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do u know LG quadbeat?

post #1 of 35
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this is original quadbeat.

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Earphones&search_target=title&search_keyword=LG&document_srl=14317

 

and this is revision model.

http://ko.goldenears.net/board/index.php?mid=GR_Earphones&document_srl=2848418

 

i think its great, and this headphone is about 20~25 dollor.

 

what do u think about this?

post #2 of 35
I honestly think this earphone deserves much more attention, but perhaps it has to do with market availability worldwide.

I trust the reviews/graphs from GoldenEars based on their rep and my own experience with headphones I own/owned. It's accurate.

I'm currently in a position searching for a pair of new earphones with excellent frequency response. To my surprise, the LG quadbeat and its new edition (red edition) that just recently released excelled extremely well on the frequency spectrum and with an above average final scores in every categories from Golden Ears. The other good option I found is the Sony XBA-4.

So based on the graphs, they perform really well and hardly any major flaws. Unlike many other much much more expensive earphones that suffer from major flaws such as - 1. recessed bassed or exaggerated bass, 2. recessed mid or over emphasized mid, 3, rolled of treble or treble spike. These headphones are fairly close to a Golden Ears target (aka a much more linear response = truthfully to the original source with minimal coloration).

I'd say with such a beautiful curve like this, it beats A LOT of those $500+ ear mon.
http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Earphones&category=112&page=1&document_srl=15834

Now let's look at its outstanding scores for the LG Optimus G QuadBeat (Special Edition)
http://en.goldenears.net/en/files/attach/images/108/834/015/d5392e82430c469590f56a3bae3de4a4.PNG

I've to say it's very impressive indeed for the price you pay. I haven't got a pair myself yet, but I'm very eager to try them out! I'd love to hear what you guys think smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 35

It's taken Korea by storm from what I've read. Even made the news there a few times IIRC.

post #4 of 35

I have the original version, which I got from LG for 18500 KRW, which equals about US$17. They sound pretty nice, but the stock tips are impossible to use.

post #5 of 35

How good are these? How do they compare to the she3580, jvc fx40, monoprice 8320? Someone on head fi needs to grab a pair and report back and theyn we can maybe get the hype train going on these.

post #6 of 35

Popular joke in Korea is that these bundled IEM's/earphones is the only area where LG Mobile has actually managed to beat Samsung Mobile in tongue.gif

 

And the rumour has it that all that publicity for LG actually bothered Samsung enough for them to pour additional funds into research in making better bundled IEM's in the near future.

 

Thus in the end, customers will benefit from it. Classic example of how competition is a good thing. smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by K_19 - 4/4/13 at 11:06am
post #7 of 35

another MH1C hype train incoming!biggrin.gif

post #8 of 35

Ordered a pair directly from Korea. Might take a while until it arrives in Europe. I will compare with MH-1C and UE200.

post #9 of 35

I just got the LG Quadbeat Red version this past weekend. I've only burned in for about 10 hours and initial impressions indicate it's very very good for the $25 I paid.  The HF is the best thing about these IEM's.  Extremely clear, sparkly and non-fatiguing.  The mids are not quite as good as the highs but that's just saying they are good and not excellent.  Maybe they'll get better with more burn in.  Bass is adequate - not boomy but not super tight either and highly dependent on a good fit.  Soundstage is OK, not super wide or deep.  So far, only listened with the default double flange tips which seem to work fine so far.  Will try the others later.  Also, the cable is a user-friendly flat design and exhibits some microphonics.  As expected, since these are bundled 'phones, they are VERY easy to drive.  Other earphones owned are Blox M2C & TM7 and Westone 4.

post #10 of 35

yeah, im in korea, and these are everywhere.

iver read some korean reviewers who think its on a par with tf10.

never heard them tho.

post #11 of 35
OK, I've let the quadbeats burn in about 20 more hours and there is slight improvement in the mid and bass. However, this slight improvement in the individual areas has magnified the overall enjoyment factor. I'm thinking this can be classified as tonal balance. With the excellent highs and mediocre mid and bass out of the box, the music just didn't seem right. Now that everything is more balanced, the musicality has jumped up quite a few notches.
post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by mtruong34 View Post

OK, I've let the quadbeats burn in about 20 more hours and there is slight improvement in the mid and bass. However, this slight improvement in the individual areas has magnified the overall enjoyment factor. I'm thinking this can be classified as tonal balance. With the excellent highs and mediocre mid and bass out of the box, the music just didn't seem right. Now that everything is more balanced, the musicality has jumped up quite a few notches.

 

how would you rate them compared to other iems?

post #13 of 35

IEM's I've owned include Klipsch Custom 3 ($200+), Sennheiser CX980 ($150+), Brainwavz m4 ($50) and Westone 4 ($400).  Without doing a full blown review, I'd say I enjoy the Quadbeats more than the Senn and Brainwavz.  I can't say they are better than the Klipsch because it was so highly dependent on getting a good fit with the Klipch.  With a good fit, the Klipsch are alot better than the Quadbeats but I could only get that about 5% of the time.  Obviously, the Quadbeats can't compete with the Westone 4 (nor are they expected to) which are considered one of the top universal fit IEM's.  So at $25, the quadbeats are a lot better than some costing 4x as much.

 

Now if I can expand to earbuds, I own and enjoy the Blox M2C which are around $40.  IMO the M2C are better than the Quadbeats which explains why they are always sold out and usually so after a day or two.

post #14 of 35

where can i find these?

post #15 of 35
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where can i find these?

Ebay

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