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post #31 of 41
Any idea how these would hold up for walking / jogging? Just ordered these but some people seem to question the build quality, iam also wondering if they're laid back sound signature would be ideal for jogging as iam not expecting them to sound lively and energetic but my main concern is build quality
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by Blaalad12 View Post

Any idea how these would hold up for walking / jogging? Just ordered these but some people seem to question the build quality, iam also wondering if they're laid back sound signature would be ideal for jogging as iam not expecting them to sound lively and energetic but my main concern is build quality

About the sound, it's really quite engaging. Especially with silicone tips.

 

The only thing that's really weak about the shell, are those golden rings. They come off easily, the glue doesn't seem to be strong enough.

One of those rings came off, so I had to glue it on again. Not a very big problem since the ring was still intact, just not attached to the earpiece anymore.

 

Apart from that I think they would be sturdy enough for jogging.

post #33 of 41

It's sturdy enough for walking. If you don't sweat a lot while jogging I think it will also hold up since the barrel is small compared other IEMS. I never use it for jogging coz I sweat a lot and I have had an IEM died on me instantly while jogging and the last thing I heard was the usual pop when a circuit gets shorted when wet.

 

Ever since the incident I only wear my Denon AW-150 while jogging or in the gym which is designed to be sweat proof.

post #34 of 41
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About the sound, it's really quite engaging. Especially with silicone tips.

 

The only thing that's really weak about the shell, are those golden rings. They come off easily, the glue doesn't seem to be strong enough.

One of those rings came off, so I had to glue it on again. Not a very big problem since the ring was still intact, just not attached to the earpiece anymore.

 

Apart from that I think they would be sturdy enough for jogging.

Interesting that you added "especially with silicone tips" as i was looking to buy some tips but really couldnt decide wether foam or silicone tips were best , Alot of people seem to prefer comply's foam tips which i assume is more for comfort then sound quality but from i have read there isnt much difference in terms of sound, I was leaning towards a set of comply t100s but iam now considering westone star tips or possibly even westone true fit ?? 

post #35 of 41
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Interesting that you added "especially with silicone tips" as i was looking to buy some tips but really couldnt decide wether foam or silicone tips were best , Alot of people seem to prefer comply's foam tips which i assume is more for comfort then sound quality but from i have read there isnt much difference in terms of sound, I was leaning towards a set of comply t100s but iam now considering westone star tips or possibly even westone true fit ?? 

I'm not sure if it's just me, but there is a huge difference in sound when going from the complies to silicone tips. Not a big surprise at all, what does foam do? It absorbs (sound). It has a lot of sound damping, which results in a muffled sound. The BA200 doesn't have a lot of treble to begin with, but with the complies there was just too little treble for me. With silicone tips I find the treble very sparkly and satisfying :)

 

I'm using them with the shure grey flex tips. They sound awesome, but the isolation suffers greatly unfortunately.

post #36 of 41

Where is the least expensive place to get the BA-200?

 

These seem like the best you can buy for <$200

post #37 of 41
^ check the for sale forum, saw a used pair for 85 recently on there.
post #38 of 41
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Where is the least expensive place to get the BA-200?

 

These seem like the best you can buy for <$200

Oh wait, I'm actually selling them!

If you're from EU, it would be very cheap for you.

post #39 of 41
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Oh wait, I'm actually selling them!
If you're from EU, it would be very cheap for you.

How much do you sell them? Thanks
post #40 of 41

Anyone know if these are actually discontinued now? I last saw them at B+H for 149.99 but seems like someone snagged the last pair and now it show no longer available. TDK themselves doesn't seem to be very helpful where they just point to Amazon, and neither does Amazon stock them.

post #41 of 41
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Anyone know if these are actually discontinued now? I last saw them at B+H for 149.99 but seems like someone snagged the last pair and now it show no longer available. TDK themselves doesn't seem to be very helpful where they just point to Amazon, and neither does Amazon stock them.

 

I haven't heard anything about this, but that would be a real shame.

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