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Amazing little IEM with a great sound quality and signature, and a bargain at the MSRP. Must get if you're looking for a quality daily beater.

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Pros: Good quality bass (esp. the subbass); small, funnel shape ensures comfort for longer commutes; midrange and treble are still high quality

Cons: Cable can get tangle if not stored in the cloth pouch; tips could be a bit stiff and tight the first time around; forward bass might not be for some

This isn't really a straight copy from my blog post here, but it still is a copy. More pictures and more in-depth look is in this 5-part review-journal. ==][==Classy Commuter: Final impressions of the RHA MA350==][== A huge thank you to Reid Heath Audio and warrenpchi for making this review possible, and moreso the person in charge of contacting me. Without them, I wouldn’t have heard this marvelous IEM: the MA350 Accessories and build quality You can check out here for more meandering on the package, but it has the usual package of IEMs: two more pairs of tips at small and large size, and a cloth pouch. Build quality is actually good: aluminium shells and ample strain relief on...
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The honeymoon is still going: Japanese twin wonder

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Pros: Balanced sound, a mild smile-shaped FR (by ear); very musical yet detailed

Cons: Fit can be a problem at first; shallow insertion; so-so isolation; can bea bit piercing in the highs for treble sensitive people

  Before I get into it, I'm going to list what I did listen to the most when I evaluate the JVC.   Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei OSTs, an anime OST that features a myriad of genres, and songs that I have listened to so many times. This helps a lot because I can recognize any changes, most of the time. Muse, mostly from the album "Black Holes and Revolutions" and "The Resistance". A few other bands and artists on and off like Coldplay, Keane, Florence + the Machine, Adele, Bloc Party, and a few other anime OSTs like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's OST and Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica's OST. As I have seen time and again, most of anime OST cover so broad a genre that I need to...
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My vacation-acquired PortaPro [UPDATE: Now with HD414 + bass lens(!) impression]

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Pros: Affordable for the sound quality; foldable into a really compact size

Cons: The cloth cable has a tendency to twist while folding the Pro; the open design is not good for noisy/very quiet environs

  This is my first 8 hours of my portapros impression (on a intercity bus, in less than ideal environment for an open can. EDIT 1: this was on the day of purchase).   First thing that stands out: separation of a song's different elements. Made me hear more, yet still sounds fun and engaging. Prominent trumpets, horns, cymbals, etc. Those high notes sounds almost intruding in certain parts of a song. Vocals are slightly recessed compared to other elements. Bass is adequate, but not always. Bass guitars and similar sounds (cello, etc.) sounds great, but kick drum, impact bass and the like almost as if its not enough for me, and I'm not a basshead in any way. String...
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