 of 42
These or CKN70?
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These or CKN70?

 

I haven't heard CKN70 before but, being DJ and all, and the love for EDM, I'd say stay clear of MA600.

 

This will be good for genres other than EDM, and Hip Hop, IMHO, rock would be the best genre for this...

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I haven't heard CKN70 before but, being DJ and all, and the love for EDM, I'd say stay clear of MA600.

This will be good for genres other than EDM, and Hip Hop, IMHO, rock would be the best genre for this...

Ok thanks mate.

I'm looking for an upgrade to my Yamaha EPH100 micro dynamics.
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Ok thanks mate.

I'm looking for an upgrade to my Yamaha EPH100 micro dynamics.

 

for EDM stick to the V-shaped triple-BA mate; TF10, W3, Heir 3.Ai - I've auditioned all that with EDM and absolutely fantastic...

Other than those, consider UE700 and Klipsch X10 too...

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for EDM stick to the V-shaped triple-BA mate; TF10, W3, Heir 3.Ai - I've auditioned all that with EDM and absolutely fantastic...
Other than those, consider UE700 and Klipsch X10 too...

Thanks for the suggestions mate.

At the moment all those are out of my financial reach.

Plus I much more prefer micro-drivers drivers for their speed and resolution, at the moment I'm stuck between the Vsonic VC02 (3mm mc-d) and ATH CKN70.
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 3/2/13 at 2:00am
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by naoeneko View Post

So I just received my MA600 and I realized something... The right side is softer than the left? =.= I guess I got a faulty earpiece?

 


I bought a pair during a 5 day stop over in Tokyo.

I agree that these sound great for the price... probably my top IEM for under $80, but...


I have the same thing as you do Naoneko. I picked up a pair for a friend. A few days later he was saying that there was distortion in the left earpiece and that it shocked him when he plugged it into his Mac. (I guess TDK is Pro-PC.) I retrieved it from him and listened to it... the right earpiece was much quieter than the left, and driving the right side to higher levels really put the left side up to a volume level where lower frequencies had a VERY pronounced distortion. Akin to a blown speaker. I ran it through some pink noise, etc, but it didn't help. It sounds like most music is coming from 10 o'clock due to the volume imbalance.


Oddly, it still sounds great. If my friend had kept the packaging, I would exchange them for a new unit next time I go to Japan...

I liked Pop with the MA600... I listed to one that was in good order at the store for awhile. Really fun presentation for the price!

EDIT:Turning the L/R balance knob to 3 o'clock solved this problem, and the distortion disappears at reasonable levels. I'll propose this fix to a friend. If you don't use many IEMs and can't RMA the iem, this fix should work for you also Neko.
Edited by SursumCorda - 3/15/13 at 4:40am
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