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post #31 of 68
Just got these at Staples. I had recycled some ink cartridges so I had $14 in store credit. They were on sale for around $14 and some change so i paid less than a dollar for them out of pocket.

Initial impressions are that the build quality and looks are awesome ! The cable is great as well, the tinted clear looks real cool.

So far very bassy to me using them with a Cowon D2. I eq'd the bass down a little and they sound much better. I can hear some nice details in the music that arent heard with my other phones (meelectronic m6 and JVC Riptidz).

These seem to be very sensitive as well, at the same volume level as the other 2 the TDK's play much louder.

So far I'm enjoying them very much but need to get more time in to really get a feel for them. For less than a buck theres no way in hell I could ever really be dissappointed by them though.

The fake leather case came in handy as well - my Cowon D2 fits perfectly inside of it.
Edited by jeffrodigital - 5/10/13 at 6:21am
post #32 of 68
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Originally Posted by jeffrodigital View Post

Just got these at Staples. I had recycled some ink cartridges so I had $14 in store credit. They were on sale for around $14 and some change so i paid less than a dollar for them out of pocket.

Initial impressions are that the build quality and looks are awesome ! The cable is great as well, the tinted clear looks real cool.

So far very bassy to me using them with a Cowon D2. I eq'd the bass down a little and they sound much better. I can hear some nice details in the music that arent heard with my other phones (meelectronic m6 and JVC Riptidz).

These seem to be very sensitive as well, at the same volume level as the other 2 the TDK's play much louder.

So far I'm enjoying them very much but need to get more time in to really get a feel for them. For less than a buck theres no way in hell I could ever really be dissappointed by them though.

The fake leather case came in handy as well - my Cowon D2 fits perfectly inside of it.

 

Yup, they are really great iems - I can hardly believe I paid $14 for my pair. You can really alter the bass amount via different tips as well. Yet they still have more than adequate mids and treble, and like you said, some nice details.

post #33 of 68
Can't believe you guys get such amazing deals on these.

The cheapest these are for sale in UK is £16 lol
post #34 of 68
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Can't believe you guys get such amazing deals on these.

The cheapest these are for sale in UK is £16 lol

 

I'd find some and ship them to you, except that the shipping fees would probably be £20!

post #35 of 68
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I'd find some and ship them to you, except that the shipping fees would probably be £20!

Wow can't believe the cheapest shipping option is that much! redface.gif

It would be cheaper for me to buy them off eBay here, but then it doesn't really make them cheap haha
post #36 of 68

Just got these.... redeeming some rewards at staples. 

 

Kind of harsh on first listen.  Highs are piercing.  Bass is kind of all over the place and not well controlled.  Hopefully it settles down a bit after some burn in.

 

Build quality is great.... definitely the best way past 7 bucks.... past the 14 bucks i paid.  Solid construction.  The wire isn't the best...while it feels nice.... it definitely has some memory in it.  Hopefully it just needs to be worked around a bit.  Jack is nice.  

post #37 of 68
Took them on the go the other day and I found sadly the cord is a little too short for me to take around. I like to keep my player in my back pocket when walking and the wire juuuuusst doesn't really reach. It can go in but small movements will pull the bud out of my ear.

No big deal really, I'll only use them on the go during the winter months I keep the player in my coat pocket and no doubt the cord is long enough for that.

I also have noticed the wire is quite stiff and retains quite a bit of the bends from when it was tied up. Hopefully it loosens up a bit. These seem like they may have been out since 2011 and are being blown out in most spots. Theres a chance chance these could have been sitting around since they were a new model. Time will tell if they will straighten out. No rush since jacket weather wont be for a few months !
post #38 of 68

after 2 days worth of burn in; it is definitely V shaped.  Mids sound thin and tinny.  Doesn't handle layers well at all; compared it to GR06's....GR06's handles layers a great deal better than the EB-750.

 

The bass is good and not as bloated as it was before burn in...highs tamed down a lot too.  

 

The highlight is definitely the build quality.  Perfect for a throw around iem.  Not for critical listening.  

post #39 of 68
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Now time for part 2.

 

This week I've been enjoying the TDK IE500 on various trains, busses, and other forms of transportation as I'm on the road.  Generally, I appreciate that they have less isolation, perhaps some of the least isolation I've seen in an IEM.  This is handy when I need to hear announcements and station info since I really don't know my way.  The cable seems quite thin, but is not microphonic at all, and has a nice quality feel to it.  It reminds me of the Monoprice 8320 cable, but with another level up in quality.  However, it tangles just as badly as any other cord.  It also comes with a cinch and a nice metal 3.5mm plug like the MT300.  I have a minor gripe with the big Y junction thing getting caught on stuff.  I also think they're pretty heavy so you can feel them in your ear, but also if you only wanted to have one side in the other dangles quite precariously.

 

 

Sound-wise the first impression is that they are extra airy for an IEM.  The overall sound is very balanced.  I might consider the bass to have a slight boost to it, but I haven't spent a whole lot of time with them in a truly quiet environment just yet.  The overall signature has a smooth quality to it that makes these very easy to listen to.  Highs are present and not aggressive, and mids are very clear.  It's sort of what I expected from a ceramic, with the added airyness being a great bonus.  These have been good to me all week and I'll continue to use them when I need just a little less isolation.

 

I think the tip you see on it above is from an MH1C, but I have completely lost track.   In the background is a subtle hint at where in the world is inline79?
 

Been on these for a while lately, AND :
yessir everything you said there is perfect. In fact i think these may trump the others for me, there is something  excellent here.  Definitely airy but not in a detrimental way, to me it's top notch and a standout feature.

 

A slight bass boost, but closer to neutral in my estimation ( at least compared to the MT and EBwink_face.gif's bottomless bass ), maybe I should say balanced ( makes more sense I dunno ), but don't let this dissuade anyone it is friggin gorgeous all around. Must be something to do with the housings.

 

As far as the open effect, not only the wide sounds, but when these are in my ears they feel like they are not there because there seems to be no vacuum effect or pressurization like when you put in some other IEMs. Just disappear in a sense.  This helps the effect of the sound just appearing from nowhere at times.

 

They aren't super heavy rocks in your ears or anything either.

 

Just whipped this down I might refine the sound description later, but honestly it's all encompassed by inline already in his two last posts.


Edited by nick n - 5/22/13 at 8:54pm
post #40 of 68
As always Nick, you're a dangerous fellow crazy Canuck!
post #41 of 68
Thread Starter 

I don't post without good reason lately, so it's not simply spewage.  wink_face.gif

  You'll see for yourself anyhow ( hopefully )


Edited by nick n - 5/22/13 at 9:26pm
post #42 of 68
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I don't post without good reason lately, so it's not simply spewage.  wink_face.gif

  You'll see for yourself anyhow ( hopefully )


Yes I will.. as soon as it will take for those puppies to get here! 

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post #43 of 68

EB-750s spotted at XSCargo (Canada Only) for $9.99!  Not on their website yet, so go now!

post #44 of 68
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EB-750s spotted at XSCargo (Canada Only) for $9.99!  Not on their website yet, so go now!

 

Good 'ol XSCargo! Nick, you better snag a pair for SF - I swear he was begging for some of that ceramic!

post #45 of 68
Thread Starter 

oh the "toilet bowls" as he calls them are the ceramic IE500 which are still damn good extremely open sounding and the decay on the instruments is great. Clean very clean decay. Well you would know as does inline79 :bigsmile_face:. I haven't stopped using them they are still in the rotation when i want that open  feel on the go.

 

These are those Silver ones with the long metal strain relief.

EB-750 is like the MT300 with the extended additional highs !

$9.99 is a friggin deal for those.

Haven't seen them this cheap for ages.

 

Quote lifted from a review on AmazonUK for these EB-750.

"The bass on these headphones has to be heard to be believed. The mid range and high range sounds are as clear as crystal. The metal construction of these phones and also the reinforced cables and connector would make you think these things were made in the shipyards on the Clyde in Glasgow.

Sounds as good as any steinheiser :ph34r:phones at a fraction of the price.
Well done and looking forward to many years of use. Very handy little pouch too!!!"

 

Thanks for the heads-up inline79!!!!!  It'll give me an excuse to possibly stock up on more of the absolutely awesome Lethal Earsubs. Sf did a great review on those ones.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-onkyo-phones-pg-904-geek-dac-pg888-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/13650#post_9765146

 Excellent work there SF.

thanks for taking the time. Anyone that overlooks them is missing out, their loss.


Edited by nick n - 9/5/13 at 11:44pm
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