Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › LG Quadbeat 2 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

LG Quadbeat 2 Impressions Thread - Page 10

post #136 of 397

Alright here are my initial impressions. Please take note that this is not my final review.

 

Out of the box I was a bit disappointed. Although the signature sounded promising; there's veiling in the mid bass section. It also sounded a bit thin and cheap to my ears. Did a parametric EQ with Accudio app on IOS (-5db 150hz-250hz) and the veil disappeared. Sounds a lot more clearer now. Without the EQ it still sounded underwhelming.

 

After 10hrs burn-in:

The veil seems to have lifted and it now sounds more clearer. Veil is still there but not as noticeable as before. It no longer sound as thin/cheap; not sure if it was because of the burn in or just my imagination. Still EQ settings need to be applied for the best sound out of this. I wish I could say it sounds just as good w/o EQ.

 

BASS: Just a little bit boomy, good strong punch, fast decay (a bit too fast for my liking).

 

MIDS: Very nice! Just in the right place. One of the best sounding IEM in reproducing female vocals. A bit grainy in the lower mids but very refined and clear in the upper mids. Adds character to voices.

 

HIGHS: I love the sparkle. No sibilance at all. Maybe just a tiny bit more forward than the mids but it sounds perfect to me. Timbre is not as natural as i'd like. Decay is too short for Cymbals, lacks shimmer but it now sounds better prior to burn-in. So I'm guessing the timbre and decay will improve overtime.

 

SOUNDSTAGE: Average width at best. Sounds a bit congested at high listening volume.

IMAGING: Average; far from XBA3 capabilities. More 2D sounding to my ears.

 

I'll let this break-in for at least 100 hrs more. I reckon there will be changes. As of now, I'm okay with the Quadbeat 2 in terms of value but not overwhelmed just yet. I'll do a final review as soon as I'm confident its the best time for the QB2 to be reviewed.

post #137 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

 

SOUNDSTAGE: Average width at best. Sounds a bit congested at high listening volume.

IMAGING: Average; far from XBA3 capabilities. More 2D sounding to my ears.

Disappointed to hear that after reading this

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

Some mildly v-shaped sets have unusually wide soundstages, e.g. the LG Quadbeat. 

 
post #138 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

Alright here are my initial impressions. Please take note that this is not my final review.

Out of the box I was a bit disappointed. Although the signature sounded promising; there's veiling in the mid bass section. It also sounded a bit thin and cheap to my ears. Did a parametric EQ with Accudio app on IOS (-5db 150hz-250hz) and the veil disappeared. Sounds a lot more clearer now. Without the EQ it still sounded underwhelming.

After 10hrs burn-in:
The veil seems to have lifted and it now sounds more clearer. Veil is still there but not as noticeable as before. It no longer sound as thin/cheap; not sure if it was because of the burn in or just my imagination. Still EQ settings need to be applied for the best sound out of this. I wish I could say it sounds just as good w/o EQ.

BASS: Just a little bit boomy, good strong punch, fast decay (a bit too fast for my liking).

MIDS: Very nice! Just in the right place. One of the best sounding IEM in reproducing female vocals. A bit grainy in the lower mids but very refined and clear in the upper mids. Adds character to voices.

HIGHS: I love the sparkle. No sibilance at all. Maybe just a tiny bit more forward than the mids but it sounds perfect to me. Timbre is not as natural as i'd like. Decay is too short for Cymbals, lacks shimmer but it now sounds better prior to burn-in. So I'm guessing the timbre and decay will improve overtime.

SOUNDSTAGE: Average width at best. Sounds a bit congested at high listening volume.
IMAGING: Average; far from XBA3 capabilities. More 2D sounding to my ears.

I'll let this break-in for at least 100 hrs more. I reckon there will be changes. As of now, I'm okay with the Quadbeat 2 in terms of value but not overwhelmed just yet. I'll do a final review as soon as I'm confident its the best time for the QB2 to be reviewed.

d marco, I knew it sounds silly but can u please compare these QB2 with HTC one stock earphones?
post #139 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by yalper View Post

Disappointed to hear that after reading this

Quote:
Originally Posted by ljokerl go_quote.gif

 
Some mildly v-shaped sets have unusually wide soundstages, e.g. the LG Quadbeat. 
 



Soundstage is not bad. I noted average because I'm now used to a very wide soundstage. Also this is straight out of an iPod touch 5gen. It's a bit more wider with the jds labs c5. If 10 is perfect I'll give qb2 a 6.
post #140 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by HairyHeadMara View Post

d marco, I knew it sounds silly but can u please compare these QB2 with HTC one stock earphones?

I'll do that in my final review.
post #141 of 397

^ Sweet stuff marc keep us updated and thanks for the great impressions. :beerchug:

post #142 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ Sweet stuff marc keep us updated and thanks for the great impressions. beerchug.gif

I'm waiting for the MH1 I ordered while I keep the QB2 on burn-in. I think it's better to do a comparison for my final review.

Cheers!
post #143 of 397

Decent soundstage to my ears, really satisfying overall sound with good separation too. Pretty impressed. Also very light and comfortable, and it's quite nice to have Android volume controls for a change.

post #144 of 397

d marc0: Do the controls work with your iPod Touch?

post #145 of 397
The included tips keep losing seal so I went with spare ASG 2 standard tips...

post #146 of 397

^
There is sub bass in this song that's rendered well(clean and well textured) on GR07 and H200. The LG seems clouded in comparison... Specially compared to H200's. The mid-bass is a bit to strong. I would rather the sub-bass be a bit above the mid-bass all else kept the same. Bass texture seems worse than all other phones mentioned in this post.


^poor poor sub bass.




^
Vocals sound ok. ASG 2 sounded cleaner and more detailed when he's talking a breath for example. The sweep around 00:28 is rendered poorly, sounds clouded.



^
Yes!...... I don't know what I'm doing. Lol.
G,man?

I need to sleep now for work later today.

At the moment I rather go Tpeos D200's for a cheap phone.

(Malfunctioning pair I gifted to my dear beloved niece.)
Edited by UnityIsPower - 11/9/13 at 1:24pm
post #147 of 397

These songs sound great with MH1C (Excellent Subbass)

post #148 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by TooLazy View Post
 

d marc0: Do the controls work with your iPod Touch?

Only the PLAY, PAUSE, SKIP, BACK on the middle button. Volume controls don't.

post #149 of 397

I happened to get one of these (with my shiny new LG2 phone :biggrin:). I have to say they are a very decent IEM and certainly the best one I have seen given with a phone. I will play with them a bit and report what I think after they have had a chance to burn in. I like that I get volume controls on an android device :atsmile:. I already know I will continue to use my QC20 as I just love their comfort and isolation but these will get some use.

post #150 of 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post

There is sub bass in this song that's rendered well(clean and well textured) on GR07 and H200. The LG seems clouded in comparison... Specially compared to H200's. The mid-bass is a bit to strong. I would rather the sub-bass be a bit above the mid-bass all else kept the same. Bass texture seems worse than all other phones mentioned in this post.

 

So I don't need to get the LG2's to replace my/your old H200's then? Good to know ;) 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › LG Quadbeat 2 Impressions Thread