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You don't need to ask permission, just plemp your stories, if ppl want to react they will.
post #4562 of 4570
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Originally Posted by cdsa35000 View Post

You don't need to ask permission, just plemp your stories, if ppl want to react they will.

Okay then. Thank you. :)

 

So when I was still a very clueless 25-year old this year that is only interested in saving up for a good phone in future that has a bit better music driver (Hopefully), One day I found out my factory Xiao Mi IEM broken. (The one you got out of your purchase of Redmi phone, in other words...the usual throwaways.) And I am left with no music for more than 5 months. :(

 

My first ever IEM...

 

 

Then I went to ask some old friends in my college before graduation to show me some recommendations under MYR 100 (about 25 US $).

 

This is what I hear first:

 

"Beats, bro. Save your money for them. You'll be very happy with it."

 

Then when I asked "Why?" this is all I got bombarded with --

 

"Beats are made by the famous Dr. Dre, dude! You can't go wrong with a celeb earphone! They will last you forever, pal!"

 

"Beats are not just amazing in sound, they're also extremely cool designed. You'll look awesome with them, dude. Trust me. I got a Mixr myself, but you're not on my level yet. Start baby steps with a pair of earphones. You'll see what I mean once you tasted perfection, my friend."

 

"Yeah, dude. Just toss that Xiaomi garbage into the trash can! Things that are given from Xiaomi's phones as freebies are never going to look good even if they sound 20% as good as Beats. You need to bask in the world of music the proper way, bro."

 

The more I hear about it, the more curious I got. So...one day I went to a Beats concept store and see what the fuss is all about. And so...I listened to my friends and jumped into the world of Beats audio with the very first demo model of Beats -- The Urbeats.

 

and then...after about 30 seconds playing my favorite song, Feel Good Inc. using it... I've decided to jump the hell out of it. Because of how annoyingly muddy the bass was. And the volume was so uncontrolled to my ears that I couldn't bear listening to it for even one minute. It felt as if my 320 KB MP3 file of Gorillaz's Demon Days tracks were distorted into near unrecognizable mess when I played them using the Urbeats to audition the hype of Beats....

 

I was completely caught off guard at how awful they sound. I may not be an audiophile yet in this time, but I can conclude 50/50 that these sort of bass-heavy IEM that are chock full of distortion'd soundwaves could potentially damage my hearing if worn for a period of time and I seriously don't want that.

 

And when one of my friend (who happened to be a regular customer there) arrive, he then saw me holding the Urbeats....he was super-glad that I am trying out his favorite brand music gears..

 

"Urbeats eh? You've made the right choice to start your journey, my friend! Wait till you hear the Mixr, pal. You'll be blown away by how amazing they sound!"

 

I simply replied: "Er......yeah....but look, I think my ears are not good enough to get one of these...so I think I'll just buy something that are better ranged to my budget."

 

"It's okay, bro. Not everyone are qualified to own Beats. But let the seed grow and once you saved enough, you'll know what it means...to be a true music-appreciator like me. Good luck, pal."

 

I then left and went to other shops to see if I have something better for my budget that time. Funny thing is, the Urbeats are priced 4 times the budget I got so there's no way I will buy those. In fact I don't want to buy those even if I got the money because they're just...hazardous to my ears. The distortion and massive bass (very low quality bass) are just...unbearable.

 

So...I went to a small shop where they sell many other brands that I didn't hear of (honestly) like AKG, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamics, DUNU, FiiO and Astell & Kern, I got a bit curious and I walked into the shop and surprisingly....it was the complete opposite of the Beats concept store I went in not long ago...where the Beats Store was riddled with loud dubsteps and Katy Perry/Justin Bieber songs looping, this store....is completely silent.

 

And unlike the ones in Beats Store where I am constantly greeted with staffs going "Welcome kid, looking for good Beats? Recommendations? Try our best-sellers!"

 

There's only...one staff in this shop. And he's greeted me with a simple. "Hi, friend. Can I help you?"

 

I was so relieved....everything was so opposite that I immediately smiled and asked him that I need an MYR 100 budget IEM to replace my broken one. He immediately took out a bunch of IEMs that I never seen before!!

 

He even asked me "What do you like more? Pop? Bassy music? Classical? Rock? Metal? Rap? Or...maybe you want to test these and find out yourself? Sorry, got carried away. Business is lacking lately. Ahem...apologies. Please try these. Don't be shy."

 

I was greeted with the utmost humility a staff can give. The guy was so polite to me that I simply cannot resist trying those beautiful-looking IEMs. It almost brought a tear to my eye... =,D

 

So...I tried many, many budget IEMs that are incredibly beautiful sounding and surprisingly NONE of them made my ears bleed like the Urbeats that nearly killed my ears for half a minute.

 

Then...I finally got my hands on these...

 

The Sennheiser MX375

 

It's easily the best choice I can get for my budget because these have one thing that I like so much --

 

Clarity.

 

They certainly aren't the most amazing thing available I am sure but I cannot believe the sound quality that these things can dish out with such a small price tag. It's so baffling what was I thinking being curious about a 400 MYR Beats IEM when I can already afford one that can give such quality.

 

My life as an appreciator of good music has changed since...that's when something hit me. After buying the 375, I politely asked the shop-keeper if I could test the other available products he has.

 

Without even questioning, he immediately jumped into the store-room to get me to try these...

 

 

 

And finally, the ultimate-finisher to my exciting journey to grasp what it's like being in this place...

 

He brought these to my ears...

 

 

That's when I realized.... 

 

"Music never sounded so clear and beautiful...."

 

The shop-keeper said I am one of those rare types in his shop that pursue for clarity, where most of his customers are usually treble-heads.

 

And thus...I know I've come to the right place to look for the right gear...and I cannot help but crave for more. And then he recommended me a site where I can get more info out of the audiophile world...

 

And here I am...

 

...Head-fi.org. This will be my place to look for info on IEMs and headphones from now on...as well as music players...


Edited by Rin1990 - 8/31/15 at 10:02am
post #4563 of 4570
Beautiful.
Edited by Danpyre - 8/31/15 at 1:17pm
post #4564 of 4570
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Originally Posted by Danpyre View Post

Beautiful.

Thanks I guess...lol. I am still new to this btw. biggrin.gif
post #4565 of 4570

I think an initiation ceremony is in order;

 

*ahem*

 

Hi, welcome to Head-Fi, and sorry about your wallet.

 

:o2smile: 

post #4566 of 4570
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post

I think an initiation ceremony is in order;

*ahem*

Hi, welcome to Head-Fi, and sorry about your wallet.

o2smile.gif  

Ahaha!! Its okay. I haven't got my first great IEM yet. (Titan-1)

But sooon...... biggrin.gif
post #4567 of 4570
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Originally Posted by Rin1990 View Post

Okay then. Thank you. smily_headphones1.gif

So when I was still a very clueless 25-year old this year that is only interested in saving up for a good phone in future that has a bit better music driver (Hopefully), One day I found out my factory Xiao Mi IEM broken. (The one you got out of your purchase of Redmi phone, in other words...the usual throwaways.) And I am left with no music for more than 5 months. frown.gif

My first ever IEM...




Then I went to ask some old friends in my college before graduation to show me some recommendations under MYR 100 (about 25 US $).

This is what I hear first:

"Beats, bro. Save your money for them. You'll be very happy with it."

Then when I asked "Why?" this is all I got bombarded with --



"Beats are made by the famous Dr. Dre, dude! You can't go wrong with a celeb earphone! They will last you forever, pal!"

"Beats are not just amazing in sound, they're also extremely cool designed. You'll look awesome with them, dude. Trust me. I got a Mixr myself, but you're not on my level yet. Start baby steps with a pair of earphones. You'll see what I mean once you tasted perfection, my friend."

"Yeah, dude. Just toss that Xiaomi garbage into the trash can! Things that are given from Xiaomi's phones as freebies are never going to look good even if they sound 20% as good as Beats. You need to bask in the world of music the proper way, bro."

The more I hear about it, the more curious I got. So...one day I went to a Beats concept store and see what the fuss is all about. And so...I listened to my friends and jumped into the world of Beats audio with the very first demo model of Beats -- The Urbeats.



and then...after about 30 seconds playing my favorite song, Feel Good Inc. using it... I've decided to jump the hell out of it. Because of how annoyingly muddy the bass was. And the volume was so uncontrolled to my ears that I couldn't bear listening to it for even one minute. It felt as if my 320 KB MP3 file of Gorillaz's Demon Days tracks were distorted into near unrecognizable mess when I played them using the Urbeats to audition the hype of Beats....

I was completely caught off guard at how awful they sound. I may not be an audiophile yet in this time, but I can conclude 50/50 that these sort of bass-heavy IEM that are chock full of distortion'd soundwaves could potentially damage my hearing if worn for a period of time and I seriously don't want that.

And when one of my friend (who happened to be a regular customer there) arrive, he then saw me holding the Urbeats....he was super-glad that I am trying out his favorite brand music gears..

"Urbeats eh? You've made the right choice to start your journey, my friend! Wait till you hear the Mixr, pal. You'll be blown away by how amazing they sound!"

I simply replied: "Er......yeah....but look, I think my ears are not good enough to get one of these...so I think I'll just buy something that are better ranged to my budget."

"It's okay, bro. Not everyone are qualified to own Beats. But let the seed grow and once you saved enough, you'll know what it means...to be a true music-appreciator like me. Good luck, pal."

I then left and went to other shops to see if I have something better for my budget that time. Funny thing is, the Urbeats are priced 4 times the budget I got so there's no way I will buy those. In fact I don't want to buy those even if I got the money because they're just...hazardous to my ears. The distortion and massive bass (very low quality bass) are just...unbearable.

So...I went to a small shop where they sell many other brands that I didn't hear of (honestly) like AKG, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamics, DUNU, FiiO and Astell & Kern, I got a bit curious and I walked into the shop and surprisingly....it was the complete opposite of the Beats concept store I went in not long ago...where the Beats Store was riddled with loud dubsteps and Katy Perry/Justin Bieber songs looping, this store....is completely silent.

And unlike the ones in Beats Store where I am constantly greeted with staffs going "Welcome kid, looking for good Beats? Recommendations? Try our best-sellers!"

There's only...one staff in this shop. And he's greeted me with a simple. "Hi, friend. Can I help you?"

I was so relieved....everything was so opposite that I immediately smiled and asked him that I need an MYR 100 budget IEM to replace my broken one. He immediately took out a bunch of IEMs that I never seen before!!

He even asked me "What do you like more? Pop? Bassy music? Classical? Rock? Metal? Rap? Or...maybe you want to test these and find out yourself? Sorry, got carried away. Business is lacking lately. Ahem...apologies. Please try these. Don't be shy."

I was greeted with the utmost humility a staff can give. The guy was so polite to me that I simply cannot resist trying those beautiful-looking IEMs. It almost brought a tear to my eye... =,D

So...I tried many, many budget IEMs that are incredibly beautiful sounding and surprisingly NONE of them made my ears bleed like the Urbeats that nearly killed my ears for half a minute.

Then...I finally got my hands on these...

The Sennheiser MX375



It's easily the best choice I can get for my budget because these have one thing that I like so much --

Clarity.

They certainly aren't the most amazing thing available I am sure but I cannot believe the sound quality that these things can dish out with such a small price tag. It's so baffling what was I thinking being curious about a 400 MYR Beats IEM when I can already afford one that can give such quality.

My life as an appreciator of good music has changed since...that's when something hit me. After buying the 375, I politely asked the shop-keeper if I could test the other available products he has.

Without even questioning, he immediately jumped into the store-room to get me to try these...













And finally, the ultimate-finisher to my exciting journey to grasp what it's like being in this place...

He brought these to my ears...




That's when I realized.... 

"Music never sounded so clear and beautiful...."

The shop-keeper said I am one of those rare types in his shop that pursue for clarity, where most of his customers are usually treble-heads.

And thus...I know I've come to the right place to look for the right gear...and I cannot help but crave for more. And then he recommended me a site where I can get more info out of the audiophile world...

And here I am...

...Head-fi.org. This will be my place to look for info on IEMs and headphones from now on...as well as music players...


I'm assuming you went to E1?

Was Uncle David the one that served you? He's a pretty nice guy. Not sure if he has his 1964ears demoes there but do try to ask! The older V series is already getting discontinued so you might get to purchase the demoes. Also, you could try the A series (A10,A12) Which are all pretty good ( if they have it haha ). Their Vision Ears iems are also pretty good, with the VE5 being my favourite haha.


Anyways, congrats and sorry for your wallet! Lost many days of lunch money and most of my work money to audio already haha
post #4568 of 4570
Say, is it okay if I post my experience here in this thread? Like...what I am trying and what are non-audiophiles reaction to me as well as my own reaction to these hearing gears?

Just curious.
post #4569 of 4570

Sure, always happy to listen to new stories ^^

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Sure, always happy to listen to new stories ^^

Okay, will post later...
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