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post #316 of 385
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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post

Can you even tell any difference that the new "dual symphonic phase driver" arrangement brings to the sound?or do they just sound like a single driver?

 

They both function and sound like a single driver.

 

The actual purpose of this setup is that... if you compare it with other single dynamic-driver IEMs, this setup can sound a little cleaner, a bit more accurate, in the sense that the "rough edges" around the actual sound are dialed down a couple notches. I'm not certain what these are...extraneous vibration or undue resonance perhaps? I'm just making up terms at this point :etysmile:

 

Of course this will depend on what caliber IEM you're comparing to, but I definitely hear a difference against several IEMs cheaper than the IM50, and I went "wow so that's what the tech is for."


Edited by heatofamatch - 7/28/14 at 6:06pm
post #317 of 385
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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post

Can you even tell any difference that the new "dual symphonic phase driver" arrangement brings to the sound?or do they just sound like a single driver?

 

It's tricky to tune a single dynamic driver to have a great balance between both ends of the spectrum.  With IM50, you get a well controlled bass and a fine tuned upper mids/treble. I think it's a good example of a dual driver benefit ;)

post #318 of 385

Excellent replies guys! anyone else care to lend their thought and impressions on the implementation of the "dual symphonic" feature?

 

I mean, afterall it is the heart and soul of these earphones.... yet there isn't much talk about the actual design and engineering. so please lets continue.... :)

post #319 of 385

I just bought the IM70 and been listening to it for the past three hours. I have been listening to: Rock, Indie, Electro, Metal and trance. I am coming from various earphones such as: JH13 (custom), JH 16 (8 drivers), Shure 535 and 846, Future Sonics custom, and Custom Art 8 driver custom silicon. Well I like the IM70 as much as all these and the IM70 costs a fraction of what those earphones costs. The Im70 has the bass and its Meds and treble are great as well. I highly recommend them.

post #320 of 385
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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post
 

Excellent replies guys! anyone else care to lend their thought and impressions on the implementation of the "dual symphonic" feature?

 

I mean, afterall it is the heart and soul of these earphones.... yet there isn't much talk about the actual design and engineering. so please lets continue.... :)

I can say those dual dynamic drivers not only has some serious bass but the Meds and Treble are very good and very clear.

post #321 of 385

Gotta love auto-correct :)  Meds all the way!!!

post #322 of 385
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

Gotta love auto-correct :)  Meds all the way!!!

Yeah glad you know what was meant.

post #323 of 385
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Originally Posted by hertzsogood View Post
 

I can say those dual dynamic drivers not only has some serious bass but the Meds and Treble are very good and very clear.

 

They are clearer than most headphones and IEM's i've used, but they're not that good. I expected more from the treble from this headphones, but using the mod posted on these they do get better.

post #324 of 385
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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post

They are clearer than most headphones and IEM's i've used, but they're not that good. I expected more from the treble from this headphones, but using the mod posted on these they do get better.
for e price they r really excellent. U can get better better mid bass w say jvc 850 which has greater treble extension. Better stage n fuller mid bass. But 3 times as costly. On e other hand, im70 do hit lower than e jvc
post #325 of 385
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for e price they r really excellent. U can get better better mid bass w say jvc 850 which has greater treble extension. Better stage n fuller mid bass. But 3 times as costly. On e other hand, im70 do hit lower than e jvc


That's why i didn't talk about bass, though i think the FX850 does have slightly better bass than the IM70. But both headphones are giant killers, though they could benefit from a few upgrades (the housing fit, an adjustable nozzle maybe, like VSonic). If you want bang for buck, the IM50/IM70 were the best choice. Now... VSD3 and VSD3S could take that spot (i'm saying "could" because i haven't tried them yet).

post #326 of 385
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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post


That's why i didn't talk about bass, though i think the FX850 does have slightly better bass than the IM70. But both headphones are giant killers, though they could benefit from a few upgrades (the housing fit, an adjustable nozzle maybe, like VSonic). If you want bang for buck, the IM50/IM70 were the best choice. Now... VSD3 and VSD3S could take that spot (i'm saying "could" because i haven't tried them yet).

just changed e silver cable for fx850 n improvement though subtle but apparent when listening. Waiting for e im connector to be available n wanna get a silver cable for im70...if it can bring e treble forward, it will be a great improvement.
post #327 of 385

I have used the IM 50s for a month or so, the moment i wore them I found that initially it was rather difficult to get a good seal (especially for over ear novices). However, once i got it in, it sounded really good. Vocals are clear which is my main concern. WAY better than the free Samsung earphones. However, coming to the bad part of these earphones. Despite it being a great value for money, after a week or so, one side stopped working. Since the wires are detatchable, I pulled it open and found out that one of the two connectors were stuck in the jack. (sorry for the poor visual representation). Luckily, the store i bought it from helped me switch them for a good pair. However, AGAIN a couple of weeks later, I found out the exact same thing happened. Just trying to check if anybody has the same problem or is it just me. 

 

P.S: My friend got one also and the same thing happened. Durability issue??????? I kept them rather safe considering that after use i put them back into the casing.


Edited by chromatrox - 8/11/14 at 5:05am
post #328 of 385
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Originally Posted by chromatrox View Post
 

I have used the IM 50s for a month or so, the moment i wore them I found that initially it was rather difficult to get a good seal (especially for over ear novices). However, once i got it in, it sounded really good. Vocals are clear which is my main concern. WAY better than the free Samsung earphones. However, coming to the bad part of these earphones. Despite it being a great value for money, after a week or so, one side stopped working. Since the wires are detatchable, I pulled it open and found out that one of the two connectors were stuck in the jack. (sorry for the poor visual representation). Luckily, the store i bought it from helped me switch them for a good pair. However, AGAIN a couple of weeks later, I found out the exact same thing happened. Just trying to check if anybody has the same problem or is it just me. 

 

P.S: My friend got one also and the same thing happened. Durability issue??????? I kept them rather safe considering that after use i put them back into the casing.

Maybe you are yanking it out? Either way they will be replaced for free. I had mine and many others with the same connectors and that never has happened to me.

post #329 of 385
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Originally Posted by hertzsogood View Post
 

Maybe you are yanking it out? Either way they will be replaced for free. I had mine and many others with the same connectors and that never has happened to me.

I'll admit that my first pair most likely broke due to constantly removing the "detachable" cable. But my second pair, though it lasted longer, I had the exact same problem even though I put it in the casing immediately after use and did not remove the cable even once.

post #330 of 385
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Originally Posted by chromatrox View Post
 

I'll admit that my first pair most likely broke due to constantly removing the "detachable" cable. But my second pair, though it lasted longer, I had the exact same problem even though I put it in the casing immediately after use and did not remove the cable even once.

This is you?

 

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