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post #1246 of 35472

I want to buy one of these IEMs for long time.

I reduced list of them to these three:

Somic MH415

Sennheiser IE80 OEM (chinese fakes)

SoundMagic E30

Will you give me an advice? Can anyone compare these Somics and Sennheiser? Can Somic beat $100+ headphones?


Edited by RazorSK - 2/7/14 at 7:38am
post #1247 of 35472

There's a lot of chinese fakes IE80. Maybe some sound good, but you can also buy some crap.

If I had to choose between MH415 and E30, I would choose Somic. But it is a matter of preference, so you will not necessarily happy with this choice.

 

And I have modified my B3:

Ok, I have a Pro version (without resistors) and I removed filters from both drivers.

Now sound is more lively and less dark. Higher dynamic is definitely a plus.

And finally Loreena McKennitt sounds properly :)

 

 

post #1248 of 35472
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Originally Posted by RazorSK View Post
 

I want to buy one of these IEMs for long time.

I reduced list of them to these three:

Somic MH415

Sennheiser IE80 OEM (chinese fakes)

SoundMagic E30

Will you give me an advice? Can anyone compare these Somics and Sennheiser? Can Somic beat $100+ headphones?

The Somic is better than the IE80 fakes. I like my IE80 fake for the gym, and because it has a TON of tips that actually work really well on other earphones.

 

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Originally Posted by Inszy View Post
 

There's a lot of chinese fakes IE80. Maybe some sound good, but you can also buy some crap.

If I had to choose between MH415 and E30, I would choose Somic. But it is a matter of preference, so you will not necessarily happy with this choice.

 

And I have modified my B3:

Ok, I have a Pro version (without resistors) and I removed filters from both drivers.

Now sound is more lively and less dark. Higher dynamic is definitely a plus.

And finally Loreena McKennitt sounds properly :)

 

 

 

I may need to remove my filters just to see if I like it better.


Still would like to see a pic of what the resistors look like. I believe I have one hiding under the red heat shield.

post #1249 of 35472
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

 

I may need to remove my filters just to see if I like it better.


Still would like to see a pic of what the resistors look like. I believe I have one hiding under the red heat shield.

The red sleeve looks to thick to be just a regular sleeve of a wire, there could be some kind of component under it. But on the other hand it looks to thin for a resistor, at least the one I have.

 

Can you somehow see what's under the red sleeve? Maybe you could move it to the side or carefully cut it?

 

I'd like to wire mine the same way, but I don't know if it's worth it not knowing if there's something else there.

 

If you have foam filters they are easy to put back on. I'd try removing them if I were you.

 

I will try to take a picture of my Havi and the resistor.

 

Edit: Admire my terrible soldering. Resistor was between the green wire and the driver.

 


Edited by dantete - 2/7/14 at 10:36am
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Originally Posted by dantete View Post
 

The red sleeve looks to thick to be just a regular sleeve of a wire, there could be some kind of component under it. But on the other hand it looks to thin for a resistor, at least the one I have.

 

Can you somehow see what's under the red sleeve? Maybe you could move it to the side or carefully cut it?

 

I'd like to wire mine the same way, but I don't know if it's worth it not knowing if there's something else there.

 

If you have foam filters they are easy to put back on. I'd try removing them if I were you.

 

I will try to take a picture of my Havi and the resistor.

 

I can spare you the time and tell you for sure that there is no resistor under the red insulation cause resistors don't have stranded wires for leads.

post #1251 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

 

I can spare you the time and tell you for sure that there is no resistor under the red insulation cause resistors don't have stranded wires for leads.

I know that. I'm just not sure if there isn't anything else there. Also on the left I can see three strands and they're separated so it's kinda strange. And the insulation looks too thick for a regular wire.


Edited by dantete - 2/7/14 at 10:44am
post #1252 of 35472

Definitely it's not a resistor. This is normal isolation, because the exposed ground wire between drivers could be harmful to the sound (can be in contact with the channel wire).

post #1253 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Inszy View Post
 

Definitely it's not a resistor. This is normal isolation, because the exposed ground wire between drivers could be harmful to the sound (can be in contact with the channel wire).

But the isolation looks weird, too thick and too short. Compare it to the ones on my photo. Also wires in mine are copper.

Edit: Maybe they just used a higher quality wire in pros.


Edited by dantete - 2/7/14 at 10:51am
post #1254 of 35472

Pro generally look better made (glue, wires, etc.).

post #1255 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Inszy View Post
 

Pro generally look better made (glue, wires, etc.).

Dunno man, other than black vs red wire looks looks pretty similar to me. Mine is a little messed up from my less than perfect soldering and my photo is not great.

Do you have the same Havi as bhazard? Could you check if the red wire is in fact just a wire?

post #1256 of 35472

Yes it's only ground wire. There's no room for anything else.

And I have the same version as bhazard.

 

 

post #1257 of 35472
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Originally Posted by Inszy View Post
 

Yes it's only ground wire. There's no room for anything else.

And I have the same version as bhazard.

Ok cool. I'm going to wire mine in this way and see how they sound.

post #1258 of 35472
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Originally Posted by RazorSK View Post
 

I want to buy one of these IEMs for long time.

I reduced list of them to these three:

Somic MH415

Sennheiser IE80 OEM (chinese fakes)

SoundMagic E30

Will you give me an advice? Can anyone compare these Somics and Sennheiser? Can Somic beat $100+ headphones?

Ewww why would you buy fakes? Seems so ghetto and immoral.

post #1259 of 35472
So I finally opened my B3 and found the same resistors inside. Mine has white filter on the smaller drivers and black filters on the bass woofers. Took all of them off and indeed the sound is heaps better. There is still a bit of disconnect in the lower mids and upper treble to my ears but at least they sound bearable now. Found out that this enhanced version w/o the filters has great synergy with the HTC one with beats audio on. Thanks guys for the instructions!
post #1260 of 35472

 

May be in pro version there is SMD resistor in that red wire or else only difference i see is one is connected in parallel and one in series. Actually they look lot like Brainwavz R1 in different housing. 

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