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Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE vs 101 iE?

post #1 of 10
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It appears the only difference is a smoother cord to reduce cord noise and a some cosmetic changes. The 101's are on sale for < $60 on Amazon, and the 102's are over $100. Anyone want to to comment on if the 102's are worth the extra money?

 

Thanks,

 

Allan

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Originally Posted by Allanmarcus View Post
 

It appears the only difference is a smoother cord to reduce cord noise and a some cosmetic changes. The 101's are on sale for < $60 on Amazon, and the 102's are over $100. Anyone want to to comment on if the 102's are worth the extra money?

 

Thanks,

 

Allan

well, here's the response I got from beyer. Now I need to decide if the 102's are really worth $60 more than the 101's. Ug, decisions.

 

;-)

 

-Allan

 

 

Quote:

  We thank you for your email!

  The differences between the MMX 101 iE and MMX 102 iE were improvements made on the cable and housing.

 

  Cable: Thicker and Robust with less cable noise.  Improved Frequency response.

  Housing:  More Durable and Robust.

 

  Please contact me with any questions.

 

Pete Carini

Sales Manager

Consumer Electronics

 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

So, I got the MMX 101's from amazon (used from the warehouse, $42). I didn't like the stock tips, so I used a pair of Sony Hybrids. I like the sound. My only issue are the microphonics. The wires are not quiet.

 

Given that is what's supposed to be improved on the 102's, I will probably give them a try once the price drops a little.

 

Hope this helps someone. If you've tried the 102, and especially if you've compared them to the 101's, let us know.

post #4 of 10

I was going to post saying to spend the extra money on the 102's but I guess I just missed ya.  I got mine after sending 101's back twice for a crackling/popping sound when I moved (on top of the really bad cord noise) and they're much better.

post #5 of 10
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I'm still within my 14 day Amazon return. I too have noticed the High cord noise and crackily sounds. Thanks for confirming. I will send mine back too.
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Yea absolutely.  I have to mention though, the people at Beyerdynamic were pretty awesome.  The second time I sent mine back they got lost (or stolen) by the postal service and they sent me the 102's with a scan of the receipt from the post office.

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Originally Posted by jemm View Post
 

Yea absolutely.  I have to mention though, the people at Beyerdynamic were pretty awesome.  The second time I sent mine back they got lost (or stolen) by the postal service and they sent me the 102's with a scan of the receipt from the post office.

 

AWESOME!

 

Are you using the stock tips? I found the Sony tips to be a better fit for me. I think they are $6 from MP4Nation

post #8 of 10

I've just been using the stock ones, they seem to fit me fine.

post #9 of 10
Any foam tips for these?
post #10 of 10

I bought MMX 102 IE today for using with my mobile. Awesome IEM for the price. Very good with EDM.

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