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post #16 of 25
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I went and bought the EPH-100's today! Guitar Center price matched them at $120 from somewhere else online that I had found, and they're shipping it home next week. I'm just afraid of the left ear going out like some Amazon reviewers have stated. Some issues with the cord and all. Time will tell.

I think it is important to avoid using your IEMs right after having a shower or right after coming from a swimming pool.

 

I bought my EPH-100 almost 2 years ago, and they work perfectly.

 

Hope you enjoy your new IEMs!

post #17 of 25
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I think it is important to avoid using your IEMs right after having a shower or right after coming from a swimming pool.

 

I bought my EPH-100 almost 2 years ago, and they work perfectly.

 

Hope you enjoy your new IEMs!

+1! At least wait for an hour or two before plugging IEMs in 

 

Congrats on your purchase!

Billson 

post #18 of 25
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I am aware of putting earphones in after showering and things of that nature. If anything, I may use my 380 PROs to jam until my ears dry up to normal. I just got back from reading a lot of pages regarding the issue, and yeah it seems it's the moisture! Thanks guys, God bless!

 

I will be back to tell their story of what audio means, and I'll be posting back hopefully time and time again to notify you all of their longevity.

post #19 of 25
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I am aware of putting earphones in after showering and things of that nature. If anything, I may use my 380 PROs to jam until my ears dry up to normal. I just got back from reading a lot of pages regarding the issue, and yeah it seems it's the moisture! Thanks guys, God bless!

 

I will be back to tell their story of what audio means, and I'll be posting back hopefully time and time again to notify you all of their longevity.

:beerchug::popcorn:

 

If you use your 380's when you just come out of bath, doesn't it result in the moistures will evaporate to the drivers which results in the similar things? IMO

 

 

Billson 

post #20 of 25
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Well I dry my hair very well, and sometimes I dry my ears up with the towel as well real good. I don't think any on/over-the-ear headphones should get damaged at all from this, unless if someone just gets out of the shower and throws their headphones right on because they're madly in love with what comes out of them! (LOL)

post #21 of 25
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I got the headphones approximately a week ago, and all I can say is that they're very great earphones. The highs and mids were sharp at first, but they tied well into the bass after they burned in. I gave the headphones time to burn in enough to give them a comment here, and they're great now. The bass isn't loose and there's no unnecessary amount of it. It's there and you can't miss it, so I like that aspect of it. I think these earphones are pretty flat, but in a good way. Nothing seems exaggerated or blown out of hand, the sounds play together beautifully and there isn't much overpowering of one frequency over the other. The sounds aren't mixed, but instead they're separately united. Excellent earphones overall!

 

I threw on my over-the-ear 380 PROs now because I feel like I need to give my ear canals a break. Sadly, I feel like I'm missing details that I could hear in the in-ear EPH-100s. The sound I was hearing from the EPH-100s was very crisp and detailed. It wasn't cloudy at all, and everything sounded so balanced and great. When I throw on my 380 PROs now, things sound a bit cloudy and the highs/mids aren't as present as I think they should be.

 

(I'm very cautious and analytic in terms of nearly everything, and on top of that I have OCD so I think too much about things like these but...)

Do any of you think that maybe my 380 PROs aren't sounding like they should be? Maybe I have a somewhat bad pair of headphones in terms of sound quality when comparing it to other 380 PROs? Or, is this the nature of over-the-ear/on-the-ear headphones when comparing them to in-ear headphones? Maybe it's just how 380 PROs sound (to those who are very familiar with the 380 PROs)?

 

 

 

EPH-100s

Treble/Highs - Clear, and not sharp.

Mids - Balanced, and not overpowering.

Bass/Lows - Balanced, and not overpowering.

________

380 PROs

Treble/Highs - Not as clear, but they're there. Obviously not sharp if they're not as clear as the EPH-100s.

Mids - Aren't as balanced when it comes to comparing them to the Bass/Lows (below), but they're definitely there and they're audible.

Bass/Lows - Slightly/pretty overpowering. Not talking about super overpowering, but to point where you can surely feel the bass instead of hearing/barely feeling it.

 

 

 

I really hope I'm not being a nuisance. I just need some information and perspective from another angle. I like my 380 PROs, and I don't mind the extra power on lower frequencies. It seems that the headphones are sacrificing power from higher frequencies though, and I've read many times that the 380 PROs are some great flat monitors. Any ideas? Thanks a ton guys for insight regarding this issue.


Edited by Hero of Time - 2/19/14 at 3:37pm
post #22 of 25

If you're unhappy with the EPH-100's, I'd recommend the Hifiman RE-400. One of the most neutral sounds I've ever heard out of IEMs. Ships with almost an entire menagerie of tips for your comfort and customization (Comply foam included).

post #23 of 25
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I got the headphones approximately a week ago, and all I can say is that they're very great earphones... I gave the headphones time to burn in enough to give them a comment here, and they're great now. The bass isn't loose and there's no unnecessary amount of it. It's there and you can't miss it, so I like that aspect of it. I think these earphones are pretty flat, but in a good way. Nothing seems exaggerated or blown out of hand, the sounds play together beautifully and there isn't much overpowering of one frequency over the other. The sounds aren't mixed, but instead they're separately united. Excellent earphones overall!

 

EPH-100s

Treble/Highs - Clear, and not sharp.

Mids - Balanced, and not overpowering.

Bass/Lows - Balanced, and not overpowering.

 

Not trying to sound mean, but I think I got the point across that I'm actually quite satisfied with their sound quality!

post #24 of 25

Sorry, probably should have read the entirety of your post. Glad you like 'em! :)

post #25 of 25

Glad you like them! Happy listening :)

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