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Just get the HM5 pads wink.gif
+1 HM5 pads are amazing for the price of them.
post #317 of 323

Removed drunken jibberish


Edited by Beocord - 4/18/14 at 9:51am
post #318 of 323

hey I bought SOMIC EFI 82, first impressions very good, amazing scene and separation, I have not heard anything like it, and I listen to far just a laptop, pads for replacement.

I think they are better than the HI 2050 Takstar, the individual strands are more varied, deeper scene,

thank you for your help in the purchase,


Edited by seanmohik44 - 4/24/14 at 11:55am
post #319 of 323

Hello,

 

Witch is better? EFI-82 MT or MM163? I cannot decide...

post #320 of 323
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Originally Posted by toro77 View Post
 

Hello,

 

Witch is better? EFI-82 MT or MM163? I cannot decide...


My favourite chinese vendor (fasttech) just got both in stock today. I went with the MM163 mostly for the detachable cable and slightly less garish colour scheme. the reviews of the MM163 are good too, likened somewhat to the m50 from AT. I am tempted to grab both though after seeing this thread.

 

How many pairs of headphones is too many?

post #321 of 323
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Originally Posted by toro77 View Post
 

Hello,

 

Witch is better? EFI-82 MT or MM163? I cannot decide...

 

EFI82MT has been replaced by the MM185.  According to the Sonic product introduction the bass response is a bit improved on the 185. And they made it look a bit more tidy. 

I also think they stopped production of MM163 as it's no longer on the official Somic tmall shop. (Last november they still had it and it was discounted well before nov 11, China's "black friday").

 

 

I have both MM163 and MM185. 

 

The similarities:

  • The headband is the same. That's about it :) 
  • Both have a wide soundstage.

 

The differences:

  • 163 is a bit creaky , 185 looks and feels more solid.
  • 163 earpad has a circular opening. 185 has a thicker earpad with an oval opening. 
  • 163 has a detachable coiled cable, 185 a flat non-detachable cable. 
  • Frequency response of 163: starts at ~45hz and has significant dips at 3300 4700 and 7000. 
  • Frequency response of 185 starts at ~27hz and remains pretty flat.
  • The 163 sounds more tinny and veiled. 185 has a neutral sound and tight sub bass, on the other hand highs sound more harsh.

 

So overall the 185 seems a newer generation product from a company that's improving it's product line (The recently introduced Somic M series smartphone gear also looks great). But the real killer is, the 163 was always more expensive than the 185.

 

I paid just $27 (169CNY) for the 185 at the Nov11 sale on Taobao. I really couldn't be happier. The 163 set me back $36. (229CNY) 2 weeks before that.


Edited by oo4load - 1/20/15 at 9:57am
post #322 of 323
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Originally Posted by oo4load View Post
 

 

EFI82MT has been replaced by the MM185.  According to the Sonic product introduction the bass response is a bit improved on the 185. And they made it look a bit more tidy. 

I also think they stopped production of MM163 as it's no longer on the official Somic tmall shop. (Last november they still had it and it was discounted well before nov 11, China's "black friday").

 

 

I have both MM163 and MM185. 

 

The similarities:

  • The headband is the same. That's about it :) 
  • Both have a wide soundstage.

 

The differences:

  • 163 is a bit creaky , 185 looks and feels more solid.
  • 163 earpad has a circular opening. 185 has a thicker earpad with an oval opening. 
  • 163 has a detachable coiled cable, 185 a flat non-detachable cable. 
  • Frequency response of 163: starts at ~45hz and has significant dips at 3300 4700 and 7000. 
  • Frequency response of 185 starts at ~27hz and remains pretty flat.
  • The 163 sounds more tinny and veiled. 185 has a neutral sound and tight sub bass, on the other hand highs sound more harsh.

 

So overall the 185 seems a newer generation product from a company that's improving it's product line (The recently introduced Somic M series smartphone gear also looks great). But the real killer is, the 163 was always more expensive than the 185.

 

I paid just $27 (169CNY) for the 185 at the Nov11 sale on Taobao. I really couldn't be happier. The 163 set me back $36. (229CNY) 2 weeks before that.


Where did you get the data about frequency response and dips from? According to datasheet specifications frequency respons for MM163 is 8-30k Hz and for MM185 15-20k Hz.

post #323 of 323

Using a tone generator, the differences are obvious and also match the perceived differences in sound signature. Both drop off very quick below the frequencies I stated. 

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