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^^^ Agreed.  After having spent even more time with them, I cannot believe how just how bassy these are.  It's quite impressive, what they've done with these.

 

For anyone out there who considers themselves a basshead, you owe it to yourself to have this in your collection.  If you can handle the bass, you're a true basshead.  If you can't, well then you just learned something interesting about yourself didn't you?

I can't believe it either. These are what I had hoped the xtreme xplosives would sound like, but whereas I found those muddy and artificial, these put out a lot of really nice, smooth bass.

 

I really wouldn't recommend these to anyone as a primary pair of headphones though. Like you said, the mids are quite recessed, and for most I guess the bass would feel like it's swamping the spectrum - for me though these are awesome, and I almost can't listen to other earphones after this because they now sound too thin and diminished - even the 3590s.

 

On amazon it seems a lot of people find the sound balanced and even, which I really can't understand.

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On amazon it seems a lot of people find the sound balanced and even, which I really can't understand.

 

Well, they're clearly WRONG.  tongue.gif  Lol, wouldn't be the first time... biggrin.gif

 

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^^^ Agreed.  After having spent even more time with them, I cannot believe how just how bassy these are.  It's quite impressive, what they've done with these.

 

For anyone out there who considers themselves a basshead, you owe it to yourself to have this in your collection.  If you can handle the bass, you're a true basshead.  If you can't, well then you just learned something interesting about yourself didn't you?

 

I can't believe it either. These are what I had hoped the xtreme xplosives would sound like, but whereas I found those muddy and artificial, these put out a lot of really nice, smooth bass.

 

I really wouldn't recommend these to anyone as a primary pair of headphones though. Like you said, the mids are quite recessed, and for most I guess the bass would feel like it's swamping the spectrum - for me though these are awesome, and I almost can't listen to other earphones after this because they now sound too thin and diminished - even the 3590s.

 

Ooh, I've never heard the JVC XX, but I've read a bunch of comments that also say they tend to be a little muddy.  Now, I'm not saying that the bass in these are natural, not by a long.  They're about as augmented as fake br****s.  But like fake br****s, that augmentation is done in such a pleasing way.

 

And that seal - which is also a hallmark of their other IEMs (MA350, MA450i) - is to die for.  I'd love to buy a few dozen of their small tips just to keep on hand in case of loss/damage.

 

Haha, for the past week or so, I've been rotating most commonly between these and UE700 (dual BA).  That is a pretty jarring experience.  These are my EDM/Trance workhorse.  They never complain when melting my brain.  smile.gif  I wonder why the folks in The Basshead Club haven't caught on to these yet?

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Haha, for the past week or so, I've been rotating most commonly between these and UE700 (dual BA).  That is a pretty jarring experience.  These are my EDM/Trance workhorse.  They never complain when melting my brain.  smile.gif  I wonder why the folks in The Basshead Club haven't caught on to these yet?

Are these even being sold outside of the UK? I guess though £15 isn't much, it's still a fiver more than the xtreme xplosives, the 3580s, the monoprice 8320s, or whatever the base sony models are now, and from a relatively unknown brand too. So people probably just aren't inclined to try them. 

 

Any day now somebody apart from us will try these and they'll become a thing - I hope so anyway!

 

Totally agree with the seal thing, I don't think I've ever had such a good seal from out of the box tips, I love the design of these too, and the eco packaging is a plus for me. I'll probably check out the 350 someday just out of curiousity.


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Are these even being sold outside of the UK? I guess though £15 isn't much

 

They're available in the States for $19.99, which winds up being about £12.57 so that's not too bad.  Incidentally, what made you decide to take a chance on it?

 

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I'll probably check out the 350 someday just out of curiousity.

 

What type of sound signature do you prefer?  I might be able to tell you if you'd enjoy them.

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What type of sound signature do you prefer?  I might be able to tell you if you'd enjoy them.

 

Well I always lean towards bassier sound signatures since I mostly listen to old soul and edm. Though for a mids-based phones I hate bright highs, and really appreciate analytical sound in the rest of the sig - a lot of attack and no flabbiness or veil. I like to hear (or feel like I could) every note in a guitar chord being struck, and have good tonal separation with the instruments. I sort of realise that kind of quality isn't going to happen this cheap, but if the 350s are closer than most I'd probably love them.

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They're available in the States for $19.99, which winds up being about £12.57 so that's not too bad.  Incidentally, what made you decide to take a chance on it?

As wrong as they are, it was the great reviews on Amazon that made me impulse buy them. I don't really need them. I actually wanted a pair of non-iem buds, and something with great soundstage, but curiousity got the better of me.

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