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post #301 of 319

There are design similarities, but counterfeit is a very strong word and implies fraud. Counterfeits are made to mimic the original product exactly, Sony logos and the exact color scheme would also be used in that case.

 

If what you said was said towards a US based company and their product, you would need strong evidence to back such a claim up, or they could sue you for Libel right from what is posted on this very internet forum. You would get a Cease and Desist letter first to remove it. It has happened before.

 

In fact, a US company (Soniq) does import this headphone and rebrands it under their company name and charges $99 for it. They could very much sue you if you said the same about their product.

 

"Soniq", sells them for $99 in the US, which gives you an idea of the price/performance ratio.

http://soniqusa.com/products/thrust/

http://www.adorama.com/SOSH9000M.html

 

I'm not offended, but be careful on making such claims. Being a Chinese company doesn't mean they are automatically a lesser company than most international brands, and don't deserve the same respectful business treatment. I find their quality better than the majority of well known audio products you see that are pushed in stores like Best Buy.


Edited by bhazard - 2/24/14 at 6:10am
post #302 of 319

I think you will find that the same Chinese factory injection molds the bodies for the Sony's as well as the SOMiC's and many other brands that fit that mold design or variation thereof.

 

Which is good to know as I can get a pair of silver yokes for my EFi82-MT's now... :D


Edited by TrollDragon - 2/24/14 at 7:05am
post #303 of 319
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

There are design similarities, but counterfeit is a very strong word and implies fraud. Counterfeits are made to mimic the original product exactly, Sony logos and the exact color scheme would also be used in that case.

 

If what you said was said towards a US based company and their product, you would need strong evidence to back such a claim up, or they could sue you for Libel right from what is posted on this very internet forum. You would get a Cease and Desist letter first to remove it. It has happened before.

 

In fact, a US company (Soniq) does import this headphone and rebrands it under their company name and charges $99 for it. They could very much sue you if you said the same about their product.

 

"Soniq", sells them for $99 in the US, which gives you an idea of the price/performance ratio.

http://soniqusa.com/products/thrust/

http://www.adorama.com/SOSH9000M.html

 

I'm not offended, but be careful on making such claims. Being a Chinese company doesn't mean they are automatically a lesser company than most international brands, and don't deserve the same respectful business treatment. I find their quality better than the majority of well known audio products you see that are pushed in stores like Best Buy.

+1

 

now, the question is...which are better in overall sound quality? the sonys or the somics?

post #304 of 319
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Originally Posted by donwerve View Post

they kinda look the same .too bad donwerve doesn't own both so he can compare the sound quality  , Sony MDR V700 costs 140-120 $

post #305 of 319
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Yep. Aliexpress is legit. It's basically chinese ebay. That or dx.com if you want to use paypal.

 

$35 is just an awesome value on these, as they sound much, much better than typical $80-100 headphones. Hidden gems that not too many people know of.

 

"Soniq", sells them for $99 in the US, which gives you an idea of the price/performance ratio.

http://soniqusa.com/products/thrust/

http://www.adorama.com/SOSH9000M.html


The soniqs are modified from what I've read and they only cost $60 now...months and months later.

My question, do the different drivers in the soniqs warrant the $10 difference, going off amazon prices?

 

edit

 

different impedence, different frequency range


Edited by eSZee - 3/12/14 at 5:46pm
post #306 of 319

There is a new model from Somic that seems like the successor to the EFI-82MT.

These seem to be a closed back version with better earpads and better cable.

Also design-wise these look a lot better. Price + shipping = $52

Anyone who has tried them ?

 

http://www.somic-elec.com/products/02/01/2014-03-26/97.html

 

 


Edited by alexander321 - 4/6/14 at 2:43pm
post #307 of 319

I have the new MM185. They are actually the newer version of the MM163.

 

They are an awesome entry level studio monitor. Bass is much less prominent compared to the efi, and has a very balanced sound.

post #308 of 319

Hi, I'm thinking about buying EFI 82 or M 185 will be better without amplification?


Edited by seanmohik44 - 4/7/14 at 8:00am
post #309 of 319
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Originally Posted by seanmohik44 View Post
 

Witam, Myślę o zakupie EFI 82 lub M 185 będzie lepiej bez wzmocnienia?

 

 

You might get more help asking in English, not Polish.

 

Anyway, he's asking about either the efi82 and the m185 and wondering which will be better without an amp.

post #310 of 319

On somic's website it says mm185 has a sensitivity of 86±3dB. That is really inefficient, even if the impedance is only 32ohm. Bhazard, did you notice mm185 was hard to drive or is there a mistake in specs on somics website? Or maybe I'm getting something wrong here...I'm not really a tech kinda guy. :confused:

post #311 of 319
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Originally Posted by Beocord View Post
 

On somic's website it says mm185 has a sensitivity of 86±3dB. That is really inefficient, even if the impedance is only 32ohm. Bhazard, did you notice mm185 was hard to drive or is there a mistake in specs on somics website? Or maybe I'm getting something wrong here...I'm not really a tech kinda guy. :confused:

Yes, they are that inefficient. Needs an amp.

post #312 of 319

Weird choice to make such an inefficient headphone at a such price. Well...Maybe it pays off in better sound.

post #313 of 319

ok, thanks for the answer, tell now whether it is worthwhile to pay extra for MH 463, or remain with the purchase of EFI 82 who play the scene deeper, away from the head.

post #314 of 319

I would definately pay extra for mh463 over efi82mt. Mh463 is better by quite a margin imo

post #315 of 319

I bought somici, but wants to buy pads, please write that they have a diameter of

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