Just finished my Dasetn M760 full review, here it is:
Build quality :
I currently have an issue with my M760 pair, L and R marks already disappeared strangely, which is not really a problem to me since left pair have a micro ball into the grey plastic to get it recognized. Sennheiser logos seems solid, no issue here. Overall build quality is good but I was expecting something better from the red cable, I think I prefer PK1 original cable. The end 2”5 plug looks the worse part even it’s gold plated, it seems very fragile between the black and the beginning of the red cable. I will see in the future. Overall comfort Is good but not perfect, I can feel some pain when hearing them for 1 hour, which is not the case with my PK1, which is smaller.
*edit* : Sennheiser logos are also disapearing after just 2 days of use/manipulating, leaving now only their grey bodies..
Sound part :
I write this review based from my 48 hours of proper burning. I will edit it later after a week or so if the sound will change.
I checked a French audiophile board and saw a M760 review, and it reassured me because the first feeling I had form my previous post is confirmed (I firstly thought I had a defective pair but it looks not).
Dasetn MX760 has definitely an exagerated live presentation. To me is sounds like I’am listening music into a small 3D sphere, a bit like if you are placed at the center of a 8.1 music system. You feel the distance between vocals and those imaginal speakers. Bass has texture and can be powerful but they to not have the naturality of PK1, due to this “3D sphere” listening experience. I feel like a small “boombox” near to my ears. Mediums are finally here, I just needed some brain burn-in to settle down and appreciate them (much less time than 38s). Highs are never sibilant like can be 38s and PK1, no issue here, it has the right amount of quality. Definitely then, the most soundstage earbuds I listened yet.
I faced this 3D experience at the beginning into 38s, but it’s much less exaggerated than M760, I would say it’s 1/3 of M760.
M760 should be recommended to live presentation amateurs, but any kind of musics, because I really appreciated every kind of musics on it, clearly (where on 38s I recommend jazz/classic/pop listening only).
But M760 still does not suit to my taste, because I’am definitely not a fan of 3D live presentation. If I want some live effects, my computer sound card can already have it if I want to, which is not my definition of an earbud and should be natural with no exaggeration. That’s why PK1 is still my king of earbuds.
M760 to me does not really worth the 26 dollars asked. I’am a bit disappointed but at the same point quietly pleased to hear that different kind of earbud, that’s why I will never sell my M760 pair (still selling my 2 pairs of 38s btw) and will keep them when listening some relaxed live musics or watching some Star Wars, lol :) as it’s a very interesting earbud, the first of its own I would say.
I will try listen to M760 sometimes between some burning but I don’t think my advice will change on it.
I ordered yesterday Earbell E100, sound looks very promising after reading some people reviews, I hope my future pair won’t be affected by any control issue.
I will be pleased to compare them with PK1 and M760 later.
Thanks for reading, any question about M760, just ask, I will answer with pleasure.
My current and personal earbud ranking :
TM7 (sadly sold) > PK1 > ES10 & M760 > TG-38s
Edited by subwoof3r - 8/2/14 at 12:43pm