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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

This should help more:

ok  maybe i was called to do something before watching the end.. but i saw this video before...     and yes it does explain more...   maybe i need to pay attention a lil more..  or atleast watch videos after i have complete my honey-do lists from the wifey

post #17 of 25
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Haha fair enough. Right at the end I show them in my ear as well if you did not get that far!
post #18 of 25

One question for you swim.  Whats the insertion/removal like for the micros compared to full size?  I ask only that I have gotten very good at taking in and out full size but just wondered how these compared?  I gotta get my fit issue (always the right ******** ear isn't it!) sorted and then I'm up for ordering!  Will be using the customs at work so quick and easy is key!

post #19 of 25
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Good question. I touched on it slightly in the review but its worth getting more into. These are certainly a lot easier both getting in and out. That's not to say I find it hard with a full one but it is something that takes a bit of time rotating in and then getting the right grip to get out.

This is easiest in removal as it is easy to grab and then it just pops out! Getting in is a little twist still and then a push, so much quicker, more so than even a few of my universal like my 4.Ai and the UE900.
post #20 of 25

Hi

 

If you could do us a favour and listen to a Magnum track on youtube (all my bridges would be a good one). Just to see what it sounds like on the ma2, as I'm considering the ba2 when I can get round to ordering that would be great, thanks. 

 

Don't worry nothing nasty it's just a good ole english rock band :)

post #21 of 25
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i will do tomorrow, now i sleep!

post #22 of 25

It seems like you are saying that the mids on the MA2 are better than those on the HY3XB? You described the HY3XB's midrange as thin, brittle, and lacking in character, whereas you described the MA2's midrange as warm, rich, and full. That seems counter-intuitive, considering that the HY3 has a separate BA dedicated to just the mids while the MA2 has just one driver for mids and highs. If it's actually true, why spend the extra money on an additional driver when it sounds worse?

 

Also, does the treble sound about the same between the two models?

post #23 of 25
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The HY3XB actually uses the same mid high twin BA as the MA2 uses. However the twin is hidden by a stupidly large bass driver in the HY3XB that leaves them a class behind. However my feedback on the HY3XB allowed Phil to create a new model that is now known as the HY3 and has less quantity of bass and is meant to sound very good from reviews. My HY3XB is actually back with Cosmic now being turned into the HY3 so i have good hopes for that, hopefully it will justify the price increase.

 

Also sound ranking is what are preferences lean towards. If you want the most immersive sub-bass experience an earphone can give you then i would jump on the HY3XB, it just really was not for me. The MA2 was just a lot more balanced and suitable for a range of genres.

 

Cosmic Ears have a house sound that leans towards a laid back treble but the HY3XB has a much more withdrawn treble. However this is not a comparison between the HY3 that has replaced the HY3XB is the line up for 2013.

 

Hope the names did not get confusing and you understand what i had to say!

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

The HY3XB actually uses the same mid high twin BA as the MA2 uses. However the twin is hidden by a stupidly large bass driver in the HY3XB that leaves them a class behind. However my feedback on the HY3XB allowed Phil to create a new model that is now known as the HY3 and has less quantity of bass and is meant to sound very good from reviews. My HY3XB is actually back with Cosmic now being turned into the HY3 so i have good hopes for that, hopefully it will justify the price increase.

 

Also sound ranking is what are preferences lean towards. If you want the most immersive sub-bass experience an earphone can give you then i would jump on the HY3XB, it just really was not for me. The MA2 was just a lot more balanced and suitable for a range of genres.

 

Cosmic Ears have a house sound that leans towards a laid back treble but the HY3XB has a much more withdrawn treble. However this is not a comparison between the HY3 that has replaced the HY3XB is the line up for 2013.

 

Hope the names did not get confusing and you understand what i had to say!

Funny, when I asked Phil whether it's the same BA, he said "no we use different drivers in our hybrids"

So you are saying that the mids aren't actually better on the MA2, they just sound worse on the HY3XB because they're overshadowed by the bass?

Yes I know there is a reduced-bass HY3, but I wanted the big sub-bass without sacrificing rich mids. Just reading your two reviews it seemed like I wanted the bass of the HY3XB with the mids of the MA2.

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

Funny, when I asked Phil whether it's the same BA, he said "no we use different drivers in our hybrids"

So you are saying that the mids aren't actually better on the MA2, they just sound worse on the HY3XB because they're overshadowed by the bass?

Yes I know there is a reduced-bass HY3, but I wanted the big sub-bass without sacrificing rich mids. Just reading your two reviews it seemed like I wanted the bass of the HY3XB with the mids of the MA2.

Oh i would take his word over mine!

 

No the mids are better on the MA2 because on the HY3XB they are so overshadowed. they are recessed, thin and un detailed. This is because of what the bass does to them.

 

I think the HY3 seems to deliver an amazing, sub-bass still, i think HY3 is your best bet! The MA2 also has a very capable of sub-bass, not huge by any means or even close to the HY3XB but it does not leave me wanting more in terms of sub-bass. I still think that the HY3 seems to be what your after!

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