Originally Posted by Netforce
Marginal differences is what we're all about in the audio world if you get really right down to it. The noble 4 I just got sound great in my opinion but the performance isn't too much better than the other iems in my collection. I think the kc06 and kc06a are great iems at their price point but if you really don't think they are worth it then maybe return them/sell them for a lower costing iem with a sound signature of your liking.
I didn't realize that was a topic, I thought that was one of those reviews on the headphones page. Woops.
As far as the marginal jumps as the norm, I disagree when it comes to this price range.
The jump from Panasonic HTF600 ($20-$30) to AKG K-271S ($80) is more then marginal as an example.
Or a Samson SR850 ($50) to a Ultrasone Pro 550 ($125 at the time I bought them) is around the same thing.
I would say K-271S and a Ultrasone Pro 550 is marginal and comes down to preference, but that's in the $100-ish mark. Though a jump from Either of those to a HE-400 (Which you can get for $300 some times) is absolutely worth it and not marginal in the slightest. I would say the HE-400's alone are twice as good as any $150 headphones I ever heard. They are worth the price and even the $400 I paid for them.
A $15 headphone just shouldn't sound marginally worse then a $60 one. IEM's may and probably are different, but I wasn't expecting it to be that different. I am going to give these a couple of days, I just don't see the hype as of yet :(
I have tried it with my amps on my PC, without amps on my PC, on my radio and on my phone. Neither sound really great to me.
Edited by Bboy500 - 6/13/14 at 10:15pm